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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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  • 1
    Die Hard
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    Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 2
    Bridge to the Sun
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    Bridge to the Sun

    Carroll Baker, James Shigeta

    Released1961

    Directed byÉtienne Périer

    Bridge to the Sun is a 1961 film, directed by Etienne Périer, starring Carroll Baker, James... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Mulan
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    Mulan

    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Bancroft, Barry Cook

    Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Flower Drum Song
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    Flower Drum Song

    Nancy Kwan, Miyoshi Umeki

    Released1961

    Directed byHenry Koster

    Flower Drum Song is a 1961 film adaptation of the 1958 Broadway musical Flower Drum Song,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 5
    Nobody's Perfect
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    Nobody's Perfect

    James Garner, Nancy Kwan

    Released1968

    Directed byAlan Rafkin

    Nobody's Perfect is a naval comedy film about the fictional USS Bustard and the antics of her... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 6
    Midway
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    Midway

    Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston

    Released1976

    Directed byJack Smight

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  • 7
    Brother
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    Brother

    Tatyana Ali, Beat Kitano

    Released2000

    Directed byBeat Kitano

    Brother is a 2000 film starring, written, directed, and edited by Japanese filmmaker Takeshi... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Cage
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    Cage

    Lou Ferrigno, James Shigeta

    Released1989

    Directed byLang Elliott

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  • 9
    Hollywood Chinese
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    Hollywood Chinese

    Christopher Lee, Ang Lee

    Released2007

    Directed byArthur Dong

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  • 10
    A Carol for Another Christmas
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    A Carol for Another Christmas

    Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland

    Released1964

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

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  • 11
    Drive
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    Drive

    Brittany Murphy, Sanaa Lathan

    Released1998

    Directed bySteve Wang

    Drive is a 1997 cult action film starring Mark Dacascos, Kadeem Hardison, Tracey Walter, John... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Lost Horizon
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    Lost Horizon

    John Gielgud, George Kennedy

    Released1973

    Directed byCharles Jarrott

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  • 13
    Paradise, Hawaiian Style
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    Paradise, Hawaiian Style

    Elvis Presley, Deanna Lund

    Released1966

    Directed byMickey Moore

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  • 14
    The Yakuza
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    The Yakuza

    Robert Mitchum, Brian Keith

    Released1975

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    The Yakuza is a 1974 neo-noir gangster film directed by Sydney Pollack, written by Leonard... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 15
    Walk Like a Dragon
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    Walk Like a Dragon

    Mel Tormé, Nobu McCarthy

    Released1960

    Directed byJames Clavell

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  • 16
    The Crimson Kimono
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    The Crimson Kimono

    Anna Lee, Gloria Pall

    Released1959

    Directed bySamuel Fuller

    The Crimson Kimono is a 1959 film noir directed by Samuel Fuller. The film stars James... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    The People I've Slept With
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    The People I've Slept With

    Chris Zylka, Randall Park

    Released2010

    Directed byQuentin Lee

    "Feisty, free-spirited Angela loves sex. So much so that she makes 'baseball cards' of all the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    China Cry
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    China Cry

    France Nuyen, Julia Nickson-Soul

    Released1990

    Directed byJames F. Collier

    China Cry is a 1990 biographical film set during rise of the communist state in China, based... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button