1990s Japanese Movies

Public list by WPS with 329 movies or TV shows/series

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| 2h 19min | Science Fiction, Action, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 1,790 votes)

French nuclear tests irradiate an iguana into a giant monster that viciously attacks freighter ships in the Pacific Ocean. A team of experts, including Niko Tatopoulos, conclude that the oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard is loose in Manhattan as the US military races to destroy the monster before it reproduces and it's spawn takes over the world.

Perfect Blue(1998)

| 1h 21min | Animation, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 1,110 votes)

Pop singer Mima Kirigow looks forward to a bright new career when she quits her chart-topping trio to become an actress. When she lands a role in a sexually charged murder mystery, Mima’s life begins to fall apart.

Directed by Satoshi Kon

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah(1995)

| 1h 43min | Action, Science Fiction, Horror
3.9/5 (with 104 votes)

A burning Godzilla, on the verge of meltdown, emerges to lay siege to Hong Kong. At the same time horrifying new organisms are discovered in Japan. These crustacean-like beings are seemingly born of the Oxygen Destroyer, the weapon that killed the original Godzilla.

Ghost in the Shell(1995)

| 1h 23min | Action, Animation, Science Fiction
4.0/5 (with 1,409 votes)

In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins involving them in politics, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop the Puppetmaster.

Directed by Mamoru Oshii

Godzilla 2000: Millennium(1999)

| 1h 47min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 116 votes)

An independent group of researchers called the Godzilla Prediction Network (GPN) actively track Godzilla as he makes landfall in Nemuro. Matters are further complicated when a giant meteor is discovered in the Ibaragi Prefecture. The mysterious rock begins to levitate as it's true intentions for the world and Godzilla are revealed.

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah(1991)

| 1h 43min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 78 votes)

The Futurians, time-travelers from the 23rd century, arrive in Japan to warn them of the nation's destruction under Godzilla. They offer to help erase Godzilla from history by preventing his creation. With Godzilla seemingly gone, a new monster emerges as the Futurians' true intentions are revealed.


3.4/5 (with 2,054 votes)

A group of strangers find themselves trapped in a maze-like prison. It soon becomes clear that each of them possesses the peculiar skills necessary to escape, if they don't wind up dead first.

Godzilla vs. Mothra(1992)

| 1h 42min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 75 votes)

Mothra's dark counterpart, Battra, emerges to eliminate humanity on behalf of the Earth. Two tiny fairies called the Cosmos offer their help by calling Mothra to battle the creature. Unfortunately a meteorite has awoken a hibernating Godzilla as a three way battle for the Earth begins.

Ring 2(1999)

| 1h 32min | Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 174 votes)

While investigating the horrifying death of her boyfriend, Mai Takano learns about a videotape haunted by the spirit of a disturbing girl named Sadako, which kills anyone who watches it exactly one week later. When her boyfriend’s son, Yoichi, starts to develop the same psychic abilities as Sadako, Takano must find a way to keep the boy and herself from becoming the next victims.


| 1h 55min | Horror, Drama
3.5/5 (with 690 votes)

Seven years after the death of his wife, widower Shigeharu seeks advice on how to find a new wife from a colleague. Taking advantage of their position as a film company, they stage an audition. Interviewing a series of women, Shigeharu is enchanted by the quiet Asami. But soon things take a twisted turn as Asami isn’t what she seems to be.


3.8/5 (with 198 votes)

Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro is the unlikely companion for Masao who is determined to see the mother he has never met. The two begin a series of adventures which soon turns out to be a whimsical journey of laughter and tears with a wide array of surprises and unique characters along the way.


1h 36min | Horror, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 582 votes)

A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.

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| 1h 43min | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 275 votes)

Detective Nishi is relieved from a stakeout to visit his sick wife in hospital. He is informed that she is terminally ill, and is advised to take her home. During his visit, a suspect shoots one detective dead and leaves Nishi's partner, Horibe, paralyzed. Nishi leaves the police force to spend time with his wife at home, and must find a way to pay off his debts to the yakuza.

Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie: Black Dream Hole(1995)

4.1/5 (with 64 votes)

The wicked Badiyanu has come to capture all Earth's children to gain enough power to absorb the planet in her Black Dream Hole. The Black Dream Hole is in Badiyanu's castle and absorbs the dream energy from children. The more children Badiyanu kidnaps, the larger the dream hole gets. The Sailor Team must save Earth's children and prevent the Black Dream Hole from enveloping the entire planet!

