Most Popular Titles With Eiko Miyoshi
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1. Ikiru (1952)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.
2. Throne of Blood (1957)
Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama
A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.
3. The Hidden Fortress (1958)
Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama
Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.
4. Stray Dog (1949)
Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.
5. Hakuchi (1951)
166 min | Drama
A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.
7. Donzoko (1957)
Not Rated | 137 min | Drama
In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family.
8. I Live in Fear: Record of a Living Being (1955)
103 min | Drama
An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.
9. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (I) (1954)
Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai.
11. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)
Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Musashi Miyamoto returns to Kyoto after years of absence. After a series of fights against the Yoshioka School, he challenges its master to a duel.
12. No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)
110 min | Drama
The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII.
13. Tokyo Twilight (1957)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama
Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child.
14. Aru kengo no shogai (1959)
111 min | Action, Drama
Edmund Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, transplanted to Japan. A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) loves a lady. But she sees him only as a friend, so ... See full summary »
15. Black River (1957)
114 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Perhaps Kobayashi's most sordid film, Black River is an exposé of the rampant corruption on and around U.S. military bases following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a ... See full summary »
17. Sengoku burai (1952)
135 min | Action, Drama, Adventure
Soldiers Hayatenosuke Sasa and Kagami Yaheiji leave their besieged castle on a secret mission into the enemy camp. Hayatenosuke has left behind his lover, Kano. In the camp, Hayatenosuke is... See full summary »
20. Yukiguni (1957)
133 min | Drama
It's a man's world. Shimamura, an artist, comes to this snowbound town to rejuvenate himself. He connects with Komako, a geisha he met on a previous trip, and it seems like love. She's the ... See full summary »
24. Somewhere Under the Broad Sky (1954)
109 min | Drama
A family in the city of Tokyo running a liquor store overcome their impotence and dysfunction as they induce an understanding through each other of how to deal with their individual problems.
25. Husband and Wife (1953)
87 min | Drama
Uptight man and hot wife rent a room from a laidback colleague. The colleague and wife get on like a house on fire... See full synopsis »
26. Neko to Shôzô to futari no onna (1956)
106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A timid man who has spent much of his life attempting without success to get out from under the domination of his mother, finds that marriage is no answer. His first wife is boring and ... See full summary »
30. The Men of Tohoku (1957)
59 min | Drama
The isolated village of Tohoku is surrounded by high mountains, and has a tradition that only the eldest sons may marry and inherit. The filthy, unshaven younger sons, called yakkos, work ... See full summary »
33. A Holiday in Tokyo (1958)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
May Kawaguchi is a famous Japanese fashion designer. Returning to Tokyo from her home in New York, she travels incognito with a tour group, in hopes of having a quiet vacation without being... See full summary »
40. Akujo no kisetsu (1958)
110 min | Comedy, Crime
A rich skinflint, hated by his common wife (a previous Geisha) and his nephew, tries to follow his selfish desires and keep his wealth of diamonds safe; while there are separate plots being... See full summary »
41. The Happy Pilgrimage (1958)
119 min | Comedy
Yaji and Kita make a journey to the temple of Ise, presumably as part of a religious pilgrimage, but actually to get away from their wives for a little while. As they travel, they are ... See full summary »