With Kokusai Hoei (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Monkey (1978–2004)

Action, Family, Adventure

8.5
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An adaptation of a Chinese folktale about a pilgrimage to the West undertaken by a monk and his divine guardians.

Stars: Masaaki Sakai, Shirô Kishibe, Masako Natsume, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 1,810

2. Jigoku (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.8
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A group of sinners involved in interconnected tales of murder, revenge, deceit and adultery all meet at the Gates of Hell.

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Shigeru Amachi, Utako Mitsuya, Yôichi Numata, Hiroshi Hayashi

Votes: 4,079

3. Attack from Space (1965 TV Movie)

76 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.5
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Benevolent aliens from the planet Emerald send superhero Starman to protect Earth from invasion by an evil alien race called the Spherions. When Starman arrives on Earth, he discovers a ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Sachihiro Ohsawa, Junko Ikeuchi, Minako Yamada

Votes: 607

4. Invaders from Space (1965 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 78 min | Sci-Fi

4.3
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A bunch of pernicious salamander men from the planet Kulimon in the Moffit Galaxy plan on taking over Earth by unleashing a lethal plague on mankind. It's up to valiant superhero Starman ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Minako Yamada, Junko Ikeuchi, Sachihiro Ohsawa

Votes: 393

5. Atomic Rulers (1965 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Super criminals are planning to infiltrate Earth with mass nuclear destruction! Only Starman can defend civilization by thwarting evil!

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Sachihiro Ohsawa, Junko Ikeuchi, Minako Yamada

Votes: 412

6. Kurohyo: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinsho (2010– )

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Takumi Saitoh, Yûki Satô, Takuya Ishida, Shogen

Votes: 7

7. Ninja butai gekkô (1964– )

30 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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Follows the exploits of Phantom Agent Fantar and his ninja-skilled elite team. Based in Tokyo, the Phantom Agents were skilled in counter terrorism, espionage, all forms of weapons and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jo Mizuki, Akira Yamaguchi, Franz Gruber, Michiko Hamamura

Votes: 42

8. Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy (1974)

82 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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Though his father's partner Jigen wants him to take charge of the Lupin Empire and the obsessed detective Zenigata wants him behind bars, Lupin III is only concerned about being with the beautiful (and treacherous) lady thief Fujiko.

Director: Takashi Tsuboshima | Stars: Yûki Meguro, Eiko Ezaki, Maria Anzai, Shirô Itô

Votes: 183

9. Evil Brain from Outer Space (1966 TV Movie)

78 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.5
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A monstrous evil brain from outer space leads his minions on a crusade to conquer the universe, and unleashes hideous monsters on Earth that spread deadly diseases.

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takada, Makoto Abe

Votes: 833

10. Haunted Cave (1959)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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Yumi Aoyama is now a girl diver in shallow waters to cut oysters and other shellfish delicacies, and eventually pearls, from the shallow underwater rocks, like so many poor girls of her ... See full summary »

Director: Morihei Magatani | Stars: Yôko Mihara, Bunta Sugawara, Reiko Seto, Kuniko Yamamura

Votes: 23

11. Ginza Cosmetics (1951)

87 min | Drama

7.0
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A few days in the life of a quiet geisha, single mother of a young, smart boy, in the lively Tokyo quarter of Ginza. A woman devoted to other people's needs, she will end by taking part ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Ranko Hanai, Yûji Hori, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 344

12. The Woman Vampire (1959)

78 min | Horror

5.7
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A woman who's been missing for twenty years suddenly turns up alive, and looking not a day older than when she vanished. When her daughter sees a painting of a woman identical to her mother... See full summary »

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Shigeru Amachi, Takashi Wada, Junko Ikeuchi, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 195

13. Female Slave Ship (1960)

83 min | Action, Adventure, War

6.2
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Towards the end of World War Two Lt. Sugawa is flying to Tokyo with top secret blueprints when his plane is shot out of the sky over the Pacific Seas. He is plucked from the ocean onto a ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshiki Onoda | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tetsurô Tanba, Yôko Mihara, Utako Mitsuya

Votes: 31

14. Black Breasts (1960)

78 min | Crime

6.5
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Director: Michiyoshi Doi | Stars: Kinuko Obata, Junko Ikeuchi, Bunta Sugawara, Keiji Takamiya

Votes: 8

15. Tattoo (1982)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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An ardent culture-vulture youth, previously charged for the murder of a woman when he was young, plans to hold hostage a local bank.

