Best Koji Yakusho movies

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Best Koji Yakusho movies
Today we present the best Koji Yakusho movies. If you are a great movie fan, you will surely know most of them, but we hope to discover a movie that you have not yet seen ... and that you love! Let's go there with the best movies from Koji Yakusho:

TOP 25:
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge
Original Title: 赤い橋の下のぬるい水
Koji Yakusho as: Yosuke Sasano
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2001
A down-and-out businessman travels to a seaside town, where he meets a woman with unusual sexual powers.

TOP 24:
Pulse
Pulse
Original Title: 回路
Koji Yakusho as: Ship Captain
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Release: 2001
In the immense city of Tokyo, the darkness of the afterlife lurks some of its inhabitants who are desperately trying to escape the sadness and isolation of the modern world.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best David Gilmour movies?


TOP 23:
The Third Murder
The Third Murder
Original Title: 三度目の殺人
Koji Yakusho as: Misumi
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime
Release: 2017
A lawyer tasked with defending a robbery-and-murder suspect begins developing doubts about what truly happened.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Suzu Hirose movies?

TOP 22:
Oh Lucy!
Oh Lucy!
Original Title: オー・ルーシー!
Koji Yakusho as: Komori / Tom
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2017
A lonely, chain-smoking office lady in Tokyo falls for her teacher when she decides to take English lessons. When her teacher disappears, she sets out on a journey to find him.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Josh Hartnett movies?

TOP 21:
The Blood of Wolves
The Blood of Wolves
Original Title: 孤狼の血
Koji Yakusho as: Shogo Ogami
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Release: 2018
Set in 1988 in Hiroshima, Japan, prior to the enactment of the anti-organized crime law. A rumor exists that Detective Shogo Ogami has ties with the yakuza. He is partnered with Detective Shuichi Hioka and they investigate a missing person case involving a financial company employee. Conflicts between opposing yakuza groups become more serious.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Yosuke Eguchi movies?


TOP 20:
University of Laughs
University of Laughs
Original Title: 笑の大学
Koji Yakusho as: Mutsuo Sakisaka
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2004
In pre-war Japan, a government censor tries to make the writer for a theater troupe alter his comedic script. As they work with and against each other, the script ends up developing in unexpected ways.

TOP 19:
The Eel
The Eel
Original Title: うなぎ
Koji Yakusho as: Takuro Yamashita
Genre: Drama
Release: 1997
A businessman kills his adulterous wife and is sent to prison. After the release, he opens a barbershop and meets new people, talking almost to no one except an eel he befriended while in prison.

TOP 18:
Doppelganger
Doppelganger
Original Title: ドッペルゲンガー
Koji Yakusho as: Michio Hayasaki
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 2003
Hayasaki is an inventor working on an Artificial Body. It is not going well and he is stressed out and on the verge of being fired from the research division of his company. His doppelgänger appears to help him out of the rut he has created for himself.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best George Maharis movies?


TOP 17:
Sekigahara
Sekigahara
Original Title: 関ヶ原
Koji Yakusho as: Tokugawa Ieyasu
Genre: War, History, Drama
Release: 2017
The background to and depiction of a watershed battle in Japanese history, at Sekigahara in 1600, when Tokugawa Ieyasu's Army of the East defeated the Army of the West of Ishida Mitsunari. The story includes the intrigues and shifting loyalties of the various retainers, family members, and samurai.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tokuma Nishioka movies?

TOP 16:
Mifune: The Last Samurai
Mifune: The Last Samurai
Koji Yakusho as: Self - Actor
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2016
An account of the life and work of legendary Japanese actor Toshirō Mifune (1920-97), the most prominent actor of the Golden Age of Japanese cinema.

TOP 15:

Mirai

Mirai
Original Title: 未来のミライ
Koji Yakusho as: Grandfather (voice)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Release: 2018
Unhappy after his new baby sister displaces him, four-year-old Kun begins meeting people and pets from his family's history in their unique house in order to help him become the big brother he was meant to be.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Haru Kuroki movies?


