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1. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

Votes: 4,230

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

Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War

8.8
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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: 4,138

3. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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The United Nations assembles the ultimate weapon to defeat Godzilla, while scientists discover a fresh pteranodon egg on a remote Japanese island.

Director: Takao Okawara | Stars: Masahiro Takashima, Ryoko Sano, Megumi Odaka, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 3,870

4. Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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In a small Japanese village, a young woman discovers the means for her revenge, while Gyaos birds are sighted around the world and humankind debates Gamera's allegiance.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Shinobu Nakayama, Ai Maeda, Yukijirô Hotaru, Ayako Fujitani

Votes: 2,095

5. Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A meteor shower carries hostile insectoid creatures to Japan, where they rapidly reproduce.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Toshiyuki Nagashima, Miki Mizuno, Tamotsu Ishibashi, Mitsuru Fukikoshi

Votes: 1,888

6. Naked Youth (1960)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Yûsuke Kawazu, Yoshiko Kuga, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 1,807

7. Fighting Elegy (1966)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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During the 1930s, a teenager yearns for a Catholic girl, whose only desire is to reform his sinful tendencies. Hormones raging, the young man channels his unsatisfied lust into the only outlet available: savage, crazed violence.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Junko Asano, Yûsuke Kawazu, Chikako Miyagi

Votes: 1,221

8. The Red Angel (1966)

95 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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During the Sino-Japanese War, a young army nurse gives sympathy to her patients and falls in love with an impotent doctor who's addicted to morphine.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Shinsuke Ashida, Yûsuke Kawazu, Ranko Akagi

Votes: 1,142

9. Swastika (1964)

91 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A childless housewife falls in love with a beautiful model.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Kyôko Kishida, Eiji Funakoshi, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 741

10. Taiyô no hakaba (1960)

87 min | Action, Crime

7.1
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In Osaka's slum, capricious folks without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the trading of ID cards and blood.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kayoko Honoo, Kôji Nakahara, Masahiko Tsugawa, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 683

11. The Inheritance (1962)

107 min | Drama

7.4
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Two-hundred million yen is up for grabs in a dying businessman's will. The businessman intends to will it to his 3 illegitimate children, but his associates scheme to take advantage of the situation.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Sô Yamamura, Seiji Miyaguchi

Votes: 537

12. Eri Eri rema sabakutani (2005)

107 min | Drama, Music, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A.D. 2015: A virus has been spreading in many cities worldwide. It is a suicidal disease and the virus is infected by pictures. People, once infected, come down with the disease, which ... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Aoyama | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Aoi Miyazaki, Mariko Okada, Masaya Nakahara

Votes: 504

13. Genocide (1968)

Approved | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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All the insects on Earth become wild and attack humans, causing Armageddon.

Director: Kazui Nihonmatsu | Stars: Keisuke Sonoi, Yûsuke Kawazu, Emi Shindô, Reiko Hitomi

Votes: 445

14. Black Lizard (1968)

86 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.0
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Japanese sixties comedy featuring a cunning female jewel thief named Black Lizard who tries to kidnap Sanaye, a wealthy jeweler's beautiful daughter as part of a plot to steal the jeweler's... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Akihiro Miwa, Isao Kimura, Kikko Matsuoka, Jun Usami

Votes: 443

15. Sad Vacation (2007)

136 min | Drama

6.9
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Kenji, abandoned by his mother, scrapes out a meager existence doing odd jobs including driving bar hostesses and their customers home. Besides this he takes care of the sister of an old ... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Aoyama | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Kaori Fujimitsu, Eri Ishida, Yuka Itaya

Votes: 348

16. Blackmail Is My Life (1968)

90 min | Action, Crime

6.9
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A pungent, extremely entertaining tale of hedonistic, amoral blackmailer Matsukata.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Hiroki Matsukata, Tomomi Satô, Hideo Murota, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 315

17. Good-for-Nothing (1960)

88 min | Action, Crime

7.0
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A bored young student falls for the young secretary of his rich friend's father. She senses some good in him and tries to make him discard his aimless lifestyle.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Masahiko Tsugawa, Hizuru Takachiho, Yûsuke Kawazu, Junichiro Yamashita

Votes: 271

18. The River Fuefuki (1960)

117 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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A young man decides to become a warrior, causing trouble for his clan.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Takahiro Tamura, Kôshirô Matsumoto, Shima Iwashita

Votes: 239

19. Ken (1964)

94 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Yûsuke Kawazu, Hisaya Morishige, Akio Hasegawa

