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1. Hîchirimen bâkuto - nôbarydu takahadâ (1970)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.7
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The head of a yakuza gang is being trailed by a mysterious, vengeful blind woman.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô, Hideo Sunazuka

Votes: 794

2. 203 kochi (1980)

185 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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Depicts the bloody siege of the fortress Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War 1904 - 1905. In the story dominated the character Lt Takeshi Kogyo (Teruhiko Aoi), teachers, and a reserve... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Teruhiko Aoi, Toshirô Mifune, Hisaya Morishige

Votes: 142

3. Minbô no onna (1992)

123 min | Comedy

7.4
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A grand old Japanese hotel is trying to get a prestigious contract as the site of a summit meeting of important foreign officials. Unfortunately, this hotel is quite popular with the Yakuza... See full summary »

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Yasuo Daichi, Takehiro Murata, Akira Takarada

Votes: 633

4. The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)

147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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A high school science teacher builds an atomic bomb and uses it to extort the nation, but cannot decide what he wants. Meanwhile, a determined cop is catching up to him, as is radiation poisoning.

Director: Kazuhiko Hasegawa | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Kenji Sawada, Kimiko Ikegami, Kazuo Kitamura

Votes: 566

5. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967)

84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A hit man is hired to kill a mob boss. After the deed is done, he and his driver are wanted dead by rival gangs who joined forces.

Director: Takashi Nomura | Stars: Jô Shishido, Chitose Kobayashi, Jerry Fujio, Shôki Fukae

Votes: 1,129

6. Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen (1974)

88 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Professor Nishiyama, after studying and interpreting the prophecies of Nostradamus, realizes that the end of the world is at hand. Unfortunately, nobody listens to him until it is too late.... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Toshio Kurosawa, Kaoru Yumi, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 195

7. Ai no kawaki (1966)

98 min | Drama

7.3
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Etsuko, after her husbands death, moves in with her in-laws. With ambivalence, she finds herself sexually involved with her father-in-law. She then finds herself desiring young gardener Saburo, who has a relationship with the maid Miyo.

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Nobuo Nakamura, Ruriko Asaoka, Akira Yamanouchi, Yûko Kusunoki

Votes: 244

8. Daikanbu - burai (1968)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime

7.1
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Goro (Tetsuya Watari) wants to put his dark past behind. He heads to Hirosaki City to offer his condolences to Yumeko and to reunite with Yukiko (Chieko Matsubara), but finds that Yumeko is... See full summary »

Director: Keiichi Ozawa | Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Ryôhei Uchida, Jirô Okazaki

Votes: 72

9. Kuroi taiyô (1964)

95 min | Crime, Music, Thriller

6.9
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One is a young, jazz-obsessed Japanese drifter and other is a black American GI on the lam in Tokyo. The two outsiders become outlaws and the movie depicts their growing bond as an alternately absurd and tragic culture clash.

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Tamio Kawaji, Chico Roland, Yuko Chishiro, Hideji Ôtaki

Votes: 264

10. Goro the Assassin (1968)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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To fulfill a prison mate's dying wish, and to right what is wrong, Goro will kill again. Tetsuya Watari meets his archenemy Shuusuke Shirayama, a rival gangster who also wants to part with the yakuza ways.

Director: Keiichi Ozawa | Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Chitose Kobayashi, Masahiko Tanimura

Votes: 53

11. Kill! (1969)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Crime

6.8
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Although Goro is a known assassin, he has always been against the ways of the yakuza. In "Outlaw Kill!" he deals with the dilemma of living such a lifestyle more than ever: the sacrifices, the time wasted in prison.

Director: Keiichi Ozawa | Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Kôji Wada, Fujio Suga

Votes: 49

12. Yasei no shômei (1978)

143 min | Crime

6.3
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A Japanese Warrior leaves the secretive battalion he is apart of. As a skilled soldier, he confronts evil and serves his people.

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

Votes: 131

13. Intimidation (1960)

65 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A bank manager is blackmailed into robbing his own bank.

