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HD ★8.5 Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

IMDb 0245429
Year 2001
Duration 125 min.
Country: Japan

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.

HD ★6.1 Godzilla

Godzilla

Godzilla

IMDb 0831387
Year 2014
Duration 123 min.
Country: Japan, Usa
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises from the sea to combat malevolent adversaries that threaten the survival of humanity. The creatures leave colossal destruction in their wake, as they make their way toward their final battleground: San Francisco.

HD ★7.4 The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai

IMDb 0325710
Year 2003
Duration 154 min.
Country: Japan, Usa, New Zealand
Genre: Drama, Action, War, History

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.

HD ★8.3 Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

IMDb 0119698
Year 1997
Duration 134 min.
Country: Japan

Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.

HD ★8.3 Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

IMDb 0347149
Year 2004
Duration 119 min.
Country: Japan

When Sophie, a shy 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.

HD ★5.7 Timecop

Timecop

Timecop

IMDb 0111438
Year 1994
Duration 99 min.
Country: Usa, Japan

An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.

HD ★5.1 Ouija

Ouija

Ouija

IMDb 1204977
Year 2014
Duration 89 min.
Country: Japan, Usa
Genre: Horror

A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

HD ★7.5 The Secret World of Arrietty

The Secret World of Arrietty

The Secret World of Arrietty

IMDb 1568921
Year 2010
Duration 94 min.
Country: Japan

14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty.

HD ★7.9 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

IMDb 0087544
Year 1984
Duration 117 min.
Country: Japan

After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley engage in an epic struggle to restore the bond between humanity and Earth.

HD ★8.1 My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

IMDb 0096283
Year 1988
Duration 86 min.
Country: Japan

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.

HD ★7.8 Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

IMDb 0097814
Year 1989
Duration 103 min.
Country: Japan

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

HD ★7.7 Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso

IMDb 0104652
Year 1992
Duration 94 min.
Country: Japan

Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You're introduced to an Italian World War I fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing "air pirates" in the Adriatic Sea. He has been given a curse that changed his head to that of a pig. Once called Marco Pagot, he is now known to the world as "Porco Rosso", Italian for "Red Pig."

HD ★7.6 Ponyo

Ponyo

Ponyo

IMDb 0876563
Year 2008
Duration 100 min.
Country: Japan
Genre: Animation, Family

The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary goldfish. The daughter of a masterful wizard and a sea goddess, Ponyo uses her father's magic to transform herself into a young girl and quickly falls in love with Sosuke, but the use of such powerful sorcery causes a dangerous imbalance in the world. As the moon steadily draws nearer to the earth and Ponyo's father sends the ocean's mighty waves to find his daughter, the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world and fulfill Ponyo's dreams of becoming human.

HD ★8.0 Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

IMDb 0092067
Year 1986
Duration 124 min.
Country: Japan

The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization. Sheeta and Pazu must outwit the evil Muska, who plans to use Laputa's science to make himself ruler of the world.

HD ★6.4 Silent Hill

Silent Hill

Silent Hill

IMDb 0384537
Year 2006
Duration 125 min.
Country: Canada, France, Japan, Usa
Genre: Horror, Mystery

The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric care, Rose flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers – and ignoring the protests of her husband. It's soon clear this place is unlike anywhere she's ever been. It's smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of strange beings and periodically overcome by a living 'darkness' that literally transforms everything it touches. As Rose searches for her little girl, she begins to learn the history of the strange town and realizes that her daughter is just a pawn in a larger game.

HD ★7.4 Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

IMDb 0335266
Year 2003
Duration 102 min.
Country: Japan, Usa
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

HD ★7.3 Dead Man

Dead Man

Dead Man

IMDb 0112817
Year 1995
Duration 121 min.
Country: Germany, Japan, Usa
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Western

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

HD ★7.0 The Animatrix

The Animatrix

The Animatrix

IMDb 0328832
Year 2003
Duration 102 min.
Country: Japan, Usa
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi

Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and the conflict between man and machines. The shorts include Final Flight of the Osiris, The Second Renaissance, Kid's Story, Program, World Record, Beyond, A Detective Story and Matriculated.

