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1. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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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

2. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.5
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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

3. 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

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, Ryûichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

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

8. 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 Ôkusu

9. Sonatine (1993)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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

10. Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (2003– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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A silly Japanese game show on which contestants are painfully eliminated through barely possible stunts and events, most taking place above pools of mud.

Stars: Victor Wilson, Christopher Darga, John Cervenka, Mary Scheer

11. Brother (I) (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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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

12. Fireworks (1997)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A police officer leaves the force in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into a depression he makes questionable decisions.

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

13. 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, Gurêto Gidayû

14. 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, Kyôko Fukada

15. 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

16. 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 »

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

17. Cinema 3 (1984– )

News

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

18. Trespassing Bergman (2013)

Documentary

7.2
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A group of filmmakers to 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

19. Kids Return (1996)

107 min | Drama

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

20. A Scene at the Sea (1991)

101 min | Romance

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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

21. Takeshi's Castle (2002–2004)

Action, Comedy, Family

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

Stars: Ronald van Dam, Ruben van der Meer, Craig Charles, Makoto Dainenji

22. 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

23. Gohatto (1999)

100 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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75 Metascore

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 »

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

24. Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II (2003)

137 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

7.4
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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

25. Blood and Bones (2004)

140 min | Drama

7.2
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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, Jô Odagiri

26. The Five (1995)

Unrated | 109 min | Action, Drama, Crime

7.0
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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

27. Takeshis' (2005)

108 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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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 Ohsugi

28. Getting Any? (1994)

108 min | Comedy

6.3
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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: Dankan, Moeko Ezawa, Hakuryû, Tokie Hidari

29. 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

30. 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

31. Dearest (2012)

111 min | Drama

6.9
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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.

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

32. Takeshi's Castle (1986–1989)

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

33. Musashi (2003– )

Adventure, Drama, Romance

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

34. Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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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

35. Tokyo Eyes (1998)

97 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.9
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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

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

250 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.5
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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

37. Kuroi Fukuin (2014 TV Movie)

110 min | Mystery

6.2
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Writers: Seichô Matsumoto, Kenichi Onishi, Masahiro Yoshimoto | Director: Kan Ishibashi | Stars: Eita, Jun Fubuki, Etsuko Ichihara, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

38. 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, Gadarukanaru Taka

39. Arakimentari (2004)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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61 Metascore

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

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

98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Writer: Masakazu Migita | Director: Minoru Kawasaki | Stars: Natsuki Katô, Kazuki Alex Kato, Kei Akazawa, Kon Arimura

41. Cinema mil (2005– )

30 min

7.1
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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Penélope Cruz, Victoria Abril, Pedro Almodóvar

42. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )

Documentary

7.9
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Stars: Jean-Claude Dauphin, Jean Douchet, David Lynch, Souleymane Cissé

43. Kids Return: The Reunion (2013)

Drama

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Writers: Takeshi Kitano, Shoichi Mashiko, Hiroshi Shimizu | Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Yûta Hiraoka, Takahiro Miura, Bengaru, Shinpei Ichikawa

44. FNS 27 HRS Television 27 (2013 TV Movie)

1,584 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Reality-TV

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Director: Taku Watanabe | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Masatoshi Hamada, Itsuji Itao

45. Erotikkuna kankei (1992)

95 min

6.4
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Writer: Yûya Uchida | Director: Kôji Wakamatsu | Stars: Ryûdô Uzaki, Joe Yamanaka, Kei Satô, Genjiro Arato

46. Waratte iitomo! (1982– )

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Talk-Show

7.6
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Stars: Tamori, Adeyto, Yuki Nozawa, Yuma Sanada

47. Kyôso tanjô (1993)

95 min | Comedy

7.3
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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 »

Writers: Yuji Kato, Takeshi Kitano, Hideko Nakata | Director: Toshihiro Tenma | Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Tamaki, Ittoku Kishibe, Takeshi Kitano

48. Yasha (1985)

127 min

6.9
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Writer: Tsutomu Nakamura | Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Takakura, Ayumi Ishida, Hisamitsu Nakamura, Kenichi Kobayashi

49. Tracks (1997– )

52 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Creators: Fabrice Croat, Tita von Hardenberg | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Albert Hammond Jr., Asia Argento, David Lynch

50. Kikoku (2010 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writers: Hiroshi Muneta, Sô Kuramoto | Director: Shin'ichi Kamoshita | Stars: Yûya Endô, Maki Horikita, Kôji Ishizaka, Arata Iura