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1. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Votes: 283,201 | Gross: $4.71M

2. Weathering with You (2019)

Animation, Fantasy, Romance | Post-production

A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Yûki Kaji, Shun Oguri

3. The Hidden Blade (2004)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

A 19th Century samurai, held in low esteem due to an action by his late father, must resolve his history with a maid and with his close friend.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 5,530 | Gross: $0.04M

4. The Yellow Handkerchief (1977)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Three complete strangers embark on a road-trip to Hokkaido.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Ken Takakura, Chieko Baishô, Kaori Momoi, Tetsuya Takeda

Votes: 667

5. The Fantastic Adventures of Unico (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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A story about how joy and happiness can be the most powerful weapon ever. A young unicorn is ordered to be taken from his home by the gods. They are envious of little Unico's power to bring... See full summary »

Directors: Toshio Hirata, Osamu Tezuka | Stars: Katsue Miwa, Ryouko Kitamiya, Kazuko Sugiyama, Junko Hori

Votes: 652

6. Jungle Emperor Leo (1997)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure

7.0
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The story of Leo, the lion emperor and his family, and their struggles to protect the jungle from intruders bent on recklessly mining the a precious stone.

Director: Yoshio Takeuchi | Stars: Masane Tsukayama, Chieko Baishô, Tomoko Ishimura, Hekiru Shiina

Votes: 313

7. Am I Trying (1969)

91 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Tora-San, an itinerant peddler who is thrown out of his father's house twenty years before but reconnects with his aunt, uncle and sister Sakura. Tora wreaks some havoc in their lives, like getting drunk and silly at a marriage meeting.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Sachiko Mitsumoto, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 304

8. The Little House (2014)

136 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 950

9. Unico in the Island of Magic (1983)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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A young unicorn named Unico must fight an evil magician and save everyone who's trapped under his spell.

Director: Moribi Murano | Stars: Katsue Miwa, Iruka, Chieko Baishô, Sumi Shimamoto

Votes: 391

10. Mobile Suit Gundam I (1981)

137 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.5
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A teenage boy must fight in an interplanetary war as the only available pilot to a revolutionary new giant battle robot.

Directors: Ryôji Fujiwara, Yoshiyuki Tomino | Stars: Tôru Furuya, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Shôzô Îzuka, Toshio Furukawa

Votes: 959

11. Zatoichi: The Last (2010)

Action, Drama

5.4
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A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.

Director: Junji Sakamoto | Stars: Shingo Katori, Takashi Sorimachi, Satomi Ishihara, Chieko Baishô

Votes: 322

12. Where Spring Comes Late (1970)

106 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 146

13. A Distant Cry from Spring (1980)

95 min | Drama

7.8
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A mysterious stranger appears at the door of a farmhouse on a stormy night and asks for shelter. The young widow who owns the farm puts him up in the barn. At dawn, he helps to deliver a ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Ken Takakura, Chieko Baishô, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Tetsuya Takeda

Votes: 377

14. Station (1981)

132 min | Drama

7.1
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Constantly put to the test and faced with tragedy wherever he turns, can a man finally find solace and a modicum of love or rest with what is left of his hometown, his family, love or himself?

Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Takakura, Chieko Baishô, Ayumi Ishida, Setsuko Karasuma

Votes: 140

15. 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

16. Kabei: Our Mother (2008)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

7.6
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Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Mayumi Tanaka, Denden, Mirai Shida

Votes: 1,116 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Suzuran (1999– )

15 min | Drama

7.7
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Beginning in 1924, a time when both steam engine trains and early Showa Era's first train stations are just beginning. In the waiting room of Asumoe Station, a small country station, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Kiichiro Kawauchi, Shun'ichi Ban, Chikako Aoyama, Yoshimi Asada

Votes: 12

18. Shimura Ken no Bakatonosama (1986– )

120 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Ken Shimura, Hiroko Anzai, Hiroiki Ariyoshi, Hachiro Azuma

Votes: 6

19. Marriage Counselor Tora-san (1984)

102 min | Comedy

6.4
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Rie Nakahara, Tsunehiko Watase

Votes: 29

20. Tokyo Newcomer (2013)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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The experiences of a young Chinese go champion living in Japan.

Directors: Qingmin Jiang, Qinmin Jiang | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Janine Chun-Ning Chang, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Tôru Kazama

Votes: 40

21. Honokaa Boy (2009)

111 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Leo who is in college and his girlfriend travel to Hawaii, but end up going their separate ways. Leo returns to the island and begins working with, among others, a number of ... See full summary »

Director: Atsushi Sanada | Stars: Yû Aoi, Chieko Baishô, Eri Fukatsu, Jun Hasegawa

Votes: 180

22. Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial (1988)

100 min | Comedy

6.7
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Yoshiko Mita, Hiroko Mita

Votes: 25

23. Hatsukoi: Otosan, Chibi ga Inaku Narimashita (2019)

104 min | Drama

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Masaru and Yukiko have been married 44 years. They have three children who live independently from them. Masaru and Yukiko enjoy their peaceful days, but, one day, Yukiko tells her daughter Naoko that she wants to divorce Masaru.

