Most Popular Movies and TV Shows With Ichirô Nakatani
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2. Harakiri (1962)
Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.
6. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
R | 89 min | Action, Drama
Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
7. Inn of Evil (1971)
121 min | Crime, Drama
The story takes place in feudal Japan, when any commerce with the rest of the world was strictly prohibited. An idealist suddenly appears in an isolated inn (the one that the title refers ... See full summary »
8. Yagyu Clan Conspiracy (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 »
9. Japan's Longest Day (1967)
157 min | Drama, History, War
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister ... See full summary »
10. New Battles Without Honour and Humanity (1974)
Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Bunta Sugawara is Miyoshi, a low-level assassin of the Yamamori gang who is sent to jail after a bungled hit. While in stir, family member Aoki attempts to seize power from the boss, and ... See full summary »
12. Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen (1971)
149 min | Drama, History, War
Told from the Japanese perspective, this war drama captures the events of World War II's Battle of Okinawa - a massive amphibious assault by U.S. troops that left more than 150,000 Japanese civilians dead.
14. Sandakan 8 (1974)
120 min | Drama, History, War
A journalist interviews an old woman who was forced into prostitution, just like many other Japanese women working in Asia outside of Japan during the first half of the 20th century. She worked in a Malaysian brothel called Sandakan 8.
15. Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor (1969)
122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Feudal Japan. Kamo Serizawa and Isami Kondo turn a collection of student fencers into a band of assassins known as the Shinsen Group, devoted to the Tokugawa shogunate and to an elegant ... See full summary »
16. Red Lion (1969)
115 min | Action, Comedy
Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt ... See full summary »
18. Zubekô banchô: Zange no neuchi mo nai (1971)
86 min | Action
Juvenile delinquent Rika gets released from the reform school and ends up protecting the debt-ridden father of her friend from local gangsters.
19. Shin joshû Sasori: 701-gô (1976)
88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Nami Matsushima's sister goes missing and after getting too caught up in doing something about it, Nami is given a fifteen year sentence for a murder she didn't commit. She's sent to an all women prison where she's not exactly welcome.
20. Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku (1968)
131 min | Drama, War
As Japan joins in a political pact with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed supreme commander of the Japanese fleet. With Japan headed inexorably toward ... See full summary »
21. Hokuriku dairi sensô (1977)
98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Yakuza group from Osaka with dreams of national dominance moves into the snowy Hokuriku region, sparking a bloody turf war with local gangs.
22. Attack Squadron! (1963)
101 min | Action, Drama, War
Lt. Col. Senda resists the idea of sending Japanese fighter pilots on suicide missions. He believes that what is really necessary for Japan to regain momentum in the war is for the air ... See full summary »
23. Blue Christmas (1978)
133 min | Sci-Fi
UFOs appear on Earth, and people who actually see them suddenly find that their blood has turned blue. Soon panic and hysteria result in the new "blue-bloods" being persecuted by the rest ... See full summary »
24. Dokuritsu gurentai (1959)
109 min | Drama, War, Action
When Sergeant Okubo's brother is murdered at a Japanese outpost in Northern China during the Second World War, Okubo poses as a war correspondent and seeks out his brother's killer. The ... See full summary »
25. Sugata Sanshiro (1977)
The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of ... See full summary »
26. The Militarists (1970)
134 min | Drama, War
Reporter Goro Arai covers the war for a Japanese newspaper. He follows the activities of Japan's top military leader, Hideki Tojo, and comes to view Tojo as a dangerous military tyrant. But... See full summary »
29. Gohiki no shinshi (1966)
92 min | Action, Crime
Fresh out of prison, a broken man reluctantly takes a job to kill three men, but changes his mind when some gangsters target the same men. He then tries to find out why the men are being targeted in the first place.
30. The Last Gunfight (1960)
95 min | Crime, Drama
Japanese police detective Saburo Fujioka is suspected of corruption, demoted, and sent to the city of Kojin. Kojin is the scene of fierce fighting between rival gangs. Fujioka is assigned ... See full summary »
31. Nemuri Kyôshirô: Joyôken (1964)
87 min | Drama
This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the quite reluctant hero refuse to come to the assistance of a Japanese Christian in an age of both proselytizing and persecution, but later ... See full summary »
32. The Imperial Navy (1981)
145 min | Drama, War
A lavish retelling of the true story of the final voyage and ultimate destruction and sinking of the battleship Yamato, Japan's greatest flagship during the Second World War.
33. 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 »
34. The Betrayal (1966)
87 min | Action, Drama
A naively honorable samurai comes to the bitter realization that his devotion to moral samurai principles makes him an oddity among his peers and a very vulnerable oddity in consequence.
36. Aa bakudan (1964)
95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Filmed as a traditional Japanese play, a yakuza boss is released from prison, but finds his gang usurped by a shady politician. With the help of his former cell mate he decides to assassinate the politician with an explosive pen.
39. Tokkan (1975)
93 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
During the military phase of the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Sentaro joins a local militia loyal to the Tokugawa Shogunate in order to fight Imperial troops. But Sentaro's friendship with a ... See full summary »
40. Samurai Wolf II (1967)
72 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Kiba is caught in the intrigue between a crooked goldmine owner, a cynical, betrayed swordsman, a manipulative lady and an arrogant dojo master.
42. Zoku Abashiri bangaichi (1965)
87 min | Crime
Tachibana has completed his three years in prison and returns to the streets. He and his old cell mate wants a new life as ex-prisoners, but by chance they come across some jewels from a bloody bank robbery.
43. Blueprint of Murder (1961)
73 min | Action, Crime, Drama
While testing the advance prototype of a revolutionary gas engine, the vehicle is involved in a mysterious accident killing its driver. The police report states that it was an accident, ... See full summary »
48. Zoku ningen kakumei (1976)
159 min | Biography
In the second part of a biographical story, a man is released from jail and forges ahead with the business of religion. Then one day he meets a nineteen-year-old who asks him many questions... See full summary »
50. The Merciless Trap (1961)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama
(1961) Makato Sato, Kumi Mizuno, Ichiro Nakatani, Naoya Kusakawa. Taut thriller about a too-perfect criminal case against an ex-convict that makes a nosey detective suspicious.