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1. House (1977)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.3
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A schoolgirl and her six classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which tries to devour the girls in bizarre ways.

Writers: Chiho Katsura, Chigumi Ôbayashi | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba, Ai Matsubara

Votes: 10,743

2. Three Businessmen (1998)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 364

3. The Little Girl Who Conquered Time (1983)

104 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A high-school girl acquires the ability to time travel.

Writers: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Wataru Kenmochi | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tomoyo Harada, Ryôichi Takayanagi, Toshinori Omi, Yukari Tsuda

Votes: 318

4. Emotion (1966)

39 min | Fantasy, Short

6.8
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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?

Writers: Kyoko Hanyu, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Sari Akasaka, Kyoko Hanyu, Sakio Hirata, Jinichi Isizaki

Votes: 240

5. Sada (1998)

132 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 197

6. I Are You, You Am Me (1982)

113 min | Comedy

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 183

8. The Discarnates (1988)

115 min | Horror, Mystery

7.0
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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 »

Writers: Taichi Yamada, Shin'ichi Ichikawa | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Morio Kazama, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Yûko Natori

Votes: 138

9. The Aimed School (1981)

90 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 118

10. Hyôryu kyôshitsu (1987)

104 min | Sci-Fi

5.6
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Writers: Izô Hashimoto, Mitsutoshi Ishigami, Yoji Ogura, Kazuo Umezu, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Yasufumi Hayashi, Aiko Asano, Vajra Barzaghi, Leana D'Aloisio

Votes: 85

11. Chizuko's Younger Sister (1991)

120 min

7.5
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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.

Writers: Jirô Akagawa, Chiho Katsura | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Hikari Ishida, Tomoko Nakajima, Toshinori Omi, Tomoka Shibayama

Votes: 83

12. The Reason (2004)

160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Four people are murdered in an apartment block, but none of them seem connected.

Writers: Miyuki Miyabe, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Shirô Ishimori | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Takehiro Murata, Saki Terashima, Miyoko Akaza, Takuro Atsuki

Votes: 69

13. Kenya Boy (1984)

109 min | Animation

7.3
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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 »

Writers: Chiho Katsura, Wataru Kenmochi, Makoto Naitô, Soji Yamakawa | Directors: Tetsuo Imazawa, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tomoyo Harada, Makio Inoue, Eiko Masuyama, Ichirô Nagai

Votes: 61

14. An Eater (1963)

24 min | Short

5.7
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Votes: 49

15. Sabishinbô (1985)

112 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 44

16. Dandanko (1960)

11 min | Short

6.8
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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: Akira Hirata, Inami Hirata, Reiko Nishi

Votes: 43

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

160 min | Drama

6.6
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Writers: Kôji Hasegawa, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Akira Emoto, Takashi Sasano, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Shiho Fujimura

Votes: 39

18. Seishun dendekedekedeke (1992)

135 min | Comedy

7.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 36

19. Noyuki yamayuki umibe yuki (1986)

135 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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Writers: Haruo Satô, Shinobu Yamada | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Saburô Bôya, Sen Hara, Yasufumi Hayashi, Wakaba Irie

Votes: 27

20. Tengoku ni ichiban chikai shima (1984)

102 min

5.3
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Writers: Wataru Kenmochi, Katsura Morimura | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Miyoko Akaza, Tomoyo Harada, Wakaba Irie, Shigeru Izumiya

Votes: 26

21. Kindaichi Kosuke no boken (1979)

113 min

6.7
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Writers: Seishi Yokomizo, Kôichi Saitô, Akira Nakano, Kôhei Tsuka | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Ikkô Furuya, Kunie Tanaka, Miyoko Akaza, Chiyonosuke Azuma

Votes: 23

22. Ashita (1995)

141 min

6.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 22

23. Kare no ootobai, kanojo no shima (1986)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Writers: Yoshio Kataoka, Ikuo Sekimoto | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kiwako Harada, Riki Takeuchi, Noriko Watanabe, Tomokazu Miura

Votes: 22

24. Shimaizaka (1985)

100 min

6.7
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Writers: Kazuo Oyama, Ikuo Sekimoto | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Misako Konno, Atsuko Asano, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Yasuko Tomita

Votes: 21

25. Pekin no suika (1989)

135 min | Drama

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

Votes: 21

26. Mizu no tabibito: Samurai kizzu (1993)

106 min | Adventure

6.2
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Writer: Masumi Suetani | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Jun Fubuki, Tomoyo Harada, Ishirô Honda, Ayumi Itô

Votes: 19

27. Haruka, nosutarujii (1993)

165 min

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

Votes: 19

28. Seven Weeks (2014)

171 min | Drama

7.9
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A former hospital director runs an antiques shop in Ashibetsu with her family.

