Donald Richie's Guide to Japanese Film

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1.
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
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Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo. (113 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
2.
Afraid to Die (1960)
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Takeo is a young yakuza who renounces his former criminal activities after being released from prison. But sometimes escaping the past is not so easy. (96 mins.)
 
3.
After Life (1998)
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After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity. (118 mins.)
 
4.
Akira (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
 
5.
Angel Dust (1994)
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Every Monday at 6 pm a young woman is murdered in the subway. The psychiatrist Setsuko Suma is called in to assist the police... (116 mins.)
Director: Sogo Ishii
 
6.
Antonio Gaudí (1984 Documentary)
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Hiroshi Teshigahara's camera takes us over, under, around, and into buildings and a park designed by Antonio Gaudí (1852 - 1926)... (72 mins.)
 
7.
Audition (1999)
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A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
8.
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
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An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter. (112 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
9.
Avalon (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon... (107 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
10.
Bad Company (2001)
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(98 mins.)
 
11.
The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
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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. (151 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
12.
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
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In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family. (130 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
13.
The Ballad of Narayama (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A kabuki theatre-inflected story about a poor village whose people have to be carried to a nearby mountain to die once they get old. (98 mins.)
 
14.
Battle Royale (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
15.
Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
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During the violent chaos of post-War Japanese black market, a young gangster called Shozo Hirono has to keep up with the rapid shifts of power between unscrupulous bosses. (99 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
16.
Being Two Isn't Easy (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The trials, tribulations, and joys of raising a child. The film follows the everyday events of a family with one boy... (88 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
17.
Kuro tokage (1968)
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Japanese sixties comedy featuring a cunning female jewel thief named Black Lizard who tries to kidnap Sanaye... (86 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
18.
Black Rain (1989)
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The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel. (123 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
19.
Boiling Point (1990)
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Two disquieted junior baseball players seek revenge on the local yakuza for attacking their coach. (96 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
20.
Branded to Kill (1967)
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A hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, putting him into conflict with his treacherous wife, with a mysterious woman eager for death and with the phantom-like hit-man known only as Number One. (91 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
21.
Charisma (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty... (104 mins.)
 
22.
Children of Hiroshima (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends. (97 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
23.
47 Samurai (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor. (207 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
 
24.
Conflagration (1958)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
25.
Crazed Fruit (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Spending their summer on an exotic beach, two brothers fall for the same beautiful girl, whose charm and looks may hide more than they they bargained for. (86 mins.)
Director: Kô Nakahira
 
26.
Cruel Story of Youth (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Kiyoshi is a brooding young man who treats women solely as objects. Makoto is a young woman who is just reaching her sexual awakening... (96 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
27.
Cure (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done. (111 mins.)
 
28.
Dersu Uzala (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter. (144 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosava
 
30.
Distance (2001)
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Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city's water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members of those affected by it meet at the lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones' deaths. (132 mins.)
 
31.
Dodes'ka-den (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley. (140 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
32.
Double Suicide (1969)
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A doomed love between a paper merchant and a courtesan. (142 mins.)
 
33.
Dreams (1990)
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A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa. (119 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
34.
Drunken Angel (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond. (98 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
35.
Early Spring (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance. (144 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
36.
Early Summer (1951)
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A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans. (124 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
37.
Why Not? (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Near the turbulent end of the Edo era, a man returning to Japan after exile in America searches for his wife and becomes swept up in the current of revolution in this incisive period drama from the great Shohei Imamura. (151 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
38.
Fighting Elegy (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In Okayama in the mid-1930s, Kiroku attends high school and boards with a Catholic family whose daughter... (86 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
39.
The End of Summer (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth. (103 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
40.
Eureka (2000)
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The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose. (217 mins.)
Director: Shinji Aoyama
 
41.
The Face of Another (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality. (124 mins.)
 
42.
The Family Game (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone;... (107 mins.)
 
43.
Fires on the Plain (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation. (108 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
44.
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis of sorts. (115 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
45.
Floating Weeds (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous. (119 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
46.
Flowing (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo... (117 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
47.
Rape! (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A rape victim realizes that she enjoys sexual assault and continuously offers herself to be raped while searching for her original rapist. (71 mins.)
Director: Yasuharu Hasebe
 
48.
The Funeral (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack... (124 mins.)
Director: Jûzô Itami
 
49.
Gate of Flesh (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory... (90 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
50.
Gate of Hell (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting. (86 mins.)
 
51.
Gion bayashi (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the post-war, the sixteen year-old teenager Eiko seeks out the geisha Miyoharu in the district of Gion... (85 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
52.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. (83 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
53.
Giants and Toys (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the middle of a fierce commercial competition between three caramel companies, an executive builds up a ditsy teenage girl as a mascot while simultaneously trying to uncover the rival companies' plans. (95 mins.)
 
