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1. Hausu (1977)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

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A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which tries to devour the girls in bizarre ways.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba, Ai Matsubara

Votes: 13,287

2. Hanagatami (2017)

168 min | Drama

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Fulfilling his filmmaking dream of 40 years, Nobuhiko Obayashi's luminous new feature "Hanagatami" delivers a timeless story of the pureness of youth beset by the chaos of war.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Shunsuke Kubozuka, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Keishi Nagatsuka, Tokio Emoto

3. Tenkôsei (1982)

113 min | Comedy

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9th-graders Kazuo (boy) and Kazumi (girl) take a tumble at a temple in a small seacoast town in Japan. Through supernatural intervention, their minds and bodies are switched, and the result... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Toshinori Omi, Makoto Satô, Sayuri Ishibashi

Votes: 212

4. Toki o kakeru shôjo (1983)

104 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

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A high-school girl acquires the ability to time travel.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tomoyo Harada, Ryôichi Takayanagi, Toshinori Omi, Toshie Negishi

Votes: 375

5. Three Businessmen (1998)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

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An American art dealer (Miguel Sandoval), who specializes in southwestern topaz, arrives by train in Liverpool. Similarly, a very proper British art dealer (Alex Cox), who specializes in ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Miguel Sandoval, Robert Wisdom, Alex Cox, Andrew Schofield

Votes: 400

6. The Discarnates (1988)

115 min | Horror, Mystery

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Harada is a successful scenario writer, and his best buddy has just announced an intention to propose to Harada's ex-wife. Recovering from the shock, Harada indulges in melancholy, mainly ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Morio Kazama, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Atsuko Kawata

Votes: 160

7. Emotion (1966)

39 min | Fantasy, Short

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Experimental short film depicting the life, perhaps real, perhaps a dream, of a young girl named Emi. Emi travels to the city where she encounters her counterpart, Sari, and falls in love with...a vampire?

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Sari Akasaka, Kyôko Hanyû, Sakio Hirata, Jinichi Isizaki

Votes: 298

8. The Drifting Classroom (1987)

104 min | Sci-Fi

5.6
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An international school in Kobe, Japan is catapulted into the future after a time-slip occurs.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Yasufumi Hayashi, Aiko Asano, Vajra Barzaghi, Leana D'Aloisio

Votes: 96

9. Sada: Gesaku · Abe Sada no shôgai (1998)

132 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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The film follows the life of Sada Abe, who became a celebrity in 1936 after strangling her lover and slicing off his penis.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Norihei Miki, Kippei Shîna

Votes: 220

10. Tenkôsei: Sayonara anata (2007)

120 min | Drama

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After his parent's divorce, Kazuo Saito moves with his mother from Onomichi and must leave his girlfriend behind. At his new school, Kazuo is surprised to reunite with his childhood friend ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Misako Renbutsu, Naoyuki Morita, Takuro Atsuki, Hiroshi

Votes: 175

11. No no nanananoka (2014)

171 min | Drama

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A former hospital director runs an antiques shop in Ashibetsu with her family.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Yumi Adachi, Kazunari Aizawa, Akane, Toshiaki Chiku

Votes: 30

12. Riyû (2004)

160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Four people are murdered in an apartment block, but none of them seem connected.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Takehiro Murata, Saki Terashima, Miyoko Akaza, Takuro Atsuki

Votes: 75

13. Hitomi no naka no houmonsha (1977)

100 min | Sci-Fi

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Jô Shishido, Nagisa Katahira, Shingo Yamamoto, Kôji Wada

Votes: 28

14. Tenshi o yûwaku (1979)

109 min

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This story of the everyday life of a couple living together is made all the more powerful by the lead's real off-screen romance.

Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Momoe Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Miura, Shôhei Hino, Keizô Kanie

Votes: 8

15. Chizuko's Younger Sister (1991)

120 min

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Follows two sisters, one clumsy and ignored, the other a perfect child. After the latter dies in an accident, she returns as a ghost to guide her little sister.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Hikari Ishida, Tomoko Nakajima, Toshinori Omi, Tomoka Shibayama

Votes: 102

16. Haruka, nosutarujii (1993)

165 min

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Hiroshi Katsuno, Hikari Ishida, Yôji Matsuda, Toshinori Omi

Votes: 22

17. Nerawareta gakuen (1981)

90 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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Mitamura Yuka (Hiroko Yakushimaru) is a normal shy middle school student that has psychic powers. When a new student with similar powers begins to show his skills, by stealing the student ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Hiroko Yakushimaru, Ryôichi Takayanagi, Miyoko Akaza, Fumi Dan

Votes: 140

18. MAKING OF DREAMS: Kurosawa Akira and Ôbayashi Nobuhiko- Eiga no Taiwa (1990 Video)

150 min | Documentary

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On set making-of documentary about Akira Kurosawa's Dreams.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Akira Kurosawa, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Votes: 14

19. Confession (1968)

71 min | Drama

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Colorfully edited vignettes of young characters having fun in the town of Onomichi.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Star: Kyôko Ôbayashi

Votes: 14

20. Kenya Boy (1984)

109 min | Animation

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This cartoon, based on a popular manga (Japanese-style comic), centers on an 11-year-old boy who goes to Africa with his father in 1941. Because he is Japanese, the father is detained by ... See full summary »

Directors: Tetsuo Imazawa, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tomoyo Harada, Makio Inoue, Eiko Masuyama, Ichirô Nagai

Votes: 78

21. Kindaichi Kosuke no boken (1979)

113 min | Comedy, Mystery

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Ikkô Furuya, Kunie Tanaka, Miyoko Akaza, Chiyonosuke Azuma

Votes: 31

22. Mizu no tabibito: Samurai kizzu (1993)

106 min | Adventure

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Jun Fubuki, Tomoyo Harada, Ishirô Honda, Ayumi Itô

Votes: 21

23. Nagoriyuki (2002)

111 min | Drama, Romance

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A story of two men, one recently bereaved, the other with a wife in a coma. From the popular song.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tomokazu Miura, Bengaru, Atsuko Sudô, Mai Hosho

Votes: 11

24. Lonelyheart (1985)

112 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

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Lonely and love-struck, high-school student Hiroki pursues one girl but another one mysteriously appears in his life. Is she a figment of his lonely psyche, or real? An intricate triangle ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Yasuko Tomita, Toshinori Omi, Yumiko Fujita, Nenji Kobayashi

Votes: 52

25. Beijing Watermelon (1989)

135 min | Drama

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Bengaru, Masako Motai, Yasufumi Hayashi, Haruhiko Saitô

Votes: 24

26. Zokubutsu zukan (1982)

89 min | Comedy

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Director: Makoto Naitô | Stars: Junko Asahina, Itsumi Haruta, Masaaki Hiraoka, Takao Iida

27. Kono sora no hana: Nagaoka hanabi monogatari (2012)

160 min | Drama

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Misako Renbutsu, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Akira Emoto, Masahiro Takashima

Votes: 45

28. The Rocking Horsemen (1992)

135 min | Comedy

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It is 1965. High-school student Takeyoshi Fujiwara Yasufumi Hayashi) hears "Pipeline" by the Ventures, and is mesmerized by their unique sound. With three friends, he forms a band called "... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Ryo Amamiya, Aiko Asano, Tadanobu Asano, Toshiki Ayata

Votes: 42

29. Ano natsu no hi (1999)

123 min

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Yuta, an absent-minded 5th-grader, is sent to spend the summer with his grandfather, whom Yuta's parents think is becoming senile and could benefit from Yuta's companionship. At first, Yuta... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Takuro Atsuki, Keiju Kobayashi, Kin Sugai, Kyûsaku Shimada

