Hochi Film Awards Best Picture

by idi_i_smotri | created - 11 Jan 2012 | updated - 11 Jan 2012 | Public
 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords


IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Inugami-ke no ichizoku (1976)

146 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After the death of the Father , His family are gathered to share Inheritances , but suddenly a woman with a mysterious masked man arrive there , claiming to be the other wife of the man ...

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Yôko Shimada, Teruhiko Aoi, Mieko Takamine

Votes: 431

2. The Yellow Handkerchief (1977)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three complete strangers embark on a road-trip to Hokkaido.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Ken Takakura, Chieko Baishô, Kaori Momoi, Tetsuya Takeda

Votes: 554

3. Third Base (1978)

102 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Third (Toshiyuki Nagashima) is an aimless young man who hangs around with a couple of girls who are amateur hookers. One day, while acting as their pimp, he gets into a conflict with a young gangster and winds up killing him.

Director: Yôichi Higashi | Stars: Toshiyuki Nagashima, Tsugiaki Yoshida, Aiko Morishita, Akiko Shikata

Votes: 88

4. The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)

147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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. Kagemusha (1980)

PG | 162 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Jinpachi Nezu

Votes: 25,979

6. Enrai (1981)

135 min | Drama

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Kichitaro Negishi | Stars: Toshiyuki Nagashima, Johnny Ohkura, Eri Ishida, Rie Yokoyama

Votes: 61

7. Kamata kôshinkyoku (1982)

109 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Aging Kamata movie star "Gin-chan" Ginshiro (Morio Kazama) is filming a story about Samurai in Imperial Japan at the start of the Meiji. Also appearing in the movie, as his antagonist, is ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Keiko Matsuzaka, Morio Kazama, Mitsuru Hirata, Chika Takami

Votes: 479

8. Kazoku gêmu (1983)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
Rate this
    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; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshimitsu Morita | Stars: Yûsaku Matsuda, Jûzô Itami, Saori Yuki, Ichirôta Miyakawa

Votes: 632

9. Osôshiki (1984)

124 min | Comedy

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the ... See full summary »

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kin Sugai, Hideji Ôtaki

Votes: 836

10. Sorekara (1985)

130 min | Drama

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Daisuke (Yusaku Matsuda) is supposed to be out looking for a respectable job and equally respectable wife. He is 30 years old and devotes his attention to music and literature; his family ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshimitsu Morita | Stars: Yûsaku Matsuda, Miwako Fujitani, Kaoru Kobayashi, Morio Kazama

Votes: 210

11. Comic Magazine (1986)

120 min | Comedy

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Kinameri is a moderately successful television journalist itching for a big scoop. So when a corrupt local businessman barricades himself in his house, of course he's going to be excited with things picking up.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Yûya Uchida, Yumi Asô, Takeshi Kitano, Hiromi Gô

Votes: 112 | Gross: $0.03M

12. A Taxing Woman (1987)

127 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

If tax evasion is an art, wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo is Rembrandt. And so, a determined taxing woman gets the tough assignment of trying to catch him.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Masahiko Tsugawa, Yasuo Daichi

Votes: 1,378

13. Tomorrow - ashita (1988)

105 min | Drama

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

On 9 August 1945, the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. This film describes the daily life of people the day before that fateful event, their feelings of joy and sadness. For them, tomorrow would never come.

Director: Kazuo Kuroki | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Kaho Minami, Nobuko Sendô, Michiko Araki

Votes: 44

14. Untama giru (1989)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Magical realist film about Okinawa. It's about the occupation of Okinawa -- both by the United States, and Japan, and centers around a superhero by the name of Untamagiru.

Director: Go Takamine | Stars: Chikako Aoyama, Kaoru Kobayashi, John Sayles, Tomi Taira

Votes: 38

15. Sakura no sono (1990)

96 min | Drama

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The film offers a glimpse at a group of school girls who are very flexible in terms of gender roles, playing males both in the school play and in real life. A modern-day all girls high ... See full summary »

Director: Shun Nakahara | Stars: Hiroko Nakajima, Miho Tsumiki, Yasuyo Shirashima, Miho Miyazawa

Votes: 142

16. Musuko (1991)

121 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Tetsuo is a young man living in Tokyo, who falls in love with a deaf-mute factory girl. He has always felt jealous of his college- educated brother, but ultimately wins both the girl and ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Masatoshi Nagase, Emi Wakui, Mieko Harada

Votes: 160

17. Shiko funjatta (1992)

105 min | Comedy, Sport

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Yet another tradition in the tradition of "ragtag misfits" in Japanese comedy...Sumo Do, Sumo Don't tells the story of a university sumo club in Japan. In today's Japan, the younger ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Misa Shimizu, Naoto Takenaka, Akira Emoto

Votes: 574

18. Tsuki wa dotchi ni dete iru (1993)

109 min | Comedy

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Story of everyday life and romance of a taxi driver who is a Korean resident in Japan.

