Ozu's Available Films

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1. Days of Youth (1929)

103 min | Comedy

Two friends try and court the same woman.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ichirô Yûki, Tatsuo Saitô, Junko Matsui, Shin'ichi Himori

Votes: 438

2. Fighting Friends (1929)

14 min | Short, Comedy

A simple story of two friends who live together in a poor tenement and who share about everything in life, until they gallantly rescue a woman injured in a road accident.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Atsushi Watanabe, Hisao Yoshitani, Eiko Takamatsu, Tomoko Naniwa

Votes: 224

3. I Graduated, But... (1929)

70 min | Comedy

Feeling the position to be beneath him, a college graduate turns down a receptionist job, but soon finds it necessary to fool his mother and fiancé into thinking that he is employed.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Minoru Takada, Kinuyo Tanaka, Utako Suzuki, Kenji Ôyama

Votes: 343

4. Straightforward Boy (1929)

38 min | Short, Comedy

A kidnapped boy proves to be more than his abductor can handle.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tatsuo Saitô, Tomio Aoki, Takeshi Sakamoto

Votes: 421

5. That Night's Wife (1930)

65 min | Crime, Drama

A desperate man with a sick daughter decides to commit a robbery in order to help her. He begins to feel remorse though, which makes him question his decision.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Mitsuko Ichimura, Tokihiko Okada, Chishû Ryû, Tatsuo Saitô

Votes: 596

6. Walk Cheerfully (1930)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A small-time hood wants to go straight for a good girl but finds that starting over isn't as simple as it sounds.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Minoru Takada, Hiroko Kawasaki, Satoko Date, Takeshi Sakamoto

Votes: 442

7. I Flunked, But... (1930)

65 min | Comedy, Drama

A story of a college student (Tatsuo Saitô) and his schoolmates trying to pass the exams by cheating.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tatsuo Saitô, Kaoru Futaba, Kinuyo Tanaka, Tomio Aoki

Votes: 340

8. The Lady and the Beard (1931)

75 min | Comedy, Romance

A bearded kendo champion has difficulties in life because of his conservative ways and his unusual beard.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tokihiko Okada, Hiroko Kawasaki, Chôko Iida, Satoko Date

Votes: 317

9. Tokyo Chorus (1931)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

A married Tokyo man faces unemployment after standing up for an older colleague.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tokihiko Okada, Emiko Yagumo, Hideo Sugawara, Hideko Takamine

Votes: 1,131

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

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 4,404

11. Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth (1932)

92 min | Drama

When a young man inherits his father's lucrative business, he cheats the system to set up three of his college friends with jobs.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ureo Egawa, Kinuyo Tanaka, Tatsuo Saitô, Harurô Takeda

Votes: 410

12. Woman of Tokyo (1933)

47 min | Drama

Ryoichi and Chikako are brother and sister. They live together. Chikako works during the day in an office and at night she prostitutes herself to fund her brother's studies at the ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Yoshiko Okada, Ureo Egawa, Kinuyo Tanaka, Shin'yô Nara

Votes: 709

13. Dragnet Girl (1933)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A gangster tries to find redemption with the inadvertent help of an innocent shop girl and his jealous girlfriend will do anything to keep him.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Jôji Oka, Sumiko Mizukubo, Kôji Mitsui

Votes: 591

14. Passing Fancy (1933)

100 min | Drama

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: 1,162

15. A Mother Should Be Loved (1934)

93 min | Drama

Two half-brothers try to cope with the loss of their father.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Yûkichi Iwata, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Den Ohinata, Seiichi Katô

Votes: 353

16. A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

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: 2,668

17. An Inn in Tokyo (1935)

80 min | Drama

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: 1,154

18. Lion in the Mirror (1936)

24 min | Documentary, Short

A short documentary about a great Kabuki dancer.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Kikugoro Onoe, Kinjirou Onoe, Shigeru Onoe, Wafuu Matsunaga

Votes: 207

19. The Only Son (1936)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

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: 2,797

20. What Did the Lady Forget? (1937)

71 min | Comedy, Drama

An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka. Setsuko is a liberated woman who does what she wants, ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Sumiko Kurishima, Tatsuo Saitô, Michiko Kuwano, Shûji Sano

Votes: 789

21. The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941)

105 min | Drama

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: 969

22. There Was a Father (1942)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

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: 2,164

23. Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947)

72 min | Drama

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: 1,570

24. A Hen in the Wind (1948)

84 min | Drama

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: 1,131

25. Late Spring (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

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: 12,479

26. The Munekata Sisters (1950)

112 min | Drama

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: 688

27. Early Summer (1951)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

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: 6,376

28. The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)

116 min | Drama

A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Kôji Tsuruta, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 1,952

29. Tokyo Story (1953)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama

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: 45,331

30. Early Spring (1956)

145 min | Drama

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: 2,407

31. Tokyo Twilight (1957)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

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: 2,886

32. Equinox Flower (1958)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 3,250

33. Good Morning (1959)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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: 6,653

34. Floating Weeds (1959)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

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: 6,458

35. Late Autumn (1960)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 3,901

36. The End of Summer (1961)

103 min | Drama

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: 3,197

37. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada, Mariko Okada

Votes: 6,917



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