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1. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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53 Metascore

A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 191,433 | Gross: $85.71M

2. Dragonball Evolution (2009)

PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

2.5
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45 Metascore

The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

Director: James Wong | Stars: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 67,743 | Gross: $9.35M

3. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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52 Metascore

In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche

Votes: 186,214 | Gross: $40.56M

4. Death Note (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.5
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43 Metascore

A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages, and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Nat Wolff, LaKeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham

Votes: 70,674

5. Speed Racer (2008)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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37 Metascore

A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci, Nicholas Elia

Votes: 66,595 | Gross: $43.95M

6. Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)

TV-14 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.3
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48 Metascore

Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes horribly wrong.

Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Ryôsuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 18,012

7. Blade of the Immortal (2017)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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72 Metascore

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine - ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara

Votes: 13,320 | Gross: $0.15M

8. Cowboy Bebop

Action, Adventure, Crime | Announced

A live-action adaptation of the popular anime about a crew of futuristic bounty hunters.

Stars: John Cho, Alex Hassell, Daniella Pineda, Elena Satine

9. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable - Chapter 1 (2017)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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A teen gifted with supernatural power discovers the truth behind his cursed and bizarre bloodline, and the evil that lurks within his town.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nana Komatsu, Masaki Okada

Votes: 1,053

10. Death Note (2006)

Not Rated | 126 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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A battle between the world's two greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto, Shigeki Hosokawa

Votes: 27,578

11. Attack on Titan (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.1
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In a world where giant humanoid Titans prey on humans, Eren joins the scouting legion to get revenge on the monsters who killed everyone in his town.

Director: Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Ashly Burch, Bryce Papenbrook, Monica Rial, Jun Kunimura

Votes: 11,396 | Gross: $0.45M

12. Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)

TV-MA | 134 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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A former assassin who has resolved to never kill again has his vow sorely tested.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Colleen Clinkenbeard, Patrick Seitz, J. Michael Tatum, Takeru Satoh

Votes: 18,482

13. Akira

102 min | Action, Drama, Mystery | Announced

The leader of a biker gang tries to save his kidnapped friend from a powerful supernatural experiment.

Director: Taika Waititi

14. Bleach (2018)

TV-14 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.4
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A Japanese teenager can see ghosts and sees a cute girl fighting an evil monster. He ends up with her reaper power and she as human in his high school class. He discovers a connection between his mom's death and these monsters.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Sôta Fukushi, Hana Sugisaki, Ryô Yoshizawa, Erina Mano

Votes: 9,307

15. Nicky Larson et le parfum de Cupidon (2018)

91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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Nicky Larson, the best private investigator in the business, is called for a high-risk mission: to recover the perfume of Cupid, a perfume that would make irresistible the one who uses it.

Director: Philippe Lacheau | Stars: Philippe Lacheau, Élodie Fontan, Tarek Boudali, Julien Arruti

Votes: 2,653

16. Death Note (2015– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Light Yagami, an ordinary university student, receives a death note which changes his life. The death note awakens his warped sense of justice and genius.

Stars: Masataka Kubota, Kento Yamazaki, Mio Yûki, Hinako Sano

Votes: 1,064

17. Tokyo Ghoul (2017)

TV-MA | 119 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.

Director: Kentarô Hagiwara | Stars: Brina Palencia, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Monica Rial, Amber Lee Connors

Votes: 2,779

18. The Guyver (1991)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.0
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A young man discovers a mechanical device that merges with his own body, turning him into a cyborg superhero. When strange creatures start appearing, trying to take the device back, he ... See full summary »

Directors: Screaming Mad George, Steve Wang | Stars: Greg Joung Paik, Jimmie Walker, Peter Spellos, Michael Berryman

Votes: 4,500

19. Yu Yu Hakusho (2020)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A delinquent teenager is killed in a car accident, and is resurrected as an investigator of the supernatural.

