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1. Toshishun (1981 TV Movie)

65 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.5
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A very young boy gets separated from his mother after a cruel warlord marries her. He grows up in poverty among the poor until he gets a chance to go after his wishes and find the deepest and the most worthy of them.

Director: Buichi Saitô | Star: Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 62

2. Rashomon (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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98 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 139,962 | Gross: $0.10M

3. Aoi Bungaku Series (2009– )

22 min | Animation, Drama, History

7.7
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Aoi Bungaku is a 12 episode anime series that is comprised of adaptations of six Japanese literary classics. The stories included are 'No Longer Human' and 'Run, Melos!' by Osamu Dazai, 'In... See full summary »

Stars: Aya Endô, Aya Hisakawa, Hidenobu Kiuchi, Rikiya Koyama

Votes: 755

4. In a Grove (2011)

Unrated | 40 min | Short, Thriller

7.7
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A series of witnesses are summoned to give their accounts of the events leading up to the death of Mike Green and the disappearance of his girlfriend.

Director: Mike Bazanele | Stars: Joel Albrecht, Rebekah Bazanele, Gregory Stanley Black, Debrah DeMirza

Votes: 6

5. Nan Jing de ji du (1995)

99 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Director: Tony Au | Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Yasuko Tomita, Shinobu Chihara, Jing Chow

Votes: 53

6. Jigokuhen (1969)

91 min | Drama

7.0
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A rebellious Korean artist tests the limits of his sadistic patron, an omnipotent feudal Japanese lord. Yoshihide demands a commission to paint screens of the Hell which he sees the ... See full summary »

Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Hideyo Amamoto, Yôko Naitô, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kinnosuke Nakamura

Votes: 285

7. Kumo no ito (1946)

10 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.0
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Director: Noburô Ôfuji

Votes: 9

8. Fame (1982–1987)

60 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.9
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The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

Stars: Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Debbie Allen, Albert Hague

Votes: 2,867

9. Rashomon (1960 TV Movie)

Drama

6.9
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A looser adaptation of the same story that Kurosawa covered in his classic. Every player in the story has their own version of how a crime played out.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Osceola Archer, Michael Higgins, Oskar Homolka, Carol Lawrence

Votes: 31

10. Bijo to touzoku (1952)

80 min | Adventure

6.9
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The picture belongs to the jidai gekki (historic) genre. It is a powerful story of violence and eroticism, picturing a world at once sordid and poetic, with two central themes which ... See full summary »

Director: Keigo Kimura | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Rentarô Mikuni, Minoru Chiaki

Votes: 11

11. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres, dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al, utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Tim O'Connor

Votes: 44

12. The Outrage (2011)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery

6.4
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In this worthy adaptation of the Japanese film "Rashomon," a young monk is left to determine the truth behind three competing perspectives after a bandit's disturbing murder trial.

Director: M.L. Pundhevanop Dhewakul | Stars: Mario Maurer, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Ananda Everingham

Votes: 264

13. Yabu no naka (1996)

88 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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Takehiro and his beautiful wife Masago are attacked by a thief, Tajomaru. He rapes Masago in front of Takehiro, then kills him. He is arrested, sentenced and beheaded by the police. People ... See full summary »

Director: Hisayasu Satô | Stars: Shigeki Hosokawa, Shunsuke Matsuoka, Kaori Sakagami, Hitomi Shiraishi

Votes: 21

14. The Outrage (1964)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Western

6.3
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Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 1,848 | Gross: $3.92M

15. Kaidan Horror Classics (2010– )

Horror

6.3
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In national broadcaster NHK's 'ghost story,' four episodes have been compiled into two films. Each story is taken from, or at least inspired by a well-known and familiar classic Japanese ... See full summary »

Stars: Sei Ashina, Mitsuru Hirata, Haruka Igawa, Ryô Kase

Votes: 35

16. Kaidan Horror Classics (2010– )
Episode: Nose (2010)

Horror

5.8
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Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Haruka Igawa, Yutaka Matsushige

Votes: 15

17. Fame (1982–1987)
Episode: The Incident (1986)

Drama, Music, Musical

5.8
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Jesse is hospitalized as he suffers a concussion. He's unconscious and thus unable to testify to what happened. Mr. Dyrenforth, Miss Sherwoord, and Christopher try to get to the bottom of ... See full summary »

