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1. Floating Clouds (1955)

123 min | Drama, Romance

A tragic social drama set in post war Japan and concerns a lonely woman trying to find purpose and stability in a devastated Tokyo.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Masayuki Mori, Mariko Okada, Isao Yamagata

Votes: 2,220

2. Two in the Shadow (1967)

108 min | Drama, Romance

A man falls in love with the widow of a man he killed in a car accident. Eventually she falls in love with him in return.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa, Mitsukô Kusabue, Mitsuko Mori

Votes: 813

3. Moment of Terror (1966)

100 min | Crime, Drama

A child is killed in a hit and run. The mother plots her revenge by posing as a maid in the house of the murderer.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Yôko Tsukasa, Eitarô Ozawa, Daisuke Katô

Votes: 120

4. The Stranger Within a Woman (1966)

102 min | Crime, Drama

Two friends meet in a bar. Later that night, one friend's flirtatious wife is reportedly in an accident. The other friend doesn't feel well. What's come over him?

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Mitsukô Kusabue, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 305

5. Yearning (1964)

98 min | Drama

After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Yûzô Kayama, Mitsukô Kusabue, Yumi Shirakawa

Votes: 1,054

6. A Woman's Life (1963)

126 min | Drama

A woman remember's her own marriage when dealing with the love life of her son.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yuriko Hoshi

Votes: 133

7. A Wanderer's Notebook (1962)

124 min | Drama

Fumiko struggles to get her literary work published, spending years working in poverty while being abused by her boyfriend all the while hoping to break free from the cycle.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Daisuke Katô, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 281

10. Autumn Has Already Started (1960)

79 min | Drama

Single mum (father of child dead) from the country with 6th grade boy comes to Tokyo, leaves the boy to live with his uncle's family - wife, male, female teens, run a struggling greengrocer... See full synopsis »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jun Fujimaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Yôsuke Natsuki

Votes: 178

11. The Lovelorn Geisha (1960)

111 min | Drama

Aya is the Madame who runs a restaurant where Geishas meet with their customers to eat, drink, listen to music and sing.

Directors: Yûzô Kawashima, Mikio Naruse | Stars: Yôko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada, Akira Takarada, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 69

12. Musume tsuma haha (1960)

123 min | Drama

The story of a family in Tokyo who live under the same roof in a large house and include the widowed sixty-year-old mother, older son and his wife, the youngest daughter and the older ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Hideko Takamine, Reiko Dan

Votes: 238

13. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

A middle-aged bar hostess, constantly in debt, is faced with numerous social constraints and challenges posed to her by her family, customers and friends.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Tatsuya Nakadai, Masayuki Mori, Reiko Dan

Votes: 3,485

15. Summer Clouds (1958)

128 min | Drama

A war widow with a young boy manages a farm with her bossy mother-in-law. When a reporter comes to interview her, the two begin an affair. He turns out to be married and won't leave his ... See full synopsis »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Michiyo Aratama, Kumi Mizuno, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 276

16. Anzukko (1958)

110 min | Drama

Kyoko, the daughter of a successful novelist, marries an aspiring writer. However, her husband's difficulties with his writing and his resentment over her father cause deep strains in the marriage.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Kyôko Kagawa, Isao Kimura, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 126

17. Untamed Woman (1957)

121 min | Drama

A woman marries, gives birth to a stillborn child, and divorces, falls in love with a hotel-keeper, only to find herself subordinated to his drive for success, takes up with a tailor who cannot console himself with her strong personality.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Daisuke Katô, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 139

18. Flowing (1956)

117 min | Drama

Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, Hideko Takamine, Mariko Okada

Votes: 842

20. Shûu (1956)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

This wry chamber piece from director Mikio Naruse focuses on a couple whose pet peeves and minor irritations escalate into major rifts and animosity.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Shûji Sano, Kyôko Kagawa, Akemi Negishi

Votes: 214

21. Late Chrysanthemums (1954)

101 min | Drama

What is the life of a Geisha like once her beauty has faded and she has retired? Kin has saved her money, and has become a wealthy money-lender, spending her days cold-heartedly collecting ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Haruko Sugimura, Ken Uehara, Sadako Sawamura, Chikako Hosokawa

Votes: 866

22. Sound of the Mountain (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

An ingratiating bride develops warm ties to her father-in-law while her cold husband blithely slights her for another woman.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Sô Yamamura, Ken Uehara, Yôko Sugi

