Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Japan


1. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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84 Metascore

It's time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 232,147 | Gross: $175.48M

2. Split (IX) (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

7.3
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62 Metascore

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Votes: 243,109 | Gross: $138.14M

3. Sing (2016)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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59 Metascore

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.

Directors: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson

Votes: 91,604 | Gross: $270.33M

4. Devilman: Crybaby (2018– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Horror

7.8
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Demons invade humanity after being frozen in ice for millions of years. Akira, a timid boy, is tasked by his friend Ryo to merge with one of these demons in order to be able to fight back against them for the sake of humanity.

Stars: Griffin Burns, Cristina Valenzuela, Cherami Leigh, Kyle McCarley

Votes: 1,560

5. Kimi no na wa. (2016)

PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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79 Metascore

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki

Votes: 72,867 | Gross: $5.02M

6. Attack on Titan (2013– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.8
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After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Yuki Kaji, Marina Inoue, Josh Grelle, Bryce Papenbrook

Votes: 90,122

7. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.6
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96 Metascore

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 489,977 | Gross: $10.06M

8. Mugen no jûnin (2017)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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72 Metascore

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine - ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara

Votes: 6,052 | Gross: $0.15M

9. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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61 Metascore

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney | Stars: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell

Votes: 139,882 | Gross: $368.38M

10. Hagane no renkinjutsushi (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.1
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Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms.

Stars: Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Muriel Hofmann, Lili Troncale

Votes: 68,696

11. Mary and The Witch's Flower (2017)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.7
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76 Metascore

Based on The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers.

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Hana Sugisaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Yûki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 347

12. Dragon Ball Super: Doragon bôru cho (2015– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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The continuing adventures of the mighty warrior Son Goku, as he encounters new worlds and new warriors to fight.

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Ryô Horikawa, Masakazu Morita, Naoki Tatsuta

Votes: 11,925

13. One Punch Man: Wanpanman (2015– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

9.0
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The story of Saitama, a hero who is a hero just for fun & can defeat his enemies with a single punch.

Stars: Makoto Furukawa, Max Mittelman, Kaito Ishikawa, Zach Aguilar

Votes: 57,039

14. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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58 Metascore

An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

Votes: 126,377 | Gross: $43.22M

15. Death Note: Desu nôto (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

9.0
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An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong, Ryô Naitô

Votes: 150,518

16. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Votes: 249,283 | Gross: $4.71M

17. Nanatsu no taizai (2014– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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The Seven Deadly Sins were once an active group of knights in the region of Britannia, who disbanded after they supposedly plotted to overthrow the Liones Kingdom. Their supposed defeat ... See full summary »

Stars: Yuki Kaji, Rintarou Nishi, Sora Amamiya, Misaki Kuno

Votes: 6,496

18. Fairy Tail (2009– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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Lucy, an aspiring Celestial Wizard, becomes a friend and ally to powerful wizards Natsu, Grey, and Erza, who are part of the (in)famous wizard guild, Fairy Tail.

Stars: Tetsuya Kakihara, Aya Hirano, Rie Kugimiya, Brittney Karbowski

Votes: 14,376

19. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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76 Metascore

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 259,417 | Gross: $2.38M

20. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 255,953 | Gross: $0.27M

21. Trainwreck (2015)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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75 Metascore

Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn

Votes: 112,648 | Gross: $110.21M

22. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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When a failed alchemical ritual leaves brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric with severely damaged bodies, they begin searching for the one thing that can save them; the fabled philosopher's stone.

Stars: Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak, Rie Kugimiya

Votes: 46,774

23. Hagane no renkinjutsushi (2017)

135 min | Action

4.6
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Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes horribly wrong.

Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Ryôsuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 135

24. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 149,970

25. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 91,290

26. Boku no Hero Academia (2016– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.4
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In a world populated with superhumans, the superhero-loving Izuku Midoriya is without power. However, after the Quirkless dreamer Izuku inherits the powers of the world's best superhero, ... See full summary »

Stars: Daiki Yamashita, Ayane Sakura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kaito Ishikawa

Votes: 5,972

27. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Votes: 206,188

28. Pokémon (1997– )

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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Ash Ketchum and his partner Pikachu travel across many regions in hopes of becoming a 'Pokémon master'. Their goals are to catch and train every Pokémon animal kind as well as competing in special battles to qualify for the regional league.

Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Ikue Ôtani

Votes: 26,328

29. Tokyo Ghoul (2014)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.0
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Ghouls are terrifying creatures which feed on human flesh. When Kaneki is almost killed in an attack, he transforms into a half-ghoul, half-human hybrid and is forced to adapt to their lifestyle in order to survive.

Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Sora Amamiya, Kenny Green, Shintaro Asanuma

Votes: 18,468

30. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.1
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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 121,821 | Gross: $0.55M

31. Cowboy Bebop (1998–2003)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve Blum

Votes: 64,087

32. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 166,074

33. Godzilla: Monster Planet (2017)

TV-14 | 89 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Years into the future and the human race has been defeated several times by the new ruling force of the planet: "kaijus". And the ruler of that force is Godzilla, The King of the Monsters. ... See full summary »

Directors: Hiroyuki Seshita, Kôbun Shizuno | Stars: Chris Niosi, Lucien Dodge, Kana Hanazawa, Ken'yû Horiuchi

Votes: 428

34. The Quick and the Dead (1995)

R | 107 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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49 Metascore

A female gunfighter returns to a frontier town where a dueling tournament is being held, which she enters in an effort to avenge her father's death.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio

Votes: 74,099 | Gross: $18.64M

35. Detective Pikachu (2019)

Animation, Family, Fantasy | Pre-production

Feature film based on the popular Nintendo game, Pokemon.

Director: Rob Letterman | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Kathryn Newton, Justice Smith

36. Naruto: Shippûden (2007–2017)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Chie Nakamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

Votes: 55,640

37. Sword Art Online (2012– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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In the year 2022, thousands of people get trapped in a new virtual MMORPG and the lone wolf player, Kirito, works to escape.

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook, Kanae Itô

Votes: 23,767

38. One Piece: Wan pîsu (1999– )

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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Follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his friends in order to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gol D Roger. The famous mystery treasure named "One Piece".

Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Akemi Okamura

Votes: 49,194

39. Debiruman (2004)

112 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

4.1
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Based on Gô Nagai's manga, about mild-mannered teenager Akira Fudô, who merges with a demon to fight other demons.

Director: Hiroyuki Nasu | Stars: Hisato Izaki, Yûsuke Izaki, Ayana Sakai, Asuka Shibuya

Votes: 903

40. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.0
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76 Metascore

A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 104,707 | Gross: $0.52M

41. Shin Godzilla (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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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 Osugi

Votes: 13,294 | Gross: $1.91M

42. Street Fighter (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.8
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Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Director: Steven E. de Souza | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen, Damian Chapa

Votes: 56,751 | Gross: $33.42M

43. Hunter x Hunter (2011–2014)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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Gon Freecs a young boy aspires to become a Hunter, an exceptionnal being capable of greatness. With his friends and his potential, he seeks for his father who left him when he was younger.

Stars: Megumi Han, Mariya Ise, Issei Futamata, Erica Mendez

Votes: 26,736

44. Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)

R | 97 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.3
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Chris Redfield enlists the help of Leon S. Kennedy and Rebecca Chambers to stop a death merchant, with a vengeance, from spreading a deadly virus in New York.

Directors: Takanori Tsujimoto, Alexander Von David | Stars: Kevin Dorman, Matthew Mercer, Erin Cahill, John DeMita

Votes: 6,777

45. Devilman (1987– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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Devilman faces the tortoise demon Jinmen and birdwoman Shiranu.

Stars: Shô Hayami, Alan Marriott, Yû Mizushima, Adam Matalon

Votes: 941

46. Violet Evergarden (2018– )

30 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.8
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A scientist creates the Auto Memory Dolls, dolls made to assist people in need, but a company soon sees the opportunity to redesign them into military weapons.

Stars: Yui Ishikawa, Takehito Koyasu, Daisuke Namikawa, Aya Endô

Votes: 154

47. Bokudake ga Inai Machi (2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Mystery

8.1
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After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates.

Stars: Yûki Furukawa, Tomoka Kurotani, Reo Uchikawa, RiRia

Votes: 767

48. Koe no katachi (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

8.2
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78 Metascore

A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

Director: Naoko Yamada | Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yûki, Kenshô Ono

Votes: 11,993

49. Boku dake ga inai machi (2016– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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29 year old Satoru Fujinuma is sent back in time 18 years to prevent the events leading to his mother's death, which began with a series of kidnappings in his 5th grade year.

Stars: Ben Diskin, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Michelle Ruff, Minami Takayama

Votes: 9,546

50. Naruto (2002–2007)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village's leader and strongest ninja.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 48,536