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1. Kingu Kongu tai Gojira (1962)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.

Writers: Bruce Howard, Paul Mason, Shin'ichi Sekizawa, George Worthing Yates | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yû Fujiki, Ichirô Arishima

2. 47 Ronin (1994)

132 min | Action, Drama

6.6
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Writers: Kon Ichikawa, Kaneo Ikegami, Hiroshi Takeyama | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kiichi Nakai, Rie Miyazawa, Kôichi Iwaki

3. Harakiri (1962)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba

4. Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

8.3
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The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

5. Madadayo (1993)

134 min | Drama

7.5
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Following World War II, a retired professor, approaching his autumn years, finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hyakken Uchida | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuo Matsumura, Kyôko Kagawa, Hisashi Igawa, Jôji Tokoro

6. After the Rain (1999)

91 min | Drama

7.9
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Ihei Misawa and his wife Tayo, stranded by rains at a country inn, bring a great deal of happiness to the other residents of the inn by means of Ihei's generosity and good spirit. Ihei is a... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Akira Terao, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Shirô Mifune, Fumi Dan

7. Hiroshima (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 190 min | Drama, War

7.9
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The grisly events leading to the first attack with a nuclear weapon.

Writers: John Hopkins, Toshirô Ishidô | Directors: Koreyoshi Kurahara, Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Lynne Adams, Wesley Addy, Allen Altman, Bernard Behrens

8. Dodes'ka-den (1970)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

7.6
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Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura, Shinsuke Minami

9. Zatoichi Challenged (1967)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

7.7
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After an artist is threatened by the yakuza into creating valuable but highly illegal pornography, the law aims to execute him. Zatoichi, having been honor bound to protect the man and his family, must now run against the law.

Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Jûshirô Konoe, Miwa Takada, Yukiji Asaoka

10. The Human Vapor (1960)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A librarian is subject to a scientific experiment which goes wrong and transforms him into 'The Human Vapour'. He uses his new ability to rob banks to fund the career of his girlfriend, a ... See full summary »

Writer: Takeshi Kimura | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tatsuya Mihashi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Keiko Sata

11. The Devil's Island (1977)

141 min | Mystery

7.6
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Writers: Kon Ichikawa, Seishi Yokomizo | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Yôko Tsukasa, Reiko Ôhara, Mitsuko Kusabue

12. Reisei to jônetsu no aida (2001)

125 min | Romance

6.7
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Writers: Kaori Eguni, Fumie Mizuhashi, Jinsei Tsuji | Director: Isamu Nakae | Stars: Yutaka Takenouchi, Kelly Chen, Roberto Brunetti, Valeria Cavalli

13. Denso Ningen (1960)

85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Men are being murdered by a psycho called "The Telegian," who uses a matter-transmitting device to locate his victims.

Writer: Shin'ichi Sekizawa | Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Akihiko Hirata, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Tadao Nakamaru

14. My Sons (1991)

121 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Tetsuo is a young man living in Tokyo, who falls in love with a deaf-mute factory girl. He has always felt jealous of his college- educated brother, but ultimately wins both the girl and ... See full summary »

Writers: Yoshitaka Asama, Makoto Shiina, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Masatoshi Nagase, Emi Wakui, Mieko Harada

15. Children on the Island (1987)

129 min

7.5
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Writers: Keisuke Kinoshita, Sakae Tsuboi | Director: Yoshitaka Asama | Stars: Yûko Tanaka, Tetsuya Takeda, Sumie Sasaki, Misako Konno

16. Sensou to seishun (1991)

112 min

6.5
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Writer: Katsumoto Saotome | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Yûki Kudô, Yumiko Fujita, Hisashi Igawa, Chôichirô Kawarasaki

17. Lie lie Lie (1997)

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A young man divides his time between being an unwelcome guest in the home of a former fellow student and attempting to make lots of money by running fraudulent businesses. Something like a ... See full summary »

Writers: Aki Itami, Ramo Nakajima, Manabu Saruwata | Director: Shun Nakahara | Stars: Etsushi Toyokawa, Honami Suzuki, Kôichi Satô, Kazuyuki Aijima

18. Suspicion (1982)

127 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.9
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Writers: Motomu Furuta, Seichô Matsumoto, Yoshitarô Nomura | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Shima Iwashita, Akira Emoto, Akihiko Hanyû

19. Tora-san's Shattered Romance (1971)

89 min | Comedy

7.1
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Writers: Akira Miyazaki, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Ayako Wakao, Chieko Baishô, Gin Maeda

20. Gege (2004)

113 min | Drama

6.2
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Takayuki (Takao Osawa) is an elementary school teacher in Tokyo. He is seized with Behçet's syndrome, and will gradually lose his sight. He resigns from his job and leaves his girlfriend, ... See full summary »

Writer: Itsumichi Isomura | Director: Itsumichi Isomura | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Yuriko Ishida, Sumiko Fuji, Arata Furuta

21. The Elegant Life of Mr. Everyman (1963)

103 min

7.2
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Hitomi Yamaguchi | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Eijirô Tôno, Jerry Ito

22. Dôsôkai (1993– )

50 min | Drama

7.5
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Probably the first TV drama that portrayed gay relationship/sex openly and positively on a national television in Japan. It started as 'school reunion' (that's the title). This high school ... See full summary »

