With Excellent Film (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Ichi the Killer (2001)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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 Ohmori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun

Votes: 49,517 | Gross: $0.02M

2. Dead or Alive (1999)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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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: 7,131 | Gross: $0.00M

3. Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)

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

5.7
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Transfer student Monami has a secret and a past that has caught up with Mizushima. Deceiving Mizushima into eating a token gift of chocolate, laced with her blood, he is then catapulted ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,382

4. Back Street Girls: Gokudols (2019)

87 min | Action

5.8
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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: 68

5. Rainy Dog (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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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: 2,079

6. 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: 4,258

7. 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: 3,404

8. Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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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 Osugi

Votes: 1,896

9. The Bird People in China (1998)

118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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: 4,275

10. Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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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: 2,224

11. Dead or Alive 2: Birds (2000)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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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: 3,312

12. 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: 1,841

13. Sword of Desperation (2010)

114 min | Action, History

7.2
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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: 595

14. Graveyard of Honor (2002)

131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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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: Ryo Amamiya, Narimi Arimori, Yoshiyuki Daichi, Hirotarô Honda

Votes: 1,746

15. 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: 1,669

16. 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: 654

17. Love for Sale (2017)

88 min | Drama

5.0
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Director: Eiji Uchida | Stars: Atsushi Harada, Maasa Igarashi, Nanami Kawakami, Kiss Konishi

Votes: 6

18. Proof of Love (2019)

85 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

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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

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

54 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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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 Osugi, Naoki Hosaka, Tomoko Nakajima, Sadaharu Shiota

Votes: 637

20. Family (II) (2001)

111 min | Action, Crime

5.7
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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: 234

21. 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: 426

22. Tokyo Slaves (2014)

100 min | Mystery

4.4
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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: 120

23. 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: 321

24. Zenin, Kataomoi (2016)

123 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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: 9

25. 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: 145

26. Kanzen-naru shiiku: Akai satsui (2004)

99 min | Drama

5.7
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A Kabukicho 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: 79

27. Pride (2009)

126 min | Drama, Music

6.6
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Follows two budding opera singers who go from rivals to "best partners."

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

Votes: 54

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

117 min | Thriller

5.3
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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: 43

29. Negotiator (2003 TV Movie)

107 min | Crime

7.1
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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: 334

30. 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: 30

31. Dôsôkai (2008)

105 min | Drama

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Minami Katsuyuki, a successful movie producer, lives a happy life with his wife Yuki who is also his first love. But then he falls in love with a young and promising actress, cheats on his wife and finally divorces her.

Director: Takayuki Takuma | Stars: Takayuki Takuma, Hiromi Nagasaku, Sawa Suzuki, Satoshi Nikaido

32. Shin daisan no gokudô II (1996 Video)

85 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Keishiro Kojima, Kiyoshi Nakajo, Asami Sawaki, Kôji Shimizu

Votes: 64

33. The Tiger Mask (2013)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

2.3
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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: 499

34. Tokyo Yamimushi Pandora (2015)

Mystery

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

35. 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 Nakajo, Masahiko Sakata

Votes: 81

36. Shinjuku autoroo (1994 Video)

94 min

6.5
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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 Nakajo

Votes: 95

37. 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

38. The First Breath of Tengan Rei (2009)

72 min | Drama

4.5
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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: 14

39. Rike-koi - rikei ga koi ni ochita no de shômei shite mita. (2018)

23 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

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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

40. Samayoeru nouzui (1993)

102 min

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

41. 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: 7

42. The Final Departure (2018)

Family

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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 »

Stars: Ayane, Yuria Haga, Masaya Katô, Nayu Kazetani

43. My Nickname Is Butacchi (2016)

Comedy

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

44. Chai koi (2013)

97 min | Drama

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

45. 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

46. Burusera shoppu obu horâzu (1996 Video)

67 min | Horror

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3 high school girls decide to sell their underwear to a burusera-shop in Tokyo for pocket money but fail to realize that the latest fetish craze is blood-stained, not only dirty, underwear.

Director: Takeshi Miyasaka | Stars: Kazue Adachi, Junko Asamiya, Takashi Matsuyama, Akihiro Shimizu

47. Tokyo Yamimushi Part I (2013)

92 min | Mystery

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Director: Sakichi Sato | Stars: Ren Kiriyama, Kosuke Toyohara, Kyôsuke Yabe, Rina Akiyama

48. 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

49. Various Faces in the Dark (2006)

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Director: Hitoshi Ishikawa | Stars: Ei Hamura, Hideto Ishii, Sayaka Kametani, Misaki Mori

Votes: 5

50. The Poledancing Boys (2011)

84 min | Comedy

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


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