Movies and TV shows set in tokyo

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in tokyo ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out melancholic, serious, stylized, realistic, talky and touching films and TV shows about / with dialogue, mentor, storytelling, runaway, culture clash, life philosophy, loneliness, friendship, catastrophe and fantasy world plots mostly in Drama, Animation and Action genres shot in Japan, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tokyo: Tokyo Ghoul (2014), The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (2013), Lost in Translation (2003), Pacific Rim (2013), The Grudge (2004), Your Name (2016), Only Yesterday (1991), Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (2007), Ghost in the Shell (1995), Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991).

List of movies set in tokyo

 8.0
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Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, bloody
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, secret identity, supernatural, good versus evil, friends, deadly creature, survival, supernatural ability, dark fantasy, gunfight, murder, explosion ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Story: Foiled by a hero when he’s inches away from conquering the world, the devil finds himself in modern-day Tokyo. With no real-world skills to speak of, the devil is forced to make ends meet flipping burgers at a fast food joint! To stall any further ...
Style: humorous, exciting, offbeat, absurd, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, imaginary, anti heroes, rivalry, danger, hopes, fish out of water, workplace, demon, disorder, fast food, workplace situations ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: atmospheric, touching, captivating, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, couple relations, culture clash, dull life, actor, hotel, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, advertising, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
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 6.9
 432K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: ...
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, save the world, deadly creature, monster, danger, space and aliens, battles, giant monster, apocalypse, giant, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo, asia, pacific ocean, seattle washington, hong kong ...
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 5.9
 128K
The Grudge (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: American nurse, Karen Davis moves to Tokyo and encounters a vengeful supernatural spirit known as The Grudge that often possesses its victims. When a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths occur – with the spirit passing its curse onto each ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, murder, gory, vengeance, mystery, suicide, hospital, ghosts, family curse, curse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past ...
Style: touching, twists and turns, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, friendship, school, teenage love, high school, supernatural ability, supernatural, student, adventure, love, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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 8.4
 113K
Your Name (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must ...
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: school, memory loss, time travel, destiny, supernatural, romance, evacuation, body swapping, race against time, death, friendship, star crossed lovers ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.7
 18K
Only Yesterday (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, school, introspection, childhood, childhood memory, folk music, marriage, twentysomething life, coming of age, world, flower, city life ...
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After the Second Impact, Tokyo-3 is being attacked by giant creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind. The child Shinji's objective is to fight the Angels by piloting one of the mysterious Evangelion mecha units. A remake of the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, chaos, angel, pilot, a.i., adventure, parent child relationship, man versus machine, save the world, alien encounter, future dystopia ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, cyberspace, a.i., mind game, computer virus, artificial intelligence, computers and web, chase, terrorism, hacker, policewoman ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, yakuza, samurai sword, samurai, rescue, vengeance, gang, crime, partners against crime, culture clash, tough law enforcer, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, asia, usa, japan
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Adrift in Tokyo (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Leading a lazy life, Fumiya has been a university student for 8 years and owes money to loan sharks. One day, a man named Fukuhara comes to collect the loan, which Fumiya cannot pay. So Fukuhara makes a proposition: He will cancel the debt as long ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Plot: on the road, walking, confession, gangsters, friendship, yakuza, city life, urban, crimes, escapades, friends, bookies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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Tokyo Family (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujirō Ozu’s Tōkyō monogatari, a moving family portrait set after the Second World War. In his remake, Yamada has made very few ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: golden years, aging, parents and children, elderly, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, reunion, estrangement, family life, family problems, beauty salon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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 7.2
 3K
Nana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on the popular manga, this follows the adventures of two girls named Nana who depend on each other's help to realize their dreams. The two meet on a train to Tokyo, where Nana K. aims to reunite with her boyfriend and Nana O. hopes to ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, gothic
Plot: friendship, rock, female friendship, snow, punk band, goth, city life, punk, punk rock, hard rock, music, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Style: suspense, futuristic, philosophical, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, female protagonist, terrorism, investigation, network, evolution, philosophy, technology, robot, memory, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.3
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Love & Pop (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pretty Tokyo teen Hiromi Yoshii (Asumi Miwa) and her girlfriends struggle with rivalries, clothes and boyfriends, just like any other high school clique. But out for kicks and blind to the consequences, the girls of Love & Pop hide a dirty ...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, sexual, witty
