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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Action, Drama

8.8
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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. Throne of Blood (1957)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

Writers: Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

3. 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

4. The Challenge (1982)

R | 108 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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A down-and-out American boxer becomes involved in a feud between two Japanese brothers.

Writers: Richard Maxwell, John Sayles | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Scott Glenn, Toshirô Mifune, Donna Kei Benz, Atsuo Nakamura

5. Samurai Assassin (1965)

122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Jiromasa Gunji | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Yûnosuke Itô

6. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.5
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After years on the road establishing his reputation as Japan's greatest Samurai, Takezo returns to Kyoto. Otsu waits for him, yet he has come not for her but to challenge the leader of 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

7. Silence (1971)

129 min | Drama, History

7.2
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Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and to locate their mentor.

Writers: Shûsaku Endô, Masahiro Shinoda | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: David Lampson, Mako, Eiji Okada, Rokko Toura

8. The Castle of Sand (1974)

143 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Seichô Matsumoto, Yoshitarô Nomura, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Gô Katô, Kensaku Morita, Yôko Shimada

9. 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

10. 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

11. The Great Killing (1964)

118 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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A Shogunate Elder connives to rule Japan by making his puppet, the Shogun's brother Tsunashige, the next Shogun. The best strategist in Japan, Yamaga, leads a plot to stop the Elder, but ... See full summary »

Writers: Kaneo Ikegami, Norimichi Matsudaira | Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Tôru Abe, Mikijirô Hira, Yoshio Inaba, Chiezo Kataoka

12. Kumokiri Nizaemon (1978)

163 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.

Writers: Kaneo Ikegami, Shôtarô Ikenami | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita, Kôshirô Matsumoto, Takashi Yamaguchi

13. 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

14. The Geisha (1983)

144 min | Drama, War

7.2
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1933. 20 years before, Katsuzo was in love with a geisha who gave him a daughter. They tried to run away together but they were caught and the woman was killed under his eyes. Now he is a ... See full summary »

Writers: Tomiko Miyao, Kôji Takada | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Ken Ogata, Kimiko Ikegami, Atsuko Asano, Mitsuko Baishô

15. 203 kochi (1980)

185 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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Writer: Kazuo Kasahara | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Teruhiko Aoi, Toshirô Mifune, Hisaya Morishige

16. The Stranger Within a Woman (1966)

102 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Edouard Atiyah, Toshirô Ide | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Mitsuko Kusabue, Tatsuya Mihashi

17. Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku (1968)

131 min | Drama, War

7.1
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As Japan joins in a political pact with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed supreme commander of the Japanese fleet. With Japan headed inexorably toward ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Seiji Maruyama, Katsuya Susaki | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa, Toshio Kurosawa

18. Village of Eight Gravestones (1977)

151 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Seishi Yokomizo | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Mayumi Ogawa, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yôko Yamamoto

19. Blue Christmas (1978)

133 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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UFOs appear on Earth, and people who actually see them suddenly find that their blood has turned blue. Soon panic and hysteria result in the new "blue-bloods" being persecuted by the rest ... See full summary »

Writer: Sô Kuramoto | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Hiroshi Katsuno, Keiko Takeshita, Eiji Okada, Kaoru Yachigusa

20. Ken (1964)

94 min | Drama

7.5
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Writers: Kazuro Funabashi, Yukio Mishima | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Yûsuke Kawazu, Hisaya Morishige, Akio Hasegawa

21. Hit and Run (1966)

100 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Writer: Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Yôko Tsukasa, Eitarô Ozawa, Daisuke Katô

22. 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

23. Yagyû bugeichô (1957)

109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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In the Tokugawa Era, the clan of Lord Yagyu has hidden away three scrolls containing clan secrets which, if revealed, would cause revolution and disaster for the clan. The information is ... See full summary »

Writers: Kôsuke Gomi, Hiroshi Inagaki, Takeshi Kimura | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kôji Tsuruta, Yoshiko Kuga, Mariko Okada

24. Nora-neko rokku: Bôsô shudan '71 (1971)

87 min | Action, Crime

6.2
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Writers: Tatsuya Asai, Shuichi Nagahara | Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Takeo Chii, Yoshio Inaba, Yoshio Harada

25. The Devil's Island (1977)

141 min | Mystery

7.5
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Writers: Kon Ichikawa, Seishi Yokomizo | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Yôko Tsukasa, Reiko Ôhara, Mitsuko Kusabue

26. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Seduction (1964)

87 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Kimiyoshi Hoshikawa, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Michiko Ai, Akira Amemiya, Shinjirô Asano

27. Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka (1965)

105 min | Drama, War

7.4
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In 1943, the Aleutian island of Kiska was fortified by a small contingent of Japanese soldiers. When word arrived of an impending attack by an overwhelming force of Americans, the Japanese ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Black, Masataka Chihaya, Katsuya Susaki | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Sô Yamamura, Makoto Satô, Tadao Nakamaru

