Most Popular Titles With Ken Watanabe

1. Godzilla (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Completed

The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

2. Inception (2010)
148 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Metascore: 74/100 (42 reviews)

A skilled extractor is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible.

3. Batman Begins (2005)
140 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Metascore: 70/100 (41 reviews)

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption that the Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

4. The Last Samurai (2003)
154 min | Action, Drama, History, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Metascore: 55/100 (44 reviews)

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

5. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
145 min | Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Metascore: 54/100 (38 reviews)

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

6. Silence (2015)
Drama, History | Pre-production

In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity.

7. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Metascore: 43/100 (25 reviews)

Teenager, Darren Shan, meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire.

8. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
141 min | Drama, History, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Metascore: 89/100 (37 reviews)

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

9. Batman Begins (2005 Video Game)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

You play as Batman and unleash your terror into the heart of criminals battling against foes such as Dr. Crane/Scarecrow, Ras Al Ghul and Carmine Falcone.

10. Shanghai (2010)
105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A '40s period piece which revolves around an American expat who returns to Shanghai in the months before Pearl Harbor due to the death of his friend.

11. Unforgiven (2013)
135 min | Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
12. Sea of Trees
Drama | Announced

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

Writer: Chris Sparling |  Director: Gus Van Sant |  Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe
13. The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007 TV Special)
232 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Films nominated for the annual awards include Babel (2006), _Departed, The (2006)_, Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and _Queen, The (2006)_.

14. Earth (2007)
90 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Metascore: 72/100 (26 reviews)

Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

15. Tampopo (1985)
114 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

17. Ashes and Snow (2005)
63 min | Documentary, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals.

18. Hayabusa: The Long Voyage Home (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

From the Sumitomo Corporation website "HAYABUSA: The Long Voyage Home" a film in whose production Sumitomo Corporation participated... See full synopsis »

19. Unite for Japan (2011)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
20. Memories of Tomorrow (2006)
122 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Metascore: 68/100 (10 reviews)

A successful businessman's family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer's.

21. Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997)
103 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the ... See full summary »

22. The Unbroken (2009)
202 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A drama based on the 1985 plane crash that caused 520 deaths, the worst aviation event in Japanese history.

23. Clouds Over the Hill (2009–2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
24. Waratte iitomo! (1982– )
60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
25. Space Travelers (2000)
125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
26. Sennen no koi - Hikaru Genji monogatari (2001)
143 min | Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Based on the ancient Japanese Tale of Genji. This film is set in 900AD and tells the story of a famous female writer of the time, Murasaki Shikibu. Her story begins from the death of her ... See full summary »

28. Oda Nobunaga (1992 TV Movie)
240 min | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
29. T.R.Y. (2003)
104 min | Action, Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
30. Year One in the North (2005)
170 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1868, after the fall of the Shogun-dominated Japan, the new government orders people from Awaji, near Kobe, to re-locate to the northern part of Hokkaido. These people once supported the... See full summary »

31. MacArthur's Children (1984)
125 min | Comedy, Drama, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In this drama at the end of World War II, the inhabitants of a small Japanese fishing village must come to terms with their nation's defeat and the sudden occupation of General MacArthur ... See full summary »

32. The Sea and Poison (1986)
123 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.

34. Chûshingura 1/47 (2001 TV Movie)
120 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

During Japan's feudal period, a noble lord was treacherously killed by a rival. His 47 samurai retainers took their revenge on their master's killer after scattering into society for ... See full summary »

35. Ai inochi - Shinjuku Kabukicho Kakekomi Dera - (2011 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
36. Dokugan-ryu Masamune (1987– )
45 min | Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
37. Live Earth (2007 TV Movie)
1,320 min | Documentary, Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
38. Takeda Shingen (1990 TV Mini-Series)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
40. Hei no naka no chûgakkô (2010 TV Movie)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
41. Bokura no jidai (2007– )
30 min | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
43. Tetsuko's Room (1976– )
35 min | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
44. Shikakenin Fujieda Baian (1990 TV Mini-Series)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Star: Ken Watanabe
45. Hi wa mata noboru (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
47. Zawa-zawa Shimo-Kitazawa (2000)
105 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
48. Tômawari no ame (2010 TV Movie)
138 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
49. Suna no utsuwa (2004– )
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Eiryo Waga(Nakai Masahiro) is a famous pianist hiding a dark past. A man from Waga's childhood appears before him after one of his performances and to prevent his secrets from being ... See full summary »

50. Kizuna (1998)
123 min | Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Tetsuro Haga is a troubled gangster, living under the assumed identity Ise for ten years, to escape jail for gunning down his cruel adoptive father. His life begins to unravel when a ... See full summary »