Director: Banmei Takahashi | Stars: Ryûdô Uzaki, Keiko Takahashi, Misako Watanabe, Kazuko Aoki

Votes: 65

16. Nyotai sanbashi (1958)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Another world of illicit pleasures lies beneath the glittering neon surface of Tokyo.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Utsui, Akemi Tsukushi, Yôko Mihara, Shigeru Ogura

Votes: 57

17. Teresa Ten monogatari: Watashi no ie wa yama no mukou (2007 TV Movie)

Drama

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May 8, 1995, Chiang Mai, Thailand, generation of queen Teresa Teng (Kimura Jia is acted the role of) asthma hair, rescue invalid died. News spread to Taiwan home, Japanese record companies ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Yoshino Kimura, Hiroki Narimiya, Masanobu Takashima

18. Guyferd (1996– )

30 min

7.2
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A young man named Kazama Gou on his search for his lost brother gets kidnapped by the crime syndicate, Crown who turn him into a genetically modified cyborg known as a Guyborg. He runs away... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroyuki Kawai, Shôichirô Akaboshi, Asuka Shimizu, Toshio Tomogane

Votes: 8

19. Onna shinju-ô no fukushû (1956)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A story of sex and survival, Toshio Shimura's REVENGE OF THE PEARL QUEEN stars voluptuous Michiko Maeda as an office worker and future pearl diver trapped on a tropical beach with five lustful male castaways.

Director: Toshio Shimura | Stars: Susumu Fujita, Michiko Maeda, Ken Utsui, Shigeru Amachi

Votes: 20

20. Shikakenin Fujieda Baian (1990– )

Drama

7.7
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"Shikakenin", they have a double life and live inconspicuously in Edo. Baian Fujieda is an acupuncturist. Hikojirou is craftsman who makes toothpicks. They believe that fixer said "Kill the... See full summary »

Star: Ken Watanabe

Votes: 14

21. Dangerous Stories (1989)

105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Three stories with horror and science fiction elements.

Directors: Kazuyuki Izutsu, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Banmei Takahashi | Stars: Yoriko Dôguchi, Takashi Ebata, Renji Ishibashi, Yutaka Iwasaki

Votes: 15

22. The Mother Tree (1958)

48 min | Horror

6.0
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After apprenticing himself to a painter, a man decides that the painter's knowledge isn't enough--he wants his wife too. But as it turns out, the painter's death doesn't keep him from exacting revenge.

Director: Gorô Kadono | Stars: Akira Nakamura, Katsuko Wakasugi, Asao Matsumoto, Hiroshi Ayukawa

Votes: 77

23. Joôbachi (1958)

76 min | Crime

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This undoubtedly became a series after the fact, since Kobo returns in a similar role in the next installment. These were probably the closest Shintoho came to 'real' yakuza films that were more in the mid-1960s Toei/Nikkatsu mold.

Director: Tetsu Taguchi | Stars: Naoko Kubo, Shôji Nakayama, Shigeru Amachi, Yôko Mihara

24. Joôbachi to daigaku no ryû (1960)

81 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Yôko Mihara, Kanjûrô Arashi, Teruo Yoshida, Shigeru Amachi

Votes: 17

25. Onna gankutsu-ô (1960)

82 min | Crime

6.0
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Director: Yoshiki Onoda | Stars: Yôko Mihara, Teruo Yoshida, Masayo Banri, Shuntarô Emi

Votes: 7

26. Ghost of the Girl Diver (1960)

56 min | Horror

4.6
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Director: Gorô Kadono | Stars: Jûzaburô Akechi, Katsuko Wakasugi, Kyôko Yashiro, Masayo Banri

Votes: 17

27. Joyû Reiko Honô no yôni (2013 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography

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Director: Toshiyuki Mizutani | Stars: Rina Uchiyama, Munehisa Fujita, Ikkô Furuya, Naomi Kawashima

28. The Bloody Sword of the 99th Virgin (1959)

82 min | Drama, Horror

6.3
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The mountain people's traditional rituals are threatened by police investigating missing hikers.

Director: Morihei Magatani | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Seiji Hara, Kazuo Harada, Rei Ishikawa

Votes: 24

29. Onna shikeishû no datsugoku (1960)

78 min | Crime

6.9
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Rich industrialist Imai wishes to marry his elder daughter Kyoko off to Aoki, who he sees as the ideal candidate to take over his business. Kyoko, however, prefers the rugged but poor Soichi to Aoki's goody-two-shoes.

