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1. Harakiri (1962)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History

8.7
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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

Votes: 18,732

2. Iryû: Team Medical Dragon (2006– )

Drama

8.6
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Stars: Kenji Sakaguchi, Teppei Koike, Sadao Abe, Tetsuhiro Ikeda

Votes: 92

3. 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

Votes: 2,865

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

133 min | Drama

8.4
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Writer: Sô Kuramoto | Director: Shigemichi Sugita | Stars: Kunie Tanaka, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Tomoko Nakajima, Naoto Ogata

Votes: 10

5. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)
Episode: The Rainbow Journey (1979)

Action, Drama

8.4
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Writers: Tsutomu Nakamura, Kan Shimozawa, Hiroshi Teshigahara | Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Hisashi Igawa, Kaneko Iwasaki, Shintarô Katsu, Nakamura Minae

Votes: 5

6. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama

8.3
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96 Metascore

Set in Japan in the 16th century (or so), an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them, or cause them to turn on each other...and him...

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

Votes: 77,458 | Gross: $3.52M

7. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)

45 min | Action, Drama

8.3
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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

Votes: 113

8. 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

Votes: 2,842

9. Moeru aki (1979)

137 min

8.2
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Writers: Shun Inagaki, Hiroyuki Itsuki | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Shinsuke Ashida, Hisashi Igawa, Tsunehiko Kamijô, Kin'ya Kitaôji

Votes: 13

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

50 min

8.1
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Stars: Hidekazu Akai, Tsuyoshi Dômoto, Kôichi Dômoto, Keiko Oginome

Votes: 28

11. Willful Murder (1981)

132 min | Drama

8.1
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Writers: Kimio Yada, Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Ichirô Nakatani, Yôko Asaji, Takashi Ebata

Votes: 19

12. Hozee Toresu (1959)

25 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: José Torres, Hisashi Igawa, Sen Yano

Votes: 35

13. 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

Votes: 4,411

14. Hiroshima (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 190 min | Drama, War

8.0
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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

Votes: 749

15. Love Generation (1997– )

Romance

8.0
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Katagiri Teppei (Kimura Takuya) is a promising creative agent, but whose attitude gets him transferred to the sales department. He has to learn to adapt to the new working environment, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 187

16. 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

Votes: 9,445

17. Hoshi hitotsu no yoru (2007 TV Movie)

Drama

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

Votes: 20

18. Hotoke (2001)

113 min | Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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Writer: Jinsei Tsuji | Director: Jinsei Tsuji | Stars: Shinji Takeda, Ryûichi Ôura, Yuma, Fujiko

Votes: 12

19. Akira Kurosawa's 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

Votes: 18,150 | Gross: $1.96M

20. 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

Votes: 2,327

21. Goyokin (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

Votes: 1,400

22. After the Rain (1999)

91 min | Drama

7.8
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During a downpour, a generous ronin and his supporting wife are stranded at a country inn. The ronin comes to the attention of a lord who wants to hire him as an instructor for his men, who treat the ronin with disrespect.

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

Votes: 2,945

23. 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

Votes: 20

24. 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

Votes: 1,798

25. 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, Rokkô Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 457

26. Cash Calls Hell (1966)

92 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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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: Yasuko Ôno, Hideo Gosha | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Ichirô Nakatani, Hisashi Igawa, Kunie Tanaka

Votes: 159

27. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at 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

Votes: 24,938 | Gross: $14.50M

28. 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, Hisashi Igawa, Jôji Tokoro, Masayuki Yui

Votes: 3,457 | Gross: $0.05M

29. Dodes'ka-den (1970)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

7.5
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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

Votes: 4,436

30. 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

Votes: 529

31. Kaseki (1975)

200 min | Drama

7.5
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Writers: Shun Inagaki, Yasushi Inoue, Takeshi Yoshida | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Shin Saburi, Mayumi Ogawa, Keiko Kishi, Komaki Kurihara

Votes: 85

32. Kiri no hata (1965)

111 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Kiriko attempts to hire a well-known lawyer to defend her brother's murder case. The lawyer turns Kiriko down as she cannot afford him. Some time later, Kiriko encounters the lawyer again, but this time it is he who needs her help.

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

Votes: 57

33. The Wolves (1971)

131 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Seiji Iwahashi is released early from a 10-year prison sentence for killing the boss of a rival. He returns to find the two rival gangs finalizing a merger. When a pattern of corruption is ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 305

34. Where Spring Comes Late (1970)

106 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Akira Miyazaki, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Hisashi Igawa, Chishû Ryû, Gin Maeda

Votes: 62

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

121 min | Drama

7.4
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Writer: Keiko Nobumoto | Director: Hitoshi Iwamoto | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Miki Sakai, Kotomi Kyôno, Takashi Kashiwabara

Votes: 21

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

Votes: 4,803 | Gross: $0.52M

37. Rikyu (1989)

135 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Legendary tea master Sen no Rikyu is faced with his warmongering lord's unrealistic pretensions.

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

Votes: 438

38. Home from the Sea (1972)

96 min | Drama

7.3
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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

Votes: 149

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

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.3
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Zatoichi's trek through 88 temples to atone for his violent past is interrupted as he stumbles into a village terrorized by a violent yakuza boss.

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

Votes: 505

40. Sayonara, Kuro (2003)

109 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Emiko Hiramatsu, Katsumi Ishikawa, Joji Matsuoka | Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ayumi Itô, Akira Emoto, Hirofumi Arai

Votes: 77

41. The Village (1975)

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

Votes: 47

42. Ao beka monogatari (1962)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Eijirô Tôno, Sachiko Hidari, Nobuko Otowa

Votes: 9

43. Villain (2010)

139 min | Drama

7.2
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A young woman's murder provokes reflection on the ugliness and villainy of modern society.

Writers: Shûichi Yoshida, Sang-il Lee | Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Eri Fukatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Akira Emoto, Hisashi Igawa

Votes: 916

44. 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

Votes: 130

45. Jun'ai monogatari (1957)

133 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Junai Monogatari is about two poor youths, Mitsuko and Kando, rebelling against society in various ways, who are desperately trying to be together despite tortuous circumstances.

Writer: Yôko Mizuki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Shinjirô Ehara, Hitomi Nakahara, Eiji Okada, Isao Kimura

Votes: 36

46. Bullet Ballet (1998)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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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

Votes: 1,638

47. Deep River (1995)

130 min | Drama

7.1
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Three Japanese pilgrims arrive in India. Miss Naruse is looking for Otsu, a Catholic priest, her lover ten years before; after time in France and Israel, he has come to Benares where he ... See full summary »

Writers: Shûsaku Endô, Kei Kumai | Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Kumiko Akiyoshi, Eiji Okuda, Hisashi Igawa, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 47

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

Votes: 277

49. Double Suicide of Sonezaki (1978)

112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Writers: Monzaemon Chikamatsu, Yasuzô Masumura, Yoshio Shirasaka | Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Ryûdô Uzaki, Hisashi Igawa, Sachiko Hidari

Votes: 81

50. Shinobugawa (1972)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Shinobugawa depicts the emerging love of a student, identified only as "I", for a young waitress named Shino.

Writers: Keiji Hasebe, Kei Kumai, Tetsuo Miura | Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Gô Katô, Komaki Kurihara, Yasushi Nagata, Kinzô Shin

Votes: 69