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1. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Adventure, 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. 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

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 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. Gion no shimai (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

6. 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

7. 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: Isuzu Yamada, Komako Hara, Daijirô Natsukawa, Eiji Nakano

8. The Downfall (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

9. The Shogun's Samurai (1978)

130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. The Sword (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

15. 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

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

132 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Takako Irie, Daisuke Itô, Kyôko Kagawa, Matsutarô Kawaguchi

17. Tetsuko's Room (1976– )

35 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Yûko Hama, Rumi Sakakibara, Yûzô Kayama

18. The Littlest Warrior (1961)

83 min | Animation

6.2
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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

20. 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

21. 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

22. Hiroshima (1953)

104 min | Drama

8.0
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Writer: Yasutarô Yagi | Director: Hideo Sekigawa | Stars: Eiji Okada, Yumeji Tsukioka, Yoshi Katô, Takashi Kanda

23. 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

24. Shukuzu (1953)

131 min

7.4
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Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Shusei Tokuda | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Sumiko Hidaka, Isuzu Yamada, Sô Yamamura

25. 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

26. Tsuruhachi Tsurujirô (1938)

88 min

6.9
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Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Mikio Naruse | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Isuzu Yamada, Kamatari Fujiwara, Heihachirô Ôkawa

27. Mittsu no ai (1954)

Drama

7.6
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Writer: Masaki Kobayashi | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Kô Mishima, Yûnosuke Itô

28. Shin shikôtei (1962)

104 min | Adventure

7.1
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Writer: Fuji Yahiro | Director: Shigeo Tanaka | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ken Utsui, Hiroshi Kawaguchi

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

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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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

30. The Body (1964)

85 min

6.8
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Writers: Kafu Nagai, Masashige Narusawa | Director: Masashige Narusawa | Stars: Michiko Saga, Ichirô Sugai, Kumeko Urabe, Kazuko Matsuo

31. 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

32. 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

33. Dai Chûshingura (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

34. 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

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

36. 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

37. Fireworks Over the Sea (1951)

122 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Writer: Keisuke Kinoshita | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Toshio Hosokawa, Akira Ishihama, Yôko Katsuragi, Teruko Kishi

38. Hissatsu shigotonin V (1985– )

54 min | Action

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

39. 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

40. Hissatsu shigotonin (1979–1981)

46 min | Action

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

41. Joyu (1947)

115 min | Drama

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

42. 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

43. Gendai-jin (1952)

Drama

6.8
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Writers: Katsuhito Inomata, Ryôsuke Saitô | Director: Minoru Shibuya | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Isuzu Yamada, Sô Yamamura, Toshiko Kobayashi

44. 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

45. Kinô kieta otoko (1941)

89 min

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Writer: Hideo Oguni | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Kitsunosuke Bando, Ureo Egawa, Fusako Fujima, Kazuo Hasegawa

46. 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

47. Furyû katsujinken (1934)

75 min

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Writers: Kodo Nomura, Sadao Yamanaka | Director: Sadao Yamanaka | Stars: Chiezo Kataoka, Isuzu Yamada, Kunio Tamura, Tomoemon Bando

48. Kokushi muso (1932)

6.5
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Writer: Shigenobu Iseno | Director: Mansaku Itami | Stars: Shuichiro Atsumi, Junzaburô Ban, Chiezo Kataoka, Michisaburo Segawa

50. Ô-oku maruhi monogatari (1967)

96 min | Drama

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Writer: Takeo Kaneko | Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Yoshiko Sakuma, Isuzu Yamada, Sumiko Fuji, Kyôko Kishida