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1. Kozure ôkami (1973– )
Episode: Blackfaces of Death (1974)

55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.8
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Director: Makihito Takai | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Isao Natsuyagi, Kazutaka Nishikawa, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 8

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: 25,359

3. 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

4. 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: 15,030

5. 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: 102,341

6. The Maid Story (1963)

110 min | Drama

8.2
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Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Mitsuko Mori, Nobuko Otowa, Yaeko Mizutani

Votes: 6

7. 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: 9,933

8. 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: 5,071

9. 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: 8,789

10. 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: 1,278

11. 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: 11,158

12. 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: 1,906

13. The Lost Alibi (1960)

95 min | Drama

7.7
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Ishino has a pleasant life as a procurement manager in a good company, a husband with a loving wife and two kids, and a sugar daddy with a mistress. His affair jeopardizes everything when it becomes a murder suspect's only alibi.

Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Chisako Hara, Tatsuyoshi Ehara, Chieko Nakakita

Votes: 52

14. Umi no yarodomo (1957)

86 min | Drama

7.7
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Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Kô Nishimura, Jerry Itô, Kunio Suzuki

Votes: 6

15. Koroshita no wa dare da (1957)

91 min | Action, Crime

7.7
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A gritty troubled youth drama, fuelled no doubt by the taiyozoku (sun tribe) fever than current.

Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Ichirô Sugai, Hisako Yamane, Akira Kobayashi, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 9

16. Miyamoto Musashi (1984–1985)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hidekazu Nagae, Kimiko Ikegami, Kôji Ishizaka

Votes: 12

17. Datsugoku Hiroshima satsujinshû (1974)

97 min | Crime

7.6
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Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Hiroki Matsukata, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Naoko Otani, Tsunehiko Watase

Votes: 16

18. Sono kabe o kudake (1959)

100 min

7.6
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Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Yûji Odaka, Izumi Ashikawa, Hiroyuki Nagato, Sônosuke Niki

Votes: 9

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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: 1,011

23. Mito Kômon (1969–2011)

7.5
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Stars: Kôtarô Satomi, Takashi Naitô, Mikihisa Azuma, Kôji Matoba

Votes: 11

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. 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

26. 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

27. Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka (1965)

105 min | Drama, War

7.4
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In 1943, the Aleutian island of Kiska was fortified by a small contingent of Japanese soldiers. When word arrived of an impending attack by an overwhelming force of Americans, the Japanese ... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Sô Yamamura, Makoto Satô, Tadao Nakamaru

Votes: 35

28. Love and Faith (1978)

154 min | Drama

7.4
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Sen Rikyu is a ceremonial tea master who advises warlord Hideyoshi in sixteenth-century feudal Japan. His daughter, the beautiful Lady Ogin, has an unrequited love for Lord Ukon, who has ... See full summary »

Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Ryôko Nakano, Kichiemon Nakamura, Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 27

29. Bamboo Doll of Echizen (1963)

103 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Haunting melodrama focuses on a young bamboo worker who takes his father's prostitute as his wife.

Director: Kôzaburô Yoshimura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Junichiro Yamashita, Tamao Nakamura, Ganjirô Nakamura

Votes: 84

30. The Family (1974)

211 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Shin Saburi, Yumeji Tsukioka, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Yamamoto

Votes: 36

31. Odoshi (1966)

84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Kô Nishimura, Masumi Harukawa, Sanae Nakahara

Votes: 9

32. 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: 1,979

33. The Temple of Wild Geese (1962)

98 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Masao Mishima, Isao Kimura, Kuniichi Takami

Votes: 92

34. The Old Bear Hunter (1982)

103 min | Adventure

7.3
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After an old man is attacked by a bear in the snowy mountains of northern Japan, he vows to hunt down the marauder.

Director: Toshio Gotô | Stars: Kô Nishimura, Junzaburô Ban, Mihoko Fujita, Yoshio Inaba

Votes: 45

35. Theater of Life (1983)

138 min | Drama

7.3
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Directors: Kinji Fukasaku, Sadao Nakajima, Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Keiko Matsuzaka, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Kie Nakai, Hiroki Matsukata

Votes: 10

36. Dorodarake no junjô (1977)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Teenage cousins Masao and Tamiko fall in love when she comes to his riverside brewery house to take care of his sickly mother. Family objections ensue as Tamiko is older than Masao, and the two cannot marry in peace.

Director: Sôkichi Tomimoto | Stars: Momoe Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Miura, Kô Nishimura, Eiko Nagashima

Votes: 11

37. Ballad of the Cart (1959)

145 min

7.3
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Yûko Mochizuki, Rentarô Mikuni, Sachiko Hidari, Tokie Hidari

Votes: 13

38. 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

39. 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

40. Jongara (1973)

103 min | Drama

7.2
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The newcomers to a fishing village are a man who is escaping the gangsters after him and his girlfriend who is returning to her hometown. This may be as safe a place as any to lie low. ... See full summary »

Director: Kôichi Saitô | Stars: Kyôko Enami, Akira Oda, Mihoko Nakagawa, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 48

41. 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

42. Play It Cool (1970)

94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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AN EXPLOITATION SEX DRAMA JUST THIS SIDE OF PINKU-EIGA WITH YAKUZA ELEMENTS.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Mari Atsumi, Yûsuke Kawazu, Akemi Negishi, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 39

43. The Pirates of Buban (1972 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Kô Nishimura, Shôichi Ozawa, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Kazuo Kitamura

Votes: 52

44. Shiro to kuro (1963)

113 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Hisashi Igawa, Koreya Senda

Votes: 10

45. 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

46. 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

47. 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

48. 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: 329

49. 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

50. 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: 468



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