Most Voted Titles With Yoshi Katô


1. Tampopo (1985)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy

7.9
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A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kôji Yakusho

Votes: 11,615 | Gross: $0.22M

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

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure

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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: 5,474

3. Vengeance Is Mine (1979)

Not Rated | 139 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the lam.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Ken Ogata, Rentarô Mikuni, Chôchô Miyako, Mitsuko Baishô

Votes: 4,834

4. Hachi-ko (1987)

107 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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The true story about a dog's loyalty to its master, even after his death.

Director: Seijirô Kôyama | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Kaoru Yachigusa, Toshinori Omi, Toshirô Yanagiba

Votes: 3,668

5. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Five warriors challenge Ogami to duels. Each holds a part of information needed to complete the assassination of a mad clan leader.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Michiyo Ohkusu, Akihiro Tomikawa, Shingo Yamashiro

Votes: 2,838

6. Double Suicide (1969)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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A doomed love between a paper merchant and a courtesan.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Kichiemon Nakamura, Shima Iwashita, Shizue Kawarazaki, Tokie Hidari

Votes: 1,699

7. Zatôichi kesshô-tabi (1964)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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When Zatoichi witnesses the murder of a young mother he promises to deliver the baby to the father. Along the way he gains the help of a reluctant criminal.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Saburô Date, Nobuo Kaneko, Yoshi Katô

Votes: 1,127

8. Akai satsui (1964)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

7.8
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A housewife living under her tyrannical husband has her life stressfully turned upside down after getting raped by a burglar.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Masumi Harukawa, Kô Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Yûko Kusunoki

Votes: 1,039

9. Hiroshima Death Match (1973)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A young criminal joins a yakuza family to kill the gangsters who beat him up, but falls in love with his boss' widow niece, piling up enemies and corpses along his wayward way.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Shin'ichi Chiba, Meiko Kaji, Shingo Yamashiro

Votes: 1,011

10. Kamigami no fukaki yokubô (1968)

GP | 173 min | Drama

7.8
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An engineer from Tokyo arrives on a drought-ridden tropical island to drill a well to power a nearby sugar mill. He meets the inbred Futori family, hated by the locals for breaking religious customs.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Kazuo Kitamura, Hideko Okiyama

Votes: 959

11. Blind Woman's Curse (1970)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.7
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The head of a yakuza gang is being trailed by a mysterious, vengeful blind woman.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô, Hideo Sunazuka

Votes: 819

12. The Castle of Sand (1974)

143 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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Detectives investigate the murder of an old man found in a Tokyo rail yard.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Gô Katô, Kensaku Morita, Yôko Shimada

Votes: 784

13. Chinmoku (1971)

129 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and to locate their mentor.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: David Lampson, Don Kenny, Tetsurô Tanba, Mako

Votes: 732

14. Kiga kaikyô (1965)

183 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Three thieves escape from a heist, one of them killing the other two. He is sheltered by a prostitute and sought after by the police, but only after ten years his true motivation unravels.

Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Sachiko Hidari, Kôji Mitsui, Yoshi Katô

Votes: 604

15. The Demon (1978)

110 min | Drama, Mystery

7.4
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When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Ken Ogata, Hiroki Iwase, Miyuki Yoshizawa

Votes: 575

16. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975)

Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, History, Horror

7.5
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A mountain man captures a beautiful, but a manipulative city woman and goes to excessive lengths to please her every whim.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Shima Iwashita, Hiroko Isayama, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 537

17. Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Ishikawa Goemon (Ichikawa Raizo), a talented young ninja, becomes ensnared in a twisted scheme to assassinate Oda Nobunaga, an evil warlord bent on ruling feudal Japan with an iron fist. ... See full summary »

Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Yûnosuke Itô, Katsuhiko Kobayashi

Votes: 507

18. Zero no shôten (1961)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Teiko's new husband disappears on a business trip. She discovers a pair of mysterious postcards hidden away in a book that may be clues to his fate.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Yoshiko Kuga, Hizuru Takachiho, Ineko Arima, Kôji Nanbara

Votes: 384

19. Hunter in the Dark (1979)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurô Tanba, Yoshio Harada, Ayumi Ishida

Votes: 335

20. Ballad of Orin (1977)

109 min | Drama

7.5
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A blind traveling musician is abused and oppressed while she tours the country, even though the modern world imposes changes on people's behavior.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Tomoko Naraoka, Kirin Kiki, Rie Yokoyama

Votes: 330

21. Eien no hito (1961)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Keiji Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Nobuko Otowa

Votes: 302

22. Himiko (1974)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.1
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A freestyle, imagined telling of the life of shaman queen Himiko, who falls in love with her half-brother, making her powers weaken thus putting her position to risk.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Masao Kusakari, Rie Yokoyama, Chôichirô Kawarasaki

Votes: 293

23. Sonny Chiba's Dragon Princess (1976)

R | 90 min | Action

6.1
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Karate master Kazuma gets severely beaten and crippled by nefarious rival Nikaido. Kazuma trains his loyal daughter Yumi in the martial arts so she can exact a harsh revenge on Nikaido and his band of evil thugs.

