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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. 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 Shogun's Samurai (1978)

130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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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

5. Gion no shimai (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

6. 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

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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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

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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

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. Hiroshima (1953)

85 min | Drama

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

15. 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

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. Tetsuko's Room (1976– )

35 min | Talk-Show

6.7
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Stars: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Fuyumi Sakamoto, Yûko Hama, Tetsuya Takeda

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. Fireworks Over the Sea (1951)

122 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Writer: Keisuke Kinoshita | Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Yôko Katsuragi, Teruko Kishi, Chishû Ryû

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. A Billionaire (1954)

83 min | Comedy

6.3
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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

29. 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

30. Shibaidô (1944)

82 min | Drama

6.7
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Writers: Koen Hasegawa, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Roppa Furukawa, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isuzu Yamada, Tomosaburô Ii

31. 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

32. Pineapple butai (1960)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, War

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The story of the role played by Japanese-American soldiers from Hawaii in the Korean War of the 1950s.

Stars: Naoki Sugiura, Mike Sano, Hiroshi Aoyama, Junzaburô Ban

33. Hissatsu shigotonin (1979–1981)

46 min | Action

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

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

Action, Drama

6.4
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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

36. 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

37. 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

38. 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

39. Dare yori-mo kane o aisu (1961)

85 min

6.1
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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Torajirô Saitô | Stars: Norihei Miki, Tony Tani, Hiroshi Ayukawa, Nobuo Chiba

40. 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

41. Mittsu no ai (1954)

Drama

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

42. 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

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

44. Mozu (1961)

95 min

7.3
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Writer: Yôko Mizuki | Director: Minoru Shibuya | Stars: Ineko Arima, Chikage Awashima, Isuzu Yamada, Nobuko Otowa

45. 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

46. Ojô Okichi (1935)

Drama

5.8
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Writer: Matsutarô Kawaguchi | Directors: Tatsunosuke Takashima, Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Komako Hara, Yôko Umemura, Toshio Hayashi

47. 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

48. 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

49. Suspicion (1982)

127 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.8
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Writers: Motomu Furuta, Seichô Matsumoto, Yoshitarô Nomura | Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Shima Iwashita, Akira Emoto, Akihiko Hanyû

50. Hissatsu shigotonin V (1985– )

54 min | Action

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