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1. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 104,050

2. Bijo to touzoku (1952)

80 min | Adventure

8.0
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The picture belongs to the jidai gekki (historic) genre. It is a powerful story of violence and eroticism, picturing a world at once sordid and poetic, with two central themes which ... See full summary »

Director: Keigo Kimura | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Rentarô Mikuni, Minoru Chiaki

Votes: 7

3. Aoi Bungaku Series (2009– )

22 min | Animation, Drama, History

7.9
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Aoi Bungaku is a 12 episode anime series that is comprised of adaptations of six Japanese literary classics. The stories included are 'No Longer Human' and 'Run, Melos!' by Osamu Dazai, 'In... See full summary »

Stars: Aya Endo, Aya Hisakawa, Hidenobu Kiuchi, Rikiya Koyama

Votes: 373

4. In a Grove (2011)

Unrated | 40 min | Short, Thriller

7.7
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A series of witnesses are summoned to give their accounts of the events leading up to the death of Mike Green and the disappearance of his girlfriend.

Director: Mike Bazanele | Stars: Joel Albrecht, Rebekah Bazanele, Gregory Stanley Black, Debrah DeMirza

Votes: 6

5. Jigokuhen (1969)

91 min | Drama

7.3
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A rebellious Korean artist tests the limits of his sadistic patron, an omnipotent feudal Japanese lord. Yoshihide demands a commission to paint screens of the Hell which he sees the ... See full summary »

Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hideyo Amamoto, Yôko Naitô, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kinnosuke Nakamura

Votes: 206

6. Nan Jing de ji du (1995)

99 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Director: Tony Au | Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Yasuko Tomita, Shinobu Chihara, Jing Chow

Votes: 35

7. Yabu no naka (1996)

88 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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Director: Hisayasu Satô | Stars: Shigeki Hosokawa, Shunsuke Matsuoka, Kaori Sakagami, Hitomi Shiraishi

Votes: 16

8. Rashomon (1960 TV Movie)

Drama

7.0
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A looser adaptation of the same story that Kurosawa covered in his classic. Every player in the story has their own version of how a crime played out.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Osceola Archer, Michael Higgins, Oskar Homolka, Carol Lawrence

Votes: 26

9. Fame (1982–1987)

60 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.9
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The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

Stars: Debbie Allen, Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Albert Hague

Votes: 2,090

10. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres - dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al - utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Kurt Kasznar

Votes: 33

11. The Outrage (2011)

R | 108 min | Drama

6.5
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In this worthy adaptation of the Japanese film "Rashomon," a young monk is left to determine the truth behind three competing perspectives after a bandit's disturbing murder trial.

Director: M.L. Pundhevanop Dhewakul | Stars: Mario Maurer, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Ananda Everingham

Votes: 216

12. The Outrage (1964)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Western, Crime

6.3
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Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 1,535

13. Ayashiki bungô kaidan (2010– )

Horror

6.1
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Stars: Sei Ashina, Mitsuru Hirata, Haruka Igawa, Ryô Kase

Votes: 24

14. Ayashiki bungô kaidan (2010– )
Episode: Nose (2010)

Horror

5.7
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Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Haruka Igawa, Yutaka Matsushige

Votes: 10

15. Tajomaru (2009)

126 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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TAJOMARU is the famous 'bandit' of the forest from RASHOMON. Whoever kills Tajomaru inherits his name, status and sword. A royal brother leaves his kingdom to protect the princess he loves,... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Nakano | Stars: Shun Oguri, Yuki Shibamoto, Kei Tanaka, Kyôsuke Yabe

Votes: 281

16. Rail Truck (2009)

116 min | Drama

5.4
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Director: Hirofumi Kawaguchi | Stars: Machiko Ono, Mei Fang, Kento Harada, Liu Hong

Votes: 25

17. The Possessed (1976)

97 min | Drama, Horror

5.4
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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Yuki Aresa, Shinjirô Ehara, Kazuko Inano

Votes: 9

18. Misty (1996)

99 min | Drama, Romance

5.0
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Director: Kenki Saegusa | Stars: Yûki Amami, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Etsushi Toyokawa, Duncan

Votes: 62

19. Iron Maze (1991)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

4.5
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In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroaki Yoshida | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Bridget Fonda, Hiroaki Murakami, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 539

20. Rashomon (1961 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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In the depths of a forest, a man is killed and his wife seemingly raped. When a notorious bandit is brought to trial, the case could hardly seem simpler. But what really happened?

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Yôko Tani, Lee Montague, Robert Hardy, Richard Pearson

21. Hellscreen (2016)

Not Rated | 45 min | Horror

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When an art student is commissioned to create a visage of Hell for a local church he becomes obsessed with the project, using students as unwilling inspiration for his painting.

Director: Nicholas Van Buren | Stars: Will Hamilton, Benjamin Ludiker, Mariah Lee Squires, Chip Wood

22. Kumo no ito (2011)

70 min | Drama

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Director: Masatoshi Akihara | Stars: Kotomi Takahata, Hinata Egashira, Noriko Eguchi, Steve Etô

23. Rashomon (1911)

Short

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Star: Matsunosuke Onoe

24. Kumo no ito (1946)

10 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

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Director: Noburô Ôfuji

25. Bungo: Nihon bungaku shinema (2010– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Yûka, Munetaka Aoki, Kenshin Endô, Osamu Mukai

26. Aki (1959 TV Movie)

Drama

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27. Un (1961 TV Movie)

Drama

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28. Inochi no ito (1962 TV Movie)

Drama

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29. Hana (1959 TV Movie)

Drama

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30. Hina (1959 TV Movie)

Drama

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31. Imogayu (1959 TV Movie)

Drama

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32. Yabu no naka (1961 TV Movie)

Drama

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33. Gendai nihon bungaku junrei (1927)

42 min | Short

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Director: Masao Kume | Stars: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Shûkô Chikamatsu, Kazuo Hirotsu, Ryûrô Hirotsu

34. Xin Luo sheng men (1971)

Drama

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Director: Ying Lee | Stars: Feng Chang, Fan Chiang, Shou-Yi Fan, Chiang Han

35. Kesa no shi (1962 TV Movie)

Drama

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36. Chuugi (1961 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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37. Bungo: Nihon bungaku shinema (2010– )
Episode: Majutsu (2010)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Keisuke Yoshida

38. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Episode: Rashomon (1960)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Several different accounts of the same incident tell quite different stories about what happened.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Osceola Archer, Harry Davis, Michael Higgins, Oskar Homolka

39. Fame (1982–1987)
Episode: The Incident (1986)

Drama, Music, Musical

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Jesse is hospitalized as he suffers a concussion. He's unconscious and thus unable to testify to what happened. Mr. Dyrenforth, Miss Sherwoord, and Christopher try to get to the bottom of ... See full summary »

Director: Win Phelps | Stars: Debbie Allen, Jesse Borrego, Loretta Chandler, Albert Hague