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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

8.8
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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

2. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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

3. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.4
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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

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

5. The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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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

6. Nora inu (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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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

7. Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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

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

8. Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007– )

5 min | Documentary

8.4
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Every October, James Rolfe reviews horror movies, whether it be the old-school silent-era monster classics, the golden-age Universal horror films from the '30s, '40s and '50s, the grotesque... See full summary »

Stars: James D. Rolfe, Boris Karloff, Peter Cushing, Lon Chaney Jr.

9. High and Low (1963)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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

10. 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

11. The Lower Depths (1957)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

7.6
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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

12. 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

13. Bushido (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.8
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A humble and simple Takezo abandons his life as a knight errant. He's sought as a teacher and vassal by Shogun, Japan's most powerful clan leader. He's also challenged to fight by the ... See full summary »

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

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

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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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

15. The Face of Another (1966)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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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

16. 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

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

82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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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

18. 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

19. Shiro Amakusa, the Christian Rebel (1962)

100 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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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

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

21. 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, Juro Miyoshi, Sadao Yamanaka | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kôji Tsuruta, Yôko Tsukasa, Misa Uehara

22. Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka (1959)

105 min | Romance

7.3
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Writers: Monzaemon Chikamatsu, Masashige Narusawa | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Ineko Arima, Kinuyo Tanaka, Keiko Yukishiro

23. Tokugawa ichizoku no houkai (1980)

139 min | Drama, History, War

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Writers: Tetsurô Abe, Hirô Matsuda, Tatsuo Nogami | Director: Kôsaku Yamashita | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Hiroki Matsukata, Mikijirô Hira, Isao Bitô

24. The Body (1964)

85 min

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

25. Gray Sunset (1985)

122 min

6.1
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Writer: Hirô Matsuda | Director: Shunya Itô | Stars: Yukiyo Toake, Minoru Chiaki, Teruhiko Saigô, Yumiko Nogawa

26. Anzukko (1958)

110 min

7.0
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Writers: Saisei Murô, Mikio Naruse, Sumie Tanaka | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Kyôko Kagawa, Isao Kimura, Keiju Kobayashi

27. Gobanchô yûgirirô (1963)

137 min

7.4
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Writers: Tsutomu Minakami, Naoyuki Suzuki, Tomotaka Tasaka | Director: Tomotaka Tasaka | Stars: Yoshiko Sakuma, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Michiyo Kogure, Minoru Chiaki

28. Kyûketsu-ga (1956)

89 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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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

29. Sanada fuunroku (1963)

100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, History

6.4
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Writers: Yoshiyuki Fukuda, Fumio Kônami, Ryûnosuke Ono | Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Misako Watanabe, Wataru Ômae, Fujio Tokita

30. Hadairo no tsuki (1957)

98 min

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Writers: Kimiyuki Hasegawa, Jûran Hisao | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Bin Amatsu, Keiko Awaji, Minoru Chiaki, Akira Ishihama

31. Môjû tsukai no shôjo (1952)

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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Umetsugu Inoue | Director: Kôzô Saeki | Stars: Minoru Chiaki, Chiemi Eri, Kazuko Fushimi, Jun Negami

32. Till Tomorow Comes (1962)

113 min | Drama

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Writer: Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Kyôko Kagawa, Yuriko Hoshi, Shûji Sano, Junko Ikeuchi

33. Libido (1967)

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

34. The Men of Tohoku (1957)

59 min | Drama

6.9
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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

37. Ninjutsu suikoden inazuma kotengu (1958)

83 min | Action, Drama, History

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

39. Hikaru umi (1965– )

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Stars: Minoru Chiaki, Tomoko Fumino, Yuriko Hanabusa, Ayumi Ishida

40. Bijo to touzoku (1952)

80 min | Adventure

7.6
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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 »

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

41. Lake of Tears (1966)

130 min

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

42. Zero faita dai kûsen (1966)

92 min | Action, Drama, War

5.6
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Writers: Shin'ichi Sekizawa, Kazue Shiba | Director: Shirô Moritani | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Makoto Satô, Tatsuyoshi Ehara, Yoshio Tsuchiya

43. Gen to fudômyô-ô (1961)

111 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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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

44. 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

45. The 9th Annual Japan Academy Awards (1986 TV Special)

Reality-TV

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Stars: Tetsuya Takeda, Fumi Dan, Haruhiko Arai, Mitsuko Baishô

46. Hikage no musume (1957)

Comedy

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Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Shûe Matsubayashi | Stars: Kyôko Kagawa, Isuzu Yamada, Eiko Miyoshi, Tatsuya Nakadai

47. Yataro's Sedge Hat (1960)

8.1
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Writer: Kan Shimozawa | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Chiyonosuke Azuma, Minoru Chiaki, Susumu Fujita, Sumiko Hidaka

49. 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

50. Oshidori no mon (1956)

Romance

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