List of Japanese films of 1951

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A list of films released in Japan in 1951 (see 1951 in film).

Opening Title Director Cast Genre Notes
23 May The Idiot Akira Kurosawa Masayuki Mori
Toshirō Mifune
Drama
3 October Early Summer Yasujiro Ozu Setsuko Hara Drama
2 November The Tale of Genji Kōzaburō Yoshimura Kazuo Hasegawa
Michiyo Kogure
Romance Entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival
23 November Repast Mikio Naruse Ken Uehara
Setsuko Hara
Drama Won Best Film at the 6th Mainichi Film Awards and at the 2nd Blue Ribbon Awards
Beyond Love and Hate Senkichi Taniguchi Ryo Ikebe
Toshirō Mifune
Conclusion of Kojiro Sasaki-Duel at Ganryu Island Hiroshi Inagaki Tomoemon Otani
Toshirō Mifune
Jidaigeki
Elegy Kajiro Yamamoto Ken Uehara
Mieko Takamine
The Life of a Horsetrader Keigo Kimura Toshirō Mifune
Machiko Kyō
Drama
Meeting of the Ghost Après-Guerre Kiyoshi Saeki Shigeo Miyata
Ryō Ikebe
The original story of this film is "Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka"
Nami Noboru Nakamura Shin Saburi
Yoko Katsuragi
Drama Entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival
Pirates Hiroshi Inagaki Toshirō Mifune
Tomoemon Otani
Action
Who Knows a Woman's Heart Kajiro Yamamoto Mieko Takamine
Ryo Ikebe
Drama
Miss Oyu Kenji Mizoguchi Kinuyo Tanaka
Nobuko Otowa
Drama

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