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1. From the Northern Country (1981– )

45 min | Drama

8.7
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"From the North" with warmth loving strokes, describing the love of family, love of humanity. Because his wife was having an affair and divorce blackboard Goro, with a son and daughter from... See full summary »

Stars: Kunie Tanaka, Keiko Takeshita, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Tomoko Nakajima

Votes: 96

2. Kita no kuni kara '83 fuyu (1983 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

8.4
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Director: Shigemichi Sugita | Stars: Kunie Tanaka, Keiko Takeshita, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Tomoko Nakajima

Votes: 18

3. The Detective Story (1979–1980)

Action, Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Yûsaku Matsuda, Mikio Narita, Kaori Takeda, Michihiro Yamanishi

Votes: 19

4. Port of Honor (1957)

8.1
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Shinobu Chihara

Votes: 7

5. Tampopo (1985)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy

7.9
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A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kôji Yakusho

Votes: 13,800 | Gross: $0.22M

6. Dai Chûshingura (1971– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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The famous Japanese legend of the enforced suicide of Lord Asano and the epic attempt by his loyal forty-seven samurai to avenge their unjustly punished lord is the basis for this year-long drama.

Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kozuki Noboru, Tetsuya Watari, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 9

7. The 47 Masterless Samurai (1959)

183 min

7.6
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Utaemon Ichikawa, Chiezô Kataoka, Michiyo Kogure, Hibari Misora

Votes: 18

8. Mito Kômon (1969–2011)

7.5
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Stars: Kôtarô Satomi, Takashi Naitô, Mikihisa Azuma, Kôji Matoba

Votes: 11

9. The Great Killing (1964)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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A Shogunate Elder connives to rule Japan by making his puppet, the Shogun's brother Tsunashige, the next Shogun. The best strategist in Japan, Yamaga, leads a plot to stop the Elder, but ... See full summary »

Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Takayuki Akutagawa, Kôtarô Satomi, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Mikijirô Hira

Votes: 269

10. The Seven Vows (1956)

151 min

7.4
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Harue Akagi, Ushio Akashi, Ryûtarô Aoyagi, Koji Arima

Votes: 5

11. Eleven Samurai (1967)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.3
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The lord of the Oshi fief is killed by his trespassing neighbor, Nariatsu. But when the Oshi clan is blamed for the incident, eleven of their best warriors decide to trade their lives for justice.

Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Isao Natsuyagi, Kôtarô Satomi, Kôji Nanbara, Junko Miyazono

Votes: 281

12. Hissatsu shikakenin (1972–1973)

46 min | Action

7.2
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"Shikakenin", they have a double life and live inconspicuously in Edo. Baian Fujieda is an acupuncturist. Sanai Nishimura is a masterless samurai. They believe that Otowaya-Han'emon who is ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Ogata, Gorô Mutsumi, Sô Yamamura, Yoichi Hayashi

Votes: 5

13. Akai kage-bôshi (1962)

90 min

7.2
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Fifteen years after Ishida Mitsunari lost in the battle of Sekigahara, Tokugawa Ieyasu foresees his unavoidable battle with Toyotomi Hideyori and goes into Fushimi Castle. At the night, ... See full summary »

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Yaoei Akechi, Koji Arima, Iwao Daimaru, Kogiku Hanayagi

Votes: 28

14. 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

15. Ako roshi (1961)

151 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Kusuo Abe, Kyôko Aoyama, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Shinobu Chihara

Votes: 23

16. Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari (1964)

99 min

7.1
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A headstrong young man seeks to join the Shinsengumi, but as his determination impresses his superiors, questions begin to arise as to his true identity and intentions.

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Sumiko Fuji, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Isao Kimura, Takeya Nakamura

Votes: 76

17. The Master Spearman (1960)

99 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Kurando is a retired samurai. Granted a last-second reprieve from the obligation to commit Harakiri, he decides to settle down and marry one of two kabuki actresses who helped him enjoy what he thought would be his final days.

Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Hiromi Hanazono, Kensaku Hara, Ryôsuke Kagawa

Votes: 21

18. Making of 'Tampopo' (1986 Video)

87 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Toshiro Uratani | Stars: Toshiya Fujita, Isao Hashizume, Seigo Hosogoe, Hisashi Igawa

Votes: 18

19. Lord Mito 1 (1957)

98 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Yasushi Sasaki | Stars: Chiyonosuke Azuma, Mitsugorô Bandô, Shinobu Chihara, Tokumaro Dan

Votes: 7

20. The Secret of the Urn (1966)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Loyal samurai Samanosuke is attacked, mutilated, and left for dead while carrying out a mission for his clan. He recovers but has lost an eye and an arm. Taking a new identity as Tange ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Bin Amatsu, Keiko Awaji, Takuya Fujioka, Kiyoshi Hitomi

Votes: 270

21. Kagero-za (1981)

Not Rated | 139 min | Fantasy, Romance, Thriller

6.9
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A 1920s playwright meets a beautiful woman who may be the ghost of his patron's deceased wife.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Yûsaku Matsuda, Michiyo Yasuda, Mariko Kaga, Katsuo Nakamura

Votes: 456

22. Seventeen Ninja (1963)

99 min | Action

6.9
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In a time where highly skilled ninja organizations carry out secret missions, Iga Jigoza's group of seventeen ninja must find a way to infiltrate the enemy's stronghold and steal the pact from Negoro ninja Saiga Magokuro. A classic.

Director: Yasuto Hasegawa | Stars: Kôtarô Satomi, Jûshirô Konoe, Yuriko Mishima, Ryûtarô Ôtomo

Votes: 40

23. Duel of Blood and Sand (1963)

Not Rated | 91 min

6.9
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A ronin comes to a village and tries to organize a defense against bandits. At the same time 4 samurai are hunting him.

Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Jûshirô Konoe, Satomi Oka, Ryûtarô Ôtomo

Votes: 39

24. Ôshô (1948)

94 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Tsumasaburô Bandô, Isamu Kosugi, Tatsuo Saitô, Ryûtarô Ôtomo

Votes: 24

25. Shoretsu shinsengumi - bakumatsu no doran (1960)

102 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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Near the end of the Edo period, a military force known as Shinsengumi guards the Shogun.

Director: Yasushi Sasaki | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Yatarô Kurokawa, Sentarô Fushimi

Votes: 27

26. The Revolutionary (1962)

100 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, oppressed peasant Christians revolt against the shogunate with the aid of a charismatic Christian rebel leader Shiro Amakusa.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Hashizô Ôkawa, Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Satomi Oka, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 113

27. Tange Sazen doto-hen (1959)

81 min

6.8
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Hashizô Ôkawa, Ryûtarô Ôtomo

Votes: 5

28. Ghost Ship Part 2 (1957)

82 min | Horror

6.8
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Ryûtarô Aoyagi, Iwao Daimaru, Kensaku Hara, Kensaku Haruji

Votes: 10

29. Tenshi o yûwaku (1979)

109 min | Drama

6.8
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This story of the everyday life of a couple living together is made all the more powerful by the lead's real off-screen romance.

Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Momoe Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Miura, Yutaka Nakajima, Shôhei Hino

Votes: 9

30. Shin Tange Sazen (1958)

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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Hibari Misora, Hashizô Ôkawa, Denjirô Ôkôchi, Ryûtarô Ôtomo

Votes: 12

31. Castle of Owls (1963)

91 min | Drama

6.7
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This is a classic early Japanese Ninja movie. The Iga ninjas are a dying breed as Toyotomis rule allows Japan to experience some peace. Juzo, an Iga ninja who had vowed revenge for the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Minoru Ôki, Hizuru Takachiho, Chiyoko Honma

Votes: 236

32. Watari, Ninja Boy (1966)

83 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Director: Sadao Funatoko | Stars: Yoshinobu Kaneko, Chiyoko Honma, Fuyukichi Maki, Kunio Murai

Votes: 85

33. 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

34. Tange Sazen: Nuretsubame itto-ryu (1961)

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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Hashizô Ôkawa, Ryûtarô Ôtomo

Votes: 5

35. Festival of Swordsmen (1961)

87 min

6.6
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During the middle of the Kanei Period (1624-1644) Japan was in the early stages of its most peaceful era. This left a large number of unemployed samurai with nothing to do, and their morale... See full summary »

