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1. Tokyo Story (1953)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama

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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara

Votes: 33,461

2. Throne of Blood (1957)

Not Rated | 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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 35,628

3. Tampopo (1985)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy

7.9
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A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kôji Yakusho

Votes: 11,197 | Gross: $0.22M

4. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

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

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 48,494 | Gross: $0.06M

5. High and Low (1963)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 20,656

6. The War of the Gargantuas (1966)

G | 92 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature that is killing people all over the countryside. But when the gargantua from the ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Russ Tamblyn, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara, Nobuo Nakamura

Votes: 1,663

7. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

8.6
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A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 4,419

8. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Approved | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 8,351

9. Ikimono no kiroku (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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 3,201

10. Akibiyori (1960)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

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A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Mariko Okada, Keiji Sada

Votes: 3,161

11. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

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An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada, Mariko Okada

Votes: 5,734

12. Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Votes: 1,404

13. Higanbana (1958)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A businessman clashes with his elder daughter over her choice of a husband.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Shin Saburi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ineko Arima, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 2,691

14. Tôkyô boshoku (1957)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

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Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Ineko Arima, Chishû Ryû, Isuzu Yamada

Votes: 2,332

15. Kozure ôkami (1973– )

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The adventures of a samurai and his young son.

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

Votes: 194

16. Early Spring (1956)

144 min | Drama

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A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Ryô Ikebe, Teiji Takahashi, Keiko Kishi

Votes: 2,000

17. Nihon no ichiban nagai hi (1967)

157 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Seiji Miyaguchi, Rokkô Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 530

18. Tidal Wave (1973)

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

5.6
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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: 266

19. Jû jin yuki otoko (1955)

94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A yeti terrorizes people on top of Mount Fuji.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Takarada, Akemi Negishi, Momoko Kôchi, Nobuo Nakamura

Votes: 116

20. Uchû daikaijû Dogora (1964)

83 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

5.9
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The Earth is attacked by a giant jellyfish monster from outer space that, for some reason, has a sweet tooth for diamonds.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Yôko Fujiyama, Hiroshi Koizumi, Nobuo Nakamura

Votes: 454

21. Two in the Shadow (1967)

108 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A man falls in love with the widow of a man he killed in a car accident. Eventually she falls in love with him in return.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa, Mitsuko Kusabue, Mitsuko Mori

Votes: 560

22. The Rickshaw Man (1958)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A poor rickshaw driver finds himself taking care of a young woman and her son after the woman's husband dies suddenly.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 568

23. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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American television anthology series of wide range of genres - from history and drama to fantasy and science fiction. Fiction novels, stories, stage-plays, fairy-tales and actual historic events are dramatized in each stand-alone episode.

Stars: Rene Auberjonois, Irene Dailey, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart

Votes: 18

24. Nagareru (1956)

117 min | Drama

7.8
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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 »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, Hideko Takamine, Mariko Okada

Votes: 665

25. Ai no kawaki (1966)

98 min | Drama

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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

26. Half Human (1958)

63 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.0
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Japanese villagers worship a monster and his son who live in an island cave. Some circus people hear about them, go to the island to capture the monster and wind up shooting its son. Then ... See full summary »

Directors: Kenneth G. Crane, Ishirô Honda | Stars: John Carradine, Momoko Kôchi, Akira Takarada, Akemi Negishi

Votes: 242

27. Zesshô (1975)

94 min

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Director: Katsumi Nishikawa | Stars: Momoe Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Miura, Shirô Ôsaka, Tokue Hanazawa

Votes: 37

28. Nigorie (1953)

104 min | Drama

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Story 1 : "The Thirteenth Night". Seki turns up at her parents' house in the dead of night, where she breaks down and says she cannot continue to live with her husband, a rich man to whom ... See full summary »

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Akiko Tamura, Yatsuko Tan'ami, Ken Mitsuda, Hiroshi Akutagawa

Votes: 70

29. Akuma no temari-uta (1977)

144 min | Mystery

6.9
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Kôsuke Kindaichi, a somewhat peculiar private detective, visits a remote town. He meets a police detective and they start to investigate an old unsolved murder. Then some murders happen. ... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Keiko Kishi, Akiko Nishina, Kôji Kita

Votes: 145

30. Shokei no heya (1956)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Katsumi is a university student who has no respect for his hardworking parents, his professors, or even his friends. He helps one friend obtain a loan to finance a dance, by humiliating his... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Keizô Kawasaki, Ayako Wakao, Yosuke Irie

Votes: 116

31. Sekai daisensô (1961)

110 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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This Japanese film speculates on the events which lead the U.S. and the Soviet Union into a nuclear Armageddon.

