Most Popular Titles With Ken Ogata
1. The Pillow Book (1996)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama
As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,859 | Gross: $2.29M
2. September 11 (2002)
Unrated | 134 min | Drama
The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world.
Directors: Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Shôhei Imamura, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn, Danis Tanovic | Stars: Maryam Karimi, Mohamad Dolati, Agelem Habibi, Esmat Vahedi
6. Day of Resurrection (1980)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.
7. Narayama bushikô (1983)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama
In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family.
8. Zatôichi (1989)
116 min | Action, Drama
Nearing the village of his sensei, Zatoichi decides to pay the teacher a visit, only to learn that he has been murdered and his daughter forced into prostitution. Ichi's investigation into ... See full summary »
9. Bushi no ichibun (2006)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance
A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.
Votes: 2,563 | Gross: $0.02M
10. Kakushi ken oni no tsume (2004)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Romance
During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,891 | Gross: $0.04M
12. The Last Samurai (1974)
159 min | Action, Drama
Toranosuke Sugi, a brave and loyal Samurai, fights to practice and preserve his master's teachings amid a civil war. With friends on both side will he cave to temptation, or stand on principle and for freedom?
15. Samurai Reincarnation (1981)
122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
The villain is called Amakusa SHIRO Tokaisada. He is actually based on a real christian samurai. The movie was one of the inspirations for the game called 'Samurai Shodown' (actual spelling)
16. Usugeshô (1985)
124 min | Drama
A man who is jailed for murdering his family after he confessed, escapes. His only chance at freedom is his new love interest that tries to shield him from the authorities.
18. Samurai Banners (1969)
165 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces ... See full summary »
22. Kataku no hito (1986)
133 min | Drama
In the 50s, the complicated life of a popular writer who must share his life with his family, his numerous mistresses and his work. Adapted from autobiographical story by Kazuo Dan, who ... See full summary »
23. The Demon (1978)
110 min | Drama, Mystery
When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears.
24. Shôgun Iemitsu no ranshin - Gekitotsu (1989)
114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his younger son Tokumatsu. One day, he orders Takechiyo to an initiation rite in Yedo (today's Tokio).... See full summary »
26. Edo Porn (1981)
119 min | Biography, Drama, History
(Japanese with English subtitles) Widowed woodblock artist Hokusai meets Onao and falls madly in love with her, but she disappears suddenly. One day, his daughter brings home a young girl ... See full summary »
27. Eijanaika (1981)
151 min | Drama
Near the turbulent end of the Edo era, a man returning to Japan after exile in America searches for his wife and becomes swept up in the current of revolution in this incisive period drama from the great Shohei Imamura.
29. Gonin 2 (1996)
108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Thrown together by chance during the robbery of a jewelry store by a Yakuza gang, five women take advantage of the situation to make off with the heist's loot, while a man hunts the same ... See full summary »
32. Last Quarter (2004)
112 min | Drama, Romance
Do you believe in love after death? On the eve of her 19th birthday, Mizuki (Kuriyama) doesn't have a lot to celebrate about. Her mother recently committed suicide, her stepfamily bothers ... See full summary »
33. Gegege no Kitarô: Sennen noroi uta (2008)
119 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Set in the same world populated by Yokai, demon spirits with supernatural powers - Wentz Eiji of WaT reprises his role as half-human, half-yokai hero Kitaro, who takes it upon himself to ... See full summary »
39. Nagai sanpo (2006)
136 min | Drama
Matsutaro Yasuda, a retired girl's High School Principal who has lost his wife to alcoholism and is forsaken by his Daughter, moves to an old apartment in a country town. Yasuda, at his new... See full summary »
40. Dai yûkai (1991)
120 min | Comedy, Crime
A wealthy matriarch is kidnapped by a gang of three. She is insulted by the amount of money they propose to demand as ransom, and a strange interchange of roles takes place between captors ... See full summary »
41. Proof of the Man (2004– )
600 min | Crime
Munesue, a Japanese detective assigned to solve the murder of a causasian in Japan, discovers that Ken Schuftan, his American detective counterpart, killed Munuesue's father.
46. Hissatsu shikakenin (1972–1973)
46 min | Action
"Shikakenin", they have a double life and live inconspicuously in Edo. Baian Fujieda is an acupuncturist. Sanai Nishimura is a masterless samurai. They believe that Otowaya-Han'emon who is ... See full summary »
47. Aruku, hito (2001)
103 min | Drama, Comedy
Scene: Mashike, a city on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Nobuo Honma is a 63-year-old sake producer. He has lived with Yasuo since his wife died two years ago. Yasuo is his youngest son ... See full summary »
49. Keisho sakazuki (1992)
119 min | Drama
A stockbroker turned yakuza has been ordered to ask the boss of another yakuza outfit to be the substitute emcee of a succession ceremony - the passing of the baton from the older to the younger yakuza generation.
52. The Wicked (1980)
129 min | Drama, Mystery
If your wife is seeing Dr Shinichi Toya, be worried ! This medico specializes in assisting women in removing both their husbands and their clothing. Every woman, except the wife he is ... See full summary »
54. Rabu sutori o kimini (1988)
University student Akira meets the lovely 14-year-old Yumi, whom he had tutored years ago. Her mother is told by her doctor that the schoolgirl has leukaemia and has only 6 months to live. ... See full summary »
64. Gubbai Mama (1991)
108 min | Drama
A successful office lady, who has made herself sexually available to a doctor, has her routine disrupted when her former boyfriend's son appears in her life. She is not connected to the boy, but his father has been in an accident.
90. Mirakuru banana (2005)
105 min | Drama
Sachiko Mishima a young Japanese woman get sent to Haiti as a dispatch member for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She thinks she is going to the holiday resort of Tahiti by mistaking ... See full summary »