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1. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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52 Metascore

In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche

Votes: 179,590 | Gross: $40.53M

2. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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81 Metascore

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 160,253

3. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.

Director: Robert Longo | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren, Dina Meyer, Ice-T

Votes: 62,984 | Gross: $19.08M

4. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

7.3
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During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 13,493 | Gross: $2.31M

6. Fireworks (1997)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi, Susumu Terajima

Votes: 25,121 | Gross: $0.23M

7. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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75 Metascore

The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Yui Natsukawa, Michiyo Yasuda

Votes: 45,173 | Gross: $0.85M

8. Sonatine (1993)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. The war escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Aya Kokumai, Tetsu Watanabe, Masanobu Katsumura

Votes: 16,107

9. Brother (I) (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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47 Metascore

A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Claude Maki, Omar Epps, Masaya Katô

Votes: 20,694 | Gross: $0.45M

10. The Outrage (2010)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kippei Shîna, Ryo Kase, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 11,152

11. Kikujiro (1999)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Comedy

7.8
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44 Metascore

A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, The Great Gidayû

Votes: 17,115 | Gross: $0.20M

12. Battle Royale II (2003)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

Directors: Kenta Fukasaku, Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ai Maeda, Shûgo Oshinari, Ayana Sakai

Votes: 18,538

13. A Scene at the Sea (1991)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The lives of a young, hearing-impaired and gloomy couple are fulfilled after the boy holds interest in surfboarding.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Claude Maki, Hiroko Ôshima, Sabu Kawahara, Toshizo Fujiwara

Votes: 4,532

14. Taboo (1999)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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75 Metascore

The new member of a samurai militia unit causes disruption as several of his colleagues fall in love with him, threatening to disturb the rigid code of their squad.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 6,698 | Gross: $0.05M

15. Dolls (2002)

114 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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71 Metascore

Three stories of never-ending love.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Miho Kanno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tatsuya Mihashi, Kyoko Fukada

Votes: 14,942 | Gross: $0.00M

16. Outrage Coda (2017)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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58 Metascore

Five years after surviving the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, former yakuza boss Otomo now works in South Korea for Mr. Chang, a renowned fixer whose influence extends into Japan. A relatively minor incident causes tensions to rise between Chang Enterprises and the faraway powerful Hanabishi. The growing conflict gets out of hand and ignites a ferocious power struggle... See full summary »

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tatsuo Nadaka, Ken Mitsuishi

Votes: 1,575

17. Boiling Point (1990)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Two disquieted junior baseball players seek revenge on the local yakuza for attacking their coach.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Yûrei Yanagi, Yuriko Ishida, Taka Guadalcanal

Votes: 5,480 | Gross: $0.00M

18. Beyond Outrage (2012)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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53 Metascore

As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Tomokazu Miura, Takeshi Kitano, Ryo Kase

Votes: 5,085

19. Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman (2012)

Not Rated | 73 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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Timid, video game-loving DJ Santiago seemingly digs his own grave when he agrees to bring a violent criminal kingpin the head of Machine Gun Woman.

Director: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza | Stars: Fernanda Urrejola, Matías Oviedo, Jorge Alís, Sofía García

Votes: 940

20. Violent Cop (1989)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Maiko Kawakami, Makoto Ashikawa, Shirô Sano

Votes: 9,519 | Gross: $0.00M

21. While the Women Are Sleeping (2016)

103 min | Drama

5.5
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While vacationing with his wife, a writer (Hidetoshi Nishijima) begins following another man (Takeshi Kitano) and woman (Shiori Kutsuna) who are guests at the resort hotel where he stays.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Sayuri Oyamada, Shioli Kutsuna

Votes: 315

22. Izo (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kazuya Nakayama, Kaori Momoi, Ryûhei Matsuda, Ryôsuke Miki

Votes: 4,245

23. Why Are We Creative: The Centipede's Dilemma (2018)

84 min | Documentary

7.0
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A 30 years odyssey: the world's most intriguing artists and thinkers from the fields of visual art, music, filmmaking, acting, literature, philosophy, politics, business and science, are asked the same question: "Why are you creative?"

