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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Drama

8.7
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99 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 208,316

2. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

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

Writers: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 91,487

3. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 37,180

4. Throne of Blood (1957)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

Writers: Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 26,632

5. The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara

Votes: 22,015

6. High and Low (1963)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Writers: Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa, Evan Hunter | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 16,571

7. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 10,165

8. Hakuchi (1951)

166 min | Drama

7.5
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A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.

Writers: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 2,979

9. Donzoko (1957)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

7.5
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In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family.

Writers: Maxim Gorky, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyôko Kagawa, Ganjirô Nakamura

Votes: 3,152

10. Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

6.0
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Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

Writers: Takeo Murata, Shigeaki Hidaka, Shigeru Kayama, Ib Melchior, Ed Watson | Director: Motoyoshi Oda | Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, Minoru Chiaki, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 2,762

11. I Live in Fear: Record of a Living Being (1955)

103 min | Drama

7.4
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An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Fumio Hayasaka, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 2,505

12. The Face of Another (1966)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.

Writer: Kôbô Abe | Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mikijirô Hira, Kyôko Kishida, Miki Irie

Votes: 3,948

13. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.8
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Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time.

Writers: Hideji Hôjô, Hiroshi Inagaki, Tokuhei Wakao, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

Votes: 3,992

14. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Masaki Kobayashi, Jumpei Gomikawa | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

Votes: 2,603

15. The Inheritance (1962)

107 min | Drama

7.4
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On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown to his family and colleagues. A... See full summary »

Writers: Kôichi Inagaki, Norio Nanjo | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Sô Yamamura, Seiji Miyaguchi

Votes: 218

16. Araki Mataemon: Kettô kagiya no tsuji (1952)

82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Matemon Araki, a renowned swordsman, helps a young man find vengeance.

Writer: Akira Kurosawa | Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yuriko Hamada, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Katayama

Votes: 79

17. Shiro Amakusa, the Christian Rebel (1962)

100 min | Drama, History, War

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In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, oppressed peasant Christians revolt against the shogunate with the aid of a charismatic Christian rebel leader Shiro Amakusa.

Writers: Nagisa Ôshima, Toshirô Ishidô | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Hashizô Ôkawa, Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Satomi Oka, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 91

18. Sengoku gunto-den (1959)

115 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

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Lord Taro must deliver a money chest but is robbed by brigands led by Jibu. One of Jibu's men, Rokuro, steals the money from Jibu, but after meeting and befriending Taro, Rokuro decides to ... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Jûrô Miyoshi, Sadao Yamanaka | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kôji Tsuruta, Yôko Tsukasa, Misa Uehara

Votes: 48

19. Anzukko (1958)

110 min

7.0
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Kyoko, the daughter of a successful novelist, marries an aspiring writer. However, her husband's difficulties with his writing and his resentment over her father cause deep strains in the marriage.

Writers: Saisei Murô, Mikio Naruse, Sumie Tanaka | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Kyôko Kagawa, Isao Kimura, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 69

20. A Wife's Heart (1956)

101 min | Drama

7.1
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Writer: Toshirô Ide | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Akemi Negishi

Votes: 87

21. Gray Sunset (1985)

122 min

6.7
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Writer: Hirô Matsuda | Director: Shunya Itô | Stars: Yukiyo Toake, Minoru Chiaki, Teruhiko Saigô, Yumiko Nogawa

Votes: 16

22. Kyûketsu-ga (1956)

89 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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The story of a professional nude model stalked by a bizarre, unknown man wearing a hideous mask.

Writers: Hideo Oguni, Dai Nishijima, Seishi Yokomizo | Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Asami Kuji, Ichirô Arishima, Akio Kobori

Votes: 16

23. Libido (1967)

Drama

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Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Kayo Matsuo, Hideo Kanze

Votes: 18

24. Hero of the Red Light District (1960)

109 min | Action, Fantasy

7.6
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The film that led David Shipman to declare Uchida "the equal of Mizoguchi and Kinugasa," KILLING IN YOSHIWARA ranks with Uchida's finest postwar work... See full synopsis »

Writer: Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Isao Kimura, Noriko Aoba, Koji Arima, Minoru Chiaki

Votes: 175

25. Gen to fudômyô-ô (1961)

111 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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Gen is a lonely orphan boy. His sole sense of companionship comes from an imaginary friend, the god Prince Fudo-Myo. Prince Fudo-Myo comes to the boy's rescue in times of difficulty.

Writers: Toshirô Ide, Zenzô Matsuyama, Shizue Miyaguchi | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toru Koyanagi, Hisako Sakabe, Toshirô Mifune, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 16

26. The Body (1964)

85 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Kafû Nagai, Masashige Narusawa | Director: Masashige Narusawa | Stars: Michiko Saga, Ichirô Sugai, Kumeko Urabe, Kazuko Matsuo

Votes: 8

27. Karafuto 1945 Summer Hyosetsu no mon (1974)

119 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Toshio Kaneko, Takeo Kunihiro | Director: Mitsuo Murayama | Stars: Terumi Niki, Yumiko Fujita, Kawai Okada, Keiko Torii

Votes: 13

28. Shirotori (1965)

134 min

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Writers: Ichirô Ikeda, Toshio Masuda | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Jûshirô Konoe, Tamao Nakamura, Chieko Matsubara

