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1. Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

Ryota is a successful workaholic businessman. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another boy after birth, he faces the difficult decision to choose his true son or the boy he and his wife have raised as their own.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Lily Franky

Votes: 19,352 | Gross: $0.28M

2. My Way (2011)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, War

7.7
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30 Metascore

In World War II-era Korea, rival runners, one Korean (Jang Dong-gun) and one Japanese (Joe Odagiri), go to war together against the Soviets.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Joe Odagiri, Bingbing Fan, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 9,684 | Gross: $0.07M

3. Emperor (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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48 Metascore

As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Matthew Fox, Colin Moy, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune

Votes: 12,650 | Gross: $3.35M

4. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 2,997

5. The Fighter Pilot (2013)

144 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A young woman and her brother explore the history of their grandfather, who died in the WW2. They start contacting the m'en who flew with him, asking them about who he was.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Haruma Miura, Mao Inoue, Gaku Hamada

Votes: 2,028

6. Day of Resurrection (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.2
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After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Masao Kusakari, Tsunehiko Watase, Isao Natsuyagi, Shin'ichi Chiba

Votes: 1,937

7. The Land of Hope (2012)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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An earth-quake causes a nuclear crisis in a fictive Japanese prefecture. In wake of the disaster, the members of the Ono family who reside just outside the border of the mandatory ... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Isao Natsuyagi, Naoko Ohtani, Jun Murakami, Megumi Kagurazaka

Votes: 966

8. Goyokin (1969)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurô Tanba, Yôko Tsukasa, Ruriko Asaoka

Votes: 1,907

9. Yagyu Clan Conspiracy (1978)

130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata, Teruhiko Saigô

Votes: 1,382

10. Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)

119 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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69 Metascore

A down-and-out businessman travels to a seaside town, where he meets a woman with unusual sexual powers.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baishô, Mansaku Fuwa

Votes: 2,417 | Gross: $0.06M

11. I Want To (1979)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to become the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôsei Saitô | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Jun Etô, Moeko Ezawa, Ryô Hayami

Votes: 833

12. 13 Assassins (1963)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Action

7.5
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A group of samurai plan to assassinate a sadistic feudal lord.

Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Takayuki Akutagawa, Chiezô Kataoka, Kôtarô Satomi, Ryôhei Uchida

Votes: 742

13. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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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: 167

14. Heaven and Earth (1990)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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In 16th century Japan, two samurai engage in massive battles across the countryside; one attempting to conquer and the other attempting to defend his land while repressing his love for a woman after taking a vow of celibacy.

Director: Haruki Kadokawa | Stars: Takaaki Enoki, Masahiko Tsugawa, Atsuko Asano, Naomi Zaizen

Votes: 876 | Gross: $0.31M

15. Lone Wolf and Cub (2002– )

Drama

8.2
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Stars: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Tsubasa Kobayashi, Keiko Tokoshima, Kyôko Kishida

Votes: 94

16. Tidal Wave (1973)

PG | 82 min | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama

5.4
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Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and the Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Shirô Moritani, Andrew Mayer | Stars: Lorne Greene, Keiju Kobayashi, Rhonda Leigh Hopkins, Hiroshi Fujioka

Votes: 302

17. The Floating Castle (2012)

144 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.4
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In the year 1590, powerful daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi nears his plan to unify all of Japan, but he comes across a floating fortress known as Oshi Castle. Narita Nagachika must use his army to defend the castle.

Directors: Shinji Higuchi, Isshin Inudô | Stars: Takehiro Hira, Takayuki Yamada, Mana Ashida, Machiko Ono

Votes: 393

18. Onimasa (1982)

146 min | Drama

6.9
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A yakuza melodrama, covering decades in the lives of Boss Onimasa, his adopted daughter Matsue, and his biological daughter Hanako.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Masako Natsume, Akiko Nakamura, Akiko Kana

Votes: 353

19. AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (2000– )

110 min | Drama

8.0
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Detective Ukyo Sugishita and his partner solve cases by just the two of them as "Special Task Unit" of MPD where demoted people belong.

