Jun Murakami

It’s Boring Here, Pick Me Up
0.0

It’s Boring Here, Pick Me Up

Two girls dream of the same man. One remained in their hometown, went with Shiina and wants to revisit the happy times with him again. The other ...
Punk Samurai Slash Down
7.3

Punk Samurai Slash Down

Junoshin Kake is a ronin. To get hired by the Kurokaze Han, he lies and tells them that a religious group is trying to destroy them. He gets ...
Dynamite Graffiti
6.9

Dynamite Graffiti

When Suei (Tasuku Emoto) was little, his mother had an affair with a young man who lived next door. Suei’s mother and the young man killed ...
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2018  

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Thirteen years after abandoning his wife and two sons by stepping out for a pack of cigarettes and never returning, deadbeat gambler Masato dies ...
Policeman and Me
5.5

Policeman and Me

Kako, a 16-year-old high school girl, goes to a mixer pretending to be 22. While there, she meets Kouta who at first has a very intimidating ...
Shinjuku Swan II
5.3

Shinjuku Swan II

Tatsuhiko Shiratori works as a scout, recruiting girls to work in the adult entertainment business. He movies to Yokohama from Shinjuku, Tokyo. ...
The Sun
5.6

The Sun

2016  

The Sun

The story is set in the early 21st century with the population decimated by bio terror. Two kinds of humans now exist. One is the Nokusu who were ...
Grasshopper
5.6

Grasshopper

2015  

Grasshopper

Movie contains the stories of three people: Suzuki (Toma Ikuta), Kujira (Tadanobu Asano) and Semi (Ryosuke Yamada). Suzuki is a former middle ...
Shinjuku Swan
5.2

Shinjuku Swan

2015  

Shinjuku Swan

Shiratori Tatsuhiko works as a scout for Burst, a talent agency in Kabukichō, Shinjuku’s red light district. In a business where money ...
That’s It
6.3

That’s It

2015  

That’s It

Samao Daikoku’s (Shota Sometani) family register was taken which keeps him from escaping the underground life that he has led. To get away once ...
Chokorietta
5.5

Chokorietta

2014  

Chokorietta

Chiyoko’s mother died when she was young. Since that time, Chiyoko has closed her heart to others. After her pet dies, Chiyoko feels loneliness. ...
The Furthest End Awaits
7.2

The Furthest End Awaits

Set at the edge of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, with its beautiful scenic views, the film revolves around two women from ...
Still the Water
6.7

Still the Water

2014  

Still the Water

Taking place during the full-moon night of traditional dances in August and set on the Japanese island of Amami-Oshima, the drama centers on a ...
Oh! Father
5.7

Oh! Father

2014  

Oh! Father

Yukio is a typical high school student in every way except that he’s an only child in a family of five. This is because he has four ...
Crying 100 Times – Every Raindrop Falls
6.1

Crying 100 Times – Every Raindrop Falls

Shuichi (Tadayoshi Okura) had a motorcycle accident 4 years ago. Because of the accident, he lost the last year of his memory. One day, at a ...
A Woman and War
6.5

A Woman and War

2013  

A Woman and War

Set towards the end of World War II, Nomura (Masatoshi Nagase) is a writer who is in despair. A woman works in bar and is a former prostitute. ...
Himizu
7.1

Himizu

2011  

Himizu

Two teenagers and a group of people made homeless by a tsunami try and make their way in a devastated Japan
The Egoists
5.9

The Egoists

2011  

The Egoists

Kazu (Kengo Kora) lives in the Kabukicho entertainment district in Shinjuku, Tokyo. After falling into debt from gambling, he gets an offer from ...
Three☆Points
0.0

Three☆Points

2011  

Three☆Points

Three stories, depicted in three different styles, unfold in three locations: “Kyoto”, a lyrical improvised drama based on documentar ...
Yakuza Weapon
5.1

Yakuza Weapon

2011  

Yakuza Weapon

After four years overseas, Shozo returns to Japan to avenge his yakuza boss who was assassinated by his own treacherous top man, Kurawaki. The ...
Sketches of Kaitan City
7.1

