Highest Rated Titles With Fumio Watanabe


1. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

8.6
Rate this
    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.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

Votes: 3,419

2. Le monde parallèle (1967– )

50 min | Adventure

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Add a Plot

Stars: Jürgen Neven-du-Mont, Benoît Girard, Anouk Ferjac, Claude Giraud

Votes: 29

3. Sangyo supai (1968)

90 min | Action, Thriller

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Reiko Ônobuta, Kyôsuke Machida, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 7

4. Akibiyori (1960)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
Rate this
    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.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Mariko Okada, Keiji Sada

Votes: 3,158

5. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)

45 min | Action, Drama

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs.

Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shintarô Akatsuki, Renji Ishibashi, Keizô Kanie

Votes: 126

6. Nippon no don: Yabohen (1977)

141 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

One of Mifune's very few yakuza film appearances.

Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Shin Saburi, Toshirô Mifune, Hiroki Matsukata, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 12

7. Nihon kyokaku-den: kirikomi (1967)

93 min | Action, Crime

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Ken Takakura, Junko Fuji, Minoru Ôki, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 6

8. Tokusô saizensen (1977–1987)

54 min | Action, Drama

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

Add a Plot

Stars: Hideaki Nitani, Kôjirô Hongô, Hiroshi Fujioka, Shigeru Araki

Votes: 10

9. Higanbana (1958)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

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

A businessman clashes with his elder daughter over her choice of a husband.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Shin Saburi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ineko Arima, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 2,686

10. Aisurebakoso (1964 TV Movie)

56 min

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

Add a Plot

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Shin Saburi, Yukiko Todoroki, Yoshiko Ieda, Hiroshi Yagyû

Votes: 6

11. Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure

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

The story of a Ronin (i.e. a masterless samurai) who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Fumio Watanabe, Gô Katô, Tomoko Mayama

Votes: 5,313

12. Sakura no Daimon (1973)

88 min | Action, Drama

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

Add a Plot

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Michi Higashi, Tomoko Mayama

Votes: 8

13. Waga koi no tabiji (1961)

Drama

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

Add a Plot

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Takanobu Hozumi, Shima Iwashita, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 6

14. Mamushi no kyôdai: kyôkatsu san-oku-en (1973)

88 min | Crime

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

Add a Plot

Director: Noribumi Suzuki | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tamio Kawaji, Hiroki Matsukata, Yuriko Mishima

Votes: 6

15. Bakuto kirikomi-tai (1971)

97 min | Action, Crime

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

Add a Plot

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Fumio Watanabe, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 7

16. Kôshikei (1968)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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

A Korean man is sentenced to death by hanging, but he survives the execution. For the following two hours, his executioners try to work out how to handle the situation in this black farce.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kei Satô, Do-yun Yu, Fumio Watanabe, Hôsei Komatsu

Votes: 1,523

17. Boy (1969)

97 min | Drama

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

A young boy reluctantly aids his swindling father in a threatening scam.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Fumio Watanabe, Akiko Koyama, Tetsuo Abe, Tsuyoshi Kinoshita

Votes: 1,082

18. Urutora Q (1965– )

30 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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

The first television series produced by eiji tsyburaya,the special effects man behind Godzilla.In the vein of the outer limits and the twilight zone except with giant rubber suited ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yasuhiko Saijô, Hiroko Sakurai, Yoshifumi Tajima

Votes: 60

19. Kokuso sezu (1975)

90 min

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

Add a Plot

Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Yukio Aoshima, Kô Nishimura, Eitarô Ozawa, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 5

20. Gishiki (1971)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

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

Upon receiving a shocking telegram from his cousin, a man recounts his early life, as a member of a broad family full of dark secrets that slowly reveal themselves through the clan ceremonies.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kenzô Kawarasaki, Atsuko Kaku, Atsuo Nakamura, Kiyoshi Tsuchiya

Votes: 669

21. Nippon no akuryo (1970)

90 min | Crime

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

Murase is a bodyguard in a yakuza group. Ochiai is a police officer who once was a student activist. When they meet, they are surprised how identical they look. They decide to trade places with each other.

Director: Kazuo Kuroki | Stars: Yôsuke Enomoto, Tatsumi Hijikata, Eiko Horii, Hideo Kanze

Votes: 46

22. Gorotsuki (1968)

92 min | Action, Crime

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

Add a Plot

Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Ken Takakura, Bunta Sugawara, Minoru Ôki, Nobuo Kaneko

Votes: 5

23. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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

After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 2,367

24. Black River (1957)

114 min | Crime, Drama

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

Perhaps Kobayashi's most sordid film, Black River is an exposé of the rampant corruption on and around U.S. military bases following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a ... See full summary »

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Ineko Arima, Fumio Watanabe, Tatsuya Nakadai, Isuzu Yamada

Votes: 608

25. Nihon no don: kanketsuhen (1978)

131 min | Crime, Drama

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

The eastern and western factions of the Yakuza battle to control Japan.

Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Shin Saburi, Toshirô Mifune, Chiezô Kataoka, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 11

26. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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

After spending a year in solitary confinement, Matsu escapes from prison with six more convicts, followed by the guards led by the vengeful warden who wants her dead at all costs.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Fumio Watanabe, Yukie Kagawa, Kayoko Shiraishi

Votes: 1,790

27. Taiyô no hakaba (1960)

87 min | Drama

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

In Osaka's slum, capricious folks without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the trading of ID cards and blood.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Masahiko Tsugawa, Kayoko Honoo, Isao Sasaki, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 611

28. Rokudenashi (1960)

88 min | Crime, Drama

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

A bored young student falls for the young secretary of his rich friend's father. She senses some good in him and tries to make him discard his aimless lifestyle.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Hizuru Takachiho, Masahiko Tsugawa, Yûsuke Kawazu, Kakuko Chino

Votes: 231

29. Silence Has No Wings (1966)

110 min | Drama

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

Following the journey of a caterpillar along the Japanese islands from Nagasaki to Hokkaido, this allegorical and oblique first feature film by Kuroki depicts in exquisite images a series of encounters and life's turning points.

Director: Kazuo Kuroki | Stars: Mariko Kaga, Hiroyuki Nagato, Shôichi Ozawa, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 222

30. Ai to kibô no machi (1959)

62 min | Drama

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

A young man runs a scam selling pigeons that always return to his home. A rich girl takes an interest in him and tries to help him find a good job.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Fumio Watanabe, Yuki Tominaga, Kakuko Chino, Yûko Mochizuki

Votes: 352

31. The Street Fighter (1974)

X | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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

Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Goichi Yamada, Etsuko Shiomi, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 3,899

32. Violence at Noon (1966)

99 min | Crime, Drama

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

Two young women must come to terms with the fact that a man they're deeply linked to is a murdering rapist.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Hideo Kanze, Hideko Kawaguchi, Saeda Kawaguchi, Narumi Kayashima

Votes: 704

33. Nihon no yoru to kiri (1960)

107 min | Drama

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

Long takes and a highly theatrical visual approach combine to form a tense and confrontational look at the decline of a socialist student activists' movement in Japan.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Fumio Watanabe, Masahiko Tsugawa, Hiroshi Akutagawa

Votes: 461

34. Fuefukigawa (1960)

117 min | Drama, History, War

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

A young man decides to become a warrior, causing trouble for his clan.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Takahiro Tamura, Kôshirô Matsumoto, Shima Iwashita

Votes: 190

35. Nippon no obaachan (1962)

95 min | Comedy

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

Add a Plot

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Tanie Kitabayashi, Chôchô Miyako, Chôko Iida, Kumeko Urabe

