An Anime film about Makoto (voice by Sugiyama Kazuko). Beat Takeshi and Beat Kiyoshi added additional voices. [more]
Danpu wataridori
Sukkari? sono ki de!
A silly comedy about Kitano, who wants to be famous and get the girl he is in love with. After being popsinger and filmdirector, he fails, but get the girl. [more]
Natsu no himitsu
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Senjou no Merii Kurisumasu)
Kitano's breakthru film as dramatic actor, Oshima Nagisa chose Kitano to portrait Hara, because Oshima saw both a serious and dark side to Kitano persona. [more]
Mosquito on the Tenth Floor (Jukkai no mosquito)
Kanashi Kibun de Joku
Demon (Yasha)
A yakuza member Shuji turns his back on his gangster lifestyle and moves to a remote fishing village. His part is kept hidden, as is the yakuza style Demon Tattoo on his back. But when another gangster comes to the town, plying the fishermen with all night drinking, gambling and drugs, Shuji's secret is revealed. [more]
Comic Magazine (Komikku zasshi nanka iranai!)
Based on a true scandal that schoked Japanese journalism in 1985, pop star Yuya Uchida plays a TV entertainment reporter, who gets an opportunity when a prominent investment manager, caught in the middle of an investment fraud, locks himself in his lavish home. While Uchida and the other reporters try to gain entrance, two disreputable-looking gentlemen, announcing that they've been paid to assassinate the crooked investor, walk into the home unmolested--then walk out a few moments later, soaked in blood. No one lifts a finger to stop the two hit men from leaving....and it sure makes a swell TV story. [more]
Based on a novel by Fujita Goro, who also wrote the novel for Fukasaku's Graveyard of Honor, the story is a gritty elegy about revenge.

When a yakuza boss is killed by a rival, his widow attempts to murder the rival boss, but is caught and sent to prison. When released several years later, she goes after him again. Expecting this, the yakuza boss has hired a nihilistic hitman to protect himself. [more]
Hoshi tsugu mono
Naniwa no Yojimbo
Zansatsu seyo setsunaki mono, soreha ai
Shura no densetsu
Dioxin from Fish!! (Sakana kara daiokishin!!)
A black comedy about a former Rock'n'Roll singer, who becomes the mayor of Tokyo. [more]
Erotic Liaisons (Erotikkuna kankei)
A low-key private detective agency in Paris is run by Rie and her stupid partner Kishin, who tick along between cases by giving guided tours of the city to busloads of Japanese tourists. [more]
Gindama Masa-yan
Many Happy Returns (Ky?so tanj?)
Based on the novel by Kitano of the same name, Many Happy Returns takes on a current sociopolitical problem in Japan: That growing popularity of new religious groups.

Kazuo, a young man, with no interest at all in religion, is suddenly drawn into a sect, and even more sudden stands as one of the leaders. [more]
Johnny Mnemonic
In 2021, the whole world is connected by the gigantic Internet, and almost a half of the population is suffering from the Nerve Attenuation Syndrome (NAS).Johnny with an inplanted memory chip in his brain was ordered to transport the over loaded information from Beijing to Newark.

While Pharmakom Industries supported by yakuza tries to capture him to get the informaiton back, the Low-tech group led by J-Bone tries to break the missing code to download the cure of NAS which Johnny carries. [more]
The Five (Gonin)
Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and they find themselves hunted down by contract killers. [more]
Tokyo Eyes
A young man shooting at people is nicknamed Four Eyes in the press because of his thick-lensed glasses. The young Hinano, sister of a policeman who is on the case, recognized the mysterious 'killer' by the way he acts in the metro. She follows him to find out where he lives, but instead of turning him in, she falls in love with him. [more]
A drama about a lonely man, who lives in a world of chivalry, through the period prior World War 2 to postwar Japan. [more]
Taboo (Gohatto)
Towards the end of the Tokugawa era, the Shinsen-gumi is defending the Shogunate. Two new fighters arrive, one of them, the bishonen Kano, is quickly turning their heads. [more]
Battle Royale (Batoru rowaiaru)
At the dawn of the new millennium, Japan is ina a state of near-collapse. Unemployment is at an all-time high, and violence amongst the nations youth is spiralling out of control. With school children boycotting their lessons and physically abusing their teachers, a beleaguered and near-defeated government decides to introduce a radical new measure: the Battle Royale Act.

Supervised by their former teacher, aschool class is taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death. [more]
Battle Royale II: Requiem (Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka / Rekuiemu)
Three years after Battle Royale, the survivor Shuya Nanahara has turned into a terrorist attempting to take down the government. In response, they create the "Battle Royale 2" program, where a class of junior-high students are send out to catch and kill him. [more]
Izo is a late 19th-century assassin employed by Hanpeida. As Izo dies, while fighting against Shogunate forces, his intense rage drives him through space and time to present-day Tokyo. Here he goes on a killing spree, attracting the attention of the gods.

Izo refuses to bow to them and even defiles Mother Earth. Eventually, Japan's Prime Minister calls on swordsmen from all realms to battle Izo. [more]
Blood and Bones (Chi to Hone)
Based upon one of the biggest bestsellers in Korea - the Yamamoto-Syugoro prize winning novel "Chi to Hone" by Yang Sogiru (Sogil Yan) - the film tells the story the story about Yang Sogiru's father, Shunpei, who was amongst the first generation Koreans to live in Japan. [more]
The Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit (Girara no gyakush?: T?ya-ko Samitto kikiippatsu)
A semi-remake of the 1967 cult classic "Uchu daikaij? Girara" ("The X from Outer Space"). [more]