With Daiei Studios (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Rashomon (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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98 Metascore

The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 162,721 | Gross: $0.10M

2. Dersu Uzala (1975)

G | 142 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulyov

Votes: 26,801

3. Cure (1997)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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70 Metascore

A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa

Votes: 13,905 | Gross: $0.09M

4. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud

Votes: 30,757 | Gross: $0.09M

5. Ugetsu (1953)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

8.2
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A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito

Votes: 22,730 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Cheerleader Camp (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

4.8
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A group of cheerleaders become the targets of an unknown killer at a remote summer camp.

Director: John Quinn | Stars: Betsy Russell, Leif Garrett, Lucinda Dickey, Lorie Griffin

Votes: 3,526

7. Blind Beast (1969)

86 min | Drama, Horror

7.2
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A blind sculpter and his mother kidnap a young model.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Eiji Funakoshi, Mako Midori, Noriko Sengoku

Votes: 3,301

8. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

8.4
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96 Metascore

In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 15,964

9. Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Unrated | 96 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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An ornithologist investigates reports of a monstrous new species of bird just as a teenage girl is gifted an amulet found on mysterious atoll. As the creatures begin to attack, an ancient guardian with a bond to the girl emerges.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tsuyoshi Ihara, Akira Onodera, Shinobu Nakayama, Ayako Fujitani

Votes: 3,361

10. The Quiet Duel (1949)

95 min | Drama

7.4
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A surgeon gets syphilis from a patient when he cuts himself during an operation. The doctor's life is destroyed, but unlike the patient, he doesn't destroy others along with him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Miki Sanjô, Kenjirô Uemura

Votes: 3,302

11. Shall We Dance? (1996)

PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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68 Metascore

A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons.

Director: Masayuki Suô | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka, Eri Watanabe

Votes: 10,974 | Gross: $9.68M

12. Floating Weeds (1959)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

8.0
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The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ganjirô Nakamura, Machiko Kyô, Haruko Sugimura, Ayako Wakao

Votes: 7,808

13. The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur who also happens to be a master swordsman.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Masayo Banri, Ryûzô Shimada, Hajime Mitamura

Votes: 5,098

14. Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965)

Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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From out of the arctic comes a gigantic flying, fire-breathing turtle that sets its sights on destroying Tokyo.

Director: Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Eiji Funakoshi, Harumi Kiritachi, Junichiro Yamashita, Yoshiro Uchida

Votes: 3,197

15. The Ceremony (1971)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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: 1,049

16. A Story from Chikamatsu (1954)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Ishun is a wealthy, but unsympathetic, master printer who has wrongly accused his wife and best employee of being lovers. To escape punishment, the accused run away together, but Ishun is certain to be ruined if word gets out.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 4,272

17. Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)

Not Rated | 108 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Gamera's ties to humanity have been severed as the Gyaos re-emerge. Nagamine and Asagi investigate as an orphaned girl named Ayana discovers a new creature. Named Iris, Ayana seeks revenge on Gamera for the death of her family.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Shinobu Nakayama, Ai Maeda, Yukijirô Hotaru, Ayako Fujitani

Votes: 2,761

18. Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A meteor lands in Japan and unleashes hundreds of insect-like "Legion" creatures bent on colonizing the Earth. Gamera shows up to deal with the ever-evolving space adversary but the battle may result in him losing his bond with humanity.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Toshiyuki Nagashima, Miki Mizuno, Tamotsu Ishibashi, Mitsuru Fukikoshi

Votes: 2,537

19. Gate of Hell (1953)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, History

7.2
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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting.

