Most Popular Titles With Kôji Yakusho
- Movies or TV
1. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance
Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.
2. Babel (2006)
R | 143 min | Drama
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
4. Silk (2007)
R | 107 min | Drama, Romance
The story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France traveling to Japan for his town's supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out their African supply. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.
5. The Cure (1997)
111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and ... See full summary »
6. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
Not Rated | 128 min | Drama
An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
7. Pulse (2001)
R | 118 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Japanese university students investigate a series of suicides linked to an Internet Web cam that promises visitors the chance to interact with the dead.
8. Tampopo (1985)
114 min | Comedy
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.
9. Tokyo Sonata (2008)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama
An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.
10. Shall We Dance? (1996)
PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons.
11. Sakebi (2006)
R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points ... See full summary »
12. Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A down-and-out businessman travels to a seaside town, where he meets a woman with unusual sexual powers.
15. Paradise Lost (1997)
119 min | Drama, Romance
The tragic tale of two lovers whose passion burns so intensely it destroys them. Based on the bestselling novel by Junichi Watanabe... See full synopsis »
17. The Eel (1997)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama
White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a ... See full summary »
19. Charisma (1999)
104 min | Drama
A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty, he misses the chance for action. Leaving his job and family without ... See full summary »
20. Doppelganger (2003)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Thriller
Hayasaki is an inventor working on an Artificial Body. It is not going well and he is stressed out and on the verge of being fired from the research division of his company. His ... See full summary »
21. I Just Didn't Do It (2006)
143 min | Drama
A young man is falsely accused of molesting a high-school girl on a train. He is arrested and charged, and goes through endless court sessions, all the while insisting that he is innocent.
23. The Woodsman and the Rain (2011)
129 min | Comedy
Rookie movie director Koichi and his crew travels to the mountain village of Yamamura to film his next movie. The villagers are eventually enlisted to help film the movie and, in particular... See full summary »
24. Seance (2000 TV Movie)
118 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish ... See full summary »
25. Dora-heita (2000)
111 min | Action, Crime
New magistrate cleans up a corrupt town in his own comic Samurai way.
26. Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)
128 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.
29. Hunter in the Dark (1979)
137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan ... See full summary »
31. Bounce Ko Gals (1997)
110 min | Drama
The film follows three modern Japanese schoolgirls in Tokyo as they flirt with lecherous old men and dodge the yakuza in the lucrative and sometimes dangerous practice of "enjo kosai" or "date clubs".
32. Onimasa (1982)
146 min | Drama
Matsue is the adoptive daughter of the Kiryuin House, a small yakuza clan in Shikoku. Onimasa, their leader... See full synopsis »
33. University of Laughs (2004)
121 min | Comedy, Drama
In pre-war Japan, a government censor tries to make the writer for a theater troupe alter his comedic script. As they work with and against each other, the script ends up developing in unexpected ways.
34. Kamikaze Taxi (1995)
A young foot soldier in the yakuza seeks revenge when his prostitute girlfriend dies after a session with a high-ranking Japanese politician with a taste for torture. He sets out on a '... See full summary »
36. Mt. Tsurugidake (2009)
139 min | Adventure, Drama
In 1907, a group of men climb an unconquered peak in the last unmapped region of Japan.
39. Twelve Months (1980)
65 min | Animation, Family
A young girl meets the Spirits of the Twelve Months when she is sent out during a winter snowstorm to collect galanthus, a flower that blooms in April.
46. Lakeside Murder Case (2004)
118 min | Mystery
Three couples are staying at a lakeside cottage with their children. They want them to prepare intensely for a prestigious high school's entrance exam with the help of a private tutor. One ... See full summary »
50. Totsunyûseyo! Asama sansô jiken (2002)
130 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When radicals from Japan's Red Army took a woman hostage in the resort town of Karuizawa, Nagano in 1972, Officer Atsuyuki Sassa was put in charge of diffusing the situation. But the task ... See full summary »