Votes: 7

36. Seishun zankoku monogatari (1960)

96 min | Drama

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

A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Yûsuke Kawazu, Yoshiko Kuga, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 1,576

37. Live Today, Die Tomorrow! (1970)

120 min | Drama

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

After leaving high school, Michio Yamada (Norio Nagayama in the real life incidents) becomes involved in the shudan shushoku, a post-war Japanese government work program which involves ... See full summary »

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Daijirô Harada, Nobuko Otowa, Keiko Torii, Kiwako Taichi

Votes: 105

38. Buraikan (1970)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

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

An outlaw pushes the residents of Edo's red light district to rebel against a growing number of stifling, moralistic laws.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita, Shôichi Ozawa, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 169

39. Hito-kiri Yota: Kyoken San-kyodai (1972)

86 min | Action, Crime

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

The great Bunta stars as a gangster who is sent to jail for the sake of his gang, but when he's released he finds everything completely changed and his gang has swept him aside for being too violent.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Kunie Tanaka, Mayumi Nagisa, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 107

40. Gendai poruno-den: Sentensei inpu (1971)

86 min | Drama

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

Add a Plot

Director: Noribumi Suzuki | Stars: Reiko Ike, Sandra Julien, Hiroshi Miyauchi, Tatsuo Endô

Votes: 21

41. Waga michi (1974)

130 min | Drama

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

Add a Plot

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Rokkô Toura, Dai Kanai

Votes: 18

42. Kaisan shiki (1967)

93 min | Crime

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

Add a Plot

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tetsurô Tanba, Junko Miyazono, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 6

43. Tôkyô dîpu surôto fujin (1975)

77 min

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

Kumi is a model who is sought after by her wealthy father. When she refuses to satisfy him orally, he takes a team of surgeons and transplant her clitoris to in her throat.

Director: Kan Mukai | Stars: Kumi Taguchi, Hideo Murota, Yûko Akane, Yuriko Azuma

Votes: 38

44. Etsuraku (1965)

104 min | Crime, Drama

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

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.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Katsuo Nakamura, Mariko Kaga, Yumiko Nogawa, Masako Yagi

Votes: 1,238

45. Shinkansen daibakuha (1975)

Not Rated | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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

Criminals plant a bomb on a high-speed train. It will explode when the train slows down, unless a ransom is paid.

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Ken Takakura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Kei Yamamoto, Eiji Gô

Votes: 671

46. Aijo no keifu (1961)

116 min | Drama

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

A young woman falls for a middle aged business man, but things get complicated when she also starts having feelings for his wife.

Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Yoshiko Kuga, Masayuki Mori, Mieko Takamine, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 49

47. Sleepy Eyes of Death: In the Spider's Lair (1968)

81 min | Drama

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

This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series finds the anti-hero in an area where the locals are oppressed, suppressed and held against their wills. Part of the coercive forces trace back to ... See full summary »

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Mako Midori, Maka Sarijo, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 51

48. Showa onna bakuto (1972)

91 min | Crime

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

Add a Plot

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Kyôko Enami, Hiroki Matsukata, Shigeru Amachi, Kanjûrô Arashi

Votes: 19

49. Fountainhead (1956)

129 min | Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Ineko Arima, Keiji Sada, Yôko Katsuragi, Toshiko Kobayashi

Votes: 61

50. Heartless (1968)

Not Rated | 92 min | Thriller, Action

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Goro Fujikawa (Tetsuya Watari) was indebted to Mitsugimoto. Sawada, a low rank yakuza with a gambling problem, owed Mitsugimoto three million yen. This equation can only lead to one answer.... See full summary »

Director: Mio Ezaki | Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Kôji Wada, Hiroshi Nawa

Votes: 56

51. Furyô banchô: Inoshika Ochô (1969)

89 min | Action, Crime

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Toei's most successful, longest-running bosozoku film series. It lasted from 1968 till 1972 through sixteen films.

