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Shin Godzilla (Shin Gojira)

This reboot of the Godzilla franchise co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi was the highest grossing live action film in Japan in 2016 and won numerous awards at the country's versions of the Academy Awards. A huge creature is spotted in Tokyo Bay and Japanese Prime Minister Seiji Okochi (Ren Osugi) attempts to reassure his subjects that the monster is too heavy to move onto the land. This assertion is proved terribly untrue and the beast cuts a swathe through Tokyo, leaving devastation in its wake. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Rando Yaguchi (Hiroki Hasegawa) leads a task force to uncover the origins of the creature and his enquiries lead to the work of disgraced zoology professor, Goro Maki, who was investigating mutations caused by radioactive contamination. US special envoy Kayoko Ann Patterson (Satomi Ishihara) joins Yaguchi in unravelling the mystery of the monster before it surfaces again.