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1. 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

2. Late Spring (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.0
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Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.

Writers: Kazuo Hirotsu, Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura

3. 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

4. The Life of Oharu (1952)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

8.0
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The tale of a 17th century samurai's daughter.

Writers: Saikaku Ihara, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai, Toshirô Mifune

5. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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In the World War II, the pacifist and humanist Japanese Kaji accepts to travel with his wife Michiko to the tiny Manchurian village Loh Hu Liong to work as supervisor in an iron ore mine to... See full summary »

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Masaki Kobayashi, Jumpei Gomikawa | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

6. Taiyou no ouji Horusu no daibouken (1968)

82 min | Animation, Fantasy, Family

6.7
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A boy wishes to protect a village from a wizard; however his plans are complicated since the villagers do not fully trust him and he must contend with a mysterious girl with a dark secret.

Writer: Kazuo Fukazawa | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Yukari Asai, Mikijirô Hira, Etsuko Ichihara, Gilbert Mack

7. Pigs and Battleships (1961)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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In post-war Japan, people are working hard, but never so much more than the Yakuza. In the city of Yokosuka, Kinta and his lover Haruko brave the post-occupation period with a goal to be ... See full synopsis »

Writers: Kazu Otsuka, Gisashi Yamauchi, Hisashi Yamauchi | Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Masao Mishima, Tetsurô Tanba

8. Mother (1952)

98 min | Drama

7.8
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A teenaged girl witnesses her widowed mother's attempt to sustain her family.

Writer: Yôko Mizuki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa, Eiji Okada, Akihiko Katayama

9. Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage (1966)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.3
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Ichi seeks out on a pilgrimage to 81 temples, exploring spirituality to atone for his bloody past. On the way, Ichi stumbles into a village that's being bullied by a violent Yakuza boss and... See full summary »

Writers: Kan Shimozawa, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Michiyo Ôkusu, Kunie Tanaka, Hisashi Igawa

10. Inochi bô ni furô (1971)

121 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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The story takes place in feudal Japan, when any commerce with the rest of the world was strictly prohibited. An idealist suddenly appears in an isolated inn (the one that the title refers ... See full summary »

Writers: Yasuko Miyazaki, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Komaki Kurihara, Wakako Sakai, Shigeru Kôyama

11. Hero of the Red Light District (1960)

109 min | Action, Fantasy

7.6
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The film that led David Shipman to declare Uchida "the equal of Mizoguchi and Kinugasa," KILLING IN YOSHIWARA ranks with Uchida's finest postwar work... See full synopsis »

Writer: Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Isao Kimura, Noriko Aoba, Koji Arima, Minoru Chiaki

12. Good-for-Nothing (1960)

88 min

7.3
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Writer: Yoshishige Yoshida | Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Hizuru Takachiho, Masahiko Tsugawa, Yûsuke Kawazu, Kakuko Chino

13. Yotsuya kaidan (1965)

105 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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A samurai warrior is haunted by the spirit of his first wife.

Writers: Toshio Yasumi, Nanboku Tsuruya | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mariko Okada, Junko Ikeuchi, Mayumi Ôzora

14. Revenge (1964)

Drama

7.2
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Shinpachi, a poor samurai with no prospects, gets in an argument with Magodayu, a high-ranking officer, resulting in an illegal duel and Magodayu's death. To save face for both familes, ... See full summary »

Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Takahiro Tamura, Tetsurô Tanba, Yoshiko Mita

15. Ginza Cosmetics (1951)

87 min

6.9
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A few days in the life of a quiet geisha, single mother of a young, smart boy, in the lively Tokyo quarter of Ginza. A woman devoted to other people's needs, she will end by taking part ... See full summary »

Writers: Tomoichirô Inoue, Matsuo Kishi | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Ranko Hanai, Yûji Hori, Kyôko Kagawa

16. Kurotokage (1962)

101 min | Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Writers: Rampo Edogawa, Yukio Mishima, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Umetsugu Inoue | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Minoru Ôki, Junko Kanô, Hiroshi Kawaguchi

