100 Best IMDb Rated Movies on Netflix Japan

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Last updated: 2019-05-25

Looking for what to watch on Netflix Japan? The sheer volume of films on Netflix can make finding a genuinely great movie there a difficult task. To help, we’ve plucked out the 100 best IMDb rated movies (excluding Originals) on Netflix Japan currently streaming on the service, updated regularly as titles come and go.

The Shawshank Redemption


The Shawshank Redemption 1994

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1994

Director(s):   Frank Darabont

Framed for murder, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison and gradually forms a close bond with older inmate Red.

Actor(s):   Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, James Whitmore, Jeffrey DeMunn, Larry Brandenburg, Mark Rolston, Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, William Sadler

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The Godfather


The Godfather 1972

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1972

Director(s):   Francis Ford Coppola

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Actor(s):   Al Lettieri, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan, John Marley, Marlon Brando, Richard Castellano, Richard Conte, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2003

Director(s):   Peter Jackson

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Actor(s):   Ali Astin, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Cate Blanchett, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen

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Inception


Inception 2010

Genre:   Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2010

Director(s):   Christopher Nolan

In this mind-bending sci-fi thriller, a man runs an espionage business built around entering the subconscious of his targets to mold their thoughts.

Actor(s):   Cillian Murphy, Dileep Rao, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lukas Haas, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Pete Postlethwaite, Tom Berenger, Tom Hardy

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Forrest Gump


Forrest Gump 1994

Genre:   Drama, Romance

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1994

Director(s):   Robert Zemeckis

Forrest Gump, a friendly, simpleminded man, finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and '70s.

Actor(s):   Gary Sinise, Haley Joel Osment, Hanna Hall, Michael Conner Humphreys, Mykelti Williamson, Rebecca Williams, Robin Wright, Sally Field, Tom Hanks

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The Matrix


The Matrix 1999

Genre:   Action, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1999

Director(s):   Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

A computer hacker learns that what most people perceive as reality is actually a simulation created by machines and joins a rebellion to break free.

Actor(s):   Belinda McClory, Carrie-Anne Moss, Gloria Foster, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano, Julian Arahanga, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Marcus Chong, Matt Doran

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Saving Private Ryan


Saving Private Ryan 1998

Genre:   Drama, War

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1998

Director(s):   Steven Spielberg

Eight U.S. Army Rangers penetrate German-held territory during World War II to find and bring home a soldier whose three brothers have been killed.

Actor(s):   Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Dennis Farina, Dylan Bruno, Edward Burns, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon, Max Martini, Paul Giamatti, Ted Danson, Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Vin Diesel

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Gladiator


Gladiator 2000

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2000

Director(s):   Ridley Scott

Tapped for the throne after the death of the emperor, a Roman general instead finds himself condemned to die by the late ruler's power-hungry son.

Actor(s):   Connie Nielsen, David Schofield, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Joaquin Phoenix, John Shrapnel, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Russell Crowe, Tomas Arana

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The Prestige


The Prestige 2006

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2006

Director(s):   Christopher Nolan

Desperate to reveal each other's secrets, two rival magicians begin to perform increasingly risky tricks which soon turn deadly.

Actor(s):   Andy Serkis, Christian Bale, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Samantha Mahurin, Scarlett Johansson

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The Dark Knight


The Dark Knight 2008

Genre:   Action, Crime, Fantasy

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2008

Director(s):   Christopher Nolan

As Batman, Lt. Gordon and the district attorney continue to dismantle Gotham's criminal underground, a new villain threatens to undo their good work.

Actor(s):   Aaron Eckhart, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Morgan Freeman

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