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1. 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: 6,645

2. The Life of Oharu (1952)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

8.2
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Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 5,448

3. Late Autumn (1960)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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: 3,900

4. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

8.1
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A middle-aged bar hostess, constantly in debt, is faced with numerous social constraints and challenges posed to her by her family, customers and friends.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Tatsuya Nakadai, Masayuki Mori, Reiko Dan

Votes: 3,299

5. Chushingura (1962)

207 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Chûsha Ichikawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Akira Takarada

Votes: 1,782

6. Street of Shame (1956)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

7.9
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The personal tales of various prostitutes who occupy a brothel.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Aiko Mimasu, Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 3,292

7. A Fugitive from the Past (1965)

183 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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: 702

8. Women of the Night (1948)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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A mistress of a drug dealer in post-war Japan is shocked when she discovers that he is having an affair with her sister.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Sanae Takasugi, Tomie Tsunoda, Mitsuo Nagata

Votes: 961

9. Love Letter (1953)

98 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka, who also has a small role in the story. Based on a screenplay by Keinosuke ... See full summary »

Director: Kinuyo Tanaka | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Yoshiko Kuga, Jûkichi Uno, Jûzô Dôsan

Votes: 106

10. Uma (1941)

128 min | Drama

6.0
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Ine Onoda, the eldest daughter of a poor family of farmers, raises a colt from birth and comes to love the horse dearly. When the horse is grown, the government orders it auctioned and sold... See full summary »

Directors: Kajirô Yamamoto, Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Kamatari Fujiwara, Chieko Takehisa, Kaoru Futaba

Votes: 110

11. Late Chrysanthemums (1954)

101 min | Drama

7.4
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What is the life of a Geisha like once her beauty has faded and she has retired? Kin has saved her money, and has become a wealthy money-lender, spending her days cold-heartedly collecting ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Haruko Sugimura, Ken Uehara, Sadako Sawamura, Chikako Hosokawa

Votes: 837

12. Flame of My Love (1949)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A woman's struggle for equality in Japan in the 1880s. Eiko Hirayama leaves Okayama for Tokyo, where she helps the fledgling Liberal Party and falls in love with its leader Kentaro Omoi, ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito, Kuniko Miyake, Ichirô Sugai

Votes: 322

13. Zero Focus (1961)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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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: 433

14. The Blue Sky Maiden (1957)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Yuko is sent to the coastal regions to be raised away from the rest of her sophisticated family where she finds out from her ill grandmother that she is actually the love child of her wealthy businessman father and his ex-secretary.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Keizô Kawasaki, Kenji Sugawara, Ryûji Shinagawa

Votes: 184

15. Beautiful Days (1955)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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Masaki Kobayashi directs this romantic drama concerning a family of florists.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Isao Kimura, Toshiko Kobayashi

Votes: 84

16. Mother (1952)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

7.6
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A teenaged girl witnesses her widowed mother's attempt to sustain her family.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa, Eiji Okada, Akihiko Katayama

Votes: 547

17. The Catch (1961)

105 min | Drama, War

6.9
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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: 153

18. Untamed Woman (1957)

121 min | Drama

6.9
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A woman marries, gives birth to a stillborn child, and divorces, falls in love with a hotel-keeper, only to find herself subordinated to his drive for success, takes up with a tailor who cannot console himself with her strong personality.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Daisuke Katô, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 130

19. Ah, yokaren (1968)

110 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Young boys dream about becoming pilots and apply to flight schools. However, they were forced to become suicide bombers and give their lives for their homeland.

Director: Shinji Murayama | Stars: Yukiko Anjô, Junzaburô Ban, Shin'ichi Chiba, Sumiko Fuji

Votes: 11

20. Epitome (1953)

131 min | Drama

7.1
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Shusei Tokuda's starkly realistic novel about a poor girl pressed into becoming a geisha was forcefully adapted by Kaneto Shindo (Onibaba). When Ginko (Nobuko Otowa, Shindo's wife) falls in... See full summary »

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Sumiko Hidaka, Isuzu Yamada, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 41

21. The Rose on His Arm (1956)

85 min | Action, Crime

6.7
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A young man ignores his mother's pleas and becomes drawn to a life of crime.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Akira Ishihama, Katsuo Nakamura, Sadako Sawamura, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 62

22. Girl of Dark (1961)

93 min

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Director: Kinuyo Tanaka | Stars: Hisako Hara, Akemi Kita, Chieko Seki, Masumi Harukawa

Votes: 21

23. Hero of the Red Light District (1960)

109 min | Action, Fantasy

7.5
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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: 224

24. Nippon no obaachan (1962)

95 min | Comedy

7.1
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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Tanie Kitabayashi, Chôchô Miyako, Chôko Iida, Kumeko Urabe

Votes: 7

25. Akogare (1966)

85 min | Drama

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Director: Hideo Onchi | Stars: Kazuo Araki, Michiyo Aratama, Noriko Honma, Natsuko Kahara

