Best Tadanobu Asano movies

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Best Tadanobu Asano movies
We present our ranking of the best Tadanobu Asano movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Tadanobu Asano.

TOP 25:
Electric Dragon 80.000 V
Electric Dragon 80.000 V
Original Title: エレクトリック·ドラゴン 80000V
Tadanobu Asano as: Dragon Eye Morrison
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 2001
A young boy gets jolted with electricity as he's climbing a cable pylon. As he gets older, he experiences intense fits of violence in which bolts of electricity burst from his fists. Elsewhere in Tokyo, there is an electronics wizard who also happens to be a vigilante with a taste for electric weapons. When the pair catch each others attention, the result is a battle that will light up the city.

TOP 24:
Gemini
Gemini
Original Title: 双生児 GEMINI
Tadanobu Asano as: Revenger with Sword
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Release: 1999
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.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Benedict Wong movies?


TOP 23:
Taboo
Taboo
Original Title: 御法度
Tadanobu Asano as: Hyozo Tashiro
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Release: 1999
Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai named Sozaburo Kano. The school's stern master can choose to intervene, or to let Kano decide his own path.

TOP 22:
Thor: The Dark World
Thor: The Dark World
Tadanobu Asano as: Hogun
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Release: 2013
Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Elsa Pataky movies?

TOP 21:
Vital
Vital
Original Title: ヴィタール
Tadanobu Asano as: Hiroshi Takagi
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Release: 2004
Hiroshi wakes up in a hospital room and realizes that he was in a serious car accident that caused the death of his girlfriend, Ryoko, as well as the loss of his memory. While trying to regain his memory, one of the first clues that Hiroshi finds are his old medical textbooks that he studied prior to his accident. This gives him a renewed purpose in life and he delves forward into his medical school studies.


TOP 20:
Parasyte: Part 1
Parasyte: Part 1
Original Title: 寄生獣
Tadanobu Asano as: Goto
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Release: 2014
Alien pods come to Earth and, naturally, start taking over Human Hosts. One such pod only manages to take over one human's, Shin Izumi, right arm. Together they grow and co-exist, all the while the other aliens are making meals of other humans; Shin feels he must put a stop to it all, but his alien, Migi, doesn't see why.

TOP 19:
Journey to the Shore
Journey to the Shore
Original Title: 岸辺の旅
Tadanobu Asano as: Yusuke
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Drama
Release: 2015
Mizuki’s husband Yusuke went missing for 3 years. He suddenly comes back home one day and asks Mizuki to go on a trip with him. Their trip consists of visiting the people that helped Yusuke on his previous travel. While travelling together, Misuki sees, touches and feels what Yusuke did for those 3 years.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Yu Aoi movies?

TOP 18:
Hana
Hana
Original Title: 花よりもなほ
Tadanobu Asano as: Jubei Kanazawa
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Release: 2006
In a poor district of Edo lives a young samurai named Soza. He has been sent by his clan to avenge the death of his father. He isn't an accomplished swordsman however, and he prefers sharing the life of the residents, teaching the kids how to write etc. When he finally finds the man he is looking for, he will have to decide whether he follows the way of the samurai or chooses peace and reconciliation.


TOP 17:
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan
Original Title: Монгол
Tadanobu Asano as: Genghis Khan/Temüjin
Genre: History, Adventure, War, Action
Release: 2007
The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.

TOP 16:
Harmonium
Harmonium
Original Title: 淵に立つ
Genre: Drama
Release: 2016
Toshio hires Yasaka to work in his workshop. But then this old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio’s family life…

TOP 15:

Picnic

Picnic
Original Title: Pikunikku
Tadanobu Asano as: Tsumuji
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Release: 1996
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 picnic spot with the best vantage point to view the final event.


TOP 14:

Bright Future

Bright Future
Original Title: アカルイミライ
Tadanobu Asano as: Mamoru Arita
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Release: 2003
Two friends who work together at a Tokyo laundry are increasingly alienated from everyday life. They become fascinated with a deadly jellyfish.

TOP 13:

Thor

Thor
Tadanobu Asano as: Hogun
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Release: 2011
Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Patricia Velásquez movies?

TOP 12:

Café Lumière

Café Lumière
Original Title: 珈琲時光
Tadanobu Asano as: Hajime Takeuchi
Genre: Drama
Release: 2004
Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko keeps everyone at arm's length, whether it's her father and stepmother or Hajime, the owner of a small bookstore who could be the father of her unborn child. Yoko seems most at home when she's riding the train, speeding around the city with only her thoughts to entertain her.

