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1. Bantsuma - Bando Tsumasaburo no shogai (1988)

91 min | Documentary, Biography

6.2
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Writer: Tadao Sato | Director: Shunsui Matsuda | Stars: Kenichi Adachi, Hiroshi Inagaki, Daisuke Itô, Ryû Kuze

2. The Challenge (1982)

R | 108 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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A down-and-out American boxer becomes involved in a feud between two Japanese brothers.

Writers: Richard Maxwell, John Sayles | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Scott Glenn, Toshirô Mifune, Donna Kei Benz, Atsuo Nakamura

3. The Bushido Blade (1981)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, History

5.3
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A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.

Writer: William Overgard | Director: Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Richard Boone, Toshirô Mifune, Mike Starr, Timothy Patrick Murphy

4. Kagemusha (1980)

PG | 162 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.

Writers: Masato Ide, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Jinpachi Nezu

5. Ryoma ansatsu (1974)

118 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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Story of the last three days in the life of Sakamoto Ryoma (1836-1867), imperial loyalist who tried to unite the Choshu and Satsuma clans and prepared the way for the Meiji Restoration (... See full summary »

Writers: Kunio Shimizu, Yasushi Tanabe | Director: Kazuo Kuroki | Stars: Yoshio Harada, Renji Ishibashi, Rie Nakagawa, Yûsaku Matsuda

6. The Human Revolution (1973)

G | 160 min

7.9
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Daisaku Ikeda | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Shinsuke Ashida, Michiyo Aratama, Tatsuya Nakadai

7. Machibuse (1970)

117 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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In the Edo period, a nameless ronin accepts an assignment to go to a mountain pass and wait. Near the pass he stops at an inn where a collection of characters gather, including a gang set ... See full summary »

Writers: Kyu Fujiki, Ichirô Miyagawa, Hideo Oguni, Hajime Takaiwa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûjirô Ishihara, Ruriko Asaoka, Shintarô Katsu

8. Samurai Banners (1969)

165 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasushi Inoue, Takeo Kunihiro | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Sakuma, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Yûjirô Ishihara

9. Red Lion (1969)

115 min | Action, Comedy

7.1
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Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt ... See full summary »

Writers: Sakae Hirosawa, Kihachi Okamoto | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shima Iwashita, Etsushi Takahashi, Minori Terada

10. Kill! (1968)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up a local officials complex game of murder and betrayal.

Writers: Kihachi Okamoto, Akira Murao, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Etsushi Takahashi, Yuriko Hoshi, Tadao Nakamaru

11. Epoch of Murder Madness (1967)

99 min | Action, Comedy

7.3
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Writers: Ei Ogawa, Kihachi Okamoto, Michio Tsuzuki, Tadaaki Yamazaki | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Reiko Dan, Hideo Sunazuka, Hideyo Amamoto

12. The Sword of Doom (1966)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Drama

8.1
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Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Kaizan Nakazato | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Naitô

13. Seishun to wa nanda (1965–1966)
Episode: Oo! Rakudai (1966)

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Writer: Yasuo Tanami | Director: Takeshi 'Ken' Matsumori | Star: Ryû Kuze

14. Red Beard (1965)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama

8.2
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In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.

Writers: Masato Ide, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Reiko Dan

15. Samurai Assassin (1965)

122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Jiromasa Gunji | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Yûnosuke Itô

17. Shikonmado - Dai tatsumaki (1964)

108 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.1
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Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Takeshi Kimura, Norio Nanjo | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Makoto Satô, Yuriko Hoshi, Kumi Mizuno

18. Hana no oedo no musekinin (1964)

80 min

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Writer: Kajirô Yamamoto | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Hitoshi Ueki, Kei Tani, Hajime Hana, Mitsuko Kusabue

19. The Sandal Keeper (1964)

93 min | Comedy, Musical

4.8
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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Kengo Furusawa | Stars: Hitoshi Ueki, Mie Hama, Mitsuko Kusabue, Meichô Soganoya

20. Sengoku yarô (1963)

98 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Kihachi Okamoto, Ken Sano, Shin'ichi Sekizawa | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Yuriko Hoshi, Makoto Satô, Ichirô Nakatani

21. Hiken (1963)

108 min | Action

6.8
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Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Takeshi Kimura | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Kôshirô Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Nagato, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Junko Ikeuchi

22. Sanjuro (1962)

Unrated | 96 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Akira Kurosawa, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yûnosuke Itô

23. Nippon musekinin jidai (1962)

86 min | Comedy

7.3
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Writers: Hiroshi Matsuki, Yasuo Tanami | Director: Kengo Furusawa | Stars: Hitoshi Ueki, Noriko Shigeyama, Hajime Hana, Asami Kuji

24. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama

8.4
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

25. Daredevil in the Castle (1961)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Mohei is a wandering swordsman. He arrives in the city of Osaka, where the Toyotomi clan accepts him and comes to depend upon his courage and his battlefield skills. Those skills are sorely... See full summary »

Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Takeshi Kimura, Genzo Murakami | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa, Yuriko Hoshi, Yoshiko Kuga

26. Arigataya sandogasa (1961)

71 min

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Writer: Shin'ichi Sekizawa | Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Makoto Satô, Mie Hama, Sachio Sakai, Fumie Noguchi

27. Nakito gozansu (1961)

73 min

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Writer: Shin'ichi Sekizawa | Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Mie Hama, Shin Morikawa, Shôichi Hirose, Yutaka Nakayama

28. The Gambling Samurai (1960)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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Chuji Kunisada returns to his home village to find that Jubei Matsui, the corrupt magistrate, has been responsible for virtually destroying Kunisada's family. A final tragedy leads Kunisada... See full summary »

Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Daisuke Katô, Michiyo Aratama, Yôsuke Natsuki

29. Nippon tanjô (1959)

112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's ... See full summary »

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Akihiko Hirata, Kyôko Kagawa

30. Songoku: The Road to the West (1959)

98 min | Fantasy

7.2
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The mythical adventures of the legendary Chinese trickster Monkey, who must outwit a variety of wily demons who stand in the way of him and his fellow Buddhist travelers. Though portrayed ... See full summary »

Writers: Takeo Murata, Ch'eng-En Wu, Kajirô Yamamoto | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Norihei Miki, Fukutarô Ichikawa, Nobuo Chiba, Reiko Dan

31. 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

32. Rat Kid on Journey (1958)

89 min

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Writer: Hiroshi Inagaki | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Mitsuko Kusabue, Hisaya Itô, Kôji Mitsui

33. Yagyû bugeichô (1957)

109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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In the Tokugawa Era, the clan of Lord Yagyu has hidden away three scrolls containing clan secrets which, if revealed, would cause revolution and disaster for the clan. The information is ... See full summary »

Writers: Kôsuke Gomi, Hiroshi Inagaki, Takeshi Kimura | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kôji Tsuruta, Yoshiko Kuga, Mariko Okada

34. Kage ni ita otoko (1956)

103 min

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Writer: Hideo Oguni | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Senjaku Nakamura, Sakura Onoe, Michio Ôji, Takeshi Osada

35. 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