46 titles.

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1. The Grudge (2004) The Grudge (2004)
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An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. Dir: Takashi Shimizu With: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall Horror | Mystery | Thriller 92 mins.
2. Godzilla (1954) Godzilla (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. Dir: Ishirô Honda With: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller 96 mins.
3. Enter the Void (2009) Enter the Void (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A U.S. drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection. Dir: Gaspar Noé With: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy Drama | Fantasy 161 mins.
4. Ran (1985) Ran (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu Action | Drama | War 162 mins.
5. Yojimbo (1961) Yojimbo (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 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. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai Action | Adventure 110 mins.
6. Throne of Blood (1957) Throne of Blood (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada Action | Drama 110 mins.
7. Kagemusha (1980) Kagemusha (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara Drama | History | War 180 mins.
8. The Hidden Fortress (1958) The Hidden Fortress (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki Adventure | Drama 139 mins.
9. Sanjuro (1962) Sanjuro (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi Action | Drama | Thriller 96 mins.
10. Shogun (1980 Mini-Series) Shogun (1980 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan. Dir: Jerry London With: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada Adventure | Drama | History | War 60 mins.
11. Dreams (1990) Dreams (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi Drama | Fantasy 119 mins.
12. Rhapsody in August (1991) Rhapsody in August (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An elderly woman living in Nagasaki Japan takes care of her four grandchildren for their summer vacation... Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Sachiko Murase, Richard Gere, Hisashi Igawa Drama 98 mins.
13. Red Beard (1965) Red Beard (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki Drama 185 mins.
14. Stray Dog (1949) Stray Dog (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji Crime | Drama | Thriller 122 mins.
15. Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002) Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After the appearance of a new Gojira (Godzilla), the Japanese government builds a robotic Godzilla from the bones of the original monster that attacked TÃ'kyÃ' in 1954 to stop the beast. Dir: Masaaki Tezuka With: Yumiko Shaku, Shin Takuma, Kana Onodera Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller 88 mins.
16. High and Low (1963) High and Low (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller 143 mins.
17. Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla. Dir: Shûsuke Kaneko With: Chiharu Niiyama, Ryûdô Uzaki, Masahiro Kobayashi Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Thriller 105 mins.
18. Samurai Rebellion (1967) Samurai Rebellion (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. Dir: Masaki Kobayashi With: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô Drama 128 mins.
19. The Bad Sleep Well (1960) The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa Crime | Drama | Thriller 151 mins.
20. Madadayo (1993) Madadayo (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Following World War II, a retired professor, approaching his autumn years, finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Tatsuo Matsumura, Kyôko Kagawa, Hisashi Igawa Drama 134 mins.
21. Shogun (1980 TV Movie) Shogun (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan. Dir: Jerry London With: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada Adventure | Drama | History | War 125 mins.
22. I Live in Fear (1955) I Live in Fear (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki Drama 103 mins.
23. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955) Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After years on the road establishing his reputation as Japan's greatest Samurai, Takezo returns to Kyoto... Dir: Hiroshi Inagaki With: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta Action | Adventure | Biography | Drama | History 104 mins.
24. Drunken Angel (1948) Drunken Angel (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Reisaburô Yamamoto Crime | Drama | Thriller 98 mins.
25. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945) The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ken'ichi Enomoto Adventure | Drama | Thriller 59 mins.
26. Dodes'ka-den (1970) Dodes'ka-den (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura Drama 140 mins.
27. No Regrets for Our Youth (1946) No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjirô Ôkôchi Drama 110 mins.
28. The Most Beautiful (1944) The Most Beautiful (1944)
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During World War II, the management of a war industry of optical instruments for weapons requests an... Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Takashi Shimura, Sôji Kiyokawa, Ichirô Sugai Drama 85 mins.
29. One Wonderful Sunday (1947) One Wonderful Sunday (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Yuzo and his fiancée Masako spend their Sunday afternoon together, trying to have a good time on just thirty-five yen... Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Isao Numasaki, Chieko Nakakita, Atsushi Watanabe Drama | Romance 108 mins.
