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Journey through Japanese Cinema

I decided to do this after starting to go through Ozu's filmography and realizing how many other Japanese films stood out to me by looking through some of his actors other films. What started out as an interest in exploring Naruse, Mizoguchi and Shimizu among others, led me to adding all of the major works from Japan available on FilmStruck from the pre-1960's including some from directors that extend beyond this point, and some titles I currently own.

Any recommendations of glaring omissions from this period that are readily available are welcome.

Block or Report
  • Souls on the Road
  • Serpent
  • A Page of Madness
  • Crossroads
  • Days of Youth
  • Fighting Friends
  • I Graduated, But...
  • A Straightforward Boy
  • Walk Cheerfully
  • I Flunked, But...
  • That Night's Wife
  • What Made Her Do It?
  • The Lady and the Beard
  • The Neighbour's Wife and Mine
  • Flunky, Work Hard!
  • Tokyo Chorus
  • I Was Born, But...
  • Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth?
  • No Blood Relation
  • Woman of Tokyo
  • Apart from You
  • Dragnet Girl
  • Japanese Girls at the Harbor
  • Every-Night Dreams
  • Passing Fancy
  • Street Without End
  • A Mother Should Be Loved
  • Our Neighbor, Miss Yae
  • A Story of Floating Weeds
  • Tange Sazen and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo
  • Wife! Be Like a Rose!
  • An Inn in Tokyo
  • Burden of Life
  • Mr. Thank You
  • Priest of Darkness
  • Osaka Elegy
  • The Lion Dance
  • The Only Son
  • Sisters of the Gion
  • What Did the Lady Forget?
  • Humanity and Paper Balloons
  • Children in the Wind
  • Fallen Blossoms
  • The Masseurs and a Woman
  • The Ghost Cat and the Mysterious Shamisen
  • Four Seasons of Children
  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
  • Nobuko
  • Introspection Tower
  • Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family
  • Ornamental Hairpin
  • The 47 Ronin
  • There Was a Father
  • The Living Magoroku
  • The Song Lantern
  • Sanshiro Sugata
  • Port of Flowers
  • The Most Beautiful
  • Jubilation Street
  • Army
  • Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors
  • Sanshiro Sugata Part Two
  • Morning for the Osone Family
  • No Regrets for Our Youth
  • Utamaro and His Five Women
  • Record of a Tenement Gentleman
  • One Wonderful Sunday
  • Snow Trail
  • The Ball at the Anjo House
  • Drunken Angel
  • Women of the Night
  • Children of the Beehive
  • A Hen in the Wind
  • Flame of My Love
  • Here's to the Young Lady
  • The Quiet Duel
  • Late Spring
  • Stray Dog
  • Mr. Shosuke Ohara
  • Scandal
  • Wedding Ring
  • The Munekata Sisters
  • Rashomon
  • Portrait of Madame Yuki
  • Carmen Comes Home
  • Ginza Cosmetics
  • The Idiot
  • Miss Oyu
  • Early Summer
  • Repast
  • Vendetta for a Samurai
  • The Life of Oharu
  • The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
  • Mother
  • Youth of the Son
  • Children of Hiroshima
  • The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice
  • Lightning
  • Ikiru
  • Carmen's Innocent Love