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1. Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Script: Capitalism and the Tragedy of Noriko (2010)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama

8.4
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This is a film about how the protagonist, unemployed worker Tamiya is forced to accept the slavery under the black company. His wife Noriko suggests him to not accept the offer from the black company, but..

Director: Ryota Nakanishi | Stars: Huijun Lee, Shangyao Lee, Lu Yubin

Votes: 340

2. Tokyo Sonata (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyôko Koizumi, Yû Koyanagi, Kai Inowaki

Votes: 6,950 | Gross: $0.28M

3. The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)

147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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A high school science teacher builds an atomic bomb and uses it to extort the nation, but cannot decide what he wants. Meanwhile, a determined cop is catching up to him, as is radiation poisoning.

Director: Kazuhiko Hasegawa | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Kenji Sawada, Kimiko Ikegami, Kazuo Kitamura

Votes: 500

4. Gakkô no kaidan G (1998 TV Movie)

71 min | Horror

7.5
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Features four short horror films, among those are "Katasumi" and "4444444444".

Directors: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Tetsu Maeda, Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Medaka Ikeno, Aki Maeda, Masashi Muta, Shungiku Uchida

Votes: 233

5. Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 77 min | Documentary

7.5
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Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios. Raised by his mother and his aunt, his films often ... See full summary »

Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Elias Koteas, Orson Welles, Val E. Lewton

Votes: 346

6. Aimai na Mirai: Kurosawa Kiyoshi (2003)

75 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Kenjirô Fujii | Stars: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Takashi Asai, Tadanobu Asano, Tatsuya Fuji

Votes: 11

7. Katte ni shiyagare!! Ôgon keikaku (1996 TV Movie)

80 min

7.5
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After mistakenly killing an old man they were sent to pick up, two men are pursued by local police and yakuza.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Yoriko Dôguchi, Kôyô Maeda, Ren Ohsugi

Votes: 16

8. Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary

7.4
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79 Metascore

Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.

Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Wes Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, David Fincher

Votes: 1,763 | Gross: $0.30M

9. The Cure (1997)

111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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70 Metascore

A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa

Votes: 6,345 | Gross: $0.09M

10. Tôsô zen'ya (1982)

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Directors: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Kunitoshi Manda | Stars: Shûji Asano, Shoko Kubota, Akihiko Shioda

Votes: 5

11. Penance (2012– )
Episode: Kuma no kyoudai (2012)

Mystery

7.4
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Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Sakura Andô, Nanaka Fuji, Atsuko Hirata, Ryô Kase

Votes: 29

12. License to Live (1998)

109 min | Drama, Comedy

7.2
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Yoshi, aged 24, awakes after 10 years in a coma, goes on to start a new life and rebuild his family.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Shun Sugata, Lily, Kumiko Asô

Votes: 280

13. Serpent's Path (1998)

85 min | Crime

7.2
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A man enlists a friend to help him identify and exact revenge upon his daughter's murderer.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Teruyuki Kagawa, Shirô Shimomoto, Hua Rong Weng

Votes: 325

14. Penance (2012– )

270 min | Mystery

7.1
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58 Metascore

The murder of Emili, a young girl, leaves the inhabitants of a small Japanese village in shock. The body of Emily is found by the four classmates with whom she was playing. The murder is ... See full summary »

Stars: Hazuki Kimura, Manatsu Kimura, Kyôko Koizumi, Asumi Kikuchi

Votes: 667

15. The Funeral (1984)

124 min | Comedy

7.1
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At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the ... See full summary »

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kin Sugai, Hideji Ôtaki

Votes: 759

16. Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself!! The Heist (1995 TV Movie)

81 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two petty gangsters get ransomed by a group of Yakuza members, fortunately they are rescued by a kindly Kindergarten teacher.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Kensuke Asakawa, Yoriko Dôguchi, Yuri Ishihara

Votes: 10

17. Penance (2012– )
Episode: French Doll (2012)

76 min | Mystery

7.1
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Tragedy strikes as schoolgirl Emili is abducted and murdered by a stranger. Four friends - Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuka - are present at the scene of the crime, but none of them can remember ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Yû Aoi, Asumi Kikuchi, Hazuki Kimura, Manatsu Kimura

Votes: 36

18. Penance (2012– )
Episode: PTA rinji soukai (2012)

51 min | Mystery

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Maki is now a teacher at a rigorous elementary school, and engages in self-defense training in an attempt to overcome her sense of helplessness. When an attack occurs at Maki's school, it ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Miki Hayashida, Narushi Ikeda, Hazuki Kimura, Manatsu Kimura

Votes: 34

19. Charisma (1999)

104 min | Drama

7.0
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A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty, he misses the chance for action. Leaving his job and family without ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Ren Ohsugi, Yoriko Dôguchi

Votes: 1,176

20. Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema (2014)

109 min | Documentary

7.0
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A tribute from filmmakers and critics around the world to the Taiwan New Cinema movement in the 1980s.

Director: Chinlin Hsieh | Stars: Weiwei Ai, Tadanobu Asano, Olivier Assayas, Jingjing Bao

Votes: 26

21. What's a Director? (2006)

88 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Kinji Fukasaku, Yoshiho Fukuoka, Yoshio Harada, Hiroki Hayashi

Votes: 6

22. Building the Inferno: Nobuo Nakagawa and the Making of 'Jigoku' (2006 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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A new documentary on director Nobuo Nakagawa and the making of the film, Jigoku. Featuring exclusive interview with Nakagawa collaborators.

Stars: Yôichi Numata, Chiho Katsura, Ichirô Miyagawa, Kensuke Suzuki

Votes: 26

23. Penance (2012– )
Episode: To tsuki to oka (2012)

Mystery

7.0
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Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Masaaki Akahori, Tomoharu Hasegawa, Chizuru Ikewaki, Ayumi Itô

Votes: 26

24. Penance (2012– )
Episode: Tsugunai (2012)

Mystery

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Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Hirofumi Arai, Chizuru Ikewaki, Teruyuki Kagawa, Asumi Kikuchi

Votes: 26

25. Bright Future (2003)

92 min | Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

Two young guys work in a plant that manufactures oshibori (those moist hand-towels found in some Japanese restaurants). Their weird bond is based on uncontrollable rage--something neither ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Joe Odagiri, Tadanobu Asano, Tatsuya Fuji, Takashi Sasano

Votes: 2,141 | Gross: $0.00M

26. Eyes of the Spider (1998)

83 min | Crime, Thriller

6.8
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A man discovers a darker side of himself after exacting revenge on his daughter's killer.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Duncan, Ren Ohsugi, Sadao Abe

Votes: 270

27. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.7
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48 Metascore

A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Megumi Okina, Misaki Itô, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 31,956 | Gross: $0.33M

28. Seance (2000 TV Movie)

118 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.7
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A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Jun Fubuki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Hikari Ishida

Votes: 1,269

29. Ôinaru gen'ei (1999)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.7
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In future Japan, a dangerous pollen falls upon Tokyo, endangering its populace. Two people volunteer to become tests subject for a drug that could possibly provide a cure.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shinji Aoyama, Shirô Atami, Shingo Ichizawa, Kazushige Inami

Votes: 215

30. The Revenge I: A Visit from Fate (1996)

83 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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Sho Aikawa plays a police detective whose dark personal history makes it impossible for him to stay within the limits of the legal system. But he is not just a detective; he is also a ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Fumiyo Kohina, Itsumi Ohsawa

Votes: 15

31. Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Nouveau Riche (1996)

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Two gangsters get mixed up with a girl who discovers a trunk load of heroin.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Kôyô Maeda, Ren Ohsugi, Shintarô Takado

Votes: 15

32. Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself!! The Escape (1995 TV Movie)

80 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Hapless gangsters are hired by the yakuza to tail his daughter. Once the identity of the boy she's dating has been unveiled, the boss offers a reward for his capture.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kenzô Kawarasaki, Yûko Nitô, Shirô Shimomoto, SABU

Votes: 13

33. The Enchantment (1989)

109 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Director: Shunichi Nagasaki | Stars: Kumiko Akiyoshi, Masao Kusakari, Kiwako Harada, Tsutomu Isobe

Votes: 27

34. Pulse (2001)

R | 118 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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70 Metascore

Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Asô, Koyuki, Kurume Arisaka

Votes: 11,649 | Gross: $0.05M

35. Occult (2009)

110 min | Drama, Horror

6.6
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Koji Shiraishi is interested in strange indiscriminate murder at a sightseeing resort. He goes behind the camera to investigate the circumstances surrounding strange occurrences and interview the survivors.

