Tatsuya Nakadai is probably the greatest actor of Japanese cinema and without a doubt, one of the greatest actors in the world. He falls into all of the above categories. He has collaborated with great directors like Masaki Kobayashi, Akira Kurosawa, Mikio Naruse, Kon Ichikawa, Hiroshi Teshigahara, Kihachi Okamoto, and Masahiro Shinoda. He will be remembered and praised for decades for his versatile roles in many superb films.
This list has excluded his work in television and anime films, and also excludes films where he makes a very minimal appearance, like Seven Samurai. We have tried to rank the films analyzing both the quality of Nakadai's performance and film itself.