Movies & TV shows
Hamanaka Koichi (Nagatsuka Kyozo) returns to his wife Hisako (Baisho Mitsuko) and family in a sadder, run-down section of eastern Tokyo after having run away from home years before. He gives no explan...
Basara: Princess Goh
The last feature by Hiroshi Teshigahara. Rikyu (1989) was a direct sequel.
Hold Me and Kiss Me
Keiko’s life is turned upside down when she discovers that she has been infected with HIV. As she struggles to cope with the situation and resist the infection, she finds new friendship and companions...
When a fugitive begins a romance with the woman hiding him from the law, it becomes uncertain whether he will ever escape the shadow of his heinous crimes--or the detectives hot on his trail.
This full-length, stand-alone made for TV movie stars Mifune Toshiro, who reprises his role from the popular TV series "Koya no suronin". The wandering ronin is similar to his most famous role as the ...
Kamiki is a career criminal who is given the chance to break out of prison for the 33rd time. There are a bunch of criminals who design prison escapes for money.
A bad cop is trying to catch a boss of a criminal organization. In his absence his wife runs away with another man, who turns out to be the same man that her husband is looking for. He lost his nerve ...
The Sound of the Waves
Two people fall in love on the beach, one a pretty pearl diver and the other a lonely youth. Yasuo has a rival for Hatsue's affections. Hatsue's father forbids her from seeing Shinji because he dislik...
The Last Song
Junkichi is the son of a rich landlord, while Koyuki is the daughter of a poor lumber worker. The mismatched pair soon finds love, and against his father's wishes, Junkichi decides to run away with Ko...
The Castle of Sand
The murder of an old man is being investigated by two detectives.
Based on a blockbuster song by Kaguyahime, a folk group. Makoto, a college student who belongs to a puppet theatre club, meets Michiko, who works at a printing factory, and they come to learn the bitt...
The Trail of Blood
In gang-plagued Japan, it's unlikely that a man can change and find peace. Jokichi of Mikogami, a drifter and hired sword, protects a woman in distress and then gets married, has a son and pursues his...
The Class of the Sewage Canal
The struggle of a young man and boys who try to create the environment where they can speak their minds freely.
The Instant Services Bureau
Comedy of two brothers working at a local governmental office.
Follow the Girls
Comedy of an entertainment agent and strip-teasers.
Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman
The swordsman Zatoichi is near the town. After discovering who the guilty parties are -- an accomplished Chinese martial artist named Wang Kang and his youthful attendant -- Zatoichi finds them and di...
The Sunset is Calling Me
The heir to millions has a different view of life than the poor factory worker.
Where Spring Comes Late
The story is set in Japan where the first exposition took place in 1970. A miner lost his job because the mine he worked in was shut down. He moved with his family to Hokkaido in northern Japan to sta...
Tora-san, His Tender Love
As New Year's approaches, a salesman falls in love with an inn manager.
In order to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt officials, a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence.
One Two Punch
Two men succeed in opening a joint restaurant after hilarious troubles.
Women Can't Be Beaten
An uptight young man comes to suspect that his factory worker girlfriend has a secret involving his boorish older brother.
Rainbow Over the Pacific
Rainbow Over the Pacific is a tale of romance that moves from the streets of Tokyo to the islands of Hawaii as it weaves the story of two star-crossed lovers--Hideo (Yukio Hashi), an aspiring photogra...
Game of Chance 2
Bungo is released from prison to find his son Kenichi in the care of strangers. Teruko, the woman originally looking after the boy, was forced to leave town and sell herself into prostitution. Bungo a...
No Greater Love
The Pacific War took place in 1943. One of the wealthiest people in the San'in region is Sobei Sonoda. As far as the eye can see, his land spread for miles. People respected him. The richest must thin...
Koto—The Lake of Tears
Saku is a young shamisen string maker. Beautiful Saku moved to Lake Yogo, known for its production of quality shamisen strings, only to find her life turned upside down when a master musician took per...
Cold Rice, Osan, Chan
Three stories are about independence, a man searching for his wife, and a poor craftsman trying to make money.
Tale of Japanese Burglars
Gisuke Hayashida is an illegal dentist during the day and a thief at night. He witnessed a train derail one night. He knows it wasn't communists who caused the incident. He must confess his crime to s...
The title was taken from a Japanese word. The samurai who was penniless and married for money had tragic results. A man is saved. A group of ghosts are watching Hoichi perform. A warrior's reflection ...
A fight over a territory affects the lives of three men!
The Irresponsible Fool
Picked up and raised on an island in the Seto Inland Sea, Yasukichi's only trait is his innate mischievousness. However, because his love for his hometown is exceptionally stronger than anybody's, he ...
The Glamorous Ghost
Based on the novel by Naoki Prize-nominated author Taro Takeshita, a thriller full of black humor. A jealous husband murders his adulterous wife, then embarks on a crusade to extort all the wealthy ...
The Donkey Comes on a Tank
Sabu was once a boy soldier but people in his village disliked him. He finally broke loose when his land was taken.
Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijo Temple
At the oddest and most coincidental moments, Musashi's potentially greatest opponent, Kojiro, jumps in and out of the story. Otsu succumbed to madness. Musashi is going to beat the functionaries of th...
The Big Boss
As the Shogun lays dying, seventeen Iga clan ninja are sent to infiltrate the impenetrable fortress where his youngest son is preparing to storm Edo Castle and name himself Shogun by force of arms. Th...
