A life of famous feudal lord Date Masamune is depicted.
“Edokko Hanjoki (Work of the Fish Man),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 26 minutes.
Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Yuiko Hasegawa.
Katsujiro the fisherman overcomes his laziness when he learns of his younger sister Okiku’s unfortunate fate.
“Futatsu no Kino to Boku no Mirai (Two Pasts Towards Tomorrow),” 2018 drama, 1 hour and 38 minutes.
Directed by Kenishi Omori. Starring Gaku Sano and Itsuki Sagara.
Kaito was a marathon runner and hoped to compete in the Olympics. He gave up those dreams after an injury. Kaito now works in city hall and just drifts through his days, and his girlfriend Marino leaves him. One day, he goes to the mountain as a tourist guide. Heavy rain passes over the area.
He finds a mysterious mine and enters the mine to stay dry, but Kaito suddenly finds himself outside of the mine. The rain is gone and his world is different now. Kaito has won a gold medal in the Olympics and he is still with Marino.
“Haikarasan ga Toru (There Goes Benio, The Smart Girl),” 1987 drama, 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Directed by Masamichi Sato. Starring Yoko Minamino and Hiroshi Abe.
Benio, a peppy tomboy, is surprised to learn that she has been secretly betrothed by her grandfather to a young officer named Shinobu Ijuin. Because of his family’s noble status, Benio must first undergo rigorous training to learn how to be a proper bride and wife before she can marry. However, because of her vivacious personality, this proves more challenging than anyone imagined.
“Hakubajo no Hanayome (Bride of White Castle),” 1961 samurai film, 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Hibari Misora and Koji Tsuruta.
A young girl, Okimi, falls in love with Kiritaro, a handsome thief disguised as a wealthy young master.
“Hana to Ryu (The Flower and the Dragon),” 1965, action film, 1 hour and 37 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Yoshiko Sakuma.
A story of manly life and the beauty of conjugal love.
“Hizakura Daimyo (The Hectic Lord),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 22 minutes.
Directed by Tai Kato. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Keiko Okawa.
A lord and princess elope to escape forced marriages.
“Ishin no Kagaribi (Restoration Fire),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 26 minutes.
Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Ryunosuke Tsukigata.
Story of Shinsengumi and one of its deputy leaders Hijikata Toshizo.
“Jushichinin no Ninja (Seventeen Ninja),” 1963 samurai film, 1 hour and 39 minutes.
Directed by Yasuto Hasegawa. Starring Kotaro Satomi, Ryutaro Otomo, Chiyonosuke Azuma and Jushiro Konoe.
A dangerous pact was signed by Tadanaga, the son of Shogun Hidetada, to prevent his brother Iemitsu from becoming the third shogun. In a time where highly skilled ninja organizations carry out secret mission, Iga Jingoza’s group of seventeen ninja must find a way to infiltrate the enemy’s stronghold and steal the pact from Negoro ninja Saiga Magakuro.
“Kimitachi ga Ite Boku ga Ita (Here Because of You),” 1964 drama, 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Directed by Ryuichi Takamori. Starring Kazuo Funaki, Shinichi Chiba (Sonny Chiba) and Chiyoko Honma.
An uplifting drama about the bond between a group of high school seniors and their kind-hearted teacher, Mr. Yabuki. Faced with the rigors of growing up in modern times, students often look to Mr. Yabuki for advice and guidance. But when Mr. Yabuki’s career is threatened as a result of a false accusation from the school’s PTA, the students band together to stand up for their beloved teacher and help him to save his good reputation and job.
“Kyokotsu Ichidai (The Chivalrous Life),” 1967 action film, 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Starring Ken Takakura and Junko Fuji.
Ryoma is a former military man who gets to know the leader of a yakuza group and helps them defend themselves against other yakuza gangs.
“Nihon Yakuzaden Socho e no Michi (The Sword of Justice),” 1971 action film, 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Ken Takakura and Tomisaburo Wakayama.
When the aging leader of the yakuza gang Maeda-gumi decides to retire, many of the gang members have no confidence in the young man he has chosen to replace him. A fight for the succession begins.
“Otoko wa Tsuraiyo Torajiro Wasurenagusa (Tora-san’s Forget-Me-Not),” 1973 drama, 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Directed by Yoji Yamada. Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi and Chieko Baisho.
Riding the train in Hokkaido, itinerant peddler Tora-san meets Lily (Ruriko Asaoka), a cabaret singer, who later visits him in Shibamata. They fall in love, but argue and she eventually marries a sushi chef. This, the 11th film in the long-running series, is the first of four films featuring Lily, the most enduring of Tora-san’s “Madonnas.”
“Sabaku wo Wataru Taiyo (The Sand City in Manchuria),” 1960 drama, 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Directed by Kiyoshi Sasaki. Starring Koji Tsuruta, Ken Takakura and Yoshiko Sakuma.
When the plague threatens a small town in Manchuria, a young doctor finds himself struggling to save the lives of his townspeople.
“Seizoroi Kanhasshu (Keepers of Order),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 32 minutes.
Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Kinya Kitaoji.
While fighting against evil officials, Chuji and his family become the primary target of gangs in Nikko.
“Shingo Nijuuban Shobu Dai-Ichibu (Shingo’s Challenge Part 1),” 1961 samurai film, 1 hour and 28 minutes.
Starring Hashizo Okawa and Satomi Oka.
Aoi Shingo is the son of the Shogun, but he has never met his father. As a child in many ways isolated from his parents, he made an early decision to take on the solitary lifestyle of a swordsman and eventually becomes recognized as the best swordsman in Japan. However his fame has not only made him the target of a rival, but also a pawn of corrupt government officials who convince his father, Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune, to order his arrest.
“Yagyu Bugeicho Dokugan Ittoryu (The Yagyu Military Art: One Eyed Swordsman),” 1964 samurai film, 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Directed by Shoji Matsumura. Starring Jushiro Konoe, Hiroki Matsukata, Chiyonosuke Azuma and Isao Yamagata.
Yagyu Jubei fights to protect the Yagyu family’s secret scroll from enemy ninjas.
“Yukinojo Henge (Handsome Disguise),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Chikage Awashima.
A period piece about an actor who gets caught up in a tale of revenge.
“Zang-e: Sundewa Ikenai Heya (The Inerasable),” 2016 horror film, 1 hour and 47 minutes.
Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura. Starring Yuko Takauchi and Ai Hashimoto.
One day, Yumiko, a novelist, receives a letter from Asami about strange noises she hears in her room. Asami investigates the history of the apartments and discovers that a series of previous tenants have all been victims of an unknown force which has driven some of them to suicide and even murder after they moved out of the apartment. Why did they have miserable deaths? Why did they die fatally? Yumiko and Asami learn the shocking truth which happened many decades ago, and this embroils them in a series of thrilling incidents.