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Kinema Junpo's Best Ten Japanese Films (1926-2018)

Updated February 9, 2019

  • Shoplifters

    1

  • The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine

    2

  • And Your Bird Can Sing

    3

  • Asako I & II

    4

  • The Blood of Wolves

    5

  • Lying to Mom

    6

  • Killing

    7

  • My Friend

    8

  • Every Day a Good Day

    9

  • The Chaplain

    10

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

    11

  • Hanagatami

    12

  • Ah, Wilderness: Part 1

    13

  • Ah, Wilderness: Part 2

    14

  • Dear Etranger

    15

  • Before We Vanish

    16

  • Bangkok Nites

    17

  • Side Job

    18

  • The Third Murder

    19

  • Birds Without Names

    20

  • Close-Knit

    21

  • In This Corner of the World

    22

  • Shin Godzilla

    23

  • Harmonium

    24

  • Destruction Babies

    25

  • The Long Excuse

    26

  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle

    27

  • Her Love Boils Bathwater

    28

  • Creepy

    29

  • Over the Fence

    30

  • Rage

    31

  • Three Stories of Love

    32

  • Fires on the Plain

    33

  • Happy Hour

    34

  • Our Little Sister

    35

  • Journey to the Shore

    36

  • Gonin Saga

    37

  • This Country’s Sky

    38

  • Solomon's Perjury 2: Judgment

    39

  • Solomon's Perjury 1: Suspicion

    40

  • Nagasaki: Memories of My Son

    41

  • Being Good

    42

  • Rolling

    43

  • The Light Shines Only There

    44

  • 0.5 mm

    45

  • Pale Moon

    46

  • Seven Weeks

    47

  • Our Family

    48

  • The Little House

    49

  • My Man

    50

  • 100 Yen Love

    51

  • The Voice of Water

    52

  • The Tale of Nishino

    53

  • A Samurai Chronicle

    54

  • Pecoross' Mother and Her Days

    55

  • The Great Passage

    56

  • The Devil's Path

    57

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    58

  • Backwater

    59

  • Like Father, Like Son

    60

  • The Wind Rises

    61

  • The Ravine of Goodbye

    62

  • Tamako in Moratorium

    63

  • Flashback Memories 3D

    64

  • Our Homeland

    65

  • The Kirishima Thing

    66

  • Outrage Beyond

    67

  • The Terminal Trust

    68

  • The Drudgery Train

    69

  • Chronicle of My Mother

    70

  • The Cowards who Looked to the Sky

    71

  • Key of Life

    72

  • The Land of Hope

    73

  • Dreams for Sale

    74

  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky

    75

  • Wolf Children

    76

  • Fly with the Gold

    77

  • Himizu

    78

  • The Samurai That Night

    79

  • Kotoko

    80

  • Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer

    81

  • A Chorus of Angels

    82

  • Like Someone in Love

    83

  • The Woodsman and the Rain

    84

  • Let's Make the Teacher Have a Miscarriage Club

    85

  • For Love's Sake

    86

  • Dearest

    87

  • Odayaka

    88

  • Theatre 1

    89

  • Theatre 2

    90

  • Penance

    91

  • Lesson of the Evil

    92

  • Postcard

    93

  • Cold Fish

    94

  • Tada's Do-It-All House

    95

  • Rebirth

    96

  • Saudade

    97

  • Tokyo Park

    98

  • Love Strikes!

    99

  • My Back Page

    100