films seen
78
average score
3.49*
nationality
Japan - 58 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Japan's ultimate bad boy. Takashi Miike doesn't restrict himself to genres, budgets, or audiences and loves to think outside of box. An essential figure in the rise of Asian cinema that characterized the early 00s, but still going strong to this very day.

Beyond exceptional

Big Bang Love, Juvenile A poster

Big Bang Love, Juvenile A

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
46-Okunen no Koi
Specifics
Japan [2006] - 85 mins
Genre
Thriller, Mystery
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5.0*/5.0*

If you want to see a more experimental and serious side of Miike, this film is definitely recommended.

Visitor Q poster

Visitor Q

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Bizita Q
Specifics
Japan [2001] - 84 mins
Genre
Comedy
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5.0*/5.0*

Visitor Q is a crazy film. It contains some truly disturbing and shocking scenes, but the light tone and underlying concept betray a smarter film. It's not just shock cinema made to repulse.

Rare treats

Yakuza Apocalypse poster

Yakuza Apocalypse

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Gokudo Daisenso
Specifics
Japan [2015] - 125 mins
Genre
Crime, Comedy
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4.5*/5.0*

Yakuza Apocalypse is the kind of Miike I adore. The film looks good, sounds good, is stacked with crazy ideas and even weirder characters and dares to cross the line of common sense more than once.

Gozu poster

Gozu

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Gokudo Kyofu Dai-gekijo: Gozu
Specifics
Japan [2003] - 130 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime
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4.5*/5.0*

Don't expect a typical horror/mystery flick (despite many claims of Lynch-like scenes), Gozu is a superb comedy meant for people who like their slice of cinema a little different.

Izo poster

Izo

by Takashi Miike
Specifics
Japan [2004] - 128 mins
Genre
Action, Fantasy
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4.5*/5.0*

Needless to say, this turns Izo into a pretty tough experience. As the minutes pass and the bodies pile up, the film starts to weigh on its audience.

The Mole Song poster

The Mole Song

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Mogura no Uta
Specifics
Japan [2013] - 130 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime
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4.5*/5.0*

There's enough madness here to fill 3 or 4 separate films.

Ninja Kids!!! poster

Ninja Kids!!!

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Nintama Rantaro
Specifics
Japan [2011] - 99 mins
Genre
Comedy, Action
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4.5*/5.0*

Ninja Kids!!! is the perfect example of demented Japanese kids entertainment that's weird enough to appeal to adults, at least those with some memories of their lost childhood.

The Great Yokai War poster

The Great Yokai War

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Yokai Daisenso
Specifics
Japan [2005] - 124 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Action
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4.5*/5.0*

The Great Yokai War was Miike's first venture into big budget cinema aimed at a younger audience.

The good stuff

The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio poster

The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Mogura No Uta: Hong Kong Kyoso-Kyoku
Specifics
Japan [2016] - 128 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime
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4.0*/5.0*

Starts where the first one left off. More crazy Miike antics wrapped up as a Yakuza comedy. It's not his most insane work, but there's some seriously random stuff in there that's sure to turn some heads. Extremely entertaining from start to finish, might as well make it into a full-blown trilogy.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable poster

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
JoJo no Kimyo na Boken: Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai - Dai-issho
Specifics
Japan [2017] - 120 mins
Genre
Action, Fantasy
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4.0*/5.0*

Miike adaptation of the famous manga/anime franchise. For a Miike film pretty slick and commercial, for a commercial film pretty outragous and out there. JoJo is a fun, creative and original superhero film, the kind that Marvel and DC seem incapable of making.

As the Gods Will poster

As the Gods Will

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Kamisama no Iu Tori
Specifics
Japan [2014] - 117 mins
Genre
Mystery
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4.0*/5.0*

As the Gods Will is a typical Miike flick in the sense that it's pretty much pointless to compare it to other films out there.

For Love's Sake poster

For Love's Sake

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Ai to Makoto
Specifics
Japan [2012] - 133 mins
Genre
Musical, Action
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4.0*/5.0*

That said, there is still plenty to enjoy here. It seems that with each new film Miike raises the bar on production level. For Love's Sake looks absolutely stunning, from start to finish.

Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City poster

Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Zeburaman: Zebura Shiti no Gyakushu
Specifics
Japan [2010] - 106 mins
Genre
Action
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4.0*/5.0*

Zebraman 2 is not all that easy to recommend. Depending on what you expect or demand from a sequel, it's either a missed opportunity or a definite improvement over the first film.

