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1. Kikujirô to saki (2001 TV Movie)

130 min | Drama, Family

9.0
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Stars: Takanori Jinnai, Seigo Kuwahara, Naruki Matsukawa, Shigeru Muroi

Votes: 12

2. Shimura Ken no Bakatonosama (1986– )

120 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Ken Shimura, Hiroko Anzai, Hiroiki Ariyoshi, Hachiro Azuma

Votes: 6

3. 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: 144

4. Ano sensô wa nandattano ka - Nichibei kaisen to Tôjô Hideki (2008 TV Movie)

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Star: Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 5

5. Tracks (1997– )
Episode: Tarantino Special (2004)

Documentary, Music

8.4
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Tarantino Special.

Stars: Laura Albert, Asia Argento, Lawrence Bender, Dick Dale

Votes: 7

6. 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

7. 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

8. Miracle Experiences! Unbelievable (1997– )

57 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Stars: Mark Chinnery, Cynthia Cheston, Niclas Ericsson, Adeyto

Votes: 5

9. Takeshi's Castle (1986–1989)

Action, Comedy, Game-Show

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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: 1,235

10. Makoto-chan (1980)

85 min | Animation

8.0
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The film follows the odd life of Kindergartener Makoto Sawada and his family.

Director: Tsutomu Shibayama | Stars: Junji Chiba, Takeshi Kitano, Beat Kiyoshi, Bîto Kiyoshi

Votes: 23

11. Kichiku (2002 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama

7.9
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Director: Noboru Tanaka | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Hitomi Kuroki, Shigeru Muroi, Yôjin Hino

Votes: 10

12. Completely... With That Air! (1981)

87 min | Comedy

7.9
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Director: Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Setsuko Karasuma, Takeshi Kitano, Hitoshi Ueki, Osami Nabe

Votes: 9

13. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )
Episode: Takeshi Kitano, l'imprévisible (1999)

68 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Jean-Pierre Limosin | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Shigehiko Hasumi

Votes: 44

14. 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: 25,136 | Gross: $0.23M

15. 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: 17,120 | Gross: $0.20M

16. Dots and Lines (2007– )

278 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Stars: Yumiko Takahashi, Cynthia Cheston, Takeshi Kitano, Kirin Kiki

Votes: 27

17. Tracks (1997– )

52 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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The program breaks down the boundaries and tears down walls.

Stars: Dennis Hopper, Albert Hammond Jr., Asia Argento, Gaspar Noé

Votes: 40

18. Tantei! Naito sukûpu (1988– )

55 min | Reality-TV

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Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kunihiro Matsumura, Toshiyuki Nishida, Papaya Suzuki

Votes: 10

19. 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: 160,330

20. 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: 14,946 | Gross: $0.00M

21. 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: 45,180 | Gross: $0.85M

22. 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: 16,108

23. 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: 4,540

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: 2,221

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. 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

27. Aka medaka (2015 TV Movie)

145 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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When 17-year-old high school student Danshun is acquainted by the doodling and drawing art, known as Rakugaki, of Tatekagwa who is at the school for an educational session, he determines ... See full summary »

Director: Hideta Takahata | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kazunari Ninomiya, Hirofumi Arai, Tokio Emoto

Votes: 115

28. Manon (1981)

108 min | Drama

7.5
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The story of the rise and fall of a young courtesan.

Director: Yôichi Higashi | Stars: Setsuko Karasuma, Masahiko Tsugawa, Kôichi Satô, Ichirô Araki

Votes: 17

29. Hoshi wo tsugu mono (1990)

105 min

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Director: Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu | Stars: Kunie Tanaka, Kenji Adachi, Maiko Wakita, Shunichi Fujinami

Votes: 28

30. Scenes by the Sea: Takeshi Kitano (2000 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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First major English-language documentary profile of the cult Japanese actor/director, Takeshi Kitano. Featuring interviews with many of his regular contributors and colleagues, the film ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Heaton | Stars: Tatyana Ali, Tom Conti, Omar Epps, Bernard Hill

Votes: 52

31. Hyaku-nen no monogatari (2001– )

Drama, Romance

7.5
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Each episode of this three-part miniseries centers on the life of one of three generations of women (all played by Nanako Matsushima). The first takes place in Tokyo in the 1920's, at the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kyôko Miyashita, Miri Sugihara, Ryûji Harada, Pinko Izumi

Votes: 11

32. Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

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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: 2,878

33. 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

34. Smap×Smap (1996– )

52 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Music

7.4
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SMAP×SMAP is a Japanese iconic television show hosted by boy band SMAP. Debuting on April 15, 1996(produced by Kansai TV and Fuji TV, aired on Fuji TV) until it ended on December 26, 2016. ... See full summary »

Stars: Takuya Kimura, Gorô Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Shingo Katori

Votes: 54

35. Dioxin from Fish! (1992)

121 min

7.4
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Director: Ryûdô Uzaki | Stars: Yûya Uchida, Masahiro Motoki, Takeshi Kitano, Kei Satô

Votes: 18

36. 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: 13,503 | Gross: $2.31M

37. 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: 665

38. 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: 674

39. Kyôso tanjô (1993)

95 min | Comedy

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A young man, Kazuo, joins a new cult religion even though he sees through the initial recruitment pretense, and participating in the activities of a new social phenomenon, some of whose ... See full summary »

Director: Toshihiro Tenma | Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Tamaki, Ittoku Kishibe, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 66

40. The Fabulous Picture Show (2006–2011)

History, Talk-Show

7.3
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Stars: Amanda Palmer, Mohamed Al Daradji, Scandar Copti, Cherien Dabis

Votes: 30

41. 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: 20,699 | Gross: $0.45M

42. Violent Cop (1989)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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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: 9,523 | Gross: $0.00M

43. Caiga quien caiga (I) (1996–2010)

News

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Reality changes depending on how you see it. CQC has its own way of seeing things. "Caiga Quien Caiga" is a weekly news roundup that takes a humorous and ironic approach to reporting ... See full summary »

Stars: El Gran Wyoming, Juanjo de la Iglesia, Javier Martín, Sergio Pazos

Votes: 185

44. Arakimentari (2004)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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61 Metascore

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Director: Travis Klose | Stars: Araki, Nobuyoshi Araki, Björk, Richard Kern

Votes: 320

45. Miwa: Looking for Black Lizard (2010)

65 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Director: Pascal-Alex Vincent | Stars: Akihiro Miwa, Kinji Fukasaku, Takeshi Kitano, Hayao Miyazaki

Votes: 69

46. A Legend of Turmoil (1992)

110 min | Crime

7.2
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Otaki, a member of a small yakuza family, hunts down the people who murdered his boss.

Director: Akiyoshi Kimata | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Takanori Jinnai, Ruby Moreno, Yôko Akino

Votes: 9

47. Read My Silence (2011)

20 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Three different men, bound by silence with three different meanings.

Director: Abhishek Chandra | Stars: Diane Pol Lajaima, Akshay Mittal, Gaurav Pahari, Kratika Sengar

Votes: 20

48. Hollywood History (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Stars: Peter Firth, Donald Richie, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Canutt

Votes: 19

49. Zaitochi: Kitano Masterclass (2004 Video)

35 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Director: David Dessites | Star: Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 5

50. 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: 1,805



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