With Shochiku Ofuna (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
4. Night and Fog in Japan (1960)
107 min | Drama
Long takes and a highly theatrical visual approach combine to form a tense and confrontational look at the decline of a socialist student activists' movement in Japan.
6. Bitter Spirit (1961)
103 min | Drama
A young woman is forced by circumstance into a loveless marriage while still in love with another. This episodic tale follows their story through three decades of bitter conflict which engulfs their children and those around them.
7. Somewhere Under the Broad Sky (1954)
109 min | Drama
A family in the city of Tokyo running a liquor store overcome their impotence and dysfunction as they induce an understanding through each other of how to deal with their individual problems.
9. 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 »
11. Black Rose (1969)
90 min | Drama
Though mostly known for his gritty yakuza dramas and, now, his legendary cult film Battle Royale, Kinji Fukasaku's career ranges across (and liberally messes around with) many genres. Black... See full synopsis »
12. Blood Is Dry (1960)
87 min | Drama
An assurance company employee threatens suicide after a massive layoff is announced by the management. The company takes advantage of his threat by turning it into an advertising campaign.
13. Times of Joy and Sorrow (1957)
162 min | Drama
Covering the years from 1932 through 1957, this is the story of the trials and tribulations of lighthouse keeper Keiji Sada and his wife Hideko Takamine.
14. Escape from Japan (1964)
96 min | Action, Crime
As Japan is preparing to host the Olympics, a gang member wanting to go to America is sought after by the police after helping his friend conduct a robbery.
17. Bitter End of a Sweet Night (1961)
85 min | Crime, Drama
An opportunistic department store clerk gets involved with three women and attempts to manipulate them so he can move up the social ladder.
18. 18 Who Cause a Storm (1963)
108 min | Action, Crime
A shipyard worker gets an offer of free lodging in the company seaside rest house. Upon arriving there, he finds out that he also has to take care of a flock of undisciplined youngsters.
23. Oboroyo no onna (1936)
A woman asks her brother to speak to her son. After she's sacrificed everything for him, it seems he's going to squander it all for an idle life. Though the uncle tries to set him straight, it may already be too late.
25. Konjiki yasha (1937)
115 min | Drama
An penniless orphan loses the woman he loves when her family arranges a marriage to a wealthy playboy. He believes she was blinded by greed and becomes a miser.
27. Tomorrow's Sun (1959)
7 min | Short, Comedy
A playful short film made in the style of a trailer for a fictional feature film that seems to be a spoof of films that were popular in Japan at the time.
29. Akunin shigan (1960)
83 min | Drama
In a small mining town, a young woman named Hide survives a suicide attempt while her lover dies. Blaming her for the death of his brother, Tatsuo and his gang of thugs try their best to ... See full summary »
33. Ai yori ai e (1938)
57 min | Drama
Shigeo is an aspiring writer living with his girl friend Minako and hoping for success and a better tomorrow every day. Both live on what Minako earns from working in a café. Shigeo is not ... See full summary »
34. Tôkyô wan (1962)
90 min | Action, Crime
An undercover Japanese cop meant to operate within a gang, which deals in drugs is killed, by a sniper. The police are searching for a left-handed man as they determined the killer to be. A young detective is in charge.