Japanese movies about the chase

List of the best Japanese chase movies selected by visitors to our site: Us, MFKZ, Shoplifters, Blame!, The Fate of the Furious, Mary and the Witch's Flower, The Mummy, Inferno, The Secret Life of Pets, Attack on Titan
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Us (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Japan, China
Duration01:56
CharactersFamily
PlotFear, Survival, Chase
PlaceBeach
StyleFancy, Disturbing, Unexpected ending, Tense

Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

MFKZ (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, cartoon
CountryFrance, Japan
Duration01:37
CharactersCouriers
PlotAdventure, Chase
PlaceJapan, France

Angelino is just one of thousands of deadbeats living in Dark Meat City. But an otherwise unremarkable scooter accident caused by a beautiful, mysterious stranger is about to transform his life... into a waking nightmare! He starts seeing monstrous forms prowling around all over the city... Is Angelino losing his mind, or could an alien invasion really be happening this quietly...?

Shoplifters (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
Genredrama, crime
CountryJapan
Duration01:48
CharactersPoor, Family, Orphans, Thieves, Criminals
PlotMystery, Money, Death, Love, Snow, Loneliness, Chase
PlaceJapan, Trains, Prison
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.

Blame! (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:06
CharactersRobots, Friends, Scientists
PlotFight, Chase
PlaceVillage
TimeFuture

In the distant technological future, civilization has reached its ultimate Net-based form. An "infection" in the past caused the automated systems to spiral out of order, resulting in a multi-leveled city structure that replicates itself infinitely in all directions. Now humanity has lost access to the city's controls, and is hunted down and purged by the defense system known as the Safeguard. In a tiny corner of the city, a little enclave known as the Electro-Fishers is facing eventual extinction, trapped between the threat of the Safeguard and dwindling food supplies. A girl named Zuru goes on a journey to find food for her village, only to inadvertently cause doom when an observation tower senses her and summons a Safeguard pack to eliminate the threat. With her companions dead and all escape routes blocked, the only thing that can save her now is the sudden arrival of Killy the Wanderer, on his quest for the Net Terminal Genes, the key to restoring order to the world.

The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Canada
Duration03:07
CharactersHackers, Drivers, Friends, Family, Spy, Snipers, Bodyguards, Terrorists
PlotCars, Racing, Money, Betrayal, Technology, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Prison Break, Chase
PlaceNew York, Hotels, Prison, Submarines, Aircraft
StyleExciting, Unexpected ending, Action, Fascinating

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration02:12
CharactersWitch, Wizards, Friends, Scientists, Cats, Deer
PlotAdventure, Experiments, Chase, Cheating, Witchcraft
PlaceParallel worlds, Village, Nature, Laboratory
StyleLight, Fascinating

Mary Smith, a young girl who lives with her great-aunt in the countryside, follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest where she finds a strange flower and an old broom, none of which is as ordinary as it seems.

The Mummy (2017)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Japan
Duration02:28
CharactersArchaeologists, Gods, Monsters, Kings, Dogs, Zombie, Thieves, Horses
PlotDisasters, Revenge, Supernatural, Adventure, Death, Martial Arts, Fate, Chase
PlaceTomb, London, Egypt, Aircraft
StyleUnexpected ending

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Inferno (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Japan, Turkey, Hungary
Duration02:03
CharactersDoctors
PlotViruses, Love, Chase, Adventure, Lost memory, Conspiracies
PlaceItaly
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, For men

After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:45
CharactersCats, Dogs, Friends, Animals, Family, Birds, Rabbits, Fish, Frogs
PlotAdventure, Chase
StyleLight, To cry, Smart, Disney

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

Attack on Titan (2015)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 5)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryJapan
Duration01:15
CharactersMonsters, Giants, Family, Animals, Ninja
PlotRevenge, Fate, Justice, Chase
PlaceJapan
TimePost apocalypse
StyleCreepy

100 years ago, titans suddenly appeared on Earth. Soon, human civilization veered on collapse due to the titans. Humans then built a giant wall to defend themselves. Within the giant walls, humans lived in peace, but, 100 years later, the giant wall is broken.

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The Wolverine (2013)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan
Duration02:06
CharactersSuperhero, Samurai, Heroes, Mutant
PlotSupernatural, Martial Arts, Dreams, Superpowers, Chase
PlaceJapan
StyleMarvel, Action, Exciting, Depressive, For men, Gloomy

Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.

The Incite Mill (2010)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryJapan
Duration01:47
CharactersManiacs, Housewives, Girlfriends, Old man
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Weapon, Mystery, Experiments, Chase
PlacePrison

Ten people gather together at a complex named “Ankikan” after hearing of a short term job paying 112,000 Yen ($1,236 USD) per hour. The ten people are informed that they will be monitored 24 hours a day for 7 days straight in a psychological experiment. They are then sent to individual rooms with a different weapon located in each room. Once they are locked in they learn the rules of the psychological experiment. 1.) Each person must return to their room by 10 PM. 2.) At the end of 7 days or when there are only two surviving members left alive the experiment will end. The next day a person is found shot to death. Now, what looked like a dream job will turn into a nightmare ...

Public Enemies (2009)
Mark9 (imdb: 7)
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:20
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, FBI, Special agents, Tough guys, Partners
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Skirmishes, Chase, On real events
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Disturbing

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.