Votes: 14

30. Shimaizaka (1985)

100 min

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Misako Konno, Atsuko Asano, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Yasuko Tomita

Votes: 27

31. His Motorbike, Her Island (1986)

90 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kiwako Harada, Riki Takeuchi, Noriko Watanabe, Tomokazu Miura

Votes: 38

32. Noyuki yamayuki umibe yuki (1986)

135 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Saburô Bôya, Sen Hara, Yasufumi Hayashi, Wakaba Irie

Votes: 39

33. The Deserted City (1984)

105 min

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After reading a newspaper article about a town being destroyed in a fire, Eguchi begins to recall the summer he spent there writing his thesis. It's a beautiful canal town, the "Venice of ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Kisuke Yamashita, Toshie Negishi, Tôru Minegishi

Votes: 31

34. Ashita (1995)

141 min

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People from all walks of life (a high-school student, a middle-aged businessman, a yakuza chief, etc.) all receive mysterious messages from loved ones who were killed 3 months earlier in a ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Miyoko Akaza, Yûko Arao, Nao Asuka, Bengaru

Votes: 22

35. Sono hi no mae ni (2008)

140 min | Drama

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kiyotaka Nanbara, Hiromi Nagasaku, Natsuki Harada, Tokie Hidari

Votes: 18

36. Take Me Away! (1978)

92 min

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Momoe Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Miura, Yôko Minamida, Akitsugi Moritsugi

Votes: 21

37. 22 sai no wakare - Lycoris: Ha mizu hana mizu monogatari (2006)

119 min | Drama

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Toshio Kakei, Misa Shimizu, Seina Suzuki, Mirei Nakamura

Votes: 20

38. Aiko 16-sai (1983)

98 min | Drama

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Director: Akiyoshi Imazeki | Stars: Yasuko Tomita, Yumi Asano, Yumiko Fujita, Sakae Igami

39. Kaze no uta ga kikitai (1998)

161 min

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A heartwarming, based-on-true-story of how a hearing-impaired couple, Masahiro and Namiko, knew each other, got married and began participating in the Triathlon. The story is told in flashbacks as Namiko awaits childbirth.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Ryo Amamiya, Narimi Arimori, Bengaru, Yasufumi Hayashi

40. Dandanko (1960)

11 min | Short

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A short scene of a mother and her little son playing ball games on a set of steps together.

Directors: Akira Hirata, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Seiji Dai, Akira Hirata, Inami Hirata, Reiko Nishi

Votes: 49

41. Mokuyôbi (1961)

19 min | Short

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Masahiro Sumiyoshi, Noriko Takemura

42. Eiga kantoku tte nanda! (2006)

88 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Kinji Fukasaku, Yoshiho Fukuoka, Yoshio Harada, Hiroki Hayashi

Votes: 6

43. Katami (1963)

17 min | Short

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Eiko Asano, Hitokazu Ishizaki, Makoto Noro, Akihiko Oikawa

Votes: 10

44. Honjin satsujin jiken (1976)

Horror, Mystery

5.4
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Director: Yôichi Takabayashi | Stars: Akira Nakao, Junko Takazawa, Takahiro Tamura, Fujio Tokita

Votes: 17

45. So Long! (2013 Video)

64 min | Music

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tomomi Itano, Yuki Kashiwagi, Rie Kitahara, Haruna Kojima

46. Onna-zakari (1994)

118 min

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Masahiko Tsugawa, Morio Kazama, Miki Fujitani

Votes: 7

47. Tengoku ni ichiban chikai shima (1984)

102 min

5.3
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Miyoko Akaza, Tomoyo Harada, Wakaba Irie, Shigeru Izumiya

Votes: 27

48. Shinjuro (1984)

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

49. Sukkari... sono ki de! (1981)

87 min | Comedy

7.9
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Director: Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Setsuko Karasuma, Takeshi Kitano, Hitoshi Ueki, Osami Nabe

Votes: 9