List of Japanese films of the 1940s

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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[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1940
Nobuko Hiroshi Shimizu
Kaze no Matasaburo Koji Shima
1941
The 47 Ronin Kenji Mizoguchi Samurai film
Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family Yasujirō Ozu Mieko Takamine Drama
Ornamental Hairpin Hiroshi Shimizu Drama
1942
Hawai Mare oki kaisen Kajiro Yamamoto
1943
Sanshiro Sugata Akira Kurosawa Drama
Martial arts
Akira Kurosawa's first film
1944
The Most Beautiful Akira Kurosawa Ichirō Sugai Drama
1945
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail Akira Kurosawa Susumu Fujita Samurai film
Momotarō: Umi no Shinpei Mitsuyo Seo Animation
Sanshiro Sugata Part II Akira Kurosawa Denjiro Okochi Martial arts film
1946
Aru yo no Tonosama Teinosuke Kinugasa
No Regrets for Our Youth Akira Kurosawa Masao Shimizu Drama
Those Who Make Tomorrow Akira Kurosawa Kenji Susukida
Utamaro and His Five Women Kenji Mizoguchi Kinuyo Tanaka Biopic
1947
Ima Hitotabi no Heinosuke Gosho
One Wonderful Sunday Akira Kurosawa Isao Numasaki Romantic comedy
The Record of a Tenement Gentleman Yasujiro Ozu Chouko Iida, Hohi Aoki Drama
Snow Trail Senkichi Taniguchi
These Foolish Times Kajiro Yamamoto
1948
Drunken Angel Akira Kurosawa Toshirō Mifune
A Hen in the Wind Yasujiro Ozu Kinuyo Tanaka Drama
1949
Jakoman and Tetsu Senkichi Taniguchi
Kane no naru oka: Dai san hen, kuro no maki
Late Spring Yasujiro Ozu Haruko Sugimura Drama
The Quiet Duel Akira Kurosawa Toshirō Mifune
Stray Dog Akira Kurosawa Toshirō Mifune

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