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1. Shin Megami Tensei IV (2013 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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Director: Kazuyuki Yamai | Stars: Orion Acaba, Yôsuke Akimoto, JB Blanc, Chô

Votes: 81

2. Love Exposure (2008)

Unrated | 237 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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78 Metascore

A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô, Yutaka Shimizu

Votes: 12,920

3. Ghost Zombie (2007 Video)

71 min | Horror

7.4
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Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Yui Iizuka, Hiroya Matsumoto, Chise Nakamura, Nocchi

Votes: 11

4. The Ancient Dogoo Girls (2010– )

Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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Stars: Misaki Momose, Rina Takeda, Manami Nomoto, Maria Yoshikawa

Votes: 16

5. Karma (III) (2010)

21 min | Short, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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What was supposed to be a normal day, took a turn for the worse for Kishimoto. Sitting in a quiet cafe by himself, a mysterious girl, Rie, approaches him for a chat.

Director: Alex Paille | Stars: Natsumi Nishida, Akira Yasuda, Shigeo Ôsako

Votes: 7

6. Cold Fish (2010)

Not Rated | 146 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.1
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66 Metascore

The lives of a bored suburban couple are changed forever when a seemingly nice old man gives their daughter a job at his fish store, and soon his gruesome hobbies are brought to light.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Denden, Asuka Kurosawa, Megumi Kagurazaka

Votes: 12,272

7. Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, Horror

7.1
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59 Metascore

A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", ... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Kazue Fukiishi, Tsugumi, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Shirô Namiki

Votes: 4,412

8. Welcome to the Quiet Room (2007)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Asuka Sakura wakes up in the mental asylums quiet room, with no recollection of how she got there.

Director: Suzuki Matsuo | Stars: Yuki Uchida, Kankurô Kudô, Yû Aoi, Ryô

Votes: 677

9. Strange Circus (2005)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Masumi Miyazaki, Issei Ishida, Rie Kuwana, Seiko Iwaidô

Votes: 5,413

10. The Ancient Dogoo Girl (2009– )

Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Stars: Erika Yazawa, Masataka Kubota, Romi Park, Rina Kirishima

Votes: 43

11. Shin Godzilla (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Ôsugi

Votes: 25,937 | Gross: $1.91M

12. Constructing a House (2010 Video)

46 min | Documentary

6.7
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Retrospective documentary on the making of the Japanese horror movie House (1977).

Director: Marc Walkow | Stars: Chiho Katsura, Chigumi Ôbayashi, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Votes: 17

13. Suicide Club (2001)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.6
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A detective is trying to find the cause of a string of suicides.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Masatoshi Nagase, Mai Hosho, Tamao Satô

Votes: 19,601

14. Tokyo Dragon Chef (2020)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Retired Yakuzas, Ryu and Tatsu, open a ramen restaurant and become an instant hit. But a mysterious upstart gang is taking down every Yakuza family one by one, luring the duo back to the ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Subaru Andô, Yûki Ashida, Yûta Chatani, Chiaki Ikeyama

Votes: 12

15. Kaiki Daisakusen - Second File (2007– )

Mystery

6.6
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Stars: Chisun, Moeki Tsuruoka, Sota Aoyama, Ittoku Kishibe

Votes: 13

16. The Prisoner (2007)

113 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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During a suicide attack on an airport, the hand grenade of 'M', one of three terrorists, malfunctions and he is captured. Exposed to maltreatment in prison he slowly loses his grip on ... See full summary »

Director: Masao Adachi | Stars: Tomorô Taguchi, Panta, Taka Ôkubo, Jôji Kajiwara

Votes: 52

17. Meatball Machine: Reject of Death (2007 Video)

10 min | Short, Action, Horror

6.4
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Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Asami, Maki Hamada, Kika, Oppe Ma

Votes: 84

18. Exte: Hair Extensions (2007)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Horror

6.3
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About hair extensions that attack the women that wear them.

Directors: Sion Sono, Joe DiGiorgi, Tony Salerno | Stars: Chiaki Kuriyama, Megumi Satô, Tsugumi, Eri Machimoto

Votes: 2,960

19. Rubber's Lover (1996)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Scientists use a brain-altering drug to conduct experiments, after one such project goes astray, they need to find another test subject in this Japanese splatter-punk film.

Director: Shozin Fukui | Stars: Nao, Norimizu Ameya, Yôta Kawase, Mika Kunihiro

Votes: 882

20. Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment (2005)

93 min | Horror

6.3
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Aimi and her father move into an old, apartment building and learn quickly that things are not normal here. The landlord warns Aimi and her father of the curfew. First, all residents must ... See full summary »

Director: Akio Yoshida | Stars: Mei Kurokawa, Yoshihiko Hosoda, Yûta Sone, Ayaka Maeda

Votes: 437

21. Karate-Robo Zaborgar (2011)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A young man with a motorcycle that has the ability to transform into a karate-fighting robot hunts down a gang of evil cyborgs to avenge the death of his father.

