Most Rated Movies and TV Shows With Yûsuke Kawazu
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1. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)
Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War
As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.
Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War
His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.
3. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The United Nations assembles the ultimate weapon to defeat Godzilla, while scientists discover a fresh pteranodon egg on a remote Japanese island.
4. Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)
Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In a small Japanese village, a young woman discovers the means for her revenge, while Gyaos birds are sighted around the world and humankind debates Gamera's allegiance.
7. Fighting Elegy (1966)
Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
During the 1930s, a teenager yearns for a Catholic girl, whose only desire is to reform his sinful tendencies. Hormones raging, the young man channels his unsatisfied lust into the only outlet available: savage, crazed violence.
8. The Red Angel (1966)
95 min | Drama, Romance, War
During the Sino-Japanese War, a young army nurse gives sympathy to her patients and falls in love with an impotent doctor who's addicted to morphine.
10. Taiyô no hakaba (1960)
87 min | Action, Crime
In Osaka's slum, capricious folks without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the trading of ID cards and blood.
11. The Inheritance (1962)
107 min | Drama
Two-hundred million yen is up for grabs in a dying businessman's will. The businessman intends to will it to his 3 illegitimate children, but his associates scheme to take advantage of the situation.
12. Eri Eri rema sabakutani (2005)
107 min | Drama, Music, Sci-Fi
A.D. 2015: A virus has been spreading in many cities worldwide. It is a suicidal disease and the virus is infected by pictures. People, once infected, come down with the disease, which ... See full summary »
14. Black Lizard (1968)
86 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Japanese sixties comedy featuring a cunning female jewel thief named Black Lizard who tries to kidnap Sanaye, a wealthy jeweler's beautiful daughter as part of a plot to steal the jeweler's... See full summary »
15. Sad Vacation (2007)
136 min | Drama
Kenji, abandoned by his mother, scrapes out a meager existence doing odd jobs including driving bar hostesses and their customers home. Besides this he takes care of the sister of an old ... See full summary »
17. Good-for-Nothing (1960)
88 min | Action, Crime
A bored young student falls for the young secretary of his rich friend's father. She senses some good in him and tries to make him discard his aimless lifestyle.
20. Gô-hime (1992)
142 min | Drama, History
Chronicles the trials and tribulations of Oribe, the successor to tea-master Rikyu, Usu, his gardener, and Princess Goh, who attempt to balance artistic expression and duty amid political intrigue in feudal Japan.
22. Confessions Among Actresses (1971)
124 min | Drama
The lives of three movie actresses unfold, transform and get exposed. Each of them owes their choice of profession to a respective traumatic event.
23. The Snow Flurry (1959)
78 min | Drama
A flashback story of a young man, from his disgraced birth ,his harsh life and his forbidden love, until when broken-hearted, can break out in search of a place where to live means more than being alive.
24. Kira kira hikaru (1992)
98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Shoko and Mutsuki get married to satisfy their worried parents, but she is well past the age at which a 'good' Japanese woman should marry, and he is in love with a young male college ... See full summary »
26. Tomorrow's Sun (1959)
7 min | Short, Comedy
A playful short film made in the style of a trailer for a fictional feature film that seems to be a spoof of films that were popular in Japan at the time.
28. Kiri no hata (1965)
111 min | Crime, Drama
Kiriko attempts to hire a well-known lawyer to defend her brother's murder case. The lawyer turns Kiriko down as she cannot afford him. Some time later, Kiriko encounters the lawyer again, but this time it is he who needs her help.
30. Hitotsu yane no shita (1993– )
54 min | Drama
A car accident killed a couple, orphaning their six children. At that time, the eldest child, Tatsuya, was only 18 and had to attend marathon training. Lacking the confidence to take good ... See full summary »
31. Sleepy Eyes of Death: In the Spider's Lair (1968)
81 min | Drama
This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series finds the anti-hero in an area where the locals are oppressed, suppressed and held against their wills. Part of the coercive forces trace back to ... See full summary »
32. Beast in the Shadows (1977)
An author of mystery stories gets ensnared in a real murder case. An industrial tycoon and husband of his biggest fan lies dead and one of his colleagues, a successful but antisocial writer... See full summary »
34. Sing, Young People! (1963)
86 min | Comedy
A college student receives a surprising offer to be a movie star in this unlikely Kinoshita film, sort of college film by the veteran director including even semi nude scene, but eventually... See full summary »
35. Jotai (1969)
95 min | Action, Crime
Although not a pure yakuza film, it does have quite a few of the genre's elements and, more importantly, it truly gets inside the sociopathic soul that serves as fertile ground for the ever-burgeoning yakuza ranks.
37. The Eternal Rainbow (1958)
106 min | Drama
In a film that cuts across documentary and drama styles and features a who is who of Japanese cinema one sees an exploration of both the dynamics of an industrial behemoth, which operates ... See full summary »
40. Mr. Kinpachi in Class 3B (1979– )
Kinpachi Sakamoto is the homeroom teacher for a group of third-year students known as the "B-Group". The students are from a wide range of backgrounds, and have an equally wide range of ... See full summary »
45. Flames of Blood (1981)
147 min | Action, Crime
The story of a drunken fighter (Sugawara) and an ailing, blind singer (Baisho) amid the power struggle between the Shogunate government and the Emperor in mid-19th century Japan.
48. Bôkensha kamikaze (1981)
115 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
An ex-Olympic athlete and a student commit cash robbery. Aki Hoshino, a Pre-med student, becomes inspired to steal money the school collected as "special fees" from parents wanting to assure their offspring's' acceptance.
50. Young Girls in Love (1986)
The story of a young girl's first love is told from the heroine's point of view. Surrounded by various people, she finally begins to awaken to her own feelings as a woman.