Sketches of Kaitan City

The seaside city of Kaitan is not a happy place – the shipyard is downsizing due to poor economic conditions, and the city’s residents are ...
The Wife of Gegege
6.8

The Wife of Gegege

A woman from rural Japan marries a struggling cartoonist in Tokyo. Their life is difficult before he finds success, but at least they’re ...
The Lightning Tree
6.2

The Lightning Tree

Set during the Edo Period, a young man from a noble family meets a young woman under a special tree called “Raiou” (the tree was ...
Heaven’s Story
7.3

Heaven’s Story

A senseless double murder resonates eight years later in four intertwined stories.
Counterfeit
4.3

Counterfeit

2009  

Counterfeit

“Nisesatsu” (literal title counterfeit money) concerns a counterfeiting ring that was active in Yamanashi Prefecture after the end of ...
Zen
7.5

Zen

2009  

Zen

In the early 1200s, Dogen brought Chinese Zen philosophy to Japan, and established the Japanese Zen sect of Buddhism. He taught that a person was ...
Desire
6.6

Desire

2005  

Desire

Yokubo from director Tetsuo Shinohara is based off of the award-winning love story by Mariko Koike. A young man searching for physical comfort ...
Into a Dream
6.6

Into a Dream

2005  

Into a Dream

Low-profile theater troop actor Mutsugoro Suzuki begins an oneiric journey back to his hometown, marked by his quest to find the one responsible ...
Zoo
6.9

Zoo

2005  

Zoo

Five different directors adapt the works of Japanese author Otsuichi in this collection of unconventional live-action and animated shorts. A ...
Cutie Honey
6.3

Cutie Honey

2004  

Cutie Honey

When Honey’s uncle gets kidnapped by the evil criminal gang known as “Panther Claw,” she must use her magical powers of ...
Out of This World
6.9

Out of This World

Five young musicians, each harboring painful memories, are assembled to entertain American soldiers at an Enlisted Men’s Club. Tensions ...
L’amant
5.7

L’amant

2004  

L’amant

When three older men buy a 17-year-old schoolgirl named Chikako (Ando Nozomi) for a year’s-worth of sexual services — her motivation, ...
Vibrator
6.9

Vibrator

2003  

Vibrator

Rei is a freelance writer embattled by personal demons. We first meet her in a convenience store where she is buying too much alcohol and not ...
Border Line
7.1

Border Line

2003  

Border Line

Three storylines interweave in Border Line. Kurosawa (Murakami Jun) finds himself driving a taciturn young man named Matsuda (Sawaki Tetsu) ...
Her Island, My Island
6.8

Her Island, My Island

A young woman returns to the island where she grew up.
Hotel Hibiscus
7.1

Hotel Hibiscus

2002  

Hotel Hibiscus

Hotel Hibiscus is the story of one very young energetic girl named Mieko and her internatioanl family who live in Okinawa. They live in a run ...
Blue
6.4

Blue

2002  

Blue

An introverted schoolgirl falls in love and starts a relationship with one of her classmates. Set in a small seaside town in Japan, the love of ...
A Woman’s Work
6.2

A Woman’s Work

Canny relationship comedy follows the personal and professional lives of sisters (Asaka Seto, Mikako Ichikawa) who make a living playing the ...
Red Shadow
5.8

Red Shadow

2001  

Red Shadow

The secret warriors of feudal Japan were the Ninja. Sent on impossible missions, the Ninja were trained to work in shadows, gather information ...
Desert Moon
6.2

Desert Moon

2001  

Desert Moon

The film’s main theme is the conflict between work and family commitments in modern Japan. It focuses on a successful internet entrepreneur ...
Ritual
7.7

Ritual

2000  

Ritual

A disillusioned filmmaker has an encounter with a young girl who has a ritual of repeating “Tomorrow is my birthday” everyday. He ...
I Am an S+M Writer
6

I Am an S+M Writer

Kurosaki (Ren Osugi) is an erotic novelist who uses his editor and a hired model to act out scenarios in his living room he will use for ...
Hysteric
6.8

Hysteric

2000  

Hysteric

In this startling psychological thriller from Japan, Mami (Hijiri Kojima) is a teacher who meets Tomo (Koji Chihara), a psychotic criminal with a ...