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1. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 2,587

2. Late Autumn (1960)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Mariko Okada, Keiji Sada

Votes: 3,521

3. Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure

7.9
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The story of a Ronin (i.e. a masterless samurai) who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Fumio Watanabe, Gô Katô, Tomoko Mayama

Votes: 5,676

4. Kôshikei (1968)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A Korean man is sentenced to death by hanging, but he survives the execution. For the following two hours, his executioners try to work out how to handle the situation in this black farce.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kei Satô, Do-yun Yu, Fumio Watanabe, Hôsei Komatsu

Votes: 1,696

5. Gishiki (1971)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Upon receiving a shocking telegram from his cousin, a man recounts his early life, as a member of a broad family full of dark secrets that slowly reveal themselves through the clan ceremonies.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kenzô Kawarasaki, Atsuko Kaku, Atsuo Nakamura, Kiyoshi Tsuchiya

Votes: 728

6. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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After spending a year in solitary confinement, Matsu escapes from prison with six more convicts, followed by the guards led by the vengeful warden who wants her dead at all costs.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Fumio Watanabe, Yukie Kagawa, Kayoko Shiraishi

Votes: 1,957

7. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

Votes: 3,754

8. Shinkansen daibakuha (1975)

Not Rated | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Criminals plant a bomb on a high-speed train. It will explode when the train slows down, unless a ransom is paid.

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Ken Takakura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Kei Yamamoto, Eiji Gô

Votes: 729

9. School of the Holy Beast (1974)

91 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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In order to investigate her mother's strange death, a woman enters a sacred convent run by hypocritical, perverse nuns.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Yumi Takigawa, Emiko Yamauchi, Yayoi Watanabe, Ryouko Ima

Votes: 1,233

10. Higanbana (1958)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A businessman clashes with his elder daughter over her choice of a husband.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Shin Saburi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ineko Arima, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 3,003

11. Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that ... See full summary »

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Shin'ichi Chiba, Etsuko Shiomi, Yuki Ninagawa

Votes: 581

12. The Street Fighter (1974)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Goichi Yamada, Etsuko Shiomi, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 4,043

13. Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)

85 min | Drama, Horror

6.4
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The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up of three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head,... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Fumio Watanabe, Reiko Mikasa

Votes: 239

14. Violence at Noon (1966)

99 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two young women must come to terms with the fact that a man they're deeply linked to is a murdering rapist.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Hideo Kanze, Hideko Kawaguchi, Saeda Kawaguchi, Narumi Kayashima

Votes: 734

15. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs.

Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shintarô Akatsuki, Renji Ishibashi, Keizô Kanie

Votes: 138

16. Etsuraku (1965)

104 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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After Atsushi commits murder, he is blackmailed into keeping a suitcase full of embezzled money. What follows is a descent into lustful, reckless actions and regret.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Katsuo Nakamura, Mariko Kaga, Yumiko Nogawa, Masako Yagi

Votes: 1,302

17. Seishun zankoku monogatari (1960)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.0
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A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Yûsuke Kawazu, Yoshiko Kuga, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 1,671

18. Boy (1969)

97 min | Drama

7.6
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A young boy reluctantly aids his swindling father in a threatening scam.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Fumio Watanabe, Akiko Koyama, Tetsuo Abe, Tsuyoshi Kinoshita

Votes: 1,163

19. Urutora Q (1965– )

30 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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The first television series produced by eiji tsyburaya,the special effects man behind Godzilla.In the vein of the outer limits and the twilight zone except with giant rubber suited ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yasuhiko Saijô, Hiroko Sakurai, Yoshifumi Tajima

Votes: 74

20. Black River (1957)

114 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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A love triangle develops between a benevolent student, his innocent girlfriend, and a cruel petty criminal, all as a point of diagnosis of a social disease that had Japan slowly succumbing to lawlessness during the post-War era.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Ineko Arima, Fumio Watanabe, Tatsuya Nakadai, Isuzu Yamada

Votes: 659

21. Tôkyô dîpu surôto fujin (1975)

77 min | Adult

6.7
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Kumi is a model who is sought after by her wealthy father. When she refuses to satisfy him orally, he takes a team of surgeons and transplant her clitoris to in her throat.

