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1. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.6
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96 Metascore

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 567,201 | Gross: $10.06M

2. Wolf Children (2012)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.1
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71 Metascore

After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident while hunting for food for their children, a young woman must find ways to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him while keeping their trait hidden from society.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Ohsawa, Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 32,455

3. Tales from Earthsea (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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47 Metascore

In a mythical land, a man and a young boy investigate a series of unusual occurrences.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Mariska Hargitay, Jun'ichi Okada

Votes: 29,061 | Gross: $0.05M

4. Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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During the violent chaos of post-War Japanese black market, a young gangster called Shozo Hirono has to keep up with the rapid shifts of power between unscrupulous bosses.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Kunie Tanaka, Eiko Nakamura

Votes: 2,890

5. The Great Yokai War (2005)

PG-13 | 124 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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63 Metascore

A young boy is chosen as the defender of good and must team up with Japan's ancient spirits and creatures of lore to destroy the forces of evil.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Chiaki Kuriyama, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 2,173

6. Hiroshima Death Match (1973)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A young criminal joins a yakuza family to kill the gangsters who beat him up, but falls in love with his boss' widow niece, piling up enemies and corpses along his wayward way.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Shin'ichi Chiba, Meiko Kaji, Shingo Yamashiro

Votes: 1,140

7. Proxy War (1973)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Yakuza boss Shozo Hirono must choose his alliances carefully as the local gangster family affiliations prove themselves to be wildly unstable, causing gang conflicts to slowly escalate.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tsunehiko Watase, Shingo Yamashiro

Votes: 948

8. Street Mobster (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime

7.2
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A yakuza, who has an untamed rage and lack of respect for authority, finds himself leading the remnants of the gang he once belonged to in order to secure an area of their own.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Noboru Andô, Mayumi Nagisa, Asao Koike

Votes: 800

9. Police Tactics (1974)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Conflicts between Hirono's family and Yamamori's family (and their allies) are made more tense by the ambitious underlings and the police's efforts to impose a crackdown on the gangs.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tatsuo Umemiya, Toshio Kurosawa

Votes: 794

10. Final Episode (1974)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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While Hirono is in prison, his rival Takeda turns his own crime organization into a political party, whose two executives stir up new tensions in their thirst for power.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Seizô Fukumoto, Nobuo Kaneko, Jô Shishido, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 735

11. Beautiful Girl Hunter (1979)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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One dark and stormy night, a middle age prison escapee haphazardly breaks into the luxurious mansion of a wealthy and privileged family and rapes the young wife in front of her bound ... See full summary »

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Hiromi Namino, Natsuko Yashiro, Asami Ogawa, Shun Domon

Votes: 712

12. The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)

147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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A high school science teacher builds an atomic bomb and uses it to extort the nation, but cannot decide what he wants. Meanwhile, a determined cop is catching up to him, as is radiation poisoning.

Director: Kazuhiko Hasegawa | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Kenji Sawada, Kimiko Ikegami, Kazuo Kitamura

Votes: 668

13. Cops vs Thugs (1975)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime

7.2
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Acting boss Hirotani of the Ohara gang uses his friendship with corrupt cop Kuno to usurp a staged land deal that rival yakuza gang Kawade had arranged through local politicians. Open warfare erupts between the two gangs.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tatsuo Umemiya, Hiroki Matsukata, Mikio Narita

Votes: 538

14. I Went To (2000)

111 min | Action, Crime

6.8
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New magistrate cleans up a corrupt town in his own comic Samurai way.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Yûko Asano, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Ryûdô Uzaki

Votes: 462

15. Dissidia: Final Fantasy (2008 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Cosmos, the goddess of harmony. Chaos, god of discord. Two deities of equal strength, locked in a neverending war have gathered warriors from various worlds. However, Chaos' forces have ... See full summary »

Directors: Takeshi Arakawa, Bob Buchholz, Isao Nakajima, Teruaki Shiraishi, Shu Ikegami | Stars: Steve Burton, Keith David, George Newbern, Grant George

Votes: 289

16. New Battles Without Honour and Humanity (1974)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Bunta Sugawara is Miyoshi, a low-level assassin of the Yamamori gang who is sent to jail after a bungled hit. While in stir, family member Aoki attempts to seize power from the boss, and ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Nobuo Kaneko, Tomisaburô Wakayama

Votes: 206

17. Violent City (1974)

96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A retired yakuza is caught in the middle of a growing conflict between two rival clans.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Noboru Andô, Akira Kobayashi, Isao Natsuyagi, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 200

18. Yakuza Law (1969)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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A story of yakuza lynching during the Edo, Taisho, and Showa periods.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Bunta Sugawara, Minoru Ôki, Hiroshi Miyauchi

Votes: 198

19. The Boss's Head (1975)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

7.0
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Sugawara is Kuroda, an itinerant gambler who steps in when a hit by drug-addicted assassin Kusunoki goes wrong, and takes the fall on behalf of the Owada family, but when the gang fails to ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tsunehiko Watase, Yuriko Hishimi, Tsutomu Yamazaki

Votes: 179

20. Tekken (1990)

128 min | Drama

4.9
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A directionless young man, recently released from prison, tries to make a new start in life as a boxer.

