Family-Friendly

Blanka (2015)
  • Drama
  • 1h 15m
The Great Yokai War (2005)
  • Fantasy, Horror
  • 2h 4m
Listen to the Universe (2019)
  • Drama, Music
  • 1h 59m
The Miracles of the Namiya General Store (2017)
  • Drama, Family
  • 2h 9m
Yoshino's Barber Shop (2004)
  • Comedy, Family
  • 1h 36m

Understated Comedy

The Actor (2016)
  • Comedy, Romance
  • 2h 3m
The Drudgery Train (2012)
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 1h 54m
Lying to Mom (2019)
  • Drama, Comedy
  • 2h 13m
Mori, the Artist's Habitat (2018)
  • Comedy, Biopic
  • 1h 39m

Heartbreaking Romance

Josee, The Tiger, and the Fish (2003)
  • Drama, Romance
  • 1h 56m
Journey to the Shore (2015)
  • Drama, Fantasy
  • 2h 8m
Shape of Red (2020)
  • Drama, Romance
  • 2h 3m

Jidaigeki (Period Films)

Sakuran (2007)
  • Period Film, Drama
  • 1h 51m
The Twilight Samurai (2002)
  • Period Film, Drama
  • 2h 9m

Dark & Violent

Bright Future (2003)
  • Drama, Crime
  • 1h 55m
Confessions (2010)
  • Psychological, Thriller
  • 1h 46m
The Devil's Path (2013)
  • Drama, Crime
  • 2h 8m
Fires on the Plain (2015)
  • Drama, War
  • 1h 27m
Sway (2006)
  • Drama, Crime
  • 1h 59m

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Air Doll (2009)
  • Drama, Romance
  • 2h 5m
The Great Yokai War (2005)
  • Fantasy, Horror
  • 2h 4m
The Miracles of the Namiya General Store (2017)
  • Drama, Family
  • 2h 9m
Plan 75 (2018)
  • Short, Sci-Fi
  • 18min
Real (2013)
  • Drama, Sci-Fi
  • 2h 7m

Strong Female Lead

Blanka (2015)
  • Drama
  • 1h 15m
One Million Yen Girl (2008)
  • Drama, Comedy
  • 2h 1m
Rebirth (2011)
  • Drama
  • 2h 27m
Sakuran (2007)
  • Period Film, Drama
  • 1h 51m
Still the Water (2014)
  • Drama
  • 1h 56m

Films About Filmmaking

The Actor (2016)
  • Comedy, Romance
  • 2h 3m
Red Post on Escher Street (2020)
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 2h 28m

Social Issues & Politics

The Chicken (2020)
  • Short, Drama
  • 13min
Complicity (2018)
  • Drama
  • 1h 56m
Hush! (2001)
  • Drama, Comedy
  • 2h 15m
Plan 75 (2018)
  • Short, Sci-Fi
  • 18min

JAPAN CUTS Favorites

Hush! (2001)
  • Drama, Comedy
  • 2h 15m
Sway (2006)
  • Drama, Crime
  • 1h 59m
One Million Yen Girl (2008)
  • Drama, Comedy
  • 2h 1m
Sakuran (2007)
  • Period Film, Drama
  • 1h 51m
Confessions (2010)
  • Psychological, Thriller
  • 1h 46m
The Devil's Path (2013)
  • Drama, Crime
  • 2h 8m
Rebirth (2011)
  • Drama
  • 2h 27m
The Actor (2016)
  • Comedy, Romance
  • 2h 3m
Mori, the Artist's Habitat (2018)
  • Comedy, Biopic
  • 1h 39m

Japan Academy Film Prize Winners

Confessions (2010)
  • Psychological, Thriller
  • 1h 46m
Listen to the Universe (2019)
  • Drama, Music
  • 1h 59m
Rebirth (2011)
  • Drama
  • 2h 27m
The Twilight Samurai (2002)
  • Period Film, Drama
  • 2h 9m

Cannes Film Festival Selections

Air Doll (2009)
  • Drama, Romance
  • 2h 5m
Bright Future (2003)
  • Drama, Crime
  • 1h 55m
Hush! (2001)
  • Drama, Comedy
  • 2h 15m
Journey to the Shore (2015)
  • Drama, Fantasy
  • 2h 8m
Still the Water (2014)
  • Drama
  • 1h 56m
Sway (2006)
  • Drama, Crime
  • 1h 59m