Masao Mishima (; born January 2, 1906 in Tokyo and died July 18, 1973) is a Japanese actor. Masao Mishima was shot in nearly 180 films between 1935 and 1981.
Movies & TV shows
Love and Death
Yuji, a budding writer, meets and starts falling in love with his best friend’s girlfriend, Natsuko. The attraction is mutual but due to the circumstances, they try to not act on their attraction. How...
Inn of Evil
In feudal Japan, commerce with the rest of the world was not allowed. The title refers to the fact that an idealist suddenly appears in an isolated inn, the head-quarters of a group of smugglers, with...
Little Remi and Famous Dog Capi
Japanese animation adaptation of a 19th century French novel: A boy is given up by his foster parents to a traveling performer.
Tora-san's Grand Scheme
The plan to take his aunt and uncle on a trip to Hawaii to pay off his filial debt didn't work out. A pretty kindergarten teacher rents a room.
Shogun Tokugawa assigned Ichibei to prevent the sale of a Dutch ships-load of rifles to the Shogun Satsuma. He met a female spy and a female warrior while on his mission, as well as a Ronin who became...
Art of Assassination
A beautiful hostess of a small restaurant moonlights as a well-trained assassin tasked with taking the life of a wealthy businessman...
Horus: Prince of the Sun
Horus, a kid living in an unnamed Nordic/Eastern Europe culture of the Iron Age, learns from his dying father that he must return to his ancestral territory after he recovered the Sword of the Sun fro...
Dice and Swords
The year is 1926. It has been three years since the Great Kanto earthquake hit Tokyo. Everything is being rebuilt from the ground up. Odera crime syndicate saw this as an opportunity to expand its ter...
The Time of Reckoning
"The Time of Reckoning" transforms a screwball-comedy plot into a sober study of a successful businessman with serious relationship problems involving three women: his wife of ten years who announces ...
Shogun and His Mistress 2
In the year 1786, Shogun Ieharu Tokugawa selected beautiful Ochisa to be his concubine. It causes other concubines to become very jealous and mean. When the Shogun passes away, his concubines are forc...
A swordsman living a quiet life until his clan lord orders that his son marry the lord's mistress, who has recently displeased the ruler, played by Toshiro Mifune. To the family's surprise, the young ...
Two couples are at a bar. Two men and two women are involved in a love-and-hate drama. The tension of the climax is almost unbearable because of the sexual anxiety between the interwoven couples.
Nothing But Bones
The Actress vs. the Greedy Sharks
Framed by his enemies, Manbe finds himself imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit. His only hope lies with his daughter Yuki who takes it upon herself to clear his name.
By a Man's Face Shall You Know Him
Both "History of a Man's Face" and " By a Man's Face Shall You Know Him" are related. Immigrant gangs scare a Japanese town with their threats, loud jazz, and tasteless fashion sense. Amamiya can stop...
Our hero Zatoichi sails to one of the distant islands to begin a pilgrimage to a total of 88 Shinto shrines.
The One-Eyed Ghost
Japanese horror film directed by Tsuneo Kobayashi.
The Last Judgment
The last judgment.
Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu
In turbulent 16th-century Japan, the leaders of a minor fief have their child taken from them as a political hostage. His mother and his clan endure years of tribulations until he can return.
A Korean student escaped illegal alien internment after entering Japan.
Born Under Crossed Stars
A young man with a strong sense of justice is torn between two girls. He wins the day with wisdom, courage and honor.
Illusion of Blood
There is a ghost of a samurai's wife.
Kino kieta otoko
Kemono no tawamure
Mishima Yukio wrote a novel.
Shingo's Final Duel
After Aoi Shingo, the illegitimate son of Shogun Yoshimune has gained prominence as the finest swordsman in the land, he tries to lead a peaceful life with his mother far away from the seat of governm...
Ukyunosuke's Reverse Ichimonji Cut
In this exciting sequel to the popular samurai-ninja movie Ukyunosuke On Patrol, his mission to avenge his father's death continues. His discovery of a mysterious note written by his father, Inspector...
