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1. Uncharted / Uncharted (movie made in 2022)

アンチャーテッド Screening Date February 18, 2022
Country of Production U.S.A.
Running Time 116 min.
Genre Action Adventure/Adventure
Rating 3.8 / 5
Directed by Ruben Fleischer
Screenplay Art Markham, Matt Holloway
Cast Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg

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UNCHARTED" means in Japanese "a place not on the map. It is said that a treasure of 5 billion dollars lies there. Can young treasure hunters Nate (Tom Holland) and Sully (Mark Wahlberg) reach the treasure with the help of clues left behind by Nate's missing brother Sam and Magellan's nautical charts?

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2. Drive My Car (Film made in 2021)

ドライブ・マイ・カー Screening Date August 20, 2021
Country of production Japan
Running time 179 min.
Genre Drama
Rating 4.0 / 5
Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Screenplay Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
Original Story Haruki Murakami
Cast Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toruko Miura

Synopsis

Yusuke Iefuku is a stage actor and director. He lives a contented life with his wife, Oto, a playwright. Two years later, Iefuku is asked to direct a play at a theater festival and drives his beloved Saab to Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki, a taciturn driver. Iefuku lives with a sense of loss, but as he spends time with Misaki, he realizes something that he had been turning away from until then...

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3. The Unprotected (Film made in 2021)

護られなかった者たちへ Screening Date October 01, 2021
Country of production Japan
Running Time 134 min.
Genre Mystery
Rating 3.8 / 5
Directed by Takahisa Zeze (Toshihisa Suzuki / Antarctic No.1)
Screenplay by Tamio Hayashi
Original Story Nanari Nakayama
Cast Takeru Sato, Hiroshi Abe

Synopsis

A horrific serial murder case occurs in a city in Miyagi Prefecture in the present day, long after the Great East Japan Earthquake, in which people are left tied up and starved to death. The victims were all men of good character. Seiichiro Minoshino of the Miyagi Prefectural Police's Investigation Section finds a common thread between the two cases. The suspect who emerged from the investigation was Yasuhisa Tone, 31, who had just been released from prison after serving his sentence. He was a former model prisoner who had been imprisoned for arson and assault in order to help an acquaintance. While no conclusive proof of the culprit has been obtained, a third incident occurs... At the end of the intersection of unjustified crimes, punishment, and justice, there was a truth that was too painful to accept.

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4. Lie Eater (Film made in 2022)

嘘喰い Screening Date February 11, 2022
Country of production Japan
Running Time 119 min.
Rating 3.0 / 5
Directed by Hideo Nakata
Original Story Toshio SAKO
Cast Ryusei Yokohama, Yuto Sano

Synopsis

The prize is 2 billion yen. If you can't see through the lies, you die instantly. A genius gambler, Baku Ikarame, a.k.a. "The Lie-Eater," takes on the "Betoro," a members-only black market gambling club that controls Japan's political and financial worlds as well as the underworld. What awaits him is a mind-boggling psychological battle with the most powerful, lustful, and vicious cheaters who own memberships to the gambling club. Lies vs. lies. Immerse yourself in a "super dangerous death game" where cheating, killing, and anything else is possible.

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5. Character (Film made in 2021)

キャラクター Screening Date Jun 11, 2021
Country of Origin Japan
Running Time 125 min.
Genre Drama
Rating 3.8 / 5
Directed by Satoshi Nagai
Screenplay Naoshi Nagasaki (Richard Wu), Anna Kawahara, Satoshi Nagai
Original Story Naoshi Nagasaki (Richard Wu)
Cast Masaki Sugata, Fukase

Synopsis

Copied from "Absolute Evil
Two people collaborate on a serial murder case.
Keigo Yamashiro (Masaki Sugata) dreams of becoming a successful manga artist. Despite his high artistic ability, he is unable to draw realistic villainous characters due to his overly good-natured personality, and he spends all his time as an assistant. One day, at the request of his master, Yamashiro sets out to sketch "a house that looks happy no matter who sees it. He finds a house in a residential area that has a mysterious charm, and on a whim, he steps inside. What he sees there is a family of four in a state of utter disrepair. ...... And a man standing in front of them.

