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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

8.8
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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

2. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Writers: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

3. 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

4. The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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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

5. Ugetsu (1953)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.1
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A fantastic tale of war, love, family and ambition set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.

Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Hisakazu Tsuji, Akinari Ueda, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito

6. The Lower Depths (1957)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

7.6
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In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family.

Writers: Maxim Gorky, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyôko Kagawa, Ganjirô Nakamura

7. Shûbun (1950)

105 min | Drama

7.5
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A paparazzi photo sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shirley Yamaguchi, Yôko Katsuragi, Noriko Sengoku

8. Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate, in hopes of coercing from him a reduction in taxes. Shiba takes up ... See full summary »

Writers: Keiichi Abe, Hideo Gosha, Eizaburo Shiba | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Isamu Nagato, Mikijirô Hira, Miyuki Kuwano

9. Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007– )

5 min | Documentary

8.4
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Every October, James Rolfe reviews horror movies, whether it be the old-school silent-era monster classics, the golden-age Universal horror films from the '30s, '40s and '50s, the grotesque... See full summary »

Stars: James D. Rolfe, Boris Karloff, Peter Cushing, Bela Lugosi

10. Floating Weeds (1959)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

7.8
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The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous.

Writers: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu, Tadao Ikeda | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ganjirô Nakamura, Machiko Kyô, Haruko Sugimura, Ayako Wakao

11. Horror of a Deformed Man (1969)

99 min | Horror

6.9
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After escaping from an insane asylum, a young medical student takes on the ide4ntity of a dead man to discover the true identity of a man whose picture he saw in a newspaper--who is his ... See full summary »

Writers: Teruo Ishii, Masahiro Kakefuda, Rampo Edogawa, Bobby White | Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yukie Kagawa, Teruko Yumi, Mitsuko Aoi

12. Bushido (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.8
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A humble and simple Takezo abandons his life as a knight errant. He's sought as a teacher and vassal by Shogun, Japan's most powerful clan leader. He's also challenged to fight by the ... See full summary »

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

13. I Live in Fear: Record of a Living Being (1955)

103 min | Drama

7.4
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An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Fumio Hayasaka, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi

14. Daikaijû kûchûsen: Gamera tai Gyaosu (1967)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.1
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A gigantic bat emerges from a volcano to terrorize Japan and only one thing can stop it...Gamera!

Writer: Nisan Takahashi | Director: Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Kôjirô Hongô, Kichijirô Ueda, Reiko Kasahara, Naoyuki Abe

15. Inferno of Torture (1969)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.2
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Asao Koike, Yumiko Katayama

16. The Joy of Torture (1968)

85 min | Horror

6.5
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Writer: Teruo Ishii | Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Fumio Watanabe, Reiko Mikasa

17. Flowing (1956)

117 min | Drama

8.0
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Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta ... See full summary »

Writers: Toshirô Ide, Aya Kôda, Sumie Tanaka | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, Hideko Takamine, Mariko Okada

18. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)

Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War

8.6
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His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Kôichi Inagaki, Masaki Kobayashi, Jumpei Gomikawa | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura, Yûsuke Kawazu

19. The Rickshaw Man (1958)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A poor rickshaw driver finds himself taking care of a young woman and her son after the woman's husband dies suddenly.

Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Mansaku Itami, Shunsaku Iwashita | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Chishû Ryû

20. Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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The blind swordsman tries to locate a girl's missing father.

Writers: Shozaburo Asai, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Miwa Takada, Eiko Taki, Kichijirô Ueda

21. Nippon tanjô (1959)

112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's ... See full summary »

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Akihiko Hirata, Kyôko Kagawa

22. Daredevil in the Castle (1961)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Mohei is a wandering swordsman. He arrives in the city of Osaka, where the Toyotomi clan accepts him and comes to depend upon his courage and his battlefield skills. Those skills are sorely... See full summary »

Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Takeshi Kimura, Genzo Murakami | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa, Yuriko Hoshi, Yoshiko Kuga

23. Sengoku burai (1952)

135 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

7.3
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Soldiers Hayatenosuke Sasa and Kagami Yaheiji leave their besieged castle on a secret mission into the enemy camp. Hayatenosuke has left behind his lover, Kano. In the camp, Hayatenosuke is... See full summary »

Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Yasushi Inoue, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Danshirô Ichikawa, Shirley Yamaguchi, Shinobu Asaji

24. Aru kengo no shogai (1959)

111 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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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

25. The Black Test Car (1962)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Two car manufacturers spy on each other to try to find out details and prices of a new sports car each is about to launch.

Writers: Kazuro Funabashi, Yoshihiro Ishimatsu, Sueyuki Kajiyama | Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Jiro Tamiya, Junko Kanô, Eiji Funakoshi, Hideo Takamatsu

26. Abare Goemon (1966)

101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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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

27. Madame White Snake (1956)

103 min | Romance, Fantasy

6.8
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Writer: Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Shirley Yamaguchi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Kichijirô Ueda

28. Tôkyô no hito sayônara (1956)

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Writer: Ishirô Honda | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Chiyoko Shimakura, Shinji Yamada, Kichijirô Ueda, Noriko Honma

29. Ijô seiai kiroku: Harenchi (1969)

89 min

6.9
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A Japanese woman is raped by her boyfriend day in day out.

