Most Popular Titles With Nenji Kobayashi
1. Tasogare Seibei (2002)
129 min | Drama, History
As the feudal Japan era draws to a close, a widower samurai experiences difficulty balancing 2 young daughters, an aged mother, clan loyalties, and the sudden reappearance of his childhood sweetheart.
2. Uchu kara no messeji (1978)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In this Star Wars take-off, the peaceful planet of Jillucia has been nearly wiped out by the Gavanas, whose leader takes orders from his mother (played by a comic actor in drag) rather than... See full summary »
4. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.
5. Doctor X ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko ~ (2012– )
54 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Daimon Michiko is a 37-year-old freelance surgeon who is part of a questionable "doctor placement service" that has her wander from hospital to hospital. The harsh environment at the ... See full summary »
7. 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.
8. Kakushi ken oni no tsume (2004)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, History
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: 5,125 | Gross: $0.04M
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: 2,732 | Gross: $0.02M
10. Otôto (I) (2010)
126 min | Drama
Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu's ... See full summary »
11. Kazoku wa tsuraiyo (2016)
108 min | Comedy
A husband (Isao Hashizume) and wife (Kazuko Yoshiyuki) have been married for 50 years. For her birthday, the husband asks the wife what she wants for her birthday present. She replies that ... See full summary »
13. 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.
14. Kazoku wa tsuraiyo 2 (2017)
113 min | Comedy
In this sequel to the first It's A Wonderful Family, the characters who are still based on those in Tokyo Family (which itself was based on Tokyo Story), are a couple of years older with ... See full summary »
15. The Shogun's Samurai (1978)
130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »
17. Haha to kuraseba (2015)
130 min | Drama
Set in post-World War II Japan, midwife Nobuko is resolved to move on as she stands at the grave of her son Koji who died, alongside thousands of others, when the Americans dropped an ... See full summary »
18. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After spending a year in solitary confinement, Matsu escapes from prison with six more convicts, followed by the guards led by the vengeful warden who wants her dead at all costs.
21. Saiyûki (2007)
120 min | Adventure, History
On the way to India to get some holy scrolls, priest Tripitaka and his followers are led by Monkey and implored by a princess to protect her people from a warlord and his brother. They've ... See full summary »
22. Ma no toki (1985)
110 min | Drama
Filled with guilt over his forbidden desires, young man leaves home and his studies. He finds a new smaller place to stay, a low-paying but satisfying job and a girlfriend. Then his mother, unable to fight her forbidden desires, shows up.
23. Doberman Cop (1977)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime
A tough-as-nails cop from Okinawa investigates a savage murder in Tokyo's nightlife district. Originally dismissed as a bumpkin, he soon proves more savvy than the local police.
24. Chiisai ouchi (2014)
136 min | Drama, Romance
A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.
25. Uzumasa raimuraito (2014)
Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Drama
The film centers an aged movie extra who specializes to be killed in samurai movies without ever being lit by the limelight. Using Charlie Chaplin's film Limelight as an underlying theme, ... See full summary »
26. Railroad Man (1999)
112 min | Drama
A solitary middle-aged station manager is haunted by troubling memories of his past when he learns the line his station is on will be decommissioned for lack of profitability. He is visited... See full summary »
31. 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.
32. Police Tactics (1974)
Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Conflicts between Hirono's family and Yamamori's family (and their allies) are made more tense by the ambitious underlings and the police's efforts to impose a crackdown on the gangs.
33. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (2007)
119 min | Action, Drama, History
A scruffy master-less samurai decides to help a group of young warriors whose leader was taken captive by a gang of ambitious officers.
34. Onna gokumon-chô: Hikisakareta nisô (1977)
69 min | Horror
A woman on the run is raped, rescued, then raped again. Escaping, she heads for the hills and finds safe haven at a convent. After becoming a postulant, she catches her fellow sisters engaging in unholy activities.
35. Kuruizaki sanda rodo (1980)
95 min | Action
When the leader of the once-notorious biker gang of Tokyo falls in love with a barmaid and quickly loses his rebellious ideals, the rest of the gang feels betrayed. Especially the reputedly... See full summary »
36. Too Much (1987)
PG | 89 min | Comedy
When Suzie and her parents take a visit to Japan her father's business partner, an inventor called Tetsuro decides to make Suzie a robot. The robot's name is 'Too Much' (or TM for short) ... See full summary »
37. Yakuza no hakaba: Kuchinashi no hana (1976)
97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When a cop is transferred to a new precinct it is obvious that the area's yakuza mob are not dealing with just another policeman. The cop is bent on results and is not immune to becoming ... See full summary »
40. Yasha (1985)
127 min | Crime, Drama
Shuji was once a feared member of the Yakuza crime syndicate, but he's reformed his ways, abandoned his old life and left the city for a small coastal fishing town where he's become an honest fisherman.
