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1. The Shogun's Samurai (1978)

130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »

Writers: Kinji Fukasaku, Hirô Matsuda, Tatsuo Nogami | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata, Teruhiko Saigô

2. Underworld Beauty (1958)

87 min | Crime, Drama

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Writer: Susumu Saji | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Michitaro Mizushima, Mari Shiraki, Shinsuke Ashida, Tôru Abe

3. A Taxing Woman (1987)

127 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent who has just landed a big promotion. Her first assignment is to catch wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo. She has a tough job, since in Japan tax evasion is... See full summary »

Writer: Jûzô Itami | Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Masahiko Tsugawa, Yasuo Daichi

4. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

8.4
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A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Masaki Kobayashi, Jumpei Gomikawa | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

5. Sen no Rikyu: Honkakubô ibun (1989)

107 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Years after the death of legendary tea master Rikyu, his disciple Honkakubo attempts to resolve the mystery of the master's death. Years before: Sen Rikyu is a ceremonial tea master who ... See full summary »

Writers: Yasushi Inoue, Yaeko Nogami, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Eiji Okuda, Toshirô Mifune, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Gô Katô

6. The Setting Sun (1992)

150 min | Drama

6.6
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A Japanese soldier is forced to question alliances when he meets and falls in love with the leader of the rebel movement.

Writers: Duane Dell'Amico, Rou Tomono | Director: Rou Tomono | Stars: Masaya Katô, Diane Lane, Biao Yuen, Donald Sutherland

7. Woman of the Lake (1966)

102 min | Drama

7.4
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Miyako Mizuki ((Mariko Okada), a wife and mother, becomes romantically involved with Kitano, her interior decorator. At first a simple flirtation, the relationship soon develops into a ... See full summary »

Writers: Yasunari Kawabata, Toshirô Ishidô, Yasuko Ôno, Yoshishige Yoshida | Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Tamotsu Hayakawa, Keiko Natsu

8. Red Angel (1966)

95 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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In 1939, Sakura Nishi is a young army nurse who is sent to the field hospitals in China during the Sino-Japanese war. She has to assist the surgeon Dr. Okabe with an incredible number of ... See full summary »

Writers: Yoriyoshi Arima, Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Shinsuke Ashida, Yûsuke Kawazu, Ranko Akagi

9. Children of Hiroshima (1952)

97 min | Drama, War

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Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends.

Writers: Arata Osada, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Osamu Takizawa, Masao Shimizu, Jûkichi Uno

10. Four Days of Snow and Blood (1989)

114 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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Based on the "2.26 Incident", an attempted coup d'état in Japan 1936, launched by radical ultra-nationalist parts of the military. Several leading politicians were killed and the center of ... See full summary »

Writer: Kazuo Kasahara | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Tomokazu Miura, Masahiro Motoki, Katsutoshi Arata

11. Akô-jô danzetsu (1978)

159 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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This is the story of "The Forty-Seven Ronin." Based on historical events in 1701 -- 1702, the movie tells the tale of the Asano clan's downfall and the revenge of its former samurai on the ... See full synopsis »

Writer: Kôji Takada | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Tsunehiko Watase, Masaomi Kondô

12. Endless Desire (1958)

101 min | Comedy

7.3
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On August 15, ten years after the Pacific War, five people meet at a station. Their purpose is to dig out a cache of morphine -- now worth sixty million yen -- that HASHIMOTO, an army ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinji Fujiwara, Shôhei Imamura, Toshirô Suzuki | Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Reiji Akitsu, Shinsuke Ashida, Takeshi Katô, Nobuo Kawakami

13. Childhood Days (1990)

119 min | Drama

7.0
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Bombing during World War II resulted in whole urban populations fleeing to the countryside, and this created a meeting of urban and rural cultures. Shinji (a young boy evacuated from Tokyo)... See full summary »

Writers: Hyozo Kashiwabara, Taichi Yamada | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Tetsuya Fujita, Yuji Horioka, Katsuhisa Yamazaki, Noritake Kobinata

14. Take Aim at the Police Van (1960)

79 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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A sharpshooter kills two prisoners in a police van at night. The guard on the van is suspended for six months; he's Tamon, an upright, modest man. He begins his own investigation into the ... See full summary »

Writers: Shin'ichi Sekizawa, Kazuo Shimada | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Michitaro Mizushima, Mari Shiraki, Misako Watanabe, Shinsuke Ashida

