Sono Shion's films, ranked

One of my favorite contemporary Japanese directors. He does kids better than adults and women better than men.
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1.
Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS... (159 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ One of my favorite films of all time. This is probably the closest I'll get to calling a film poetry. Sono has a delicate nonchalance to the soundtrack and yet it is vital to the presentation. ” - sitenoise
 
2.
Love Exposure (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist. (237 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ So far, I'd call this Sono's masterpiece ” - sitenoise
 
3.
Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a yakuza clan feud. (129 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Damn. This film is so much fun it's uncanny. It's almost Love Exposure awesome. ” - sitenoise
 
4.
Tag (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A girl's life cascades into chaos as everyone around her suffers a gruesome fate while she herself becomes less and less certain of who she is and what kind of a world she lives in. (85 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ There will be panties ” - sitenoise
 
5.
Suicide Club (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A detective is trying to find the cause of a string of suicides. (99 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Many people miss the humor in this film. ” - sitenoise
 
6.
Be Sure to Share (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Shiro is twenty-seven years old and is tormented by his father's terminal cancer diagnosis. He copes by communicating his care and love to his father... (109 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ A remarkably normal film for Sono. ” - sitenoise
 
7.
Balloon Club Revisited (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(93 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Balloon Club, Afterwards. Hiromi Nagasaku! ” - sitenoise
 
8.
Strange Circus (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear. (108 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Strange indeed. I'm not sure there's a lot I really like about the film, but there's not much that bothered me, which is where Sono loses me some times. ” - sitenoise
 
9.
Themis (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After two teenagers from abusive households befriend each other, their lives take a dark adventure into existentialism, despair, and human frailty. (129 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Sono does kids better than adults, that's why this film is far better than his two efforts previous to it. ” - sitenoise
 
10.
Exte: Hair Extensions (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
About hair extensions that attack the women that wear them. (108 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Love the third person dialog. ” - sitenoise
 
11.
The Real Body (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
This faux-documentary follows a butoh master, a fashion designer, and a filmmaker racing against time to create art and help a young girl in love. (110 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ A lo-fi party with a very good core performance ” - sitenoise
 
12.
Guilty of Romance (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A grisly murder occurs in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo - a love hotel district - a woman was found dead in a derelict apartment... (144 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Sono's just pushing buttons here. ” - sitenoise
 
13.
Cold Fish (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation... (146 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Didn't buy the characters in this one. ” - sitenoise
 
14.
I Am Keiko (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Keiko Suzuki is a lonely waitress in Tokyo. Her father passes away of cancer and she becomes obsessed with the passage of time... (61 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ I am Keiko ” - sitenoise
 
15.
Tokyo Tribe (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In an alternate Japan, territorial street gangs form opposing factions collectively known as the Tokyo Tribes. Merra, leader of the Wu-Ronz tribe of Bukuro crosses the line to conquer all of Tokyo. The war begins. (116 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Too many obnoxious characters. ” - sitenoise
 
16.
The Land of Hope (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An earth-quake causes a nuclear crisis in a fictive Japanese prefecture. In wake of the disaster, the... (133 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Very irritating. ” - sitenoise
 
17.
Hazard (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Faced by a society of criminals, these three youths avenge their rights. (103 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Sono is much less interesting when he explores manliness. ” - sitenoise
 
18.
Into a Dream (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Low-profile theater troop actor Mutsugoro Suzuki begins an oneiric journey back to his hometown, marked by his quest to find the one responsible of infecting him with a STD. (103 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Yelling makes the man. What nonsense. An irritating film experience. ” - sitenoise