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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Action, Drama

8.8
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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

2. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

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. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

4. 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

5. Dreams (1990)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

Writer: Akira Kurosawa | Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi, Mieko Harada

6. Rhapsody in August (1991)

PG | 98 min | Drama

7.3
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Three generations' responses to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Writers: Kiyoko Murata, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Sachiko Murase, Richard Gere, Hisashi Igawa, Narumi Kayashima

7. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

R | 103 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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65 Metascore

In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »

Writers: Taiyo Matsumoto, Anthony Weintraub | Director: Michael Arias | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya, Kankurô Kudô

8. Red Beard (1965)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama

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In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.

Writers: Masato Ide, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Reiko Dan

9. Monkey (1978–1980)

Action, Family, Adventure

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Monkey is the story by Wu Ch'êng-ên based on the ancient Chinese legend tracing the origins of Buddhism. It follows the adventures of Tripitaka and disciples Pigsy, Sandy and of course ... See full summary »

Stars: Masaaki Sakai, Shirô Kishibe, Masako Natsume, Peter Woodthorpe

10. Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)

PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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A young man steals a boat to find his brother, but he and his shipmates become shipwrecked on a mysterious island inhabited by a giant sea monster and a slumbering Godzilla.

Writer: Shin'ichi Sekizawa | Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Akira Takarada, Kumi Mizuno, Chôtarô Tôgin, Hideo Sunazuka

11. 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

12. Madadayo (1993)

134 min | Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Following World War II, a retired professor, approaching his autumn years, finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hyakken Uchida | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuo Matsumura, Kyôko Kagawa, Hisashi Igawa, Jôji Tokoro

13. I Live in Fear (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 Water Margin (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min

8.1
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Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China, there was a cruel government. 108 renegade will try to change the story.

Stars: Atsuo Nakamura, Sanae Tsuchida, Kei Satô, Isamu Nagato

15. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (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

16. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

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This is the story of Mama, a.k.a. Keiko, a middle-aged bar hostess who must choose to either get married or buy a bar of her own. Her family hounds her for money, her customers for her ... See full summary »

Writer: Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Tatsuya Nakadai, Masayuki Mori, Reiko Dan

17. Sengoku jieitai (1979)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to become the ... See full summary »

Writers: Ryo Hanmura, Toshio Kamata | Director: Kôsei Saitô | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Jun Etô, Moeko Ezawa, Ryô Hayami

18. Varan the Unbelievable (1962)

Unrated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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In an effort to find an economic means of purifying salt water, a joint U.S.-Japanese military command is set up on an isolated Japanese island where an unusual salt water lake is situated.... See full summary »

Writer: Sid Harris | Directors: Jerry A. Baerwitz, Ishirô Honda | Stars: Myron Healey, Tsuruko Kobayashi, Clifford Kawada, Derick Shimatsu

19. Where Chimneys Are Seen (1953)

108 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Hideo Oguni, Rinzo Shiina | Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Ken Uehara, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa

20. Nihonkai daikaisen (1969)

G | 128 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails, and a Russian fleet bears down on the Sea of... See full summary »

Writer: Toshio Yasumi | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yûzô Kayama, Chishû Ryû

21. Summer Clouds (1958)

128 min | Drama

7.5
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A war widow with a young boy manages a farm with her bossy mother-in-law. When a reporter comes to interview her... See full synopsis »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Tsutou Wada | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Michiyo Aratama, Kumi Mizuno, Yôko Tsukasa

22. Daikaijû Baran (1958)

87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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When a rare species of butterfly is found in a mysterious valley in Japan, a pair of entomologists go to investigate and find more. However, when they get there they find an uncharted lake ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Kuronuma, Shin'ichi Sekizawa | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kôzô Nomura, Ayumi Sonoda, Fumito Matsuo, Koreya Senda

23. Mother (1952)

98 min | Drama

7.8
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A teenaged girl witnesses her widowed mother's attempt to sustain her family.

Writer: Yôko Mizuki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa, Eiji Okada, Akihiko Katayama

24. Untamed Woman (1957)

121 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Shusei Tokuda | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Masayuki Mori, Daisuke Katô

25. A Wife's Heart (1956)

101 min | Drama

7.0
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Writer: Toshirô Ide | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Akemi Negishi

26. Ankokugai no kaoyaku (1959)

101 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Ryuta and Mineo Komatsu are brothers, both yakuza (gangsters). Mineo, although complicit in crime, even murder, wants out of the gangster life, hoping to become a successful singer instead.... See full summary »

Writers: Motosada Nishiki, Shin'ichi Sekizawa | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Akira Takarada, Yumi Shirakawa, Keiko Yanagawa

27. Aa bakudan (1964)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Writers: Kihachi Okamoto, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Yûnosuke Itô, Fubuki Koshiji, Ichirô Nakatani, Hideo Sunazuka

28. Wife (1953)

89 min

7.0
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Ten years into a marriage, the wife is disappointed by the husband's lack of financial success, meaning... See full synopsis »

Writers: Fumiko Hayashi, Toshirô Ide | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Mieko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama

29. Tôkyô no hito sayônara (1956)

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Writer: Ishirô Honda | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Chiyoko Shimakura, Shinji Yamada, Kichijirô Ueda, Noriko Honma

30. The Pacific War and Himeyuri Corps (1962)

93 min | Drama, War

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The last fight put up by remaining Japanese forces and a special volunteer nursing corps on Okinawa at the end of World War II (1944-45).

