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1. My Way (2011)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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30 Metascore

In World War II-era Korea, rival runners, one Korean (Jang Dong-gun) and one Japanese (Joe Odagiri), go to war together against the Soviets.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Joe Odagiri, Bingbing Fan, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 6,994 | Gross: $0.07M

2. Emperor (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History

6.5
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48 Metascore

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Matthew Fox, Colin Moy, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune

Votes: 10,469 | Gross: $3.35M

3. Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Lily Frankie

Votes: 12,238 | Gross: $0.28M

4. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 1,981

5. Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)

119 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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69 Metascore

A down-and-out businessman travels to a seaside town, where he meets a woman with unusual sexual powers.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baishô, Mansaku Fuwa

Votes: 2,142 | Gross: $0.06M

6. Day of Resurrection (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.4
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A military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Masao Kusakari, Tsunehiko Watase, Isao Natsuyagi, Shin'ichi Chiba

Votes: 1,547

7. The Eternal Zero (2013)

144 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A young woman and her brother explore the history of their grandfather, who died in the WW2. They start contacting the m'en who flew with him, asking them about who he was.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Haruma Miura, Mao Inoue, Gaku Hamada

Votes: 1,225

8. Lone Wolf and Cub (2002– )

8.3
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Stars: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Tsubasa Kobayashi, Keiko Tokoshima, Kyôko Kishida

Votes: 70

9. Goyokin (1969)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurô Tanba, Yôko Tsukasa, Ruriko Asaoka

Votes: 1,408

10. Jûsan-nin no shikaku (1963)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Action

7.6
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A group of samurai plan to assassinate a sadistic feudal lord.

Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Takayuki Akutagawa, Chiezô Kataoka, Kôtarô Satomi, Ryôhei Uchida

Votes: 523

11. The Land of Hope (2012)

133 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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An earth-quake causes a nuclear crisis in a fictive Japanese prefecture. In wake of the disaster, the members of the Ono family who reside just outside the border of the mandatory ... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Isao Natsuyagi, Naoko Ohtani, Jun Murakami, Megumi Kagurazaka

Votes: 751

12. Sengoku jieitai (1979)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to become the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôsei Saitô | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Jun Etô, Moeko Ezawa, Ryô Hayami

Votes: 690

13. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)

45 min | Action, Drama

8.3
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Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs.

Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shintarô Akatsuki, Renji Ishibashi, Keizô Kanie

Votes: 115

14. 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 »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata, Teruhiko Saigô

Votes: 1,221

15. The Brain Man (2013)

123 min | Mystery

6.6
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A not-too-bright cop searches for a serial bomber.

Director: Tomoyuki Takimoto | Stars: Shôta Sometani, Fumi Nikaidou, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 611

16. Heaven and Earth (1990)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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In 16th century Japan, two samurai engage in massive battles across the countryside; one attempting to conquer and the other attempting to defend his land while repressing his love for a woman after taking a vow of celibacy.

Director: Haruki Kadokawa | Stars: Takaaki Enoki, Masahiko Tsugawa, Atsuko Asano, Naomi Zaizen

Votes: 747 | Gross: $0.31M

17. Kozure ôkami (1973– )

8.6
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This is the television series that was launched due to the immense popularity of the Lone Wolf and Cub (Kozure ôkami) series of 6 motion pictures in Japan... See full synopsis »

Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Takumi Satô, Taketoshi Naitô, Kazutaka Nishikawa

Votes: 178

18. The Floating Castle (2012)

144 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.3
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In the year 1590, powerful daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi nears his plan to unify all of Japan, but he comes across a floating fortress known as Oshi Castle. Narita Nagachika must use his army to defend the castle.

Directors: Shinji Higuchi, Isshin Inudô | Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Mana Ashida, Mansai Nomura, Machiko Ono

Votes: 273

19. Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that ... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Shin'ichi Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi, Yuki Ninagawa

Votes: 497

20. Operation Proposal (2007– )

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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Ken and Rei have been friends since childhood. Though he has been in love with her for years he was never able to tell her. On the day of her wedding to another man Ken sees a picture of ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomohisa Yamashita, Masami Nagasawa, Nana Eikura, Yûta Hiraoka

Votes: 386

21. Tidal Wave (1973)

PG | 82 min | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama

5.5
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Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Shirô Moritani, Andrew Mayer | Stars: Lorne Greene, Keiju Kobayashi, Rhonda Leigh Hopkins, Hiroshi Fujioka

Votes: 235

22. Samurai Wolf (1966)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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A charismatic ronin get snared into a conflict between officials at a waystation, and gains the enmity of a group of thugs.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Isao Natsuyagi, Ryôhei Uchida, Junko Miyazono, Tatsuo Endô

Votes: 395

23. Kagerô (1991)

106 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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A woman follows in her late father's footsteps and becomes a gambler, only to meet her father's murderer at a game.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Kanako Higuchi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiko Oginome, Masahiro Motoki

Votes: 116

24. The Last U-Boat (1993 TV Movie)

99 min | Drama, War

6.2
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In 1945 an advanced type of German U-boat loaded with atomic technology en route for Japan and escorted by Japanese naval officers receives news that Germany has capitulated.

