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1. Yojimbo (1961)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 102,318

2. High and Low (1963)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 25,312

3. Red Beard (1965)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama

8.4
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In 19th-century Japan, a rough-tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Reiko Dan

Votes: 15,029

4. Lady Snowblood (1973)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge.

Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon, Miyoko Akaza

Votes: 11,155

5. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Not Rated | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 9,930

6. The Sword of Doom (1966)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama

8.0
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Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Naitô

Votes: 8,785

7. The Burmese Harp (1956)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Music, War

8.1
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In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Shôji Yasui, Tatsuya Mihashi, Jun Hamamura

Votes: 5,070

8. The Pornographers (1966)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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While avoiding the mob and local authorities, a world-weary pornographer finds being a family man the most difficult as he wrestles with his own desires and afflictions.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Shôichi Ozawa, Sumiko Sakamoto, Keiko Sagawa, Masaomi Kondô

Votes: 1,977

9. 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: 1,904

10. Pigs and Battleships (1961)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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A young hoodlum decides to work for a criminal organization that is tearing itself apart.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Masao Mishima, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 1,819

11. Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)

94 min | Action

6.8
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Hanzo Itami is an incorruptible Edo officer who learns that an infamous killer has fled from his island prison. Hanzo begins tracking him down using his unorthodox interrogation techniques.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yukiji Asaoka, Mari Atsumi, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 1,416

12. Intentions of Murder (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: 1,276

13. Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (1978)

PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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While attempting to win the affections of a beautiful rival, a master thief risks death to learn the secret intentions of a wealthy and seemingly immortal, but certainly ruthless, recluse.

Directors: Sôji Yoshikawa, Yasuo Ôtsuka | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue

Votes: 1,092

14. Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

7.4
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Zatoichi meets an infamous blind leader of a gangster organization as he contends with a gloomy ronin widower.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Reiko Ôhara, Pîtâ, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 1,063

15. Akitsu Springs (1962)

113 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Just after WW2, a romance between an innkeeper and a man with tuberculosis unravels near a thermal spring.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Hiroyuki Nagato, Sô Yamamura, Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 1,010

16. Hanzo the Razor: The Snare (1973)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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During the currency devaluation by the Edo treasury, officer Hanzo deals with a temple priestess who sells her pupils as prostitutes, and a notorious thief who plans to rob the mint.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Keiko Aikawa, Kazuko Inano, Keizô Kanie

Votes: 1,002

17. Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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In a town where debt-ridden peasants are being ruthlessly exploited, Zatoichi is forced to take sides between a cruel yakuza boss and his seemingly altruistic rival.

Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Rentarô Mikuni, Kô Nishimura, Yûko Hamada

Votes: 954

18. Samaritan Zatoichi (1968)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

7.4
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Zatoichi is tricked by a crime gang into killing a man. Realizing his mistake, he sets out to protect the dead man's sister, who is conflicted in accepting his help.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yoshiko Mita, Makoto Satô, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 900

19. Jack and the Beanstalk (1974)

G | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.2
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A young boy named, Jack, climbs a giant beanstalk and stumbles upon a city in the clouds ruled by an evil queen.

Director: Gisaburô Sugii | Stars: Tonpei Hidari, Masachika Ichimura, Nobue Ichitani, Kazuo Kamimura

Votes: 776

20. Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold? (1974)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action

6.7
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After extracting information by raping a ghost, Hanzo uncovers a plot among high officials to steal the shogunate's gold and loan it out to the poor.

Director: Yoshio Inoue | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Kô Nishimura, Mako Midori, Mikio Narita

Votes: 743

21. 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

22. Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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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: 710

23. 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: 676

24. A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era (1957)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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In the last days of the Shogunate, a resourceful grifter seeks to outwit competing prostitutes, rebellious samurai and other inhabitants of a brothel in order to survive the hardened times.

Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Furankî Sakai, Sachiko Hidari, Yôko Minamida, Yûjirô Ishihara

Votes: 591

25. The Living Skeleton (1968)

80 min | Horror

6.3
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About a young woman living in a seaside town haunted by the ghosts of a ship's crew murdered by modern-day pirates.

Director: Hiroki Matsuno | Stars: Kikko Matsuoka, Yasunori Irikawa, Masumi Okada, Asao Uchida

Votes: 587

26. Gorath (1962)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi

5.9
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In 1980, a giant planetoid named Gorath is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Even though it is smaller than Earth, its mass is huge enough to crush the Earth and destroy it... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yumi Shirakawa, Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno

Votes: 558

27. Stolen Desire (1958)

92 min | Comedy

7.0
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A rumbunctious and ribald tale of a troupe of travelling actors who alternate highlights of kabuki theatre with strip shows.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Osamu Takizawa, Shin'ichi Yanagisawa, Hiroyuki Nagato, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 525

28. Intimidation (1960)

65 min | Action, Crime

7.1
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A bank manager is blackmailed into robbing his own bank.

