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

Updated February 9, 2019

There are 177 films in this list released in the 1970s.

  • Grass Labyrinth

    646

  • Vengeance Is Mine

    692

  • The Man Who Stole the Sun

    693

  • Keiko

    694

  • A Woman with Red Hair

    695

  • Oh, My Son!

    696

  • Gassan

    697

  • The Nineteen-Year-Old's Map

    698

  • No More Easy Life

    699

  • Nomugi Pass

    700

  • The Strangling

    701

  • Angel Guts: Red Classroom

    702

  • Tora-san, the Matchmaker

    703

  • Demon Pond

    704

  • Galaxy Express 999

    705

  • Talk of the Town Tora-san

    706

  • Taro the Dragon Boy

    707

  • G.I. Samurai

    708

  • Almost Transparent Blue

    709

  • Third Base

    710

  • Double Suicide of Sonezaki

    711

  • Empire of Passion

    712

  • The Incident

    713

  • The Demon

    714

  • Rape and Death of a Housewife

    715

  • Puppets Under Starry Skies

    716

  • The Shogun's Samurai

    717

  • The Glacier Fox

    718

  • Pink Tush Girl

    719

  • Blood Type: Blue

    720

  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

    721

  • The Yellow Handkerchief

    722

  • The Life of Chikuzan

    723

  • Ballad of Orin

    724

  • Mount Hakkoda

    725

  • The Gate of Youth Part 2

    726

  • The Devil's Ballad

    727

  • Mother

    728

  • Boxer

    729

  • The Love and Adventures of Kuroki Taro

    730

  • Tora's Pure Love

    731

  • Kitamura Tokoku – My Winter Song

    732

  • Hokuriku Proxy War

    733

  • Painful Bliss: Final Twist

    734

  • Village of Eight Gravestones

    735

  • Edogawa Rampo's Beast in the Shadows

    736

  • A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness

    737

  • Tora-san Meets His Lordship

    738

  • House

    739

  • The Alaska Story

    740

  • The Mafia in Japan -The Ambition-

    741

  • Rape! 13th Hour

    742

  • The Devil's Island

    743

  • Eros Eterna

    744

  • Beauty's Exotic Dance: Torture!

    745

  • The Youth Killer

    746

  • Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset

    747

  • Lullaby of the Earth

    748

  • The Inugamis

    749

  • Brother and Sister

    750

  • Yakuza Graveyard

    751

  • The Watcher in the Attic

    752

  • The Sea of Genkai

    753

  • Assault! Jack the Ripper

    754

  • New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 3: Last Days of the Boss

    755

  • The Temple of the Golden Pavillion

    756

  • Rape!

    757

  • War of Sixteen

    758

  • Violent Panic: The Big Crash

    759

  • God Speed You! Black Emperor

    760

  • Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director

    761

  • Preparation for the Festival

    762

  • Pastoral: To Die in the Country

    763

  • The Bullet Train

    764

  • Graveyard of Honor

    765

  • The Village

    766

  • A Woman Called Sada Abe

    767

  • Ecstacy of the Black Rose

    768

  • The Shiranui Sea

    769

  • Battle Cry

    770

  • I Am a Cat

    771

  • Cops vs. Thugs

    772

  • Death at an Old Mansion

    773

  • The Executioner II: Karate Inferno

    774

  • New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 2: Head of the Boss

    775

  • Sandakan No. 8

    777

  • The Castle of Sand

    778

  • The Family

    779

  • Bitterness of Youth

    780

  • The Assassination of Ryoma

    781

  • My Way

    782

  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Police Tactics

    783

  • Red Paper Lantern

    784

  • Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974

    785

  • Tora-san's Lovesick

    786

  • The World of Geisha

    787

  • Wet Lust: 21 Strippers

    788

  • Red Light District: Gonna Get Out

    789

  • It Was a Faint Dream

    790

  • The Silk Tree Ballad

    791