Kinema Junpo's Best Ten Japanese Films (1926-2019)

Updated February 11, 2020

  • It Feels So Good

    1

  • Another World

    2

  • From Miyamoto To You

    3

  • A Girl Missing

    4

  • Listen to the Universe

    5

  • Farewell Song

    6

  • One Night

    7

  • What Is Love?

    8

  • Randen: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram

    9

  • To the Ends of the Earth

    10

  • Shoplifters

    11

  • The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine

    12

  • And Your Bird Can Sing

    13

  • Asako I & II

    14

  • The Blood of Wolves

    15

  • Lying to Mom

    16

  • Killing

    17

  • My Friend

    18

  • Every Day a Good Day

    19

  • The Chaplain

    20

  • The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue

    21

  • Hanagatami

    22

  • Ah, Wilderness: Part 1

    23

  • Ah, Wilderness: Part 2

    24

  • Dear Etranger

    25

  • Before We Vanish

    26

  • Bangkok Nites

    27

  • Side Job

    28

  • The Third Murder

    29

  • Birds Without Names

    30

  • Close-Knit

    31

  • In This Corner of the World

    32

  • Shin Godzilla

    33

  • Harmonium

    34

  • Destruction Babies

    35

  • The Long Excuse

    36

  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle

    37

  • Her Love Boils Bathwater

    38

  • Creepy

    39

  • Over the Fence

    40

  • Rage

    41

  • Three Stories of Love

    42

  • Fires on the Plain

    43

  • Happy Hour

    44

  • Our Little Sister

    45

  • Journey to the Shore

    46

  • Gonin Saga

    47

  • This Country’s Sky

    48

  • Solomon's Perjury 2: Judgment

    49

  • Solomon's Perjury 1: Suspicion

    50

  • Nagasaki: Memories of My Son

    51

  • Being Good

    52

  • Rolling

    53

  • The Light Shines Only There

    54

  • 0.5 mm

    55

  • Pale Moon

    56

  • Seven Weeks

    57

  • Our Family

    58

  • The Little House

    59

  • My Man

    60

  • 100 Yen Love

    61

  • The Voice of Water

    62

  • The Tale of Nishino

    63

  • A Samurai Chronicle

    64

  • Pecoross' Mother and Her Days

    65

  • The Great Passage

    66

  • The Devil's Path

    67

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    68

  • Backwater

    69

  • Like Father, Like Son

    70

  • The Wind Rises

    71

  • The Ravine of Goodbye

    72

  • Tamako in Moratorium

    73

  • Flashback Memories 3D

    74

  • Our Homeland

    75

  • The Kirishima Thing

    76

  • Outrage Beyond

    77

  • The Terminal Trust

    78

  • The Drudgery Train

    79

  • Chronicle of My Mother

    80

  • The Cowards who Looked to the Sky

    81

  • Key of Life

    82

  • The Land of Hope

    83

  • Dreams for Sale

    84

  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky

    85

  • Wolf Children

    86

  • Fly with the Gold

    87

  • Himizu

    88

  • The Samurai That Night

    89

  • Kotoko

    90

  • Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer

    91

  • A Chorus of Angels

    92

  • Like Someone in Love

    93

  • The Woodsman and the Rain

    94

  • Let's Make the Teacher Have a Miscarriage Club

    95

  • For Love's Sake

    96

  • Dearest

    97

  • Odayaka

    98

  • Theatre 1

    99

  • Theatre 2

    100