Highest Rated Titles With Nenji Kobayashi
3. Doctor X ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko ~ (2012– )
54 min | 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 »
11. 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 »
12. 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.
16. 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: 4,943 | Gross: $0.04M
17. 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: 2,581 | Gross: $0.02M
22. Shôwa zankyô-den: Shinde moraimasu (1970)
93 min | Action, Crime
Young yakuza Shujiro Hanada (Takakura) goes to prison after losing his cool in a rigged gambling game and slashing a few other players. When he's released in 1927, the world has changed. ... See full summary »
26. 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 »
29. 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. 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.
34. Joshû sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-bô (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.
35. 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.
36. 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 »
37. 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.
41. 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 »
42. 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 »
44. 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 »
47. 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 »
52. 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 »
54. Head of the Boss (1975)
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 »
55. 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.
64. 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 »
65. 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.
67. 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).
73. 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.
74. 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.
76. 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 »
78. 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 »
79. Sôshun monogatari (1985)
96 min | Drama, Romance
A university student Hitomi falls in love with a middle-aged man Okawa, who was the lover of her deceased mother. Hitomi's feelings shift back and forth as she is not sure whether it is ... See full summary »
82. 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.
87. 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.
94. 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 »
96. 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.
99. 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 »