With Excellent Film (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Ichi the Killer (2001)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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55 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 achieving.

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

Votes: 55,621 | Gross: $0.02M

2. Dead or Alive (1999)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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49 Metascore

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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Renji Ishibashi, Hitoshi Ozawa

Votes: 8,114 | Gross: $0.00M

3. Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)

TV-MA | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.7
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A reconstructed girl is created from the pieces of a vampire girl's mini-butchery. Slaughter abounds as both of them pursue the same boy.

Directors: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Naoyuki Tomomatsu | Stars: Yukie Kawamura, Takumi Saitoh, Eri Otoguro, Sayaka Kametani

Votes: 3,762

4. Rainy Dog (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Li-Wei Chang, Shih Chang, Xianmei Chen

Votes: 2,635

5. Graveyard of Honor (2002)

Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryô Amamiya, Narimi Arimori, Yoshiyuki Daichi, Hirotarô Honda

Votes: 2,151

6. Dead or Alive 2: Birds (2000)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Noriko Aota, Edison Chen

Votes: 3,838

7. Back Street Girls: Gokudols (2019)

87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Three male gangsters are forced by their boss into becoming a trio of female pop singers.

Director: Keinosuke Hara | Stars: Nana Asakawa, Masato Hanazawa, Kôichi Iwaki, Reiya Masaki

Votes: 235

8. Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kippei Shîna, Tomorô Taguchi, Takeshi Caesar, Ren Ôsugi

Votes: 2,298

9. The Bird People in China (1998)

TV-PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A salaryman and yakuza are each sent by their bosses to a remote Chinese village but discover more then they expected.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Renji Ishibashi, Mako, Michiko Kichise

Votes: 4,727

10. Izo (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kazuya Nakayama, Kaori Momoi, Ryûhei Matsuda, Ryôsuke Miki

Votes: 4,596

11. Sword of Desperation (2010)

114 min | Action, History

7.1
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A talented but troubled Edo Period swordsman, Kanemi Sanzaemon. Three years earlier, Kanemi killed a woman, Renko, the corrupt mistress of the powerful daimyo Tabu Ukyou. Unexpectedly, ... See full summary »

Director: Hideyuki Hirayama | Stars: Etsushi Toyokawa, Chizuru Ikewaki, Kôji Kikkawa, Tsumami Edamame

Votes: 765

12. Love for Sale (2017)

88 min | Drama

4.6
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Director: Eiji Uchida | Stars: Atsushi Harada, Maasa Igarashi, Nanami Kawakami, Kiss Konishi

Votes: 11

13. Fudoh: The New Generation (1996)

98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shôsuke Tanihara, Miho Nomoto, Tamaki Kenmochi, Marie Jinno

Votes: 3,694

14. Another Lonely Hitman (1995)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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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 dismayed to find that the code of conduct he honors no longer counts, and soon gets ... See full summary »

Director: Rokuro Mochizuki | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Kazuhiko Kanayama, Asami Sawaki, Tatsuo Yamada

Votes: 178

15. Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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34 Metascore

The ace cop of a totalitarian police force and a drifting android play their parts in a post-apocalyptic society. They are destined to fight. Their encounter will change them forever.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Maria Chen, Richard Chen, Jason Chu

Votes: 2,612

16. Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It (2019)

85 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

2.8
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Shinya Yukimura and Ayame Himuro are two scientists that want to find out if love can be solved by a scientific theory. These two scientists also have feelings for each other and want to be... See full summary »

Directors: Masatsugu Asahi, Toshihiro Satô | Stars: Nana Asakawa, Tom Fujita, Kôichi Kasuga, Shun Nishime

Votes: 35

17. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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A visually stylish tale of two male prisoners bonded by emotion, love and murder.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Masanobu Andô, Shunsuke Kubozuka, Kiyohiko Shibukawa

Votes: 2,027

18. Nirvana Island: The Last 47 Days (2016)

117 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

5.1
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The movie depicts the confrontation between younger brother Akira Miyamoto (Shunya Shiraishi) and older brother Atsushi Miyamoto (Ryohei Suzuki) on Higanjima.

