Seiji Miyaguchi

Seiji Miyaguchi

Seiji Miyaguchi (宮口 精二 Miyaguchi Seiji, November 15, 1913–April 12, 1985) was a Japanese actor who appeared in such films as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (as Kyuzo, the master swordsman) despite the actor's confession to have never handled a sword before the role, Ikiru as a yakuza boss from "restaurant row," and Masaki Kobayashi's Kwaidan. He died of lung cancer. Description above from the Wikipedia article Seiji Miyaguchi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

  • Title: Seiji Miyaguchi
  • Popularity: 12.13
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1913-11-14
  • Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan
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  • Also Known As: 宮口精二, 宫口精二, Сэйдзи Миягути
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Seiji Miyaguchi Movies

  • 1965
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    Kwaidan

    Kwaidan

    7.708 1965 HD

    Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money...

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  • 1959
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    The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

    The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

    8.027 1959 HD

    After handing in a report on the treatment of Chinese colonial labor, Kaji is offered the post of labor chief at a large mining operation in...

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  • 1960
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    The Bad Sleep Well

    The Bad Sleep Well

    7.693 1960 HD

    In this loose adaptation of "Hamlet," illegitimate son Kôichi Nishi climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and marries the...

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  • 1958
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    Stakeout

    Stakeout

    6.8 1958 HD

    Two detectives begin a stakeout based on the slim chance of catching a murderer whom they suspect will try to reunite with an old flame.

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  • 1964
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    Pale Flower

    Pale Flower

    7.347 1964 HD

    A gangster gets released from prison and has to cope with the recent shifts of power between the gangs, while taking care of a thrill-seeking young...

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  • 1945
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    Sanshiro Sugata Part Two

    Sanshiro Sugata Part Two

    6.2 1945 HD

    In this government-suggested sequel, Sugata again grows as a judo master, and demonstrates his (and by extension, all Japanese) superiority to the...

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  • 1976
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    Melodies of a White Night

    Melodies of a White Night

    4.5 1976 HD

    A Russian composer and Japanese pianist enter a relationship strained by their geographic and cultural boundaries.

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  • 1965
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    Samurai Spy

    Samurai Spy

    6.558 1965 HD

    Years of warfare end in a Japan unified under the Tokugawa shogunate, and samurai spy Sasuke Sarutobi, tired of conflict, longs for peace. When a...

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  • 1967
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    Japan's Longest Day

    Japan's Longest Day

    7.18 1967 HD

    Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the...

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  • 1951
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    Early Summer

    Early Summer

    7.818 1951 HD

    A 28-year-old single woman is pressured to marry.

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  • 1957
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    Black River

    Black River

    7 1957 HD

    A university student moves into an apartment building and becomes involved with a waitress. The landlord then attempts to evict the tenants and sell...

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  • 1964
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    Samurai from Nowhere

    Samurai from Nowhere

    7.1 1964 HD

    Misawa Ihei (Nagato) is traveling with his wife Tae (Iwashita Shima) who abhors the practice of sword fighting for prize money. Tae is the daughter...

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  • 1962
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    The Broken Commandment

    The Broken Commandment

    6.2 1962 HD

    Ushimatsu's father told him never to reveal his lower-caste heritage; years later, he now contemplates confiding in an activist fighting against such...

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  • 1984
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    Mermaid Legend

    Mermaid Legend

    6.9 1984 HD

    After a woman is framed for the murder of her fisherman husband, she seeks out a bloody revenge on the corrupt businessmen responsible.

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  • 1964
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    Night Scandal in Japan

    Night Scandal in Japan

    1 1964 HD

    Mayumi Ogawa stars in the tale of a Turkey miss—basically a prostitute who services men in Turkish baths—whose plans to get rich in the...

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  • 1982
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    The Challenge

    The Challenge

    5.8 1982 HD

    Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between...

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  • 1957
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    Throne of Blood

    Throne of Blood

    7.9 1957 HD

    Returning to their lord's castle, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the...

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  • 1952
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    Ikiru

    Ikiru

    8.303 1952 HD

    Kanji Watanabe is a middle-aged man who has worked in the same monotonous bureaucratic position for decades. Learning he has cancer, he starts to...

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  • 1984
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    Farewell to the Ark

    Farewell to the Ark

    7 1984 HD

    A surreal, isolated village sees its inhabitants gradually leave behind their mutual traditions and superstitions as they leave for the city. Among...

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  • 1956
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    Flowing

    Flowing

    7.1 1956 HD

    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 mother's trade...

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  • 1958
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    The Ballad of Narayama

    The Ballad of Narayama

    7.473 1958 HD

    In Kabuki style, the film tells the story of a remote mountain village where the scarcity of food leads to a voluntary but socially-enforced policy...

