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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.

1940sEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1940
NobukoHiroshi Shimizu
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1941
The 47 RoninKenji Mizoguchi Samurai film
Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family Yasujirō Ozu Mieko Takamine Drama
Ornamental HairpinHiroshi ShimizuDrama
1942
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1943
Sanshiro SugataAkira Kurosawa Drama
Martial arts
Akira Kurosawa's first film
1944
The Most BeautifulAkira KurosawaIchiro SugaiDrama
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 IIAkira KurosawaDenjiro OkochiMartial arts film
1946
Aru yo no TonosamaTeinosuke Kinugasa
No Regrets for Our YouthAkira KurosawaMasao ShimizuDrama
Those Who Make TomorrowAkira KurosawaKenji Susukida
Utamaro and His Five Women Kenji Mizoguchi Kinuyo Tanaka Biopic
1947
Ima Hitotabi noHeinosuke Gosho
One Wonderful SundayAkira KurosawaIsao NumasakiRomantic comedy
The Record of a Tenement Gentleman Yasujiro Ozu Chouko Iida, Hohi Aoki Drama
Snow TrailSenkichi Taniguchi
These Foolish TimesKajiro Yamamoto
1948
Drunken AngelAkira KurosawaToshirō Mifune
A Hen in the Wind Yasujiro Ozu Kinuyo Tanaka Drama
1949
Jakoman and TetsuSenkichi Taniguchi
Kane no naru oka: Dai san hen, kuro no maki
Late SpringYasujiro OzuHaruko SugimuraDrama
The Quiet DuelAkira KurosawaToshirō Mifune
Stray DogAkira KurosawaToshirō Mifune

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