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1. Ugetsu (1953)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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A fantastic tale of war, love, family and ambition set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.

Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Hisakazu Tsuji, Akinari Ueda, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito

Votes: 12,894

2. The Life of Oharu (1952)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

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Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society.

Writers: Saikaku Ihara, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 3,723

3. Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947)

72 min | Drama

8.0
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In post-war Japan, a man brings a lost boy to his tenement. No one wants to take the child for even one night; finally, a sour widow, Tané, does. The next day, complaining, she takes the ... See full summary »

Writers: Tadao Ikeda, Yasujirô Ozu | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chôko Iida, Hohi Aoki, Eitarô Ozawa, Mitsuko Yoshikawa

Votes: 1,031

4. Floating Clouds (1955)

123 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A tragic social drama set in post war Japan and concerns a lonely women trying to find purpose and stability in a devastated Tokyo.

Writers: Fumiko Hayashi, Yôko Mizuki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Masayuki Mori, Mariko Okada, Isao Yamagata

Votes: 1,312

5. The Munekata Sisters (1950)

112 min | Drama

7.6
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Setsuko is unhappily to Mimura, an engineer with no job and a bad drinking habit. She had always been in love with Hiroshi but both of them failed to propose when Hiroshi left for France a ... See full summary »

Writers: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu, Jiro Osaragi | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Sanae Takasugi

Votes: 453

6. Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)

116 min | Drama

8.0
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A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis of sorts.

Writers: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Kôji Tsuruta, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 1,215

7. Gion bayashi (1953)

85 min | Drama

7.8
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In the post-war, the sixteen year-old teenager Eiko seeks out the geisha Miyoharu in the district of Gion, in Kyoto asking her to be a "maiko" (apprentice of geisha). Eiko explains that her... See full summary »

Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Ayako Wakao, Seizaburô Kawazu, Saburô Date

Votes: 1,072

8. Zoku Zatôichi monogatari (1962)

Not Rated | 72 min | Action, Adventure

7.4
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The blind masseur and swordsman, Zatoichi, learns of a powerful political figure's secret and is quickly tailed by a group of killers.

Writers: Minoru Inuzuka, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yaeko Mizutani, Masayo Banri, Tomisaburô Wakayama

Votes: 1,280

9. Late Chrysanthemums (1954)

101 min | Drama

7.6
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What is the life of a Geisha like once her beauty has faded and she has retired? Kin has saved her money, and has become a wealthy money-lender, spending her days cold-heartedly collecting ... See full summary »

Writers: Fumiko Hayashi, Sumie Tanaka, Toshirô Ide | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Haruko Sugimura, Ken Uehara, Sadako Sawamura, Chikako Hosokawa

Votes: 629

10. Yearning (1964)

98 min | Drama

8.3
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19yo girl loses husband in war. Bombing destroys his family's shop and the widow stays to rebuild it as the rest of the family flee and runs it for 18 years out of love for her dead husband... See full synopsis »

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Mikio Naruse | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Yûzô Kayama, Mitsuko Kusabue, Yumi Shirakawa

Votes: 456

11. Samurai Vendetta (1959)

109 min | Drama, Action

6.7
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Tange Tenzen and Nakayama Yasubei are honorable samurai living in an era of corrupt officials and treacherous clans. But after finding themselves in opposing clans and ensnared in a love ... See full summary »

Writers: Kôsuke Gomi, Daisuke Itô | Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shintarô Katsu, Chitose Maki, Tokiko Mita

Votes: 152

12. Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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Zatoichi is mistaken for a thief. To clear his name he must find and defeat the real villain.

Writers: Shôzaburô Asai, Akikazu Ota, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shôgo Shimada, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Machiko Hasegawa

Votes: 798

13. Sound of the Mountain (1954)

96 min | Drama

8.1
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The businessman Ogata Shingo works with his son Shuichi, who is his secretary, and they live together in the suburb with their wives Yasuko and Kikuko respectively. Shuichi has a love ... See full summary »

Writers: Yasunari Kawabata, Yôko Mizuki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Sô Yamamura, Ken Uehara, Yôko Sugi

Votes: 843

14. Zatoichi's Cane-sword (1967)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

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Zatoichi, while fighting off the usual group of gangsters, meets the apprentice of the swordsman who created his blade, who relays bad news about the sword.

Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shiho Fujimura, Yoshihiko Aoyama, Makoto Fujita

Votes: 596

15. Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage (1966)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

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Ichi seeks out on a pilgrimage to 81 temples, exploring spirituality to atone for his bloody past. On the way, Ichi stumbles into a village that's being bullied by a violent Yakuza boss and... See full summary »

Writers: Kan Shimozawa, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Michiyo Ohkusu, Kunie Tanaka, Hisashi Igawa

Votes: 432

16. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Adventure (1964)

83 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Seiji Hoshikawa, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Kôichi Aihara, San'emon Arashi, Shinjirô Asano

Votes: 146

17. The Loyal 47 Ronin (1958)

166 min | Drama

7.3
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Japan's timeless tale of honor and revenge, the Loyal 47 Ronin is the true story of group of samurai who became ronin (masterless samurai) after their Lord was forced to commit seppuku (... See full summary »

Writers: Fuji Yahiro, Toshio Tamikado, Masaharu Matsumura, Kunio Watanabe | Director: Kunio Watanabe | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Shintarô Katsu, Kôji Tsuruta, Raizô Ichikawa

Votes: 133

18. Jûdai no seiten (1953)

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Writers: Nagayoshi Akasaka, Katsuya Susaki | Director: Koji Shima | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Yôko Minamida, Miki Odagiri, Bontarô Miake

19. Wife (1953)

89 min | Drama

6.9
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Tokyo. Mihoko and Toichi Nakagawa's ten year marriage is crumbling out of inertia. Each knows the other isn't happy, they themselves aren't happy, but they don't talk about their problems ... See full summary »

Writers: Fumiko Hayashi, Toshirô Ide | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Mieko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama

Votes: 148

20. Flowing (1956)

117 min | Drama

7.9
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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

Votes: 544

21. Kiru (1962)

71 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Renzaburô Shibata, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shigeru Amachi, Masayo Banri, Shiho Fujimura

Votes: 237

22. Mother (1952)

98 min | Drama

7.8
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A teenaged girl witnesses her widowed mother's attempt to sustain her family.

Writer: Yôko Mizuki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa, Eiji Okada, Akihiko Katayama

Votes: 427

23. Nemuri Kyoshiro 4: Joyoken (1964)

87 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Kimiyoshi Hoshikawa, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Michiko Ai, Akira Amemiya, Shinjirô Asano

Votes: 112

24. Inazuma (1952)

87 min | Drama

7.7
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Writers: Fumiko Hayashi, Sumie Tanaka | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Mitsuko Miura, Kyôko Kagawa, Chieko Murata

Votes: 313

25. Autumn Has Already Started (1960)

79 min | Drama

7.0
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Single mum (father of child dead) from the country with 6th grade boy comes to Tokyo, leaves the boy to live with his uncle's family - wife... See full synopsis »

Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jun Fujimaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Yôsuke Natsuki

Votes: 87

26. Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Engetsugiri (1964)

86 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Kyoshiro demonstrates his skill by slicing the clothes from the body of a female opponent, and gets involved in a plot that could spell his doom!

Writers: Seiji Hoshikawa, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Kyooko Azuma, Ryônosuke Azuma, Saburô Date

Votes: 106

27. A Woman's Place (1962)

111 min

7.1
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Yôko Tsukasa, Yuriko Hoshi, Reiko Dan

Votes: 51

28. Anzukko (1958)

110 min

7.0
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Writers: Saisei Murô, Mikio Naruse, Sumie Tanaka | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Kyôko Kagawa, Isao Kimura, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 68

29. Summer Clouds (1958)

128 min | Drama

7.5
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A war widow with a young boy manages a farm with her bossy mother-in-law. When a reporter comes to interview her... See full synopsis »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Tsutou Wada | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Michiyo Aratama, Kumi Mizuno, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 200

30. Daughters, Wives and a Mother (1960)

123 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Hiroshi Koizumi

Votes: 168

31. Love Letter (1953)

98 min | Romance

6.9
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This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka, who also has a small role in the story. Based on a screenplay by Keinosuke ... See full summary »

Writers: Keisuke Kinoshita, Fumio Niwa | Director: Kinuyo Tanaka | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Yoshiko Kuga, Jûkichi Uno, Jûzô Dôsan

