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1. 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

2. Onibaba (1964)

Unrated | 103 min | Horror

8.0
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Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.

Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Satô, Jûkichi Uno

3. Godzilla 1985: The Legend Is Reborn (1984)

PG | 87 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Thirty years after the original monster's rampage, a new Godzilla emerges and attacks Japan.

Writers: Hideichi Nagahara, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Lisa Tomei | Directors: Koji Hashimoto, R.J. Kizer | Stars: Raymond Burr, Ken Tanaka, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Yôsuke Natsuki

4. Harakiri (1962)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba

5. Ghost Stories (1964)

Not Rated | 183 min | Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Lafcadio Hearn | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

6. Azumi (2003)

128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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49 Metascore

Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage ninja girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart.

Writers: Yû Koyama, Mataichirô Yamamoto, Isao Kiriyama | Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Aya Ueto, Kenji Kohashi, Hiroki Narimiya, Takatoshi Kaneko

7. Empire of Passion (1978)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.0
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A young man has an affair with an older woman. He is very jealous of her husband and decides that they should kill him. One night, after the husband had plenty of sake to drink and was in ... See full summary »

Writers: Itoko Nakamura, Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Takahiro Tamura, Takuzô Kawatani

8. Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler (2009)

130 min | Drama

6.5
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Writers: Nobuyuki Fukumoto, Mika Ohmori | Director: Tôya Satô | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yuriko Yoshitaka

9. Death by Hanging (1968)

117 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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A Korean man is sentenced to death by hanging, but he survives the execution. For the following two hours, his executioners try to work out how to handle the situation in this black farce.

Writers: Michinori Fukao, Mamoru Sasaki, Tsutomu Tamura, Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kei Satô, Fumio Watanabe, Toshirô Ishidô, Masao Adachi

10. Kuroneko (1968)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror

7.8
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Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai.

Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa, Kei Satô, Rokko Toura

11. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Masaki Kobayashi, Jumpei Gomikawa | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

12. Hiroshima (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 190 min | Drama, War

7.9
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The grisly events leading to the first attack with a nuclear weapon.

Writers: John Hopkins, Toshirô Ishidô | Directors: Koreyoshi Kurahara, Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Lynne Adams, Wesley Addy, Allen Altman, Bernard Behrens

13. The Perfect Education (1999)

96 min | Drama

6.2
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Schoolgirl Kuniko is kidnapped by a middle-aged man Iwazono when she is jogging. He tells her that he had a failed marriage which leaves him a deep and everlasting scar in his mind. He ... See full summary »

Writers: Michiko Matsuda, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Ben Wada | Stars: Naoto Takenaka, Hijiri Kojima, Kazuki Kitamura, Asami Sawaki

14. Naked Youth (1960)

96 min | Drama

7.0
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Kiyoshi is a brooding young man who treats women solely as objects. Makoto is a young woman who is just reaching her sexual awakening. She and her friends accept car rides from middle aged ... See full summary »

Writer: Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Yûsuke Kawazu, Yoshiko Kuga, Fumio Watanabe

15. Gohatto (1999)

100 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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75 Metascore

Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the ... See full summary »

Writers: Ryôtarô Shiba, Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda, Tadanobu Asano

16. Pitfall (1962)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A man wanders into a seemingly deserted town with his young son in search of work. But after a bit of bad luck, he joins the town's population of lost souls.

Writer: Kôbô Abe | Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Hisashi Igawa, Sumie Sasaki, Sen Yano, Hideo Kanze

17. The Ceremony (1971)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Writers: Mamoru Sasaki, Tsutomu Tamura, Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kenzô Kawarasaki, Atsuko Kaku, Atsuo Nakamura, Kiyoshi Tsuchiya

18. Samurai Spy (1965)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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The legendary samurai Sasuke Sarutobi gets caught in a web of political intrigue, deception and espionage during the early 17th century.

Writers: Yoshiyuki Fukuda, Koji Nakada | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Hiroshi Aoyama, Jun Hamamura, Osamu Hitomi, Minoru Hodaka

19. Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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After Atsushi commits murder, he is blackmailed into keeping a suitcase full of embezzled money. What follows is a descent into depression and regret.

