With Kokusai Hoei (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Jigoku (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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A group of sinners involved in interconnected tales of murder, revenge, deceit and adultery all meet at the Gates of Hell.

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Shigeru Amachi, Utako Mitsuya, Yôichi Numata, Hiroshi Hayashi

Votes: 3,211

2. Monkey (1978–1980)

Action, Family, Adventure

8.4
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An adaptation of a Chinese folktale about a pilgrimage to the West undertaken by a monk and his divine guardians.

Stars: Masaaki Sakai, Masako Natsume, Shunji Fujimura, Gareth Armstrong

Votes: 1,342

3. Attack from Space (1965 TV Movie)

76 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.6
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Benevolent aliens from the planet Emerald send superhero Starman to protect Earth from invasion by an evil alien race called the Spherions. When Starman arrives on Earth, he discovers a ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Sachihiro Ohsawa, Junko Ikeuchi, Minako Yamada

Votes: 462

4. Evil Brain from Outer Space (1966 TV Movie)

78 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.3
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A monstrous evil brain from outer space leads his minions on a crusade to conquer the universe, and unleashes hideous monsters on Earth that spread deadly diseases. Superhero Starman must ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takada, Makoto Abe

Votes: 640

5. Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy (1974)

82 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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Though his father's partner Jigen wants him to take charge of the Lupin Empire and the obsessed detective Zenigata wants him behind bars, Lupin III is only concerned about being with the beautiful (and treacherous) lady thief Fujiko.

Director: Takashi Tsuboshima | Stars: Yûki Meguro, Eiko Ezaki, Maria Anzai, Shirô Itô

Votes: 147

6. Invaders from Space (1965 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 78 min | Sci-Fi

4.3
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A bunch of pernicious salamander men from the planet Kulimon in the Moffit Galaxy plan on taking over Earth by unleashing a lethal plague on mankind. It's up to valiant superhero Starman ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Minako Yamada, Junko Ikeuchi, Sachihiro Ohsawa

Votes: 329

7. Girl Diver of Spook Mansion (1959)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.2
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Yumi Aoyama is now a girl diver in shallow waters to cut oysters and other shellfish delicacies, and eventually pearls, from the shallow underwater rocks, like so many poor girls of her ... See full summary »

Director: Morihei Magatani | Stars: Yôko Mihara, Bunta Sugawara, Reiko Seto, Kuniko Yamamura

Votes: 12

8. Atomic Rulers (1965 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Super criminals are planning to infiltrate Earth with mass nuclear destruction! Only Starman can defend civilization by thwarting evil!

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Sachihiro Ohsawa, Junko Ikeuchi, Minako Yamada

Votes: 316

9. The Woman Vampire (1959)

78 min | Horror

5.7
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A woman who's been missing for twenty years suddenly turns up alive, and looking not a day older than when she vanished. When her daughter sees a painting of a woman identical to her mother... See full summary »

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Shigeru Amachi, Takashi Wada, Junko Ikeuchi, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 154

10. Onna shinju-ô no fukushû (1956)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Director: Toshio Shimura | Stars: Susumu Fujita, Michiko Maeda, Ken Utsui, Shigeru Amachi

Votes: 14

11. Onna shikeishû no datsugoku (1960)

78 min | Crime

6.9
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Rich industrialist Imai wishes to marry his elder daughter Kyoko off to Aoki, who he sees as the ideal candidate to take over his business. Kyoko, however, prefers the rugged but poor Soichi to Aoki's goody-two-shoes.

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Miyuki Takakura, Tatsuo Terashima, Yôichi Numata, Takashi Wada

Votes: 70

12. Seven Mysteries (1957)

55 min | Horror

6.4
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A samurai rescues a mischievous tanuki from hunters and sets it free. When the samurai's wastrel son hatches a plot to kill his father for his fortune, the magical tanuki is determined to protect its rescuer.

Director: Gorô Kadono | Stars: Jûzaburô Akechi, Shigeru Amachi, Hiroshi Hayashi, Uraji Matsuura

Votes: 68

13. Muyônosuke (1969– )

Drama

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Star: Gorô Ibuki

14. Nyotai sanbashi (1958)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Another world of illicit pleasures lies beneath the glittering neon surface of Tokyo.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Utsui, Akemi Tsukushi, Yôko Mihara, Shigeru Ogura

Votes: 40

15. Ginza Cosmetics (1951)

87 min | Drama

6.9
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A few days in the life of a quiet geisha, single mother of a young, smart boy, in the lively Tokyo quarter of Ginza. A woman devoted to other people's needs, she will end by taking part ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Ranko Hanai, Yûji Hori, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 243

16. Kokubetsu (2001 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tôru Minegishi, Misa Shimizu, Manae Katsuno, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 5

17. Nikutai joyû-goroshi: Go-nin no hanzaisha (1957)

74 min | Crime

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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Utsui, Utako Mitsuya, Shigeru Amachi, Masami Akimoto

18. Female Slave Ship (1960)

83 min | Action, Adventure, War

6.2
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Towards the end of World War Two Lt. Sugawa is flying to Tokyo with top secret blueprints when his plane is shot out of the sky over the Pacific Seas. He is plucked from the ocean onto a ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshiki Onoda | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tetsurô Tanba, Yôko Mihara, Utako Mitsuya

Votes: 22

19. Ninja butai gekkô (1964– )

30 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.5
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Follows the exploits of Phantom Agent Fantar and his ninja-skilled elite team. Based in Tokyo, the Phantom Agents were skilled in counter terrorism, espionage, all forms of weapons and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jo Mizuki, Akira Yamaguchi, Franz Gruber, Michiko Hamamura

Votes: 34

20. The Mother Tree (1958)

48 min | Horror

6.0
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After apprenticing himself to a painter, a man decides that the painter's knowledge isn't enough--he wants his wife too. But as it turns out, the painter's death doesn't keep him from exacting revenge.

Director: Gorô Kadono | Stars: Akira Nakamura, Katsuko Wakasugi, Asao Matsumoto, Hiroshi Ayukawa

Votes: 56

21. The Bloody Sword of the 99th Virgin (1959)

82 min | Drama, Horror

6.4
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Director: Morihei Magatani | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Seiji Hara, Kazuo Harada, Rei Ishikawa

Votes: 13

22. Onna gankutsu-ô (1960)

82 min | Crime

6.0
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Director: Yoshiki Onoda | Stars: Yôko Mihara, Teruo Yoshida, Masayo Banri, Shuntarô Emi

Votes: 6

23. Tattoo Ari (1982)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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An ardent culture-vulture youth, previously charged for the murder of a woman when he was young, plans to hold hostage a local bank.

Director: Banmei Takahashi | Stars: Ryûdô Uzaki, Keiko Takahashi, Misako Watanabe, Kazuko Aoki

Votes: 35

24. Shi'chisei toushin Gaifâdo (1996– )

30 min

8.2
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Stars: Hiroyuki Kawai, Ken Okabe, Shôichirô Akaboshi, Asuka Shimizu

Votes: 5

25. Joôbachi to Daigaku no Ryû (1960)

81 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Yôko Mihara, Kanjûrô Arashi, Teruo Yoshida, Shigeru Amachi

Votes: 12

26. Ghost of the Girl Diver (1960)

56 min | Horror

5.1
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Director: Gorô Kadono | Stars: Jûzaburô Akechi, Katsuko Wakasugi, Kyôko Yashiro, Masayo Banri

Votes: 8

27. Dandy Sashichi Detective Story: Six Famous Beauties (1956)

75 min | Crime

7.1
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Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Keiko Hibino, Misako Uji, Kodayû Ichikawa

Votes: 12

28. Yasuragi no sato (2017)

54 min | Drama

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The drama is set in a retirement home named "Yasuragi no Sato La Strada" where only those who had worked in the TV entertainment industry such as actors, writers, musicians and artists are ... See full summary »

Stars: Shunsuke Fukuzaki, Koji Ishizaka, Ruriko Asaoka, Ineko Arima

29. Nyotai uzumaki-shima (1960)

76 min | Crime

6.2
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Yôko Mihara, Teruo Yoshida, Shigeru Amachi, Masayo Banri

Votes: 11

30. Hôigaku kyôshitsu no jiken file (1992– )

54 min | Mystery

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Stars: Yûko Natori, Shin Takuma, Megumi Igarashi, Kazuma Sano

31. Kurohyô: Ryu ga gotoku shinshô (2010– )

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Takumi Saitoh, Yûki Satô, Takuya Ishida, Mizuki Doki

