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Yakuza and the Family (2020) 7.1

Yakuza and the Family (2020)

Storyline:Kenji Yamamoto's father died from using a stimulant drug. His life fell into desperation. Kenji then joined a crime syndicate. There, he meets the gang's boss Hiroshi Shibasaki. Hiroshi reaches out to Kenji ...

Akai hankachi (1964) 6.9

Akai hankachi (1964)

Storyline:A hot-shot detective in Yokohama kills a witness during a drug investigation. He flees to the countryside and evades his past for several years, only to return to find the woman he loved married to his forme...

Kurenai no nagareboshi (1967) 6.8

Kurenai no nagareboshi (1967)

Storyline:A young yakuza hitman named Goro does a job and needs to hideout away from Tokyo for a while. He hangs out with loose women and hard men and always manages to stay one step ahead of the law. In his exile, he...

The Black Battlefront Kidnappers (1973) 7

The Black Battlefront Kidnappers (1973)

Storyline:A taut, economical policier-cum-gang-hostage thriller.User Reviews: A small group of political radicals kidnap a corporate executive. At first it is assumed they want money, but following the groups surprisi...

Akai shuriken (1965) 6.4

Akai shuriken (1965)

Storyline:Action packed and rewardingly strange.User Reviews: BLOODY SHURIKEN (1965) owes a lot to YOJIMBO (1961), with a nod or two to its Italian western remake, A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964). Here Raizo Ichikawa (SLE...

Hard Luck Hero (2003) 6.2

Hard Luck Hero (2003)

Storyline:The story of three pairs of characters involved one way or the other with the yakuza and a rigged boxing match and fleeing the thugs one way or the other. Filmed as a showcase of the Japanese boy band V6 (to...

Onna jigoku uta: Shakuhachi benten (1970) 7.4

Onna jigoku uta: Shakuhachi benten (1970)

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The Big Boss (1959) 6.9

The Big Boss (1959)

Storyline:Ryuta and Mineo Komatsu are brothers, both yakuza (gangsters). Mineo, although complicit in crime, even murder, wants out of the gangster life, hoping to become a successful singer instead. Ryuta loves his b...

Authentic True Account: Osaka Shock Tactics (1976) 6.9

Authentic True Account: Osaka Shock Tactics (1976)

Storyline:There is almost non-stop action and violent brutality guys get cooked to death in oil drums, fires erupt and car explode.User Reviews: Dozens of these yakuza films are churned out every year. Some are wonder...

Our Blood Will Not Forgive (1964) 6.8

Our Blood Will Not Forgive (1964)

Storyline:Two brothers seek revenge on the yakuza for the death of their father.User Reviews: I was lucky to see this amazing film as part of a Suzuki showcase at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A young m...

Hokuriku dairi sensô (1977) 6.8

Hokuriku dairi sensô (1977)

Storyline:A Yakuza group from Osaka with dreams of national dominance moves into the snowy Hokuriku region, sparking a bloody turf war with local gangs.User Reviews: This movie can basically be summed up as "smal...

Japan Organized Crime Boss (2000) 7

Japan Organized Crime Boss (2000)

Storyline:Coming out of jail and hoping for a quiet life, Yokohama yakuza has to take the lead of his gang after the death of his boss. His small group is is taken in a crossfire between a big yakuza group from Osaka ...

Dorodarake no junjô (1963) 6.8

Dorodarake no junjô (1963)

Storyline:A delinquent, budding yakuza has a clash of sensibilities with his good girlfriend in this gritty tearjerker.User Reviews:

Jirôchô Fuji (1959) 7.4

Jirôchô Fuji (1959)

Storyline:An all-star cast from Daiei Film Company has made "the ultimate Jirocho movie" about the legendary yakuza Shimizu no Jirocho, the biggest Boss in the Tokaido area.User Reviews: If you want to see a biography...

Red Sun Rising (1994) 5.6

Red Sun Rising (1994)

Storyline:Thomas Hoshino (Willson) is a tough Japanese detective, who lost his partner by a deadly Yakuza killer Jaho (Lew). He tracks down the killer and his master to Los Angeles, where he teams up with Det. Karen R...

Yamaguchi-gumi gaiden: Kyushu shinko-sakusen (1977) 6.4

Yamaguchi-gumi gaiden: Kyushu shinko-sakusen (1977)

Storyline:Through a simple act of revenge, Tokyo's deadliest assassin sets off the biggest gang war in crime history. And there is nowhere to hide when the most vicious criminals imaginable try to hunt him down, deter...

Nihon no Don: Kanketsuhen (1978) 6.8

Nihon no Don: Kanketsuhen (1978)

Storyline:The eastern and western factions of the Yakuza battle to control Japan.User Reviews:

Yokohama ankokugai mashingan no ryu (1976) 6.5

Yokohama ankokugai mashingan no ryu (1976)

Storyline:Bunta Sugawara and his gangster mom robs a bagful of mafia money. They get in trouble when the mafia sends their finest hit men after them.User Reviews: Basically this is a solid but not stellar Yakuza movie...

Violent City (1974) 6.8

Violent City (1974)

Storyline:A retired yakuza is caught in the middle of a growing conflict between two rival clans.User Reviews: A first cursory look at VIOLENT STREETS makes it seem that Hideo Gosha reverted back to the programme genr...

Adrenaline Drive (1999) 6.9

Adrenaline Drive (1999)

Storyline:This parody of popular Japanese teenage girls' romances includes slapstick in a comedy of robbers versus robbers. When a gas leak explodes at a yakuza's headquarters, a shy, timid nurse and a meek rental car...

Trapped, the Crimson Bat (1969) 6.9

Trapped, the Crimson Bat (1969)

Storyline:User Reviews: If you like whips...and I mean REALLY like whips, you will LOVE this movie. It has the same villianess as the first Oichi movie and she's even MORE cartoonish. Of course it has the usual sword...

Watch Out, Crimson Bat! (1969) 6.4

Watch Out, Crimson Bat! (1969)

Storyline:Oichi, the blind swordswoman, receives a scroll with a secret message from a dying courier, that must be handed to Murobuse, a high officer of the Shogunate. Her path is full of obstacles that delay her, or ...

Crimson Bat – Oichi: Wanted, Dead or Alive (1970) 6.6

Crimson Bat – Oichi: Wanted, Dead or Alive (1970)

Storyline:Oichi, the blind bounty hunter, frees a man from unjust prison and is now hunted by order of the local magistrate. She is concerned with the poor fishermen, who are oppressed and robbed by a gang in collusio...

I Am Waiting (1957) 7

I Am Waiting (1957)

Storyline:Jôji is a boxer barred from the ring; Saeko is a singer whose voice is gone. Lost souls, they meet one night by a quay; she may be thinking of suicide. He invites her to his café, and perhaps he will rescue ...