With Office Kitano (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Ash Is Purest White (2018)

Not Rated | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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85 Metascore

A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi'nan Diao, Jiali Ding

Votes: 4,039 | Gross: $0.42M

2. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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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 Yasuda

Votes: 45,246 | Gross: $0.85M

3. Fireworks (1997)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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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 Osugi, Susumu Terajima

Votes: 25,229 | Gross: $0.23M

4. A Touch of Sin (2013)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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76 Metascore

Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao, Lanshan Luo

Votes: 9,274 | Gross: $0.09M

5. Kikujiro (1999)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Comedy

7.8
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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: 17,166 | Gross: $0.20M

6. 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: 20,728 | Gross: $0.45M

7. Outrage Coda (2017)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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58 Metascore

Five years after surviving the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, former yakuza boss Otomo now works in South Korea for Mr. Chang, a renowned fixer whose influence extends into Japan. A relatively minor incident causes tensions to rise between Chang Enterprises and the faraway powerful Hanabishi. The growing conflict gets out of hand and ignites a ferocious power struggle... See full summary »

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tatsuo Nadaka, Ken Mitsuishi

Votes: 1,608

8. The Outrage (2010)

R | 109 min | Action, 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, Ryo Kase, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 11,186

9. Dolls (2002)

114 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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71 Metascore

Three stories of never-ending love.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Miho Kanno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tatsuya Mihashi, Kyoko Fukada

Votes: 14,970 | Gross: $0.00M

10. Mountains May Depart (2015)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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79 Metascore

The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jing Dong Liang, Zijian Dong

Votes: 4,443 | Gross: $0.08M

11. A Scene at the Sea (1991)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The lives of a young, hearing-impaired and gloomy couple are fulfilled after the boy holds interest in surfboarding.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Claude Maki, Hiroko Ôshima, Sabu Kawahara, Toshizo Fujiwara

Votes: 4,559

12. Kids Return (1996)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

7.5
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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 with them.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Ken Kaneko, Masanobu Andô, Leo Morimoto, Hatsuo Yamaya

Votes: 5,037

13. Beyond Outrage (2012)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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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, Ryo Kase

Votes: 5,105

14. The World (2004)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

7.1
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81 Metascore

An exploration on the impact of urbanization and globalization on a traditional culture.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Taishen Cheng, Jue Jing, Zhongwei Jiang

Votes: 2,768 | Gross: $0.06M

15. Izo (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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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: 4,248

16. Platform (2000)

154 min | Drama, History

7.4
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76 Metascore

A theatre troupe from rural Fenyang struggles under the decline of communism and rise of popular culture in China in the 1980s.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Hongwei Wang, Tao Zhao, Jing Dong Liang, Tian-yi Yang

Votes: 2,170

17. 24 City (2008)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

Change and a city in China. In Chengdu, factory 420 is being pulled down to make way for multi-story buildings with luxury flats. Scenes of factory operations, of the workforce, and of ... See full summary »

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Jianbin Chen, Joan Chen, Liping Lü, Tao Zhao

Votes: 1,484

18. Unknown Pleasures (2002)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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61 Metascore

Two unemployed Chinese teenagers have trouble resisting the temptations of the Western world.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Wei Wei Zhao, Qiong Wu, Tao Zhao, Qing Feng Zhou

Votes: 1,953 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kanako Higuchi, Kumiko Asô, Aya Enjôji

Votes: 2,880

20. Takeshis' (2005)

108 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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Beat Takeshi, a prominent actor, meets a lookalike named Kitano, who is a struggling actor, but after the meeting, Kitano's dreams take a violent, surreal turn.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kotomi Kyôno, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi

Votes: 3,352

21. Getting Any? (1994)

108 min | Comedy

6.2
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Obsessed with the idea of owning his first car so he can have sex in it, a young man takes any job he can find and ends up in an escalating series of crazy situations.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Duncan, Akiji Kobayashi, Tetsuya Yûki, Yuuji Minakata

Votes: 2,446

22. Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen (2015)

125 min | Action, Comedy

6.1
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Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen (2015) is about the story of Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen who love derby race want to do the last battle with Yakuza guys.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Ben Hiura, Kôjun Itô, Masanobu Katsumura

Votes: 1,620

23. Gukoroku - Traces of Sin (2016)

120 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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an investigations on murder didn't reach to any results, until a journalist discover new information that get on the trail of the criminal.

Director: Kei Ishikawa | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hikari Mitsushima, Keisuke Koide, Asami Usuda

Votes: 739

24. Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Takeshi Kitano plays a version of himself in which he's a struggling director cycling through a number of different genres in an effort to complete his latest project.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tôru Emori, Kayoko Kishimoto, Anne Suzuki

Votes: 1,797

25. Chasuke's Journey (2015)

106 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.1
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A fantasy love story that drifts between this world and heaven. Chasuke (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) is in charge of making tea in heaven. He has feelings for a human woman named Yuri (Ito Ohno) ... See full summary »

Director: SABU | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Ito Ohno, Ren Osugi, Yûsuke Iseya

Votes: 237

26. Kids Return: The Reunion (2013)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

6.5
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Set 10 years after "Kids Return." Shinji and Masaru have graduated from high school with different paths in their lives. Shinji attempted to become boxer and Masaru a yakuza. They both tried to rise to the top of their respective fields.

Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Yûta Hiraoka, Takahiro Miura, Bengaru, Shinpei Ichikawa

Votes: 43

27. Cold Bloom (2012)

120 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A young woman Shiori faces an accidental death of her beloved husband at a local industrial town, recovering from the 3.11 Tsunami disaster. Once detesting, Shiori is hesitant to admit her ... See full summary »

Director: Atsushi Funahashi | Stars: Asami Usuda, Takahiro Miura, Yô Takahashi, Mari Hayashida

Votes: 54

28. Delbaran (2001)

96 min | Drama

6.5
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Acclaimed director Abolfazl Jalili offers a compassionate story of the young Afghan refugee who lives illegally in Iran. 14-year-old Kaim drifts to the Delbaran crossing on the Afghan-Iran ... See full summary »

Director: Abolfazl Jalili | Stars: Kaim Alizadeh, Rahmatollah Ebrahimi, Hossein Hashemian, Ahmad Mahdavi

Votes: 250

29. Big River (2005)

104 min | Drama

6.2
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Director: Atsushi Funahashi | Stars: Kavi Raz, Joe Odagiri, Chloe Snyder, Tracy Ahumada

Votes: 173

30. Suicide Bus (1998)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A young girl named Mitsuki receives a ticket for a bus tour from his uncle. The tour appears to be normal (expect that everyone appears to be quite somber) but Mitsuki learns it's true ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Duncan, Nanako Ôkôchi, Toshinori Omi, Ippei Souda

Votes: 341

31. Lovers on Borders (2018)

138 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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Director: Atsushi Funahashi | Stars: Yûta Nakano, Tasuku Emoto, Ana Moreira, António Durães

Votes: 10

32. Dots and Lines (2007– )

278 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Stars: Yumiko Takahashi, Cynthia Cheston, Takeshi Kitano, Kirin Kiki

Votes: 27

33. Shichinin no tomurai (2005)

107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Seven families are aboard a bus towards a field camp for their vacation. At this camp, it becomes clear that this is not a common trip. The parents are of the kind that abused their ... See full synopsis »

Director: Duncan | Stars: Yoshiki Arizono, Duncan, Shuto Hatano, Miki Hayashida

Votes: 88

34. Asakusa Kid (2002)

111 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Makoto Shinozaki | Stars: Suidôbashi Hakase, Sujitarô Tamabukuro, Saburô Ishikura, Kanako Fukaura

Votes: 45

35. Sharing (I) (2014)

94 min | Animation, Mystery, Thriller

4.9
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Two girls experience anxieties of their own in a story set in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster in Japan. One girl is a professor studying the dreams ... See full summary »

Director: Makoto Shinozaki | Stars: Asuka Hinoi, Tomoki Kimura, Kinuo Yamada

Votes: 19

36. Super Jockey (1983–1999)

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Talk-Show

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Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tadao Hikage, Junji Inagawa, Saburô Ishikura

37. Beat Takeshi Presents: Runaway Hit of Pixar's 'Frozen' Moved My Film Back (2014 TV Special)

90 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Beat Kiyoshi, Jaianto Baba, Duncan

38. Scenes by the Sea: Takeshi Kitano (2000 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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First major English-language documentary profile of the cult Japanese actor/director, Takeshi Kitano. Featuring interviews with many of his regular contributors and colleagues, the film ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Heaton | Stars: Tatyana Ali, Tom Conti, Omar Epps, Bernard Hill

Votes: 52

39. Matsuda yusaku wa ikiteiru (2009 TV Movie)

98 min | Documentary

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Director: Taiga Oda | Stars: Tetsuo Hara, Renji Ishibashi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Nobuhiko Kitamura

40. Heisei kyoiku yobiko 2005 (2005– )

30 min | Game-Show

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Stars: Yûsuke Santamaria, Aya Takashima, Yui Aragaki, Suidôbashi Hakase

41. Behind the Scenes of 'Big River' (2006 Video)

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Directors: Shohei Matsumoto, Mohammed Naqvi | Stars: Atsushi Funahashi, Mohammed Naqvi, Joe Odagiri, Kavi Raz

42. Kishin shutsubotsu! Takeshimuken (1999–2000)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Hiroko Anzai, Hyôta Echizen'ya, Katsuhiro Higo, Kiyoshi Hikawa

43. Chicken Heart (2002)

105 min

6.6
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Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Kiyoshirô Imawano, Suzuki Matsuo, Hiroshi Sakuma

Votes: 119

44. Karaoke (III) (1999)

94 min

6.0
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Director: Shirô Sano | Stars: Yasunori Danta, Tatsuo Endô, Fukumi Kuroda, Jun Miho

Votes: 5

46. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )
Episode: Takeshi Kitano, l'imprévisible (1999)

68 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Jean-Pierre Limosin | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Shigehiko Hasumi

Votes: 44


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