Director: Yu Kohira | Stars: Etsuko Shiomi, Shin'ichi Chiba, Yasuaki Kurata, Jirô Yabuki

Votes: 283

24. 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: 271

25. Bushido (1963)

122 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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After a salary-man's fiancée attempts suicide, he remembers his gruesome family history, which sees his ancestors sacrificing themselves for the sake of their cruel lords, and realizes that he's about to repeat their mistakes.

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Eijirô Tôno, Kyôko Kishida, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 233

26. Village of Eight Gravestones (1977)

151 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Mayumi Ogawa, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yôko Yamamoto

Votes: 212

27. Hokusai (1953)

23 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.7
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A documentary about the life and art of wood-block artist Katsushika Hokusai.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Star: Yoshi Katô

Votes: 211

28. Kozure ôkami (1973– )

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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The adventures of a samurai and his young son.

Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Takumi Satô, Taketoshi Naitô, Kazutaka Nishikawa

Votes: 198

29. Fuefukigawa (1960)

117 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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A young man decides to become a warrior, causing trouble for his clan.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Takahiro Tamura, Kôshirô Matsumoto, Shima Iwashita

Votes: 198

30. Revenge (1964)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 196

31. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Adventure (1964)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series sees the orphan swordsman wander into a town and stumble upon the opportunity to conduct righteous deeds. With the smaller acts of kindness aside ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Kôichi Aihara, San'emon Arashi, Shinjirô Asano

Votes: 162

32. Japan Organized Crime Boss (1969)

97 min | Action, Crime

7.2
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Coming out of jail and hoping for a quiet life, Yokohama yakuza has to take the lead of his gang after the death of his boss. His small group is is taken in a crossfire between a big yakuza... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Bunta Sugawara, Noboru Andô

Votes: 146

33. Shitô no densetsu (1963)

83 min | Drama, War

7.2
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A Tokyo family escaping the war relocates to a Hokkaido village; their daughter is set to marry the local leader's son, but her siblings disapprove, which eventually leads to a violent tragedy.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Mariko Kaga, Gô Katô, Kinuyo Tanaka

Votes: 145

34. Shiiku (1961)

105 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Towards the end of WWII, a black American pilot is captured and imprisoned by rural Japanese villagers, who await official instructions as to how to proceed with their "catch."

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Akiko Koyama, Yôko Mihara, Masako Nakamura

Votes: 132

35. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)

45 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs.

Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shintarô Akatsuki, Renji Ishibashi, Keizô Kanie

Votes: 128

36. Shiroi Kyotô (1966)

150 min | Drama

7.2
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Zaizen Goro may only be an assistant professor but he has already made a name for himself. His superior, however, does not approve of his attitude towards their profession, and is at odds ... See full summary »

Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Jirô Tamiya, Eijirô Tôno, Takahiro Tamura, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 116

37. Shiro Amakusa, the Christian Rebel (1962)

100 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, oppressed peasant Christians revolt against the shogunate with the aid of a charismatic Christian rebel leader Shiro Amakusa.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Hashizô Ôkawa, Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Satomi Oka, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 99

38. Hakkodasan (1977)

169 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Shirô Moritani | Stars: Shôgo Shimada, Ken Takakura, Hideji Ôtaki, Kin'ya Kitaôji

Votes: 96

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

80 min | Action

7.1
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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: 96

40. The Outcast (1962)

119 min | Drama

7.1
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A young man struggles to come to terms with his true identity in a remote caste-based village in early 20th century Japan.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Hiroyuki Nagato, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 93

41. Kimurake no hitobito (1988)

113 min | Comedy

6.9
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Comedy about a family and their obsession for making money.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Takeshi Kaga, Kaori Momoi, Hiromi Iwasaki, Mitsunori Isaki

Votes: 73

42. Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow (1962)

109 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Hashizô Ôkawa, Michiko Saga, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Kensaku Hara

Votes: 61

43. Yoru no tsuzumi (1958)

95 min | Drama

7.4
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When a married woman has an affair with a young musician, feudal Japanese law requires that both offenders pay with their lives. However, the woman's husband blames himself for his wife's ... See full summary »

