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1. Yojimbo (1961)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 99,687

2. Harakiri (1962)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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85 Metascore

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.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 24,932

3. Kwaidan (1964)

Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 13,038

4. The Sword of Doom (1966)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama

8.0
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Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Naitô

Votes: 8,504

5. Rodan (1956)

Unrated | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.3
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A large mining accident sets loose prehistoric Insects and giant pterosaur's on Japan.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata, Akio Kobori

Votes: 3,944 | Gross: $0.50M

6. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Gô Katô, Yûko Hama, Isao Yamagata

Votes: 3,861

7. Inn of Evil (1971)

121 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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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 »

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Komaki Kurihara, Wakako Sakai, Kan'emon Nakamura

Votes: 408

8. Yagyu Clan Conspiracy (1978)

130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata, Teruhiko Saigô

Votes: 1,367

9. Japan's Longest Day (1967)

157 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Seiji Miyaguchi, Rokkô Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 599

10. New Battles Without Honour and Humanity (1974)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Bunta Sugawara is Miyoshi, a low-level assassin of the Yamamori gang who is sent to jail after a bungled hit. While in stir, family member Aoki attempts to seize power from the boss, and ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Nobuo Kaneko, Tomisaburô Wakayama

Votes: 206

11. Hitokiri (1969)

140 min | Action, Drama, History

7.6
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A destitute ronin allies himself with an established clan, but its ruthless leader tries to turn him into a mindless killer.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yukio Mishima, Yûjirô Ishihara

Votes: 860

12. Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen (1971)

149 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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Told from the Japanese perspective, this war drama captures the events of World War II's Battle of Okinawa - a massive amphibious assault by U.S. troops that left more than 150,000 Japanese civilians dead.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Tetsurô Tanba, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 243

13. The Human Bullet (1968)

116 min | Drama, War

7.4
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During World War II, a Japanese soldier finds himself assigned to a kamikaze mission against a U.S. battleship.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Minori Terada, Naoko Ôtani, Yûnosuke Itô, Shinsuke Achiwa

Votes: 275

14. Sandakan 8 (1974)

120 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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A journalist interviews an old woman who was forced into prostitution, just like many other Japanese women working in Asia outside of Japan during the first half of the 20th century. She worked in a Malaysian brothel called Sandakan 8.

Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Komaki Kurihara, Yôko Takahashi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Takiko Mizunoe

Votes: 443

15. Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor (1969)

122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Feudal Japan. Kamo Serizawa and Isami Kondo turn a collection of student fencers into a band of assassins known as the Shinsen Group, devoted to the Tokugawa shogunate and to an elegant ... See full summary »

Director: Tadashi Sawashima | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 295

16. Red Lion (1969)

115 min | Action, Comedy

7.0
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Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shima Iwashita, Etsushi Takahashi, Minori Terada

Votes: 599

17. The Fossil (1974)

200 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Shin Saburi, Mayumi Ogawa, Keiko Kishi, Komaki Kurihara

Votes: 134

18. Zubekô banchô: Zange no neuchi mo nai (1971)

86 min | Action

6.8
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Juvenile delinquent Rika gets released from the reform school and ends up protecting the debt-ridden father of her friend from local gangsters.

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi | Stars: Reiko Oshida, Junzaburô Ban, Nobuo Kaneko, Yumiko Katayama

Votes: 341

19. Shin joshû Sasori: 701-gô (1976)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Nami Matsushima's sister goes missing and after getting too caught up in doing something about it, Nami is given a fifteen year sentence for a murder she didn't commit. She's sent to an all women prison where she's not exactly welcome.

