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.

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  • Bridge to the Sun
    1
    Carroll Baker, James Shigeta, James Yagi
    5 votes
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Etienne Périer
    Nearly a decade before the onset of World War II, Gwen (Carroll Baker), a young American woman, meets the Japanese diplomat Hidenari Terasaki (James Shigeta) while on vacation. The two fall deeply in ...more
  • Die Hard
    2
    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia
    6 votes
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: John McTiernan
    New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the ...more

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  • Mulan
    3
    Ming-Na, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong
    5 votes
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Barry Cook, Tony Bancroft
    Fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan (Ming-Na Wen) takes his spot -- though, as a girl living under a patriarchal regime, she is technically unqualified to ...more

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  • Flower Drum Song
    4
    Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Miyoshi Umeki
    3 votes
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Henry Koster
    In this adaptation of the 1958 Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical, Chinese immigrant Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) is betrothed to nightclub boss Sammy Fong (Jack Soo), but he wants to marry showgirl ...more

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  • Nobody's Perfect
    5
    James Garner, Nancy Kwan, James Whitmore
    4 votes
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: Alan Rafkin
    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 former ...more
  • Brother
    6
    Takeshi Kitano, Claude Maki, Omar Epps
    4 votes
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Takeshi Kitano
    Abandoned by the brotherhood of his yakuza clan, tough guy Yamamoto (Beat Takeshi) is forced to leave Tokyo. He goes to Los Angeles in search of Ken (Claude Maki), his younger half-brother. Alone and ...more

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