54.
Godzilla (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. (96 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
55.
Taboo (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The new member of a samurai militia unit causes disruption as several of his colleagues fall in love with him, threatening to disturb the rigid code of their squad. (100 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
56.
The Five (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned... (109 mins.)
Director: Takashi Ishii
 
57.
Gonza the Spearman (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The tragic story of Gonza, a handsome ladies man, set in the Tokagawa Period, a time in which appearences are very important... (126 mins.)
 
58.
Good Morning (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two boys begin a silence strike to press their parents into buying them a television set. (94 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
59.
Fireworks (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions. (103 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
60.
Harakiri (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn. (133 mins.)
 
61.
The Burmese Harp (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk. (116 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
62.
High and Low (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
63.
Himatsuri (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The villagers in a beautiful remote area of Japan are divided into the woodsmen, who worship the mountain goddess... (126 mins.)
 
64.
History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess (1970 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A documentary film showcasing life in postwar Japan as seen through the eyes of a bar hostess. (105 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
65.
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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. (208 mins.)
 
66.
Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The lives of two slum neighbors, one of a happy-go-lucky gambler and the other of a poor ronin, converge when the two get involved with the affairs of a powerful samurai official and his gangsters. (86 mins.)
Director: Sadao Yamanaka
 
67.
I Was Born, But... (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Yoshi family - husband and wife Kennesuke and Haha, a middle manager at an office and a housewife respectively... (100 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
68.
The Idiot (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman. (166 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
69.
Ikiru (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
70.
Empire of Passion (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A married woman and her lover murder her husband and dump his body into a well. After a while, his ghost comes to haunt them while the local gossip grows stronger. (105 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
71.
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end. (109 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
72.
Nanami: The Inferno of First Love (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A teenage goldsmith with a dark past tragically falls in love with a young nude model. (108 mins.)
Director: Susumu Hani
 
73.
An Inn in Tokyo (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Unemployed Kihachi and his two sons struggle to make ends meet. But that doesn't keep Kihachi from wooing single mother Otaka. (80 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
74.
The Insect Woman (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Life story of a woman born in poverty trying to succeed. Through her many schemes, she faces her ups and downs in a cyclical nature, fueled mostly by self-interest. (123 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
75.
Intentions of Murder (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A housewife living under her tyrannical husband has her life stressfully turned upside down after getting raped by a burglar. (150 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
76.
A Japanese Tragedy (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Alternating in time, between the end of World War II and 1953, Haruko, a widow, does what she can to keep her daughter Utako and son Seiichi safe... (116 mins.)
 
77.
Kagemusha (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place. (180 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
78.
Kwaidan (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. (183 mins.)
 
79.
The Lady of Musashino (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in post-war Japan, The Lady of Musashino tells the story of Michiko, a disillusioned young woman trapped in a loveless marriage. She confides in her younger cousin, Tsutomo, and the two become close. (88 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
80.
Late Autumn (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends. (128 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
81.
Late Chrysanthemums (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
What is the life of a Geisha like once her beauty has faded and she has retired? Kin has saved her money... (101 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
82.
Late Spring (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father. (108 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
83.
The Life of Oharu (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society. (148 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
84.
Inazuma (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Poor, pathetic mother Ose (Kumeko Urabe) has four children, three daughters and a son, by four different men. (87 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
85.
The Lower Depths (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (137 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
86.
The 47 Ronin (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1701, Lord Takuminokami Asano has a feud with Lord Kira and he tries to kill Kira in the corridors of the Shogun's palace... (241 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
87.
Maborosi (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. (110 mins.)
 
88.
Maadadayo (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Following World War II, a retired professor approaching his autumn years finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war-torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students. (134 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
89.
The Makioka Sisters (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
This sensuously beautiful film chronicles the activities of four sisters who gather in Kyoto every year to view the cherry blossoms... (140 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
90.
Swastika (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A childless housewife falls in love with a beautiful model. (91 mins.)
 
91.
Max mon amour (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A married French woman takes a zoo chimp named Max to be her lover. (92 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Oshima
 
92.
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed. (123 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
93.
Minbô no onna (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A grand old Japanese hotel is trying to get a prestigious contract as the site of a summit meeting of important foreign officials... (123 mins.)
Director: Jûzô Itami
 
94.
Miss Oyu (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Shinnosuke is introduced to Shizu as a prospective marriage partner, but he falls in love with her widowed sister Oyu... (94 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
95.
Gan (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(104 mins.)
Director: Shirô Toyoda
 
96.
Ichiban utsukushiku (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
During World War II, the management of a war industry of optical instruments for weapons requests an... (85 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
97.
M/Other (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Tetsuro is living with his young girlfriend Aki in a pleasant house in Tokyo. They both spend a lot of time at their jobs... (147 mins.)
Director: Nobuhiro Suwa
 
98.
Mother (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A teenaged girl witnesses her widowed mother's attempt to sustain her family. (98 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
99.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
100.
The Naked Island (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A family of four are the sole inhabitants of a small island, where they struggle each day to irrigate their crops. (94 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô