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The Twilight Samurai

The Twilight Samurai

The Twilight Samurai
IMDb: 8.1
129 min

Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of…

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Genre: Action, Romance
Tetsuo

Tetsuo

Tetsuo
IMDb: 7.0
67 min

A “metal fetishist”, driven mad by the maggots wriggling in the wound he’s made to embed metal into his flesh, runs out into the night and is accidentally run down…

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Cold Fish

Cold Fish

Cold Fish
IMDb: 7.1
146 min

Shamoto runs a small tropical fish shop. When his daughter Mitsuko is caught shoplifting at a grocery store a man named Murata steps in to settle things between the girl…

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Harakiri

Harakiri

Harakiri
IMDb: 8.7
133 min

An unusual request for ritual suicide on a feudal lord’s property leads to the unwinding of a greater mystery that challenges the clan’s integrity. IMDB tt0056058

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Genre: Action, History
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
IMDb: 7.3
128 min

A tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the…

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Genre: Uncategorized
High and Low

High and Low

High and Low
IMDb: 8.5
143 min

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur’s son is kidnapped and held for ransom. IMDB tt0057565

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After Life

After Life

After Life
IMDb: 7.7
119 min

After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity. IMDB tt0165078

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Genre: Fantasy
Promare

Promare

Promare
IMDb: 7.3
111 min

Galo and the Burning Rescue Fire Department face off against BURNISH, a group of mutants who are able to control and wield flames, and the fire disaster they have unleashed…

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Dolls

Dolls

Dolls
IMDb: 7.6
114 min

Dolls takes puppeteering as its overriding motif, which relates thematically to the action provided by the live characters. Chief among those tales is the story of Matsumoto and Sawako, a…

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Genre: Romance
Shinobi: Heart Under Blade

Shinobi: Heart Under Blade

Shinobi: Heart Under Blade
IMDb: 6.9
107 min

Even though Gennosuke and Oboro are from rival ninja villages, they are secretly in love. At an annual conference with the Lord, it is dictated that a competition–a fight to…

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Genre: Action
The Hidden Fortress

The Hidden Fortress

The Hidden Fortress
IMDb: 8.1
126 min

Japanese peasants Matashichi and Tahei try and fail to make a profit from a tribal war. They find a man and woman whom they believe are simple tribe members hiding…

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Point Break

Point Break

Point Break
IMDb: 7.3
122 min

In Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members…

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Battle Royale

Battle Royale

Battle Royale
IMDb: 7.6
114 min

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary “Battle Royale” act. IMDB tt0266308

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Astro Boy

Astro Boy

Astro Boy
IMDb: 6.3
94 min

Set in the futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy (Atom) is a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he had lost….

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Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life

Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life

Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
IMDb: 6.3
95 min

Long ago Arceus granted a fragment of its awesome power as the Jewel of Life to help Michina in the town’s hour of need only to be betrayed when it…

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Genre: Animation, Family
Ju-on: The Grudge

Ju-on: The Grudge

Ju-on: The Grudge
IMDb: 6.7
92 min

A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides. IMDB tt0364385

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Genre: Horror
Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso
IMDb: 7.7
94 min

Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You’re introduced to an Italian World War…

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Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke
IMDb: 8.4
134 min

Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Emishi people, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters…

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Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Spirited Away
IMDb: 8.6
125 min

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she…

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Appleseed Ex Machina

Appleseed Ex Machina

Appleseed Ex Machina
IMDb: 7.1
105 min

As members of ESWAT, the elite forces serving Olympus, Deunan and Briaereos are deployed anywhere trouble strikes. Olympus finds itself under a stealth attack – cyborg terrorism, deadly nanotech zealots,…

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Good Morning

Good Morning

Good Morning
IMDb: 7.9
94 min

A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu’s perennial theme of the challenges of inter­generational relationships, Good Morning tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after…

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Genre: Comedy, Family
Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
IMDb: 8.0
83 min

In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of…

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Appleseed

Appleseed

Appleseed
IMDb: 7.0
101 min

In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new…

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Vampires

Vampires

Vampires
IMDb: 6.2
108 min

The church enlists a team of vampire-hunters to hunt down and destroy a group of vampires searching for an ancient relic that will allow them to exist in sunlight. IMDB…

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Ghost in the Shell 2.0

Ghost in the Shell 2.0

Ghost in the Shell 2.0
IMDb: 8.0
83 min

In the year 2029, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop a highly-wanted hacker known as ‘The Puppetmaster’. Ghost in the Shell…

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Cure

Cure

Cure
IMDb: 7.4
111 min

A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is…

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Tampopo

Tampopo

Tampopo
IMDb: 7.9
114 min

A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, begs them to help her turn her establishment into a…

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Genre: Comedy
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
IMDb: 7.2
85 min

A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only…

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Mind Game

Mind Game

Mind Game
IMDb: 7.8
103 min

The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven…

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Ponyo

Ponyo

Ponyo
IMDb: 7.7
101 min

The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in…

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Genre: Animation, Family
Tora! Tora! Tora!

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Tora! Tora! Tora!
IMDb: 7.5
144 min

In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. “Tora! Tora! Tora!”, named…

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Genre: History, War
Shogun Assassin

Shogun Assassin

Shogun Assassin
IMDb: 7.4
85 min

A Shogun who grew paranoid as he became senile sent his ninjas to kill his samurai. They failed but did kill the samurai’s wife. The samurai swore to avenge the…

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Genre: Action, Adventure
Avalon

Avalon

Avalon
IMDb: 6.4
107 min

In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that…

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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
IMDb: 7.9
115 min

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued the largest bounty in history, for the…

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Whisper of the Heart

Whisper of the Heart

Whisper of the Heart
IMDb: 8.0
111 min

Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by…

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Genre: Animation, Family
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
IMDb: 7.5
100 min

Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following cyborg detective Batou as he tries to unravel the reasons…

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Pom Poko

Pom Poko

Pom Poko
IMDb: 7.3
119 min

The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and shopping malls. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter,…

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Tomie vs Tomie

Tomie vs Tomie

Tomie vs Tomie
IMDb: 5.0
86 min

Partially based on “The Gathering” in the Tomie manga. A young man with a past begins work in a factory, where he attracts the amorous attention of a mysterious woman…

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Genre: Horror
The Bad Sleep Well

The Bad Sleep Well

The Bad Sleep Well
IMDb: 8.1
151 min

In this loose adaptation of “Hamlet,” illegitimate son Kôichi Nishi climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and marries the crippled daughter of company vice president Iwabuchi. At…

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Genre: Crime, Thriller
Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance?
IMDb: 7.7
136 min

A bored Japanese accountant sees a beautiful woman in the window of a ballroom dance studio. He secretly starts taking dancing lessons to be near her, and then over time…

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Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance