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1. Youth of the Beast (1963)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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A violent thug plays opposing yakuza bosses against each other.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Jô Shishido, Misako Watanabe, Tamio Kawaji, Minako Katsuki

Votes: 2,557

2. Blind Woman's Curse (1970)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.7
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The head of a yakuza gang is being trailed by a mysterious, vengeful blind woman.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô, Hideo Sunazuka

Votes: 860

3. A Colt Is My Passport (1967)

84 min | Action, Crime

7.5
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A hit man is hired to kill a mob boss. After the deed is done, he and his driver are wanted dead by rival gangs who joined forces.

Director: Takashi Nomura | Stars: Jô Shishido, Jerry Fujio, Chitose Kobayashi, Ryôtarô Sugi

Votes: 1,277

4. Ore wa matteru ze (1957)

91 min | Action, Crime

7.1
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A former boxer gets involved with a club hostess trying to escape the clutches of her gangster employer.

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Isamu Kosugi, Kenjirô Uemura

Votes: 578

5. Everything Goes Wrong (1960)

71 min | Action, Crime

7.1
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The young rebel Juro has to deal with an environment of crime and prostitution, and the impact of its choices on personal relationships: one with his mother, with the lover of the latter and with a girl in love with him.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Tamio Kawaji, Yoshiko Nezu, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Shinako Nakagawa

Votes: 208

6. Rusty Knife (1958)

90 min | Action, Crime

6.8
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Two friends who witnessed an organized crime murder are threatened by the local mob into keeping quiet.

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Akira Kobayashi, Mari Shiraki

Votes: 420

7. Tattooed Life (1965)

87 min | Action, Crime

7.3
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After his own gang sets him up to kill a rival mobster, a hit man is forced to flee with his younger brother.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Masako Izumi, Hiroko Itô, Kayo Matsuo

Votes: 785

8. The Boy Who Came Back (1958)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

6.6
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Nobuo is a hot-headed hoodlum fresh out of reform school who struggles to make a clean break with his tearaway past.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Sachiko Hidari, Akira Kobayashi, Ruriko Asaoka, Tôru Abe

Votes: 56

9. Red Pier (1958)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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50s subculture icon Yujiro Ishihara (Crazed Fruit) stars in Masuda's Red Pier as "Jiro the Lefty", a killer with a natural talent. Shortly after arriving in Kobe, he witnesses a man die in ... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Yukiko Todoroki, Shirô Ôsaka

Votes: 101

10. Kanto Wanderer (1963)

92 min | Action, Crime

7.1
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Three schoolgirls are infatuated with a yakuza, Katsuta, of the Izu Clan. They meet another yakuza, `Diamond` Fuyu, of the rival Yoshida clan. As he gets a tattoo, two of the girls become ... See full summary »

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Chieko Matsubara, Daisaburô Hirata, Hiroko Itô

Votes: 327

11. The Incorrigible (1963)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.0
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A teenager is dismissed from school for misconduct. Still violent, he falls in love with a pupil of his new establishment.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Ken Yamauchi, Masako Izumi, Midori Tashiro, Yoko Ozono

Votes: 68

12. Born Under Crossed Stars (1965)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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A young man with a strong sense of justice is torn between two girls: the flighty Taneko and the serious Suzuko.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Michi Azuma, Yôko Benisawa, Hiroshi Chô, Ryuichi Fujiyama

Votes: 42

13. Carmen from Kawachi (1966)

89 min | Comedy

7.3
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Like a girl runaway, Tsuyu moves to Osaka to work as a bar hostess. She meets the owner of a model school, Yoko, and seriously thinks about becoming a fashion model. Yoko tells her that she... See full summary »

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Yumiko Nogawa, Kôji Wada, Tamio Kawaji, Chikako Miyagi

Votes: 91

14. The Flowers and the Angry Waves (1964)

92 min | Action, Crime

6.8
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Another subversion of audience expectations has Kobayashi acting somewhat cowardly in the snow-bound final showdown, an unheard-of trait in a ninkyô yakuza hero. Also with Tamio Kawaji as a sword-wielding assassin in Zero-cape-and -hat(!)

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Eimei Esumi, Chieko Misaki, Keisuke Noro, Yôko Yamamoto

Votes: 194

15. Million Dollar Smash-and-Grab (1961)

90 min | Action, Crime, Sport

6.5
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Wada Koji fights to become a boxing champion.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Kôji Wada, Keisuke Noro, Michiko Sawa, Misako Watanabe

Votes: 8

16. Dorodarake no junjô (1963)

91 min | Action, Crime

6.8
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A delinquent, budding yakuza has a clash of sensibilities with his good girlfriend in this gritty tearjerker.

Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Mitsuo Hamada, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Masako Izumi, Osamu Takizawa

Votes: 14

17. Hangyaku no Melody (1970)

85 min | Action, Crime

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Director: Yukihiro Sawada | Stars: Yoshio Harada, Takeo Chii, Tatsuya Fuji, Meiko Kaji

18. Jigoku no magarikado (1959)

92 min | Action

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Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Ryôji Hayama, Yôko Minamida, Mihoko Inagaki, Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi

19. Dai san no shikaku (1959)

97 min | Drama

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Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Ryôji Hayama, Hiroyuki Nagato, Masayuki Mori, Mihoko Inagaki

20. Retsuden shumei tobaku (1969)

93 min | Action, Crime

5.8
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A ninkyô saga featuring Matsubara who inadvertently becomes oyabun of her clan after father's death.

Director: Keiichi Ozawa | Stars: Chieko Matsubara, Meiko Kaji, Hideki Takahashi, Tatsuya Fuji

Votes: 5

21. Yakuza bangaichi (1969)

87 min | Crime

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An extremely fast-moving, entertaining example of just exactly what a gendai (modern) or jitsuroku (true account) yakuza movie should be.

Director: Shôgorô Nishimura | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Kei Satô, Yôko Yamamoto, Akio Hasegawa

22. Arashi o tsukkiru jetto-ki (1961)

95 min | Action

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Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Reiko Sassamori, Ryôji Hayama, Akira Yamauchi

23. Arashi o yobu otoko (1966)

95 min

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Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Izumi Ashikawa, Meiko Kaji, Kazuko Tachibana

24. Tokyo no kodoku (1959)

105 min

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Director: Umetsugu Inoue | Stars: Tôru Abe, Tomio Aoki, Izumi Ashikawa, Hiroshi Chô

25. Kanzenna yûgi (1958)

93 min

7.3
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A group of five college students decide to jinx a bicycle race in their favor and claim the money to pay off their debts, but when the illegal bookie cannot pay, they take up his offer of "... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tomio Aoki, Izumi Ashikawa, Ryôji Hayama, Akira Kobayashi

Votes: 44

26. Arashi o yobu yûjô (1959)

95 min

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Director: Umetsugu Inoue | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Jûkichi Uno, Tamio Kawaji, Ruriko Asaoka

27. Chimatsuri kenkajo (1966)

89 min | Action, Crime

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Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Masako Izumi, Jô Shishido, Yuji Kodaka

28. Namida kun sayonara (1966)

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Director: Shôgorô Nishimura | Stars: Reiko Arai, Hiroshi Chô, Keiko Hara, Tak Haruno

29. Chitei no uta (1956)

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Director: Hiroshi Noguchi | Stars: Hiroshi Nawa, Yûjirô Ishihara, Hisako Yamane, Minako Katsuki

30. Tekka no hanamichi (1968)

90 min | Action, Crime

6.1
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Despite the potent writing team of Hoshikawa and director Matsuo, this is no more than just decent, not particularly memorable ninkyô yakuza programmer.

Director: Akinori Matsuo | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Akira Kobayashi, Hideki Takahashi, Ruriko Asaoka

Votes: 9

31. Zoku onna no keisatsu (1969)

83 min | Action, Crime

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Director: Mio Ezaki | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Tatsuya Fuji, Rumi Koyama, Akiko Koyama

32. Tôkyô shigai sen (1967)

89 min | Action, Crime

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Director: Shôgorô Nishimura | Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Jô Shishido, Chieko Matsubara, Tatsuya Fuji

33. Muteki ga ore o yondeiru (1960)

80 min | Action

6.6
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Director: Tokujirô Yamazaki | Stars: Keiichirô Akagi, Izumi Ashikawa, Ryôji Hayama, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 9

34. Yoru no kiba (1958)

Action, Crime

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Director: Umetsugu Inoue | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Masumi Okada, Yumeji Tsukioka, Ruriko Asaoka

35. Chanchiki okesa (1958)

47 min

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Director: Isamu Kosugi | Stars: Hideaki Nitani, Minako Katsuki, Tadao Sawamoto, Haruo Minami

36. Jûnana-sai no teikô (1957)

100 min

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Director: Umetsugu Inoue | Stars: Tôru Abe, Keiko Amaji, Makiko Aoi, Tomio Aoki

37. Gunshû no naka no taiyô (1959)

101 min

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Director: Umetsugu Inoue | Stars: Tôru Abe, Keiichirô Akagi, Shirô Amakusa, Tomio Aoki

39. Kôkôsei burai hikae (1972)

Action, Comedy

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Director: Mio Ezaki | Stars: Masaya Oki, Junko Natsu, Tomomi Sawa, Kana Nakagawa

40. The spiders no dai-shingeki (1968)

82 min | Musical, Comedy

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Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Hiroshi Chô, Tomohiko Den, Masao Harada, Ken Hatano

41. Yogiri no burûsu (1963)

104 min | Action, Crime

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A moodo/akushon (mood/action) love story has yakuza elements.

Director: Takashi Nomura | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Ruriko Asaoka, Asao Koike, Kaneko Iwasaki

42. Otoko no monshô - ruten no okite (1965)

88 min | Action

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Director: Eisuke Takizawa | Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Yukiko Todoroki, Hiroshi Izumi, Hiroshi Kondô

43. Inochi shirazu no âitsu (1967)

91 min | Action, Crime

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Director: Akinori Matsuo | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Tatsuya Fuji, Ryohei Uchida, Bonta Tokyo

44. Gyakukôsen (1956)

Drama

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Director: Takumi Furukawa | Stars: Mie Kitahara, Shôji Yasui, Kyôji Aoyama, Minako Katsuki

46. Ashita wa sakô hana sakô (1965)

89 min

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Director: Mio Ezaki | Stars: Tomio Aoki, Hyôe Enoki, Yoshiyuki Fujie, Toyo Fukuda

47. Aoi me no sugao (1961)

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Director: Kiyoshi Horiike | Stars: Tamio Kawaji, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Tomoko Naraoka, Kyôko Hori

48. Aishû no yoru (1966)

86 min

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Director: Katsumi Nishikawa | Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuo Funaki, Torahiko Hamada, Tomoko Hamakawa

49. Hoshikage no hatoba (1968)

85 min | Drama, Action

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Director: Shôgorô Nishimura | Stars: Jo Aki, Akio Aozora, Haruo Aozora, Akiyoshi Fukae

50. Yogiri no dai-ni kokudô (1958)

48 min | Action, Crime

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From the short running time, this was a second support feature.

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Minako Katsuki, Masumi Okada, Kyôko Horikawa



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