Monday, September 21

Best Japanese Movies on Netflix [September 2020]

Whether you like hardcore action or humor; you’re bound to love Japanese movies. They have a rich story, exceptional action scenes and funny dialogues all around.

Today, you can watch some of the best Japanese movies on Netflix. Netflix offers subtitles and even voice-dubbing to make these movies even more amusing.

But wait, there’s more!

Netflix also updates it’s content now and then. That means, you’ll be able to see more Japanese movies as time passes.

For now, we have prepared a list of some of the best Japanese movies you can watch on Netflix today.

So why wait?!

Let’s get started!

1. Bakuman

Movie Type: Adolescent Drama

Cast : Ken Saito, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Shota Someya

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.76 points

Play time :1 hour 59 minutes

His classmate Akihito Takagi invites him to become a manga artist, and they start to write manga together, but…

Shonen Jump’s “friendship,” “effort,” and “victory” were tightly portrayed. The CG images of the cartoon scenes were so fascinating that I couldn’t help but stare at them.

2. The Handsome Suit

Movie Type: Heartfelt romantic comedy work

Starring: Shosuke Tanihara, Muga Tsukaji, Keiko Kitagawa

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.61 points

Play time: 1 hour 56 minutes

Takuro, who has been without a girlfriend for 33 years, is a good cook and has a kind heart, but he is ugly and not very fit. One day, however, while visiting a men’s clothing store, he encounters a mysterious suit that transforms him into a handsome man in the blink of an eye.

I’ve been wanting a handsome suit myself. However, it made me realize that it’s important to not get carried away and just live the way you are.

3. Piece of Cake

Movie Type: Love romance

Starring: Tsuyoshi Ayano, Mikako Tabe, Tohri Matsuzaka

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.22 points

Play time: 2 hours and 1 minute

Umemiya Shino, who is not a big fan of relationships, breaks up with her domestic violence-bound boyfriend and changes her mind at work and at home. However, the neighbor who moved in was the manager of the new part-time job. Shino falls in love with the store manager, but he has a girlfriend who lives with him.

You’ll be hooked on the realistic and messy developments. I was able to sympathize with some of the jokes like, “There’s a person like this in the workplace, isn’t there?

4. Hula Girl

Movie Type: A human drama based on a true story

Cast : Yu Aoi, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Etsushi Toyokawa

Yahoo! Movie Rating :4.32 points

Play time: 2 hours

Set in Fukushima, this upbeat and exhilarating human drama tells the story of a struggling hula dancer who struggles to pull off a successful hula dance show.

There is no waste of time in the development of the story, and the film moves along quickly and smoothly, and the comedy element and the human drama element are kept in perfect balance.

5. Mom Thinks I’m Crazy to Marry a Japanese Guy

Movie Type: Non-fiction, romantic comedy

Starring: Jen Mangshu, Yuta Nakano, Yehisuzu Hiruko

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.93 points

Play time: 1 hour 33 minutes

A true story of a Japanese man, Mogi, who actually got married internationally through Facebook, and a Taiwanese girl, Lin, who loves Japan.

The social network scenes were adorable and the songs were well balanced, which was great. I even jumped to a Facebook page where we actually do it as a couple.

6. Gintama

Movie Type: Comedy works

Starring: Shun Oguri, Masaki Sugata, Kena Hashimoto

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 2.61 points

Play time: 2 hours 11 minutes

This comedy movie is a live-action adaptation of the popular comic by Sorachi Hideaki.

I was surprised at the quality of the reproduction, even compared to the original manga and anime. I actually went to see the film in a movie theater, and the audience in the theater laughed incessantly as director Yuichi Fukuda’s world was in full swing.

7. Your lie in April

Movie Type: A live-action adaptation of a popular comic book.

Cast: Suzu Hirose, Kento Yamazaki, Anna Ishii

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 2.61 points

Play time: 2 hours and 1 minute

The genius pianist Arima Fair is said to have lost his ability to play the piano after his mother’s death, but an encounter with the cheerful and cheerful Miyazono Kaori, who is the same age as him, leads him to face the piano. However, she has a secret.

The positive and cheerful main character, Kaori Miyazono, gives us a lot of energy. It’s not just a school romantic comedy, but also a work that will resonate with adults because of the weight of the story.

8. Snakes and Earrings

Movie Type: A romantic suspense film about love and despair.

