Warning: This article is only addressing the aesthetic that surrounds the Yakuza; this article is, in no way, glorifying the actions of the Yakuza, past or present. It is merely here for documentation purposes only.

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Yakuza, (also known as gokudō,) are members of transnational organized crime syndicates originating in Japan.


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TV / Film

  • A Diary of Chuji's Travels (Daisuke Itō, 1927)
  • Drunken Angel (Akira Kurosawa, 1948)
  • Underworld Beauty (Seijun Suzuki, 1958)
  • Pale Flower (Masahiro Shinoda, 1964)
  • Brutal Tales of Chivalry (Kiyoshi Saeki, 1965)
  • Abashiri Prison (Teruo Ishii, 1965)
  • Tokyo Drifter (Seijun Suzuki, 1966)
  • Branded to Kill (Seijun Suzuki, 1967)
  • Sympathy for the Underdog (Kinji Fukasaku, 1971)
  • Street Mobster (Kinji Fukasaku, 1972)
  • Graveyard of Honor (Kinji Fukasaku, 1975)
  • The Yakuza (Sydney Pollack, 1975)
  • Black Rain (Ridley Scott, 1989)
  • Boiling Point (Takeshi Kitano, 1990)
  • Minbo (Juzo Itami, 1992)
  • Brother (Takeshi Kitano, 2000)
  • Gozu (Takashi Miike, 2003)
  • Outrage (Takeshi Kitano, 2010)
  • The Outsider (Martin Zandvliet, 2018)

Video Game

  • Yakuza (game series)


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