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1. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

8.4
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In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 11,685

2. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

8.6
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A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 4,610

3. Sanshiro Sugata (1943)

79 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata

Votes: 3,496

4. No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjirô Ôkôchi, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 2,294

5. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945)

Not Rated | 59 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ken'ichi Enomoto, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 2,723

6. The Most Beautiful (1944)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

5.8
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World War II propaganda film about female volunteer workers at an optics plant who do their best to meet production targets.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Sôji Kiyokawa, Ichirô Sugai, Takako Irie

Votes: 1,330

7. Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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The blind swordsman tries to locate a girl's missing father.

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Miwa Takada, Eiko Taki, Kichijirô Ueda

Votes: 893

8. Taira Clan Saga (1955)

108 min | Drama

7.5
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Special Forces commander Captain Tadamori returns to Kyoto after successfully defeating the uprising of pirates in the western sea of Japan. But because the high courtiers dislike career ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Narutoshi Hayashi, Raizô Ichikawa, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 744

9. Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two (1945)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure

6.1
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Sugata returns to prove his judo mastery in a match against Western opponents.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Akitake Kôno

Votes: 1,527

10. Sanjûsangen-dô, tôshiya monogatari (1945)

77 min | War

6.8
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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kinuyo Tanaka, Sensho Ichikawa, Akitake Kôno

Votes: 77

11. Bakumatsu taiyôden (1957)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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: 491

12. Till We Meet Again (1950)

110 min | Drama, History

7.2
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The hero Saburo (Okada Eiji) is obstructed by a series of events from meeting Keiko (Kuga Yoshiko), his fiancee.

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Yoshiko Kuga, Eiji Okada, Osamu Takizawa, Akitake Kôno

Votes: 82

13. Miyamoto Musashi (1973)

148 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Jirô Tamiya, Keiko Matsuzaka, Mitsuko Baishô, Hideki Takahashi

Votes: 28

14. Snow Trail (1947)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Three bank robbers, Eijima, Nojiri, and Takasugi, flee the police and escape into the mountains. At an inn high in the Japanese Alps, Eijima and Nojiri encounter a young woman and her ... See full summary »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Kosugi, Akitake Kôno

Votes: 216

15. Hawai · Maree oki kaisen (1942)

116 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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When a boy who is in the navy college returns home for vacation he meets his young cousin who also wants to join in order to become a pilot. However, the younger man's mother is ... See full summary »

Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Yatarô Kurokawa, Setsuko Hara, Kaoru Itô

Votes: 64

16. Ten to sen (1958)

85 min | Mystery

7.6
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A senior detective is determined to find the truth behind an apparent double suicide.

Director: Tsuneo Kobayashi | Stars: Hiroshi Minami, Isao Yamagata, Mieko Takamine, Yoshi Katô

Votes: 24

17. Mekura no oichi monogatari: Makkana nagaradori (1969)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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A young blind girl is abandoned by her mother. When her guardian is killed, she learns to wield a sword from a traveling "Ronin". She travels to seek her mother and her revenge.

Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Yôko Matsuyama, Chizuko Arai, Jun Tatara, Shin'ichi Yanagisawa

Votes: 98

18. Ninja hicho fukuro no shiro (1963)

91 min | Drama

7.0
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This is a classic early Japanese Ninja movie. The Iga ninjas are a dying breed as Toyotomis rule allows Japan to experience some peace. Juzo, an Iga ninja who had vowed revenge for the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Minoru Ôki, Hizuru Takachiho, Chiyoko Honma

Votes: 113

19. Ôkami (1955)

127 min | Drama

7.2
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Time; a few years after the surrender of Japan in the Second World War. The country is in ruins, economy devastated, and the vulnerable masses deprived of work; let alone the basic ... See full summary »

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Sanae Takasugi, Taiji Tonoyama, Jun Hamamura

Votes: 48

20. Yottsu no koi no monogatari (1947)

112 min | Drama

6.6
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Directors: Kajirô Yamamoto, Kenta Yamazaki, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Mikio Naruse, Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yoshiko Kuga, Michiyo Kogure, Isao Numasaki

Votes: 26

21. The Scarlet Camellia (1965)

117 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Yoshi Katô, Sachiko Hidari, Takahiro Tamura

Votes: 15

22. The Temptress and the Monk (1958)

88 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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Director: Eisuke Takizawa | Stars: Yumeji Tsukioka, Ryôji Hayama, Tadashi Kobayashi, Ichijirô Oya

Votes: 14

23. Satan's Town (1956)

83 min | Action, Crime

7.1
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A notorious murderer Oba escapes from jail. Hayasaki, the Oba's right hand, tries to get the money by manipulating the horse racing to send Oba to Hong Kong. But Oba has a plan to revenge ... See full summary »

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Seizaburô Kawazu, Ichirô Sugai, Azusa Yumi, Akitake Kôno

Votes: 15

24. Daibosatsu tôge - Dai ni bu (1958)

105 min

6.7
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Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kusuo Abe, Harue Akagi, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Kin'nosuke Fujiki