44. Gendai yakuza: hito-kiri yota (1972)
95 min | Action, Crime
A yakuza, who has an untamed rage and lack of respect for authority, finds himself leading the remnants of the gang he once belonged to in order to secure an area of their own.
45. Head of the Boss (1975)
Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy
Sugawara is Kuroda, an itinerant gambler who steps in when a hit by drug-addicted assassin Kusunoki goes wrong, and takes the fall on behalf of the Owada family, but when the gang fails to ... See full summary »
47. Gangster Cop (1970)
R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An undercover cop befriends a yakuza underling who through his contacts helps him infiltrate two rival Yakuza gangs. He pits the two rival gangs against each other in hopes that they will cross each other out.
48. Last Days of the Boss (1976)
Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Sugawara plays Nozaki, a laborer who swears allegiance to a sympathetic crime boss, only to find himself elected his successor after the boss is murdered. Restrained by a gang alliance that... See full summary »
49. Lonelyheart (1985)
112 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Lonely and love-struck, high-school student Hiroki pursues one girl but another one mysteriously appears in his life. Is she a figment of his lonely psyche, or real? An intricate triangle ... See full summary »
51. 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.
52. Station (1981)
132 min | Drama
Constantly put to the test and faced with tragedy wherever he turns, can a man finally find solace and a modicum of love or rest with what is left of his hometown, his family, love or himself?
64. Jukkai no mosukîto (1983)
108 min | Drama
Jukkai no Mosukito is the tragic story of a policeman who has never succeeded in anything in life and seems to be hopelessly bound to failure in all his undertakings. His ex-wife and ... See full summary »
65. Fuyu no hana (1978)
121 min | Crime, Drama
A thug is released after fifteen years in prison for the murder of a yakuza gang boss. Things were never going to be simple and bygones were never going to be bygones of course, but to make... See full summary »
66. Marks (1995)
138 min | Mystery, Thriller
A string of brutal murders are being committed around Tokyo. As a rebellious police officer tries to piece together the clues, the only connection he can find is the victim's membership in ... See full summary »
68. Hito-kiri Yota: Kyoken San-kyodai (1972)
86 min | Action, Crime
The great Bunta stars as a gangster who is sent to jail for the sake of his gang, but when he's released he finds everything completely changed and his gang has swept him aside for being too violent.
69. Hotel (1990– )
60 min | Drama
Set in a large luxury hotel in Japan, this long-running series focuses on the constant struggles of the hotel's manager as he tries to balance out the unending (and often ridiculous) ... See full summary »
71. A Class to Remember 4: Fifteen (2000)
120 min | Drama
Bored with school, 15-year-old Daisuke Kawashima embarks on a pilgrimage to visit the 7,000-year-old cedar tree on distant Yakushima Island. Through his journey, Daisuke meets a number of ... See full summary »
75. Nihon ichi mijikai 'Haha' e no tegami (1995)
117 min | Drama
"Mother, are you happy with him? Father said nothing and died quietly." Hiroshi borrows his sister Maki's laptop computer and finds a short message written to the mother who had abandoned ... See full summary »
76. Kono ko no nanatsu no oiwai ni (1982)
111 min | Mystery
The palmist "blue-moth (Seiga)" is rumored to manipulate the Japanese political and business from behind. Journalist Omoda had inquired into the "blue-moth" but is killed. Sudo who is ... See full summary »
87. Oishii kekkon (1991)
109 min | Comedy, Romance
There is a woman. She has a mother. She does not have a father. Mother wants her daughter married. Mother wants the marriage to be arranged. Mother wants a successful and rich son-in-law. ... See full summary »
96. Byakkotai (2007– )
240 min | Drama, History
This TV-drama follows Sakai Shintaro, descendant of Sakai Mineji -a Byakkotai samurai-, and traces the tragedy of the Byakkotai, a military force composed of 340 16 to 17 years old boys during the Boshin War (Aizu war).
98. Abashiri bangaichi: Bôkyô hen (1965)
89 min | Action, Crime
Shin'Ichi returns home to visit his mother's grave. Upon returning he finds the mess that his previous reckless behavior left behind. His old boss, Asahi, was attacked after Shin'Ichi left and was forced to give up a lot of of his power.