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1. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.1
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69 Metascore

After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

Votes: 928,856 | Gross: $70.10M

2. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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81 Metascore

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 161,114

3. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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46 Metascore

In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive strike on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 29,746 | Gross: $29.55M

4. The Green Slime (1968)

G | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.8
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After destroying a giant asteroid heading towards Earth, a group of scientists unknowingly bring back a strange green substance that soon mutates into a monster.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel, Bud Widom

Votes: 2,887

5. Battle Royale II (2003)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

Directors: Kenta Fukasaku, Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ai Maeda, Shûgo Oshinari, Ayana Sakai

Votes: 18,634

6. Day of Resurrection (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.2
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After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Masao Kusakari, Tsunehiko Watase, Isao Natsuyagi, Shin'ichi Chiba

Votes: 1,911

7. Trapped Ashes (2006)

R | 105 min | Horror

4.7
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Seven strangers on a Hollywood movie studio tour are trapped inside an infamous House of Horror and forced to tell their most terrifying stories to get out alive.

Directors: Sean S. Cunningham, Joe Dante, John Gaeta, Monte Hellman, Ken Russell | Stars: Jayce Bartok, Henry Gibson, Lara Harris, Scott Lowell

Votes: 1,447

8. Message from Space (1978)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.0
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In this Star Wars take-off, the peaceful planet of Jillucia has been nearly wiped out by the Gavanas, whose leader takes orders from his mother (played by a comic actor in drag) rather than... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Vic Morrow, Shin'ichi Chiba, Philip Casnoff, Peggy Lee Brennan

Votes: 1,102

9. Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Kunie Tanaka, Eiko Nakamura

Votes: 2,924

10. Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk (2014)

134 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

1.5
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A man goes to visit Count Orlock, a deviant, adulterous, shape-shifting Transylvanian vampire.

Directors: Tony Watt, John Migliore, Vivita | Stars: Max Schreck, Vivita, Tony Watt, John Migliore

Votes: 106

11. Yagyu Clan Conspiracy (1978)

130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata, Teruhiko Saigô

Votes: 1,375

12. Samurai Reincarnation (1981)

122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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The villain is called Amakusa Shiro Tokaisada. He is actually based on a real christian samurai. The movie was one of the inspirations for the game called 'Samurai Shodown' (actual spelling)

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kenji Sawada, Akiko Kana, Ken Ogata

Votes: 734

13. Hiroshima Death Match (1973)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A young criminal joins a yakuza family to kill the gangsters who beat him up, but falls in love with his boss' widow niece, piling up enemies and corpses along his wayward way.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Shin'ichi Chiba, Meiko Kaji, Shingo Yamashiro

Votes: 1,159

14. Fall Guy (1982)

109 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A hot shot teen stumbles onto a mob execution and the gangsters conveniently set him up as the fall guy.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Keiko Matsuzaka, Morio Kazama, Mitsuru Hirata, Chika Takami

Votes: 544

15. Legend of Eight Samurai (1983)

133 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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Princess Shizu's family is wiped out by an family of undead seeking revenge. The eight samurai can save her, but who and where are they?

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Hiroko Yakushimaru, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shin'ichi Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi

Votes: 959

16. Doberman Cop (1977)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime

6.7
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A tough-as-nails cop from Okinawa investigates a savage murder in Tokyo's nightlife district. Originally dismissed as a bumpkin, he soon proves more savvy than the local police.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Janet Hatta, Eiko Matsuda, Masaru Shiga

Votes: 301

17. Graveyard of Honor (1975)

94 min | Action, Crime

7.3
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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.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Tatsuo Umemiya, Yumi Takigawa, Eiji Gô

Votes: 1,257

18. Cops vs Thugs (1975)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime

7.2
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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.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tatsuo Umemiya, Hiroki Matsukata, Mikio Narita

Votes: 550

19. New Battles Without Honour and Humanity (1974)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Bunta Sugawara is Miyoshi, a low-level assassin of the Yamamori gang who is sent to jail after a bungled hit. While in stir, family member Aoki attempts to seize power from the boss, and ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Nobuo Kaneko, Tomisaburô Wakayama

Votes: 213

20. Proxy War (1973)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Yakuza boss Shozo Hirono must choose his alliances carefully as the local gangster family affiliations prove themselves to be wildly unstable, causing gang conflicts to slowly escalate.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tsunehiko Watase, Shingo Yamashiro