Director: Yukio Noda | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Shin'ichi Chiba, Shigeru Katsumi, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 33

52. Karei-naru tsuiseki (1975)

83 min

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A female plays a race car driver lends her services to the Japanese Secret Service. She goes in pursuit of a cartel of drug runners and assorted Japanese Yakuza types.

Director: Noribumi Suzuki | Stars: Etsuko Shiomi, Hisako Tanaka, Mach Fumiake, Bin Amatsu

Votes: 37

53. Chi-zome no daimon (1970)

87 min | Action, Crime

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tatsuo Umemiya, Kôji Tsuruta, Junko Miyazono

Votes: 48

54. Nihon boryoku-dan: kumicho to shikaku (1969)

92 min | Crime

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Takashi Shimura, Ryôhei Uchida, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 5

55. School of the Holy Beast (1974)

91 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In order to investigate her mother's strange death, a woman enters a sacred convent run by hypocritical, perverse nuns.

Director: Noribumi Suzuki | Stars: Yumi Takigawa, Emiko Yamauchi, Yayoi Watanabe, Ryouko Ima

Votes: 1,166

56. Yûhi ni akai ore no kao (1961)

82 min | Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young journalist turns to an assassin for help when a team of hired killers comes gunning for her.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Yûsuke Kawazu, Shima Iwashita, Kayoko Honoo, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 146

57. Bakuto Kaisan-shiki (1968)

91 min | Action, Crime

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Fumio Watanabe, Tetsurô Tanba, Seizaburô Kawazu

Votes: 14

58. Tokugawa sekkusu kinshi-rei: shikijô daimyô (1972)

89 min | Drama

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Kiyohime, a daughter of Tokugawa Ienari is married-off to Tadateru Ogura, the lord of a Kyushu clan. However, the lord's sexual inexperience and Kiyohime's strict morals lead to significant... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki | Stars: Audrey Cruise, Ryôko Ema, Kaya Hozumi, Sandra Julien

Votes: 64

59. Kaette kita yopparai (1968)

80 min | Action, Comedy

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A carefree afternoon at the beach turns into a comic misadventure when three young Japanese men are mistaken for illegal Korean residents.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kazuhiko Kato, Osamu Kitayama, Norihiko Hashida, Kei Satô

Votes: 447

60. Wet Sand in August (1971)

92 min

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

One summer morning, Kiyoshi (Shosuke Hirose) is racing on his bike down the beach. While there, a girl with her clothes torn up is thrown out from a green convertible. This is how he and ... See full summary »

Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Masasuke Hirose, Takenori Murano, Naoto Nakazawa, Midori Fujita

Votes: 44

61. Shinjuku dorobô nikki (1969)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Story of a bookstore thief named Birdey who is led through various adventures in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by salesgirl Umeko.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tadanori Yokoo, Rie Yokoyama, Moichi Tanabe, Tetsu Takahashi

Votes: 457

62. Shuto shôshitsu (1987)

120 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Based on a science-fiction novel by Sakyo Komatsu. Tokyo is suddendly covered by a dome shaped electromagantic cloud for an unknown reason and is totally blocked and isolated from other ... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Midori Ebina, Eimei Esumi, Masato Hoshi, Renji Ishibashi

Votes: 130

63. Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)

85 min | Drama, Horror

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up of three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head,... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Fumio Watanabe, Reiko Mikasa

Votes: 224

64. Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that ... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Shin'ichi Chiba, Etsuko Shiomi, Yuki Ninagawa

Votes: 536

65. Furyô banchô (1968)

89 min | Crime

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Toei's most successful, longest-running bosozoku film series. It lasted from 1968 till 1972 through sixteen films.

Director: Yukio Noda | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Hayato Tani, Tamami Natsu, Kôji Nanbara

Votes: 5

66. Yasei no shômei (1978)

143 min | Crime

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Japanese Warrior leaves the secretive battalion he is apart of. As a skilled soldier, he confronts evil and serves his people.

