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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: 16,796

2. Iryû: Team Medical Dragon (2006– )

Drama

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

Votes: 79

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

133 min | Drama

8.6
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Writer: Sô Kuramoto | Director: Shigemichi Sugita | Stars: Kunie Tanaka, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Tomoko Nakajima, Naoto Ogata

Votes: 8

4. 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: 2,602

5. Moeru aki (1979)

137 min

8.4
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Writers: Shun Inagaki, Hiroyuki Itsuki | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Shinsuke Ashida, Hisashi Igawa, Tsunehiko Kamijô, Kin'ya Kitaôji

Votes: 16

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

50 min

8.4
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Stars: Hidekazu Akai, Tsuyoshi Dômoto, Kôichi Dômoto, Keiko Oginome

Votes: 25

7. 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

Votes: 70,028

8. 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: 104

9. 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: 2,543

10. 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: 3,948

11. Love Generation (1997– )

Romance

8.0
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Stars: Takuya Kimura, Takako Matsu, Ryuta Kawabata, Yôko Moriguchi

Votes: 158

12. 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: 21

13. Tampopo (1985)

114 min | Comedy, Western

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: 8,864

14. 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

Votes: 761

15. Willful Murder (1981)

132 min | Drama

7.9
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Writers: Kimio Yada, Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Ichirô Nakatani, Yôko Asaji, Takashi Ebata

Votes: 22

16. Jose Torres (1959)

25 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: José Torres, Hisashi Igawa, Sen Yano

Votes: 34

17. 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: 17,256

18. 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: 1,289

19. 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: 2,152

20. 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: 2,789

21. 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: 24

22. 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: 445

23. 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: 1,607

24. 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

Votes: 84

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

Votes: 4,130

26. Cash Calls Hell (1966)

92 min | Action, Drama

7.6
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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: 157

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

Votes: 14

28. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Drama, History, War

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

Votes: 23,603

29. 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

Votes: 3,237

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: 492

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

121 min | Drama

7.5
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Writer: Keiko Nobumoto | Director: Hitoshi Iwamoto | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Miki Sakai, Kotomi Kyôno, Takashi Kashiwabara

Votes: 20

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

Votes: 412

33. 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: 4,554

34. Have a Song on Your Lips (2015)

Drama

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Writers: Otsuichi, Yukiko Mochiji, Yûichi Toyone | Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Yui Aragaki, Fumino Kimura, Kenta Kiritani, Yuri Tsunematsu

Votes: 12

35. 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: 439

36. The Wolves (1971)

131 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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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: 279

37. The Horizon (1984)

136 min | Drama

7.3
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Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Toshiyuki Nagashima, Miwako Fujitani, Nobuko Otowa, Kumiko Akiyoshi

Votes: 7

38. 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

Votes: 56

39. 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: 132

40. Home from the Sea (1972)

96 min | Drama

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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: 134

41. 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: 1,541

42. 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: 272

43. Kiri no hata (1965)

111 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Seichô Matsumoto | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Osamu Takizawa, Michiyo Aratama, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 43

44. Onna goroshi abura no jigoku (1992)

115 min | Drama

7.1
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A young man's frequent patronage of a prostitute leads to debt.

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

Votes: 79

45. Sayonara, Kuro (2003)

109 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Emiko Hiramatsu, Katsumi Ishikawa, Joji Matsuoka | Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ayumi Itô, Akira Emoto, Hirofumi Arai

Votes: 75

46. 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: 89

47. The Village (1976)

127 min

7.1
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Writers: Yoshitaka Asama, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Akira Terao, Atomu Shimojô, Kiyoshi Atsumi

Votes: 49

48. Shinobugawa (1972)

120 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Keiji Hasebe, Kei Kumai, Tetsuo Miura | Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Gô Katô, Komaki Kurihara, Yasushi Nagata, Kinzô Shin

Votes: 72

49. Live Your Own Way (1967)

98 min | Drama

7.1
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Writer: Hisashi Yamauchi | Director: Tokihisa Morikawa | Stars: Kunie Tanaka, Isao Hashimoto, Kei Yamamoto, Orie Satô

Votes: 8

50. House on Fire (1986)

133 min | Drama

7.0
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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

Votes: 75