Toshirō Mifune

Toshirō Mifune

Toshirō Mifune (April 2, 1920 - December 24, 1997) was a Japanese actor who is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors in the history of Japanese cinema. He was born in Qingdao, China, but was raised in Japan. Mifune's career spanned over 50 years, during which he collaborated extensively with renowned director Akira Kurosawa, creating some of the most iconic films in Japanese cinema. Mifune gained international recognition for his performances in Kurosawa's films, particularly in samurai films. He portrayed strong, dynamic, and often rebellious characters, bringing a raw intensity to his roles. Some of his notable collaborations with Kurosawa include "Rashomon" (1950), "Seven Samurai" (1954), "Yojimbo" (1961), and "The Hidden Fortress" (1958), which inspired George Lucas's "Star Wars." Apart from his work with Kurosawa, Mifune appeared in numerous other films, showcasing his versatility as an actor. He played roles in various genres, including dramas, comedies, and war films. Some of his other notable films include "The Throne of Blood" (1957), "High and Low" (1963), and "Red Beard" (1965). Mifune's charismatic presence, powerful performances, and ability to convey complex emotions made him an iconic figure in Japanese cinema. He received international recognition and awards for his contributions to the film industry, including several honors at the Venice Film Festival and a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

  • Title: Toshirō Mifune
  • Popularity: 24.183
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1920-04-02
  • Place of Birth: Qingdao, China
  • Homepage: http://www.mifuneproductions.co.jp/index.php
  • Also Known As: Toshirô Mifune, Toshiroh Mifune, 三船敏郎, Тосиро Мифунэ, Mifune Toshirō, Toshiro Mifune
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Toshirō Mifune Movies

  • 1950
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    Rashomon

    Rashomon

    8.095 1950 HD

    Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, "Rashomon" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of...

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  • 1958
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    The Hidden Fortress

    The Hidden Fortress

    8 1958 HD

    In feudal Japan, during a bloody war between clans, two cowardly and greedy peasants, soldiers of a defeated army, stumble upon a mysterious man who...

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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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  • 1966
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    Grand Prix

    Grand Prix

    7.238 1966 HD

    The most daring drivers in the world have gathered to compete for the 1966 Formula One championship. After a spectacular wreck in the first of a...

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  • 1970
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    Incident at Blood Pass

    Incident at Blood Pass

    6.8 1970 HD

    In the Edo period, a nameless ronin accepts an assignment to go to a mountain pass and wait. Near the pass he stops at an inn where a collection of...

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  • 1949
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    Stray Dog

    Stray Dog

    7.502 1949 HD

    A bad day gets worse for young detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes...

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  • 1955
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    I Live in Fear

    I Live in Fear

    7.269 1955 HD

    Kiichi Nakajima, an elderly foundry owner, is convinced that Japan will be affected by an imminent nuclear war, and resolves to move his family to...

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  • 1979
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    1941

    1941

    5.8 1979 HD

    In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.

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  • 1954
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    Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

    Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

    7.146 1954 HD

    Struggling to elevate himself from his low caste in 17th century Japan, Miyamoto trains to become a mighty samurai warrior.

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  • 1955
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    Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple

    Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple

    7.167 1955 HD

    After years on the road establishing his reputation as Japan's greatest fencer, Takezo returns to Kyoto. Otsu waits for him, yet he has come not for...

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  • 1956
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    Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island

    Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island

    7.159 1956 HD

    A humble and simple Takezo abandons his life as a knight errant. He's sought as a teacher and vassal by Shogun, Japan's most powerful clan leader....

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  • 1962
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    Sanjuro

    Sanjuro

    7.952 1962 HD

    Toshiro Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Kurosawa's tightly paced, beautifully composed "Sanjuro." In this companion piece and...

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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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  • 1971
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    Red Sun

    Red Sun

    6.9 1971 HD

    In 1870, Japanese ambassador Sakaguchi and his entourage travel by train to Washington to deliver a valuable sword to the President of the United...

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  • 1968
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    Hell in the Pacific

    Hell in the Pacific

    6.89 1968 HD

    During World War II, a shot-down American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain find themselves stranded on the same small uninhabited island in...

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  • 1961
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    Yojimbo

    Yojimbo

    8.107 1961 HD

    A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the...

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  • 1951
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    The Idiot

    The Idiot

    7 1951 HD

    Kameda, who has been in an asylum on Okinawa, travels to Hokkaido. There he becomes involved with two women, Taeko and Ayako. Taeko comes to love...

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  • 1948
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    Drunken Angel

    Drunken Angel

    7.605 1948 HD

    Doctor Sanada treats gangster Matsunaga after he is wounded in a gunfight, and discovers that he is suffering from tuberculosis. Sanada tries to...

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  • 1950
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    Scandal

    Scandal

    6.961 1950 HD

    A celebrity photograph sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.

