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1. 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

Votes: 26,608

2. Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, History

8.4
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The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

Votes: 6,799

3. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

8.5
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A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Masaki Kobayashi, Jumpei Gomikawa | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 3,317

4. The Sword of Doom (1966)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Drama

8.1
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Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Kaizan Nakazato | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Naitô

Votes: 6,123

5. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)

G | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.4
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Aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but have a better use for the three monsters.

Writer: Shin'ichi Sekizawa | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Nick Adams, Akira Takarada, Jun Tazaki, Akira Kubo

Votes: 2,930

6. 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: 3,991

7. A Colt Is My Passport (1967)

84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A hit man is hired to kill a mob boss. After the deed is done, he and his driver are wanted dead by rival gangs who joined forces.

Writers: Shinji Fujiwara, Hideichi Nagahara, Nobuo Yamada | Director: Takashi Nomura | Stars: Jô Shishido, Chitose Kobayashi, Jerry Fujio, Shôki Fukae

Votes: 874

8. Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

7.3
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Two of Japan and China's greatest heroic swordsman find themselves caught in a plot to protect a young child. But will national distrust and simple misunderstanding keep the two kindred spirits apart?

Writers: Kan Shimozawa, Takayuki Yamada, Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yu Wang, Watako Hamaki, Michie Terada

Votes: 859

9. Sanshiro Sugata (1965)

159 min | Action, Drama

7.6
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The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of ... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Tsuneo Tomita | Director: Seiichirô Uchikawa | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Eiji Okada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 267

10. The Human Vapor (1960)

Not Rated | 81 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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A librarian is subject to a scientific experiment which goes wrong and transforms him into 'The Human Vapour'. He uses his new ability to rob banks to fund the career of his girlfriend, a ... See full summary »

Writer: Takeshi Kimura | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tatsuya Mihashi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Keiko Sata

Votes: 220

11. Gorath (1962)

83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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Japanese disaster film about a giant meteor on a collision course with the Earth. The dubbed American version of this film is missing a giant walrus which appeared briefly in the Japanese ... See full summary »

Writers: Takeshi Kimura, Jôjirô Okami, John Meredyth Lucas | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yumi Shirakawa, Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno

Votes: 342

12. I Will Buy You (1956)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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Kobayashi's pitiless take on Japan's professional baseball industry is unlike any other sports film ever made. An excoriation of the inhumanity bred by a mercenary, bribery-fueled business,... See full summary »

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Minoru Ôno | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiji Sada, Keiko Kishi, Minoru Ôki, Yûnosuke Itô

Votes: 175

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

131 min | Drama, War

7.1
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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: 80

14. Zero no shôten (1961)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Teiko's new husband disappears on a business trip. She discovers a pair of mysterious postcards hidden away in a book that may be clues to his fate.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Seichô Matsumoto, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Yoshiko Kuga, Hizuru Takachiho, Ineko Arima, Kôji Nanbara

Votes: 300

15. 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: 188

16. Nihonkai daikaisen (1969)

G | 128 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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And then there was a skeleton

Writer: Toshio Yasumi | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yûzô Kayama, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 112

17. Tears on the Lion's Mane (1962)

92 min

6.6
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Writers: Ichirô Mizunuma, Masahiro Shinoda, Shûji Terayama | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Takashi Fujiki, Tamotsu Hayakawa, Mariko Kaga, Kôji Nanbara

Votes: 49

18. Bitter End of a Sweet Night (1961)

85 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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An opportunistic department store clerk gets involved with three women and attempts to manipulate them so he can move up the social ladder.

Writers: Yôichi Maeda, Yoshishige Yoshida | Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Masahiko Tsugawa, Michiko Saga, Teruyo Yamagami, Sumiko Hidaka

Votes: 130

19. Shiro Amakusa, the Christian Rebel (1962)

100 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, oppressed peasant Christians revolt against the shogunate with the aid of a charismatic Christian rebel leader Shiro Amakusa.

Writers: Nagisa Ôshima, Toshirô Ishidô | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Hashizô Ôkawa, Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Satomi Oka, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 91

20. Abare Gôemon (1966)

101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Farmer Abare Goemon is confronted by brigand-like samurai. He raises an army of farmers to fight them and does so brilliantly. When Lord Asakura sees the success Goemon has achieved, he ... See full summary »

Writers: Masato Ide, Hiroshi Inagaki | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Nobuko Otowa, Makoto Satô, Ryô Tamura

Votes: 56

21. Densô ningen (1960)

85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Men are being murdered by a psycho called "The Telegian," who uses a matter-transmitting device to locate his victims.

Writer: Shin'ichi Sekizawa | Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Yumi Shirakawa, Seizaburô Kawazu, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Votes: 105

22. Blood Is Dry (1960)

87 min | Drama

7.2
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An assurance company employee threatens suicide after a massive layoff is announced by the management. The company takes advantage of his threat by turning it into an advertising campaign.

