Kinema Junpo's Best Ten Japanese Films (1926-2020)

Updated February 4, 2021

  • Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer

    101

  • A Chorus of Angels

    102

  • Like Someone in Love

    103

  • The Woodsman and the Rain

    104

  • Let's Make the Teacher Have a Miscarriage Club

    105

  • For Love's Sake

    106

  • Dearest

    107

  • Odayaka

    108

  • Theatre 1

    109

  • Theatre 2

    110

  • Penance

    111

  • Lesson of the Evil

    112

  • Postcard

    113

  • Cold Fish

    114

  • Tada's Do-It-All House

    115

  • Rebirth

    116

  • Saudade

    117

  • Tokyo Park

    118

  • Love Strikes!

    119

  • My Back Page

    120

  • Phone Call to the Bar

    121

  • Everyday Mom

    122

  • Guilty of Romance

    123

  • A Man with Style

    124

  • Hospitalité

    125

  • Life Back Then

    126

  • Cannonball Wedlock

    127

  • Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

    128

  • Ringing in Their Ears

    129

  • Pure Asia

    130

  • I Wish

    131

  • Cut

    132

  • My SO Has Got Depression

    133

  • The Egoists

    134

  • Railways

    135

  • Villain

    136

  • Confessions

    137

  • Heaven's Story

    138

  • 13 Assassins

    139

  • Sawako Decides

    140

  • Caterpillar

    141

  • Sword of Desperation

    142

  • Sketches of Kaitan City

    143

  • A Night in Nude: Salvation

    144

  • Abacus and Sword

    145

  • Wandering Home

    146

  • Outrage

    147

  • A Crowd of Three

    148

  • Haru's Journey

    149

  • Permanent Nobara

    150

  • Leonie

    151

  • The Last Ronin

    152

  • A Lone Scalpel

    153

  • Strangers in the City

    154

  • About Her Brother

    155

  • Here Comes the Bride, My Mom!

    156

  • The Secret World of Arrietty

    157

  • Golden Slumber

    158

  • Dear Doctor

    159

  • Villon's Wife

    160

  • The Summit: A Chronicle Of Stones to Serenity

    161

  • Love Exposure

    162

  • The Unbroken

    163

  • Air Doll

    164

  • Bare Essence of Life

    165

  • Summer Wars

    166

  • Nobody To Watch Over Me

    167

  • Feel the Wind

    168

  • Noriben - The Recipe for Fortune

    169

  • Confessions of a Dog

    170

  • Gravity's Clowns

    171

  • Mental

    172

  • The Chef of South Polar

    173

  • Fish Story

    174

  • Kamui

    175

  • Instant Swamp

    176

  • 8000 Miles

    177

  • Oh, My Buddha!

    178

  • Zen

    179

  • Zero Focus

    180

  • Pride

    181

  • Departures

    182

  • All Around Us

    183

  • United Red Army

    184

  • Tokyo Sonata

    185

  • Still Walking

    186

  • Children of the Dark

    187

  • Kabei: Our Mother

    188

  • Climber's High

    189

  • The Kiss

    190

  • After School

    191

  • One Million Yen Girl

    192

  • Sex is No Laughing Matter

    193

  • Teacher and Three Children

    194

  • Ponyo

    195

  • The Most Beautiful Night In The World

    196

  • Best Wishes for Tomorrow

    197

  • Scenery to Remember

    198

  • Fusa

    199

  • Vacation

    200