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  • 1989
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    Death of a Tea Master

    Death of a Tea Master

    5.3 1989 HD

    Years after the death of legendary tea master Rikyu, his disciple Honkakubo attempts to resolve the mystery of the master's death.

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  • 1963
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    High and Low

    High and Low

    8.314 1963 HD

    A shoe company executive who has mortgaged everything he has becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and is conflicted...

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  • 1957
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    The Lower Depths

    The Lower Depths

    7.102 1957 HD

    Residents of a rundown boardinghouse in 19th-century Japan, including a mysterious old man and an aging actor, get drawn into a love triangle that...

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  • 1967
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    Samurai Rebellion

    Samurai Rebellion

    8.187 1967 HD

    The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to...

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  • 1979
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    Winter Kills

    Winter Kills

    5.8 1979 HD

    The younger brother of an assassinated US President is led down a rabbit hole of conspiracies and dead ends after learning of a man claiming to be...

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  • 1970
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    Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo

    Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo

    6.672 1970 HD

    With a price on his head, Ichi seeks tranquillity in a favorite village. Since his last visit, it has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro, the son of a...

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  • 1952
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    The Life of Oharu

    The Life of Oharu

    7.784 1952 HD

    In Edo Period Japan, a noblewoman's banishment for her love affair with a lowly page signals the beginning of her inexorable fall.

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  • 1949
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    The Quiet Duel

    The Quiet Duel

    7.385 1949 HD

    A young idealistic doctor works at his father's clinic in a small and seedy district. During the war, he contracts syphilis from the blood of a...

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  • 1969
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    Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor

    Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor

    6.694 1969 HD

    Near the end of the nineteenth century, as the balance of power shifts from Shogunate towards the Emperor, Japan restlessly awaits the dawning of a...

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  • 1962
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    47 Ronin

    47 Ronin

    7.256 1962 HD

    After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their...

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  • 1977
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    Proof of the Man

    Proof of the Man

    7.4 1977 HD

    When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There he is joined by a...

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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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  • 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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  • 1963
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    Samurai Pirate

    Samurai Pirate

    5.6 1963 HD

    An adventurous and daring sailor sets sail to the castle of an ailing king to stop an evil premier, hungry for power and wealth, from succeeding the...

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  • 1992
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    Shadow of the Wolf

    Shadow of the Wolf

    5.6 1992 HD

    In the 1930s, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes...

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  • 1969
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    Samurai Banners

    Samurai Banners

    7.5 1969 HD

    Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He...

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  • 1966
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    The Sword of Doom

    The Sword of Doom

    7.701 1966 HD

    Ryunosuke, a gifted swordsman plying his trade during the turbulent final days of Shogunate rule, has no moral code and kills without remorse....

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  • 1978
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    The Fall of Ako Castle

    The Fall of Ako Castle

    6.6 1978 HD

    This is the story of "The Forty-Seven Ronin." Based on historical events in 1701-2, the movie tells the tale of the Asano clan's downfall and the...

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  • 1963
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    Attack Squadron

    Attack Squadron

    6 1963 HD

    Lt. Col. Senda resists the idea of sending Japanese fighter pilots on suicide missions. He believes that what is really necessary for Japan to regain...

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  • 1987
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    Princess from the Moon

    Princess from the Moon

    6.4 1987 HD

    Two poor, married farmers have recently lost their only child; after a freak visitation, they pry open an alien cocoon to greet their new daughter.

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  • 1966
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    Adventure in Kigan Castle

    Adventure in Kigan Castle

    5.7 1966 HD

    Osami, a soldier-of-fortune from Japan, joins with priest Ensai in a quest for the ashes of the great Buddha. Their journey takes them to a kingdom...

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  • 1965
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    Samurai Assassin

    Samurai Assassin

    7.275 1965 HD

    Japan, 1860. The men of the Mito clan, victims of the Ansei purge, anxiously prowl around the Sakurada Gate of Edo Castle with the intention of...

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  • 1952
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    Vendetta of a Samurai

    Vendetta of a Samurai

    6.8 1952 HD

    The famous showdown at Kagiya corner has been told many times, but never before with the realism and intensity of this version scripted by Kurosawa...

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  • 1975
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    Paper Tiger

    Paper Tiger

    5.7 1975 HD

    A somewhat prim and proper Englishman is hired as the tutor to the son of the Japanese ambassador. His life changes when he and the boy are kidnapped...

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  • 1969
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    Red Lion

    Red Lion

    6.354 1969 HD

    Japan, February 1868. As the Tokugawa shogunate declines and the power of Emperor Meiji grows, Gonzo, a soldier of the Restoration Army, returns to...

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  • 1959
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    Desperado Outpost

    Desperado Outpost

    6.1 1959 HD

    When Sergeant Okubo's brother is murdered at a Japanese outpost in Northern China during the Second World War, Okubo poses as a war correspondent and...