TOP 14:

Séance

Séance
Original Title: 降霊
Koji Yakusho as: Sato
Genre: Drama, Horror, TV Movie
Release: 2000
A psychic housewife and her husband accidentally find a kidnapped girl. But instead of informing the police, they hatch a scheme to get famous by working with the police as a psychic consultant to "find" the girl. And then, things start to go terribly wrong.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ronald Hines movies?

TOP 13:

Babel

Babel
Koji Yakusho as: Yasujiro Wataya
Genre: Drama
Release: 2006
In Babel, a tragic incident involving an American couple in Morocco sparks a chain of events for four families in different countries throughout the world.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Alex Jennings movies?

TOP 12:

I Just Didn't Do It

I Just Didn't Do It
Original Title: それでもボクはやってない
Koji Yakusho as: Masayoshi Arakawa
Genre: Drama
Release: 2007
A young man is falsely accused of molesting a high-school girl on a train. He is arrested and charged, and goes through endless court sessions, all the while insisting that he is innocent.

TOP 11:

Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance?
Original Title: Shall We ダンス?
Koji Yakusho as: Shohei Sugiyama
Genre: Music, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1996
A bored Japanese accountant sees a beautiful woman in the window of a ballroom dance studio. He secretly starts taking dancing lessons to be near her, and then over time discovers how much he loves ballroom dancing. His wife, meanwhile, has hired a private detective to find out why he has started coming home late smelling of perfume.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Nick Cannon movies?


TOP 10:

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Original Title: 一命
Koji Yakusho as: Kageyu
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2011
A tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Takehiro Hira movies?

TOP 9:

Tokyo Sonata

Tokyo Sonata
Original Title: トウキョウソナタ
Koji Yakusho as: Robber
Genre: Drama
Release: 2008
A young boy takes interest in piano while his family begins to disintegrate around him after his father loses his job.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tao Tsuchiya movies?

TOP 8:

13 Assassins

13 Assassins
Original Title: 十三人の刺客
Koji Yakusho as: Shinzaemon Shimada
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Release: 2010
A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Masataka Kubota movies?

TOP 7:

Cure

Cure
Original Title: キュア
Koji Yakusho as: Kenichi Takabe
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Release: 1997
A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist Sakuma are called in to figure out the connection, but their investigation goes nowhere...

TOP 6:

Eureka

Eureka
Original Title: ユリイカ
Koji Yakusho as: Makoto Sawai
Genre: Drama
Release: 2000
In rural Japan, the survivors of a tragedy converge and attempt to overcome their damaged selves, all while a serial killer is on the loose.


TOP 5:

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha
Koji Yakusho as: Nobu
Genre: Drama, Romance, History
Release: 2005
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.

TOP 4:

Belle

Belle
Original Title: 竜とそばかすの姫
Koji Yakusho as: Suzu's Father (voice)
Genre: Animation, Science Fiction, Family
Release: 2021
Suzu is a 17-year-old high-school student living in a rural town with her father. Wounded by the loss of her mother at a young age, Suzu one day discovers the massive online world "U" and dives into this alternate reality as her avatar, Belle. Before long, all of U's eyes are fixed on Belle, when, suddenly, a mysterious, dragon-like figure appears before her.

TOP 3:

Perfect Days

Perfect Days
Koji Yakusho as: Hirayama
Genre: Drama
Release: 2023
Hirayama seems utterly content with his simple life as a cleaner of toilets in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured everyday routine he enjoys his passion for music and for books. And he loves trees and takes photos of them. A series of unexpected encounters gradually reveal more of his past. A deeply moving and poetic reflection on finding beauty in the everyday world around us.

TOP 2:

Tampopo

Tampopo
Original Title: タンポポ
Koji Yakusho as: Man in White Suit
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1985
In this humorous paean to the joys of food, a pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside shop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, begs them to help her turn her establishment into a paragon of the "art of noodle-soup making". Interspersed are satirical vignettes about the importance of food to different aspects of human life.

TOP 1:

The Boy and the Beast

The Boy and the Beast
Original Title: バケモノの子
Koji Yakusho as: Kumatetsu (voice)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Release: 2015
Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he's looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his spirit guide. That encounter leads them to many adventures.



If you like the best Koji Yakusho movies, then you will also like the best Yoriko Doguchi movies, where many of their films coincide.