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

Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War

8.8
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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

Votes: 2,537

2. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | 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: 206,090

3. Kaze to onna to tabigarasu (1958)

90 min

8.4
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Writer: Masashige Narusawa | Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Rentarô Mikuni, Satomi Oka, Yumiko Hasegawa

Votes: 5

4. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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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

Votes: 90,375

5. 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: 25,977

6. Ugetsu (1953)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.2
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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

Votes: 12,899

7. 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: 21,814

8. Floating Weeds (1959)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

8.0
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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: Yasujirô Ozu, Kôgo Noda | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ganjirô Nakamura, Machiko Kyô, Haruko Sugimura, Ayako Wakao

Votes: 4,471

9. Flowing (1956)

117 min | Drama

7.9
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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

Votes: 545

10. 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: 3,961

11. 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

Votes: 1,588

12. 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

Votes: 42

13. Zoku Sasaki Kojiro (1951)

116 min

7.7
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Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Kenrô Matsuura, Genzo Murakami | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Tomoemon Otani, Hideko Takamine, Yuriko Hamada, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata

Votes: 7

14. 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

Votes: 471

15. Donzoko (1957)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

7.5
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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

Votes: 3,121

16. Onna wa nido umareru (1961)

99 min | Drama

7.5
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Yûzô Kawashima, Tsuneo Tomita | Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Sô Yamamura, Jun Fujimaki, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 21

17. Shûbun (1950)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A celebrity photograph 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

Votes: 2,062

18. 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

Votes: 2,478

19. 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: Shôzaburô Asai, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Miwa Takada, Eiko Taki, Kichijirô Ueda

Votes: 649

20. Tôkyô no hito sayônara (1956)

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

Votes: 7

21. 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

Votes: 18

22. The Black Test Car (1962)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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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: Jirô Tamiya, Junko Kanô, Eiji Funakoshi, Hideo Takamatsu

Votes: 187

23. Aru kengo no shogai (1959)

111 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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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: 231

24. Sengoku burai (1952)

135 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

7.1
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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

Votes: 74

25. 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

Votes: 154

26. Meiji · Taishô · Shôwa: Ryôki onna hanzai-shi (1969)

92 min

7.0
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Sada Abe, Yukie Kagawa, Yoshi Katô, Junko Maki

Votes: 42

27. Ijô seiai kiroku: Harenchi (1969)

89 min

7.0
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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

Votes: 27

28. Uta andon (1960)

7.0
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Writer: Kyoka Izumi | Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Mayumi Kurata, Raizô Ichikawa, Natsuko Kahara, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 9

29. Mito Kômon man'yûki (1969)

Action, Comedy

7.0
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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Akira Takarada, Tadao Takashima, Junko Ikeuchi

Votes: 5

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

95 min | Comedy

7.0
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Writer: Yôko Mizuki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Chôchô Miyako, Tanie Kitabayashi, Chôko Iida, Kumeko Urabe

Votes: 7

31. Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

99 min | Horror

6.9
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After escaping from an insane asylum, a young medical student takes on the identity 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

Votes: 722

32. Fencing Master (1962)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Writers: Yukinobu Hasegawa, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Harumi Mizuho | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Ganjirô Nakamura, Kinuyo Tanaka, Miwa Takada

Votes: 54

33. Chijo (1957)

98 min | Drama

6.9
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Writers: Seijirô Shimada, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kôzaburô Yoshimura | Stars: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Hitomi Nozoe, Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 9

34. 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

35. 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

Votes: 24

36. Shiosai (1954)

96 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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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

Votes: 20

37. Daibosatsu tôge - Dai ni bu (1958)

105 min

6.8
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Writers: Katsuhito Inomata, Kaizan Nakazato, Eizaburo Shiba | Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kusuo Abe, Harue Akagi, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Kin'nosuke Fujiki

Votes: 24

38. Zoku akumyo (1961)

93 min

6.8
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Writers: Tôkô Kon, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Jirô Tamiya, Tamao Nakamura, Yaeko Mizutani

Votes: 13

39. 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

Votes: 70

40. Jirochô sangokushi: kaitô-ichi no abarenbô (1954)

103 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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Writers: Genzo Murakami, Nobuaki Okawa | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Akio Kobori, Hisaya Morishige, Kyôko Aoyama, Michitaro Mizushima

Votes: 15

41. 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

42. Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)

85 min | Horror

6.5
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The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head and... See full summary »

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

Votes: 199

43. Yagyû bugeichô (1957)

106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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In the Tokugawa Era, the clan of Lord Yagyu has hidden away three scrolls containing clan secrets which, if revealed, would cause revolution and disaster for the clan. The information is ... See full summary »

Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Takeshi Kimura, Kôsuke Gomi | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Kuga, Kyôko Kagawa, Mariko Okada

Votes: 75

44. Madame White Snake (1956)

103 min | Romance, Fantasy

6.5
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Writer: Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Shirley Yamaguchi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Kichijirô Ueda

Votes: 40

45. 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

46. The Scarlet Camellia (1965)

117 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Writers: Masato Ide, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Yoshi Katô, Sachiko Hidari, Takahiro Tamura

Votes: 8

47. Kujira gami (1962)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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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: Kyoko Enami, Shiho Fujimura, Kôji Fujiyama, Kôjirô Hongô

Votes: 17

48. Marai no tora (1943)

War

6.4
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A band of guerrillas fight against occupying British forces in Malaya.

Writer: Keizo Kimura | Director: Koga Masato | Stars: Ryo Akaboshi, Kotaro Horie, Masatoshi Inoue, Ko Kaibara

Votes: 8

50. Crazy Operation (1963)

96 min | Comedy

6.3
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Writer: Ichirô Ikeda | Director: Seiji Hisamatsu | Stars: Hitoshi Ueki, Kei Tani, Hajime Hana, Junko Ikeuchi

Votes: 6