Director: Win Phelps | Stars: Debbie Allen, Jesse Borrego, Loretta Chandler, Albert Hague

Votes: 8

18. Tajomaru (2009)

126 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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TAJOMARU is the famous 'bandit' of the forest from RASHOMON. Whoever kills Tajomaru inherits his name, status and sword. A royal brother leaves his kingdom to protect the princess he loves,... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Nakano | Stars: Shun Oguri, Yuki Shibamoto, Kei Tanaka, Kyôsuke Yabe

Votes: 315

19. Rashomon (1961 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

5.3
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In the depths of a forest, a man is killed and his wife seemingly raped. When a notorious bandit is brought to trial, the case could hardly seem simpler. But what really happened?

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Yôko Tani, Lee Montague, Robert Hardy, Richard Pearson

Votes: 6

20. The Possessed (1976)

97 min | Drama, Horror

5.2
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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Yuki Aresa, Shinjirô Ebara, Kazuko Inano

Votes: 12

21. Rail Truck (2009)

116 min | Drama

5.1
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Director: Hirofumi Kawaguchi | Stars: Machiko Ono, Mei Fang, Kento Harada, Liu Hong

Votes: 30

22. Misty (1996)

99 min | Drama, Romance

5.0
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In a forest, a man was murdered and his wife raped. The eyewitnesses make their statements, but they are very contradictory. Who is telling the truth and who is lying?

Director: Kenki Saegusa | Stars: Yûki Amami, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Etsushi Toyokawa, Duncan

Votes: 70

23. Hellscreen (2016)

Not Rated | 52 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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When an art student is commissioned to create a visage of Hell for a local church he becomes obsessed with the project, using students as unwilling inspiration for his painting.

Director: Nicholas Van Buren | Stars: Will Hamilton, Benjamin Ludiker, Mariah Lee Squires, Chip Wood

Votes: 5

24. Iron Maze (1991)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

4.5
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In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroaki Yoshida | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Bridget Fonda, Hiroaki Murakami, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 595

25. Bungo: Nihon bungaku shinema (2010– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Yûka, Munetaka Aoki, Kenshin Endô, Osamu Mukai

26. Kumo no ito (2011)

70 min | Drama

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Director: Masatoshi Akihara | Stars: Kotomi Takahata, Hinata Egashira, Noriko Eguchi, Steve Etô

27. The Gardens (2016)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Michael Tadros | Stars: Paula Arsany, Ahmed Entably, Mary Girgis, Hanan Hamed

28. Akutagawa Ryunosuke's Rashomon (2013)

4 min | Animation, Short

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A drifter seeks shelter from the harsh environment, and discovers an old woman stealing hair from dead people. Together they reflect on the harsh realities of the world, and what needs to be done to survive.

Director: George Tsouris | Star: Toshihiko Nakazawa

29. Xin Luo sheng men (1971)

Drama

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Director: Ying Lee | Stars: Feng Chang, Fan Chiang, Shou-Yi Fan, Chiang Han

30. Chuugi (1961– )

Drama

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31. Rashomon (1911)

Short

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Star: Matsunosuke Onoe

32. Imogayu (1959 TV Movie)

Drama

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33. Yabu no naka (1961 TV Movie)

Drama

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34. Un (1961 TV Movie)

Drama

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35. Hina (1959 TV Movie)

Drama

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36. Kesa no shi (1962 TV Movie)

Drama

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37. Gendai nihon bungaku junrei (1927)

42 min | Short

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Director: Masao Kume | Stars: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Shûkô Chikamatsu, Kazuo Hirotsu, Ryûrô Hirotsu

38. Aki (1959 TV Movie)

Drama

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39. Inochi no ito (1962 TV Movie)

Drama

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40. Hana (1959 TV Movie)

Drama

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41. Bungo: Nihon bungaku shinema (2010– )
Episode: Majutsu (2010)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Keisuke Yoshida

42. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Episode: Rashomon (1960)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Several different accounts of the same incident tell quite different stories about what happened.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Osceola Archer, Harry Davis, Michael Higgins, Oskar Homolka



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