Japanese food movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant japanese food movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, captivating, humorous, serious and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with japanese food, japanese woman, brunette, restaurant, japanese girl, photograph, cooking, chopsticks, cell phone and cigarette smoking plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in Japan, France, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as japanese food: Little Forest: Summer/Autumn (2014), Cruel Restaurant (2008), Asako I & II (2018), Voices in the Wind (2020), Enoshima Prism (2013), Midnight Diner (2014), The Long Good-Bye (2019), My Love Story!! (2015), The Fable (2019), Blade Runner (1982).

List of japanese food movies

Little Forest: Summer/Autumn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Abandoned by her mother, young Ichiko leaves her life in the city to live off the land in Komori, a small town nestled among the mountains in rural Japan. Despite the void left by her mother’s disappearance, Ichiko comes to enjoy her independence ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, contemplative, melancholic, visually appealing
Plot: japanese culture, farming, countryside, nature, food, solitude, abandoned by mother, farmer, japanese food, mother issues, botany, mother daughter relationship ...
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Cruel Restaurant (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Just what is the mystery ingredient in the pot stickers at Togen Restaurant? Those who look for the answer have a habit of disappearing. So when body parts start washing up on the beach, police trace the murders to Togen's seemingly innocent ...
Style: twists and turns, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, restaurant, murder, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, serial killer, missing person, gory, psychopath, cooking and food, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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 6.9
 2K
Asako I & II (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Asako meets her boyfriend's perfect double two years after his abrupt disappearance.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sweet
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: love, love at first sight, theater, power of love, romance, memory loss, love affair, destiny, young woman, sunrise, clapping, rock climbing ...
Place: osaka japan, tokyo
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Voices in the Wind (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In her search for answers, 17-year-old Haru sets out on a long journey across the country to the town where, in 2011, the devastating tsunami swept away her brother and parents. This road trip takes the young woman, who is still haunted by her loss, ...
Style: inter cultural
Plot: passenger, adult actress playing teenage girl, bald man, east asian girl, thin legs, stranger, japanese food, siblings, sibling, aunt, sliding door, japanese woman ...
Place: hiroshima japan, japan
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Enoshima Prism (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shuta (Sota Fukushi), Saku (Shuhei Nomura) and Michiru (Tsubasa Honda) have been best friends since they were kids. Tragedy strikes the friends when during the winter of 2010, Saku dies from a heart attack. After Saku's death, Shuta and Michiru ...
Plot: teenager, time travel, advice, basketball, altar, suit and tie, bathing, waking up, school uniform, auditorium, basketball court, ponytail ...
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Midnight Diner (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Every night, Master (Kaoru Kobayashi) is busy with customers at the restaurant he runs. He has a worried face, looking at the funerary urn which someone left at his restaurant. His customers also talk about the funerary urn.
Plot: restaurant, diner, chef, cooking, unrequited love, food, small business, police, sleeping on the floor, man with glasses, salute, brunette ...
Place: tokyo
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The Long Good-Bye (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A seventy-year-old retired school headmaster informs his wife and daughters that he has Alzheimer's disease. They are all concerned, but react differently due to their individual situations. The family watches as the husband and father ...
Style: emotional
Plot: cooking, cheerleader, husband, alzheimer's disease, family relations, cookie, supermarket, employer employee relationship, hospital, little girl, defecation, book ...
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My Love Story!! (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Takeo Goda (Ryohei Suzuki) is a high school student 2 m tall and weighting more than 100 kg. He has a righteous character. The male students adore him, but female students do not like him. All of the girls Takeo likes prefer his handsome friend ...
Style: shoujo
Plot: student, teen romance, asian girl, high school friend, short skirt, high school crush, girl wearing a miniskirt, japanese food, pretty legs, button, popularity, mini skirt ...
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 6.5
 560
The Fable (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Fable is a legendary yakuza hitman equal to none—but his boss orders him and his sultry associate to lay low and learn how to live a "normal life" in Osaka.