26. Snow Country (1965)

113 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Hideo Ôba | Stars: Mineko Bandai, Kakuko Chino, Takanobu Hozumi, Kaneko Iwasaki

Votes: 10

27. A Wife's Heart (1956)

101 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Akemi Negishi

Votes: 121

28. The Sound of Waves (1954)

96 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Lonely youth Shinji meets Hatsue, a pretty pearl diver, on the beach and the two fall in love. But Shinji has a rival for Hatsue's affections, Yasuo. Yasuo spreads unpleasant gossip about ... See full summary »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Akira Kubo, Sadako Sawamura, Minoru Takashima, Kyôko Aoyama

Votes: 21

29. The Wandering Princess (1960)

102 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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Director: Kinuyo Tanaka | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Eiji Funakoshi, Atsuko Kindaichi, Chieko Higashiyama

Votes: 15

30. Matsukawa-Jiken (1961)

Drama

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

Votes: 5

31. A Broken Drum (1949)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A tyrannical father (the broken drum) squashes the dreams of his family.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hiroshi Aoyama, Tsumasaburô Bandô, Chieko Higashiyama, Natsuko Kahara

Votes: 68

32. Anzukko (1958)

110 min | Drama

6.9
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Kyoko, the daughter of a successful novelist, marries an aspiring writer. However, her husband's difficulties with his writing and his resentment over her father cause deep strains in the marriage.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Kyôko Kagawa, Isao Kimura, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 118

33. Hisshôka (1945)

Drama

5.7
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Directors: Masahiro Makino, Kenji Mizoguchi, Hiroshi Shimizu, Tomotaka Tasaka | Stars: Reikichi Kawamura, Isamu Kosugi, Kôji Mitsui, Hiroyuki Nagato

Votes: 29

34. Kin no tamago: Golden girl (1952)

Comedy

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Once an average and seemingly ordinary Tokyo girl, she suddenly finds herself as a TV star owing to her discovery by a casting company, which noticed photographs that her cousin had sent. ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Yukiko Shimazaki, Kazuo Masubuchi, Chieko Nakakita, Keiju Kobayashi

35. The Dancer (1951)

85 min | Drama

6.9
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The troubled relationship between a writer and his ballet teacher wife, who has for years loved another man, finally leads to the breakup of the family.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Mieko Takamine, Mariko Okada, Akihiko Katayama

Votes: 86

36. Ôban (1957)

118 min

7.8
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The story of the man named Ushinosukein who arrives at Tokyo Station in 1927. He was born in a poor area of Shikoku and at age 18 came across a beautiful girl named Kanako in his hometown. ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Daisuke Katô, Chikage Awashima, Seizaburô Kawazu, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 9

37. Gendai no yokubô (1956)

125 min | Drama

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Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yôko Tsukasa, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Akira Kubo

38. Glow of the Firefly (1958)

123 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Junzaburô Ban, Ayako Wakao, Miki Mori

Votes: 26

39. Star of Hong Kong (1962)

109 min | Drama, Romance

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Hsin Lin, the only daughter of a Hong Kong physician, meets and falls for Toru, a student at her college in Japan. But due to their busy scheduals, neither is willing to make a move on the ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Ming Yu, Ing Wang, Reiko Dan, Akira Takarada

40. Elegy (1951)

110 min | Drama

7.7
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Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ken Uehara, Mieko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 7

41. Three Young Men and a Dream Girl (1956)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Akira Takarada, Keiju Kobayashi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyôko Anzai

42. Whirlwind (1963)

89 min | Comedy

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Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Hiroshi Akiyama, Kiyoshi Atsumi, Junzaburô Ban, Manami Fuji

43. Kigeki ekimae okami (1964)

89 min

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Director: Kôzô Saeki | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Furankî Sakai, Junzaburô Ban, Chikage Awashima

44. Echigo Tsutsuishi Oyashirazu (1964)

112 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Yoshiko Sakuma, Shôichi Ozawa, Rentarô Mikuni, Tanie Kitabayashi

Votes: 54

45. Hadashi no seishun (1956)

97 min | Drama

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Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Akira Takarada, Kyôko Aoyama, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tani

46. The White Orchid (1951)

103 min | Drama

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Director: Keigo Kimura | Stars: Bokuzen Hidari, Ryô Ikebe, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Takashi Ito

47. Our Marriage (1962)

67 min | Drama

7.4
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Two sisters living in poverty reach the age where they start to attract marriage proposals. They must decided between marrying for love or money.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Shin'ichirô Mikami, Noriko Maki, Isao Kimura

Votes: 58

48. Whirlpool of Women (1964)

113 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Kazuko Inano, Noboru Nakaya, Sadako Sawamura, Yûko Kusunoki

Votes: 11

49. White Devilfish (1956)

103 min | Drama

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Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Ineko Arima, Shinobu Asaji, Akira Ishihama, Daisuke Katô

50. Mother Never Dies (1942)

104 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Takako Irie, Yukiko Todoroki, Ichirô Sugai, Hideo Saito

Votes: 23



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