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  • 1962
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    The Inheritance

    The Inheritance

    7.2 1962 HD

    On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are...

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  • 1983
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    White Snake Enchantment

    White Snake Enchantment

    5 1983 HD

    Uta married a priest who saved her when she tried to commit suicide at a waterfall. The love triangle between a lustful priest, his second wife and...

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  • 1971
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    To Love Again

    To Love Again

    1 1971 HD

    A Japanese girl and a French boy make strides in overcoming the cultural barriers that prevent them from fully expressing the love they have for one...

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  • 1957
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    Night Butterflies

    Night Butterflies

    6.3 1957 HD

    A traditional bar mistress in Kyoto clashes with her Tokyo rival.

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  • 1964
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    Raised in a Palace

    Raised in a Palace

    6 1964 HD

    Set in the pleasure district of Kyoto, Tamiko (Yoshiko Mita, in her first lead role) is a young girl attending high school by day and training as a...

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  • 1959
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    Farewell to Spring

    Farewell to Spring

    6.2 1959 HD

    Five longtime friends get back together, but are disappointed to find that their bonds are not as strong as they once were.

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  • 1951
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    The Good Fairy

    The Good Fairy

    5.5 1951 HD

    The wife of an elite government official left her husband, and a young journalist is sent to investigate the case. But his boss has a hidden agenda.

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  • 1960
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    Deep River Melody

    Deep River Melody

    1 1960 HD

    A poignant story about a young couple, Setsu and Chozo, who are torn apart to save Setsu's father's restaurant.

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  • 1963
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    Twin Sisters of Kyoto

    Twin Sisters of Kyoto

    6.5 1963 HD

    In this Japanese drama, a dry goods merchant's daughter is surprised to discover that she has a twin sister. In rural Japan it was thought that twins...

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  • 1960
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    The Twilight Story

    The Twilight Story

    8 1960 HD

    In this Japanese drama, a village girl goes to Tokyo and becomes a hooker to support her ailing mother. While there she meets an unmarried teacher...

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  • 1958
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    The Spell of the Hidden Gold

    The Spell of the Hidden Gold

    6 1958 HD

    Historical drama about a sleepy-eyed ronin.

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  • 1961
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    Enraptured

    Enraptured

    1 1961 HD

    A promising dancer asks her professor to write a libretto for a Nō play. He then introduces her to a student of classical literature, but also a...

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  • 1959
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    Kiku and Isamu: Two Siblings Born in Japan

    Kiku and Isamu: Two Siblings Born in Japan

    5.7 1959 HD

    Kiku and her brother Isamu are social outcasts, children of a prostitute mother and black GI father, in postwar Japan.

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  • 1956
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    Punishment Room

    Punishment Room

    6.9 1956 HD

    Shimada is a student of U College. When the college's baseball team wins the day, he and his friend Ito drug two girls they met at the game.

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  • 1959
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    A Secret Rendezvous

    A Secret Rendezvous

    4.8 1959 HD

    After witnessing a murder, a married woman and a student agree not to meet and see each other out of fear of exposing their affair.

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  • 1965
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    Song of Farewell

    Song of Farewell

    1 1965 HD

    After her mother's funeral, Yuriko, dressed in mourning clothes, sees off her lover Shintaro as he leaves in the powdery snow, and resolves to part...

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  • 1963
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    A House in the Quarter

    A House in the Quarter

    5.75 1963 HD

    With her family suffering from extreme poverty, Yuko, as the eldest daughter, is sold to a successful brothel in Kyoto. There she is assigned to...

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  • 1960
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    Goodbye to Glory

    Goodbye to Glory

    1 1960 HD

    A story of an ardent young man who laid down his life for his country.

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  • 1964
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    Warrior of the Wind

    Warrior of the Wind

    6.688 1964 HD

    A suspenseful Ninja fantasy based on Shiba Ryotaro's novel, woven with the mysterious fate and romance of Shinzo and a beautiful Princess who find...

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  • 1964
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    Our Happiness Alone

    Our Happiness Alone

    1 1964 HD

    Mototsugu is the younger son of Akira Sakawa, a director of an advertising agency whose mother, Nobuko, is ill with cancer of the liver. His elder...

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  • 1961
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    Miyamoto Musashi

    Miyamoto Musashi

    7.3 1961 HD

    In this first episode, we are introduced to Takezo, what Musashi used to be before he became the man of legend. His beginning are not exactly...

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  • 1962
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    Miyamoto Musashi: Showdown at Hannyazaka Heights

    Miyamoto Musashi: Showdown at Hannyazaka Heights

    7.4 1962 HD

    The remake of Yoshikawa's novel continues with the second installment in which Takezo, soon to be Miyamoto Musashi, emerges from the Himeji Castle...