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isao Yamagata, Yatarô Kurokawa

Votes: 3,567

20. The Red Angel (1966)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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During the Sino-Japanese War, a young army nurse gives sympathy to her patients and falls in love with an impotent doctor who's addicted to morphine.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Shinsuke Ashida, Yûsuke Kawazu, Ranko Akagi

Votes: 1,376

21. Daimajin (1966)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord.

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Miwa Takada, Yoshihiko Aoyama, Jun Fujimaki, Ryûtarô Gomi

Votes: 1,499

22. Street of Shame (1956)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

7.8
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The personal tales of various prostitutes who occupy a brothel.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Aiko Mimasu, Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 4,291

23. Irezumi (1966)

86 min | Drama

7.1
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A seductive woman gets kidnapped into prostitution. After getting a spider tattoo made on her back, she grows vengeful, leaving several men in her path.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Akio Hasegawa, Gaku Yamamoto, Kei Satô

Votes: 969

24. Gamera vs. Barugon (1966)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.1
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A giant monster that emits a destructive ray from its back attacks Japan and takes on Gamera.

Directors: Shigeo Tanaka, Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Kôjirô Hongô, Kyôko Enami, Yûzô Hayakawa, Takuya Fujioka

Votes: 2,427

25. Tomie (1998)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.3
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A traumatized young woman is trying to recover her memories with the help of a psychiatrist. During her hypnosis sessions, she repeats the name "Tomie" but is unable to recall where she knows it from.

Director: Ataru Oikawa | Stars: Miho Kanno, Mami Nakamura, Yoriko Dôguchi, Tomorô Taguchi

Votes: 1,760

26. Warning from Space (1956)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.6
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UFOs are seen around Tokyo. Because they look like giant starfish the aliens cannot approach us without creating panic. Hence one of them sacrifices itself and takes the form of a popular ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Shima | Stars: Keizô Kawasaki, Toyomi Karita, Bin Yagisawa, Shôzô Nanbu

Votes: 1,045

27. Fires on the Plain (1959)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, War

8.0
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In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Eiji Funakoshi, Mantarô Ushio, Yoshihiro Hamaguchi, Osamu Takizawa

Votes: 4,744

28. Swastika (1964)

91 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A childless housewife falls in love with a beautiful model.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Kyôko Kishida, Eiji Funakoshi, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 946

29. Gamera vs. Viras (1968)

Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.6
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Gamera the Flying Turtle falls under the spell of evil aliens, but two children free him and he returns to fight the aliens' monster, Viras.

Directors: Noriaki Yuasa, Shigeo Tanaka | Stars: Kôjirô Hongô, Tôru Takatsuka, Carl Craig, Michiko Yaegaki

Votes: 1,558

30. Gamera vs. Zigra (1971)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.6
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Space aliens arrive on Earth with their giant shark and intend to take over the planet but they must first destroy Gamera.

Director: Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Kôji Fujiyama, Daigo Inoue, Reiko Kasahara, Daihachi Kita

Votes: 1,592

31. Odd Obsession (1959)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A man getting on in years sets out to find a way to resurrect his flagging virility.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Ganjirô Nakamura, Junko Kanô, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 836

32. Return of Daimajin (1966)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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Giant statue exacts revenge upon those who conquer its worshippers.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Kôjirô Hongô, Shiho Fujimura, Tarô Marui, Takashi Kanda

Votes: 731

33. Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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In 8th-century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to provide the Emperor with a consort so that they may consolidate their influence over the ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Sô Yamamura, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 1,848

34. A Geisha (1953)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

7.6
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A seasoned geisha and her apprentice maiko are forced to give in to their clients' sexual advances to survive.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Ayako Wakao, Seizaburô Kawazu, Ichirô Sugai

Votes: 2,040

35. Giants and Toys (1958)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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In the middle of a fierce commercial competition between three caramel companies, an executive builds up a ditsy teenage girl as a mascot while simultaneously trying to uncover the rival companies' plans.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Hitomi Nozoe, Osamu Abe, Kôichi Fujiyama

Votes: 969

36. Inazuma (1952)

87 min | Drama

7.5
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Poor, pathetic mother Ose (Kumeko Urabe) has four children, three daughters and a son, by four different men.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Mitsuko Miura, Kyôko Kagawa, Chieko Murata

Votes: 655

37. Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Family, Fantasy

5.1
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Volcanic activity unleashes a bloodthirsty monster called Gyaos that Gamera must confront.

