ASIAN : GANGSTER MOVIES MUST SEE YET

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1.
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
 
2.
Once Upon a Time in High School: The Spirit of Jeet Kune Do (2004)
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By "Fist of Fury", Kim Hyun-Soo (Sang-Woo Kwone) addicted to Bruce Lee. Year 1978. Hyun-Soo moved to KangNam... (116 mins.)
Director: Ha Yu
 
3.
Sui yue: The Days (2008)
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Based on a true story -"THE DAYS" tells a cautionary tale between two brothers, set between 1989 and 1990... (100 mins.)
 
4.
Soo: Revenge for a Twisted Fate (2007)
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A legendary assassin and a renowned problem solver, Soo has been searching for the twin brother he has not seen since their days in an orphanage... (122 mins.)
Director: Yôichi Sai
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
No Mercy for the Rude (2006)
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A mute hit-man vows to kill only the rude, and save up enough money for tongue surgery. (113 mins.)
Director: Cheol-hie Park
 
8.
Rough Cut (2008)
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A gangster who wants to be an actor; an actor more gangster than anything. Here their paths and lives begin to cross. (113 mins.)
Director: Hun Jang
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
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
 
14.
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
 
15.
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
 
16.
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
 
17.
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
 
18.
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
 
19.
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
 
20.
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
 
21.
The Show Must Go On (2007)
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In-gu is a full-time gangster aspiring to be a full-time husband and dad. Shunned by his daughter and wife... (109 mins.)
Director: Jae-rim Han
 
22.
Gangster High (2006)
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A group of friends form a soccer team and call themselves "Tigers". The group gets into a fight seniors... (100 mins.)
Director: Ki-hyeong Park
 
23.
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
 
24.
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
 
25.
Marine Boy (2009)
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A swim instructor loses everything he has and is offered a debt free life if he smuggles drugs into the country by swimming underwater. (118 mins.)
Director: Jong-seok Yoon
 
26.
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
 
27.
Bloody Tie (2006)
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The underworld of pushers, addicts, cops, and mobsters in Buson. Sang-do is a pusher, selling meth, abstaining from using it... (117 mins.)
Director: Ho Choi
 
28.
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
 
29.
Cruel Winter Blues (2006)
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A small-time crook, Jae-moon goes after the man who killed his mentor a few years earlier. Jae-moon meets Chi-gook... (118 mins.)
Director: Jeong-beom Lee
 
30.
General's Son (1990)
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The first chapter of the the General's Son trilogy follows Kim Du-Han's childhood, from the loss of his mother at age 8, to his rise as a gang leader who protects local vendors from expanding Yakuza forces in Japanese occupied Korea. (108 mins.)
Director: Kwon-taek Im
 
31.
Terrorist (1995)
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Two orphan brothers grow up dreaming to become police officers. However, the twisted fate separates the two and leads them on two opposite sides of the law. (108 mins.)
Director: Young-bin Kim
 
32.
Righteous Ties (2006)
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An eccentric but faithful mafia, Chi-sung is sent to prison for his part in a gang fight. But when his... (126 mins.)
Director: Jin Jang
 
33.
The Unjust (2010)
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A serial killer targeting elementary school students is on the loose. When the most probable suspect... (119 mins.)
Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
 
34.
Breathless (2008)
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A bitter loan shark strikes a friendship with a troubled schoolgirl as he faces his own troubled past with his abusive father. (130 mins.)
Director: Ik-joon Yang
 
35.
Running Turtle (2009)
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Jo Pil-seong, a rural detective, is an unhappy husband, often blamed by his older wife for gambling... (117 mins.)
Director: Yeon-woo Lee
 
36.
Infernal Affairs 3 (2003)
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Months after the events of the original film, Ming suspects a police superintendent as being a new mole for the triads, while years earlier, Yan embarks on his first mission. (118 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
37.
Another Public Enemy (2005)
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A public prosecutor looks to bring down a corrupt public official. (148 mins.)
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
 
38.
My Tutor Friend (2003)
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A man from a wealthy family who should be in his second year of college, is still finishing his highschool requirements. His family hire a tutor for him who is his own age but she comes from a poor background. (110 mins.)
 
39.
Na-neun Abba-da (2010)
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A corrupt detective infiltrates a gang and tries to save his daughter. One day he finds out the heart his daughter would receive as a transplant is from a magician he falsely accused. (99 mins.)
 
40.
Les formidables (2006)
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Su-hyun wants to leave the syndicate and opens a small restaurant. Helping his life-long friend from an orphanage... (118 mins.)
Director: Min-ho Cho
 
41.
Bar Legend (2006)
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After living separate lives, three men try to reset their former turf that is now infested with gangsters to it's former glory . (94 mins.)
Director: Beom-gu Cho
 
42.
Once Upon a Time in Seoul (2008)
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(Korean with English subtitles) 1953, the Korean war has ended. Most of the country is war-torn and in shambles... (98 mins.)
Director: Hyeong-jun Bae
 
43.
Once Upon a Time in High School: The Spirit of Jeet Kune Do (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
By "Fist of Fury", Kim Hyun-Soo (Sang-Woo Kwone) addicted to Bruce Lee. Year 1978. Hyun-Soo moved to KangNam... (116 mins.)
Director: Ha Yu
 
44.
Blue Spring (2001)
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A group of a run-down Tokyo high school students face the struggles of growing up, growing apart from their friends and worrying about their future, while living in a highly violent environment. (83 mins.)
Director: Toshiaki Toyoda
 
45.
15: The Movie (2003)
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Fast, frenetic, and furious, 15 is the story of five Singaporian teenagers who, abandoned by the system... (90 mins.)
Director: Royston Tan
 
46.
The Man in White (2003)
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A member of a Yakuzs gang exacts revenge on the people responsible for the death of his boss. (95 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
47.
Kids Return (1996)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
48.
My Boss, My Teacher (2006)
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Doo-sik (JUNG Jun-ho), the number two of a leading gang, the D-Dogs, is full of ambition and expectation... (124 mins.)
Director: Dong-won Kim
 
49.
Public Enemy (2002)
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Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond... (138 mins.)
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
 
50.
Sunflower (2006)
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Released from prison, Taesik goes to live with an adopted mother. He takes a job and tries to live a quiet life with his new family. His efforts are threatened when a politician seeks to knock the family restaurant down to build a mall. (116 mins.)
Director: Seok-beom Kang
 
51.
Satya (1998)
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A young man named Satya (J.D Chakravarthy) comes to Mumbai from South India in search of a job. Jailed for something he did not do... (170 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
 
52.
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010)
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A smuggler rises to power in in 1970s Mumbai, a younger gangster seeks to overthrow him, and a police officer is caught in the middle. (134 mins.)
Director: Milan Luthria
 
53.
Gangster (2006)
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In Seoul, a gangster's alcoholic moll falls in love with another man. (123 mins.)
Director: Anurag Basu