Director: Junji Sakamoto | Stars: Takeshi Yamato, Bunta Sugawara, Karen Kirishima, Toshiya Fujita

Votes: 171

21. Legend of a Duel to the Death (1963)

83 min | Drama, War

7.2
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A Tokyo family escaping the war relocates to a Hokkaido village; their daughter is set to marry the local leader's son, but her siblings disapprove, which eventually leads to a violent tragedy.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Mariko Kaga, Gô Katô, Kinuyo Tanaka

Votes: 165

22. Japan Organized Crime Boss (1969)

97 min | Action, Crime

7.0
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Coming out of jail and hoping for a quiet life, Yokohama yakuza has to take the lead of his gang after the death of his boss. His small group is is taken in a crossfire between a big yakuza... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Bunta Sugawara, Noboru Andô

Votes: 158

23. Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy (2011 Video Game)

T | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.7
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The heroes and villains of the Final Fantasy games are locked in an endless struggle between two gods, fighting to find a way to break the cycle and return to their home worlds.

Director: Mitsunori Takahashi | Stars: Grant George, Johnny Yong Bosch, Aaron Spann, Yuri Lowenthal

Votes: 148

24. The Burmese Harp (1985)

133 min | Drama, War

6.2
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After becoming separated from his platoon, a Japanese soldier dons a Buddhist monk's robe and tends to the bodies of the many war casualties strewn across the countryside.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Kiichi Nakai, Takuzô Kawatani, Atsushi Watanabe

Votes: 141

25. Last Days of the Boss (1976)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Sugawara plays Nozaki, a laborer who swears allegiance to a sympathetic crime boss, only to find himself elected his successor after the boss is murdered. Restrained by a gang alliance that... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Isao Bitô, Takeo Chii, Takashi Ebata

Votes: 133

26. Hito-kiri Yota: Kyoken San-kyodai (1972)

86 min | Action, Crime

6.7
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The great Bunta stars as a gangster who is sent to jail for the sake of his gang, but when he's released he finds everything completely changed and his gang has swept him aside for being too violent.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Kunie Tanaka, Mayumi Nagisa, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 116

27. The Battery (2007)

118 min | Drama

6.2
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Takumi Harada and his family moves to Okayama during spring break before his entry to Junior High School. On the baseball field, Takumi has enormous confidence in his ability as a pitcher, but socially he is a loner.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Kento Hayashi, Kenta Yamada, Akihiro Yarita, Misako Renbutsu

Votes: 108

28. The Boxer (1977)

94 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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A young boxer accidentally kills an ex-boxing champion's brother. He then approaches the ex-champ to train him to become the next champion.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Kentarô Shimizu, Masumi Harukawa, Hiroko Isayama

Votes: 97

29. Hibotan bakuto: Isshuku ippan (1968)

95 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A local Yakuza boss of a silk farming town shows kindness to the wandering gambler Oryu by letting her stay at his residence.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Sumiko Fuji, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Michitarô Mizushima, Yuki Shirono

Votes: 92

30. Furuhata Ninzaburô (1994– )

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.1
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A Japanese television drama inspired by Peter Falk's detective series Columbo with Tamura Masakazu as the leading character, Furuhata Ninzaburô.

Stars: Masahiko Nishimura, Masakazu Tamura, Yasosuke Bando, Ken Ishiguro

Votes: 88

31. Hibotan bakuto: Oryû sanjô (1970)

100 min | Action, Crime

7.1
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Oryu searches for a blind girl she left behind but gets involved in a Yakuza turf war.

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Tôru Abe, Bin Amatsu, Kanjûrô Arashi, Mikiko Asamatsu

Votes: 88

32. My Grandpa (2003)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Tamako is a 13-year-old girl in her first year at high school. Her grandfather (Kenzo) returns home from prison and proceeds to deal with her school bullies. As Tamako starts to gain ... See full summary »

Director: Yôichi Higashi | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Satomi Ishihara, Tadanobu Asano, Mitsuru Hirata

Votes: 78

33. Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit (1968)

87 min | Horror

6.5
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A Vassal kills his lord and his wife with her cat commit suicide to avoid marrying him. Will they return and try to get revenge?