Plot: yakuza, cigarette smoking, boss, office, wrestler, drinking contest, delivery man, one against many, publishing, dyed hair, suit and tie, gore ...
Place: osaka japan
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 8.1
 696K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, distopia, existentialism, neo noir, a.i., androids, artificial intelligence, killer robot, fugitives, suprisingly clever, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2019, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.6
 179
Complicity (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, China, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Chinese man moves illegally to Japan in order to improve his life and gain opportunity. He buys and assumes a false identity at considerable cost and is, therefore, more than happy to accept a job offer meant for someone else. Having forged his ...
Plot: chinawoman, cigarette smoking, artist, photographer, phone ringing, cooking, parent, painter, japanese woman, sliding door, mobile phone, waitress ...
Place: japan
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 6.9
 162
Our Departures (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Akira is widowed and left with a pre-teen stepson. Travelling with him to her late husband's hometown, she meets her odd father-in-law and yet decides to make a go of living and working there. She attends training and joins the railway company ...
Plot: railway, train tracks, widow, train, family relations, dead wife, skirt, woman wearing a miniskirt, praying, crying, brunette, boyfriend ...
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 5.5
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Woman Who Eats (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story follows the daily lives of 8 women with different backgrounds, including Atsuko Mochitsuki (Kyoko Koizumi), through what they eat and whom they date. --asianwiki
Plot: female bartender, japanese girl, japanese schoolgirl, premarital sex, self centeredness, materialism, tomboy, promiscuity, brunette, promiscuous woman, long haired woman, horny woman ...
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 7.2
 2K
100 Yen Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Slacker Ichiko gets into a fight with her younger sister and begins to live on her own, working the late shift at a 100 yen shop. On her way home, she passes a gym and meets middle-aged boxer Kano who trains there in silence...
Plot: fired from the job, boxing, slacker, loser, dating, motivation, poverty, sparring, father daughter relationship, rape, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship ...
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After the Storm (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Ryota is an unpopular writer although he won a literary award 15 years ago. Now, Ryota works as a private detective. He is divorced from his ex-wife Kyoko and he has an 11-year-old son Shingo. His mother Yoshiko lives alone at her apartment. One ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, touching, thought provoking, melancholic
Plot: divorce, private detective, lottery ticket, storm, gambling, slice of life, father son relationship, lie, divorced father, divorced parents, trust, bet ...
Time: contemporary
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Fine, Totally Fine (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two listless brothers fall for the same girl.
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, entertaining, offbeat ...
Plot: hospital, fall in love, love triangle, disorder, family relations, rivalry, friendship, nurse, eccentricity, romance, love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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Pecoross' Mother and Her Days (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Laid-back baby boomer Yuichi (Ryo Iwamatsu) is a middle-aged manga artist and singer-songwriter when he isn't at his salaryman day job or watching out for his elderly mother. Suffering from increasing dementia since her husband's death, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, humorous
Plot: old age, widow, social worker, dementia, memory loss, paranoia, death, poverty, nursing, japanese woman, japanese girl, performance ...
Place: east asia
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 6.1
 116
Piece of Cake (2015)
Genre: Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Shino Umemiya readily dates guys interested in her, because she believes that's better than being alone. She breaks up with her violent boyfriend after he discovered that she cheated on him. She moves to a new area to get a fresh new start on ...
Style: romanticism, disturbing, romantic, exciting, talky ...
Plot: single woman, unemployment, employer employee relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drunkenness, pregnancy, lgbt, nymphomania, infidelity, japanese man, death of mother, director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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Life Back Then (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Kyohei Nagashima (Masaki Okada) has shut away the world. During his high school days he was the target of bullying and experienced horrifying moments. Now as a young adult Kyohei takes a new job. He works for a company that specializes in cleaning ...
Plot: bullying, grief, prayer, teenage boy, cliff, playground, mini skirt, document, flashback, beach, calendar, schoolgirl uniform ...
