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1. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)

Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War

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His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 4,059

2. The Story of Tank Commander Nishizumi (1940)

136 min | War

8.8
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Director: Kôzaburô Yoshimura | Stars: Shozaburo Abe, Munenobu Aburai, Shôtarô Fujimatsu, Chiematsu Hanamura

Votes: 5

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: 14,510

4. Kita no kuni kara '83 fuyu (1983 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

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Director: Shigemichi Sugita | Stars: Kunie Tanaka, Keiko Takeshita, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Tomoko Nakajima

Votes: 18

5. 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: 12,295

6. 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: 44,653

7. Early Summer (1951)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

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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: 6,281

8. 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: 6,840

9. 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

10. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Not Rated | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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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: 9,657

11. 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: 3,851

12. Oyome ni oide (1966)

84 min

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Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Naitô, Keiko Sawai, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 12

13. Floating Weeds (1959)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

8.0
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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: 6,389

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

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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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: 4,347

15. Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama

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Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hideki Gôko, Itsuo Watanabe, Makoto Miyagawa, Takeo Terashita

Votes: 2,003

16. Tange Sazen: zankoku no kawa (1963)

95 min

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Director: Seiichirô Uchikawa | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Haruko Wanibuchi, Michiko Saga, Ryûji Kita

Votes: 6

17. 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: 7,404 | Gross: $0.44M

18. Good Morning (1959)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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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: 6,559

19. Equinox Flower (1958)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

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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

20. The End of Summer (1961)

103 min | Drama

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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: 3,172

21. Early Spring (1956)

145 min | Drama

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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

22. Dreams (1990)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi, Mieko Harada

Votes: 21,858 | Gross: $1.96M

23. 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: 1,892

24. The Only Son (1936)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

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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: 2,756

25. 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: 2,649

26. 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

27. 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: 2,133

28. Japan's Longest Day (1967)

157 min | Drama, History, War

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Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Seiji Miyaguchi, Rokkô Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 599

29. 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: 1,144

30. I Want to Be a Shellfish (1959)

89 min | Drama, War

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On a post-war peaceful day in Japan, Toyomatsu Shimizu, a barber as well as a good father and husband, is suddenly arrested by the Prefectural Police as a war criminal and sued for murder. ... See full summary »

Director: Shinobu Hashimoto | Stars: Furankî Sakai, Michiyo Aratama, Kumi Mizuno, Daisuke Katô

Votes: 27

31. The Rickshaw Man (1958)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A poor rickshaw driver finds himself helping a young woman and her son after the woman's husband dies suddenly.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 661

32. The Youth and His Amulet (1961)

111 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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Gen is a lonely orphan boy. His sole sense of companionship comes from an imaginary friend, the god Prince Fudo-Myo. Prince Fudo-Myo comes to the boy's rescue in times of difficulty.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toru Koyanagi, Hisako Sakabe, Toshirô Mifune, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 14

33. Tora-san Goes Religious? (1983)

105 min | Comedy

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When his travels bring him to Western Japan, Tora-san decides to pay his respects to the late Hyoichiro Suwa, his sister's father-in-law. He gets drunk with the priest at the temple, ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Keiko Takeshita, Kiichi Nakai

Votes: 44

34. 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

35. She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum (1955)

100 min | Drama, Romance

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An old man, being rowed along a river, sees a field of daisies (or Wild Chrysanthemums, as they are described in the title, or starworts, as they are referred to in the subtitles), and ... See full summary »

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Noriko Arita, Chishû Ryû, Haruko Sugimura, Takahiro Tamura

Votes: 214

36. I Lived, But... (1983)

123 min | Documentary

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A documentary about Ozu's life and career.

Director: Kazuo Inoue | Stars: Ineko Arima, Chikage Awashima, Shôhei Imamura, Shima Iwashita

Votes: 166

37. Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset (1976)

109 min | Comedy

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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Kiwako Taichi, Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 57

38. Tokyo-Ga (1985)

92 min | Documentary

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Moved by the work of director Yasujirô Ozu, Wim Wenders travels to Japan in search of the Tokyo seen in Ozu's films.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Werner Herzog, Yûharu Atsuta, Chris Marker

Votes: 2,197

39. The Castle of Sand (1974)

143 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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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: 912

40. The Munekata Sisters (1950)

112 min | Drama

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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

41. Passing Fancy (1933)

100 min | Drama

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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: 1,148

42. The Human Bullet (1968)

116 min | Drama, War

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During World War II, a Japanese soldier finds himself assigned to a kamikaze mission against a U.S. battleship.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Minori Terada, Naoko Ôtani, Yûnosuke Itô, Shinsuke Achiwa

Votes: 275

43. Where Spring Comes Late (1970)

106 min | Drama

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A poor family of miners from Kyushu uproot themselves and make the long journey to what they hope is a better life in Hokkaido. Their journey is beset with hardship and tragedy.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Hisashi Igawa, Chishû Ryû, Gin Maeda

Votes: 149

44. Tora-san Goes North (1987)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Tora-san, the näive and romantic peddler, returns once more to his home in Hokkaido where, as usual, he falls in love with a lovely young lady. The girl this time is Rinko Ueno, who has ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Keiko Takeshita, Masami Shimojô

Votes: 68

45. 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

46. Otoko wa tsurai yo: Boku no ojisan (1989)

109 min | Comedy

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The well-intentioned, kind-hearted, and somewhat awkward but always lovable Tora-san makes one of his periodic visits to his sister and her family in Tokyo. His nephew, Mitsu, is depressed ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Kumiko Goto, Hidetaka Yoshioka

Votes: 37

47. 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: 103

48. Tora-san's Love Call (1971)

113 min | Comedy

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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Junko Ikeuchi, Mari Okamoto

Votes: 62

49. Kao (1957)

104 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: Tatsuo Ôsone | Stars: Minoru Ôki, Mariko Okada, Chishû Ryû, Akira Yamauchi

Votes: 9

50. Te o tsunagu kora (1948)

86 min

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Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Chishû Ryû, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 18



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