Most Voted Titles With Masaru Satô
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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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Red Beard (1965)
Not Rated | 185 min | Drama
In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.
8. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
Not Rated | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.
9. 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.
10. Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Godzilla's 50th Anniversary project, in which Gojira (Godzilla) travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.
11. The Lower Depths (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.
12. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
G | 84 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Apelike aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it.
13. 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 »
14. I Live in Fear (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.
15. Godzilla Versus the Sea Monster (1966)
PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A young man steals a boat to find his brother, but he and his shipmates become shipwrecked on a mysterious island inhabited by a giant sea monster and a slumbering Godzilla.
16. Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
Approved | 78 min | Action, Drama, Horror
Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.
17. Son of Godzilla (1967)
PG | 84 min | Family, Sci-Fi
Scientists experimenting with changes in weather on a tropical island get more than they bargained for when Godzilla shows up to battle humongous insects and protect his newborn child.
18. 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.
19. Samurai Assassin (1965)
122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled ... See full summary »
21. Crazed Fruit (1956)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama
Spending their summer on an exotic beach, two brothers fall for the same beautiful girl, whose charm and looks may hide more than they they bargained for.
22. The H-Man (1958)
Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When a narcotics deal goes sour and a suspect disappears, leaving only his clothes, Tokyo police question his wife and stake out the nightclub where she works. His disappearance stumps the ... See full summary »
23. The Ambush: Incident at Blood Pass (1970)
117 min | Action, Drama
In the Edo period, a nameless ronin accepts an assignment to go to a mountain pass and wait. Near the pass he stops at an inn where a collection of characters gather, including a gang set ... See full summary »
24. Taira Clan Saga (1955)
108 min | Drama
Special Forces commander Captain Tadamori returns to Kyoto after successfully defeating the uprising of pirates in the western sea of Japan. But because the high courtiers dislike career ... See full summary »
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 »
26. Red Lion (1969)
115 min | Action, Comedy
Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt ... See full summary »
27. Samurai Banners (1969)
165 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces ... 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 »
30. Shôgun Iemitsu no ranshin - Gekitotsu (1989)
114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his younger son Tokumatsu. One day, he orders Takechiyo to an initiation rite in Yedo (today's Tokio).... See full summary »
32. I Am Waiting (1957)
91 min | Crime, Drama
Jôji is a boxer barred from the ring; Saeko is a singer whose voice is gone. Lost souls, they meet one night by a quay; she may be thinking of suicide. He invites her to his café, and ... See full summary »
33. Rusty Knife (1958)
90 min | Action, Crime
Udaka is a new, post-war city where corruption has already taken hold. A persistent district attorney wants to arrest and convict Katsumata, a laughing, self-confident thug. The D.A. gets ... See full summary »
34. 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 »
35. Sanshiro Sugata (1965)
159 min | Action, Drama
The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of ... See full summary »
37. Tidal Wave (1973)
PG | 82 min | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the ... See full summary »
38. Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor (1969)
122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Feudal Japan. Kamo Serizawa and Isami Kondo turn a collection of student fencers into a band of assassins known as the Shinsen Group, devoted to the Tokugawa shogunate and to an elegant ... See full summary »
40. Irezumi (1982)
109 min | Drama
To satisfy her lover's fetish for tattooed women, Akane agrees to have her body covered in eloborate tattoos by Kyogoro, an old craftsman. Kyogoro has developed a special technique, by ... See full summary »
43. Nora inu (1973)
104 min | Crime, Drama
When his pistol is stolen, police detective Murakami is humiliated, especially when the gun is later implicated in a crime. Working with his superior, Chief Detective Sato, Murakami works ... See full summary »
44. The Lost World of Sinbad (1963)
96 min | Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Sukezaemon, a pirate, is shipwrecked in a strange corner of the world. With his companion, a wizard named Sennin, Sukezaemon becomes entangled in a plot by the evil premier to succeed the dying King Raksha.
45. Terra e... (1980)
113 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
A young boy learns he is part of a powerful race of psionic humans who must fight the normal humans determined to keep them from Earth.
46. Bôryoku gai (1974)
96 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An retired yakuza is caught in the middle of a growing conflict between two rival clans.
48. 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 »
49. The Geisha (1983)
144 min | Drama, War
1933. 20 years before, Katsuzo was in love with a geisha who gave him a daughter. They tried to run away together but they were caught and the woman was killed under his eyes. Now he is a ... See full summary »