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Eiji Okada, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Shingo Yamashiro, Ryûtarô Ôtomo

Votes: 38

36. Disorder of the Kuroda Clan (1956)

109 min | Action

6.6
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Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Chiaki Tsukioka, Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Mitsuko Miura, Hizuru Takachiho

Votes: 8

37. Nihon Kyokaku-den: naniwa-hen (1965)

98 min

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Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Ken Takakura, Hideo Murata, Asao Uchida, Kusuo Abe

Votes: 7

38. Ohtori-jo no hanayome (1958)

86 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Harue Akagi, Ushio Akashi, Hideo Azuma, Kensaku Hara

Votes: 16

39. Clan Revival: Part 3 (1954)

56 min | Adventure, Drama

6.5
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Director: Ryo Hagiwara | Stars: Chiyonosuke Azuma, Michiko Hoshi, Eijirô Kataoka, Gorô Katsura

Votes: 6

40. A Chivalrous Spirit (1958)

104 min | Drama

6.4
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Ninkyo Tokaido is another great story of Yamamoto Chogoro/Jirocho (Chiezo Kataoka), the biggest gambling boss on the Tokaido Highway. When the uncle of Seneimon (Hashizo Okawa) is slain by ... See full synopsis »

Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Hashizô Ôkawa, Kinnosuke Nakamura

Votes: 9

41. The One-eyed Wolf (1959)

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Five swordsmen are murdered and hung in a tree and the chase is on to find the killers. Two magistrates pursue the leads to solve the crime and it leads to a potential conspiracy to kill ... See full synopsis »

Director: Tadashi Sawashima | Stars: Kôtarô Satomi, Ryûtarô Ôtomo

Votes: 7

42. The Magic Serpent (1966)

Not Rated | 86 min | Fantasy

6.3
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In ancient Japan, a good lord is killed and his throne is taken by the trecherous Yuki Daijo and his wizard friend Oroki-maru. The young prince Ikazuki-maru is rescued from the jaws of ... See full summary »

Director: Tetsuya Yamanouchi | Stars: Hiroki Matsukata, Tomoko Ogawa, Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Bin Amatsu

Votes: 308

43. Tange Sazen: yoto nuretsubame (1960)

79 min

6.3
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The legendary one-armed, one-eyed swordsman Tange Sazen is back to aid a Magistrate in his efforts to steal bribe money on its way to Edo for the benefit of poor farmers.

Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Kyôko Aoyama, Sentarô Fushimi, Satomi Oka, Hiroko Sakuramachi

Votes: 10

44. Zenigata Heiji (1966)

89 min | Action, Adventure

6.3
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Director: Tetsuya Yamanouchi | Stars: Kazuo Funaki, Asao Koike, Akitake Kôno, Yuriko Mishima

Votes: 16

45. Gokumon-jima (1949)

75 min | Mystery

6.3
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Teruyo Asagumo, Izumi Hara, Chizuru Kitagawa

Votes: 7

46. The Flute Playing Warrior (1955)

89 min | Drama

6.3
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A Romeo & Juliet type story of tragic love set to the Heian Period. A young samurai wins the heart of a beautiful princess with his wonderful flute playing, which sets in motion a feud that will change the face of Japan.

Director: Yasushi Sasaki | Stars: Michiko Hoshi, Hibari Misora, Kyû Sazanka, Chiaki Tsukioka

Votes: 9

47. Five Men of Edo (1951)

132 min | Action, Drama

6.2
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During the 17th Century bands of hatamoto, samurai vassals of the Tokugawa shogunate, were causing havoc in the new capital city of Edo. Opposing them was Banzui-in Chobei,whose sole aim ... See full summary »

Director: Daisuke Itô | Stars: Tsumasaburô Bandô, Utaemon Ichikawa, Isuzu Yamada, Kôkichi Takada

Votes: 25

48. Seven from Edo (1958)

92 min | Drama

6.2
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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Utaemon Ichikawa, Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Hashizô Ôkawa

Votes: 6

49. 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

50. Ghost Ship Part 2 (1957)

85 min

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Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Yaoei Akechi, Hideo Azuma, Tokumaro Dan, Kensaku Hara

Votes: 6



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