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Ineko Arima, Masayuki Mori, Sumiko Hidaka

Votes: 60

44. Himeyuri no Tô (1953)

130 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Kyôko Kagawa, Susumu Fujita, Keiko Tsushima, Eiji Okada

Votes: 58

45. Meiji · Taishô · Shôwa: Ryôki onna hanzai-shi (1969)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Discover 4 famous Japanese murderers: Takahashi Oden, the last woman beheaded in Japan, Sada Abe, a crazy lover, Kunihiko Kodaira, a rapist-killer and finally, the Toyokaku case, a woman who did everything to own a hotel.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Sada Abe, Yukie Kagawa, Yoshi Katô, Junko Maki

Votes: 57

46. Hakai (1948)

99 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yôko Katsuragi, Osamu Takizawa, Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 54

47. Kôiki bôryoku: Ryuuketsu no shima (1969)

87 min | Action, Crime

6.6
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A once-powerful yakuza clan disbands as a result of a police crackdown but one small group refuses to bow to police pressure, and launches a campaign to take over Tokyo's drug, prostitution, and gambling rackets.

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Ryôji Hayama, Tadao Nakamaru, Hiroshi Nawa

Votes: 53

48. Kage gari: Hoero taihô (1972)

89 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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The second live-action film about the adventures of three ronin: Jubei, Sunlight, and Moonlight, who dedicate their lives to hunt down "shadows", the ninja spies of the Tokugawa shogunate.

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Ryôhei Uchida, Mikio Narita, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 52

49. Hell (1979)

131 min | Horror, Drama

6.4
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Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro | Stars: Mieko Harada, Kyôko Kishida, Ryûzô Hayashi, Kunie Tanaka

Votes: 46

50. Kinkanshoku (1975)

155 min

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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Rentarô Mikuni, Jûkichi Uno, Takashi Kanda

Votes: 41

51. Jun'ai monogatari (1957)

133 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Junai Monogatari is about two poor youths, Mitsuko and Kando, rebelling against society in various ways, who are desperately trying to be together despite tortuous circumstances.

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Shinjirô Ebara, Hitomi Nakahara, Eiji Okada, Isao Kimura

Votes: 40

52. Fumô chitai (1976)

181 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Shiho Fujimura, Andrew Hughes

Votes: 37

53. Love Under the Crucifix (1962)

102 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Kinuyo Tanaka | Stars: Ineko Arima, Tatsuya Nakadai, Ganjirô Nakamura, Mieko Takamine

Votes: 37

54. Hiroshima (1953)

85 min | Drama, War

8.1
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Brilliant retelling of the Day in Hiroshima the day the bomb dropped. A bit heavy handed at times, yet extremely realistic.

Director: Hideo Sekigawa | Stars: Eiji Okada, Yumeji Tsukioka, Yoshi Katô, Takashi Kanda

Votes: 33

55. Mahiru no ankoku (1956)

122 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Kôjirô Kusanagi, Sachiko Hidari, Taketoshi Naitô, Chôko Iida

Votes: 31

56. The Family (1974)

211 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Shin Saburi, Yumeji Tsukioka, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Yamamoto

Votes: 31

57. Akuma ga kitarite fue o fuku (1979)

136 min | Mystery

6.6
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Famous detective Kindaichi investigates a series of mysterious murders revolving around a wealthy family.

Director: Kôsei Saitô | Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Isao Natsuyagi, Haruko Wanibuchi, Tomoko Saitô

Votes: 31

58. Shadow of Deception (1971)

103 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Five years ago Minako spent a night with Sozo, the younger brother of her ex-husband. Now she is married to a wealthy old man, who (though he loves his young wife) is no longer able to ... See full summary »

Director: Kôichi Saitô | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Akira Nakao, Rentarô Mikuni, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 30

59. Jinsei gekijô: hisha kaku (1963)

95 min | Crime

8.0
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Romantic ninkyô yakuza film.

Director: Tadashi Sawashima | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Yoshiko Sakuma, Ken Takakura, Tatsuo Umemiya

Votes: 30

60. Miyamoto Musashi (1973)

148 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Jirô Tamiya, Keiko Matsuzaka, Mitsuko Baishô, Hideki Takahashi

Votes: 28

61. Maboroshi kurozukin - yami ni tobu kage (1967)

88 min | Action

3.5
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Dai, a Ninja also known as the Bat arrives in Hira to investigate the town secrets. Rigan Yagyu of the Owari clan will do everything to stop this from happening. Will Dai find the truth and stop the evil in Hira?