Starring: Yuriko Yoshitaka, Kengo Kora, Arata Iura

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 2.81 points

Play time: 2 hours and 5 minutes

The innocent Rui is in a love triangle with Ama, a man who pierces and tattoos all over his body, and Shiva, a carver, who pierces and tattoos his tongue, but her heart is somehow unfulfilled. Louis tries to find something that will not satisfy him.

There are a lot of violent scenes, but it’s a unique worldview that draws you in. It conveys the pain of living and is painful, but it’s worth watching.

9. Shinjuku Swan

Movie Type: A live-action adaptation of a best-selling film

Starring: Tsuyoshi Ayano, Takayuki Yamada, Yusuke Iseya

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.08 points

Play time: 2 hours 19 minutes

The main character, Shiratori Tatsuhiko, has no money, but his ambition is unbeatable. One day in Shinjuku Kabukicho, he meets a legend as a scout, and ends up working for a scouting company called Burst. As a scout, Tatsuhiko Shiratori grows up in Kabukicho while interacting with a lot of people and things.

I hadn’t read the original book, but I enjoyed it. The cast is gorgeous, and the settings of the people who appear in Shinjuku were realistic and raw.

10. Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?

Movie Type: Human SF Drama

Cast: Yuta Yamazaki, Nanae Okumae

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.39 points

Play time: 49 minutes

This work delicately depicts the last summer day of elementary school for a girl and boys as they battle over a firework display.

It’s a work that feels nostalgic against the backdrop of the times, and it’s different from the recently released anime, and with a short play time of only 49 minutes, I was able to watch it quickly.

11. Angel’s Last Mission

Movie Type: A pure love story based on a mobile novel

Starring: Nozomi Sasaki, Shosuke Tanihara, Hikaru Yamamoto

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.35 points

Play time: 2 hours

A charismatic high school girl, Rio, who is visually perfect and is admired by everyone, cannot trust people because of her past trauma, and only values money. One day, however, she meets a dull 35-year-old university professor, Mitsuki, and learns that she is in love with someone for the first time, but Mitsuki has a secret that she is keeping from Rio.

It was adorable to see Rio recovering after falling in love with Mitsuki, a university professor. The story is complex, but it’s purely feel-good.

12. Bitter Sweet

Movie Type: Romantic Comedy film based on a Web Comic

Starring: Haruna Kawaguchi, Kento Hayashi

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.57 points

Play time: 1 hour 36 minutes

Two opposites, a career woman whose job is to be her lover and a vegetarian homosexual who is an art teacher at a boys’ school, come to live together after a certain event.

There were some scenes that made me laugh and some that made me cry, so it was an easy movie to watch. I get hungry every time I watch this movie.

13. My Sassy Girl

Movie Type: Romantic Comedy with a bit of Mischief

Cast: Chung Ji-hyun, Cha Tae-hyun, Kim In-moon

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.62 points

Play time: 2 hours 3 minutes

Kinu, an ordinary timid college student, meets a violent, free-spirited budding screenwriter. Kinu falls in love with her even as she swings him around.

Her free-spiritedness is cute and addictive. This is one of the most exhilarating romantic comedies in Korea, and although it is frustrating at times, it ends with a satisfyingly happy ending. It’s been remade in many countries, so it’s interesting to see the different tastes.

14. 5 Centimeters per Second

Movie Type: Wistful yet beautiful love story

Starring: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondo, Satomi Hanamura

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.57 points

Play time: 1 hour and 2 minutes

Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari, who were separated by graduation, had a special feeling for each other. However, Takaki musters up the courage to go and see Akari.

Many of the dialogues were short and simple like poetry, but heartfelt. The images of nature such as light, wind, and grass were so beautiful and so transparent that you could not feel the anime.

15. Wolf Girl and Black Prince

Movie Type: Romantic Comedy

Cast: Fumi Nikaido, Kento Yamazaki, Nobuyuki Suzuki

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 2.28 points

Play time: 1 hour 56 minutes

Shinohara Erika, a high school student, has been talking about her fictional boyfriend for the sake of showing off in order to match up with her friends. As a result of his suspicions, he is asked to play the role of boyfriend by Sada Kyouya, the prince of the same high school, but in reality, he is a nasty, sexist character.

It’s a romantic comedy full of a shoujo manga feel, and the content is well put together and I was able to enjoy it until the end.

16. A Loving Husband

Movie Type: Heartwarming love romance

Cast: Yuki Amami, Hiroshi Abe

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.75 points

Play time: 1 hour 56 minutes

Junior high school teacher Miyamoto Yohei and his wife Miyoko begin their life together again after 25 years since their child was born. However, bewildered, his wife Miyoko calls for a divorce. We’ve been reviewing our family relationships.

