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Family Game

  A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a typical salaryman, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic Read More

Shall We Dance?

  Successful middle-aged accountant Shohei Sugiyama (Koji Yakusho) has a loving wife (Hideko Hara) and a beautiful daughter, but for some reason feels unfulfilled with his life. One night, while Read More

Summer Wars

  A young math genius solves a complex equation and inadvertently puts a virtual world’s artificial intelligence in a position to destroy Earth.

Your Name

  Mitsuha is the daughter of the mayor of a small mountain town. She’s a straightforward high school girl who lives with her sister and her grandmother and has no Read More

Tokyo Eyes

  A young man shooting at people is nicknamed Four Eyes in the press because of his thick-lensed glasses. The young Hinano, sister of a policeman who is on the Read More

Village of Dreams

  Tells of the childhood of nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes the boys’ relationships with their schoolteacher mother, civil servant father, elderly Read More

Tokyo Drifter

  After his gang disbands, a yakuza enforcer looks forward to life outside of organized crime but soon must become a drifter after his old rivals attempt to assassinate him.


  In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite Read More

Woman in the Dunes

  Jumpei Niki, a Tokyo based entomologist and educator, is in a poor seaside village collecting specimens of sand insects. As it is late in the day and as he Read More


  Sanjuro, a wandering samurai enters a rural town in nineteenth century Japan. After learning from the innkeeper that the town is divided between two gangsters, he plays one side Read More