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1. 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: 3,785

2. Le monde parallèle (1967– )

50 min | Adventure

8.3
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Stars: Jürgen Neven-du-Mont, Benoît Girard, Anouk Ferjac, Claude Giraud

Votes: 31

3. 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: 3,550

4. 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: 139

5. Nihon kyokaku-den: kirikomi (1967)

93 min | Action, Crime

8.2
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Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Ken Takakura, Junko Fuji, Minoru Ôki, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 6

6. Tokusô saizensen (1977–1987)

54 min | Action, Drama

8.1
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Stars: Hideaki Nitani, Kôjirô Hongô, Hiroshi Fujioka, Shigeru Araki

Votes: 10

7. 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: 3,024

8. Sangyo supai (1968)

90 min | Action, Thriller

8.0
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Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Reiko Ônobuta, Kyôsuke Machida, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 10

9. Aisurebakoso (1964 TV Movie)

56 min

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Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Shin Saburi, Yukiko Todoroki, Yoshiko Ieda, Hiroshi Yagyû

Votes: 6

10. 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: 5,709

11. Sakura no Daimon (1973)

88 min | Action, Drama

7.8
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Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Michi Higashi, Tomoko Mayama

Votes: 8

12. 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

13. Waga koi no tabiji (1961)

Drama

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Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Takanobu Hozumi, Shima Iwashita, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 6

14. Bakuto kirikomi-tai (1971)

97 min | Action, Crime

7.7
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Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Fumio Watanabe, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 7

15. 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: 1,709

16. 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: 1,171

17. Urutora Q (1965– )

30 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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

18. Kumo ga chigireru toki (1961)

93 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Keiji Sada, Ineko Arima, Tatsuya Nakadai, Chieko Baishô

Votes: 5

19. Kokuso sezu (1975)

90 min

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Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Yukio Aoshima, Kô Nishimura, Eitarô Ozawa, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 5

20. 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: 737

21. Nippon no akuryo (1970)

90 min | Crime

7.5
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Murase is a bodyguard in a yakuza group. Ochiai is a police officer who once was a student activist. When they meet, they are surprised how identical they look. They decide to trade places with each other.

Director: Kazuo Kuroki | Stars: Yôsuke Enomoto, Tatsumi Hijikata, Eiko Horii, Hideo Kanze

Votes: 49

22. 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

23. 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: 2,617

24. Black River (1957)

114 min | Crime, Drama

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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: 665

25. Silence Has No Wings (1966)

110 min | Drama

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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: 248

26. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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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: 1,974

27. 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: 646

28. Rokudenashi (1960)

88 min | Crime, Drama

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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: 250

29. Ai to kibô no machi (1959)

62 min | Drama

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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: 377

30. Gorotsuki (1968)

92 min | Action, Crime

7.2
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Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Ken Takakura, Bunta Sugawara, Minoru Ôki, Nobuo Kaneko

Votes: 6

31. 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: 4,058

32. Violence at Noon (1966)

99 min | Crime, Drama

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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: 738

33. 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: 495

34. 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: 210

35. Nippon no obaachan (1962)

95 min | Comedy

7.1
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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Tanie Kitabayashi, Chôchô Miyako, Chôko Iida, Kumeko Urabe

Votes: 7

36. 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: 1,684

37. Etsuraku (1965)

104 min | Crime, Drama

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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: 1,309

38. Live Today, Die Tomorrow! (1970)

120 min | Drama

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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: 111

39. 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: 188

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

86 min | Action, Crime

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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

41. Yakuza tai G-men (1973)

93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Hiroki Matsukata, Bunta Sugawara, Nobuo Kaneko

Votes: 5

42. Furyô banchô: Inoshika Ochô (1969)

89 min | Action, Crime

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Toei's most successful, longest-running bosozoku film series. It lasted from 1968 till 1972 through sixteen films.

Director: Yukio Noda | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Shin'ichi Chiba, Shigeru Katsumi, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 37

43. Sleepy Eyes of Death: In the Spider's Lair (1968)

81 min | Drama

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This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series finds the anti-hero in an area where the locals are oppressed, suppressed and held against their wills. Part of the coercive forces trace back to ... See full summary »

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Mako Midori, Maka Sarijo, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 56

44. Kaisan shiki (1967)

93 min | Crime

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Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tetsurô Tanba, Junko Miyazono, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 6

45. 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

46. 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: 731

47. Showa onna bakuto (1972)

91 min | Crime

6.9
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Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Kyôko Enami, Hiroki Matsukata, Shigeru Amachi, Kanjûrô Arashi

Votes: 21

48. 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

49. Waga michi (1974)

130 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Rokkô Toura, Dai Kanai

Votes: 19

50. Chi-zome no daimon (1970)

87 min | Action, Crime

6.9
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Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tatsuo Umemiya, Kôji Tsuruta, Junko Miyazono

Votes: 56



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