Votes: 207

20. Gô-hime (1992)

142 min | Drama, History

6.9
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Chronicles the trials and tribulations of Oribe, the successor to tea-master Rikyu, Usu, his gardener, and Princess Goh, who attempt to balance artistic expression and duty amid political intrigue in feudal Japan.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Rie Miyazawa, Tatsuya Nakadai, Toshiya Nagasawa, Kôshirô Matsumoto

Votes: 180

21. Killers on Parade (1961)

82 min | Action, Crime

6.7
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A young journalist turns to an assassin for help when a team of hired killers comes gunning for her.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Yûsuke Kawazu, Shima Iwashita, Kayoko Honoo, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 166

22. Confessions Among Actresses (1971)

124 min | Drama

6.8
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The lives of three movie actresses unfold, transform and get exposed. Each of them owes their choice of profession to a respective traumatic event.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Ruriko Asaoka, Ineko Arima, Miyoko Akaza

Votes: 152

23. The Snow Flurry (1959)

78 min | Drama

7.0
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A flashback story of a young man, from his disgraced birth ,his harsh life and his forbidden love, until when broken-hearted, can break out in search of a place where to live means more than being alive.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Keiko Kishi, Ineko Arima, Yoshiko Kuga, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 114

24. Kira kira hikaru (1992)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Shoko and Mutsuki get married to satisfy their worried parents, but she is well past the age at which a 'good' Japanese woman should marry, and he is in love with a young male college ... See full summary »

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Hiroko Yakushimaru, Etsushi Toyokawa, Michitaka Tsutsui, Kai Atô

Votes: 105

25. Spring Dreams (1960)

103 min | Comedy

6.9
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A homeless man falls ill near a wealthy family's home, who take him in and find themselves dealing with his visiting friends.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Mariko Okada, Yoshiko Kuga, Eitarô Ozawa, Michiko Araki

Votes: 98

26. Tomorrow's Sun (1959)

7 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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A playful short film made in the style of a trailer for a fictional feature film that seems to be a spoof of films that were popular in Japan at the time.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Keiko Asami, Kakuko Chino, Kotobuki Hananomoto, Kiku Hojo

Votes: 95

27. Farewell to Spring (1959)

102 min | Drama

6.5
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Longtime friends reunite only to find out that their bonds are not as strong as they thought they were.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Keiji Sada, Ineko Arima, Masahiko Tsugawa, Akira Ishihama

Votes: 93

28. Kiri no hata (1965)

111 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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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: 92

29. One Step on a Mine, It's All Over (1999)

111 min | Drama, War

6.5
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A biographical film of war photographer, Taizo Ichinose.

Director: Shô Igarashi | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Chao Channary, Thorng Darachhaya, Michiko Hada

Votes: 76

30. Hitotsu yane no shita (1993– )

54 min | Drama

8.4
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A car accident killed a couple, orphaning their six children. At that time, the eldest child, Tatsuya, was only 18 and had to attend marathon training. Lacking the confidence to take good ... See full summary »

Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Masaharu Fukuyama, Noriko Sakai, Issei Ishida

Votes: 69

31. Sleepy Eyes of Death: In the Spider's Lair (1968)

81 min | Drama

7.0
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This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series finds the anti-hero in an area where the locals are oppressed, suppressed and held against their wills. Part of the coercive forces trace back to ... See full summary »

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Mako Midori, Maka Sarijo, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 67

32. Beast in the Shadows (1977)

118 min

7.1
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An author of mystery stories gets ensnared in a real murder case. An industrial tycoon and husband of his biggest fan lies dead and one of his colleagues, a successful but antisocial writer... See full summary »

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Teruhiko Aoi, Yoshiko Kayama, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Ryûtarô Ôtomo

Votes: 61

33. Megaloman (1979– )

30 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Young space warrior Takashi Shishidô protects Earth from from the destructive monsters of the Black Star as the long-haired kung-fu colossus Megaloman.

