Search results for "Ken Watanabe"

Inception (2010) RT 86% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Dec 2010

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Ellen Page  •  Tom Hardy

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) RT 18% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Sep 2014

As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Nicola Peltz  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Frank Welker

Batman Begins (2005) RT 84% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Oct 2005

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Liam Neeson  •  Katie Holmes

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) RT 35% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Mar 2006

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Zhang Ziyi  •  Gong Li  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Tsai Chin

Tampopo (1985) RT 100% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jul 2000

A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, pleads them to help her turn her establishment into a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Ken Watanabe  •  Kōji Yakusho

MacArthur's Children (1984) RT Audience 100%

In this drama at the end of World War II, the inhabitants of a small Japanese fishing village must come to terms with their nation's defeat and the sudden occupation of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Masahiro Shinoda
CAST:  Takaya Yamauchi  •  Ken Watanabe  •  Yoshiyuki Omori  •  Shiori Sakura

The Unbroken (2009)

A drama based on the 1985 plane crash that caused 520 deaths, the worst aviation event in Japanese history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Setsurô Wakamatsu
CAST:  Ken Watanabe  •  Kyōka Suzuki  •  Mitsuko Kusabue  •  Takashi Kashiwabara

The Sea and Poison (1986)

Downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
CAST:  Eiji Okuda  •  Ken Watanabe  •  Takahiro Tamura  •  Kyoko Kishida

Kekkon annai misuterî (1985)

A 19-year-old girl Hiroko Terasawa working in a matching agency promises her client Masakazu Sekine that she'll pose as his fiancée for a remarkable cash reward. Hiroko moves ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Yoshikuni Matsunaga
CAST:  Noriko Watanabe  •  Ken Watanabe  •  Hayato Tani  •  Tamio Kawaji

Space Travelers (2000)

Three bank robbers, who declare themselves to be Space Travelers, take six persons as hostages when they are surrounded by the police. Among the hostages, there is a terrorist ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Katsuyuki Motohiro
CAST:  Teruo Takeno  •  Shigemitsu Ogi  •  Isao Nonaka  •  Yôzaburô Itô

Unforgiven (2013) RT 95% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 1997

Set in Hokkaido, Japan in the 1880s. Jubei Kamata (Ken Watanabe), who is on the side of the Edo shogunate government, kills many people. His name is infamous in Kyoto. When ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sang-il Lee
CAST:  Ken Watanabe  •  Jun Kunimura  •  Koichi Sato  •  Yūya Yagira

Hi wa mata noboru (2002)

A Japanese film that tells the tale of the birth of VHS. It follows Kagatani Shizuo, an electronics employee who rallies his coworkers to save their jobs by increasing sales. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kiyoshi Sasabe
CAST:  Toshiyuki Nishida  •  Ken Watanabe  •  Naoto Ogata  •  Ryôko Shinohara

Godzilla (2014) RT 74% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Sep 2014

Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Gareth Edwards
CAST:  Bryan Cranston  •  Elizabeth Olsen  •  CJ Adams  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Hayabusa: Harukanaru kikan (2012)

In May 2003, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (or JAXA) launched an unmanned spacecraft of their own development to retrieve samples from an asteroid. Seven long years ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomoyuki Takimoto
CAST:  Ken Watanabe  •  Yōsuke Eguchi  •  Yui Natsukawa  •  Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Hei no naka no chûgakkô (2010)

"A School Behind Bars" centers around Asahi Junior High School, which is located within Nagano Matsumoto Boy's prison in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture - the only public ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Makoto Kiyohiro
CAST:  Joe Odagiri  •  Kei Suma  •  Seiji Chihara  •  Shôta Sometani

TRY (2003)

At the turn of the 20th Century amongst tension between China and Japan, a Japanese swindler in Shanghai plans to profit by selling weapons. He steals arms from the Japanese ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Kazuki Ohmori
CAST:  Hitomi Kuroki  •  Ken Watanabe  •  Shao Bing  •  Yûji Oda

Year One in the North (2005)

In 1868, after the fall of the Shogun-dominated Japan, the new government orders people from Awaji, near Kobe, to re-locate to the northern part of Hokkaido. These people once ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Ken Watanabe  •  Sayuri Yoshinaga  •  Etsushi Toyokawa  •  Toshirō Yanagiba

Shanghai (2010) RT Audience 70%

An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  John Cusack  •  David Morse  •  Ken Watanabe

Earth (2007) RT 86% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Apr 2003

From the acclaimed team that brought you BBC's visual feast "Planet Earth," this feature length film incorporates some of the same footage from the series with all new scenes ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Alastair Fothergill  •  Mark Linfield
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Constantino Romero  •  James Earl Jones  •  Ken Watanabe

Memories of Tomorrow (2006)

DVD release: Oct 2005

After being stricken with Alzheimer's disease in the prime of his life, a successful young businessman slips slowly away from his loving family in director Yukihiko Tstusumi's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi
CAST:  Ken Watanabe  •  Kanako Higuchi  •  Kenji Sakaguchi  •  Kazue Fukiishi