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Kô Nishimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Mari Shiraki, Jun Hamamura

Votes: 467

29. Black Lizard (1968)

86 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.1
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Japanese sixties comedy featuring a cunning female jewel thief named Black Lizard who tries to kidnap Sanaye, a wealthy jeweler's beautiful daughter as part of a plot to steal the jeweler's... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Akihiro Miwa, Isao Kimura, Kikko Matsuoka, Jun Usami

Votes: 452

30. 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: 440

31. 47 Ronin (1994)

132 min | Action, Drama

6.5
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A group of disgraced samurai plan a decade long revenge against a corrupt lord.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kiichi Nakai, Rie Miyazawa, Kôichi Iwaki

Votes: 419

32. Manhunt (1976)

151 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A tough police detective is falsely accused of corruption, and goes on the run to clear his name. He is assisted by the beautiful daughter of a rich man.

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Ken Takakura, Yoshio Harada, Ryô Ikebe, Ryôko Nakano

Votes: 377

33. Endless Desire (1958)

101 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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A real gem from Imamura. A very dark crime comedy.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Misako Watanabe, Kô Nishimura, Sanae Nakahara

Votes: 328

34. Samurai Wolf II (1967)

72 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Kiba is caught in the intrigue between a crooked goldmine owner, a cynical, betrayed swordsman, a manipulative lady and an arrogant dojo master.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Isao Natsuyagi, Ichirô Nakatani, Bin Amatsu, Yûko Kusunoki

Votes: 327

35. Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (1988)

135 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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A demonic reincarnation of a Japanese general from the 10th century appears in the early 20th century Tokyo with a mission to destroy the blooming city.

Director: Akio Jissôji | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Kyûsaku Shimada, Mieko Harada, Jun'ichi Ishida

Votes: 306

36. 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

37. Bushido (1963)

122 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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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: 288

38. Nishi Ginza Station (1958)

52 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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While his wife and children are away on holiday, a henpecked, daydreaming pharmacist begins a flirtatious relationship with the pretty girl in the boutique opposite. Almost a Japanese screwball comedy.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Frank Nagai, Shin'ichi Yanagisawa, Hisano Yamaoka, Masahiko Shimazu

Votes: 269

39. Snake Woman's Curse (1968)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

6.4
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An old man dies of heartbreak when a cruel landlord is about to repossess his land. Since the man died in debt, his wife and daughter are indentured servants and are forced to work in the landlord's factory.

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Yukiko Kuwahara, Yukie Kagawa, Seizaburô Kawazu, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 246

40. 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

41. The Boss's Head (1975)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

6.9
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Sugawara is Kuroda, an itinerant gambler who steps in when a hit by drug-addicted assassin Kusunoki goes wrong, and takes the fall on behalf of the Owada family, but when the gang fails to ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tsunehiko Watase, Yuriko Hishimi, Tsutomu Yamazaki

Votes: 192

42. My Second Brother (1959)

101 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Kayo Matsuo, Takeshi Okimura, Akiko Maeda

Votes: 190

43. Black Rose (1969)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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Though mostly known for his gritty yakuza dramas and, now, his legendary cult film Battle Royale, Kinji Fukasaku's career ranges across (and liberally messes around with) many genres. Black... See full synopsis »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Akihiro Miwa, Eitarô Ozawa, Masakazu Tamura, Ayako Hôshô

Votes: 180

44. Quick-draw Okatsu (1969)

89 min | Action, Crime

6.9
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Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Junko Miyazono, Reiko Ônobuta, Kô Nishimura, Kenji Imai

Votes: 176

45. Killers on Parade (1961)

82 min | Action, Crime

6.7
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A young journalist turns to an assassin for help when a team of hired killers comes gunning for her.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Yûsuke Kawazu, Shima Iwashita, Kayoko Honoo, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 172

46. Nutcracker Fantasy (1979)

G | 82 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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Clara finds herself in a magical world where her toys have come to life but must fight the evil mice who threaten the kingdom before she can return home.

Director: Takeo Nakamura | Stars: Michele Lee, Melissa Gilbert, Lurene Tuttle, Christopher Lee

Votes: 151

47. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965)

83 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the red-haired swordsman on his way to the city of Edo when he comes across the scene of a woman in the midst of a knife fight with a man. When... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Tamao Nakamura, Michiko Sugata, Sanae Nakahara

Votes: 131

48. Peony Lantern (1968)

89 min | Horror

7.1
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On the night of the summer Obon festival, Hagiwara Shinzaburo meets a beautiful courtesan named Otsuyu. Not knowing she's a ghost, he becomes infaruated by her.

Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Miyoko Akaza, Kôjirô Hongô, Hajime Koshikawa, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 130

49. Hokuriku dairi sensô (1977)

98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A Yakuza group from Osaka with dreams of national dominance moves into the snowy Hokuriku region, sparking a bloody turf war with local gangs.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Hiroki Matsukata, Yumiko Nogawa, Shin'ichi Chiba, Mikio Narita

Votes: 115

50. The Sleeping Beast Within (1960)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Crime

6.5
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A businessman returns from an extended trip, but something seems off. Criminal operations and religious cults come into play, while the man's daughter and her journalist boyfriend race to find the truth.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Shinsuke Ashida, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 107



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