Gang Loyalty and Vengeance
A modern gang version of Chushingura, chronicling almost scene for scene the Brave 47 Ronin story, transposed from the Genroku Period to the Showa Era.
Bad Reputation: Imposter's Paradise
The "bad name" series consists of seventeen films starring Shintaro Katsu, produced between 1960 and 1974. A remake and a sequel starring Kji Matoba were released in 2001.
A Legend, or Was It?
A Tokyo family escaping the war relocates to a Hokkaido village and their daughter is set to marry the local leader's son, but her siblings disapprove.
Sazen Tange: Heavenly Clouds, Earthly Dragon
The movie depicts a Tange Sazen story. A Tange is trying to recover a masterpiece sword for his lord when he loses one of his eyes and arms. He becomes a man of hatred because his efforts are not appr...
Friendship between an ambitious young thief and an artist during the Warring States period.
The Christian Revolt
In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, oppressed peasant Christians revolt against the shogunate with the aid of a charismatic Christian rebel leader Shiro Amakusa.
Man with a Funky Hat: The 20,000,000 Yen Arm
Chiba plays Tenka Ichirou, a student and son of a private detective who, if the sequelonic nature of this film is to be believed, keeps getting into wacky adventures. And I do mean 'wacky'. Herein you...
Tale of a Company Boss
Japanese comedy film.
The Orphan Brother
After their father quarrels with local military men, Anju and Zushio are forced to flee, but they are captured and sold into slavery. When their mother dies, they are sold to Sansho the Bailiff, a cru...
Devil's Nursery Rhyme
The novel was adapted by Toei.
Tale of a Company Boss 3
There is a story about the nature of office workers.
Man with the Funky Hat
Sonny Chiba and Kinji Fukasaku collaborated with the man with the Funky Hat.
Devotion to Railway
A human drama of crew and passengers on a special express train named “Sakura” from Tokyo to Nagasaki...
The Sand City in Manchuria
When the plague threatens a small town in Manchuria, a young doctor finds himself struggling to save the lives of his townspeople.
The Man of Seven Faces
Detective Tarao investigates the deaths of police officers who were involved in solving a kidnapping case.
Man of the World 2
The adventure was filled with love and conspiracy.
Bride of Peacock Castle
Princess Kazu, the daughter of Shogun Ienari, is sent to marry Matsudaira Nobunao, master of Peacock castle in Kozuke province, a domain of 17,000 koku. When the procession carrying her sizable dowry ...
Moonlight Mask – The Monster Gorilla
Fourth Moonlight Mask theatrical film.
Men in a Rough Town
An action-packed, dramatic gangster film.
The Prickly Mouthed Geisha
Kenichi, an apprenticeship carpenter to her father Masagoro, is in love with Koharu, a young geisha. Their love life came to a halt after an argument between their fathers. Can their love survive desp...
Beyond the Seasonal Wind
A Japanese film.
His Scarlet Cloak
The humorous tale of Jimbei, a miller, and his wife Osen who live in complete happiness. But Osen's beauty attracts numerous would-be lovers among whom is the local governor, a timid creature, who is ...
Points and Lines
The story centers around a group of detectives who are determined to find the truth behind an apparent double suicide.
The Naked Sun
A young, struggling couple are making every sacrifice so they will one day in the not-too-distant-future, have enough money to get married. As they have agreed on this procedure, it comes as a shock t...
With Songs in My Heart
Sayuri, a young woman who was born on a farm, moved to Tokyo to pursue her dream of becoming a singer.
A friendly rivalry turns into romance for an elite female detective and a handsome private eye as they investigate a missing person's case from a wealthy family.
The Deep Blue Sea
To fulfill a friend's dying wish, a young sailor takes on the task of delivering an heirloom to his friend's daughter, Harumi, who has been adopted by another family. Harumi and her family are targets...
The Eleventh Hour
A 1955 television feature on Japan's national network, NHK, is the basis for one of Uchida's rare films. A socially conscious drama with a contemporary backdrop, Dotanba focuses on the attempts to res...
The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao, Private Eye
Detective Tarao goes undercover to battle an evil gun smuggling business.
I Will Buy You
A talent scout is dead-set on signing a promising athlete to the Toyko Flowers.
Seven Masks of Revenge
The eighth film in the "master detective with seven faces" series. Bannachi patrols the town in his taxi when he sees a man heading into Shiodome Town. Next day the man is found brutally murdered an...
Murder on The Last Train
One of the earliest Japanese cop films following a mysterious killing on the last train to Mitaka, Tokyo.
Listen to the Voices of the Sea
This film is strongly anti-war film. The film is based on the collection of writings by Japanese student soldiers who died during World War II. The film is located to Burma. It shows the everyday prob...
Street of Violence (The Pen Never Lies)
An attempt is made to suppress a journalist's investigation of collusion between a rural police chief and the local gangster bosses.
Eijima, Nojiri, and Takasugi escaped into the mountains after fleeing the police. At an inn high in the Japanese Alps, Eijima and Nojiri meet a young woman and her father, as well as a mountaineer. Th...
A Descendant of Urashima Taro
Reputedly based on Frank Capra’s 1939 film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, A Descendant of Tarô Urashima is about a repatriated soldier who becomes populist politician in the Japanese Happiness Party.
A Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo
In A Tale of Archery, young, timid bowmaster Kazuma (Akitake Kôno) seeks to beat the archery record set by Hoshino Kanzaemon, a mysterious figure who, it is rumored, drove the previous champion (Kazum...