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1. Harakiri (1962)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba

2. 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

3. Iryû: Team Medical Dragon (2006– )

Drama

8.4
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Stars: Kenji Sakaguchi, Teppei Koike, Sadao Abe, Tetsuhiro Ikeda

4. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, War

8.3
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90 Metascore

An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide, William Shakespeare | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

5. Hachi-ko (1987)

107 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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The true story about a dog's loyalty to its master, even after his death

Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Seijirô Kôyama | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Kaoru Yachigusa, Toshinori Omi, Toshirô Yanagiba

6. Willful Murder (1981)

132 min | Drama

8.2
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Writers: Kimio Yada, Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Ichirô Nakatani, Yôko Asaji, Takashi Ebata

7. Ningen Shikkaku: Tatoeba bokuga shindara (1994– )

50 min

8.2
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Stars: Hidekazu Akai, Tsuyoshi Dômoto, Kôichi Dômoto, Keiko Oginome

8. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)

45 min | Action, Drama

8.1
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Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs.

Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shintarô Akatsuki, Renji Ishibashi, Keizô Kanie

9. Tampopo (1985)

114 min | Comedy

7.9
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A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

Writer: Jûzô Itami | Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kôji Yakusho

10. The Face of Another (1966)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A businessman facially scarred in a laboratory fire receives psychotherapy from a psychiatrist, and obtains an amazingly lifelike mask from the doctor. Soon after being fitted for the mask,... See full summary »

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

11. Hiroshima (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 190 min | Drama, War

7.9
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The grisly events leading to the first attack with a nuclear weapon.

Writers: John Hopkins, Toshirô Ishidô | Directors: Koreyoshi Kurahara, Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Lynne Adams, Wesley Addy, Allen Altman, Bernard Behrens

12. After the Rain (1999)

91 min | Drama

7.9
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Ihei Misawa and his wife Tayo, stranded by rains at a country inn, bring a great deal of happiness to the other residents of the inn by means of Ihei's generosity and good spirit. Ihei is a... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Akira Terao, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Shirô Mifune, Fumi Dan

13. Love Generation (1997– )

Romance

7.9
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Stars: Takuya Kimura, Takako Matsu, Ryuta Kawabata, Yôko Moriguchi

14. 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

15. Goyôkin (1969)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.

Writers: Kei Tasaka, Hideo Gosha | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurô Tanba, Yôko Tsukasa, Ruriko Asaoka

16. Pitfall (1962)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A man wanders into a seemingly deserted town with his young son in search of work. But after a bit of bad luck, he joins the town's population of lost souls.

Writer: Kôbô Abe | Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Hisashi Igawa, Sumie Sasaki, Sen Yano, Hideo Kanze

17. Lost in the Wilderness (1986)

G | 140 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Writers: Yoshiki Iwama, Jun'ya Satô | Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Chieko Baishô, Masato Furuoya, Gô Wakabayashi

18. Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate, in hopes of coercing from him a reduction in taxes. Shiba takes up ... See full summary »

Writers: Keiichi Abe, Hideo Gosha, Eizaburo Shiba | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Isamu Nagato, Mikijirô Hira, Miyuki Kuwano

19. Japan's Longest Day (1967)

157 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Soichi Oya | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Seiji Miyaguchi, Rokko Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

20. Kaseki (1975)

200 min | Drama

7.7
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Writers: Shun Inagaki, Yasushi Inoue, Takeshi Yoshida | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Shin Saburi, Mayumi Ogawa, Keiko Kishi, Komaki Kurihara

21. Moeru aki (1979)

137 min

7.7
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Writers: Shun Inagaki, Hiroyuki Itsuki | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Shinsuke Ashida, Hisashi Igawa, Tsunehiko Kamijô, Kin'ya Kitaôji

22. Cash Calls Hell (1966)

92 min | Action, Drama

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Before leaving prison, Oida uncomfortably enters into an agreement with his cell mate: in exchange for a half-share of 30,000,000 yen... See full synopsis »

Writers: Hideo Gosha, Yasuko Ôno | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Hideyo Amamoto, Chiyo Aoi, Mikijirô Hira, Hisashi Igawa

23. Hoshi hitotsu no yoru (2007 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writer: Taichi Yamada | Stars: Miyoko Akaza, Saki Fukuda, Hisashi Igawa, Ayumi Ishida

24. The Horizon (1984)

136 min | Drama

7.7
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Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Toshiyuki Nagashima, Miwako Fujitani, Nobuko Otowa, Kumiko Akiyoshi

25. Dodes'ka-den (1970)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

7.6
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Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura, Shinsuke Minami

26. Kiri no hata (1965)

111 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Seichô Matsumoto | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Osamu Takizawa, Michiyo Aratama, Yûsuke Kawazu

27. Hotoke (2001)

113 min | Fantasy, Romance

7.6
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Writer: Jinsei Tsuji | Director: Jinsei Tsuji | Stars: Shinji Takeda, Ryûichi Ôura, Yuma, Fujiko

28. Kita no kuni kara '89 kikyo (1989 TV Movie)

133 min | Drama

7.6
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Writer: Sô Kuramoto | Director: Shigemichi Sugita | Stars: Kunie Tanaka, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Tomoko Nakajima, Naoto Ogata

29. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.

