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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Action, Drama

8.8
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99 Metascore

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. Godzilla (1954)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.6
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78 Metascore

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

Writers: Ishirô Honda, Shigeru Kayama, Takeo Murata | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

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. The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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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.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara

5. Stray Dog (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. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

Writers: Ishirô Honda, Shigeru Kayama, Takeo Murata, Al C. Ward | Directors: Ishirô Honda, Terry O. Morse | Stars: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kôchi, Akira Takarada

7. Early Summer (1951)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

8.0
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A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.

Writers: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake

8. I Live in Fear (1955)

103 min | Drama

7.4
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An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Fumio Hayasaka, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi

9. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.8
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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 »

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

10. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.5
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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 »

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

11. 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

12. The Idiot (1951)

166 min | Drama

7.5
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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.

Writers: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Kuga

13. 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

14. Jû jin yuki otoko (1955)

94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A yeti terrorizes people on top of Mount Fuji.

Writers: Shigeru Kayama, Takeo Murata | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Takarada, Akemi Negishi, Momoko Kôchi, Nobuo Nakamura

15. No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

Writer: Eijirô Hisaita | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjirô Ôkôchi, Haruko Sugimura

16. Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (1945)

83 min | Action, Adventure

6.2
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Sugata returns to prove his judo mastery in a match against Western opponents.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Tsuneo Tomita | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Akitake Kôno

17. Sanshiro Sugata (1943)

79 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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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.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Tsuneo Tomita | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata

18. The Rickshaw Man (1958)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A poor rickshaw driver finds himself taking care of a young woman and her son after the woman's husband dies suddenly.

Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Mansaku Itami, Shunsaku Iwashita | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Chishû Ryû

19. Half Human (1958)

63 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.9
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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 »

Writer: Takeo Murata | Directors: Kenneth G. Crane, Ishirô Honda | Stars: John Carradine, Momoko Kôchi, Akira Takarada, Akemi Negishi

20. Ginrei no hate (1947)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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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 »

Writer: Akira Kurosawa | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Kosugi, Akitake Kôno

21. Carmen Comes Home (1951)

86 min | Comedy

6.7
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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

22. Sengoku burai (1952)

135 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

7.3
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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 »

Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Yasushi Inoue, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Danshirô Ichikawa, Shirley Yamaguchi, Shinobu Asaji

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

82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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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

24. Sasaki Kojiro (1950)

116 min

6.3
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Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Kenrô Matsuura, Genzo Murakami | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Tomoemon Otani, Ryôtarô Mizushima, Kamatari Fujiwara, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata

25. Ankokugai no kaoyaku (1959)

101 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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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 »

Writers: Motosada Nishiki, Shin'ichi Sekizawa | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Akira Takarada, Yumi Shirakawa, Keiko Yanagawa

26. Untamed Woman (1957)

121 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Shusei Tokuda | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Masayuki Mori, Daisuke Katô

27. Oriental Evil (1951)

64 min | Drama

4.5
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Writer: C. Ray Stahl | Directors: George P. Breakston, C. Ray Stahl | Stars: Byron Michie, Martha Hyer, Tetsu Nakamura, Richard Binge

28. Dotanba (1957)

109 min | Action

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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Tomu Uchida | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Shinjirô Ehara, Eiji Okada, Eijirô Tôno, Takashi Shimura

29. Husband and Wife (1953)

87 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Toshirô Ide, Yôko Mizuki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Ken Uehara, Yôko Sugi, Rentarô Mikuni, Keiju Kobayashi

30. Yukinojô henge: Daiippen dainihen (1935)

Drama

6.7
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Writer: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Tokusaburo Arashi, Akiko Chihaya, Naoe Fushimi

31. Skull (1927)

48 min

7.3
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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 »

Director: Sentarô Shirai | Stars: Utaemon Ichikawa, Kuninori Kôdô, Ritsuko Niizuma

32. Fukuaki no seishun (1956)

98 min | Drama

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Writer: Toshirô Ide | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Akira Takarada, Kyôko Aoyama, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tani

35. Hide the Warm Blood (1924)

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Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Kaku Hamada, Juncho Ito, Yôyô Kojima, Kuninori Kôdô

36. Waga ya wa tanoshi (1951)

Drama

6.4
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Writer: Sumie Tanaka | Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Isuzu Yamada, Hideko Takamine, Keiji Sada

38. Niitsuma kagami part1 (1940)

78 min | Drama

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Writers: Kojima Masajiro, Kunio Watanabe | Director: Kunio Watanabe | Stars: Satomi Aiko, Fusako Fujima, Fumio Hara, Yoshiko Katô

39. Gonza to Sukejû (1937)

81 min

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Writers: Mansaku Itami, Kidou Okamoto | Director: Mansaku Itami | Stars: Fusako Fujima, Taizô Fukami, Kyozo Fuyuki, Ranko Hanai

40. Hadashi no seishun (1956)

97 min

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Writers: Ashihei Hino, Masato Ide | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Kyôko Aoyama, Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Takarada, Ken Uehara

42. Tokyo gonin otoko (1945)

84 min | Comedy

5.9
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Director: Torajiro Saito | Stars: Roppa Furukawa, Achako Hanabishi, Kazumatsu Ishida, Tsutomu Odaka

43. Byakuran no uta (Zenpen; Kôhen) (1939)

78 min

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Writers: Chiio Kimura, Masao Kume | Director: Kunio Watanabe | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kazuko Enami, Etchan, Isamu Eto

44. Hirose chusa (1924)

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Director: Osamu Wakayama | Stars: Kuninori Kôdô, Taisuke Matsumoto

46. Yoru no hibotan (1950)

105 min

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Writer: Naoyuki Hatta | Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Kyôta Fuyuki, Yûnosuke Itô, Hajime Izu, Yotaro Katsumi

47. Musashibo Benkei (1942)

87 min

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Writer: Yoshitake Hisa | Director: Kunio Watanabe | Stars: Fumio Hara, Hajime Hikari, Tadami Inoue, Miyako Ishigami

49. Asakusa no yoru (1954)

Drama, Romance

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Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Koji Shima | Director: Koji Shima | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Machiko Kyô, Ayako Wakao, Jun Negami

50. Komoriuta (1925)

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Director: Eiichi Matsumoto | Stars: Kuninori Kôdô, Taisuke Matsumoto, Yaeko Utagawa