Japanese movies

List of the best Japanese movies selected by visitors to our site: Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow, Us, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Happy Death Day 2U, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Children of the Sea, Saga of Tanya the Evil Movie, Promare: Galo-hen, Kingdom.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, cartoon, music

    After the idol group Aqours has won the final Love Live! contest, its remaining members prepare to enroll at a new school only to run into some unexpected trouble while the former members go missing on the way to their graduation trip. Separated, the girls begin to realize the value of their friendships as they attempt to find a solution to their various crises.

    Us (2019)
    Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.8)
    Genrehorror, thriller, detective
    CountryUSA, Japan, China
    PlotFear, Survival, Chase
    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.

      The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)
      Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
      Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
      CountryUSA, France, Japan
      StyleFor children, For winter evenings, For background

        Max the terrier must cope with some major life changes when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses.

        Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
        Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.6)
        Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family, detective
        CountryUSA, Japan
        StyleFor children, For winter evenings, For a group of friends, By games

          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.

          Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
          Mark8 (imdb: 6.2)
          Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy, detective
          CountryUSA, Japan
          CharactersManiacs, Students, Killers, Friends, Serial killers, Nurses
          PlotTime travel, Time machine, Weapon
          PlaceCollege, Parallel worlds
          StyleFascinating, Light, Disturbing

            Collegian Tree Gelbman wakes up in horror to learn that she's stuck in a parallel universe. Her boyfriend Carter is now with someone else, and her friends and fellow students seem to be completely different versions of themselves. When Tree discovers that Carter's roommate has been altering time, she finds herself once again the target of a masked killer. When the psychopath starts to go after her inner circle, Tree soon realizes that she must die over and over again to save everyone.

            Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
            Mark7.2 (imdb: 6)
            Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
            CountryUSA, Japan
            CharactersMonsters, Military, Dragons
            PlotDisasters, Apocalypse

              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.

              Children of the Sea (2019)
              Markimdb: 6.6
              Genrefantasy, adventure
              CharactersMonsters, Brothers, Friends, Sharks, Turtles, Fish, Babies
              PlaceSea, Trains, Beach

                Ruka is a young girl whose parents are separated and whose father works in an aquarium. When two boys, Umi and Sora, who were raised in the sea by dugongs, are brought to the aquarium, Ruka feels drawn to them and begins to realize that she has the same sort of supernatural connection to the ocean that they do. Umi and Sora's special power seems to be connected to strange events that have been occurring more and more frequently, such as the appearance of sea creatures far from their home territory and the disappearance of aquarium animals around the world. However, the exact nature of the boys' power and of the abnormal events is unknown, and Ruka gets drawn into investigating the mystery that surrounds her new friends.

                Saga of Tanya the Evil Movie (2019)
                Markimdb: 7.6
                Genreaction, fantasy
                CharactersFriends, Lifeguards, Soldier
                PlaceJapan, Russia

                  The time is UC 1926. The Imperial Army's 203rd Air Mage Battalion led by Major Tanya Degurechaff has won the battle to the south against the Republic's stragglers. They expected to be given a vacation after returning victorious, but instead receive special orders from Staff HQ as soon as they get home. They are told that there were signs of a large-scale deployment near the Empire-Federation border.

                  Promare: Galo-hen (2019)
                  Markimdb: 7.3
                  Genrefantastic, action
                  CharactersFriends, Lifeguards, Heroes, Mutant
                  PlotRivalry, Adventure

                    A prequel set one day before the events of the Promare film.

                    Kingdom (2019)
                    Markimdb: 6.6
                    Genreaction, drama
                    CharactersKings, Hired assassins
                    PlaceJapan, China
                    StyleFascinating, Exciting

                      Set in Qin Dynasty during the warring states period in ancient China. Shin was a war orphan. He has a dream of becoming a great general Shin has a fateful encounter with young King Eisei. King Eisei aims to unify all of China.

                      Weathering with You (2019)
                      Markimdb: 7.7
                      Genrefantasy, melodrama

                        High school student Hodaka leaves his home on an isolated island and moves to Tokyo, but he immediately becomes broke. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds a job as a writer for a shady occult magazine. After he starts his job, the weather has been rainy day after day. In a corner of the crowded and busy city, Hodaka meets a young woman named Hina. Due to certain circumstances, Hina and her younger brother live together, but have a cheerful and sturdy life. Hina also has a certain power: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.

                        The Relative Worlds (2019)
                        Markimdb: 5.7
                        Genrefantastic, action, melodrama
                        CharactersKillers, Princesses, Heroes
                        PlotLove, Death

                          Shin has shut his heart ever since his mother died when he was young. His childhood friend Kotori has been looking after him ever since. Now that they are in the third year of high school, and it seems like they can finally move forward, another Shin from another Japan has suddenly appeared in front of them.

                          Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest (2019)
                          Markimdb: 6.4
                          Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, adventure
                          CharactersTeens, Friends
                          PlotAdventure, Love, Betrayal
                          PlaceSchool, Parallel worlds
                          StyleFascinating, Action, Spectacular

                            Seventeen-year-old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They're treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku's wet dream quickly turns into Hajime's nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime's job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith's level of strength?

                            Chihayafuru Part III (2018)
                            Markimdb: 7.1
                            Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport

                              The third installment of the Chihayafuru trilogy.

                              First Man (2018)
                              Mark6.2 (imdb: 7.3)
                              Genredrama, biography, history
                              CountryUSA, Japan
                              CharactersPilots, Astronauts, Dogs
                              PlotCancer, Death, Obsession, On real events
                              PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Party, Moon, Deserts
                              StyleAtmospheric, Tense, For men, Best soundtracks, Worth watching, Oscars, Exciting, Unexpected ending

                                A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

                                Downrange (2018)
                                Markimdb: 5.4
                                Genrehorror, action, thriller
                                CountryJapan, USA
                                CharactersSnipers, Wolves
                                PlotTime travel, Cars, Survival, Travel

                                  Stranded at the side of the road after a tire blowout, a group of friends become targets for an enigmatic sniper.

                                  Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
                                  Mark7 (imdb: 5.6)
                                  Genrefantastic, action, adventure
                                  CountryUSA, United Kingdom, China, Japan
                                  CharactersMonsters, Robots, Aliens, Scientists, Thieves, Hackers
                                  PlotMulti-part, Artificial Intelligence, Apocalypse, Investigation, Motorcycles, End of the world
                                  PlaceMountains, Ships, Aircraft, Siberia
                                  StyleUnexpected ending

                                    It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes when the Kaiju threat returns.

                                    Batman Ninja (2018)
                                    Mark9 (imdb: 5.6)
                                    Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, cartoon
                                    CountryJapan, USA
                                    CharactersNinja, Superhero, Dogs, Horses, Monkeys, Birds, Criminals
                                    PlotTime machine, Martial Arts, Time travel, Motorcycles, Weapon
                                    PlaceJapan, Castle
                                    StyleFancy, DC

                                      Gorilla Grodd's time displacement machine transports many of Batman's worst enemies to feudal Japan —along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies —including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family— to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City.

                                      Shoplifters (2018)
                                      Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
                                      Genredrama, crime
                                      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.

                                        Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
                                        Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.5)
                                        Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, cartoon
                                        CharactersOrphans, Warriors, Knights
                                        PlotLove, Adventure, Death, Adoption
                                        StyleMakes me think, Touching, To cry, Exciting, Soulful

                                          A story of encounters and partings interwoven between people; this is a human drama with feelings that touch one's heart gradually, which everyone has experienced at least once.