Writers: Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Gordon W. Prange, Ladislas Farago | Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

30. 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

31. The Professor and His Beloved Equation (2006)

117 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.5
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This is the story between single mother housekeeper and mathematics professor,who has a brain damage.

Writers: Takashi Koizumi, Yoko Ogawa | Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Akira Terao, Eri Fukatsu, Takanari Saito, Hidetaka Yoshioka

32. Rikyu (1989)

135 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord, ... See full summary »

Writers: Genpei Akasegawa, Yaeko Nogami, Hiroshi Teshigahara | Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Yoshiko Mita, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kyôko Kishida

33. The Wolves (1971)

131 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Hideo Gosha, Kei Tasaka | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Rumi Aiki, Hideyo Amamoto, Noboru Andô, Mitsuko Aoi

34. Double Suicide of Sonezaki (1978)

112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Writers: Monzaemon Chikamatsu, Yasuzô Masumura, Yoshio Shirasaka | Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Ryûdô Uzaki, Hisashi Igawa, Sachiko Hidari

35. Home from the Sea (1972)

96 min | Drama

7.4
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On a beautiful island in Seto Inner Sea, Seichi and Minko make their living by transporting rocks to construction sites by boat. They cherish the deepest affection for this piece of land ... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Miyazaki, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Hisashi Igawa, Chieko Baishô, Chishû Ryû, Gin Maeda

36. 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

37. Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage (1966)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

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Ichi seeks out on a pilgrimage to 81 temples, exploring spirituality to atone for his bloody past. On the way, Ichi stumbles into a village that's being bullied by a violent Yakuza boss and... See full summary »

Writers: Kan Shimozawa, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Michiyo Ôkusu, Kunie Tanaka, Hisashi Igawa

38. The Village (1976)

127 min

7.3
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Writers: Yoshitaka Asama, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Akira Terao, Atomu Shimojô, Kiyoshi Atsumi

39. Where Spring Comes Late (1970)

106 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Akira Miyazaki, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Hisashi Igawa, Chishû Ryû, Gin Maeda

40. Jose Torres (1959)

25 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: José Torres, Hisashi Igawa, Sen Yano

41. The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan (1970)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Writers: Mokuami Kawatake, Shûji Terayama | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita, Shôichi Ozawa, Fumio Watanabe

42. Gô-hime (1992)

142 min | Drama, History

7.2
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Writers: Genpei Akasegawa, Masaharu Fuji, Hiroshi Teshigahara | Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Rie Miyazawa, Tatsuya Nakadai, Toshiya Nagasawa, Kôshirô Matsumoto

43. Actress (1987)

130 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Shin'ya Hidaka, Kon Ichikawa, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Mitsuko Mori, Bunta Sugawara, Kôji Ishizaka

44. Yasha-ga-ike (1979)

123 min | Romance, Fantasy

7.2
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Outside of a small village in Japan, a mysterious pond is inhabited by mythic creatures. Their story is of revenge, tragedy, and the power of real love. A classical tale which translates ... See full summary »

Writers: Kyoka Izumi, Haruhiko Mimura, Tsutomu Tamura | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Tamasaburo Bando, Gô Katô, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kôji Nanbara

45. Onna goroshi abura no jigoku (1992)

115 min | Drama

7.2
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Set during the 1700s, the film centers on the life and murder of Okichi (Kanako Higuchi), the bored wife of a wealthy Osaka oil merchant... See full synopsis »

Writers: Monzaemon Chikamatsu, Masato Ide | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Kanako Higuchi, Miwako Fujitani, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Hiroyuki Nagato

46. Hakusen nagashi 19 no haru (1997 TV Movie)

121 min | Drama

7.2
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Writer: Keiko Nobumoto | Director: Hitoshi Iwamoto | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Miki Sakai, Kotomi Kyôno, Takashi Kashiwabara

47. Bullet Ballet (1998)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

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A man sees his life changed for ever when his fiancee shoots herself. Baffled, he wants by all means to obtain such a weapon of destruction and he finds himself caught in a violent group of... See full summary »

Writer: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Kirina Mano, Tatsuya Nakamura, Takahiro Murase

48. The Last Bullet (1995 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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Set during WWII, an Australian and Japanese soldier play a deadly game of Cat and mouse in a South Pacific Jungle.

Director: Michael Pattinson | Stars: Jason Donovan, Kôji Tamaki, Daniel Rigney, Kazuhiro Muroyama

49. Sayonara, Kuro (2003)

109 min | Drama

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Writers: Emiko Hiramatsu, Katsumi Ishikawa, Joji Matsuoka | Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ayumi Itô, Akira Emoto, Hirofumi Arai

50. House on Fire (1986)

133 min | Drama

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In the 50s, the complicated life of a popular writer who must share his life with his family, his numerous mistresses and his work. Adapted from autobiographical story by Kazuo Dan, who ... See full summary »

Writers: Kazuo Dan, Fumio Kônami | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Ken Ogata, Ayumi Ishida, Mieko Harada, Keiko Matsuzaka