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Miyuki Takakura, Tatsuo Terashima, Yôichi Numata, Takashi Wada

Votes: 89

30. Janken Ken chan (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Ken Miyawaki, Gen Funabashi, Kumiko Kishi, Chiharu Kuri

31. Seven Mysteries (1957)

55 min | Horror

6.3
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A samurai rescues a mischievous tanuki from hunters and sets it free. When the samurai's wastrel son hatches a plot to kill his father for his fortune, the magical tanuki is determined to protect its rescuer.

Director: Gorô Kadono | Stars: Jûzaburô Akechi, Shigeru Amachi, Hiroshi Hayashi, Uraji Matsuura

Votes: 90

32. Nyotai uzumaki-shima (1960)

76 min | Crime

6.2
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Yôko Mihara, Teruo Yoshida, Shigeru Amachi, Masayo Banri

Votes: 15

33. Daitsuiseki (1978– )

54 min | Drama

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Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Tatsuya Fuji, Masaya Oki, Naomi Hase

34. Nureta kokoro: Rezubian satsujin jiken (1981 TV Movie)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Masaharu Segawa | Stars: Kumiko Ôba, Yôsuke Tagawa, Yasuko Ichinose, Sachiko Hidari

35. Mado no naka no satsujin (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Mystery

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Director: Yoshio Inoue | Stars: Ayumi Ishida, Akira Nakao, Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Toshie Takada

36. Mofuku no houmonsha (1971– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller

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Stars: Mitsuko Oka, Reiko Dan, Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Michiko Ôtsuka

37. Ao no umi: Long Summer (2014– )

30 min | Drama

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Odate Mai is the daughter of the president of a construction company in Tokyo. When she was 17 years old, she discovered that her mother was actually not her real mother, and by chance she ... See full summary »

Stars: Megumi Okina, Harumi Edo, Atsuhiro Inukai, Itsuji Itao

38. Nikutai joyû-goroshi: Go-nin no hanzaisha (1957)

74 min | Crime

6.6
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Utsui, Utako Mitsuya, Shigeru Amachi, Masami Akimoto

Votes: 7

39. Hôigaku kyôshitsu no jiken file (1992– )

54 min | Mystery

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Stars: Yûko Natori, Shin Takuma, Megumi Igarashi, Kazuma Sano

40. Rinchi (1949)

98 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Kanjûrô Arashi, Ranko Hanai, Yoshiko Kuga, Ryô Ikebe

Votes: 21

41. Kokubetsu (2001 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tôru Minegishi, Misa Shimizu, Manae Katsuno, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 8

42. Mottomo tôi ginga (2013– )

Drama

5.1
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Stars: Tomokazu Miura, Hideaki Itô, Yû Aoi, Jun Fubuki

Votes: 7

43. Ken chan Toko chan (1970–1971)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Ken Miyawaki, Mayumi Sakuma, Kuniko Ashihara, Dennis Falt

44. Ren'ai zubari kôza - Dai-san-wa: Kôshoku (1961)

Short, Comedy, Romance

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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Yôko Mihara, Ryûji Oki, Hiroshi Asami, Junko Uozumi

45. Pan ya no Ken chan (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Hiroya Oka, Yukari Saitô, Ichirô Arishima, Mie Endô

46. Chiisana koi no monogatari (1972– )

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Stars: Yuki Okazaki, Toshimi Kasai, Masaya Oki, Makoto Akatsuka

47. Three Moons (2015 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama

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Director: Masahito Horiba | Stars: Tomoyo Harada, Shôsuke Tanihara, Kaoru Yachigusa, Gaku Yamamoto

48. Sports Kenchan (1978– )

30 min | Family

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Stars: Hiroya Oka, Yukari Saitô, Kanako Arima, Ichirô Arishima

49. Kôiki keisatsu 3 (2012 TV Movie)

111 min | Mystery

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Director: Kazuyoshi Yoshikawa | Stars: Katsunori Takahashi, Shizuyo Yamasaki, Ren Ôsugi, Natsumi Ogawa

50. The Last Restaurant (2016– )

29 min | Comedy

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Stars: Seiichi Tanabe, Mayuko Fukuda, Haruka Kinami, Kôsuke Suzuki


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