Looking for films featuring Hara Setsuko

by aghaemi | created - 10 Jan 2016 | updated - 03 Oct 2018 | Public

Looking for films featuring Hara Setsuko to watch. A list of films I have not seen. Adding the actors, actresses, character names and plots for the respective films to IMDB currently. She starred in 100+ feature-length films.

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1. Musume to watashi (1962)

This is the story of a Japanese husband and his French wife who becomes pregnant. They move from France to Yokohama, Japan only to suffer his inability to land a job. Fortunately, there are... See full summary »

Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Yuriko Hoshi, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara, Tsutomu Yamazaki

Votes: 6

2. Fundoshi isha (1960)

116 min | Drama

A skilled country doctor's talents are such that he can even perform operations as difficult and novel as removing a patient's kidney for the first time in Japan. Unfortunately for him, ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Setsuko Hara, Yôsuke Natsuki, Chiemi Eri

Votes: 10

3. Musume tsuma haha (1960)

123 min | Drama

The story of a family in Tokyo who live under the same roof in a large house and include the widowed sixty-year-old mother, older son and his wife, the youngest daughter and the older ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Hideko Takamine, Reiko Dan

Votes: 232

4. The Wayside Pebble (1960)

104 min | Drama

In Meiji era Japan a sixth grade boy is smart, likable and confident and owing to his academic success liked by his teacher. Things are not going well at home, however, where his father ... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Hisamatsu | Stars: Hiroyuki Ôta, Setsuko Hara, Hisaya Morishige, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 6

5. Nippon tanjô (1959)

112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Akihiko Hirata, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 204

6. Onna gokoro (1959)

95 min | Drama

Married for almost a decade, a couple with a son called Kenichi have their life thrown for a loop when the wife Isoko (Hara Setsuko) comes across a photo of her university professor husband... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Setsuko Hara, Reiko Dan, Yoshie Minami

7. Onna de aru koto (1958)

100 min

Married for a decade, a couple have no child. He is a lawyer, however, and as a result of one of his cases has the daughter of an imprisoned man living with them. The girl, who is ... See full summary »

Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Setsuko Hara, Yoshiko Kuga, Tatsuya Mihashi

8. Tôkyô no kyûjitsu (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

May Kawaguchi is a famous Japanese fashion designer. Returning to Tokyo from her home in New York, she travels incognito with a tour group, in hopes of having a quiet vacation without being... See full summary »

Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Asami Kuji, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 6

9. Chieko-sho (1957)

98 min | Drama

Adapted from a poem, which was composed by poet and sculptor Kotaro Takamura, Chieko-Sho is the story of the artist's wife Chieko. The poet meets a woman, who also as an artist illustrates,... See full summary »

Director: Hisatora Kumagai | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Bokuzen Hidari

10. Zokuzoku Ôban: Dotô hen (1957)

108 min

In the third film out of four adopted from a novel called Oban, which narrates the story of a trader, a man with a loan over his head decides to return to his hometown and become a farmer. ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Daisuke Katô, Akira Tani, Sadako Sawamura, Hiroshi Tachikawa

11. Saigo no dasso (1957)

Action, Crime

In the last film of Hara Setsuko's career involving wars, a group of Japanese nursing students and their instructor played by Hara, is serving at an army camp in China. When Japan loses the... See full summary »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Reiko Dan, Kôji Tsuruta

12. Zoku Ôban: Fûun hen (1957)

121 min | Drama

In this installment, the trader is bankrupt and has returned to his hometown where the inhabitants believe he is rich. His house is new and rebuilt since he had sent money to his family for... See full summary »

Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Daisuke Katô, Sadako Sawamura, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Chikage Awashima

13. Ôban (1957)

118 min

The story of the man named Ushinosukein who arrives at Tokyo Station in 1927. He was born in a poor area of Shikoku and at age 18 came across a beautiful girl named Kanako in his hometown. ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Daisuke Katô, Chikage Awashima, Seizaburô Kawazu, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 9

14. Ani to sono musume (1956)


In a household of three the husband is a salaryman who lives with his younger sister and wife in Tokyo. He is returning home late in the evenings because he plays go, or a Japanese version ... See full summary »

Director: Shûe Matsubayashi | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Keiju Kobayashi

15. Jôshû to tomo ni (1956)

146 min | Drama

The woman-only prison has a cast all with a story of their own and with no dull or routine day. There is an employee who is divorced after her husband had an affair. She loves the jailed ... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Hisamatsu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Kinuyo Tanaka, Michiyo Kogure, Kyôko Kagawa

16. Aijô no kessan (1956)

116 min | Drama, Romance

Living in a house that has lost its man to the war a year earlier are the widow and her child. Four of the dead man's friends gather to have an anniversary wake. Some time following the ... See full summary »

Director: Shin Saburi | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Keiju Kobayashi, Toshinobu Sawaki, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 5

17. Atarashiki tsuchi (1937)

120 min | Drama, Romance

Teruo is an adopted son of an old samurai family that returns to Japan after living in Germany and is expected to marry Mitsuko. But he's struggling to readjust to Japan and intends to marry an Aryan woman.