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Itsuji Itao, Asami, Akira Emoto, Yasuhisa Furuhara

Votes: 511

22. Woman of the Photographs (2020)

89 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

6.3
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A misogynistic photographer begins a twisted romance with a woman suffering from body dysmorphia.

Director: Takeshi Kushida | Stars: Toshiaki Inomata, Toki Koinuma, Hideki Nagai, Itsuki Otaki

Votes: 73

23. Ten Nights of Dreams (2006)

Not Rated | 100 min | Fantasy

6.3
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Based on renowned Japanese writer Natsume Soseki's same-titled short story collection, Ten Nights of Dreams brings ten fantastical dream sequences to film with great visual and ... See full summary »

Directors: Yoshitaka Amano, Kon Ichikawa, Akio Jissôji, Masaaki Kawahara, Suzuki Matsuo, Miwa Nishikawa, Atsushi Shimizu, Takashi Shimizu, Keisuke Toyoshima, Yudai Yamaguchi, Nobuhiro Yamashita | Stars: Kyôko Koizumi, Suzuki Matsuo, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Umenosuke Nakamura

Votes: 421

24. Elevator Trap (2009)

107 min | Thriller

6.3
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(Japanese with English subtitles) Three seemingly unacquainted men and a woman find themselves trapped in an elevator. As the hours pass and anxiety rises, they recount darkly funny tales ... See full summary »

Director: Keisuke Horibe | Stars: Seiyô Uchino, Aimi Satsukawa, Shôtarô Ashida, Sei Ashina

Votes: 125

25. Hedoroba (2017)

79 min

6.3
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Problems with the neighborhood? Grandmother Yang and her two slightly mentally challenged grandchildren solve them in their very own way. Her neighbor Kazuya not only has to take care of ... See full summary »

Director: Yûki Kobayashi | Stars: Yuni Hong, Wataru Ichinose, Itsuji Itao, Minehiro Kinomoto

Votes: 6

26. Bad Film (2012)

161 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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"BAD FILM" is a legendary production that was shot in 1995 over the course of the year, but went unfinished due to funding difficulties. This year, over 150 hours of footage captured on the... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Takeshi Itô, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Sion Sono

Votes: 178

27. The Real Body (2000)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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This faux-documentary follows a butoh master, a fashion designer, and a filmmaker racing against time to create art and help a young girl in love.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Shinichirô Arakawa, Nobuyoshi Araki, Kazushi Fueki, Ginji

Votes: 212

28. Tomio (2011)

Not Rated | 61 min | Horror

6.2
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A young couple, Tomio and Madoka, decide to get married after graduate school. Madoka convinces Tomio to visit a fortune teller to have their future foretold. Tomio is immediately attracted... See full summary »

Director: Junji Ito | Stars: Yûki Furukawa, Yoshifumi Ikeda, Aya Kiguchi, Maria Koiwai

Votes: 57

29. Attack on Titan: Counter Rockets (2015)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2015)

Action

6.2
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While developing the ODMG, Hans secretly conducts experiments to learn more about the Titans.

Director: Kimiyoshi Adachi

Votes: 14

30. Tag (2015)

85 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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A girl's life cascades into chaos as everyone around her suffers a gruesome fate while she becomes less certain of who she is and her once-once normal.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Reina Triendl, Mariko Shinoda, Erina Mano, Yuki Sakurai

Votes: 6,201

31. Death Note: L Change the World (2008)

Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Alistair Abell, Michael Adamthwaite, Sota Aoyama

Votes: 8,155

32. Elite Yankee Saburo: The Movie (2009)

66 min | Comedy

6.1
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The story of Saburo Nagakami.. Saburo goes on a journey with his sidekick Avarice in order to find the fresh brownies by using their Kung Fu Powers.

Director: Yudai Yamaguchi | Stars: Hideo Ishiguro, Toshiyuki Itakura, Hitoshi Ozawa, Hikaru Yamamoto

Votes: 32

33. Hard Revenge, Milly: Bloody Battle (2009)

72 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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In a post-apocalyptic Japan, Tokyo has become a windswept desert. After witnessing the brutal murder of her husband and child, Milly is butchered and left for dead but she wakes up in a ... See full summary »

Director: Takanori Tsujimoto | Stars: Miki Mizuno, Rei Fujita, Mickey Koga, Masahiro Kômoto

Votes: 464

34. Akihabara@Deep (2006)

TV-PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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Set in Tokyo's otaku mecca Akihabara, "Akihabara@DEEP" tells the story of five otaku who drop out of society and end up founding their own successful IT venture called Crook. But Nakagomi, ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Minamoto | Stars: Hiroki Narimiya, Yû Yamada, Shûgo Oshinari, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa

Votes: 158

35. Hijoshi zukan (2009)

105 min | Comedy

6.0
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This is an omnibus of six short films by six different directors, whose lead characters are unconventional women. They are "Hijoshi," females who live true to themselves and their desires.