29. Chiisakobe (1962)

170 min

8.0
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Writers: Tatsuo Nogami, Naoyuki Suzuki, Tomotaka Tasaka, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Tomotaka Tasaka | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Chiemi Eri, Katsuo Nakamura, Hiroko Sakuramachi

Votes: 6

30. Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka (1959)

105 min | Romance

7.1
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Writers: Monzaemon Chikamatsu, Masashige Narusawa | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Ineko Arima, Kinuyo Tanaka, Keiko Yukishiro

Votes: 51

31. Street of Wandering Men (1963)

86 min | Drama

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Director: Yasushi Sasaki | Stars: Kusuo Abe, Minoru Chiaki, Utaemon Ichikawa, Tatsuya Ishiguro

32. Hiya-meshi to Osan to Chan (1965)

178 min | Drama

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Writers: Naoyuki Suzuki, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Tomotaka Tasaka | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Michiyo Kogure, Wakaba Irie, Shôichi Ozawa

Votes: 11

33. Nippon ichi no danzetsu otoko (1969)

94 min | Comedy

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Writers: Mamoru Sasaki, Yasuo Tanami | Director: Eizo Sugawa | Stars: Hitoshi Ueki, Hajime Hana, Mako Midori, Osami Nabe

34. The Men of Tohoku (1957)

59 min | Drama

6.5
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The isolated village of Tohoku is surrounded by high mountains, and has a tradition that only the eldest sons may marry and inherit. The filthy, unshaven younger sons, called yakkos, work ... See full summary »

Writers: Shichirô Fukazawa, Kon Ichikawa | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Hiroshi Akutagawa, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Jun Hamamura

Votes: 16

35. Don Matsugorô no daibôken (1987)

101 min

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Writers: Hisashi Inoue, Nobuo Yamada | Director: Shuji Goto | Stars: Kai Atô, Minoru Chiaki, Hozumi Gôda, Takuya Hiramitsu

36. Oshidori no mon (1956)

Romance

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Writer: Keigo Kimura | Director: Keigo Kimura | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Ken Uehara, Minoru Chiaki

37. Ninjutsu suikoden inazuma kotengu (1958)

83 min | Action, Drama, History

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Writers: Shinji Kessoku, Genzo Murakami | Director: Shoji Matsumura | Stars: Chiyonosuke Azuma, Yumiko Hasegawa, Satomi Oka, Harumi Urazato

38. Lake of Tears (1966)

130 min

7.4
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Writer: Naoyuki Suzuki | Director: Tomotaka Tasaka | Stars: Yoshiko Sakuma, Katsuo Nakamura, Ganjirô Nakamura, Hisano Yamaoka

Votes: 5

39. Zero faita dai kûsen (1966)

92 min | Action, Drama, War

4.8
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Writers: Shin'ichi Sekizawa, Kazue Shiba | Director: Shirô Moritani | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Makoto Satô, Tatsuyoshi Ehara, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Votes: 13

40. Mole Alley (1953)

97 min

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Writers: Kazuo Ozaki, Kôzaburô Yoshimura, Hiroshi Shimizu | Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Shigeru Amachi, Minoru Chiaki, Kazuo Dan, Kikuko Hanaoka

41. Yataro's Sedge Hat (1960)

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Writer: Kan Shimozawa | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Chiyonosuke Azuma, Minoru Chiaki, Susumu Fujita, Sumiko Hidaka

Votes: 10

42. Futari dake no hashi (1958)

89 min | Drama, Romance

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Writer: Seiji Maruyama | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno, Daisuke Katô, Minoru Chiaki

43. Sanada fuunroku (1963)

100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, History

5.8
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Writers: Yoshiyuki Fukuda, Fumio Kônami, Ryûnosuke Ono | Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Misako Watanabe, Wataru Ômae, Fujio Tokita

Votes: 18

44. Anyakôro (1959)

144 min

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Writer: Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Fujiko Yamamoto, Chikage Awashima, Tatsuya Nakadai

45. Gobanchô yûgirirô (1963)

137 min

7.0
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A forlorn love story between a young monk and his childhood sweet-heart set in post WWII Japan.

Writers: Tsutomu Minakami, Naoyuki Suzuki, Tomotaka Tasaka | Director: Tomotaka Tasaka | Stars: Yoshiko Sakuma, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Michiyo Kogure, Minoru Chiaki

Votes: 9

46. Narazu-mono (1956)

95 min | Action, Adventure

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Writers: Takeshi Kimura, Haruyuki Nakata, Takemi Sasaki | Director: Nobuo Aoyagi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Yumi Shirakawa, Takashi Shimura

47. Samé (1964)

166 min

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Writer: Naoyuki Suzuki | Director: Tomotaka Tasaka | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Yoshiko Mita, Michiyo Kogure, Minoru Chiaki

48. Travels of Hibari and Chiemi: The Tumultuous Journey (1963)

85 min | Comedy

5.4
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Director: Tadashi Sawashima | Stars: Chiyonosuke Azuma, Minoru Chiaki, Chiemi Eri, Hibari Misora

Votes: 5

50. Dokushin no Scat (1970 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Osami Nabe, Reiko Ohara, Mikkî Yasukawa, Yukiko Kashiwagi