Tag: Japan

XX-2007 5.9

XX-2007

Recovering from a failed love affair, Shiyori and best friend Aiko head to the country. But they soon discover that the tranquil village is the home of a cult with a fetish for cutting off female legs. They try to escape...

Poem-1972 7

Poem-1972

As a faithful young houseboy fully devotes himself to his spiritual duty, his teacher plans turning over his grandfather's mountain property to realtors for profit.::Samovarkov...

100 Yen Love-2014 7.2

100 Yen Love-2014

32-year-old Ichiko (Sakura Ando) lives at home with her parents, passing the days in self-indulgent grunginess. Ichiko's recently divorced younger sister Fumiko has moved back home with her young son. One day, after a pa...

A Boy and His Samurai-2010 7.1

A Boy and His Samurai-2010

Kidzhima Yasube, the Samurai of the period Edo, is postponed to 180 years ahead to Japan of our days. There he meets the divorced woman Hiroko and her son Tomoyey. She invites Yasube to herself to live, and for food and ...

Picnic-1996 7.2

Picnic-1996

Believing that the world will end that very day, three mental patients Coco, Tsumuji, and Satoru set out upon a journey. Walking upon the tops of the walls of the city, they seek to find a picnic spot with the best vanta...

Kaiju Mono-2016 5.5

Kaiju Mono-2016

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Ore wa mada honki dashite nai dake-2013 6.4

Ore wa mada honki dashite nai dake-2013

A man who had raised his daughter after he was a divorced, quitted his job suddenly to find himself. Then he wastes his time for a while, but one day he begins to try to be a comic artist....

Slit Mouth Woman in LA-2014 4.1

Slit Mouth Woman in LA-2014

The rumor of Slit mouth woman is blasting in LA. Claire (Lauren Taylor) sees the nightmare of her every night. She met the professor of the urban legends research and talk about the phenomenon. She finds out that the inc...

Garo and the Wailing Dragon-2012 6.3

Garo and the Wailing Dragon-2012

In order to protect humankind, Kouga Saezima makes a contract with powerful Kazari. Kouga Saezima travels to the land of promise to bring back the Fang of Sorrow. When he gets there, Kouga Saezim loses the Garo sword, ma...

Shinjuku Triad Society-1995 6.7

Shinjuku Triad Society-1995

Amidst a Chinese and Japanese mafia war, a lawyer for the Chinese mob finds a rift forming between him and his corrupt police office brother.::Daniel Jos. Leary...

This Transient Life-1970 7.9

This Transient Life-1970

Set around a remote Buddhist monastery, it features Masao, a young son of a rich merchant who doesn't want to follow his father into business or go to college, preferring to study under a famous Master how to make Kannon...

Kingdom-2019 7.2

Kingdom-2019

In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom....

The Forest of Love-2019 6.7

The Forest of Love-2019

Two women are filmed by a con man and his documentary crew, who uncover dark secrets.::Anon...

Tokyo Sonata-2008 7.5

Tokyo Sonata-2008

The wind of change is blowing as a family grapples with unemployment, alienation, mistrust and a lack of communication. When a Japanese salaryman loses his job to outsourcing to China, it is just the beginning of a serie...

Jinkusu!!!-2013 6.9

Jinkusu!!!-2013

South Korean exchange student Yoon Ji-ho tries to make love bloom between her uptight classmate Kaede and Yusuke, a very shy boy she's infatuated with since middle school.::David R.F....

Love and Honour-2006 7.8

Love and Honour-2006

Shinnojo, a low level samurai, lives with his pretty, dutiful and loyal wife Kayo. He has come to find his position in a castle as a food-taster for a feudal lord to be boring and pointless, and talks about opening a ken...

The Real Miyagi-2015 7.2

The Real Miyagi-2015

The life of Fumio Demura, the greatest karate master of a generation.::Anonymous...

Asaki yumemishi-1974 6.9

Asaki yumemishi-1974

After a number of stressful affairs, a court lady becomes a nun in order to pursue a life without desire.::Samovarkov...

Sans Soleil-1983 8

Sans Soleil-1983

"He wrote me...." A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory expressed in words and images from places as far-flung as Japan, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, and San Francisco....

Angel’s Egg-1985 7.6

Angel’s Egg-1985

a young girl is the sole protector of a very precious, large egg. her lair is near a large, abandoned, decaying gothic city inhabited by restless shadows. a mysterious young man arrives one day, and eventually wins her t...

