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1. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

Votes: 11,798 | Gross: $2.29M

2. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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81 Metascore

A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

Votes: 7,538 | Gross: $0.44M

3. The Ballad of Narayama (1983)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

7.9
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In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Tonpei Hidari, Aki Takejô

Votes: 6,453

4. Rhapsody in August (1991)

PG | 98 min | Drama

7.2
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Three generations' responses to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Sachiko Murase, Richard Gere, Hisashi Igawa, Narumi Kayashima

Votes: 5,784 | Gross: $0.52M

5. The Hidden Blade (2004)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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76 Metascore

A 19th Century samurai, held in low esteem due to an action by his late father, must resolve his history with a maid and with his close friend.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 5,626 | Gross: $0.04M

6. Vengeance Is Mine (1979)

Not Rated | 139 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the run.

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

Votes: 5,300

7. September 11 (2002)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama

6.9
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61 Metascore

The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world.

Directors: Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Shôhei Imamura, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn, Danis Tanovic | Stars: Maryam Karimi, Mohamad Dolati, Agelem Habibi, Esmat Vahedi

Votes: 5,260

8. Izo (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kazuya Nakayama, Kaori Momoi, Ryûhei Matsuda, Ryôsuke Miki

Votes: 4,256

9. Love and Honour (2006)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Romance

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A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan, Mitsugorô Bandô, Takashi Sasano

Votes: 3,032 | Gross: $0.02M

10. 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: 1,911

11. Zatoichi (1989)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Older, wiser but still a wandering loner, the blind, peace-loving masseur Ichi seeks a peaceful life in a rural village. When he's caught in the middle of a power struggle between two rival... See full summary »

Director: Shintarô Katsu | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Kanako Higuchi, Takanori Jinnai, Ryûtarô Gan

Votes: 1,357

12. The Castle of Sand (1974)

143 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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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: 925

13. Samurai Reincarnation (1981)

122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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The villain is called Amakusa Shiro Tokaisada. He is actually based on a real christian samurai. The movie was one of the inspirations for the game called 'Samurai Shodown' (actual spelling)

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kenji Sawada, Akiko Kana, Ken Ogata

Votes: 734

14. 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 disappears.

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

Votes: 647

15. Samurai Banners (1969)

165 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Sakuma, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Yûjirô Ishihara

Votes: 606

16. Last Quarter (2004)

112 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Do you believe in love after death? On the eve of her 19th birthday, Mizuki (Kuriyama) doesn't have a lot to celebrate about. Her mother recently committed suicide, her stepfamily bothers ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Nikai | Stars: Chiaki Kuriyama, Hiroki Narimiya, Tomoka Kurokawa, Motoki Ochiai

Votes: 605

17. Why Not? (1981)

151 min | Drama

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Near the turbulent end of the Edo era, a man returning to Japan after exile in America searches for his wife and becomes swept up in the current of revolution in this incisive period drama from the great Shohei Imamura.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Shigeru Izumiya, Kaori Momoi, Masao Kusakari, Ken Ogata

Votes: 488

18. Shôgun Iemitsu no ranshin - Gekitotsu (1989)

114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his younger son Tokumatsu. One day, he orders Takechiyo to an initiation rite in Yedo (today's Tokio).... See full summary »

Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Ogata, Norihito Arai, Toshihiro Asari, Shin'ichi Chiba

Votes: 449

19. Gonin 2 (1996)

108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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Thrown together by chance during the robbery of a jewelry store by a Yakuza gang, five women take advantage of the situation to make off with the heist's loot, while a man hunts the same ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Ken Ogata, Shinobu Ôtake, Kimiko Yo, Mai Kitajima

Votes: 368

20. The Last Samurai (1974)

159 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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Toranosuke Sugi, a brave and loyal Samurai, fights to practice and preserve his master's teachings amid a civil war. With friends on both side will he cave to temptation, or stand on principle and for freedom?