Director: Junji Kurata | Stars: Mieko Aoyagi, Yoshi Katô, Chris Kelly, Hiroki Matsukata

Votes: 26

62. Kome (1957)

118 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Shinjirô Ebara, Eijirô Tôno, Yûko Mochizuki, Masako Nakamura

Votes: 25

63. Shôwa zankyô-den: Chizome no karajishi (1967)

90 min | Action, Crime

7.1
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Fourth film in the "Shôwa Zankyôden" series. This expression means duty, obligations, and rules obeyed by gangsters and outlaws in the pre-Shôwa era.

Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Ken Takakura, Ryô Ikebe, Junko Fuji, Yoshi Katô

Votes: 25

64. Ten to sen (1958)

85 min | Mystery

7.6
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A senior detective is determined to find the truth behind an apparent double suicide.

Director: Tsuneo Kobayashi | Stars: Hiroshi Minami, Isao Yamagata, Mieko Takamine, Yoshi Katô

Votes: 24

65. Shôwa zankyô-den: Shinde moraimasu (1970)

93 min | Action, Crime

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Young yakuza Shujiro Hanada (Takakura) goes to prison after losing his cool in a rigged gambling game and slashing a few other players. When he's released in 1927, the world has changed. ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Ken Takakura, Ryô Ikebe, Junko Fuji, Michiko Araki

Votes: 23

66. Daidatsugoku (1975)

91 min | Action, Crime

5.2
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A group of prisoners attempts to break the Abashiri Prison.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Nana Kinomi, Bunta Sugawara, Eiji Gô

Votes: 18

67. Chieko-sho (1967)

125 min | Drama

7.5
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Takamura, poet and sculptor, is married to Chieko, who also has artistic desires. However, she is becoming increasingly aware that she can not match her husband's work.

Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba, Jin Nakayama, Hiroshi Akutagawa

Votes: 17

68. The Miracle of Umitsubame Joe (1984)

134 min | Action, Drama, Crime

6.7
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In Okinawa, a Japanese-Filipino gangster named Joe kills an Okinawan mobster. Joe temporarily escapes the pursuing mob by fleeing to the Philippines, hoping to find there safety and perhaps... See full summary »

Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Saburô Tokitô, Miwako Fujitani, Kentarô Shimizu, Midori Satsuki

Votes: 17

69. Okuman choja (1954)

83 min | Comedy

6.4
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Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Isao Kimura, Yoshiko Kuga, Isuzu Yamada, Yûnosuke Itô

Votes: 17

70. Senso to ningen III: Kanketsuhen (1973)

184 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.0
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Junko Natsu, Kei Yamamoto, Hideki Takahashi

Votes: 17

71. Shinkû chitai (1952)

129 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Takashi Kanda, Yoshi Katô, Isao Kimura, Koichi Nishimura

Votes: 17

72. Yakuza zesshô (1970)

92 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A yakuza member's half-sister means much more to him in a film that repeatedly depicts realities other than what normal societal rules allow. The overly protective and loving brother; ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Naoko Ôtani, Masakazu Tamura, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 17

73. Mori to mizuumi no matsuri (1958)

113 min

6.5
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Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Ken Takakura, Rentarô Mikuni, Kyôko Kagawa, Ineko Arima

Votes: 15

74. The Scarlet Camellia (1965)

117 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Yoshi Katô, Sachiko Hidari, Takahiro Tamura

Votes: 15

75. Nippon dorobô monogatari (1965)

117 min

7.4
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Yûnosuke Itô, Shin'ichi Chiba, Shinjirô Ebara

Votes: 14

76. Nihon rettô (1965)

116 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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The appearance of the corpse of a U.S. Army sergeant triggers a series of unexpected events.

Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Jûkichi Uno, Izumi Ashikawa, Hideaki Nitani, Mizuho Suzuki

Votes: 12

77. Taiyo no nai machi (1954)

140 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Miko Hara, Sen Hara, Yasumi Hara, Sumiko Hidaka

Votes: 11

78. Hiken yaburi (1969)

90 min | Action

7.4
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Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Hiroki Matsukata, Kôjirô Hongô, Tomomi Iwai, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi

Votes: 10

79. Motto shinayaka ni, motto shitataka ni (1979)

98 min

6.6
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Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Eiji Okuda, Junko Takazawa, Aiko Morishita, Morio Kazama

Votes: 10

80. Kaze to onna to tabigarasu (1958)

90 min | Action

7.2
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Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Rentarô Mikuni, Satomi Oka, Yumiko Hasegawa

