Film Shochiku Movies List

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List of Shochiku movies, listed alphabetically with film trailers when available. Shochiku has produced some popular movies, so film buffs can use this list to find a few that they haven't already seen. This best Shochiku movies list displays shorts as well as feature films made by Shochiku, including theatrical releases, limited releases, and made-for-TV Shochiku movies.

These movies, like Tokyo Story and Late Spring include images when available.

If you want to answer the questions, "What movies did Shochiku produce?" and "What films did Shochiku distribute?" then this list can help you out.

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Akeyuku Sora Akeyuku Sora is a 1929 black and white Japanese silent film with benshi accompaniment directed by Torajiro Saito. A melodrama about an orphan and her mother who are separated and lose contact, ...more

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Chishū Ryū, Kyōko Kishida, Nobuo Nakamura An Autumn Afternoon is a 1962 Japanese drama film directed by Yasujirō Ozu. It stars Ozu regular Chishū Ryū as the patriarch of the Hirayama family who eventually realises that he has a duty to ...more

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Tomio Aoki An Inn in Tokyo is a 1935 silent film directed by Yasujirō Ozu. The film is Ozu's last extant silent film. The screenplay is credited to Uinzato Mone or Winthat Monnet. In fact, the screenplay ...more

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Susumu Terajima, Tetsuji Tamayama, Ryō Casshern is a 2004 Japanese tokusatsu film adaptation of the anime series of the same name. It was written and directed by Kazuaki Kiriya. It stars Yusuke Iseya as Tetsuya Azuma/Casshern, Kumiko ...more

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Chikara to Onna no Yo no Naka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Shochiku Movies List
Chikara to Onna no Yo no Naka Kôji Mitsui, Roppa Furukawa, Akio Isono Chikara to Onna no Yo no Naka is a 1933 anime short film by Kenzō Masaoka and the first Japanese anime of any type to feature voiceovers. The film was released in black and white. There are no ...more

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Chronicle of My Mother is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Shochiku Movies List
Chronicle of My Mother Aoi Miyazaki, Kōji Yakusho, Kirin Kiki Chronicle of My Mother is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Masato Harada.

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Tatsuo Saito, Tomio Aoki, Takeshi Sakamoto I Was Born, But... is a 1932 black-and-white Japanese silent film directed by Yasujiro Ozu. It became the first of six Ozu films to win the Kinema Junpō Critics' Prize. Ozu later loosely remade ...more

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Haruka Ayase, Akira Emoto, Nakamura Shidō II Ichi is a 2008 chambara film directed by Fumihiko Sori, starring Takao Osawa, Haruka Ayase, Shido Nakamura, and Yosuke Kubozuka. It was released by Warner Bros. Japan on October 25, 2008.

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Anna Tsuchiya, Koyuki, Ekin Cheng "Probably the best ninja movie ever made, Yoichi Sai's adaptation from the legendary manga blends folk-tale, action fantasy and parable; with hot young star Kenichi Matsuyama as the hero. ...more

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Kodakara Sodo Kodakara Sodo is a 1935 black and white Japanese silent film with benshi accompaniment directed by Torajiro Saito. This is a rare example of a silent Japanese slapstick film that has survived to ...more

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Setsuko Hara, Chishū Ryū, Sugimara Haruko Late Spring is a 1949 Japanese drama film, directed by Yasujirō Ozu and produced by the Shochiku studio. It is based on the short novel Father and Daughter by the 20th century novelist and ...more

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Zhang Ziyi, Joe Odagiri, Hiroko Yakushimaru Princess Raccoon is a 2005 Japanese film directed by Seijun Suzuki. The "raccoon" of the English title is actually a translation for the tanuki. It is a love story set in the musical ...more

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Shinran: Path to Purity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Shochiku Movies List
Shinran: Path to Purity Michiyo Okusu, Junkyu Moriyama Shinran: Path to Purity is a 1987 Japanese drama film directed by Rentarō Mikuni. The film won the Jury Prize at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

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Tetsurō Tamba, Mikijiro Hira, Makatari Fujiwara Three Outlaw Samurai is a 1964 Japanese chambara film by director Hideo Gosha. The film is an origin-story offshoot of the original Japanese television series of the same name. The film involves ...more

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Setsuko Hara, Chishū Ryū, Kyōko Kagawa Tokyo Story is a 1953 Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu. It tells the story of an aging couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their grown children. The film contrasts the behavior of their ...more