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1. Hanagatami (2017)

168 min | Drama | Completed

Fulfilling his filmmaking dream of 40 years, Nobuhiko Obayashi's luminous new feature "Hanagatami" delivers a timeless story of the pureness of youth beset by the chaos of war.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Shunsuke Kubozuka, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Keishi Nagatsuka, Tokio Emoto

2. Kurôzu appu gendai (1993– )
Episode: Kihachi Okamoto (2015)

26 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Hiroko Kuniya, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kihachi Okamoto, Mineko Okamoto

3. No no nanananoka (2014)

171 min | Drama

7.0
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A former hospital director runs an antiques shop in Ashibetsu with her family.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Yumi Adachi, Kazunari Aizawa, Akane, Toshiaki Chiku

Votes: 27

4. So Long! (2013 Video)

64 min | Music

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tomomi Itano, Yuki Kashiwagi, Rie Kitahara, Haruna Kojima

5. Kono sora no hana: Nagaoka hanabi monogatari (2012)

160 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Akira Emoto, Misako Renbutsu, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Junko Fuji

Votes: 44

6. Karîna no ringo: Cherunobuiri no mori (2011)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy

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A girl, Kalina, who lives in Belarus spends summer vacation at grandma's house in rural area. They village is very close to the area prohibited to reside because of radioactive ... See full summary »

Director: Akiyoshi Imazeki | Star: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

7. Constructing a House (2010 Video)

46 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: Marc Walkow | Stars: Chiho Katsura, Chigumi Ôbayashi, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Votes: 6

8. Sono hi no mae ni (2008)

140 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kiyotaka Nanbara, Hiromi Nagasaku, Natsuki Harada, Tokie Hidari

Votes: 17

9. Tenkôsei: Sayonara anata (2007)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Misako Renbutsu, Naoyuki Morita, Takuro Atsuki, Hiroshi

Votes: 171

10. Eiga kantoku tte nanda! (2006)

88 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Kinji Fukasaku, Yoshiho Fukuoka, Yoshio Harada, Hiroki Hayashi

Votes: 6

11. 22 sai no wakare - Lycoris: Ha mizu hana mizu monogatari (2006)

119 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Toshio Kakei, Misa Shimizu, Seina Suzuki, Mirei Nakamura

Votes: 19

12. Riyû (2004)

160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Four people are murdered in an apartment block, but none of them seem connected.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Takehiro Murata, Saki Terashima, Miyoko Akaza, Takuro Atsuki

Votes: 74

13. Nagoriyuki (2002)

111 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A story of two men, one recently bereaved, the other with a wife in a coma. From the popular song.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tomokazu Miura, Bengaru, Atsuko Sudô, Mai Hosho

Votes: 11

14. Kokubetsu (2001 TV Movie)

104 min

7.8
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tôru Minegishi, Misa Shimizu, Manae Katsuno, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 5

15. Interview with Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (2001 Video)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

16. Ano natsu no hi (1999)

123 min

7.0
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Yuta, an absent-minded 5th-grader, is sent to spend the summer with his grandfather, whom Yuta's parents think is becoming senile and could benefit from Yuta's companionship. At first, Yuta... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Takuro Atsuki, Keiju Kobayashi, Kin Sugai, Kyûsaku Shimada

Votes: 14

17. Yodogawa Nagaharu monogatari - Kôbe-hen: Sainara (1999 TV Movie)

106 min | Drama

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kumiko Akiyoshi, Takuro Atsuki, Yosuke Katsuno, Akira Emoto

18. Three Businessmen (1998)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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An American art dealer (Miguel Sandoval), who specializes in southwestern topaz, arrives by train in Liverpool. Similarly, a very proper British art dealer (Alex Cox), who specializes in ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Miguel Sandoval, Robert Wisdom, Alex Cox, Andrew Schofield

Votes: 397

19. Sada: Gesaku · Abe Sada no shôgai (1998)

132 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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The film follows the life of Sada Abe, who became a celebrity in 1936 after strangling her lover and slicing off his penis.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Norihei Miki, Kippei Shîna

Votes: 219

20. Manuke sensei (1998 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama, Fantasy

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Director: Tadashi Naitô | Stars: Tomokazu Miura, Takuro Atsuki, Mickey Curtis, Yoriko Dôguchi

21. Mikeneko Hômuzu no tasogare hoteru (1998 TV Movie)

127 min | Comedy, Mystery

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Takanori Jinnai, Rie Miyazawa, Riki Takeuchi, Renji Ishibashi

22. Kaze no uta ga kikitai (1998)

161 min

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A heartwarming, based-on-true-story of how a hearing-impaired couple, Masahiro and Namiko, knew each other, got married and began participating in the Triathlon. The story is told in flashbacks as Namiko awaits childbirth.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Ryo Amamiya, Narimi Arimori, Bengaru, Yasufumi Hayashi

23. Ôbayashi Nobuhiko seishun kaikoroku (1997 Video)

225 min | Drama, Horror

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Star: Kyôko Ôbayashi

24. Mikeneko Hômuzu no suiri (1996 TV Movie)

127 min

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Takanori Jinnai, Riona Hazuki, Mirai Yamamoto, Mikijirô Hira

25. Ashita (1995)

141 min

6.7
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People from all walks of life (a high-school student, a middle-aged businessman, a yakuza chief, etc.) all receive mysterious messages from loved ones who were killed 3 months earlier in a ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Miyoko Akaza, Yûko Arao, Nao Asuka, Bengaru