Votes: 5

32. Chiheisen ga giragira (1961)

89 min | Crime, Thriller

7.7
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Five rough and ready prisoners , lead by the one nicknamed Capone, are idling in one prison cell in The Horizon Glitters when a sixth is added to the mix. Nicknamed Mite, which is short for... See full summary »

Director: Michiyoshi Doi | Stars: Jun Tatara, Shigeru Amachi, Kimi Hoshi, Saburô Ôtsuji

Votes: 19

33. Joôbachi (1958)

76 min | Crime

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This undoubtedly became a series after the fact, since Kobo returns in a similar role in the next installment. These were probably the closest Shintoho came to 'real' yakuza films that were more in the mid-1960s Toei/Nikkatsu mold.

Director: Tetsu Taguchi | Stars: Naoko Kubo, Shôji Nakayama, Shigeru Amachi, Yôko Mihara

34. Ajia no akebono (1964– )

50 min

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Stars: Shinsuke Mikimoto, Akiko Koyama, Kei Satô, Rokkô Toura

35. Shikakenin Fujieda Baian (1990– )

Drama

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"Shikakenin", they have a double life and live inconspicuously in Edo. Baian Fujieda is an acupuncturist. Hikojirou is craftsman who makes toothpicks. They believe that fixer said "Kill the... See full summary »

Star: Ken Watanabe

Votes: 9

36. Black Breasts (1960)

78 min | Crime

7.0
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Director: Michiyoshi Doi | Stars: Kinuko Obata, Junko Ikeuchi, Bunta Sugawara, Keiji Takamiya

Votes: 5

37. Mottomo tôi ginga (2013– )

Drama

4.8
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Stars: Tomokazu Miura, Hideaki Itô, Yû Aoi, Jun Fubuki

Votes: 6

38. Ispanska muha (1998)

100 min | Action, Comedy

6.1
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An erotic pseudo tragedy of our day.

Director: Kiran Kolarov | Stars: Todor Kolev, Kamen Vodenicharov, Fani Kolarova, Anya Pencheva

Votes: 35

39. Mikkai no yado 9: Hôseki no amai wana (2012 TV Movie)

110 min | Mystery

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Director: Ken Matsumoto | Stars: Kumiko Okae, Mikihisa Azuma, Kimie Matsui, Hiromi Kanaya

40. Nureta kokoro: Rezubian satsujin jiken (1981 TV Movie)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Masaharu Segawa | Stars: Kumiko Ohba, Yôsuke Tagawa, Yasuko Ichinose, Sachiko Hidari

41. Rinchi (1949)

98 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Kanjûrô Arashi, Ranko Hanai, Yoshiko Kuga, Ryô Ikebe

Votes: 10

42. Mofuku no houmonsha (1971– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller

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Stars: Mitsuko Oka, Reiko Dan, Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Michiko Ôtsuka

43. Tsuki ni inoru piero (2013 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Shôji Horiba | Stars: Takako Tokiwa, Shôsuke Tanihara, Toshie Negishi, Yumiko Takahashi

Votes: 5

44. Chi no shio (2014– )

60 min | Mystery

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Kensaku Kamimura (Yo Oizumi) is an archaeologist. He makes a discovery that overturns history. Kensaku's discovery proves humans existed in Japan at a time where it was previously thought ... See full summary »

Stars: Yô Ôizumi, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Seiichi Tanabe, Kei Tanaka

45. Vampire Bride (1960)

80 min | Horror

5.5
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Director: Kyôtarô Namiki | Stars: Junko Ikeuchi, Yasuko Mita, Reiko Seto, Tatsuo Terashima

Votes: 15

46. Omocha-ya Ken chan (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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Stars: Ichirô Arishima, Akiko Kazami, Kumiko Kishi, Masaaki Maeda

47. Janken Ken chan (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Ken Miyawaki, Gen Funabashi, Kumiko Kishi, Chiharu Kuri

48. Daitsuiseki (1978– )

54 min | Drama

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Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Tatsuya Fuji, Masaya Oki, Naomi Hase

49. The Last Restaurant (2016– )

29 min | Comedy

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Stars: Seiichi Tanabe, Mayuko Fukuda, Haruka Kinami, Kôsuke Suzuki

50. Pan ya no Ken chan (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Hiroya Oka, Yukari Saitô, Ichirô Arishima, Mie Endô


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