Director: Chûji Mikasano | Stars: Hirofumi Araki, Naoya Gômoto, Shohei Hashimoto, Yuka Hirata

20. Erased (2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates.

Stars: Yûki Furukawa, Tomoka Kurotani, Reo Uchikawa, Brenda Joan Wong

Votes: 2,337

21. Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno (2014)

TV-MA | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Colleen Clinkenbeard, Monica Rial, J. Michael Tatum, Justin Briner

Votes: 11,031

22. Crying Freeman (1995)

102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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A woman sees an assassin outside San Francisco killing yakuza men and later in Vancouver. She's been told that he leaves no witness. Will she be his next victim or...?

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Julie Condra, Kevan Ohtsji, Mark Dacascos, Debbie Podowski

Votes: 11,238

23. Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)

109 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.9
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The humanity is suffering from murders all over the globe, called "Mincemeat murders". High school student, Izumi Shinichi has a parasite living off him, having replaced his right hand, and he might be the discoverer of truth.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Shôta Sometani, Eri Fukatsu, Ai Hashimoto, Kazuki Kitamura

Votes: 3,732

24. Kingdom (2019)

R | 134 min | Action, History, War

6.8
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62 Metascore

In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Ryô Yoshizawa, Masami Nagasawa, Kanna Hashimoto

Votes: 845

25. Attack on Titan

98 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

Feature adaptation of Hajime Isayama's manga about a monster hunter out for revenge.

Director: Andy Muschietti

26. Initial D (2005)

TV-PG | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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48 Metascore

After winning his first competition, Takumi focuses his attention on drift racing, a sport he has unknowingly perfected while delivering tofu in his father's Toyota AE86.

Directors: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak, Ralph Rieckermann | Stars: Jay Chou, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Edison Chen, Shawn Yue

Votes: 7,147

27. Terra Formars (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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In an attempt to colonize Mars, 21st century scientists seed the planet with algae to absorb sun light and purify the atmosphere, and cockroaches who in turn spread the algae as they feed. ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Rila Fukushima, Shun Oguri, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 1,660

28. Rurouni Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends (2014)

TV-MA | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Vic Mignogna, Christopher Sabat, J. Michael Tatum, Justin Briner

Votes: 7,847

29. Inuyashiki (2018)

127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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An middle-aged office worker encounters aliens and is gifted with alien technology and limitless powers.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Noritake Kinashi, Takeru Satoh, Kanata Hongô, Fumi Nikaidô

Votes: 1,388

30. Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeshi Kaga, Shidô Nakamura, Erika Toda

Votes: 14,953

31. Prison School (2015)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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5 male students enrolls at a school that has all female students. The boarding school was formerly an all-girls high school until the new school year. The student council then places the 5 ... See full summary »

Stars: Taishi Nakagawa, Hirona Yamazaki, Aoi Morikawa, Asana Mamoru

Votes: 310

32. Kite (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.4
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19 Metascore

After her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murderer down with the help of his ex-partner.

Director: Ralph Ziman | Stars: India Eisley, Jaco Muller, Annabel Linder, Christina Storm

Votes: 5,512

33. Attack on Titan II: End of the World (2015)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

4.8
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A young boy name Eren Jaeger has to use his gift to know about the mystery of the Titans.

Director: Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Haruma Miura, Hiroki Hasegawa, Kanata Hongô, Kiko Mizuhara

Votes: 4,050 | Gross: $0.31M

34. City Hunter (2011– )

TV-Y | 60 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

8.2
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Lee Yun-seong was trained by his father's best friend in order to get revenge on the government for killing everyone in his father's unit.

Stars: Min-Ho Lee, Min-Young Park, Sang-Jung Kim, Ho-jin Chun

Votes: 4,171

35. Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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28 Metascore

A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon in disguise.

