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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Drama

8.7
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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

Votes: 207,816

2. 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

Votes: 26,495

3. Godzilla (1954)

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

7.5
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78 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 17,433

4. The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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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

Votes: 21,968

5. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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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

Votes: 10,141

6. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)

Not Rated | 80 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: Takeo Murata, Ishirô Honda, Shigeru Kayama, Al C. Ward | Directors: Ishirô Honda, Terry O. Morse | Stars: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kôchi, Akira Takarada

Votes: 5,082

7. 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

Votes: 2,202

8. I Live in Fear: Record of a Living Being (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

Votes: 2,500

9. Early Summer (1951)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

8.2
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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

Votes: 4,067

10. Shûbun (1950)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

7.4
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A celebrity photograph 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: 2,083

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

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.8
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Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time.

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

Votes: 3,976

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

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.5
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Musashi Miyamoto returns to Kyoto after years of absence. After a series of fights against the Yoshioka School, he challenges its master to a duel.

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

Votes: 3,953

13. Hakuchi (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

Votes: 2,970

14. 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

Votes: 1,661

15. 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

Votes: 2,820

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

Votes: 1,186

17. Jû jin yuki otoko (1955)

94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A yeti terrorizes people on top of Mount Fuji.

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

Votes: 91

18. Ginrei no hate (1947)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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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

Votes: 156

19. 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

Votes: 473

20. 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

Votes: 78

21. Carmen Comes Home (1951)

86 min | Comedy

6.7
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A girl who had left her home village for life in Tokyo returns to her home years later, and evokes a scandal when the locals discover that she's a stripper.

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

Votes: 296

22. Half Human (1958)

63 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.0
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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

Votes: 213

23. Sengoku burai (1952)

135 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

7.1
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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

Votes: 74

24. Untamed Woman (1957)

121 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Shusei Tokuda | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Masayuki Mori, Daisuke Katô

Votes: 80

25. Sasaki Kojiro (1950)

116 min

7.0
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Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Kenrô Matsuura, Genzo Murakami | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Tomoemon Otani, Ryôtarô Mizushima, Kamatari Fujiwara, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata

Votes: 18

26. 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

Votes: 88

27. Ankokugai no kaoyaku (1959)

101 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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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

Votes: 47

28. Oriental Evil (1951)

64 min | Drama

4.2
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Writer: C. Ray Stahl | Directors: George P. Breakston, C. Ray Stahl | Stars: Byron Michie, Martha Hyer, Tetsu Nakamura, Richard Binge

Votes: 11

29. Kami no taisho (1958)

Comedy

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Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Minoru Watanabe | Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Aiko Mimasu, Yutaka Nakayama, Fumie Noguchi

30. 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

Votes: 13

31. Aoi shinju (1951)

7.8
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Writer: Ishirô Honda | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yuriko Hamada, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Ryô Ikebe, Kokuten Kôdô

Votes: 8

32. 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

33. Dotanba (1957)

109 min | Action

6.0
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Tomu Uchida | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Shinjirô Ehara, Eiji Okada, Eijirô Tôno, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 5

34. Nekketsu wo hisomete (1924)

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Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Ryukichi Yokoyama, Ranko Sawa, Yôyô Kojima, Kokuten Kôdô

35. Yoru no hato (1937)

70 min

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Writer: Rintaro Takeda | Director: Tamizo Ishida | Stars: Reiko Aoi, Shinjirô Asano, Taizô Fukami, Kyôzô Fuyuki

36. 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

Votes: 32

40. Skull (1927)

48 min

7.6
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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, Kokuten Kôdô, Ritsuko Niizuma

Votes: 23

41. The Blue Revolution (1953)

102 min | Drama

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Writers: Masato Inomata, Tatsuzô Ishikawa | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Koreya Senda, Sadako Sawamura, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

42. Shuchû nikki (1924)

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Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Juncho Ito, Tomie Kishinabe, Harue Koike, Kokuten Kôdô

43. Maboroshi-tôge - Tôkyô-hen (1931)

12 min | Short

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Writers: Mitsuzô Sasaki, Yoshi Segawa | Director: Eiji Furuno | Stars: Utaemon Ichikawa, Kimie Kawakami, Asae Komai, Kokuten Kôdô

44. Hadashi no seishun (1956)

97 min | Drama

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

45. Daitoden (1924)

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Director: Eiichi Matsumoto | Stars: Taisuke Matsumoto, Chieko Sono, Ryukichi Yokoyama, Nobuko Suzuki

47. Koryu yokotawaru (1925)

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Director: Seika Shiba | Stars: Kaku Hamada, Yôyô Kojima, Kokuten Kôdô, Taisuke Matsumoto

48. Biwauta (1925)

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Director: Eiichi Matsumoto | Stars: Shizuko Kasagi, Yôyô Kojima, Kokuten Kôdô, Taisuke Matsumoto

49. Kamî wa yurusukâ (1923)

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Director: Eiichi Matsumoto | Stars: Kunio Gomi, Tomiko Kishinabe, Yaeko Utagawa, Kokuten Kôdô

50. 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