Entertainment The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu  

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Japanese films have a rich history stemming from the kinetoscope's introduction to Japanese filmmakers in the late 1890s. Since then, Japanese cinema has come a long way, and Japan has the fourth largest number of feature films produced in the entire world. 

One of the biggest contributions to film history made by Japan is obviously the cult-classic horror film Godzilla. On this list of Japanese movies on Hulu, we have the original film and two of its sequels, Godzilla vs. Megalon and Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster. Also on Hulu is the Japanese cinematic masterpiece In the Realm of the Senses. Starring Eiko Matsuda as Sada Abe, a prostitute-turned-maid who is molested by her boss, In the Realm of the Senses. is one of the most provocative, sexually explicit Japanese films of the 1970s. And don’t miss the fascinating documentary Message from Hiroshima, which explores the aftermath of the dropping of the atomic bomb.

Vote up the best Japanese movies streaming on Hulu below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Aya Hirano
Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess is a 2012 Japanese animated fantasy action film based on the shōnen manga and anime series Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima. It was directed by Masaya Fujimori, ...more
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Grave of the Fireflies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Ayano Shiraishi
Grave of the Fireflies is a 1988 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. It is based on the 1967 semi-autobiographical novel Grave of ...more
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Sword Art Online Extra Edition is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Sword Art Online Extra Edition Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Ayana Taketatsu
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Fate/stay night: Unlimited Bla... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Ayako Kawasumi, Tomokazu Seki, Jōji Nakata
Fate/stay night the Movie: Unlimited Blade Works is a 2010 Japanese anime fantasy action film directed by Yuji Yamaguchi. The movie was released in Japan on January 23, 2010 on 12 screens and ...more
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Trigun: Badlands Rumble is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Maaya Sakamoto, Hiromi Tsuru, Johnny Yong Bosch
Trigun: Badlands Rumble is a 2010 Japanese animated action comedy film by Madhouse. It is based on the Trigun manga, written by Yasuhiro Nightow.
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Akira is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Takeshi Kusao, Mami Koyama, Tesshō Genda
Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, and featuring the voices of Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, and ...more
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Ninja Scroll is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri, Takeshi Aono
Ninja Scroll is a 1993 Japanese animated action thriller film written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. The critically acclaimed film was theatrically released on June 5, 1993, and received a ...more
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One Piece - 3D2Y: Overcoming A... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
One Piece - 3D2Y: Overcoming Ace's Death! Luffy's pledge to his friend!
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We Are X is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
We Are X
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Gintama: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Rie Kugimiya, Koyasu Taketo, Kenichi Suzumura
Gintama: The Movie is a 2010 sci-fi animated film written by Gyo Yamatoya and directed by Shinji Takamatsu.
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The Legend of Heroes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Legend of Heroes