100 Best Movies on Netflix Japan

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Last updated: 2019-05-27

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 movies (excluding Originals) on Netflix Japan currently streaming on the service, updated regularly as titles come and go.

Dunkirk


Dunkirk 2017

Genre:   Action, War

Available From:   2018-06-14

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Christopher Nolan

In May 1940, soldiers and civilians struggle by land, sea and air to evacuate the British army and their allies, Europe's last hope, from Dunkirk.

Actor(s):   Aneurin Barnard, Barry Keoghan, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Jack Lowden, James D'Arcy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Tom Glynn-Carney, Tom Hardy

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Spotlight


Spotlight 2015

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2016-06-22

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Tom McCarthy

A team of reporters and editors at the Boston Globe relentlessly investigate a shocking child molestation cover-up by the Catholic Church.

Actor(s):   Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Paul Guilfoyle, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci

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La La Land


La La Land 2016

Genre:   Drama, Music, Romance

Available From:   2017-11-08

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Damien Chazelle

Career aspirations run up against bittersweet romance in modern-day Los Angeles, as two artists face a heartbreaking dilemma.

Actor(s):   Emma Stone, Finn Wittrock, J.K. Simmons, Jason Fuchs, Jessica Rothe, John Legend, Meagen Fay, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ryan Gosling, Sonoya Mizuno

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Whiplash


Whiplash 2014

Genre:   Drama, Music

Available From:   2015-06-09

Year:   2014

Director(s):   Damien Chazelle

Driven by his demanding music teacher, drummer Andrew is determined to succeed as a jazz musician even if it destroys his personality.

Actor(s):   Austin Stowell, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton, J.K. Simmons, Max Kasch, Melissa Benoist, Miles Teller, Nate Lang, Paul Reiser, Suanne Spoke

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Moonlight


Moonlight 2016

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2017-05-21

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Barry Jenkins

In a crime-infested Miami neighborhood, a gay African-American boy with a drug-addicted mother grows up with the help of a mentoring drug dealer.

Actor(s):   Alex Hibbert, Alex R. Hibbert, Andre Holland, Ashton Sanders, Duan Sanderson, Jaden Piner, Janelle Monae, Jharrel Jerome, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Shariff Earp, Trevante Rhodes

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12 Years a Slave


12 Years a Slave 2013

Genre:   Biography, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2013

Director(s):   Steve McQueen

A freeborn black man is abducted from New York and sold into slavery in this historical drama based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup.

Actor(s):   Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dickie Gravois, Dwight Henry, Michael Fassbender

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Arrival


Arrival 2016

Genre:   Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2017-07-28

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Denis Villeneuve

When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

Actor(s):   Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, Mark O'Brien, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma

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Toni Erdmann


Toni Erdmann 2016

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2017-07-26

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Maren Ade

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Actor(s):   Hadewych Minis, Ingrid Bisu, Lucy Russell, Michael Wittenborn, Peter Simonischek, Sandra Huller, Thomas Loibl, Trystan Putter, Victoria Cocias, Vlad Ivanov

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Gravity


Gravity 2013

Genre:   Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2013

Director(s):   Alfonso Cuaron

When debris destroys their shuttle, a medical engineer and a seasoned astronaut find themselves floating through space, with no connection to Earth.

Actor(s):   Amy Warren, Basher Savage, Ed Harris, George Clooney, Orto Ignatiussen, Phaldut Sharma, Sandra Bullock

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Room


Room 2015

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2016-12-14

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Lenny Abrahamson

Kidnapped, confined to a tiny room and raped, a young woman gives birth to a son. When he reaches his fifth birthday, she begins plotting an escape.

Actor(s):   Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson, William H. Macy

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