Stars: Yutaka Mizutani, Atsushi Yamanishi, Kazuhisa Kawahara, Ryo Ono

Votes: 59

20. Operation Proposal (2007– )

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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Ken and Rei have been friends since childhood. Though he has been in love with her for years he was never able to tell her. On the day of her wedding to another man Ken sees a picture of ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomohisa Yamashita, Masami Nagasawa, Nana Eikura, Yûta Hiraoka

Votes: 651

21. Police Tactics (1974)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Conflicts between Hirono's family and Yamamori's family (and their allies) are made more tense by the ambitious underlings and the police's efforts to impose a crackdown on the gangs.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tatsuo Umemiya, Toshio Kurosawa

Votes: 827

22. Musashi (2003– )

Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.3
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Orphaned when he was not yet ten, Musashi grows up skilled in the martial arts. During the Battle of Sekigahara, he fights on the side of the losing Toyotomi forces, but eludes the enemy as... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Tôru Emori, Takaaki Enoki, Makoto Fujita

Votes: 92

23. The Brain Man (2013)

123 min | Crime, Mystery

6.6
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A not-too-bright cop searches for a serial bomber.

Director: Tomoyuki Takimoto | Stars: Fumi Nikaidô, Shôta Sometani, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Yôsuke Eguchi

Votes: 879

24. Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that ... See full summary »

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada, Etsuko Shihomi, Yuki Ninagawa

Votes: 624

25. Kumokiri Nizaemon (1978)

163 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Kôshirô Matsumoto, Shima Iwashita, Keiko Matsuzaka

Votes: 292

26. Going My Home (2012– )

54 min | Drama

7.9
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Ryota Tsuboi is a producer for a CM production company. His wife Sae is a food stylist. She is also enthusiastic about her daughter Moe's education and her work. Ryota goes to Nagano to see his father. There he has a strange meeting.

Stars: Aoi Tatsumi, Hiroshi Abe, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Aoi Miyazaki

Votes: 108

27. Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, War

7.9
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One woman's search to find the truth about her husband's death in World War II.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Sachiko Hidari, Shinjirô Ebara, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 794

28. Kozure ôkami (1973– )

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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The adventures of a samurai and his young son.

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

Votes: 208

29. Ushimitsu no mura (1983)

115 min | Crime, Drama

5.0
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An emotionally distraught young man goes on a violent killing spree after his tuberculosis keeps him from serving in World War II and is frowned upon by his fellow villagers.

Director: Noboru Tanaka | Stars: Masato Furuoya, Misako Tanaka, Kumiko Ohba, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 83

30. Village of Eight Gravestones (1977)

151 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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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: 265

31. Eleven Samurai (1967)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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The lord of the Oshi fief is killed by his trespassing neighbor, Nariatsu. But when the Oshi clan is blamed for the incident, eleven of their best warriors decide to trade their lives for justice.

Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Isao Natsuyagi, Kôtarô Satomi, Kôji Nanbara, Junko Miyazono

Votes: 292

32. The Last U-Boat (1993 TV Movie)

99 min | Drama, War

6.0
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In 1945 an advanced type of German U-boat loaded with atomic technology en route for Japan and escorted by Japanese naval officers receives news that Germany has capitulated.

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Ulrich Tukur, Kaoru Kobayashi, Gorô Ôhashi

Votes: 256

33. Rimeinzu: Utsukushiki yuusha-tachi (1990)

107 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Based on a true story. In 1915, a mountain village in Japan was attacked by a giant bear, dubbed "Red Spot", who terrorized the villagers for days, murdering the men and carrying off the ... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ichi Chiba | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Mika Muramatsu, Akira Kurosaki, Takeshi Maya

Votes: 77

34. Karate Warriors (1976)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A karate fighter and a samurai join opposing gangs to take them down from the inside.