15. Never Give Up (1978)

143 min

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Writers: Seiichi Morimura, Kôji Takada | Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Ken Takakura, Ryôko Nakano, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Rentarô Mikuni

16. Nora inu (1973)

104 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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When his pistol is stolen, police detective Murakami is humiliated, especially when the gun is later implicated in a crime. Working with his superior, Chief Detective Sato, Murakami works ... See full summary »

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa, Azuma Morisaki | Director: Azuma Morisaki | Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Shinsuke Ashida, Keiko Matsuzaka, Tarô Shigaki

17. Blue Christmas (1978)

133 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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UFOs appear on Earth, and people who actually see them suddenly find that their blood has turned blue. Soon panic and hysteria result in the new "blue-bloods" being persecuted by the rest ... See full summary »

Writer: Sô Kuramoto | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Hiroshi Katsuno, Keiko Takeshita, Eiji Okada, Kaoru Yachigusa

18. Sugata Sanshiro (1977)

143 min

7.5
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The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of ... See full summary »

Writers: Yasuko Miyazaki, Kihachi Okamoto, Tsuneo Tomita | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tomokazu Miura, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Shinsuke Ashida

19. Bitoku no yoromeki (1957)

96 min | Drama, Romance

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Writers: Yukio Mishima, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Yumeji Tsukioka, Rentarô Mikuni, Ryoji Hayama, Shinsuke Ashida

20. The Bastard (1963)

95 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Tôkô Kon | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Ken Yamauchi, Masako Izumi, Midori Tashiro, Chiharu Kuri

21. Subete ga kurutteru (1960)

71 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Seiji Hoshikawa, Akira Ichijo | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Tamio Kawaji, Yoshiko Nezu, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Shinako Nakagawa

22. My Second Brother (1960)

101 min | Drama

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Being a faithful 'company man', Yoshikawa moves steadily ahead within the Toho corporation. But Kaji, his old friend, makes his way through the dark side of the social world, working for a ... See full summary »

Writers: Ichirô Ikeda, Shôhei Imamura, Sueko Yasumoto | Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Kayo Matsuo, Takeshi Okimura, Akiko Maeda

23. The Shadow Within (1970)

97 min

7.4
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Hamajima is a quiet, hard-working man, whose life changes drastically when he reunites with a lovely childhood friend and her strange little boy.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Seichô Matsumoto | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Gô Katô, Mayumi Ogawa, Yûsuke Takita

24. Moeru aki (1979)

137 min

7.7
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Writers: Shun Inagaki, Hiroyuki Itsuki | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Shinsuke Ashida, Hisashi Igawa, Tsunehiko Kamijô, Kin'ya Kitaôji

25. Akai hankachi (1964)

99 min | Action

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A hot-shot detective in Yokohama kills a witness during a drug investigation. He flees to the countryside and evades his past for several years, only to return to find the woman he loved ... See full summary »

Writers: Toshio Masuda, Ei Ogawa, Gan Yamazaki | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Ruriko Asaoka, Hideaki Nitani, Nobuo Kaneko

26. Ôkami (1955)

127 min | Drama

7.0
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Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Sanae Takasugi, Taiji Tonoyama, Jun Hamamura

27. Shukuzu (1953)

131 min

7.4
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Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Shusei Tokuda | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Sumiko Hidaka, Isuzu Yamada, Sô Yamamura

28. Kaze tachinu (1976)

94 min | Drama

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The story began in the early summer of 1942 when 'Tatsurou' met 'Setsuko' at Karuizawa. Its love at first sight but sadly 'Setsuko' was pledged to marry a stranger by her parent. She ran ... See full summary »

Writer: Fukiko Miyauchi | Director: Mitsuo Wakasugi | Stars: Momoe Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Miura, Shinsuke Ashida, Seizaburô Kawazu

29. Oishinbo (1996)

105 min | Drama

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Writers: Masao Kajiura, Toshiharu Maruuchi | Director: Azuma Morisaki | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Kôichi Satô, Michiko Hada, Shinsuke Ashida

30. The Incident (1978)

138 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Shohei Ooka, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinobu Ôtake, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Tsunehiko Watase

31. Konoko no nanatsu no oiwai ni (1982)

111 min | Drama, Mystery

6.0
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Writers: Yasuzô Masumura, Hiroshi Matsuki, Mio Saito | Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Jinpachi Nezu, Kyôko Kishida, Shinsuke Ashida

