The best Takeshi Kitano’s movies

Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano

18/01/1947 (76 años)
We present our ranking of the best Takeshi Kitano’s movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Takeshi Kitano.
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Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
6.3/10
In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Battle Royale

Battle Royale
7.6/10
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.

Kikujiro

Kikujiro
7.7/10
Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro is the unlikely companion for Masao who is determined to see the mother he has never met. The two begin a series of adventures which soon turns out to be a whimsical journey of laughter and tears with a wide array of surprises and unique characters along the way.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
7.2/10
Island of Java, 1942, during World War II. British Major Jack Celliers arrives at a Japanese prison camp, run by the strict Captain Yonoi. Colonel John Lawrence, who has a profound knowledge of Japanese culture, and Sergeant Hara, brutal and simpleton, will witness the struggle of wills between two men from very different backgrounds who are tragically destined to clash.

Zatoichi

Zatoichi
7.5/10
Blind traveler Zatoichi is a master swordsman and a masseur with a fondness for gambling on dice games. When he arrives in a village torn apart by warring gangs, he sets out to protect the townspeople.

Johnny Mnemonic

Johnny Mnemonic
5.6/10
In a dystopian 2021, Johnny is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's safety limits—and will kill him if the data is not removed in time—but also contains information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. On a race against time, he must avoid the assassins sent to kill him and remove the data before it, too, ends his life.

Battle Royale II: Requiem

Battle Royale II: Requiem
4.6/10
It's three years after the events of the original Battle Royale, and Shuya Nanahara is now an internationally-known terrorist determined to bring down the government. His terrorist group, Wild Seven, stages an attack that levels several buildings in Tokyo on Christmas Day, killing 8000 people. In order for the government to study the benefits of "teamwork", the new students work in pairs, with their collars electronically linked so that if one of them is killed, the other dies as well. They must kill Nanahara in three days - or die.

Outrage

Outrage
6.8/10
When a tough yakuza gangster is betrayed by his bosses, it means all out war. Bodies pile up as he takes out everyone in his way to the top in a brutal quest for revenge.

Brother

Brother
7.1/10
A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang.

Sonatine

Sonatine
7.5/10
A Japanese mobster attempts to even the score when he realizes he and his lackeys have been pawns in a lethal game.

Fireworks

Fireworks
7.7/10
  • Genre: CrimeDrama
  • Release: 05/11/1997
  • Character: Yoshitaka Nishi
Detective Nishi is relieved from a stakeout to visit his sick wife in hospital. He is informed that she is terminally ill, and is advised to take her home. During his visit, a suspect shoots one detective dead and leaves Nishi's partner, Horibe, paralyzed. Nishi leaves the police force to spend time with his wife at home, and must find a way to pay off his debts to the yakuza.

Beyond Outrage

Beyond Outrage
6.7/10
  • Genre: Action
  • Release: 03/09/2012
  • Character: Ohtomo
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. What started as an internal strife in Outrage has now become a nationwide war in Outrage Beyond.

Boiling Point

Boiling Point
6.7/10
Masaki, a baseball player and gas-station attendant, gets into trouble with the local Yakuza and goes to Okinawa to get a gun to defend himself. There he meets Uehara, a tough gangster, who is in serious debt to the yakuza and planning revenge.

Violent Cop

Violent Cop
7.1/10
A detective breaks all rules of ethical conduct while investigating a colleague’s involvement in drug pushing and Yakuza activities.

Izo

Izo
6/10
Izo is an assassin in the service of a Tosa lord and Imperial supporter. After killing dozens of the Shogun's men, Izo is captured and crucified. Instead of being extinguished, his rage propels him through the space-time continuum to present-day Tokyo. Here Izo transforms himself into a new, improved killing machine.

Getting Any?

Getting Any?
6.1/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 11/02/1995
  • Character: Tiedemies
A slapstick comedy, about a goofy middle-aged man who is obsessed with the idea of having car sex. While pursuing his 'dream', he makes all the wrong moves possible, and ends up enrolling in a number of crazy escapades.

Outrage Coda

Outrage Coda
6.4/10
Ôtomo gets involved with new Yakuza battles after he comes back the Yakuza society.

Taboo

Taboo
6.8/10
Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai named Sozaburo Kano. The school's stern master can choose to intervene, or to let Kano decide his own path.

Takeshis'

Takeshis'
6.3/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 02/09/2005
  • Character: Beat Takeshi / Mr. Kitano (as Beat Takeshi)
Beat Takeshi lives the busy and sometimes surreal life of a showbiz celebrity. One day he meets his blond lookalike named Kitano, a shy convenience store cashier, who, still an unknown actor, is waiting for his big break. After their paths cross, Kitano seems to begin hallucinating about becoming Beat.

To Each His Own Cinema

To Each His Own Cinema
6.8/10
A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.

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