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3. Great Performances (1971– )
"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »
4. The Lower Depths (1957)
Not Rated | 137 min | Drama
In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family.
6. Yagyu Clan Conspiracy (1978)
130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »
8. Sisters of the Gion (1936)
95 min | Drama
Two geisha sisters lead a hard life in the Gion district of Kyoto. After one of them feels obliged to support a bankrupt businessman, the other sister sets up various schemes to get rid of him.
9. Black River (1957)
114 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A love triangle develops between a benevolent student, his innocent girlfriend, and a cruel petty criminal, all as a point of diagnosis of a social disease that had Japan slowly succumbing to lawlessness during the post-War era.
10. Flowing (1956)
117 min | Drama
Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta ... See full summary »
14. Shin no shikôtei (1962)
104 min | Adventure
In 221 BC, Qin Shihuangdi conquered the rest of China. Qin's great accomplishments and also his serious faults are showed in this film. Qin adopted autocratic dictatorship and led a ... See full summary »
16. Bonchi (1960)
105 min | Drama
Kikuji is the scion of an Osaka merchant family whose traditional power is matrilineal. Instructed by his overbearing mother and grandmother to give them an heiress for the family business,... See full summary »
17. Orizuru Osen (1935)
87 min | Drama
In Tokyo, Osen is the servant girl of an unscrupulous antiques dealer, Kumazawa, who takes in the penniless Sokichi Hata. Kumazawa mistreats Sokichi and Osen, while swindling some Buddhist ... See full summary »
18. Meitô bijomaru (1945)
65 min | Drama
Kiyone Sakurai, an apprentice swordmaker makes a sword for his guardian, Kozaemon Onoda. Onoda breaks the sword while defending his lord which eventually leads to his death at the hands of ... See full summary »
19. Daredevil in the Castle (1961)
95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Mohei is a wandering swordsman. He arrives in the city of Osaka, where the Toyotomi clan accepts him and comes to depend upon his courage and his battlefield skills. Those skills are sorely... See full summary »
22. Shozo, a Cat and Two Women (1956)
106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A timid man who has spent much of his life attempting without success to get out from under the domination of his mother, finds that marriage is no answer. His first wife is boring and ... See full summary »
24. Maria no Oyuki (1935)
78 min | Drama, War
During a war in the 19th century, a village linked to rebellious forces is attacked by the government army, so a rich family decides to run away; two courtesans travel along them.
27. Tsuruhachi Tsurujirô (1938)
88 min | Drama
Mr. Tsurujiro is a Japanese folk singer assisted by Ms. Tsuruhachi on the shamisen. The pair is popular, but he nitpicks often on her music and so they split. She marries a benefactor, but after a joint show, feels music is above marriage.
30. Epitome (1953)
131 min | Drama
Shusei Tokuda's starkly realistic novel about a poor girl pressed into becoming a geisha was forcefully adapted by Kaneto Shindo (Onibaba). When Ginko (Nobuko Otowa, Shindo's wife) falls in... See full summary »
32. The Song Lantern (1943)
The head of an acclaimed Noh (traditional, stylised Japanese drama form) troupe has a son whom he wants to inherit the troupe/ school. Touring in the provinces, the son seeks out a famed ... See full synopsis »
33. Fireworks Over the Sea (1951)
122 min | Action, Drama, Romance
The Kamiya family struggles to keep the town fishing association from going bankrupt as they deal with a dishonest captain and his degenerate crew.
37. Tateshi Danpei (1950)
103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Stage sword-fighting and fencing instructor and choreographer, or 'tateshi', Ichikawa Danpei was a man so focused on his art and job at hand that he fails to notice how the times are ... See full summary »
42. Five Men of Edo (1951)
132 min | Action, Drama
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 »
46. Hissatsu!: Sure Death! (1984)
123 min | Drama
A group of seemingly ordinary merchants is really a band of assassins for hire. When they discover that all the assassins in Edo are being killed they must act quickly to find the culprit.
47. Downtown (1957)
57 min | Drama
A young woman whose husband has died in the war loses her will to live, sinking deeper and deeper into depression and isolation. A gentle workman falls in love with her and helps her to find new life.
48. Chutaro of Banba (1955)
86 min | Drama
Chutaro of Banba is a lone yakuza searching for the mother who abandoned him when he was five. During his travels, he is pursued by the henchmen of a yakuza boss whom he'd attacked.