Best Movies from Japan

TOP FILMS FROM JAPAN


1 . The Seven Samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa
2 . Ran 1985 Akira Kurosawa
3 . Rashomon 1950 Akira Kurosawa
4 . Spirited Away 2001 Hayao Miyazaki
5 . Yojimbo 1961 Akira Kurosawa
6 . Princess Mononoke 1997 Hayao Miyazaki
7 . To Live 1952 Akira Kurosawa
8 . Throne of Blood 1957 Akira Kurosawa
9 . *Cowboy Bebop 1998 Hajime Yatate
10 . Grave of the Fireflies 1988 Isao Takahata
11 . *Dragon Ball Z 1989 Daisuke Nishio
12 . The Hidden Fortress 1958 Akira Kurosawa
13 . Akira 1988 Katsuhiro Ôtomo
14 . Tokyo Story 1953 Yasujiro Ozu
15 . Battle Royale 2000 Kinji Fukasaku
16 . The Human Conditions (1,2,3) 1959 Masaki Kobayashi
17 . My Neighbor Totoro 1988 Hayao Miyazaki
18 . Tales of Ugetsu 1953 Kenji Mizoguchi
19 . Howl's Moving Castle 2004 Hayao Miyazaki
20 . High and Low 1963 Akira Kurosawa
21 . Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 1984 Hayao Miyazaki
22 . Harakiri 1962 Masaki Kobayashi
23 . Castle in the Sky 1986 Hayao Miyazaki
24 . Sansho the Bailiff 1954 Kenji Mizoguchi
25 . I Was Born, But… 1932 Yasujiro Ozu

26 . Stray Dog 1949 Akira Kurosawa
27 . Evangelion 1995 Hideaki Anno
28 . Kabamaru the Ninja 1983 Tameo Kohanawa
29 . *Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 Seiji Mizushima
30 . A Story of Floating Weeds 1934 Yasujiro Ozu
31 . Late Spring 1949 Yasujiro Ozu
32 . *Ghost in the Shell (1,2) 1995 Mamoru Oshii
33 . Woman in the Dunes 1964 Hiroshi Teshigahara
34 . *Dragon Ball (1,2 1986 Daisuke Nishio
35 . Red Beard 1965 Akira Kurosawa
36 . Ghost in the Shell 1995 Yoshimasa Mizuo
37 . The Life of Oharu 1952 Kenji Mizoguchi
38 . Early Summer 1951 Yasujiro Ozu
39 . Sisters of the Gion 1936 Kenji Mizoguchi
40 . Kagemusha the Shadow Warrior 1980 Akira Kurosawa
41 . Kwaidan 1964 Masaki Kobayashi
42 . The Burmese Harp 1956 Kon Ichikawa



43 . Kozure Ôkami (1,2,3,4,5,6,7) 1972 Kenji Misumi
44 . *Death Note 2006 Takeshi Obata
45 . *Berserk 1997 Kentaro Miura
46 . The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums 1939 Kenji Mizoguchi
47 . Tokyo Twilight 1957 Yasujiro Ozu
48 . Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 Richard Fleischer
49 . *Shogun 1980 Jerry London
50. 1966 Kihachi Okamoto



51 . Samurai Rebellion 1967 Masaki Kobayashi
52 . Bleach 2004 Tite Kubo
53 . Fires on the Plain 1959 Kon Ichikawa
54 . *Samurai Champloo 2004 Shinichirō Watanabe
55 . The Naked Island 1960 Kaneto Shindô
56 . The Crucified Lovers 1954 Kenji Mizoguchi
57 . Late Autumn 1960 Yasujiro Ozu
58 . When a Woman Ascends the Stairs 1960 Mikio Naruse
59 . Floating Weeds 1959 Yasujiro Ozu
60 . *FLCL 2000 Kazuya Tsurumaki
61 . An Autumn Afternoon 1962 Yasujiro Ozu
62 . A Fugitive from the Past 1965 Tomu Uchida
63 . Floating Clouds 1955 Mikio Narus
64 . The End of Summer 1961 Yasujiro Ozu
65 . Stranger's Face 1966 Hiroshi Teshigahara
66 . Street of Shame 1956 Kenji Mizoguchi
67 . *Elfen Lied 2004 Lynn Okamoto
68 . The Twilight Samurai 2002 Yôji Yamada
69 . Barefoot Gen 1983 Mori Masaki
70 . Fireworks 1997 Takeshi Kitano
71 . 47 Samurai 1962 Hiroshi Inagaki
72 . Mobile Suit Gundam (1,2,3,4) 1981 Yoshiyuki Tomino
73 . The Ring 1998 Hideo Nakata
74 . Audition 1999 Takashi Miike
75 . Nobody Knows 2004 Hirokazu Koreeda
76 . Ballad of Narayama 1958 Keisuke Kinoshita
77 . *Naruto 2002 Masashi Kishimoto
78 . *Serial Experiments: Lain 1998 Ryutaro Nakamura
79 . Departures 2008 Yōjirō Takita
80 . Shall we dansu? 1996 Masayuki Suo
81 . Ana-ta-han 1953 Josef von Sternberg
82 . An Actor's Revenge 1963 Kon Ichikawa
83 . Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story 1999 Kazuhiro Furuhashi
84 . Paprika 2006 Satoshi Kon
85 . Death by Hanging 1968 Nagisa Ôshima
86 . Branded to Kill 1967 Seijun Suzuki
87 . Sea Prince and the Fire Child 1981 Masami Hata
88 . Millennium Actress 2001 Satoshi Kon
89 . The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 2006 Mamoru Hosoda
90 . Swan Lake 1981 Kimirou Yabuki
91 . Innocence 2004 Mamoru Oshii
92 . 5 Centimeters per Second 2007 Makoto Shinkai
93 . The House of Small Cubes 2008 Kunio Katō
94 . Metropolis 2001 Rintaro
95 . 1 Litre of Tears 2005 Riki Okamura
96 . Still Walking 2008 Hirokazu Koreeda

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love Letter
Maboroshi
Cha No Aji (Taste of Tea)
Blessing Bell

Dany said...

-Midareru (1964)Mikio Naruse
-Ohayô (1959) Yasujiro Ozu
-Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962)Akira Kurosawa
-Midaregumo (1967)Mikio Naruse
-Onibaba (1964)Kaneto Shindô
-Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (1960)Akira Kurosawa
-Yoidore tenshi (1948)Akira Kurosawa
-Hitori musuko (1936)Yasujiro Ozu

Anonymous said...

uhm, anyone missing Koizora? What about Nobody knows?

Raúl Santos López said...

Hiromasa Yonebayashi's so far only movie, The Secret World of Arrietty, could find a place on this list. It is a Studio Ghibli film that I really liked.

keziarhh said...

there are howl's moving castle and the girl who leapt through time yet there's no "spirited away"?

Anonymous said...

Mikio Naruse: BAttle of Roses 1956.
A. Kurosawa: Rhapsody in August
A. Kurosawa:No Regrets for Our Youth
Takeshi Kitano: Outrage
Yûya Ishii: Great Passage
are also brilliant Japanese films.