Letterboxd 100: Japan

The 100 highest-rated Japanese narrative feature films on Letterboxd. Anime series sequels have been removed for standalone viewability.

Updated on August 30, 2021.

· Here's a list of the top Japanese films from the 2000s.
· Here's the IMDb version of this list.
· Here's a list of my personal favorite Japanese films.
· Here's a centralized database of my other lists on Letterboxd.

  • Harakiri

    1

  • Seven Samurai

    2

  • The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer

    3

  • Spirited Away

    4

  • High and Low

    5

  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

    6

  • Ikiru

    7

  • Ran

    8

  • Woman in the Dunes

    9

  • Tokyo Story

    10

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    11

  • The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

    12

  • Perfect Blue

    13

  • Princess Mononoke

    14

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    15

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    16

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    17

  • Love Exposure

    18

  • Late Spring

    19

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    20

  • Yojimbo

    21

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    22

  • Red Beard

    23

  • Tampopo

    24

  • Still Walking

    25

  • Your Name.

    26

  • Akira

    27

  • Shoplifters

    28

  • Ugetsu

    29

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    30

  • Nobody Knows

    31

  • An Autumn Afternoon

    32

  • Throne of Blood

    33

  • Rashomon

    34

  • Early Summer

    35

  • Tokyo Twilight

    36

  • Samurai Rebellion

    37

  • Yearning

    38

  • The Face of Another

    39

  • Eureka

    40

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    41

  • Pastoral: To Die in the Country

    42

  • Happy Hour

    43

  • Good Morning

    44

  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets

    45

  • Kwaidan

    46

  • Demons

    47

  • The Life of Oharu

    48

  • Ritual

    49

  • When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    50

  • The Naked Island

    51

  • Millennium Actress

    52

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    53

  • Two in the Shadow

    54

  • This Transient Life

    55

  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

    56

  • The Crucified Lovers

    57

  • A Silent Voice

    58

  • Floating Weeds

    59

  • Late Autumn

    60

  • Tokyo Godfathers

    61

  • Kagemusha

    62

  • Whisper of the Heart

    63

  • Twenty-Four Eyes

    64

  • Street of Shame

    65

  • Eros + Massacre

    66

  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky

    67

  • Dreams

    68

  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates

    69

  • His Motorbike, Her Island

    70

  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

    71

  • Moving

    72

  • The Burmese Harp

    73

  • Angel's Egg

    74

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    75

  • Cure

    76

  • The Hidden Fortress

    77

  • Love & Pop

    78

  • Fireworks

    79

  • Fires on the Plain

    80

  • August in the Water

    81

  • The Sword of Doom

    82

  • Onibaba

    83

  • Mind Game

    84

  • Sanjuro

    85

  • Wolf Children

    86

  • Maborosi

    87

  • The Rocking Horsemen

    88

  • Death by Hanging

    89

  • Equinox Flower

    90

  • All About Lily Chou-Chou

    91

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

    92

  • The Bad Sleep Well

    93

  • A Story of Yonosuke

    94

  • After Life

    95

  • Chizuko's Younger Sister

    96

  • Like Father, Like Son

    97

  • Paprika

    98

  • Bound for the Fields, the Mountains, and the Seacoast

    99

  • Sound of the Mountain

    100