Writers: Fûtarô Yamada, Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Katsuo Nakamura, Mariko Kaga, Yumiko Nogawa, Masako Yagi

20. Lone Wolf & Cub (1973– )

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This is the television series that was launched due to the immense popularity of the Lone Wolf and Cub (Kozure ôkami) series of 6 motion pictures in Japan... See full synopsis »

Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Takumi Satô, Taketoshi Naitô, Ryûnosuke Kaneda

21. The Inheritance (1962)

107 min | Drama

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On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown to his family and colleagues. A... See full summary »

Writers: Kôichi Inagaki, Norio Nanjo | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Sô Yamamura, Seiji Miyaguchi

22. Irezumi (1966)

86 min | Drama

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A mysterious tattoo artist puts his masterpiece, a human-faced spider, on a kidnapped woman's back. She and her lover are then forced into a conspiracy-born nightmare, where they face the ... See full summary »

Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Jun'ichirô Tanizaki | Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Akio Hasegawa, Gaku Yamamoto, Kei Satô

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

60 min

8.0
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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

24. Rônin-gai (1990)

117 min

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Writers: Itarô Yamagami, Kazuo Kasahara | Directors: Kazuo Kuroki, Masahiro Makino | Stars: Yoshio Harada, Kanako Higuchi, Renji Ishibashi, Kaoru Sugita

25. Razor 2: The Snare (1973)

89 min | Action, Drama

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Against the backdrop of the Edo treasury devaluing currency and driving many into poverty, Hanzo Itami enforces the law without regard to status. He shows inadequate respect to the ... See full summary »

Writers: Kazuo Koike, Yasuzô Masumura | Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Keiko Aikawa, Kazuko Inano, Keizô Kanie

26. Hush! (2001)

135 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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62 Metascore

Basics: 2 guys who are gay, one female who is lonely for someone to love. The woman approaches 1 of the guys and wants him to seed her would be child... See full synopsis »

Writer: Ryosuke Hashiguchi | Director: Ryosuke Hashiguchi | Stars: Reiko Kataoka, Kazuya Takahashi, Seiichi Tanabe, Yôko Akino

27. The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)

147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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A misfit high-school science teacher decides to build his own atomic bomb. He steals isotopes from a nuclear reactor and manages to create two warheads, but at the same time is present at a... See full summary »

Writers: Leonard Schrader, Kazuhiko Hasegawa | Director: Kazuhiko Hasegawa | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Kenji Sawada, Kimiko Ikegami, Kazuo Kitamura

28. Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Zatoichi returns to his home village for the first time in over ten years to find much has changed and that corruption abounds.

Writers: Yoshi Hattori, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yukiyo Toake, Eiji Okada, Kei Satô

29. The Sun's Burial (1960)

87 min | Drama

7.1
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In Osaka's slum, youth without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the buying and selling of identity cards and of blood. Alliances constantly shift. Tatsu ... See full summary »

Writers: Toshirô Ishidô, Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Masahiko Tsugawa, Kayoko Honoo, Isao Sasaki, Fumio Watanabe

30. Violence at Noon (1966)

99 min | Drama

7.2
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Hakuchu no Torima" is the portrayal of a violent rapist as seen through the recollections of his wife and one of his victims. As the film starts, Eisuke (Kei Sato) encounters Shino (Saeda ... See full summary »

Writers: Taijun Takeda, Tsutomu Tamura | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Hideo Kanze, Hideko Kawaguchi, Saeda Kawaguchi, Narumi Kayashima

31. Bushido (1963)

122 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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Writers: Norio Nanjo, Naoyuki Suzuki, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Eijirô Tôno, Kyôko Kishida, Masayuki Mori

32. Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (1969)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Shinjuku Thief is the story of a bookstore thief named Birdey who is led through various adventures in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by salesgirl Umeko.

Writers: Masao Adachi, Mamoru Sasaki, Tsutomu Tamura, Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tadanori Yokoo, Rie Yokoyama, Moichi Tanabe, Tetsu Takahashi

33. Inochi bô ni furô (1971)

121 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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The story takes place in feudal Japan, when any commerce with the rest of the world was strictly prohibited. An idealist suddenly appears in an isolated inn (the one that the title refers ... See full summary »

Writers: Yasuko Miyazaki, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Komaki Kurihara, Wakako Sakai, Shigeru Kôyama

34. Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (1967)

98 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Writers: Mamoru Sasaki, Tsutomu Tamura, Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Keiko Sakurai, Kei Satô, Tetsuo Ashida, Yoshiyuki Fukuda

35. Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

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Promising to make a delivery for a dying man, the blind swordsman Zatoichi comes across the usual crime gangs but also meets a blind monk who brings into question his use of violence.