The Hidden Blade-2004 7.7

The Hidden Blade-2004

During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan (Unasaka) to take an important ...

Barefoot Gen-1983 8

Barefoot Gen-1983

Gen and his family are living in Hiroshima as Japan nears the end of World War II. Gen's father has come to believe that the war is unwinnable, thus earning the wrath of the town officials and, in turn, discrimination fr...

Ao no Kaerimichi-2018 6.4
Our Little Sister-2015 7.5

Our Little Sister-2015

Three sisters live together in their late grandmother's house in the city of Kamakura. They have lived together since their dad left home for another woman and their mum imitated her husband by running off with another m...

The Egoists-2011 5.9

The Egoists-2011

Two troubled young lovers - a gambler and a stripper - run off to the tranquil Japanese countryside to marry and start a new life. But their dark past follows them in the form of a veteran loan shark.::***...

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo-1944 7.3

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo-1944

The amazingly detailed true story of "The Doolittle Raid" based on the personal account by Doolittle Raider Ted Lawson. Stunned by Pearl Harbor and a string of defeats, America needed a victory - badly. To that end, Colo...

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time-2006 7.8

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time-2006

A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her ow...

Father of the Kamikaze-1974 6.4

Father of the Kamikaze-1974

Vice Admiral Takajiro Ohnishi could see that Japan's defeat in WWII was inevitable. He came to realize that the only way to force a negotiated solution was to convince the Americans that invading Japan would cause massiv...

The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps-2018 6.6

The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps-2018

Separated mother Kaoruko who has two offsprings from her estranged husband awaits the graduation of their daughter for the divorce proceedings to begin and subsequently be finalized. That is the couple's agreement. Trage...

Lear on the Shore-2017 6.1

Lear on the Shore-2017

Chokichi Kuwahata was once a leading actor, but he is ravaged by dementia and old age now. His daughter and the men in her life go against his wishes and place him in a retirement home. He slips away one day and meets an...

A Banana? At This Time of Night?-2018 6.4

A Banana? At This Time of Night?-2018

A man is immobile and incapacitated. He is home-bound, but lucky to have multiple professional and nonprofessional volunteers serve and help him. He takes full advantage of the situation and uses and abuses the volunteer...

Broken English-2007 6.4

Broken English-2007

Nora Wilder is freaking out. Everyone around her is in a relationship, is married, or has children. Nora is in her thirties, alone with job she's outgrown and a mother who constantly reminds her of it all. Not to mention...

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda-2017 7.7

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda-2017

From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of Ryuichi Sakamoto's music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan's social movement aga...

Masquerade Hotel-2019 6.2

Masquerade Hotel-2019

When three murders occur in Tokyo, aside from the corpse and the crime, the commonality is the placement of numbers next to scene of crime. As such, the lead investigator pieces together enough clues to assume the scene ...

Persona 3 the Movie: #3 Falling Down-2015 6.8

Persona 3 the Movie: #3 Falling Down-2015

The fight of the protagonist and his group S.E.E.S. with the strange monsters called 'Shadows' is getting closer to the end. Makoto and his allies engage in life-or-death battles with Shadows in order to end the Dark Hou...

My Dad Is a Heel Wrestler-2018 6.9

My Dad Is a Heel Wrestler-2018

Takashi used to wrestle and take himself seriously, but that he was a comic figure is now apparent to all including himself with his mask and get-up since he officially wrestles as a joke. He has not told his son what he...

Demons-1971 8.1

Demons-1971

After being robbed by a geisha, a ronin warrior carves a bloody path to seek revenge.::J. Herres...

Hanagatami-2017 6.8

Hanagatami-2017

Based on Kazuo Dan's 1937 novella, Director Nobuhiko Obayashi, whose surreal phenomenon 'House (Hausu)' became an international cult classic, achieves his filmmaking dream of forty years with his new feature 'Hanagatami'...

Mixed Doubles-2017 6.5

Mixed Doubles-2017

Tamiko used to be a very good ping pong player as a child, but she is now twenty-eight years old and left the sport behind. Her mother Hanako had taught her how to play imposing discipline and regimen, but following the ...

Inuyashiki-2018 6.7

Inuyashiki-2018

Inuyashiki Ichirou is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he's constantly ignored and disrespected by his family des...