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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Action, 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. 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

3. 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

4. High and Low (1963)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Writers: Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa, Evan Hunter | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

5. Nora inu (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi

6. Kozure ôkami: Jigoku e ikuzo! Daigorô (1974)

Unrated | 83 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out.

Writers: Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, Tsutomu Nakamura | Director: Yoshiyuki Kuroda | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Junko Hitomi, Gorô Mutsumi

7. Assassination (1964)

104 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Ryotaro Shiba, Nobuo Yamada | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Eiji Okada, Eitarô Ozawa, Isao Kimura

8. Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)

104 min | Drama

7.9
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A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.

Writer: Shûji Terayama | Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Kantarô Suga, Hiroyuki Takano, Sen Hara, Yoshio Harada

9. Kuro tokage (1968)

86 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.2
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Japanese sixties comedy featuring a cunning female jewel thief named Black Lizard who tries to kidnap Sanaye, a wealthy jeweler's beautiful daughter as part of a plot to steal the jeweler's... See full summary »

Writers: Rampo Edogawa, Yukio Mishima, Masashige Narusawa | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Akihiro Miwa, Isao Kimura, Kikko Matsuoka, Junya Usami

10. Bushido (1963)

122 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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Writers: Norio Nanjo, Naoyuki Suzuki, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Eijirô Tôno, Kyôko Kishida, Masayuki Mori

11. Confessions Among Actresses (1971)

124 min

7.2
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Writers: Masahiro Yamada, Yoshishige Yoshida | Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Ruriko Asaoka, Ineko Arima, Miyoko Akaza

12. Affair in the Snow (1968)

97 min

7.1
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In an isolated mountain resort, a woman gets involved in a love triangle between herself, her volatile lover and her ex-boyfriend, for whom she had platonic feelings.

Writers: Toshirô Ishidô, Yoshishige Yoshida | Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Isao Kimura, Yukio Ninagawa, Miyoko Akaza

13. The Secret of the Urn (1966)

91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Loyal samurai Samanosuke is attacked, mutilated, and left for dead while carrying out a mission for his clan. He recovers but has lost an eye and an arm. Taking a new identity as Tange ... See full summary »

Writers: Hideo Gosha, Kei Tasaka | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Bin Amatsu, Keiko Awaji, Takuya Fujioka, Kiyoshi Hitomi

14. Zen and Sword (1961)

Drama

7.2
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Writers: Masashige Narusawa, Naoyuki Suzuki, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Akiko Kazami, Wakaba Irie, Isao Kimura

15. The Affair (1967)

97 min

7.3
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Writers: Masaaki Tachihara, Tsutomu Tamura, Yoshishige Yoshida | Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Yoshie Minami, Tadahiko Sugano, Shigako Shimegi

16. Joyû Sumako no koi (1947)

96 min | Drama

7.2
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The stage director Shimamura, who is bringing western theatre to Japan, falls in love with the outspoken actress Sumako Matsui, and leaves his family to be with her, while trying to keep ... See full summary »

Writers: Hideo Nagata, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Sô Yamamura, Kikue Môri, Chieko Higashiyama

17. Asunaro monogatari (1955)

109 min

8.0
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Writers: Yasushi Inoue, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Akira Kubo, Isao Kimura, Yoshiko Kuga, Mariko Okada

18. 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

19. Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari (1964)

99 min

7.0
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Writer: Takeo Kunihiro | Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Sumiko Fuji, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Isao Kimura, Takeya Nakamura

20. Hero of the Red Light District (1960)

109 min | Action, Fantasy

7.6
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The film that led David Shipman to declare Uchida "the equal of Mizoguchi and Kinugasa," KILLING IN YOSHIWARA ranks with Uchida's finest postwar work... See full synopsis »

Writer: Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Isao Kimura, Noriko Aoba, Koji Arima, Minoru Chiaki

21. Yoru no henrin (1964)

109 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Toshidi Gondo, Kyoko Ohta | Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Mikijirô Hira, Keisuke Sonoi, Masuyo Iwamoto

22. Miyamoto Musashi: Showdown at Hannyazaka Heights (1962)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Naoyuki Suzuki, Tomu Uchida, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Wakaba Irie, Isao Kimura, Chieko Naniwa

23. Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijoji (1964)

128 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Naoyuki Suzuki, Tomu Uchida, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Wakaba Irie, Isao Kimura, Chieko Naniwa

24. Flame and Women (1967)

101 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Tsutomu Tamura, Masahiro Yamada, Yoshishige Yoshida | Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Isao Kimura, Mayumi Ogawa, Takeshi Kusaka

25. Tengoku wa doko da (1956)

91 min | Drama, Romance

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Writer: Masaharu Segawa | Director: Shûe Matsubayashi | Stars: Isao Kimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yôichi Numata, Chisako Hara

26. Our Marriage (1962)

67 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Masahiro Shinoda | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Shin'ichirô Mikami, Noriko Maki, Isao Kimura