Votes: 964

21. Clock Tower 3 (2002 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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A young British schoolgirl receives a letter from her mother, asking her to go into hiding until her birthday. After receiving an unsettling phone call, the girl returns home to London to ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kirsty Dillon, Paul Humpoletz, Dan Johnston, Andrée Bernard

Votes: 205

22. The Boss's Head (1975)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

7.0
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Sugawara is Kuroda, an itinerant gambler who steps in when a hit by drug-addicted assassin Kusunoki goes wrong, and takes the fall on behalf of the Owada family, but when the gang fails to ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tsunehiko Watase, Yuriko Hishimi, Tsutomu Yamazaki

Votes: 184

23. Street Mobster (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime

7.2
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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.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Noboru Andô, Mayumi Nagisa, Asao Koike

Votes: 813

24. Rampo (1994)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts... See full summary »

Directors: Rintaro Mayuzumi, Kazuyoshi Okuyama | Stars: Naoto Takenaka, Michiko Hada, Masahiro Motoki, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 524 | Gross: $0.31M

25. Black Lizard (1968)

86 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.0
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Japanese sixties comedy featuring a cunning female jewel thief named Black Lizard who tries to kidnap Sanaye, a wealthy jeweler's beautiful daughter as part of a plot to steal the jeweler's... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Akihiro Miwa, Isao Kimura, Kikko Matsuoka, Jun Usami

Votes: 446

26. Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, War

7.9
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One woman's search to find the truth about her husband's death in World War II.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Sachiko Hidari, Shinjirô Ebara, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 778

27. Police Tactics (1974)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Conflicts between Hirono's family and Yamamori's family (and their allies) are made more tense by the ambitious underlings and the police's efforts to impose a crackdown on the gangs.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tatsuo Umemiya, Toshio Kurosawa

Votes: 808

28. Crest of Betrayal (1994)

106 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.3
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When Tamiya Iyemon joins the Asano Clan, he brings with him a legacy of death. Aside from Horibe Yasubei, he is the only one with fighting experience and could help the group carrying out their long-awaited vendetta against Lord Kira.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kôichi Satô, Saki Takaoka, Keiko Oginome, Renji Ishibashi

Votes: 158

29. Final Episode (1974)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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While Hirono is in prison, his rival Takeda turns his own crime organization into a political party, whose two executives stir up new tensions in their thirst for power.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Seizô Fukumoto, Nobuo Kaneko, Jô Shishido, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 748

30. Ningen no shômei (1977)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police Detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York City. There he is joined by Detective Shuftan, and together they sort out the crime.

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: George Kennedy, Mariko Okada, Yûsaku Matsuda, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 265

31. 36 Steps (2006)

98 min | Horror

4.7
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There are important rules that must be obeyed. Don't talk back, Don't leave the grounds, have fun! For a group of girls kept in a house following the rules can mean life or death in this Spanish horror film.

Director: Adrián García Bogliano | Stars: Noelia Balbo, Ines Sbarra, Melisa Fernandez, Ariana Marchioni

Votes: 286

32. Yakuza Graveyard (1976)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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When a cop is transferred to a new precinct it is obvious that the area's yakuza mob are not dealing with just another policeman. The cop is bent on results and is not immune to becoming ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Meiko Kaji, Tatsuo Umemiya, Hideo Murota

Votes: 607

33. Akô-jô danzetsu (1978)

159 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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This is the story of "The Forty-Seven Ronin." Based on historical events in 1701 -- 1702, the movie tells the tale of the Asano clan's downfall and the revenge of its former samurai on the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Tsunehiko Watase, Masaomi Kondô

Votes: 304

34. Last Days of the Boss (1976)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Sugawara plays Nozaki, a laborer who swears allegiance to a sympathetic crime boss, only to find himself elected his successor after the boss is murdered. Restrained by a gang alliance that... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Isao Bitô, Takeo Chii, Takashi Ebata

Votes: 137

35. Sympathy for the Underdog (1971)

93 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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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.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Tsunehiko Watase, Akiko Kudô

Votes: 734

36. House on Fire (1986)

133 min | Drama

7.1
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In the 50s, the complicated life of a popular writer who must share his life with his family, his numerous mistresses and his work. Adapted from autobiographical story by Kazuo Dan, who ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Ken Ogata, Ayumi Ishida, Mieko Harada, Keiko Matsuzaka

