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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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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: 266,498 | Gross: $0.27M

2. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 54,244 | Gross: $0.06M

3. Throne of Blood (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

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: 37,464

4. Drunken Angel (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 8,001

5. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 12,478

6. Ikimono no kiroku (1955)

103 min | Drama

7.4
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An aging Japanese industrialist becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 3,336

7. The Lower Depths (1957)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

7.5
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In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyôko Kagawa, Ganjirô Nakamura

Votes: 4,016

8. Scandal (1950)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

7.3
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A celebrity photograph sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shirley Yamaguchi, Yôko Katsuragi, Noriko Sengoku

Votes: 2,770

9. The Quiet Duel (1949)

95 min | Drama

7.5
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A surgeon gets syphilis from a patient when he cuts himself during an operation. The doctor's life is destroyed, but unlike the patient, he doesn't destroy others along with him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Miki Sanjô, Kenjirô Uemura

Votes: 2,321

10. Subarashiki nichiyôbi (1947)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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During a Sunday trip into war-ravaged Tokyo, despairing Yuzo and optimistic Masako look for work and lodging, as well as affordable entertainments to pass the time.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Isao Numasaki, Chieko Nakakita, Atsushi Watanabe, Zekô Nakamura

Votes: 2,138

11. Asu o tsukuru hitobito (1946)

82 min | Drama

6.5
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Two sisters, one a dancer and the other a script supervisor at a big movie studio, become embroiled in union activities when a strike is called in sympathy with striking railroad workers, ... See full summary »

Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Sekigawa, Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Susumu Fujita, Hideko Takamine, Kenji Susukida, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 125

12. Kaikan wa sex kara (1973)

64 min

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Director: Sôjirô Motoki | Stars: Kaoru Chiaki, Mari Takizawa, Masami Arisawa, Masayoshi Nogami

13. Araki Mataemon: Kettô kagiya no tsuji (1952)

82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Mataemon Araki, a renowned swordsman, helps a young man find vengeance.

Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yuriko Hamada, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Katayama

Votes: 136

14. Kurobe no taiyo (1968)

196 min | Drama

6.8
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Kitagawa is an engineer charged with construction of a gigantic tunnel through the Japan Alps for the transportation of equipment in the building of the massive Kurobe Dam. The tunnel ... See full summary »

Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûjirô Ishihara, Osamu Takizawa, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 57

15. Taiheiyô no washi (1953)

119 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, a brilliant tactician, is a loyal subject of the emperor, despite his grave misgivings about leading Japan's navy into war with the United States. He ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi, Masao Shimizu, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 20

16. Shina no yoru (1940)

124 min | Drama

7.3
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Wartime propaganda filmed by the Japanese in occupied China, Shirley Yamaguchi portrays an orphan rescued from the streets by a kindly Japanese merchant marine officer. Part spy thriller ... See full summary »

Director: Osamu Fushimizu | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Shirley Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Akitsu, Kinji Fijuwa

Votes: 12

17. Haru no mezame (1947)

89 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Tatsuya Ishiguro, Haruko Sugimura, Yoshiko Kuga, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 76

18. 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

19. Appare Isshin Tasuke (1945)

69 min | Comedy

6.3
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Director: Kiyoshi Saeki | Stars: Ken'ichi Enomoto, Yukiko Todoroki, Akira Kishii, Musei Tokugawa

Votes: 20

20. Ima hitotabi no (1947)

118 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Mieko Takamine, Ichirô Ryûzaki, Haruo Tanaka, Hyô Kitazawa

Votes: 17

21. Ahen senso (1943)

115 min | Drama, Musical, War

8.6
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Two British brothers who are making money for their homeland are meeting buyers for opium in China. There is a police force to counter the dealers, but is not only ineffectual, but also ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Ennosuke Ichikawa, Seizaburô Kawazu, Setsuko Hara, Hideko Takamine

Votes: 5

22. Bara kassen (1950)

98 min

6.5
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In Japan, after the death of Mr. Masago, her wife Satomi Masago loses the family's company "Lily Cosmetic" to Mr. Mogy due to huge amount of debts relative to withdraws of money from the ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kuniko Miyake, Setsuko Wakayama, Yôko Katsuragi, Kôji Tsuruta

Votes: 50

23. Pirates (1951)

114 min | Adventure

6.9
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Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shinobu Asaji, Tomoemon Otani, Jun Tazaki

Votes: 10

24. Sex Drive (1968)

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Director: Sôjirô Motoki

25. Minshu no teki (1946)

Drama

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

26. Furyô shôjo (1949)

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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Isamu Kosugi, Michiko Hoshi, Masayuki Mori, Akihiko Katayama