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  • 1984
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    Antonio Gaudí

    Antonio Gaudí

    7.2 1984 HD

    Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí (1852-1926) designed some of the world's most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks; Japanese director...

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  • 1972
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    Tora-san's Dear Old Home

    Tora-san's Dear Old Home

    7.5 1972 HD

    While Sakura and Hiroshi struggle to save funds to build a house, Torajiro befriends three young women on vacation during his travels.

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  • 1956
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    The Underworld

    The Underworld

    1 1956 HD

    Yakuza boss Furuya leans more and more on his protege Takao Shoji, though Shoji has become romantically involved with Furuya's mistress, Natsue....

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  • 2002
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    Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: 'Seven Samurai'

    Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: 'Seven Samurai'

    10 2002 HD

    Documentary made by Toho for the Masterworks reissue of all of its Kurosawa films. This one focuses on "Seven Samurai" (1954).

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  • 1958
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    Accomplice

    Accomplice

    1 1958 HD

    Based on the short story of the same name by Seichō Matsumoto.

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  • 1960
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    Get 'em All

    Get 'em All

    6 1960 HD

    Gang of robbers quarrel about the loot, but when one of them gets killed, his younger brother seeks them out to ice them one by one.

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  • 1965
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    The Start of Life

    The Start of Life

    1 1965 HD

    A young girl in an industrial town is saving her money to enter college. But her drunken father loses his job, her mother cannot make ends meet, and...

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  • 1965
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    The Radish and the Carrot

    The Radish and the Carrot

    10 1965 HD

    One day a company executive learns that his younger brother, whom he recommended, embezzled company funds. To save the situation he withdraws his...

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  • 1959
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    Tokyo Omnibus

    Tokyo Omnibus

    1 1959 HD

    The story tells of Tsuchiya, a university professor and a widower who is in love with a widow who runs a small restaurant, and his son is in love...

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  • 1946
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    A Descendant of Urashima Taro

    A Descendant of Urashima Taro

    6 1946 HD

    Reputedly based on Frank Capra’s 1939 film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, A Descendant of Tarô Urashima is about a repatriated soldier who...

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  • 1975
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    The Fossil

    The Fossil

    6.5 1975 HD

    An industrialist is diagnosed with terminal cancer. He is on a trip to Europe at the time, and a glimpse of a Japanese woman in that setting causes...

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  • 1959
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    Someday I'll Know

    Someday I'll Know

    1 1959 HD

    A modern love story involving different affairs.

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  • 1968
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    My Brother, My Love

    My Brother, My Love

    1 1968 HD

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  • 1963
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    The White Peaks of Mt. Fuji

    The White Peaks of Mt. Fuji

    1 1963 HD

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  • 1964
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    Intentions of Murder

    Intentions of Murder

    7.1 1964 HD

    The neglected common-law wife of a Japanese librarian is repeatedly harassed by a young man with a heart condition who seduces her with the prospect...

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  • 1959
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    The Most Valuable Madam

    The Most Valuable Madam

    7.3 1959 HD

    lchiro, the president of Mihara & Co., is henpecked by his wife Momoko, a clever and beautiful woman, but prattling and intrusive. She makes her...

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  • 1964
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    The Enforcer

    The Enforcer

    1 1964 HD

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  • 1957
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    Tokyo Twilight

    Tokyo Twilight

    7.6 1957 HD

    Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot accept the fact that she was abandoned as a child.

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  • 1957
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    The Story of Pure Love

    The Story of Pure Love

    6.8 1957 HD

    Junai Monogatari AKA Story of Pure Love is about two poor youths, Mitsuko and Kando, rebelling against society in various ways, who are desperately...

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  • 1958
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    The Rickshaw Man

    The Rickshaw Man

    7.1 1958 HD

    A poor rickshaw driver finds himself helping a young woman and her son after the woman's husband dies suddenly.

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  • 1957
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    Untamed Woman

    Untamed Woman

    7 1957 HD

    A woman marries, gives birth to a stillborn child, and divorces, falls in love with a hotel-keeper, only to find herself subordinated to his drive...

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  • 1951
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    Fireworks Over the Sea

    Fireworks Over the Sea

    5 1951 HD

    A fishing union depends on two brothers to make up the losses caused by the dishonest captains they replaced.

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  • 1954
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    Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    8.456 1954 HD

    A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six...

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  • 1961
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    That Guy and I

    That Guy and I

    10 1961 HD

    Asada Keiko and Kurokawa Saburo are two young college students. When Keiko visits Saburo's house, she meets his father Kokichi and his mother Motoko....

