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1. The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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62 Metascore

A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.

Director: Udayan Prasad | Stars: William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart, Eddie Redmayne

Votes: 7,666 | Gross: $0.32M

2. The Twilight Samurai (2002)

129 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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82 Metascore

As the feudal Japan era draws to a close, a widower samurai experiences difficulty balancing 2 young daughters, an aged mother, clan loyalties, and the sudden reappearance of his childhood sweetheart.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Osugi

Votes: 20,631

3. The Hidden Blade (2004)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

A 19th Century samurai, held in low esteem due to an action by his late father, must resolve his history with a maid and with his close friend.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 5,547 | Gross: $0.04M

4. What a Wonderful Family! II (2017)

113 min | Comedy

7.0
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In this sequel to the first It's A Wonderful Family, the characters who are still based on those in Tokyo Family (which itself was based on Tokyo Story), are a couple of years older with ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Shôzô Hayashiya

Votes: 407

5. Love and Honour (2006)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan, Mitsugorô Bandô, Takashi Sasano

Votes: 2,986 | Gross: $0.02M

6. The Yellow Handkerchief (1977)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Three complete strangers embark on a road-trip to Hokkaido.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Ken Takakura, Chieko Baishô, Kaori Momoi, Tetsuya Takeda

Votes: 674

7. A Distant Cry from Spring (1980)

95 min | Drama

7.8
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A mysterious stranger appears at the door of a farmhouse on a stormy night and asks for shelter. The young widow who owns the farm puts him up in the barn. At dawn, he helps to deliver a ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Ken Takakura, Chieko Baishô, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Tetsuya Takeda

Votes: 379

8. What a Wonderful Family! (2016)

108 min | Comedy

6.9
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A husband (Isao Hashizume) and wife (Kazuko Yoshiyuki) have been married for 50 years. For her birthday, the husband asks the wife what she wants for her birthday present. She replies that ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa

Votes: 789

9. The Castle of Sand (1974)

143 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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Detectives investigate the murder of an old man found in a Tokyo rail yard.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Gô Katô, Kensaku Morita, Yôko Shimada

Votes: 904

10. The Little House (2014)

136 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 954

11. Moxina (2012)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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In the winter of 2008, two climbers encountered the Taiwanese legendary monster ' Moxina (2012) '(a.k.a. Mô-sîn-á) at the evil mountain 'Wuzhishan'. Ryota Nakanishi presents sixteen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director: Ryota Nakanishi | Stars: Mario Bava, Pengquang Chen, Shunji Chen, Sean S. Cunningham

Votes: 710

12. Tokyo Family (2013)

146 min | Drama

7.5
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In this update of Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story", a retired schoolteacher and his wife visit their three working children in modern-day Tokyo.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa

Votes: 1,509

13. Tora-San Makes Excuses (1992)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Jun Fubuki, Masatoshi Nagase

Votes: 31

14. What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life (2018)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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At the Hirata home, three generations of their family live together. A crisis ensues when one afternoon, housewife Fumie falls asleep and wakes up to find a thief has stolen her secret money she kept hidden in the refrigerator.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa

Votes: 169

15. Am I Trying (1969)

91 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Tora-San, an itinerant peddler who is thrown out of his father's house twenty years before but reconnects with his aunt, uncle and sister Sakura. Tora wreaks some havoc in their lives, like getting drunk and silly at a marriage meeting.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Sachiko Mitsumoto, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 310

16. What a Wonderful Family! (2017)

Comedy

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The husband asks the wife what gift does she want on their coming 50th anniversary, the wife requests a divorce agreement. This cause a great disturbance throughout the whole family.

Director: Lei Huang | Stars: Ni Yan, Lorene Ren, Lei Huang, Li-Chun Lee

Votes: 38

17. About Her Brother (I) (2010)

126 min | Drama

7.1
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Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu's ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Ryo Kase, Yû Aoi, Yuriko Ishida, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 551

18. Kabei: Our Mother (2008)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

7.6
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Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Mayumi Tanaka, Denden, Mirai Shida

Votes: 1,120 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Musuko (1991)

121 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Tetsuo is a young man living in Tokyo, who falls in love with a deaf-mute factory girl. He has always felt jealous of his college- educated brother, but ultimately wins both the girl and ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Masatoshi Nagase, Emi Wakui, Mieko Harada

Votes: 210

20. A Class to Remember (1993)

128 min | Drama

7.1
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At a night school a diverse group of students ranging from teenagers to the elderly, smart to the under-developed and of different races have been assembled to study and finally hopefully ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Eiko Shinya, Keiko Takeshita, Nae

Votes: 164

21. Nagasaki: Memories of My Son (2015)

130 min | Drama

6.5
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Set in post-World War II Japan, midwife Nobuko is resolved to move on as she stands at the grave of her son Koji who died, alongside thousands of others, when the Americans dropped an ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Kazunari Ninomiya, Haru Kuroki, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 344

22. Tora-san Plays Daddy (1987)

101 min | Comedy

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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Midori Satsuki

Votes: 31

23. Marriage Counselor Tora-san (1984)

102 min | Comedy

6.4
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Rie Nakahara, Tsunehiko Watase

Votes: 29

24. Tora-san Confesses (1991)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Kumiko Goto, Hidetaka Yoshioka

Votes: 28

25. Where Spring Comes Late (1970)

106 min | Drama

7.4
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A poor family of miners from Kyushu uproot themselves and make the long journey to what they hope is a better life in Hokkaido. Their journey is beset with hardship and tragedy.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Hisashi Igawa, Chishû Ryû, Gin Maeda

Votes: 149

26. Tora-san Goes North (1987)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Tora-san, the näive and romantic peddler, returns once more to his home in Hokkaido where, as usual, he falls in love with a lovely young lady. The girl this time is Rinko Ueno, who has ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Keiko Takeshita, Masami Shimojô

Votes: 68

27. Zero Focus (1961)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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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.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Yoshiko Kuga, Hizuru Takachiho, Ineko Arima, Kôji Nanbara

Votes: 428

28. Cities in Love (2015)

117 min | Romance

4.9
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Florence, Prague, Paris, Shanghai, Otaru of Hokkaido, five different love stories in five different cities.

