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1. 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

2. Throne of Blood (1957)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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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

3. The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara

4. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi

5. Good Morning (1959)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Two boys begin a silence strike to press their parents into buying them a television set.

Writers: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Chishû Ryû, Kuniko Miyake

6. The Lower Depths (1957)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

7.6
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In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family.

Writers: Maxim Gorky, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyôko Kagawa, Ganjirô Nakamura

7. I Live in Fear (1955)

103 min | Drama

7.4
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An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Fumio Hayasaka, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi

8. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.5
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After years on the road establishing his reputation as Japan's greatest Samurai, Takezo returns to Kyoto. Otsu waits for him, yet he has come not for her but to challenge the leader of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Hideji Hôjô, Hiroshi Inagaki, Tokuhei Wakao, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

9. The Idiot (1951)

166 min | Drama

7.5
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A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.

Writers: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Kuga

10. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (I) (1954)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.6
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With his closest friend, Matahachi, Takezo (the town's wild, orphan kid) leaves his village to join an army on its way to battle. After their side loses, they seek shelter in the isolated ... See full summary »

Writers: Hideji Hôjô, Hiroshi Inagaki, Tokuhei Wakao, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentarô Mikuni, Kuroemon Onoe

11. Street of Shame (1956)

87 min | Drama

8.0
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The personal tales of various prostitutes who occupy a Japanese brothel.

Writers: Masashige Narusawa, Yoshiko Shibaki | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Aiko Mimasu, Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Kogure

12. 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

13. No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII.

Writer: Eijirô Hisaita | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjirô Ôkôchi, Haruko Sugimura

14. A Cat, Two Women, and One Man (1956)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.4
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A timid man who has spent much of his life attempting without success to get out from under the domination of his mother, finds that marriage is no answer. His first wife is boring and ... See full summary »

Writers: Jun'ichirô Tanizaki, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Isuzu Yamada, Kyôko Kagawa, Yuko Minami

15. Black River (1957)

114 min | Drama

7.4
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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

16. Yukiguni (1957)

120 min | Drama

7.4
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It's a man's world. Shimamura, an artist, comes to this snowbound town to rejuvenate himself. He connects with Komako, a geisha he met on a previous trip, and it seems like love. She's the ... See full summary »

Writers: Yasunari Kawabata, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Keiko Kishi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Akira Kubo

17. Carmen Falls in Love (1952)

103 min | Comedy

6.6
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Writer: Keisuke Kinoshita | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Masao Wakahara, Chikage Awashima, Toshiko Kobayashi

18. Aru kengo no shogai (1959)

111 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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Edmund Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, transplanted to Japan. A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) loves a lady. But she sees him only as a friend, so ... See full summary »

Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Edmond Rostand | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Akira Takarada, Keiko Awaji

19. 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

20. Sengoku burai (1952)

135 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

7.3
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Soldiers Hayatenosuke Sasa and Kagami Yaheiji leave their besieged castle on a secret mission into the enemy camp. Hayatenosuke has left behind his lover, Kano. In the camp, Hayatenosuke is... See full summary »

Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Yasushi Inoue, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Danshirô Ichikawa, Shirley Yamaguchi, Shinobu Asaji

21. Somewhere Under the Broad Sky (1954)

109 min | Drama

7.3
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A family in the city of Tokyo running a liquor store overcome their impotence and dysfunction as they induce an understanding through each other of how to deal with their individual problems.

Writer: Yoshiko Kusuda | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Hideko Takamine, Akira Ishihama

22. Asunaro monogatari (1955)

109 min

8.0
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Writers: Yasushi Inoue, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Akira Kubo, Isao Kimura, Yoshiko Kuga, Mariko Okada

23. Where Chimneys Are Seen (1953)

108 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Hideo Oguni, Rinzo Shiina | Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Ken Uehara, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa

24. A Wife's Heart (1956)

101 min | Drama

7.0
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Writer: Toshirô Ide | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Akemi Negishi

25. An Inn at Osaka (1954)

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Writers: Heinosuke Gosho, Takitarô Minakami, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Shûji Sano, Nobuko Otowa, Mitsuko Mito, Hiroko Kawasaki

26. Hotarubi (1958)

123 min | Drama, Romance

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Writers: Sakunosuke Oda, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Junzaburô Ban, Ayako Wakao, Miki Mori

27. Elegy (1951)

110 min

7.8
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Writers: Hideo Oguni, Kajirô Yamamoto | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ken Uehara, Mieko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura

28. A Holiday in Tokyo (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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May Kawaguchi is a famous Japanese fashion designer. Returning to Tokyo from her home in New York, she travels incognito with a tour group, in hopes of having a quiet vacation without being... See full summary »

