Most Popular Titles With Tatsuya Nakadai
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1. Seven Samurai (1954)
Unrated | 207 min | Action, Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
2. Ran (1985)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, War
An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.
3. Yojimbo (1961)
Unrated | 110 min | Action, Adventure
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.
4. Sanjuro (1962)
Unrated | 96 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.
5. Kagemusha (1980)
PG | 162 min | Drama, History, War
A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.
6. 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.
7. High and Low (1963)
Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
8. The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)
137 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
An old man makes a living by selling bamboo. One day, he finds a princess in a bamboo. The princess is only the size of a finger. Her name is Kaguya. When Kaguya grows up, 5 men from ... See full summary »
9. Ghost Stories (1964)
Not Rated | 125 min | Fantasy, Horror
This film contains four distinct, separate stories. "Black Hair": A poor samurai who divorces his true love to marry for money, but finds the marriage disastrous and returns to his old wife... See full summary »
11. The Sword of Doom (1966)
Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Drama
Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.
12. Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! (1968)
GP | 95 min | Thriller, Western
A man, released after a jail term for a crime he did not commit, raises a gang to go after the man who framed him.
13. 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 »
15. Return from the River Kwai (1989)
PG-13 | 101 min | War, Drama
A group of war prisoners from the Kwai bridge building camp undertake a harsh journey to Japan.
16. Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Not Rated | 128 min | Drama
The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
17. Gun Woman (2014)
86 min | Action, Fantasy
A brilliant doctor on a quest for revenge buys a young woman and trains her to be the ultimate assassin, implanting gun parts in her body that she must later assemble and use to kill her target before she bleeds to death.
18. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)
Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, History, War
In the World War II, the pacifist and humanist Japanese Kaji accepts to travel with his wife Michiko to the tiny Manchurian village Loh Hu Liong to work as supervisor in an iron ore mine to... See full summary »
19. 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 »
20. Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Adventure, Action
Cowritten by star Shintaro Katsu, this adventure pits Zatoichi against one of his most diabolical foes: a blind yakuza boss whose reign of terror and exploitation has made him nearly mythic... See full summary »
22. 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 »
23. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama
This is the story of Mama, a.k.a. Keiko, a middle-aged bar hostess who must choose to either get married or buy a bar of her own. Her family hounds her for money, her customers for her ... See full summary »
24. Kill! (1968)
Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up a local officials complex game of murder and betrayal.
25. Hitokiri (1969)
140 min | Action, Drama, History
Izo Okada, a ronin (masterless samurai), desperately seeks a way out of his financial straits. He allies himself with the Tosa clan under the ruthless leader, Takechi, and imagines that he ... See full summary »
27. East Meets West (1995)
124 min | Western
(Japanese with English subtitles) A disgraced warrior planning the murder of a Japanese diplomat, and a ninja in the employ of a navy official are about to land in San Francisco when a band... See full summary »
28. 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 »
29. Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
93 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
After being banished from her village, a peasant woman makes a pact with the devil to gain magical ability.
30. 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 »
32. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War
Part three of a trilogy. After the Japanese defeat to the Russians in the last episode, Kaji, the Japanese soldier and humanist protagonist, leads the last remaining men through Manchuria .... See full summary »
33. Black River (1957)
114 min | Drama
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 »
34. Inochi bô ni furô (1971)
121 min | Crime, Drama
The story takes place in feudal Japan, when any commerce with the rest of the world was strictly prohibited. An idealist suddenly appears in an isolated inn (the one that the title refers ... See full summary »
35. Giovanni's Island (2014)
Animation, Drama, History
In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote ... See full summary »
37. Kumokiri Nizaemon (1978)
163 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.
38. The Inheritance (1962)
107 min | Drama
On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown to his family and colleagues. A... See full summary »
40. Hunter in the Dark (1979)
137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan ... See full summary »
41. Yiu sau dou si (1993)
Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Taki is assigned to go after Daishu, a businessman who is suspected by the police to be selling the drug "happiness", a drug from the Rapter's world that causes people to "evaporate" if ... See full summary »
43. Onimasa (1982)
146 min | Drama
Matsue is the adoptive daughter of the Kiryuin House, a small yakuza clan in Shikoku. Onimasa, their leader... See full synopsis »
44. Nihonkai daikaisen (1969)
G | 128 min | Drama, History, War
Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails, and a Russian fleet bears down on the Sea of... See full summary »
48. Immortal Love (1961)
103 min | Drama
The year is 1932, and a woman, whose tenant-farmer fiancé is fighting in China, is raped by the landowners son(Nakadai)... See full synopsis »
49. Haru's Journey (2010)
134 min | Drama
Haru's Journey provides an insider's look at Japanese culture through its themes of acceptance, endurance and familial commitment. It tells the story of elderly fisherman Tadao and his ... See full summary »
50. 500,000 (1963)
97 min | Adventure, Action, Drama
During the Second World War, Takeichi Matsuo had participated in hiding a huge cache of gold in the Phillippine mountains. Years after the war, he is kidnapped by Mitsura and Keigo Gunji, ... See full summary »