Most Popular Titles With Tadanobu Asano
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1. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Imprisoned, the almighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.
Votes: 163,789 | Gross: $294.87M
2. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When Dr. Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves.
Votes: 466,019 | Gross: $206.36M
3. Thor (2011)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The powerful, but arrogant god Thor, is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
Votes: 596,322 | Gross: $181.03M
4. Silence (I) (2016)
R | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 66,195 | Gross: $7.08M
5. Battleship (2012)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.
Votes: 214,887 | Gross: $65.42M
7. Ichi the Killer (2001)
R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
10. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.
Votes: 39,949 | Gross: $5.70M
11. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 43,018 | Gross: $0.85M
12. Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)
109 min | Action, Drama, Horror
The humanity is suffering from murders all over the globe, called "Mincemeat murders". High school student, Izumi Shinichi has a parasite living off him, having replaced his right hand, and he might be the discoverer of truth.
14. Last Life in the Universe (2003)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 10,110 | Gross: $0.03M
15. Gohatto (1999)
Unrated | 100 min | Drama, History, Thriller
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.
Votes: 6,345 | Gross: $0.05M
16. Parasyte: Part 2 (2015)
117 min | Action, Drama, Horror
Humanity is under attack by human-mimicking flesh-eating alien parasites. One parasite bonds with his young high school student host, and he convinces the parasite to help him stop the others.
17. Harmonium (2016)
Unrated | 120 min | Drama
Toshio hires Yasaka in his workshop. This old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio's family life.
Votes: 1,062 | Gross: $0.02M
19. Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005)
150 min | Comedy
An outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother, his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother.
20. Journey to the Shore (2015)
127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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.
21. Survive Style 5+ (2004)
120 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances.
22. 42 One Dream Rush (2010)
42 min | Short, Fantasy
An omnibus of short films by auteur directors based on Dreams.
Directors: Kenneth Anger, Asia Argento, Tadanobu Asano, Sergei Bodrov, Charles Burnett, Brian Butler, Jonathan Caouette, Leos Carax, Niki Caro, Yung Chang, Michele Civetta, Larry Clark, Joe Coleman, Zachary Croitoroo, Abel Ferrara, Mike Figgis, James Franco, Chris Graham, Florian Habicht, Rinko Kikuchi, Terence Koh, Harmony Korine, Ye Lou, David Lynch, Griffin Marcus, Ryan McGinley, Rajan Mehta, Jonas Mekas, Chris Milk, Grant Morrison, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Gaspar Noé, Dee Poon, Cat Power, Matt Pyke, Carlos Reygadas, Lola Schnabel, Floria Sigismondi, Mote Sinabel, Taika Waititi, Arden Wohl, Yuan Zhang | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Tadanobu Asano, Brian Butler, Helena Christensen
23. Kiki's Delivery Service (2014)
108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
24. Lupin the 3rd (2014)
133 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The grandson of a legendary gentleman burglar assembles a team of thieves to steal a Cleopatran necklace from two parties - an ally-turned-rival, and an underworld tycoon.
25. Shinjuku Swan II (2017)
Based on the manga series "Shinjuku Swan Kabukicho Skauto Sabaibaru" by Ken Wakui (first published 2005 in Weekly Young Magazine). Tatsuhiko Shiratori (Gou Ayano) works as a scout, ... See full summary »
30. My Man (2014)
129 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
After losing everything in a tsunami, 10-year-old Hana is taken in by 26-year-old distant relative Jungo Kusarino. They live as father and daughter but share a profound sense of loss. Jungo... See full summary »
32. Bright Future (2002)
92 min | Drama
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 ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,261 | Gross: $0.00M
33. Distance (2001)
Unrated | 132 min | Drama
Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city's water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members of those affected by it meet at the lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones' deaths.
34. Invisible Waves (2006)
115 min | Drama, Thriller
After inadvertently killing his girlfriend, a man (Asano) flees Macau for Thailand in an attempt to cope with his guilt, and avoid possible arrest. But the relocation doesn't prevent his problems from following him, as his new friends could be potential enemies.
35. Gemini (1999)
83 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife.
36. A Life: Itoshiki Hito (2017)
54 min | Drama
When Okita Kazuaki was starting out as a doctor, he was forced to resign from the hospital. He left his girlfriend Danjo Mifuyu behind and went to the US alone. 10 years go by and he comes ... See full summary »
37. Tokyo Zombie (2005)
Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
A horror-comedy manga feature about two blue-collar factory workers (who happen to be jiu-jitsu experts) dealing with a ravenous, flesh-eating zombie uprising in Tokyo.
39. Dear Etranger (2017)
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 ... See full summary »
40. Nagasaki: Memories of My Son (2015)
130 min | Drama
Set in post-World War II Japan, midwife Nobuko is resolved to move on as she stands at the grave of her son Koji who died, alongside thousands of others, when the Americans dropped an ... See full summary »
41. Vital (2004)
R | 86 min | Drama, Thriller
After a tragic car accident where his girlfriend Ryôko Ooyama (Nami Tsukamoto) died, Hiroshi Takagi (Tadanobu Asano) suffers amnesia with his memories completely blanked. When he sees a ... See full summary »
42. Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (1998)
R | 108 min | Mystery, Action, Thriller
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 ... See full summary »
45. Picnic (1996)
68 min | Drama, Fantasy
Believing that the world will end that very day, three mental patients Coco, Tsumuji, and Satoru set out upon a journey. Walking upon the tops of the walls of the city, they seek to find a ... See full summary »
48. Rampo Noir (2005)
134 min | Fantasy, Horror
This four-part anthology takes its cue from the short fiction of legendary horror writer Edogawa Rampo.
49. Party 7 (2000)
104 min | Comedy
Seven characters, introduced at the start of the film, get thrown together into the same hotel room: a thief who's stolen a suitcase of money from the mob, his ex-girlfriend, her obsessive ... See full summary »
50. Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)
55 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A violent, guitar-playing, electrically charged boxer faces off against an electronic wizard half-merged with a metallic Buddha.