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1.
Rashomon (1950)
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
2.
Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
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In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression. (124 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
3.
Miss Oyu (1951)
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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
 
4.
The Hidden Fortress (1958)
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Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general. (139 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
5.
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
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His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival. (190 mins.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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
 
8.
White Beast (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Keiko Yukawa is a former prostitute and the newest inmate at White Lily, a female rehabilitation facility. (97 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
9.
Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
10.
Muddy River (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In post-War Japan, a boy from a noodle store-owning family befriends a neighboring boy living in poverty. (105 mins.)
Director: Kôhei Oguri
 
11.
A False Student (1960)
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(94 mins.)
 
12.
Samurai Assassin (1965)
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February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii... (122 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
 
13.
Suzaki Paradise Red Light (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A couple stand indecisively on a bridge in Asakusa. Tsutae and Yoshiji have lost confidence and passion... (81 mins.)
 
14.
She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An old man, being rowed along a river, sees a field of daisies (or Wild Chrysanthemums, as they are described in the title... (100 mins.)
 
15.
Seven Samurai (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
16.
Chiyari Fuji (1955)
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A samurai travels to Edo with his two servants. On their way, they meet many people and encounter great injustice. (94 mins.)
Director: Tomu Uchida
 
17.
Sanjuro (1962)
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A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent. (96 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
18.
Departures (2008)
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A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. (130 mins.)
Director: Yôjirô Takita
 
19.
Story of a Prostitute (1965)
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In WW2 Manchuria, a prostitute grows to resent an abusive adjutant and falls in love with his aide. (96 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
20.
The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals. (181 mins.)
 
21.
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 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.)
 
22.
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
 
23.
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
 
24.
Kill! (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up in a local official's complex game of murder and betrayal. (115 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
 
25.
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them. (123 mins.)
 
26.
Onibaba (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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.
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. (96 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
28.
The Twilight Samurai (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A 19th-century samurai tries to protect a battered wife. (129 mins.)
Director: Yôji Yamada
 
29.
Yukiguni (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
It's a man's world. Shimamura, an artist, comes to this snowbound town to rejuvenate himself. He connects with Komako... (133 mins.)
Director: Shirô Toyoda
 
30.
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
 
31.
Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari (1964)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Tai Katô
 
32.
Yoru no tsuzumi (1958)
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When a married woman has an affair with a young musician, feudal Japanese law requires that both offenders pay with their lives... (95 mins.)
Director: Tadashi Imai
 
33.
The Pornographers (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
 
34.
Pale Flower (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A gangster gets released from prison and has to cope with the recent shifts of power between the gangs, while taking care of a thrill-seeking young woman, who got in bad company while gambling. (96 mins.)
 
35.
Black Rain (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel. (123 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
36.
Kiri no hata (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Kiriko attempts to hire a well-known lawyer to defend her brother's murder case. The lawyer turns Kiriko down as she cannot afford him. Some time later, Kiriko encounters the lawyer again, but this time it is he who needs her help. (111 mins.)
Director: Yôji Yamada
 
37.
Vengeance Is Mine (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the lam. (140 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
38.
Older Brother, Younger Sister (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In Older Brother, Younger Sister, director Mikio Naruse's adaptation of an oft-filmed popular novel by Saisei Murô... (86 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
39.
A Story Written with Water (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young man who's about to marry is torn between his fiancée and the love for his mother. His past, dreams and desires unfold simultaneously. (120 mins.)
Director: Kiju Yoshida
 
40.
Seisaku's Wife (1965)
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On the eve of the Russo-Japanese war at the beginning of the 20th century, small-town girl Okane has married an old wealthy man to escape a life of poverty. (93 mins.)
 
41.
The Crucified Lovers (1954)
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Ishun is a wealthy, but unsympathetic, master printer who has wrongly accused his wife and best employee of being lovers. To escape punishment, the accused run away together, but Ishun is certain to be ruined if word gets out. (102 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
42.
Till We Meet Again (1950)
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The hero Saburo (Okada Eiji) is obstructed by a series of events from meeting Keiko (Kuga Yoshiko), his fiancee. (110 mins.)
Director: Tadashi Imai
 
43.
A Woman's Life (1963)
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(126 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
44.
Yearning (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction. (98 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
45.
Floating Clouds (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A tragic social drama set in post war Japan and concerns a lonely woman trying to find purpose and stability in a devastated Tokyo. (123 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
46.
Poignant Story (1961)
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(106 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
47.
A Woman's Place (1962)
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(111 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
48.
Autumn Has Already Started (1960)
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(79 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
49.
Evening Stream (1960)
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(111 mins.)
 
50.
Whistle in My Heart (1959)
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(126 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
51.
Yama no oto (1954)
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The businessman Ogata Shingo works with his son Shuichi, who is his secretary, and they live together... (96 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
52.
Meshi (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Michiyo lives in the small place Osaka and is not happy with her marriage, all she does is cook and clean for her husband. (97 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
53.
Kiru (1962)
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A samurai seeks revenge and redemption after his family is executed by a rival clan. (71 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
 
54.
Samurai from Nowhere (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The adventures of a ronin, a samurai without a feudal lord, trying to achieve safety in a neighbouring domain. (93 mins.)
 
55.
Zoku Dojo Yaburi: Mondo Muyo (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Young Lord Takenaka stands to succeed his father until a series of violent actions lead his retainers to believe that he has gone insane with blood-lust. (90 mins.)
 