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Ken Ogata, Takahiro Tamura, Teruhiko Saigô

Votes: 285

21. Edo Porn (1981)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The famous woodblock artist Hokusai (1760-1849), a widower in need of a steady income, lives with his daughter Oei in the house of his friend Bakin.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Ken Ogata, Toshiyuki Nishida, Yûko Tanaka, Kanako Higuchi

Votes: 271

22. The Samurai I Loved (2005)

131 min | Drama, Romance

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A young swordsman is forced into a tough situation. He must resolve a potential power struggle that involves his adolescent crush Fuku.

Director: Mitsuo Kurotsuchi | Stars: Somegorô Ichikawa, Yoshino Kimura, Kôji Imada, Ryô Fukawa

Votes: 264

23. Peacock King (1988)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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Two magically powerful monks are sent on a quest to fight the King of Hell.

Directors: Ngai Choi Lam, Biao Yuen | Stars: Biao Yuen, Hiroshi Mikami, Narumi Yasuda, Gloria Yip

Votes: 235

24. Zegen (1987)

124 min | Comedy

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Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Ken Ogata, Mitsuko Baishô, Chun-Hsiung Ko, Norihei Miki

Votes: 231

25. The Geisha (1983)

144 min | Drama, War

7.1
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The loves and tragedies of a geisha in 1933 Japan.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Ken Ogata, Kimiko Ikegami, Atsuko Asano, Mitsuko Baishô

Votes: 221

26. Granny Gabai (2006)

104 min | Drama, Family

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Director: Hitoshi Kurauchi | Stars: Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Yûji Miyake, Yûki Kudô, Shinsuke Shimada

Votes: 166

27. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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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: 162

28. 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: 162

29. A Long Walk (2006)

136 min | Drama

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Matsutaro Yasuda, a retired girl's High School Principal who has lost his wife to alcoholism and is forsaken by his Daughter, moves to an old apartment in a country town. Yasuda, at his new... See full summary »

Director: Eiji Okuda | Stars: Ken Ogata, Hana Sugiura, Saki Takaoka, Shôta Matsuda

Votes: 160

30. Tracked (1985)

124 min | Drama

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A man who is jailed for murdering his family after he confessed, escapes. His only chance at freedom is his new love interest that tries to shield him from the authorities.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Ken Ogata, Atsuko Asano, Takuzô Kawatani, Kazuyo Asari

Votes: 135

31. Man Walking on Snow (2001)

103 min | Drama, Comedy

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Scene: Mashike, a city on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Nobuo Honma is a 63-year-old sake producer. He has lived with Yasuo since his wife died two years ago. Yasuo is his youngest son ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Kobayashi | Stars: Ken Ogata, Yasufumi Hayashi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Sayoko Ishii

Votes: 129

32. Yoshiwara enjô (1987)

133 min | Adult

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A young woman is sold into the famous red light district brothel in Yoshiwara by her bankrupt father.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Yûko Natori, Rino Katase, Jinpachi Nezu, Sayoko Ninomiya

Votes: 128

33. Kitaro and the Millennium Curse (2008)

119 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.1
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Set in the same world populated by Yokai, demon spirits with supernatural powers - Wentz Eiji of WaT reprises his role as half-human, half-yokai hero Kitaro, who takes it upon himself to ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhide Motoki | Stars: Eiji Wentz, Kii Kitano, Rena Tanaka, Yô Ôizumi

Votes: 127

34. Dai yûkai (1991)

120 min | Comedy, Crime

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A wealthy matriarch is kidnapped by a gang of three. She is insulted by the amount of money they propose to demand as ransom, and a strange interchange of roles takes place between captors ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tôru Kazama, Hiroshi Nishikawa, Katsuyasu Uchida, Shigeru Kôyama

Votes: 122

35. Hakkodasan (1977)

169 min | Drama

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Two infantry regiments of the Imperial Japanese Army tackled Mount Hakkoda in the winter of 1902 to prepare for war with Russia.