HD ★6.0 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

IMDb 0173840
Year 2001
Duration 106 min.
Country: Japan, Usa

Led by a strange dream, scientist Aki Ross struggles to collect the eight spirits in the hope of creating a force powerful enough to protect the planet. With the aid of the Deep Eyes Squadron and her mentor, Dr. Sid, Aki must save the Earth from its darkest hate and unleash the spirits within.

HD ★7.2 The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn

IMDb 0084237
Year 1982
Duration 92 min.

From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard.

HD ★6.5 The Ring

The Ring

The Ring

IMDb 0298130
Year 2002
Duration 115 min.
Country: Japan, Usa
Genre: Horror, Mystery

It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video... and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of the Ring.

HD ★5.7 Starship Troopers: Invasion

Starship Troopers: Invasion

Starship Troopers: Invasion

IMDb 2085930
Year 2012
Duration 89 min.
Country: Japan, Usa

A distant Federation outpost Fort Casey comes under attack by bugs. The team on the fast attack ship Alesia is assigned to help the Starship John A. Warden stationed in Fort Casey evacuate along with the survivors and bring military intelligence safely back to Earth. Carl Jenkins, now ministry of Paranormal Warfare, takes the starship on a clandestine mission before its rendezvous with the Alesia and goes missing in the nebula. Now, the battle-hardened troopers are charged with a rescue mission that may lead to a much more sinister consequence than they ever could have imagined....

HD ★6.6 Tales from Earthsea

Tales from Earthsea

Tales from Earthsea

IMDb 0495596
Year 2006
Duration 115 min.
Country: Japan

Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all these bizarre events, Ged, a wandering wizard, is investigating the cause. During his journey, he meets Prince Arren, a young distraught teenage boy. While Arren may look like a shy young teen, he has a severe dark side, which grants him strength, hatred, ruthlessness and has no mercy, especially when it comes to protecting Teru. For the witch Kumo this is a perfect opportunity. She can use the boy's "fears" against the very one who would help him, Ged.

HD ★7.1 Children Who Chase Lost Voices

Children Who Chase Lost Voices

Children Who Chase Lost Voices

IMDb 1839494
Year 2011
Duration 116 min.
Country: Japan

The film centers on Asuna, a young girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her late father as a memento. One day while walking home she is attacked by a fearsome monster and saved mysterious boy named Shun. However, Shun disappears and Asuna embarks on a journey of adventure to the land of Agartha with her teacher Mr. Morisaki to meet a Shun again. Through her journey she comes to know the cruelty and beauty of the world, as well as loss.

HD ★7.9 Akira

Akira

Akira

IMDb 0094625
Year 1988
Duration 124 min.
Country: Japan
Genre: Sci-Fi, Animation

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.

HD ★6.9 Appleseed

Appleseed

Appleseed

IMDb 0401233
Year 2004
Duration 101 min.
Country: Japan

In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?

HD ★5.9 Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

IMDb 0291082
Year 2002
Duration 74 min.
Country: Japan, Usa

As a newly crowned princess, Cinderella quickly learns that life at the Palace - and her royal responsibilities - are more challenging than she had imagined. In three heartwarming tales, Cinderella calls on her animal friends and her Fairy Godmother to help as she brings her own grace and charm to her regal role and discovers that being true to yourself is the best way to make your dreams come true.

HD ★7.8 When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

IMDb 3398268
Year 2014
Duration 103 min.
Country: Japan
Genre: Animation, Drama

A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect.

HD ★8.4 Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai

IMDb 0047478
Year 1954
Duration 207 min.
Country: Japan
Genre: Action, Drama

A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.

HD ★7.3 Zatoichi

Zatoichi

Zatoichi

IMDb 0363226
Year 2003
Duration 111 min.
Country: Japan

Zatoichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatoichi discovers a remote mountain village at the mercy of Ginzo, a ruthless gang-leader. Ginzo disposes of anyone who gets in his way, especially after hiring the mighty samurai ronin, Hattori, as a bodyguard. After a raucous night of gambling in town, Zatoichi encounters a pair of geishas--as dangerous as they are beautiful--who've come to avenge their parents' murder. As the paths of these and other colorful characters intertwine, Ginzo's henchmen are soon after Zatoichi. With his legendary cane sword at his side, the stage is set for a riveting showdown.