Director: Hermann Vaske | Stars: Marina Abramovic, Weiwei Ai, Mariya Alyokhina, Laurie Anderson

Votes: 264

24. Go, Go, Second Time Virgin (1969)

65 min | Drama

7.5
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After being raped in an unknown rooftop, nineteen year-old girl Poppo meets a mysterious boy, and both share their sexual traumas and fears, with fatal consequences.

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu | Stars: Mimi Kozakura, Michio Akiyama, Yôko Yamamoto, Hiroshi Imaizumi

Votes: 2,220

25. Kids Return (1996)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

7.5
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Dropping out of high school, two friends at first find success, one as a up-and-coming boxer and one as a low level gangster. Yet, their life decisions still find a way of catching up with them.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Ken Kaneko, Masanobu Andô, Leo Morimoto, Hatsuo Yamaya

Votes: 5,024

26. I'll Never Die Alone (2008)

86 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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A violent thriller set in the outback of remote La Plata region, I'LL NEVER DIE ALONE (aka NO MORIRE SOLA) is a tough and pounding story of revenge for rape, mercilessly carried out by a ... See full summary »

Director: Adrián García Bogliano | Stars: Gimena Blesa, Marisol Tur, Magdalena De Santo, Andrea Duarte

Votes: 688

27. Yakuza 6 (2016 Video Game)

M | Action

8.6
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In 2012, Haruka Sawamura who was a member of a pop star group, DREAM-LINE, quit her job by announcing that she had a relationship with Kiryu Kazuma who was a legendary yakuza. At the same ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Sakamoto | Stars: Takaya Kuroda, Rie Kugimiya, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Shun Oguri

Votes: 143

28. Getting Any? (1994)

108 min | Comedy

6.2
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Obsessed with the idea of owning his first car so he can have sex in it, a young man takes any job he can find and ends up in an escalating series of crazy situations.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Duncan, Akiji Kobayashi, Tetsuya Yûki, Yuuji Minakata

Votes: 2,440

29. Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen (2015)

125 min | Action, Comedy

6.1
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Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen (2015) is about the story of Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen who love derby race want to do the last battle with Yakuza guys.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Ben Hiura, Kôjun Itô, Masanobu Katsumura

Votes: 1,619

30. Takeshis' (2005)

108 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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Beat Takeshi, a prominent actor, meets a lookalike named Kitano, who is a struggling actor, but after the meeting, Kitano's dreams take a violent, surreal turn.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kotomi Kyôno, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi

Votes: 3,347

31. Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kanako Higuchi, Kumiko Asô, Aya Enjôji

Votes: 2,879

32. Idaten: Tokyo Olympics Story (2019)

Comedy, Drama, History

7.0
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Told by Kokontei Shinsho V, Idaten: Tokyo Olympics Story told the series of stories between Tokyo and the Olympics. The stories includes the story of how Kanakura Shizo (Nakamura Kankuro), ... See full summary »

Stars: Kento Hayashi, Kaho, Edvin Endre, Kankurô Nakamura

Votes: 9

33. Blackboards (2000)

88 min | Drama, War

6.9
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64 Metascore

Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Said falls in with a ... See full summary »

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf | Stars: Said Mohamadi, Behnaz Jafari, Bahman Ghobadi, Mohamad Karim Rahmati

Votes: 2,357 | Gross: $0.00M

34. The Five (1995)

Unrated | 109 min | Action, Drama, Crime

6.8
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Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers.

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Kôichi Satô, Masahiro Motoki, Jinpachi Nezu, Kippei Shîna

Votes: 2,154

35. Futatsu no Sokoku (2019 TV Movie)

History

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A second generation Japanese-American lives in the Pearl Harbour era. The man was born in Los Angeles but attended university in Japan. He returned to the USA and works at a Japanese ... See full summary »

Director: Hideta Takahata | Stars: Robert Anderson, Antonio Angelov, Yumi Asô, Thane Camus

36. Takeshi's Castle (1986–1989)

Action, Comedy, Game-Show

8.1
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A game show where upwards of 100 contestants (give or take) try to get through various wet, dirty, and wild obstacles and games for a chance to win the grand prize of 1 million yen (Approx. $10,000) by defeating Takeshi and his crew.

Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Michiru Jo, Hayato Tani, Hideo Higashikokubaru

Votes: 1,233

37. Musashi (2003– )

Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.3
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Orphaned when he was not yet ten, Musashi grows up skilled in the martial arts. During the Battle of Sekigahara, he fights on the side of the losing Toyotomi forces, but eludes the enemy as... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Tôru Emori, Takaaki Enoki, Makoto Fujita

Votes: 90

38. Trespassing Bergman (2013)

107 min | Documentary

7.3
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A group of filmmakers visit Ingmar Bergman's house on the remote Swedish island of Faro to discuss his legacy.

Directors: Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas | Stars: Tomas Alfredson, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 666

39. Cinema 3 (1984–2016)

News

5.8
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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

Votes: 133

40. Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II (2003)

137 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Revolves around a hapless copywriter torn between his crazy police officer fiancee and his new best friend, a hit man who inadvertently involves him underworld.

Director: Shashanka Ghosh | Stars: Arshad Warsi, Prashant Narayanan, Sandhya Mridul, Pratima Kazmi

Votes: 673

41. Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Takeshi Kitano plays a version of himself in which he's a struggling director cycling through a number of different genres in an effort to complete his latest project.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tôru Emori, Kayoko Kishimoto, Anne Suzuki

Votes: 1,794

42. Hagoku (2017 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama

5.7
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The year is 1942 and Japan is in the midst of World War II. Prison warden Susumu's prisoner Seitaro escapes from his cell through the thick of winter and disappears. He was serving a life ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Masanobu Katsumura, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 32

43. Blood and Bones (2004)

140 min | Drama

7.1
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In 1923, the Korean teenager Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island, in South Korea, to Osaka, in Japan. Along the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of ... See full summary »

Director: Yôichi Sai | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Hirofumi Arai, Tomoko Tabata, Joe Odagiri

Votes: 1,806

44. Tokyo Eyes (1998)

97 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.7
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52 Metascore

The police are tracking a man who shoots at people. But the young sister of a detective find that he's not the mad vigilante portrayed in newspapers.

Director: Jean-Pierre Limosin | Stars: Shinji Takeda, Hinano Yoshikawa, Kaori Mizushima, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 1,306

45. Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus! (2010)

250 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

1.9
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Rock-star Bobby Barzell awaits a liver transplant from a psychotic fugitive of the law: as a vengeful blood demon-alien tries to collect on for a past debt.

Directors: Tony Watt, Vivita | Stars: Tony Watt, Vivita, Amabelle Singson, James Taggart

Votes: 94

46. Mozu the Movie (2015)

116 min | Thriller

4.9
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Lone wolf detective with an enormous personal grievance seeks to connect the mysterious death of his daughter to an urban legend of a villain who terrorizes Japan by insinuating himself ... See full summary »

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi | Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Yûsuke Iseya, Yuriko Ishida

Votes: 137

47. Doctor X: Gekai Daimon Michiko Special (2016 TV Movie)

108 min | Mystery

7.4
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Director: Naoki Tamura | Stars: Ryôko Yonekura, Ken'ichi Endô, Yuki Uchida, Masanobu Katsumura

Votes: 50

48. Kanashii kibun de joke (1985)

108 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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Director: Masaharu Segawa | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kie Nakai, Naoko Ôtani, Saburô Ishikura

Votes: 27

49. Yasha (1985)

127 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Shuji was once a feared member of the Yakuza crime syndicate, but he's reformed his ways, abandoned his old life and left the city for a small coastal fishing town where he's become an honest fisherman.

Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Takakura, Ayumi Ishida, Hisamitsu Nakamura, Kenichi Kobayashi

Votes: 144

50. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )

Documentary

8.2
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A televisual memory of cinema, this documentary series about contemporary filmmakers from around the world, created by Janine Bazin and André S. Labarthe, is a follow-up to the acclaimed initial series "Filmmakers of our time" (1964-1972).

Stars: Jean-Claude Dauphin, Jean Douchet, Claude Chabrol, Luc Moullet

Votes: 79



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