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List of the best Mako movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Mako's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Mako movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Mako movies will be at the top of the list. Mako has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Mako movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Mako films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Mako role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Mako performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List films include Armed Response, Pacific Heights and many more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Mako movies?" and "What are the greatest Mako roles of all time?"
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wilt Chamberlain, André the Giant - Conan the Destroyer is a 1984 American sword and sorcery/adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mako Iwamatsu reprising their roles as Conan and Akiro ...more

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Eva LaRue, Jill Hennessy, Rip Torn - RoboCop 3 is a 1993 American cyberpunk action film directed by Fred Dekker and written by Frank Miller and Dekker. Set in the near future in a dystopian metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, RoboCop 3 ...more

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Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li - Memoirs of a Geisha is a 2005 American epic film adaptation of the novel of the same name, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and Spyglass Entertainment and by Douglas Wick's ...more

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Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, John Lithgow - Rugrats in Paris: The Movie is a 2000 American animated comedy-drama film and the sequel to The Rugrats Movie that follows the continuing adventures of the Rugrats. In the film, Chuckie Finster ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow - Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 sword and sorcery/adventure film directed and co-written by John Milius. It is based on stories by Robert E. Howard, a pulp fiction writer of the 1930s, about the ...more

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Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen, Richard Attenborough - The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 American period war film directed by Robert Wise. It tells the story of an independent, rebellious U.S. Navy Machinist's Mate, First Class aboard the fictional gunboat ...more

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patrick Stewart, Chris Evans - TMNT is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy action film and a part of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Written and directed by Kevin Munroe, the film features the voice talents ...more

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Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B. D. Wong - Seven Years in Tibet is a 1997 British-American biographical war drama film based on the 1952 book of the same name written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer on his experiences in Tibet ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, Joan Allen - Tucker: The Man and His Dream is a 1988 biographical drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Jeff Bridges. The film recounts the story of Preston Tucker and his attempt to ...more

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Chuck Norris, Danica McKellar, Joe Piscopo - Sidekicks is a 1992 action film starring Jonathan Brandis and Chuck Norris.

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Kevin Costner, Rebecca De Mornay, Jane Alexander - Testament is a drama film based on The Last Testament by Carol Amen, directed by Lynne Littman and written by John Sacret Young. The film tells the story of how one small suburban town near the ...more

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Bob Hope, Gina Lollobrigida, Phyllis Diller - The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell is a 1968 film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, and Jeffrey Hunter. The movie was filmed in Puerto Rico in 1967; it was ...more

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Robert Duvall, James Caan, Gig Young - The Killer Elite is a 1975 American action thriller film starring James Caan and Robert Duvall and directed by Sam Peckinpah. The screenplay was written by Marc Norman and Stirling Silliphant ...more

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Sean Connery, Steve Buscemi, Tia Carrere - Rising Sun is a 1993 American action film written and directed by Philip Kaufman, starring Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. Michael Crichton and Michael ...more

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Suzanne Pleshette, Dean Jones, Paul Frees - The Ugly Dachshund is a 1966 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette in a story about a Great Dane who believes he's a dachshund. Based on a 1938 novel by ...more

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Jaime King, Seann William Scott, Chow Yun-Fat - Bulletproof Monk is a 2003 American action film directed by Paul Hunter in his directorial debut, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Seann William Scott, and Jaime King. The film is loosely based on the ...more

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Jackie Chan, José Ferrer, Rosalind Chao - The Big Brawl, also known as Battle Creek Brawl, is a 1980 martial arts film which marked Jackie Chan's first attempt to break into the American movie market. It was directed by Robert Clouse ...more

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Jim Belushi, Charles Grodin, Gates McFadden - Taking Care of Business is a 1990 comedy film starring James Belushi and Charles Grodin. It was directed by Arthur Hiller. The film was released in the UK under the title Filofax.

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Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith, Tippi Hedren - Pacific Heights is a 1990 psychological thriller film directed by John Schlesinger, written by Daniel Pyne, and starring Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, and Michael Keaton. Griffith's ...more

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Bette Midler, Charlton Heston, Geraldine Chaplin - The Hawaiians, released in the UK as Master of the Islands, is a 1970 American historical film based on the novel Hawaii by James A. Michener. It was directed by Tom Gries with a screenplay by ...more

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Mario Van Peebles, Christopher Lambert, Mako Iwamatsu - Highlander III: The Sorcerer, also known as Highlander III, Highlander III: The Magician, Highlander III: The Final Dimension, Highlander: The Final Dimension and Highlander 3: The Final ...more

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Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree - An Eye for an Eye is a 1981 American action film directed by Steve Carver, and starring Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree, Matt Clark, Mako Iwamatsu, and Maggie Cooper.

