Acting: Setsuko Hara (Selected filmography)

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Just a few films of her long and outstanding career. Don't hesitate in suggesting if you think I'm missing an important one.

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1. Kôchiyama Sôshun (1936)

82 min | Drama

This movie is about a young stall owner called Onami and her troublesome brother. It all starts when her brother takes a small knife from a samurai who carelessly left it at their stall; ... See full summary »

Director: Sadao Yamanaka | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Kan'emon Nakamura, Shizue Yamagishi, Setsuko Hara

Votes: 307

2. Atarashiki tsuchi (1937)

120 min | Drama, Romance

Teruo is an adopted son of an old samurai family that returns to Japan after living in Germany and is expected to marry Mitsuko. But he's struggling to readjust to Japan and intends to marry an Aryan woman.

Directors: Arnold Fanck, Mansaku Itami | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Isamu Kosugi, Setsuko Hara, Yuriko Hanabusa

Votes: 85

3. The Giant (1938)

66 min | Drama

The last film of director Itami took inspiration from Les Miserables. Transpiring during the Southwestern War of 1877 in Japan, which was the last civil war in the country, a criminal ... See full summary »

Director: Mansaku Itami | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Setsuko Hara, Sadao Maruyama, Ryô Sayama

Votes: 6

4. Totsugu hi made (1940)

71 min | Drama

A father with no wife has three daughters with the oldest one (played by Hara Setsuko) at the age to be married off, which means the man needs to re-marry in order for someone to take care ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Shimazu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Yôko Yaguchi, Sadako Sawamura, Kô Mihashi

5. Ahen senso (1943)

115 min | Drama, Musical, War

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: 6

6. No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

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: 2,449

7. Anjô-ke no butôkai (1947)

89 min | Drama

After Japan's loss in the war, the wealthy, cultured, liberal Anjo family have to give up their mansion and their way of life. They hold one last ball at the house before leaving. The ... See full summary »

Director: Kôzaburô Yoshimura | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Yumeko Aizome, Osamu Takizawa, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 248

8. Aoi sanmyaku (1949)

92 min | Drama, Romance

When a post-war high school girl is seen with an older boy many find the nontraditional notion unacceptable and try to trick the girl and also assail her right to continue the relationship.... See full summary »

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Ryô Ikebe, Michiyo Kogure, Yôko Sugi

Votes: 86

9. Late Spring (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 11,825

10. Shirayuki sensei to kodomo tachi (1950)

89 min | Adventure

A grade school in Tokyo, where students curse and gamble, has a pond on-premises with one particular teacher who is in charge and takes care of it. The pond holds a number of carp, but ... See full summary »

Director: Ren Yoshimura | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Takashi Kohama, Jun Miyazaki, Sachio Mozaki

Votes: 7

11. The Idiot (1951)

Not Rated | 166 min | Drama, Romance

A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 3,973

12. Meshi (1951)

97 min | Drama

Michiyo lives in the small place Osaka and is not happy with her marriage, all she does is cook and clean for her husband.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Ken Uehara, Setsuko Hara, Yukiko Shimazaki, Yôko Sugi

Votes: 1,181

13. Early Summer (1951)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake

Votes: 6,024

14. Tokyo Story (1953)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama

An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara

Votes: 42,640

15. Yama no oto (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

An ingratiating bride develops warm ties to her father-in-law while her cold husband blithely slights her for another woman.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Sô Yamamura, Ken Uehara, Yôko Sugi

Votes: 1,260

16. Non-chan kumo ni noru (1955)

84 min | Family, Fantasy

The film was adopted from the bestselling novel by Momoko Ishii, which was published following World War II. When a girl is in danger of drowning in a lake she had perceived as the clouds, ... See full summary »

Director: Fumindo Kurata | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Haruko Wanibuchi, Susumu Fujita, Musei Tokugawa

Votes: 7

17. Shûu (1956)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

This wry chamber piece from director Mikio Naruse focuses on a couple whose pet peeves and minor irritations escalate into major rifts and animosity.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Shûji Sano, Kyôko Kagawa, Akemi Negishi

Votes: 195

18. Ôban (1957)

118 min

The story of the man named Ushinosukein who arrives at Tokyo Station in 1927. He was born in a poor area of Shikoku and at age 18 came across a beautiful girl named Kanako in his hometown. ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Daisuke Katô, Chikage Awashima, Seizaburô Kawazu, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 9

19. Tokyo Twilight (1957)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Ineko Arima, Chishû Ryû, Isuzu Yamada

Votes: 2,709

20. Tôkyô no kyûjitsu (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

May Kawaguchi is a famous Japanese fashion designer. Returning to Tokyo from her home in New York, she travels incognito with a tour group, in hopes of having a quiet vacation without being... See full summary »

Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Asami Kuji, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 6

21. Late Autumn (1960)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 3,680

22. Musume tsuma haha (1960)

123 min | Drama

The story of a family in Tokyo who live under the same roof in a large house and include the widowed sixty-year-old mother, older son and his wife, the youngest daughter and the older ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Hideko Takamine, Reiko Dan

Votes: 223

23. The End of Summer (1961)

103 min | Drama

The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ganjirô Nakamura, Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Michiyo Aratama

Votes: 3,043

24. Chûshingura (1962)

207 min | Action, Drama, History

After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Chûsha Ichikawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Akira Takarada

Votes: 1,759

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