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  • 1969
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    Battle of the Japan Sea

    Battle of the Japan Sea

    6 1969 HD

    Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails, and...

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  • 1947
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    Snow Trail

    Snow Trail

    7.1 1947 HD

    Three bank robbers, Eijima, Nojiri, and Takasugi, flee the police and escape into the mountains. At an inn high in the Japanese Alps, Eijima and...

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  • 1961
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    The Important Man

    The Important Man

    7.8 1961 HD

    Animas Trujano is a colorful but irresponsible Indian in a small Mexican village. He hopes above all things someday to be chosen mayordomio of his...

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  • 1957
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    Yagyu Secret Scrolls

    Yagyu Secret Scrolls

    7 1957 HD

    In the Tokugawa Era, the clan of Lord Yagyu has hidden away three scrolls containing clan secrets which, if revealed, would cause revolution and...

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  • 1981
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    Inchon

    Inchon

    3.9 1981 HD

    Gen. Douglas MacArthur leads a Korean War campaign, and the war tests a married couple's relationship.

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  • 1981
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    The Bushido Blade

    The Bushido Blade

    5.3 1981 HD

    A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are...

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  • 1968
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    The Sands of Kurobe

    The Sands of Kurobe

    6.2 1968 HD

    Kitagawa is an engineer charged with construction of a gigantic tunnel through the Japan Alps for the transportation of equipment in the building of...

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  • 1958
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    Yagyu Secret Scrolls: Ninjitsu - Part II

    Yagyu Secret Scrolls: Ninjitsu - Part II

    5.3 1958 HD

    In the Tokugawa Era, the clan of Lord Yagyu has hidden away three scrolls containing clan secrets which, if revealed, would cause revolution and...

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  • 1965
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    Fort Graveyard

    Fort Graveyard

    6.7 1965 HD

    Charged with insubordination for punching a superior, Sergeant Kosugi is shipped to China in the last desperate days of the Second World War. His...

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  • 1960
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    The Last Gunfight

    The Last Gunfight

    6.6 1960 HD

    Japanese police detective Saburo Fujioka is suspected of corruption, demoted, and sent to the city of Kojin. Kojin is the scene of fierce fighting...

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  • 1959
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    Samurai Saga

    Samurai Saga

    6.7 1959 HD

    Edmund Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, transplanted to Japan. A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) loves a...

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  • 1964
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    Whirlwind

    Whirlwind

    6.8 1964 HD

    Set at the end of the Siege of Osaka this film follows the exploits of several members of the defeated Toyotomi clan as they cope with the post...

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  • 1981
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    Lowly Ronin

    Lowly Ronin

    1 1981 HD

    Reprising his role from the popular TV series "Koya no Suronin" (The Lowly Ronin), Mifune Toshiro stars in this full-length, stand-alone made for TV...

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  • 1982
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    Lowly Ronin 2: The Spray of Blood

    Lowly Ronin 2: The Spray of Blood

    1 1982 HD

    Reprising his role from the popular TV series "Koya no Suronin" (The Lowly Ronin), Mifune Toshiro stars in this full-length, stand-alone made for TV...

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  • 1959
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    The Three Treasures

    The Three Treasures

    5.1 1959 HD

    The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the...

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  • 1950
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    Wedding Ring

    Wedding Ring

    6.8 1950 HD

    A jewelry store president begins to fall for the doctor treating her husband's illness.

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  • 1961
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    Daredevil in the Castle

    Daredevil in the Castle

    7.4 1961 HD

    During the raging war between the Toyotomi and Tokugawa clans, the swordsman Mohei (whose family has been completely decimated) is recruited by...

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  • 1983
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    Lowly Ronin 5: The Teenage Orphan Girl

    Lowly Ronin 5: The Teenage Orphan Girl

    1 1983 HD

    When the 'Lowly Ronin' helps an orphaned teenage girl avoid being turned into a prostitute, she then claims he is her father and they start a farm as...

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  • 1991
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    Journey of Honor

    Journey of Honor

    4.9 1991 HD

    The son of a besieged Shogun in war-torn 17th century Japan travels to Spain to buy weaponry from the king.

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  • 1978
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    Shogun's Samurai

    Shogun's Samurai

    7.071 1978 HD

    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...

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  • 1950
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    Sasaki Kojiro

    Sasaki Kojiro

    5 1950 HD

    Director Hiroshi Inagaki's early version of the life and death of famed swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. Otani Tomoemon gives a brilliant performance as...

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  • 1969
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    Safari 5000

    Safari 5000

    7.3 1969 HD

    A Japanese racing driver for Nissan named Godai (Yujiro Ishihara) have a rivalry with a French driver named Pierre (Jean-Claude Drouot). Godai is...

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  • 1956
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    A Wife's Heart

    A Wife's Heart

    6.8 1956 HD

    Kiyoko (Takamine Hideko) and her husband want to open a coffee shop. She becomes increasingly close to the bank clerk (Mifune Toshiro) she's asked...

