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1. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

Votes: 11,056 | Gross: $2.29M

2. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

Votes: 5,860 | Gross: $0.44M

3. September 11 (2002)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama

7.0
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61 Metascore

The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world.

Directors: Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Shôhei Imamura, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn, Danis Tanovic | Stars: Maryam Karimi, Mohamad Dolati, Agelem Habibi, Esmat Vahedi

Votes: 5,040

4. Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî (1991)

PG | 98 min | Drama

7.3
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Three generations' responses to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Sachiko Murase, Richard Gere, Hisashi Igawa, Narumi Kayashima

Votes: 5,195 | Gross: $0.52M

5. Day of Resurrection (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.4
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After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Masao Kusakari, Tsunehiko Watase, Isao Natsuyagi, Shin'ichi Chiba

Votes: 1,664

6. Bushi no ichibun (2006)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan, Mitsugorô Bandô, Takashi Sasano

Votes: 2,669 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Vengeance Is Mine (1979)

Not Rated | 139 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the lam.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Ken Ogata, Rentarô Mikuni, Chôchô Miyako, Mitsuko Baishô

Votes: 4,627

8. Zatôichi (1989)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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Nearing the village of his sensei, Zatoichi decides to pay the teacher a visit, only to learn that he has been murdered and his daughter forced into prostitution. Ichi's investigation into ... See full summary »

Director: Shintarô Katsu | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Kanako Higuchi, Takanori Jinnai, Ryûtarô Gan

Votes: 1,199

9. Izo (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kazuya Nakayama, Kaori Momoi, Ryûhei Matsuda, Ryôsuke Miki

Votes: 4,053

10. Kakushi ken oni no tsume (2004)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 5,050 | Gross: $0.04M

11. Samurai Reincarnation (1981)

122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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The villain is called Amakusa Shiro Tokaisada. He is actually based on a real christian samurai. The movie was one of the inspirations for the game called 'Samurai Shodown' (actual spelling)

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kenji Sawada, Akiko Kana, Ken Ogata

Votes: 649

12. Narayama bushikô (1983)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

7.9
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In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Tonpei Hidari, Aki Takejô

Votes: 5,499

13. The Last Samurai (1974)

159 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Toranosuke Sugi, a brave and loyal Samurai, fights to practice and preserve his master's teachings amid a civil war. With friends on both side will he cave to temptation, or stand on principle and for freedom?

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Ken Ogata, Takahiro Tamura, Teruhiko Saigô

Votes: 245

14. Sekkusu chekku: Daini no sei (1968)

89 min | Drama

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Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Michiyo Ohkusu, Ken Ogata, Mayumi Ogawa, Yûsuke Takita

Votes: 23

15. 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

Votes: 124

16. The Castle of Sand (1974)

143 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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Detectives investigate the murder of an old man found in a Tokyo rail yard.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Gô Katô, Kensaku Morita, Yôko Shimada

Votes: 745

17. The Demon (1978)

110 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Ken Ogata, Hiroki Iwase, Miyuki Yoshizawa

Votes: 546

18. Yoshiwara enjô (1987)

133 min

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A young woman is sold into the famous red light district brothel in Yoshiwara by her bankrupt father.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Yûko Natori, Rino Katase, Jinpachi Nezu, Sayoko Ninomiya

Votes: 102

19. Samurai Banners (1969)

165 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Sakuma, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Yûjirô Ishihara

Votes: 523

20. Shôgun Iemitsu no ranshin - Gekitotsu (1989)

114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his younger son Tokumatsu. One day, he orders Takechiyo to an initiation rite in Yedo (today's Tokio).... See full summary »

Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Ogata, Norihito Arai, Toshihiro Asari, Shin'ichi Chiba

Votes: 409

21. Edo Porn (1981)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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The famous woodblock artist Hokusai (1760-1849), a widower in need of a steady income, lives with his daughter Oei in the house of his friend Bakin.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Ken Ogata, Toshiyuki Nishida, Yûko Tanaka, Kanako Higuchi

