Most Popular Titles With Kichijirô Ueda
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1. Seven Samurai (1954)
Unrated | 207 min | Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
2. Rashomon (1950)
Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.
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. Ugetsu (1953)
Approved | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A fantastic tale of war, love, family and ambition set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.
6. Floating Weeds (1959)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama
The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous.
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. Shûbun (1950)
Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
A celebrity photograph sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.
9. 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.
10. Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama
Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate, in hopes of coercing from him a reduction in taxes. Shiba takes up ... See full summary »
11. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time.
12. Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)
99 min | Horror
After escaping from an insane asylum, a young medical student takes on the identity of a dead man to discover the true identity of a man whose picture he saw in a newspaper--who is his ... See full summary »
13. 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 »
14. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War
His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.
15. Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)
85 min | Horror
The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head and... See full summary »
16. Daikaijû kûchûsen: Gamera tai Gyaosu (1967)
87 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
A gigantic bat emerges from a volcano to terrorize Japan and only one thing can stop it...Gamera!
17. 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.
20. 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 »
21. Daredevil in the Castle (1961)
95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Mohei is a wandering swordsman. He arrives in the city of Osaka, where the Toyotomi clan accepts him and comes to depend upon his courage and his battlefield skills. Those skills are sorely... See full summary »
22. Flowing (1956)
117 min | Drama
Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta ... See full summary »
23. 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 »
24. Yagyû bugeichô (1957)
106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the Tokugawa Era, the clan of Lord Yagyu has hidden away three scrolls containing clan secrets which, if revealed, would cause revolution and disaster for the clan. The information is ... See full summary »
26. Abare Gôemon (1966)
101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Farmer Abare Goemon is confronted by brigand-like samurai. He raises an army of farmers to fight them and does so brilliantly. When Lord Asakura sees the success Goemon has achieved, he ... See full summary »
28. The Black Test Car (1962)
95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two car manufacturers spy on each other to try to find out details and prices of a new sports car each is about to launch.
31. Ai to nikushimi no kanata e (1951)
107 min | Drama
A young man, convicted of a crime and imprisoned in the penitentiary, comes to believe that his wife is being unfaithful to him. He contrives his escape from the prison in order to seek her... See full summary »
38. Shiosai (1954)
96 min | Drama, Romance
Lonely youth Shinji meets Hatsue, a pretty pearl diver, on the beach and the two fall in love. But Shinji has a rival for Hatsue's affections, Yasuo. Yasuo spreads unpleasant gossip about ... See full summary »
43. Kujira gami (1962)
100 min | Drama, Fantasy
A fishing village is terrorized by a giant whale, and the fishermen are determined to kill it. A Japanese variation of the "Moby Dick" story.