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1. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Adventure

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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

2. Throne of Blood (1957)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama

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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

3. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

4. 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

5. The Shogun's Samurai (1978)

130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »

Writers: Kinji Fukasaku, Hirô Matsuda, Tatsuo Nogami | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata, Teruhiko Saigô

6. Sisters of the Gion (1936)

95 min | Drama

7.7
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Umekichi, a geisha in the Gion district of Kyoto, feels obliged to help her lover Furusawa when he asks to stay with her after becoming bankrupt and leaving his wife. However her younger ... See full summary »

Writers: Aleksandr Kuprin, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Yôko Umemura, Benkei Shiganoya, Eitarô Shindô

7. Tokyo Twilight (1957)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

8.2
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Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child.

Writers: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Ineko Arima, Chishû Ryû, Isuzu Yamada

8. Osaka Elegy (1936)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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Ayako becomes the mistress of her boss, Mr. Asai, so she can pay her father's debt, and prevent him from going to prison for embezzlement. She also sends money to her brother Hiroshi to pay... See full summary »

Writers: Tadashi Fujiwara, Kenji Mizoguchi, Saburo Okada, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Seiichi Takegawa, Chiyoko Ôkura, Shinpachirô Asaka

9. Black River (1957)

114 min | Drama

7.4
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Perhaps Kobayashi's most sordid film, Black River is an exposé of the rampant corruption on and around U.S. military bases following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a ... See full summary »

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Takeo Tomishima | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Fumio Watanabe, Ineko Arima, Tatsuya Nakadai, Asao Sano

10. A Matter of Valor (1957)

157 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

6.3
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Writer: Masato Ide | Director: Tatsuyasu Osone | Stars: Ineko Arima, Junzaburô Ban, Minosuke Bandô, Danko Ichikawa

11. 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

12. Flowing (1956)

117 min | Drama

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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

13. Buddha (1961)

139 min | Drama

6.8
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Writer: Fuji Yahiro | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Kôjirô Hongô, Charito Solis, Shintarô Katsu, Machiko Kyô

14. Evening Stream (1960)

111 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Yûzô Kawashima, Zenzô Matsuyama, Mikio Naruse | Directors: Yûzô Kawashima, Mikio Naruse | Stars: Yôko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada, Akira Takarada, Tatsuya Mihashi

15. A Cat, Two Women, and One Man (1956)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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A timid man who has spent much of his life attempting without success to get out from under the domination of his mother, finds that marriage is no answer. His first wife is boring and ... See full summary »

Writers: Jun'ichirô Tanizaki, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Isuzu Yamada, Kyôko Kagawa, Yuko Minami

16. Hissatsu!: Sure Death! (1984)

123 min | Drama

5.5
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A group of seemingly ordinary merchants is really a band of assassins for hire. When they discover that all the assassins in Edo are being killed they must act quickly to find the culprit.

Writers: Tatsuo Nogami, Tsuyoshi Yoshida | Director: Masahisa Sadanaga | Stars: Makoto Fujita, Kunihiko Mitamura, Izumi Ayukawa, Kiyoshi Nakajyoo

17. The Downfall of Osen (1935)

87 min | Drama

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In Tokyo, Osen is the servant girl of an unscrupulous antiques dealer, Kumazawa, who takes in the penniless Sokichi Hata. Kumazawa mistreats Sokichi and Osen, while swindling some Buddhist ... See full summary »

Writers: Kyoka Izumi, Tatsunosuke Takashima | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Daijirô Natsukawa, Mitsusaburô Ramon, Genichi Fuji

18. Mittsu no ai (1954)

Drama

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Writer: Masaki Kobayashi | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Kô Mishima, Yûnosuke Itô

19. Hiroshima (1953)

104 min | Drama

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Writer: Yasutarô Yagi | Director: Hideo Sekigawa | Stars: Eiji Okada, Yumeji Tsukioka, Yoshi Katô, Takashi Kanda

20. The Sword (1945)

65 min | Drama

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Kiyone Sakurai, an apprentice swordmaker makes a sword for his guardian, Kozaemon Onoda. Onoda breaks the sword while defending his lord which eventually leads to his death at the hands of ... See full summary »

Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Masamune Yotsura | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Shôtarô Hanayagi, Kan Ishii, Eijirô Yanagi, Ichijirô Oya

21. Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975)

132 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Takako Irie, Daisuke Itô, Kyôko Kagawa, Matsutarô Kawaguchi

22. The Song Lantern (1943)

93 min

7.2
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The head of an acclaimed Noh (traditional, stylised Japanese drama form) troupe has a son whom he wants to inherit the troupe/ school... See full synopsis »

Writers: Kyoka Izumi, Mantaro Kubota | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Shôtarô Hanayagi, Eijirô Yanagi, Ichijirô Oya, Kan Ishii

23. Tateshi Danpei (1950)

103 min

7.3
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Writers: Yukinobu Hasegawa, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Utaemon Ichikawa, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Isuzu Yamada, Chiaki Tsukioka

24. Tetsuko's Room (1976– )

35 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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Stars: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Yûko Hama, Rumi Sakakibara, Ruriko Asaoka

25. Shukuzu (1953)

131 min

7.6
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Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Shusei Tokuda | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Isuzu Yamada, Sumiko Hidaka, Sô Yamamura

26. The Littlest Warrior (1961)

83 min | Animation

6.4
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Zushio and his sister Anju are kidnapped and sold to a cruel slave-master. Will they ever be reunited with their mother again?

