Tag: Japan

Villain (2010) 7.1

Villain (2010)

A young woman's murder provokes reflection on the ugliness and villainy of modern society.::Anonymous...

Safari 5000 (1969) 5.9

Safari 5000 (1969)

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Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (2016) 7

Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (2016)

A spy infiltrated the Japanese National Police Agency, retrieving secret files of Britain's MI6, Germany's BND and America's CIA and FBI. Rei Furuya and a group of Tokyo Police PSB intercepted the spy during the getaway,...

Snakes and Earrings (2008) 6.4

Snakes and Earrings (2008)

19 year old Rui finds life deeply disappointing until she falls in love with Ama in Shibuya, Tokyo. She was attracted by his piercings so decided to have her tongue pierced too. Pain is the only way that she can feel she...

Deadball (2011) 5.3

Deadball (2011)

Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered, deadly fireball pitch, Jubeh swo...

Sisters of the Gion (1936) 7.5

Sisters of the Gion (1936)

Umekichi, a geisha in the Gion district of Kyoto, feels obliged to help her lover Furusawa when he asks to stay with her after becoming bankrupt and leaving his wife. However her younger sister Omocha tells her she is wa...

Osaka Elegy (1936) 7.2

Osaka Elegy (1936)

Ayako becomes the mistress of her boss, Mr. Asai, so she can pay her father's debt, and prevent him from going to prison for embezzlement. She also sends money for her brother, Hiroshi, to pay his university tuition, but...

The Ballad of Narayama (1983) 7.9

The Ballad of Narayama (1983)

In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he or she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter...

Recall (2018) 6.5

Recall (2018)

Tokuro Akamatsu (Tomoya Nagase) runs a transport company. One day, a truck owned by Tokuro Akamatsu is involved in an accident. A tire came off the truck and killed passengers in another car. At first, Tokuro Akamatsu do...

Madam Scandal: Let Me Die for 10 Seconds (1982) 5.3
Onimasa (1982) 6.9

Onimasa (1982)

A yakuza melodrama, covering decades in the lives of Boss Onimasa, his adopted daughter Matsue, and his biological daughter Hanako....

The Kirishima Thing (2012) 7.3

The Kirishima Thing (2012)

A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club and how this disappearance of his affect every person in his school.::Anonymous...

The Beast and the Magic Sword (1983) 6

The Beast and the Magic Sword (1983)

In the 16th Century, the lycanthrope Waldemar Daninsky travels from his native Europe to Japan, seeking a way to cure himself of being a werewolf. Only a Japanese sorcerer named Kian and a magic silver sword can save him...

Ossan’s Love: Love or Dead (2019) 6.1

Ossan’s Love: Love or Dead (2019)

The story takes place after the TV drama series Ossan's Love (2018). It's been a year since Haruta and Maki pledged their undying love. Haruta has now come back and receives a warm welcome from familiar faces, his boss M...

Happy Hour (2015) 7.1

Happy Hour (2015)

Four women. All in their 30s. Three married, one divorcee. They are able to tell each other anything. Or at least they thought. One day, after losing in divorce court, one of them gives up on a future with their partner ...

Journey to the Shore (2015) 6.3

Journey to the Shore (2015)

Mizuki's husband (Yusuke) drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised. Instead, Mizuki is wondering what took him so long. She agrees to let Yusuke take her on a journey.::...

It Comes (2018) 6.3

It Comes (2018)

The life seems perfect for Hideki who lives with his beautiful wife in his new suburban flat. One day, he is called by a colleague that a visitor comes to see him at his office. When he reaches the reception, Hideki is b...

Rage (2016) 7.1

Rage (2016)

A grisly unsolved murder links three seemingly unrelated stories in three different Japanese cities.::TIFF...

Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955) 7.2

Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955)

In 8th-century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to provide the Emperor with a consort so that they may consolidate their influence over the court. General An Lushan finds a...

Memories of Matsuko (2006) 7.9

Memories of Matsuko (2006)

Shou's father Norio finds his son in a rather meaningless existence in Tokyo dominated by alcohol and porn videos. Having left home two years earlier to pursue life as a musician, Shou has left his band and his girlfrien...

Lady Karuizawa (1982) 5.5

Lady Karuizawa (1982)

Junichi, a poor student gets off at Karuizawa Station, the popular tourist spot in order to mix in with the upper classes. He starts his part-time job at a high-end restaurant where rich guests gather. At one party he dr...

