With Daiei Motion Picture Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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95 Metascore

Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.

Directors: William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell

Votes: 163,688 | Gross: $184.93M

2. Dumbo (1941)

G | 64 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.3
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96 Metascore

Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.

Directors: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, John Elliotte | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, James Baskett, Herman Bing

Votes: 107,603 | Gross: $1.60M

3. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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78 Metascore

The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee, Bill Thompson

Votes: 108,537 | Gross: $93.60M

4. Rashomon (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 133,786 | Gross: $0.10M

5. Bambi (1942)

G | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.3
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91 Metascore

The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright | Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn

Votes: 117,415 | Gross: $102.80M

6. Fantasia (1940)

G | 125 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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96 Metascore

A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe Jr., Norman Ferguson, David Hand, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton, Walt Disney

Votes: 81,752 | Gross: $76.41M

7. Song of the South (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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54 Metascore

The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.

Directors: Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten

Votes: 10,113 | Gross: $63.72M

8. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 25,961 | Gross: $28.20M

9. Old Yeller (1957)

Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York

Votes: 10,487 | Gross: $21.91M

10. Brother (1960)

98 min | Drama

7.1
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Set in 1926 when Japanese tradition was much stronger, this standard drama looks at the inner workings of a small family, especially the relationship between a sister and brother.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Keiko Kishi, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 311

11. The Three Caballeros (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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85 Metascore

Donald receives his birthday gifts, which include traditional gifts and information about Brazil (hosted by Zé Carioca) and Mexico (by Panchito, a Mexican Charro Rooster).

Directors: Norman Ferguson, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Harold Young | Stars: Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, Dora Luz, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 10,543

12. Cure (1997)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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70 Metascore

A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa

Votes: 8,638 | Gross: $0.09M

13. Suicide Club (2001)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.6
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A detective is trying to find the cause of a string of suicides.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Masatoshi Nagase, Mai Hosho, Tamao Satô

Votes: 17,275

14. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In post-WWII Japan, an American captain is brought in to help build a school, but the locals want a teahouse instead.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Eddie Albert

Votes: 2,901

15. Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.1
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American frontiersman Davy Crockett fights in the Creek Indian War, is elected to the U.S. Congress and fights for Texas at the Alamo.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, Hans Conried

Votes: 2,988

16. Blind Beast (1969)

86 min | Drama, Horror

7.3
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A blind sculpter and his mother kidnap a young model.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Eiji Funakoshi, Mako Midori, Noriko Sengoku

Votes: 2,685

17. Maadadayo (1993)

134 min | Drama

7.4
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76 Metascore

Following World War II, a retired professor approaching his autumn years finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war-torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuo Matsumura, Hisashi Igawa, George Tokoro, Masayuki Yui

Votes: 4,445 | Gross: $0.05M

18. Saludos Amigos (1942)

Approved | 42 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.2
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60 Metascore

Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.

Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts | Stars: Fred Shields, José Oliveira, Lee Blair, Mary Blair

Votes: 4,120

19. Floating Weeds (1959)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

8.0
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The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ganjirô Nakamura, Machiko Kyô, Haruko Sugimura, Ayako Wakao

Votes: 6,247

20. Fun & Fancy Free (1947)

Approved | 73 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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66 Metascore

Jiminy Cricket hosts two Disney animated shorts: "Bongo," about a circus bear escaping to the wild, and "Mickey and the Beanstalk," a take on the famous fairy tale.

Stars: Edgar Bergen, Dinah Shore, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd

Votes: 5,748

21. The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur who also happens to be a master swordsman.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Masayo Banri, Ryûzô Shimada, Hajime Mitamura

Votes: 4,162

22. Dead or Alive (1999)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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49 Metascore

A yakuza of Chinese descent and a Japanese cop each wage their own war against the Japanese mafia. But they are destined to meet. Their encounter will change the world.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Renji Ishibashi, Hitoshi Ozawa

Votes: 6,972 | Gross: $0.00M

23. Third Man on the Mountain (1959)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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A boy attempts to realize his father's dream of climbing an alpine peak known as the Citadel.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Michael Rennie, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, James Donald

Votes: 721

24. The Great Locomotive Chase (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.0
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During the Civil War Union spy Andrews and his men volunteer to steal a Confederate train and drive it to Union territory while destroying the Confederate railway system along the way.

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter, Jeff York, John Lupton

Votes: 927

25. The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962)

Not Rated | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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The blind masseur and swordsman, Zatoichi, learns of a powerful political figure's secret and is quickly tailed by a group of killers.

Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yaeko Mizutani, Masayo Banri, Tomisaburô Wakayama

Votes: 1,863

26. Hercules Unchained (1959)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.4
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While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.

Directors: Pietro Francisci, Mario Bava | Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Gabriele Antonini, Patrizia Della Rovere

Votes: 1,750 | Gross: $5.45M

27. Rainy Dog (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Li Wei Chang, Shih Chang, Xianmei Chen

Votes: 1,979

28. Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Zatoichi tries to unrest the mob rule over a small village all while the gang leader's bodyguard is actually the Yojimbo, secretly taking the gang down from the inside. Will the two heroes realize in time that they are on the same side?