Votes: 96

37. The Geisha House (1998)

113 min | Drama

6.5
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Young Tokiko works at a geisha house as a maid, waiting for her maiko practice (apprenticeship of geisha) to begin. The movie depicts detailed lifestyle of geishas at that time, showing their rules, loves, beauties and humanities.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Maki Miyamoto, Sumiko Fuji, Kaho Minami, Mai Kitajima

Votes: 211

38. Dôtonborigawa (1982)

123 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A love story between a 29-year-old woman, who has once been a prostitute but is now the mistress of a wealthy jewelry merchant, and a 19-year-old college student.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Keiko Matsuzaka, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kôichi Satô

Votes: 83

39. Black Santa's Revenge (2007)

20 min | Short, Action

5.5
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A down-and-out Santa is robbed of all the toys for all the poor kids in town. He searches for the thugs responsible and serves up his own brand of holiday cheer.

Director: David F. Walker | Stars: Ken Foree, Todd A. Robinson, Danny Bruno, Valory Lawrence

Votes: 92

40. Sure Death Revenge (1987)

131 min | Drama

7.0
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Following the local magistrate's death during a bloody massacre, a new maverick magistrate rides into town, and soon ends up toe-to-toe with the local law enforcement.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Makoto Fujita, Hiroaki Murakami, Kazuko Katô, Ken Nishida

Votes: 80

41. Little Red Riding Hood (I) (2009 Video)

15 min | Short, Action, Adventure

5.2
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A satirized version of the iconic fairy tale retold with more than a few "twists". Little Red Riding Hood is sent out on an errand by her domineering mother to bring her ailing Grandmother ... See full summary »

Director: J.L. Carrozza | Stars: Charli Henley, David Luce, Jonathan Daire, Neil Cicierega

Votes: 40

42. Double Cross (1992)

108 min | Drama, Action, Crime

6.5
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Three old gangsters pull off one last heist to raise much-needed cash for their various debts. However, the money obtained is not enough to keep them all happy.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Kazuya Kimura, Keiko Oginome, Shin'ichi Chiba

Votes: 247

43. A Chaos of Flowers (1988)

139 min | Drama

7.2
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Poet Akiko Yosano is a poor woman with many children, she composes while doing the housework. Her passion flows towards Takeo Arishima, a noted novelist.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Keiko Matsuzaka, Ken Ogata, Kimiko Ikegami

Votes: 63

44. Black Rose (1969)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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Though mostly known for his gritty yakuza dramas and, now, his legendary cult film Battle Royale, Kinji Fukasaku's career ranges across (and liberally messes around with) many genres. Black... See full synopsis »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Akihiro Miwa, Eitarô Ozawa, Masakazu Tamura, Ayako Hôshô

Votes: 179

45. Hito-kiri Yota: Kyoken San-kyodai (1972)

86 min | Action, Crime

6.7
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The great Bunta stars as a gangster who is sent to jail for the sake of his gang, but when he's released he finds everything completely changed and his gang has swept him aside for being too violent.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Kunie Tanaka, Mayumi Nagisa, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 118

46. Yagyû ichizoku no inbô (1978– )

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Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi, Yumi Takigawa, Ryô Tamura

Votes: 19

47. Hokuriku dairi sensô (1977)

98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A Yakuza group from Osaka with dreams of national dominance moves into the snowy Hokuriku region, sparking a bloody turf war with local gangs.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Hiroki Matsukata, Yumiko Nogawa, Shin'ichi Chiba, Mikio Narita

Votes: 113

48. Japan Organized Crime Boss (1969)

97 min | Action, Crime

7.0
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Coming out of jail and hoping for a quiet life, Yokohama yakuza has to take the lead of his gang after the death of his boss. His small group is is taken in a crossfire between a big yakuza... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Bunta Sugawara, Noboru Andô

Votes: 161

49. Shanghai Rhapsody (1984)

121 min | Drama, Musical

6.4
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Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Keiko Matsuzaka, Morio Kazama, Etsuko Shihomi, Ryûdô Uzaki

Votes: 21

50. Battles Without Honor and Humanity: The Complete Saga (1980)

Not Rated | 224 min | Crime

6.1
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A compilation edition of the first four films in Kinji Fukasaku's violent yakuza saga, previously screened only as part of a limited Japanese theatrical release in 1980 and on the Toei cable channel.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Meiko Kaji, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Akira Kobayashi

Votes: 59



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