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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

8.6
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98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 289,117 | Gross: $0.27M

2. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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96 Metascore

In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Votes: 101,260 | Gross: $3.52M

3. 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: 100,148

4. Throne of Blood (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

8.1
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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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 40,512

5. The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara

Votes: 30,355

6. High and Low (1963)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 24,307

7. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Not Rated | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 9,699

8. Godzilla 1985 (1985)

PG | 82 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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31 Metascore

Thirty years after the original monster's rampage, a new Godzilla emerges and attacks Japan.

Directors: Koji Hashimoto, R.J. Kizer | Stars: Raymond Burr, Keiju Kobayashi, Ken Tanaka, Yasuko Sawaguchi

Votes: 5,568 | Gross: $4.12M

9. Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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During the violent chaos of post-War Japanese black market, a young gangster called Shozo Hirono has to keep up with the rapid shifts of power between unscrupulous bosses.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Kunie Tanaka, Eiko Nakamura

Votes: 2,906

10. Sword of the Beast (1965)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Drama

7.6
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After killing a counselor of his clan, a fugitive samurai befriends a couple poaching the shogun's gold in the mountains.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Mikijirô Hira, Gô Katô, Shima Iwashita, Toshie Kimura

Votes: 2,227

11. Pigs and Battleships (1961)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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A young hoodlum decides to work for a criminal organization that is tearing itself apart.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Masao Mishima, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 1,757

12. The Insect Woman (1963)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

7.4
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Life story of a woman born in poverty trying to succeed. Through her many schemes, she faces her ups and downs in a cyclical nature, fueled mostly by self-interest.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Emiko Aizawa, Setsuko Amamiya, Tomio Aoki, Tomoko Aoyagi

Votes: 1,691

13. None But the Brave (1965)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.5
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During WW2, a platoon of Marines crash-lands on a tiny Pacific island occupied by a small Japanese unit.

Director: Frank Sinatra | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker, Tatsuya Mihashi, Takeshi Katô

Votes: 1,489

14. Doomsday: The Sinking of Japan (2006)

PG-13 | 135 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Japan will sink down to the deep sea. The governments only hope is evacuate all Japanese to some other countries.

Director: Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Ko Shibasaki, Etsushi Toyokawa, Mao Daichi

Votes: 1,305

15. Fighting Elegy (1966)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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During the 1930s, a teenager yearns for a Catholic girl, whose only desire is to reform his sinful tendencies. Hormones raging, the young man channels his unsatisfied lust into the only outlet available: savage, crazed violence.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Junko Asano, Yûsuke Kawazu, Chikako Miyagi

Votes: 1,220

16. Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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After Zatoichi learns of his sensei's murder he uncovers a horrible conspiracy involving the local government and crime family.

Director: Akira Inoue | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Norihei Miki, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Takeshi Katô

Votes: 1,016

17. Proxy War (1973)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Yakuza boss Shozo Hirono must choose his alliances carefully as the local gangster family affiliations prove themselves to be wildly unstable, causing gang conflicts to slowly escalate.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tsunehiko Watase, Shingo Yamashiro

Votes: 957

18. Police Tactics (1974)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Conflicts between Hirono's family and Yamamori's family (and their allies) are made more tense by the ambitious underlings and the police's efforts to impose a crackdown on the gangs.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tatsuo Umemiya, Toshio Kurosawa

Votes: 802

19. Turtles Swim Faster Than Expected (2005)

90 min | Comedy

6.6
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Suzume Katagura is a bored housewife who spends her days doing chores and taking care of her husband's pet turtle. One day she sees a wanted ad for spies. Hoping for some excitement she decides to give them a call.

Director: Satoshi Miki | Stars: Juri Ueno, Yû Aoi, Ryô Iwamatsu, Eri Fuse

Votes: 729

20. Mifune: The Last Samurai (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.2
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64 Metascore

A feature-length documentary about the life and films of legendary actor Toshiro Mifune, weaving together film clips, archival stills, and interviews with such luminaries as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. Narrated by Keanu Reeves.