Director: Shûe Matsubayashi | Stars: Furankî Sakai, Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, Nobuko Otowa

Votes: 153

32. Shunkinsho (1976)

97 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Katsumi Nishikawa | Stars: Momoe Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Miura, Moeko Ezawa, Akiko Kazami

Votes: 25

33. The Militarists (1970)

134 min | Drama, War

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Reporter Goro Arai covers the war for a Japanese newspaper. He follows the activities of Japan's top military leader, Hideki Tojo, and comes to view Tojo as a dangerous military tyrant. But... See full summary »

Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Toshirô Mifune, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 13

34. Bu su (1987)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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Suzume moved in Tokyo where she will live in aunt's house, basically a geisha house. She have no interest in any social activity, nor any friendship with classmates. She's not into geisha ... See full summary »

Director: Jun Ichikawa | Stars: Yasuko Tomita, Michiyo Ohkusu, Kazue Itô, Masahiro Takashima

Votes: 30

35. Poignant Story (1961)

106 min | Drama

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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Chikage Awashima, Masayuki Mori, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 87

36. Yûyake-gumo (1956)

78 min | Drama

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The conflicting dreams of the members of a Japanese family are threatened by a continuing series of misfortunes.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Shinji Tanaka, Yûko Mochizuki, Takahiro Tamura, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 66

37. A Night to Remember (1962)

86 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Kôzaburô Yoshimura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Jirô Tamiya, Keizô Kawasaki, Kyôko Enami

Votes: 9

38. A False Student (1960)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Jerry Fujio, Jun Fujimaki, Eiji Funakoshi

Votes: 59

39. Anzukko (1958)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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Kyoko, the daughter of a successful novelist, marries an aspiring writer. However, her husband's difficulties with his writing and his resentment over her father cause deep strains in the marriage.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Kyôko Kagawa, Isao Kimura, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 91

40. The Family (1974)

211 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Shin Saburi, Yumeji Tsukioka, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Yamamoto

Votes: 31

41. Yoru no chô (1957)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Kôzaburô Yoshimura | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Fujiko Yamamoto, Eiji Funakoshi, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 7

42. Ikite wa mita keredo - Ozu Yasujirô den (1983)

123 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary about Ozu's life and career.

Director: Kazuo Inoue | Stars: Ineko Arima, Chikage Awashima, Shôhei Imamura, Shima Iwashita

Votes: 143

43. Nichiro sensô shôri no hishi: Tekichû ôdan sanbyaku-ri (1957)

86 min | Action, War, Adventure

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Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Kenji Sugawara, Yoshirô Kitahara, Ryûji Shinagawa, Hideo Takamatsu

Votes: 32

44. Yajû shisubeshi (1959)

96 min | Crime

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Director: Eizô Sugawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Reiko Dan, Makoto Satô

Votes: 12

45. Suna no kaori (1968)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Katsumi Iwauchi | Stars: Mie Hama, Jin Nakayama, Megumi Matsumoto, Jitsuko Yoshimura

46. Bokutô kitan (1960)

120 min | Drama

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Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Fujiko Yamamoto, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Michiyo Aratama, Nobuko Otowa

Votes: 25

47. No raifu kingu (1991)

106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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Director: Jun Ichikawa | Stars: Ryo Takayama, Neko Saito, Nobuo Nakamura, Issei Ogata

Votes: 11

48. Senkan Yamato (1953)

104 min | War

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Director: Yutaka Abe | Stars: Tôru Abe, Minoru Arita, Hiroshi Ayukawa, Susumu Fujita

49. Aoiro kakumei (1953)

102 min | Drama

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Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Koreya Senda, Sadako Sawamura, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

50. Kôkotsu no hito (1973)

102 min | Drama

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Great story about a woman who looks after her father in law. Takamine Hideko is so beautiful and powerful in this role!

Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Hideko Takamine, Takahiro Tamura, Nobuko Otowa

Votes: 20