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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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99 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 225,412

2. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Creator: Sôjirô Motoki | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 100,665

3. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 41,294

4. Throne of Blood (1957)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

8.1
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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

Votes: 30,883

5. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 10,819

6. Drunken Angel (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.

Writers: Keinosuke Uekusa, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 6,624

7. Donzoko (1957)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

7.5
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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

Votes: 3,337

8. I Live in Fear (1955)

103 min | Drama

7.4
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An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Fumio Hayasaka, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 2,717

9. Scandal (1950)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

7.4
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A celebrity photograph sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shirley Yamaguchi, Yôko Katsuragi, Noriko Sengoku

Votes: 2,282

10. The Quiet Duel (1949)

95 min | Drama

7.5
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A surgeon gets syphilis from a patient when he cuts himself during an operation. The doctor's life is destroyed, but unlike the patient, he doesn't destroy others along with him.

Writers: Kazuo Kikuta, Akira Kurosawa, Senkichi Taniguchi | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Miki Sanjô, Kenjirô Uemura

Votes: 1,853

11. One Wonderful Sunday (1947)

108 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Yuzo and his fiancée Masako spend their Sunday afternoon together, trying to have a good time on just thirty-five yen. They manage to have many small adventures, especially because Masako's... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Keinosuke Uekusa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Isao Numasaki, Chieko Nakakita, Atsushi Watanabe, Zekô Nakamura

Votes: 1,744

12. Asu o tsukuru hitobito (1946)

82 min | Drama

6.6
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Two sisters, one a dancer and the other a script supervisor at a big movie studio, become embroiled in union activities when a strike is called in sympathy with striking railroad workers, ... See full summary »

Writers: Yûsaku Yamagata, Kajirô Yamamoto | Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Sekigawa, Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Susumu Fujita, Hideko Takamine, Kenji Susukida, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 104

13. Araki Mataemon: Kettô kagiya no tsuji (1952)

82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Mataemon Araki, a renowned swordsman, helps a young man find vengeance.

Writer: Akira Kurosawa | Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yuriko Hamada, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Katayama

Votes: 94

14. Eagle of the Pacific (1953)

119 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, a brilliant tactician, is a loyal subject of the emperor, despite his grave misgivings about leading Japan's navy into war with the United States. He ... See full summary »

Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi, Masao Shimizu, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 15

15. The Sands of Kurobe (1968)

196 min | Drama

6.9
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Kitagawa is an engineer charged with construction of a gigantic tunnel through the Japan Alps for the transportation of equipment in the building of the massive Kurobe Dam. The tunnel ... See full summary »

Writers: Masato Ide, Kei Kumai, Sôjirô Motoki | Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûjirô Ishihara, Osamu Takizawa, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 46

16. Shina no yoru (1940)

124 min | Drama

8.0
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Wartime propaganda filmed by the Japanese in occupied China, Shirley Yamaguchi portrays an orphan rescued from the streets by a kindly Japanese merchant marine officer. Part spy thriller ... See full summary »

Writer: Hideo Oguni | Director: Osamu Fushimizu | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Shirley Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Akitsu, Kinji Fijuwa

Votes: 10

18. Elegy (1951)

110 min

7.7
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Writers: Hideo Oguni, Kajirô Yamamoto | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ken Uehara, Mieko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 7

19. Spring Awakens (1947)

89 min | Drama

7.5
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Writers: Mikio Naruse, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Tatsuya Ishiguro, Haruko Sugimura, Yoshiko Kuga, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 61

20. Haru no tawamure (1949)

109 min

8.8
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Writer: Kajirô Yamamoto | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ureo Egawa, Musei Tokugawa, Jûkichi Uno, Masao Mishima

Votes: 6

21. The Black Fury (1954)

114 min | Crime, Drama

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A narcotics investigator for the harbor police, Eiichi Tsuda, is driven by thoughts of vengeance for the overdose death of his brother and the subsequent decline and death of their mother. ... See full summary »

Writers: Teruaki Miyata, Hideo Oguni, Tatsuo Takano | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Asami Kuji, Machiko Kitagawa, Shin Tokudaiji

22. Aoi shinju (1951)

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Writer: Ishirô Honda | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yuriko Hamada, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Ryô Ikebe, Kokuten Kôdô

Votes: 5

23. Appare Isshin Tasuke (1945)

69 min | Comedy

6.3
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Writer: Akira Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Saeki | Stars: Ken'ichi Enomoto, Yukiko Todoroki, Akira Kishii, Musei Tokugawa

Votes: 20

24. The Underworld (1956)

99 min | Crime, Drama

3.6
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Yakuza boss Furuya leans more and more on his protege Takao Shoji, though Shoji has become romantically involved with Furuya's mistress, Natsue. Furuya himself has fallen in love, with a ... See full summary »

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Tokuhei Wakao | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Kyôko Aoyama, Akemi Negishi, Hiroshi Koizumi

Votes: 14

25. Kaikan wa sex kara (1973)

64 min

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Director: Sôjirô Motoki | Stars: Kaoru Chiaki, Mari Takizawa, Masumi Arisawa, Masayoshi Nogami

