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1. 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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 31,656

2. 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.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Naitô

Votes: 6,729

3. Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

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.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

Votes: 7,348

4. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)

G | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Nick Adams, Akira Takarada, Jun Tazaki, Akira Kubo

Votes: 3,150

5. 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.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 3,675

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.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

Votes: 4,167

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.

Director: Takashi Nomura | Stars: Jô Shishido, Chitose Kobayashi, Jerry Fujio, Shôki Fukae

Votes: 977

8. Gorath (1962)

83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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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 »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yumi Shirakawa, Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno

Votes: 369

9. 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 »

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiji Sada, Keiko Kishi, Minoru Ôki, Yûnosuke Itô

Votes: 215

10. Sanshiro Sugata (1965)

159 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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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 »

Director: Seiichirô Uchikawa | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Eiji Okada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 270

11. 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?

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yu Wang, Watako Hamaki, Michie Terada

Votes: 908

12. 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 »

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

Votes: 221

13. Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen (1971)

149 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Tetsurô Tanba, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 182

14. 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 »

Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa, Toshio Kurosawa

Votes: 81

15. Shiro Amakusa, the Christian Rebel (1962)

100 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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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.

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

Votes: 90

16. Battle of the Japan Sea (1969)

G | 128 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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And then there was a skeleton

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

Votes: 113

17. 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.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Yoshiko Kuga, Hizuru Takachiho, Ineko Arima, Kôji Nanbara

Votes: 330

18. Daitokai - tatakai no hibi (1976– )

54 min | Action, Drama

8.0
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Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Kaku Takashina, Takehiko Ono, Yûjirô Ishihara

Votes: 6

19. Densô ningen (1960)

85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Men are being murdered by a psycho called "The Telegian," who uses a matter-transmitting device to locate his victims.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Yumi Shirakawa, Seizaburô Kawazu, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Votes: 94

20. 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.

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

Votes: 137

21. 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 »

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

Votes: 59

22. 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 »

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

Votes: 15

23. The Performers (1970)

94 min | Drama

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Director: Umetsugu Inoue | Stars: Hibari Misora, Shin'ichi Mori, Shôgo Shimada, Yoichi Hayashi

24. 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.

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

Votes: 115

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

110 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Wakaba Irie, Isao Kimura, Chieko Naniwa

Votes: 107

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

92 min

6.9
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Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Takashi Fujiki, Tamotsu Hayakawa, Mariko Kaga, Kôji Nanbara

Votes: 61

27. Ôedo sôsamô (1970–1980)

Action

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

28. Nemuri Kyôshirô: Engetsugiri (1964)

86 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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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!

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Kyooko Azuma, Ryônosuke Azuma, Saburô Date

Votes: 106

29. Portrait of Chieko (1967)

125 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba, Jin Nakayama, Hiroshi Akutagawa

Votes: 15

30. The Militarists (1970)

134 min | Drama, War

6.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 12

31. The Family (1974)

211 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Shin Saburi, Yumeji Tsukioka, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Yamamoto

Votes: 29

32. The Outsiders (1958)

113 min

6.4
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Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Ken Takakura, Rentarô Mikuni, Kyôko Kagawa, Ineko Arima

Votes: 14

33. Kôiki bôryoku: ryuuketsu no shima (1969)

Action, Crime

6.6
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A once-powerful yakuza clan disbands as a result of a police crackdown but one small group refuses to bow to police pressure, and launches a campaign to take over Tokyo's drug, prostitution, and gambling rackets.

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Ryôji Hayama, Tadao Nakamaru, Hiroshi Nawa

Votes: 48

34. Takekurabe (1955)

95 min

8.4
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Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Hibari Misora, Kôshirô Matsumoto, Takashi Kitahara, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 16

35. Kuroi gashû: Aru sarariman no shôgen (1960)

95 min

7.8
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Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Chisako Hara, Tatsuyoshi Ehara, Chieko Nakakita

Votes: 20

36. The Sandal Keeper (1964)

93 min | Comedy, Musical

5.0
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Director: Kengo Furusawa | Stars: Hitoshi Ueki, Mie Hama, Mitsuko Kusabue, Meichô Soganoya

Votes: 8

37. Towering Waves (1960)

99 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Ineko Arima, Masahiko Tsugawa, Miyuki Kuwano, Kôji Nanbara

38. Zoku aizen katsura (1962)

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Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Yôko Aonuma, Miyuki Kuwano, Kuniko Miyake, Mariko Okada

39. Adolescence (1952)

Drama, Romance

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Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Mariko Okada, Akira Kubo, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

40. Shinobi no mono: Shin kirigakure Saizô (1966)

87 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Yûko Kusunoki, Takahiro Tamura

Votes: 46

41. Yonjû-hachinin me no otoko (1952)

109 min | Action

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Director: Kiyoshi Saeki | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Hisako Yamane, Tomoemon Otani, Danshirô Ichikawa

42. Arakure (1969)

87 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Tsuneo Aoki, Tatsuya Fuji, Rika Fujie, Keiko Hara

Votes: 25

43. Beast Alley (1965)

142 min | Drama

4.7
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Director: Eizô Sugawa | Stars: Junko Ikeuchi, Keiju Kobayashi, Eitarô Ozawa, Ryô Ikebe

Votes: 14

44. Senkan Yamato (1953)

104 min | War

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Director: Yutaka Abe | Stars: Tôru Abe, Minoru Arita, Hiroshi Ayukawa, Susumu Fujita

45. Bakuto hyakunin (1969)

89 min | Crime

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Director: Takashi Nomura | Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Shinjirô Ehara, Shigeru Amachi, Akira Kobayashi

46. Denkô karate uchi (1956)

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Director: Fujio Tsuda | Stars: Ken Takakura, Akiko Hino, Chikara Iwaki, Takashi Kanda

47. Crazy Adventure (1965)

107 min

7.4
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Director: Kengo Furusawa | Stars: Hitoshi Ueki, Reiko Dan, Fubuki Koshiji, Kei Tani

Votes: 11

48. Nippon ichi no gorigan otoko (1966)

93 min | Comedy

6.2
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Director: Kengo Furusawa | Stars: Hitoshi Ueki, Senri Sakurai, Mie Hama, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 6

49. Woman of Shanghai (1952)

101 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Rentarô Mikuni, Sugisaku Aoyama, Michiko Araki

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

94 min

6.4
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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.

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

Votes: 32