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

Votes: 112

36. Shadow Warriors (1979)

133 min | Action

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Upon the death of the third Shogun, his heir is kidnapped by a ninja group. Consequently, Hattori Hanzo fights the evil forces that threaten to destroy the nation.

Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Teruhiko Saigô, Tsunehiko Watase, Sô Yamamura, Yoichi Miura

Votes: 108

37. House on Fire (1986)

133 min | Drama

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In the 50s, the complicated life of a popular writer who must share his life with his family, his numerous mistresses and his work. Adapted from autobiographical story by Kazuo Dan, who ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Ken Ogata, Ayumi Ishida, Mieko Harada, Keiko Matsuzaka

Votes: 96

38. The Catch (1983)

140 min | Drama

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A young man tries to overcome the hostility of his girlfriend's father, a tuna fisherman, by getting the older man to teach him the secrets of his dangerous trade.

Director: Shinji Sômai | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masako Natsume, Kôichi Satô, Yukiyo Toake

Votes: 84

39. O-Roshiya-koku suimu-tan (1992)

123 min | Drama

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Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Ken Ogata, Oleg Yankovskiy, Takuzô Kawatani, Noboru Mitani

Votes: 79

40. Oar (1985)

134 min | Drama

7.2
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The story of Iwago, a troubled Japanese man who has grave personal problems and strained relationships with his wife and step children.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Ken Ogata, Yukiyo Toake, Yûko Natori, Mariko Ishihara

Votes: 77

41. A Chaos of Flowers (1988)

139 min | Drama

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Poet Akiko Yosano is a poor woman with many children, she composes while doing the housework. Her passion flows towards Takeo Arishima, a noted novelist.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Keiko Matsuzaka, Ken Ogata, Kimiko Ikegami

Votes: 63

42. Film Noir (2000)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Masahiro Kobayashi | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Nene Ohtsuka, Ken Ogata, Ken Mitsuishi

Votes: 50

43. Proof of the Man (2004– )

600 min | Crime

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Munesue, a Japanese detective assigned to solve the murder of a causasian in Japan, discovers that Ken Schuftan, his American detective counterpart, killed Munuesue's father.

Stars: Yutaka Takenouchi, Keiko Matsuzaka, Ken Ogata, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Votes: 40

44. My Soul Is Slashed (1991)

Comedy, Horror

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Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Ken Ogata, Hideyo Amamoto, Nina Blake, Tony Cetera

Votes: 37

45. Prince Shotoku (2001 TV Movie)

180 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Director: Mikio Sato | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Kyung-gu Sol, Ken Ogata, Miki Nakatani

Votes: 25

46. The Sex Check (1968)

89 min | Drama

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Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Michiyo Yasuda, Ken Ogata, Mayumi Ogawa, Yûsuke Takita

Votes: 24

47. The Costumes Are the Sets: The Design of Eiko Ishioka (2007 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Director: Kim Aubry | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Sadie Frost, Eiko Ishioka, Gary Oldman

Votes: 24

48. The House of Wooden Blocks (1968)

84 min | Drama

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Masumura's 40th film, for which he collaborated on the script, shows plot irrationality perhaps due to the newspaper serial original, perhaps to the adolescent behavior he portrays. The ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Ken Ogata, Kayo Matsuo, Eiko Azusa

Votes: 21

49. Gift (1997– )

550 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Naomi, a middle-aged woman, goes to a house to meet her boyfriend with whom she had planned to skip the country, along with 50 billion yen in cash. When she gets to the house, there is no ... See full summary »

Stars: Mitsuko Baishô, Masayuki Imai, Kiyoshirô Imawano, Zen Kajihara

Votes: 19

50. Garden of the Wind (2008– )

Drama

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Despite being a respected anesthesiologist at a famed Tokyo hospital, Shiratori Sadami has a disastrous family life. Before his life in Tokyo, his infidelity prompted his wife's suicide and... See full summary »

Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Meisa Kuroki, Kiichi Nakai, Ken Ogata

Votes: 19



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