Directors: Yoshihiro Fukagawa, Kôji Kawano, Yûka Ohsumi, Takashi Shimizu, Keisuke Toyoshima, Renpei Tsukamoto, Yudai Yamaguchi | Stars: Rika Adachi, Toshiki Ayata, Jiji Bû, Noriko Eguchi

Votes: 91

36. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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In future Tokyo, a young woman in the privatized police force tracks down her father's killer while battling against mutant rebels known as engineers.

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Yukihide Benny, Jiji Bû

Votes: 11,360

37. The Machine Girl (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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Maimed while seeking revenge, a girl becomes stronger than ever.

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Minase Yashiro, Asami, Nobuhiro Nishihara, Kentarô Shimazu

Votes: 9,994

38. Anatomia Extinction (1995)

54 min | Action, Adult, Horror

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Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Kisei Ishizuka, Jun Sasaki, Chikako Tone, Tomoko Haseyama

Votes: 102

39. Nuigulumar Z (2013)

Action, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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A gothic lolita merges with a samurai teddy bear to fight zombies and save the world.

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Shôko Nakagawa, Jiji Bû, Norman England, Kami Hiraiwa

Votes: 91

40. Hard Revenge, Milly (2008)

44 min | Short, Action, Drama

5.9
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A fierce warrior (Miki Mizuno) becomes embroiled in a vicious cycle of vengeance.

Director: Takanori Tsujimoto | Stars: Hirotsugu Imamura, Mickey Koga, Miki Mizuno, Tetsuya Nakamura

Votes: 410

41. Meatball Machine Kodoku (2017)

TV-MA | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.8
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A long-awaited sequel to the internationally acclaimed full-throttle splatter sci-fi action horror "Meatball Machine".

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Tomori Abe, Kensuke Ashihara, Satoshi Eishima, Goki

Votes: 477

42. The Ancient Dogoo Girl: Special Movie Edition (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

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A stay-at-home nerd's dream comes true when he unearths a strange breastplate and awakens a sexy monster hunter named Dogoo, who brings him along her adventure with wacky monsters. (Japanese with English subtitles).

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Erika Yazawa, Masataka Kubota, Rina Kirishima, Tokio Emoto

Votes: 35

43. Haruko's Paranormal Laboratory (2015)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy

5.8
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A TV (Aoi Nakamura) transforms into a person with a body and mind. He lives with his owner Haruko (Moeka Nozaki). The television meets a suspicious TV producer (Tetsuhiro Ikeda). TV is ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Takeba | Stars: Moeka Nozaki, Sayaka Aoki, Tetsuhiro Ikeda, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 87

44. Speakerman: The Boo (2004)

77 min | Fantasy

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Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Masayoshi Abe, Motokazu Asakura, Masayuki Denri, Takako Denri

Votes: 20

45. Meatball Machine (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Full-throttle splatter-ific Japanese cyberpunk science fiction/horror at its most aggressive, this mind-blower about alien parasites that turn their human hosts into slave "Necroborgs" will leave you dizzy and drained - in a good way.

Directors: Yudai Yamaguchi, Jun'ichi Yamamoto | Stars: Issey Takahashi, Aoba Kawai, Kenichi Kawasaki, Shôichirô Masumoto

Votes: 2,008

46. Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)

TV-MA | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.7
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A reconstructed girl is created from the pieces of a vampire girl's mini-butchery. Slaughter abounds as both of them pursue the same boy.

Directors: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Naoyuki Tomomatsu | Stars: Yukie Kawamura, Takumi Saitoh, Eri Otoguro, Sayaka Kametani

Votes: 3,689

47. Dead Sushi (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.7
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Keiko, the daughter of a legendary sushi chef, runs away from home when his Karate-style regimen becomes too severe. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is ridiculed by the eccentric staff and guests.

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Rina Takeda, Kentarô Shimazu, Takamasa Suga, Takashi Nishina

Votes: 1,495

48. Mutant Girls Squad (2010)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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After a high-school girl discovers that she descends from a long line of mutants, she joins other mutants to battle anti-mutants. Ordinary humans that can't run fast get caught in the slaughter.

Directors: Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Tak Sakaguchi | Stars: Asami, Tak Sakaguchi, Naoto Takenaka, Yoshihiro Nishimura

Votes: 1,814

49. Underwater Love (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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Asuka, 35-year-old woman working at a fish factory and engaged to her boss Hajime Taki. In all her life, as she seems nice and peaceful, until one day while walking around the lake, it does... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Imaoka | Stars: Sawa Masaki, Yoshirô Umezawa, Ai Narita, Mutsuo Yoshioka

Votes: 745

50. Sakigake!! Otokojuku (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Comedy

5.6
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Otokojuku 1st-year student leader, carrying a grudge on this school, now leads the evil army of Kanto Gogakuren school, is ready for a pay back. He conspires to take over Otokojuku and sets... See full summary »

Director: Tak Sakaguchi | Stars: Gô Ayano, Kaoru Hirata, Mayumi Kikuchi, Tomoko Nakajima

Votes: 237



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