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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | 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.

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

Votes: 219,047

2. Monkey (1978–1980)

Action, Family, Adventure

8.7
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An adaptation of a Chinese folktale about a pilgrimage to the West undertaken by a monk and his divine guardians.

Stars: Masaaki Sakai, Shirô Kishibe, Masako Natsume, Toshiyuki Nishida

Votes: 902

3. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 70,328

4. 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.

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

Votes: 39,795

5. Garakuta (1964)

116 min | Drama

8.3
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Writers: Masato Ide, Hiroshi Inagaki, Shintarô Mimura | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Kôshirô Matsumoto, Yuriko Hoshi, Mayumi Ôzora, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 7

6. Sanjuro (1962)

Unrated | 96 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Akira Kurosawa, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yûnosuke Itô

Votes: 19,390

7. The Water Margin (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min

8.2
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Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China, there was a cruel government. 108 renegade will try to change the story.

Stars: Atsuo Nakamura, Sanae Tsuchida, Kei Satô, Isamu Nagato

Votes: 422

8. Aika (1951)

110 min

8.2
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Writers: Hideo Oguni, Kajirô Yamamoto | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ken Uehara, Mieko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 9

9. Hoyo (1953)

87 min | Drama

8.2
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Yukiko Nogami is rescued during a mountain blizzard by handsome forester Shinkichi, and the two subsequently fall in love. But when Shinkichi dies in an avalanche, Yukiko leaves the ... See full summary »

Writers: Motosada Nishiki, Haruo Umeda, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

Votes: 5

10. 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.

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

Votes: 29,300

11. The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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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

Votes: 23,096

12. Kyatsu o nigasuna (1956)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Writers: Takeo Murata, Hideo Suzuki | Director: Hideo Suzuki | Stars: Isao Kimura, Keiko Tsushima, Takashi Shimura, Sônosuke Sawamura

Votes: 10

13. Dreams (1990)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

Writer: Akira Kurosawa | Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi, Mieko Harada

Votes: 17,739

14. Drunken Angel (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.

Writers: Keinosuke Uekusa, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 6,447

15. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.8
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Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time.

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

Votes: 4,112

16. 47 Samurai (1962)

207 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.

Writer: Toshio Yasumi | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Chûsha Ichikawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Akira Takarada

Votes: 1,510

17. The Human Revolution (1973)

G | 160 min

7.8
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Daisaku Ikeda | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Shinsuke Ashida, Michiyo Aratama, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 17

18. At This Late Date, the Charleston (1981)

116 min

7.8
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Writers: Kihachi Okamoto, Gô Rijû | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Gô Rijû, Yû Fujiki, Ichirô Zaitsu, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 9

19. Kekkon no subete (1958)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Writer: Yoshio Shirasaka | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Izumi Yukimura, Michiyo Tamaki, Michiyo Aratama, Ken Uehara

Votes: 15

20. Kureji sakusen: Kudabare! Musekinin (1963)

92 min | Comedy

7.7
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Writer: Yasuo Tanami | Director: Takashi Tsuboshima | Stars: Hitoshi Ueki, Hajime Hana, Kei Tani, Mie Hama

Votes: 6

21. Japan's Longest Day (1967)

157 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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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, Rokkô Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 458

22. Song for a Bride (1958)

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Writer: Tokuhei Wakao | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Mitsuko Kusabue, Akemi Negishi, Reiko Dan, Kenji Sahara

Votes: 7

23. Tetsuwan tôshu Inao monogatari (1959)

Comedy

7.6
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Writers: Yoshio Hasuike, Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tatsuyoshi Ehara, Kamatari Fujiwara, Toshiko Higuchi, Yuriko Hoshi

Votes: 8

24. Godzilla (1954)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Writers: Takeo Murata, Ishirô Honda, Shigeru Kayama | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 18,163

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

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.5
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Musashi Miyamoto returns to Kyoto after years of absence. After a series of fights against the Yoshioka School, he challenges its master to a duel.

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

Votes: 4,097

26. 500,000 (1963)

97 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

7.5
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During the Second World War, Takeichi Matsuo had participated in hiding a huge cache of gold in the Phillippine mountains. Years after the war, he is kidnapped by Mitsura and Keigo Gunji, ... See full summary »

Writer: Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Toshirô Mifune | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Mihashi, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Mie Hama

Votes: 40

27. Dokuritsu gurentai nishi-e (1960)

107 min | Drama

7.5
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In this patriotic WW II drama, the Japanese army demonstrates its courage and willingness to do anything to win as they endeavor to sneak into Communist China to bring back the flag of a defeated enemy regiment.

