Most Popular Titles With Takeshi Kitano

1. Battle Royale (2000)
114 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Metascore: 81/100 (7 reviews)

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.

2. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
96 min | Action, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

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.

3. Battle Royale II (2003)
134 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

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.

4. Outrage (2010)
109 min | Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Metascore: 67/100 (19 reviews)

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.

6. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Metascore: 75/100 (33 reviews)

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.

7. Beyond Outrage (2012)
112 min | Action, Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Metascore: 53/100 (12 reviews)

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.

8. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
123 min | Drama, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are ... See full summary »

9. Brother (I) (2000)
114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Metascore: 47/100 (23 reviews)

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.

10. Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (2003– )
30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A silly Japanese game show on which contestants are painfully eliminated through barely possible stunts and events, most taking place above pools of mud.

11. Violent Cop (1989)
103 min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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

12. Kikujiro (1999)
121 min | Drama, Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Metascore: 44/100 (25 reviews)

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.

13. Fireworks (1997)
103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A police officer leaves the force in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into a depression he makes questionable decisions.

14. Sonatine (1993)
94 min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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.

15. Takeshi's Castle (2002–2004)
Action, Comedy, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Comic highlights from a physical Japanese gameshow presided over and commentated by Craig Charles.

16. Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)
119 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

17. A Scene at the Sea (1991)
101 min | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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

18. Gohatto (1999)
100 min | Drama, History, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Metascore: 75/100 (17 reviews)

Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the ... See full summary »

19. Boiling Point (1990)
96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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

20. The Five (1995)
109 min | Action, Drama, Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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.

21. Kids Return (1996)
107 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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 on them.

22. Dolls (2002)
114 min | Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Metascore: 71/100 (16 reviews)

Three stories of never-ending love.

23. Blackboards (2000)
88 min | Drama, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Metascore: 64/100 (13 reviews)

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 »

24. Blood and Bones (2004)
140 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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 »

25. Dearest (2012)
111 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A prison officer hands in his resignation after his wife's death, to drive to the port where she wants her ashes scattered at sea.

26. Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II (2003)
137 min | Comedy, Action, Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After being asked to leave by his Policewoman fiancee, Agni Sinha (Sandhya Mridul), Punit Sanyal (Arshad Warsi) is lying drunk on a street bench in Bombay, when he comes across a wounded ... See full summary »

27. Takeshis' (2005)
108 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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.

28. Cinema 3 (1984– )
News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
29. Getting Any? (1994)
108 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

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.

30. Trespassing Bergman (2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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

31. Izo (2004)
128 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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

32. Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)
108 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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.

33. Musashi (2003– )
Adventure, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
34. Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus! (2010)
250 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus!(2010) is an updated homage to 60's and 70's exploitation pictures & a re-imaging, re-regurgitation and semi-sequel to John Ervin's original 'Vixen ... See full summary »

36. Takeshi's Castle (1986–1989)
Comedy, Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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.

37. Kuroi Fukuin (2014 TV Movie)
110 min | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
38. Tokyo Eyes (1998)
97 min | Comedy, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Metascore: 52/100 (7 reviews)

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.

39. Arakimentari (2004)
85 min | Documentary, Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Metascore: 61/100 (7 reviews)
40. I'll Never Die Alone (2008)
86 min | Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

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 »

41. Waratte iitomo! (1982– )
60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
42. The Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit (2008)
98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
43. Cinema mil (2005– )
30 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
44. Erotikkuna kankei (1992)
95 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
45. Caiga quien caiga (I) (1996– )
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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 »

46. Yasha (1985)
127 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
47. Smap×Smap (1996– )
52 min | Music, Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
48. FNS 27 HRS Television 27 (2013 TV Movie)
1,584 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Reality-TV, Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
49. Kikoku (2010 TV Movie)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X