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Letterboxd 100: Japan

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

Updated on October 21, 2022.

· 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.
· Other Countries/Languages: South Korea · Japan · Chinese · India · Bangladesh · Bengali · Indonesia · Thailand · France · Germany ·Italy · Spain

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  • Harakiri

    1

  • The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer

    2

  • Seven Samurai

    3

  • Spirited Away

    4

  • High and Low

    5

  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

    6

  • Ikiru

    7

  • Perfect Blue

    8

  • Ran

    9

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    10

  • Woman in the Dunes

    11

  • The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

    12

  • Tokyo Story

    13

  • Princess Mononoke

    14

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    15

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    16

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    17

  • Love Exposure

    18

  • Late Spring

    19

  • Tampopo

    20

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    21

  • Red Beard

    22

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    23

  • Yojimbo

    24

  • Nobody Knows

    25

  • Still Walking

    26

  • Akira

    27

  • Ritual

    28

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    29

  • Eureka

    30

  • Shoplifters

    31

  • Your Name.

    32

  • Haru

    33

  • Happy Hour

    34

  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky

    35

  • Throne of Blood

    36

  • Ugetsu

    37

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    38

  • Samurai Rebellion

    39

  • An Autumn Afternoon

    40

  • Rashomon

    41

  • Pastoral: To Die in the Country

    42

  • Tokyo Twilight

    43

  • Early Summer

    44

  • Yearning

    45

  • The Face of Another

    46

  • Demons

    47

  • Kwaidan

    48

  • All About Lily Chou-Chou

    49

  • Drive My Car

    50

  • The Life of Oharu

    51

  • A Silent Voice

    52

  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets

    53

  • Good Morning

    54

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    55

  • Whisper of the Heart

    56

  • When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    57

  • Millennium Actress

    58

  • This Transient Life

    59

  • Cure

    60

  • Swing Girls

    61

  • The Naked Island

    62

  • His Motorbike, Her Island

    63

  • The Crucified Lovers

    64

  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

    65

  • Tokyo Godfathers

    66

  • Two in the Shadow

    67

  • Dreams

    68

  • Moving

    69

  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates

    70

  • Kagemusha

    71

  • Love & Pop

    72

  • Mind Game

    73

  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

    74

  • Twenty-Four Eyes

    75

  • Angel's Egg

    76

  • Late Autumn

    77

  • Floating Weeds

    78

  • The Taste of Tea

    79

  • The Story of Yonosuke

    80

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    81

  • Eros + Massacre

    82

  • The Rocking Horsemen

    83

  • Street of Shame

    84

  • Fireworks

    85

  • August in the Water

    86

  • The Sword of Doom

    87

  • The Burmese Harp

    88

  • Forever a Woman

    89

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

    90

  • Love Letter

    91

  • The Hidden Fortress

    92

  • After Life

    93

  • Wolf Children

    94

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

    95

  • Linda Linda Linda

    96

  • Maborosi

    97

  • Sanjuro

    98

  • Death by Hanging

    99

  • Fires on the Plain

    100