Writer: Shin'ichi Sekizawa | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Hideyo Amamoto, Tatsuyoshi Ehara, Akihiko Hirata, Kôji Iwamoto

Votes: 31

28. Ôban (1957)

118 min

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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Daisuke Katô, Chikage Awashima, Seizaburô Kawazu, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 6

29. Zatôichi (1989)

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 »

Writers: Tatsumi Ichiyama, Shintarô Katsu, Tsutomu Nakamura, Kyôhei Nakaoka, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Shintarô Katsu | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Kanako Higuchi, Takanori Jinnai, Ryûtarô Gan

Votes: 1,082

30. Rhapsody in August (1991)

PG | 98 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 4,690

31. One Wonderful Sunday (1947)

108 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Yuzo and his fiancée Masako spend their Sunday afternoon together, trying to have a good time on just thirty-five yen. They manage to have many small adventures, especially because Masako's... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Keinosuke Uekusa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Isao Numasaki, Chieko Nakakita, Atsushi Watanabe, Zekô Nakamura

Votes: 1,687

32. A Woman's Life (1963)

126 min | Drama

7.3
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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yuriko Hoshi

Votes: 86

33. Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka (1965)

105 min | Drama, War

7.2
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In 1943, the Aleutian island of Kiska was fortified by a small contingent of Japanese soldiers. When word arrived of an impending attack by an overwhelming force of Americans, the Japanese ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Black, Masataka Chihaya, Katsuya Susaki | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Sô Yamamura, Makoto Satô, Tadao Nakamaru

Votes: 24

34. Taiheiyô no washi (1953)

119 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, a brilliant tactician, is a loyal subject of the emperor, despite his grave misgivings about leading Japan's navy into war with the United States. He ... See full summary »

Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi, Masao Shimizu, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 19

36. Urutora Q (1965– )

30 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yasuhiko Saijô, Hiroko Sakurai, Yoshifumi Tajima

Votes: 45

37. Sudden Rain (1956)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Writers: Kunio Kishida, Yôko Mizuki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Shûji Sano, Kyôko Kagawa, Akemi Negishi

Votes: 121

38. Sengoku gunto-den (1959)

115 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

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Lord Taro must deliver a money chest but is robbed by brigands led by Jibu. One of Jibu's men, Rokuro, steals the money from Jibu, but after meeting and befriending Taro, Rokuro decides to ... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Jûrô Miyoshi, Sadao Yamanaka | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kôji Tsuruta, Yôko Tsukasa, Misa Uehara

Votes: 46

39. Kuchizuke (1955)

Drama, Romance

7.1
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Writers: Yôjirô Ishizaka, Zenzô Matsuyama | Directors: Masanori Kakei, Mikio Naruse, Hideo Suzuki | Stars: Kyôko Aoyama, Kamatari Fujiwara, Toshiyasu Hiyoshi, Chôko Iida

Votes: 16

40. Angry Street (1950)

105 min

7.1
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Writers: Mikio Naruse, Motosada Nishiki, Fumio Niwa | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Jûkichi Uno, Yasumi Hara, Yuriko Hamada, Setsuko Wakayama

Votes: 28

41. Ankokugai no kaoyaku (1959)

101 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Ryuta and Mineo Komatsu are brothers, both yakuza (gangsters). Mineo, although complicit in crime, even murder, wants out of the gangster life, hoping to become a successful singer instead.... See full summary »

Writers: Motosada Nishiki, Shin'ichi Sekizawa | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Akira Takarada, Yumi Shirakawa, Keiko Yanagawa

Votes: 46

42. The Men of Tohoku (1957)

59 min | Drama

7.1
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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

Votes: 14

43. Red Lion (1969)

115 min | Action, Comedy

7.0
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Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt ... See full summary »

Writers: Sakae Hirosawa, Kihachi Okamoto | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shima Iwashita, Etsushi Takahashi, Minori Terada

Votes: 499

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

131 min | Drama, War

7.0
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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

Votes: 83

45. Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen (1971)

149 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Tetsurô Tanba, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 190

46. Shikonmado - Dai tatsumaki (1964)

108 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.0
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Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Takeshi Kimura, Norio Nanjo | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Makoto Satô, Yuriko Hoshi, Kumi Mizuno

Votes: 57

47. The Woman Who Touched the Legs (1952)

84 min | Comedy

7.0
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Writers: Kon Ichikawa, Bumatsu Sawada, Natto Wada | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Fubuki Koshiji, Ryô Ikebe, Sô Yamamura, Mariko Okada

Votes: 9

48. Minato e kita otoko (1952)

88 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Ishirô Honda, Shinzo Kajino, Masashige Narusawa | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Hiroshi Koizumi, Asami Kuji

Votes: 10

49. Mito Kômon man'yûki (1969)

Action, Comedy

7.0
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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Akira Takarada, Tadao Takashima, Junko Ikeuchi

Votes: 5

50. Aru kengo no shogai (1959)

111 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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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

Votes: 233