Director: Yoshihiro Ishikawa | Stars: Ryôhei Uchida, Kôtarô Satomi, Kyoko Mikage, Hiroshi Nawa

Votes: 73

34. Rimeinzu: Utsukushiki yuusha-tachi (1990)

107 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Based on a true story. In 1915, a mountain village in Japan was attacked by a giant bear, dubbed "Red Spot", who terrorized the villagers for days, murdering the men and carrying off the ... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ichi Chiba | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Mika Muramatsu, Akira Kurosaki, Takeshi Maya

Votes: 71

35. Wicked Priest (1968)

90 min | Crime

7.1
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Director: Kiyoshi Saeki | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kenjirô Ishiyama, Tsu Ishiyama, Hôsei Komatsu

Votes: 64

36. Battles Without Honor and Humanity: The Complete Saga (1980)

Not Rated | 224 min | Crime

6.1
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A compilation edition of the first four films in Kinji Fukasaku's violent yakuza saga, previously screened only as part of a limited Japanese theatrical release in 1980 and on the Toei cable channel.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Meiko Kaji, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Akira Kobayashi

Votes: 59

37. Actress (1987)

130 min | Drama

6.6
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The life of Kinuyo Tanaka, who has played in many Kenji Mizoguchi's films.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Mitsuko Mori, Bunta Sugawara, Kôji Ishizaka

Votes: 57

38. Chi-zome no daimon (1970)

87 min | Action, Crime

6.9
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Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tatsuo Umemiya, Kôji Tsuruta, Junko Miyazono

Votes: 57

39. Truck Rascals (1975)

98 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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A pair of truckers show off their driving skills to each other while evading pursuing law enforcement.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Junko Natsu, Yutaka Nakajima, Masayuki Yuhara

Votes: 53

40. Hijirimen bakuto (1972)

86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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With her first love that unfolded in the battlefield in her heart, and with a short sword and a pillbox as her weapons, female gambler Okatsu the Tiger Lily travels from gambling site to gambling site.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Eiko Nakamura, Bunta Sugawara, Sanae Tsuchida, Reiko Ike

Votes: 51

41. Yamaguchi-gumi gaiden: Kyushu shinko-sakusen (1977)

R | 87 min | Crime, Action, Drama

6.4
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One of the only pre-1980s yakuza films to be dubbed-into-English.

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

Votes: 47

42. Father of the Kamikaze (1974)

199 min | Drama, War

6.5
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The historical drama follows the wartime experiences of the respected admiral who attempted to force America into considering a negotiated peace during World War Two.

Director: Kôsaku Yamashita | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Noboru Andô, Shinjirô Ebara, Tatsuo Endô

Votes: 47

43. Distant Justice (1992)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama

5.0
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After his daughter is kidnapped and his wife murdered by drug dealers, a man finds that the gang is protected by corrupt politicians, and sets out to wipe out the gang and expose the politicians.

Director: Tôru Murakawa | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Eric Lutes, R.J. Adams, Kevin Alber

Votes: 43

44. Furyô banchô: Inoshika Ochô (1969)

89 min | Action, Crime

6.9
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Hiroshi and his biker buddies get out of jail and start a human trafficking ring but a local yakuza group puts a stop to their business. Desperate for money, Hiroshi gets mixed up with a ... See full summary »

Director: Yukio Noda | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Shin'ichi Chiba, Shigeru Katsumi, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 41

45. 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: 41

46. By a Man's Face Shall You Know Him (1966)

89 min | Action, Crime

7.5
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Korean gangsters try to take over from their Japanese counterparts in post war Japan.

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Noboru Andô, Ichirô Nakatani, Sanae Nakahara, Ryôhei Uchida

Votes: 39

47. Dog of Fortune (1979)

137 min | Drama

7.9
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Japanese girl loses her beloved dog while moving with her family. The rest of the TV series is about the girl and the dog trying to find each other.

Director: Shigeyuki Yamane | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Yôko Shimada, Isao Natsuyagi, Takeo Chii

Votes: 38

48. Hibotan bakuto: Jingi tooshimasu (1972)

96 min | Crime

7.1
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Oryu the Red Peony visits an old dying Boss of an ally family and promises she would help guide the new Boss. Meanwhile a turf war breaks out. When the family is betrayed from within and ... See full summary »

Director: Buichi Saitô | Stars: Daisuke Awaji, Sumiko Fuji, Akira Hirasawa, Masao Hori

Votes: 38

49. Dainamaito don don (1978)

142 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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A tongue-in-cheek film involving two rural yakuza clans in post-WW2 times who form baseball teams to resolve their differences. The film seems to go on a bit long.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Junko Miyashita, Bunta Sugawara, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Shin Kishida

Votes: 38

50. Yoru no henrin (1964)

109 min | Action, Crime

7.3
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A woman is pushed into prostitution by her violent yakuza boyfriend.

Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Mikijirô Hira, Keisuke Sonoi, Masuyo Iwamoto

Votes: 38



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