The Best James Shigeta Movies  

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List of the best James Shigeta movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. James Shigeta's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top James Shigeta movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated James Shigeta movies will be at the top of the list. James Shigeta has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest James Shigeta movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining James Shigeta films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best James Shigeta role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest James Shigeta performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

These films, like Cage and Hollywood Chinese include images when available.

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Shigeta Movies
Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia
Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart. It is based on the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever, by Roderick Thorp. Die ...more
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Nancy Kwan, Miyoshi Umeki, James Shigeta
Flower Drum Song is a 1961 film adaptation of the 1958 Broadway musical Flower Drum Song, written by the composer Richard Rodgers and the lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The film and ...more
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Carroll Baker, James Shigeta, Tetsurō Tamba
Bridge to the Sun is a 1961 film, directed by Etienne Périer, starring Carroll Baker, James Shigeta, James Yagi, Tetsuro Tamba, and Sean Garrison. It is based on the 1957 autobiography ...more
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Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei
Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt ...more
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Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda
Midway, released in the United Kingdom as Battle of Midway and in the US on video as The Battle of Midway, is a 1976 Technicolor film directed by Jack Smight and produced by Walter Mirisch from ...more
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Tatyana Ali, Beat Kitano, Omar Epps
Brother is a 2000 film starring, written, directed, and edited by Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. It is also his fifth collaboration with Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi. This was also ...more
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James Garner, Nancy Kwan, James Whitmore
Nobody's Perfect is a naval comedy film about the fictional USS Bustard and the antics of her crew. It is based on the novel The Crows of Edwina Hill, written by author of western novels and ...more
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Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland, Eva Marie Saint
A Carol for Another Christmas is a 1964 American television movie, scripted by Rod Serling as a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and a plea for global cooperation between ...more
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John Gielgud, George Kennedy, Liv Ullmann
Lost Horizon is a 1973 American musical film directed by Charles Jarrott and starring Peter Finch, John Gielgud, Liv Ullmann, Michael York, Sally Kellerman, Bobby Van, George Kennedy, Olivia ...more
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Robert Mitchum, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman
The Yakuza is a 1974 neo-noir gangster film directed by Sydney Pollack, written by Leonard Schrader, Paul Schrader, and Robert Towne. The film is about a man who returns to Japan after several ...more
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Walk Like a Dragon Mel Tormé, Nobu McCarthy, Jack Lord
Walk Like a Dragon is a 1960 film directed by James Clavell.
China Cry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Shigeta Movies
France Nuyen, Julia Nickson-Soul, James Shigeta
China Cry is a 1990 biographical film set during rise of the communist state in China, based on the book by Nora Lam. It is set in the 1950s based on the true story of Sung Neng Yee. Born into a ...more
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Elvis Presley, Deanna Lund, Red West
Paradise, Hawaiian Style is a 1966 musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley. It was the third and final motion picture that Presley filmed in Hawaii. The film reached #40 on the Variety weekly ...more
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Brittany Murphy, Sanaa Lathan, Mark Dacascos
Drive is a 1997 cult action film starring Mark Dacascos, Kadeem Hardison, Tracey Walter, John Pyper-Ferguson, Brittany Murphy, and Masaya Kato. The film was directed by Steve Wang with stunt ...more
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Hollywood Chinese Christopher Lee, Ang Lee, Joan Chen
Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films is a 2007 American documentary film directed by Academy Award-nominated director Arthur Dong. From early films like the 1900s Beheading ...more
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Anna Lee, Gloria Pall, James Shigeta
The Crimson Kimono is a 1959 film noir directed by Samuel Fuller. The film stars James Shigeta, Glenn Corbett and Victoria Shaw. It featured several ahead-of-its-time ideas about race and ...more
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Chris Zylka, Randall Park, Archie Kao
"Feisty, free-spirited Angela loves sex. So much so that she makes 'baseball cards' of all the men, and women, she sleeps with just to keep track. But when she accidentally falls pregnant, ...more
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Cage Lou Ferrigno, James Shigeta, Branscombe Richmond
Cage is a 1989 American martial arts action film starring Reb Brown and Lou Ferrigno.