Article: Best Japanese Action Crime Movies Of All Time

If you are bored and want to watch something new and exciting, then Japanese movies are your destination. Especially Japanese action and crime movies are the result from a perfect blend of blood-chilling plots, wow-worthy fights, and unforgettable characters. It keeps you hooked to the screen with its never-ending twists and turns. It is one of the underrated genres when we consider a Japanese movie. These movies show the rich Japanese culture and make you more curious to explore the culture. So, here is a compilation of the best Japanese action crime movies of all time that you should watch.

1. The Fable: The Killer That Doesn’t Kill

The Fable: The Killer That Doesn’t Kill is an action crime movie released in 2021. The drama tells the story of Akira, an ex-criminal, now trying to live an everyday life. Akira, also known as Fable, followed his boss’s orders and lived an everyday life after getting overworked. He lives with his partner Yoko as an ordinary sibling. Now, he works part-time at a design company named Octopus. Takoda is the CEO and Misaki is an employee in the company, who are unaware of the past and background of Akira.

2. Tokyo Revengers

Tokyo Revengers is a Japanese movie released in 2021. The film is a time travel movie with twisted plots. Takemichi Hanagaki is a 26-year-old part-timer who lives a miserable life. One day, he learned the news of the murder of Hinata Tachibana and her brother Naoto Tachibana by a gang named Tokyo Manji. He was devastated by the news, as Hinata was his first love. He was then walking in a railway station then a man suddenly bumped on him and he fell on the railway track. After that he finds himself ten years back in time. He then approaches Naoto and tells him that Hinata is going to be murdered in ten years. Naoto then acts as a detective and tries to save her.

3. Caution, Hazardous Wife

Caution, Hazardous Wife, is an action crime released in 2021. The movie is based on the drama series of the same name. The drama tells the story of a girl named Nami. Nami was working as a secret agent. But, at present, she has hidden her past and married a man named Yuki. Yuki also had his own story. He pretended to work as an ordinary IT worker, but in reality, he was an agent in the public security department.

4. Diner

Diner is a thriller Japanese film released in 2019. The film revolves around a girl named Kanako. Kanako Oba used a mysterious site to get a part-time job. But she was not aware of the trouble she was going to face. Then, she was forced to work in a restaurant named Diner. If she disagrees to work then she will be killed. The Diner is frequently visited by contract killers and criminals.

5. Joker Game

Joker Game is a crime action movie released in 2015. The film revolves around a man named Kato. Kato was facing capital punishment because he refused to follow his senior’s order. Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Colonel Yuki suggested of starting an academy to train spy called D Kikan. Kato is scouted to train in D Kikan. After his training, he is given with his first mission to seize American ambassador Graham’s confidential file called Black Note.

6. Violence Action

Violence Action is an action crime drama movie released in 2022 and directed by Ruto Toichiro. The film revolves around a girl named Kikuno Kei. Kikuno attended a vocational school and to an outsider, it seemed lied she lived an ordinary life of a student. But she had a different back story. She worked as a part-time assassinator who is very good at her job. She is a fearless woman who was excellent in her work. One day, things started to change when she got a challenging request. The movie is filled with fantastic fight scenes and is available on Netflix.

7. Zebra

Zebra is a crime-action Japanese movie released in 2016 and directed by Hashimoto Hajime. The film tells the story of a man named Dora. Dora with his associates run an extortion business where they looted people with money. One day, they targeted an ordinary-looking man, but in reality, he was a member of the yakuza gang. After that, things began to change for Dora and his associates. They started to do business by taking revenge for people by different means.

8. Hard Romanticker

Hard Romanticker is a Japanese action film released in 2011. The plot revolves around a man named Gu. Gu is a Korean-Japanese, who did not have any stable job but worked in different part-time jobs, lived in Shimonoseki. A North Korean-Japanese thug’s grandmother was killed, and there was a surge of violence in the area. Meanwhile, Gu was also involved in various altercations with other gangs. Due to this he had made many enemies who wanted him dead.

9. Wild Seven

Wild Seven is a Japanese movie released in 2011 and directed by Hasumi Eiichiro. The film tells the story of an unofficial group that irradiates crime in the area. A seven membered team was formed to remove crime in the area which has now became uncontrollable and cannot be solved under the law. The team was led by Hiba Dairoku Hib and former thugs and criminals were the team members. They were given special permission to operate outside the law to take down crime. The film is one hour and forty-nine minutes long and is a must-watch.

10. Crow Zero

Crow Zero is an action crime movie released in 2007. The story revolves around a boy named Genji Takiya. Genji was the son of a yakuza boss and new to the Suzuran High school, also known as crow school. The school had a group named Serizawa army led by Tamao Serizawa. Serizawa was challenged by Takiya as he wanted to become the best fighter in the school but was stopped by the gang. So, he started to make his group tackle them.