Votes: 48

32. A Wife's Heart (1956)

101 min | Drama

7.1
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Writer: Toshirô Ide | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Akemi Negishi

Votes: 85

33. A Woman's Life (1963)

126 min | Drama

7.2
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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yuriko Hoshi

Votes: 82

34. Agent Shiranui (1960)

91 min | Drama

6.9
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Before he portrayed the legendary blind swordsman, Zatoichi, Shintaro Katsu played Suganoichi, a blind court masseur with a dark side. An outcast since birth, he learned from a young age ... See full summary »

Writers: Minoru Inuzuka, Nobuo Uno | Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Tamao Nakamura, Mieko Kondô, Matasaburo Niwa

Votes: 86

35. Muteki (1952)

99 min | Drama

5.9
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A Japanese woman, the mistress of an American, falls in love with her servant.

Writers: Jiro Osaragi, Senkichi Taniguchi, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Toshirô Mifune, Bob Booth, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 8

36. Evening Stream (1960)

111 min | Drama

6.8
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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

Votes: 46

37. Older Brother, Younger Sister (1953)

86 min | Drama

7.5
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Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Saisei Murô | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Yoshiko Kuga, Yûji Hori

Votes: 196

38. Husband and Wife (1953)

87 min | Drama

7.2
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Uptight man and hot wife rent a room from a laidback colleague. The colleague and wife get on like a house on fire... See full synopsis »

Writers: Toshirô Ide, Yôko Mizuki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Ken Uehara, Yôko Sugi, Rentarô Mikuni, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 87

39. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965)

Drama

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Writers: Seiji Hoshikawa, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Tamao Nakamura, Sanae Nakahara, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 92

40. Shinsengumi Chronicles (1963)

93 min

7.0
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Writers: Kan Shimozawa, Seiji Hoshikawa | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shigeru Amachi, San'emon Arashi, Saburô Date, Shiho Fujimura

Votes: 92

41. Konjiki yasha (1954)

95 min | Drama

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Tokyo, 1890. Through avarice, a series of misunderstandings, and failures of courage, the engagement of Kan-ichi (a student) and Miya (the daughter of Kan-ichi's debtor) is canceled to ... See full summary »

Writers: Koji Shima, Koyo Ozaki, Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Frederick Laing | Director: Koji Shima | Stars: Jun Negami, Fujiko Yamamoto, Kenji Sugawara, Mitsuko Mito

Votes: 31

42. Poignant Story (1961)

106 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Chikage Awashima, Masayuki Mori, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 62

43. The Demon of Mount Oe (1960)

114 min | Horror

6.8
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Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Fuji Yahiro | Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Raizô Ichikawa, Shintarô Katsu, Kôjirô Hongô

Votes: 40

44. Shinobi no mono: shin kirigakure Saizo (1966)

87 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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Writer: Hajime Takaiwa | Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Yûko Kusunoki, Takahiro Tamura

Votes: 42

45. Untamed Woman (1957)

121 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Shusei Tokuda | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Masayuki Mori, Daisuke Katô

Votes: 80

46. Momotarô-zamurai (1957)

87 min

6.4
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Writers: Kiichirô Yamate, Fuji Yahiro | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Yôko Uraji, Seizaburô Kawazu, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 11

47. Sudden Rain (1956)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Writers: Kunio Kishida, Yôko Mizuki | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Shûji Sano, Kyôko Kagawa, Akemi Negishi

Votes: 104

48. The Gay Masquerade (1958)

85 min

6.7
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Writer: Fuji Yahiro | Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shintarô Katsu, Kyôko Aoyama, Michiko Ai

Votes: 13

49. Execution in Autumn (1972)

99 min | Drama

7.1
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A thief Peigang will be executed in Autumn, however, he is the only single son for three generation in succession. His grandma try to save him ...

Writer: Yung-Hsiang Chang | Director: Hsing Lee | Stars: Hui Lou Chen, Shao Ching Chou, Bi Hui Fu, Su Han

Votes: 75

50. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Satan (1965)

75 min | Drama

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Writers: Seiji Hoshikawa, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Michiko Saga, Machiko Hasegawa, Masako Aboshi

Votes: 69