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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 244,959 | Gross: $0.27M

2. Rashômon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 111,122

3. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 79,753

4. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 46,047 | Gross: $0.06M

5. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

8.3
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An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada, Mariko Okada

Votes: 5,373

6. Miyamoto Musashi (1954)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.6
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Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentarô Mikuni, Kurôemon Onoe

Votes: 6,139

7. The Life of Oharu (1952)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

8.2
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Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 4,451

8. The 47 Ronin (1941)

241 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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In 1701, Lord Takuminokami Asano has a feud with Lord Kira and he tries to kill Kira in the corridors of the Shogun's palace. The Shogun sentences Lord Asano to commit suppuku and deprives ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa, Kan'emon Nakamura

Votes: 1,490

9. Chûshingura (1962)

207 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Chûsha Ichikawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Akira Takarada

Votes: 1,620

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

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.5
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Musashi Miyamoto returns to Kyoto after years of absence. After a series of fights against the Yoshioka School, he challenges its master to a duel.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

Votes: 4,456

11. The End of Summer (1961)

103 min | Drama

8.0
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The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ganjirô Nakamura, Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Michiyo Aratama

Votes: 2,589

12. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (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.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

Votes: 4,432

13. Street of Shame (1956)

87 min | Drama

8.0
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The personal tales of various prostitutes who occupy a Japanese brothel.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Aiko Mimasu, Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 2,623

14. Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki (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.

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

Votes: 2,752

15. Ukigumo (1955)

123 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A tragic social drama set in post war Japan and concerns a lonely woman trying to find purpose and stability in a devastated Tokyo.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Masayuki Mori, Mariko Okada, Isao Yamagata

Votes: 1,657

16. Early Spring (1956)

144 min | Drama

8.0
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A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Ryô Ikebe, Teiji Takahashi, Keiko Kishi

Votes: 1,903

17. Nihon no ichiban nagai hi (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 »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Seiji Miyaguchi, Rokkô Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 503

18. Bangiku (1954)

101 min | Drama

7.5
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What is the life of a Geisha like once her beauty has faded and she has retired? Kin has saved her money, and has become a wealthy money-lender, spending her days cold-heartedly collecting ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Haruko Sugimura, Ken Uehara, Sadako Sawamura, Chikako Hosokawa

Votes: 717

19. Ninjô kami fûsen (1937)

86 min | Drama

7.9
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The lives of two slum neighbors, one of a happy-go-lucky gambler and the other of a poor ronin, converge when the two get involved with the affairs of a powerful samurai official and his gangsters.

Director: Sadao Yamanaka | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Kan'emon Nakamura, Tsuruzô Nakamura, Chôemon Bandô

Votes: 1,317

20. Yukiguni (1957)

133 min | Drama

7.0
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It's a man's world. Shimamura, an artist, comes to this snowbound town to rejuvenate himself. He connects with Komako, a geisha he met on a previous trip, and it seems like love. She's the ... See full summary »

Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Keiko Kishi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Akira Kubo

Votes: 84

21. Two in the Shadow (1967)

108 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A man falls in love with the widow of a man he killed in a car accident. Eventually she falls in love with him in return.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa, Mitsuko Kusabue, Mitsuko Mori

Votes: 487

22. Nagareru (1956)

117 min | Drama

7.8
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Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, Hideko Takamine, Mariko Okada

Votes: 623

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

131 min | Drama, War

7.0
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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 »

Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa, Toshio Kurosawa

Votes: 89

24. Sanshiro Sugata (1965)

159 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of ... See full summary »

Director: Seiichirô Uchikawa | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Eiji Okada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 284

25. Hawai Middowei daikaikûsen: Taiheiyô no arashi (1960)

118 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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Lt. Koji Kitami is a navigator-bombardier in Japan's Naval Air Force. He participates in the Japanese raid on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in 1941 and is welcomed with pride in his ... See full summary »

Directors: Shûe Matsubayashi, Hugo Grimaldi | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Toshirô Mifune, Kôji Tsuruta, Makoto Satô

Votes: 97

26. Nippon tanjô (1959)

112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Akihiko Hirata, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 162

27. Onna no rekishi (1963)

126 min | Drama

7.5
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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yuriko Hoshi

Votes: 93

28. Fountainhead (1956)

129 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Ineko Arima, Keiji Sada, Yôko Katsuragi, Toshiko Kobayashi

Votes: 57

29. Chiyari Fuji (1955)

94 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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A samurai travels to Edo with his two servants. On their way, they meet many people and encounter great injustice.

Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Chizuru Kitagawa, Yuriko Tashiro

Votes: 375

30. Musume tsuma haha (1960)

123 min | Drama

7.4
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The story of a family in Tokyo who live under the same roof in a large house and include the widowed sixty-year-old mother, older son and his wife, the youngest daughter and the older ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Hiroshi Koizumi

Votes: 195

31. Onna no naka ni iru tanin (1966)

102 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Two friends meet in a bar. Later that night, one friend's flirtatious wife is reportedly in an accident. The other friend doesn't feel well. What's come over him?

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Mitsuko Kusabue, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 221

32. Aki tachinu (1960)

79 min | Drama

7.2
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Single mum (father of child dead) from the country with 6th grade boy comes to Tokyo, leaves the boy to live with his uncle's family - wife... See full synopsis »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jun Fujimaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Yôsuke Natsuki

Votes: 113

33. Araki Mataemon: Kettô kagiya no tsuji (1952)

82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Mataemon Araki, a renowned swordsman, helps a young man find vengeance.

Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yuriko Hamada, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Katayama

Votes: 108

34. Okaasan (1952)

98 min | Drama

7.8
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A teenaged girl witnesses her widowed mother's attempt to sustain her family.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa, Eiji Okada, Akihiko Katayama

Votes: 474

35. Hikinige (1966)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A child is killed in a hit and run. The mother plots her revenge by posing as a maid in the house of the murderer.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Yôko Tsukasa, Eitarô Ozawa, Daisuke Katô

Votes: 78

36. Kôchiyama Sôshun (1936)

82 min | Drama

7.2
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This movie is about a young stall owner called Onami and her troublesome brother. It all starts when her brother takes a small knife from a samurai who carelessly left it at their stall; ... See full summary »

Director: Sadao Yamanaka | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Kan'emon Nakamura, Shizue Yamagishi, Setsuko Hara

Votes: 238

37. Hôrô-ki (1962)

124 min | Drama

7.6
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Woman can't find a decent job, meanwhile being dumped by her boyfriend and writing on the side. people say her writing on poverty is good... See full synopsis »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Daisuke Katô, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 214

38. Iwashigumo (1958)

128 min | Drama

7.6
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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 »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Michiyo Aratama, Kumi Mizuno, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 216

39. Arakure (1957)

121 min | Drama

7.3
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A woman marries, gives birth to a stillborn child, and divorces, falls in love with a hotel-keeper, only to find herself subordinated to his drive for success, takes up with a tailor who cannot console himself with her strong personality.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Masayuki Mori, Daisuke Katô

Votes: 86

40. Shûu (1956)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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This wry chamber piece from director Mikio Naruse focuses on a couple whose pet peeves and minor irritations escalate into major rifts and animosity.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Shûji Sano, Kyôko Kagawa, Akemi Negishi

Votes: 146

41. Abare Gôemon (1966)

101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Farmer Abare Goemon is confronted by brigand-like samurai. He raises an army of farmers to fight them and does so brilliantly. When Lord Asakura sees the success Goemon has achieved, he ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Nobuko Otowa, Makoto Satô, Ryô Tamura

Votes: 69

42. Kunisada Chûji (1960)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Chuji Kunisada returns to his home village to find that Jubei Matsui, the corrupt magistrate, has been responsible for virtually destroying Kunisada's family. A final tragedy leads Kunisada... See full summary »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Daisuke Katô, Michiyo Aratama, Yôsuke Natsuki

Votes: 32

43. Shinshaku Yotsuya kaidan: kôhen (1949)

73 min | Horror

6.9
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Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Ken Uehara, Hisako Yamane, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 54

44. The Yotsuda Phantom (1949)

85 min | Horror

7.0
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Iemon Tamiya is an impovershed masterless samurai who craves a better life, which he cannot have because of his marriage to Oiwa, who is completely devoted to her husband

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Ken Uehara, Hisako Yamane, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 86

45. A Wife's Heart (1956)

101 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Akemi Negishi

Votes: 103

46. Arashi (1956)

108 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Kinuyo Tanaka, Daisuke Katô, Akira Kubo

Votes: 6

47. Nakano Spy School (1966)

95 min | Drama

7.5
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A young officer must choose between love and duty.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Sachiko Murase, Mayumi Ogawa, Daisuke Katô

Votes: 58

48. Honkon no yoru (1961)

119 min | Romance

7.5
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Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Akira Takarada, Ming Yu, Yôko Tsukasa, Hideyo Amamoto

Votes: 6

49. Hito mo arukeba (1960)

100 min

7.6
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Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Furankî Sakai, Keiko Awaji, Chitose Kobayashi, Daisuke Katô

Votes: 7

50. Shachô shinshiroku (1964)

95 min | Comedy

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Director: Shûe Matsubayashi | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Asami Kuji, Keiju Kobayashi, Daisuke Katô