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6. Coda Ai no Uta / CODA (Film made in 2021)

コーダ あいのうた Screening Date January 21, 2022
Country of production USA, France, Canada
Running time 112 min.
Genre Drama, Music
Rating 4.3 / 5
Directed by Sian Heder
Screenplay by Sian Heder
Cast Emilia Jones, Troy Kozzer

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Ruby, the only one in her family who hears, dreams of singing. The courage she musters to take the next step transforms her family, their amusing and troublesome lives, and their problems into something powerful.

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Top Gun: Maverick (Film made in 2022)

トップガン マーヴェリック Screening Date May 27, 2022
Country of production U.S.A.
Running Time 131 min.
Genre Action
Rating 4.5 / 5
Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Screenplay Arlen Kruegerue, Rick Warren Singer
Cast Tom Cruise, Miles Teller

Synopsis

Top Gun, America's elite pilot team. But they are faced with a mission that is absolutely impossible, even for the best of the best ace pilots. The last trump card to succeed in their mission is the legendary pilot "Maverick" (Tom Cruise). Maverick is the best pilot in Top Gun's history, with record-breaking results, but his unorthodox personality and organization-unbounded behavior have kept him from being promoted and he remains in service. Why does he return to Top Gun and put his life on the line for this mission with the new generation of Top Gun? The excitement of flying through the sky and the "heart-pounding" emotion is here! The newest Sky Action movie is finally in theaters!

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8. My Intern / The Intern (2015 Film)

マイ・インターン Screening Date. October 10, 2015
Country of production U.S.A.
Running time 121 min.
Genres Comedy Sports
Rating 3.8 / 5
Directed by Nancy Myers
Screenplay Nancy Myers
Cast Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway

Synopsis.

Jules (Anne Hathaway) is the CEO of a fashion website and a family man who manages hundreds of employees in a glamorous world that every woman dreams of.
She seems to be living the ideal life of a woman, balancing work and family, but... But the biggest challenge of her life awaits her. She is assisted by Ben, a 40-year-old "senior" intern hired by the company as part of its welfare program.
Ben, who has a wealth of life experience, gives her the "best advice. The two gradually come to know each other, but Jules is saved by his words, and her life changes in unexpected ways.

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Pulp Fiction (1994 film)

パルプ・フィクション Screening Date October 08, 1994
Country of production U.S.A.
Running Time 154 min.
Genre Crime Gangster Mafia
Rating 4.0 / 5
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Screenplay Quentin Tarantino
Cast John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson

Synopsis.

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Quentin Tarantino directs this crime story. The crimes committed by various characters, including a gang of two, a couple planning a heist, and an octogenarian boxer, eventually intersect.

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Last Night In Soho (Film made in 2021)

ラストナイト・イン・ソーホー Screening Date August 20, 2021
Country of production United Kingdom
Running Time 116 min.
Genre Horror, Thriller
Rating 3.9 / 5
Directed by Edgar Wright
Screenplay Christy Wilson-Cairns, Edgar Wright
Cast Anja Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie

Synopsis.

Eloise (Thomasin Mackenzie) dreams of becoming a fashion designer and enrolls in a design school in Soho, London. However, she is unable to adjust to dormitory life with her classmates and ends up living alone in a corner of the city. When she falls asleep in her new apartment, she finds herself in a 60's Soho in her dreams. There, he meets the enchanting Sandy (Anja Taylor-Joy), who dreams of becoming a singer, and his body and senses synchronize with her. Eloise's experiences in her dreams have an impact on her reality, and she is able to live a fulfilling life, and she begins to repeat time leaps. One day, however, she witnesses Sandy's murder in her dream. In reality, a mysterious ghost appears, and Eloise's spirit is gradually eroded. Who is the murderer and what is the ghost's purpose?