Stars: Yuki Saitô, Kazuhiko Nishimura, Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Keiko Oginome

23. Akai giwaku (1975–1976)

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Momoe Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Miura, Shizuo Chûjô, Mitsuo Hamada

24. Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kamome uta (1980)

97 min | Comedy

7.0
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Writers: Yoshitaka Asama, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Ran Ito, Tatsuo Matsumura

25. Nagasaki burabura bushi (2000)

115 min

7.8
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Writers: Shin'ichi Ichikawa, Rei Nakanishi | Director: Yukio Fukamachi | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Tetsuya Watari, Reiko Takashima, Shiho Fujimura

26. Tora-san Loves an Artist (1973)

107 min | Comedy

6.6
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Writers: Yoshitaka Asama, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Keiko Kishi, Takehiko Maeda

27. Tora-san Goes Religious? (1983)

105 min | Comedy

8.1
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Writers: Yoshitaka Asama, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Keiko Takeshita, Kiichi Nakai

28. The Ghost-Cat Cursed Pond (1968)

87 min | Horror

7.0
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Writer: Yoshihiro Ishikawa | Director: Yoshihiro Ishikawa | Stars: Ryôhei Uchida, Kôtarô Satomi, Kyoko Mikage, Ryûko Azuma

29. Bokuto kidan (1960)

150 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Kafu Nagai, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hiroshi Akutagawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Masao Oda, Michiyo Aratama

30. 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

31. Hiken yaburi (1969)

90 min | Action

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Writers: Kôsuke Gomi, Daisuke Itô | Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Hiroki Matsukata, Kôjirô Hongô, Tomomi Iwai, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi

32. The Private Police (1967)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Shin'ichi Chiba, Ryôhei Uchida, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata

33. Keiji monogatari 2 - Ringo no uta (1983)

106 min | Mystery

3.6
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Writers: Tetsuya Takeda, Hisashi Watanabe, Kazuo Kuroi | Director: Rokuro Sugimura | Stars: Tetsuya Takeda, Wakako Sakai, Yoshi Tamano, Midori Sono

34. Tora-san's Forget Me Not (1973)

99 min | Comedy

6.8
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Writers: Yoshitaka Asama, Akira Miyazaki, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Ruriko Asaoka, Gin Maeda

35. Tora-san Plays Daddy (1987)

101 min | Comedy

7.2
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Writers: Yoshitaka Asama, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Midori Satsuki

36. Tora-san's Lovesick (1974)

104 min | Comedy

7.4
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Writers: Yoshitaka Asama, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Seiji Miyaguchi

37. Aa koe naki tomo (1972)

105 min | Drama, War

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Nishiyama (Atsumi) is the only one to survive in his platoon in WWII Japan. After the war is over, he begins a long voyage of 8 years throughout Japan to deliver 12 letters left by his ... See full summary »

Writers: Yorichika Arima, Naoyuki Suzuki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Kôji Moritsugu, Kazuo Kitamura, Mayumi Ogawa

39. Kurenai no sora (1962)

91 min | Adventure, War

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Writer: Shin'ichi Sekizawa | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Makoto Satô, Yôsuke Natsuki, Kumi Mizuno

40. Rikugun Nakano gakko: Ryu-sango shirei (1967)

88 min

7.4
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Writer: Kimiyuki Hasegawa | Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Kayo Matsuo, Michiyo Ôkusu, Daisuke Katô

41. Ai to honoho to (1961)

99 min | Drama

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Writers: Shintarô Ishihara, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Eizo Sugawa | Stars: Tatsuya Mihashi, Yôko Tsukasa, Yumi Shirakawa, Masayuki Mori

42. Sensation Seekers (1963)

83 min | Action, Comedy

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Writer: Hiroshi Matsuki | Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Yû Fujiki, Kunie Tanaka, Mickey Curtis

43. Tôkyô yawa (1961)

109 min | Drama

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Writers: Tsuneo Tomita, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hiroshi Akutagawa, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Chikage Awashima, Nobuko Otowa

44. Kuro no honryu (1972)

90 min | Thriller

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Writers: Takeo Kunihiro, Seichô Matsumoto, Yûsuke Watanabe | Director: Yûsuke Watanabe | Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Mariko Okada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Kei Satô

45. Ore wa otokoda! (1972– )

56 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Kensaku Morita, Yuri Akiyama, Hitomi Ariyoshi, Kairakutei Black

46. Burari burabura monogatari (1962)

98 min | Comedy

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Writer: Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Zenzô Matsuyama | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Hideko Takamine, Norihei Miki, Reiko Dan

48. Himawari no uta (1981– )

40 min

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Stars: Ken Utsui, Masatoshi Nakamura, Rie Nakahara, Hiroyuki Okita

49. Shin meoto zenzai (1963)

118 min

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Writers: Sakunosuke Oda, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Chikage Awashima, Keiko Awaji, Asao Koike

50. Kuroi fukuin: Shinpu no giwaku (1984 TV Movie)

100 min

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Writers: Seichô Matsumoto, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ken Utsui, Tomokazu Miura, John Eckstein, Moeko Ezawa