Highest Rated Titles With Takashi Shimura
- Movies or TV
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.
3. Rashomon (1950)
Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.
4. 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.
5. Ikiru (1952)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.
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. 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.
9. 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.
10. Red Beard (1965)
Not Rated | 185 min | Drama
In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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 »
16. Operation Kamikaze (1953)
119 min | Drama, History, War
Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, a brilliant tactician, is a loyal subject of the emperor, despite his grave misgivings about leading Japan's navy into war with the United States. He ... See full summary »
17. 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.
18. Stray Dog (1949)
Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.
19. Drunken Angel (1948)
Unrated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.
20. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A humble and simple Takezo abandons his life as a knight errant. He's sought as a teacher and vassal by Shogun, Japan's most powerful clan leader. He's also challenged to fight by the ... See full summary »
23. 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 »
24. 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. 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 »
27. Point and Line (1958)
85 min | Mystery
Beginning with the Parthenon, the episode explores the basic geometric concepts of points, lines, planes and angles. Practical examples include the efficiency of the grid structure of cities like Houston.
28. Otoko arite (1955)
109 min | Comedy, Romance
Coach Shimamura of the hapless Sparrows baseball team is pleased to obtain a hot new pitcher named Onishi. But when Onishi begins a romantic relationship with the coach's daughter Michiko, ... See full summary »
29. The Silent Duel (1949)
95 min | Drama
A surgeon gets syphilis from a patient when he cuts himself during an operation. The doctor's life is destroyed, but unlike the patient, he doesn't destroy others along with him.
32. Bijo to touzoku (1952)
80 min | Adventure
The picture belongs to the jidai gekki (historic) genre. It is a powerful story of violence and eroticism, picturing a world at once sordid and poetic, with two central themes which ... See full summary »
34. Godzilla (1954)
Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.
35. Scandal (1950)
105 min | Drama
A paparazzi photo sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.
36. The Idiot (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.
45. 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.
46. Osaka Elegy (1936)
90 min | Drama
Ayako becomes the mistress of her boss, Mr. Asai, so she can pay her father's debt, and prevent him from going to prison for embezzlement. She also sends money to her brother Hiroshi to pay... See full summary »
47. Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Action, Adventure
Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.
48. Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka (1965)
105 min | Drama, War
In 1943, the Aleutian island of Kiska was fortified by a small contingent of Japanese soldiers. When word arrived of an impending attack by an overwhelming force of Americans, the Japanese ... See full summary »
50. The Loyal 47 Ronin (1958)
166 min | Drama
Japan's timeless tale of honor and revenge, the Loyal 47 Ronin is the true story of group of samurai who became ronin (masterless samurai) after their Lord was forced to commit seppuku (... See full summary »