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List of the best Tadanobu Asano movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Tadanobu Asano'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 Tadanobu Asano movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Tadanobu Asano movies will be at the top of the list. Tadanobu Asano has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Tadanobu Asano movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Tadanobu Asano films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Items on this list include Maborosi and Mongol.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Tadanobu Asano movies?" and "What are the greatest Tadanobu Asano roles of all time?"

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Mongol Tadanobu Asano, Sun Honglei, Ba Sen - Mongol, also known as Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan in the United States and Mongol: The Rise to Power of Genghis Khan in the United Kingdom, is a 2007 Russian semi-historical film about the ...more

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Zatōichi Beat Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Akira Emoto - Zatoichi is a 2003 Japanese samurai drama and action film, directed, written, co-edited, and starring Takeshi Kitano in the eleventh film he has directed. Kitano plays the role of the blind ...more

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Gohatto Beat Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Masatō Ibu - Gohatto or Taboo is a 1999 Japanese film directed by Nagisa Oshima. It is about homosexuality in the Shinsengumi during the bakumatsu period, the end of the samurai era in the mid-19th century.

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Ichi the Killer Shinya Tsukamoto, Tadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima - Ichi the Killer is a 2001 Japanese film directed by Takashi Miike, written by Sakichi Sato, and based on Hideo Yamamoto's manga series of the same name. It portrays a story of feuding yakuza ...more

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Battleship Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson - Battleship is a 2012 American military science fiction action-war film loosely inspired by the classic board game. The film was directed by Peter Berg and released by Universal Pictures. It was ...more

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Last Life in the Universe Takashi Miike, Tadanobu Asano, Laila Boonyasak - Last Life in the Universe is a 2003 Thai film directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. The film is notable for being trilingual; the two main characters flit from Thai to Japanese to English as their ...more

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tadanobu Asano Movies
Thor Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston - Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the Marvel Comics character. The powerful, but arrogant god Thor (Chris Hemsworth), is cast out of Asgard to live ...more

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47 Ronin Keanu Reeves, Rinko Kikuchi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa - 47 Ronin is a 2013 American fantasy action film depicting a fictional account of the forty-seven Ronin, a real-life group of masterless samurai in 18th-century Japan who avenged the death of ...more

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Kabei - Our Mother Tadanobu Asano, Mirai Shida, Daisuke Gōri - Kabei - Our Mother is a 2008 film directed by Yoji Yamada.

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Café Lumière Tadanobu Asano, Kimiko Yo, Yo Hitoto - Café Lumière is a 2003 Japanese film directed by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien for Shochiku as homage to Yasujiro Ozu, with direct reference to the late director's Tokyo ...more

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Distance Tadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima, Ryō - Distance is a 2001 film by Japanese director Koreeda Hirokazu, starring Arata, Tadanobu Asano, Iseya Yusuke, Terajima Susumu, and Natsukawa Yui.

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Maborosi Tadanobu Asano, Makiko Esumi, Akira Emoto - Maborosi, known in Japan as Maboroshi no Hikari is a 1995 Japanese film by director Hirokazu Koreeda starring Makiko Esumi, Tadanobu Asano, and Takashi Naito. It is based on a novel by Teru ...more

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Funky Forest Rinko Kikuchi, Tadanobu Asano, Ryo Kase - Funky Forest: The First Contact, also known as Funky Forest: The First Encounter, is a 2005 Japanese film written and directed by Katsuhito Ishii, Hajimine Ishimine and Shunichiro Miki. It has ...more

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Invisible Waves Tadanobu Asano, Eric Tsang, Kang Hye-jung - Invisible Waves is a 2006 crime film by Thai director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, with screenplay by Prabda Yoon, cinematography by Christopher Doyle, and starring Tadanobu Asano – all people that ...more

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Survive Style 5+ Vinnie Jones, Sonny Chiba, Tadanobu Asano - Survive Style 5+ is a 2004 Japanese film directed by Gen Sekiguchi. It stars Tadanobu Asano, Kyōko Koizumi, Reika Hashimoto, Jai West, Sonny Chiba and Vinnie Jones.

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Vital Tadanobu Asano, Jun Kunimura, Ittoku Kishibe - Vital is a Japanese film made in 2004. It was directed by Shinya Tsukamoto and stars Tadanobu Asano as Hiroshi Takagi, a man whose girlfriend dies and who loses his memory in a car accident. The ...more

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Hana Tadanobu Asano, Rie Miyazawa, Renji Ishibashi - Hana - the Tale of a Reluctant Samurai, known in Japan as Hana yori mo Naho, is a 2006 Japanese jidaigeki by director Hirokazu Koreeda. The film was released in the United States by Funimation ...more

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Woman of Water Tadanobu Asano, UA - Woman of Water is a 2002 drama fantasy film written and directed by Hidenori Sugimori.

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Electric Dragon 80.000 V Tadanobu Asano, Masakatsu Funaki, Masatoshi Nagase - Electric Dragon 80.000 V is a 2001 Japanese film written and directed by Sogo Ishii. The comic-book style story stars Tadanobu Asano and Masatoshi Nagase as electricity wielding super-heroes.

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Bright Future Tadanobu Asano, Ryo Kase, Joe Odagiri - Bright Future is a 2003 Japanese drama film written and directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, starring Tadanobu Asano, Joe Odagiri and Tatsuya Fuji. It was entered into the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.