Directed by Hiroki Shibata - With Chika Sakamoto, Nobuo Tobita, Rihoko Yoshida, Kazuya Nakai, Keiko Han, Nobuhiko Kazama, ...

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II(1993)

| 1h 48min | Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 77 votes)

The U.N.G.C.C. (United Nations Godzilla Countermeasure Center) recovers the remains of Mecha-King Ghidorah and construct Mechagodzilla as a countermeasure against Godzilla. Meanwhile, a giant egg is discovered along with a new monster called Rodan. The egg is soon found to be none other than an infant Godzillasaurus.

Contract Killer(1998)

1h 43min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 75 votes)

Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon.

Hard Rain(1998)

| 1h 37min | Thriller, Crime, Action
2.9/5 (with 298 votes)

An armored car driver tries to elude a gang of thieves while a flood ravages the countryside.

Tokyo Decadence(1992)

2h 15min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 39 votes)

A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types. She's unhappy about her work, and is apparently trying to find some sort of appeasement for the fact that her lover has married.

Directed by Ryū Murakami - With Yayoi Kusama, Kan Mikami

A Simple Plan(1998)

| 2h 1min | Crime, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 366 votes)

Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain the money while avoiding detection opens a Pandora's box when the fear of getting caught triggers panicked behavior and leads to virulent consequences.


| 2h | Fantasy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 179 votes)

A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster(1964)

| 1h 32min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.6/5 (with 93 votes)

A meteor lands in Kurobe Valley as detective Shindo is assigned to protect Princess Salno from assassination. She emerges under the guise of a Venusian prophetess and catches the attention of journalist Naoko and Mothra's fairies by predicting a powerful space monster's arrival. The infant Mothra must convince Godzilla and Rodan to set aside their hatred of humanity or face the monster alone.

Sailor Moon R: The Movie(1993)

4.0/5 (with 76 votes)

While enjoying the flower gardens, Sailor Moon and friends encounter an old childhood friend of Mamoru's: an alien! He's come back to give Mamoru a special flower but doesn't like Usagi and the rest of the planet's inhabitants. Sailor Moon must defend the earth from the evil Kisenian Flower he's brought back... before the evil vines and blossoms overrun the planet!

Directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara

Sailor Moon S the Movie: Hearts in Ice(1994)

3.9/5 (with 61 votes)

As Usagi and her friends enjoy Christmas vacation, an unusual and fierce snowstorm hits town... The evil Snow Queen Kaguya has returned to claim Earth as her own. Crucial to Queen Kaguya's plan is a magical crystal from outer space, approaching Earth disguised as a comet. Once she gets hold of the crystal, she will have the power to suck away all life energy and cover the Earth in ice. Will Sailor Moon find the crystal before Queen Kaguya? Will her powers be enough to save the Earth from permanent winter? All hope lies with the Legendary Ultimate Scout Power!

Directed by Hiroki Shibata

Boiling Point(1990)

1h 36min | Crime, Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 82 votes)

Masaki, a baseball player and gas-station attendant, gets into trouble with the local Yakuza and goes to Okinawa to get a gun to defend himself. There he meets Uehara, a tough gangster, who is in serious debt to the yakuza and planning revenge.

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla(1994)

| 1h 48min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 77 votes)

A mysterious extraterrestrial being resembling Godzilla rapidly approaches Earth. The monster, dubbed SpaceGodzilla, lands to challenge the King of the Monsters.

Love Letter(1995)

1h 57min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 70 votes)

Hiroko attends the memorial service of her fiancé, Itsuki Fujii, who died in a mountain-climbing incident. Although Itsuki's mother says that their old house is gone, Hiroko records the address listed under his name in his yearbook and sends him a letter. Surprisingly, she receives a reply, and discovers it came from his old classmate, a girl who also happens to also be called Itsuki Fujii.

Gamera: Guardian of the Universe(1995)

3.8/5 (with 57 votes)

A ship runs aground on a mysterious atoll leading to an investigation by insurance representative Kusanagi, who discovers an ancient bead that he gives to his daughter Asagi. Meanwhile, ornithologist Nagamine investigates reports of a new species of large bird named Gyaos. As the Gyaos begin to attack, an ancient guardian with a bond to Asagi emerges.

The Spiral(1998)

2.7/5 (with 53 votes)

A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend's wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit.


3.7/5 (with 169 votes)

A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist Sakuma are called in to figure out the connection, but their investigation goes nowhere...


1h 40min | Drama, History, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 41 votes)

Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai named Sozaburo Kano. The school's stern master can choose to intervene, or to let Kano decide his own path.

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