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1. Monkey (1978–1980)

Action, Family, Adventure

8.8
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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, Masako Natsume, Shunji Fujimura, Gareth Armstrong

Votes: 927

2. 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.

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

Votes: 228,170 | Gross: $0.27M

3. Eagle of the Pacific (1953)

119 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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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: 15

4. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

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: 73,727

5. 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: 42,040 | Gross: $0.06M

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: 20,288

7. The Water Margin (1973– )

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, Takeshi Ôbayashi, Sanae Tsuchida, Kei Satô

Votes: 438

8. 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: 31,611

9. 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: 23,944

10. 500,000 (1963)

97 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

8.0
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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: 34

11. 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

12. Garakuta (1964)

116 min | Drama

8.0
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Writers: Masato Ide, Hiroshi Inagaki, Shintarô Mimura | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Kôshirô Matsumoto, Yuriko Hoshi, Mayumi Ôzora, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 6

13. Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka (1965)

105 min | Drama, War

7.9
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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: 19

14. All About Marriage (1958)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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Writer: Yoshio Shirasaka | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Izumi Yukimura, Michiyo Tamaki, Michiyo Aratama, Ken Uehara

Votes: 14

15. Akira Kurosawa's 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: 18,149 | Gross: $1.96M

16. 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: 6,723

17. 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: 1,538

18. 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: 4,165

19. The Human Revolution (1973)

G | 160 min

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

Votes: 17

20. The Man Who Came to Port (1952)

88 min | Drama

7.8
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Writers: Ishirô Honda, Shinzo Kajino, Masashige Narusawa | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Hiroshi Koizumi, Asami Kuji

Votes: 8

21. 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 »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Soichi Oya | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Seiji Miyaguchi, Rokkô Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 457

22. Elegy (1951)

110 min

7.7
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Writers: Hideo Oguni, Kajirô Yamamoto | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ken Uehara, Mieko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 7

24. 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

25. Dokuritsu gurentai nishi-e (1960)

107 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 32

26. 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

27. Ôban (1957)

118 min

7.6
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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Daisuke Katô, Chikage Awashima, Seizaburô Kawazu, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 7

28. Sanjûrokunin no jôkyaku (1957)

96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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Writers: Yorichika Arima, Masato Ide, Masaharu Segawa | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Keiko Awaji, Chikage Ôgi, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 5

29. 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

30. Godzilla (1954)

Not Rated | 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: 18,802 | Gross: $0.01M

31. 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: 4,171

32. Onna doshi (1955)

32 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hajime Izu, Keiju Kobayashi, Teruko Nagaoka, Meiko Nakamura

Votes: 12

33. 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: 1,096

34. A Woman's Life (1963)

126 min | Drama

7.4
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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yuriko Hoshi

Votes: 86

35. 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: 4,803 | Gross: $0.52M

36. 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: 1,776

37. Urutora Q (1965– )

30 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The first television series produced by eiji tsyburaya,the special effects man behind Godzilla.In the vein of the outer limits and the twilight zone except with giant rubber suited ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 43

38. Kuchizuke (1955)

Drama, Romance

7.3
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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: 14

39. Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen (1971)

149 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Tetsurô Tanba, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 182

40. The Saga of the Vagabonds (1959)

115 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

7.2
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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: 44

41. Sudden Rain (1956)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Writers: Kunio Kishida, Yôko Mizuki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Shûji Sano, Kyôko Kagawa, Akemi Negishi

Votes: 133

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

116 min

7.2
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Writers: Kihachi Okamoto, Gô Rijû | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Gô Rijû, Yû Fujiki, Ichirô Zaitsu, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 11

43. Red Lion (1969)

115 min | Action, Comedy

7.1
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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: 491

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

131 min | Drama, War

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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: 81

45. Shikonmado - Dai tatsumaki (1964)

108 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.1
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Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Takeshi Kimura, Norio Nanjo | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Makoto Satô, Yuriko Hoshi, Kumi Mizuno

Votes: 54

46. 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: 42

47. 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

48. The Angry Street (1950)

105 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Writers: Mikio Naruse, Motosada Nishiki, Fumio Niwa | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Jûkichi Uno, Yasumi Hara, Yuriko Hamada, Setsuko Wakayama

Votes: 29

49. Samurai Saga (1959)

111 min | Action, Drama

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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: 224

50. The Woman Who Touched the Legs (1952)

84 min | Comedy

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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