Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »

Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari) (1953)

Tokyo Story
8.5 Rating
(296 ratings)
8.3 IMDB rating
Your Rating:

Add to favorites
Directed by


Starring (View all)
Chishu Ryu Chishu Ryu
Shukichi Hirayama
Chieko Higashiyama Chieko Higashiyama
Tomi Hirayama
Setsuko Hara Setsuko Hara
Noriko Hirayama
Haruko Sugimura Haruko Sugimura
Shige Kaneko
Sô Yamamura Sô Yamamura
Koichi Hirayama
Kuniko Miyake Kuniko Miyake
Fumiko Hirayama - his wife
Kyôko Kagawa Kyôko Kagawa
Kyôko Hirayama
Eijirô Tono Eijirô Tono
Sanpei Numata


Written by
Kôgo Noda Kôgo Noda
(scenario) and
Yasujiro Ozu Yasujiro Ozu
(scenario)


Lists

446 votes
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (1001 items)
list by upidipi
Published 7 years, 11 months ago 869 comments
185 votes
Few things I love about cinema (44 items)
list by popguns
Published 5 years, 9 months ago 6 comments
172 votes
Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2012) (100 items)
list by johanlefourbe
Published 5 years, 3 months ago 151 comments
150 votes
Listal's Esoteric Films (535 items)
list by Mr. Saturn
Published 3 years, 3 months ago 15 comments
130 votes
Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2015) (110 items)
list by johanlefourbe
Published 2 years, 2 months ago 117 comments

View all Tokyo Story lists (266 more)

Tokyo Story Videos

Criterion Trailer 217: Tokyo Story

193 Views, 1 votes

Added 7 years ago


Critics' Picks: 'Tokyo Story'

55 Views

Added 4 years ago




Cover art, photos and screenshots

6 votes
4 votes
4 votes
4 votes
3 votes

View all Tokyo Story pictures (30 more)

Reviews

Review

2 years, 8 months ago at Jul 19 20:53
1 vote
"Tokyo Story" is my favorite film of all time. I really love this film, it made me think of my parents... my life sucks, my relationship with parents is not so good,there's big generation gap... but this film made me feel glad to be my parent's child,the most beautiful person in my life. For the film itself,it's a masterpiece of cinema...a genius filmmaking... so powerful and profound,simple but g... read more

Review

5 years ago at Mar 17 14:51
1 vote

Slow, deliberate pace and heavy realism is what makes Yasujiro Ozu's film, Tokyo Story, a timeless classic. Mind you, this film is not filled with well-known Oscar-nominated/winners all in one place nor does it have characters that look more plastic, wax-models and less humans. They look human just like you or I. They look realistic, they talk realistic, their expressions are realistic and ... read more
View all Tokyo Story reviews
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.
Release date: 13 March 1972
UPC: 037429183922
Tags: Japan (20), 1950s (11), 1953 (9), Japanese (8), B&w (6), Drama (6), Aging (6), Classic (5), Mourning (4), (3), Black & White (3), Family (3), Family Relationships (3), Loss Of Mother (2), Expectation (2), Water (2), Employment Dismissal (2), Rice (2), Dream (2), Elderly (2)
My tags: Add tags
Add to list
Not interested

Add Review
Picture
Video

  
English only, other review rules - Big post screen

Update feed

fromakronohio added this to a list 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Nick's Top 100 Films (100 movies items)

""We see ourselves in this family. We relate to their flaws, joys and tears. Watching this film gives us the opportunity to reflect on our own lives; it is a gift." - Andrew Ahn"


rewster voted for an image 1 month, 1 week ago

rewster added this to a list 1 month, 1 week ago
rewster added this to a list 1 month, 1 week ago
Best Movie, Year by Year (85 movies items)
mirinbuddy added this to a list 1 month, 2 weeks ago
InTheWitheringWind added this to a list 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Favorite Movies (416 movies items)
Appelsiinipuutikku added this to a list 2 months ago
Benjamín Shirao added this to a list 2 months, 1 week ago
Live Action Movies (165 movies items)
DavisChan added this to a list 2 months, 3 weeks ago
My Great Movies Collection (253 movies items)
peyote added this to a list 3 months ago
Existentialism in Cinema (46 movies items)

" Isn't life disappointing?"


mirinbuddy added this to a list 3 months, 1 week ago
johanlefourbe added this to a list 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Who has seen the most movies on Listal? (30 movies items)

" mirinbuddy Total movies seen : 3544 Favorite movies : Tokyo Story, Pather Panchali,La Strada, The Passion of Joan of Arc, L'avventura, Sansho The Bailiff,The 400 Blows,Persona,Hiroshima Mon Amour, Mouchette,..."


Leviathan added this to a list 5 months, 2 weeks ago
BEST 5 BY YEAR (465 movies items)
Jon added this to a list 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Movies by genre (61 movies items)
sisyphe added this to a list 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Favorite Movies (204 movies items)
Star Alchemist added this to a list 6 months ago
2016 Movies (126 movies items)
mirinbuddy added this to a list 6 months ago
Jon added this to a list 6 months, 1 week ago
Top 20 Japanese Movies (20 movies items)
Citizen Caine added this to a list 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Toby White added this to a list 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Japanese Films Watched (50 movies items)
scouser added this to a list 7 months ago
Watched in 2016 (147 movies items)
Jon added this to a list 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Top 100 (100 movies items)
moviebuff added this to a list 8 months, 3 weeks ago
DavisChan added this to a list 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Eleanor voted for an image 9 months, 3 weeks ago

creature of the wind added this to a list 11 months ago
Movies I've watched in 2016 (68 movies items)
creature of the wind added this to a list 11 months ago
Favorite Movies (46 movies items)
Lucas M. added this to a list 1 year ago
One country, one movie (22 movies items)
JxSxPx added this to a list 1 year ago
50 Great Movies That Were Not Nominated For Any Os (50 movies items)

"Seeing as how thoroughly Japanese the late master Yasujiro Ozu was, he probably never lost a blink of sleep for being overlooked by AMPAS throughout his whole career. Forever to remain his magnum opus, “Tokyo Story” is like a delicate, inexplicably potent flower that the Academy plainly found too alien for their tastes (though it's at least something of an excuse that the film was released in the U.S. almost two decades after its hometown premiere)."


johanlefourbe added this to a list 1 year ago
Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2016) (110 movies items)

" Points: 19 Chosen by: Toby White (1), mirinbuddy (10), Sadmomento (8) Previous rank: 32 (↓39) IMDB top 250 rank: -"


mirinbuddy added this to a list 1 year, 1 month ago
Top 10 Films that made me weep the most (10 movies items)

" This film made me cry not only when I saw it, but just read the reviews and think about it, and whenever I rewatch ,it's a devastation of tears."


alex555 added this to a list 1 year, 1 month ago
Family / Life (144 movies items)

Insert image

drop image here
(or click)
or enter URL:
 link image?  square?

Insert video

Format block