27. Two-Sword Fencing Is Born (1963)

104 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Naoyuki Suzuki, Tomu Uchida, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Wakaba Irie, Isao Kimura, Chieko Naniwa

28. The Dancer (1951)

85 min

6.9
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Writers: Yasunari Kawabata, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Mieko Takamine, Mariko Okada, Akihiko Katayama

29. A Scoundrel (1965)

119 min

6.8
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Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Jun'ichirô Tanizaki | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Kyôko Kishida, Eitarô Ozawa, Isao Kimura

30. Anzukko (1958)

110 min

7.0
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Writers: Saisei Murô, Mikio Naruse, Sumie Tanaka | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Kyôko Kagawa, Isao Kimura, Keiju Kobayashi

31. Snow Country (1969)

113 min | Drama

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Writers: Yasunari Kawabata, Ryôsuke Saitô, Hideo Ôba | Director: Hideo Ôba | Stars: Mineko Bandai, Kakuko Chino, Takanobu Hozumi, Kaneko Iwasaki

32. Miyamoto Musashi: Ganryû-jima no kettô (1965)

121 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Writers: Naoyuki Suzuki, Tomu Uchida, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Ken Takakura, Wakaba Irie, Chieko Naniwa

33. Uruwashiki saigetsu (1955)

120 min

7.1
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Writer: Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Isao Kimura, Toshiko Kobayashi

34. Jun'ai monogatari (1957)

133 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Writer: Yôko Mizuki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Shinjirô Ehara, Hitomi Nakahara, Eiji Okada, Isao Kimura

35. Gan no tera (1962)

98 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Writers: Kazuro Funabashi, Yûzô Kawashima, Tsutomu Minakami | Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Ganjirô Nakamura, Kuniichi Takami, Masao Mishima

36. Knightly Advice (1962)

92 min | Drama

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Writer: Hideo Oguni | Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Harue Akagi, Ushio Akashi, Kensaku Hara, Utaemon Ichikawa

37. The Rice People (1957)

118 min | Drama

6.8
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Writer: Yasutarô Yagi | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Shinjirô Ehara, Eijirô Tôno, Yûko Mochizuki, Masako Nakamura

38. Aika (1951)

110 min

7.8
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Writers: Hideo Oguni, Kajirô Yamamoto | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ken Uehara, Mieko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura

39. Mr. Pu (1953)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Writers: Jumei Eirai, Kon Ichikawa, Natto Wada, Taizo Yokoyama | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Yûnosuke Itô, Fubuki Koshiji, Kamatari Fujiwara, Eiko Miyoshi

40. Shinkû chitai (1952)

129 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Hiroshi Noma, Yûsaku Yamagata | Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Takashi Kanda, Yoshi Katô, Isao Kimura, Koichi Nishimura

41. Angry Street (1950)

105 min

7.1
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Writers: Mikio Naruse, Motosada Nishiki, Fumio Niwa | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Jûkichi Uno, Yasumi Hara, Yuriko Hamada, Setsuko Wakayama

42. A Billionaire (1954)

83 min | Comedy

6.5
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Writers: Kôbô Abe, Keiji Hasebe, Kon Ichikawa, Natto Wada, Taizo Yokoyama | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Isao Kimura, Yoshiko Kuga, Isuzu Yamada, Yûnosuke Itô

43. Seki no yatappe (1963)

89 min | Action

6.4
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Writers: Shin Hasegawa, Masashige Narusawa | Director: Kôsaku Yamashita | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Isao Kimura, Yukiyo Toake, Kaneko Iwasaki

44. Onna hitori daichi o yuku (1953)

164 min | Drama

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Writers: Takeo Chiaki, Shigeru Matsuoka, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Fumio Kamei | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Jûkichi Uno, Taketoshi Naitô, Isao Kimura

45. Could I But Live (1964)

108 min | Drama

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Writer: Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Zenzô Matsuyama | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yaeko Mizutani, Kon Ômura, Shirô Ôtsuji

46. Hachi-nin me no teki (1961)

84 min

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Writers: Naci Kinya, Itaru Kikumura | Director: Hajime Satô | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Hiroshi Minami, Shigemi Kitahara, Mitsue Komiya

47. Machi (1961)

Drama

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Writers: Miyoji Ieki, Moriyuki Mafuji | Director: Miyoji Ieki | Stars: Shinjirô Ehara, Rentarô Mikuni, Michiko Araki, Isao Kimura

48. Kigeki: Nippon no oba-chan (1962)

95 min | Comedy

8.0
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Writer: Yôko Mizuki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Chôchô Miyako, Tanie Kitabayashi, Chôko Iida, Kumeko Urabe

49. Will to Conquer (1970)

113 min | Drama

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Writer: Toshio Yasumi | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Hisashi Igawa, Isao Kimura, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Tatsuya Nakadai

50. Shin juyuu gakkou (1965– )

Drama

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Stars: Sachiko Hidari, Isao Kimura, Yoichi Miyagawa