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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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99 Metascore

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

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 228,408 | Gross: $0.27M

2. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 42,093 | Gross: $0.06M

3. Shogun (1980 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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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, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 9,058

4. Throne of Blood (1957)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

8.1
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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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 31,669

5. Kwaidan (1964)

Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 10,123

6. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Approved | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 7,310

7. Shogun (1980 TV Movie)

125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 3,371

8. The Challenge (1982)

R | 108 min | Action, Drama

6.3
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A down-and-out American boxer becomes involved in a feud between two Japanese brothers.

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

Votes: 1,371

9. Early Summer (1951)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

8.2
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A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.

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

Votes: 4,507

10. The Ballad of Narayama (1958)

98 min | Drama

8.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,515

11. 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.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 3,674

12. Pale Flower (1964)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Thriller

7.8
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A gangster gets released from prison and has to cope with the recent shifts of power between the gangs, while taking care of a thrill-seeking young woman, who got in bad company while gambling.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Kaga, Takashi Fujiki, Naoki Sugiura

Votes: 1,742

13. Antonio Gaudí (1984)

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

Votes: 948

14. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)

45 min | Action, Drama

8.3
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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

Votes: 113

15. Tokyo Twilight (1957)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

8.3
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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.

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

Votes: 1,915

16. Early Spring (1956)

144 min | Drama

8.0
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A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance.

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

Votes: 1,713

17. Japan's Longest Day (1967)

157 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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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 »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Seiji Miyaguchi, Rokkô Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 459

18. Samurai Spy (1965)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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The legendary samurai Sasuke Sarutobi gets caught in a web of political intrigue, deception and espionage during the early 17th century.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Hiroshi Aoyama, Jun Hamamura, Osamu Hitomi, Minoru Hodaka

Votes: 1,131

19. Intentions of Murder (1964)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

7.7
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A housewife living under her tyrannical husband has her life stressfully turned upside down after getting raped by a burglar.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Masumi Harukawa, Kô Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Yûko Kusunoki

Votes: 891

20. Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (1945)

83 min | Action, Adventure

6.1
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Sugata returns to prove his judo mastery in a match against Western opponents.

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

Votes: 1,274

21. The Inheritance (1962)

107 min | Drama

7.4
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Two-hundred million yen is up for grabs in a dying businessman's will. The businessman intends to will it to his 3 illegitimate children, but his associates scheme to take advantage of the situation.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Sô Yamamura, Seiji Miyaguchi

Votes: 264

22. Farewell to the Ark (1984)

127 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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A surreal, isolated village sees its inhabitants gradually leave behind their mutual traditions and superstitions as they leave for the city. Among them are two cousins who love each other and who get into a quarrel with other villagers.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Mayumi Ogawa, Yoshio Harada, Yôko Takahashi

Votes: 204

23. Black River (1957)

114 min | Crime, 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 »

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Ineko Arima, Fumio Watanabe, Tatsuya Nakadai, Isuzu Yamada

Votes: 491

24. 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.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 489

25. Flowing (1956)

117 min | Drama

7.8
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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 »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, Hideko Takamine, Mariko Okada

Votes: 583

26. Kaseki (1975)

200 min | Drama

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Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Shin Saburi, Mayumi Ogawa, Keiko Kishi, Komaki Kurihara

Votes: 85

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

85 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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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 »

Director: Yoshio Kuroda | Stars: Kyû Sakamoto, Chiyoko Honma, Seiji Miyaguchi, Shôichi Ozawa

Votes: 92

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

131 min | Drama, War

7.1
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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 »

Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa, Toshio Kurosawa

Votes: 81

29. Punishment Room (1956)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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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 »

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Keizô Kawasaki, Ayako Wakao, Yosuke Irie

Votes: 94

30. The Outcast (1962)

119 min | Drama

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Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Hiroyuki Nagato, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 75

31. Ningyo densetsu (1984)

110 min | Crime, Drama

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Woman is avenging the death of her husband in this slightly supernatural drama.

