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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Drama

8.7
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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. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Writers: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

3. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama

8.4
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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.

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

4. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.4
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

5. 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 »

Writers: Kenichiro Hara, Seika Mayama, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa, Tokusaburo Arashi

6. Street of Shame (1956)

87 min | Drama

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

Writers: Masashige Narusawa, Yoshiko Shibaki | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Aiko Mimasu, Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Kogure

7. Bushido (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.

Writers: Hideji Hôjô, Hiroshi Inagaki, Tokuhei Wakao, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

8. The End of Summer (1961)

103 min | Drama

7.9
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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.

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

9. 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.

Writers: Hideji Hôjô, Hiroshi Inagaki, Tokuhei Wakao, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

10. Floating Clouds (1955)

123 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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This film is based on flashbacks, which I'll ignore here for the sake of clarity. Married Japanese forester during WWII is sent to Indochina to manage forests... See full synopsis »

Writers: Fumiko Hayashi, Yôko Mizuki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Masayuki Mori, Mariko Okada, Isao Yamagata

11. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

8.1
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An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter.

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

12. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (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.

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

13. Miyamoto Musashi (I) (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.

Writers: Hideji Hôjô, Hiroshi Inagaki, Tokuhei Wakao, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentarô Mikuni, Kuroemon Onoe

14. Saikaku ichidai onna (1952)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

8.1
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The tale of a 17th century samurai's daughter.

Writers: Saikaku Ihara, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai, Toshirô Mifune

15. Early Spring (1956)

144 min | Drama

7.9
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A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance.

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

16. 47 Samurai (1962)

207 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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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.

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

17. Late Chrysanthemums (1954)

101 min | Drama

7.6
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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 »

Writers: Fumiko Hayashi, Sumie Tanaka, Toshirô Ide | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Haruko Sugimura, Ken Uehara, Sadako Sawamura, Chikako Hosokawa

18. 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 »

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Tsuneo Tomita | Director: Seiichirô Uchikawa | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Eiji Okada, Takashi Shimura

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. Flowing (1956)

117 min | Drama

8.0
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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 »

Writers: Toshirô Ide, Aya Kôda, Sumie Tanaka | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, Hideko Takamine, Mariko Okada

21. Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937)

86 min | Drama

7.8
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Writer: Shintarô Mimura | Director: Sadao Yamanaka | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Kan'emon Nakamura, Tsuruzo Nakamura, Chôemon Bandô

22. 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 »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Takeo Kunihiro | Directors: Shûe Matsubayashi, Hugo Grimaldi | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Toshirô Mifune, Kôji Tsuruta, Makoto Satô

23. Chiyari Fuji (1955)

94 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A samurai travels to Edo with his two servants. On their way, they meet many people and encounter great injustice.

Writers: Kintarô Inoue, Shintarô Mimura, Toshio Tamikado, Fuji Yahiro | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Chiezo Kataoka, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Chizuru Kitagawa, Yuriko Tashiro

24. Two in the Shadow (1967)

108 min | Drama

7.9
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Writer: Nobuo Yamada | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa, Mitsuko Kusabue, Mitsuko Mori

25. Mother (1952)

98 min | Drama

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

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

26. Summer Clouds (1958)

128 min | Drama

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Tsutou Wada | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Michiyo Aratama, Kumi Mizuno, Yôko Tsukasa

27. The Stranger Within a Woman (1966)

102 min | Crime, Drama

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

28. Yukiguni (1957)

133 min | Drama

7.5
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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 »

Writers: Yasunari Kawabata, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Keiko Kishi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Akira Kubo

29. A Wanderer's Notebook (1962)

124 min | Drama

7.5
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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 »

Writers: Fumiko Hayashi, Kazuo Kikuta, Toshirô Ide, Sumie Tanaka | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Daisuke Katô, Keiju Kobayashi

30. The Yotsuda Phantom (1949)

85 min | Horror

7.0
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Writers: Eijirô Hisaita, Masaki Kobayashi, Nanboku Tsuruya | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Ken Uehara, Haruko Sugimura, Keiji Sada

31. Nippon tanjô (1959)

112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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 »

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Akihiko Hirata, Kyôko Kagawa

32. Sudden Rain (1956)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Writers: Kunio Kishida, Yôko Mizuki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Shûji Sano, Kyôko Kagawa, Akemi Negishi

33. Daughters, Wives and a Mother (1960)

123 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Hiroshi Koizumi

34. Priest of Darkness (1936)

82 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Mokuami Kawatake, Shintarô Mimura, Sadao Yamanaka | Director: Sadao Yamanaka | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Kan'emon Nakamura, Shizue Yamagishi, Setsuko Hara

35. Autumn Has Already Started (1960)

79 min

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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 »

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

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

82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Matemon Araki, a renowned swordsman, helps a young man find vengeance.

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

37. A Wife's Heart (1956)

101 min | Drama

7.1
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Writer: Toshirô Ide | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Akemi Negishi

38. Anzukko (1958)

110 min

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Writers: Saisei Murô, Mikio Naruse, Sumie Tanaka | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Kyôko Kagawa, Isao Kimura, Keiju Kobayashi

39. The Gambling Samurai (1960)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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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 »

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

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

131 min | Drama, War

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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

41. Untamed Woman (1957)

121 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Shusei Tokuda | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Masayuki Mori, Daisuke Katô

42. Woman of Shanghai (1952)

101 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Goro Tanada | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Rentarô Mikuni, Sugisaku Aoyama, Michiko Araki

43. A Woman's Life (1963)

126 min | Drama

7.3
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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yuriko Hoshi

44. Shiosai (1954)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Lonely youth Shinji meets Hatsue, a pretty pearl diver, on the beach and the two fall in love. But Shinji has a rival for Hatsue's affections, Yasuo. Yasuo spreads unpleasant gossip about ... See full summary »

Writers: Yukio Mishima, Shin'ichirô Nakamura, Senkichi Taniguchi | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Akira Kubo, Sadako Sawamura, Minoru Takashima, Kyôko Aoyama

45. Hit and Run (1966)

100 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Writer: Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Yôko Tsukasa, Eitarô Ozawa, Daisuke Katô

46. Abare Goemon (1966)

101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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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 »

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

47. Yotsuya kaidan, Part II (1949)

73 min | Horror

7.0
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Writer: Eijirô Hisaita | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Ken Uehara, Kinuyo Tanaka, Keiji Sada, Ken Mitsuda

48. A Woman's Place (1962)

111 min

7.2
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Yôko Tsukasa, Yuriko Hoshi, Reiko Dan

49. Nakano Spy School (1966)

95 min | Drama

7.5
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A young officer must choose between love and duty.

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

50. Mesu ga osu o kuikorosu: Kamakiri (1967)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

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Writers: Ichirô Ikeda, Umetsugu Inoue | Director: Umetsugu Inoue | Stars: Mariko Okada, Daisuke Katô, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Yoshiko Kayama