Shidou Nakamura

Twisted Justice

Twisted Justice

Twisted Justice
IMDb: 6.3
135 min

Taking his inspiration from the biggest scandal in Japan’s police history, Kazuya Shiraishi has created a massive and sinister crime epic about the grand forces of corruption that brings to mind the best of Kinji Fukasaku’s yakuza movies (​Cops vs. Thugs among others). Starting in 1970s Hokkaido like a nervous Japanese Starsky & Hutch–​chan, the film charts the moral descent of Detective Moroboshi (Go Ayano) over three decades. Green in years but already hard‐grained and ready to play rough, the young cop quickly gets a bit too cozy with the other side of the law when his senior colleague Murai (Pierre Taki) teaches him the ropes and ruts of the police business. Soon, he swaggers and rants through the streets of Sapporo a lean, mean, sex‐crazy bully, indistinguishable from a yakuza. Burning with the same blaze as the hard‐boiled classics of yore, ​Twisted Justice scorches away the sleekness and macho self‐congratulation of the genre. ​

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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Gatchaman

Gatchaman

Gatchaman
IMDb: 5.0
113 min

By the year 2050 AD, a mysterious organization called Galactor has occupied half of the Earth and threatens to exterminate the human race. Around the same time, the International Science Organization had uncovered mysterious stones that bear unusual powers. It is said that one person out of approximately eight million is able to harness the power of the stones; they are known as a \"Receptor\". Dr. Kozaburo Nambu gathers a team of these five lucky Receptors together. Known as the \"Gatchaman\" team, it is their mission to defeat Galactor.

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Inu to anata no monogatari: Inu no eiga

Inu to anata no monogatari: Inu no eiga

Inu to anata no monogatari: Inu no eiga
IMDb: 6.6
87 min

A series of short stories explore the connection of love between dogs and people.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Red Cliff II

Red Cliff II

Red Cliff II
IMDb: 7.6
136 min

The battle of Red Cliff continues and the alliance between Xu and East Wu is fracturing. With Cao Cao\'s massive forces on their doorstep, will the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu survive?

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Genre: Best 2009
Red Cliff

Red Cliff

Red Cliff
IMDb: 7.4
150 min

In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of unprecedented scale. Left with no other hope for survival, the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu formed an unlikely alliance.

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Genre: Best 2008
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
Death Note

Death Note

Death Note
IMDb: 7.7
126 min

Light Yagami finds the \"Death Note,\" a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to create a Utopia by killing the world\'s criminals, and soon the world\'s greatest detective, \"L,\" is hired to find the mysterious murderer. An all out battle between the two greatest minds on earth begins and the winner will control the world.

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Fearless

Fearless

Fearless
IMDb: 7.6
103 min

Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his nation. The son of a great fighter who didn\'t wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, Huo resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win.

Genre: Best Sport