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1. 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

2. Ghost Stories (1964)

Not Rated | 125 min | Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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This film contains four distinct, separate stories. "Black Hair": A poor samurai who divorces his true love to marry for money, but finds the marriage disastrous and returns to his old wife... See full summary »

Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Lafcadio Hearn | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

3. Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

8.3
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The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

4. Dodes'ka-den (1970)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

7.6
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Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura, Shinsuke Minami

5. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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In the World War II, the pacifist and humanist Japanese Kaji accepts to travel with his wife Michiko to the tiny Manchurian village Loh Hu Liong to work as supervisor in an iron ore mine to... See full summary »

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Masaki Kobayashi, Jumpei Gomikawa | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

6. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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Kaji is sent to the Japanese army labeled Red and is mistreated by the vets. Along his assignment, Kaji witnesses cruelties in the army; he revolts against the abusive treatment spent to ... See full summary »

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Masaki Kobayashi, Jumpei Gomikawa | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

7. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)

Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War

8.6
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Part three of a trilogy. After the Japanese defeat to the Russians in the last episode, Kaji, the Japanese soldier and humanist protagonist, leads the last remaining men through Manchuria .... See full summary »

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Kôichi Inagaki, Masaki Kobayashi, Jumpei Gomikawa | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura, Yûsuke Kawazu

8. Dora-heita (2000)

111 min | Action, Crime

7.0
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New magistrate cleans up a corrupt town in his own comic Samurai way.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Yûko Asano, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Ryûdô Uzaki

9. Black River (1957)

114 min | Drama

7.4
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Perhaps Kobayashi's most sordid film, Black River is an exposé of the rampant corruption on and around U.S. military bases following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a ... See full summary »

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Takeo Tomishima | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Fumio Watanabe, Ineko Arima, Tatsuya Nakadai, Asao Sano

10. Carmen Comes Home (1951)

86 min | Comedy

6.8
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A girl who had left her small Japanese village for the excitement and adventure of the big city--in this case, Tokyo--returns home years later for a visit. However, scandal erupts when the ... See full summary »

Writer: Keisuke Kinoshita | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Shûji Sano, Chishû Ryû, Kuniko Igawa

11. Inochi bô ni furô (1971)

121 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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The story takes place in feudal Japan, when any commerce with the rest of the world was strictly prohibited. An idealist suddenly appears in an isolated inn (the one that the title refers ... See full summary »

Writers: Yasuko Miyazaki, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Komaki Kurihara, Wakako Sakai, Shigeru Kôyama

12. The Inheritance (1962)

107 min | Drama

7.5
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On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown to his family and colleagues. A... See full summary »

Writers: Kôichi Inagaki, Norio Nanjo | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Sô Yamamura, Seiji Miyaguchi

13. I Will Buy You (1956)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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Kobayashi's pitiless take on Japan's professional baseball industry is unlike any other sports film ever made. An excoriation of the inhumanity bred by a mercenary, bribery-fueled business,... See full summary »

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Minoru Ôno | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiji Sada, Keiko Kishi, Minoru Ôki, Yûnosuke Itô

14. Kabe atsuki heya (1956)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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Writer: Kôbô Abe | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Kô Mishima, Torahiko Hamada, Keiko Kishi, Toshiko Kobayashi

15. 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

16. 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

17. My Sons' Youth (1952)

45 min

6.5
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Writers: Fusao Hayashi, Sadao Nakamura | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Akira Ishihama, Chishû Ryû, Kuniko Miyake, Yôko Kosono

18. Tokyo Trial (1983)

277 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.3
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Writers: Shun Inagaki, Masaki Kobayashi, Kiyoshi Ogasawara | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Star: Kei Satô

19. Music for the Movies: Tôru Takemitsu (1994 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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A documentary of the Japanese film composer Toru Takemitsu, featuring interviews and clips from films he scored.

Director: Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Tôru Takemitsu, Hiroshi Teshigahara, Masaki Kobayashi, Masahiro Shinoda

20. The Portrait (1948)

73 min

6.7
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Writer: Akira Kurosawa | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Kuniko Igawa, Kuniko Miyake, Mitsuko Miura, Ichirô Sugai

21. Sincerity (1953)

95 min

7.5
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Writer: Keisuke Kinoshita | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiko Awaji, Motoji Fujiwara, Chieko Higashiyama, Kentarô Imai

22. Somewhere Under the Broad Sky (1954)

109 min | Drama

7.3
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A family in the city of Tokyo running a liquor store overcome their impotence and dysfunction as they induce an understanding through each other of how to deal with their individual problems.

Writer: Yoshiko Kusuda | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Hideko Takamine, Akira Ishihama

23. Hymn to a Tired Man (1968)

130 min | Drama

7.2
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During WWII a soldier is beaten so badly by a superior officer he is left deaf. After the war he is an inventor and meets this officer at the patent office. The man is still the bully he was.

Writers: Shûsaku Endô, Sakae Hirosawa | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Michiyo Aratama, Makoto Fujita, Toshio Kurosawa, Tomoko Naraoka

24. Izumi (1956)

130 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Kunio Kishida, Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Ineko Arima, Keiji Sada, Fumio Watanabe, Toshiko Kobayashi

25. Uruwashiki saigetsu (1955)

120 min

7.2
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Writer: Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Isao Kimura, Toshiko Kobayashi

26. A Broken Drum (1949)

6.6
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Writers: Keisuke Kinoshita, Masaki Kobayashi | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hiroshi Aoyama, Tsumasaburô Bandô, Chieko Higashiyama, Natsuko Kahara

27. Shokutaku no nai ie (1985)

143 min

7.8
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Writers: Fumiko Enji, Masaki Kobayashi | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mayumi Ogawa, Kie Nakai, Kiichi Nakai

28. Moeru aki (1979)

137 min

7.7
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Writers: Shun Inagaki, Hiroyuki Itsuki | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Shinsuke Ashida, Hisashi Igawa, Tsunehiko Kamijô, Kin'ya Kitaôji

29. Mittsu no ai (1954)

Drama

7.6
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Writer: Masaki Kobayashi | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Kô Mishima, Yûnosuke Itô

30. Black Sunshine: Conversations with T.F. Mou (2011)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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A documentary on Mou Tun-fei or T.F. Mou, the Chinese filmmaker best known for the harrowing, shockingly horrific World War II drama Men Behind the Sun.

Director: J.L. Carrozza | Stars: J.L. Carrozza, Rebecca Howland, Tun Fei Mou

31. Toki no hito (1963–1964)

14 min

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Stars: Kazuo Kushibe, Goro Fujise, Kaheita Okazaki, Seiichi Tobata

32. Toki no hito (1963–1964)
Episode: Episode dated 10 July 1963 (1963)

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Star: Masaki Kobayashi