With Jinriki Hikoki Sha (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Fruits of Passion (1981)

R | 83 min | Drama

5.5
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A girl loves an older man. He demands that she goes in a brothel, as evidence that she loves him.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Isabelle Illiers, Klaus Kinski, Arielle Dombasle, Pîtâ

Votes: 815

2. Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (1971)

137 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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An angst-ridden teen dealing with his dysfunctional family hits the streets. The story is inter-cut with various psychedelic, energetic vignettes.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Hideaki Sasaki, Masahiro Saito, Yukiko Kobayashi, Fudeko Tanaka

Votes: 1,213

3. Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)

104 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Kaoru Yachigusa, Keiko Niitaka, Masumi Harukawa, Kan Mikami

Votes: 1,149

4. Farewell to the Ark (1984)

127 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

7.3
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A surreal, isolated village sees its inhabitants gradually leave behind their mutual traditions and superstitions as they leave for the city. Among them are two cousins who love each other and who get into a quarrel with other villagers.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Mayumi Ogawa, Yoshio Harada, Yôko Takahashi

Votes: 319

5. Grass Labyrinth (1979)

40 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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A young man, haunted by his past, travels the land in search of the lyrics to a lullaby his mother used to sing to him.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Takeshi Wakamatsu, Keiko Niitaka, Yasumi Nakasuji

Votes: 435

6. Labyrinth Tale (1975)

16 min | Short

6.6
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Two men carry a portal door which leads to different realms.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Keiko Niitaka, Yoko Ran, Sueshi Sasada, Shigeru Meguro

Votes: 135

7. Young Person's Guide to Cinema (1974)

3 min | Short

5.5
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Three experimental films which run simultaneously. The subject matter is colorful and provocative.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Henriku Morisaki, Masahiro Saito, Sueshi Sasada

Votes: 84

8. The Cage (1964)

11 min | Short, Fantasy

6.4
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An experimental fantasy short dedicated to questioning whether or not man is a prisoner of time.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Eiko Kujo, Mr. Nippon, Yoshihiro Tachiki, Ken Takeuchi

Votes: 194

9. Les chants de Maldoror (1977)

30 min | Short, Fantasy

6.0
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A series of unusual images inspired by the Count of Lautreamont's poetic novel Les Chants de Maldoror.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Keiko Niitaka, Susumu Oono, Yoko Ran

Votes: 66

10. Butterfly (1974)

12 min | Short

6.4
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A dreamlike portrayal of a hangover after a decadent party.

Director: Shûji Terayama

Votes: 71

11. The Woman with Two Heads (1977)

16 min | Short

7.4
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As a family goes on with their day, the shadows on their walls lead a completely different life.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Pancho Meguro, Takako Nakayama, Keiko Niitaka, Yuri Okabe

Votes: 64

12. An Attempt to Describe the Measure of a Man (1977)

19 min | Short

5.4
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Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Toshihiko Hino, Momo Yaguchi

Votes: 16

13. Father (1977)

3 min | Short

4.5
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A naval officer makes love to his wife while his son, the director of the film, watches them.

Director: Shûji Terayama

Votes: 20

14. A Tale of Smallpox (1975)

34 min | Short, Fantasy

6.1
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An experimental short where the fourth wall is being broken by playing around with the screen mechanics over some surrealist imagery.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Keiko Niitaka, Yoko Ran, Takeshi Wakamatsu

Votes: 53

15. Trial (1975)

34 min | Short, Sci-Fi

5.8
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A collection of surrealist scenes featuring nails. The last ten minutes of the film are interactive, giving the audience themselves a chance to hammer some nails into the screen.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Keiko Niitaka, Yoko Ran, Sueshi Sasada, Kimie Makita

Votes: 31

16. The Reading Machine (1977)

21 min | Short

6.3
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A surreal experimental short about man's relationship with books.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Toshihiko Hino, Keiko Niitaka, Takeshi Wakamatsu, Momo Yaguchi

Votes: 25

17. The Eraser (1977)

20 min | Short, Fantasy

6.4
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Visions of characters by the seaside from one's memory are erased by the filmmaker's hand.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Setsuko Fujino, Yoko Ran, Megumi Tanaka

Votes: 63

18. Laura (1974)

9 min | Short

5.7
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Three showgirls playfully mock the audience for attending a projection of an art film.

Director: Shûji Terayama

Votes: 65

19. Catology (1960)

Short

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Director: Shûji Terayama


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