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1. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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46 Metascore

A teenager becomes a major competitor in the world of drift racing after moving in with his father in Tokyo to avoid a jail sentence in America.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Lucas Black, Zachery Ty Bryan, Shad Moss, Damien Marzette

Votes: 180,055 | Gross: $62.49M

2. The Wolverine (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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60 Metascore

When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

Votes: 328,934 | Gross: $132.55M

3. Predators (2010)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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51 Metascore

A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga

Votes: 171,720 | Gross: $52.00M

4. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

8.0
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A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 79,626

5. War (2007)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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36 Metascore

An FBI Agent seeks vengeance on a mysterious assassin known as "Rogue" who murdered his partner.

Director: Philip G. Atwell | Stars: Jet Li, Jason Statham, Nadine Velazquez, John Lone

Votes: 72,804 | Gross: $22.47M

6. Ninja (2009)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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A westerner named Casey, studying Ninjutsu in Japan, is asked by the Sensei to return to New York to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Scott Adkins, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Mika Hijii, Todd Jensen

Votes: 9,615

7. Ninja Assassin (2009)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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34 Metascore

A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Rick Yune, Naomie Harris, Rain, Joon Lee

Votes: 58,448 | Gross: $38.11M

8. The Punisher (1989)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as the Punisher.

Director: Mark Goldblatt | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé, Kim Miyori

Votes: 16,192

9. RoboCop 3 (1993)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Robocop saves the day once more. This time the half man/half robot takes on ruthless developers who want to evict some people on "their" land.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Nancy Allen, Robert John Burke, Mario Machado, Remy Ryan

Votes: 35,121 | Gross: $10.70M

10. 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.

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

Votes: 56,326 | Gross: $19.08M

11. Ichi the Killer (2001)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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50 Metascore

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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ohmori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun

Votes: 42,781

12. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

9.5
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A family tragedy prompts a man to return home, only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which he must regain control of the streets before it gets even worse.

Directors: Dan Houser, Navid Khonsari | Stars: Young Maylay, Faizon Love, Yolanda Whittaker, Clifton Powell

Votes: 24,847

13. Rising Sun (1993)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Votes: 34,991 | Gross: $63.10M

14. Black Rain (1989)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw

Votes: 39,380 | Gross: $45.65M

15. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

R | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Two cops have to work together to bring down the yakzua, while trying to protect a beautiful women.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tia Carrere

Votes: 12,597 | Gross: $2.28M

16. Black Lagoon (2006– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Youichi Nishijima, Maryke Hendrikse

Votes: 6,843

17. Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy

5.5
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27 Metascore

A man tries to rescue a woman with a little help from his half brother.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Robin Shou, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 30,776 | Gross: $31.24M

18. Samurai Cop (1991)

Unrated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.9
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Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two police detectives who must stop the ruthless activities of the Katana, a renegade Yakuza gang composed of violent and sadistic killers who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles.

Director: Amir Shervan | Stars: Mathew Karedas, Mark Frazer, Robert Z'Dar, Janis Farley

Votes: 2,627

19. 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.

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

Votes: 40,608 | Gross: $0.85M

20. The Slammin' Salmon (2009)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.5
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40 Metascore

The owner of a Miami restaurant indebted to the mob institutes a contest to see what waiter can earn the most money in one night.

Director: Kevin Heffernan | Stars: Michael Clarke Duncan, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Jeff Chase

Votes: 10,756 | Gross: $0.04M

21. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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66 Metascore

In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Tamio Ôki, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 26,818 | Gross: $0.92M

22. Wasabi (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

6.6
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53 Metascore

Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Jean Reno, Ryôko Hirosue, Michel Muller, Carole Bouquet

Votes: 29,462 | Gross: $0.08M

23. Cold Fish (2010)

Not Rated | 146 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.1
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66 Metascore

When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto's troublesome daughter work at their ... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Denden, Asuka Kurosawa, Megumi Kagurazaka

Votes: 7,331

24. Taxi 2 (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Police inspector Emilien and his taxi-driver pal Daniel are back, this time on the tail of a group of Japanese yakuza.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Emma Wiklund, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 40,617 | Gross: $0.56M

25. Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)

129 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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68 Metascore

A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a yakuza clan feud.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Fumi Nikaidou, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Hiroki Hasegawa

Votes: 4,370 | Gross: $0.03M

26. The World of Kanako (2014)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.6
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55 Metascore

As former detective Akikazu searches for his missing daughter, Kanako, he soon learns she has a mysterious secret life.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroya Shimizu

Votes: 2,164 | Gross: $0.02M

27. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

PG-13 | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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73 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

Directors: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya | Stars: Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto, Shôzô Îzuka

Votes: 19,338 | Gross: $0.13M

28. 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.

