Yakuza movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant yakuza movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, suspense, tense, captivating, serious and realistic films and TV shows about / with yakuza, crimes, violence, gangsters, danger, murder, rivalry, gang, revenge and gun plots mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres shot in Japan, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as yakuza: Brother (2000), Beyond Outrage (2012), The Outsider (2018), Graveyard of Honor (2002), Giri/Haji (2019), Deliver Us from Evil (2020), Gozu (2003), The Yakuza (1974), Outrage Coda (2017), Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967).

List of yakuza movies

 7.1
 23K
Brother (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, California, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang. This is the first English film by Takeshi Kitano.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, mafia, culture clash, suicide, gangsters, family relations, sibling relationship, gang war, criminal heroes, siblings relations, interracial relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, japan, california, usa, tokyo
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Beyond Outrage (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as an internal strife in Outrage has now become a nationwide war in Outrage ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, criminal heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, elimination, power struggle, gang war, police, organized crime, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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 6.2
 25K
The Outsider (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A former American G.I. joins a yakuza family after his release from prison in post-World War II Osaka.
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Plot: yakuza, organized crime, prison, rivalry, rise and fall, crimes, dishonesty, mob boss, ambition, drug traffic, smuggling, heroin ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, year 1954
Place: japan, osaka japan
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Graveyard of Honor (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However, his fear of nothing soon causes problems.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: yakuza, life is a bitch, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, drug abuse, addiction, attempted murder, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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 7.8
 14K
Giri/Haji (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 461 min.
TV show
Story: Soulful thriller set in Tokyo and London, exploring the butterfly effect of a single murder across two cities. A dark, witty and daring examination of morality and redemption.
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, police detective, terminal illness, missing brother, father daughter relationship, cancer patient, mafia, japanese police, gang war, murder investigation, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, tokyo
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Deliver Us from Evil (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In-nam (HWANG Jung-min) is a Korean hitman living in Japan who completes what he has decided will be his final job. But soon after, he learns that the daughter of a woman from his past (CHOI Hee-seo), who now lives in Thailand, has been kidnapped. ...
Style: intense, tense, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, hitman, revenge, kidnapping, rivals, fight, brutality, haunted by the past, tough heroes, nothing goes right, murder, bloody violence ...
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, japan, korea
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 6.9
 12K
Gozu (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Minami mistakenly kills a gangster associate of his named Brother. Almost as soon as the murder takes place, the body of the deceased man is gone, prompting Minami to conduct a search. While looking, he finds a mysterious isolated hotel where he ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, murder, obsession, hitman, mental illness, mission of murder, hotel, transvestism, restaurant, nightmare, audition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.2
 9K
The Yakuza (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, kidnapping, gangsters, crimes, friendship, culture clash, rescue, mafia, haunted by the past, rivalry, male female relationship, war veteran ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan, california
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 6.4
 3K
Outrage Coda (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ôtomo gets involved with new Yakuza battles after he comes back the Yakuza society.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, organized crime, crime boss, mafia, gunfight, survival, murder, brutality, violence, hitman, death, death threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a local gambling house kidnaps some peasants because they failed to pay their debts, a rival gambling house pays their debts and sets them free.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: yakuza, samurai, gambling, jail, adventure, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, small town, martial arts, village, murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan
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 6.5
 55K
Taxi 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cabdriver and a cop race to Paris to rescue a love interest and the Japanese minister of defense from kidnappers.
Style: exciting, humorous, not serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, yakuza, chase, gang, kidnapping, taxi, taxi driver, hostage, rescue, incompetent police, unlikely partners, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, marseille, new jersey ...
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Ichi the Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: 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.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sadism, massacre, violence, gang, rage, psychopath, yakuza, perversion, hitman, mob boss, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.6
 40K
Wasabi (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he used to work 19 years ago, to settle the probate of his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, light, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: yakuza, inheritance, hitman, father daughter relationship, investigation, youth, police detective, tough cop, culture clash, tough guy, police brutality, shopping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, paris france, kyoto japan ...
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 6.5
 2K
The Fable (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Fable is a legendary yakuza hitman equal to none—but his boss orders him and his sultry associate to lay low and learn how to live a "normal life" in Osaka.
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, entertaining
Plot: yakuza, hitman, office, gang, contract, swashbuckler, employer employee relationship, crime boss, killer, escapades, relationships, hidden identity ...
Place: japan, osaka japan
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 5.8
 4K
Darc (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To bring down a global human trafficking ring, an Interpol agent recruits the help of a brutal criminal with inside knowledge of the yakuza.
Style: serious, intense, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, yakuza, justice, vengeance, human trafficking, interpol, tough heroes, fight scenes, brutality, life philosophy, hostage, death of mother ...
Place: asia
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 6.7
 7K
First Love (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young boxer and a call girl get caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, uplifting
Plot: prostitute, yakuza, call girl, drugs, police officer, murder, boxing match, boxer, love affair, hopes, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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Like a Dragon (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Former Yakuza underling Kiryu Kazuma, who has recently been released from prison after a lengthy incarceration, and is trying to piece his life together and distance himself from his Yakuza past. Unfortunately Kiryu's problems slowly escalate ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: yakuza, gang, crimes, gangsters, vengeance, hitman, track down, rivalry, bank, heist, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In Japan, gonzo filmmakers hatch a three-pronged plan to save an actress's career, end a yakuza war and make a hit movie.