17. Three Sisters with Maiden Hearts (1935)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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Three sisters earn money for their bossy mother by being samisen street musicians. This means mainly playing a banjo type instrument for tips in bars... See full synopsis »

Writers: Yasunari Kawabata, Mikio Naruse | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Chikako Hosokawa, Masako Tsutsumi, Ryuko Umezono, Chitose Hayashi

18. Avalanche (1937)

59 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Mikio Naruse, Jiro Osaragi | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Noboru Kiritachi, Ranko Edogawa, Hideo Saeki, Yuriko Hanabusa

19. Shinobi No Mono 3: Resurrection (1963)

86 min | Drama, Crime, Action

7.1
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Writer: Hajime Takaiwa | Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Ayako Wakao, Saburô Date, Chikako Hosokawa

20. Tsuruhachi Tsurujirô (1938)

88 min

7.0
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Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Mikio Naruse | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Isuzu Yamada, Kamatari Fujiwara, Heihachirô Ôkawa

21. Tora-san's Grand Scheme (1970)

92 min | Comedy

7.1
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Writers: Akira Miyazaki, Yôji Yamada | Director: Shun'ichi Kobayashi | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Komaki Kurihara, Chieko Misaki

22. Ghost of Hanging in Utusunomiya (1956)

80 min | Action

6.9
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Writers: Tetsuji Godo, Katsuyoshi Nakatsu, Hiromichi Takebe | Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Hiroshi Ogasawara, Akemi Tsukushi, Tetsurô Tanba, Konomi Fuji

23. The Actress and the Poet (1935)

73 min | Comedy

6.8
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Writers: Ryûji Nagami, Minoru Nakano | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hiroshi Uruki, Sachiko Chiba, Kamatari Fujiwara, Kinba Sanyûtei

24. Morning's Tree-Lined Street (1936)

60 min

7.0
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Writer: Mikio Naruse | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Sachiko Chiba, Ranko Akagi, Heihachirô Ôkawa, Ko Mihashi

25. Ôkami (1955)

127 min | Drama

6.9
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Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Sanae Takasugi, Taiji Tonoyama, Jun Hamamura

26. The Littlest Warrior (1961)

83 min | Animation

6.4
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Zushio and his sister Anju are kidnapped and sold to a cruel slave-master. Will they ever be reunited with their mother again?

Writer: Sumie Tanaka | Directors: Yugo Serikawa, Taiji Yabushita | Stars: Yoshiko Sakuma, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Tokue Hanazawa, Mikijirô Hira

27. Kiku to Isamu (1959)

117 min | Drama

6.9
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Immediately after the Second World War, sister Kiku and brother Isamu, whose mother was a prostitute and the father was a GI, live with their grandmother in the country. Because their ... See full summary »

Writer: Yôko Mizuki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Emiko Takahashi, Tanie Kitabayashi, George Okunoyama, Aiko Asahina

28. Daigo Fukuryu-Maru (1959)

115 min

7.5
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Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Yasutarô Yagi | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Jûkichi Uno, Nobuko Otowa, Harold Conway, Masao Mishima

29. Little Remi and Famous Dog Capi (1970)

81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Hector Malot, Masaharu Segawa | Director: Yugo Serikawa | Stars: Yukari Asai, Masao Mishima, Haruko Mabuchi, Etsuko Ichihara

30. Man of the House (1936)

73 min

6.9
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Writers: Seika Mayama, Mikio Naruse | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Chikako Hosokawa, Sachiko Chiba, Kamatari Fujiwara

31. Five Men of Edo (1951)

132 min | Action, Drama

6.6
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During the 17th Century bands of hatamoto, samurai vassals of the Tokugawa shogunate, were causing havoc in the new capital city of Edo. Opposing them was Banzui-in Chobei,whose sole aim ... See full summary »

Writers: Fuji Yahiro, Shinichi Yanagawa, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Tsumasaburô Bandô, Utaemon Ichikawa, Isuzu Yamada, Kôkichi Takada

32. Ôshô (1948)