K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces (2008)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, crime
CountryJapan
CharactersHeroes
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Chase, Pads
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing

In an alternate version of 1949 Japan in which World War II never happened, the Japanese capital of Teito is home to both an ultra rich upper class and the dirt poor masses. The city is thrown into a state of panic when a phantom thief called “The Kaijin (Fiend) with 20 Faces” (K-20 for short) begins to use his mysterious abilities to steal from the rich and give to the poor. One day a circus acrobat named Heikichi Endo (Takeshi Kaneshiro) is framed for K-20’s crimes and becomes determined to clear his name. He teams up with K-20’s next target, a wealthy duchess named Yoko Hashiba (Takako Matsu) and her detective fiancé (Toru Nakamura), to take K-20 down once and for all.

Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, cartoon, crime
CountryJapan
Duration01:51
CharactersFriends, Lifeguards, Gangsters, Heroes, Orphans, Yakuza
PlotFight, Investigation, Chase, Adventure, Rivalry, Treasures
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

When mysterious foreign entrepreneurs appear with the intention of tearing down Treasure Town and replacing it with an amusement park, Black and White face their greatest adversaries yet. It is up to the destructive Black to save the fate of the city and up to the gentle White to save Black from his own dark nature. On the street of an unnamed city, literally high-flying urchins Black and White look to protect their turf from invasion from other gangs. While he can be tough in a fight or wielding a weapon, White is an 11-year-old who can't even dress himself. Slightly older, Black is more worldly and treats his buddy with paternal love. Both look on their city as "our town." Also prone to seeing the city as his property is world-weary yakuza leader Suzuki, aka the Rat. Feeling the town has become too placid, Suzuki plots his return, much to the consternation of local police.

Reincarnation (2005)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, detective
CountryJapan
CharactersSerial killers, Fathers, Actors
PlotSupernatural, Revenge, Experiments, Chase, Ghosts
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hotels, Small cities
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.

Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada, Japan, France
Duration01:49
CharactersZombie, Nurses
PlotViruses, End of the world, Apocalypse, Survival, Death, Chase, Fear
TimePost apocalypse
StyleHeavy

A group of surviving people take refuge in a shopping center after the world has been over taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies. A remake of the 1978 zombie film of the same name.

Steamboy (2004)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration02:06
CharactersInventors, Superhero, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Chase
PlaceEngland
TimeFuture
StyleSteampunk, Atmospheric, Exciting

After receiving a package from his grandfather, Ray, a young inventor who lives in England during the mid-19th century, finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict related to a revolutionary advance in steam power.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life (2003)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.6)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom
Duration01:57
CharactersArchaeologists, Monsters
PlotAdventure, Treasures, Expeditions, Chase
PlaceGreece
StyleExciting

Lara Croft ventures to an underwater temple in search of the mythological Pandora's Box but, after securing it, it is promptly stolen by the villainous leader of a Chinese crime syndicate. Lara must recover the box before the syndicate's evil mastermind uses it to construct a weapon of catastrophic capabilities.

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy, cartoon, crime
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersMafia, Hunters, Cowboys, Hackers
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Chase
PlaceSpace, Japan, Mars
TimeFuture, Halloween
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany
Duration01:40
CharactersArchaeologists, Monsters
PlotTreasures, Time travel, Adventure, Martial Arts, Chase
PlaceUSA, Tomb
StyleExciting, By games

English aristocrat Lara Croft is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and in the middle of a battle with a secret society. The shapely archaeologist moonlights as a tomb raider to recover lost antiquities and meets her match in the evil Powell, who's in search of a powerful relic.

Kite (1998)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, cartoon, crime
CountryJapan
Duration00:53
CharactersHired assassins, Orphans, Heroes, Teens
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Chase
PlaceCollege
StyleHeavy, For men

Sawa may seem innocent and naive, but don’t be fooled. She is a cold-blooded killer, and if you’re on the wrong side of the law, you may be her next target. Not content to just watch as the imperfect justice system lets more and more criminals go loose every day, a detective decides to train the young Sawa to be his instrument of justice.

Vampires (1998)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:48
CharactersVampire, Priests
PlotSupernatural, Revenge, Apocalypse, Death, Chase
PlaceParty
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Gothic

The church enlists a team of vampire-hunters to hunt down and destroy a group of vampires searching for an ancient relic that will allow them to exist in sunlight.

The Jackal (1997)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
Duration02:04
CharactersHired assassins, Gangsters, Heroes, Snipers, Spy, FBI
PlotRevenge, Chase
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, For men, Smart

Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI boss and a former IRA terrorist.

Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:23
CharactersSpecial agents, Robots, Hackers
PlotTechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Chase
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk, Atmospheric, Exciting, Depressive, Disturbing

In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins involving them in politics, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop the Puppetmaster.

Street Fighter (1994)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 4)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:42
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Military
PlotFights without rules, Martial Arts, Adventure, Hostage, Chase
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Heavy, For men

Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Castle in the Sky (1986)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration02:04
CharactersPirates, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Treasures, Chess, Chase
PlaceIslands, Castle
StyleSteampunk, Atmospheric, Exciting

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

The Relic (1997)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersHeroes, Monsters
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Chase
PlaceShips
StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting, Disturbing, Creepy

A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:42
CharactersThieves, Samurai, Heroes, Hired assassins, Gangsters
PlotTreasures, Adventure, Rivalry, Robbery, Chase, Wedding
PlaceCasino, Castle
StyleExciting

After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin the Third and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of expertly crafted counterfeit bills, he decides to track down the forgers responsible—and steal any other treasures he may find in the Castle of Cagliostro, including the 'damsel in distress' he finds imprisoned there.

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