Japan (Sorted by Number of Votes Ascending)



1. Aizô tôge (1934)

102 min

6.2
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Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Daijirô Natsukawa, Denmei Suzuki, Komako Hara

Votes: 5

2. Hana-kago no uta (1937)

69 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Shûji Sano, Shin Tokudaiji, Reikichi Kawamura

Votes: 5

3. 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

4. Shanghai Moon (1941)

114 min

8.0
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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Wang Yang, Aiko Satomi, Heihachirô Ôkawa

Votes: 5

5. 365 Nights (1949)

119 min

5.8
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Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Yûji Hori, Chizuko Nogami, Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara

Votes: 5

6. Human Patterns (1949)

89 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Ken Uehara, Shirley Yamaguchi, Chiaki Tsukioka

Votes: 5

7. 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

8. Ore wa yojinbo (1950)

89 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Achako Hanabishi, Daisuke Katô

Votes: 5

9. Who Knows a Woman's Heart (1951)

80 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Mieko Takamine, Ryô Ikebe, Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 5

10. River Solo Flows (1951)

93 min | War

6.6
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Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Hisaya Morishige, Yûnosuke Itô, Susumu Fujita

Votes: 5

11. Asa no hamon (1952)

5.0
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Director: Heinosuke Gosho | Stars: Adrien Hembert, Ryô Ikebe, Kyôko Kagawa, Kuniko Miyake

Votes: 5

12. Swift Current (1952)

96 min | Action, Drama

8.8
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Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Asami Kuji, Setsuko Wakayama, Yuriko Tashiro

Votes: 5

13. Foghorn (1952)

99 min | Drama

8.8
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A Japanese woman, the mistress of an American, falls in love with her servant.

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Toshirô Mifune, Bob Booth, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 5

14. The Skin of the South (1952)

9.2
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Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Hajime Izu, Yôko Fujita, Takashi Shimura, Kamatari Fujiwara

Votes: 5

15. The Lovers (1953)

87 min

6.6
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Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Ichirô Sugai, Fubuki Koshiji, Mariko Okada, Ineko Arima

Votes: 5

16. Onna no issho (1953)

136 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Koreya Senda, Jûkichi Uno, Akira Yamauchi

Votes: 5

17. All of Myself (1954)

85 min | Drama

5.8
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Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Ineko Arima, Kyu Ito, Ken Uehara

Votes: 5

18. Meiji ichidai onna (1955)

111 min | Drama

5.0
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Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Jun Tazaki, Haruko Sugimura, Yataro Kitagami

Votes: 5

19. Aijô no kessan (1956)

116 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Living in a house that has lost its man to the war a year earlier are the widow and her child. Four of the dead man's friends gather to have an anniversary wake. Some time following the ... See full summary »

Director: Shin Saburi | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Keiju Kobayashi, Toshinobu Sawaki, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 5

20. Joyu (1956)

104 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Chikako Hosokawa, Shinsuke Ashida, Izumi Hara

Votes: 5

21. Narazu-mono (1956)

95 min | Action, Adventure

6.6
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Director: Nobuo Aoyagi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Yumi Shirakawa, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 5

22. Tsukigata Hanpeita: Hana no maki; Arashi no maki (1956)

108 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Machiko Kyô, Raizô Ichikawa, Ayako Wakao

Votes: 5

23. Itohan monogatari (1957)

82 min | Drama

4.0
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Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Kôji Tsuruta, Michiko Ono, Kazuko Ichikawa

Votes: 5

24. A Rainbow Plays in My Heart (1957)

7.4
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Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi, Ken Uehara, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

Votes: 5

25. Umi no yarodomo (1957)

86 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Kô Nishimura, Jerry Itô, Kunio Suzuki

Votes: 5

26. Shirasagi (1958)

97 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Fujiko Yamamoto, Keizô Kawasaki, Yosuke Irie, Shûji Sano

Votes: 5

27. Matsukawa-Jiken (1961)

Drama

4.6
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Yoshio Inaba, Yoshi Katô, Hatae Kishi, Teruko Kishi

Votes: 5

28. Non-fikushon gekijô (1962–1968)
Episode: A Rebel's Fortress (1964)

25 min | Documentary, Short

3.8
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Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Star: Musei Tokugawa

Votes: 5

29. Trap of Suicide Kilometer (1964)

89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Tatsuya Mihashi, Tadao Nakamaru, Susumu Kurobe, Akira Kubo

Votes: 5

30. Abashiri bangaichi: Kettô reika 30 do (1967)

88 min | Action, Crime

6.6
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kanjûrô Arashi, Kunie Tanaka, Hiyumi Yoshino

Votes: 5

31. The Eyes, the Sea and a Ball (1967)

115 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Kamatari Fujiwara, Yôsuke Natsuki, Kôtarô Nirei, Mayumi Ohzora

Votes: 5

32. Seishun (1968)

Documentary

7.2
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Director: Kon Ichikawa

Votes: 5

33. Kyojin no hoshi (1969)

90 min | Animation, Drama

6.6
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Director: Tadao Nagahama | Stars: Tôru Furuya, Makio Inoue, Seizô Katô, Kyoji Kobayashi

Votes: 5

34. 20 seiki awâ (1968–1969)
Episode: Mao Tse-Tung and the Cultural Revolution (1969)

50 min | Documentary

5.0
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Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Hideo Kanze, Zedong Mao, Rokkô Toura

Votes: 5

35. Nyu jirando no wakadaishô (1969)

86 min | Drama

6.0
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Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Wakako Sakai, Kunie Tanaka, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

Votes: 5

36. Bakuto mujô (1969)

89 min | Action, Crime

6.6
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An atypical ninkyô yakuza saga.

Director: Buichi Saitô | Stars: Chieko Matsubara, Tetsuya Watari, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Hiroko Ôgi

Votes: 5

37. Kaidan Kasane-ga-fuchi (1970)

82 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A blind masseur sleeps with the wife of a samurai, who catches them in the act and kills them. The murdered couple return as vengeful ghosts. This film is a remake of a 1957 film. It was the final picture made by Daiei Studios.

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Saburô Date, Kenjirô Ishiyama, Teruo Ishiyama, Reiko Kasahara

Votes: 5

38. Japan and the Japanese (1970)

23 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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Director: Kon Ichikawa

Votes: 5

39. Noboriryu tekkahada (1970)

90 min | Action, Crime

6.0
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One of popular singing star Hiroko Ôgi two sword-wielding yakuza series for Nikkatsu.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Hiroko Ôgi, Akira Kobayashi, Tôru Abe, Tatsuya Fuji

Votes: 5

40. Bakuchi-uchi Gaiden (1972)

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Director: Kôsaku Yamashita | Stars: Gorô Ibuki, Nobuo Kaneko, Takuzô Kawatani, Hiroki Matsukata

Votes: 5

41. Emergency Call Ten-Four Ten-Four (1973– )

7.8
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Stars: Toshio Kurosawa, Jo Mizuki, Shunsuke Ikeda, Rei Maki

Votes: 5

42. Ikite iru ningen ryokô (1972–1973)
Episode: Bengaru no chichi: Râman (1973)

25 min | Documentary, Short

8.6
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It is a documentary about Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation of Bangladesh. The documentary emphasize on the Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, also it reflects the past life of him too.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Rokkô Toura

Votes: 5

43. Yamaguchi-gumi San-daime (1973)

106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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One of the only pre - 1980s yakuza films.

Director: Kôsaku Yamashita | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tsunehiko Watase, Mayumi Nagisa, Tatsuo Umemiya

Votes: 5

44. Otoko no shiken (1977)

6.0
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Star: Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 5

45. Born Wild, Run Free (1987)

117 min

8.0
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Director: Toshio Gotô | Stars: Takahiro Tamura, Junko Sakurada, Hiroshi Miyata, Ryutaro Tatsumi

Votes: 5

46. Tadashii yokubou (1984)

7.2
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Director: Hiroyuki Oki

Votes: 5

47. Gekiai! Rorîta mitsuryô (1985)

63 min

4.4
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A sleazy rapist starts a doomed romance with a sullen teenage reject.

Director: Hisayasu Satô | Stars: Kiyomi Itô, Taketoshi Watari, Naomi Hagio, Shirô Shimomoto

Votes: 5

48. Senba-zuru (1989)

96 min | Drama, War

7.4
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April 1954. 12 year old schoolgirl Sadako thinks her main problem is being unable to pass the baton in relay races. But just as her team starts winning, she starts getting tired more easily... See full summary »

Director: Seijirô Kôyama | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Tamami Hirose, Gin Maeda, Mako Ishino

Votes: 5

49. Sawako no koi (1990)

97 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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Director: Ryuichi Hiroki | Stars: Keiko Saitô, Masanori Ikeda, Leona Hirota, Naoko Amihama

Votes: 5

50. Enjeru, Boku to uta wa kimi no uta (1992)

110 min

5.2
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Director: Takayoshi Watanabe | Stars: Yuriko Hoshi, Norihei Miki, Yûji Oda, Emi Wakui

Votes: 5


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