Votes: 218

22. Yôkirô (1983)

144 min | Drama, War

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The loves and tragedies of a geisha in 1933 Japan.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Ken Ogata, Kimiko Ikegami, Atsuko Asano, Mitsuko Baishô

Votes: 175

23. Last Quarter (2004)

112 min | Drama, Romance

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Do you believe in love after death? On the eve of her 19th birthday, Mizuki (Kuriyama) doesn't have a lot to celebrate about. Her mother recently committed suicide, her stepfamily bothers ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Nikai | Stars: Chiaki Kuriyama, Hiroki Narimiya, Tomoka Kurokawa, Motoki Ochiai

Votes: 589

24. Kujaku ô (1988)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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Two magically powerful monks who were separated at birth are reunited to fight the King of Hell.

Directors: Ngai Choi Lam, Biao Yuen | Stars: Biao Yuen, Hiroshi Mikami, Narumi Yasuda, Gloria Yip

Votes: 211

25. Eijanaika (1981)

151 min | Drama

7.0
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Near the turbulent end of the Edo era, a man returning to Japan after exile in America searches for his wife and becomes swept up in the current of revolution in this incisive period drama from the great Shohei Imamura.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Shigeru Izumiya, Kaori Momoi, Masao Kusakari, Ken Ogata

Votes: 434

26. Kagerô (1991)

106 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A woman follows in her late father's footsteps and becomes a gambler, only to meet her father's murderer at a game.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Kanako Higuchi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiko Oginome, Masahiro Motoki

Votes: 138

27. Kataku no hito (1986)

133 min | Drama

7.0
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In the 50s, the complicated life of a popular writer who must share his life with his family, his numerous mistresses and his work. Adapted from autobiographical story by Kazuo Dan, who ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Ken Ogata, Ayumi Ishida, Mieko Harada, Keiko Matsuzaka

Votes: 77

28. Gegege no Kitarô: Sennen noroi uta (2008)

119 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.3
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Set in the same world populated by Yokai, demon spirits with supernatural powers - Wentz Eiji of WaT reprises his role as half-human, half-yokai hero Kitaro, who takes it upon himself to ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhide Motoki | Stars: Eiji Wentz, Kii Kitano, Rena Tanaka, Yô Ôizumi

Votes: 115

29. Zegen (1987)

124 min | Comedy

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Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Ken Ogata, Mitsuko Baishô, Chun Hsiung Ko, Norihei Miki

Votes: 196

30. Kai (1985)

134 min | Drama

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The story of Iwago, a troubled Japanese man who has grave personal problems and strained relationships with his wife and step children.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Ken Ogata, Yukiyo Toake, Yûko Natori, Mariko Ishihara

Votes: 61

31. Gyoei no mure (1983)

140 min | Drama

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Director: Shinji Sômai | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masako Natsume, Kôichi Satô, Yukiyo Toake

Votes: 58

32. Gonin 2 (1996)

108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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Thrown together by chance during the robbery of a jewelry store by a Yakuza gang, five women take advantage of the situation to make off with the heist's loot, while a man hunts the same ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Ken Ogata, Shinobu Ohtake, Kimiko Yo, Mai Kitajima

Votes: 342

33. Kage no Gundan: Hattori Hanzo (1979)

133 min | Action

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Upon the death of the third Shogun, his heir is kidnapped by a ninja group. Consequently, Hattori Hanzo fights the evil forces that threaten to destroy the nation.

Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Makoto Fujita, Emi Hamada, Yûji Honma, Nobuo Kaneko

34. Semishigure (2005)

131 min | Drama, Romance

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A young swordsman is forced into a tough situation. He must resolve a potential power struggle that involves his adolescent crush Fuku.

