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1. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.

Writers: Takeshi Kitano, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Yui Natsukawa, Michiyo Ôkusu

2. Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, History

8.4
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The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

3. Millennium Actress (2001)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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70 Metascore

A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.

Writers: Satoshi Kon, Sadayuki Murai | Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Miyoko Shôji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa, Shôzô Iizuka

4. The Hidden Blade (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan ... See full summary »

Writers: Yôji Yamada, Yoshitaka Asama, Shûhei Fujisawa | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

5. The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959)

76 min | Horror

7.3
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The ghost of a samurai's wife takes revenge on her husband.

Writers: Masayoshi Ônuki, Yoshihiro Ishikawa, Nanboku Tsuruya | Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Shigeru Amachi, Noriko Kitazawa, Katsuko Wakasugi, Shuntarô Emi

6. The Lady Shogun and Her Men (2010)

Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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In the year 1716 a mysterious epidemic strickens the country of Japan, dropping the population of men to 1/4th of its prior state... See full synopsis »

Writers: Fumi Yoshinaga, Natsuko Takahashi | Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Kazunari Ninomiya, Hiroshi Tamaki, Maki Horikita

7. A Samurai Chronicle (2014)

129 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Rin Hamuro, Motomu Furuta, Takashi Koizumi | Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Jun'ichi Okada, Maki Horikita, Mieko Harada

8. Ryômaden (2010– )

Drama, History | Active

8.8
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1880's Meiji Japan. It is almost twenty years since the end of the Samurai Era in Japan, one time Tosa Clansman, successful business industrialist, mogul, & founder of Mitsubishi ... See full summary »

Stars: Masaomi Kondô, Masaharu Fukuyama, Jeffrey Rowe, Andrez Bergen

9. Inochi bô ni furô (1971)

121 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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The story takes place in feudal Japan, when any commerce with the rest of the world was strictly prohibited. An idealist suddenly appears in an isolated inn (the one that the title refers ... See full summary »

Writers: Yasuko Miyazaki, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Komaki Kurihara, Wakako Sakai, Shigeru Kôyama

10. Jin (2009– )

54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

11. Sakurada Gate Incident (2010)

137 min | History

6.1
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The Sakurada Gate Incident recounts the story of Mito Domain Samurai coming off house arrest named Seki Tetsunosuke (played by Osawa Takao). He along with other prominent Mito Clansmen are ... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Yoshimura, Itaru Era, Jun'ya Satô | Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Kyoko Hasegawa, Minosuke Bandô, Akira Emoto

12. Atsuhime (2008– )

Drama

8.7
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Atsuhime (Princess Atsu) is the story of the real life Princess Atsu of the Satsuma Domain of Japan during the final years of the Tokugawa Shogunate. In a move to influence the Shogunate ... See full summary »

Stars: Takehiro Hira, Marina Kozawa, Hiroki Miyake, Aoi Miyazaki

13. The Castle of Crossed Destinies (2012)

124 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Writers: Fumi Yoshinaga, Yumiko Kamiyama | Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono, Masaaki Sakai, Masato Sakai

14. Ôoku: Tanjô - Arikoto · Iemitsu-hen (2012– )

Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Stars: Masato Sakai, Mikako Tabe, Kôki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Hirayama

15. The Blazing Sword (1966)

91 min | Action

6.2
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Set during the last days of the Tokugawa (Edo) Period, Moeyo-ken tells the story of Hijikata Toshizo and the Shinsengumi. Hijikata Toshizo is a samurai eager to test his skills and sword ... See full summary »

Writers: Toshiro Hasebe, Tai Katô, Azuma Morisaki | Director: Hirokazu Ichimura | Stars: Tetsuko Kobayashi, Asahi Kurizuka, Shun'ya Wazaki

16. Ôedo sôsamô (1970–1980)

Action

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Stars: Tetsurô Sagawa, Takeya Nakamura, Ryô Kurosawa, Eiko Ezaki

17. Ninjani sanjou! Mirai e no tatakai (2014)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Writer: Hiroya Taka | Director: Masanori Inoue | Stars: Shô Hirano, Tomohiro Kamiyama, Zakoba Katsura, Akito Kiriyama

18. Nishikie edosugata hatamoto to machiyakko (1939)

65 min | Drama

7.4
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A cheerful period drama, sprinkled with comical scenes tells the story of a loyal and handsome Edo servant who fights to help his older brother marry the woman he loves.