Votes: 10

81. Tsubomi no nagame (1986)

100 min | Romance

6.3
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Director: Noboru Tanaka | Stars: Yoko Kon, Mitsuru Hirata, Kôichi Satô, Yoshi Katô

Votes: 9

82. Kaigun tokubetsu nenshô-hei (1972)

127 min | Drama, War

6.4
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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Takeo Chii, Katsuhiko Sasaki, Rentarô Mikuni, Mayumi Ogawa

Votes: 9

83. Kagi (1974)

90 min

5.9
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Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro | Stars: Yuki Aresa, Hideo Kanze, Tokuko Watanabe, Shigeko Ando

Votes: 9

84. Gekko kamen - kaiju Kongu (1959)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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Director: Satoru Ainoda | Stars: Fumitake Ômura, Mitsue Komiya, Yaeko Wakamizu, Joseph Ottoman

Votes: 9

85. Kozure ôkami (1973– )
Episode: No Tomorrow (1976)

55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.0
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Directors: Hitoshi Obuchi, Hitoshi Ôsu | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Takumi Satô, Yuko Hamada, Yoshi Katô

Votes: 9

86. Funky Hat no kaidanji (1961)

53 min

6.4
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Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Hitomi Nakahara, Shigeko Arai, Shirô Okamoto

Votes: 8

87. Yûreisen: Kôhen (1957)

82 min | Horror

6.9
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Ryûtarô Aoyagi, Iwao Daimaru, Kensaku Hara, Kensaku Haruji

Votes: 8

88. Kyôdan (1982)

112 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Director: Tôru Murakawa | Stars: Yoshizumi Ishihara, Masato Furuoya, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Hiroshi Katsuno

Votes: 8

89. Shitamachi no taiyô (1963)

86 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Kyôko Aoi, Michi Aoyama, Kamatari Fujiwara

Votes: 7

90. Furusato (1983)

106 min | Drama

7.9
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Deep in the mountains of Japan a dam is scheduled to be built, thus forcing a relocation of the farmers. One of them is 78-year-old Denzo, whose son and his wife consider him senile. Left ... See full summary »

Director: Seijirô Kôyama | Stars: Yoshi Katô, Hiroyuki Nagato, Tokue Hanazawa, Fumie Kashiyama

Votes: 7

91. Kôdo nanasen metoru: kyôfu no yojikan (1959)

76 min | Action, Thriller

6.6
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Director: Tsuneo Kobayashi | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kenji Imai, Naoko Kubo, Hitomi Nakahara

Votes: 7

92. Yajû shisubeshi: fukushû no mekanikku (1974)

86 min

7.5
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Director: Eizô Sugawa | Stars: Hiroshi Fujioka, Toshio Kurosawa, Hôsei Komatsu, Kunio Murai

Votes: 6

93. Gorotsuki mushuku (1971)

110 min | Crime

6.6
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Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Takakura, Takashi Shimura, Rin'ichi Yamamoto, Yoshi Katô

Votes: 5

94. Hissatsu shikakenin (1972–1973)

46 min | Action

7.2
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"Shikakenin", they have a double life and live inconspicuously in Edo. Baian Fujieda is an acupuncturist. Sanai Nishimura is a masterless samurai. They believe that Otowaya-Han'emon who is ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Ogata, Gorô Mutsumi, Sô Yamamura, Yoichi Hayashi

Votes: 5

95. En toiu onna (1971)

123 min | Drama

5.0
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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Shinjirô Ebara, Shima Iwashita, Yoshi Katô, Chôichirô Kawarasaki

Votes: 5

96. Matsukawa-Jiken (1961)

Drama

4.6
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Yoshio Inaba, Yoshi Katô, Hatae Kishi, Teruko Kishi

Votes: 5

97. The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao (1956)

86 min | Drama

6.8
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Directors: Tsuneo Kobayashi, Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Junko Ataga, Kogiku Hanayagi, Chiezô Kataoka, Eijirô Kataoka

Votes: 5

98. Rikugun zangyaku monogatari (1963)

7.6
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Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Katsuo Nakamura, Shinjirô Ebara, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 5

99. Kiken na onnatachi (1985)

122 min | Mystery

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Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Mariko Fuji, Tomoe Hiiro, Kimiko Ikegami, Kôji Ishizaka

100. Ryûketsu no kôsô (1971)

86 min | Action, Crime

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A uniformly excellent, no-no-nonsense, straightforward yakuza sage. This also has one of underrated and comparatively-unknown-in-the-west composer Kaburagi's most exciting and memorable ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Jô Shishido, Makoto Satô, Meiko Kaji, Tatsuya Fuji