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  • 1974
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    Tora-san's Lovesick

    Tora-san's Lovesick

    7 1974 HD

    After Torajiro's latest attempt to find a bride goes awry, he starts traveling again and runs into Utako (last seen in Tora-san's Dear Old Home), now...

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  • 1982
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    Lake of Illusions

    Lake of Illusions

    1 1982 HD

    A woman works as a prostitute and attendant to make a living at a bathhouse. She is athletic and is an avid runner. She has met and adopted a white...

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  • 1965
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    Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon

    Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon

    5.9 1965 HD

    The story concerns a homeless boy named Ted. After seeing a movie about Gulliver he meets Professor Gulliver himself in a forest. Gulliver is now an...

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  • 1968
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    Admiral Yamamoto

    Admiral Yamamoto

    8.3 1968 HD

    As Japan joins in a political pact with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed supreme commander of the Japanese...

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  • 1954
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    The Street Without Sun

    The Street Without Sun

    1 1954 HD

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  • 1956
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    Early Spring

    Early Spring

    7.542 1956 HD

    A young salary man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital affair.

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  • 1947
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    Three-Fingered Detective

    Three-Fingered Detective

    1 1947 HD

    Being acquainted with the bride's uncle, a famed private detective is invited to a wedding ceremony. The groom's family is moneyed and owns large...

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  • 1953
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    An Inlet of Muddy Water

    An Inlet of Muddy Water

    6.1 1953 HD

    A Japanese woman writes down three stories she has witnessed or heard of in her diary, each about the difficult situation a young woman finds herself...

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  • 1951
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    Beauty of Life

    Beauty of Life

    1 1951 HD

    Inochi uruwashi

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  • 1964
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    The Naked Executive

    The Naked Executive

    1 1964 HD

    The executive director of the «Chuo Shoji» company, Hidaka Shiro, is called a "demon of work", but the hostess of the bar calls him "the...

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  • 1964
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    Night Scandal

    Night Scandal

    1 1964 HD

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  • 1963
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    Escape from Hell

    Escape from Hell

    6.2 1963 HD

    This suspense drama set in the mid 1700's depicts the plan of the Tokugawa rulers to send a number of homeless men to a remote island Sado to perform...

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  • 1967
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    Pomegranate Time

    Pomegranate Time

    1 1967 HD

    Comedy-drama about university tennis players.

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  • 1957
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    悪魔の顔

    悪魔の顔

    1 1957 HD

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  • 1975
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    Aoi sanmyaku

    Aoi sanmyaku

    1 1975 HD

    Remake of 1949 film

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  • 1963
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    Youth After School

    Youth After School

    1 1963 HD

    "Youth After School" takes Tokyo and Kyoto as the stage, and tells the story of a family that develops around the daughter's marriage. The play was...

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  • 1963
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    Mother

    Mother

    6.8 1963 HD

    A divorced woman enters a marriage arranged by her mother in exchange for money to save the life of her seriously ill son.

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  • 1964
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    Fumiko's Five Benefactors

    Fumiko's Five Benefactors

    1 1964 HD

    A greedy Japanese barmaid serves her aged escort too many noodles.

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  • 1962
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    Jun'ai monogatari kusa no mi

    Jun'ai monogatari kusa no mi

    1 1962 HD

    1962 Japanese movie

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  • 1971
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    Hajimete no Tabi

    Hajimete no Tabi

    1 1971 HD

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  • 1970
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    The Militarists

    The Militarists

    8 1970 HD

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  • 1957
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    A Dangerous Hero

    A Dangerous Hero

    1 1957 HD

    A film by Hideo Suzuki.

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  • 1967
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    River of Forever

    River of Forever

    1 1967 HD

    Pure love story

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  • 1962
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    Gekkyū dorobō

    Gekkyū dorobō

    1 1962 HD

    1962 Japanese movie

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  • 1956
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    Samurai of the Great Earth

    Samurai of the Great Earth

    1 1956 HD

    A film adaptation of Rikuo Honjo's novel "Ishikari River".

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  • 1956
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    Will-o'-the-Wisp

    Will-o'-the-Wisp

    1 1956 HD

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  • 1964
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    The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers

    The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers

    5.3 1964 HD

    Five swindle stories, taking place in five international cities: Tokyo, Japan ("Fumiko's Five Benefactors" by Hiromichi Horikawa); Amsterdam, The...

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  • 1960
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    Irohanihoheto

    Irohanihoheto

    1 1960 HD

    The anonymous partnership Investment Economic Association, led by its president Ryuichi Amano, collected money from many ordinary people and paid out...

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  • 1977
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    Special Crime Investigation Front

    Special Crime Investigation Front

    1 1977 HD

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  • 1980
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    Shōgun

    Shōgun

    7.622 1980 HD

    An English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in complex political games in feudal Japan.

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