Best Japanese Movies of 2021

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Best Japanese Movies of 2021
Best Japanese Movies of 2021
TOP Movies: Nobody (2021), Free Guy (2021), Annette (2021), Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning (2021), Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021), Gintama: The Very Final (2021), Sailor Moon Eternal (2021), Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway (2021), Homunculus (2021), Ride or Die (2021), Sing 2 (2021), Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie (2021).

List of Best Movies

Nobody (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hutch Mansell, a suburban dad, overlooked husband, nothing neighbor — a "nobody." When two thieves break into his home one night, Hutch's unknown long-simmering rage is ignited and propels him on a brutal path that will uncover dark ...
Style: twists and turns, brutal, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir
Plot: home invasion, vengeance, martial arts, crimes, russian mafia, assassin, gangsters, one man army, crime boss, drug lord, tough guy, double life ...
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Free Guy (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A bank teller realizes he's a background character in an open world action game.
Style: captivating, entertaining, exciting, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: video game, game, heroes, virtual reality, code, programmer, bank teller, bank robbery, changing lives, drastic change of life, lifestyle change, expose ...
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Annette (2021)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Mexico, USA, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The story of Henry, a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor and Ann, a singer of international renown. In the spotlight, they are the perfect couple, healthy, happy, and glamourous. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl ...
Plot: sex scene, jumping rope, diva, stand up, toilet, death, death of wife, motorcycle helmet, prison, eating an apple, murder by drowning, trial ...
Place: las vegas, los angeles
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Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Kenshin Himura goes up against mysterious weapons dealer Enishi. He controls the underworld of China. The secret of Kenshin Himura’s "Jujishou" is also revealed.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: secret, gang war, fight, arms dealer, showdown, gang, criminal gang, samurai, bandit, fighting crime
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Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, Kenshin and his allies face their strongest enemy yet: his former brother-in-law Enishi Yukishiro and his minions, who've vowed their revenge.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: destruction, fight, swordsman, combat, character change, warrior, battles, changing lives, confronting the past, showdown, life, adventure ...
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Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: The fourth and final film in the Rebuild of Evangelion series.
Style: mecha, captivating, disturbing, futuristic, entertaining
Plot: technology, battles, fight, spacecraft, space shuttle, space battle, dream world, hi-tech, adventure, fantasy world, space station, showdown ...
Place: paris france, france
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Gintama: The Very Final (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The concluding film to the Gintama anime series, adapting the final chapters of the manga series of the same name written by Hideaki Sorachi. The film covers chapters 699-704 of the original manga, with original material added in.
Style: parody, semi serious, tense, disturbing, humorous
Plot: culture clash, friendship, rivalry, rebellion, good versus evil, crimes, rebelliousness, violence, society, alternate reality, resistance, fight ...
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Sailor Moon Eternal (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The two-part film project will take the place of a fourth season for Sailor Moon Crystal. The films will cover the "Dead Moon" arc of Takeuchi's original manga.
Style: feel good, tense, entertaining, humorous, captivating
Plot: superheroine, magic, friendship, girl, superhero, magical girl, female protagonist, heroes, adventure, superhuman powers, supernatural power, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After Char's rebellion, Hathaway Noa leads an insurgency against Earth Federation, but meeting an enemy officer and a mysterious woman alters his fate.
Style: mecha
Plot: military, space battle, space colony, fight, planet, terrorist, earth, robot, band, hotel, partisan, giant ...
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Homunculus (2021)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A homeless man meets a medical school student who pays him to volunteer for a surgical procedure known as trepanation, drilling a hole in his skull, which ends up giving him the ability to communicate with the dark side of people’s subconscious ...
Style: psychological, tense, unusual plot structure, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, medicine, homeless man, escapades, violence, male protagonist, society, rivalry, youth, cyberpunk, eye surgery, yakuza
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Ride or Die (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Rei helps the woman she's been in love with for years escape her abusive husband. While on the run, their feelings for each other catch fire.
Style: suspense, romantic, tense, captivating
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian love, lesbian sex, domestic violence, girlfriend, infidelity, class differences, escape, female nudity, couple relations, lesbian romance ...
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Princess Principal: Crown Handler (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
Story: The first chapter of six-part film sequels for Princess Principal series.
Plot: spy, female protagonist, steampunk, princess, teenager, duke, cyberpunk, girl
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london
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Sing 2 (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: France, Japan, USA
Story: The film follows Buster and his new cast who now have their sights set on debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But with no connections, he and his singers must sneak into the Crystal Entertainment offices, run ...
Plot: anthropomorphic animal, pig, anthropomorphism, singing, koala, elephant, gorilla, piglet, porcupine, iguana, mouse, punk rocker
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The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window (2021)
Genre: Animation, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kosuke Mikado, who works at a bookstore, has been suffering from a peculiar constitution that ghosts can see from an early age. One day, Kosuke was invited by a exorcist, Rihito Hiyakawa, who came to the bookstore and decided to work with him. The ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, tense, sexy, touching ...
Plot: exorcism, exorcist, lgbt, friendship, love, fall in love, couples, love and romance, lgbt teen, coming of age, youth, gay lead character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: France, Japan, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Cambodia
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Japan, 1944. Trained for intelligence work, Hiroo Onoda, 22 years old, discovers a philosophy contrary to the official line: no suicide, stay alive whatever happens, the mission is more important than anything else. Sent to Lubang, a small island in ...
Plot: river, crying, newspaper, helicopter, photograph, world war two, illness, full moon, taking a photograph, digging a grave, boat, beach ...
Time: year 1973, year 1976, year 1969, year 1950, year 1944
Place: the philippines
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Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Story: Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who is suffering from a serious problem—his childhood friend Rika has turned into a curse and won't leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary curse, his plight is noticed by Satoru Gojo, a ...
Plot: high school life, tragedy, paranormal, demon, supernatural, spirit, school life, exorcism, curse, student
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Sword Art Online: Progressive Aria of a Starless Night (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: One month after Kayaba Akihiko's game of death began, the death toll continues to rise, two thousand players having already lost their lives to the ultra-difficult VRMMO world of Sword Art Online. On the day of the strategy meeting to plan out ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: virtual reality, combat, fantasy world, video game, virtual world, adventure, technology, dream world, virtuality, battles, fight, sword fight ...
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