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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

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. Yôjinbô (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, 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. Red Beard (1965)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama

8.3
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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

6. Monkey (1978–1980)

Action, Family, Adventure

8.7
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An adaptation of a Chinese folktale about a pilgrimage to the West undertaken by a monk and his divine guardians.

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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)

PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.1
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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

12. The Water Margin (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min

8.2
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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

13. 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

14. 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

15. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

8.2
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A middle-aged bar hostess, constantly in debt, is faced with numerous social constraints and challenges posed to her by her family, customers and friends.

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

16. Bushido (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

17. Sengoku jieitai (1979)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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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

5.3
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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. 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: Shin'ichi Sekizawa, Ken Kuronuma | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kôzô Nomura, Ayumi Sonoda, Koreya Senda, Akihiko Hirata

20. 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

21. Nihonkai daikaisen (1969)

G | 128 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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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

22. Wife (1953)

89 min

7.1
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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

23. 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

24. 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

25. Untamed Woman (1957)

121 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Shusei Tokuda | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Masayuki Mori, Daisuke Katô

26. Older Brother, Younger Sister (1953)

86 min | Drama

7.5
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Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Saisei Murô | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Yoshiko Kuga, Yûji Hori

27. 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

28. 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

29. Husband and Wife (1953)

87 min | Drama

7.3
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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

30. Ankokugai no kaoyaku (1959)

101 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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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

31. 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

32. 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

33. Aruhi watashi wa (1959)

105 min

4.9
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Yôjirô Ishizaka | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Misa Uehara, Akira Takarada, Ken Uehara, Sadako Sawamura

34. 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

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. 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

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. Shiosai (1954)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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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, Shin'ichirô Nakamura, Senkichi Taniguchi | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Akira Kubo, Sadako Sawamura, Minoru Takashima, Kyôko Aoyama

39. Meoto zenzai (1955)

121 min | Drama

7.7
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Writers: Sakunosuke Oda, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Chikage Awashima, Yôko Tsukasa, Haruo Tanaka

40. Botchan (1953)

Comedy

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

41. Tôkyô no hito sayônara (1956)

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

42. Gekkyû dorobo (1962)

94 min

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

43. The Lone Journey (1955)

91 min

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Writers: Shin Hasegawa, Hiroshi Inagaki | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Okada, Akihiko Hirata, Katsuji Ichikawa

44. Adolescence Part II (1953)

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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Haruo Umeda | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kyôko Aoyama, Eitarô Ozawa, Sachiko Murase, Akira Kubo

45. 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

46. 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

47. 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

49. 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

50. Hana no naka no musumetachi (1953)

Comedy, Romance

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Writers: Dai Nishijima, Kajirô Yamamoto | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Mariko Okada, Keiju Kobayashi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Yôko Sugi