Writer: Sumie Tanaka | Directors: Yugo Serikawa, Taiji Yabushita | Stars: Yoshiko Sakuma, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Tokue Hanazawa, Mikijirô Hira

27. Bonchi (1960)

105 min

7.3
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Writers: Kon Ichikawa, Natto Wada, Toyoko Yamasaki | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Tamao Nakamura, Mitsuko Kusabue, Machiko Kyô

28. Shin shikôtei (1962)

104 min | Adventure

7.0
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Writer: Fuji Yahiro | Director: Shigeo Tanaka | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ken Utsui, Hiroshi Kawaguchi

29. Suspicion (1982)

127 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.9
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Writers: Motomu Furuta, Seichô Matsumoto, Yoshitarô Nomura | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Shima Iwashita, Akira Emoto, Akihiko Hanyû

30. Shibaidô (1944)

82 min

6.6
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Writers: Koen Hasegawa, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Roppa Furukawa, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isuzu Yamada, Tomosaburô Ii

31. Chûshingura: Kôhen (1939)

89 min | Drama

6.7
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Lord Asano has rejected a bribery solicitation by Lord Kira and in so doing, has struck Kira, a serious breach of feudal law. Asano, though in the right, was forced to commit seppuku, ... See full summary »

Writer: Shintarô Mimura | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Kazuo Hasegawa, Yataro Kurokawa, Ichirô Tsukida

32. Takekurabe (1955)

95 min

8.2
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Writer: Toshio Yasumi | Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Keiko Kishi, Hibari Misora, Atsuko Ichinomiya, Chôko Iida

33. Maria no Oyuki (1935)

78 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Tatsunosuke Takashima, Guy de Maupassant | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Komako Hara, Yoshisuke Koizumi, Eiji Nakano, Daijirô Natsukawa

34. Yamiuchi tosei (1932)

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Director: Mansaku Itami | Stars: Chiezo Kataoka, Shinpachirô Asaka, Kobunji Ichikawa, Isuzu Yamada

35. Waga ya wa tanoshi (1951)

Drama

6.4
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Writer: Sumie Tanaka | Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Isuzu Yamada, Hideko Takamine, Keiji Sada

36. A Billionaire (1954)

83 min | Comedy

6.5
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Writers: Kôbô Abe, Keiji Hasebe, Kon Ichikawa, Natto Wada, Taizo Yokoyama | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Isao Kimura, Yoshiko Kuga, Isuzu Yamada, Yûnosuke Itô

37. Hissatsu shigotonin (1979–1981)

46 min | Action

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Stars: Makoto Fujita, Gorô Ibuki, Kunihiko Mitamura, Kaori Kobayashi

38. Tsuruhachi Tsurujirô (1938)

88 min

7.0
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Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Mikio Naruse | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Isuzu Yamada, Kamatari Fujiwara, Heihachirô Ôkawa

39. Chutaro of Banba (1955)

86 min | Drama

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Writer: Shintarô Mimura | Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Isuzu Yamada, Sanae Mitsuoka, Hisaya Morishige

40. Shitamachi (1957)

57 min | Drama

7.6
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A young woman whose husband has died in the war loses her will to live, sinking deeper and deeper into depression and isolation. A gentle workman falls in love with her and helps her to find new life.

Writers: Fumiko Hayashi, Ryôzô Kasahara, Seiya Yoshida | Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Toshirô Mifune, Haruo Tanaka, Jun Tatara

42. Christ in Bronze (1956)

100 min

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Writers: Yoshiro Nagayo, Ryôsuke Saitô | Director: Minoru Shibuya | Stars: Eiji Okada, Kazuko Okada, Osamu Takizawa, Shinobu Araki

43. Five Men of Edo (1951)

132 min | Action, Drama

6.6
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During the 17th Century bands of hatamoto, samurai vassals of the Tokugawa shogunate, were causing havoc in the new capital city of Edo. Opposing them was Banzui-in Chobei,whose sole aim ... See full summary »

Writers: Fuji Yahiro, Shinichi Yanagawa, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Tsumasaburô Bandô, Utaemon Ichikawa, Isuzu Yamada, Kôkichi Takada

44. Sure Death! Brown, You Bounder! (1987)

Action, Drama

6.9
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The "Hissatsu!" band of assassins gets involved in an old mansion with a secret weapon.

Writer: Takeshi Yoshida | Director: Joe Hirose | Stars: Makoto Fujita, Izumi Ayukawa, Masaki Kyômoto, Hiroaki Murakami

45. Akujo no kisetsu (1958)

110 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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A rich skinflint, hated by his common wife (a previous Geisha) and his nephew, tries to follow his selfish desires and keep his wealth of diamonds safe; while there are separate plots being... See full summary »

Writer: Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Minoru Shibuya | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Mariko Okada, Eijirô Tôno, Yûnosuke Itô

46. Hissatsu shigotonin V (1985– )

54 min | Action

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Stars: Makoto Fujita, Ichirô Arishima, Izumi Ayukawa, Yû Fujiki

47. Kokushi muso (1932)

6.1
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Writer: Shigenobu Iseno | Director: Mansaku Itami | Stars: Shuichiro Atsumi, Junzaburô Ban, Chiezo Kataoka, Michisaburo Segawa

48. Ojô Okichi (1935)

Drama

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Writer: Matsutarô Kawaguchi | Directors: Tatsunosuke Takashima, Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Komako Hara, Yôko Umemura, Toshio Hayashi

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 Nakata, Kumi Mizuno, Haruko Sugimura

50. Fireworks Over the Sea (1951)

122 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.6
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Writer: Keisuke Kinoshita | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Toshio Hosokawa, Akira Ishihama, Yôko Katsuragi, Teruko Kishi