Director: Yôichi Sai | Stars: Gorô Kishitani, Ruby Moreno, Moeko Ezawa, Masato Furuoya

Votes: 85

19. Zenshin Shosetsuka (1994)

157 min | Documentary

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An intimate portrait of the last years in the life of eccentric novelist Mitsuharu Inoue.

Director: Kazuo Hara | Stars: Mitsuharu Inoue, Hiroshi Noma, Jakuchô Setouchi

Votes: 59

20. Gogo no Yuigon-jo (1995)

110 min | Drama

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Yoko is a famous actress who goes to a mountain chalet for a few days rest. There, she learns a secret from her companion Toyoko.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Haruko Sugimura, Nobuko Otowa, Hideo Kanze, Kyôko Asagiri

Votes: 140

21. Shall We Dance? (1996)

PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
68 Metascore

A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons.

Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka, Eri Watanabe

Votes: 9,644 | Gross: $9.68M

22. Rajio no jikan (1997)

103 min | Comedy

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Keiko Toda

Votes: 1,276 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Fireworks (1997)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
Rate this
    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.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi, Susumu Terajima

Votes: 22,989 | Gross: $0.23M

24. Kin'yû fushoku rettô: Jubaku (1999)

114 min | Drama

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kippei Shîna, Ikuji Nakamura

Votes: 142

25. Kao (2000)

124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

With no parents left to keep the peace and order two sisters, who could not be any more different, allow their frustrations and animosity to come to a head. What ensues is funny, tragic and offbeat.

Director: Junji Sakamoto | Stars: Naomi Fujiyama, Etsushi Toyokawa, Michiyo Ohkusu, Riho Makise

Votes: 330

26. Go (2001)

122 min | Drama

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Sugihara, born in Japan but with North Korean parents, falls in love with a Japanese girl after changing from a North Korean school to a Japanese school. His boxer dad teaches him boxing - skills used a lot.

Director: Isao Yukisada | Stars: Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ko Shibasaki, Shinobu Ôtake, Tsutomu Yamazaki

Votes: 2,297

27. Tasogare Seibei (2002)

129 min | Drama, History

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
82 Metascore

As the feudal Japan era draws to a close, a widower samurai experiences difficulty balancing 2 young daughters, an aged mother, clan loyalties, and the sudden reappearance of his childhood sweetheart.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Osugi

Votes: 19,283

28. Keimusho no naka (2002)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man serving a sentence in a minimum-security prison. Life in the jail is rigid and organized, eventually leading all of the cell-mates to abandon their individuality.

Director: Yôichi Sai | Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Teruyuki Kagawa, Tomorô Taguchi, Yutaka Matsushige

Votes: 281

29. Nobody Knows (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
88 Metascore

In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda | Stars: Yûya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura, Momoko Shimizu

Votes: 18,910 | Gross: $0.68M

30. Always san-chôme no yûhi (2005)

133 min | Drama, Family

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Leaving her provincial home, teenage Mutsuko arrives in Tokyo by train to take a job in a major automotive company but finds that she is employed by a small auto repair shop owned by ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Maki Horikita, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Koyuki

Votes: 1,818

31. Hura gâru (2006)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
53 Metascore

Young women in a small Japanese town look to revive their home's declining fortunes by building a Hawaiian village tourist attraction.

Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Yasuko Matsuyuki, Etsushi Toyokawa, Yû Aoi, Shizuyo Yamasaki

Votes: 1,638

32. I Just Didn't Do It (2006)

143 min | Drama

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young man is falsely accused of molesting a high-school girl on a train. He is arrested and charged, and goes through endless court sessions, all the while insisting that he is innocent.

Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Ryo Kase, Asaka Seto, Kôji Yamamoto, Masako Motai

Votes: 1,209

33. Departures (2008)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
68 Metascore

A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 41,777 | Gross: $1.54M

34. Shizumanu taiyô (2009)

202 min | Drama

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A drama based on the 1985 plane crash that caused 520 deaths, the worst aviation event in Japanese history.

Director: Setsurô Wakamatsu | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Erika Toda, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yasuko Matsuyuki

Votes: 158

35. Akunin (2010)

139 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young woman's murder provokes reflection on the ugliness and villainy of modern society.

Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Eri Fukatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Akira Emoto, Hisashi Igawa

Votes: 1,050

36. Yôkame no semi (2011)

147 min | Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After the collapse of their relationship, Kiwako abducts the 6-month old child of a man she was having an affair with. Raising the child as her own, it is four years before the authorities catch up with her and the young child.

Director: Izuru Narushima | Stars: Hiromi Nagasaku, Mao Inoue, Eiko Koike, Konomi Watanabe

Votes: 489