Crows Zero poster

Crows Zero

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Kurozu Zero
Specifics
Japan [2007] - 130 mins
Genre
Action
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4.0*/5.0*

The film never slacks and even gives the viewer a nice look into the whole gang structure in between the fights, making it a little more than just another butt-kicking action flick.

Like a Dragon poster

Like a Dragon

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Ryu ga Gotoku: Gekijo-Ban
Specifics
Japan [2007] - 110 mins
Genre
Crime, Action
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4.0*/5.0*

A lesser known Miike, but that doesn't mean it's less fun. One of his last Yakuza-themed films, but don't expect anything too serious. The film is loosely based on the Yakuza game franchise and is a hoot from start to finish. Action, crime, comedy, a few typical Miike moments. Not his best work, but still worth a look.

Gyakuten Saiban poster

Gyakuten Saiban

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Ace Attorney
Specifics
Japan [2012] - 135 mins
Genre
Mystery, Comedy
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4.0*/5.0*

Ace Attorney is a Miike blockbuster. The weirdness is kept to a minimum, but the entertainment value is high and the film definitely has its moments of brilliance.

Crows Zero II poster

Crows Zero II

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Kurozu Zero II
Specifics
Japan [2009] - 133 mins
Genre
Crime, Action
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4.0*/5.0*

Crows Zero II will probably appeal to the people who liked the first film and can bear a second, almost identical, serving.

Sun Scarred poster

Sun Scarred

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Taiyo no Kizu
Specifics
Japan [2006] - 117 mins
Genre
Thriller
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4.0*/5.0*

Part drama, part subdued revenge, which a big finger pointing at the passive attitude of many instances and people in this film, the film impresses until the very end.

The City of Lost Souls poster

The City of Lost Souls

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Hyoryuu-Gai
Specifics
Japan [2000] - 103 mins
Genre
Action, Crime
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4.0*/5.0*

It doesn't ruin a film like The City of Lost Souls, but it does take away part of the appeal. There's still plenty of fun to be had with this film though.

 Dead or Alive 2: Birds poster

Dead or Alive 2: Birds

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Dead or Alive 2: Tobosha
Specifics
Japan [2000] - 97 mins
Genre
Drama, Crime
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4.0*/5.0*

Dead or Alive 2: Birds is an important step in Miike's progression as a director. It's a well-rounded film, one that works as a drama as well as a crime flick.

Sukiyaki Western Django poster

Sukiyaki Western Django

by Takashi Miike
Specifics
Japan [2007] - 121 mins
Genre
Action, Western
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4.0*/5.0*
Dead or Alive: Final poster

Dead or Alive: Final

by Takashi Miike
Specifics
Japan [2002] - 89 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime, Drama
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4.0*/5.0*
Graveyard of Honor poster

Graveyard of Honor

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Shin Jingi no Hakaba
Specifics
Japan [2002] - 131 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
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4.0*/5.0*
Sabu poster

Sabu

by Takashi Miike
Specifics
Japan [2002] - 122 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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4.0*/5.0*
The Happiness of The Katakuris poster

The Happiness of The Katakuris

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Katakuri-ke no Kôfuku
Specifics
Japan [2001] - 113 mins
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Musical
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4.0*/5.0*
Audition poster

Audition

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Ôdishon
Specifics
Japan [1999] - 115 mins
Genre
Drama, Horror, Mystery
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4.0*/5.0*
Young Thugs: Nostalgia poster

Young Thugs: Nostalgia

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Kishiwada Shônen Gurentai: Bôkyô
Specifics
Japan [1998] - 94 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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4.0*/5.0*
Blues Harp poster

Blues Harp

by Takashi Miike
Specifics
Japan [1998] - 107 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
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4.0*/5.0*
Fudoh: The New Generation poster

Fudoh: The New Generation

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Gokudô Sengokushi: Fudô
Specifics
Japan [1996] - 98 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Crime
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4.0*/5.0*
Osaka Tough Guys poster

Osaka Tough Guys

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Naniwa Yuukyôden
Specifics
Japan [1995] - 101 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Crime
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4.0*/5.0*

Solid pieces

Laplace's Witch poster

Laplace's Witch

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Rapurasu no Majo
Specifics
Japan [2018] - 115 mins
Genre
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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3.5*/5.0*

Miike doing a more restrained film. 2018 has been a quiet year for him, with just a single release on the tables. There's still some weirdness of course, but it's the blend of science and fantasy rather than the characters and events that stand out here. Well-made, entertaining and amusing, but not a Miike classic.