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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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  • 1966
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    Rise Against the Sword

    Rise Against the Sword

    6.5 1966 HD

    Farmer Abare Goemon is confronted by brigand-like samurai. He raises an army of farmers to fight them and does so brilliantly. When Lord Asakura sees...

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  • 1965
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    Red Beard

    Red Beard

    8.093 1965 HD

    Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him...

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  • 1950
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    Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka

    Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka

    6.4 1950 HD

    Three humorous love stories set in rural Japan.

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  • 1995
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    Deep River

    Deep River

    7.2 1995 HD

    A group of Japanese tourists try to forget their pasts and find themselves in India.

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  • 1978
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    Love and Faith

    Love and Faith

    5.9 1978 HD

    Sen Rikyu is a ceremonial tea master who advises warlord Hideyoshi in sixteenth-century feudal Japan. His daughter, the beautiful Lady Ogin, has an...

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  • 1995
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    Picture Bride

    Picture Bride

    6.2 1995 HD

    Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and...

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  • 1980
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    Port Arthur

    Port Arthur

    7.8 1980 HD

    Depicts the bloody siege of the fortress of Port Arthur, one of the most strongly fortified positions in the world, during the Russo-Japanese War of...

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  • 1978
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    Shag

    Shag

    7 1978 HD

    Shiro Akitsu goes on a relentless search for his abducted 7-year-old daughter, with the aid of an Ainu dog summoned by a whistle she gave him.

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  • 1960
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    The Storm of the Pacific

    The Storm of the Pacific

    5.4 1960 HD

    Lt. Koji Kitami is a navigator-bombardier in Japan's Naval Air Force. He participates in the Japanese raid on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in...

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  • 1976
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    Midway

    Midway

    6.6 1976 HD

    This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.

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  • 1970
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    The Ambitious

    The Ambitious

    6.944 1970 HD

    The story of Ryoma Sakamoto, considered to be the architect behind the downfall of the Tokugawa shogunate. He was considered an outlaw by his own...

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  • 1968
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    The Day the Sun Rose

    The Day the Sun Rose

    7 1968 HD

    Shinkichi, a peasant employed as a cloth-dyer, has a dream: in the midst of the civil war which ravages Japan, he hopes to revive the long-banned...

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  • 1983
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    Lowly Ronin 4: Living Hell

    Lowly Ronin 4: Living Hell

    1 1983 HD

    The "lowly ronin" meets a child who is being chased bymen that killed his father before his eyes. Feeling indebted to the child for buying him...

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  • 1953
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    Eagle of the Pacific

    Eagle of the Pacific

    7.8 1953 HD

    Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, a brilliant tactician, is a loyal subject of the emperor, despite his grave misgivings about leading Japan's navy into war...

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  • 1983
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    Battle Anthem

    Battle Anthem

    7 1983 HD

    The story of Japan's victory in the battle of Tsushima Strait.

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  • 1985
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    No More God, No More Love

    No More God, No More Love

    6 1985 HD

    Released after seven years in prison, an inveterate thug goes from strength to ruthless strength as he makes his way through a succession of dubious...

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  • 1986
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    The Ballad of the Sea of Genkai

    The Ballad of the Sea of Genkai

    7 1986 HD

    A young woman's life is turned upside down when her husband suddenly disappears, leaving behind numerous debts and his illegitimate child. Desperate...

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  • 1970
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    The Militarists

    The Militarists

    8 1970 HD

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  • 1960
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    The Gambling Samurai

    The Gambling Samurai

    6.3 1960 HD

    Chuji Kunisada returns to his home village to find that Jubei Matsui, the corrupt magistrate, has been responsible for virtually destroying...

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  • 1982
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    Domineering

    Domineering

    5 1982 HD

    When the patriarch of Japan's most powerful yakuza family is shot, his wife is left to pick up the pieces and carry on the legacy.

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  • 1959
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    Saga of the Vagabonds

    Saga of the Vagabonds

    6.3 1959 HD

    Lord Taro must deliver a money chest but is robbed by brigands led by Jibu. One of Jibu's men, Rokuro, steals the money from Jibu, but after meeting...

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  • 1955
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    No Time for Tears

    No Time for Tears

    1 1955 HD

    Coach Shimamura of the hapless Sparrows baseball team is pleased to obtain a hot new pitcher named Onishi. But when Onishi begins a romantic...

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  • 2016
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    Mifune: The Last Samurai

    Mifune: The Last Samurai

    7.2 2016 HD

    An account of the life and work of legendary Japanese actor Toshirō Mifune (1920-97), the most prominent actor of the Golden Age of Japanese cinema.

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  • 1987
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    Tora-san Goes North

    Tora-san Goes North

    9 1987 HD

    When his travels take him to rural Hokkaido, Tora-san helps a cantankerous old veterinarian (Mifune) in his relationships with his estranged...

