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

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Sonatine Beat Kitano, Susumu Terajima, Ren Osugi Sonatine is a 1993 Japanese film directed by Takeshi Kitano. It won numerous awards and became one of Kitano's most successful and praised films, garnering him a sizable international fan base.

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Fireworks Beat Kitano, Susumu Terajima, Ren Osugi Hana-bi, released in the US as Fireworks, is a 1997 Japanese film written, directed and edited by, and starring Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. The film's score was composed by renowned ...more

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Battle Royale Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki Battle Royale is a 2000 Japanese action thriller film adapted from the 1999 novel of the same name by Koushun Takami. It is the final film directed by Kinji Fukasaku, the screenplay written by ...more

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Brother Tatyana Ali, Beat Kitano, Omar Epps Brother is a 2000 film starring, written, directed, and edited by Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. It is also his fifth collaboration with Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi. This was also ...more

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Outrage Beat Kitano, Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi Outrage is a 2010 crime drama film written and directed by Takeshi Kitano. "In a ruthless battle for power, several yakuza clans vie for the favor of their head family in the Japanese ...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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Kikujirō no Natsu Beat Kitano, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Akaji Maro Kikujiro is a 1999 Japanese film starring, written, and directed by Takeshi Kitano. Its score was composed by Joe Hisaishi. The film was entered into the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. Kikujiro ...more

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Violent Cop Beat Kitano Violent Cop also known as Warning: This Man is Wild and So No Otoko Kyobo Ni Tsuki, is a 1989 Japanese film directed by and starring Takeshi Kitano. It was Kitano's directorial debut, and marked ...more

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Tokyo Eyes Beat Kitano, Hinano Yoshikawa, Ren Osugi Tokyo Eyes is a 1998 French-Japanese thriller-romance film, starring Shinji Takeda and Hinano Yoshikawa, directed by French film/documentary maker Jean-Pierre Limosin. It was selected for the ...more

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Takeshis' Beat Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima Takeshis' is a 2005 Japanese film directed, written, edited by, and starring Takeshi Kitano. It is the first film in Kitano's surrealist autobiographical trilogy, being followed by Glory to the ...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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Achilles and the Tortoise Beat Kitano, Masatō Ibu, Ren Osugi Achilles and the Tortoise is a 2008 Japanese film written, directed and edited by Takeshi Kitano. The film is the third and final part of Kitano's surrealist autobiographical trilogy, starting ...more

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Boiling Point Beat Kitano, Hisashi Igawa, Yuriko Ishida Boiling Point is a 1990 Japanese film written by, directed by, and co-starring Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. It was his second film as director and first film as a screenwriter. While ...more

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Kanashii kibun de joke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Takeshi Kitano Movies
Kanashii kibun de joke Beat Kitano, Saburo Ishikura, Kie Nakai Kanashii kibun de joke is a 1985 Japanese film directed by Masaharu Segawa.

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Kyôso tanjô Beat Kitano, Susumu Terajima, Masato Hagiwara Kyôso tanjô is a 1993 comedy film written by Yuji Kato and Hideko Nakata and directed by Toshihiro Tenma.

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Getting Any? Beat Kitano, Hideo Higashikokubaru, Dankan Getting Any? is a 1995 Japanese film, written, directed, edited, and starring, Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. Yatteru is the colloquial form for yatteiru, yatteru coming from the Japanese ...more

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Gonin Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Naoto Takenaka Gonin is a 1995 film directed by Takashi Ishii and starring Takeshi Kitano, Kōichi Satō, and Masahiro Motoki. This was the first film Kitano starred in after his 1994 motorcycle accident. The ...more

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Izo Beat Kitano, Bob Sapp, Kaori Momoi IZO is a 2004 Japanese film, directed by Takashi Miike. The main character of the film is Izo Okada, the historical samurai and assassin in 19th century Japan who was tortured and executed by ...more

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Arakimentari Björk, Beat Kitano, Richard Kern Arakimentari is a 2004 American film directed by Travis Klose. It is a documentary film about acclaimed and controversial Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. The film looks at Araki's ...more

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Glory to the Filmmaker! Beat Kitano, Anne Suzuki, Yuki Uchida Glory to the Filmmaker! is a 2007 Japanese film written, directed, edited by the film's lead star Takeshi Kitano. It is the second film in Kitano's surrealist autobiographical trilogy, following ...more

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Blood and Bones Beat Kitano, Kyōka Suzuki, Susumu Terajima Blood and Bones is a Japanese film, directed by Yōichi Sai and starring Takeshi Kitano. It is based on the semi-autobiographical novel Chi to Hone by Zainichi Korean author Yan Sogiru. The film ...more

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The Monster X Strikes Back/Attack the G8 Summit Beat Kitano, Susumu Kurobe, Kazuki Kato The Monster X Strikes Back/Attack the G8 Summit is a 2008 independent Japanese Kaiju comedy film, released by Shochiku and produced by the Guilala Production Committee. It is a satirical sequel ...more

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Kikoku is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Takeshi Kitano Movies
Kikoku Beat Kitano, Maki Horikita, Osamu Mukai Kikoku is a 2010 television drama written by Sô Kuramoto and directed by Shin'ichi Kamoshita.

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Johnny Mnemonic Keanu Reeves, Ice-T, Henry Rollins Johnny Mnemonic is a 1995 Canadian-American cyberpunk action thriller film directed by Robert Longo in his directorial debut. The film stars Keanu Reeves and Dolph Lundgren. The film is based on ...more