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1. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 13,483

2. Black River (1957)

114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A love triangle develops between a benevolent student, his innocent girlfriend, and a cruel petty criminal, all as a point of diagnosis of a social disease that had Japan slowly succumbing to lawlessness during the post-War era.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Fumio Watanabe, Tatsuya Nakadai, Ineko Arima, Keiko Awaji

Votes: 709

3. Massacre Gun (1967)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Crime

7.0
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Kuroda (Jô Shishido) is a mob hitman who turns on his employers after being forced to execute his lover. Joining forces with his similarly wronged brothers, hot-headed Eiji (Tatsuya Fuji) ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Jô Shishido, Hideaki Nitani, Yôko Yamamoto, Jirô Okazaki

Votes: 318

4. Dragnet Girl (1933)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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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: 587

5. Underworld Beauty (1958)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Released from prison, a gangster (Michitaro Mizushima) retrieves diamonds sought by fellow yakuza.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Michitarô Mizushima, Mari Shiraki, Shinsuke Ashida, Tôru Abe

Votes: 420

6. I Am Waiting (1957)

91 min | Action, Crime

7.0
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A former boxer gets involved with a club hostess trying to escape the clutches of her gangster employer.

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Isamu Kosugi, Kenjirô Uemura

Votes: 616

7. That Night's Wife (1930)

65 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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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: 589

8. Walk Cheerfully (1930)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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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: 434

9. Stakeout (1958)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Two cops on stakeout wait for a murderer.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Minoru Ôki, Takahiro Tamura, Seiji Miyaguchi, Hideko Takamine

Votes: 229

10. Rusty Knife (1958)

90 min | Action, Crime

6.8
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Two friends who witnessed an organized crime murder are threatened by the local mob into keeping quiet.

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Akira Kobayashi, Mari Shiraki

Votes: 439

11. Cabaret (1986)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Music

4.9
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University student sax player gets a lesson in the hard-boiled noir life.

Director: Haruki Kadokawa | Stars: Hironobu Nomura, Takeshi Kaga, Mitsuko Baishô, Junko Mihara

Votes: 29

12. Punishment Room (1956)

96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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Nothing less than a phenomenal, astonishing and pioneering film. This spectacle of an angry, ego-driven youth tormented by his own emotional impotence, low self-esteem and resentment towards his parents.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Keizô Kawasaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Ayako Wakao

Votes: 138

13. Keisatsukan (1933)

121 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Fatalistic silent film-noir cop drama.

Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Eiji Nakano, Isamu Kosugi, Taisuke Matsumoto, Sôji Ubukata

Votes: 81

14. Rinchi (1949)

98 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Kanjûrô Arashi, Ranko Hanai, Yoshiko Kuga, Ryô Ikebe

Votes: 8

15. Heat and Mud (1950)

102 min | Drama

6.0
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Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Susumu Fujita, Yûji Hori, Harue Tone

Votes: 5

16. Geniuciouss (2017– )

41 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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It downs to you; that every single day has passed, you, always, just alone, rides your cool car to and from school. Not even a single glare cross the streets or around the classroom that would make one your friends.

17. Kyatsu o nigasuna (1956)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Director: Hideo Suzuki | Stars: Isao Kimura, Keiko Tsushima, Takashi Shimura, Sônosuke Sawamura

Votes: 10

18. Akatsuki no tsuiseki (1950)

94 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Jun Tazaki, Michitarô Mizushima, Yôko Sugi

Votes: 8

19. Hadairo no tsuki (1957)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Bin Amatsu, Keiko Awaji, Minoru Chiaki, Akira Ishihama



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