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Takashi Miike (1960 - present) is a highly prolific and controversial Japanese filmmaker. He has directed over seventy theatrical, video, and television productions since his debut in 1991. His films range from violent and bizarre to dramatic and family-friendly. He has since gained a strong cult following in the West that is growing with the increase in DVD releases of his works.

Miike has garnered international notoriety for depicting shocking scenes of extreme violence and sexual perversions. Many of his films contain graphic and lurid bloodshed, often portrayed in an over-the-top, cartoonish manner. Much of his work depicts the activities of criminals (especially yakuza) or concern themselves with non-Japanese living in Japan. He is known for his black sense of humor and for pushing the boundaries of censorship as far as they will go. (x)

Languageek's Film Favorites ft. Languageekies (Followers)
  • A Beautiful Life / 不再让你孤单 (2011) - Mandarin 
  • Central Station / Central do Brasil (1998) - Brazilian Portuguese 
  • El Cielo en Tu Mirada (2012) - Spanish (Mexico) 
  • Under the Same Moon / La Misma Luna (2007) - Spanish (Mexico) 
  • Carol’s Journey / El Viaje de Carol (2002) - Spanish (Spain) 
  • Possible Loves / Amores Possíveis (2001) - Brazilian Portuguese
  • Behind the Sun / Abril Despedaçado (2001) - Brazilian Portuguese
  • Ghost / ゴースト もういちど抱きしめたい (2010) - Japanese 
  • Time Traveller: The Girl who Leapt Through Time / 時をかける少女 (2010) - Japanese
  • Puzzled Love (2010) - Spanish (Spain) 
  • Before the World Ends / Antes Que o Mundo Acabe (2009) - Brazilian Portuguese 
  • Instructions not Included / No se Aceptan Devoluciones (2013) - Spanish (Mexico) 
  • Miyazaki Films: Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, Castle in the Sky, Arriety, etc. Watch it in Japanese! 

From the Languageekies: 

  • The Necessities of Life / Ce Qu’il Faut Pour Vivre (2008) - French, Inuktitut
  • The Return / Возвращение (2003) - Russian
  • Burnt by the Sun / Утомлённые солнцем (1994) - Russian 
  • Sex of the Angels / El Sexo de Los Angeles (2012) - Spanish (Spain), Catalan (nsfw) 
  • Good Bye, Lenin! (2003) - German 
  • Blue is the Warmest Color / La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 (2013) - French (nsfw)
  • The Intouchables / Intouchables (2011) - French 
  • I Killed my Mother / J’ai tué ma mère (2009) - French (Canada) 
  • Micmacs / MicMacs à tire-larigot (2009) - French 
  • Before the Fall / Napola - Elite für den Führer (2004) - German 
  • Run Lola Run / Lola rennt (1998) - German 
  • Men in the City / Männerherzen (2009) - German 
  • Men in the City 2 / Mânnerherzen, und die ganz ganz große Liebe (2011) - German 
  • Amélie / Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001) - French
  • Life is Beautiful / La Vita è Bella (1997) - Italian 
  • City of God / Cidade de Deus (2002) - Brazilian Portuguese 
  • City of Men / Cidade de Homens (2007) - Brazilian Portuguese 
  • Seven Samurai / 七人の侍 (1954) - Japanese 
  • Departures / おくりびと (2008) - Japanese
  • Elena / Елена (2011) - Russian 
  • The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy your Bath! / Ирония судьбы, или С лёгким паром! (1976) - Russian
  • Hipsters / Стиляги (2008) - Russian 
  • One Night / Una Noche (2012) - Spanish (Cuba) 
  • The Sea Inside / Mar adentro (2004) - Spanish (Spain) 
  • Chico and Rita / Chico & Rita (2010) - Spanish
  • Valentín (2002) - Spanish (Argentina) 
  • Brother / Hermano (2010) - Spanish (Venezuela) 
  • Beautiful / Biutiful (2010) - Spanish 
  • The Fish Child / El Niño Pez (2009) - Spanish (Argentina) 
  • Live-In Maid / Cama Adentro (2004) - Spanish (Argentina) 
  • The Official Story / La Historia Oficial (1985) - Spanish (Argentina) 
  • Entre Nos (2009) - Spanish
  • Volver (2006) - Spanish (Spain) 
  • Together Forever / Juntos Para Siempre (2010) - Spanish (Argentina) 
  • 200 Pounds Beauty / 미녀는 괴로워 (2006) - Korean 
  • Silenced / 도가니 (2011) - Korean 
  • Marathon / 말아톤 (2005) - Korean 
  • Norwegian Wood / ノルウェイの森 (2010) - Japanese 
  • Nobody Knows / 誰も知らない (2004) - Japanese 
  • Haute Cuisine (2012) - French 
  • The Women on the 6th Floor / Les Femmes du 6ème étage (2010) - French

Thank you to everyone who contributed! I hope you guys find this useful. Sorry the list is limited to only so many languages; I’m limited to what I study because I’m mainly interested in listening to those languages, and I’m sure the same goes to the people who contributed. If you have any films to add, send me a message and if I get enough, I will make a second version :)