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Cinema of
Japan
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List of Japanese films
1898–1919 1920s
1930s 1940s
1950s
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954
1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960s
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970s
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980s
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990s
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000s
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010s
2010

A list of films produced in Japan ordered by year in the 1940s. For an A-Z of films see Category:Japanese films. Also see cinema of Japan.

1940s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1940
Nobuko Hiroshi Shimizu
'''''
1941
Ornamental Hairpin Hiroshi Shimizu Drama
The 47 Ronin Kenji Mizoguchi Samurai film
1942
'''''
1943
Sanshiro Sugata Akira Kurosawa Drama
Martial arts
Akira Kurosawa's first film
1944
The Most Beautiful Akira Kurosawa Ichiro Sugai Drama
1945
Sanshiro Sugata Part II Akira Kurosawa Denjiro Okochi Martial arts film
The Men Who Tread On the Tiger's Tail Akira Kurosawa Hanshiro Iwai Samurai film
1946
Those Who Make Tomorrow Akira Kurosawa Kenji Susukida
No Regrets for Our Youth Akira Kurosawa Masao Shimizu Drama
1947
One Wonderful Sunday Akira Kurosawa Isao Numasaki Romantic comedy
Snow Trail Senkichi Taniguchi
These Foolish Times Kajiro Yamamoto
1948
Drunken Angel Akira Kurosawa Toshirō Mifune
1949
The Quiet Duel Akira Kurosawa Toshirō Mifune
Stray Dog Akira Kurosawa Toshirō Mifune
Escape at Dawn Senkichi Taniguchi
Jakoman and Tetsu Senkichi Taniguchi
Late Spring Yasujiro Ozu Haruko Sugimura Drama

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