Writers: Toshirô Ide, Kajirô Yamamoto | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Asami Kuji, Yôko Tsukasa

29. Fukeyo haru kaze (1953)

83 min

7.5
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Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Senkichi Taniguchi | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Hisako Yamane, Sô Yamamura, Fubuki Koshiji

30. Husband and Wife (1953)

87 min | Drama

7.2
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Uptight man and hot wife rent a room from a laidback colleague. The colleague and wife get on like a house on fire... See full synopsis »

Writers: Toshirô Ide, Yôko Mizuki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Ken Uehara, Yôko Sugi, Rentarô Mikuni, Keiju Kobayashi

31. Akujo no kisetsu (1958)

110 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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A rich skinflint, hated by his common wife (a previous Geisha) and his nephew, tries to follow his selfish desires and keep his wealth of diamonds safe; while there are separate plots being... See full summary »

Writer: Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Minoru Shibuya | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Mariko Okada, Eijirô Tôno, Yûnosuke Itô

32. A Boy and Three Mothers (1958)

102 min

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Writer: Toshirô Ide | Director: Seiji Hisamatsu | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Michiyo Kogure, Michiyo Aratama, Frankie Sakai

33. Meoto zenzai (1955)

121 min | Drama

7.7
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Writers: Sakunosuke Oda, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Chikage Awashima, Yôko Tsukasa, Haruo Tanaka

34. Botchan (1953)

Comedy

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Writers: Soseki Natsume, Noriyuki Yata | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Okada, Hisaya Morishige, Eitarô Ozawa

35. Okuni to Gohei (1952)

91 min

7.1
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Writers: Jun'ichirô Tanizaki, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Tomoemon Otani, Sô Yamamura, Jun Tazaki

36. Twelve Chapters on Women (1954)

87 min

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Writers: Sei Ito, Natto Wada | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Keiko Tsushima, Hiroshi Koizumi, Ken Uehara, Ineko Arima

37. Notes of an Itinerant Performer (1941)

98 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Kihan Nagase, Taketaka Yagisawa | Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Kyoko Asagiri, Hideo Fujino, Shin'ichi Himori, Chôko Iida

38. Mr. Pu (1953)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Writers: Jumei Eirai, Kon Ichikawa, Natto Wada, Taizo Yokoyama | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Yûnosuke Itô, Fubuki Koshiji, Kamatari Fujiwara, Eiko Miyoshi

39. The Men of Tohoku (1957)

59 min | Drama

6.9
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The isolated village of Tohoku is surrounded by high mountains, and has a tradition that only the eldest sons may marry and inherit. The filthy, unshaven younger sons, called yakkos, work ... See full summary »

Writers: Shichirô Fukazawa, Kon Ichikawa | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Hiroshi Akutagawa, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Jun Hamamura

40. Hikage no musume (1957)

Comedy

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Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Shûe Matsubayashi | Stars: Kyôko Kagawa, Isuzu Yamada, Eiko Miyoshi, Tatsuya Nakadai

42. Yajû shisubeshi (1959)

96 min | Crime

7.2
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Writers: Haruhiko Ohyabu, Yoshio Shirasaka | Director: Eizo Sugawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Reiko Dan, Makoto Satô

43. Righteousness (1957)

91 min

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Writers: Masaru Baba, Ryôsuke Saitô, Naoya Shiga | Director: Minoru Shibuya | Stars: Yoshiko Kuga, Eiko Miyoshi, Keiji Sada, Masami Taura

44. Jigoku bana (1957)

99 min

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Writers: Fumiko Enji, Daisuke Itô, Saisei Murô | Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Yoichi Funaki, Kazuko Ichikawa, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Ryôsuke Kagawa

45. The Spell of the Hidden Gold (1958)

91 min | Action, Drama

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Writers: Masazumi Kawanishi, Takeshi Kimura, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Masazumi Kawanishi | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Yasuko Nakata, Kumi Mizuno, Haruko Sugimura

46. Omatsuri hanjirô (1953)

89 min

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Writer: Kyu Fujiki | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Rentarô Mikuni, Mieko Takamine, Chieko Nakakita

48. Love Never Fails (1955)

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Writers: Ichirô Ikeda, Shirô Toyoda | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Akira Kubo, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Kyôko Aoyama, Fubuki Koshiji

49. Onna no koyomi (1954)

100 min

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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Sakae Tsuboi | Director: Seiji Hisamatsu | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yôko Sugi, Kyôko Kagawa, Hisao Toake

50. Haha to musume (1953)

Drama

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Writer: Toshirô Ide | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Yaeko Mizutani, Kamatari Fujiwara, Ren Yamamoto, Ineko Arima