Blade of the Immortal poster

Blade of the Immortal

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Mugen no Jûnin
Specifics
Japan, UK [2017] - 140 mins
Genre
Action, Drama, Fantasy
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3.5*/5.0*
Terra Formars poster

Terra Formars

by Takashi Miike
Specifics
Japan [2016] - 108 mins
Genre
Action, Horror, Sci-fi
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3.5*/5.0*
Over Your Dead Body poster

Over Your Dead Body

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Kuime
Specifics
Japan, France [2014] - 93 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.5*/5.0*
Shield of Straw poster

Shield of Straw

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Wara no Tate
Specifics
Japan [2013] - 117 mins
Genre
Thriller
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3.5*/5.0*
Lesson of the Evil poster

Lesson of the Evil

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Aku no Kyoten
Specifics
Japan [2012] - 129 mins
Genre
Horror, Thriller
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3.5*/5.0*
Death of a Samurai poster

Death of a Samurai

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Ichimei
Specifics
Japan, UK [2011] - 128 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.5*/5.0*
Yatterman poster

Yatterman

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Yattâman
Specifics
Japan [2009] - 111 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-fi
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3.5*/5.0*
God's Puzzle poster

God's Puzzle

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Kamisama no Pazuru
Specifics
Japan [2008] - 134 mins
Genre
Sci-fi
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3.5*/5.0*
Zebraman poster

Zebraman

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Zeburaaman
Specifics
Japan [2004] - 115 mins
Genre
Comedy, Sci-fi
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3.5*/5.0*
Three... Extremes poster

Three... Extremes

by Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park
Also known as
Saam Gaang Yi
Specifics
Hong Kong, Japan [2004] - 125 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.5*/5.0*
Yakuza Demon poster

Yakuza Demon

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Kikoku
Specifics
Japan [2003] - 100 mins
Genre
Action, Crime
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3.5*/5.0*
The Negotiator poster

The Negotiator

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Kôshônin
Specifics
Japan [2003] - 107 mins
Genre
Crime
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3.5*/5.0*
One Missed Call poster

One Missed Call

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Chakushin Ari
Specifics
Japan [2003] - 112 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery
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3.5*/5.0*
The Man in White poster

The Man in White

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Yurusarezaru Mono
Specifics
Japan [2003] - 95 mins
Genre
Crime
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3.5*/5.0*
Deadly Outlaw: Rekka poster

Deadly Outlaw: Rekka

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Jitsuroku Andô Noboru Kyôdô-den: Rekka
Specifics
Japan [2002] - 96 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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3.5*/5.0*
Shangri-La poster

Shangri-La

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Kin'yuu Hametsu Nippon: Tôgenkyô no Hito-bito
Specifics
Japan [2002] - 105 mins
Genre
Drama, Fantasy
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3.5*/5.0*
Agitator poster

Agitator

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Araburu Tamashii-Tachi
Specifics
Japan [2001] - 150 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama
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3.5*/5.0*
Ichi the Killer poster

Ichi the Killer

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Koroshiya 1
Specifics
Japan, Hong Kong [2001] - 129 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime, Horror
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3.5*/5.0*
The Guys from Paradise poster

The Guys from Paradise

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Tengoku kara Kita Otoko-tachi
Specifics
Philippines, Japan [2000] - 114 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama
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3.5*/5.0*
Ley Lines poster

Ley Lines

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Nihon Kuroshakai
Specifics
Japan [1999] - 105 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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3.5*/5.0*
Andromedia poster

Andromedia

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Andoromedeia
Specifics
Japan [1998] - 109 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Romance
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3.5*/5.0*
The Bird People in China poster

The Bird People in China

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Chûgoku no Chôjin
Specifics
Japan [1998] - 118 mins
Genre
Drama, Crime
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3.5*/5.0*
Full Metal Yakuza poster

Full Metal Yakuza

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Full Metal Gokudô
Specifics
Japan [1997] - 102 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime, Sci-fi
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3.5*/5.0*
Young Thugs: Innocent Blood poster

Young Thugs: Innocent Blood

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Kishiwada Shônen Gurentai: Chikemuri Junjô-hen
Specifics
Japan [1997] - 108 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Drama
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3.5*/5.0*
The Way to Fight poster

The Way to Fight

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Kenka no Hanamichi: Oosaka Saikyô Densetsu
Specifics
Japan [1996] - 114 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Drama
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3.5*/5.0*