Directors: Arnold Fanck, Mansaku Itami | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Isamu Kosugi, Setsuko Hara, Yuriko Hanabusa

Votes: 87

18. Shûu (1956)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

This wry chamber piece from director Mikio Naruse focuses on a couple whose pet peeves and minor irritations escalate into major rifts and animosity.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Shûji Sano, Kyôko Kagawa, Akemi Negishi

Votes: 204

19. Uruwashiki haha (1955)

98 min | Drama

When a family comprised of a couple with one son is hurled into poverty when the businessman father loses his business, the mother and son move to stay with their former maid. With the ... See full summary »

Director: Hisatora Kumagai | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Shin Saburi, Yoshio Kosugi, Yoshio Inaba

20. Non-chan kumo ni noru (1955)

84 min | Family, Fantasy

The film was adopted from the bestselling novel by Momoko Ishii, which was published following World War II. When a girl is in danger of drowning in a lake she had perceived as the clouds, ... See full summary »

Director: Fumindo Kurata | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Haruko Wanibuchi, Susumu Fujita, Musei Tokugawa

Votes: 8

21. Sound of the Mountain (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

An ingratiating bride develops warm ties to her father-in-law while her cold husband blithely slights her for another woman.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Sô Yamamura, Ken Uehara, Yôko Sugi

Votes: 1,357

22. Shirauo (1953)

104 min | Drama

A family comprised of a man, woman and their only son is torn apart when the father, who is a doctor with his own clinic, is to go off to war. Soon the wife and the son are left without an ... See full summary »

Director: Hisatora Kumagai | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Ken Uehara, Hiroshi Koizumi, Mariko Okada

23. Tokyo Sweetheart (1952)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

Following the Second World War, the lives of various people in a poverty-stricken area of Tokyo are entertwined. Pachinko parlor girls, shoeshine boys, a maker of costume jewelry, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Sugi, Hisaya Morishige

Votes: 6

24. Kin no tamago: Golden girl (1952)


Once an average and seemingly ordinary Tokyo girl, she suddenly finds herself as a TV star owing to her discovery by a casting company, which noticed photographs that her cousin had sent. ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Yukiko Shimazaki, Kazuo Masubuchi, Chieko Nakakita, Keiju Kobayashi

25. Repast (1951)

97 min | Drama

Michiyo lives in the small place Osaka and is not happy with her marriage, all she does is cook and clean for her husband.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Ken Uehara, Setsuko Hara, Yukiko Shimazaki, Yôko Sugi

Votes: 1,224

26. Nanairo no hana (1950)

101 min | Drama

When a woman who has been the mistress of a politician since her teen years finds herself middle-aged and owning a nice house near the ocean, she cannot imagine how her future would be much... See full summary »

Director: Masahisa Sunohara | Stars: Sugisaku Aoyama, Minoru Chiaki, Setsuko Hara, Ichirô Izawa

27. Shirayuki sensei to kodomo tachi (1950)

89 min | Adventure

A grade school in Tokyo, where students curse and gamble, has a pond on-premises with one particular teacher who is in charge and takes care of it. The pond holds a number of carp, but ... See full summary »

Director: Ren Yoshimura | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Takashi Kohama, Jun Miyazaki, Sachio Mozaki

Votes: 7

28. Joi no Shinsatsushitsu (1950)

86 min | Drama

Dedicated doctor overworks herself into a serious heart condition, leaving the doctor she loves to find a cure.

Director: Ren Yoshimura | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Michiko Tsuyama, Akira Kazami, Chieko Nakakita

29. Zoku aoi sanmyaku (1949)

91 min | Drama

In this sequel to Aoi sanmyaku (1949) the focus is not on the students', but the teachers' life. When one day a love letter is discovered it escalates into case over which teacher and ... See full summary »

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Ryô Ikebe, Yôko Sugi, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 36

30. Aoi sanmyaku (1949)

92 min | Drama, Romance

When a post-war high school girl is seen with an older boy many find the nontraditional notion unacceptable and try to trick the girl and also assail her right to continue the relationship.... See full summary »

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Ryô Ikebe, Michiyo Kogure, Yôko Sugi

Votes: 92

31. Ojôsan kanpai (1949)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

Goro is not Keizo's real brother, though he call Keizo "aniki" (brother). Goro was an orphan whose parents were killed in the war, and was raised and trained by Keizo.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Shûji Sano, Setsuko Hara, Sugisaku Aoyama, Fusako Fujima

Votes: 120

32. Tonosama Hotel (1949)

93 min | Drama

When a man of some stature and lineage decides to launch a business by renovating and converting his mansion into a hotel and putting his domestic staff like the chef and maid to work in ... See full summary »