Director: Kan Mukai | Stars: Kumi Taguchi, Hideo Murota, Yûko Akane, Yuriko Azuma

Votes: 41

22. Poruno no teiô (1971)

88 min | Crime

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Umemiya stars as a sexist son-of-a-bitch yakuza involved with the sex business.

Director: Makoto Naitô | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Shingo Yamashiro, Tomoko Mayama, Naoko Fujiyama

23. Gendai poruno-den: Sentensei inpu (1971)

86 min | Drama

6.8
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Young Yuki runs away from home after her mother's villainous boyfriend rapes her. She ends using sex to survive, but when she finally meets a nice architecture student, she starts thinking that her suffering may be over, but is it?

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Reiko Ike, Sandra Julien, Hiroshi Miyauchi, Tatsuo Endô

Votes: 27

24. Nihon no yoru to kiri (1960)

107 min | Drama

7.1
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Long takes and a highly theatrical visual approach combine to form a tense and confrontational look at the decline of a socialist student activists' movement in Japan.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Fumio Watanabe, Masahiko Tsugawa, Hiroshi Akutagawa

Votes: 489

25. Shinjuku dorobô nikki (1969)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Story of a bookstore thief named Birdey who is led through various adventures in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by salesgirl Umeko.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tadanori Yokoo, Rie Yokoyama, Moichi Tanabe, Tetsu Takahashi

Votes: 496

26. Taiyô no hakaba (1960)

87 min | Drama

7.2
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In Osaka's slum, capricious folks without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the trading of ID cards and blood.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Masahiko Tsugawa, Kayoko Honoo, Isao Sasaki, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 642

27. Fountainhead (1956)

129 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Ineko Arima, Keiji Sada, Yôko Katsuragi, Toshiko Kobayashi

Votes: 76

28. Silence Has No Wings (1966)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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Following the journey of a caterpillar along the Japanese islands from Nagasaki to Hokkaido, this allegorical and oblique first feature film by Kuroki depicts in exquisite images a series of encounters and life's turning points.

Director: Kazuo Kuroki | Stars: Mariko Kaga, Hiroyuki Nagato, Shôichi Ozawa, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 245

29. Tokugawa sekkusu kinshi-rei: Shikijô daimyô (1972)

89 min | Drama

6.5
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Kiyohime, a daughter of Tokugawa Ienari is married-off to Tadateru Ogura, the lord of a Kyushu clan. However, the lord's sexual inexperience and Kiyohime's strict morals lead to significant... See full summary »

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Audrey Cruise, Ryôko Ema, Kaya Hozumi, Sandra Julien

Votes: 67

30. Rokudenashi (1960)

88 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A bored young student falls for the young secretary of his rich friend's father. She senses some good in him and tries to make him discard his aimless lifestyle.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Hizuru Takachiho, Masahiko Tsugawa, Yûsuke Kawazu, Kakuko Chino

Votes: 246

31. The Assassin (1970)

87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Hayata is an undercover cop assigned to infiltrate not one, but two rival Yakuza gangs. Things get complicated when Hayata gets into a relationship with a young schoolteacher, the daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Ryuichi Takamori | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Ryôhei Uchida, Fumio Watanabe, Toshiaki Minami

Votes: 50

32. Kaette kita yopparai (1968)

80 min | Action, Comedy

6.6
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A carefree afternoon at the beach turns into a comic misadventure when three young Japanese men are mistaken for illegal Korean residents.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kazuhiko Kato, Osamu Kitayama, Norihiko Hashida, Kei Satô

Votes: 476

33. Live Today, Die Tomorrow! (1970)

120 min | Drama

7.1
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After leaving high school, Michio Yamada (Norio Nagayama in the real life incidents) becomes involved in the shudan shushoku, a post-war Japanese government work program which involves ... See full summary »

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Daijirô Harada, Nobuko Otowa, Keiko Torii, Kiwako Taichi

Votes: 110

34. Ninja bugei-chô (1967)

123 min | Animation, Action, History

6.1
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The vengeful son of a murdered feudal lord meets a renegade ninja helping peasants and farmers rebel against Oda Nobunaga's regime in this unusual animated film where still manga drawings are accompanied with sound.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Rokkô Toura, Kei Yamamoto, Hôsei Komatsu, Noriko Matsumoto

Votes: 140

35. Yûhi ni akai ore no kao (1961)

82 min | Drama

6.7
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A young journalist turns to an assassin for help when a team of hired killers comes gunning for her.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Yûsuke Kawazu, Shima Iwashita, Kayoko Honoo, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 153

36. Yasei no shômei (1978)

143 min | Crime

6.3
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A Japanese Warrior leaves the secretive battalion he is apart of. As a skilled soldier, he confronts evil and serves his people.