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Ken Takakura, Ryôko Nakano, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 130

67. The Assassin (1970)

87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Hayata is an undercover cop assigned to infiltrate not one, but two rival Yakuza gangs. Things get complicated when Hayata gets into a relationship with a young schoolteacher, the daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Ryuichi Takamori | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Ryôhei Uchida, Fumio Watanabe, Toshiaki Minami

Votes: 46

68. Disciples of Hippocrates (1980)

126 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A medical student wonders if he's really cut out to be a doctor.

Director: Kazuki Ohmori | Stars: Masato Furuoya, Ran Itô, Masahiro Mitsuta, Tsutomu Kariba

Votes: 26

69. Ikare doku hebi - Moku geki sha wo kese (1976)

88 min | Action, Crime

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Umetsugu Inoue | Stars: Jirô Tamiya, Fujiko Nara, Yôko Yamamoto, Ping Wang

Votes: 18

70. Ninja bugei-chô (1967)

123 min | Animation, Action, History

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The vengeful son of a murdered feudal lord meets a renegade ninja helping peasants and farmers rebel against Oda Nobunaga's regime in this unusual animated film where still manga drawings are accompanied with sound.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Rokkô Toura, Kei Yamamoto, Hôsei Komatsu, Noriko Matsumoto

Votes: 132

71. Tôkyô-wan enjô (1975)

100 min | Thriller

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Katsumune Ishida | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Hiroshi Fujioka, Jô Shishido, Kei Satô

Votes: 28

72. Kidonappu burûsu (1982)

94 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Shinpei Asai | Stars: Yumiko Fujita, Jûzô Itami, Takuzô Kawatani, Hôsei Komatsu

Votes: 10

73. Waka oyabun kyôjô tabi (1967)

84 min | Action, Crime

5.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Kyôko Enami, Jun Fujimaki, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 7

74. Gokuaku bozu - Nomu utsu kau (1971)

89 min | Action, Crime

5.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Buichi Saitô | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Bunta Sugawara, Takashi Shimura, Tôru Abe

Votes: 14

75. High Seas Hijack (1977)

95 min | Action, Adventure

4.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Terrorists hijack an oil tanker and threaten to blow it up unless Japan meets their demands.

Directors: Katsumune Ishida, John A. Bushelman | Stars: Hiroshi Fujioka, Midori Kanazawa, K Amoha, Willy Dorcey

Votes: 19

76. Poruno no teiô (1971)

88 min | Crime

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

Umemiya stars as a sexist son-of-a-bitch yakuza involved with the sex business.

Director: Makoto Naitô | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Shingo Yamashiro, Tomoko Mayama, Naoko Fujiyama

77. Soshiki boryoku: kyodai sakazuki (1969)

93 min | Action, Crime

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

Add a Plot

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Noboru Andô, Kyôsuke Machida, Fumio Watanabe

78. Nihon boryoku-dan: kumicho kuzure (1970)

93 min | Crime

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

Add a Plot

Director: Shin Takakuwa | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Ryô Ikebe, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Akiko Kudô

79. Half a Loaf... (1958)

106 min

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

Add a Plot

Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Junzaburô Ban, Hisaya Morishige, Rentarô Mikuni, Yukiko Todoroki

80. Kumo ga chigireru toki (1961)

93 min | Drama

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

Add a Plot

Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Keiji Sada, Ineko Arima, Tatsuya Nakadai, Chieko Baishô

81. Yakuza tai G-men (1973)

93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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

Add a Plot

Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Hiroki Matsukata, Bunta Sugawara, Nobuo Kaneko

82. Mayaku baishun G-Men (1972)

84 min | Crime

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

Add a Plot

Director: Shin Takakuwa | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Eiko Takehara, Hiroshi Miyauchi, Atsuo Nakamura

83. Nihon ninkyo-do: gekitotsu-hen (1975)

95 min | Crime

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

One of Toei's last ninkyô yakuza pictures of the 1970's.