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Ulrich Tukur, Kaoru Kobayashi, Gorô Ôhashi

Votes: 222

25. Hunter in the Dark (1979)

137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurô Tanba, Yoshio Harada, Ayumi Ishida

Votes: 287

26. Onimasa (1982)

146 min | Drama

7.0
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A yakuza melodrama, covering decades in the lives of Boss Onimasa, his adopted daughter Matsue, and his biological daughter Hanako.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Masako Natsume, Akiko Nakamura, Akiko Kana

Votes: 210

27. Eleven Samurai (1967)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Isao Natsuyagi, Kôtarô Satomi, Kôji Nanbara, Junko Miyazono

Votes: 196

28. Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, War

8.0
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One woman's search to find the truth about her husband's death in World War II.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Sachiko Hidari, Shinjirô Ehara, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 634

29. Going My Home (2012 TV Mini-Series)

54 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Aoi Tatsumi, Hiroshi Abe, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Aoi Miyazaki

Votes: 54

30. Police Tactics (1974)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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As Japan gears up for the 1964 Olympic games, the cops start to crack down under pressure from the public and the press... See full synopsis »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tatsuo Umemiya, Toshio Kurosawa

Votes: 553

31. The Wolves (1971)

131 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Seiji Iwahashi is released early from a 10-year prison sentence for killing the boss of a rival. He returns to find the two rival gangs finalizing a merger. When a pattern of corruption is ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Rumi Aiki, Hideyo Amamoto, Noboru Andô, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 308

32. Village of Eight Gravestones (1977)

151 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Mayumi Ogawa, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yôko Yamamoto

Votes: 167

33. Musashi (2003– )

Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Tôru Emori, Takaaki Enoki, Makoto Fujita

Votes: 79

34. Ningen no shômei (1977)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There he is joined by a New York City detective named Shuftan and together they sort out the crime.

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: George Kennedy, Mariko Okada, Yûsaku Matsuda, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 197

35. Bôryoku gai (1974)

96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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An retired yakuza is caught in the middle of a growing conflict between two rival clans.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Noboru Andô, Akira Kobayashi, Isao Natsuyagi, Ryôji Hayama

Votes: 151

36. Rimeinzu: Utsukushiki yuusha-tachi (1990)

107 min

6.2
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Based on a true story. In 1915, a mountain village in Japan was attacked by a giant bear, dubbed "Red Spot", who terrorized the villagers for days, murdering the men and carrying off the ... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ichi Chiba | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Mika Muramatsu, Akira Kurosaki, Takeshi Maya

Votes: 45

37. The Firefly (2001)

114 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Takakura, Yûko Tanaka, Isao Natsuyagi, Ryûji Harada

Votes: 51

38. Slaughter in the Snow (1973)

Unrated | 83 min | Action

6.8
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In feudal Japan, women are vulnerable, in need of protection, and capable of deception. Jokichi of Mikogami, a drifter, has not yet fully revenged the death of his wife and son. He searches... See full summary »

Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Hajime Araki, Kai Atô, Takamori Gen, Yoshio Harada

Votes: 75

39. Kita no hotaru (1984)

125 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita, Kôichi Satô, Ai Saotome

Votes: 45

40. Andalucia: Revenge of the Goddess (2011)

125 min | Action, Drama

6.3
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Director: Hiroshi Nishitani | Stars: Yûji Oda, Meisa Kuroki, Hideaki Itô, Erika Toda

Votes: 73

41. Ôgon no inu (1979)

137 min

8.4
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Korean girl loses her beloved dog while moving with her family. The rest of the TV show is about the girl and the dog trying to find each other.

Director: Shigeyuki Yamane | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Yôko Shimada, Isao Natsuyagi, Takeo Chii

Votes: 28

42. Samurai Wolf II (1967)

72 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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The second and final installment in Gosha's Samurai Wolf carries on many on the hallmarks as the original: the same freeze-frame battle cry opening montage, the same awesome harmonica theme... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Isao Natsuyagi, Ichirô Nakatani, Bin Amatsu, Yûko Kusunoki

Votes: 255

43. Kumokiri Nizaemon (1978)

163 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Kôshirô Matsumoto, Shima Iwashita, Keiko Matsuzaka

Votes: 239

44. Tokugawa bugei-chô: Yagyû san-dai no ken (1993– )

712 min | Drama

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Yagyu Sekishusai is a consumate swordsman teaching the Yagyu Shinkage style of fencing from his family dojo... See full synopsis »

Stars: Kôshirô Matsumoto, Ineko Arima, Yasosuke Bando, Makoto Fujita

45. Karate Warriors (1976)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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A karate fighter and a samurai join opposing gangs to take them down from the inside.

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Akane Kawasaki, Akiko Koyama, Hideo Murota

Votes: 221

46. Never Give Up (1978)

143 min

6.3
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Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Ken Takakura, Ryôko Nakano, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 120

47. Mt. Tsurugidake (2009)

139 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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In 1907, a group of men climb an unconquered peak in the last unmapped region of Japan.

Director: Daisaku Kimura | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryûhei Matsuda, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 146

48. Ushimitsu no mura (1983)

115 min | Crime, Drama

4.3
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An emotionally distraught young man goes on a violent killing spree after his tuberculosis keeps him from serving in World War II and is frowned upon by his fellow villagers.

Director: Noboru Tanaka | Stars: Masato Furuoya, Misako Tanaka, Kumiko Ohba, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 60

49. White Snake Enchantment (1983)

118 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Rumiko Koyanagi, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Tetta Sugimoto, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 7

50. Castle Under Fiery Skies (2009)

Drama, History

6.6
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An achievement-type of story: a builder/carpenter/architect goes through trials and tribulations to construct an impressive castle for his employer, the major Japanese historical figure, Oda Nobunaga.

Director: Mitsutoshi Tanaka | Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Shôzô Endô, Saki Fukuda, Mido Fukui

Votes: 88