Plot: prostitute, social decay, teenage girl, teenage life, society, youth, looking for love, looking for sex, street kid, eye candy, leg, girl wearing a miniskirt ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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Tokyo Fianc?e (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France, Canada, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Japanophile young Belgian woman in Tokyo falls into a whirlwind romance with a Francophile Japanese student, in this charming and tender tale of young love and cultural discovery.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, romance, love and romance, social differences, culture clash, twentysomething life, society, short hair, french canadian, girl wearing a miniskirt, breasts, topless woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, mount fuji
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X (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story takes place in 1999, the Year of Destiny, and the beginning of the end of the world. The future of the universe rests on one young man, Kamui Shiro, who must destroy either the Dragons of Earth or the Dragons of Heaven - two opposing ...
Style: stylized, serious, futuristic, suspenseful
Plot: apocalypse, good versus evil, destiny, master villain, save the world, future dystopia, heroic mission, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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Like Someone in Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An old man and a young woman meet in Tokyo. She knows nothing about him, he thinks he knows her. He welcomes her into his home, she offers him her body. But the web that is woven between them in the space of twenty four hours bears no relation to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, witty
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, widower, college, elderly, unlikely couple, golden years, aging, cons and scams, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 8.1
 130K
Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, experiment, stadium, mutation, army, motorcycle gang, rescue, military, chaos, psychic, nihilism, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.1
 8K
Tokyo! (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Japan, South Korea, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Tokyo! is an anthology of three short films by directors Michel Gondry (France), Leos Carax (France) and Joon-ho Bong (Korea), each of whom offers an imaginative and transnatural/supernatural glimpse into the Tokyo Megapolis.
Style: surreal, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: anthology, isolation, freak, city life, deadly creature, urban, couple relations, fall in love, supernatural, translator, job seeking, delivery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, paris france, new york ...
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 7.6
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Tokyo Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Netherlands, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ryûhei Sasaki (Teruyuki Kagawa) is keeping a secret from his wife, Megumi (Kyôko Koizumi), and his two teenage sons. Even though he leaves the house every day, he's not really going to work. He's going to an employment office. He ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: pianist, dysfunctional family, unemployment, job seeking, housewife, thief, middle class, dishonesty, rebellion, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, middle east
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 8.1
 20K
Nobody Knows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: innocence lost, childhood, dysfunctional family, responsibility, realism, family life, sibling relationship, family in crisis, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, california
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Dodes'ka-den (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s film follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as their circumstances are, each of them—the homeless father and son ...
Style: semi serious, gloomy, sincere, touching, reflective ...
Plot: poverty, slum, mentally challenged, redemption, human nature, multiple storylines, desperation, human spirit, parents and children, rich and poor, social differences, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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 8.4
 2K
Nana (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 21 min.
Story: Nana is a 2006 anime series based upon the manga of the same name. It centers on two girls with the same name and of the same age, crossing paths and ending up living together in Tokyo.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, not serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician, rock band, flatmate, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, group of friends, broken heart, looking for love, friendship between girls, friendship, train, twentysomething life, love triangle ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo
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Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets ...
Style: touching, sentimental, surreal, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: cat, imagination, coming of age, love, follow your dream, education, dream, high school student, writing, violin, book, library ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, japan, tokyo, asia, europe
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Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Under constant attack by monstrous creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind, U.N. Special Agency NERV introduces two new EVA pilots to help defend the city of Tokyo-3: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mecha, man versus machine, future dystopia, heroic mission, danger, adventure, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, evil alien, apocalypse, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.4
 4K
Not Yet (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This film tells the story of professor Uehida Hyakken-sama (1889-1971), in Gotemba, around the forties. He was a university professor until an air raid, when he left to become a writer and has to live in a hut. His mood has hardly changed, not by ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, family relations, golden years, writer's life, teachers and students, curses spells and rituals, reunion, unfulfillment, youth, teacher, death, cat ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, hong kong, germany
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The Ramen Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, inter cultural ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, fish out of water, odd couple, breakup, cooking and food, misfit, society, couples, disorder, friends, solace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, new jersey
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Walk Don't Run (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: British industrialist Sir William Rutland - "Bill" to his friends - is in Tokyo on a business trip during the time of the Summer Olympic Games there in 1964. Having actually arrived in Tokyo two days before his original planned arrival, he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, embassy, romance, matchmaking, athlete's life, opposites attract, hotel room, love and romance, couples, contests and competitions, infidelity, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, england
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