With Shôchiku Eiga (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
12 | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
Votes: 1,314,993 | Gross: $342.55M
3. Faa yeung nin wa (2000)
AL | 98 min | Drama, Romance
Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.
Votes: 102,299 | Gross: $2.73M
4. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
16 | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
Votes: 213,468 | Gross: $140.54M
6. Reindeer Games (2000)
16 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with the other man's girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself a reluctant participant in a casino heist.
Votes: 34,994 | Gross: $23.36M
9. A Hard Day's Night (1964)
AL | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
Votes: 36,198 | Gross: $13.78M
10. The Claim (2000)
16 | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Western
A prospector who sold his wife and infant daughter in exchange for a mining claim, tries desperately to win them back as he helps to build the Pacific Railroad with a group of pioneer friends.
Votes: 5,686 | Gross: $0.67M
11. Enigma (2001)
12 | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves.
Votes: 19,092 | Gross: $4.30M
12. Seppuku (1962)
133 min | Action, Drama, History
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.
13. Holy Smoke (1999)
16 | 115 min | Drama, Comedy
While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire P.J. Waters, a macho ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,161 | Gross: $1.76M
14. Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
138 min | Drama, History
After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius.
15. Girlfight (2000)
12 | 110 min | Drama, Sport
Diana, without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers.
Votes: 8,812 | Gross: $1.52M
18. Iris (I) (2001)
AL | 91 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Votes: 16,024 | Gross: $1.29M
19. Hamlet (2000)
12 | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.
Votes: 8,678 | Gross: $1.57M
20. Ningen no jôken (I) (1959)
12 | 208 min | Drama, War
A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.
21. Cure (1997)
111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.
Votes: 8,358 | Gross: $0.09M
23. Banshun (1949)
108 min | Drama
Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.
25. All the Little Animals (1998)
R | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Bobby Platt is a mentally slow young man who escapes an abusive, hateful stepfather who has killed his pets one by one. To save himself, Bobby runs away and meets a strange old man who ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,500 | Gross: $0.03M
27. Brother (I) (2000)
16 | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.
Votes: 20,376 | Gross: $0.45M
29. Long de xin (1985)
R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally disabled brother. Innocently caught up in a gangland fight, the brother is kidnapped ... See full summary »
30. Sonatine (1993)
R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. The war escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach.
31. Gin-iro no kami no Agito (2006)
6 | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Romance
It is 300 years into the future. Earth's environment had been devastated by mankind's own foolish plans and humankind is beleaguered by the sentient forests which they have awoken. The ... See full summary »
33. Hakuchi (1951)
6 | 166 min | Drama, Romance
A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.
34. Genroku Chûshingura (1941)
241 min | Action, Drama, History
In 1701, Lord Takuminokami Asano has a feud with Lord Kira and he tries to kill Kira in the corridors of the Shogun's palace. The Shogun sentences Lord Asano to commit suppuku and deprives ... See full summary »
35. Ningen no jôken (1961)
190 min | Drama, History, War
His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.
36. Passion of Mind (2000)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A psychological romantic thriller where fantasy and reality become indistinguishable for a woman leading a double life in her dreams.
Votes: 2,994 | Gross: $0.77M
39. Het Monster van Peking (1977)
AL | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter. The action, locations set in India, and interracial romance made ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,412 | Gross: $0.02M
42. Gohatto (1999)
100 min | Drama, History, Thriller
The new member of a samurai militia unit causes disruption as several of his colleagues fall in love with him, threatening to disturb the rigid code of their squad.
Votes: 6,609 | Gross: $0.05M
43. Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo (1932)
100 min | Comedy, Drama
Two young brothers throw a tantrum when they discover that their father isn't the most important man in his workplace.
44. Unagi (1997)
117 min | Drama
A businessman kills his adulterous wife and is sent to prison. After the release, he opens a barbershop and meets new people, talking almost to no one except an eel he befriended while in prison.
Votes: 4,992 | Gross: $0.41M
45. Bushi no ichibun (2006)
121 min | Drama, Romance
A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.
Votes: 2,924 | Gross: $0.02M
50. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939)
143 min | Drama, Romance
The adopted son of a legendary actor, and an aspiring star himself, turns to his infant brother's wet nurse for support and affection - only for her to give up everything for her beloved's glory.