Directors: Runnian Dong, Tien-Yu Fu, Jiatong Ji, Muye Wen, Han Yi | Stars: Baihe Bai, Hsiao-chuan Chang, Kai-Yuan Cheng, Xuan Huang

Votes: 61

29. Sea Without Exit (2006)

121 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Koji Namiki, a talented young pitcher, who had won the National High School Baseball Championships enters university, but soon afterwards injures his elbow. He and his teammates work hard ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Sasabe | Stars: Ebizô Ichikawa, Yûsuke Iseya, Juri Ueno, Shun Shioya

Votes: 116

30. Otoko wa tsurai yo: Haikei, Kuruma Torajiro sama (1994)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Rino Katase, Hidetaka Yoshioka

Votes: 27

31. Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro no endan (1993)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shôgo Shimada

Votes: 29

32. Tetsuko's Room (1976– )

35 min | Talk-Show

5.7
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Stars: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Meiko Nakamura, Makoto Ôtake, Tomio Umezawa

Votes: 14

33. Tora's Pure Love (1976)

103 min | Comedy

6.8
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Machiko Kyô, Fumi Dan

Votes: 38

34. Home from the Sea (1972)

96 min | Drama

7.4
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On a beautiful island in Seto Inner Sea, Seichi and Minko make their living by transporting rocks to construction sites by boat. They cherish the deepest affection for this piece of land ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Hisashi Igawa, Chieko Baishô, Chishû Ryû, Gin Maeda

Votes: 213

35. Tora-san Takes a Vacation (1990)

106 min | Comedy

7.1
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Mitsuo goes to Nagoya to visit Izumi, whose father left Izumi's sad, bar hostess mother for another woman, so together they decide to confront him in Oita. Meanwhile, Izumi's mother ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Kumiko Goto, Hidetaka Yoshioka

Votes: 33

36. Tora-san's Dream of Spring (1979)

104 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Otoko wa tsurai yo ("It's tough being a man") is a long-running and beloved Japanese film series that spanned from 1969 to 1995 and starred Kiyoshi Atsumi as Kuruma Torajirou, or simply "... See full synopsis »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Herb Edelman, Chieko Baishô, Masami Shimojô

Votes: 46

37. A Distant Cry from Spring (2018 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

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Director: Yûzô Asahara | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Toshio Kakei, Takeo Nakahara, Atsuko Takahata

38. Tora-san's Shattered Romance (1971)

89 min | Comedy

7.2
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Ayako Wakao, Chieko Baishô, Gin Maeda

Votes: 75

39. Tora-san's Runaway (1970)

88 min | Comedy

6.9
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Tora-San, an eccentric and resourceful tramp, is always cheerful. Although he is an orphan, he decides to go back home after a long absence. He thus sees again his sister Sakura Suwa, who ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Aiko Nagayama, Gin Maeda

Votes: 85

40. Otoko wa tsurai yo: Shiawase no aoi tori (1986)

103 min | Comedy

6.1
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Etsuko Shihomi, Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi

Votes: 24

41. Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro haibisukasu no hana tokubetsu-hen (1997)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Ruriko Asaoka, Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Gin Maeda

42. Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kurenai no hana (1995)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Tora-san works hard to bring together his nephew, Mitsuo, and Mitsuo's girlfriend who is engaged to someone else.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Ruriko Asaoka, Hidetaka Yoshioka

Votes: 53

43. Tora-san's Tropical Fever (1980)

104 min | Comedy

6.9
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Ruriko Asaoka, Jun Etô

Votes: 49

44. Kyoto Story (2010)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Directors: Tsutomu Abe, Yôji Yamada | Stars: Hana Ebise, Yoshihiro Usami, Sôtarô Tanaka, Rei Dan

Votes: 57

45. Free and Easy (1988)

93 min | Comedy

6.9
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Director: Tomio Kuriyama | Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Rentarô Mikuni, Eri Ishida, Nekohachi Edoya

Votes: 39

46. Koi no katamichi kippu (1960)

82 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Kazuya Kosaka, Noriko Maki, Hideo Asami, Yôji Doki

Votes: 65

47. The Sunshine Girl (1963)

86 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Kyôko Aoi, Michi Aoyama, Kamatari Fujiwara

Votes: 14

48. Kiri no hata (1965)

111 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Osamu Takizawa, Michiyo Aratama, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 91

49. I, the Executioner (1968)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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Police investigators investigate the link between a serial killer's machinations and a young man who committed suicide under murky circumstances.

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Yuki Kawamura, Sanae Nakahara, Ranfan Ou

Votes: 129

50. Tora-san's Forbidden Love (1984)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Masami Shimojô, Chieko Misaki

Votes: 37



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