56.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
57.
Onna doshi (1955 Short Film)
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(32 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
58.
Zero no shôten (1961)
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Teiko's new husband disappears on a business trip. She discovers a pair of mysterious postcards hidden away in a book that may be clues to his fate. (95 mins.)
 
59.
Eleven Samurai (1967)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Eiichi Kudô
 
60.
Sword of the Beast (1965)
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After killing a counselor of his clan, a fugitive samurai befriends a couple poaching the shogun's gold in the mountains. (85 mins.)
Director: Hideo Gosha
 
61.
Ornamental Hairpin (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Emi Ota and her friend Okiku stay briefly at a mountain inn and then return to Tokyo. Later, Nanmura... (75 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
 
62.
The Great Killing (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A Shogunate Elder connives to rule Japan by making his puppet, the Shogun's brother Tsunashige, the next Shogun... (118 mins.)
Director: Eiichi Kudô
 
63.
Travelling Actors (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(70 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
64.
Floating Weeds (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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
 
65.
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
 
66.
Tokyo Story (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
67.
Akibiyori (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
 
68.
Intimidation (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A bank manager is blackmailed into robbing his own bank. (65 mins.)
 
69.
Bakushû (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans. (124 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
70.
Tôkyô boshoku (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child. (140 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
71.
Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In post-war Japan, a man brings a lost boy to his tenement. No one wants to take the child for even one night; finally... (72 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
72.
The Tale of Jiro (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(99 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
 
73.
Tattooed Life (1965)
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After his own gang sets him up to kill a rival mobster, a hit man is forced to flee with his younger brother. (87 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
74.
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
 
75.
A Fugitive from the Past (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Three thieves escape from a heist, one of them killing the other two. He is sheltered by a prostitute and sought after by the police, but only after ten years his true motivation unravels. (183 mins.)
Director: Tomu Uchida
 
76.
The Castle of Sand (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Detectives investigate the murder of an old man found in a Tokyo rail yard. (143 mins.)
 
77.
The Sun Legend of the End of the Tokugawa Era (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the last days of the Shogunate, a resourceful grifter seeks to outwit competing prostitutes, rebellious samurai and other inhabitants of a brothel in order to survive the hardened times. (110 mins.)
 
78.
Akai tenshi (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
During the Sino-Japanese War, a young army nurse gives sympathy to her patients and falls in love with an impotent doctor who's addicted to morphine. (95 mins.)
 
79.
A Wife Confesses (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ayako is charged with murdering her much older academic husband while climbing a mountain. Ayako was having an affair, apparently with her husband's approval, and this complicates the trial. (91 mins.)
 
80.
Kisses (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Story of a young couple whose fathers are prison bound. (74 mins.)
 
81.
Cat Soup (2001 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young anthropomorphic cat goes on a psychedelic journey with his sister in order to save her soul. (34 mins.)
Director: Tatsuo Sato
 
82.
I, the Executioner (1968)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Tai Katô
 
83.
Spirited Away (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
84.
Youth of the Beast (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A violent thug plays opposing yakuza bosses against each other. (92 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
85.
Zen and Sword (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The film begins when the legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi is still named Shinmen Takezo. After being on the losing side of the Battle of Sekigahara, Takezo and his friend manage to escape and come across a young woman and her mother. (110 mins.)
Director: Tomu Uchida
 
86.
Take Care, Red Riding Hood (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
(89 mins.)
Director: Shirô Moritani
 
87.
The Heart (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
At the end of Meiji era a young student befriend an older man who as a proof of trust but also as a kind of exorcism entrust him his secret, a story about jealousy, betrayal , shame and guilt. (120 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
88.
Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future. (156 mins.)
 
89.
Yojimbo (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
 
90.
Meiji kyokyakuden - sandaime shumei (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A tale set in the late Meiji era - circa 1880s-1890 as opposed to the early Meiji which began in the 1860s. (90 mins.)
Director: Tai Katô
 
91.
Uwasa no onna (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Hatsuko Umabuchi is a widow who runs a prosperous geisha house in present day Kyoto. Her daughter Yukiko... (83 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
92.
The Quiet Duel (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A surgeon gets syphilis from a patient when he cuts himself during an operation. The doctor's life is destroyed, but unlike the patient, he doesn't destroy others along with him. (95 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
93.
Dobu (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Postwar Tokyo. Pin (Jukichi Uno) and Toku (Taiji Tonoyama) live in the squatter area of Kappanuma. Pin and Toku are avid gamblers. They take in Tsuru (Nobuko Otowa), a slightly demented woman who has run away from a geisha house. (111 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
94.
Ohara Shôsuke-san (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(97 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
 
95.
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.)
 
96.
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
 
97.
The Chase (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Harikomi is an atypical film noir with a social background. It tells the story of two detectives of Tokyo that, on the trail of a murderer, they have to faced with Sadako that will end up questioning their role of police officers and men. (116 mins.)
 
98.
Bushido (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After a salary-man's fiancée attempts suicide, he remembers his gruesome family history, which sees his ancestors sacrificing themselves for the sake of their cruel lords, and realizes that he's about to repeat their mistakes. (122 mins.)
Director: Tadashi Imai
 
99.
Nobody Knows (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (141 mins.)
 
100.
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.)