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  • 1951
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    The Life of a Horse Trader

    The Life of a Horse Trader

    7 1951 HD

    This early gem starring the great Mifune Toshiro tells the tale of Katakana Yonetaro aka "The Shark," a rough-and-tumble horse trader in Japan's...

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  • 1959
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    The Big Boss

    The Big Boss

    6.3 1959 HD

    Ryuta and Mineo Komatsu are brothers, both yakuza (gangsters). Mineo, although complicit in crime, even murder, wants out of the gangster life,...

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  • 1987
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    The Shatterer

    The Shatterer

    1 1987 HD

    Following the opening of a Japanese auto factory in Sicily, the head of the company is kidnapped by Sicilian mobsters. This was a co-production...

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  • 1951
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    Beyond Love and Hate

    Beyond Love and Hate

    1 1951 HD

    A young man, convicted of a crime and imprisoned in the penitentiary, comes to believe that his wife is being unfaithful to him. He contrives his...

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  • 1952
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    Foghorn

    Foghorn

    1 1952 HD

    A Japanese woman, the mistress of an American, falls in love with her servant.

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  • 1953
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    The Last Embrace

    The Last Embrace

    1 1953 HD

    Yukiko Nogami is rescued during a mountain blizzard by handsome forester Shinkichi, and the two subsequently fall in love. But when Shinkichi dies in...

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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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  • 1960
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    Man Against Man

    Man Against Man

    1 1960 HD

    Kikumori runs a cabaret on the docks, while his friend Kaji operates transport boats. When a gang of drug dealers tries to force the pair to...

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  • 1952
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    Sword for Hire

    Sword for Hire

    7 1952 HD

    Soldiers Hayate and Yaheiji secretly escape from their besieged castle. Hayate has left behind his lover, Kano. On his way, Hayate is wounded and...

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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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  • 1965
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    The Retreat from Kiska

    The Retreat from Kiska

    8.5 1965 HD

    In 1943, the Aleutian island of Kiska was fortified by a small contingent of Japanese soldiers. When word arrived of an impending attack by an...

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  • 2000
    imgMovies

    Kurosawa

    Kurosawa

    6.7 2000 HD

    Documentary on film maker Akira Kurosawa

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  • 1983
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    Theater Of Life

    Theater Of Life

    1 1983 HD

    Adaptation of Shiro Ozaki's novel.

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  • 2002
    imgMovies

    Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: 'The Hidden Fortress'

    Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: 'The Hidden Fortress'

    8 2002 HD

    Documentary made by Toho for the Masterworks reissue of all of its Kurosawa films. This one focuses on "The Hidden Fortress" (1958).

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  • 1961
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    The Youth and His Amulet

    The Youth and His Amulet

    1 1961 HD

    Gen is a lonely orphan boy. His sole sense of companionship comes from an imaginary friend, the god Prince Fudo-Myo. Prince Fudo-Myo comes to the...

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  • 1984
    imgMovies

    The Miracle of Joe, the Petrel

    The Miracle of Joe, the Petrel

    6 1984 HD

    In Okinawa, a Japanese-Filipino gangster named Joe kills an Okinawan mobster. Joe temporarily escapes the pursuing mob by fleeing to the Philippines,...

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  • 1978
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    Lord Mito

    Lord Mito

    9.5 1978 HD

    One of Japan’s most popular historical characters, former Vice-Shogun Tokugawa Mitsukuni, whose travels around the nation are legendary has...

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  • 1978
    imgMovies

    Japanese Godfather: Conclusion

    Japanese Godfather: Conclusion

    7 1978 HD

    The three-film saga comes to a conclusion as three leaders of the underworld battle it out to determine who will become Don of Japan.

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  • 1952
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    Tokyo Sweetheart

    Tokyo Sweetheart

    6 1952 HD

    Following the Second World War, the lives of various people in a poverty-stricken area of Tokyo are entertwined. Pachinko parlor girls, shoeshine...

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  • 1963
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    Legacy of the 500,000

    Legacy of the 500,000

    7.1 1963 HD

    During World War II, Japan sends gold to the Phillipines. After the war, the gold is lost in the bay of Manille. Former soldier Takeichi Matsuo is...

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  • 1979
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    The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi

    The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi

    5.7 1979 HD

    Obayashi's take on the famous Kosuke Kindaichi series, made popular partly thanks to the numerous movie-adaptions by Kon Ichikawa, the most known...

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  • 1979
    imgMovies

    Onmitsu Doshin: The Edo Secret Police

    Onmitsu Doshin: The Edo Secret Police

    5 1979 HD

    A group of warriors decide to unite to help the oppressed masses. Disguised as ordinary people, they are dedicated to fighting evil till the end.