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Wataru Akashi, Kyôko Kagawa, Takeshi Katô, Hisao Kurosawa

Votes: 724 | Gross: $0.06M

21. Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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Ishikawa Goemon (Ichikawa Raizo), a talented young ninja, becomes ensnared in a twisted scheme to assassinate Oda Nobunaga, an evil warlord bent on ruling feudal Japan with an iron fist. ... See full summary »

Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Yûnosuke Itô, Katsuhiko Kobayashi

Votes: 700

22. 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: 605

23. A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era (1957)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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In the last days of the Shogunate, a resourceful grifter seeks to outwit competing prostitutes, rebellious samurai and other inhabitants of a brothel in order to survive the hardened times.

Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Furankî Sakai, Sachiko Hidari, Yôko Minamida, Yûjirô Ishihara

Votes: 565

24. The Inugami Family (1976)

146 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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After the death of the Father , His family are gathered to share Inheritances , but suddenly a woman with a mysterious masked man arrive there , claiming to be the other wife of the man ...

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Yôko Shimada, Teruhiko Aoi, Mieko Takamine

Votes: 556

25. I Went To (2000)

111 min | Action, Crime

6.8
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New magistrate cleans up a corrupt town in his own comic Samurai way.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Yûko Asano, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Ryûdô Uzaki

Votes: 464

26. Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space (2002)

92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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56 Metascore

A cerebral and existential story of Tamla, a kitten from the Planet of Cats, who sets out to solve the mystery of her birth.

Director: Tol | Stars: Béatrice Dalle, Takeshi Katô, Hisayo Mochizuki, Shinji Takeda

Votes: 454

27. Princess from the Moon (1987)

121 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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Based on a centuries-old traditional Japanese fairy tale, a country couple finds a baby girl in some bamboo and raises her as their own daughter. Not the same as the original tale, though, ... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Ayako Wakao, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Kôji Ishizaka

Votes: 433

28. The Thick-Walled Room (1956)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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A group of rank-and-file Japanese soldiers are jailed for crimes against humanity, themselves victims of a nation refusing to bear its burdens as a whole.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Kô Mishima, Torahiko Hamada, Keiko Kishi, Toshiko Kobayashi

Votes: 384

29. Endless Desire (1958)

101 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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A real gem from Imamura. A very dark crime comedy.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Misako Watanabe, Kô Nishimura, Sanae Nakahara

Votes: 319

30. Inugami-ke no ichizoku (2006)

134 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A web of deceit, adultery and greed manifests in Kon Ichikawa's remake of his own 1976 hit about a murder investigation that reveals years of hidden skeletons and a shocking family secret.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Nanako Matsushima, Kikunosuke Onoe, Sumiko Fuji

Votes: 288

31. Bushido (1963)

122 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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After a salary-man's fiancée attempts suicide, he remembers his gruesome family history, which sees his ancestors sacrificing themselves for the sake of their cruel lords, and realizes that he's about to repeat their mistakes.

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Eijirô Tôno, Kyôko Kishida, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 280

32. The Samurai I Loved (2005)

131 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A young swordsman is forced into a tough situation. He must resolve a potential power struggle that involves his adolescent crush Fuku.

Director: Mitsuo Kurotsuchi | Stars: Somegorô Ichikawa, Yoshino Kimura, Kôji Imada, Ryô Fukawa

Votes: 264

33. A Wanderer's Notebook (1962)

124 min | Drama

7.4
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Fumiko struggles to get her literary work published, spending years working in poverty while being abused by her boyfriend all the while hoping to break free from the cycle.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Daisuke Katô, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 259

34. The Geisha House (1998)

113 min | Drama

6.5
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Young Tokiko works at a geisha house as a maid, waiting for her maiko practice (apprenticeship of geisha) to begin. The movie depicts detailed lifestyle of geishas at that time, showing their rules, loves, beauties and humanities.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Maki Miyamoto, Sumiko Fuji, Kaho Minami, Mai Kitajima

Votes: 211

35. The Return of Godzilla (1984)

103 min | Action

7.0
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Reporter Goro Maki is investigating a ship were all except for one man "Hiroshi Okumura" were killed by sea lice. After attacks on a soviet submarine they come to the conclusion that a new ... See full summary »

Director: Koji Hashimoto | Stars: Takenori Emoto, Sho Hashimoto, Kôji Ishizaka, Nobuo Kaneko

Votes: 206

36. Kozure ôkami (1973– )

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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The adventures of a samurai and his young son.

Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Kazutaka Nishikawa, Takumi Satô, Taketoshi Naitô

Votes: 206

37. Akuma no temari-uta (1977)

144 min | Mystery

6.8
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Kôsuke Kindaichi, a somewhat peculiar private detective, visits a remote town. He meets a police detective and they start to investigate an old unsolved murder. Then some murders happen. ... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Keiko Kishi, Akiko Nishina, Kôji Kita

Votes: 193

38. Aladdin and the Magic Lamp (1982)

65 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.2
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This is the classic story of the young boy Aladdin who is tricked by and evil wizard to go inside the cave that holds a great treasure and there is an old lamp that he needs to bring to him... See full summary »

Directors: Yoshikatsu Kasai, Kasai Yoshinori | Stars: Kazuo Kamiya, Keiko Suzuka, Kikuo Kaneuchi, Reiko Nanao

Votes: 175

39. Battle of the Japan Sea (1969)

G | 128 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails, and a Russian fleet bears down on the Sea of Japan.

Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yûzô Kayama, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 152

40. The Great White Tower (1966)

150 min | Drama

6.8
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Zaizen Goro may only be an assistant professor but he has already made a name for himself. His superior, however, does not approve of his attitude towards their profession, and is at odds ... See full summary »

Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Jirô Tamiya, Eijirô Tôno, Takahiro Tamura, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 141

41. Firebird: Daybreak Chapter (1978)

137 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.9
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This extraordinarily complex film is not only a send-up of every samurai film ever made, it is also an extrapolation of the value of life. The Yamatai, represented by Prince Susano-O and ... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Toshinori Omi, Masao Kusakari, Kaoru Yumi

Votes: 134

42. Four Days of Snow and Blood (1989)

114 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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Based on the "2.26 Incident", an attempted coup d'état in Japan 1936, launched by radical ultra-nationalist parts of the military. Several leading politicians were killed and the center of ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Tomokazu Miura, Masahiro Motoki, Katsutoshi Arata

Votes: 129

43. Sennen no koi - Hikaru Genji monogatari (2001)

143 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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Based on the ancient Japanese Tale of Genji. This film is set in 900AD and tells the story of a famous female writer of the time, Murasaki Shikibu. Her story begins from the death of her ... See full summary »

Director: Tonkô Horikawa | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Yûki Amami, Tôru Kazama, Morio Kazama

Votes: 120

44. The Devil's Island (1977)

141 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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A scruffy detective investigates the murders of three sisters on a small Japanese island in 1946.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Yôko Tsukasa, Reiko Ôhara, Mitsukô Kusabue

Votes: 115

45. Moment of Terror (1966)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A child is killed in a hit and run. The mother plots her revenge by posing as a maid in the house of the murderer.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Yôko Tsukasa, Eitarô Ozawa, Daisuke Katô

Votes: 111

46. Summer Soldiers (1972)

107 min | Drama, War

6.6
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A Vietnam veteran deserts from the US Army while on leave in Japan.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Keith Sykes, Reisen Ri, Kazuo Kitamura, Toshiko Kobayashi

Votes: 108

47. Only on Mondays (1964)

94 min | Drama

6.8
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Yuka is a "good-time girl" from Yokohama who is persuaded by her papa to sleep with a foreign business executive so that he can close an important deal.

Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Mariko Kaga, Akira Nakao, Yasukiyo Umeno, Michio Hino

Votes: 107

48. Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create (2002– )

45 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.8
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An in depth look at the making of Kurosawa's films.

Stars: Yû Fujiki, Bokuzen Hidari, Hisashi Inoue, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 107

49. Foundry Town (1962)

99 min | Drama

7.3
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Set in Kawaguchi, just north of Tokyo in the early 60s, this simple story chronicles the lives of poor foundry workers and their families, and one girl's dreams of self-improvement through ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kirio Urayama | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Mitsuo Hamada, Eijirô Tôno, Shôichi Ozawa

Votes: 104

50. Children of Nagasaki (1983)

128 min | Drama, War

6.8
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In Nagasaki, Japan, on 09 August 1945, at 11:02 AM, 80.000 dead and thousand of persons wounded or contaminated by radiation were victims of one of the most hideous crimes of the mankind ... See full summary »

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Gô Katô, Yukiyo Toake, Masatomo Nakabayashi, Mami Nishijima

Votes: 91



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