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1. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Toshiyuki Amagasa, Paul Butcher

Votes: 110,548

2. The Burmese Harp (1956)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Music, War

7.9
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In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

Writers: Michio Takeyama, Natto Wada | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Shôji Yasui, Tatsuya Mihashi, Jun Hamamura

Votes: 3,257

3. Shûbun (1950)

105 min | Drama

7.5
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A paparazzi photo sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shirley Yamaguchi, Yôko Katsuragi, Noriko Sengoku

Votes: 1,773

4. The Insect Woman (1963)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

7.6
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Amorality in Japan. Tome is born into poverty in rural Japan, in the late 1910s. Chuji, her father, dotes on her; her mother is less faithful. Tome becomes a neighbor's mistress, works at ... See full summary »

Writers: Keiji Hasebe, Shôhei Imamura | Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Emiko Aizawa, Setsuko Amamiya, Tomio Aoki, Tomoko Aoyagi

Votes: 904

5. Intentions of Murder (1964)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

7.8
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Sadako was raised as a maid in the household of her husband, who continues to treat her as a serf. While the husband is away... See full synopsis »

Writers: Shinji Fujiwara, Keiji Hasebe, Shôhei Imamura | Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Masumi Harukawa, Kô Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Yûko Kusunoki

Votes: 713

6. Children of Hiroshima (1952)

97 min | Drama, War

8.0
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86 Metascore

Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends.

Writers: Arata Osada, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Osamu Takizawa, Miwa Saitô, Tsuneko Yamanaka

Votes: 592

7. The Sun's Burial (1960)

87 min | Drama

7.1
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In Osaka's slum, youth without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the buying and selling of identity cards and of blood. Alliances constantly shift. Tatsu ... See full summary »

Writers: Toshirô Ishidô, Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Masahiko Tsugawa, Kayoko Honoo, Isao Sasaki, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 462

8. Odd Obsession (1959)

107 min | Drama

7.2
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A man getting on in years sets out to find a way to resurrect his flagging virility.

Writers: Keiji Hasebe, Kon Ichikawa, Jun'ichirô Tanizaki, Natto Wada | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Ganjirô Nakamura, Junko Kanô, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 384

9. Yomigaeri (2002)

126 min | Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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When the dead come back to life, an inspector is sent to the town of Aso.

Writers: Isshin Inudô, Hiroshi Saitô, Akihiko Shiota, Shinji Kajio | Director: Akihiko Shiota | Stars: Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Yûko Takeuchi, Yuriko Ishida, Shô Aikawa

Votes: 382

10. 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: 364

11. Conflagration (1958)

99 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Keiji Hasebe, Kon Ichikawa, Yukio Mishima, Natto Wada | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Ganjirô Nakamura, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoichi Funaki

Votes: 329

12. Return of Daimajin (1966)

79 min | Fantasy

6.5
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In the Japanese mountains, a warlord enslaves the men of nearby villages. A group of young boys decide to rescue their fathers and awaken Daimajin, who brings his ancient power to bear against a new weapon, the rifle.

Writer: Tetsurô Yoshida | Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Hideki Ninomiya, Shinji Hori, Masahide Iizuka, Muneyuki Nagatomo

Votes: 295

13. The Heart (1955)

120 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Keiji Hasebe, Katsuhito Inomata, Soseki Natsume | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Michiyo Aratama, Tatsuya Mihashi, Shôji Yasui

Votes: 193

14. The Human Bullet (1968)

116 min | Drama

7.4
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During World War II, a Japanese soldier finds himself assigned to a kamikaze mission against a U.S. battleship.

Writer: Kihachi Okamoto | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Minori Terada, Naoko Ôtani, Yûnosuke Itô, Shinsuke Achiwa

Votes: 171

15. A Japanese Tragedy (1953)

116 min | Drama

7.6
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Alternating in time, between the end of World War II and 1953, Haruko, a widow, does what she can to keep her daughter Utako and son Seiichi safe, fed, and sheltered. By 1953, it's clear ... See full summary »

Writer: Keisuke Kinoshita | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Yûko Mochizuki, Yôko Katsuragi, Masami Taura, Keiko Awaji

Votes: 166

16. Ningen no shômei (1977)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There he is joined by a New York City detective named Shuftan and together they sort out the crime.

