My XX Japanese Movies

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1.
Orochi (1925)
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The story of a decent samurai who is widely considered a scum and a criminal. His bad luck and numerous misunderstandings drag him down the social ladder straight to the gutter. (74 mins.)
 
2.
A Page of Madness (1926)
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A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife. (70 mins.)
 
3.
Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo (1935)
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A man gets rid of a cheap pot without knowing it contains a map to a treasure. As word spreads, many join in hunting it. (92 mins.)
Director: Sadao Yamanaka
 
4.
Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937)
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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
 
5.
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945)
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A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol. (59 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
6.
One Wonderful Sunday (1947)
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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... (108 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
7.
Drunken Angel (1948)
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A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond. (98 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
8.
Late Spring (1949)
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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
 
9.
Rashomon (1950)
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
10.
Bakushû (1951)
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A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans. (125 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
11.
The Idiot (1951)
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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
 
12.
Ikiru (1952)
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
13.
Tokyo Story (1953)
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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
14.
Ugetsu (1953)
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A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
15.
Seven Samurai (1954)
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A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
16.
Godzilla (1954)
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American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. (96 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
17.
Fires on the Plain (1959)
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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
 
18.
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)
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A middle-aged bar hostess, constantly in debt, is faced with numerous social constraints and challenges posed to her by her family, customers and friends. (111 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
19.
The Sinners of Hell (1960)
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A group of sinners involved in interconnected tales of murder, revenge, deceit and adultery all meet at the Gates of Hell. (101 mins.)
Director: Nobuo Nakagawa
 
20.
The Naked Island (1960)
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A family of four are the sole inhabitants of a small island, where they struggle each day to irrigate their crops. (96 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
21.
Pitfall (1962)
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A man wanders into a seemingly deserted town with his young son in search of work. But after a bit of bad luck, he joins the town's population of lost souls. (97 mins.)
 
22.
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
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An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter. (113 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
23.
High and Low (1963)
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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. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
24.
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
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An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them. (123 mins.)
 
25.
Ningyo (1964 Short Film)
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In a totalitarian society where daydreaming is forbidden, an imaginative boy fantasies about catching a mermaid and playing with her. (8 mins.)
 
26.
Onibaba (1964)
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Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask. (103 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
27.
Kwaidan (1964)
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. (183 mins.)
 
28.
Red Beard (1965)
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In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern. (185 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
29.
The Pornographers (1966)
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Life of a pornographer who tries to stay under the radar of the mob. He has a mistress, a step-son, a step-daughter (whom he's attracted to) and a wife who believes her first husband was reincarnated as a restless carp. (128 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
30.
The Face of Another (1966)
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A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality. (122 mins.)
 
31.
The Sword of Doom (1966)
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Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely. (119 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
 
32.
Patriotism (1966 Short Film)
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A Noh dramatization of the suicides of Lt. Shinji Takeyama and his wife Reiko. After participating in a failed 1936 coup and being ordered to execute his friends, he bids his wife an intimate farewell and commits harakiri. (30 mins.)
 
33.
Irezumi (1966)
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A seductive woman gets kidnapped into prostitution. After getting a spider tattoo made on her back, she grows vengeful, leaving several men in her path. (86 mins.)
 
34.
The Man Who Put His Will on Film (1970)
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A metaphysical mystery involving a university student's camera getting stolen, and the thief then committing suicide. Looking back upon the event, the situation comes to be questioned if it happened at all. (94 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
35.
This Transient Life (1970)
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Near a remote Buddhist monastery, a young man falls in love with his sister and gets her pregnant. After a monk finds out, the young man becomes an assistant to a master sculptor, only to proceed to complicate matters with his affairs. (143 mins.)
Director: Akio Jissôji
 
36.
Dodes'ka-den (1970)
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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
 
37.
Grandizer (1975 TV Series)
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Escaping from Vega's evil forces, the young Prince of planet Fleed leaves his destroyed homeland aboard the UFO Robot Grendizer... (26 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Akemi
 
38.
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
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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
 
39.
The Shogun's Samurai (1978)
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Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers... (130 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
40.
The Demon (1978)
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When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears. (110 mins.)
 
41.
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
 
42.
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
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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
 
43.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (117 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
44.
Jumping (1984 Short Film)
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A small child takes small leaps, which progress into huge bounds over buildings, forests and continents. (7 mins.)
Director: Osamu Tezuka
 
45.
Ran (1985)
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In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
46.
Castle in the Sky (1986)
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A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
47.
Legend of the Forest (1987 Video)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Osamu Tezuka
 
48.
Akira (1988)
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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
 
49.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
50.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
51.
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
 
52.
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
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A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service. (103 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
54.
Porco Rosso (1992)
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In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. (94 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
55.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
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A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. (83 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
56.
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
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A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and the boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses. (111 mins.)
 
57.
Misty (1996)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Kenki Saegusa
 
58.
Fireworks (1997)
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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
 
59.
Perfect Blue (1997)
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A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past. (81 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
60.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
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On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
61.
Kamisama mousukoshi dake (1998 TV Series)
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High-school girl contracts HIV.
 
62.
Kikujiro (1999)
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A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way. (121 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
63.
Taboo (1999)
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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
 
64.
Empire of Passion (1978)
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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
 
65.
Cruel Story of Youth (1960)
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A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men. (96 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
66.
Kuroneko (1968)
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Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai. (99 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
67.
Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)
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After Atsushi commits murder, he is blackmailed into keeping a suitcase full of embezzled money. What follows is a descent into lustful, reckless actions and regret. (104 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
68.
Yojimbo (1961)
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
69.
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
 
70.
Harakiri (1962)
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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.)
 
71.
Dreams (1990)
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A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa. (119 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
72.
Ai no kusabi 1 (1992 Video)
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On planet Amoi, a great society has developed, creating a computerized city called Tanagura, ruled by supercomputer Jupiter... (52 mins.)
 
73.
Ai no kusabi 2 (1994 Video)
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(57 mins.)
 
74.
Swastika (1964)
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A childless housewife falls in love with a beautiful model. (91 mins.)
 
75.
Irezumi (1982)
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To satisfy her lover's fetish for tattooed women, Akane agrees to have her body covered in eloborate tattoos by Kyogoro... (109 mins.)
 
76.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
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A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. (121 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
77.
Berserk (1997 TV Series)
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Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court. (22 mins.)
 
78.
Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)
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The trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transvestites in Japan. (107 mins.)
 
79.
Fake (1996)
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Dee and Ryo are NYC Police officers and partners. On vacation in the UK, Dee hopes to make his feelings for Ryo known but uninvited guests and a string of murders gets in the way. (60 mins.)
Director: Iku Suzuki
 
80.
Tokyo Decadence (1992)
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A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types... (135 mins.)
Director: Ryû Murakami
 
81.
Go, Go, Second Time Virgin (1969)
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After being raped in an unknown rooftop, nineteen year-old girl Poppo meets a mysterious boy, and both share their sexual traumas and fears, with fatal consequences. (65 mins.)
Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
 
82.
Wife to Be Sacrificed (1974)
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A woman must endure an extreme ritual when her ex-husband, who has recently escaped from jail, kidnaps her. (71 mins.)
Director: Masaru Konuma
 
83.
Blind Beast (1969)
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A blind sculpter and his mother kidnap a young model. (86 mins.)