Director: Chris Nahon | Stars: Ji-Hyun Jun, Allison Miller, Liam Cunningham, JJ Feild

Votes: 14,195 | Gross: $0.26M

36. Gantz (2010)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Kanata Hongô, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Natsuna

Votes: 6,803

37. Gintama Live Action the Movie (2017)

131 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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In an era where aliens have invaded and conquered feudal Tokyo, a young samurai seeks work as he can.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda | Stars: Shun Oguri, Takayuki Yamada, Masami Nagasawa, Yûya Yagira

Votes: 1,785

38. Kakegurui (2018–2019)

24 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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A gambling prodigy comes to an elite school run by games and turns the order upside down.

Stars: Minami Hamabe, Ruka Matsuda, Natsume Mito, Aoi Morikawa

Votes: 396

39. Lupin the 3rd (2014)

133 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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The grandson of a legendary gentleman burglar assembles a team of thieves to steal a Cleopatran necklace from two parties - an ally-turned-rival, and an underworld tycoon.

Directors: James Bobin, Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Shun Oguri, Jerry Yan, Tetsuji Tamayama, Gô Ayano

Votes: 1,394

40. Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

TV-14 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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In 2199, the crew of the space battleship Yamato embark on a dangerous journey to the planet Iskandar to acquire a device that will rejuvenate the war-ravaged Earth.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Meisa Kuroki, Toshirô Yanagiba, Naoto Ogata

Votes: 5,684

41. Naruto (II)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

The Village Hidden in the Leaves is home to the stealthiest ninja in the land. But twelve years earlier, a fearsome Nine-tailed Fox terrorized the Village before it was subdued and its spirit sealed with in the body of baby boy-Naruto.

Director: Michael Gracey | Star: Ralph Kot

42. Fist of the North Star (1995)

R | 103 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Based on a graphic novel, this apocalyptic adventure centers on a man who must reverse the cataclysmic conditions of his world.

Director: Tony Randel | Stars: Gary Daniels, Malcolm McDowell, Costas Mandylor, Downtown Julie Brown

Votes: 2,966

43. Kiki's Delivery Service (2014)

108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Machiko Ono, Rie Miyazawa, Minako Kotobuki

Votes: 688

44. After the Rain (2018)

TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.9
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A young student falls in love with her middle-aged boss.

Director: Akira Nagai | Stars: Nana Komatsu, Yô Ôizumi, Nana Seino, Hayato Isomura

Votes: 617

45. Mob Psycho 100 (2018)

Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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A psychic middle school boy tries to live a normal life and keep his growing powers under control, even though he constantly gets into trouble.

Stars: Tatsuomi Hamada, Atsushi Arai, Masayuki Deai, Kôhei Fukuyama

Votes: 334 | Gross: $0.12M

46. Your Lie in April (2016)

122 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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A piano prodigy who lost his ability to play after suffering a traumatic event in his childhood is forced back into the spotlight by an eccentric girl with a secret of her own.

Director: Takehiko Shinjo | Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Suzu Hirose, Anna Ishii, Taishi Nakagawa

Votes: 873

47. Your Name

Drama, Fantasy | Announced

A live-action remake of the 2016 anime film about two strangers who mysteriously swap bodies.

Director: Marc Webb

48. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War (2019)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A high school girl and boy are part of the student council at a pricey school. They have a crush on one another, but have kept it under wraps so far. With awareness and an inkling of what ... See full summary »

Director: Hayato Kawai | Stars: Nana Asakawa, Amu Fukao, Yutaro Goto, Kanna Hashimoto

Votes: 25

49. Wicked City (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Taki is assigned to go after Daishu, a businessman who is suspected by the police to be selling the drug "happiness", a drug from the Rapter's world that causes people to "evaporate" if ... See full summary »

Director: Tai Kit Mak | Stars: Leon Lai, Jacky Cheung, Michelle Reis, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 782

50. Back Street Girls: Gokudols (2019)

87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Three male gangsters are forced by their boss into becoming a trio of female pop singers.

Director: Keinosuke Hara | Stars: Nana Asakawa, Masato Hanazawa, Kôichi Iwaki, Reiya Masaki

Votes: 93



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