Ken Watanabe

Fukushima 50

Fukushima 50

Fukushima 50
IMDb: 6.2
122

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in Japan risk their lives and stay at the nuclear power plant to prevent total destruction after the region is devastated by an earthquake an tsunami in 2011.

Genre: Drama
Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters
IMDb: 6.0
132 min

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Detective Pikachu
IMDb: 6.6
105 min

In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.

The King and I

The King and I

The King and I
IMDb: 8.0
159

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium.

Genre: Drama, Music
Bel Canto

Bel Canto

Bel Canto
IMDb: 5.4
100 min

A famous opera singer is held hostage in South America by a guerrilla rebel group after performing at a Japanese businessman\'s lavish birthday party. Unexpected bonds are forged in the standoff that ensues.

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Isle Of Dogs

Isle Of Dogs

Isle Of Dogs
IMDb: 7.9
101 min

In the future, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that\'s a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet.

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight
IMDb: 5.2
149 min

Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

The Sea of Trees

The Sea of Trees

The Sea of Trees
IMDb: 6.1
110 min

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

Transformers Age of Extinction

Transformers Age of Extinction

Transformers Age of Extinction
IMDb: 5.6
165 min

As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of \"Transformers: Dark of the Moon,\" Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control - all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs.

Godzilla

Godzilla

Godzilla
IMDb: 6.4
123 min

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.

Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Unforgiven
IMDb: 7.1
135 min

Set in Hokkaido, Japan in the 1880s. Jubei Kamata (Ken Watanabe), who is on the side of the Edo shogunate government, kills many people. His name is infamous in Kyoto. When the battle at Goryoukaku is about to be finished, Jubei disappears. 10 years later, Jubei lives with his kid in relative peace. He is barely able to make a living. Protecting his dead wife\'s grave, Jubei has decided to never pick up a sword again, but due to poverty he has no choice but to pick the sword again. Jubei becomes a bounty hunter.

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Inception

Inception

Inception
IMDb: 8.8
148 min

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghai
IMDb: 6.4
105 min

An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is hiding.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
IMDb: 5.8
109 min

Darren Shan is a regular teenage kid. He and his friend Steve find out about a Freak Show coming to town and work hard at trying to find tickets. They do, and together they go to \"Cirque du Freak\" where they see many strange acts including a wolf-man and a bearded lady

Earth

Earth

Earth
IMDb: 8.0
90 min

From the acclaimed team that brought you BBC\'s visual feast \"Planet Earth,\" this feature length film incorporates some of the same footage from the series with all new scenes following three remarkable, yet sadly endangered, families of animal across the globe.

Genre: Documentary
Letters from Iwo Jima

Letters from Iwo Jima

Letters from Iwo Jima
IMDb: 7.9
141 min

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Genre: Best History
Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha
IMDb: 7.4
145 min

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Batman Begins
IMDb: 8.2
140 min

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.

Ashes and Snow

Ashes and Snow

Ashes and Snow
IMDb: 8.2
63 min

Ashes and Snow, a film by Gregory Colbert, uses both still and movie cameras to explore extraordinary interactions between humans and animals. The 60-minute feature is a poetic narrative rather than a documentary. It aims to lift the natural and artificial barriers between humans and other species, dissolving the distance that exists between them.

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai
IMDb: 7.7
154 min

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.

Tampopo

Tampopo

Tampopo
IMDb: 7.9
114 min

A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, pleads them to help her turn her establishment into a paragon of the \"art of noodle soup making\".

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