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The Cinema of Japan

A list of Japanese films that I have seen, ranked in order of preference.

Films are only included either if they are either:
Produced only in Japan
Produced Partially in Japan and the Predominant Language is Japanese
Directed by a Japanese Filmmaker, Produced Partially in Japan and is set Predominantly in Japan

Documentaries are eligible if either produced entirely in Japan, or partially in Japan but directed by a Japanese Filmmaker.

Inspired by BjorkShandy's list

  • Love Exposure

    1

  • House

    2

  • Killing

    3

  • All About Lily Chou-Chou

    4

  • Fireworks

    5

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    6

  • Rashomon

    7

  • Drive My Car

    8

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    9

  • Noriko's Dinner Table

    10

  • Kwaidan

    11

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    12

  • Gozu

    13

  • Hanagatami

    14

  • Fires on the Plain

    15

  • Onibaba

    16

  • Bullet Ballet

    17

  • Spiral

    18

  • Battle Royale

    19

  • Labyrinth of Cinema

    20

  • Millennium Actress

    21

  • Love & Peace

    22

  • Paranoia Agent

    23

  • Perfect Blue

    24

  • Akira

    25

  • Seven Samurai

    26

  • Red Post on Escher Street

    27

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    28

  • Throne of Blood

    29

  • Spirited Away

    30

  • Dolls

    31

  • Executive Koala

    32

  • Godzilla

    33

  • Ugetsu

    34

  • Antiporno

    35

  • Mandala

    36

  • The Tatami Galaxy

    37

  • Princess Mononoke

    38

  • Poem

    39

  • Serial Experiments Lain

    40

  • Tokyo Story

    41

  • Zigeunerweisen

    42

  • This Transient Life

    43

  • Ping Pong the Animation

    44

  • Kuroneko

    45

  • In the Realm of the Senses

    46

  • Ran

    47

  • Boiling Point

    48

  • Violence Voyager

    49

  • After Life

    50

  • Difficulty Breathing

    51

  • A Page of Madness

    52

  • Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41

    53

  • The Rocking Horsemen

    54

  • Memories of Matsuko

    55

  • Tokyo Fist

    56

  • Ikiru

    57

  • When Marnie Was There

    58

  • Sonatine

    59

  • Cure

    60

  • Tampopo

    61

  • Ichi the Killer

    62

  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

    63

  • Vital

    64

  • Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

    65

  • Gushing Prayer: A 15-Year-Old Prostitute

    66

  • Kotoko

    67

  • Nightmare Detective

    68

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion

    69

  • School in the Crosshairs

    70

  • Devilman Crybaby

    71

  • Audition

    72

  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky

    73

  • Suicide Club

    74

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    75

  • April Story

    76

  • Swallowtail Butterfly

    77

  • Nobody Knows

    78

  • Getting Any?

    79

  • Paprika

    80

  • Good Morning

    81

  • Sanjuro

    82

  • Takeshis'

    83

  • Mind Game

    84

  • Hiruko the Goblin

    85

  • A Snake of June

    86

  • Crayon Shin-chan: Storm-invoking Passion! The Adult Empire Strikes Back

    87

  • A Scene at the Sea

    88

  • Tokyo Godfathers

    89

  • Outrage

    90

  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle

    91

  • Gemini

    92

  • Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion

    93

  • Kids Return

    94

  • The Legend of the Stardust Brothers

    95

  • Drunken Angel

    96

  • Versus

    97

  • Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands

    98

  • The Life of Oharu

    99

  • The Happiness of the Katakuris

    100