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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.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 2,832

2. Mito Kômon man'yûki (1969)

Action, Comedy

8.8
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Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Akira Takarada, Tadao Takashima, Junko Ikeuchi

Votes: 5

3. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Action, Adventure, 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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 228,338 | Gross: $0.27M

4. Kaze to onna to tabigarasu (1958)

90 min | Action

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

Votes: 5

5. 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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 102,215

6. Ugetsu (1953)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

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.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito

Votes: 14,225

7. Tôkyô no hito sayônara (1956)

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

Votes: 5

8. Marai no tora (1943)

Drama, War

8.2
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A band of guerrillas fight against occupying British forces in Malaya.

Director: Koga Masato | Stars: Ryô Akaboshi, Kotaro Horie, Masatoshi Inoue, Ko Kaibara

Votes: 6

9. 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

10. 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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara

Votes: 23,960

11. Akai daiya (1964)

94 min | Action

8.0
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Director: Michio Konishi | Stars: Makoto Fujita, Yoshiko Mita, Keiko Fujita, Kunie Tanaka

Votes: 5

12. Floating Weeds (1959)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

7.9
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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.

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

Votes: 4,897

13. Uta andon (1960)

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

Votes: 7

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

103 min | Action, Drama

7.9
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Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Akio Kobori, Hisaya Morishige, Kyôko Aoyama, Michitarô Mizushima

Votes: 12

15. 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

16. Flowing (1956)

117 min | Drama

7.8
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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 »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, Hideko Takamine, Mariko Okada

Votes: 583

17. 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 »

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Isamu Nagato, Mikijirô Hira, Miyuki Kuwano

Votes: 1,803

18. 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.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 489

19. On This Earth (1957)

98 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Kôzaburô Yoshimura | Stars: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Hitomi Nozoe, Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 7

20. The Lower Depths (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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyôko Kagawa, Ganjirô Nakamura

Votes: 3,436

21. Meoto zenzai (1955)

121 min | Drama

7.5
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Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Chikage Awashima, Yôko Tsukasa, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 40

22. I Live in Fear (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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 2,772

23. Scandal (1950)

Approved | 105 min | 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.

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

Votes: 2,327

24. 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.

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Miwa Takada, Eiko Taki, Kichijirô Ueda

Votes: 727

25. Sword for Hire (1952)

135 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

7.4
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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 »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Rentarô Mikuni, Danshirô Ichikawa, Shirley Yamaguchi

Votes: 67

26. Onna wa nido umareru (1961)

99 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Sô Yamamura, Jun Fujimaki, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 18

27. Crazy Operation (1963)

96 min | Comedy

7.4
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Director: Seiji Hisamatsu | Stars: Hitoshi Ueki, Kei Tani, Hajime Hana, Junko Ikeuchi

Votes: 5

28. 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.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Jirô Tamiya, Junko Kanô, Eiji Funakoshi, Hideo Takamatsu

Votes: 187

29. Zoku Sasaki Kojiro (1951)

116 min

7.3
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Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Tomoemon Otani, Hideko Takamine, Yuriko Hamada, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata

Votes: 6

30. Nippon no obaachan (1962)

95 min | Comedy

7.3
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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Tanie Kitabayashi, Chôchô Miyako, Chôko Iida, Kumeko Urabe

Votes: 6

31. Fencing Master (1962)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Director: Shunkai Mizuho | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Ganjirô Nakamura, Kinuyo Tanaka, Miwa Takada

Votes: 55

32. Samurai Saga (1959)

111 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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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 »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Akira Takarada, Keiko Awaji

Votes: 226

33. Beyond Love and Hate (1951)

107 min | Drama

7.0
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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 »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mitsuko Mito, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 21

34. The Scarlet Camellia (1965)

117 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Yoshi Katô, Sachiko Hidari, Takahiro Tamura

Votes: 10

35. Daredevil in the Castle (1961)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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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 »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa, Yuriko Hoshi, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 71

36. Ijô seiai kiroku: Harenchi (1969)

89 min | Drama, Thriller

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

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

Votes: 29

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

92 min

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

Votes: 44

38. The Hawk of the North (1942)

83 min

6.9
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Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Haruyo Ichikawa, Michitarô Mizushima

Votes: 18

39. Pirates (1951)

114 min | Adventure

6.9
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Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shinobu Asaji, Tomoemon Otani, Jun Tazaki

Votes: 10

40. The Sound of Waves (1954)

96 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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 »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Akira Kubo, Sadako Sawamura, Minoru Takashima, Kyôko Aoyama

Votes: 16

41. Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

99 min | Horror

6.8
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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 »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yukie Kagawa, Teruko Yumi, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 763

42. Nippon tanjô (1959)

112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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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 »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Akihiko Hirata, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 154

43. 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

44. Daibosatsu tôge - Dai ni bu (1958)

105 min

6.8
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Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kusuo Abe, Harue Akagi, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Kin'nosuke Fujiki

Votes: 25

45. Yagyû bugeichô (1957)

106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Kuga, Kyôko Kagawa, Mariko Okada

Votes: 75

46. Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)

85 min | Horror

6.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 195

47. Kujira gami (1962)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 26

48. 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

49. Madame White Snake (1956)

103 min | Romance, Fantasy

6.4
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Lavish Japanese-Chinese coproduction based on an ancient Chinese legend about a man who falls in love with a snake goddess in human form.

Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Shirley Yamaguchi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Kichijirô Ueda

Votes: 34

50. Zoku akumyo (1961)

93 min

6.4
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Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Jirô Tamiya, Tamao Nakamura, Yaeko Mizutani

Votes: 10