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.

1930s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1930
The Army Advances' Kiyohiko Ushihara Denmei Suzuki
Kinuyo Tanaka
Aiyoku no ki Heinosuke Gosho Kinuyo Tanaka
Ichiro Yuki
What Made Her Do It? Shigeyoshi Suzuki Keiko Takatsu
Rintaro Fujima
Furusato (1930 film) Kenji Mizoguchi Yoshie Fujiwara
Shizue Natsukawa
Japan's second feature-length talkie (after Taii no Musume (The Captain's Daughter))
1931
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 Yasujirô 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 Yasujirô Ozu Jiro Shirota, Tatsuo Saitô, Yukiko Inoue
Until the Day We Meet Again Yasujirô 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
Dragnet Girl Yasujirô Ozu Kinuyo Tanaka Crime
The Life of Bangaku Sadao Yamanaka
Nightly Dreams Mikio Naruse
Passing Fancy Yasujirō Ozu
Wasei Kingu Kongu Torajiro Saito
1934
A Story of Floating Weeds Yasujirō Ozu
Our Neighbour Miss Yae Yasujirō Shimazu
1935
The Girl in the Rumour Mikio Naruse
An Inn in Tokyo Yasujirō Ozu Takeshi Sakamoto
The Million Ryo Pot Sadao Yamanaka
Kimiko Mikio Naruse
The Village-Tattooed Man Sadao Yamanaka
Wife! Be Like a Rose! Mikio Naruse
1936
The Only Son Yasujirō Ozu Chishu Ryu Drama
Osaka Elegy Kenji Mizoguchi Isuzu Yamada
Yoko Umemura
Drama
Sisters of the Gion Kenji Mizoguchi
1937
Avalanche Mikio Naruse
Humanity and Paper Balloons Sadao Yamanaka Chojuro Kawarazaki Drama
The Daughter of the Samurai Mansaku Itami
Arnold Fanck
Setsuko Hara
Sesshu Hayakawa
Drama Japanese/German production
1938
King Kong Appears in Edo (Possibly) Japan's first kaiju film.
1939
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums Kenji Mizoguchi Kakuo Mori Romantic drama

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