Directors: Noriaki Yuasa, Shigeo Tanaka | Stars: Kôjirô Hongô, Kichijirô Ueda, Reiko Kasahara, Naoyuki Abe

Votes: 2,105

38. An Actor's Revenge (1963)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.4
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Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ayako Wakao, Eiji Funakoshi

Votes: 2,415

39. The Snow Woman (1968)

80 min | Horror, Romance

7.1
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The lives of a master sculptor and his young apprentice are changed forever when they meet an evil witch during a snow storm.

Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Shiho Fujimura, Akira Ishihama, Machiko Hasegawa, Taketoshi Naitô

Votes: 437

40. Seance (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Jun Fubuki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Hikari Ishida

Votes: 1,735

41. New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have followed him home.

Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Seizaburô Kawazu, Fujio Suga

Votes: 2,030

42. The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962)

Not Rated | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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The blind masseur and swordsman, Zatoichi, learns of a powerful political figure's secret and is quickly tailed by a group of killers.

Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yaeko Mizutani, Masayo Banri, Tomisaburô Wakayama

Votes: 2,387

43. The Loyal 47 Ronin (1958)

Not Rated | 166 min | Drama

7.2
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Japan's timeless tale of honor and revenge, the Loyal 47 Ronin is the true story of group of samurai who became ronin (masterless samurai) after their Lord was forced to commit seppuku (... See full summary »

Director: Kunio Watanabe | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Shintarô Katsu, Kôji Tsuruta, Raizô Ichikawa

Votes: 298

44. Hitokiri (1969)

140 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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A destitute ronin allies himself with an established clan, but its ruthless leader tries to turn him into a mindless killer.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yukio Mishima, Yûjirô Ishihara

Votes: 1,050

45. Miss Oyu (1951)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.5
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Shinnosuke is introduced to Shizu as a prospective wife, but he falls in love with her widowed sister Oyu. Convention forbids Oyu to marry because she has to raise her son as the head of ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Nobuko Otowa, Yûji Hori, Kiyoko Hirai

Votes: 1,644

46. Wrath of Daimajin (1966)

Not Rated | 87 min | Fantasy

6.2
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In a mountainous region of Japan, Lord Arakawa kidnaps the men of nearby villages to use as slave labor, producing gunpowder from his sulfur pits. A band of young boys decide to rescue their enslaved fathers on their own.

Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Hideki Ninomiya, Shinji Hori, Masahide Iizuka, Muneyuki Nagatomo

Votes: 656

47. Zatoichi Challenged (1967)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

7.5
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After an artist is threatened by the yakuza into creating valuable but highly illegal pornography, the law aims to execute him. Zatoichi, having been honor bound to protect the man and his family, must now run against the law.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Jûshirô Konoe, Miwa Takada, Yukiji Asaoka

Votes: 1,297

48. Zatoichi on the Road (1963)

PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Zatoichi promises to deliver a maiden safely home but finds two dangerous gangs have a mysterious interest in the young girl.

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shiho Fujimura, Ryûzô Shimada, Reiko Fujiwara

Votes: 1,711

49. The Woman of Rumour (1954)

83 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Hatsuko Umabuchi is a widow who runs a prosperous geisha house in present-day Kyoto. Her daughter Yukiko returns from Tokyo following a failed suicide attempt, after her lover found out ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tomoemon Otani, Yoshiko Kuga, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 1,216

50. Serpent's Path (1998)

85 min | Crime

6.9
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A man enlists a friend to help him identify and exact revenge upon his daughter's murderer.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Teruyuki Kagawa, Shirô Shimomoto, Hua Rong Weng

Votes: 656


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