Feature Film, Japanese (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020)

R | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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75 Metascore

After his family was brutally murdered and his sister turned into a demon, Tanjiro Kamado's journey as a demon slayer began. Tanjiro and his comrades embark on a new mission aboard the Mugen Train, on track to despair.

Director: Haruo Sotozaki | Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Akari Kitô, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Hiro Shimono

Votes: 30,498

2. Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter Part II - The Beginning (2021)

TV-MA | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Kenshin Himura goes up against a mysterious weapons dealer named Enishi Yukishiro. He controls the underworld of China. The secret of Kenshin Himura's "Jujishou" is also revealed.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Masanobu Andô, Towa Araki, Kasumi Arimura, Kentez Asaka

Votes: 1,735

3. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.6
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96 Metascore

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 682,570 | Gross: $10.06M

4. Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop (2020)

TV-PG | 87 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A meeting and romance starts between two people with communication issues - a boy who wears headphones and uses haiku poems, and a shy girl who wears a mask and only does online videos.

Director: Kyohei Ishiguro | Stars: Somegorô Ichikawa, Hana Sugisaki, Kimberley Wong, Victoria Grace

Votes: 890

5. Your Name. (2016)

PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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79 Metascore

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki

Votes: 217,277 | Gross: $5.02M

6. Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter Part I - The Final (2021)

138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Kenshin's past catches up to him causing the destruction of Akabeko Restaurant, which was Kenshin's favorite place to eat. There, he finds a note with the word "Junchu" on it.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Shin'nosuke Abe, Yû Aoi, Munetaka Aoki

Votes: 4,584

7. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Votes: 351,355 | Gross: $4.71M

8. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 325,025 | Gross: $0.27M

9. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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94 Metascore

A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 247,847

10. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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76 Metascore

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 359,359 | Gross: $2.38M

11. A Silent Voice: The Movie (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Drama

8.2
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78 Metascore

A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

Director: Naoko Yamada | Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yûki, Kenshô Ono

Votes: 59,266

12. Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)

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

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: Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei, Yû Aoi, Munetaka Aoki

Votes: 22,687

13. Weathering with You (2019)

PG-13 | 112 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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72 Metascore

A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Tsubasa Honda, Sakura Kiryu

Votes: 28,959 | Gross: $7.80M

14. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.0
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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by a teenager, his gang of biker friends and a group of psychics.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 171,498 | Gross: $0.55M

15. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, War

8.2
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96 Metascore

In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Votes: 117,346 | Gross: $4.14M

16. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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A pop singer gives up her career to become an actress, but she slowly goes insane when she starts being stalked by an obsessed fan and what seems to be a ghost of her past.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 63,711 | Gross: $0.78M

17. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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86 Metascore

When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Votes: 305,679 | Gross: $1.11M

18. Belle: The Dragon and the Freckled Princess (2021)

122 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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89 Metascore

Suzu, a teenager living with her father in a small town in the mountains. In virtual world called "U", Suzu is Belle, a musical icon.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Kaho Nakamura, Ryô Narita, Shôta Sometani, Tina Tamashiro

Votes: 152

19. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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81 Metascore

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 173,105

20. Hara-Kiri (1962)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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85 Metascore

When a ronin requesting seppuku at a feudal lord's palace is told of the brutal suicide of another ronin who previously visited, he reveals how their pasts are intertwined - and in doing so challenges the clan's integrity.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 46,954

21. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

TV-MA | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.0
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76 Metascore

A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 133,912 | Gross: $0.52M

22. Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2020)

99 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Tsuneo is a university student and Josee is a young girl who has rarely gone out of the house by herself due to her being unable to walk. The two meet when Tsuneo finds Josee's grandmother taking her out for a evening walk.

Director: Kôtarô Tamura | Stars: Kaya Kiyohara, Taishi Nakagawa, Matsutera Chiemi, Kengo Kawanishi

Votes: 1,116

23. Tokyo Revengers (2021)

TV-14 | 120 min | Drama

8.9
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A middle-aged loser travels in time to his school years, and, in order to save the love of his life from future doom, he must become the leader of a dreaded school gang.

Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa | Stars: Takumi Kitamura, Yûki Yamada, Yôsuke Sugino, Keita Arai

Votes: 374

24. Ponyo (2008)

G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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86 Metascore

A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tomoko Yamaguchi

Votes: 131,149 | Gross: $15.09M

25. Audition (1999)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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69 Metascore

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura

Votes: 75,774

26. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 75,128 | Gross: $0.88M

27. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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83 Metascore

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: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Votes: 130,788

28. Shoplifters (2018)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka

Votes: 68,093 | Gross: $3.31M

29. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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86 Metascore

Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

Votes: 157,460 | Gross: $0.50M

30. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

NC-17 | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to an obsessive and ultimately destructive sexual relationship.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima, Yasuko Matsui

Votes: 19,357

31. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

TV-MA | 87 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.1
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Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995).

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 43,847

32. My Hero Academia Movie 3 (2021)

Animation, Action, Adventure

Izuku Midoriya has been framed for being a mass murderer.

Director: Kenji Nagasaki | Stars: Tetsu Inada, Yûki Kaji, Kenta Miyake, Yûichi Nakamura

33. Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time (2021)

154 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.2
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Shinji Ikari is still adrift after losing his will to live, but the place he arrives at teaches him what it means to hope. Finally, the Instrumentality Project is set in motion and he will ... See full summary »

Directors: Mahiro Maeda, Katsuichi Nakayama, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Megumi Ogata, Yûko Miyamura, Akira Ishida

Votes: 508

34. Ringu (1998)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

7.2
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A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

Votes: 65,804

35. Attack on Titan Part 1 (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.0
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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: Haruma Miura, Kiko Mizuhara, Kanata Hongô, Satomi Ishihara

Votes: 13,008 | Gross: $0.45M

36. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)

Not Rated | 109 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.0
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A high school student discovers one of his classmates, Sakura Yamauchi, is suffering from a terminal illness. This secret brings the two together, as she lives out her final moments.

Director: Shin'ichirô Ushijima | Stars: Mahiro Takasugi, Lynn, Yukiyo Fujii, Yuma Uchida

Votes: 10,885 | Gross: $0.28M

37. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 77,691 | Gross: $5.21M

38. Rurouni Kenshin: 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: Takeru Satoh, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Emi Takei, Munetaka Aoki

Votes: 10,530

39. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Keiko Yokozawa, Kotoe Hatsui, Minori Terada

Votes: 155,350

40. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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89 Metascore

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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryô Kase

Votes: 156,819 | Gross: $13.76M

41. 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: Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Yôsuke Eguchi

Votes: 14,019

42. House (1977)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

7.4
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A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which turns out to be haunted.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba, Ai Matsubara

Votes: 23,544

43. Rashomon (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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98 Metascore

The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 157,743 | Gross: $0.10M

44. Shin Godzilla (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Ôsugi

Votes: 25,258 | Gross: $1.91M

45. High and Low (1963)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 38,006

46. Yakuza and the Family (2020)

136 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Kenji Yamamoto's father died from using a stimulant drug. His life fell into desperation. Kenji then joined a crime syndicate. There, he meets the gang's boss Hiroshi Shibasaki. Hiroshi ... See full summary »

Director: Michihito Fujii | Stars: Gô Ayano, Naoyuki Fernandez, Hayato Ichihara, Hayato Isomura

Votes: 1,186

47. Whisper of the Heart (1995)

G | 111 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.9
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75 Metascore

A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and a boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses.

Director: Yoshifumi Kondô | Stars: Yoko Honna, Issey Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi

Votes: 55,713

48. Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway (2021)

TV-14 | 95 min | Animation, Action, Drama

6.8
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Hathaway Noa, still haunted by his past actions, joins a terrorist organization called Mufti and adopts the alias "Mufti Nabiyy Erin". Mufti is fighting a terrorist campaign against the Earth Federation government.

Director: Shûkô Murase | Stars: Kenshô Ono, Reina Ueda, Jun'ichi Suwabe, Sôma Saitô

Votes: 729

49. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 71,973 | Gross: $0.06M

50. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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80 Metascore

The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their teenage daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Mirai Shida, Ryûnosuke Kamiki

Votes: 84,920 | Gross: $19.20M


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