Writers: Kan Shimozawa, Hajime Takaiwa | Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shigeru Amachi, Jun Hamamura, Gen Kimura

36. Captive's Island (1966)

87 min | Drama

7.3
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Seeking revenge against the guard who tormented him, a young man returns to the island where he was imprisoned in reform school. But his plans for vengeance are disturbed when he encounters... See full summary »

Writers: Shintarô Ishihara, Taijun Takeda | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Ikuko Asô, Toshimi Hiramatsu, Jôji Hosoda, Shima Iwashita

37. Day Dream (1981)

110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.2
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The young woman are in a dentist's waiting room. Though he is attracted to the woman, he says nothing to her. They are later in the same examining room. When he is given an anesthetics, he ... See full summary »

Writer: Jun'ichirô Tanizaki | Director: Tetsuji Takechi | Stars: Kei Satô, Kyôko Aizome, Takemi Katsushika, Saeda Kawaguchi

38. Eleven Samurai (1967)

100 min | Adventure, History

7.3
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Writers: Takeo Kunihiro, Noribumi Suzuki, Kei Tasaka | Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Isao Natsuyagi, Kôtarô Satomi, Kôji Nanbara, Junko Miyazono

39. Night and Fog in Japan (1960)

107 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Toshirô Ishidô, Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Fumio Watanabe, Masahiko Tsugawa, Hiroshi Akutagawa

40. Yakuza Graveyard (1976)

97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Writer: Kazuo Kasahara | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Meiko Kaji, Seizô Fukumoto, Kenji Imai

41. Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968)

80 min | Action, Comedy

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A carefree afternoon at the beach turns into a comic misadventure when three young Japanese men are mistaken for illegal Korean residents.

Writers: Masao Adachi, Mamoru Sasaki, Tsutomu Tamura, Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kazuhiko Kato, Osamu Kitayama, Norihiko Hashida, Kei Satô

42. Dear Summer Sister (1972)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Writers: Tsutomu Tamura, Mamoru Sasaki, Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Hiromi Kurita, Shôji Ishibashi, Lily, Hôsei Komatsu

43. The Whispering of the Gods (2005)

107 min | Drama

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Rou returns to the rural seminary farm where he studied as a boy and was molested by priests. Rou has recently had a history of violence, and he brings this anger to the seminary, ... See full summary »

Writers: Mangetsu Hanamura, Yoshio Urasawa | Director: Tatsushi Ohmori | Stars: Hirofumi Arai, Reona Hirota, Megumi Sawara, Keita Kimura

44. Hymn to a Tired Man (1968)

130 min | Drama

7.2
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During WWII a soldier is beaten so badly by a superior officer he is left deaf. After the war he is an inventor and meets this officer at the patent office. The man is still the bully he was.

Writers: Shûsaku Endô, Sakae Hirosawa | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Michiyo Aratama, Makoto Fujita, Toshio Kurosawa, Tomoko Naraoka

45. Band of Ninja (1967)

123 min | Animation, Action, History

6.0
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The son of an assassinated feudal lord, in the Muromachi period, attempts to avenge his father's death and meets Kagemaru, a renegade ninja helping peasants and farmers rebel against Oda ... See full summary »

Writers: Sampei Shirato, Mamoru Sasaki, Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Rokko Toura, Kei Yamamoto, Hôsei Komatsu, Noriko Matsumoto

46. The Strange Tale of Oyuki (1992)

116 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Kafu Nagai, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Masahiko Tsugawa, Yuki Sumida, Kazuyo Asari, Jun Hamamura

47. Nippon no akuryo (1970)

90 min

7.9
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Writers: Yoshiyuki Fukuda, Kazumi Takahashi | Director: Kazuo Kuroki | Stars: Yôsuke Enomoto, Tatsumi Hijikata, Eiko Horii, Hideo Kanze

48. 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

49. Live Today, Die Tomorrow! (1970)

120 min | Drama

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Writers: Shozo Matsuda, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Daijirô Harada, Nobuko Otowa, Keiko Torii, Kiwako Taichi

50. Good-for-Nothing (1960)

88 min

7.3
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Writer: Yoshishige Yoshida | Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Hizuru Takachiho, Masahiko Tsugawa, Yûsuke Kawazu, Kakuko Chino