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Hana-Bi ( Fireworks ) (1998)

7.8/10
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi, Takeshi Kitano

This original, offbeat, explosive drama showcases Takeshi Kitano as Nishi, a detective distraught by a number of troubles in his life. Pushed to the e... Read more

Violent Cop (1989)

7.2/10
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Haku Ryu

Sex, violence, and the dark world of the yakuza provide the basis of this Japanese thriller. 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano plays a rogue cop who employs his o... Read more

Boiling Point (1990)

6.8/10
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Masahiko Ono, Yuriko Ishida

When the coach of a junior baseball team is severely injured by gangsters, two members of the team set off to purchase a gun to get revenge. While on... Read more

Kikujiro (1999)

7.8/10
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Yusuke Sekiguchi, Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto

Japanese director 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano is perhaps best known to international audiences for his violent and stylish crime flicks 'Violent Cop' and '... Read more

Outrage (2010)

6.8/10
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Renji Ishibashi, Ryo Kase

AKA "Outrage: Way of the Yakuza". After an absence of over a decade, OUTRAGE signals Takeshi Kitano's triumphant return to the gangster genre. In a r... Read more

Sonatine (1993)

7.6/10
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Tetsu Watanabe, Aya Kokumai

'Beat' Takeshi Kitano stars in this very original tale of the last days of a Tokyo gangster. Hard action combines brilliantly with haunting stillness. Read more

Zatoichi (2003)

7.6/10
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Michiyo Ogusu, Yui Natsukawa

Aka "The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi". The sightless Zatoichi - hero of over two dozen films from 1962 to 1989 - is revived by scripter/director/star Ta... Read more

Brother (2001)

6.8/10
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Omar Epps, Tatyana Ali, Claude Maki

Written and directed by 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano, this violent crime drama also features the filmmaker as a Japanese gangster who must flee Tokyo after h... Read more

Blood and Bones (2004)

7.1/10
Director: Yoichi Sai
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Hirofumi Arai, Tomoko Tabata, Jo Odagiri, Kyoka Suzuki

Japanese icon Takeshi Kitano plays Shunpei Kim, a Korean immigrant who comes to Osaka as a teenager in1920. Working at a fish factory, Kim claws his w... Read more

Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003)

4.7/10
Director: Kinji Fukasaku, Kenta Fukasaku
Starring: Sonny Chiba, Masahiko Tsugawa, Yoshiko Mita, Takeshi Kitano, Aki Maeda

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... Read more