27. These Foolish Times (1947)

77 min | Comedy

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Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Roppa Furukawa, Ken'ichi Enomoto, Minoru Takada, Aiko Mieki

28. The Black Fury (1954)

114 min | Crime, Drama

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A narcotics investigator for the harbor police, Eiichi Tsuda, is driven by thoughts of vengeance for the overdose death of his brother and the subsequent decline and death of their mother. ... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Asami Kuji, Machiko Kitagawa, Shin Tokudaiji

29. These Foolish Times II (1947)

88 min

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Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Roppa Furukawa, Ken'ichi Enomoto, Minoru Takada, Aiko Mieki

30. Reijin (1946)

97 min | Drama

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The story is based on the life of a poet who lived in Japan in the Taisho era. When her fiancé is arrested she believes he has suddenly disappeared and that he has abandoned her. She faces ... See full summary »

Director: Kunio Watanabe | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Masao Shimizu, Eitarô Shindô

31. Okusama wa 18 sai: shinkon kyoshitsu (1971)

84 min | Comedy

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Director: Kunihiko Yamamoto | Stars: Yuki Okazaki, Tetsuo Ishidate, Takashi Ebata, Arihiro Fujimura

32. Himegoto (1967)

82 min

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Director: Sôjirô Motoki | Stars: Kiyoshi Kinami, Mika Yuki, Junko Yamamoto, Miki Hayashi

33. Shôri no hi made (1945)

59 min | Action, War

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Toho All-Star Cast.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Roppa Furukawa, Ken'ichi Enomoto, Entatsu Yokoyama, Achako Hanabishi

34. A Man Among Men (1955)

95 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Gangsters Ken and Maki are rivals in the ticket-scalping game. They make an uneasy truce, but Ken wrecks the truce by agreeing to fix a boxing match in which Maki has an interest in one of ... See full summary »

Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Fubuki Koshiji

Votes: 6

35. Nikutai jiyô bôeki (1962)

Mystery

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Director: Sôjirô Motoki | Stars: Mike Danning, Tina Arnold, Aki Ema

36. The Underworld (1956)

99 min | Crime, Drama

3.6
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Yakuza boss Furuya leans more and more on his protege Takao Shoji, though Shoji has become romantically involved with Furuya's mistress, Natsue. Furuya himself has fallen in love, with a ... See full summary »

Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Kyôko Aoyama, Akemi Negishi, Hiroshi Koizumi

Votes: 14

37. Ma no ogon (1950)

111 min | Action, Drama

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Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Jûkichi Uno, Michiko Hoshi, Ichirô Izawa

38. Aiyoku no jû san kaidan (1965)

76 min

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Director: Sôjirô Motoki | Stars: Akiko Hanamura, Kozue Kanô, Michiko Kashiwa, Nami Kudô

39. Yoru no owari (1953)

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Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Okada, Takashi Shimura, Aiko Mimasu

40. Enoken no senman chôja (1936)

58 min | Comedy

8.0
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Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ken'ichi Enomoto, Sadaichi Nimura, Mitsuko Hirokawa, Sadaichi Yanagida

Votes: 8

41. Iro zanmai (1966)

82 min

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Director: Sôjirô Motoki | Stars: Keiko Niitaka, Michiko Sakyô, Kôji Satomi, Akiko Hanamura

42. Ukigumo nikki (1952)

97 min

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Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Jun Tazaki, Haruo Tanaka, Hisaya Morishige, Setsuko Wakayama

43. Onna: Ura no ura (1964)

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Director: Sôjirô Motoki | Stars: Kazuko Maki, Kiyoshi Ueda, Shirô Okida, Tamami Fujino

44. Hanako-san (1943)

71 min | Musical, Comedy

7.5
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Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Yukiko Todoroki, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Yuriko Hanabusa, Yuriko Hideyu

Votes: 6

45. Jirochô sangokushi: nagurikomi kôjinyama (1952)

82 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Akio Kobori, Setsuko Wakayama, Jun Tazaki, Seizaburô Kawazu

Votes: 11

46. Aoi shinju (1951)

8.4
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Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yuriko Hamada, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Ryô Ikebe, Kokuten Kôdô

Votes: 8

47. Joshi daisei: Sex-zemi (1973)

67 min

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Director: Sôjirô Motoki | Stars: Michiyo Mako, Eriko Shima, Misa Aoyama, Shinji Kubo

48. Who Knows a Woman's Heart (1951)

80 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Mieko Takamine, Ryô Ikebe, Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 5

50. Yawahada urimasu (1973)

68 min

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Director: Sôjirô Motoki | Stars: Michiyo Mako, Mami Sakura, Masayoshi Nogami