What are the best Yakuza movies?

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    #1Sonatine

    Sonatine

    Sonatine is a 1993 Japanese crime-action movie directed, written, and starring Takeshi Kitano. The Yakuza film also stars Aya Kokumai and Tetsu Watanabe. The film was released on April 10, 1998, in the United States.

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    Philip Keller
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "I'm a huge fan of Takeshi kitano's works and I can say that this is his most daring and tasteful project of all time. The story is insanely brilliant and his acting is spot on!"
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    #2Battles Without Honor and Humanity

    Battles Without Honor and Humanity

    Battles Without Honor and Humanity or The Yakuza Papers is a 1973 Japanese crime film directed by Kinji Fukasaku and written by Kazuo Kasahara. The movie stars Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, and Kunie Tanaka.

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    Esteban Contreras
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "THE BEST YAKUZA FILM I'VE EVER SEEN. I RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO WANTS A GOOD TIME."
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    #3Street Mobster

    Street Mobster

    Street Mobster is a Japanese action film written and directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The Yakuza movie features Bunta Sugawara, Noboru Ando, and Mayumi Nagisa. The film was released in Japan on May 6, 1972.

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    Jose Smith
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "Okita (sugawara's character) is a strong protagonist to follow and this is one of my favorites!"
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    #4Cops vs Thugs

    Cops vs Thugs

    Cops vs Thugs is a 1975 Japanese action movie directed by Kinji Fukasaku and written by Kazuo Kasahara. The Yakuza film stars Bunta Sugawara, Tatsuo Umemiya, and Hiroki Matsukata.

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    Emma Hanson
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "Corruption at it's breaking point, this film made me reevaluate how we perceive gangsters and policemen in this society."
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    #5Outrage

    Outrage

    Outrage is an international arthouse and drama film directed by Shundo Ohkawa. It was first released on December 2, 2011, by Magnolia studios with an MPAA rating of R. It starred Takeshi Kitano, Kippei Shiina, and Ryo Kase.

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    Margaret Reynolds
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "this movie defines the yakuza genre of the present generation and it's such an interesting watch."
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    #6Dead or Alive

    Dead or Alive

    Dead or Alive is a 1999 Japanese action movie directed by Takashi Miike and written by Ichiro Ryu. The Yakuza film stars Sho Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, and Renji Ishibashi.

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    Roberto Gómez
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "I love yakuza movies but this was WAY TOO GOREY for my taste however i enjoyed the fight scenes, especially the last scene, it sticks with me."
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    #7Boiling Point

    Boiling Point

    Boiling Point is a 1990 Japanese action-comedy movie directed, written, and starred by Takeshi Kitano. The Yakuza film also features Yurei Yanagi and Yuriko Ishida.

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    Brandon Valdez
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "Kitano's character here was on some next level madhouse insanity, I was fuming mad when I discovered why his character was forcefully removed from the yakuzas, following the story made me despise his role (I love the actor though so this movie is on my rewatch list)"
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    #8Graveyard of Honor

    Graveyard of Honor

    Graveyard of Honor is a 2002 Japanese Yakuza movie directed by Takashi Miike and written by Shigenori Takechi. The thriller action film stars Narimi Arimori, Yoshiyuki Daichi, and Hirotaro Honda.

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    Adam Hamilton
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "MAN THIS WAS TRIPPY IT REALLY HIT ME HARD. THE VIOLENCE AND STORY PULLED ME IN."

Summary

Best What are the best Yakuza movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SonatineMovies 19 Paid
2Battles Without Honor and HumanityMovies 15 Paid
3Street MobsterMovies 12 Paid
4Cops vs ThugsMovies 8 Paid
5OutrageMovies 6 Paid
6Dead or AliveMovies 4 Paid
7Boiling PointMovies 4 Paid
8Graveyard of HonorMovies 0 Paid
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