Most Popular Titles With Hisashi Shimonaga
- Movies or TV
1. Godzilla (1954)
Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.
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. 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. Kingu Kongu tai Gojira (1962)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.
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. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)
80 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.
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. Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again.
9. Destroy All Monsters (1968)
G | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Female aliens take control of Earth's monsters and begin using them to destroy the human race.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
G | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but have a better use for the three monsters.
13. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
85 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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 »
18. Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)
Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart ... See full summary »
19. The End of Summer (1961)
103 min | Drama
The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth.
20. The Most Beautiful (1944)
85 min | Drama
During World War II, the management of a war industry of optical instruments for weapons requests an effort from the workers to increase the productivity during four months. The target for ... See full summary »
21. 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 »
23. Floating Clouds (1955)
123 min | Drama, Romance
This film is based on flashbacks, which I'll ignore here for the sake of clarity. Married Japanese forester during WWII is sent to Indochina to manage forests... See full synopsis »
24. Chushingura (1962)
207 min | Action, Drama, History
After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.
26. 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.
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. Gorath (1962)
83 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Japanese disaster film about a giant meteor on a collision course with the Earth. The dubbed American version of this film is missing a giant walrus which appeared briefly in the Japanese ... See full summary »
29. Sound of the Mountain (1954)
96 min | Drama
The businessman Ogata Shingo works with his son Shuichi, who is his secretary, and they live together in the suburb with their wives Yasuko and Kikuko respectively. Shuichi has a love ... See full summary »
30. Yearning (1964)
98 min | Drama
19yo girl loses husband in war. Bombing destroys his family's shop and the widow stays to rebuild it as the rest of the family flee and runs it for 18 years out of love for her dead husband... See full synopsis »
31. 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.
32. The Rickshaw Man (1958)
103 min | Comedy, Drama
A poor rickshaw driver finds himself taking care of a young woman and her son after the woman's husband dies suddenly.
33. 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 »
118 min | Drama, History, War
Lt. Koji Kitami is a navigator-bombardier in Japan's Naval Air Force. He participates in the Japanese raid on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in 1941 and is welcomed with pride in his ... See full summary »
35. Late Chrysanthemums (1954)
101 min | Drama
What is the life of a Geisha like once her beauty has faded and she has retired? Kin has saved her money, and has become a wealthy money-lender, spending her days cold-heartedly collecting ... See full summary »
36. Uchû daikaijû Dogora (1964)
83 min | Crime, Sci-Fi
The Earth is attacked by a giant jellyfish monster from outer space that, for some reason, has a sweet tooth for diamonds.
37. Nippon tanjô (1959)
112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's ... See full summary »
40. Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku (1968)
131 min | Drama, War
As Japan joins in a political pact with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed supreme commander of the Japanese fleet. With Japan headed inexorably toward ... See full summary »
41. Attack Squadron! (1963)
101 min | Action, Drama, War
Lt. Col. Senda resists the idea of sending Japanese fighter pilots on suicide missions. He believes that what is really necessary for Japan to regain momentum in the war is for the air ... See full summary »
44. A Wanderer's Notebook (1962)
124 min | Drama
Woman can't find a decent job, meanwhile being dumped by her boyfriend and writing on the side. people say her writing on poverty is good... See full synopsis »
47. Shina no yoru (1940)
124 min | Drama
Wartime propaganda filmed by the Japanese in occupied China, Shirley Yamaguchi portrays an orphan rescued from the streets by a kindly Japanese merchant marine officer. Part spy thriller ... See full summary »
48. Songoku: The Road to the West (1959)
98 min | Fantasy
The mythical adventures of the legendary Chinese trickster Monkey, who must outwit a variety of wily demons who stand in the way of him and his fellow Buddhist travelers. Though portrayed ... See full summary »
49. The Gambling Samurai (1960)
90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Chuji Kunisada returns to his home village to find that Jubei Matsui, the corrupt magistrate, has been responsible for virtually destroying Kunisada's family. A final tragedy leads Kunisada... See full summary »