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  • 1982
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    The Lowly Ronin 3: Duel at Dawn

    The Lowly Ronin 3: Duel at Dawn

    1 1982 HD

    After saving a young Lord from an assassination attempt the Lowly Ronin finds that he is now a wanted man! Accused of being a thief by those that...

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  • 1983
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    Lowly Ronin 6: Betrayal at Yatate Pass

    Lowly Ronin 6: Betrayal at Yatate Pass

    1 1983 HD

    Accused of being a spy for a rival clan by Nanbu Clan samurai who then attack him, the 'Lowly Ronin' barely escapes with his life after being shot. ...

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  • 1991
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    Strawberry Road

    Strawberry Road

    10 1991 HD

    Hisa Ishii and his brother Akira emigrate from Japan to the United States. They settle in rural California and start a strawberry farm, slowly...

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  • 1957
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    Down Town

    Down Town

    1 1957 HD

    A woman struggles to raise her young son on her own in postwar Japan, finding companionship with a kind laborer while still hoping for the return of...

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  • 1961
    imgMovies

    The Masterless 47 – Part II

    The Masterless 47 – Part II

    1 1961 HD

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  • 1952
    imgMovies

    The Man Who Came to Port

    The Man Who Came to Port

    10 1952 HD

    An Ishiro Honda film.

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  • 1957
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    Good Luck to These Two

    Good Luck to These Two

    6 1957 HD

    A young man and woman are determined to marry despite opposition from her parents.

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  • 1977
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    Japanese Godfather: Ambition

    Japanese Godfather: Ambition

    10 1977 HD

    An ambitious Kansai yakuza don moves in on Tokyo using financial and political tactics, sparking conflict with a local criminal association.

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  • 1954
    imgMovies

    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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  • 1956
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    Scoundrel

    Scoundrel

    1 1956 HD

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  • 1958
    imgMovies

    Jinsei Gekijo

    Jinsei Gekijo

    1 1958 HD

    1958 Theater of Life adaptation.

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  • 1952
    imgMovies

    Swift Current

    Swift Current

    1 1952 HD

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  • 1953
    imgMovies

    My Wonderful Yellow Car

    My Wonderful Yellow Car

    6 1953 HD

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  • 1953
    imgMovies

    Sunflower Girl

    Sunflower Girl

    1 1953 HD

    Young Setsuko Fujino begins a new job at Tokyo Chemical Company. She likes her boss, Ippei Hitachi, and enjoys serving him tea, despite the fact that...

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  • 1990
    imgMovies

    Heaven and Earth: Dawn Episode

    Heaven and Earth: Dawn Episode

    10 1990 HD

    Some of the greatest battles during the Age of Civil Wars were fought between the Uesugi and Takeda clans. Leading up to them was the incredible life...

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  • 1955
    imgMovies

    A Man Among Men

    A Man Among Men

    1 1955 HD

    Gangsters Ken and Maki are rivals in the ticket-scalping game. They make an uneasy truce, but Ken wrecks the truce by agreeing to fix a boxing match...

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  • 1965
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    Sanshiro Sugata

    Sanshiro Sugata

    7 1965 HD

    Remake of Kurosawa's films Sanshiro Sugata and Sanshiro Sugata part 2. A young man, Sanshiro Sugata, troubled by personal problems, takes up judo....

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  • 1947
    imgMovies

    These Foolish Times

    These Foolish Times

    1 1947 HD

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  • 2020
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    Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity

    Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity

    7.6 2020 HD

    With his grizzled moustache and chiselled features, Charles Bronson is the embodiment of a slightly archaic, brooding and almost reactionary...

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  • 1970
    imgMovies

    The Walking Major

    The Walking Major

    2 1970 HD

    U.S. Army Captain Clark Allen gains attention by walking back and forth, the length of Japan, gambling with U.S. servicemen in order to raise funds...

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  • 1998
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    Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman

    Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman

    1 1998 HD

    John Boorman met Lee Marvin in London when the latter was making The Dirty Dozen and immediately they struck up a friendship. Shortly afterwards they...

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  • 1981
    imgMovies

    Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Chapter 1

    Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Chapter 1

    3.5 1981 HD

    The classic tale of the shogun's illegitimate son Aoi Shingo is told in three parts as he strives to become the greatest fencer in Japan, while his...

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  • 1982
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    Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Chapter 2

    Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Chapter 2

    1 1982 HD

    Brings Shingo face to face against Yagyu Tajima, the Shogun’s fencing instructor in a match that could save a domain near Osaka. ...

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  • 1951
    imgMovies

    Meeting of the Ghost of Apres-Guerre

    Meeting of the Ghost of Apres-Guerre

    1 1951 HD

    In a small town, according to the homecoming of Professor Ishinaka, the youth culture group was overwhelmed to make a presentation for the summer...