Votes: 1,451

23. Older Brother, Younger Sister (1953)

86 min | Drama

In Older Brother, Younger Sister, director Mikio Naruse's adaptation of an oft-filmed popular novel by Saisei Murô, the eldest daughter (Machiko Kyô) of a rural family comes home pregnant, ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Yoshiko Kuga, Yûji Hori

Votes: 293

24. Wife (1953)

89 min | Drama

Tokyo. Mihoko and Toichi Nakagawa's ten year marriage is crumbling out of inertia. Each knows the other isn't happy, they themselves aren't happy, but they don't talk about their problems ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Mieko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama

Votes: 221

25. Husband and Wife (1953)

87 min | Drama

Uptight man and hot wife rent a room from a laidback colleague. The colleague and wife get on like a house on fire, while the husband is alternately jealous and sulky. Marital strife ... See full synopsis »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Ken Uehara, Yôko Sugi, Rentarô Mikuni, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 123

26. Inazuma (1952)

87 min | Drama

Poor, pathetic mother Ose (Kumeko Urabe) has four children, three daughters and a son, by four different men.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Mitsuko Miura, Kyôko Kagawa, Chieko Murata

Votes: 481

27. Mother (1952)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

A teenaged girl witnesses her widowed mother's attempt to sustain her family.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa, Eiji Okada, Akihiko Katayama

Votes: 570

28. Okuni to Gohei (1952)

91 min | Drama

Kogure is the widow of an assassinated samurai and Otani was that man's pupil. They have been sent out to seek revenge on the murderer, Kogure's first suitor, but their long and arduous journey has so far been fruitless.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Tomoemon Otani, Sô Yamamura, Jun Tazaki

Votes: 75

29. Repast (1951)

97 min | Drama

Michiyo lives in the small place Osaka and is not happy with her marriage, all she does is cook and clean for her husband.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Ken Uehara, Setsuko Hara, Yukiko Shimazaki, Yôko Sugi

Votes: 1,277

30. The Dancer (1951)

85 min | Drama

The troubled relationship between a writer and his ballet teacher wife, who has for years loved another man, finally leads to the breakup of the family.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Mieko Takamine, Mariko Okada, Akihiko Katayama

Votes: 90

31. Ginza Cosmetics (1951)

87 min | Drama

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

32. White Beast (1950)

97 min | Drama

Keiko Yukawa is a former prostitute and the newest inmate at White Lily, a female rehabilitation facility.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Mitsuko Miura, Sô Yamamura, Eiji Okada, Kimiko Iino

Votes: 78

41. The Song Lantern (1943)

93 min | Drama

The head of an acclaimed Noh (traditional, stylised Japanese drama form) troupe has a son whom he wants to inherit the troupe/ school. Touring in the provinces, the son seeks out a famed ... See full synopsis »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Shôtarô Hanayagi, Eijirô Yanagi, Ichijirô Oya, Kan Ishii

Votes: 114

42. Hideko, the Bus Conductor (1941)

54 min | Drama

Okoma, a young lady working as a conductor with a bus company in Kofu Yamanashi, has an idea for her bus that could avert the dwindling number of passengers.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daijirô Natsukawa, Tamae Kiyokawa

Votes: 242

44. Travelling Actors (1940)

70 min | Comedy

Story about a group of actors mostly based on the guys playing the horse.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kamatari Fujiwara, Kan Yanagiya, Minoru Takase, Sôji Kiyokawa

Votes: 151

45. Sincerity (1939)

67 min | Drama

Two young girls, Nobiko and Tomiko, go to the same school. The less fortunate girl Nobiko is one of the top students, while the rich girl Tomiko is not. At one time Tomiko's father was quite fond of Nobuko's mother.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Takako Irie, Minoru Takada, Etchan, Sachiko Murase

Votes: 76

46. The Whole Family Works (1939)

65 min | Drama

Father of nine children cannot find a job. Despite their aspirations, the children are encouraged by both parents to hold down menial jobs and contribute to the family expenses. Eventually ... See full synopsis »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Musei Tokugawa, Noriko Honma, Akira Ubukata, Kaoru Itô

Votes: 125

47. Tsuruhachi and Tsurujiro (1938)

88 min | Drama