Most Voted Titles With Kichijirô Ueda

1. Seven Samurai (1954)
207 min | Action, Drama
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Metascore: 99/100 (5 reviews)

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

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2. Rashomon (1950)
88 min | Crime, Drama
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

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3. Throne of Blood (1957)
110 min | Action, Drama
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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.

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4. The Hidden Fortress (1958)
126 min | Adventure, Drama
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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.

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5. Ugetsu (1953)
96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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A fantastic tale of war, love, family and ambition set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.

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6. Floating Weeds (1959)
119 min | Drama
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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.

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7. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
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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 »

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8. The Lower Depths (1957)
137 min | Drama
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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.

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9. I Live in Fear (1955)
103 min | Drama
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An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.

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10. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
190 min | Drama, History, War
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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 »

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11. Scandal (1950)
105 min | Drama
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A paparazzi photo sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.

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12. Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
95 min | Action, Drama
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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 »

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13. Daikaijû kûchûsen: Gamera tai Gyaosu (1967)
87 min | Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
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A gigantic bat emerges from a volcano to terrorize Japan and only one thing can stop it...Gamera!

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14. Horror of a Deformed Man (1969)
99 min | Horror
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After escaping from an insane asylum, a young medical student takes on the ide4ntity 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 »

 615
15. Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)
86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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The blind swordsman tries to locate a girl's missing father.

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16. Flowing (1956)
117 min | Drama
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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 »

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17. The Rickshaw Man (1958)
103 min | Comedy, Drama
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A poor rickshaw driver finds himself taking care of a young woman and her son after the woman's husband dies suddenly.

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18. Aru kengo no shogai (1959)
111 min | Action, Drama
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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 »

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19. The Joy of Torture (1968)
85 min | Horror
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20. Inferno of Torture (1969)
90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
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21. The Black Test Car (1962)
95 min | Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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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.

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22. Nippon tanjô (1959)
112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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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 »

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23. Sengoku burai (1952)
135 min | Action, Drama, Adventure
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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 »

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24. Daredevil in the Castle (1961)
95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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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 »

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25. Kôiki bôryoku: ryuuketsu no shima (1969)
Action, Crime
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26. Abare Goemon (1966)
101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama, History
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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 »

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27. Fencing Master (1962)
87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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28. Meoto zenzai (1955)
121 min | Drama
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29. Love and Crime (1969)
92 min
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30. Madame White Snake (1956)
103 min | Romance, Fantasy
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31. Ijô seiai kiroku: Harenchi (1969)
89 min
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A Japanese woman is raped by her boyfriend day in day out.

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33. Ai to nikushimi no kanata e (1951)
107 min | Drama
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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 »

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34. Onna wa nido umareru (1961)
99 min | Drama
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35. The Surf (1954)
96 min | Drama, Romance
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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 »

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36. Shujinsen (1956)
109 min | Action, Adventure
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38. Kujira gami (1962)
100 min | Drama, Fantasy
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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.

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39. Zoku akumyo (1961)
93 min
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40. The Happy Pilgrimage (1958)
119 min | Comedy
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Yaji and Kita make a journey to the temple of Ise, presumably as part of a religious pilgrimage, but actually to get away from their wives for a little while. As they travel, they are ... See full summary »

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41. Invisible Man Appears (1949)
87 min | Sci-Fi
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42. Kaizoku-sen (1951)
114 min | Adventure
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43. Uta andon (1960)
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44. Jirochô sangokushi: kaitô-ichi no abarenbô (1954)
103 min | Action, Drama
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45. Chijo (1957)
98 min | Drama
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46. Aruhi watashi wa (1959)
105 min
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47. The Scarlet Camellia (1965)
117 min | Crime, Drama
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48. Kaze to onna to tabigarasu (1958)
90 min
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49. Inazuma sôshi (1951)
98 min | Drama
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50. Marai no tora (1943)
War
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A band of guerrillas fight against occupying British forces in Malaya.

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