Director: Kôsaku Yamashita | Stars: Ken Takakura, Jô Shishido, Fumio Watanabe, Kin'ya Kitaôji

84. Kagi (1983)

98 min | Drama

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

Add a Plot

Director: Akitaka Kimata | Stars: Shingo Egami, Kayo Matsuo, Masumi Okada, Fumio Watanabe

85. Aru rakujitsu (1959)

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

Add a Plot

Director: Hideo Ôba | Stars: Yukiji Asaoka, Aiko Ikumi, Yûnosuke Itô, Kyôko Kusajima

86. Akunin shigan (1960)

83 min | Drama

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

Add a Plot

Director: Tsutomu Tamura | Stars: Kayoko Honoo, Masao Mishima, Masahiko Tsugawa, Fumio Watanabe

87. Ari no machi no Maria (1958)

110 min | Drama

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

Add a Plot

Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Kakuko Chino, Kôji Nanbara, Shûji Sano, Fumio Watanabe

88. Yanagase buruusu (1967)

88 min | Crime

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

Add a Plot

Director: Shinji Murayama | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Yumiko Nogawa, Reiko Ohara, Masumi Harukawa

89. Yamaguchi-gumi San-daime (1973)

106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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

One of the only pre - 1980s yakuza films.

Director: Kôsaku Yamashita | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tsunehiko Watase, Mayumi Nagisa, Tatsuo Umemiya

90. Yakuza to kôsô: Jitsuroku Andô-gumi (1972)

93 min | Crime

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

Add a Plot

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Noboru Andô, Bunta Sugawara, Tsunehiko Watase, Shinzô Hotta

91. Shisha to no kekkon (1960)

96 min

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

Add a Plot

Director: Osamu Takahashi | Stars: Tsutomu Haruyama, Chieko Higashiyama, Reiko Hitomi, Keiko Hori

92. Nippon ankokushi: nasake muyô (1968)

89 min | Crime, Thriller

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

Add a Plot

Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Noboru Andô, Fumio Watanabe, Hiroko Sakuramachi, Asao Koike

93. Poruno no teiô: shû jin torukô furo (1972)

Crime

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

Umemiya stars as a sexist son-of-a-bitch yakuza involved with the sex business.

Director: Makoto Naitô | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Shingo Yamashiro, Hiromi Hanazono, Chiharu Kuri

94. Kizu darake jinsei furui do de gonzansu (1972)

92 min | Action, Crime

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

Another quite good ninkyô saga.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Hiroyuki Nagato, Yûko Hama

95. Nippon yôkaiden - Satori (1973)

100 min

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

Add a Plot

Director: Yôichi Higashi | Stars: Mako Midori, Jiro Kawarazaki, Hatsuo Yamaya, Kei Satô

96. Hashi (1959)

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

Add a Plot

Director: Yoshiaki Banshô | Stars: Kimiko Fukuda, Toshio Hosokawa, Michiko Ikuno, Ryô Ishihara

97. Mamushi no kyôdai: futari awasete sanjuppan (1974)

93 min | Crime

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

Add a Plot

Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tamio Kawaji, Michi Higashi, Kuniko Miyake

98. Zoku-zoku: Kindan no suna: Akai pantsu (1959)

96 min

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

Add a Plot

Director: Tsuruo Iwama | Stars: Minoru Ôki, Kyôko Izumi, Akiko Koyama, Fumio Watanabe

99. Aogeba totoshi (1964 TV Movie)

30 min

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

Add a Plot

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Masakazu Kuwayama, Fumio Watanabe, Hôsei Komatsu, Kôtarô Tomita

100. Akû no shin-eitaî (1971)

Crime

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

Add a Plot

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi | Stars: Tsunehiko Watase, Jerry Fujio, Tatsuo Umemiya, Tsune Kawaguchi