Style: humorous, rough, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: yakuza, filmmaking, gang war, female killer, chaos, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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 6.3
 13K
Versus (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the present where a group of ruthless gangsters, an unknown woman and an escaped convict have met, unwittingly, in The Forest of Resurrection, the 444th portal to the other side. Their troubles start when those once killed and buried in the ...
Style: scary, exciting, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, yakuza, supernatural, on the run, hostage, gangsters, chase, samurai, heroic mission, back from the dead, chaos and mayhem, chaos ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
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 6.4
 13K
Crying Freeman (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 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 the grace of his kill and later falls in ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, yakuza, martial arts, rivalry, police investigation, gangsters, fight, assassination, fall in love, heroes, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, new york, tokyo, san francisco, shanghai ...
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 7.9
 2K
Hinamatsuri (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: One night, a strange object falls on the head of Nitta, a member of the yakuza. Inside the box is a strange young girl named Hina. She has tremendous supernatural powers, and Nitta finds himself reluctantly taking her in. Her powers can come in ...
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: yakuza, supernatural, mafia, high school, friendship, family, adventure, family relations, escapades, alien, chase, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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 4.5
 269
Fatal Blade (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: East meets West as the Japanese Yakuza battle drug lords and the LAPD in the streets of Los Angeles...
Style: tense, suspense, exciting, captivating
Plot: yakuza, martial arts, hitman, organized crime, katana, japanese mafia, criminal gang, bandit, gang war, criminal underworld, drugs, fight ...
Place: japan, los angeles
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Altered Carbon: Resleeved (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: On the planet Latimer, Takeshi Kovacs must protect a tattooist while investigating the death of a yakuza boss alongside a no-nonsense CTAC.
Style: neo noir, captivating, suspense, exciting, tech noir ...
Plot: cyberpunk, yakuza, murder investigation, male female partnership, artificial intelligence, katana, virtual reality, massacre, tattooed man, sword, mercenary, assassin ...
Time: distant future
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 7.2
 564
Ouroboros (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: "Ouroboros" is an ancient symbol that depicts a snake eating its own tail - meaning infinity. Based on a popular comic, a clumsy detective and a cool gang stand up to true evil. Ikuo and Tatsuya grew up in a children's orphanage ...
Style: suspense, exciting, unusual plot structure, captivating
Plot: yakuza, investigation, tragic past, revenge, tragedy, swashbuckler, japanese police, police, police officer, orphan, japanese mafia, pig
Place: japan
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The Blood of Wolves (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Set in 1988 in Hiroshima, Japan, prior to the enactment of the anti-organized crime law. A rumor exists that Detective Shogo Ogami has ties with the yakuza. He is partnered with Detective Shuichi Hioka and they investigate a missing person case ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: yakuza, police officer, gang warfare, japanese police, police, gang war, investigation, partners against crime, fighting crime, teamwork, rivalry, criminal gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, hiroshima japan
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Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation (2016)
Genre: Action, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Izumi Hoshi (Kanna Hashimoto) is senior in high school, but she led a small yakuza group in her past. After killing her uncle's murderer with a machine gun, her yakuza group disbanded. Izumi now lives an ordinary life as a high school student ...
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: yakuza, female yakuza, gangster boss, gang war, drugs, gangsters, japanese girl, japanese schoolgirl, criminal's revenge, schoolgirl, murder, criminal ...
Place: japan
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 6.2
 40
AKP: Job 27 (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Yakuza hitman travels to North America for his 27th job, only to find lingering memories of lost love through a chance encounter with a beautiful prostitute.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, touching, suspense ...
Plot: mafia, yakuza, asian, hitman, death, love and romance, moral dilemma, romance, disguise, heroes, vengeance, bandit ...
Time: 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
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 5.9
 119
Mondo Yakuza (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ichiro Kataki, a violent Yakuza gang member travels to Melbourne, Australia after his beloved sister Yuko is brutally murdered by a group of criminals. Hell bent on vengeance he teams up with Cassidy Arizona, a lady of the night with a vendetta of ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: yakuza, revenge, violence, craziness, vengeance, death of sister, gangsters, society, crimes, youth, mafia, murder ...
Place: tokyo, australia, japan
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Flower and Snake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The wealthy president of a company has built up an unpayable debt to a local crime lord, and to escape punishment he sells his famous dancer wife to the lecherous old man figuring a 90 year old can’t do too much bad with her. Perhaps not, but ...
Style: erotic, sexy, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: s&m, bondage, bdsm, sadism, sexual relations, sexual abuse, yakuza, submission, gangsters, crimes, obsession, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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 6.2
 1K
Pistol Opera (2001)
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As one of Suzuki's last fims, it is related to his 1967 Branded to Kill, either as a remake or sequel. The plots of both films involve a third-ranked hit man deposing the top-ranked hit man to claim the top rank.
Style: psychedelic, realistic, surreal, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: yakuza, assassin, hitman, rivalry, contests and competitions, crimes, assassination, femme fatale, graphic violence, female assassin, japanese woman, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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