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11. The Dragon and the Freckled Princess (Film made in 2021)

竜とそばかすの姫 Screening Date July 16, 2021
Country of Origin Japan
Running Time 121 min.
Genre Animation
Rating 3.5 / 5
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
Screenplay Mamoru Hosoda
Original Story Mamoru Hosoda
Cast Yoshiho Nakamura, Ryo Narita

Synopsis

Five billion people cross paths.
A beautiful but cruel virtual world.
Belle's singing voice changes the world.
Suzu, a 17-year-old high school girl living in a village in Kochi, a region rich in nature, lives alone with her father after her mother died in an accident when she was very young.
Suzu loved singing with her mother more than anything else, but after her mother's death, Suzu is no longer able to sing.
One day, when she was living only by writing songs, her best friend invited her to join , a virtual world on the Internet where more than 5 billion people gather all over the world. <In , one can create one's own alter ego, called "As," and live a completely different life. Suzu was not supposed to be able to sing, but as an As named "Belle," she could sing naturally. Belle's singing quickly became the talk of the town, and she became popular all over the world as a diva.
The day of Belle's big concert, which attracted hundreds of millions of As. Suddenly, with a roar, a mysterious being called "the dragon" appears in front of Belle. The concert is thrown into chaos by the violent and arrogant dragon. Belle approaches the dragon, wanting to know the secret of the great wound it carries. Meanwhile, the dragon also gradually opens his heart to Belle's gentle singing voice.
Soon, a worldwide search for the dragon's true identity (unveiling) ensues.
<As a disturber of the order in the "U", As who claim to be righteous begin relentlessly pursuing the dragon. <While slander abounds in both the U and the real world, and the movement to eliminate the dragon from the two worlds accelerates, Belle hopes to find the dragon and save its heart.
Will the voice of Suzu, who lives in a corner of the real world, reach the only "someone" in the world?
When two worlds become one, a miracle is born.
Another reality. Another self. You are not alone anymore.

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Reservoir Dogs (1992 film )

レザボア・ドッグス Screening Date April 24, 1993
Country of Origin U.S.A.
Running Time 100 min.
Genre Action, Crime, Gangster Mafia
Rating 4.0 / 5
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Screenplay Quentin Tarantino
Cast Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth

Synopsis.

Violent action film directed, written and performed by Quentin Tarantino. After a carefully planned jewelry store heist goes wrong, six men begin to suspect each other of having a traitor in their midst.

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13. Green Book (2018 Film)

グリーンブック Screening Date. Mar 01, 2019
Country of Production United States of America
Running time. 130 min.
Genre Drama, Comedy
Rating 4.2 / 5
Directed by Peter Farrelly
Screenplay Nick Vallelonga, Peter Farrelly
Cast Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali

Synopsis.

It is 1962, and Tony Lipp is a bouncer at the Copacabana, a prestigious nightclub in New York City. He is crass and uneducated, but his family and others rely on him for his skills and bluff. One day, Tony is scouted as a driver for a black pianist. His name is Dr. Shirley, a genius who has lived in Carnegie Hall and played at the White House, but for some reason he was planning to tour in the discriminatory South. They set out, relying on the "Green Book," a travel guide for blacks, but...

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14. Diseases Leading to the Death Penalty (Film made in 2022)

死刑にいたる病 Screening Date May 06, 2022
Country of production Japan
Running Time 128 min.
Genre Suspense
Rating 3.7 / 5
Directed by Kazuya Shiraishi
Screenplay by Ryo Takada
Original Story Riou Kushiki
Cast Sadawo Abe, Takeshi Okada

Synopsis

One day, Masaya (Okada Kenshi) receives a letter from Haimura (Abe Sadawo), the perpetrator of a rare serial murder case that shook the world. Haimura (Sadawo Abe), who was arrested for 24 murders and convicted and sentenced to death in nine of them, was running a bakery in Masaya's hometown at the time of the murders, and Masaya, a junior high school student, used to go there often. Masaya, who was a junior high school student, used to frequent the bakery. He admitted his guilt, but the last case was a false accusation. I want you to prove that there is another culprit. Masaya heeds Haimura's wish and begins to investigate the case on his own. There he discovers the truth behind a case that is more brutal than he had ever imagined.

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15. Parasite: A Family in a Semi-Underground / 기생충 / Parasite (2019 Film)

パラサイト 半地下の家族 Screening Date Jan 10, 2020
Country of production South Korea
Running time 132 min.
Genre Suspense, Drama, Comedy
Rating 4.1 / 5
Directed by Pon Joon-ho
Screenplay Pon Joon-ho, Han Jin-won
Cast Song Gang-ho, Lee Sung-kyun

Synopsis.