Director: Mitsuo Kurotsuchi | Stars: Somegorô Ichikawa, Yoshino Kimura, Kôji Imada, Ryô Fukawa

Votes: 256

35. Hana no ran (1988)

139 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Keiko Matsuzaka, Ken Ogata, Kimiko Ikegami

Votes: 59

36. Nagai sanpo (2006)

136 min | Drama

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Matsutaro Yasuda, a retired girl's High School Principal who has lost his wife to alcoholism and is forsaken by his Daughter, moves to an old apartment in a country town. Yasuda, at his new... See full summary »

Director: Eiji Okuda | Stars: Ken Ogata, Hana Sugiura, Saki Takaoka, Shôta Matsuda

Votes: 148

37. Usugeshô (1985)

124 min | Drama

6.9
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A man who is jailed for murdering his family after he confessed, escapes. His only chance at freedom is his new love interest that tries to shield him from the authorities.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Ken Ogata, Atsuko Asano, Takuzô Kawatani, Kazuyo Asari

Votes: 112

38. O-Roshiya-koku suimu-tan (1992)

123 min | Drama

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Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Ken Ogata, Oleg Yankovskiy, Takuzô Kawatani, Noboru Mitani

Votes: 64

39. Dai yûkai (1991)

120 min | Comedy, Crime

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A wealthy matriarch is kidnapped by a gang of three. She is insulted by the amount of money they propose to demand as ransom, and a strange interchange of roles takes place between captors ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tôru Kazama, Hiroshi Nishikawa, Katsuyasu Uchida, Shigeru Kôyama

Votes: 97

40. Taiheiki (1991– )

45 min | Drama, History

8.0
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Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Hidekazu Akai, Michiko Ameku, Yasuo Daichi

Votes: 6

41. Saga no gabai-baachan (2006)

104 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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Director: Hitoshi Kurauchi | Stars: Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Yûji Miyake, Yûki Kudô, Shinsuke Shimada

Votes: 154

42. Hakkodasan (1977)

169 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Shirô Moritani | Stars: Shôgo Shimada, Ken Takakura, Hideji Ôtaki, Kin'ya Kitaôji

Votes: 95

43. Aruku, hito (2001)

103 min | Drama, Comedy

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Scene: Mashike, a city on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Nobuo Honma is a 63-year-old sake producer. He has lived with Yasuo since his wife died two years ago. Yasuo is his youngest son ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Kobayashi | Stars: Ken Ogata, Yasufumi Hayashi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Sayoko Ishii

Votes: 123

44. Sayonara Nippon! (1995)

104 min | Drama

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Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Mariko Fuji, Tonpei Hidari, Tatsuo Matsumura, Akira Nakao

45. Kaze no gâden (2008– )

Drama

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Stars: Hiroshi Fuse, Ayaka Hirahara, Eri Ishida, Guts Ishimatsu

Votes: 14

46. Tsumiki no hako (1968)

84 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Ken Ogata, Kayo Matsuo, Eiko Azusa

Votes: 15

47. My Soul Is Slashed (1991)

Comedy, Horror

6.3
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Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Ken Ogata, Hideyo Amamoto, Nina Blake, Tony Cetera

Votes: 34

48. Proof of the Man (2004– )

600 min | Crime

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Munesue, a Japanese detective assigned to solve the murder of a causasian in Japan, discovers that Ken Schuftan, his American detective counterpart, killed Munuesue's father.

Stars: Mark Chinnery, Yoshiharu Takeda, Yutaka Takenouchi, Bo Svenson

Votes: 38

49. Rabu sutori o kimini (1988)

Drama, Romance

6.8
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University student Akira meets the lovely 14-year-old Yumi, whom he had tutored years ago. Her mother is told by her doctor that the schoolgirl has leukaemia and has only 6 months to live. ... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ichirô Sawai | Stars: Kumiko Goto, Tôru Nakamura, Tomomi Satô, Ken Ogata

Votes: 11

50. Koroshi (2000)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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Director: Masahiro Kobayashi | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Nene Ohtsuka, Ken Ogata, Ken Mitsuishi

Votes: 47