Director: Takeshi Watanabe | Stars: Shun'ya Shiraishi, Ryôhei Suzuki, Shôhei Abe, Yûya Endô

Votes: 62

19. Andromedia (1998)

109 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.7
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After her sudden death a teenage girl finds her father has uploaded her mind to computer form. With a rival corporation wishing to capture her the girl is uploaded to her boyfriend's laptop.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hiroko Shimabukuro, Eriko Imai, Takako Uehara, Hitoe Arakaki

Votes: 485

20. For Love's Sake (2012)

133 min | Musical, Romance

6.4
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Troubled high school student Makoto arrives in Tokyo to exact revenge from a past incident. He then falls in love at first sight with Ai, a daughter raised in a wholesome family. Around ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Emi Takei, Takumi Saitoh, Ito Ono

Votes: 765

21. The First Breath of Tengan Rei (2009)

72 min | Drama

4.8
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A young Okinawan woman named Rei kidnaps the teenage son of a U.S. Marine with whom she shares a dark and mysterious past.

Directors: Junko Kajino, Ed Koziarski | Stars: Erika Oda, Katori Eason, Sean Nix, Rick Vargas

Votes: 18

22. Family (II) (2001)

111 min | Action, Crime

5.5
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When the mobster Iwaida Nishikawi is executed by the hit man Takeshi, his family chases the killer. Takeshi's brothers Takashi and Hideshi Miwa try to find Takeshi, who is hidden with the ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ken'ichi Endô, Kôjirô Hongô, Naoko Inoue, Kôichi Iwaki

Votes: 286

23. Multiple Personality Detective Psycho - Kazuhiko Amamiya Returns (2000– )

54 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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After his wife is murdered, a homicide detective develops multiple personalities and takes revenge on her killer. Years later the killer seems to reappear from the dead.

Stars: Ren Ôsugi, Naoki Hosaka, Tomoko Nakajima, Sadaharu Shiota

Votes: 709

24. Full Metal gokudô (1997 Video)

102 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.0
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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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Tomorô Taguchi, Takeshi Caesar, Kazuki Kitamura

Votes: 1,834

25. The Guys from Paradise (2000)

114 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Kikkawa, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Endô, Hua Rong Weng

Votes: 374

26. Tokyo Slaves (2014)

100 min | Mystery

4.3
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Brother and sister are drawn into a thrilling game of survival, in which they use a bizarre device called SCM to turn others into their slaves.

Director: Sakichi Sato | Stars: Sayaka Akimoto, Kanata Hongô, Udai Iwasaki, Yûki Kubota

Votes: 145

27. The Tiger Mask (2013)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.7
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Trained to be a villain by the mysterious Tiger's Cave, Naoto Date was prepared to make his debut as the villain Tiger Mask. But when he donates all of his earnings to an orphanage, Tiger's Cave brands him a traitor.

Director: Ken Ochiai | Stars: Eiji Wentz, Natsuna, Shô Aikawa, Aya Hirano

Votes: 589

28. Perfect Education 6 (2004)

99 min | Drama

5.5
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A Kabuki-Cho gigolo with a gambling debt Mikio Osawa agrees to bump off a rich wife's husband for a bundle of cash, but botches the hit. On the run in the snow-covered hills of northern ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu | Stars: Mika Itô, Shirô Sano, Mikio Ohsawa, Renji Ishibashi

Votes: 98

29. Negotiator (2003 TV Movie)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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After a convenience store robbery, three unidentified men hold a group of people hostage in a hospital. Inspector Ishida and Captain Tohno handle the negotiations while one of their ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Mayu Tsuruta, Shirô Sano, Ken'ichi Endô

Votes: 428

30. Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It (2018)

23 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Shinya Yukimura and Ayame Himuro are two scientists that want to find out if love can be solved by a scientific theory. These two scientists also have feelings for each other and want to be... See full summary »

Stars: Nana Asakawa, Tom Fujita, Shun Nishime, Karin Ogino

31. Heat (2004)

110 min | Action

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A young man appears suddenly in Shinjuku and becomes the owner of host club "Shinijuku Sokai" in only two days. Without fear, he walks the difficult path leading straight to the top.

Director: Kenji Yokoi | Stars: Shinji Kasahara, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Hakuryû, Ken'ichi Endô

32. Like a Rolling Stone (1994)

120 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Tanaka is a yakuza who collects 'protection money' from establishments. He has just been released from jail, where he had spent eight years, and finds out that his boss wants to get rid of him.

Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro | Stars: Eiji Okuda, Eiko Nagashima, Reiko Takashima, Shô Aikawa

Votes: 38

33. Tokyo Yamimushi: 2nd Scenario - Pandora (2015)

Mystery, Thriller

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A respectable and middle-of-the-road member of society does a good job at work and is accomplished as a middle manager. His employee takes him to a parlour where he unfortunately is scammed... See full summary »

Director: Sakichi Sato | Stars: Tetsuya Makita, Haruka Momokawa, Shô Oyamada, Ai Shinozaki

34. Shinjuku autoroo (1994 Video)

94 min

6.2
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Shoichi Yomi spends ten years in a coma after a gang fight in Hiroshima. After waking up he immediately sets off to meet up with his yakuza brother Eto in Shinjuku. But it doesn't take long... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hakuryû, Yumi Iori, Ruby Moreno, Kiyoshi Nakajoe

Votes: 126

35. Pride (2009)

126 min | Drama, Music

5.8
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When a woman is hired to clean another's house the last thing one expects is for the maid to be invited to a live performance by her employer, but that is how these two begin their ... See full summary »

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Stephanie, Hikari Mitsushima, Michiko Godai, Yukari Ichijô

Votes: 78

36. Zenin, Kataomoi (2016)

123 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Several short films put together under the common theme of One Sided Love.

Directors: Michihito Fujii, Keinosuke Hara, Ken Iizuka, Hidehiro Ito, Koto Nagata, Takayuki Takuma, Santa Yamagishi | Stars: Yûdai Chiba, Yuria Haga, Manami Hashimoto, Alice Hirose

Votes: 21

37. Kiri: Shokugyô Koroshiya (2015)

Action

5.4
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Kiri was trained as a professional assassin. She carries out missions given by her boss. She has Rui, whom she adores like a real younger sister. Rui was also trained as a professional ... See full summary »

Director: Koichi Sakamoto | Stars: Atsushi Arai, Kana Arai, Ayane, Wataru Ichinose

Votes: 14

38. The Poledancing Boys (2011)

84 min | Comedy

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Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Shintarô Akutsu, Atsushi Arai, Manami Hashimoto, Yukijirô Hotaru

39. The Final Departure (2018)

Drama, Family

5.7
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Yayoi is a funeral director and very good at her work. Ai was orphaned at a young age and the scars are still raw and painful. The two meet and the older woman leaves an impression on the ... See full summary »

Director: Hidehiro Ito | Stars: Ayane, Yuria Haga, Masaya Katô, Nayu Kazetani

Votes: 31

40. Chai koi (2013)

97 min | Drama

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Director: Hidehiro Ito | Stars: Kisuke Iida, Naomi Kawashima, Shiori Kitagawa, Srikanya Saengthong

41. Nanba kin'yû-den, Minami no teiô: Supesharu gekijô-ban (1995)

95 min | Action, Crime

6.8
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Director: Sadaaki Haginiwa | Stars: Riki Takeuchi, Yoshiyuki Ômori, Midori Takei, Yôko Ishino

Votes: 28

42. Samayoeru nouzui (1993)

102 min

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Director: Sadaaki Hagiba | Stars: Masaki Kanda, Reiko Takashima, Ryô Amamiya, Tamotsu Ishibashi

43. Adiós Desperado: Dangerous Bet (1997 TV Movie)

85 min | Action, Drama

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Director: Takeshi Watanabe | Stars: Ana Burrell, Makiko Kuno, Tony Lima, José Luis Serrano

44. Shin daisan no gokudô - boppatsu Kansai gokudô sensô (1996 Video)

86 min | Drama

5.8
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Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Takeshi Caesar, Keishiro Kojima, Kiyoshi Nakajoe, Masahiko Sakata

Votes: 99

45. My Cactus (2016)

Drama

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Director: Koto Nagata | Stars: Erika Mori, Dôri Sakurada, Yôji Tanaka

46. My Nickname Is Butacchi (2016)

Comedy

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Director: Ken Iizuka | Stars: Sairi Itô, Taishi Nakagawa

47. HEAT -Incandescence- PART II (2004)

110 min | Crime, Drama

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A young man suddenly rises to the top of the underworld in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Other crime bosses now conspire to take him down.

Director: Kenji Yokoi | Stars: Sora Aoi, Ken'ichi Endô, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Hakuryû

48. Kyouju Luger P08 (1994)

89 min

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Director: Takeshi Watanabe | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Naomasa Musaka, Hiromi Nakajima, Reiko Takashima

49. Kamigakari (2008)

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Director: Minoru Kawasaki | Stars: Kazuki Katô, Takayo Mimura, Mao Miyaji, Mari Natsuki

50. Kyonyu wo business ni shita otoko (2007)

95 min | Comedy

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Director: Takeshi Watanabe | Stars: Ken'ichi Endô, China Fukunaga, Shôko Hamada, Yuka Kosaka


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