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1. Yagyû ichizoku no inbô (1978– )

Action

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

Votes: 19

2. G-Men '75 (1977–1982)

54 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Takayuki Akutagawa, Yôsuke Natsuki, Gô Wakabayashi

Votes: 13

3. 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: 927,692 | Gross: $70.10M

4. Black Sunshine: Conversations with T.F. Mou (2011)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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A documentary on Mou Tun-fei or T.F. Mou, the Chinese filmmaker best known for the harrowing, shockingly horrific World War II drama Men Behind the Sun.

Director: J.L. Carrozza | Stars: J.L. Carrozza, Tun Fei Mou, Deirdre Yee

Votes: 16

5. 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: 775

6. Gyangu tai G-men (1962)

82 min | Crime

7.9
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Two rival gangs of gangsters clash for dominance of a neighborhood.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Yoshiko Sakuma, Tetsurô Tanba, Shin'ichi Chiba

Votes: 15

7. 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: 161,023

8. 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

9. 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: 29,718 | Gross: $29.55M

10. 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: 2,920

11. 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: 747

12. 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

13. 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

14. Violent Panic: The Big Crash (1976)

85 min | Action, Crime

7.5
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Takashi, a bank robber, dreams of his final heist and escaping to Brazil. But in his way, stands a woman that loves him, his dead partner's brother, a corrupt cop, a motorcycle gang and every police officer in the Kanto region.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tsunehiko Watase, Miki Sugimoto, Yayoi Watanabe, Hideo Murota

Votes: 76

15. Cross the Rubicon! (1975)

92 min | Crime

7.5
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After eight years in prison, Takeshi's mission is a big heist from his own clan's gambling parlor.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Tatsuo Umemiya, Kiwako Taichi, Yayoi Watanabe

Votes: 39

16. 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: 204

17. 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: 733

18. Theater of Life (1983)

138 min | Drama

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Directors: Kinji Fukasaku, Sadao Nakajima, Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Keiko Matsuzaka, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Kie Nakai, Hiroki Matsukata

Votes: 9

19. Odoshi (1966)

84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Kô Nishimura, Masumi Harukawa, Sanae Nakahara

Votes: 9

20. 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: 1,254

21. Jakoman to Tetsu (1964)

100 min | Drama

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In a village subsisting on its herring fishery, a one-eyed criminal named Jakoman terrorizes the inhabitants. One of them, the son of the head of one of the fish companies by the name of Tetsu, decides to overthrow Jakoman and his cohorts.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Ken Takakura, Tetsurô Tanba, Isao Yamagata, Yôko Minamida

Votes: 45

22. Yagyu Clan Conspiracy (1978)

130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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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: 1,374

23. Cops vs Thugs (1975)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime

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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: 549

24. 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: 812

25. A Chaos of Flowers (1988)

139 min | Drama

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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

26. Hissatsu shikakenin (1972–1973)

46 min | Action

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"Shikakenin", they have a double life and live inconspicuously in Edo. Baian Fujieda is an acupuncturist. Sanai Nishimura is a masterless samurai. They believe that Otowaya-Han'emon who is ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Ogata, Gorô Mutsumi, Sô Yamamura, Yoichi Hayashi

Votes: 5

27. 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: 303

28. 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

29. The Abe Clan (1995 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama

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Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Yumi Asô, Mariko Fuji, Renji Ishibashi, Keizô Kanie

Votes: 39

30. Hakuchu no buraikan (1961)

82 min | Crime, Drama

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After a successful robbery the culprits, from very different backgrounds, at once turn on each other.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Naoko Kubo, Issac Saxson, Robert Dunham

Votes: 32

31. 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

32. Black Lizard (1968)

86 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

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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: 445

33. 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

34. House on Fire (1986)

133 min | Drama

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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: 95

35. Sure Death Revenge (1987)

131 min | Drama

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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

36. Ôkami to buta to ningen (1964)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A lonely gangster tries recruiting men to plunder a respected and powerful gang.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Ken Takakura, Rentarô Mikuni, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Shinjirô Ebara

Votes: 107

37. 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

38. Gyangu domei (1963)

80 min | Action

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Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Ryôhei Uchida, Kei Satô, Kenji Sûsakidâ, Yoshiko Mita

Votes: 7

39. Kaisan shiki (1967)

93 min | Crime

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Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tetsurô Tanba, Junko Miyazono, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 6

40. What's a Director? (2006)

88 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Kinji Fukasaku, Yoshiho Fukuoka, Yoshio Harada, Hiroki Hayashi

Votes: 6

41. 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

42. 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

43. Blackmail Is My Life (1968)

90 min | Action, Crime

6.9
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A pungent, extremely entertaining tale of hedonistic, amoral blackmailer Matsukata.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Hiroki Matsukata, Tomomi Satô, Hideo Murota, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 317

44. The Gate of Youth (1981)

145 min

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The story of Shinsuke, a young man who lives through a stormy life as a poverty-stricken coal miner.

Directors: Kinji Fukasaku, Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Keiko Matsuzaka, Kôichi Satô, Kaoru Sugita

Votes: 26

45. Chi-zome no daimon (1970)

87 min | Action, Crime

6.9
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Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Tatsuo Umemiya, Kôji Tsuruta, Junko Miyazono

Votes: 58

46. 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

47. Electric Yakuza, Go to Hell! (2004 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Yves Montmayeur | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Kinji Fukasaku, Takeshi Kitano, Takashi Miike

Votes: 32

48. 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

49. 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

50. Dôtonborigawa (1982)

123 min | Drama, Romance

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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: 82



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