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Isao Natsuyagi, Akiko Koyama, Akane Kawasaki

Votes: 249

35. White Snake Enchantment (1983)

118 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Rumiko Koyanagi, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Tetta Sugimoto, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 19

36. The Wolves (1971)

131 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, a gangster gets released early - only to find that his ex-gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, bloodshed is bound to begin anew.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Rumi Aiki, Hideyo Amamoto, Noboru Andô, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 439

37. Hunter in the Dark (1979)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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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: 395

38. Ningen no shômei (1977)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police Detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York City. There he is joined by Detective Shuftan, and together they sort out the crime.

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: George Kennedy, Mariko Okada, Yûsaku Matsuda, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 268

39. Kagerô (1991)

106 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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A woman follows in her late father's footsteps and becomes a gambler, only to meet her father's murderer at a game.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Kanako Higuchi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiko Oginome, Masahiro Motoki

Votes: 165

40. Dog of Fortune (1979)

137 min | Drama

7.8
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Japanese girl loses her beloved dog while moving with her family. The rest of the TV series is about the girl and the dog trying to find each other.

Director: Shigeyuki Yamane | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Yôko Shimada, Isao Natsuyagi, Takeo Chii

Votes: 39

41. The Firefly (2001)

114 min | Drama

6.6
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A Japanese love story that takes place during World War 2. It follows a young Japanese man who goes to war and tries to stay connected to his true love.

Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Takakura, Yûko Tanaka, Isao Natsuyagi, Ryûji Harada

Votes: 67

42. Kita no hotaru (1984)

125 min | Drama

6.9
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During the Meiji era, a brutal prison warden terrorizes convicts sentenced to forced labor to build the roads needed to open up the territory in the icy wilderness of Hokkaido.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita, Kôichi Satô, Ai Saotome

Votes: 77

43. Kindaichi Kosuke no boken (1979)

113 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.5
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Kosuke Kindaichi is the most famous detective in Japan. Kindaichi gets a new case to figure out who has beheaded a valuable statue and made off with its head.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Ikkô Furuya, Kunie Tanaka, Miyoko Akaza, Chiyonosuke Azuma

Votes: 40

44. Samurai Wolf (1966)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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A charismatic ronin gets snared into a conflict between officials at a waystation, and gains the enmity of a group of thugs.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Isao Natsuyagi, Ryôhei Uchida, Junko Miyazono, Tatsuo Endô

Votes: 511

45. Violent City (1974)

96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A retired yakuza is caught in the middle of a growing conflict between two rival clans.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Noboru Andô, Akira Kobayashi, Isao Natsuyagi, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 206

46. Winter's Flower (1978)

121 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A thug is released after fifteen years in prison for the murder of a yakuza gang boss. Things were never going to be simple and bygones were never going to be bygones of course, but to make... See full summary »

Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kimiko Ikegami, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Mitsuko Baishô

Votes: 75

47. Gold (2010– )

Drama

6.3
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Yuri Saotome is a charismatic beautician who runs a major sports gym and aesthetic salon. Her older brother died in an accident just before his opportunity to achieve a gold medal at the ... See full summary »

Stars: Masato Yano, Yûki Amami, Masami Nagasawa, Harumi Edo

Votes: 38

48. Suna no utsuwa (2004– )

Mystery

7.5
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Eiryo Waga(Nakai Masahiro) is a famous pianist hiding a dark past. A man from Waga's childhood appears before him after one of his performances and to prevent his secrets from being ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroo Ôtaka, Yôko Moriguchi, Hidekazu Akai, Yoshio Harada

Votes: 41

49. The Galaxy Express 999: The Eternal Fantasy (1998)

54 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A few years after the events of Adieu, Galaxy Express 999, Tetsuro and his motherly companion Maetel, tried to get rid of the evil Mechanized Empire, but now that Tetsuro is back on planet ... See full summary »

Director: Kônosuke Uda | Stars: Masako Nozawa, Masako Ikeda, Kaneta Kimotsuki, Emily Fajardo

Votes: 112

50. A Legend of Turmoil (1992)

110 min | Crime

7.0
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Otaki, a member of a small yakuza family, hunts down the people who murdered his boss.

Director: Akiyoshi Kimata | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Takanori Jinnai, Ruby Moreno, Yôko Akino

Votes: 13



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