With Toei Kyoto (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow (1962)

109 min | Drama

7.3
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In the reign of the Emperor Suzaku (930- 946 A.D.), various mishaps happen after a strange white rainbow in appearance in the sky over Kyoto. The Emperor orders a famous astronomer, ... See full summary »

Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Hashizô Ôkawa, Michiko Saga, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Kensaku Hara

Votes: 70

2. Akô-jô danzetsu (1978)

159 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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This is the story of "The Forty-Seven Ronin." Based on historical events in 1701 -- 1702, the movie tells the tale of the Asano clan's downfall and the revenge of its former samurai on the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Tsunehiko Watase, Masaomi Kondô

Votes: 298

3. Sennen no koi - Hikaru Genji monogatari (2001)

143 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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Based on the ancient Japanese Tale of Genji. This film is set in 900AD and tells the story of a famous female writer of the time, Murasaki Shikibu. Her story begins from the death of her ... See full summary »

Director: Tonkô Horikawa | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Yûki Amami, Tôru Kazama, Morio Kazama

Votes: 118

4. Revenge (1964)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Drama

7.6
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After killing a high-ranking officer in an illegal duel, a low-ranking samurai is declared insane and challenged to a fixed duel by the vengeful clan to which his dead opponent belonged to.

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Tetsurô Tanba, Yoshiko Mita, Takahiro Tamura

Votes: 217

5. Kabamaru the Ninja (1983)

96 min | Comedy

8.0
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Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Strong Kongô, Hikaru Kurosaki, Hiroyuki Sanada

Votes: 268

6. Hero of the Red Light District (1960)

109 min | Action, Fantasy

7.6
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A successful textile industrialist from the provinces, who is beloved by his employees for his kindness, cannot find a wife because of a disfiguring birthmark on his face. Even the ... See full summary »

Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Yaeko Mizutani, Isao Kimura, Akiko Santo

Votes: 211

7. Hibotan bakuto: Oinochi itadaki masu (1971)

93 min

7.1
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Oryu meets villagers whose crops and livelihoods are being damaged by air pollution from a local factory.

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Sumiko Fuji, Kôji Tsuruta, Katsutoshi Akiyama, Kanjûrô Arashi

Votes: 54

8. Hibotan bakuto: Oryû sanjô (1970)

100 min | Action, Crime

7.1
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Oryu searches for a blind girl she left behind but gets involved in a Yakuza turf war.

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Tôru Abe, Bin Amatsu, Kanjûrô Arashi, Mikiko Asamatsu

Votes: 87

9. Conquest (1982)

142 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Bunta Sugawara, Tomisaburô Wakayama

Votes: 19

10. Miyamoto Musashi (1984–1985)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hidekazu Nagae, Kimiko Ikegami, Kôji Ishizaka

Votes: 12

11. Tokugawa Matrilineage (1968)

90 min | Drama

5.7
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A tragic love story involving the 5th Shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty and a woman who became one of his concubines.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Masako Arisawa, Kemi Ichiboshi, Mari Iwai, Yukie Kagawa

Votes: 62

12. A Chaos of Flowers (1988)

139 min | Drama

7.2
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Poet Akiko Yosano is a poor woman with many children, she composes while doing the housework. Her passion flows towards Takeo Arishima, a noted novelist.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Keiko Matsuzaka, Ken Ogata, Kimiko Ikegami

Votes: 63

13. Daibosatsu tôge - Kanketsu-hen (1959)

106 min

7.0
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Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Ushio Akashi, Noriko Aoba, Hideo Ayuba, Chiyonosuke Azuma

Votes: 40

14. Kura (1995)

130 min | Drama

6.6
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In spite of a longstanding tradition forbidding women from working in a sake brewery, Retsu, a young blind woman, challenges herself to overcome her disability in order to save her family's sake business.

Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Yûko Asano, Sae Isshiki, Yui Natsukawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima

Votes: 16

15. Kunoichi ninpo (1964)

87 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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In Osaka during the Edo period, ruler Sanada Yukimura was in losing position. Fearing Toyotomi's blood descendants would end, he impregnates one Shinano female ninja with the seed of Toyotomi in hopes of continuing the bloodline.

Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Mari Yoshimura, Yumiko Nogawa, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Sanae Nakahara

Votes: 13

16. Lake of Tears (1966)

130 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Director: Tomotaka Tasaka | Stars: Yoshiko Sakuma, Katsuo Nakamura, Ganjirô Nakamura, Hisano Yamaoka

Votes: 14

17. Dasso yugi (1976)

93 min | Action, Crime

6.9
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Sonny Chiba is a master prison breaker.

Director: Kôsaku Yamashita | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Haruko Wanibuchi, Eitarô Ozawa, Gorô Tarumi

Votes: 9

18. Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari (1964)

99 min

7.1
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A headstrong young man seeks to join the Shinsengumi, but as his determination impresses his superiors, questions begin to arise as to his true identity and intentions.

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Sumiko Fuji, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Isao Kimura, Takeya Nakamura

Votes: 75

19. Gray Sunset (1985)

122 min | Drama

6.6
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Grandfather Fuyukichi Takano, a former university professor, gets fired from his museum job when he is affected by Alzheimer's disease, but his affliction serves to deepen family ties.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Yukiyo Toake, Minoru Chiaki, Teruhiko Saigô, Yumiko Nogawa

Votes: 17

20. Okoma: The Orphan Gambler (1971)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Sumiko Fuji, Kôji Tsuruta, Gannosuke Ashiya, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 18

21. Kuroi neko (1965)

76 min | Drama

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Director: Yûsuke Watanabe | Stars: Yoshiko Mita, Mako Midori, Kôji Takahashi, Michiyo Kogure

22. Duel of Blood and Sand (1963)

Not Rated | 91 min

6.9
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A ronin comes to a village and tries to organize a defense against bandits. At the same time 4 samurai are hunting him.

Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Jûshirô Konoe, Satomi Oka, Ryûtarô Ôtomo

Votes: 38

23. Succession (1992)

119 min | Drama

6.9
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A stockbroker turned yakuza has been ordered to ask the boss of another yakuza outfit to be the substitute emcee of a succession ceremony - the passing of the baton from the older to the younger yakuza generation.

Director: Kazuki Ohmori | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Ken Ogata, Yûko Kotegawa, Tatsuo Umemiya

Votes: 10

24. Kotaro makari-toru! (1984)

102 min | Action

5.7
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A master ninja is sentenced to death then forced to fight off various attackers in this dramatic martial arts movie.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Mari Chihara, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Hikaru Kurosaki

Votes: 15

25. Twisted Sex (1971)

Documentary

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A look at sex in Japan, that covers underground gay life, transvestites, sex change operations, tattoos, and S&M.

Director: Sadao Nakajima | Star: Oniroku Dan

26. Nihon no Don: Kanketsuhen (1978)

131 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The eastern and western factions of the Yakuza battle to control Japan.

Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Shin Saburi, Toshirô Mifune, Chiezô Kataoka, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 14

27. Daibosatsu tôge - Dai ni bu (1958)

105 min

6.9
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Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kusuo Abe, Harue Akagi, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Kin'nosuke Fujiki

Votes: 41

28. Ako roshi (1961)

151 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Kusuo Abe, Kyôko Aoyama, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Shinobu Chihara

Votes: 23

29. Âa dôki no sakura (1967)

107 min | War

6.9
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Two friends are drafted to the army and eventually becomes kamikaze pilots.

Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Hiroki Matsukata, Shin'ichi Chiba, Isao Natsuyagi, Keizô Kanie

Votes: 14

30. Genghis Khan and His Mongols (1959)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.0
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An imperial agent stops a riot in a province.

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Hashizô Ôkawa, Yoshio Yoshida, Jun Tazaki, Sentarô Fushimi

Votes: 13

31. The Master Spearman (1960)

99 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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Kurando is a retired samurai. Granted a last-second reprieve from the obligation to commit Harakiri, he decides to settle down and marry one of two kabuki actresses who helped him enjoy what he thought would be his final days.

Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Hiromi Hanazono, Kensaku Hara, Ryôsuke Kagawa

Votes: 20

32. Tono Eijirô no Mito Kômon (1978)

88 min

6.6
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Director: Tetsuya Yamanouchi | Stars: Eijirô Tôno, Kôtarô Satomi, Shin'ya Ohwada, Ichirô Nakatani

Votes: 7

33. The Seven Vows (1956)

151 min

7.4
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Harue Akagi, Ushio Akashi, Ryûtarô Aoyagi, Koji Arima

Votes: 5

34. Toseinin (1967)

89 min | Crime

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Alhough Saeki is an expert director of this kind of ninkyô film, and he lenses almost the entire picture on evocative locations - as opposed to Toei's usual setbound films from the period,

Director: Kiyoshi Saeki | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Kazuko Ichikawa, Shin'ya Saitô, Michitarô Mizushima

35. In Search of Mother (1962)

83 min | Drama

6.8
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The protagonist Chujiro, who possesses many attractive qualities, is a victim of unkind circumstances: his mother abandoned him as a child, so he had no choice but to live outside society. ... See full summary »

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Hiroki Matsukata, Michiyo Kogure, Keiko Okawa

Votes: 60

36. The Seburi Story (1985)

125 min

6.9
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Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Yumiko Fujita, Michiko Kohno, Takashi Naitô

Votes: 17

37. The Town Hero (1958)

91 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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Director: Tadashi Sawashima | Stars: Kensaku Hara, Hitomi Nakahara, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Satomi Oka

Votes: 11

38. Nippon ankokugai (1966)

Crime

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Director: Masaharu Segawa | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Eiko Muramatsu, Yuriko Mishima, Ichirô Nakatani

39. Gakusei yakuza (1974)

84 min | Crime

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Director: Akira Shimizu | Stars: Tsunehiko Watase, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Minegishi, Rika Aoki

40. Mangetsu tanuki-bayashi (1954)

83 min

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Director: Ryo Hagiwara | Stars: Koume Akasaka, Toshiko Ayukawa, Kaoru Funakoshi, Mariko Ike

41. Yakuza Ladies: Blood Ties (1995)

114 min | Action, Drama

6.3
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Director: Ikuo Sekimoto | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Akira Akasaka, Tomoko Mariya, Sawa Suzuki

Votes: 9

42. Matatabi san ning yakuza (1965)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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This anthology tells three separate stories, all about yakuza (Japan's gangsters) in the feudal period. In the first, Sentaro, a roaming yakuza, seeks sanctuary with a gang which then asks ... See full summary »

Director: Tadashi Sawashima | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Tatsuya Nakadai, Hiroki Matsukata, Hiroko Sakuramachi

Votes: 20

43. Daibosatsu Tôge (1953)

111 min

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Director: Kunio Watanabe | Stars: Kusuo Abe, Shinobu Chihara, Kensaku Hara, Haruyo Ichikawa

44. Sanada fûunroku (1963)

100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, History

6.1
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Osaka in the early 1600s, aftermath of the historical Battle of Sekigahara; a group of orphan children are wandering through the battlefield scavenging for armour when they encounter a ... See full summary »

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Misako Watanabe, Wataru Ômae, Fujio Tokita

Votes: 29

45. Ghost Ship Part 2 (1957)

85 min

5.8
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Yaoei Akechi, Hideo Azuma, Tokumaro Dan, Kensaku Hara

Votes: 6

46. Tokugawa ichizoku no houkai (1980)

139 min | Drama, History, War

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Director: Kôsaku Yamashita | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Hiroki Matsukata, Mikijirô Hira, Isao Bitô

47. Shafu yukyoden - kenka tatsu (1964)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.4
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Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Ryôhei Uchida, Jûshirô Konoe, Hiroko Sakuramachi, Meichô Soganoya

Votes: 30

48. Yôda no maden (1956)

86 min | Action

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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Harue Akagi, Ushio Akashi, Hideo Azuma, Kensaku Hara

49. Yojinbô ichiba (1963)

86 min

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Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Hashizô Ôkawa, Hiroki Matsukata, Kôkichi Takada, Mickey Curtis

50. Kisaragi musô ken (1962)

93 min

6.6
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Director: Yasushi Sasaki | Stars: Kazuo Akatsuki, Kyôko Aoyama, Utanosuke Arashi, Masaharu Arikawa

Votes: 12


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