30. The Lower Depths (1957) The Lower Depths (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyôko Kagawa Drama 137 mins.
31. Sanshiro Sugata (1943) Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki Action | Adventure | Drama 79 mins.
32. Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (1945) Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Sugata returns to prove his judo mastery in a match against Western opponents. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata Action | Adventure 83 mins.
33. Those Who Make Tomorrow (1946) Those Who Make Tomorrow (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two sisters, one a dancer and the other a script supervisor at a big movie studio, become embroiled... Dir: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Sekigawa With: Susumu Fujita, Hideko Takamine, Kenji Susukida Drama 82 mins.
34. I Survived a Japanese Game Show (2008 TV Series) I Survived a Japanese Game Show (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Ten Americans, many of whom have never traveled beyond the borders of the United States, head to Japan to compete in the ultimate Japanese game show. Hilarity presumably ensues. The final winner will take home $250,000. With: Donnell Pittman, Meaghan Cooper, Mary Greenawalt Adventure | Game-Show | Reality-TV 60 mins.
35. Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005) Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)
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A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei. Dir: Shinji Higuchi, Cellin Gluck With: Kôji Yakusho, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Toshirô Yanagiba Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller | War 128 mins.
36. Uma (1941) Uma (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Ine Onoda, the eldest daughter of a poor family of farmers, raises a colt from birth and comes to love the horse dearly... Dir: Kajirô Yamamoto With: Hideko Takamine, Kamatari Fujiwara, Chieko Takehisa Drama 129 mins.
37. Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku (1968) Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
As Japan joins in a political pact with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed supreme commander of the Japanese fleet... Dir: Seiji Maruyama With: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa Drama | War 131 mins.
38. Shina no yoru (1940) Shina no yoru (1940)
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Wartime propaganda filmed by the Japanese in occupied China, Shirley Yamaguchi portrays an orphan rescued... Dir: Osamu Fushimizu With: Kazuo Hasegawa, Shirley Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Akitsu Drama 124 mins.
39. Dawn! (1979) Dawn! (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Biopic of Australian 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Dawn Fraser. Dir: Ken Hannam With: Bronwyn Mackay-Payne, Ron Haddrick, Bunney Brooke Biography | Drama | Sport 109 mins.
40. Tokyo Control (2011 TV Series) Tokyo Control (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Dandou misairu hirai! (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Dir: Gaku Narita With: Takashi Itô, Rome Kanda, Ayako Kawahara Drama
41. Tokyo Control (2011 TV Series) Tokyo Control (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Nihon joukuu no anzen o kakuho seyo! (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Dir: Gaku Narita With: Takashi Itô, Zen Kajiwara, Rome Kanda Drama
42. Ninja gari (1964) Ninja gari (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dir: Tetsuya Yamauchi With: Jûshirô Konoe, Kei Satô, Shingo Yamashiro Action 87 mins.
43. Big in Japan (2009 TV Series) Big in Japan (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
With: Kalomoira Sarantis, Yoshi Amao, Whoo Syugo Adventure | Game-Show | Reality-TV 46 mins.
44. Big in Japan (2009 TV Series) Big in Japan (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Highlights (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Dir: Kostas Tzavelas, Dimitris Nikolopoulos With: Kalomoira Sarantis, Yoshi Amao, Whoo Syugo Adventure | Game-Show | Reality-TV 46 mins.
45. Star of Hong Kong (1962) Star of Hong Kong (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Hsin Lin, the only daughter of a Hong Kong physician, meets and falls for Toru, a student at her college in Japan... Dir: Yasuki Chiba With: Ming Yu, Wang Ing, Reiko Dan Drama | Romance 109 mins.
46. Great Events of the 20th Century: Series II (2005 TV Series) Great Events of the 20th Century: Series II (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
With: Sten Beaufils, Jeff Gordon, Ireneus Nowak History 120 mins.
46 titles.