Search results for "Hiroyuki Sanada"


47 Ronin (2013) RT 14% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Apr 2014

Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Carl Rinsch
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Kou Shibasaki  •  Tadanobu Asano

Sunshine (2007) RT 76% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jan 2008

50 years from now the sun is dying and life on earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. Mankind puts together all its resources and sends a spaceship carrying a huge bomb ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Rose Byrne  •  Chris Evans  •  Michelle Yeoh

Ring (1998)

A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Nanako Matsushima  •  Miki Nakatani  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Yūko Takeuchi

Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983)

The evil Hikita clan rises from the dead to fulfill a curse on the Satomi clan by restoring the face of their warlord by using the skin of Princess Shizu. In the process of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Kinji Fukasaku
CAST:  Hiroko Yakushimaru  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Sonny Chiba  •  Mari Natsuki

The Last Samurai (2003) RT 66% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2004

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare -- in this lush epic set in the 1870s, which finds Algren learning to respect ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Ken Watanabe  •  William Atherton  •  Chad Lindberg

The Promise (2005) RT Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2007

An orphaned girl, driven by poverty at such a young age, makes a promise with an enchantress. In return for beauty and the admiration of every man, she will never be with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Fantasy • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Chen Kaige
CAST:  Cecilia Cheung  •  Liu Ye  •  Hong Chen  •  Cheng Qian

The Twilight Samurai (2002)

Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Yôji Yamada
CAST:  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Rie Miyazawa  •  Nenji Kobayashi  •  Mitsuru Fukikoshi

The White Countess (2005) RT 50% / Audience 49%

DVD release: May 2006

The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Lynn Redgrave

The Dagger of Kamui (1985)

Young Jiro finds his mother and sister murdered at home; falsely accused, he flees to a new life and trains to be an assassin.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation
DIRECTION:  Rintaro
CAST:  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Taro Ishida  •  Yuriko Yamamoto  •  Ichirô Nagai

Rush Hour 3 (2007) RT 18% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Dec 2007

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Jackie Chan  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Max von Sydow




Mahjong hōrōki (1984)

A mahjong neophyte loses everything to game master only to hone his skills, take on all challenges and plan for an ultimate revenge match.  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Makoto Wada
CAST:  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Takeshi Kaga  •  Mariko Kaga  •  Kaku Takashina

Kaitō Ruby (1988)

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GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Makoto Wada
CAST:  Kyôko Koizumi  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Taisaku Akino  •  Manami Fuji

East Meets West (1995)

The film starts off with an old man in the desert and two signs are shown; one that says East, the other says west. Japan has sent a mission to San Francisco. In San Francisco ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Kihachi Okamoto
CAST:  Christopher Mayer  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Scott Bachicha  •  Naoto Takenaka

Tugumi (1990)

Tugumi, who lives in a small seaside town, has been in delicate health from birth. Her parents spoiled her and she is rough and selfish. However, a few people are attracted by ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Jun Ichikawa
CAST:  Riho Makise  •  Tomoko Nakajima  •  Yasuyo Shirashima  •  Hiroyuki Sanada

Sukedachi-ya Sukeroku (2001)

In a world where vendettas are officially sanctioned, the people sometimes needed help in carrying out their vengeance. Sanada Hiroyuki stars as Sukeroku the Helper, a ‘cool ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kihachi Okamoto
CAST:  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Kyōka Suzuki  •  Takehiro Murata  •  Tatsuya Nakadai

Aegis (2005)

The Isokaze, an Aegis-class escort vessel, sets sail on a routine training exercise, playing host to a platoon from the Fleet Training Group. No sooner is the Isokaze on open ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Junji Sakamoto
CAST:  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Akira Terao  •  Koichi Sato  •  Kiichi Nakai

Burning Brave (1981)

Jo has just come back to Japan for the funeral of his parents, who were killed in tribal warfare in Africa where the family had been living throughout most of Jo's life. Once ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Tooru Dobashi
CAST:  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Hiroshi Katsuno  •  Kazue Itô  •  Yoshinori Monta

Minions (2015) RT 56% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Dec 2015

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Pierre Coffin  •  Kyle Balda
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Jon Hamm  •  Pierre Coffin  •  Geoffrey Rush

Hero Interview (1994)

Kasumi Sawaki (Honami Suzuki) works for a top-ranked newspaper publishing company as a capable economic reporter. Speaking six languages fluently, she vigorously performs ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Michio Mitsuno
CAST:  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Honami Suzuki  •  Tetsuya Takeda  •  Issei Ishida

Byôin e ikô (1990)

When a hard-driving copywriter (Hiroyuki Sanada) discovers his comely wife (Keiko Saito) is involved in a scintillating game of strip rock-paper-scissors with some guy clad ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Yôjirô Takita
CAST:  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Hiroko Yakushimaru  •  Yasuo Daichi  •  Keiko Saito