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

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

8.5
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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

Votes: 3,519

2. Voice Without a Shadow (1958)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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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

Votes: 35

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

Votes: 1,229

4. The Setting Sun (1992)

150 min | Drama

6.5
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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

Votes: 68

5. The Shogun's Samurai (1978)

130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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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

Votes: 1,208

6. Woman of the Lake (1966)

102 min | Drama

7.4
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A married woman lets her lover take naked pictures of her. The photos end up in possession of a man who starts blackmailing the couple.

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

Votes: 342

7. Red Angel (1966)

95 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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During the Sino-Japanese War, a young army nurse gives sympathy to her patients and falls in love with an impotent doctor who's addicted to morphine.

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

Votes: 927

8. Sen no Rikyu: Honkakubô ibun (1989)

107 min | Drama, History

7.1
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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

Votes: 205

9. The Sands of Kurobe (1968)

196 min | Drama

6.9
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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

Votes: 50

10. Sono gosôsha wo nerae: 'Jûsangô taihisen' yori (1960)

79 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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A prison truck is assaulted and the two convicts inside are murdered. The prison guard on duty gets suspended for negligence and takes it upon himself to track down the killers.

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

Votes: 483

11. Children of Hiroshima (1952)

97 min | Drama, War

7.9
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86 Metascore

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

Votes: 674

12. Ankokugai no bijo (1958)

87 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Released from prison, a gangster (Michitaro Mizushima) retrieves diamonds sought by fellow yakuza.

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

Votes: 322

13. Subete ga kurutteru (1960)

71 min | Drama

7.1
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The young rebel Juro has to deal with an environment of crime and prostitution, and the impact of its choices on personal relationships: one with his mother, with the lover of the latter and with a girl in love with him.

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

Votes: 125

14. Four Days of Snow and Blood (1989)

114 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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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

Votes: 89

15. Endless Desire (1958)

101 min | Comedy

7.2
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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, Hisashi Yamanouchi | Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Reiji Akitsu, Shinsuke Ashida, Takeshi Katô, Nobuo Kawakami

Votes: 230

16. Darkness at Noon (1956)

122 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Hiroshi Masaki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Kôjirô Kusanagi, Sachiko Hidari, Taketoshi Naitô, Chôko Iida

Votes: 30

17. Moeru aki (1979)

137 min

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

Votes: 15

18. Akô-jô danzetsu (1978)

159 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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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

Votes: 235

19. Blue Christmas (1978)

133 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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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

Votes: 51

20. 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

Votes: 166

21. The Chase (1958)

116 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Seichô Matsumoto | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Minoru Ôki, Takahiro Tamura, Seiji Miyaguchi, Hideko Takamine

Votes: 121

22. The Incident (1978)

138 min | Drama

6.8
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The body of Sakai Hatsuko, a woman of 23 who has been slain with a knife, has been found in a forest. Some days later, Ueda Hiroshi, a 19-year-old shipyard worker, is arrested and charged ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 78

23. Shukuzu (1953)

131 min

7.2
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Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Shusei Tokuda | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Sumiko Hidaka, Isuzu Yamada, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 26

24. My Second Brother (1960)

101 min | Drama

7.1
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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

Votes: 130

25. The Shadow Within (1970)

97 min

7.5
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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

Votes: 67

26. Kaze tachinu (1976)

94 min | Drama

7.4
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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

Votes: 8

27. Ôkami (1955)

127 min | Drama

7.1
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Time; a few years after the surrender of Japan in the Second World War. The country is in ruins, economy devastated, and the vulnerable masses deprived of work; let alone the basic ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 42

28. Childhood Days (1990)

119 min | Drama

6.9
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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

Votes: 121

29. Sugata Sanshiro (1977)

143 min

7.4
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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

Votes: 16

30. Never Give Up (1978)

143 min

6.4
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Writers: Seiichi Morimura, Kôji Takada | Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Ken Takakura, Ryôko Nakano, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 114

31. Senso to ningen III: Kanketsuhen (1973)

184 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.3
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Writers: Atsushi Takeda, Nobuo Yamada | Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Osamu Takizawa, Etsushi Takahashi, Ruriko Asaoka, Kin'ya Kitaôji

Votes: 15

32. The Bastard (1963)

95 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Tôkô Kon | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Ken Yamauchi, Masako Izumi, Midori Tashiro, Chiharu Kuri

Votes: 28

33. Men and War (1970)

197 min

6.4
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Writers: Jumpei Gomikawa, Nobuo Yamada | Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Osamu Takizawa, Shinsuke Ashida, Etsushi Takahashi, Ruriko Asaoka

Votes: 16

34. Ankoku no ryoken (1959)

88 min | Mystery

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

Votes: 15

35. Akai hankachi (1964)

99 min | Action

6.8
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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

Votes: 72

36. Shaso (1989)

129 min

6.5
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Writer: Hirô Matsuda | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Ken Ogata, Yukiyo Toake, Tôru Emori, Kôichi Satô

Votes: 13

37. Akuma no machi (1956)

79 min | Crime

6.5
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Writer: Goro Shiraishi | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Seizaburô Kawazu, Ichirô Sugai, Azusa Yumi, Akitake Kôno

Votes: 15

38. Rajo to kenju (1957)

88 min

7.3
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Writers: Tetsu Suyama, Chomi Tanabe, Saburo Washio | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Michitarô Mizushima, Mari Shiraki, Hideaki Nitani, Ichirô Sugai

Votes: 23

39. Joyu (1956)

104 min | Drama

6.3
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Writers: Kakuko Mori, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Chikako Hosokawa, Shinsuke Ashida, Sen Hara

Votes: 6

41. 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

42. Ôunabara o yuku wataridori (1961)

Action

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Writer: Yamazaki Iwao | Director: Takeichi Saitô | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Ruriko Asaoka, Shinsuke Ashida, Mari Shiraki

43. Kemono no nemuri (1960)

85 min | Mystery

5.4
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A businessman returns from an extended trip, but something seems off. Criminal operations and religious cults come into play, while the man's daughter and her journalist boyfriend race to find the truth.

Writer: Ichirô Ikeda | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Shôichi Ozawa, Shinsuke Ashida

Votes: 30

44. The Dragon's Fangs (1966)

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Director: Motomu Ida | Stars: Shinsuke Ashida, Ruriko Itô, Kayo Matsuo, Jun Negami

45. Tôgyû ni kakeru otoko (1960)

Drama

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Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Hideaki Nitani, Shinsuke Ashida

46. Aiyoku (1966)

90 min

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Writer: Eitarô Morikawa | Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Yoshiko Sakuma, Yoshiko Mita, Rentarô Mikuni, Tetsurô Tanba

47. Dai san no shikaku (1959)

97 min | Drama

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Writers: Kinya Naoi, Koreyoshi Kurahara | Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Ryôji Hayama, Hiroyuki Nagato, Masayuki Mori, Mihoko Inagaki

49. 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

50. The Human Revolution (1973)

G | 160 min

7.8
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Daisaku Ikeda | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Shinsuke Ashida, Michiyo Aratama, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 17