26. Shôri no hi made (1945)

59 min | Short

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Writer: Hachirô Satô | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Musei Tokugawa, Roppa Furukawa, Hideko Takamine, Ken'ichi Enomoto

27. Ima hitotabi no (1947)

118 min

7.1
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Writers: Jun Takami, Keinosuke Uekusa | Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Mieko Takamine, Ichirô Ryûzaki, Haruo Tanaka, Hyô Kitazawa

Votes: 17

28. A Man Among Men (1955)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Gangsters Ken and Maki are rivals in the ticket-scalping game. They make an uneasy truce, but Ken wrecks the truce by agreeing to fix a boxing match in which Maki has an interest in one of ... See full summary »

Writers: Masato Ide, Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Fubuki Koshiji

Votes: 5

29. Hanako-san (1943)

71 min | Musical, Comedy

7.4
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Writers: Yukio Sugiura, Kenta Yamazaki, Shizuo Komori | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Yukiko Todoroki, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Yuriko Hanabusa, Yuriko Hideyu

Votes: 5

30. Battle of Roses (1950)

98 min

6.7
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In Japan, after the death of Mr. Masago, her wife Satomi Masago loses the family's company "Lily Cosmetic" to Mr. Mogy due to huge amount of debts relative to withdraws of money from the ... See full summary »

Writers: Motosada Nishiki, Fumio Niwa | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kuniko Miyake, Setsuko Wakayama, Yôko Katsuragi, Kôji Tsuruta

Votes: 41

31. Jirochô sangokushi: Jirochô hatsutabi (1953)

83 min | Action, Drama

5.9
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Writers: Takeo Matsuura, Genzo Murakami | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Akio Kobori, Setsuko Wakayama, Seizaburô Kawazu, Jun Tazaki

Votes: 9

32. Himegoto (1967)

82 min

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Director: Sôjirô Motoki | Stars: Kiyoshi Kinami, Mika Yuki, Junko Yamamoto, Miki Hayashi

33. Pirates (1951)

114 min | Adventure

6.9
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Writer: Hideo Oguni | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shinobu Asaji, Tomoemon Otani, Jun Tazaki

Votes: 10

34. Jirochô sangokushi: nagurikomi kôjinyama (1952)

82 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Writers: Takeo Matsuura, Genzo Murakami | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Akio Kobori, Setsuko Wakayama, Jun Tazaki, Seizaburô Kawazu

Votes: 9

35. These Foolish Times (1947)

77 min | Comedy

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Writer: Hideo Oguni | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Roppa Furukawa, Ken'ichi Enomoto, Minoru Takada, Aiko Mieki

36. Ahen senso (1943)

115 min | Drama, Musical, War

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Writers: Keiji Matsuzaki, Hideo Oguni | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Sugisaku Aoyama, Kenzô Asada, Kôtarô Bandô, Setsuko Hara

37. Yoru no owari (1953)

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Writer: Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Okada, Takashi Shimura, Aiko Mimasu

38. Sex Drive (1968)

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Director: Sôjirô Motoki

39. Who Knows a Woman's Heart (1951)

80 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Makoto Hojo, Kajirô Yamamoto, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Mieko Takamine, Ryô Ikebe, Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 5

41. These Foolish Times II (1947)

88 min

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Writer: Hideo Oguni | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Roppa Furukawa, Ken'ichi Enomoto, Minoru Takada, Aiko Mieki

42. Mayonaka no hanazono (1967)

74 min | Drama

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Writer: Yû Nakai | Director: Sôjirô Motoki | Stars: Kazuko Kanô, Hiroshi Imura, Keiko Naruse, Hiroshi Izumida

43. The Bad Girl (1949)

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Writers: Mikio Naruse, Taijirô Tamura | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Isamu Kosugi, Michiko Hoshi, Masayuki Mori, Akihiko Katayama

44. Jirochô sangokushi: Jirochô to Ishimatsu (1953)

87 min | Action, Drama

3.6
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Writers: Takeo Matsuura, Genzo Murakami, Hideo Oguni | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Akio Kobori, Hisaya Morishige, Setsuko Wakayama, Asami Kuji

Votes: 17

45. Ma no ogon (1950)

111 min | Action, Drama

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Writers: Takeo Matsuura, Senkichi Taniguchi | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Jûkichi Uno, Michiko Hoshi, Ichirô Izawa

46. Enoken no senman chôja (1936)

58 min | Comedy

8.0
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Writer: P.C.L. Literary Division | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ken'ichi Enomoto, Sadaichi Nimura, Mitsuko Hirokawa, Sadaichi Yanagida

Votes: 8

47. Tokyo gonin otoko (1945)

84 min | Comedy

6.2
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Director: Torajirô Saitô | Stars: Roppa Furukawa, Achako Hanabishi, Kazumatsu Ishida, Tsutomu Odaka

Votes: 10

48. Sanbiki no jûnanasai (1964)

75 min

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Writer: Sôjirô Motoki | Director: Shigetaka Kawai | Stars: Miki Jô, Setsuko Moriya, Kumi Nagisa, Michiko Wakayama

49. Erogotoshi no aigi (1971)

71 min

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Director: Sôjirô Motoki | Stars: Kemi Ichiboshi, Hiroko Fuji, Masayoshi Nogami, Kôsei Nakayama