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Ken Takakura, Ryôko Nakano, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 135

37. Wet Sand in August (1971)

92 min

6.6
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One summer morning, Kiyoshi (Shosuke Hirose) is racing on his bike down the beach. While there, a girl with her clothes torn up is thrown out from a green convertible. This is how he and ... See full summary »

Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Masasuke Hirose, Takenori Murano, Naoto Nakazawa, Midori Fujita

Votes: 47

38. Buraikan (1970)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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An outlaw pushes the residents of Edo's red light district to rebel against a growing number of stifling, moralistic laws.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita, Shôichi Ozawa, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 187

39. Hito-kiri Yota: Kyoken San-kyodai (1972)

86 min | Action, Crime

7.0
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The great Bunta stars as a gangster who is sent to jail for the sake of his gang, but when he's released he finds everything completely changed and his gang has swept him aside for being too violent.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Kunie Tanaka, Mayumi Nagisa, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 113

40. Ai to kibô no machi (1959)

62 min | Drama

7.2
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A young man runs a scam selling pigeons that always return to his home. A rich girl takes an interest in him and tries to help him find a good job.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Fumio Watanabe, Yuki Tominaga, Kakuko Chino, Yûko Mochizuki

Votes: 372

41. Yamaguchi-gumi San-daime (1973)

106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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One of the only pre - 1980s yakuza films.

Director: Kôsaku Yamashita | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tsunehiko Watase, Mayumi Nagisa, Tatsuo Umemiya

42. Tôkyô-wan enjô (1975)

100 min | Thriller

5.8
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Director: Katsumune Ishida | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Hiroshi Fujioka, Jô Shishido, Kei Satô

Votes: 29

43. Aijo no keifu (1957)

116 min | Drama

6.9
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A young woman falls for a middle aged business man, but things get complicated when she also starts having feelings for his wife.

Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Yoshiko Kuga, Masayuki Mori, Mieko Takamine, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 61

44. Ikare doku hebi - Moku geki sha wo kese (1974)

88 min | Action, Crime

6.1
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Director: Umetsugu Inoue | Stars: Jirô Tamiya, Fujiko Nara, Yôko Yamamoto, Ping Wang

Votes: 18

45. Mamushi no kyôdai: kyôkatsu san-oku-en (1973)

88 min | Crime

7.4
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Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tamio Kawaji, Hiroki Matsukata, Yuriko Mishima

Votes: 7

46. Nihon no don: kanketsuhen (1978)

131 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The eastern and western factions of the Yakuza battle to control Japan.

Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Shin Saburi, Toshirô Mifune, Chiezô Kataoka, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 14

47. Nippon no don: Yabohen (1977)

141 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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One of Mifune's very few yakuza film appearances.

Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Shin Saburi, Toshirô Mifune, Hiroki Matsukata, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 15

48. Shuto shôshitsu (1987)

120 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Based on a science-fiction novel by Sakyo Komatsu. Tokyo is suddendly covered by a dome shaped electromagantic cloud for an unknown reason and is totally blocked and isolated from other ... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Midori Ebina, Eimei Esumi, Masato Hoshi, Renji Ishibashi

Votes: 130

49. Fuefukigawa (1960)

117 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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A young man decides to become a warrior, causing trouble for his clan.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Takahiro Tamura, Kôshirô Matsumoto, Shima Iwashita

Votes: 207

50. Karei-naru tsuiseki (1975)

83 min

6.8
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A female plays a race car driver lends her services to the Japanese Secret Service. She goes in pursuit of a cartel of drug runners and assorted Japanese Yakuza types.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Etsuko Shiomi, Hisako Tanaka, Mach Fumiake, Bin Amatsu

Votes: 41



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