Writer: Teruo Ishii | Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Eiji Wakasugi, Masumi Tachibana, Teruo Yoshida, Mitsuko Aoi

30. Fencing Master (1962)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Writers: Yukinobu Hasegawa, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Harumi Mizuho | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Ganjirô Nakamura, Kinuyo Tanaka, Miwa Takada

31. Love and Crime (1969)

92 min

6.9
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Sada Abe, Yukie Kagawa, Yoshi Katô, Junko Maki

32. Ai to nikushimi no kanata e (1951)

107 min | Drama

6.8
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A young man, convicted of a crime and imprisoned in the penitentiary, comes to believe that his wife is being unfaithful to him. He contrives his escape from the prison in order to seek her... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Kotaro Samukawa, Senkichi Taniguchi | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mitsuko Mito, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura

33. Shiosai (1954)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Lonely youth Shinji meets Hatsue, a pretty pearl diver, on the beach and the two fall in love. But Shinji has a rival for Hatsue's affections, Yasuo. Yasuo spreads unpleasant gossip about ... See full summary »

Writers: Yukio Mishima, Shin'ichirô Nakamura, Senkichi Taniguchi | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Akira Kubo, Sadako Sawamura, Minoru Takashima, Kyôko Aoyama

34. Invisible Man Appears (1949)

82 min | Sci-Fi

5.5
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Writers: Nobuo Adachi, Akimitsu Takagi | Directors: Nobuo Adachi, Shigehiro Fukushima | Stars: Chizuru Kitagawa, Takiko Mizunoe, Daijirô Natsukawa, Mitsusaburô Ramon

35. Aruhi watashi wa (1959)

105 min

4.6
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Yôjirô Ishizaka | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Misa Uehara, Akira Takarada, Ken Uehara, Sadako Sawamura

36. The Hawk of the North (1942)

83 min

7.3
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Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Yôjirô Ishizaka | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Chiezo Kataoka, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Haruyo Ichikawa, Michitaro Mizushima

37. Car Thieves (1964)

98 min | Drama

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Writer: Yoshinori Wada | Director: Yoshinori Wada | Stars: Rikiya Yasuoka, Anne Mari, Minori Terada, Franz Friedel

38. Kaizoku-sen (1951)

114 min | Adventure

7.1
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Writer: Hideo Oguni | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shinobu Asaji, Tomoemon Otani, Jun Tazaki

39. The Lone Journey (1955)

91 min

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Writers: Shin Hasegawa, Hiroshi Inagaki | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Okada, Akihiko Hirata, Katsuji Ichikawa

40. Meoto zenzai (1955)

121 min | Drama

7.7
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Writers: Sakunosuke Oda, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Chikage Awashima, Yôko Tsukasa, Haruo Tanaka

41. Shujinsen (1956)

109 min | Action, Adventure

6.3
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Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Kazuo Kikuta, Takeo Murata | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kichijirô Ueda, Jun Tazaki, Mariko Okada

42. Chijo (1957)

98 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Seijirô Shimada, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kôzaburô Yoshimura | Stars: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Hitomi Nozoe, Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa

43. Kujira gami (1962)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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A fishing village is terrorized by a giant whale, and the fishermen are determined to kill it. A Japanese variation of the "Moby Dick" story.

Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Kyôko Enami, Shiho Fujimura, Kôji Fujiyama, Kôjirô Hongô

44. Tenka taihei (1955)

93 min | Drama

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Writers: Keita Genji, Noriyuki Yata | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Asami Kuji, Akira Takarada, Yôko Tsukasa

45. The Pacific War and Himeyuri Corps (1962)

93 min | Drama, War

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The last fight put up by remaining Japanese forces and a special volunteer nursing corps on Okinawa at the end of World War II (1944-45).

Writers: Mitsuo Kaneda, Haku Komori | Director: Haku Komori | Stars: Tôru Abe, Kanjûrô Arashi, Shinjirô Asano, Kikuko Hanaoka

46. Uta andon (1960)

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Writer: Kyoka Izumi | Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Mayumi Kurata, Raizô Ichikawa, Natsuko Kahara, Eitarô Ozawa

47. Kigeki: Nippon no oba-chan (1962)

95 min | Comedy

8.0
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Writer: Yôko Mizuki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Chôchô Miyako, Tanie Kitabayashi, Chôko Iida, Kumeko Urabe

48. Daibosatsu tôge - Dai ni bu (1958)

105 min

6.6
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Writers: Katsuhito Inomata, Kaizan Nakazato, Eizaburo Shiba | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kusuo Abe, Harue Akagi, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Kin'nosuke Fujiki

49. The Spell of the Hidden Gold (1958)

91 min | Action, Drama

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Writers: Masazumi Kawanishi, Takeshi Kimura, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Masazumi Kawanishi | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Yasuko Nakada, Kumi Mizuno, Haruko Sugimura