Director: Shôtarô Kobayashi | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuma Hamada, Yuriko Hoshi

24. Tora-San's Cherished Mother (1969)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Chôchô Miyako, Orie Satô

Votes: 135

25. Shimura Ken no daijoubudaâ (1987–1993)

54 min | Comedy

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Stars: Ken Shimura, Shôko Aida, Noriko Aota, Miyoko Asada

26. Tora-san Meets His Lordship (1977)

99 min | Comedy

7.1
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Kyôko Maya, Kanjûrô Arashi

Votes: 49

27. Tora-san's Grand Scheme (1970)

92 min | Comedy

7.0
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Director: Shun'ichi Kobayashi | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Komaki Kurihara, Chieko Misaki

Votes: 78

28. Kiri no hata (1965)

111 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Kiriko attempts to hire a well-known lawyer to defend her brother's murder case. The lawyer turns Kiriko down as she cannot afford him. Some time later, Kiriko encounters the lawyer again, but this time it is he who needs her help.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Osamu Takizawa, Michiyo Aratama, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 90

29. Lost in the Wilderness (1986)

G | 140 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Chieko Baishô, Masato Furuoya, Gô Wakabayashi

Votes: 25

30. Home from the Sea (1972)

96 min | Drama

7.4
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On a beautiful island in Seto Inner Sea, Seichi and Minko make their living by transporting rocks to construction sites by boat. They cherish the deepest affection for this piece of land ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 213

31. Women Who Do Not Divorce (1986)

107 min

5.9
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Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Chieko Baishô, Mitsuko Baishô, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 8

32. Tora-san, the Expert (1982)

106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Yûko Tanaka, Masami Shimojô

Votes: 46

33. Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies (1986)

135 min | Drama

7.0
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This is Japanese melo-dramatist director Yoji Yamada's ode to 1930s film production during the transition from silent film to talkies. With many loose associations we can see the rise of a ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Kiichi Nakai, Narimi Arimori, Chieko Baishô

Votes: 122

34. Otoko wa tsurai yo: Shiawase no aoi tori (1986)

103 min | Comedy

6.1
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Etsuko Shihomi, Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi

Votes: 24

35. Tora-san Plays Daddy (1987)

101 min | Comedy

6.8
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Midori Satsuki

Votes: 31

36. Ballad of a Worker (1962)

102 min | Drama

6.5
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After WWII, an ex-soldier and his wife spend their lives working at modest jobs to raise their son and put him through school.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Chieko Baishô

Votes: 32

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

109 min | Comedy

7.3
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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: 35

38. Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kurenai no hana (1995)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Tora-san works hard to bring together his nephew, Mitsuo, and Mitsuo's girlfriend who is engaged to someone else.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Ruriko Asaoka, Hidetaka Yoshioka

Votes: 52

39. Tora-san, His Tender Love (1970)

89 min | Comedy

6.9
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In an effort to get him to settle down, Tora's family attempts to arrange a marriage for him. Unfortunately, Tora's goodwill backfires once again, and he leaves for a remote hot springs ... See full summary »

Director: Azuma Morisaki | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Michiyo Aratama, Chieko Baishô, Yoshiko Kayama

Votes: 97

40. The Yellow Handkerchief (2011 TV Movie)

Drama

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Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Chieko Baishô, Ken'ichi Endô, Gaku Hamada

Votes: 27

41. It All Began When I Met You (2013)

106 min | Romance

6.5
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Six love stories following the love lives of ten different people.

Director: Katsuhide Motoki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Masahiro Higashide, Tsubasa Honda, Miwako Ichikawa

Votes: 88

42. Tora-san Goes Religious? (1983)

105 min | Comedy

7.6
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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

43. The Village (1975)

127 min

7.1
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A quasi-docu-drama pertaining to the monumental process to bring a performance troupe to a small Japanese village to perform for one night.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Akira Terao, Atom Shimojô, Kiyoshi Atsumi

Votes: 60

44. Tora-san Confesses (1991)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Kumiko Goto, Hidetaka Yoshioka

Votes: 27

45. Hope and Pain (1988)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Hiroko Yakushimaru, Hashinosuke Nakamura, Toshirô Yanagiba, Toshinori Omi

Votes: 27

46. Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kokoro no tabiji (1989)

110 min | Comedy

6.6
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Keiko Takeshita, Keiko Awaji

Votes: 34

47. Tora-san's Dream of Spring (1979)

104 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Otoko wa tsurai yo ("It's tough being a man") is a long-running and beloved Japanese film series that spanned from 1969 to 1995 and starred Kiyoshi Atsumi as Kuruma Torajirou, or simply "... See full synopsis »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Herb Edelman, Chieko Baishô, Masami Shimojô

Votes: 46

48. Samurai from Nowhere (1964)

93 min | Action, Adventure

7.5
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The adventures of a ronin, a samurai without a feudal lord, trying to achieve safety in a neighbouring domain.

Director: Seiichirô Uchikawa | Stars: Isamu Nagato, Tetsurô Tanba, Shima Iwashita, Chieko Baishô

Votes: 57

49. Tora-san's Forget Me Not (1973)

99 min | Comedy

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Tora visits his family after a year. After a misunderstanding he gets upset and leaves to end up in the countryside. On the way he meets Lily and they feel a connection. Sometime later Tora... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Ruriko Asaoka, Gin Maeda

Votes: 67

50. Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro no endan (1993)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shôgo Shimada

Votes: 27



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