Director: Toshiharu Ikeda | Stars: Mari Shirato, Kentarô Shimizu, Jun Etô, Seiji Miyaguchi

Votes: 49

32. Zen and Sword (1961)

Drama

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Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Akiko Kazami, Wakaba Irie, Isao Kimura

Votes: 147

33. The Chase (1958)

116 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Harikomi is an atypical film noir with a social background. It tells the story of two detectives of Tokyo that, on the trail of a murderer, they have to faced with Sadako that will end up questioning their role of police officers and men.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Minoru Ôki, Takahiro Tamura, Seiji Miyaguchi, Hideko Takamine

Votes: 131

34. An Inlet of Muddy Water (1953)

104 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Ken Mitsuda, Yatsuko Tan'ami, Akiko Tamura, Hiro Kumon

Votes: 51

35. 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 »

Director: Shûe Matsubayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Takashi Shimura, Yôsuke Natsuki

Votes: 44

36. Mother (1963)

100 min

7.5
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Tamiko is a divorced mother with a seriously ill son, struggling to save him and give both a sense of their existence. She lives with her mother and brother, but will marry a man older than... See full summary »

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

Votes: 46

37. Warrior of the Wind (1964)

95 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Hashizô Ôkawa, Hiroko Sakuramachi, Naoko Kubo, Yôko Nogiwa

Votes: 49

38. Koto (1963)

107 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Hiroyuki Nagato, Seiji Miyaguchi, Teruo Yoshida

Votes: 33

39. Bokutô kitan (1960)

120 min | Drama

8.0
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Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Fujiko Yamamoto, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Michiyo Aratama, Nobuko Otowa

Votes: 15

40. Melodii beloy nochi (1977)

97 min | Drama

7.5
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Directors: Kiyoshi Nishimura, Sergey Solovev | Stars: Komaki Kurihara, Yuriy Solomin, Aleksandr Zbruev, Sergey Polezhaev

Votes: 61

41. Get 'em All (1960)

87 min | Crime

7.4
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Director: Eizô Sugawa | Stars: Hiroshi Mizuwara, Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurô Tanba, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 14

42. To Love Again (1971)

93 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Renaud Verley, Ruriko Asaoka, Tetsuo Ishidate, Yôko Kosono

Votes: 7

43. White Snake Enchantment (1983)

118 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Director: Shunya Itô | Stars: Rumiko Koyanagi, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Tetta Sugimoto, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 7

44. The Good Fairy (1951)

108 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Chikage Awashima, Rentarô Mikuni, Yôko Katsuragi

Votes: 34

45. Untamed Woman (1957)

121 min | Drama

7.3
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A woman marries, gives birth to a stillborn child, and divorces, falls in love with a hotel-keeper, only to find herself subordinated to his drive for success, takes up with a tailor who cannot console himself with her strong personality.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Masayuki Mori, Daisuke Katô

Votes: 81

46. Escape from Hell (1963)

118 min

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Director: Kazuo Inoue | Stars: Keiji Sada, Mariko Okada, Takahiro Tamura, Rentarô Mikuni

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

110 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Wakaba Irie, Isao Kimura, Chieko Naniwa

Votes: 107

48. The Militarists (1970)

134 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Reporter Goro Arai covers the war for a Japanese newspaper. He follows the activities of Japan's top military leader, Hideki Tojo, and comes to view Tojo as a dangerous military tyrant. But... See full summary »

Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Toshirô Mifune, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 12

49. Lake of Illusions (1982)

164 min

5.9
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Director: Shinobu Hashimoto | Stars: Reiko Nanjo, Daisuke Ryû, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Hatsunori Hasegawa

Votes: 22

50. Farewell to Spring (1959)

102 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Keiji Sada, Ineko Arima, Masahiko Tsugawa, Akira Ishihama

Votes: 25