Stars: Yuki Kitazume, Madoka Sugi, Pepe Hozumi, Kôji Hashimichi

Votes: 58

34. Sing, Young People! (1963)

86 min | Comedy

6.2
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A college student receives a surprising offer to be a movie star in this unlikely Kinoshita film, sort of college film by the veteran director including even semi nude scene, but eventually... See full summary »

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Tsutomu Matsukawa, Yûsuke Kawazu, Shin'ichirô Mikami, Kei Yamamoto

Votes: 52

35. Jotai (1969)

95 min | Action, Crime

6.9
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Although not a pure yakuza film, it does have quite a few of the genre's elements and, more importantly, it truly gets inside the sociopathic soul that serves as fertile ground for the ever-burgeoning yakuza ranks.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ruriko Asaoka, Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Eiko Azusa

Votes: 45

36. Love Old and New (1961)

82 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Yûsuke Kawazu, Masayuki Mori, Yumeji Tsukioka

Votes: 42

37. The Eternal Rainbow (1958)

106 min | Drama

6.9
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In a film that cuts across documentary and drama styles and features a who is who of Japanese cinema one sees an exploration of both the dynamics of an industrial behemoth, which operates ... See full summary »

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Teiji Takahashi, Yoshiko Kuga, Takahiro Tamura, Minoru Ôki

Votes: 39

38. Play It Cool (1970)

94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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AN EXPLOITATION SEX DRAMA JUST THIS SIDE OF PINKU-EIGA WITH YAKUZA ELEMENTS.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Mari Atsumi, Yûsuke Kawazu, Akemi Negishi, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 38

39. Nemuri Kyoshiro engetsu sappo (1969)

82 min

6.3
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Nemuri Kyoshiro this time gets involved in a plot to replace the shogun successor.

Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Hiroki Matsukata, Tomomi Satô, Sanae Nakahara, Machiko Hasegawa

Votes: 36

40. Mr. Kinpachi in Class 3B (1979– )

Drama

6.6
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Kinpachi Sakamoto is the homeroom teacher for a group of third-year students known as the "B-Group". The students are from a wide range of backgrounds, and have an equally wide range of ... See full summary »

Stars: Hideko Hara, Tetsuya Takeda, Aya Ueto, Miho Konishi

Votes: 29

41. Shibire Kurage (1970)

92 min | Action, Crime

7.5
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More of a sex melodrama than an actual yakuza film, but it has yakuza elements.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Mari Atsumi, Ryô Tamura, Yûsuke Kawazu, Ryoichi Tamagawa

Votes: 28

42. Dôran (1980)

150 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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Director: Shirô Moritani | Stars: Ken Takakura, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Masakane Yonekura, Junko Sakurada

Votes: 25

43. Cruel Ghost Legend (1968)

88 min | Horror

6.9
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A Samurai kills a Blind Man who tells him to "Repay his debts." Because of the Samurai's actions his entire family is to bear a terrible curse.

Director: Kazuo Hase | Stars: Masumi Harukawa, Nobuo Kaneko, Saeda Kawaguchi, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 24

44. Yakuza zesshô (1970)

92 min | Action, Crime

6.9
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NOTHING SHORT OF BRILLIANT. MINDBLOWING.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Naoko Ôtani, Masakazu Tamura, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 21

45. Flames of Blood (1981)

147 min | Action, Crime

6.6
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The story of a drunken fighter (Sugawara) and an ailing, blind singer (Baisho) amid the power struggle between the Shogunate government and the Emperor in mid-19th century Japan.

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Mitsuko Baishô, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Hiroko Sakuramachi

Votes: 19

46. Kojin kojitsu (1961)

88 min

6.9
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Director: Minoru Shibuya | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita, Chikage Awashima, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 16

47. G-Men '75 (1977–1982)

54 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Takayuki Akutagawa, Yôsuke Natsuki, Gô Wakabayashi

Votes: 13

48. Bôkensha kamikaze (1981)

115 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.8
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An ex-Olympic athlete and a student commit cash robbery. Aki Hoshino, a Pre-med student, becomes inspired to steal money the school collected as "special fees" from parents wanting to assure their offspring's' acceptance.

Director: Ryuichi Takamori | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Shizue Abe

Votes: 11

49. Acacia (2009)

100 min | Drama

5.8
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"Acacia" revolves around Ishida Sekiji a former professional wrestler now a lonely retired man. Sekiji then strikes up a friendship with a reserved young boy.

Director: Jinsei Tsuji | Stars: Antonio Inoki, Ryôga Hayashi, Eri Ishida, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 10

50. Young Girls in Love (1986)

98 min

7.2
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The story of a young girl's first love is told from the heroine's point of view. Surrounded by various people, she finally begins to awaken to her own feelings as a woman.

Director: Kazuki Ohmori | Stars: Yuki Saitô, Haruko Sagara, Mamiko Takai, Toshirô Yanagiba

Votes: 10



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