Director: Yu Kohira | Stars: Yumi Takigawa, Yûsuke Natsu, Yoko Konno, Ichirô Nakatani

Votes: 113

20. Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku (1968)

131 min | Drama, War

6.8
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As Japan joins in a political pact with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed supreme commander of the Japanese fleet. With Japan headed inexorably toward ... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa, Toshio Kurosawa

Votes: 110

21. Hokuriku dairi sensô (1977)

98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A Yakuza group from Osaka with dreams of national dominance moves into the snowy Hokuriku region, sparking a bloody turf war with local gangs.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Hiroki Matsukata, Yumiko Nogawa, Shin'ichi Chiba, Mikio Narita

Votes: 110

22. Attack Squadron! (1963)

101 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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Lt. Col. Senda resists the idea of sending Japanese fighter pilots on suicide missions. He believes that what is really necessary for Japan to regain momentum in the war is for the air ... See full summary »

Director: Shûe Matsubayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Takashi Shimura, Yôsuke Natsuki

Votes: 61

23. Blue Christmas (1978)

133 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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UFOs appear on Earth, and people who actually see them suddenly find that their blood has turned blue. Soon panic and hysteria result in the new "blue-bloods" being persecuted by the rest ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Hiroshi Katsuno, Keiko Takeshita, Eiji Okada, Kaoru Yachigusa

Votes: 70

24. Dokuritsu gurentai (1959)

109 min | Drama, War, Action

6.7
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When Sergeant Okubo's brother is murdered at a Japanese outpost in Northern China during the Second World War, Okubo poses as a war correspondent and seeks out his brother's killer. The ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Makoto Satô, Izumi Yukimura, Misa Uehara, Tadao Nakamaru

Votes: 139

25. Sugata Sanshiro (1977)

143 min

7.6
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The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tomokazu Miura, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Shinsuke Ashida

Votes: 16

26. The Militarists (1970)

134 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Reporter Goro Arai covers the war for a Japanese newspaper. He follows the activities of Japan's top military leader, Hideki Tojo, and comes to view Tojo as a dangerous military tyrant. But... See full summary »

Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Toshirô Mifune, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 21

27. Kinkanshoku (1975)

155 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Rentarô Mikuni, Jûkichi Uno, Takashi Kanda

Votes: 43

28. Sengoku yarô (1963)

98 min | Drama

6.9
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A lone masterless warrior with some new friends helps ship 300 rifles to a Japanese warlord during the sengoku period.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Yuriko Hoshi, Makoto Satô, Ichirô Nakatani

Votes: 107

29. Gohiki no shinshi (1966)

92 min | Action, Crime

7.5
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Fresh out of prison, a broken man reluctantly takes a job to kill three men, but changes his mind when some gangsters target the same men. He then tries to find out why the men are being targeted in the first place.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Ichirô Nakatani, Hisashi Igawa, Kunie Tanaka

Votes: 223

30. The Last Gunfight (1960)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Japanese police detective Saburo Fujioka is suspected of corruption, demoted, and sent to the city of Kojin. Kojin is the scene of fierce fighting between rival gangs. Fujioka is assigned ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kôji Tsuruta, Yôko Tsukasa, Seizaburô Kawazu

Votes: 84

31. Nemuri Kyôshirô: Joyôken (1964)

87 min | Drama

6.8
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This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the quite reluctant hero refuse to come to the assistance of a Japanese Christian in an age of both proselytizing and persecution, but later ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Michiko Ai, Akira Amemiya, Shinjirô Asano

Votes: 146

32. The Imperial Navy (1981)

145 min | Drama, War

6.9
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A lavish retelling of the true story of the final voyage and ultimate destruction and sinking of the battleship Yamato, Japan's greatest flagship during the Second World War.

Director: Shûe Matsubayashi | Stars: Susumu Fujita, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Akihiko Hirata, Tôru Ibuki

Votes: 34

33. Dai yûkai (1991)

120 min | Comedy, Crime

6.7
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A wealthy matriarch is kidnapped by a gang of three. She is insulted by the amount of money they propose to demand as ransom, and a strange interchange of roles takes place between captors ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tôru Kazama, Hiroshi Nishikawa, Katsuyasu Uchida, Shigeru Kôyama

Votes: 121

34. The Betrayal (1966)

87 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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A naively honorable samurai comes to the bitter realization that his devotion to moral samurai principles makes him an oddity among his peers and a very vulnerable oddity in consequence.

Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Kaoru Yachigusa, Shiho Fujimura, Ichirô Nakatani

Votes: 179

35. The Fort of Death (1969)

97 min | Action

7.2
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Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Kanjûrô Arashi, Hideo Fujimoto, Teruo Fujinaga, Seizô Fukumoto

Votes: 40

36. Aa bakudan (1964)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Filmed as a traditional Japanese play, a yakuza boss is released from prison, but finds his gang usurped by a shady politician. With the help of his former cell mate he decides to assassinate the politician with an explosive pen.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Yûnosuke Itô, Fubuki Koshiji, Ichirô Nakatani, Hideo Sunazuka

Votes: 111

37. Tange Sazen Kenfû! Hyakuman ryô no tsubo (1982 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

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Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Isamu Ago, Tsutomu Isobe, Kayo Matsuo, Tatsuya Nakadai

38. By a Man's Face Shall You Know Him (1966)

89 min | Action, Crime

7.5
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Korean gangsters try to take over from their Japanese counterparts in post war Japan.

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Noboru Andô, Ichirô Nakatani, Sanae Nakahara, Ryôhei Uchida

Votes: 39

39. Tokkan (1975)

93 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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During the military phase of the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Sentaro joins a local militia loyal to the Tokugawa Shogunate in order to fight Imperial troops. But Sentaro's friendship with a ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Yûsuke Okada, Hiroko Isayama, Kyû Sakamoto, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 50

40. Samurai Wolf II (1967)

72 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Kiba is caught in the intrigue between a crooked goldmine owner, a cynical, betrayed swordsman, a manipulative lady and an arrogant dojo master.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Isao Natsuyagi, Ichirô Nakatani, Bin Amatsu, Yûko Kusunoki

Votes: 317

41. The Homeless (1974)

97 min | Crime

5.4
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Director: Kôichi Saitô | Stars: Ken Takakura, Shintarô Katsu, Ichirô Nakatani, Noboru Andô

Votes: 41

42. Zoku Abashiri bangaichi (1965)

87 min | Crime

6.5
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Tachibana has completed his three years in prison and returns to the streets. He and his old cell mate wants a new life as ex-prisoners, but by chance they come across some jewels from a bloody bank robbery.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Michiko Saga, Tôru Abe, Kunie Tanaka

Votes: 26

43. Blueprint of Murder (1961)

73 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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While testing the advance prototype of a revolutionary gas engine, the vehicle is involved in a mysterious accident killing its driver. The police report states that it was an accident, ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Makoto Satô, Tatsuya Mihashi, Kumi Mizuno

Votes: 57

44. Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Mask of the Princess (1966)

85 min | Drama

6.9
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Princess Kiku, Shogun's daughter, wants revenge on Nemuri Kyoshiro for embarrassing her.

Director: Akira Inoue | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Yaeko Mizutani, Ichirô Nakatani, Keiko Kayama

Votes: 90

45. Yama-neko sakusen (1962)

95 min | Drama, War

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Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Akihiko Hirata, Yuriko Hoshi, Tôru Ibuki, Kumi Mizuno

46. Fuji sanchô (1970)

Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Director: Tetsutaro Murano | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Tetsuya Watari, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Shinsuke Ashida

Votes: 11

47. Aru koroshiya no kagi (1967)

79 min | Action, Crime

7.2
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Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Ichirô Nakatani, Kô Nishimura, Tomomi Satô

Votes: 28

48. Zoku ningen kakumei (1976)

159 min | Biography

8.1
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In the second part of a biographical story, a man is released from jail and forges ahead with the business of religion. Then one day he meets a nineteen-year-old who asks him many questions... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Teruhiko Aoi, Michiyo Aratama, Junko Natsu

Votes: 9

49. Dobunezumi sakusen (1962)

102 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Yôsuke Natsuki, Makoto Satô, Kumi Mizuno

Votes: 10

50. The Merciless Trap (1961)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

5.9
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(1961) Makato Sato, Kumi Mizuno, Ichiro Nakatani, Naoya Kusakawa. Taut thriller about a too-perfect criminal case against an ex-convict that makes a nosey detective suspicious.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Makoto Satô, Ichirô Nakatani, Kumi Mizuno, Naoya Kusakawa

Votes: 9



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