Writer: Yoshishige Yoshida | Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Keiji Sada, Kaneko Iwasaki, Shin'ichirô Mikami, Mari Yoshimura

Votes: 116

23. Miyamoto Musashi: Showdown at Hannyazaka Heights (1962)

110 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Naoyuki Suzuki, Tomu Uchida, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Wakaba Irie, Isao Kimura, Chieko Naniwa

Votes: 99

24. Taiheiyô no washi (1953)

119 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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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: 22

25. Daitokai - tatakai no hibi (1976– )

54 min | Action, Drama

8.3
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Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Kaku Takashina, Takehiko Ono, Yûjirô Ishihara

Votes: 7

26. Arakure (1969)

87 min | Drama

6.6
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Writer: Gan Yamazaki | Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Tsuneo Aoki, Tatsuya Fuji, Rika Fujie, Keiko Hara

Votes: 30

27. Portrait of Chieko (1967)

125 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Joe Hirose, Noboru Nakamura, Haruo Satô, Kotaro Takamura | Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba, Jin Nakayama, Hiroshi Akutagawa

Votes: 19

28. Kôiki bôryoku: ryuuketsu no shima (1969)

Action, Crime

6.5
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Writers: Kazuo Aoki, Yasuharu Hasebe | Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Ryôji Hayama, Tadao Nakamaru, Hiroshi Nawa

Votes: 56

29. Takekurabe (1955)

95 min

8.1
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Writer: Toshio Yasumi | Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Hibari Misora, Kôshirô Matsumoto, Takashi Kitahara, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 14

30. The War of the 16 Year Olds (1973)

94 min

6.6
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A young drifter and a precocious girl of sixteen slowly form a bond in a small town haunted by its wartime past.

Writers: Toshio Matsumoto, Masahiro Yamada | Director: Toshio Matsumoto | Stars: Kumiko Akiyoshi, Itsuro Shimoda, Michiko Saga, Takamaru Sasaki

Votes: 34

31. Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Engetsugiri (1964)

86 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Kyoshiro demonstrates his skill by slicing the clothes from the body of a female opponent, and gets involved in a plot that could spell his doom!

Writers: Seiji Hoshikawa, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Kyooko Azuma, Ryônosuke Azuma, Saburô Date

Votes: 106

32. Ôshô (1973)

101 min | Drama

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Writers: Hideji Hôjô, Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Tamao Nakamura, Tatsuya Nakadai, Makoto Fujita

34. The Family (1974)

211 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Nobuo Yamada, Toyoko Yamasaki | Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Shin Saburi, Yumeji Tsukioka, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Yamamoto

Votes: 30

35. Kuroi neko (1965)

76 min | Drama

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Writers: Kikuma Shimoiizaka, Yûsuke Watanabe | Director: Yûsuke Watanabe | Stars: Yoshiko Mita, Mako Midori, Kôji Takahashi, Michiyo Kogure

36. Crazy Adventure (1965)

107 min

7.4
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Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Yasuo Tanami | Director: Kengo Furusawa | Stars: Hitoshi Ueki, Reiko Dan, Fubuki Koshiji, Kei Tani

Votes: 11

37. Ôedo sôsamô (1970–1980)

Action

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Stars: Tetsurô Sagawa, Takeya Nakamura, Ryô Kurosawa, Eiko Ezaki

38. Omatsuri hanjirô (1953)

89 min

6.6
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Writer: Kyu Fujiki | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Rentarô Mikuni, Mieko Takamine, Chieko Nakakita

Votes: 5

39. Hachi-nin me no teki (1961)

84 min

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Writers: Naci Kinya, Itaru Kikumura | Director: Hajime Satô | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Hiroshi Minami, Shigemi Kitahara, Mitsue Komiya

40. Gambler's Code (1966)

87 min

6.6
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Writers: Hisataka Kai, Hideo Sasai | Director: Akinori Matsuo | Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Masako Izumi, Shôbun Inoue, Nakajirô Tomita

Votes: 5

42. Gekido no showashi 'Gunbatsu' (1970)

134 min | Drama, War

5.8
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Reporter Goro Arai covers the war for a Japanese newspaper. He follows the activities of Japan's top military leader, Hideki Tojo, and comes to view Tojo as a dangerous military tyrant. But... See full summary »

Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Toshirô Mifune, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 12

43. Daitoa senso to kokusai saiban (1959)

105 min | Drama, War

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Writer: Kennosuke Tateoka | Director: Haku Komori | Stars: Kanjûrô Arashi, Minoru Takada, Miyuki Takakura, Kôtarô Bandô

44. Shinobi no mono: shin kirigakure Saizo (1966)

87 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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Writer: Hajime Takaiwa | Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Yûko Kusunoki, Takahiro Tamura

Votes: 42

45. Hawai no wakadaishô (1963)

Comedy

5.2
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Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Yasuo Tanami | Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Yuriko Hoshi, Kunie Tanaka, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 5

47. Mitsuyu-sen (1954)

114 min | Crime, Drama

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A narcotics investigator for the harbor police, Eiichi Tsuda, is driven by thoughts of vengeance for the overdose death of his brother and the subsequent decline and death of their mother. ... See full summary »

Writers: Teruaki Miyata, Hideo Oguni, Tatsuo Takano | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Asami Kuji, Machiko Kitagawa, Shin Tokudaiji

49. The Outsiders (1958)

113 min

6.2
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Writers: Taijun Takeda, Keinosuke Uekusa | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Ken Takakura, Rentarô Mikuni, Kyôko Kagawa, Ineko Arima

Votes: 15

50. Adolescence (1952)

Drama, Romance

7.0
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Writers: Seiji Maruyama, Goro Tanada | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Mariko Okada, Akira Kubo, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

Votes: 5