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  • 1951
    imgMovies

    Pirates

    Pirates

    1 1951 HD

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  • 1949
    imgMovies

    Jakoman and Tetsu

    Jakoman and Tetsu

    1 1949 HD

    In a village subsisting on it herring fishery, a one-eyed criminal named Jakoman terrorizes the inhabitants. One of them, the son of the head of one...

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  • 1951
    imgMovies

    Who Knows a Woman's Heart

    Who Knows a Woman's Heart

    1 1951 HD

    Ikeuchi was captain of the K - University ice hockey team. The daughter Shikotsuko of Ginza 's western restaurant "Piccolo" was also a female student...

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  • 1954
    imgMovies

    The Surf

    The Surf

    1 1954 HD

    Lonely youth Shinji meets Hatsue, a pretty pearl diver, on the beach and the two fall in love. But Shinji has a rival for Hatsue's affections, Yasuo.

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  • 1954
    imgMovies

    The Black Fury

    The Black Fury

    1 1954 HD

    A narcotics investigator for the harbor police, Eiichi Tsuda, is driven by thoughts of vengeance for the overdose death of his brother and the...

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  • 1956
    imgMovies

    Rainy Night Duel

    Rainy Night Duel

    1 1956 HD

    Masahiko Koseki, a judo master, gets in several fights as a result of protecting a young woman. Despite his success, Koseki is expelled from his judo...

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  • 1951
    imgMovies

    Elegy

    Elegy

    1 1951 HD

    Wataru Naohiko who has the prosecutor general as his father became a young composer and its symphony "saint" invoked the world echoed. But his...

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  • 1952
    imgMovies

    Kin no tamago: Golden Girl

    Kin no tamago: Golden Girl

    1 1952 HD

    Once an average and seemingly ordinary Tokyo girl, she suddenly finds herself as a TV star owing to her discovery by a casting company, which noticed...

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  • 1958
    imgMovies

    Yaji and Kita on the Road

    Yaji and Kita on the Road

    1 1958 HD

    Two residents of Edo city Yaji and Kita make a journey to the temple of Ise, as part of a religious pilgrimage, but actually to get away from their...

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  • 1958
    imgMovies

    All About Marriage

    All About Marriage

    1 1958 HD

    Ultra-perky model likes single freedom but feels ryosai kenbo ("good wife, wise mother") pressure, exemplified by her bored-to-tears sister.

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  • 1958
    imgMovies

    A Holiday in Tokyo

    A Holiday in Tokyo

    1 1958 HD

    May Kawaguchi is a famous Japanese fashion designer. Returning to Tokyo from her home in New York, she travels incognito with a tour group, in hopes...

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  • 1950
    imgMovies

    Escape from Prison

    Escape from Prison

    1 1950 HD

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  • 1983
    imgMovies

    Secret of the Forbidden Valley

    Secret of the Forbidden Valley

    1 1983 HD

    A thrilling historical drama in which a ronin played plays an active role in redeeming the name of a man who was put to death for a crime, despite...

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  • 1989
    imgMovies

    The Demon Comes in Spring

    The Demon Comes in Spring

    1 1989 HD

    Island villagers find a young woman and young man swept ashore near their remote village in northeastern Japan. The two have tried to escape the...

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  • 1962
    imgMovies

    Doburoku no Tatsu

    Doburoku no Tatsu

    1 1962 HD

    1962 Japanese movie

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  • 1989
    imgMovies

    cf Girl

    cf Girl

    7 1989 HD

    The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same title by Takashi Kitajima.

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  • 1996
    imgMovies

    The Making of '1941'

    The Making of '1941'

    6.2 1996 HD

    A non-narrated documentary, told mainly in interviews with the filmmakers, on the making of the cult comedy classic, featuring outtakes, rare...

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  • 1966
    imgMovies

    Grand Prix: Challenge of the Champions

    Grand Prix: Challenge of the Champions

    1 1966 HD

    A short making of feature about the 1966 John Frankenheimer movie Grande Prix

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  • 1956
    imgMovies

    Rebels on the High Sea

    Rebels on the High Sea

    1 1956 HD

    A film by Hiroshi Inagaki.

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  • 1966
    imgMovies

    The Mad Atlantic

    The Mad Atlantic

    1 1966 HD

    Captain Murakami takes over as skipper of the Azuma Maru, replacing the well-liked former captain. Murakami forces the crew to work harder than they...

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  • 1957
    imgMovies

    A Man in the Storm

    A Man in the Storm

    1 1957 HD

    Judo expert Saburô Watari fights his judo master, Tsujido, while simultaneously in conflict with a karate expert.

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  • 1956
    imgMovies

    Settlement of Love

    Settlement of Love

    1 1956 HD

    Living in a house that has lost its man to the war a year earlier are the widow and her child. Four of the dead man's friends gather to have an...

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  • 1957
    imgMovies

    A Dangerous Hero

    A Dangerous Hero

    1 1957 HD

    A film by Hideo Suzuki.

