List of Japanese films of the 1930s

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An incomplete list of films produced in Japan ordered by year in the 1930s. For an alphabetical list of films see Category:Japanese films. Also see cinema of Japan.

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1930
Aiyoku no ki Heinosuke Gosho Kinuyo Tanaka
Ichiro Yuki
The Army Advances Kiyohiko Ushihara Denmei Suzuki
Kinuyo Tanaka
Furusato Kenji Mizoguchi Yoshie Fujiwara
Shizue Natsukawa
Japan's second feature-length talkie (after Taii no Musume (The Captain's Daughter))
Love Is Strength Mikio Naruse Hiroko Kawasaki, Teruo Mori Drama
That Night's Wife Yasujiro Ozu Tokihiko Okada, Emiko Yagumo Comedy [1]
Tojin Okichi Kenji Mizoguchi Kaichi Yamamoto, Koji Shima Drama
Walk Cheerfully Yasujiro Ozu Satoko Date, Hiroko Kawasaki Drama [2]
What Made Her Do It? Shigeyoshi Suzuki Keiko Takatsu
Rintaro Fujima
1931
The Lady and the Beard Yasujiro Ozu Tokihiko Okada, Hiroko Kawasaki Romantic comedy [3]
The Neighbor's Wife and Mine Heinosuke Gosho Japan's first commercially successful talkie
Tokyo Chorus Yasujirō Ozu Tokihiko Okada Drama
1932
Chûshingura Teinosuke Kinugasa Tomio Aoki, Juzaburo Bando, Kôtarô Bandô
First Steps Ashore Yasujirō Shimazu Ureo Egawa, Shin'ichi Himori, Chôko Iida
I Was Born, But... Yasujirō Ozu Tatsuo Saito Comedy drama
Kokushi muso Mansaku Itami Shuichiro Atsumi, Junzaburô Ban, Chiezo Kataoka
Manmo kenkoku no reimei Kenji Mizoguchi Takako Irie, Eiji Nakano, Taisuke Matsumoto
Nasanunaka Mikio Naruse Yoshiko Okada, Shin'yô Nara, Yukiko Tsukuba Drama
Spring Comes from the Ladies Yasujirō Ozu Jiro Shirota, Tatsuo Saitô, Yukiko Inoue
Until the Day We Meet Again Yasujirō Ozu Yoshiko Okada, Joji Oka, Shin'yô Nara
Uzumaki Hiroshi Innami Shizuko Mori, Taisuke Matsumoto, Kenji Yuri
Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth Yasujirō Ozu Ureo Egawa, Kinuyo Tanaka, Tatsuo Saitô
1933
Apart from You Mikio Naruse Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Akio Isono Drama
Dragnet Girl Yasujirō Ozu Kinuyo Tanaka Crime
The Life of Bangaku Sadao Yamanaka
Nightly Dreams Mikio Naruse Sumiko Kurishima, Teruko Kojima Drama [4]
Passing Fancy Yasujirō Ozu
Wasei Kingu Kongu Torajiro Saito
The Water Magician Kenji Mizoguchi Takako Irie, Tokihiko Okada, Ichirō Sugai
1934
Aizō Tōge Kenji Mizoguchi Isuzu Yamada, Denmei Suzuki, Komako Hara
A Mother Should be Loved Yasujiro Ozu Den Ohinata, Hideo Mitsui Drama
Our Neighbour Miss Yae Yasujirō Shimazu
A Story of Floating Weeds Yasujirō Ozu
Street Without End Mikio Naruse Setsuko Shinobu, Akio Isono Drama [5]
1935
The Girl in the Rumour Mikio Naruse
An Inn in Tokyo Yasujirō Ozu Takeshi Sakamoto
Kimiko Mikio Naruse
The Million Ryo Pot Sadao Yamanaka
Orizuru Osen Kenji Mizoguchi Isuzu Yamada
The Village-Tattooed Man Sadao Yamanaka
Wife! Be Like a Rose! Mikio Naruse
1936
The Only Son Yasujirō Ozu Chishū Ryū Drama
Osaka Elegy Kenji Mizoguchi Isuzu Yamada
Yoko Umemura
Drama
Sisters of the Gion Kenji Mizoguchi Isuzu Yamada Drama
1937
Avalanche Mikio Naruse
The Daughter of the Samurai Mansaku Itami
Arnold Fanck
Setsuko Hara
Sesshu Hayakawa
Drama Japanese/German production
Humanity and Paper Balloons Sadao Yamanaka Chojuro Kawarazaki Drama
Kagirinaki Zenshin Tomu Uchida Isamu Kosugi
What Did the Lady Forget? Yasujiro Ozu Tatsuo Saito, Sumiko Kurishima Comedy drama
1938
Ah, My Home Town Mizoguchi, KenjiKenji Mizoguchi Fumiko Yamaji, Masao Shimizu, Seiichi Kato N/A [6]
Five Scouts Tomotaka Tasaka Hikaru Hoshi
Ichirō Izawa
King Kong Appears in Edo (Possibly) Japan's first kaiju film.
1939
Numana heigakko Tadashi Imai Drama [7]
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums Kenji Mizoguchi Kakuo Mori Romantic drama
Tsuchi Tomu Uchida

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