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Mariska Hargitay, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Professor Tanaka - The Perfect Weapon is a 1991 action-martial arts film starring acting newcomer Jeff Speakman. Set in Los Angeles, the film relates the story of a young man, Jeff, who is trained in the martial ...more

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The Challenge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mako Movies
The Challenge Sam Elliott, Darren McGavin, James Whitmore - The Challenge is a 1970 made-for-television movie starring Darren McGavin and Mako. Director George McGowan chose to hide his involvement by using the pseudonym Alan Smithee. This was the last ...more

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Mark Dacascos, Rae Dawn Chong, Mako Iwamatsu - Crying Freeman is a 1995 action film, directed by Christophe Gans, based on the "Portrait of a Killer" arc of the best-selling manga of the same name by Kazuo Koike and Ryoichi ...more

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Lucy Liu, Carla Gugino, Michael Chiklis - Rise: Blood Hunter is a 2007 neo-noir action-horror film written and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez. The film stars Lucy Liu and Michael Chiklis; a supernatural thriller about a reporter who ...more

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Mako Iwamatsu, Renji Ishibashi, Michiko Kichise - The Bird People in China is a 1998 Japanese movie directed by Takashi Miike. The film is considerably more mellow in tone compared to some of the director's more famous works.

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Lucy Liu, Sugar Ray Leonard, Luke Perry - Riot is a 1997 American television movie starring Luke Perry, Mario Van Peebles, and Lucy Liu. It was written and directed by four writers and directors of four different racial groups prominent ...more

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Armed Response David Carradine, Lee Van Cleef, Dick Miller - Armed Response is an action/crime movie, starring David Carradine and Lee Van Cleef and directed by Fred Olen Ray.

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Sworn to Justice is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mako Movies
Sworn to Justice Brad Dourif, Cynthia Rothrock, Mako Iwamatsu - Sworn to Justice is a 1996 action-drama film directed by Paul Maslak.

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Hard Lesbian: Genuine Tongue T... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mako Movies
Hard Lesbian: Genuine Tongue Technique Mako Iwamatsu, Satomi Shinozaki, Chisato Ariga - Hard Lesbian: Genuine Tongue Technique is a 1992 Japanese pink film directed by Yutaka Ikejima and scripted by his wife, prolific screenwriter Kyōko Godai. It won the Best Film, 6th place award ...more

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Lorenzo Lamas, Mako Iwamatsu, James Lew - Midnight Man is a 1994 action/martial arts film written by J.B. Lawrence, produced by Alan Amiel and directed by John Weidner. The film stars Lorenzo Lamas, James Lew, and Mako.

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Nobu McCarthy, Mako Iwamatsu, Patti Yasutake - The Wash is a 1988 drama romance film written by Philip Kan Gotanda and directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno.

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Mako Iwamatsu, Donald Sinden, Agneta Eckemyr - The Island at the Top of the World is a 1974 Disney film starring Donald Sinden and David Hartman.

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James Earl Jones, Toshiro Mifune, Sonny Chiba - The Bushido Blade is a 1981 film, directed by Tom Kotani. Sonny Chiba, Toshiro Mifune, Mako, Laura Gemser and James Earl Jones appear in this movie. This was Richard Boone's last film

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Kelvin Han Yee - The Slanted Screen is a 2006 documentary film written, produced, and directed by Jeff Adachi about the stereotypical depictions and absence of Asian males in American cinema and other media from ...more

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nm2147526, Zelda Rubinstein, Mako Iwamatsu - Cages is a 2005 film, directed by American film director Graham Streeter which tells the story of a single mother named Ali Tan who attempts to escape repeated bad releationships which puts her ...more

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Mako Iwamatsu, Tetsurō Tamba, Yoshi Katō - Silence is a 1971 Japanese drama film directed by Masahiro Shinoda based on the novel of the same name by Shusaku Endo on the entry of Jesuit missionaries to seventeenth century Japan. Mainly ...more

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Silent Assassins Linda Blair, Rebecca Ferratti, Mako Iwamatsu - Silent Assassins is a 1988 action film written by Lin Ada and Will Gates and directed by Doo-yong Lee.

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Behind Enemy Lines David Carradine, Mako Iwamatsu, Steve James - Behind Enemy Lines is a 1986 American action film directed by Gideon Amir and starring David Carradine. It is set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue where Colonel Cooper, an ...more

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Balance of Power is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mako Movies
Balance of Power Mako Iwamatsu, Billy Blanks, James Lew -

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Shelley Winters, Patricia Neal, Mako Iwamatsu -

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Eva Marie Saint, Hal Holbrook, Mako Iwamatsu - When Hell was in Session is a 1979 television program and is a memoir by Jeremiah Denton, recounting his experiences as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.