20th Century Boys is a Japanese scifi film trilogy based on a hugely popular manga series by Naoki Urasawa. The trilogy is directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi and stars Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa, Teruyuki Kagawa and Airi Taira etc.
BOSS is a 2009 Japanese drama and the biggest winner at the 61st Television Drama Academy Awards, winning the best drama, best actress (Yuki Amami), best supporting actor (Yutaka Takenouchi), and best director gongs.
“Departures” (おくりびと, Okuribito) is a multiple award winning Japanese movie and winner of the best foreign language film at the 2009 Oscars.
Directed by Yojiro Takita and starring Masahiro Motoki, the movie follows the story of a nokanshi whose job is to prepare the death for encoffinment. Other main leads include Ryoko Hirosue and Tsutomu Yamazaki etc.
“The Warlords” (投名状; Tau Ming Chong) is a 2007 Chinese movie, directed by Peter Chan and starred Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Xu Jinglei. The movie was the biggest winner of Hong Kong Film Awards in April 2008, capturing the best movie, best director and best actor awards etc.