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Tomio Aoki, Reiko Arai, Jun Hamamura, Norikatsu Hanamura

Votes: 382

14. Shizukana seikatsu (1995)

121 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Masayuki Imai, Nobuko Miyamoto, Hinako Saeki, Mihoko Shibata

Votes: 111

15. Red Pier (1958)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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50s subculture icon Yujiro Ishihara (Crazed Fruit) stars in Masuda's Red Pier as "Jiro the Lefty", a killer with a natural talent. Shortly after arriving in Kobe, he witnesses a man die in ... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Yukiko Todoroki, Shirô Ôsaka

Votes: 95

16. Burai - kuro dosu (1968)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime

6.5
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A street war breaks loose between two rival gangs in the Kansai region of Japan. Goro (Tetsuya Watari) is in the middle of action.

Director: Keiichi Ozawa | Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Tamio Kawaji, Sanae Kitabayashi

Votes: 55

17. Heartless (1968)

Not Rated | 92 min | Thriller, Action

6.8
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Goro Fujikawa (Tetsuya Watari) was indebted to Mitsugimoto. Sawada, a low rank yakuza with a gambling problem, owed Mitsugimoto three million yen. This equation can only lead to one answer.... See full summary »

Director: Mio Ezaki | Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Kôji Wada, Hiroshi Nawa

Votes: 56

18. Black Tight Killers (1966)

87 min | Thriller, Crime, Action

7.0
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A military photographer takes a cute stewardess out to dinner where she is promptly kidnapped. Deciding that he has fallen in love with the girl, our "hero" decides to investigate her kidnapping himself.

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Chieko Matsubara, Akemi Kita, Mieko Nishio

Votes: 217

19. Daibyônin (1993)

116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A successful Japanese movie director in his 60s becomes increasingly ill while working on his latest film. His family, friends, and doctor try to keep the secret of his terminal cancer from... See full summary »

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Masahiko Tsugawa, Nobuko Miyamoto, Yoshiki Arizono

Votes: 137

20. Station to Heaven (1984)

133 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Masanobu Deme | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tomokazu Miura, Kimie Shingyôji

Votes: 44

21. Kurenai no nagareboshi (1967)

97 min | Action

6.9
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A young yakuza hitman named Goro does a job and needs to hideout away from Tokyo for a while. He hangs out with loose women and hard men and always manages to stay one step ahead of the law... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Ruriko Asaoka, Ryôtarô Sugi, Chiyo Okumura

Votes: 105

22. OL nikki: Mesuneko no jôji (1972)

70 min

5.6
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Director: Akira Katô | Stars: Rie Nakagawa, Katsurô Yamada, Moeko Ezawa, Junko Miyashita

Votes: 7

23. Ôedo sôsamô (1970–1980)

Action

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Stars: Tetsurô Sagawa, Takeya Nakamura, Ryô Kurosawa, Eiko Ezaki

24. Tantei monogatari (1979–1980)

Action, Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Yûsaku Matsuda, Mikio Narita, Kaori Takeda, Michihiro Yamanishi

Votes: 16

25. Koigurui (1971)

74 min

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Director: Akira Katô | Stars: Kazuko Shirakawa, Mitsuko Aoi, Kiyoshi Kamoda, Toshizô Kudô

26. Senso to ningen III: Kanketsuhen (1973)

184 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.0
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Junko Natsu, Kei Yamamoto, Hideki Takahashi

Votes: 16

27. Tôgyû ni kakeru otoko (1960)

Drama

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Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Hideaki Nitani, Shinsuke Ashida

28. Teigin jiken: Shikeishû (1964)

109 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Kinzô Shin, Yumi Takano, Keiko Yanagawa, Mizuho Suzuki

Votes: 9

29. Senso to ningen II: Ai to kanashimino sanga (1971)

180 min | Drama

6.0
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Osamu Takizawa, Shinsuke Ashida, Hideki Takahashi, Etsushi Takahashi

Votes: 14

30. Âh himeyuri no tô (1968)

125 min | Drama, War

5.8
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In 1943, critical developments in the Pacific War have placed Japan at a disadvantage, although the fiery breaths of war hadn't yet reached Okinawa Normal School for women. Nothing seemed ... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Mitsuo Hamada, Masako Izumi, Nobuko Otowa

Votes: 6

31. Irogoyomi onna ukiyoe-shi (1971)

66 min | Drama

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Director: Chûsei Sone | Stars: Setsuko Ogawa, Yuri Yamashina, Mutsuo Fukushima, Bumon Kahara

32. Otoko no okite (1968)

90 min | Action, Crime

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A decently-executed but fairly routine, contemporary ninkyô programmer.