Kim Gi-taek is an optimistic father who has neither work nor planning skills. Mother Chun-suk strongly criticizes her husband for his lack of ability. Her son Ki-woo keeps failing the university entrance exam. Daughter Gi-jeong wants to go to art school, but she has no money to go to a prep school. They are a poor family of four living in a "half-underground house. One day, Gi-woo asks her to tutor her daughter. One day, Giu is asked by his friend, an elite university student, for a part-time job. He goes to the mansion of Dong-ik Park, the president of an IT company, and his family, who live in a large mansion on a hilltop. Gi-woo wins the hearts of the Park family and then introduces his sister, Gi-jeong, as a tutor. She then introduces her sister, Ki-jeong, as a tutor. The Kim family lives in a "half-underground" house, and the Park family lives in a "mansion on high ground. At the intersection of these two conflicting families, a shocking scene that far exceeds the imagination unfolds...

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16. Planet in Love 4K Restored Version / Chongqing Forest (1994 film)

恋する惑星 4Kレストア版 Screening Date August 19, 2022
Country of Origin Hong Kong
Running Time 102 min.
Genre Drama
Rating 4.0 / 5
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Screenplay Wong Kar-wai
Cast Tony Leung, Faye Wong

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17. I fell in love like a bouquet of flowers (movie made in 2021)

花束みたいな恋をした Screening Date Jan 29, 2021
Country of production Japan
Running Time 124 min.
Genre Love
Rating 4.0 / 5
Directed by Hiroyasu Doi
Screenplay Yuji Sakamoto
Cast Masaki Sugata, Masumi Arimura

Synopsis.

College students Mugi Yamane (Masaki Sugata) and Kinu Hachiya (Masumi Arimura) meet by chance after missing the last train at Meidaimae Station on the Keio Line in Tokyo.
They like almost the same music and movies, and fall in love in no time. After graduating from college, Mugi and Kinu start living together while working as freelancers. They give a name to a cat they picked up together, and they continue their job search with the goal of maintaining their daily status quo even when Shibuya Parco closes and Summa Summa comes to its final episode - but...

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18. Just a Little Reminder (Film made in 2022)

ちょっと思い出しただけ Screening Date Feb 11, 2022
Country of production Japan
Running Time 115 min.
Rating 4.0 / 5
Directed by Daigo Matsui
Screenplay Daigo Matsui
Cast Sousuke Ikematsu, Sari Ito

Synopsis

Teruo, a lighting staff member, and Ip, a cab driver. The story begins after they have broken up, and time is rewound. The day they loved each other, the day they fought, the day they joked with each other, the day they met... Just as we cannot return to the world before the Corona disaster, everyone is living with a past from which they cannot return. Just a "little reminiscence" of those days.

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19. portrait of a burning woman / Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (film produced in 2019)

燃ゆる女の肖像 Screening Date December 04, 2020
Country of production FRANCE
Running time 120 min.
Genre Drama
Rating 4.0 / 5
Directed by Celine Siama
Screenplay Celine Siama
Cast

Noémi Merlin, Adèle Enel

Synopsis.

Marianne, a painter, is asked by a noblewoman in Brittany to paint a portrait of her daughter Héloïse for an arranged marriage. But Héloïse herself refuses to marry. Marianne approaches the lady, concealing her identity, and completes the portrait in secret at an isolated mansion on an island, but when Héloise discovers the truth, she denies the quality of the painting. Marianne decides to redo the painting, and to her surprise, Héloïse offers to be her model. They gaze at each other across the canvas, stroll together around the beautiful island, and discuss music and literature, and fall in love. Five days later, the portrait is only one brushstroke away from completion, but that means goodbye...

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20. Léon / Léon: The Professional (1994 film)

レオン Screening Date Mar 25, 1995
Country of production France, U.S.A.
Running Time 111 min.
Genre Action, Drama, Crime
Rating 4.2 / 5
Directed by Luc Besson
Screenplay Luc Besson
Cast Jean Reno, Gary Oldman

Synopsis

A violent action film by Luc Benson, director of Nikita. Set in New York City, the film depicts the ferocious and pure love between Matilda, a 12-year-old girl whose family was brutally murdered, and Leon, a skilled assassin who lives in the next room.

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