Writers: Kôji Hasegawa, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Tadashi Naitô | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Yumi Adachi, Kazunari Aizawa, Akane, Toshiaki Chiku

Votes: 18

29. Haishi (1984)

105 min

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Writers: Takehiko Fukunaga, Chiho Katsura, Makoto Naitô | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Kisuke Yamashita, Toshie Negishi, Tôru Minegishi

Votes: 18

30. Song of Goodbye (2006)

119 min | Drama

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Writers: Shozo Ise, Chûkon Minami, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Toshio Kakei, Misa Shimizu, Seina Suzuki, Mirei Nakamura

Votes: 17

31. Furimukeba ai (1978)

92 min

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

Votes: 17

32. Sono hi no mae ni (2008)

140 min | Drama

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Writers: Shin'ichi Ichikawa, Kiyoshi Shigematsu | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kiyotaka Nanbara, Hiromi Nagasaku, Natsuki Harada, Tokie Hidari

Votes: 16

33. Confession (1968)

71 min | Drama

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

Writer: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Star: Kyôko Ôbayashi

Votes: 15

34. The Visitor in the Eye (1977)

100 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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Writers: Osamu Tezuka, James Miki | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Jô Shishido, Nagisa Katahira, Shingo Yamamoto, Kôji Wada

Votes: 14

35. Death at an Old Mansion (1976)

Horror, Mystery

5.4
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Writers: Yoichi Takabayashi, Seishi Yokomizo | Director: Yoichi Takabayashi | Stars: Akira Nakao, Junko Takazawa, Takahiro Tamura, Fujio Tokita

Votes: 14

36. 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 »

Writers: Shirô Ishimori, Hisashi Nakayama, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Takuro Atsuki, Keiju Kobayashi, Kin Sugai, Kyûsaku Shimada

Votes: 13

37. Complex (1964)

Short

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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Votes: 12

38. The Last Snow (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.

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

Votes: 10

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

87 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 9

40. The Girl in the Picture (1960)

32 min | Short

6.8
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Votes: 8

41. Remembrance (1963)

17 min | Short

6.0
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Votes: 8

42. Turning Point (1994)

118 min

6.6
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Writers: Tatsuo Nogami, Maruya Saiichi, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Masahiko Tsugawa, Morio Kazama, Miki Fujitani

Votes: 7

43. Tenshi o yûwaku (1979)

109 min

6.6
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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.

Writers: Toshiya Fujita, Tatsuo Kobayashi, Michitsuna Takahashi | Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Momoe Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Miura, Shôhei Hino, Keizô Kanie

Votes: 7

44. Shigatsu no sakana (1986)

109 min | Comedy

6.1
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Writers: James Miki, Tadashi Naitô, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Miyoko Akaza, Nao Asuka, Wakaba Irie, Shigeru Izumiya

Votes: 7

45. What's a Director? (2006)

88 min | Documentary

7.0
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Writer: Shunya Itô | Director: Shunya Itô | Stars: Kinji Fukasaku, Yoshiho Fukuoka, Yoshio Harada, Hiroki Hayashi

Votes: 6

46. Kokubetsu (2001 TV Movie)

104 min

7.8
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Writers: Jirô Akagawa, Shirô Ishimori, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tôru Minegishi, Misa Shimizu, Manae Katsuno, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 5

47. Aiko 16-sai (1983)

98 min | Drama

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Writers: Akemi Hotta, Mitsuhiko Akita, Akiyoshi Imazeki, Chiho Katsura, Makoto Naitô | Director: Akiyoshi Imazeki | Stars: Yasuko Tomita, Yumi Asano, Yumiko Fujita, Sakae Igami

49. Kanojo ga kekkon shinai riyû (1990)

95 min

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Writer: Rio Kishida | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Keiko Kishi, Yuriko Ishida, Toshiya Fujita, Toshiyuki Nagashima