Writer: Kenji Hata | Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Shinpachirô Asaka, Utaemon Ichikawa, Yaeko Kumoi, Wakako Kunitomo

19. Sega Ninja (1985 Video Game)

Action, Adventure

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20. The Legend of Kage (1985 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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21. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai go wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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After the check-up with Oyoji, Courtesan Nokaze asks Jin to see another patient. He discovers a former courtesan in the last stages of syphilis. There is no cure, since penicillin has not ... See full summary »

Writers: Yoshiko Morishita, Motoka Murakami | Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

22. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai hachi wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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Kyotaru sells his late father's treasured tea cups to buy a pair of glasses for Hatsune, a prostitute he first met while guarding Jin at Yoshiwara. With Ogata dead, Jin must prove his ... See full summary »

Writers: Yoshiko Morishita, Motoka Murakami | Director: Ryûtarô Kawashima | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

23. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai ichi wa (2009)

93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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A twenty-first century Japanese physician finds himself in mid-nineteenth century Japan and soon becomes involved in court intrigue and medical emergencies requiring his futuristic skills.

Writers: Yoshiko Morishita, Motoka Murakami | Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

24. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai jû wa (2009)

51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.9
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Writers: Yoshiko Morishita, Motoka Murakami | Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

25. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai kyû wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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Writers: Yoshiko Morishita, Motoka Murakami | Director: Daisuke Yamamuro | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

26. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai nana wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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It is 1863. Jin recognizes that it is the beginning of the Bakumatsu period. Ryoma, (a prominent historical figure who fights for the creation of a modern government, to prevent ... See full summary »

Writers: Yoshiko Morishita, Motoka Murakami | Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

27. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai ni wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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Having noticed a slight change in the photo of his fiancé and him, Jin wonders if saving Ryoma has altered the future. He decides to try to stay out of events in the village to prevent ... See full summary »

Writers: Yoshiko Morishita, Motoka Murakami | Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

28. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai roku wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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With Jin's growing popularity, the Study of Medicine Office find him a threat to their livelihood and status as the medical authority. A surgical instrument of Saburi's is found in the room... See full summary »

Writers: Yoshiko Morishita, Motoka Murakami | Director: Daisuke Yamamuro | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

29. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai san wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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Now that Jin has Koan Ogata, the supervisor of the Western Medicinal Office for the village, and his team on his side, Jin begins to create a large-scale plan. He asks if rubber hoses exist... See full summary »

Writers: Yoshiko Morishita, Motoka Murakami | Director: Daisuke Yamamuro | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

30. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai yon wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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It is now winter of 1862. Jin had confessed to Saki that he is from the future. However, she has gone about as if nothing has happened. Kiichi is an apprentice at Daikichi's shop. Ryoma has... See full summary »

Writers: Yoshiko Morishita, Motoka Murakami | Director: Ryûtarô Kawashima | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

31. Yarisugi Kôjî (2005– )
Episode: Episode dated 17 April 2013 (2013)

Comedy

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Stars: Kôji Imada, Kôji Higashino, Yûka Aiuchi, Ryûji Akiyama

32. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Saishû wa (2009)

68 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

9.0
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Writers: Yoshiko Morishita, Motoka Murakami | Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

33. Highlander (1992–1998)
Episode: The Samurai (1994)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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A descendant of one of Duncan's teachers comes to him claiming a long-ago promise of help, that pits Duncan against cruel Immortal Michael Kent.

Writers: Gregory Widen, Naomi Janzen | Director: Dennis Berry | Stars: Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Philip Akin, Jim Byrnes