32. The Chase (1958)

116 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Seichô Matsumoto | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Minoru Ôki, Takahiro Tamura, Seiji Miyaguchi, Hideko Takamine

33. Men and War (1970)

197 min

6.8
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Writers: Jumpei Gomikawa, Nobuo Yamada | Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Osamu Takizawa, Shinsuke Ashida, Etsushi Takahashi, Ruriko Asaoka

34. Burden of Love (1955)

111 min | Comedy

6.4
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Jozaburo Araki is the head of a famous family-owned wholesale pharmaceutical store with a well-established history. At present he is the Minister of Health and Welfare, and is considering ... See full summary »

Writer: Yûzô Kawashima | Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Tatsuya Mihashi, Isuzu Yamada, Mie Kitahara

35. The Human Revolution (1973)

G | 160 min

7.9
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Daisaku Ikeda | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Shinsuke Ashida, Michiyo Aratama, Tatsuya Nakadai

36. Shôwa zankyô-den: Karajishi botan (1966)

89 min | Action, Crime

7.1
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Writers: Isao Matsumoto, Akira Murao | Director: Kiyoshi Saeki | Stars: Ken Takakura, Ryô Ikebe, Yoshiko Mita, Masahiko Tsugawa

37. Making of 'A Taxing Woman' (1987 Video)

108 min | Documentary

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Writer: Toshiro Uratani | Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Shinsuke Ashida, Yasuo Daichi, Mach Fumiake, Jûzô Itami

38. The Sands of Kurobe (1968)

196 min | Drama

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Kitagawa is an engineer charged with construction of a gigantic tunnel through the Japan Alps for the transportation of equipment in the building of the massive Kurobe Dam. The tunnel ... See full summary »

Writers: Masato Ide, Kei Kumai, Sôjirô Motoki | Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûjirô Ishihara, Osamu Takizawa, Takashi Shimura

39. Darkness at Noon (1956)

122 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Hiroshi Masaki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Kôjirô Kusanagi, Sachiko Hidari, Taketoshi Naitô, Chôko Iida

40. Ankoku no ryoken (1959)

88 min | Mystery

7.3
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Writer: Hajime Takaiwa | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Ryoji Hayama, Chako van Leeuwen, Masumi Okada, Mari Shiraki

41. Rajo to kenju (1957)

88 min

7.1
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Writers: Tetsu Suyama, Chomi Tanabe, Saburo Washio | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Michitaro Mizushima, Mari Shiraki, Hideaki Nitani, Ichirô Sugai

42. Zoku ningen kakumei (1976)

159 min

8.4
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Daisaku Ikeda | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Teruhiko Aoi, Michiyo Aratama, Junko Natsu

43. Kagenaki koe (1958)

92 min | Mystery

6.9
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Ishikawa, a newspaper journalist, unexpectedly meets Asako, a woman who used to work for his company some time ago as a phone operator. Three years ago, she accidentally heard the voice of ... See full summary »

Writers: Ryuta Akimoto, Seichô Matsumoto, Susumu Saji | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Hideaki Nitani, Yôko Minamida, Jô Shishido, Nobuo Kaneko

44. Shaso (1989)

129 min

7.0
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Writer: Hirô Matsuda | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Ken Ogata, Yukiyo Toake, Tôru Emori, Kôichi Satô

45. Haru no kane (1985)

128 min | Drama, Romance

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Writer: Kôji Takada | Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Yûko Kotegawa, Yoshiko Mita, Eiji Okada

46. Meiso chizu (1983)

136 min | Mystery

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Writers: Motomu Furuta, Seichô Matsumoto, Yoshitarô Nomura | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Yukiji Asaoka, Shinsuke Ashida, Mitsuru Hirata, Ayumi Ishida

47. Fuji sanchô (1970)

Adventure, Drama

6.5
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Writers: Takeo Kunihiro, Jirô Nitta | Director: Tetsutaro Murano | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Tetsuya Watari, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Shinsuke Ashida

48. Senso to ningen III: Kanketsuhen (1973)

184 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.7
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Writers: Atsushi Takeda, Nobuo Yamada | Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Osamu Takizawa, Etsushi Takahashi, Ruriko Asaoka, Kin'ya Kitaôji

50. Arashi no naka o tsuppashire (1958)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Mari Shiraki, Sanae Nakahara, Kô Nishimura