Tag: yakuza

Gokusen: The Movie (2009) 6.1

Gokusen: The Movie (2009)

Storyline:A young teacher is given the toughest classroom in the school. Based on the TV series.User Reviews: First of all this film is about a teacher who actively involves herself in her troubled student's lives, al...

Tattoo Ari (1982) 6.5

Tattoo Ari (1982)

Storyline:An ardent culture-vulture youth, previously charged for the murder of a woman when he was young, plans to hold hostage a local bank.User Reviews:

Killers on Parade (1961) 6.7

Killers on Parade (1961)

Storyline:A young journalist turns to an assassin for help when a team of hired killers comes gunning for her.User Reviews: Jean-Luc Godard once described a Jerry Lewis movie as the "acme of stupidity." But ...

Everything Goes Wrong (1960) 6.9

Everything Goes Wrong (1960)

Storyline:The young rebel Jiro has to deal with an environment of crime and prostitution, and the impact of its choices on personal relationships: one with his mother, with the lover of the latter and with a girl in l...

Black Sun (1964) 6.8

Black Sun (1964)

Storyline:One is a young, jazz-obsessed Japanese drifter and other is a black American GI on the lam in Tokyo. The two outsiders become outlaws and the movie depicts their growing bond as an alternately absurd and tra...

Thus Another Day (1959) 6.8

Thus Another Day (1959)

Storyline:A young wife looses patience with her career-minded husband and returns to her parents' home while an unpaid mortgage forces the couple to rent out their home for the summer to the husband's boss.User Review...

A Flame at the Pier (1962) 6.9

A Flame at the Pier (1962)

Storyline:A union-busting Yokohama dockworker learns that the loyalties that rule his life are based on shaky foundations. Believing that his manager was responsible for saving his life as a baby, he falls victim to a...

Take Aim at the Police Van (1960) 6.7

Take Aim at the Police Van (1960)

Storyline:A sharpshooter kills two prisoners in a police van at night. The guard on the van is suspended for six months; he's Tamon, an upright, modest man. He begins his own investigation into the murders. Who were t...

Black River (1957) 7.1

Black River (1957)

Storyline:Perhaps Kobayashi's most sordid film, Black River is an exposé of the rampant corruption on and around U.S. military bases following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a love triangle that...

Death Shadow (1986) 6.2

Death Shadow (1986)

Storyline:After their executions are faked by the authorities, three criminals are forced to become assassins under the Shogun's commandUser Reviews: I love Hideo Gosha. At his best, he mixes some of the best action s...

Intimidation (1960) 7.2

Intimidation (1960)

Storyline:A bank manager is blackmailed into robbing his own bank.User Reviews: I just wanted to tell IMDb folks that I highly recommend the Criterion Eclipse release of "The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara&qu...

Saezuru Tori Wa Habatakanai: The Clouds Gather (2020) 7.4

Saezuru Tori Wa Habatakanai: The Clouds Gather (2020)

Storyline:Yashiro is the young leader of Shinseikai and the president of the Shinseikai Enterprise, but like so many powerful men, he leads a double life as a deviant and a masochist. Doumeki Chikara comes to work as ...

American Dragons (1998) 4.9

American Dragons (1998)

Storyline:Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crimes. The investigation leads to a gang war between the Mafia and the Yakuza, but one that may not be o...

The Blood of Wolves (2018) 7.1

The Blood of Wolves (2018)

Storyline:Hiroshima Police detective Ogami Shogo and his partner Hioka Shuichi are investigating the disappearance of a company's employees amidst an escalating yakuza turf war in 1988. Blood, shooting and death is ev...

Black Test Car (1962) 7

Black Test Car (1962)

Storyline:Two car manufacturers spy on each other to try to find out details and prices of a new sports car each is about to launch.User Reviews: Solid, noirish gangster film without regular gangsters. This is industr...

Graveyard of Honor (1975) 7.3

Graveyard of Honor (1975)

Storyline:A look at the life of renegade yakuza, Rikio Ishikawa, particularly the years from 1946 to 1950 when his violent antics get him in trouble with his own clan, Kawada, and then with the clan of his protector, ...

Black Rain (1989) 6.7

Black Rain (1989)

Storyline:Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to ...

The Rapacious Jailbreaker (1974) 7.2

The Rapacious Jailbreaker (1974)

Storyline:Masayuki Ueda is sent to prison for murder, but is unable to be contained for long.User Reviews:

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) 6

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Storyline:An American teenager named Sean Boswell is a loner in school, however he challenges his rival for an illegal street racing, and he totals his car in the end of the race. To avoid time in prison he is sent to...

Red Pier (1958) 7

Red Pier (1958)

Storyline:50s subculture icon Yujiro Ishihara (Crazed Fruit) stars in Masuda's Red Pier as "Jiro the Lefty", a killer with a natural talent. Shortly after arriving in Kobe, he witnesses a man die in a crane accident w...

Otoko no monshô – ruten no okite (1965)

Storyline:In early 20th Century Japan, a yakuza boss goes on a 3-year journey. When he sees some trouble, he heads right for it.User Reviews:

Onimasa (1982) 6.9

Onimasa (1982)

Storyline:A yakuza melodrama, covering decades in the lives of Boss Onimasa, his adopted daughter Matsue, and his biological daughter Hanako.User Reviews: Hideo Gosha's Onimasa (1982) comes across as Japan's answer to...

Yakuza Weapon (2011) 5.1

Yakuza Weapon (2011)

Storyline:After his father is killed, a young yakuza comes back to Japan for revenge - and a machine gun for an arm.User Reviews: I had to write this review because I think this movie doesn't get the love it deserves....

Crying Freeman (1995) 6.5

Crying Freeman (1995)

Storyline:A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by...