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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Drama

8.7
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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

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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

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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

8.1
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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

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

7. Stray Dog (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

8. 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

9. 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 | Director: Motoyoshi Oda | Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, Minoru Chiaki, Takashi Shimura

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. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

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

16. Shiro Amakusa, the Christian Rebel (1962)

100 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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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

17. 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

18. 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

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

178 min | Drama

7.5
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Writers: Naoyuki Suzuki, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Tomotaka Tasaka | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Michiyo Kogure, Wakaba Irie, Shôichi Ozawa

20. 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

21. Sengoku gunto-den (1959)

115 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

6.9
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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

22. Libido (1967)

Drama

6.7
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Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Kayo Matsuo, Hideo Kanze

23. 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

24. Gray Sunset (1985)

122 min

6.5
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Writer: Hirô Matsuda | Director: Shunya Itô | Stars: Yukiyo Toake, Minoru Chiaki, Teruhiko Saigô, Yumiko Nogawa

25. 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

26. 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

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

28. Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka (1959)

105 min | Romance

7.2
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Writers: Monzaemon Chikamatsu, Masashige Narusawa | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Ineko Arima, Kinuyo Tanaka, Keiko Yukishiro

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

31. 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

32. 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

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

30 min | Comedy

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

35. Hikage no musume (1957)

Comedy

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

36. 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

37. 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

38. Shunkin monogatari (1954)

112 min | Drama

6.6
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Writers: Jun'ichirô Tanizaki, Fuji Yahiro | Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Sugisaku Aoyama, Minoru Chiaki

39. Yataro's Sedge Hat (1960)

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

40. 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

41. Oshidori no mon (1956)

Romance

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

42. Anyakôro (1959)

144 min

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

43. Zoku shinran (1960)

128 min

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Writer: Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Tomotaka Tasaka | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Katsuo Nakamura, Hiroshi Fujikawa, Minoru Chiaki

44. Gobanchô yûgirirô (1963)

137 min

7.0
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Writers: Tsutomu Minakami, Naoyuki Suzuki, Tomotaka Tasaka | Director: Tomotaka Tasaka | Stars: Yoshiko Sakuma, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Michiyo Kogure, Minoru Chiaki

45. 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

46. Kyo wa kaisha no getsuyobi (1952)

70 min | Comedy

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Writer: Teruaki Miyata | Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Hajime Izu, Minoru Chiaki, Bokuzen Hidari, Yûnosuke Itô

47. 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

48. 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

49. 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

50. 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