17. Pale Moon

Movie Type: Thrilling Drama

Starring: Rie Miyazawa, Sousuke Ikematsu, Yuko Oshima

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 4.00 points

Play time: 2 hours 6 minutes

An ordinary housewife working at a bank has an affair with a younger man, and as she tries to get him to turn to her, she loses all sense of money and finally embezzles the bank’s money.

It’s a different taste from the original and there’s a lot of goodness in the movie, so I enjoyed it. There are so many realistic and humanistic scenes that made me nervous and the last scene was shocking.

18. 100 Yen Love

Movie Type: Drama that Resonates Heart

Starring: Sakura Ando, Hirofumi Arai

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 4.03 points

Play time: 1 hour 53 minutes

Kazuko, a 32-year-old living at home, leads an ordinary life, but her life changes when she falls in love with a boxer and wakes up to boxing.

The acting skills of the lead actress, Sakura Ando, were appealing. I’m sure you’ll be amazed at the changes in your body when you go from being a NEET to an athlete.

19. Honnoji Hotel

Movie Type: Sci-Fi Fantasy

Cast: Haruka Ayase, Shinichi Tsutsumi

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.81 points

Play time: 1 hour 58 minutes

Former office worker Mayuko Kuramoto gets married after her company goes bankrupt, and travels to Kyoto to meet her husband’s parents. On the way to the Honnoji Hotel, Mayuko realizes that she has been transported back in time to the Honnoji in 1582. The story takes an unexpected turn as we repeatedly go back in time.

Even those who are not very familiar with Japanese history will be able to fully enjoy this work. It is a fantasy film that can be watched with laughter and peace of mind without being so frightening.

20. Doroppu (Drop)

Movie Type: Action Yankee

Cast: Hiroki Narimiya, Hiro Mizushima

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.18 points

Play time: 2 hours and 1 minute

Hiroshi was an ordinary junior high school student, but in search of stimulation, he transferred to a school full of Yankees and put up a fight with Tatsuya, a charismatic Yankee. Tatsuya likes Hiroshi, who has a big mouth, and he joins the ranks of Yankees.

The character of a junior high school student is a little unreasonable, but the comedians who appear in some parts of the film were interesting. Of course, I enjoyed the story itself because it was like a royal Yankee movie.

21. Confessions

Movie Type: Mystery

Starring: Takako Matsu

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.9 points

Play time: 1 hour 46 minutes

The story begins with a teacher’s confession that her daughter was murdered by a student, and is structured as a monologue for the characters. A shocking film that caused a stir with both pros and cons, with a mixture of falsehoods and falsehoods.

It’s a revenge story about Ms. Moriguchi, played by Takako Matsu, who calmly and calmly tracks down her students. Even though he is the one whose daughter was murdered, Moriguchi has very few emotional scenes, but the scene where he breaks down in tears gives you an indescribable feeling that makes your heart go into a heap, but it is a thought-provoking work from beginning to end.

22. Helter Skelter

Movie Type: Suspense

Starring: Erika Sawajiri

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 2.7 points

Play time: 2 hours 06 minutes

Ririko is a top star in the entertainment world. She had acquired her perfect good looks through full body plastic surgery, but now she was beset by aftereffects and the fear of falling from the top in a fierce battle for the top spot.

Erika Sawajiri, who plays Ririko, is the most beautiful, cute, and sexy character in the film, and there is a part where the character of Ririko and Erika Sawajiri are superimposed on each other, which is why I think I enjoyed the film. It depicts things like the blackness and dirt behind the glamorous front stage. Director Mika Ninagawa’s colorful worldview is one of the highlights of this film.

23. Rage

Movie Type: Drama

Starring: Ken Watanabe

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 4 points

Play time: 2 hours 21 minutes

A couple was murdered in Hachioji on a hot summer day. The perpetrator fled the scene, leaving the word “anger” in his blood. A year later, three men of unknown identity appear in Chiba, Tokyo, and Okinawa.

The perpetrators of the matrimonial murders continue to get away with plastic surgery and mingling with society. It’s not just about finding the culprit, it’s also about carefully describing each character’s story that is not directly related to the case, so you are drawn in without being bored by the back and forth of distrust, sadness, and love.

24. Double life

Movie Type: Suspense film

Starring: Masaki Suda

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.1

Play time: 2 hours 07 minutes

A bold adaptation of Yoshida Shuichi’s masterpiece by director Ji Sohil. Tama, a graduate student of philosophy, accepts her professor’s recommendation to follow her neighbors. When she learns of her neighbor’s secret, she becomes obsessed with following him, and the effect of her following erodes her daily life and her relationship with her lover.

