Japanese Cinema

An ever growing list of my favourite Japanese films. [Note: this list is, with the exception of the top five, not ranked]

  • Seven Samurai
  • Harakiri
  • Spirited Away
  • The Sword of Doom
  • Perfect Blue
  • Angel's Egg
  • Good Morning
  • The Face of Another
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Lady Snowblood
  • Battle Royale
  • Love Exposure
  • Our Little Sister
  • Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
  • Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
  • Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
  • Nobody Knows
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Yojimbo
  • Sanjuro
  • The Wind Rises
  • Rashomon
  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • Kuroneko
  • Maborosi
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Late Spring
  • From Up on Poppy Hill
  • Unforgiven
  • Fires on the Plain
  • Cure
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Your Name.
  • Only Yesterday
  • The Mourning Forest
  • Ran
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
  • The Burmese Harp
  • After the Storm
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Like Father, Like Son
  • 13 Assassins
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • Kids Return
  • Weathering with You
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • In This Corner of the World
  • Dreams
  • Intimidation
  • Wolf Children
  • Vengeance Is Mine
  • Like Someone in Love
  • Still Walking
  • The Twilight Samurai
  • Throne of Blood
  • Confessions
  • Snow Trail
  • Samurai Rebellion
  • Audition
  • Ringu
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • Tokyo Story
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Shall We Dance?
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Akira
  • Shoplifters
  • Porco Rosso
  • Red Angel
  • The Tale of Zatoichi
  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
  • The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
  • The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
  • I Live in Fear
  • A Silent Voice
  • The Hidden Fortress
  • The Hidden Blade
  • Pale Flower
  • The Bad Sleep Well
  • Onibaba
  • Stray Dog
  • Drunken Angel
  • Kagemusha
  • Sweet Bean
  • Shin Godzilla
  • Blade of the Immortal
  • Dodes'ka-den
  • Red Beard
  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
  • Kikujiro
  • New Tale of Zatoichi
  • The Lower Depths
  • A Geisha
  • When Marnie Was There
  • Ponyo