Most Popular Titles With Kokuten Kôdô

1. Seven Samurai (1954)
207 min | Action, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Metascore: 99/100 (5 reviews)

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

2. Godzilla (1954)
96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Metascore: 78/100 (20 reviews)

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

3. The Hidden Fortress (1958)
126 min | Adventure, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.

4. Throne of Blood (1957)
110 min | Action, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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.

5. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)
80 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

6. Stray Dog (1949)
122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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

7. Scandal (1950)
105 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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

8. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A humble and simple Takezo abandons his life as a knight errant. He's sought as a teacher and vassal by Shogun, Japan's most powerful clan leader. He's also challenged to fight by the ... See full summary »

9. The Idiot (1951)
166 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.

10. No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)
110 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII.

11. Street of Shame (1956)
87 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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

12. Early Summer (1951)
124 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.

13. Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (1945)
83 min | Action, Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Sugata returns to prove his judo mastery in a match against Western opponents.

14. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)
104 min | Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After years on the road establishing his reputation as Japan's greatest Samurai, Takezo returns to Kyoto. Otsu waits for him, yet he has come not for her but to challenge the leader of the ... See full summary »

15. I Live in Fear (1955)
103 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.

16. Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
79 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life.

17. Jû jin yuki otoko (1955)
94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A yeti terrorizes people on top of Mount Fuji.

18. Half Human (1958)
63 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Japanese villagers worship a monster and his son who live in an island cave. Some circus people hear about them, go to the island to capture the monster and wind up shooting its son. Then ... See full summary »

19. The Rickshaw Man (1958)
103 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A poor rickshaw driver finds himself taking care of a young woman and her son after the woman's husband dies suddenly.

20. Carmen Comes Home (1951)
86 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

21. Vendetta of a Samurai (1952)
82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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

22. Snow Trail (1947)
89 min | Action, Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three bank robbers, Eijima, Nojiri, and Takasugi, flee the police and escape into the mountains. At an inn high in the Japanese Alps, Eijima and Nojiri encounter a young woman and her ... See full summary »

23. Sengoku burai (1952)
135 min | Action, Drama, Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Soldiers Hayatenosuke Sasa and Kagami Yaheiji leave their besieged castle on a secret mission into the enemy camp. Hayatenosuke has left behind his lover, Kano. In the camp, Hayatenosuke is... See full summary »

24. Akasen kichi (1953)
90 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
25. Ankokugai no kaoyaku (1959)
101 min | Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ryuta and Mineo Komatsu are brothers, both yakuza (gangsters). Mineo, although complicit in crime, even murder, wants out of the gangster life, hoping to become a successful singer instead.... See full summary »

28. Untamed Woman (1957)
121 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
30. Oriental Evil (1951)
64 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
31. Husband and Wife (1953)
87 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Uptight man and hot wife rent a room from a laidback colleague. The colleague and wife get on like a house on fire... See full synopsis »

32. Skull (1927)
48 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A rare film which depicts the tragic fate of a Christian lord who fought for his fate in the Edo period. Of note is Utaemon Ichikawa's extraordinary memorable final scenes in which he takes... See full summary »

33. Aoi shinju (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
34. Fukuaki no seishun (1956)
98 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
35. Gonza to Sukejû (1937)
81 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
40. Hadaka no taishô (1958)
92 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
42. Waga ya wa tanoshi (1951)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
45. Tokyo gonin otoko (1945)
84 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
46. Byakuran no uta (Zenpen; Kôhen) (1939)
78 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
47. Yoru no hibotan (1950)
105 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X