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The Best Tadanobu Asano Movies  

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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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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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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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Shinya Tsukamoto, Tadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima
This film 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 gangs ...more
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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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Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tadanobu Asano Movies
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Battleship is a 2012 American military science fiction action film loosely inspired by the classic board game. The film was directed by Peter Berg and released by Universal Pictures. It was also ...more
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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
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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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 their lord, in ...more
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Tadanobu Asano, Mirai Shida, Daisuke Gōri
Kabei - Our Mother is a 2008 film directed by Yoji Yamada.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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.