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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

Votes: 15,155

2. Late Spring (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.2
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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

Votes: 7,117

3. Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, History

8.4
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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

Votes: 6,234

4. Saikaku ichidai onna (1952)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

8.1
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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

Votes: 3,314

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

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

8.5
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A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

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

Votes: 2,977

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, Hiroshi Kamiyama

Votes: 1,276

7. Pigs and Battleships (1961)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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A young hoodlum decides to work for a criminal organization who is tearing itself apart.

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

Votes: 950

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

Votes: 406

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

Votes: 363

10. Inochi bô ni furô (1971)

121 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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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

Votes: 206

11. Revenge (1964)

Drama

7.3
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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

Votes: 168

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

Votes: 166

13. 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

Votes: 166

14. 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

Votes: 165

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

Votes: 115

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

Votes: 107

17. Otome-gokoro - Sannin-shimai (1935)

75 min | Drama

7.0
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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

Votes: 107

18. Nadare (1937)

59 min | Drama

6.9
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Writers: Tomoyoshi Murayama, Mikio Naruse, Jiro Osaragi | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideo Saeki, Ranko Edogawa, Noboru Kiritachi, Yô Shiomi

Votes: 97

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

Votes: 83

20. Tsuruhachi Tsurujirô (1938)

88 min

6.8
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Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Mikio Naruse | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Isuzu Yamada, Kamatari Fujiwara, Heihachirô Ôkawa

Votes: 79

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

92 min | Comedy

7.2
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Writers: Akira Miyazaki, Yôji Yamada | Director: Shun'ichi Kobayashi | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Komaki Kurihara, Chieko Misaki

Votes: 50

22. Ghost of Hanging in Utusunomiya (1956)

80 min | Action

6.8
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Writers: Tetsuji Godo, Katsuyoshi Nakatsu, Hiromichi Takebe | Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Hiroshi Ogasawara, Akemi Tsukushi, Tetsurô Tanba, Konomi Fuji

Votes: 44

23. The Actress and the Poet (1935)

73 min | Comedy

6.4
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Writers: Ryûji Nagami, Minoru Nakano | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hiroshi Uruki, Sachiko Chiba, Kamatari Fujiwara, Kinba Sanyûtei

Votes: 43

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

60 min

6.9
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Writer: Mikio Naruse | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Sachiko Chiba, Heihachirô Ôkawa, Ranko Akagi, Nijiko Kiyokawa

Votes: 35

25. Ôkami (1955)

127 min | Drama

7.0
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Time; a few years after the surrender of Japan in the Second World War. The country is in ruins, economy devastated, and the vulnerable masses deprived of work; let alone the basic ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 33

26. The Littlest Warrior (1961)

83 min | Animation

6.3
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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: Yûgo Serikawa, Taiji Yabushita | Stars: Yoshiko Sakuma, Jo Mizuki, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Isuzu Yamada

Votes: 32

27. Daigo Fukuryu-Maru (1959)

115 min

7.6
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Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Yasutarô Yagi | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Jûkichi Uno, Nobuko Otowa, Harold Conway, Masao Mishima

Votes: 29

28. 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

Votes: 27

29. Little Remi and Famous Dog Capi (1970)

81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Writers: Hector Malot, Masaharu Segawa | Director: Yûgo Serikawa | Stars: Yukari Asai, Masao Mishima, Haruko Mabuchi, Etsuko Ichihara

Votes: 26

30. Man of the House (1936)

73 min | Drama

6.6
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Writers: Seika Mayama, Mikio Naruse | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Chikako Hosokawa, Sachiko Chiba, Kamatari Fujiwara

Votes: 25

31. Sing, Young People! (1963)

86 min | Comedy

6.2
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Writer: Taichi Yamada | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Tsutomu Matsukawa, Yûsuke Kawazu, Shin'ichirô Mikami, Kei Yamamoto

Votes: 24

32. Ôshô (1948)

94 min | Drama

6.6
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Writers: Hideji Hôjô, Daisuke Itô | Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Tsumasaburô Bandô, Isamu Kosugi, Tatsuo Saitô, Ryûtarô Ôtomo

Votes: 23

33. 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, Shin'ichi Yanagawa, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Tsumasaburô Bandô, Utaemon Ichikawa, Isuzu Yamada, Kôkichi Takada

Votes: 21

34. 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

Votes: 20

35. Point and Line (1958)

85 min | Mystery

7.5
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Beginning with the Parthenon and ancient Greek architecture, the episode explores the basic geometric concepts of points, lines, planes and angles including narrower topics such as points ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 18

36. Gan no tera (1962)

98 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Writers: Kazuro Funabashi, Yûzô Kawashima, Tsutomu Minakami | Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Ganjirô Nakamura, Kuniichi Takami, Masao Mishima

Votes: 18

37. 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

Votes: 17

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

98 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Tôkô Kon | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Michi Azuma, Yôko Benisawa, Hiroshi Chô, Ryuichi Fujiyama

Votes: 12

39. 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

Votes: 12

40. Aoi sanmyaku (1963)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Yôjirô Ishizaka, Katsumi Nishikawa | Director: Katsumi Nishikawa | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Mitsuo Hamada, Hideki Takahashi, Izumi Ashikawa

Votes: 11

41. Ghost Ship Part 2 (1957)

82 min | Horror

7.4
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Writers: Jiro Osaragi, Katsuya Susaki | Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Ryûtarô Aoyagi, Iwao Daimaru, Kensaku Hara, Kensaku Haruji

Votes: 10

42. 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

Votes: 9

43. Hiroshima (1953)

85 min | Drama

8.4
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Writer: Yasutarô Yagi | Director: Hideo Sekigawa | Stars: Eiji Okada, Yumeji Tsukioka, Yoshi Katô, Takashi Kanda

Votes: 8

44. 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, Ryôji Hayama

Votes: 8

45. Zoku ô-oku maruhi monogatari (1967)

95 min | Drama

4.3
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Writers: Takeo Kunihiro, Takehiro Nakajima | Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Tomoko Ogawa, Mako Midori, Masayo Banri, Chieko Higashiyama

Votes: 8

46. 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

Votes: 8

47. Haru no tawamure (1949)

109 min

7.3
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Writer: Kajirô Yamamoto | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ureo Egawa, Musei Tokugawa, Jûkichi Uno, Masao Mishima

Votes: 7

48. Ohtori-jo hanayome (1958)

86 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Harue Akagi, Ushio Akashi, Hideo Azuma, Kensaku Hara

Votes: 7

49. Issun-boshi (1955)

84 min

7.4
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Writers: Rampo Edogawa, Kennosuke Morooka | Director: Seiichirô Uchikawa | Stars: Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi, Mitsuko Miura, Ken Utsui, Kyôko Anzai

Votes: 5