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

Updated February 9, 2019

There are 36 films in this list released in the 1940s.

  • The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    1115

  • Late Spring

    1134

  • The Blue Mountains: Part I

    1135

  • Stray Dog

    1136

  • Here's to the Young Lady

    1137

  • The Quiet Duel

    1138

  • Mr. Shosuke Ohara

    1139

  • Flame of My Love

    1140

  • Drunken Angel

    1141

  • Women of the Night

    1142

  • Children of the Beehive

    1143

  • Apostasy

    1144

  • A Hen in the Wind

    1145

  • Woman

    1146

  • The Portrait

    1147

  • The Ball at the Anjo House

    1148

  • Once More

    1149

  • Record of a Tenement Gentleman

    1150

  • One Wonderful Sunday

    1151

  • Snow Trail

    1152

  • Four Love Stories

    1153

  • Marriage

    1154

  • Phoenix

    1155

  • The Fellows Who Ate the Elephant

    1156

  • The Love of the Actress Sumako

    1157

  • Spring Awakens

    1158

  • Morning for the Osone Family

    1159

  • No Regrets for Our Youth

    1160

  • The Girl I Loved

    1161

  • Utamaro and His Five Women

    1162

  • Battle of Hawaii

    1163

  • There Was a Father

    1164

  • The 47 Ronin

    1165

  • Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family

    1166

  • Introspection Tower

    1167

  • Spring on Leper's Island

    1168