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1.
Sonatine (1993)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
2.
Infernal Affairs (2002)
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A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop. (101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
3.
Election (2005)
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Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society. (100 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
4.
Triad Election (2006)
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As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China. (92 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
5.
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
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Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders. (120 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
6.
Graveyard of Honor (1975)
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A self-destructive man becomes a powerful member of the Japanese mafia but quickly loses his self control. Based on the true story of Rikio Ishikawa. (94 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
7.
Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
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During the violent chaos of post-War Japanese black market, a young gangster called Shozo Hirono has to keep up with the rapid shifts of power between unscrupulous bosses. (99 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
8.
The Killer (1989)
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A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss. (111 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
9.
Outrage (2010)
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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. (109 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
10.
Gamblers in Okinawa (1971)
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A yakuza gang gets driven out of Yokohama by a big gang from Tokyo. They relocate to Okinawa to violently start over. (93 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
11.
City on Fire (1987)
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An undercover cop infiltrates a gang of thieves who plan to rob a jewelry store. (101 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
12.
Rainy Dog (1997)
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A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him. (95 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
13.
Fireworks (1997)
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Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions. (103 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
14.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
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The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. (111 mins.)
 
15.
Exiled (2006)
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A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him. (110 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
16.
Graveyard of Honor (2002)
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A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However his fear of nothing soon causes problems. (131 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
17.
A Dirty Carnival (2006)
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Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened... (141 mins.)
Director: Yoo Ha
 
18.
Branded to Kill (1967)
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A hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, putting him into conflict with his treacherous wife, with a mysterious woman eager for death and with the phantom-like hit-man known only as Number One. (91 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
19.
Fudoh: The New Generation (1996)
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In order to settle a business dispute, a mob leader murders one of his own teenage sons. The surviving son vows to avenge his brother's death, and organizes his own gang of teenage killers to destroy his father's organization. (98 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
20.
Street Mobster (1972)
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A yakuza, who has an untamed rage and lack of respect for authority, finds himself leading the remnants of the gang he once belonged to in order to secure an area of their own. (92 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
21.
Ichi the Killer (2001)
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As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of. (129 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
22.
The Mission (1999)
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Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination, hires five killers for his protection. Their grown solidarity is under compulsion when Lung gives a special order. (84 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
23.
Ley Lines (1999)
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A group of Chinese youths living in Japan struggle to make their way in life and eventually find trouble with the local crime syndicate. (105 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
24.
Gozu (2003)
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A yakuza enforcer is ordered to secretly drive his beloved colleague to be assassinated. But when the colleague unceremoniously disappears en route, the trip that follows is a twisted, surreal and horrifying experience. (129 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
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A Better Tomorrow (1986)
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A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break. (95 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
27.
Infernal Affairs 2 (2003)
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In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss. (119 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
28.
Kenkei tai soshiki boryoku (1975)
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Acting boss Hirotani of the Ohara gang uses his friendship with corrupt cop Kuno to usurp a staged land deal that rival yakuza gang Kawade had arranged through local politicians. Open warfare erupts between the two gangs. (100 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
29.
Crows Zero (2007)
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A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power. (130 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
30.
Crows Zero II (2009)
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Tension escalates and violence ensues when a young student unwittingly breaks a non-aggression pact between two rival high schools. (133 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
31.
Kikoku (2003 Video)
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Two brothers in a very small branch of the Japanese crime syndicate must make a hard choice when their loyalties are stretched in too many directions. (100 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
32.
Kantô mushuku (1963)
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Three schoolgirls are infatuated with a yakuza, Katsuta, of the Izu Clan. They meet another yakuza, `Diamond` Fuyu... (92 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
33.
Boiling Point (1990)
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Two disquieted junior baseball players seek revenge on the local yakuza for attacking their coach. (96 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
34.
Shinjuku Incident (2009)
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A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet. (119 mins.)
Director: Tung-Shing Yee
 
35.
Family (2001)
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When the mobster Iwaida Nishikawi is executed by the hit man Takeshi, his family chases the killer.... (111 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
36.
Tattooed Life (1965)
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After his own gang sets him up to kill a rival mobster, a hit man is forced to flee with his younger brother. (87 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
37.
A True Mob Story (1998)
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A low level gangster in Hong Kong gains new respect after saving a boss's life in a gang fight. Despite his wife's death in this attack... (112 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
 
38.
The Man in White (2003)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
39.
Friend (2001)
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Despite their different family backgrounds, four friends grew up together in the wearisome years of the 70s... (113 mins.)
Director: Kyung-taek Kwak
 
40.
Black Rain (1989)
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Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan. (125 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
41.
Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)
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Amidst a Chinese and Japanese mafia war, a lawyer for the Chinese mob finds a rift forming between him and his corrupt police office brother. (100 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
42.
Dead or Alive (1999)
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A yakuza of Chinese descent and a Japanese cop each wage their own war against the Japanese mafia. But they are destined to meet. Their encounter will change the world. (105 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
43.
San goo waak chai ji siu nin gik dau pin (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Following Chan Ho-Nam and his friends as they give up school, and family to join the Hung Hing Society. (117 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau
 
44.
Year of the Dragon (1985)
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A police detective cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown after the murders of Triad and Mafia leaders. (134 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
45.
Full Metal Yakuza (1997 Video)
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An inexperienced gangster is killed alongside his strong, respected boss and awakens to find a mad scientist has given him a new body made partly of his boss and partly of indestructible bionics. (102 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
46.
The Yakuza (1974)
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Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter... (123 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
47.
Beyond Outrage (2012)
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As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle... (112 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
48.
Agitator (2001)
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A fearless Yakuza captain's loyalty is tested as two ambitious underbosses attempt a takeover of both his clan and a rival Yakuza gang. (150 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
49.
Tokyo Drifter (1966)
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After his gang disbands, a yakuza enforcer looks forward to life outside of organized crime but soon must become a drifter after his old rivals attempt to assassinate him. (89 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
50.
Pale Flower (1964)
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A gangster gets released from prison and has to cope with the recent shifts of power between the gangs, while taking care of a thrill-seeking young woman, who got in bad company while gambling. (96 mins.)
 
51.
Ryûji (1983)
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This is an excellent piece of cinema, about life of yakuza (gangster) and his family. Ryuji tries to... (92 mins.)
Director: Tôru Kawashima
 
52.
Another Lonely Hitman (1995)
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Tachibana is a mob hit man, just released from 10 years in prison where he kicked his drug habit. He's... (105 mins.)
 
53.
Youth of the Beast (1963)
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A violent thug plays opposing yakuza bosses against each other. (92 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki