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1. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 58,540 | Gross: $3.21M

2. Tokyo Story (1953)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama

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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara

Votes: 44,686

3. Late Spring (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

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Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 12,299

4. Floating Weeds (1959)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

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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: 6,392

5. Good Morning (1959)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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Two boys begin a silence strike to press their parents into buying them a television set.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Chishû Ryû, Kuniko Miyake

Votes: 6,561

6. Early Summer (1951)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

8.2
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A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake

Votes: 6,285

7. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

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An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada, Mariko Okada

Votes: 6,842

8. Late Autumn (1960)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

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A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Mariko Okada, Keiji Sada

Votes: 3,852

9. The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)

116 min | Drama

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A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Kôji Tsuruta, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 1,895

10. Tokyo Twilight (1957)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

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Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Ineko Arima, Chishû Ryû, Isuzu Yamada

Votes: 2,849

11. Equinox Flower (1958)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A businessman clashes with his elder daughter over her choice of a husband.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Shin Saburi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ineko Arima, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 3,228

12. I Was Born, But... (1932)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

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91 Metascore

Two young brothers throw a tantrum when they discover that their father isn't the most important man in his workplace.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tatsuo Saitô, Tomio Aoki, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Hideo Sugawara

Votes: 4,348

13. The End of Summer (1961)

103 min | Drama

7.9
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The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ganjirô Nakamura, Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Michiyo Aratama

Votes: 3,173

14. There Was a Father (1942)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

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Shuhei Horikawa, a poor schoolteacher, struggles to raise his son Ryohei by himself, despite neither money nor prospects.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Shûji Sano, Shin Saburi, Takeshi Sakamoto

Votes: 2,134

15. The Only Son (1936)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

7.8
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A widow sends her only son away to receive a better education. Years later, she visits him, finding him a poor school teacher with a wife and son.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chôko Iida, Shin'ichi Himori, Masao Hayama, Yoshiko Tsubouchi

Votes: 2,758

16. Early Spring (1956)

145 min | Drama

7.9
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A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Ryô Ikebe, Teiji Takahashi, Keiko Kishi

Votes: 2,383

17. A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

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A kabuki actor's mistress hatches a jealous plot to bring down her lover's son.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Takeshi Sakamoto, Chôko Iida, Kôji Mitsui, Rieko Yagumo

Votes: 2,650

18. Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947)

72 min | Drama

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A young boy follows Tashiro home to his tenement housing complex on the outskirts of Tokyo, the boy who was separated from his carpenter father somehow and somewhere in Kudan. All Tashiro ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chôko Iida, Hôhi Aoki, Eitarô Ozawa, Mitsuko Yoshikawa

Votes: 1,560

19. The Munekata Sisters (1950)

112 min | Drama

7.4
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Setsuko is unhappily to Mimura, an engineer with no job and a bad drinking habit. She had always been in love with Hiroshi but both of them failed to propose when Hiroshi left for France a ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Sanae Takasugi

Votes: 681

20. Passing Fancy (1933)

100 min | Drama

7.4
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Two Tokyo co-workers come across a destitute young lady in search of a place to live.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Takeshi Sakamoto, Nobuko Fushimi, Den Ohinata, Chôko Iida

Votes: 1,150

21. A Hen in the Wind (1948)

84 min | Drama

7.5
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A man returns from World War II to find his desperate wife had resorted to one night of prostitution to pay for their son's hospital bills.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Shûji Sano, Chieko Murata, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 1,115

22. Tokyo Chorus (1931)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A married Tokyo man faces unemployment after standing up for an older colleague.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tokihiko Okada, Emiko Yagumo, Hideo Sugawara, Hideko Takamine

Votes: 1,118

23. Woman of Tokyo (1933)

47 min | Drama

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Ryoichi and Chikako are brother and sister. They live together. Chikako works during the day in an office and at night she prostitutes herself to fund her brother's studies at the ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Yoshiko Okada, Ureo Egawa, Kinuyo Tanaka, Shin'yô Nara

Votes: 703

24. The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941)

105 min | Drama

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When the patriarch of the Toda family suddenly dies, his widow discovers that he has left her with nothing but debt and married children who are unwilling to support her--except for her most thoughtful son, just returned from China.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Mieko Takamine, Shin Saburi, Hideo Fujino, Ayako Katsuragi

Votes: 948

25. That Night's Wife (1930)

65 min | Crime, Drama

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A desperate man with a sick daughter decides to commit a robbery in order to help her. He begins to feel remorse though, which makes him question his decision.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Mitsuko Ichimura, Tokihiko Okada, Chishû Ryû, Tatsuo Saitô

Votes: 588

26. An Inn in Tokyo (1935)

80 min | Drama

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Unemployed Kihachi and his two sons struggle to make ends meet. But that doesn't keep Kihachi from wooing single mother Otaka.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Takeshi Sakamoto, Yoshiko Okada, Chôko Iida, Tomio Aoki

Votes: 1,146

27. Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji (1955)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A samurai travels to Edo with his two servants. On their way, they meet many people and encounter great injustice.

Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Chizuru Kitagawa, Yuriko Tashiro

Votes: 546

28. Dragnet Girl (1933)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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A gangster tries to find redemption with the inadvertent help of an innocent shop girl and his jealous girlfriend will do anything to keep him.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Jôji Oka, Sumiko Mizukubo, Kôji Mitsui

Votes: 588

29. What Did the Lady Forget? (1937)

71 min | Comedy, Drama

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An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka. Setsuko is a liberated woman who does what she wants, ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Sumiko Kurishima, Tatsuo Saitô, Michiko Kuwano, Shûji Sano

Votes: 769

30. A Mother Should Be Loved (1934)

93 min | Drama

6.5
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Two half-brothers try to cope with the loss of their father.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Yûkichi Iwata, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Den Ohinata, Seiichi Katô

Votes: 348

31. I Graduated, But... (1929)

70 min | Comedy

6.4
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Feeling the position to be beneath him, a college graduate turns down a receptionist job, but soon finds it necessary to fool his mother and fiancé into thinking that he is employed.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Minoru Takada, Kinuyo Tanaka, Utako Suzuki, Kenji Ôyama

Votes: 339

32. Straightforward Boy (1929)

38 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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A kidnapped boy proves to be more than his abductor can handle.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tatsuo Saitô, Tomio Aoki, Takeshi Sakamoto

Votes: 414

33. Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth (1932)

92 min | Drama

6.9
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When a young man inherits his father's lucrative business, he cheats the system to set up three of his college friends with jobs.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ureo Egawa, Kinuyo Tanaka, Tatsuo Saitô, Harurô Takeda

Votes: 408

34. Blade of Penitence (1927)

70 min | Drama

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Ishimatsu is out of jail and wants to rebuild his life. But his brother, Sakichi, and his old partners are not going to allow it.

Directors: Yasujirô Ozu, Torajirô Saitô | Stars: Hikaru Kicchôji, Kunimatsu Ogawa, Kanji Kawahara, Shoichi Nodera

Votes: 35

35. Lion in the Mirror (1936)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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A short documentary about a great Kabuki dancer.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Kikugoro Onoe, Kinjirou Onoe, Shigeru Onoe, Wafuu Matsunaga

Votes: 203

36. Walk Cheerfully (1930)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A small-time hood wants to go straight for a good girl but finds that starting over isn't as simple as it sounds.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Minoru Takada, Hiroko Kawasaki, Satoko Date, Takeshi Sakamoto

Votes: 435

37. I Flunked, But... (1930)

65 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A story of a college student (Tatsuo Saitô) and his schoolmates trying to pass the exams by cheating.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tatsuo Saitô, Kaoru Futaba, Kinuyo Tanaka, Tomio Aoki

Votes: 338

38. The Lady and the Beard (1931)

75 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A bearded kendo champion has difficulties in life because of his conservative ways and his unusual beard.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tokihiko Okada, Hiroko Kawasaki, Chôko Iida, Satoko Date

Votes: 315

39. Days of Youth (1929)

103 min | Comedy

6.4
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Two friends try and court the same woman.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ichirô Yûki, Tatsuo Saitô, Junko Matsui, Shin'ichi Himori

Votes: 434

40. Dreams of Youth (1928)

56 min

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Okada and Kato, students at 'W' [i.e. Waseda] University, in Tokyo, live in the same lodgings. One morning, Kato receives a tailor's bill. Okada has seen the letter arrive, so Kato tells ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tatsuo Saitô, Nobuko Wakaba, Hisao Yoshitani, Junko Matsui

Votes: 32

41. Young Lady (1930)

135 min | Comedy

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Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Sumiko Kurishima, Tokihiko Okada, Tatsuo Saitô, Kinuyo Tanaka

Votes: 36

42. Wife Lost (1928)

55 min | Drama

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Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tatsuo Saitô, Fumiko Okamura, Soichi Kunijima, Shichiro Sugano

Votes: 20

43. Spring Comes from the Ladies (1932)

74 min | Drama

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Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Jiro Shirota, Tatsuo Saitô, Yukiko Inoue, Hiroko Izumi

Votes: 25

44. The Sorrow of the Beautiful Woman (1931)

158 min | Drama

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Two people are fascinated by a sculptor's statue.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tokihiko Okada, Tatsuo Saitô, Yukiko Inoue, Sôtarô Okada

Votes: 30

45. Tokyo yoitoko (1935)

Drama

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Director: Yasujirô Ozu

Votes: 5

46. An Innocent Maid (1935)

67 min

6.8
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Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chôko Iida, Kinuyo Tanaka, Takeshi Sakamoto, Tomio Aoki

Votes: 31

47. Yasujirô Ozu's Bakushû: The Remake of Early Summer (2011)

Not Rated | 5 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans to disagree with it.

Director: Mikihiro Endô | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Fumiko Mamiya, Kouichi Mamiya, Noriko Mamiya

Votes: 635

48. Cave (I) (2014)

24 min | Short, Crime, Drama

4.6
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Inspired by Plato's Allegory of the Cave, two codependent drug addicts turn to crime as a way to support their habit in Los Angeles.

Director: Vipassi Calabro | Stars: Dean Jacobs, Michael John Wagner, Jonathan Coogan, Sam Hobson

Votes: 10

49. Introduction to Marriage (1930)

71 min

6.8
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Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tatsuo Saitô, Sumiko Kurishima, Shin'yô Nara, Minoru Takada

Votes: 26

50. Until the Day We Meet Again (1932)

103 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Yoshiko Okada, Jôji Oka, Shin'yô Nara, Hiroko Kawasaki

Votes: 27



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