Most Popular Titles With Hisashi Igawa
- Movies or TV
1. Ran (1985)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, War
An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.
2. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
G | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.
Writers: Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Gordon W. Prange, Ladislas Farago | Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten
5. Harakiri (1962)
Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.
6. Rhapsody in August (1991)
PG | 98 min | Drama
An elderly woman living in Nagasaki Japan takes care of her four grandchildren for their summer vacation. They learn about the atomic bomb that fell in 1945, and how it killed their ... See full summary »
7. Tampopo (1985)
114 min | Comedy
A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.
9. Yamato (2005)
145 min | War
On April, 6th 2005, in Makurazi, Kagoshima, Makiko Uchida seeks a boat in the local fishing cooperative to take her to the latitude N30, longitude L128, where the largest, heaviest and most... See full summary »
10. Madadayo (1993)
134 min | Drama
Following World War II, a retired professor, approaching his autumn years, finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.
11. Dodes'ka-den (1970)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama
Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.
13. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)
Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War
Kaji is sent to the Japanese army labeled Red and is mistreated by the vets. Along his assignment, Kaji witnesses cruelties in the army; he revolts against the abusive treatment spent to ... See full summary »
16. Pitfall (1962)
Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
A man wanders into a seemingly deserted town with his young son in search of work. But after a bit of bad luck, he joins the town's population of lost souls.
17. The Face of Another (1966)
Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A businessman facially scarred in a laboratory fire receives psychotherapy from a psychiatrist, and obtains an amazingly lifelike mask from the doctor. Soon after being fitted for the mask,... See full summary »
18. Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama
Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate, in hopes of coercing from him a reduction in taxes. Shiba takes up ... See full summary »
19. Bullet Ballet (1998)
87 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
A man sees his life changed for ever when his fiancee shoots herself. Baffled, he wants by all means to obtain such a weapon of destruction and he finds himself caught in a violent group of... See full summary »
20. The Professor and His Beloved Equation (2006)
117 min | Drama, Family, Romance
This is the story between single mother housekeeper and mathematics professor,who has a brain damage.
21. Sada (1998)
132 min | Biography, Drama
The film follows the life of Sada Abe, who became a celebrity in 1936 after strangling her lover and slicing off his penis.
22. Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (1988)
135 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A demonic reincarnation of a Japanese general from the 10th century appears in the early 20th century Tokyo with a mission to destroy the blooming city.
23. Japan's Longest Day (1967)
157 min | Drama, History, War
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister ... See full summary »
25. Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage (1966)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama
Ichi seeks out on a pilgrimage to 81 temples, exploring spirituality to atone for his bloody past. On the way, Ichi stumbles into a village that's being bullied by a violent Yakuza boss and... See full summary »
26. Rikyu (1989)
135 min | Drama, History
Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord, ... See full summary »
27. After the Rain (1999)
91 min | Drama
Ihei Misawa and his wife Tayo, stranded by rains at a country inn, bring a great deal of happiness to the other residents of the inn by means of Ihei's generosity and good spirit. Ihei is a... See full summary »
28. Fukai kawa (1995)
130 min | Drama
Three Japanese pilgrims arrive in India. Miss Naruse is looking for Otsu, a Catholic priest, her lover ten years before; after time in France and Israel, he has come to Benares where he ... See full summary »
29. House on Fire (1986)
133 min | Drama
In the 50s, the complicated life of a popular writer who must share his life with his family, his numerous mistresses and his work. Adapted from autobiographical story by Kazuo Dan, who ... See full summary »
35. Mt. Tsurugidake (2009)
139 min | Adventure, Drama
In 1907, a group of men climb an unconquered peak in the last unmapped region of Japan.
40. Village of Eight Gravestones (1977)
151 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors.
41. Cash Calls Hell (1966)
92 min | Action, Drama
Before leaving prison, Oida uncomfortably enters into an agreement with his cell mate: in exchange for a half-share of 30,000,000 yen... See full synopsis »
42. Onna goroshi abura no jigoku (1992)
115 min | Drama
Set during the 1700s, the film centers on the life and murder of Okichi (Kanako Higuchi), the bored wife of a wealthy Osaka oil merchant... See full synopsis »
45. Yasha-ga-ike (1979)
123 min | Romance, Fantasy
Outside of a small village in Japan, a mysterious pond is inhabited by mythic creatures. Their story is of revenge, tragedy, and the power of real love. A classical tale which translates ... See full summary »