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

Votes: 18,559 | Gross: $0.45M

29. Gozu (2003)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.1
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Yûta Sone, Shô Aikawa, Kimika Yoshino, Shôhei Hino

Votes: 8,868 | Gross: $0.05M

30. Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.9
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A young bank robber escapes from police custody and works his way up through the mafia ladder of crime-ridden Liberty City, USA.

Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: Frank Vincent, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Madsen, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 10,085

31. Shinjuku Incident (2009)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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63 Metascore

A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet.

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Jackie Chan, Naoto Takenaka, Daniel Wu, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 9,201

32. Crying Freeman (1995)

102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Julie Condra, Kevan Ohtsji, Mark Dacascos, Debbie Podowski

Votes: 9,459

33. 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.

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

Votes: 9,116

34. 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.

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

Votes: 14,490 | Gross: $0.20M

35. Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012)

134 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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On the verge of being fired, a corrupt customs official finds a haul of drugs and teams up with a vicious gangster to become the most powerful crime partnership in Busan.

Director: Jong-bin Yun | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Jo, Dong-seok Ma

Votes: 3,308

36. Mind Game (I) (2004)

103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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64 Metascore

The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends ... See full summary »

Directors: Masaaki Yuasa, Kôji Morimoto | Stars: Kôji Imada, Sayaka Maeda, Takashi Fujii, Seiko Takuma

Votes: 5,751

37. Naked Weapon (2002)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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Details the workings of a mysterious assassination organization, (codenamed: Naked Weapon), led by its globally feared and master assassin, Fiona Birch. It essays the modus operandi of ... See full summary »

Director: Siu-Tung Ching | Stars: Marit Thoresen, Almen Pui-Ha Wong, Daniel Wu, Natalie Kyoko Waters

Votes: 5,854

38. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 1,981

39. The Yakuza (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

Votes: 5,149

40. Into the Sun (2005)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.4
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When a government official is killed, an American operative with experience in the Yakuza culture is brought in to investigate.

Director: mink | Stars: Steven Seagal, Takao Ohsawa, Juliette Marquis, Matthew Davis

Votes: 5,851

41. Last Life in the Universe (2003)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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73 Metascore

A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak, Takashi Miike, Laila Boonyasak

Votes: 9,719 | Gross: $0.03M

42. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

R | 111 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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65 Metascore

In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Arias | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya, Kankurô Kudô

Votes: 9,245

43. 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.

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

Votes: 21,145 | Gross: $0.23M

44. Drunken Angel (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 6,788

45. 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.

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

Votes: 3,763

46. Tokyo Drifter (1966)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Tamio Kawachi, Hideaki Nitani

Votes: 5,036

47. Branded to Kill (1967)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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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.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Jô Shishido, Kôji Nanbara, Isao Tamagawa, Anne Mari

Votes: 5,346

48. No Way Back (1995)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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When F.B.I. Agent Zack Grant's partner is killed during a blown-up operation, he attempts to find the person responsible. Mafiaso Frank Serlano believes Zack is responsible for his only ... See full summary »

Director: Frank A. Cappello | Stars: Russell Crowe, Helen Slater, Etsushi Toyokawa, Michael Lerner

Votes: 1,986

49. The Taste of Tea (2004)

143 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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77 Metascore

A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhito Ishii | Stars: Maya Banno, Takahiro Satô, Tadanobu Asano, Satomi Tezuka

Votes: 4,575

50. Chocolate (2008)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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An autistic girl with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Taphon Phopwandee

Votes: 15,275 | Gross: $0.01M