Votes: 22

26. Onna-zakari (1994)

118 min

6.6
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Masahiko Tsugawa, Morio Kazama, Miki Fujitani

Votes: 7

27. Haruka, nosutarujii (1993)

165 min

4.8
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Hiroshi Katsuno, Hikari Ishida, Yôji Matsuda, Toshinori Omi

Votes: 20

28. Mizu no tabibito: Samurai kizzu (1993)

106 min | Adventure

5.9
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Jun Fubuki, Tomoyo Harada, Ishirô Honda, Ayumi Itô

Votes: 21

29. Kurôzu appu gendai (1993– )

26 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Hiroko Kuniya, Katsuyasu Uchida, Yôji Yamada, Chieko Baishô

30. The Rocking Horsemen (1992)

135 min | Comedy

7.2
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It is 1965. High-school student Takeyoshi Fujiwara Yasufumi Hayashi) hears "Pipeline" by the Ventures, and is mesmerized by their unique sound. With three friends, he forms a band called "... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Ryo Amamiya, Aiko Asano, Tadanobu Asano, Toshiki Ayata

Votes: 40

31. Chizuko's Younger Sister (1991)

120 min

7.4
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Follows two sisters, one clumsy and ignored, the other a perfect child. After the latter dies in an accident, she returns as a ghost to guide her little sister.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Hikari Ishida, Tomoko Nakajima, Toshinori Omi, Tomoka Shibayama

Votes: 98

32. MAKING OF DREAMS: Kurosawa Akira and Ôbayashi Nobuhiko- Eiga no Taiwa (1990 Video)

150 min | Documentary

7.3
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On set making-of documentary about Akira Kurosawa's Dreams.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Akira Kurosawa, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Votes: 10

34. Beijing Watermelon (1989)

135 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Bengaru, Masako Motai, Yasufumi Hayashi, Haruhiko Saitô

Votes: 23

35. The Discarnates (1988)

115 min | Horror, Mystery

7.0
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Harada is a successful scenario writer, and his best buddy has just announced an intention to propose to Harada's ex-wife. Recovering from the shock, Harada indulges in melancholy, mainly ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Morio Kazama, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Atsuko Kawata

Votes: 154

37. Watashi no kokoro wa papa no mono (1988)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Yuki Saitô, Kin'ya Aikawa, Toshinori Omi, Toshie Negishi

38. The Drifting Classroom (1987)

104 min | Sci-Fi

5.7
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An international school in Kobe, Japan is catapulted into the future after a time-slip occurs.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Yasufumi Hayashi, Aiko Asano, Vajra Barzaghi, Leana D'Aloisio

Votes: 94

39. Shigatsu no sakana (1986)

109 min | Comedy

6.1
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Miyoko Akaza, Nao Asuka, Wakaba Irie, Shigeru Izumiya

Votes: 7

40. Noyuki yamayuki umibe yuki (1986)

135 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Saburô Bôya, Sen Hara, Yasufumi Hayashi, Wakaba Irie

Votes: 38

41. His Motorbike, Her Island (1986)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kiwako Harada, Riki Takeuchi, Noriko Watanabe, Tomokazu Miura

Votes: 37

42. Lonelyheart (1985)

112 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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Lonely and love-struck, high-school student Hiroki pursues one girl but another one mysteriously appears in his life. Is she a figment of his lonely psyche, or real? An intricate triangle ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Yasuko Tomita, Toshinori Omi, Yumiko Fujita, Nenji Kobayashi

Votes: 51

43. Shimaizaka (1985)

100 min

6.7
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Misako Konno, Atsuko Asano, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Yasuko Tomita

Votes: 23

44. The Deserted City (1984)

105 min

7.4
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After reading a newspaper article about a town being destroyed in a fire, Eguchi begins to recall the summer he spent there writing his thesis. It's a beautiful canal town, the "Venice of ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Kisuke Yamashita, Toshie Negishi, Tôru Minegishi

Votes: 31

45. Kenya Boy (1984)

109 min | Animation

7.2
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This cartoon, based on a popular manga (Japanese-style comic), centers on an 11-year-old boy who goes to Africa with his father in 1941. Because he is Japanese, the father is detained by ... See full summary »

Directors: Tetsuo Imazawa, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tomoyo Harada, Makio Inoue, Eiko Masuyama, Ichirô Nagai

Votes: 76

46. Tengoku ni ichiban chikai shima (1984)

102 min

5.3
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Miyoko Akaza, Tomoyo Harada, Wakaba Irie, Shigeru Izumiya

Votes: 27

47. Shinjuro (1984)

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

48. Toki o kakeru shôjo (1983)

104 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A high-school girl acquires the ability to time travel.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tomoyo Harada, Ryôichi Takayanagi, Toshinori Omi, Toshie Negishi

Votes: 367

49. Aiko 16-sai (1983)

98 min | Drama

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Director: Akiyoshi Imazeki | Stars: Yasuko Tomita, Yumi Asano, Yumiko Fujita, Sakae Igami

50. Tenkôsei (1982)

113 min | Comedy

7.2
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9th-graders Kazuo (boy) and Kazumi (girl) take a tumble at a temple in a small seacoast town in Japan. Through supernatural intervention, their minds and bodies are switched, and the result... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Toshinori Omi, Makoto Satô, Sayuri Ishibashi

Votes: 207