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shintarô Katsu, Ayako Wakao, Osamu Takizawa

Votes: 2,079

29. Flight from Ashiya (1964)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

5.4
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A flight crew tries to save the survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Japan during a raging typhoon.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Widmark, George Chakiris, Suzy Parker

Votes: 425

30. Twin Falls Idaho (1999)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.3
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71 Metascore

Conjoined twins have their relationship tested when a woman takes interest in one of them.

Director: Michael Polish | Stars: Michael Polish, Mark Polish, Michele Hicks, Jon Gries

Votes: 3,592 | Gross: $0.99M

31. Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)

Unrated | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.9
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Aliens kidnap two children and take them to another planet for the purpose of getting knowledge from their brains, but Gamera follows and tries to rescue them.

Director: Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Nobuhiro Kajima, Miyuki Akiyama, Christopher Murphy, Yûko Hamada

Votes: 2,063

32. The Quiet Duel (1949)

95 min | Drama

7.5
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A surgeon gets syphilis from a patient when he cuts himself during an operation. The doctor's life is destroyed, but unlike the patient, he doesn't destroy others along with him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Miki Sanjô, Kenjirô Uemura

Votes: 2,512

33. Spanking Love (1995)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

4.5
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Ryo Masuda is a S/M film director who asks a woman he meets on the street to star in one of his films. The woman, Yumi Sakata, accepts on a whim and her role make that particular low-budget production into an unexpected hit.

Director: Shoji Tanaka | Stars: Renji Ishibashi, Toshio Kakei, Hisami Shiraishi, Yoshiko Yura

Votes: 26

34. Gate of Hell (1953)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting.

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isao Yamagata, Yatarô Kurokawa

Votes: 2,726

35. Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Amidst a Chinese and Japanese mafia war, a lawyer for the Chinese mob finds a rift forming between him and his corrupt police office brother.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kippei Shîna, Tomorô Taguchi, Takeshi Caesar, Ren Osugi

Votes: 1,839

36. Irezumi (1966)

86 min | Drama

7.2
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A seductive woman gets kidnapped into prostitution. After getting a spider tattoo made on her back, she grows vengeful, leaving several men in her path.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Akio Hasegawa, Gaku Yamamoto, Kei Satô

Votes: 657

37. Ley Lines (1999)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A group of Chinese youths living in Japan struggle to make their way in life and eventually find trouble with the local crime syndicate.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kazuki Kitamura, Tomorô Taguchi, Dan Li, Naoto Takenaka

Votes: 1,229

38. Kicked in the Head (1997)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

3.7
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Redmond is a young guy who can't find what to do with his life. When his uncle Sam gives him the bag to deliver to some uptown connection he fails to do so and it gets them in trouble with ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Harrison | Stars: Kevin Corrigan, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Rapaport, Lili Taylor

Votes: 858 | Gross: $0.10M

39. Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.8
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34 Metascore

The ace cop of a totalitarian police force and a drifting android play their parts in a post-apocalyptic society. They are destined to fight. Their encounter will change them forever.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Maria Chen, Richard Chen, Jason Chu

Votes: 2,182

40. Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

7.5
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Zatoichi meets an infamous blind leader of a gangster organization as he contends with a gloomy ronin widower.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Reiko Ôhara, Pîtâ, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 1,007

41. The Snow Woman (1968)

80 min | Horror, Romance

7.2
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The lives of a master sculptor and his young apprentice are changed forever when they meet an evil witch during a snow storm.

Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Shiho Fujimura, Akira Ishihama, Machiko Hasegawa, Taketoshi Naitô

Votes: 297

42. Dead or Alive 2: Tôbôsha (2000)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Noriko Aota, Edison Chen

Votes: 3,242

43. Graveyard of Honor (2002)

131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However his fear of nothing soon causes problems.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryo Amamiya, Narimi Arimori, Yoshiyuki Daichi, Hirotarô Honda

Votes: 1,723

44. Taira Clan Saga (1955)

108 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Special Forces commander Captain Tadamori returns to Kyoto after successfully defeating the uprising of pirates in the western sea of Japan. But because the high courtiers dislike career ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Narutoshi Hayashi, Raizô Ichikawa, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 810

45. Escapade in Japan (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family

5.8
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A plane on its way to Japan is forced to land at sea just off the Japanese coast. A small American boy survives the ditching but is separated from the rest of the passengers and crew and is... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Teresa Wright, Cameron Mitchell, Jon Provost, Roger Nakagawa

Votes: 399

46. Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (1953)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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A crash course on the history of Western musical instruments.

Directors: Ward Kimball, Charles A. Nichols | Stars: The Mellomen, Loulie Jean Norman, Charlie Parlota, Bill Thompson

Votes: 1,176

47. The Living Desert (1953)

Passed | 69 min | Family, Documentary

7.6
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Documentary of the live of flora and fauna in a desert in the US.

Director: James Algar | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 1,062

48. Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Zatoichi is mistaken for a thief. To clear his name he must find and defeat the real villain.

Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shôgo Shimada, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Machiko Hasegawa

Votes: 1,201

49. Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

7.5
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Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Kayo Mikimoto, Kyôsuke Machida, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 844

50. Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Two of Japan and China's greatest heroic swordsman find themselves caught in a plot to protect a young child. But will national distrust and simple misunderstanding keep the two kindred spirits apart?

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Jimmy Wang Yu, Watako Hamaki, Michie Terada

Votes: 1,202


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