This tragic drama shows a young man fettered by Bushido, the way of the Samurai, who tried to escape the chains of his position, but was being forced to die. When the Tokugawa Shogunate ruled the land...
The Yagyu Clan was ordered by the Tokugawa Shogunate to repair a shrine. Since it can't refuse the Shogunate's request, the Yagyu Clan tries to raise funds by obtaining a sword which holds the key to ...
Beyond the Green Hills
Shinko Terasawa was always considered to be the odd ball of the bunch. At a time when romance was against school regulations, Shinko was the first to take a bite out of the forbidden fruit. Expelled f...
A Life of Intimidation
Japanese action film.
Castle of Owls
Movie adaptation of the 1959 ninja novel. With war against Korea looming on the horizon, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, the 'Taiko' becomes the target of an assassination attempt to be carried out by the Iga Cl...
Duel of Blood and Sand
Frustrated with the bad behavior of his lord, Inaba Yajuro (Otomo) declares that he is leaving the clan and sets off on a journey that leads him into a small town besieged by a violent group of brig...
Pressure of Guilt
Ukyunosuke on Patrol
This is one of the most effective ninja films that doesn't rely on the silly magic of earlier efforts, and concentrates on an excellent story with expert fighting. The rarest of government officials, ...
Shinobi no Mono 3: Resurrection
There are three films in the shinobi no mono series. Ishikawa Goemon was about to die when we last saw him. It's hard to find a good ninja. With the help of the enigmatic Hattori Hanzo, Goemon lives t...
The Black Trademark
Ide of the Kokusai Rayon Company visits a supermarket and finds cheap shirts being passed off as his company's products. But a closer look reveals that the last letter of "Kokusai" has been changed to...
Sing, Young People
A story about four best friends. One of them got an offer to be a movie star.
Case of Umon: Red Lizard
Umon goes on an investigation to unveil the murderer known as Red Lizard.
An unusual request for ritual suicide on a feudal lord's property leads to the unraveling of a larger mystery that challenges the clan's integrity.
A man is planning a casino robbery with his wife and mother-in-law. They met a man named Tsuneda who was planning a robbery and agreed to work together.
Revenge for His Lover
Kamio a mistreated samurai clerk of Edo Castle and ronin (“Sir Quarrel”) Ibara, take up a vendetta against 17 wicked castle men.
Kichizaburo, a samurai keeping peace in Edo, helps a young geisha Kozome avenge her father’s death.
Mark of Blood
Three young yakuza, Fujitaro, Matsugoro and Kanjuro, travel the country fighting evil.
Akechi matches wits with Black Lizard, a jewel thief, after the criminal organizes an elaborate kidnapping.
The Temple of Wild Geese
When Satoko's master dies, she is given to the temple's lascivious head priest. She is drawn to Jinen, a young man who has watched his cruel master and Satoko's dependence on him. Jinen is both fascin...
The Orphan Brother
After their father quarrels with local military men, Anju and Zushio are forced to flee, but they are captured and sold into slavery. When their mother dies, they are sold to Sansho the Bailiff, a cru...
Pigs and Battleships
Kinta and his lover Haruko, both involved with the yakuza, braved the post-occupation period with a goal to be together.
A Young Warrior on Mount Fuji
The epic battles between the Heike and Genji (Taira and Minamoto clans) take centerstage as the defeated leader of the Genji, Minamoto Yoritomo resolves to end his clan's exile and avenge the brutal l...
Volunteering for Villainy
Two outsiders start a relationship in a mining town.
The Second Bullet is Marked
Ken and Tsunokichi face off against each other.
Case of a Young Lord 8
A family is brutally murdered in their own home and the official government's sake dealer is framed as a rebel by a corrupt member of the Shogun's Council of Elders. Young Lord decides to take on the ...
Wait for Tomorrow
Kohei Misugi works in a vegetable market, but his ambition is to be a photographer. He is given his first opportunity to demonstrate his talent by the Sakura Film Company which offers him an assignmen...
Hibari’s Favorite 2
Kichiza is looking for her missing brother and the person responsible for her parents' deaths.