Director: Mio Ezaki | Stars: Saburô Hiromatsu, Yûji Hori, Meiko Kaji, Asao Koike

33. Hayauchi yarô (1961)

78 min | Action, Western

6.0
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Director: Takashi Nomura | Stars: Jô Shishido, Reiko Sassamori, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Yôko Minamida

Votes: 10

34. Ningen gyorai shutsugekisu (1956)

84 min | Action, War

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Director: Takumi Furukawa | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Yûjirô Ishihara, Ryôji Hayama, Toshizô Kudô

35. Showa no inochi (1969)

165 min | Action

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Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Ryutaro Tatsumi, Hideki Takahashi, Mie Hama

36. Zoku ningen kakumei (1976)

159 min

8.4
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Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Teruhiko Aoi, Michiyo Aratama, Junko Natsu

Votes: 8

37. Taiketsu (1967)

96 min | Action, Crime

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A companion piece to DUEL aka ENDLESS DUEL, also directed by Masuda, with a nearly identical cast. Refreshingly well-written, with some notable, welcome variations on the standard ninkyô yakuza formula.

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Hideki Takahashi, Ichirô Nakatani, Sanae Kitabayashi

38. Kaerazeru hatoba (1966)

89 min | Action, Crime

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Director: Mio Ezaki | Stars: Ruriko Asaoka, Takashi Shimura, Eiji Gô, Yûjirô Ishihara

39. Retsuden shumei tobaku (1969)

93 min | Action, Crime

5.8
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A ninkyô saga featuring Matsubara who inadvertently becomes oyabun of her clan after father's death.

Director: Keiichi Ozawa | Stars: Chieko Matsubara, Meiko Kaji, Hideki Takahashi, Tatsuya Fuji

Votes: 5

40. Kaitei kara kita onna (1959)

76 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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While in vacation in a sea side house, a young man fall in love with a beautiful woman who pretends to live by herself in the sea. The fishermen of a nearby village think she is a monster, ... See full summary »

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Makiko Aoi, Tomio Aoki, Akemi Ebata, Jun Hamamura

Votes: 13

41. Jouen Ohichi no koiuta (1972)

70 min | Drama

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Director: Kôyû Ohara | Stars: Toshizô Kudô, Ryuji Mori, Setsuko Ogawa

42. Jôfu (1972)

68 min | Romance, Thriller

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Director: Saburô Endô | Stars: Junko Miyashita, Takao Nagai, Keiko Tsuzuki, Tessen Nakahira

43. Kuroi kaikyo (1964)

103 min | Crime

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Director: Mio Ezaki | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Yukiyo Toake, Ichirô Nakatani, Isao Yamagata

44. Jigoku no hamonjo (1969)

89 min | Action, Crime

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A real all-star bash including just about all of Nkkatsu's major players except Yujiro Ishiahara - four-out-of-five of the reigning superstars of chivalrous mayhem.

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Hideki Takahashi, Ruriko Asaoka, Jô Shishido

45. Saihate no joji (1973)

73 min | Drama

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Director: Keiichi Ozawa | Stars: Maki Kawamura, Keiko Tsuzuki, Keizô Kanie, Hiroshi Gojô

46. Tenshi no yokubô (1979)

80 min

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Director: Ikuo Sekimoto | Stars: Shinobu Yûki, Shôko Ariake, Toshizô Kudô, Akira Shiomi

47. Zoku onna no keisatsu (1969)

83 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: Mio Ezaki | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Tatsuya Fuji, Rumi Koyama, Akiko Koyama

48. Tantei monogatari (1979–1980)
Episode: Black Cat (1980)

54 min | Action, Comedy

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Director: Keiichi Ozawa | Stars: Yûsaku Matsuda, Mikio Narita, Kaori Takeda, Michihiro Yamanishi

49. Ôedo sôsamô (1970–1980)
Episode: Jitte to jûjika (1974)

Action

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Director: Teruo Maru | Stars: Ryôtarô Sugi, Tetsurô Sagawa, Miyako Koshiro, Eiko Ezaki