94 min | Drama

6.7
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Writers: Hideji Hôjô, Daisuke Itô | Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Tsumasaburô Bandô, Isamu Kosugi, Tatsuo Saitô, Ryûtarô Ôtomo

33. Tsuzurikata kyoshitsu (1938)

87 min | Drama

6.7
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Writers: Chiio Kimura, Masako Toyoda | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Musei Tokugawa, Nijiko Kiyokawa, Shiro Mizutani

34. Point and Line (1958)

85 min | Mystery

7.7
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Beginning with the Parthenon, the episode explores the basic geometric concepts of points, lines, planes and angles. Practical examples include the efficiency of the grid structure of cities like Houston.

Writers: Masato Ide, Seichô Matsumoto | Director: Tsuneo Kobayashi | Stars: Hiroshi Minami, Isao Yamagata, Mieko Takamine, Yoshi Katô

35. Gan no tera (1962)

98 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Writers: Kazuro Funabashi, Yûzô Kawashima, Tsutomu Minakami | Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Ganjirô Nakamura, Kuniichi Takami, Masao Mishima

36. Tsuma futari (1967)

94 min | Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Hugh Wheeler | Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Mariko Okada, Kôji Takahashi, Takao Ito

37. The Street Without Sun (1954)

140 min

5.9
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Writer: Saburo Tateno | Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Miko Hara, Sen Hara, Yasumi Hara, Sumiko Hidaka

38. Akutarô-den: Warui hoshi no shita demo (1965)

98 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Tôkô Kon | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Michi Azuma, Yôko Benisawa, Hiroshi Chô, Ryuichi Fujiyama

39. Hiroshima (1953)

104 min | Drama

8.0
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Writer: Yasutarô Yagi | Director: Hideo Sekigawa | Stars: Eiji Okada, Yumeji Tsukioka, Yoshi Katô, Takashi Kanda

40. Aoi sanmyaku (1963)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Yôjirô Ishizaka, Katsumi Nishikawa | Director: Katsumi Nishikawa | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Mitsuo Hamada, Hideki Takahashi, Izumi Ashikawa

41. Keisatsu nikki (1955)

110 min

7.8
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Einosuke Ito | Director: Seiji Hisamatsu | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Masao Mishima, Hisaya Morishige, Miki Odagiri

42. Zoku ô-oku maruhi monogatari (1967)

95 min | Drama

3.9
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Writers: Takeo Kunihiro, Takehiro Nakajima | Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Tomoko Ogawa, Mako Midori, Masayo Banri, Chieko Higashiyama

43. Ghost Ship Part 2 (1957)

82 min | Horror

7.6
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Writers: Jiro Osaragi, Katsuya Susaki | Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Ryûtarô Aoyagi, Iwao Daimaru, Kensaku Hara, Kensaku Haruji

44. Typhoon (1956)

108 min | Drama

6.1
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Writers: Yûsaku Yamagata, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Keiji Sada, Kenji Sugawara, Shûji Sano, Hitomi Nozoe

45. Haru no tawamure (1949)

109 min

6.9
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Writer: Kajirô Yamamoto | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ureo Egawa, Musei Tokugawa, Jûkichi Uno, Masao Mishima

46. Tekka no hanamichi (1968)

90 min | Drama, Action

7.1
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Writer: Seiji Hoshikawa | Director: Akinori Matsuo | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Hideki Takahashi, Ruriko Asaoka, Ryoji Hayama

47. Ohtori-jo hanayome (1957)

Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Harue Akagi, Ushio Akashi, Hideo Azuma, Kensaku Hara

48. Issun-boshi (1955)

84 min

7.2
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Writers: Rampo Edogawa, Kennosuke Morooka | Director: Seiichirô Uchikawa | Stars: Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi, Mitsuko Miura, Ken Utsui, Kyôko Anzai

50. Umi no joji ni kakero (1960)

80 min | Action, Romance

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Writer: Hayata Takiguchi | Director: Hiroshi Noguchi | Stars: Keiichiro Akagi, Sanae Nakahara, Masao Mishima, Hiroshi Kondô