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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Action, Drama

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A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

2. Shogun (1980 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Frankie Sakai

3. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.4
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

4. Throne of Blood (1957)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama

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A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

Writers: Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

5. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Not Rated | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.

Writers: Hideo Oguni, Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima, Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi

6. Ghost Stories (1964)

Not Rated | 125 min | Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Lafcadio Hearn | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

7. Shogun (1980 TV Movie)

125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.8
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An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.

Writers: James Clavell, Eric Bercovici | Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Frankie Sakai

8. 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

9. 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

10. Pale Flower (1964)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Thriller

7.8
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Muraki, a hardboiled Yakuza gangster, has just been released from prison after serving a sentence for murder. Revisiting his old gambling haunts, he meets Saeko, a striking young ... See full summary »

Writers: Shintarô Ishihara, Masaru Baba, Masahiro Shinoda | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Kaga, Takashi Fujiki, Chisako Hara

11. Samurai Spy (1965)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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The legendary samurai Sasuke Sarutobi tracks the spy Nojiri, while a mysterious figure named Sakon leads a band of men on their own quest for the wily Nojiri. Soon no one knows just who is ... See full summary »

Writers: Yoshiyuki Fukuda, Koji Nakada | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Hiroshi Aoyama, Jun Hamamura, Osamu Hitomi, Minoru Hodaka

12. Intentions of Murder (1964)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

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Sadako was raised as a maid in the household of her husband, who continues to treat her as a serf. While the husband is away... See full synopsis »

Writers: Shinji Fujiwara, Keiji Hasebe, Shôhei Imamura | Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Masumi Harukawa, Kô Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Yûko Kusunoki

13. Antonio Gaudí (1985)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

7.4
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Hiroshi Teshigahara's camera takes us over, under, around, and into buildings and a park designed by Antonio Gaudí (1852 - 1926), Catalan architect, ceramist, and sculptor. Teshigahara ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Isidro Puig Boada, Seiji Miyaguchi

14. Tokyo Twilight (1957)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

8.2
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Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child.

Writers: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Ineko Arima, Chishû Ryû, Isuzu Yamada

15. Early Summer (1951)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

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A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.

Writers: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake

16. Early Spring (1956)

144 min | Drama

7.9
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A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance.

Writers: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Ryô Ikebe, Teiji Takahashi, Keiko Kishi

17. Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (1945)

83 min | Action, Adventure

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Sugata returns to prove his judo mastery in a match against Western opponents.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Tsuneo Tomita | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Akitake Kôno

18. Warrior of the Wind (1964)

95 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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Writers: Tatsuo Nogami, Ryotaro Shiba | Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Hashizô Ohkawa, Hiroko Sakuramachi, Naoko Kubo, Sanae Nakahara

19. Ballad of Narayama (1958)

98 min | Drama

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In Kabuki style, the film tells the story of a remote mountain village where the scarcity of food leads to a voluntary but socially-enforced policy in which relatives carry 70-year-old ... See full summary »

Writers: Shichirô Fukazawa, Keisuke Kinoshita | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Teiji Takahashi, Yûko Mochizuki, Danko Ichikawa

20. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)

45 min | Action, Drama

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Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs.

Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shintarô Akatsuki, Renji Ishibashi, Keizô Kanie

21. Japan's Longest Day (1967)

157 min | Drama, History, War

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Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Soichi Oya | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Seiji Miyaguchi, Rokko Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

22. Farewell to the Ark (1984)

127 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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Writers: Gabriel García Márquez, Rio Kishida, Shûji Terayama | Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Mayumi Ogawa, Yoshio Harada, Yôko Takahashi

23. Black River (1957)

114 min | Drama

7.3
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Perhaps Kobayashi's most sordid film, Black River is an exposé of the rampant corruption on and around U.S. military bases following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a ... See full summary »

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Takeo Tomishima | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Ineko Arima, Fumio Watanabe, Tatsuya Nakadai, Isuzu Yamada

24. The Inheritance (1962)

107 min | Drama

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On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown to his family and colleagues. A... See full summary »

Writers: Kôichi Inagaki, Norio Nanjo | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Sô Yamamura, Seiji Miyaguchi

25. Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon (1965)

85 min | Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A young boy meets the famous Lemuel Gulliver, who has just built a rocket ship that will take him exploring outer space. The boy joins him, and the two of them go to the Star of Hope, where... See full summary »

Writers: Hideo Osawa, Shin'ichi Sekizawa, Jonathan Swift | Director: Yoshio Kuroda | Stars: Herb Duncan, Robert Harter, Chiyoko Honma, Darla Hood

26. Flowing (1956)

117 min | Drama

7.9
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Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta ... See full summary »

Writers: Toshirô Ide, Aya Kôda, Sumie Tanaka | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, Hideko Takamine, Mariko Okada

27. Kaseki (1975)

200 min | Drama

7.7
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Writers: Shun Inagaki, Yasushi Inoue, Takeshi Yoshida | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Shin Saburi, Mayumi Ogawa, Keiko Kishi, Komaki Kurihara

28. The Rickshaw Man (1958)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A poor rickshaw driver finds himself taking care of a young woman and her son after the woman's husband dies suddenly.

Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Mansaku Itami, Shunsaku Iwashita | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Chishû Ryû

29. Zen and Sword (1961)

Drama

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Writers: Masashige Narusawa, Naoyuki Suzuki, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Akiko Kazami, Wakaba Irie, Isao Kimura

30. Punishment Room (1956)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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Katsumi is a university student who has no respect for his hardworking parents, his professors, or even his friends. He helps one friend obtain a loan to finance a dance, by humiliating his... See full summary »

Writers: Keiji Hasebe, Shintarô Ishihara, Natto Wada | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Ayako Wakao, Keizô Kawasaki, Seiji Miyaguchi

31. An Inlet of Muddy Water (1953)

104 min | Drama

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Story 1 : "The Thirteenth Night". Seki turns up at her parents' house in the dead of night, where she breaks down and says she cannot continue to live with her husband, a rich man to whom ... See full summary »

Writers: Ichiyo Higuchi, Toshirô Ide, Yôko Mizuki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Ken Mitsuda, Yatsuko Tan'ami, Akiko Tamura, Hiro Kumon

32. Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku (1968)

131 min | Drama, War

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As Japan joins in a political pact with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed supreme commander of the Japanese fleet. With Japan headed inexorably toward ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Seiji Maruyama, Katsuya Susaki | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa, Toshio Kurosawa

33. Untamed Woman (1957)

121 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Shusei Tokuda | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Masayuki Mori, Daisuke Katô

34. Miyamoto Musashi: Showdown at Hannyazaka Heights (1962)

110 min | Drama

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Writers: Naoyuki Suzuki, Tomu Uchida, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Wakaba Irie, Isao Kimura, Chieko Naniwa

35. Samurai from Nowhere (1964)

93 min | Action, Adventure

7.2
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Writers: Hideo Oguni, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Seiichirô Uchikawa | Stars: Isamu Nagato, Tetsurô Tanba, Shima Iwashita, Chieko Baishô

36. Fireworks Over the Sea (1951)

122 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Writer: Keisuke Kinoshita | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Toshio Hosokawa, Akira Ishihama, Yôko Katsuragi, Teruko Kishi

37. Attack Squadron! (1963)

101 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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Lt. Col. Senda resists the idea of sending Japanese fighter pilots on suicide missions. He believes that what is really necessary for Japan to regain momentum in the war is for the air ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Shin'ichi Sekizawa, Katsuya Susaki, Tomoyuki Tanaka | Director: Shûe Matsubayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Takashi Shimura, Yôsuke Natsuki

38. Melodii beloy nochi (1978)

97 min

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Writers: Tasiuki Kasikura, Sergey Solovev | Directors: Kiyoshi Nishimura, Sergey Solovev | Stars: Komaki Kurihara, Andrei Leontovich, Seiji Miyaguchi, Sergey Polezhaev

39. Lake of Illusions (1982)

164 min

6.1
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Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Shinobu Hashimoto | Stars: Reiko Nanjo, Daisuke Ryû, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Hatsunori Hasegawa

40. Mother (1963)

100 min

7.0
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Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Haruko Sugimura, Homizu Aratani, Kentarô Kaji

41. The Chase (1958)

116 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Seichô Matsumoto | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Minoru Ôki, Takahiro Tamura, Seiji Miyaguchi, Hideko Takamine

42. The Outcast (1962)

119 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Tôson Shimazaki, Natto Wada | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Hiroyuki Nagato, Rentarô Mikuni

43. Kiku to Isamu (1959)

117 min | Drama

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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

44. Koto (1963)

107 min | Drama

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Two twin girls are separated at birth. One grows up in a loving family. The other one doesn't. They finally meat by complete accident on a town fair. No one ever told them about the other one so they begin familiarizing with each other.

Writers: Toshihide Gondo, Yasunari Kawabata | Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Hiroyuki Nagato, Seiji Miyaguchi, Teruo Yoshida

45. A Will o' the Wisp (1956)

46 min

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Writer: Ryûzô Kikushima | Directors: Yasuki Chiba, Motoyoshi Oda | Stars: Daisuke Katô, Keiko Tsushima, Seiji Miyaguchi, Nobuo Nakamura

46. Mikkai (1959)

74 min

6.2
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Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Takao Ito, Yôko Katsuragi, Seiji Miyaguchi

47. Escape from Hell (1963)

118 min

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Writers: Seichô Matsumoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Kazuo Inoue | Stars: Keiji Sada, Mariko Okada, Takahiro Tamura, Rentarô Mikuni

48. Hikaru umi (1963)

125 min | Drama, Romance

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Writers: Ichirô Ikeda, Yôjirô Ishizaka | Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Mitsuo Hamada, Mieko Takamine, Masayuki Mori

49. Ningyo densetsu (1984)

110 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Writer: Takuya Nishioka | Director: Toshiharu Ikeda | Stars: Mari Shirato, Kentarô Shimizu, Jun Etô, Seiji Miyaguchi

50. Jun'ai monogatari (1957)

133 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Writer: Yôko Mizuki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Shinjirô Ehara, Hitomi Nakahara, Eiji Okada, Isao Kimura