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wkw/tk/1996@7'55"hk.net Tadanobu Asano, Karen Mok - wkw/tk/1996@7′55″hk.net is a 1996 commercial short film by Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai that he made for Japanese fashion designer Takeo Kikuchi. The title contains the initials of Wong ...more

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Gemini Tadanobu Asano, Naoto Takenaka, Renji Ishibashi - Gemini is a 1999 horror film by Shinya Tsukamoto, loosely based on an Edogawa Ranpo story, which pursues his theme of the brutally physical and animalistic side of human beings rearing its ugly ...more

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The Taste of Tea Rinko Kikuchi, Anna Tsuchiya, Tadanobu Asano - The Taste of Tea is the third film by Japanese writer and director Katsuhito Ishii. The film has been referred to as a "surreal" version of Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander. It was ...more

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Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tadanobu Asano Movies
Thor: The Dark World Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston - Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Alan Taylor, based on the Marvel Comics character. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity ...more

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Kaza-hana Tadanobu Asano, Akira Emoto, Fumiyo Kohinata - Kaza-hana is a 2000 drama film written by Raimi Mori and Sho Narumi and directed by Shinji Sōmai.

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Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl Tadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima, Ittoku Kishibe - Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl is a 1999 Japanese film directed by Katsuhito Ishii and starring Tadanobu Asano. It is based on a manga of the same name by Minetaro Mochizuki which was ...more

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Dead End Run Tadanobu Asano, Mikako Ichikawa, Jun Kunimura - Dead End Run is a 2003 film directed by Japanese cult film director Sogo Ishii, notable for Ishii's trademark flashy visual style. The film has little plot to speak of, but is instead divided ...more

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Rampo Noir Tadanobu Asano, Mikako Ichikawa, Nao Ōmori - Rampo Noir is a 2005 Japanese anthology film consisting of four segments based on works by Edogawa Ranpo.

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Redline Tadanobu Asano, Yū Aoi, Daisuke Gōri - Redline is a 2009 science fiction auto racing anime film produced by Madhouse and released in Japan on October 9, 2010. The directorial debut feature of Takeshi Koike, it features the voices of ...more

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My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? Aoi Miyazaki, Tadanobu Asano, Yasutaka Tsutsui - My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?, originally titled as Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?, is a 2005 Japanese drama film directed by Shinji Aoyama, starring Tadanobu Asano. It was screened in ...more

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119 Shinya Tsukamoto, Tadanobu Asano, Kyōka Suzuki - 119 is a 1994 drama film written and directed by Naoto Takenaka.

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Sad Vacation Aoi Miyazaki, Tadanobu Asano, Yuka Itaya - Sad Vacation is a 2007 Japanese drama film written and directed by Shinji Aoyama, adapted from his own novel. It was named after the Johnny Thunders song.

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Nemuranai Machi: Shinjuku Same Tadanobu Asano, Hiroyuki Sanada, Eiji Okuda - Nemuranai Machi: Shinjuku Same, which is known in English as The City That Never Sleeps: Shinjuku Shark is a 1993 Japanese film, which was directed by Yōjirō Takita. The movie stars Hiroyuki ...more

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Wandering Home Tadanobu Asano, Hiromi Nagasaku, Yoshiko Kayama - "Pledging to "visit my family sober next week," war photographer Yasu guzzles vodka and passes out. Hurrying to his side, manga artist Yuki reassures him, "It's OK, you're ...more

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Tokyo Zombie Tadanobu Asano, Show Aikawa, Mitsuki Tanimura - Tokyo Zombie is a manga written in 1999 by Yusaku Hanakuma. It was subsequently made into a 2005 Japanese film written and directed by Sakichi Sato. The films stars Tadanobu Asano, Show Aikawa, ...more

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Mt. Tsurugidake Aoi Miyazaki, Tadanobu Asano, Kōji Yakusho - Mt. Tsurugidake is a 2009 Japanese film directed by Daisaku Kimura.

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Picnic Tadanobu Asano, Chara - Picnic is a 1996 Japanese film directed by Shunji Iwai. The film was shot in 1994, but not released until 1996. Coco, Tsumuji and Satoru, three mental asylum patients want to see the world, ...more

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The Face of Jizo Tadanobu Asano, Rie Miyazawa, Yoshio Harada - The Face of Jizo is a 2004 Japanese war drama film directed by Kazuo Kuroki and starring Rie Miyazawa, Yoshio Harada and Tadanobu Asano. It is based on the play of the same name by Hisashi ...more

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Moonlight Mask Tadanobu Asano, Satomi Ishihara, Jun Kunimura - Gekkō no Kamen is an 2012 Japanese film written and directed by Itsuji Itao.

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Screwed Tadanobu Asano, Miki Fujitani, Nijiko Kiyokawa -

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Away with Words Tadanobu Asano - Away with Words is a 1999 auteur trilingual film by Christopher Doyle co-scripted by Doyle and Tony Rayns and starring Tadanobu Asano and Mavis Xu. The film, shot in a jazzy, free-wheeling style ...more

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Villon's Wife Tadanobu Asano, Takako Matsu, Ryoko Hirosue - Villon's Wife is a 2009 Japanese film directed by Kichitaro Negishi.

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Gojoe: Spirit War Chronicle Tadanobu Asano, Jun Kunimura, Masatoshi Nagase - Gojoe is a 2000 Japanese jidaigeki action film directed by Sogo Ishii. In several English-speaking countries, it was released as Gojoe. The film is a martial arts film set in twelfth century ...more

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Regular Boy Asia Argento, Josh Peck, Tadanobu Asano - Regular Boy s a 2011 drama film directed by Michele Civetta.

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Korede iinoda! Eiga Akatsuka Fujio Maki Horikita, Tadanobu Asano, Kōichi Satō - Korede iinoda! Eiga Akatsuka Fujio is a 2011 comedy film written by Toshiki Takei, Ryôichi Kimizuka, and Hideaki Satô and directed by Hideaki Satô.