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  • 1960
    imgMovies

    The Masterless 47

    The Masterless 47

    1 1960 HD

    Part one of The Masterless 47.

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  • 1955
    imgMovies

    All is Well

    All is Well

    1 1955 HD

    Daichi Tateharu who was an employee of the Mori Seisakusho has been recruited from Siberia, but the company changed its name to Toyo Denki...

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  • 1955
    imgMovies

    All is Well 2

    All is Well 2

    1 1955 HD

    A year 's date has flowed since Toyoshi Daikichi was driven out of Toyo Electric. In the company Okazaki's plan steadily progressed, a capital...

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  • 1962
    imgMovies

    Three Gentlemen Return from Hong Kong

    Three Gentlemen Return from Hong Kong

    1 1962 HD

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  • 1987
    imgMovies

    Shogun's Advisor

    Shogun's Advisor

    1 1987 HD

    Japan's greatest jidaigeki star, Mifune Toshiro is Shogun's Advisor Okubo Hikozaemon who must be coaxed out of retirement to save Shogun Iemitsu from...

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  • 1967
    imgMovies

    Samurai Rebellion

    Samurai Rebellion

    8.187 1967 HD

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  • 1969
    imgMovies

    Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor

    Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor

    6.694 1969 HD

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  • 1966
    imgMovies

    Adventure in Kigan Castle

    Adventure in Kigan Castle

    5.7 1966 HD

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  • 1970
    imgMovies

    Incident at Blood Pass

    Incident at Blood Pass

    6.8 1970 HD

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  • 1965
    imgMovies

    Fort Graveyard

    Fort Graveyard

    6.7 1965 HD

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  • 1978
    imgMovies

    Shag

    Shag

    7 1978 HD

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  • 1963
    imgMovies

    Legacy of the 500,000

    Legacy of the 500,000

    7.1 1963 HD

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  • 1963
    imgMovies

    Legacy of the 500,000

    Legacy of the 500,000

    7.1 1963 HD

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  • 1969
    imgMovies

    Samurai Banners

    Samurai Banners

    7.5 1969 HD

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  • 1979
    imgMovies

    Onmitsu Doshin: The Edo Secret Police

    Onmitsu Doshin: The Edo Secret Police

    5 1979 HD

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  • 1969
    imgMovies

    Red Lion

    Red Lion

    6.354 1969 HD

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  • 1966
    imgMovies

    The Mad Atlantic

    The Mad Atlantic

    1 1966 HD

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  • 1971
    imgMovies

    Morning for Two

    Morning for Two

    1 1971 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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  • 1971
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    V.I.P. Schaukel

    V.I.P. Schaukel

    6 1971 HD

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  • 1978
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    Falcons of Edo

    Falcons of Edo

    1 1978 HD

    In the 1770's, the shrewdest man of the age, Tanuma Okitsugu, had abused his political power, and the corruption of government officials and moral...

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  • 1971
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    Epic Chushingura

    Epic Chushingura

    1 1971 HD

    Daichūshingura is a television dramatization of the events of the Forty-seven Ronin. The first episode aired on January 5, 1971, and the 52nd and...

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  • 1972
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    Ronin of the Wastelands

    Ronin of the Wastelands

    1 1972 HD

    Continuing the tradition of the Yojimbo movies, Mifune Toshiro stars as Toge Kujuro, a wandering ronin searching for his own fame and happiness. With...

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  • 1976
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    Ronin in a Lawless Town

    Ronin in a Lawless Town

    1 1976 HD

    A wildly unusual story set in the earliest days of the Meiji era. The story centers around a gathering place called The Mermaid Saloon, where...

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  • 1984
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    Burning Mountain River

    Burning Mountain River

    1 1984 HD

    The three Amaba brothers are second-generation Japanese Americans, whose allegiances are torn by the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Determined to show his...

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  • 1981
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    Sekigahara

    Sekigahara

    7 1981 HD

    Blockbuster drama based on the novel Sekigahara by Ryotaro Shiba, a program dedicated to the 30th anniversary of TBS. A total of 120 actors, 3,500...

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  • 1981
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    Tuesday Suspense Theater

    Tuesday Suspense Theater

    1 1981 HD

    "Tuesday Suspense Theater" was broadcast every Tuesday from 21:00 to 22:54 ( JST ) on the Nippon Television network for 24 years from September 29 ,...

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  • 1979
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    The 47 Ronins of Ako

    The 47 Ronins of Ako

    1 1979 HD

    Set in the eighteenth century, during the reign of the fifth Tokugawa shōgun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi. Akō-han is demolished by the Tokugawa shogunate....

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  • 1970
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    The 47 Ronins of Ako

    The 47 Ronins of Ako

    1 1970 HD

    Continuing the tradition of the Yojimbo movies, Mifune Toshiro stars as Toge Kujuro, a wandering ronin searching for his own fame and happiness. With...

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