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1. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Action, Crime, Drama | Post-production

A cyborg policewoman attempts to bring down a nefarious computer hacker.

Writers: Jonathan Herman, Jamie Moss, Masamune Shirow | Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Michael Wincott

2. Battle Royale (2000)

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

7.7
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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.

Writers: Koushun Takami, Kenta Fukasaku | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 138,185

3. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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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.

Writers: Takeshi Kitano, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Yui Natsukawa, Michiyo Ohkusu

Votes: 40,424 | Gross: $0.85M

4. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

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

5.6
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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.

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

Votes: 56,095 | Gross: $19.08M

5. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

7.3
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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 »

Writers: Laurens van der Post, Nagisa Ôshima, Paul Mayersberg | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 10,594

7. Battle Royale II (2003)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Drama, Horror

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.

Writers: Kenta Fukasaku, Norio Kida, Koushun Takami | Directors: Kenta Fukasaku, Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ai Maeda, Shûgo Oshinari, Ayana Sakai

Votes: 16,363

8. 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.

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

Votes: 18,480 | Gross: $0.45M

9. Outrage (2010)

R | 109 min | 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.

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

Votes: 9,046

10. Kikujiro (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Comedy

7.9
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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.

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

Votes: 14,389 | Gross: $0.20M

11. While the Women Are Sleeping (2016)

103 min | Drama

6.3
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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.

Writers: Javier Marías, Michael Ray, Shinho Lee, Mami Sunada | Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Sayuri Oyamada, Shiori Kutsuna

Votes: 82

12. Dolls (2002)

114 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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71 Metascore

Three stories of never-ending love.

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

Votes: 13,357 | Gross: $0.00M

13. Beyond Outrage (2012)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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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.

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

Votes: 3,716

14. Trespassing Bergman (2013)

107 min | Documentary

7.4
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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: 360

15. Fireworks (1997)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions.

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

Votes: 21,018 | Gross: $0.23M

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

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.

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

Votes: 779

17. Sonatine (1993)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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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.

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

Votes: 13,298

18. Violent Cop (1989)

103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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

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

Votes: 7,900 | Gross: $0.00M

19. Mozu the Movie (2015)

Thriller

5.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 43

20. Izo (2004)

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.

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

Votes: 3,901

21. Kids Return (1996)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

7.6
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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 on them.

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

Votes: 4,151

22. A Scene at the Sea (1991)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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The lives of a young, hearing-impaired and gloomy couple are fulfilled after the boy holds interest in surfboarding.

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

Votes: 3,605

23. Boiling Point (1990)

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.

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

Votes: 4,477 | Gross: $0.00M

24. Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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.

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

Votes: 2,364

25. Ryûzô to 7 nin no kobun tachi (2015)

125 min | Action, Comedy

5.7
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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.

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

Votes: 913

26. Blackboards (2000)

88 min | Drama, War

7.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,986 | Gross: $0.00M

27. Gohatto (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.

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

Votes: 6,040 | Gross: $0.05M

28. 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.

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

Votes: 2,934

29. Cinema 3 (1984– )

News

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

Votes: 111

30. 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: 917

31. A Living Promise (2016)

Drama

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After receiving news about the death of his estranged friend, a workaholic IT company executive heads to his hometown to fulfill a promise he made.

Director: Kan Ishibashi | Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Akira Emoto, Takeshi Kitano, Eiko Koike

Votes: 17

32. 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 »

Writers: Sogil Yan, Yôichi Sai, Wui-Sin Chong | Director: Yôichi Sai | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Hirofumi Arai, Tomoko Tabata, Joe Odagiri

Votes: 1,647

33. The Five (1995)

Unrated | 109 min | Action, Drama, Crime

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 1,947

34. Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II (2003)

137 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

7.3
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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 »

Writers: Javed Ahmed, Shashanka Ghosh, Junaid Memon | Director: Shashanka Ghosh | Stars: Arshad Warsi, Prashant Narayanan, Sandhya Mridul, Pratima Kazmi

Votes: 590

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

108 min | Mystery

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Kojiro Himuro is a champion figure skater taking part in an upcoming world competition. Yet, he is suffering from a complicated CTEPH (chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension). ... See full summary »

Writer: Miho Nakazono | Director: Naomi Tamura | Stars: Ryôko Yonekura, Ken'ichi Endô, Yuki Uchida, Masanobu Katsumura

36. 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: 280

37. Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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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.

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

Votes: 1,562

38. 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.

Writer: Takeshi Kitano | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Duncan, Moeko Ezawa, Taka Guadalcanal, Hakuryû

Votes: 2,064

39. I'll Never Die Alone (2008)

86 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 559

40. Dearest (2012)

110 min | Drama

7.0
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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.

Writer: Takeshi Aoshima | Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Takakura, Yûko Tanaka, Kôichi Satô, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi

Votes: 248

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

250 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

3.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 26

42. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )

Documentary

8.3
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Stars: Jean-Claude Dauphin, Jean Douchet, Jacques Nolot, David Lynch

Votes: 65

43. Aka medaka (2015 TV Movie)

145 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Writers: Danshun Tatekawa, Hiroyuki Yatsu | Director: Hideta Takahata | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kazunari Ninomiya, Hirofumi Arai, Tokio Emoto

Votes: 31

44. Musashi (2003– )

Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Tôru Emori, Takaaki Enoki, Makoto Fujita

Votes: 79

45. Tokyo Eyes (1998)

97 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.8
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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.

Writers: Jean-Pierre Limosin, Santiago Amigorena, Philippe Madral, Yûji Sakamoto | Director: Jean-Pierre Limosin | Stars: Shinji Takeda, Hinano Yoshikawa, Kaori Mizushima, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 1,220

46. Zaitochi: Kitano and Zaitochi (2004 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Director: David Dessites | Star: Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 11

47. Visite à Hokusai (2014 Video)

52 min | Documentary

7.0
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A look at the work of Japanese woodblock printing artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).

Director: Jean-Pierre Limosin | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Frédéric Cerdal, Jérôme Keen, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Votes: 6

48. The Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit (2008)

98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Writer: Masakazu Migita | Director: Minoru Kawasaki | Stars: Natsuki Katô, Kazuki Alex Kato, Kei Akazawa, Kon Arimura

Votes: 290

49. Mosquito on the Tenth Floor (1983)

108 min | Drama

7.1
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Jukkai no Mosukito is the tragic story of a policeman who has never succeeded in anything in life and seems to be hopelessly bound to failure in all his undertakings. His ex-wife and ... See full summary »

Writers: Yôichi Sai, Yûya Uchida | Director: Yôichi Sai | Stars: Yûya Uchida, Ann Lewis, Kyôko Koizumi, Kai Atô

Votes: 73

50. Santiago Violenta (2014)

90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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During a night of partying, a normal group of friends get in trouble with Aunt Marilyn, a mobster and the owner of a well-known club in Santiago. To come out of the mess, the friends will go from expert boozers to fledgling gunslingers.

Writers: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, David Vera-Meiggs | Director: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza | Stars: Mauricio Diocares, Matías Oviedo, Nicolás Saavedra, Shenda Román

Votes: 72