With Toho Film (Eiga) Co. Ltd. (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Godzilla (1954)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 25,608 | Gross: $2.42M

2. Woman in the Dunes (1964)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Votes: 14,953

3. Lady Snowblood (1973)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge.

Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon, Miyoko Akaza

Votes: 10,702

4. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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81 Metascore

A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

Votes: 7,347 | Gross: $0.44M

5. Rodan (1956)

Unrated | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.4
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A large mining accident sets loose prehistoric Insects and giant pterosaur's on Japan.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata, Akio Kobori

Votes: 3,909 | Gross: $0.50M

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

Not Rated | 84 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: 5,998

7. Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Lady Snowblood is caught in the politics of early 20th century Japan.

Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Jûzô Itami, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Yoshio Harada

Votes: 2,716

8. None But the Brave (1965)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.5
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During WW2, a platoon of Marines crash-lands on a tiny Pacific island occupied by a small Japanese unit.

Director: Frank Sinatra | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker, Tatsuya Mihashi, Takeshi Katô

Votes: 1,478

9. Sanshiro Sugata (1943)

Not Rated | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata

Votes: 3,789

10. The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (1964)

108 min | Comedy, Crime

5.8
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Four swindle stories, taking place successively in Tokyo - Japan (Les cinq bienfaiteurs de Fumiko), Amsterdam - The Netherlands (La riviere de diamants), Italie (La feuille de route), and Paris - France (L'homme qui vendit la tour Eiffel).

Directors: Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Ugo Gregoretti, Hiromichi Horikawa, Roman Polanski | Stars: Mie Hama, Ken Mitsuda, Yatsuko Tan'ami, Nicole Karen

Votes: 326

11. Sky of Love (2007)

129 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Mika is a fresh high school student who starts texting a mysterious boy. She is shocked when he reveals who he is - Hiro, a delinquent attending her school. What she doesn't know is that Hiro isn't as bad as he seems.

Director: Natsuki Imai | Stars: Yui Aragaki, Haruma Miura, Yûko Asano, Yôsuke Asari

Votes: 2,651

12. Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, War

8.0
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One woman's search to find the truth about her husband's death in World War II.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Sachiko Hidari, Shinjirô Ebara, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 765

13. Hymn to a Tired Man (1968)

130 min | Drama

7.3
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During WWII a soldier is beaten so badly by a superior officer he is left deaf. After the war he is an inventor and meets this officer at the patent office. The man is still the bully he was.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Michiyo Aratama, Makoto Fujita, Toshio Kurosawa, Tomoko Naraoka

Votes: 60

14. Konketsuji Rika (1972)

92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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First film of a trilogy following the dramatic life of Rika, a half-Japanese/half-American woman who becomes the tough-as-nails leader of an all-girl crime gang.

Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Rika Aoki, Kazuko Nagamoto, Masami Souda, Michi Nono

Votes: 174

15. Watari, Ninja Boy (1966)

83 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Director: Sadao Funatoko | Stars: Yoshinobu Kaneko, Chiyoko Honma, Fuyukichi Maki, Kunio Murai

Votes: 79

16. Illusion of Blood (1965)

105 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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A samurai warrior is haunted by the spirit of his first wife.

Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mariko Okada, Junko Ikeuchi, Mayumi Ohzora

Votes: 221

17. The Song Lantern (1943)

93 min

7.0
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The head of an acclaimed Noh (traditional, stylised Japanese drama form) troupe has a son whom he wants to inherit the troupe/ school. Touring in the provinces, the son seeks out a famed ... See full synopsis »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Shôtarô Hanayagi, Eijirô Yanagi, Ichijirô Oya, Kan Ishii

Votes: 101

18. Tsubasa no gaika (1942)

109 min | Drama, War

7.5
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Jôji Oka, Takako Irie, Ranko Hanai, Heihachirô Ôkawa

Votes: 30

19. Seishun no kiryû (1942)

87 min | Drama

7.6
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It was supposed to be about a love story, but it was and was not. An aircraft mechanic working for the government is matched by his boss with the latter man's daughter (Setsuko Hara) who is... See full summary »

Director: Osamu Fushimizu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Hisako Yamane, Den Ohinata, Susumu Fujita

Votes: 22

20. Mother Never Dies (1942)

104 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Takako Irie, Yukiko Todoroki, Ichirô Sugai, Hideo Saito

Votes: 22

21. The Tale of the Blue Beka Boat (1962)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Eijirô Tôno, Sachiko Hidari, Nobuko Otowa

Votes: 10

22. Enoken no songokû: songokû zenko-hen (1940)

136 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.4
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Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ken'ichi Enomoto, Akira Kishii, Toshio Kanai, Sadaichi Yanagida

Votes: 24

23. Roppa no shinkon ryoko (1940)

65 min | Comedy

9.2
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Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Roppa Furukawa, Haruhisa Kawada, Aiko Mieki, Hamako Watanabe

Votes: 8

24. Death on the Mountain (1961)

87 min | Drama

7.9
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Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Hisaya Itô, Takashi Wada, Kiyoshi Kodama, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 10

25. Tôjûrô no koi (1938)

121 min

7.6
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Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Takako Irie, Kamatari Fujiwara, Naoyo Yamagata

Votes: 9

26. Chushingura (Zen) (1939)

78 min | Drama

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Toho All-Star Cast.

Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Kazuo Hasegawa, Yatarô Kurokawa, Setsuko Hara

27. The Wayside Pebble (1960)

104 min | Drama

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In Meiji era Japan a sixth grade boy is smart, likable and confident and owing to his academic success liked by his teacher. Things are not going well at home, however, where his father ... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Hisamatsu | Stars: Hiroyuki Ôta, Setsuko Hara, Hisaya Morishige, Tatsuya Mihashi

28. Composition Class (1938)

87 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Musei Tokugawa, Nijiko Kiyokawa, Shiro Mizutani

Votes: 38

29. Wakaki hi no yorokobi (1943)

Not Rated | 61 min | Adventure, Drama

3.9
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During World War II a young woman quits university and instead obtains a job at a magazine about film that her mentor set up for her. The mentor herself is an actress. Here the woman meets ... See full summary »

Director: Takeshi Sato | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Yukiko Todoroki, Hideko Takamine, Isao Numasaki

Votes: 8

30. Mushukunin mikogami no jôkichi: Kawakaze ni kako wa nagareta (1972)

80 min | Action

7.0
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Thirsting for revenge, Jokichi rashly attempts to assassinate the evil Chogoro but ends up being captured by Yakuza. His life is spared by Boss Juzaburo, in order that the harmony of an ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Tôru Abe, Yoshio Harada, Akio Hasegawa, Etsuko Ichihara

Votes: 102

31. A Boy and Three Mothers (1958)

102 min

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Director: Seiji Hisamatsu | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Michiyo Kogure, Michiyo Aratama, Furankî Sakai

32. Nanking (1938)

80 min | Documentary, War

7.2
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Described by Japanese sources of the time as a record of the Chinese city and the history of the "Sino-Japanese Affair" up to the present. A propaganda picture which naturally is very ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Akimoto | Star: Musei Tokugawa

Votes: 12

33. Sazae-san (1956)

86 min | Comedy

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Director: Nobuo Aoyagi | Stars: Chiemi Eri, Kamatari Fujiwara, Tomoko Matsushima, Tatsuya Nakadai

34. Chikai no gassho (1943)

85 min

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Director: Yasujirô Shimazu | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Yatarô Kurokawa, Kenzô Asada, Kyôzô Fuyuki

35. Burari burabura monogatari (1962)

98 min | Comedy

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A man wandering through the land with a large amount of money encounters a fellow vagabond, a woman who has suffered from the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, but she proceeds to run off with his wealth.

Director: Zenzô Matsuyama | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Hideko Takamine, Norihei Miki, Reiko Dan

36. Godzilla (1993 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Votes: 5

37. Shidô monogatari (1941)

107 min | Drama

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In this semi-documentary, an older locomotive driver is tasked with training younger ones and is currently training two in particular. The old man is finding the task overwhelming as it is ... See full summary »

Director: Hisatora Kumagai | Stars: Sadao Maruyama, Susumu Fujita, Setsuko Hara, Harue Wakahara

38. An Urban Affair (1961)

89 min

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Director: Seiji Hisamatsu | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Furankî Sakai, Bokuzen Hidari, Chikage Awashima

39. Chushingura (Go) (1939)

89 min | Drama

6.6
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Toho All-Star Cast.

Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Kazuo Hasegawa, Yatarô Kurokawa, Setsuko Hara

Votes: 18

40. Tôkyô yawa (1961)

109 min | Drama

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Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hiroshi Akutagawa, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Chikage Awashima, Nobuko Otowa

41. Andesu no hanayome (1966)

103 min | Drama

7.6
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Tamiko, a Japanese mail-order bride, arrives in Peru to meet her new husband, a Japanese archeologist working on Inca ruins and Tamiko tries to adjust to her new lifestyle and routine.

Director: Susumu Hani | Stars: Sachiko Hidari, Ancermo Fukuda, Kôji Takahashi, Don Mateo

Votes: 5

42. Saigô no shinpan (1965)

96 min

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Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Takeshi Katô

43. The Giant (1938)

66 min | Drama

6.8
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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

44. Toyuki (1940)

68 min | Comedy

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Shot mostly in Tokyo, this comedy depicts two Chinese tourists who have travelled from their country to Japan in order to experience the latter country.

Director: Toshio Otani | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Setsuko Hara, Akira Kishii, Diao Zhou

45. Hotspring Ghost (1964)

92 min | Comedy

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Director: Kôzô Saeki | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Furankî Sakai, Chikage Awashima, Junko Ikeuchi

46. Star of Hong Kong (1962)

109 min | Drama, Romance

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Hsin Lin, the only daughter of a Hong Kong physician, meets and falls for Toru, a student at her college in Japan. But due to their busy scheduals, neither is willing to make a move on the ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Ming Yu, Ing Wang, Reiko Dan, Akira Takarada

47. Aoba shigereru (1974)

87 min

7.4
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Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Yoshitaka Tanba, Toshitaka Itô, Masaharu Kasuya, Masao Kusakari

Votes: 8

49. Could I But Live (1964)

108 min | Drama

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Director: Zenzô Matsuyama | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yaeko Mizutani, Kon Ohmura, Shirô Ôtsuji

50. Shanghai (1938)

81 min | Documentary

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Documentary about the Japanese-occupied city that, as described by one contemporary source " boasts international settlements in which the nationals of a number of countries enjoy the ... See full summary »

Director: Fumio Kamei | Star: Suisei Matsui


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