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1. Kozure ôkami (1973– )

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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The adventures of a samurai and his young son.

Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Kazutaka Nishikawa, Takumi Satô, Taketoshi Naitô

Votes: 206

2. Kozure ôkami (1973– )
Episode: Kokashi udekashi tsukamatsuru (1973)

55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Kazutaka Nishikawa, Kiwako Taichi, Nobuo Kawai

Votes: 19

3. The Tale of Jiro (1955)

99 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Ichirô Ryûzaki, Junko Ikeuchi, Shôji Nakayama

Votes: 8

4. Death on the Mountain (1961)

87 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Hisaya Itô, Takashi Wada, Kiyoshi Kodama, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 11

5. Mother (1952)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

7.6
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A teenaged girl witnesses her widowed mother's attempt to sustain her family.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa, Eiji Okada, Akihiko Katayama

Votes: 547

6. Gensen-Kan Inn (1994)

98 min

7.6
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Shirô Sano, Mayo Kawasaki, Kitarô, Kaoru Mizuki

Votes: 9

7. Abashiri Bangaichi: Koya no taiketsu (1966)

89 min | Crime

7.5
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A strange episode with Takakura involved with horse-breeders and, at one point, getting revenge on at the guy who killed his Shetland pony.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Yôko Mihara, Jun Tazaki, Naoki Sugiura

Votes: 6

8. Love Letter (1953)

98 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka, who also has a small role in the story. Based on a screenplay by Keinosuke ... See full summary »

Director: Kinuyo Tanaka | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Yoshiko Kuga, Jûkichi Uno, Jûzô Dôsan

Votes: 106

9. The Shiinomi School (1955)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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Both the young sons of a professor are stricken by polio. The elder son dreams of starting a school for lame children and his father fulfills it. In the midst of an agile, outdoor daily life in this special school, one of the student dies.

Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Kyôko Kagawa, Yukiko Shimazaki, Jûkichi Uno, Ranko Hanai

Votes: 45

10. Sekushî chitai (1961)

82 min | Crime

7.3
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A man meets a woman. He is wrongfully suspected for the murder of her lover. She is a pick-pocket who's involved in an organized crime against her will. They pursue the truth of the murder and the secret of the prostitution syndicate.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yôko Mihara, Mako Sanjô, Junko Ikeuchi

Votes: 41

11. An Outlaw (1964)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A killer who only hits people who deserve it is tricked into killing an innocent man. He then seeks revenge against the people who employed him.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Tetsurô Tanba, Naoki Sugiura, Shinjirô Ebara

Votes: 46

12. Kurosen chitai (1960)

79 min | Crime

7.2
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A reporter investigating a prostitution ring is framed for murder.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Shigeru Amachi, Kyôko Katsura, Yôko Mihara, Toshio Hosokawa

Votes: 63

13. Kaoyaku (1965)

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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Tôru Abe, Jôji Ai, Shigeru Amachi, Shinjirô Ebara

Votes: 6

14. 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

15. Koi to Taiyo to Gang (1962)

87 min | Crime

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Ishihama is planning a casino robbery with his wife and mother-in-law. They meet a man named Tsuneda who was aiming to do the same thing so they decide to work together.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Takashi Hio, Yôko Mihara, Harumi Sone

Votes: 9

16. Abashiri bangaichi: Hokkai hen (1965)

90 min | Action, Crime

7.0
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The inmate Takakura is set free and he takes a job to drive a truck through snowy Hokkaido.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kanjûrô Arashi, Kunie Tanaka, Naoki Sugiura

Votes: 8

17. Tôkyô gyangu tai Honkon gyangu (1964)

86 min | Action, Crime

7.0
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Ken Takakura, Tetsurô Tanba, Ryôhei Uchida

Votes: 5

18. Joôbachi to Daigaku no Ryû (1960)

81 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Yôko Mihara, Kanjûrô Arashi, Teruo Yoshida, Shigeru Amachi

Votes: 10

19. Abashiri bangaichi: Fubuki no tôsô (1967)

88 min | Action

7.0
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Rin'ichi Yamamoto, Hayato Tani, Junko Miyazono

Votes: 10

20. Ôsen chitai (1960)

79 min | Crime, Drama

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A criminal drama told in a semi-documentary fashion. The murder of the chief official of Kobe city's Customs triggers an investigation of a prostitution ring called the 'Yellow Line' that sells Japanese women.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yôko Mihara, Shigeru Amachi, Mako Sanjô

Votes: 60

21. Poruno jidaigeki: Bôhachi bushidô (1973)

81 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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A nihilistic ronin joins the immoral Bohachi clan, which intends to take control over the local prostitution industry.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Gorô Ibuki, Tatsuo Endô, Ryôhei Uchida

Votes: 504

22. Chokugeki! Jigoku-ken (1974)

R | 87 min | Action

6.9
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Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Eiji Gô, Yutaka Nakajima, Hiroyuki Sanada

Votes: 369

23. Abashiri Bangaichi (1965)

92 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Shinichi is a good guy serving three years and approaching the end of his time. He escapes handcuffed to dangerous Gunda, who instigated the escape. Thus tethered, they start out on a journey across the desolate snow country of Hokkaido.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kôji Nanbara, Tetsurô Tanba, Tôru Abe

Votes: 172

24. Ginza Cosmetics (1951)

87 min | Drama

6.9
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A few days in the life of a quiet geisha, single mother of a young, smart boy, in the lively Tokyo quarter of Ginza. A woman devoted to other people's needs, she will end by taking part ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Ranko Hanai, Yûji Hori, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 229

25. Malformed Memories (2007 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Stars: Teruo Ishii, Minoru Kawasaki, Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Votes: 7

26. Meiji · Taishô · Shôwa: Ryôki onna hanzai-shi (1969)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Discover 4 famous Japanese murderers: Takahashi Oden, the last woman beheaded in Japan, Sada Abe, a crazy lover, Kunihiko Kodaira, a rapist-killer and finally, the Toyokaku case, a woman who did everything to own a hotel.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Sada Abe, Yukie Kagawa, Yoshi Katô, Junko Maki

Votes: 68

27. Sûpâ jaiantsu - Uchûtei to jinkô eisei gekitotsu (1958)

39 min | Sci-Fi, Short, Action

6.8
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The 6th Super Giant film, in which he continues his battle against the nazi-like satellite group. (Part 2 of 2)

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Utsui, Utako Mitsuya, Hiroshi Hayashi, Teruhisa Ikeda

Votes: 16

28. Blind Woman's Curse (1970)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.7
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The head of a yakuza gang is being trailed by a mysterious, vengeful blind woman.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô, Hideo Sunazuka

Votes: 1,009

29. Karate Inferno (1974)

86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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A former police captain recruits a group of deadly murderers to remove the corrupt and mafia Yakuza . Their first task is to intercept a briefcase from a band that trafficked drugs.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Eiji Gô, Yutaka Nakajima, Etsuko Shihomi

Votes: 97

30. Abashiri bangaichi: Bôkyô hen (1965)

89 min | Action, Crime

6.7
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Shin'Ichi returns home to visit his mother's grave. Upon returning he finds the mess that his previous reckless behavior left behind. His old boss, Asahi, was attacked after Shin'Ichi left and was forced to give up a lot of of his power.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Hiroko Sakuramachi, Naoki Sugiura, Kunie Tanaka

Votes: 33

31. Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror

6.6
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After escaping from an insane asylum, a medical student assumes the identity of a mysterious dead man, who appeared to be his doppelganger, and gets lured to a sinister island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yukie Kagawa, Teruko Yumi, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 1,132

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

88 min | Action, Crime

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

Votes: 5

33. Gang tai Gang (1962)

91 min | Crime

6.6
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Mizuhara did his time in jail for Boss Komori. Now that he is out, the old gang wants to say welcome back with a bullet.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tetsurô Tanba, Tatsuo Umemiya, Hideo Kô

Votes: 29

34. Yasagure anego den: Sôkatsu rinchi (1973)

86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Ocho gets abducted by a yakuza clan that uses a gang of women to smuggle drugs in their vaginas. Finding out that the kingpin had killed the last boss and abducted his daughter, Ocho joins forces with the drug mules against the clan.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Reiko Ike, Makoto Aikawa, Arumi Kuri, Meika Seri

Votes: 722

35. Zoku Abashiri bangaichi (1965)

87 min | Crime

6.5
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Tachibana has completed his three years in prison and returns to the streets. He and his old cell mate wants a new life as ex-prisoners, but by chance they come across some jewels from a bloody bank robbery.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Michiko Saga, Tôru Abe, Kunie Tanaka

Votes: 26

36. Kasen chitai (1961)

79 min | Crime

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Director: Hiromichi Takebe | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yôko Mihara, Shigeru Amachi, Jun Tazaki

Votes: 18

37. Ijô seiai kiroku: Harenchi (1969)

89 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A Japanese woman is raped by her boyfriend day in day out.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Eiji Wakasugi, Masumi Tachibana, Teruo Yoshida, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 44

38. Nyotai sanbashi (1958)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Another world of illicit pleasures lies beneath the glittering neon surface of Tokyo.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Utsui, Akemi Tsukushi, Yôko Mihara, Shigeru Ogura

Votes: 34

39. Neji-shiki (1998)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

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It has been two years since unsuccessful cartoonist, Tsube (Asano), started to live with Kuniko (Fujitani) casually in a small apartment. They are in the depths of poverty and can no longer... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Miki Fujitani, Yûko Fujimori, Kazuhiko Kanayama

Votes: 198

40. Hana to arashi to gyangu (1961)

83 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kôji Tsuruta, Mamoru Ogawa, Shinjirô Ebara

Votes: 10

41. Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)

85 min | Drama, Horror

6.2
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The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up of three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head,... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Fumio Watanabe, Reiko Mikasa

Votes: 260

42. Bakuhatsu! Boso yugi (1976)

86 min | Action, Crime

6.2
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Teruo Ishii's West Side Story, done as a bloody, violent, sexploitative biker gang film. It's the Red Chilis versus the Black Cats, and the chick who just may heal the divide.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Kôichi Iwaki, Yutaka Nakajima, Yumi Takigawa, Masami Kuwajima

Votes: 30

43. Abashiri Bangaichi: Nangoku no Taiketsu (1966)

88 min | Crime

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Takakura and his friend Tanaka comes across a pick pocketing kid.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Teruo Yoshida, Reiko Ohara

Votes: 8

44. Orgies of Edo (1969)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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A collection of stories dealing with punishment towards women.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Toyozô Yamamoto, Masumi Tachibana, Michiko Ai

Votes: 209

45. Nyotai uzumaki-shima (1960)

76 min | Crime

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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Yôko Mihara, Teruo Yoshida, Shigeru Amachi, Masayo Banri

Votes: 9

46. Ankokugai no kaoyaku: juichinin no gyangu (1963)

91 min | Crime, Action

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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Ken Takakura, Shinjirô Ebara, Kyôsuke Machida

Votes: 12

47. Gendai ninkyô-shi (1973)

96 min | Crime

6.0
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Meiko Kaji, Asao Koike, Noboru Andô

Votes: 6

48. Noboriryu tekkahada (1970)

90 min | Action, Crime

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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

49. Wakusei robo Dangard A tai konchu robot Gundan (1977)

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.0
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Director: Teruo Ishii

Votes: 20

50. 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: 206



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