28. The Shadow Within (1970)

97 min

7.4
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Hamajima is a quiet, hard-working man, whose life changes drastically when he reunites with a lovely childhood friend and her strange little boy.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Seichô Matsumoto | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Gô Katô, Mayumi Ogawa, Yûsuke Takita

29. Nihonkai daikaisen: Umi yukaba (1983)

131 min | Drama, War

5.9
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Writer: Kazuo Kasahara | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tadashi Yokouchi, Hiroyuki Okita, Junko Mihara

30. The Old Bear Hunter (1982)

103 min

7.6
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Writers: Toshio Gotô, Atsushi Yamatoya | Director: Toshio Gotô | Stars: Kô Nishimura, Junzaburô Ban, Mihoko Fujita, Yoshio Inaba

31. Kita no hotaru (1984)

125 min | Drama

7.4
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Writer: Kôji Takada | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita, Kôichi Satô, Ai Saotome

32. Yôsô (1963)

98 min | Drama

7.0
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A Buddhist priest becomes also a magician, dedicating himself to the protection of life wherever it's needed, whereupon he finds himself in direct service of the Queen. Political intrigue ... See full summary »

Writers: Teinosuke Kinugasa, Jun Sagara, Fuji Yahiro | Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Yukiko Fuji, Miyako Endô, Tomisaburô Wakayama

33. The Family (1974)

211 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Nobuo Yamada, Toyoko Yamasaki | Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Shin Saburi, Yumeji Tsukioka, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Yamamoto

34. Nihon no don: kanketsuhen (1978)

131 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Koichi Iiboshi, Kôji Takada | Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Bunta Sugawara, Naoko Ôtani, Yukari Yamamoto

35. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Satan (1965)

75 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Seiji Hoshikawa, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Michiko Saga, Machiko Hasegawa, Masako Aboshi

36. Shujinsen (1956)

109 min | Action, Adventure

6.3
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Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Kazuo Kikuta, Takeo Murata | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kichijirô Ueda, Jun Tazaki, Mariko Okada

37. Gokai senryo yari (1961)

84 min | History

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Writers: Tatsuo Nogami, Yasuda Taketo | Director: Junji Kurata | Stars: Nakazato Atstuko, Ogami Ayunosuke, Yoshio Inaba, Ryûji Kita

38. Rikugun Nakano gakko: Ryu-sango shirei (1967)

88 min

7.4
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Writer: Kimiyuki Hasegawa | Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Kayo Matsuo, Michiyo Ôkusu, Daisuke Katô

39. Verrat an Deutschland (1955)

109 min | Drama

3.3
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Writers: Thomas Harlan, Veit Harlan | Director: Veit Harlan | Stars: Kristina Söderbaum, Paul Muller, Valéry Inkijinoff, Hermann Speelmans

40. Sleepy Eyes of Death: A Trail of Traps (1967)

88 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Renzaburô Shibata, Hajime Takaiwa | Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Nobuo Kaneko, Toshio Kimura, Haruko Wanibuchi

41. Keiji monogatari 2 - Ringo no uta (1983)

106 min | Mystery

4.0
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Writers: Tetsuya Takeda, Hisashi Watanabe, Kazuo Kuroi | Director: Rokuro Sugimura | Stars: Tetsuya Takeda, Wakako Sakai, Yoshi Tamano, Midori Sono

42. Beast Alley (1965)

142 min | Drama

4.7
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Writers: Seichô Matsumoto, Yoshio Shirasaka, Eizo Sugawa | Director: Eizo Sugawa | Stars: Junko Ikeuchi, Keiju Kobayashi, Eitarô Ozawa, Ryô Ikebe

43. Long Journey Into Love (1973)

168 min | Drama

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Writers: Yûko Kitaizumi, Keigi Masuda, Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Masanobu Deme | Stars: Komaki Kurihara, Gô Katô, Eitarô Ozawa, Misako Watanabe

44. Arashi (1956)

108 min

7.3
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Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Tôson Shimazaki | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Kinuyo Tanaka, Daisuke Katô, Akira Kubo

45. The Guard-man (1965– )

45 min

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Stars: Ken Utsui, Jun Fujimaki, Shigeru Kôyama, Yûsuke Kawazu

47. Love Is in the Green Valley (1974)

93 min

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Writer: Hisako Ieki | Director: Miyoji Ieki | Stars: Yûsuke Satô, Mieko Harada, Kumi Mizuno, Shin Ezaki

48. Ôedo sôsamô (1970–1980)

Action

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Stars: Tetsurô Sagawa, Takeya Nakamura, Ryô Kurosawa, Eiko Ezaki

49. Horafuki tanji (1954)

77 min

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Writers: Kotaro Samukawa, Yasutarô Yagi | Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Susumu Fujita, Eijirô Tôno, Yoshio Inaba, Bokuzen Hidari

50. Ichiman sanzennin (1966)

88 min

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Writers: Ryûji Hori, Kimiyuki Hasegawa | Director: Hideo Sekigawa | Stars: Shinsuke Ashida, Akiko Koyama, Takashi Tabata, Asako Asagawa