Hero of the Red Light District
A successful textile industrialist from the provinces, who is beloved by his employees for his kindness, cannot find a wife because of a birthmark on his face. Even the courtesans in Yoshiwara refuse ...
The lives of young students are followed by a background of jazz, emptiness and boredom. A poor man from a poor background falls in love with a young woman from a rich family. The woman tries to lead ...
Lucky Dragon No. 5
Dai-go Fukuryu Maru is an old fishing boat. The port of Yaizu is in Shizuoka Prefecture. It goes around the Pacific line fishing. The ship's navigator sees a flash while near the atoll. The crew is up...
Evil Man of Edo
A battle between good and evil pits an unscrupulous fortuneteller against a master-less samurai who founded a school for underprivileged children in a poor neighborhood. A young woman running away fro...
The Medicine Case
Ooka-Echizen is accused of a crime over a pillbox.
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Kiku and Isamu: Two Siblings Born in Japan
Kiku and her brother Isamu are social outcasts, children of a prostitute mother and black GI father, in postwar Japan.
The Human Wall
Drama which shows the struggle of Fumiko, a female teacher, at work and at home.
No Stronger Swords
Featuring some of the finest swordsmen ever to grace the silver screen, this Toei classic tells the story of a battle between the evil sword style called ”Otonashi” (The Silent Form) and the proper wa...
The Forbidden Castle
The author who created classics like "Destiny's Son" and "Son of the Black Mass" was Shibata Renzaburo. There is a story about the betrayal of his brother by Ino Morimasa, which led to the defeat of t...
Men in a Rough Town
An action-packed, dramatic gangster film.
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
Kaji was a supervisor during the Second World War. He wants to help his prisoners, but he doesn't want to be a soldier. The escape attempt by Chinese prisoners resulted in Kaji's arrest. There is a ch...
The love between young college students Toki and the handsome Takaga is tested when Takaya's parents, who despise Toki's family's geisha house business, intervenes in their relationship.
Beyond the Seasonal Wind
A Japanese film.
His Scarlet Cloak
The humorous tale of Jimbei, a miller, and his wife Osen who live in complete happiness. But Osen's beauty attracts numerous would-be lovers among whom is the local governor, a timid creature, who is ...
Points and Lines
The story centers around a group of detectives who are determined to find the truth behind an apparent double suicide.
Man of Thirteen Eyes
Japanese mystery film.
Ghost-Cat of Karakuri Tenjo
Based on the kabuki "Hana Saga Neko Mata Zoushi" (1853).
Roughneck From Asama
When Boss Juzo's Shinmachi Yakuza family struck fear into the hearts of his adversaries, Boss Shohei's Okabe Yakuza family with a merciless gang of raiders, Itaro of Asama was missing. With the courag...
The final years of the Tokugawa Shogunate were focused on Tose, the mistress of the Teradaya, a small inn in the Kyoto suburb of Fushimi. She doesn't have an easy life. Her husband is obsessed with cl...
Secret of The Golden Spell
One of Japan’s most popular folklore characters, Tange Sazen, the one-eyed and one-armed swordsman, must rescue the Yagyu clan from the treachery of a master plotting to take control over a sword figh...
Tales of Young Genji Kuro
Genji Kurô is a master swordsman and entrusted with protecting the ancient sword Kaen by the Otsubo family.
Lords of Oppression 2
Period drama directed by Yasushi Sasaki.
Lords of Oppression
Period drama directed by Yasushi Sasaki.
In the mist of the warring age (Sengoku Era), the Kyushu based Hayato Clan is faced with a monumental battle to determine their survival.
The adaptation of the novel with the same title puts more focus on the characters and their interactions than the previous version.
Swordsman of the Two Sword Style
The story of Japan’s greatest warrior, Miyamoto Musashi, after his historic duel with Sasaki Kojiro on Ganryu Island.
The Ceiling at Utsunomiya
The shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu is the target of assassination attempts that aim to hand power over to his younger brother. Ryutaro found himself in a situation of his own when he rushed to the defense of...
There are jobs for civilians and babysitting. All of these things are not listed in a policeman's job description. It is part of their daily routine for the officers of this local police station. Patr...
