List of the best Ken Watanabe movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Ken Watanabe'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 Ken Watanabe movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Ken Watanabe movies will be at the top of the list. Ken Watanabe has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Ken Watanabe movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Ken Watanabe films to end the squabble once and for all.
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Items on this list include Hei no naka no chûgakkô and Bruce's Fist of Vengeance."This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ken Watanabe movies?" and "What are the greatest Ken Watanabe roles of all time?"
Directed by: Rob MarshallMemoirs of a Geisha is a 2005 American epic film adaptation of the novel of the same name, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and Spyglass Entertainment and by Douglas Wick's Red... more
Directed by: Clint EastwoodLetters from Iwo Jima is a 2006 Japanese-American film directed and co-produced by Clint Eastwood, starring Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya. The film portrays the Battle of Iwo Jima from the... more
Directed by: Edward ZwickThe Last Samurai is a 2003 American epic film directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Logan. The film stars Tom Cruise, who also co-produced, as well as... more
Directed by: Mikael HåfströmShanghai is a 2010 American mystery/thriller neo-noir film directed by Mikael Håfström, starring John Cusack and Gong Li. The film was released in China on June 17, 2010. It has never been released... more
Directed by: Christopher NolanBatman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to free ... more
Directed by: Juzo ItamiDandelion (aka Tampopo) is a 1985 Japanese comedy film by director Juzo Itami, starring Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kōji Yakusho, and Ken Watanabe. The publicity for the film calls it the... more
Directed by: Christopher NolanInception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Elliot Page, Joseph... more
Directed by: Paul WeitzCirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant is a 2009 American film adaptation of the Vampire Blood trilogy of the book series The Saga of Darren Shan by author Darren Shan.... more
Memories of TomorrowKen Watanabe, Asami Mizukawa
Directed by: Yukihiko TsutsumiAshita no Kioku/Memories of Tomorrow is a 2006 Japanese drama film starring Ken Watanabe, Higuchi Kanako and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. The film is based on a novel of the same title published by... more
Directed by: Shunsaku KawakeChushingura 1/47 is a 2001 Japanese historical movie based on the kabuki tale of the Forty-seven Ronin. The film was made for the Fuji TV Network and was directed by Shunsaku Kawamo. The story tells... more
The UnbrokenNao Matsushita, Ken Watanabe
Directed by: Setsurō WakamatsuShizumanu Taiyō is a 2009 Japanese film directed by Setsurō Wakamatsu. It is also known as The Unbroken in the United States. Shizumanu Taiyō is based on a novel by Toyoko Yamasaki which centers on... more
The Sea and PoisonKen Watanabe, Eiji Okuda
Directed by: Kei KumaiThe Sea and Poison is a 1986 Japanese film directed by Kei Kumai and based on a novel by Shusaku Endo. It tells the true story of downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons... more
KizunaKen Watanabe, Houka Kinoshita
Directed by: Kichitaro NegishiKizuna is a film directed by Kichitaro Negishi....
Year One in the NorthKen Watanabe, Sayuri Yoshinaga
Directed by: Isao YukisadaYear One in the North is a film directed by Isao Yukisada....
Bruce's Fist of VengeanceKen Watanabe, Bruce Le
Directed by: Bill JamesBruce's Fist of Vengeance is a 1984 Bruceploitation martial arts movie from the Philippines starring notorious Bruce Lee imitator Bruce Le.... more
Hei no naka no chûgakkôKen Watanabe, Hideji Otaki
Directed by: Makoto KiyohiroHei no naka no chûgakkô is a 2010 Drama film written by Makiko Uchidate and directed by Makoto Kiyohiro....
Hayabusa: Harukanaru kikanKen Watanabe, Renji Ishibashi
Directed by: Tomoyuki TakimotoShouwakusei tansaki hayabusa: Harukanaru kikan is a 2012 Drama film written by Takuya Nishioka and directed by Tomoyuki Takimoto.... more
Directed by: Masahiro ShinodaMacArthur's Children is a 1984 Japanese film. Describing the impact of the United States' occupation of Japan from the perspective of the inhabitants of a small, rural island community, the film... more
Directed by: Kōki MitaniWelcome Back, Mr.McDonald is a 1997 Japanese film directed by Kōki Mitani. It was popular in Japan upon its release and won 3 Japanese Academy Awards for Best Screenplay, Best Sound, and Best... more
Tômawari no ameKen Watanabe, Yui Natsukawa
Released: 2010Tômawari no ame is a 2010 Comedy Drama film written by Taichi Yamada....