Place: japan, east asia, tokyo
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The 8-Year Engagement (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Hisashi and Mai are a happy couple in their 20s who are engaged to be married. But three months before their wedding, Mai becomes seriously ill. Her heart stops momentarily, and she falls into a deep coma. Hisashi visits Mai at the hospital every ...
Style: touching, serious, romantic, sincere, humorous
Plot: memory loss, sickness, amnesia, illness, rehabilitation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, recovery, engaged couple, brain damage, coma, woman in a wheelchair ...
Place: asia
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Big Dreams Little Tokyo (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Big Dreams Little Tokyo is the story of Boyd, an American with an uncanny ability to speak Japanese. Boyd aspires to succeed in the world of Japanese business but finds himself mostly on the outside looking in. Meanwhile, his roommate Jerome, is a ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, feel good, light ...
Plot: culture clash, follow your dream, society, romance, immigrants, fish out of water, workplace romance, couples, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, racism, reluctant partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mexico
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 6.5
 179
Tori Girl! (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yukina Toriyama (Tao Tsuchiya) enters a university of science after prepping for one year for her entrance exam. At first, she is shocked by the atmosphere at her school. She becomes attracted to senior student Kei (Mahiro Takasugi). Due to Kei, ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, sincere
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenager, university, love and romance, romance, friends, love, society, friendship, priest, university student ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.2
 1K
Happy Hour (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Jun, Akari, Sakurako and Fumi truly believe that they can confide in each other. But one day, at a party, Jun confesses that she is seeking a divorce from her husband and this information seems to upset the other three. They follow her trial as she ...
Style: romantic, sexy, sentimental, melancholic, feel good ...
Plot: divorce, career, relationships, japanese schoolgirl, brother sister relationship, friendship, mentor, obsession, interview, friend, group of friends, marriage ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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The Clone Returns Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Kohei Takahara, an astronaut who dies in the line of duty, is legally resurrected as a clone: however, contrary to the scientists’ expectations, he reverts to his childhood memories when his twin brother drowned sacrificing his life for Kohei. ...
Style: atmospheric, art house, contemplative, philosophical, psychological ...
Plot: cloning, twins, homecoming, outer space, professor, obsession, astronaut, doctor, accident, society, reflection, hi-tech ...
Time: 21st century, near future, contemporary
Place: japan
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 7.1
 2K
Kamome Diner (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls. For a month she has no customers. Then, in short order, she has her first customer, meets Midori, a gangly Japanese tourist, and invites her to stay ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: starting over, friendship, love and romance, hopes, cooking and food, small business, feminism, diner, single woman, dangerous animal, friends, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
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A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set within the Kaga Domain in the Edo Period. Oharu is an excellent cook and recognized for her skills. Due to her cooking talents, she marries Yasunobu, who is an heir in the Funaki family. The Funaki family serves as the cook for the Kaga Domain. ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: samurai, cooking, unsupportive spouse, society, couple relations, unfulfilled love, couples, husband wife relationship, edo period, world, master and servant, cooking and food ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, feudal japan
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 7.7
 469K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, investigation, maniac, crime, paranoia, code, journalist, uncover truth, crimes, reporter ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california
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 7.5
 9K
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: serious, touching, psychological, realistic, lyrical ...
Plot: family relations, housewife, job seeking, unemployment, pianist, alienation, layoff, rebellion, hopes, family secret, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, china, middle east
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 7.9
 16K
Dandelion (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, pleads them to help her turn her establishment into a paragon of the "art of noodle soup making".
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: restaurant, cooking, nudity (full frontal - brief), truck driver, widow, noodles, food, satire, romance, love and romance, couples, cooking and food ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.4
 9K
The Hedgehog (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and often ...
Style: psychological, contemplative, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, suicidal thoughts, little girl, introspection, child, social differences, youth, hopes, death wish, family relations, restaurant, 11 year old ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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