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1. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama

8.4
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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

8.1
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

4. 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

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. Tokyo Twilight (1957)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

8.3
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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

7. Sisters of the Gion (1936)

95 min | Drama

7.7
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Two geisha sisters lead a hard life in the Gion district of Kyoto. After one of them feels obliged to support a bankrupt businessman, the other sister sets up various schemes to get rid of him.

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

8. 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: Ineko Arima, Fumio Watanabe, Tatsuya Nakadai, Isuzu Yamada

9. Osaka Elegy (1936)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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A young woman becomes a mistress of her boss in order to support her family.

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

10. 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

11. Shaka (1961)

139 min | Drama

6.9
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Writer: Fuji Yahiro | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Kôjirô Hongô, Charito Solis, Shintarô Katsu, Machiko Kyô

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

132 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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A documentary film on the life and works of director Kenji Mizoguchi.

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

13. 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

14. Evening Stream (1960)

111 min | Drama

7.2
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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. Meitô bijomaru (1945)

65 min | Drama

7.0
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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

16. The Downfall (1935)

87 min | Drama

7.3
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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

17. Maria no Oyuki (1935)

78 min | Drama

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

18. Tateshi Danpei (1950)

103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Writers: Yukinobu Hasegawa, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Utaemon Ichikawa, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Isuzu Yamada, Chiaki Tsukioka

19. Hissatsu!: Sure Death! (1984)

123 min | Drama

5.4
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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

20. Tetsuko's Room (1976– )

35 min | Talk-Show

6.7
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Stars: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Makoto Ôtake, Ken Takakura, Fuyumi Sakamoto

21. Hiroshima (1953)

85 min | Drama

8.3
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Writer: Yasutarô Yagi | Director: Hideo Sekigawa | Stars: Eiji Okada, Yumeji Tsukioka, Yoshi Katô, Takashi Kanda

22. The Littlest Warrior (1961)

83 min | Animation

6.1
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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: Yûgo Serikawa, Taiji Yabushita | Stars: Yoshiko Sakuma, Jo Mizuki, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Isuzu Yamada

23. Neko to Shôzô to futari no onna (1956)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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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

24. 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

25. Mittsu no ai (1954)

Drama

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

26. Shitamachi (1957)

57 min | Drama

7.5
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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

27. 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

28. Bonchi (1960)

105 min

7.3
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Kikuji is the scion of an Osaka merchant family whose traditional power is matrilineal. Instructed by his overbearing mother and grandmother to give them an heiress for the family business,... See full summary »

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

29. Christ in Bronze (1956)

78 min | Drama

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

30. Fireworks Over the Sea (1951)

122 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.1
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Writer: Keisuke Kinoshita | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Yôko Katsuragi, Teruko Kishi, Chishû Ryû

31. Waga ya wa tanoshi (1951)

Drama

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

32. Hissatsu shigotonin (1979–1981)

46 min | Action

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

33. Five Men of Edo (1951)

132 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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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, Shin'ichi Yanagawa, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Tsumasaburô Bandô, Utaemon Ichikawa, Isuzu Yamada, Kôkichi Takada

34. Farewell to Dream (1956)

78 min | Drama

7.0
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Writer: Yoshiko Kusuda | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Shinji Tanaka, Yûko Mochizuki, Takahiro Tamura, Yoshiko Kuga

35. Shukuzu (1953)

131 min

7.5
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Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Shusei Tokuda | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Sumiko Hidaka, Isuzu Yamada, Sô Yamamura

36. Hissatsu shigotonin V (1985– )

54 min | Action

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

37. Gendai-jin (1952)

Drama

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Writers: Katsuhito Inomata, Ryôsuke Saitô | Director: Minoru Shibuya | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Isuzu Yamada, Sô Yamamura, Toshiko Kobayashi

38. Suspicion (1982)

127 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Writers: Motomu Furuta, Seichô Matsumoto, Yoshitarô Nomura | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Shima Iwashita, Akira Emoto, Akihiko Hanyû

39. Shôri no hi made (1945)

59 min | Short

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Writer: Hachirô Satô | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Musei Tokugawa, Roppa Furukawa, Hideko Takamine, Ken'ichi Enomoto

40. Chûshingura: Kôhen (1939)

89 min | Drama

6.8
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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

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

Action, Drama

6.2
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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

42. Mozu (1961)

95 min

7.0
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Writer: Yôko Mizuki | Director: Minoru Shibuya | Stars: Ineko Arima, Chikage Awashima, Isuzu Yamada, Nobuko Otowa

43. Joyu (1947)

115 min | Drama

8.4
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Writers: Eijirô Hisaita, Teinosuke Kinugasa | Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Michiko Araki, Eitarô Shindô, Hisaya Morishige

44. Burden of Love (1955)

111 min | Comedy

6.5
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Jozaburo Araki is the head of a famous family-owned wholesale pharmaceutical store with a well-established history. At present he is the Minister of Health and Welfare, and is considering ... See full summary »

Writer: Yûzô Kawashima | Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Tatsuya Mihashi, Isuzu Yamada, Mie Kitahara

45. A Mother's Love (1950)

86 min | Drama

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Writers: Matsuo Kishi, Hiroshi Shimizu | Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Nijiko Kiyokawa, Musei Tokugawa, Yataro Kurokawa, Yoshiko Tsubouchi

46. Aizo toge (1934)

102 min

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Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Tatsunosuke Takashima | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Daijirô Natsukawa, Denmei Suzuki, Komako Hara

47. Dai Chûshingura (1957)

157 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

6.2
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Writer: Masato Ide | Director: Tatsuyasu Osone | Stars: Ineko Arima, Junzaburô Ban, Minosuke Bandô, Danko Ichikawa

48. Adauchi senshu (1931)

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Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Yutaka Mimasu, Isuzu Yamada, Midori Komatsu

49. Tsuruhachi Tsurujirô (1938)

88 min

6.8
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Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Mikio Naruse | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Isuzu Yamada, Kamatari Fujiwara, Heihachirô Ôkawa

50. Hebihimesama (1940)

112 min

4.8
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Writer: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Seishirô Hara, Setsuko Hara, Kazuo Hasegawa, Sadao Maruyama