Kôji Yakusho

Nihon no ichiban nagai hi ketteiban

Nihon no ichiban nagai hi ketteiban

Nihon no ichiban nagai hi ketteiban

IMDb: 7.1
2015
136min

In July 1945, during the end of World War II, Japan is forced to accept the Potsdam Declaration. A cabinet meeting has continued through days and nights, but a decision cannot be made. The U.S. drops atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. General Korechika Anami is torn over making the proper decision and the Emperor of Japan worries about his people. Prime Minister Kantaro Suzuki leads the cabinet meeting, while Chief Secretary Hisatsune Sakomizu can’t do anything, but watch the meeting. At this time, Major Kenji Hatanaka and other young commissioned officers, who are against Japan surrendering, move to occupy the palace and a radio broadcasting station. The radio station is set to broadcast Emperor Hirohito reading out the Imperial Rescript on the Termination of the War.

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Higurashi no ki

Higurashi no ki

Higurashi no ki

IMDb: 7.8
2014
129min

A retired samurai must redeem himself for a crime that he committed earlier in his life.

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Toad’s Oil

Toad’s Oil

Toad’s Oil

IMDb: 7.1
2009
131min

The Yazawa family consists of the father Takuro (Koji Yakusho) – who is always busy day trading, charming wife Erumi (Satomi Kobayashi), and teenage son Tetsuya (Eita) – who dreams of becoming an astronaut. The family is also joined by Saburo Akiba (Junichi Sawayashiki), a good-natured teen recently released from a juvenile corrections facility. Then one day Tetsuya falls into a coma from a car accident. A chain of events is set to occur set-off by the father taking a phone call from an unsuspecting girl named Hikari. The father pretends to be his son Tokuya…

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Tokyo Sonata

Tokyo Sonata

Tokyo Sonata

IMDb: 6.9
2008
120min

Ryûhei Sasaki (Teruyuki Kagawa) is keeping a secret from his wife, Megumi (Kyôko Koizumi), and his two teenage sons. Even though he leaves the house every day, he’s not really going to work. He’s going to an employment office. He recently lost his job due to outsourcing, but is determined to find another position, all while supporting an old friend who is also out of work. But when Megumi accidentally finds out Ryûhei’s secret and doesn’t tell him, her trust in him, and their marriage, suffers.

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Saigo no Chûshingura

Saigo no Chûshingura

Saigo no Chûshingura

IMDb: 8.1
2010
133min

An army of loyal samurai plot to revenge their unjustly executed lord

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Mirai

Mirai

Mirai

IMDb: 7.2
2018
98min

The movie follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy’s home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back in time and encounter his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man. These fantasy-filled adventures allow the child to change his perspective and help him become the big brother he was meant to be.

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Kiyosu kaigi

Kiyosu kaigi

Kiyosu kaigi

IMDb: 7.3
2013
135min

After the forced suicide of Nobunaga Oda at the Incident at Honnō-ji, powerful figures Katsuie Shibata (Koji Yakusho), Hideyoshi Toyotomi (Yo Oizumi), Nagahide Niwa (Fumiyo Kohinata) and Tsuneoki Ikeda (Koichi Sato) meet to decide on a successor. The conference would become Japan’s first group made political decision. The meeting was known as the Kiyosu Kaigi. –AsianWiki

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Kairo

Kairo

Kairo

IMDb: 7.4
2001
118min

After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another’s computer keeps showing strange, ghostly images. Is their friend trying to contact them from beyond the grave, or is there something much more sinister going on?

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The Third Murder

The Third Murder

The Third Murder

IMDb: 6.7
2017
124min

Shigemori is a lawyer tasked with defending Misumi in a murder trial. Misumi has previous convictions for murder and has confessed to the crime, but evidence in the case leads to Shigemori having doubts about what really happened.

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Oh Lucy!

Oh Lucy!

Oh Lucy!

IMDb: 6.9
2017
95min

A lonely, chain-smoking office lady in Tokyo falls for her teacher when she decides to take English lessons. When her teacher disappears, she sets out on a journey to find him.

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Cure

Cure

Cure

IMDb: 7.4
1997
111min

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 found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist Sakuma are called in to figure out the connection, but their investigation goes nowhere…

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Tampopo

Tampopo

Tampopo

IMDb: 7.9
1985
114min

A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, pleads them to help her turn her establishment into a paragon of the “art of noodle soup making”.

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13 Assassins

13 Assassins

13 Assassins

IMDb: 7.6
2010
141min

A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.

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Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance?

IMDb: 7.7
1996
136min

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 discovers how much he loves ballroom dancing. His wife, meanwhile, has hired a private detective to find out why he has started coming home late smelling of perfume.

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Sekigahara

Sekigahara

Sekigahara

IMDb: 6.5
2017
180min

A movie adaptation of a novel based on the Battle of Sekigahara. The famous battle determined the ruler for Japan and marked the beginning of the rise of the Tokugawa shogunate.

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