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 serious, touching, realistic, melancholic, stylized and talky films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, storytelling, friendship, loneliness, runaway, life philosophy, transformation, fantasy world and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Animation and Romance 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), The Grudge (2004), Lost in Translation (2003), Ghost in the Shell (1995), Pacific Rim (2013), The Grudge 2 (2006), Your Name (2016), Whisper of the Heart (1995), Only Yesterday (1991).

List of movies set in tokyo

 8.0
 25K
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, serious, stylized, bloody
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, supernatural, secret identity, friends, supernatural ability, survival, murder, youth, good versus evil, explosion, hunt down, heroes ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, imaginary, rivalry, danger, anti heroes, workplace, fish out of water, workplace situations, hopes, demon, disorder, fast food ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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 5.9
 130K
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: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, gory, vengeance, murder, suicide, mystery, ghosts, nurse, curse, old woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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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: captivating, atmospheric, touching, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, age difference, midlife crisis, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, hotel, marriage, advertising, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
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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, suspenseful, surreal, mind bending, exciting ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, mind game, mind control, chase, policewoman, artificial intelligence, cyberspace, androids and robots, technology gone awry, self discovery, terrorism ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 6.9
 439K
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: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, danger, evil alien, heroic mission, battles, destruction, giant monster, monster, giant, androids and robots, survival, heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo, pacific ocean, asia, hong kong, seattle washington ...
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 5.0
 44K
The Grudge 2 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, hospital, murder, ghost, high school, curse, little boy, goth, supernatural, group of strangers, curses spells and rituals, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, usa, chicago illinois ...
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 8.4
 126K
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, romantic, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: time travel, school, memory loss, destiny, supernatural, romance, evacuation, death, race against time, body swapping, friendship, star crossed lovers ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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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, friendship, changing the past or future, school, supernatural ability, student, teenage love, teenage girl, supernatural, high school, love, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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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, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: cat, teenage love, love, first love, coming of age, follow your dream, education, book, imagination, high school, library, writing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, japan, tokyo, europe, asia
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 7.7
 19K
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, childhood, marriage, folk music, childhood memory, school, introspection, twentysomething life, coming of age, urban, city life, unhappy ...
Place: japan, tokyo, 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: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, chaos, pilot, angel, space travel, parents and children, imaginary, future dystopia, escapades, space and aliens, teenage life, man versus machine ...
Time: near future
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, not serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock band, musician, broken heart, group of friends, looking for love, friendship, friendship between girls, flatmate, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, twentysomething life, job seeking, love triangle ...
Time: 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan
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 6.0
 202
Akko's Secret (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young Atsuko Kagami comes into possession of a magical mirror that lets her transform into anything she wishes. Atsuko Kagami then attempts to save a company which is about to be sold by using her transformation abilities. She also falls in love as ...
Style: sentimental, offbeat, semi serious, humorous
Plot: workplace situations, love and romance, wish come true, hopes, body swapping, romance, misfit, supernatural ability, workplace romance, child as adult, fall in love, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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 6.2
 4K
Paper Planes (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film tells the story of 11-year-old Dylan (Ed Oxenbould), who is brought up by his father (Sam Worthington) in a remote town in the country of Australia. Dylan’s life is changed forever when he wins a place in the regional Paper Plane ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ambition, parents and children, family relations, family, contests and competitions, youth, paper airplane, father, fence, hotel, hotel room, contest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan, australia, asia
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 7.5
 1K
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: emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: family life, beauty salon, estrangement, aging, reunion, family relations, siblings relations, golden years, parents and children, couple relations, elderly, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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Gammera the Invincible (1966)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An atomic explosion awakens Gammera, a giant fire breathing turtle monster from his millions of years of hibernation.
Style: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: airplane, monster, turtle, giant monster, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, friendship, deadly, heroes, chaos, supernatural, mutant ...
Time: prehistory
Place: tokyo, russia, japan
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 7.3
 862
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: witty, serious, realistic, offbeat, sexual
Plot: prostitute, social decay, street kid, looking for love, teenage life, society, looking for sex, youth, teenage girl, japanese schoolgirl, washing, ringing telephone ...
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: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, twentysomething life, love and romance, romance, social differences, society, fall in love, aerial shot, mini skirt, marina, apartment, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mount fuji
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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: touching, feel good, semi serious, gothic
Plot: friendship, rock, punk band, female friendship, snow, goth, music, city life, urban, friends, music band, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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: realistic, offbeat, touching, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, confession, walking, friends, urban, regret, loan, collector, bookies, gangsters, city life, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: touching, realistic, sincere, witty, serious
Plot: prostitute, elderly, college, prostitution, widower, lifestyle, couples, dishonesty, jealous spouse, cons and scams, reach out, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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 6.2
 2K
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: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Plot: good versus evil, destiny, apocalypse, save the world, oracle, chaos, supernatural, rivalry, heroes, imaginary, heroic mission, future dystopia ...
Time: future
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: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, martial arts, rescue, samurai, gang, partners, tough law enforcer, crime, partners against crime, law enforcement, chases and races, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, usa, asia, japan
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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, sentimental, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: freak, isolation, anthology, fall in love, job seeking, city life, terrorizing, deadly creature, couple relations, urban, death sentence, delivery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, paris france, new york ...
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 7.5
 5K
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: sincere, semi serious, touching, gloomy, reflective ...
Plot: poverty, slum, redemption, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, family relations, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, rich and poor, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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 8.1
 136K
Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, 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: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, experiment, nihilism, nuclear holocaust, interrogation, scientist, anger, military, destruction, chaos, psychic, rescue ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.6
 8K
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, psychological, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: pianist, dysfunctional family, thief, unemployment, housewife, job seeking, rebellion, hopes, social problems, family relations, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, middle east
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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: emotional, touching, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, unfulfillment, writer's life, golden years, teachers and students, curses spells and rituals, family relations, reunion, youth, teacher, death, elderly ...
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: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, inter cultural ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: culture clash, romance, cooking and food, friends, solace, couples, disorder, breakup, fish out of water, misfit, society, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, new jersey
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