Writers: Mitsuo Kaneda, Haku Komori | Director: Haku Komori | Stars: Tôru Abe, Kanjûrô Arashi, Shinjirô Asano, Kikuko Hanaoka

31. The Surf (1954)

96 min | Drama, Romance

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Lonely youth Shinji meets Hatsue, a pretty pearl diver, on the beach and the two fall in love. But Shinji has a rival for Hatsue's affections, Yasuo. Yasuo spreads unpleasant gossip about ... See full summary »

Writers: Yukio Mishima, Shinichirô Nakamura, Senkichi Taniguchi | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Akira Kubo, Sadako Sawamura, Minoru Takashima, Kyôko Aoyama

32. Husband and Wife (1953)

87 min | Drama

7.2
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Uptight man and hot wife rent a room from a laidback colleague. The colleague and wife get on like a house on fire... See full synopsis »

Writers: Toshirô Ide, Yôko Mizuki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Ken Uehara, Yôko Sugi, Rentarô Mikuni, Keiju Kobayashi

33. The Whole Family Works (1939)

65 min | Drama

6.8
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Father of nine children cannot find a job. Despite their aspirations, the children are encouraged by both parents to hold down menial jobs and contribute to the family expenses... See full synopsis »

Writers: Mikio Naruse, Nao Tokugawa | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Musei Tokugawa, Noriko Honma, Akira Ubukata, Kaoru Itô

34. Aruhi watashi wa (1959)

105 min

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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Yôjirô Ishizaka | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Misa Uehara, Akira Takarada, Ken Uehara, Sadako Sawamura

35. Kitsune to tanuki (1959)

126 min

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Writer: Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Daisuke Katô, Keiju Kobayashi, Kôji Mitsui, Yôsuke Natsuki

36. Meoto zenzai (1955)

121 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Sakunosuke Oda, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Chikage Awashima, Yôko Tsukasa, Haruo Tanaka

37. Sasameyuki (1950)

145 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Jun'ichirô Tanizaki, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Yutaka Abe | Stars: Ranko Hanai, Yukiko Todoroki, Hisako Yamane, Hideko Takamine

38. Kaitei kara kita onna (1959)

76 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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While in vacation in a sea side house, a young man fall in love with a beautiful woman who pretends to live by herself in the sea. The fishermen of a nearby village think she is a monster, ... See full summary »

Writers: Shintarô Ishihara, Koreyoshi Kurahara | Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Makiko Aoi, Tomio Aoki, Akemi Ebata, Jun Hamamura

39. Jôshû to tomo ni (1956)

102 min | Drama

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Writer: Sumie Tanaka | Director: Seiji Hisamatsu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Kinuyo Tanaka, Michiyo Kogure, Kyôko Kagawa

40. Kekkon no subete (1958)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Writer: Yoshio Shirasaka | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Izumi Yukimura, Michiyo Tamaki, Michiyo Aratama, Ken Uehara

41. Botchan (1953)

Comedy

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Writers: Soseki Natsume, Noriyuki Yata | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Okada, Hisaya Morishige, Eitarô Ozawa

43. Haha to musume (1953)

Drama

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Writer: Toshirô Ide | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Yaeko Mizutani, Kamatari Fujiwara, Ren Yamamoto, Ineko Arima

44. Aoi me (1956)

35 min | Short

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Writers: Yôjirô Ishizaka, Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Hideo Suzuki | Stars: Kamatari Fujiwara, Noriko Honma, Nijiko Kiyokawa, Akio Kusama

45. A Rainbow Plays in My Heart (1957)

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Writer: Tokuhei Wakao | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi, Ken Uehara, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

46. Tsuzurikata kyoshitsu (1938)

87 min | Drama

6.7
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Writers: Chiio Kimura, Masako Toyoda | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Musei Tokugawa, Nijiko Kiyokawa, Shiro Mizutani

47. Izumi e no michi (1955)

92 min

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Writers: Kazuo Hirotsu, Ichirô Ikeda | Director: Masanori Kakei | Stars: Ineko Arima, Yû Fujiki, Momoko Kôchi, Seiji Miyaguchi

48. Gekkyû dorobo (1962)

94 min

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Writer: Hiroshi Matsuki | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Akira Takarada, Yôko Tsukasa, Tadao Nakamaru, Seiji Miyaguchi

49. Zokuzoku Ôban: Dôto uhen (1957)

108 min

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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Daisuke Katô, Akira Tani, Sadako Sawamura, Hiroshi Tachikawa