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Seiichi Morimura | Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: George Kennedy, Mariko Okada, Yûsaku Matsuda, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 159

17. Twilight of the Cockroaches (1989)

105 min | Animation

6.7
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A colony of cockroaches lives peacefully in a messy bachelor's apartment until his new girlfriend moves in.

Writer: Steve Kramer | Director: Hiroaki Yoshida | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Setsuko Karasuma, Kanako Fujiwara, Eri Watanabe

Votes: 145

18. My Second Brother (1960)

101 min | Drama

7.2
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Being a faithful 'company man', Yoshikawa moves steadily ahead within the Toho corporation. But Kaji, his old friend, makes his way through the dark side of the social world, working for a ... See full summary »

Writers: Ichirô Ikeda, Shôhei Imamura, Sueko Yasumoto | Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Kayo Matsuo, Takeshi Okimura, Akiko Maeda

Votes: 122

19. The Burmese Harp (1985)

133 min | Drama, War

6.7
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Writers: Michio Takeyama, Natto Wada | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Kiichi Nakai, Takuzô Kawatani, Atsushi Watanabe

Votes: 108

20. Letter from the Mountain (2002)

127 min | Drama

6.8
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An urban Japanese couple decide to move to the country.

Writers: Takashi Koizumi, Keishi Nagi | Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Akira Terao, Kanako Higuchi, Shoji Arano, Hisashi Igawa

Votes: 107

21. The Chase (1958)

116 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Seichô Matsumoto | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Minoru Ôki, Takahiro Tamura, Seiji Miyaguchi, Hideko Takamine

Votes: 90

22. Never Give Up (1978)

143 min

6.8
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Writers: Seiichi Morimura, Kôji Takada | Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Ken Takakura, Ryôko Nakano, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 81

23. 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

Votes: 80

24. Dai yûkai (1991)

120 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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A wealthy matriarch is kidnapped by a gang of three. She is insulted by the amount of money they propose to demand as ransom, and a strange interchange of roles takes place between captors ... See full summary »

Writers: Kihachi Okamoto, Shin Tendô | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tôru Kazama, Hiroshi Nishikawa, Katsuyasu Uchida, Shigeru Kôyama

Votes: 80

25. Furueru shita (1980)

114 min | Drama, Horror

7.0
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Writers: Masato Ide, Taku Miki | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Tsunehiko Watase, Yukiyo Toake, Mayuko Wakamori, Tomoe Hiiro

Votes: 71

26. Only on Mondays (1964)

94 min

6.8
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Writers: Sô Kuramoto, Kôichi Saitô, Minoru Yasukawa | Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Mariko Kaga, Akira Nakao, Yasukiyo Umeno, Michio Hino

Votes: 61

27. Station (1981)

132 min | Drama

7.4
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Writer: Sô Kuramoto | Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Takakura, Chieko Baishô, Ayumi Ishida, Setsuko Karasuma

Votes: 60

28. Suspicion (1982)

127 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.9
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Writers: Motomu Furuta, Seichô Matsumoto, Yoshitarô Nomura | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Shima Iwashita, Akira Emoto, Akihiko Hanyû

Votes: 43

29. The Sands of Kurobe (1968)

196 min | Drama

6.6
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Kitagawa is an engineer charged with construction of a gigantic tunnel through the Japan Alps for the transportation of equipment in the building of the massive Kurobe Dam. The tunnel ... See full summary »

Writers: Masato Ide, Kei Kumai, Sôjirô Motoki | Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûjirô Ishihara, Osamu Takizawa, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 37

30. Foundry Town (1962)

99 min | Drama

7.3
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Set in Kawaguchi, just north of Tokyo in the early 60s, this simple story chronicles the lives of poor foundry workers and their families, and one girl's dreams of self-improvement through ...