Take It with You (2012) 7.6

Take It with You (2012)

In April 2009, Bryce Lemon and his sister Alyssa departed on what they hoped would be a spiritual journey around the world. But what they found was more human and real. From the Maleku Indians and Ancient Egyptians to th...

Gate of Hell (1953) 7.2

Gate of Hell (1953)

In 1160, in the Heian Period, Lord Kiyomori travels with his court to another feud and his Castle Sanjo is invaded by two other lords, in a coup. The loyal samurai Moritoh Enda asks the court lady Kesa to pose of the lor...

Death by Hanging (1968) 7.5

Death by Hanging (1968)

A Korean man is sentenced to death by hanging, but he survives the execution. For the following two hours, his executioners try to work out how to handle the situation in this black farce.::sharptongue...

Empire of Passion (1978) 7

Empire of Passion (1978)

A young man has an affair with an older woman. He is very jealous of her husband and decides that they should kill him. One night, after the husband had plenty of sake to drink and was in bed, they strangle him and dump ...

Secondhand Hearts (2017) 5.6

Secondhand Hearts (2017)

A photographer on a trip to Japan meets a fellow American woman and they quickly fall in love. However, when he returns home to the US, he discovers that she is his girlfriend's older sister.::Austin Everett...

Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016) 7.5

Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016)

A strict, but caring mother has an awakening when she is told she has cancer and it is terminal. She has a few months. She needs to complete her tasks in that short time frame. She needs to retrieve her husband who has v...

Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (2010) 6.5

Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (2010)

In a futuristic society, a 15-year-old prostitute named Rune Balot is rescued after being nearly killed. She is subconsciously given the choice to continue living due to an emergency ordinance to preserve life called Mar...

Midnight Sun (2006) 7.2

Midnight Sun (2006)

Kaoru dreamily gazes from her bedroom window each morning just before dawn. She can see a stretch of the beach in front of her parent's house on a hill in Kamakura, but focuses upon the activity at the bus stop where Koj...

Shinjuku Swan (2015) 5.6

Shinjuku Swan (2015)

Set in Kabukicho, an entertainment and red-light district in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The main character Tatsuhiko doesn't have money or a job. One day, he meets a scout who recruits girls on the streets to work in the ad...

Monster Hunter (2020) -

Monster Hunter (2020)

When Lt. Artemis and her loyal soldiers are transported to a new world, they engage in a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers. Feature film based on the video game by Capcom....

Yakuza Weapon (2011) 5.1

Yakuza Weapon (2011)

After his father is killed, a young yakuza comes back to Japan for revenge - and a machine gun for an arm.::Anonymous...

Welcome to the Space Show (2010) 6.8

Welcome to the Space Show (2010)

A tiny mountain village in a remote woodland region. Five primary school kids have come together in this idyllic spot in order to spend their summer holidays at a camp. At first the children enjoy carefree days amidst un...

No Longer Human (2019) 6.1

No Longer Human (2019)

Oguri Shun plays Dazai Osamu who is one of the more popular novelists in Japan. Like most artists he has his vulnerabilities and exposures. In this case, the man is an alcoholic and lustful nomad. In other words, while b...

Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn (2019) 7.2

Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn (2019)

The enigmatic Abyss is an unforgiving and deadly place. Despite the dangers, it still captures the imagination of explorers such as Riko who wishes to follow in her mother's footsteps and trains hard to become a Cave Rai...

Yakiniku Dragon (2018) 6.2

Yakiniku Dragon (2018)

it is the 1970s and Yong Gil has immigrated to Japan from South Korea and operates a barbecue restaurant. He also operates a wife and three daughters. The daughters are a drama unto themselves when it comes to men with f...

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2003) 7.4

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2003)

Tsuneo is a university student working part-time in a mah-jong parlour. Lately the customers have been talking about an old lady who pushes a baby carriage through the streets. They say she is carrying something for a cr...

Crying Freeman (1995) 6.5

Crying Freeman (1995)

A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by the grace of...

My Darling Is a Foreigner (2010) 6.1

My Darling Is a Foreigner (2010)

Set in the Tokyo area, an aspiring Japanese manga writer has a relationship with an American. They live together and they are happy but there is a problem with the relationship. The heroine must do something to heal the ...

Guilty of Romance (2011) 6.8

Guilty of Romance (2011)

A grisly murder occurs in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo - a love hotel district - a woman was found dead in a derelict apartment. Kazuko (Miki Mizuno) is a police officer called to investigate on this case, she will disco...