The best movies directed by Takashi Miike

List of the 10 best movies directed by Takashi Miike, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
The Happiness of the Katakuris (Katakuri-ke no kofuku)
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The Happiness of the Katakuris (Katakuri-ke no kofuku)

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he Katakuri family has just opened their guest house in the mountains. Unfortunately their first guest commits suicide and in order to avoid trouble they decide to bury him in the backyard. Things get way more complicated when their second guest, a famous sumo wrestler, dies while having sex with his underage girlfriend and the grave behind the house starts to fill up more and more.

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The Way to Fight (Kenka no hanamichi: Oosaka saikyo densetsu)
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The Way to Fight (Kenka no hanamichi: Oosaka saikyo densetsu)

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angerous street fighter Kazuyoshi Tamai finds out that his rival, Takeshi, is the leader of a gang responsible for a series of assaults. Kazuyoshi is ready to face off against Takeshi, but comic challenges keep his nemesis out of reach. It's not until years later -- when Kazuyoshi becomes a championship boxer and Takeshi is a pro wrestler -- that they meet again in a battle that pits two combatants with very different fighting styles.

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Ley Lines (Nihon kuroshakai)
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Ley Lines (Nihon kuroshakai)

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ey Lines is the third and final part of Miike's Black Society Trilogy - the other two being Shinjuku Triad Society and Rainy Dog.

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Graveyard of Honor (Shin Jingi no Hakaba)
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Graveyard of Honor (Shin Jingi no Hakaba)

Role in movie:
A

barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However, his fear of nothing soon causes problems.

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Agitator (Araburu tamashii-tachi)
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Agitator (Araburu tamashii-tachi)

Role in movie: Shinozaki
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hen a young Yakuza torments the customers in a rival crime family's nightclub, it is not long before his dead body is found. Soon, inter-family retaliation follows, resulting in the death fo a prominent crime boss. Devastated by htis turn of events, the temperamental Kenzaki vows to avenge his boss's death and, as bloody violence ensues, the body count reaches excessive proportions.

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Rainy Dog (Gokudo kuroshakai)
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Rainy Dog (Gokudo kuroshakai)

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o overview found.

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Koshonin
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Koshonin

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hree unidentified men hold a group of people hostage in a hospital after doing a smaller crime. Inspector Ishida and Captain Tohno handle the negotiations while one of their colleagues Lt. Ado tries to find the reason why the men decided to take the hospital hostage. At first, Lt. Ado tries to think of the possibilities for this crime using the clever aid of Ishida, but he only reaches the solution to the puzzle later on and by himself. Relevant information is revealed to the audience through flashbacks and through discoveries made by the police. And, several connections are made as the story develops. When the negotiations are finished, most things seem to be fine until they lose track of the criminals. Then, the story unveils with a different perspective, its roots in feelings of love and vengeance. Written by Rebeca C.

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Crows Zero (Kurozu zero)
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Crows Zero (Kurozu zero)

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he students of Suzuran High compete for the King of School title. An ex-graduate yakuza is sent to kill the son of a criminal group, but he can't make himself to do it as he reminds him of his youth.

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Zebraman
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Zebraman

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eing a failure as a teacher and a familyman, Shinichi tries to escape everyday live by dressing up as "Zebraman", the superhero. Although the TV series whas canceled after only 6 episodes, this cannot stop him from acting out his escape fantasy in a self made zebra-suit. He get's more then he could ever wish for, when his black-and-white dressed alter-ego seems to be the only thing to stand between absolute (green) evil and a happy ending.

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13 Assassins (Jusan-nin no shikaku)
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13 Assassins (Jusan-nin no shikaku)

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bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.

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Takashi Miike

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Takashi Miike (born August 24, 1960) is a highly prolific and controversial Japanese filmmaker. He has directed over seventy theatrical, video, and television productions since his debut in 1991. In the years 2001 and 2002 alone, Miike is credited with directing fifteen productions. His films range from violent and bizarre to dramatic and family-friendly. Description above from the Wikipedia article Takashi Miike, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia
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