Director: Fumindo Kurata | Stars: Kamatari Fujiwara, Setsuko Hara, Reiko Hatsune, Hiroshi Hayashi

33. Taifuken no onna (1948)

68 min | Crime, Drama

A gang of 4 pirates, down on their luck, head for a weather-tracking station on an outlying island, intending to hold the weather-trackers hostage and raid their next incoming supply ship. ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Ôba | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara, Takashi Kanda, Kamon Kawamura

Votes: 18

34. Yuwaku (1948)

106 min

Mourning the death of her father, a grieving daughter (Hara, Setsuko) meets one of his students (Saburi, Shin) and the two set out to travel to Tokyo. The two share a room en route and ... See full summary »

Director: Kôzaburô Yoshimura | Stars: Shin Saburi, Setsuko Hara, Akira Yamauchi, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 35

35. Sanbon yubi no otoko (1947)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Being acquainted with the bride's uncle, a famed private detective is invited to a wedding ceremony. The groom's family is moneyed and owns large tracts of land. The bride is a former ... See full summary »

Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Reiko Hatsune, Chiezô Kataoka, Akiko Kazami

Votes: 10

36. Anjô-ke no butôkai (1947)

89 min | Drama

After Japan's loss in the war, the wealthy, cultured, liberal Anjo family have to give up their mansion and their way of life. They hold one last ball at the house before leaving. The ... See full summary »

Director: Kôzaburô Yoshimura | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Yumeko Aizome, Osamu Takizawa, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 264

37. No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjirô Ôkôchi, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 2,568

38. Kita no san-nin (1945)

72 min | Drama

The story of an airport and its air traffic control crew in a remote and northern Japanese town. Three of the air traffic controllers are female with one of them (Hara, Setsuko) working ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Saeki | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Hideko Takamine, Hisako Yamane, Susumu Fujita

Votes: 15

39. Young Eagles (1944)


There is a family called Matsumura in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture. The family hosts flight cadets every weekend. Students spend time discussing the life of a pilot and go through a ... See full summary »

Director: Kunio Watanabe | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Minoru Takada, Yuriko Hanabusa, Masaru Kodaka

40. Ahen senso (1943)

115 min | Drama, Musical, War

Two British brothers who are making money for their homeland are meeting buyers for opium in China. There is a police force to counter the dealers, but is not only ineffectual, but also ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Ennosuke Ichikawa, Seizaburô Kawazu, Setsuko Hara, Hideko Takamine

Votes: 7

41. Wakaki hi no yorokobi (1943)

Not Rated | 61 min | Adventure, Drama

During World War II a young woman quits university and instead obtains a job at a magazine about film that her mentor set up for her. The mentor herself is an actress. Here the woman meets ... See full summary »

Director: Takeshi Sato | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Yukiko Todoroki, Hideko Takamine, Isao Numasaki

Votes: 8

42. Bôrô no kesshitai (1943)

95 min | Action, War

The story centres around a border security team in 1935 Korea. Upon receiving new recruits they hold a welcome party including a restaurant owner and his daughter. The border's commander ... See full summary »

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Minoru Takada, Setsuko Hara, Hideo Saito, Ichirô Sugai

Votes: 7

43. Hawai · Maree oki kaisen (1942)

116 min | Drama, History, War

When a boy who is in the navy college returns home for vacation he meets his young cousin who also wants to join in order to become a pilot. However, the younger man's mother is ... See full summary »

Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Yatarô Kurokawa, Setsuko Hara, Kaoru Itô

Votes: 80

44. Haha no chizu (1942)

103 min | Drama

Faced with loss of wealth, connections and status, a formerly high-class family who lived in a large house with servants in Gunma, relocates to Tokyo joining a family member. All they can ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Shimazu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugimura, Ken Mitsuda, Nobuo Nakamura

Votes: 5

45. Wakai sensei (1942)

89 min | Drama

A novice city-based teacher's first assignment is to a fishing village's grade school. The young teacher's first week with her new students is enjoyable, but she gradually notices that many... See full summary »

Director: Takeshi Sato | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Yôtarô Katsumi, Ichirô Sawai, Shiro Mizutani

46. Seishun no kiryû (1942)

87 min | Drama

It was supposed to be about a love story, but it was and was not. An aircraft mechanic working for the government is matched by his boss with the latter man's daughter (Setsuko Hara) who is... See full summary »

Director: Osamu Fushimizu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Hisako Yamane, Den Ohinata, Susumu Fujita

Votes: 22

48. Shidô monogatari (1941)

107 min | Drama

In this semi-documentary, an older locomotive driver is tasked with training younger ones and is currently training two in particular. The old man is finding the task overwhelming as it is ... See full summary »

Director: Hisatora Kumagai | Stars: Sadao Maruyama, Susumu Fujita, Setsuko Hara, Harue Wakahara