Writers: Chiyo Hayafune, Shôhei Imamura, Kirirô Urayama | Director: Kirirô Urayama | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Mitsuo Hamada, Eijirô Tôno, Shôichi Ozawa

Votes: 34

31. White Beast (1950)

97 min

7.0
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Writers: Mikio Naruse, Motosada Nishiki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Mitsuko Miura, Sô Yamamura, Eiji Okada, Kimiko Iino

Votes: 31

32. Ôkami (1955)

127 min | Drama

6.9
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Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Sanae Takasugi, Taiji Tonoyama, Jun Hamamura

Votes: 31

33. Amagi goe (1983)

99 min | Drama

7.5
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Japan in the 1940s. A high school boy went into a magic encounter with Ozuka Hana, a geisha (pub-girl) when he traveled through Amagi Pass. A mysterious murder took place afterwards, an ... See full summary »

Writers: Tai Katô, Seichô Matsumoto, Haruhiko Mimura | Director: Haruhiko Mimura | Stars: Tsunehiko Watase, Yûko Tanaka, Mikijirô Hira, Yôichi Ito

Votes: 30

34. Kiku to Isamu (1959)

117 min | Drama

6.9
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Immediately after the Second World War, sister Kiku and brother Isamu, whose mother was a prostitute and the father was a GI, live with their grandmother in the country. Because their ... See full summary »

Writer: Yôko Mizuki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Emiko Takahashi, Tanie Kitabayashi, George Okunoyama, Aiko Asahina

Votes: 27

35. Buddha (1961)

139 min | Drama

6.8
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Writer: Fuji Yahiro | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Kôjirô Hongô, Charito Solis, Shintarô Katsu, Machiko Kyô

Votes: 26

36. Darkness at Noon (1956)

122 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Hiroshi Masaki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Kôjirô Kusanagi, Sachiko Hidari, Taketoshi Naitô, Chôko Iida

Votes: 25

37. 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

Votes: 25

38. Oh! The Nomugi Pass (1979)

154 min | Drama, History

7.0
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The story of the silk industry and the young girls who worked as silk spinners in the early 1900's in Japan. The silk mills were located in Okaya which lies just beyond the Nomugi Pass. The... See full summary »

Writers: Kei Hattori, Shigemi Yamamoto | Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Shinobu Ôtake, Mieko Harada, Chikako Yuri, Yûko Kotegawa

Votes: 22

39. The Hole (1957)

103 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.4
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Writers: Kon Ichikawa, Natto Wada | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Eiji Funakoshi, Sô Yamamura, Kenji Sugawara

Votes: 21

40. Echigo tsutsuishi oyashirazu (1964)

112 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Writers: Tsutomu Minakami, Yasutarô Yagi | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Yoshiko Sakuma, Tanie Kitabayashi, Shôichi Ozawa

Votes: 20

41. Senba zuru (1969)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Writers: Yasunari Kawabata, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Machiko Kyô, Mikijirô Hira, Eiko Azusa

Votes: 18

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

Votes: 17

43. Tora-san's Song of Love (1983)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Writers: Yôji Yamada, Yoshitaka Asama | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Masami Shimojô, Chieko Misaki

Votes: 16

44. Hikô shôjo (1963)

116 min | Drama

6.6
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Writers: Toshirô Ishidô, Kirirô Urayama | Director: Kirirô Urayama | Stars: Masako Izumi, Mitsuo Hamada, Jun Hamamura, Minako Katsuki

Votes: 14

45. Waga machi (1956)

98 min

6.9
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Writers: Sakunosuke Oda, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Ryutaro Tatsumi, Yôko Minamida, Shirô Osaka, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 14

46. Kojin kojitsu (1961)

88 min

6.5
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Writer: Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Minoru Shibuya | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita, Chikage Awashima, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 14

47. The Crest of Man (1964)

119 min | Drama

6.2
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Writers: Michiko Oshima, Minoru Sawano, Yasutarô Yagi | Director: Takeichi Saitô | Stars: Mitsuo Hamada, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Chishû Ryû, Tanie Kitabayashi

Votes: 13

48. The Street Without Sun (1954)

140 min

5.9
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Writer: Saburo Tateno | Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Miko Hara, Sen Hara, Yasumi Hara, Sumiko Hidaka

Votes: 12

49. The Possessed (1976)

97 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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Writers: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Yôko Mizuki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Yuki Arasa, Shinjirô Ehara, Kazuko Inano

Votes: 11

50. Shukuzu (1953)

131 min

7.4
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Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Shusei Tokuda | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Sumiko Hidaka, Isuzu Yamada, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 11