Unsure of why she is alive, she consults her professor and is told to “follow a stranger”, and the main character, Tama, begins following her without reason. It’s not a movie with a clear aftertaste because of the emotions and secrets and complexity, but it’s a movie that makes you think about what you wanted to do and what you were thinking.

25. Moteki

Movie Type: Strange Love Romance

Cast: Mirai Moriyama

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.6 points

Play time: 1 hour 58 minutes

Yukiyo Fujimoto, a writer for a herbivorous news site, is not popular with the public.

It’s a pop romantic comedy film that’s fast-paced, with laughs and tears unfolding in Tenpoku. The story of Yukiyo, a male otaku, who meets a miraculous beauty, is humorously depicted and is fun to watch.

26. Survival Family

Movie Type: Strange Love Romance

Starring: Fumiyo Kohinata

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.8 points

Play time: 1 hour 57 minutes

One day, everything that needed electricity suddenly stopped working. As the chaos unfolds, the father of an ordinary Tokyo family decides to escape to the countryside. The family’s survival begins.

It is the story of the Suzuki family, an ordinary, ordinary family, but the family, which had been separated, deepens its bond and comes together when they are unable to use electricity, water, gas, or even dry cell batteries. Of course, it was a movie that made me appreciate the environment I have now.

27. Midnight Sun

Movie Type: Drama

Cast : YUI

Yahoo! Movie Rating : 4.2 points

Play time : 1 hour 59 minutes

The girl, who lives to avoid the sun because of her illness, plays her guitar in front of the station at night. There she meets a young man who is secretly in love with her.

Kaoru Amane, played by YUI, is battling a disease called XP, a disease that should not be exposed to the sun’s rays, and her battle with it is portrayed in a refreshing, rather than messy, manner. I liked the story of the protagonist who tries to live a cheerful life until the end and the young man’s strong feelings and actions in order to bring this singing voice to many people. I like the fact that there were no scenes of death or intense grief in the film, but it was done in a gentle way.

28. 7 Days of Himawari and her Puppies

Movie Type: Drama

Starring: Masato Sakai

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.8 points

Play time: 1 hour 57 minutes

After 7 days, the time is up and it will be disposed of…. A man working at the health center decides to protect a newborn puppy and find an owner for it.

The reality is that tens of thousands of animals in health centers are slaughtered every year, but this is a warm story about one dog. There are some people who say that this baby was just lucky and that there are tens of thousands of other animals that have been abandoned.

29. My tomorrow, Your yesterday (Tomorrow I Will Date Yesterday’s You)

Movie Type: Love Story

Starring: Sota Fukushi

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 4.05 points

Play time: 1 hour 50 minutes

The unbelievable secret behind her smile. As their love for each other deepens, the fate that they have carried with them weighs heavily on their hearts.

It was a film that made me cry, even though I’m not good at domestic romance movies. Although there is a part of the story that can be read a little, it is a recommended love movie that can be moved by the casting of exquisite actors and the wistful but cloying shadow image.

30. The Story of Yonosuke

Movie Type: A human drama with an unusual protagonist

Starring: Kengo Kora / Yuriko Yoshitaka

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 4.05 points

Play time: 2 hours and 40 minutes

Yonosuke Yokomichi, who is a bit out of his element, has a lot of new encounters with situations. Every episode of Yonosuke, who is so good-natured and liked by everyone, is…

Yonosuke Yokomichi’s character is very funny and his interactions with the characters around him are hilarious. We can’t take our eyes off of Yonosuke’s actions as he encounters various troubles and events after moving to Tokyo. This is a recommended domestic film that will make you laugh and cry.

31. Bunny Drop

Movie Type: Drama

Starring: Kenichi Matsuyama, Mana Ashida

Yahoo! Movie Rating: 3.29 points

Play time: 1 hour 53 minutes

When Daikichi, a bachelor in his 30s, returns home for his grandfather’s funeral, he unexpectedly takes in his grandfather’s illegitimate child, a six-year-old girl named Rin, and ends up living with her.


These were some of the best Japanese movies on Netflix you can watch right now on Netflix.

Japanese movies are just amazing and have so much to offer. We might have missed some great movies but we’ve tired our best to add variety to our list. Some movies may not have been available on Netflix when this issues was prepared.

Also Read: Best Netflix Movies 2020

Do you think we missed a great Japanese movies that’s readily available on Netflix? If yes, please comment down below.

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