Movies directed by Hirokazu Kore-Eda

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Air Doll

Air Doll is the third film I have seen in the past four years about a sex doll (following the low-budget horror movie Love Object and the considerably more sophisticated Lars and the Real Girl), and it's easily the most sublime of the three. I have...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: FANTASY/DRAMA
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Doona Bae, Arata, Itsuji Itao, ...
Like Father, Like Son

It's rare that a film of such power opens in U.S. theaters during January. Of course, when it comes to foreign-language films, the usual "rules" don't apply and the latest offering from Hirokazu Kore-eda has arrived in art houses following a succes...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2014-01-17
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machicko Ono, Yoko Maki, ...
Maborosi

In an era when MTV-inspired film making techniques have begun to dominate motion pictures, its refreshing to see something with the simple, unhurried style of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's feature debut, Maborosi. This film, which is reall...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Mature Themes, Brief Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Makiko Esumi, Takashi Naitoh, Tadanobu Asano
Shoplifters

Employing his usual delicate touch to craft a uniquely compelling drama, Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda has provided a splash of freshness to a stale 2018 movie slate. By turns uplifting and poignant, Shoplifters explores one of Kore-eda...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Kirin Kiki, ...
Still Walking

Still Walking, the seventh feature from Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, is a sublime experience. By "sublime," I don't mean "boring." Although the events depicted in the film cover the 24-hour span of an ordinary family gathering, there's a ...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2009-08-28
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You, ...
Truth, The

In 2014, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Like Father, Like Son missed the #1 spot on my annual Top 10 list by a whisker (it was one of three films that year to which I awarded four stars). A few years later, his Shoplifters topped the l...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2020-07-03
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, ...