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Mika Azuma, Horiken, Kôen Kondô, Shinobu Kuribayashi

Votes: 583

36. Sweet Home (1989)

100 min | Horror

6.6
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A TV production crew are making a documentary about the infamous painter Mamiya Ichiro. When they start filming at his old home, they come under attack from the ghost of the painter's wife.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Shingo Yamashiro, Ichiro Furutachi, Fukumi Kuroda

Votes: 292

37. Doppelganger (2003)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

6.6
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Hayasaki is an inventor working on an Artificial Body. It is not going well and he is stressed out and on the verge of being fired from the research division of his company. His ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiromi Nagasaku, Yûsuke Santamaria, Masahiro Toda

Votes: 1,003

38. Mr. X, a Vision of Leos Carax (2014)

71 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

6.6
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67 Metascore

The image of a mysterious, solitary filmmaker - a cineaste maudit - who flees from both the media and the public, is unrelentingly bound to the figure of Leos Carax, in France. Elsewhere, ... See full summary »

Director: Tessa Louise-Salomé | Stars: Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Juliette Binoche, Richard Brody, Leos Carax

Votes: 150

39. Fukushu the Revenge Kienai Kizuato (1997)

83 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Shun Sugata, Chikako Kobayashi, Tonbo Zushi

Votes: 29

40. Hoshikuzu kyôdai no densetsu (1985)

Music, Comedy

6.6
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Director: Macoto Tezuka | Stars: Shingo Kubota, Kan Takagi, Kyôko Togawa, Issay

Votes: 7

41. Creepy (2016)

130 min | Thriller

6.5
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Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yûko Takeuchi, Toru Baba, Ryôko Fujino

Votes: 176

42. Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Hero (1996 TV Movie)

83 min

6.5
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Two men get involved with a brother and sister that want to drive a local gang out of their neighborhood.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Kôyô Maeda, Tomoka Kurotani, Susumu Terajima

Votes: 22

43. Sakebi (2006)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Manami Konishi, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Hiroyuki Hirayama

Votes: 1,908

44. Journey to the Shore (2015)

127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.3
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52 Metascore

Mizuki's husband (Yusuke) drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised. Instead, Mizuki is wondering what took him so long. She agrees to let Yusuke take her on a journey.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Eri Fukatsu, Tadanobu Asano, Masao Komatsu, Mika Muraoka

Votes: 606

45. Door 3 (1996)

89 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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An ambitious insurance saleswoman is stalked by by the strange and supernatural after meeting a mysterious man named Mitsuru.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Ryo Amamiya, Hatsunori Hasegawa, Tatsuya Kanno, Shintarô Kôzuchi

Votes: 62

46. Reincarnation (2005)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûka, Karina, Kippei Shîna, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 5,205

47. Pinku ribon (2004)

118 min | Documentary

6.2
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Director: Kenjirô Fujii | Stars: Masao Adachi, Yoshiyuki Hayashida, Yutaka Ikejima, Kazuyuki Izutsu

Votes: 10

48. Gakkô no kaidan F (1997 TV Movie)

72 min | Horror

6.0
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Directors: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kurume Arisaka, Bengaru, Medaka Ikeno, Mitsuo Inokai

Votes: 8

50. Mikadoroido (1991)

113 min | Sci-Fi

5.9
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Directors: Satoo Haraguchi, Tomo'o Haraguchi | Stars: Hiroshi Atsumi, Sandayû Dokumamushi, Yoriko Dôguchi, Kenji Hayami

Votes: 71