Votes: 36

25. Pen itsuwarazu, bôryoku no machi (1950)

111 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Tôru Abe, Midori Ariyama, Shin Date, Kamatari Fujiwara

Votes: 5

26. Futari de aruita iku haru aki (1962)

102 min | Drama

6.6
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After WWII, an ex-soldier and his wife spend their lives working at modest jobs to raise their son and put him through school.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Chieko Baishô

Votes: 21

27. Mori to mizuumi no matsuri (1958)

113 min

6.5
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Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Ken Takakura, Rentarô Mikuni, Kyôko Kagawa, Ineko Arima

Votes: 15

28. Kanikôsen (1953)

112 min

6.5
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Director: Sô Yamamura | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Masayuki Mori, Sumiko Hidaka, Akitake Kôno

Votes: 12

29. Yôen dokufu-den: Okatsu kyôjô tabi (1969)

84 min | Action, Adventure

6.5
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Miyazono again plays a character named Okatsu in the final installment, Okatsu the Fugitive (1969), as the devoted daughter of parents who are put to death for refusing to release a document that could send a venal merchant to prison.

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Junko Miyazono, Reiko Ônobuta, Tôru Abe, Tatsuo Umemiya

Votes: 114

30. Zenigata Heiji (1966)

89 min | Action, Adventure

6.4
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Director: Tetsuya Yamanouchi | Stars: Kazuo Funaki, Asao Koike, Akitake Kôno, Yuriko Mishima

Votes: 14

31. Yoru no henrin (1964)

109 min | Drama

7.3
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A woman is pushed into prostitution by her violent yakuza boyfriend.

Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Mikijirô Hira, Keisuke Sonoi, Masuyo Iwamoto

Votes: 38

32. Daibosatsu tôge - Kanketsu-hen (1959)

106 min

6.9
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Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Ushio Akashi, Noriko Aoba, Hideo Ayuba, Chiyonosuke Azuma

Votes: 35

33. Kêssen no ôzora he (1943)

89 min | Action, War

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Director: Kunio Watanabe | Stars: Minoru Takada, Setsuko Hara, Yuriko Hanabusa, Masaru Kodaka

34. Tokubetsu kidô sôsatai: Tokyo eki ni harikome (1963)

66 min | Drama

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Director: Kôji Ohta | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroshi Minami, Tôru Abe, Katsuko Akutsu

35. Jigoku no kifujin (1949)

72 min

7.5
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Director: Motoyoshi Oda | Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Eitarô Ozawa, Ichirô Ryûzaki, Minoru Takada

Votes: 15

36. Honoo to okite (1966)

90 min

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Director: Umetsugu Inoue | Stars: Tôru Abe, Jûzaburô Akechi, Noboru Andô, Shirô Enatsu

37. Tokubetsu kidô sôsatai (1963)

59 min | Drama

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Director: Kôji Ohta | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroshi Minami, Tôru Abe, Katsuko Akutsu

38. Gin shinju (1956)

99 min | Drama

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Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Hiroyuki Nagato, Jûkichi Uno, Chikako Hosokawa

39. Restoration Fire (1961)

86 min | Drama

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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Chiezô Kataoka, Noriko Kitazawa, Kenji Kusumoto

40. Nihon kengô den (1945)

71 min | Action

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Director: Eisuke Takizawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Akitake Kôno

41. Tonosama Hotel (1949)

93 min | Drama

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When a man of some stature and lineage decides to launch a business by renovating and converting his mansion into a hotel and putting his domestic staff like the chef and maid to work in ... See full summary »

Director: Fumindo Kurata | Stars: Kamatari Fujiwara, Setsuko Hara, Reiko Hatsune, Hiroshi Hayashi

42. The Bridge Between (1962)

127 min

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Director: Zenzô Matsuyama | Stars: Takahiro Tamura, Hideko Takamine, Tamotsu Hayakawa, Mickey Curtis

43. Kigeki: Dantai ressha (1967)

91 min | Comedy

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Director: Masaharu Segawa | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Shôichi Ozawa, Chishû Ryû, Yuki Jôno

44. Minshu no teki (1946)

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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Susumu Fujita, Akitake Kôno, Ureo Egawa, Takashi Shimura

46. Kaze to onna to tabigarasu (1958)

90 min | Action

7.2
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Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Rentarô Mikuni, Satomi Oka, Yumiko Hasegawa

Votes: 10

47. Kita no san-nin (1945)

72 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of an airport and its air traffic control crew in a remote and northern Japanese town. Three of the air traffic controllers are female with one of them (Hara, Setsuko) working ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Saeki | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Hideko Takamine, Hisako Yamane, Susumu Fujita

Votes: 7

49. Hashi no nai kawa 2 (1970)

140 min | Drama

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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Takeo Chii, Daijirô Harada, Masao Imafuku, Yûnosuke Itô

50. Chôeki Tarô: Mamushi no kyôdai (1971)

87 min

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Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tamio Kawaji, Noboru Andô, Tomomi Satô