Best Movies of Tadanobu Asano

Maboroshi no hikari (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 170 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 94 | Earnings: null

A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant.


Silence (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 160 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $7.08M

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.


Cha no aji (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: null

A spell of time of a rural family's slightly surreal life.


Zatôichi (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 154 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: $0.85M

The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.


Fuchi ni tatsu (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 153 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $0.02M

Toshio hires Yasaka in his workshop. This old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio's family life.


Mongol (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 153 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $5.70M

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.


Kôhî jikô (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: null

The story revolves around Yoko Inoue, a pregnant woman in search for a cafe that's frequented by a Taiwanese composer whose life she is researching.


Ruang rak noi nid mahasan (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $0.03M

A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister.


Gohatto (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 144 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: $0.05M

The new member of a samurai militia unit causes disruption as several of his colleagues fall in love with him, threatening to disturb the rigid code of their squad.


Akarui mirai (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 133 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $0.00M

Two young guys work in a plant that manufactures oshibori (those moist hand-towels found in some Japanese restaurants). Their weird bond is based on uncontrollable rage--something neither ...


Minamata (2020)

Aggregate Rating: 126 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: null

War photographer W. Eugene Smith travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities.


Koroshiya 1 (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 124 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: null

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.


Kishibe no tabi (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 115 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 52 | Earnings: null

Mizuki's husband (Yusuke) drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised. Instead, Mizuki is wondering what took him so long. She agrees to let Yusuke take her on a journey.


Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 113 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 44 | Earnings: null

In dreamlike mountain scenery, Toshiko makes a daring escape from her sexually warped Uncle Sonezaki. Fortunately, she met Samehada as she runs for her life, which is also escaping from ...


47 Ronin (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 105 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 28 | Earnings: $38.30M

A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.


The Outsider (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 96 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 30 | Earnings: null

An epic set in post-WWII Japan and centered on an American former G.I. who joins the yakuza.


Survive Style 5+ (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 78 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances.


Redline (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A story about the most popular racing event in the galaxy, the Redline, and the various racers who compete in it.


Kâbê (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.01M

Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami.


Osanago warera ni umare (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 74 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A 40-year old man sees his life change when his wife gets pregnant. He already has a daughter from his first marriage whom he rarely sees and two step-daughters, from his wife's first ...



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