The inoffensive

The Lion Standing in the Wind poster

The Lion Standing in the Wind

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Kaze ni Tatsu Raion
Specifics
Japan [2015] - 139 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.0*/5.0*
Thirteen Assassins poster

Thirteen Assassins

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Jûsan-nin no Shikaku
Specifics
Japan, UK [2010] - 141 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Drama
More info on
3.0*/5.0*
Detective Story poster

Detective Story

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Tantei Monogatari
Specifics
Japan [2007] - 99 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime, Drama
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3.0*/5.0*
Waru poster

Waru

by Takashi Miike
Specifics
Japan [2006] - 84 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama
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3.0*/5.0*
Imprint poster

Imprint

by Takashi Miike
Specifics
USA, Japan [2006] - 63 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.0*/5.0*
Family poster

Family

by Takashi Miike
Specifics
Japan [2001] - 111 mins
Genre
Action, Crime
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3.0*/5.0*
MPD Psycho poster

MPD Psycho

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Tajuu Jinkaku Tantei Saiko - Amamiya Kazuhiko no Kikan
Specifics
Japan [2000] - 54 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
More info on
3.0*/5.0*
Salaryman Kintaro poster

Salaryman Kintaro

by Takashi Miike
Specifics
Japan [1999] - 110 mins
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy
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3.0*/5.0*
Rainy Dog poster

Rainy Dog

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Gokudô Kuroshakai
Specifics
Japan [1997] - 95 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama
More info on
3.0*/5.0*
New Third Gangster 2 poster

New Third Gangster 2

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Shin Daisan no Gokudô II
Specifics
Japan [1996] - 85 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.0*/5.0*
Shinjuku Triad Society poster

Shinjuku Triad Society

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Shinjuku Kuroshakai: Chaina Mafia Sensô
Specifics
Japan [1995] - 100 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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3.0*/5.0*
Shinjuku Outlaw poster

Shinjuku Outlaw

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Shinjuku Autoroo
Specifics
Japan [1994] - 94 mins
Genre
Crime
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3.0*/5.0*
Bodyguard Kiba 2 poster

Bodyguard Kiba 2

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Bodigaado Kiba: Shura no Mokushiroku
Specifics
Japan [1994] - 64 mins
Genre
Action, Crime
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3.0*/5.0*
Bodyguard Kiba poster

Bodyguard Kiba

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Bodigaado Kiba
Specifics
Japan [1993] - 93 mins
Genre
Action, Crime
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3.0*/5.0*

Worthy but flawed

Man, Next Natural Girl: 100 Nights In Yokohama poster

Man, Next Natural Girl: 100 Nights In Yokohama

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Tennen Shôjo Man Next: Yokohama Hyaku-Ya Hen
Specifics
Japan [1999] - 160 mins
Genre
Action, Horror
More info on
2.5*/5.0*
New Third Gangster: Outbreak Kansai Yakuza Wars poster

New Third Gangster: Outbreak Kansai Yakuza Wars

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Shin Daisan no Gokudô - Boppatsu Kansai Gokudô Sensô
Specifics
Japan [1996] - 86 mins
Genre
Drama
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2.5*/5.0*

Dubious filler

Dead or Alive poster

Dead or Alive

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha
Specifics
Japan [1999] - 105 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Crime
More info on
2.0*/5.0*
Ambition without Honor poster

Ambition without Honor

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Jingi Naki Yabô
Specifics
Japan [1996] - 95 mins
Genre
Action
More info on
2.0*/5.0*

Plain forgettable

Kumamoto Stories poster

Kumamoto Stories

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Kikuchi-jô Monogatari - Sakimori-tachi no Uta
Specifics
Japan [2001] - 122 mins
Genre
History
More info on
1.5*/5.0*
Eyecatch Junction poster

Eyecatch Junction

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Toppuu! Minipato Tai - Aikyacchi Jankushon
Specifics
Japan [1991] - 92 mins
Genre
Action, Crime
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1.5*/5.0*
Red Hunter: Prelude to Kill poster

Red Hunter: Prelude to Kill

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Redi Hantaa: Koroshi no Pureryuudo
Specifics
Japan [1991] - 78 mins
Genre
Action
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1.5*/5.0*

Big nopes

Silver poster

Silver

by Takashi Miike
Also known as
Shirubaa
Specifics
Japan [1999] - 79 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Romance
More info on
1.0*/5.0*