A group of five insurance salespersons, driven to desperation by the impossibility of their work in Japan's failing postwar economy, formed a plan to rob a cash delivery truck in order to provide for ...
Policeman's Diary, Part 2
The continued adventures of the Ushikata police station include runaway brides and a typhoon.
Horror film about a killer dwarf.
Seven Masks of Revenge
The eighth film in the "master detective with seven faces" series. Bannachi patrols the town in his taxi when he sees a man heading into Shiodome Town. Next day the man is found brutally murdered an...
Burden of Love
The female members of the family of the Minister of Health and Welfare, who has just proposed a program of birth control, become pregnant one after the other. - Nikkatsu
Private eye Bannai Tarao (Chiezo Kataoka) and his assistant Masako (Chizuru Kitagawa) investigate the mysterious murder of a baseball player who was killed in the middle of a game.
A Lonely Woman in a Lonely Land
Onna Hitori Daichi wo Yuku (A Lonely Woman in a Lonely Land, Kinuta Production, 1953) was the second feature film directed by Kamei Fumio, who is known as a master of documentary films, and followed h...
The film shows the aftermath of the detonation of an atomic bomb on humans.
A gallant swordsman takes on the forces of evil with the help of his trusty friends.
Kitani, a Japanese soldier, was released from prison just before the end of the war. Kitani's past and reasons behind his prison sentence are told in a flashback.
The story of a poor, working class mother with a sick husband who sacrifice herself to support her family in suburban Tokyo is called Okaasan. "Shomin Geki," a Japanese film genre that features realis...
Italy is usually cited as the anchor of the neo-realist movement in cinema, but Mikio Naruse's Ginza Cosmetics (1951) is a reminder that Japan had its own output equally rooted in realism. Set in Toky...
Five Men of Edo
During the 17th Century roving bands of hatamoto were causing trouble in the new capital city of Edo and constantly fought with the townspeople at every turn. The leader of these ruthless samruai was ...
The Motherland Far Far Away
It was directed by Daisuke.
The Rainbow-Colored Flower
Ebihara is a budding novelist entangled in a complicated web of relationships with three women from three different generations: Kazue, a coquettish teenage war orphan who tries to offer herself for m...
I Saw a Phantom Fish
A village struggles to survive when the nearby lake becomes barren of fish.
Street of Violence (The Pen Never Lies)
An attempt is made to suppress a journalist's investigation of collusion between a rural police chief and the local gangster bosses.
The Brick Factory Girl
This film focuses on Koreans living in Japan. The filmmaker’s humanism comes across in the portrayal of a girl living in a shabby tenement, the warmth of a Korean girl she meets, and the friendliness ...
Three IJN flyers Mikami (Susumu Fujita), Kawakami (Masayuki Mori) and Murakami (Akitake Kono) are good friends, and they are all renowned for their torpedo techniques. Mikami is posted as a staff offi...
The prewar film Haha no kyoku (Mother's Melody, 1937) is known for its place in Japanese film history as one of the top three melodramas as well as for its authorship: Yamamoto Satsuo is an auteur not...
A one-year marriage begins to fall apart. A married man is torn between his love for his wife and his attraction to his cousin.
Hikoroku Laughs a lot
There is a lot of laughter from Hikoroku.
Man of the House
This film is based on a real Meiji era performer -- and tells of Tochuken's partnership with his wife (played by Chikako Hosokawa) who played shamisen for his songs/recitations), his affair with a gei...
Morning's Tree-Lined Street
The film takes up the theme of the city, beginning with a series of traveling shots from Chiyo's point of view on a bus leaving the countryside and entering the metropolitan cityscape. Chiyo accepted ...
The Girl in the Rumor
A story of two sisters, the older being more traditional, the younger a modern girl. Their widowed father is running into financial trouble and making bad decisions. His mistress's business is also on...
Three Sisters with Maiden Hearts
Three sisters are street musicians and make money for their mother. This means playing a banjo for tips.
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Kinoshita Keisuke Hour 3 Nin Kazoku
A popular home drama recorded the highest audience rating ever. There is an adult love that begins with a chance encounter and a family of three. The story unfolds with episodes full of romance and hu...