TOP 11:

Midway

Midway
Tadanobu Asano as: Rear Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi
Genre: War, History, Action, Drama
Release: 2019
The story of the Battle of Midway, and the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome massive odds.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Robert Wagner movies?


TOP 10:

Ichi the Killer

Ichi the Killer
Original Title: 殺し屋1
Tadanobu Asano as: Kakihara
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Release: 2001
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.

TOP 9:

Silence

Silence
Tadanobu Asano as: Interpreter
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2016
Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Amber Valletta movies?

TOP 8:

Last Life in the Universe

Last Life in the Universe
Original Title: เรื่องรัก น้อยนิด มหาศาล
Tadanobu Asano as: Kenji
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2003
An obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian living in Bangkok spends most of his days contemplating suicide in his apartment. His life changes when he witnesses the death of a young girl and becomes acquainted with her elder sister.

TOP 7:

Maborosi

Maborosi
Original Title: 幻の光
Tadanobu Asano as: Ikuo
Genre: Drama
Release: 1995
A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world.

TOP 6:

Zatoichi

Zatoichi
Original Title: 座頭市
Tadanobu Asano as: Hattori
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Release: 2003
Zatoichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatoichi discovers a remote mountain village at the mercy of Ginzo, a ruthless gang-leader. Ginzo disposes of anyone who gets in his way, especially after hiring the mighty samurai ronin, Hattori, as a bodyguard. After a raucous night of gambling in town, Zatoichi encounters a pair of geishas--as dangerous as they are beautiful--who've come to avenge their parents' murder. As the paths of these and other colorful characters intertwine, Ginzo's henchmen are soon after Zatoichi. With his legendary cane sword at his side, the stage is set for a riveting showdown.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Toshirō Mifune movies?


TOP 5:

Swallowtail Butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly
Original Title: スワロウテイル
Tadanobu Asano as: Customer in club
Genre: Drama, Crime
Release: 1996
Swallowtail Butterfly takes place in an alternate Japan, in a ghetto where immigrants from all over the world have come to live and make their fortune. The city is called Yentown, and it is much like Tokyo. Sixteen-year-old Ageha (Ito), a young girl whose mother has just died, is passed on from person to person until a prostitute named Glico (Chara) finally takes pity on her. Under Glico's care, Ageha has many experiences with the other poverty-stricken immigrants in Yentown. Eventually, due to a sudden twist in fate, the immigrants are given a chance to realize their dreams. But in doing so, they destroy their solidarity, and have to face their problems separately.

TOP 4:

Redline

Redline
Original Title: レッドライン
Tadanobu Asano as: Frisbee (voice)
Genre: Action, Animation, Science Fiction
Release: 2009
The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that's tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed. In fact, their adversaries have modified their vehicles to equip them with highly destructive weapons; with such participants, it is hardly surprising that Redline is forbidden by the authorities, who will try anything to halt the proceedings. These speed addicts have to put themselves in mortal danger to achieve their aim: eternal glory for those who finally mount the podium.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Takuya Kimura movies?

TOP 3:

Survive Style 5+

Survive Style 5+
Tadanobu Asano as: Aman
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Release: 2004
A man continually trying and failing to get his wife to stay dead; a self-absorbed ad agency creative director who comes up with one unworkably inane idea after another; a British hitman who only wants to know everyone's function in life; and an unfortunate office worker and father whose brain is left scrambled after a stage hypnotist is murdered in mid-performance.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ryunosuke Kamiki movies?

TOP 2:

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok
Tadanobu Asano as: Hogun
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Release: 2017
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his home-world and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ray Stevenson movies?

TOP 1:

The Taste of Tea

The Taste of Tea
Original Title: 茶の味
Tadanobu Asano as: Ayano Haruno - uncle
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2004
A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead working on an animated film project at home. Uncle Ayano has recently arrived, looking to get his head together after living in Tokyo for several years. Meanwhile, Yoshiko's daughter Sachiko is mainly concerned with why she seems to be followed around everywhere by a giant version of herself.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Rinko Kikuchi movies?



If you like the best Tadanobu Asano movies, then you will also like the best Yu Aoi movies, where many of their films coincide.