Best Movies of Ken Watanabe

Inception (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 262 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $292.57M

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.


Batman Begins (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 253 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $205.34M

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.


Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 182 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 89 | Earnings: $13.75M

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.


The Last Samurai (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 158 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $111.11M

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.


Godzilla (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $200.66M

The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.


Ashita no kioku (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 144 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $0.14M

A successful businessman's family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer's.


Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 140 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $57.01M

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.


Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 124 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 48 | Earnings: $110.50M

The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.


Bel Canto (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 102 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $0.08M

A world-renowned opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.


The Sea of Trees (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 83 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 23 | Earnings: $0.02M

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.


Tampopo (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 80 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.22M

A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.


Umi to dokuyaku (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Downed American fliers in WWII are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in cruel medical experiments.


Ikari (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 73 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A grisly unsolved murder links three seemingly unrelated stories in three different Japanese cities.


Yurusarezaru mono (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Just as Clint Eastwood's star-making spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, Japanese-Korean filmmaker Sang-il Lee (Villain) has decided to ...


Shizumanu taiyô (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 69 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

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


Kizuna (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 68 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Tetsuro Haga is a troubled gangster, living under the assumed identity Ise for ten years, to escape jail for gunning down his cruel adoptive father. His life begins to unravel when a ...


Hayabusa: Harukanaru kikan (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 63 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

From the Sumitomo Corporation website "HAYABUSA: The Long Voyage Home" a film in whose production Sumitomo Corporation participated... See full synopsis »


Bakumatsu jyunjyoden (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 62 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

In the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate, there was a cute warrior, Souji Okita, who belonged to the armed police of the shogunate in Kyoto. Very few knew that Souji was not a boy, but a ...


Fukushima 50 (2020)

Aggregate Rating: 60 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in Japan risk their lives and stay at the nuclear power plant to prevent total destruction after the region is devastated by an earthquake an tsunami in 2011.


Commando Invasion (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 55 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Superb action set during the Vietnam War. The prologue shows a French army convoy being ambushed by the Vietcong in 1950.



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