Cults Around the World: Japan Edition

It's not just America who do cult movies, the rest of the world has their fair share of them too. Here is a collection of such films from Japan.

"What is a cult film? A cult film is one that has a passionate following but does not appeal to everyone. James Bond movies are not cult films, but chainsaw movies are. Just because a film has become a cult movie does not automatically guarantee quality. Some are very bad; others are very, very good. Some make an awful lot of money at the box office; others make no money at all. Some are considered quality films; others are exploitation movies.

One thing cult movies do have in common is that…

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  • A Page of Madness

    1

  • Godzilla

    2

  • Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

    3

  • Afraid To Die

    4

  • Jigoku

    5

  • Pitfall

    6

  • The Tale of Zatoichi

    7

  • Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell, Bastards!

    8

  • Matango

    9

  • Gate of Flesh

    10

  • Onibaba

    11

  • Pale Flower

    12

  • Woman in the Dunes

    13

  • Blood of Revenge

    14

  • Gamera

    15

  • Daimajin

    16

  • The Embryo Hunts in Secret

    17

  • The Face of Another

    18

  • Fighting Elegy

    19

  • Irezumi

    20

  • Red Angel

    21

  • Tokyo Drifter

    22

  • The War of the Gargantuas

    23

  • Branded to Kill

    24

  • A Colt Is My Passport

    25

  • A Man Vanishes

    26

  • Black Lizard

    27

  • Blackmail Is My Life

    28

  • Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell

    29

  • Kuroneko

    30

  • The Man Without a Map

    31

  • Red Peony Gambler

    32

  • Blind Beast

    33

  • Bloody Territories

    34

  • Eros + Massacre

    35

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    36

  • Go, Go Second Time Virgin

    37

  • Horrors of Malformed Men

    38

  • Portrait of Hell

    39

  • Savage Wolf Pack

    40

  • Blind Woman's Curse

    41

  • The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan

    42

  • Sex Jack

    43

  • Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

    44

  • Emperor Tomato Ketchup

    45

  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets

    46

  • The Wolves

    47

  • Ecstasy of the Angels

    48

  • Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion

    49

  • Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice

    50

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

    51

  • Wandering Ginza Butterfly: She-Cat Gambler

    52

  • Belladonna of Sadness

    53

  • Lady Snowblood

    54

  • Sex and Fury

    55

  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity

    56

  • Flower & Snake

    57

  • New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 1

    58

  • The Street Fighter

    59

  • The Transgressor

    60

  • Violent Streets

    61

  • Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees

    62

  • Wolf Guy

    63

  • Detonation! Violent Games

    64

  • The Inugamis

    65

  • The Killing Machine

    66

  • The Joy of Torture 2: Oxen Split Torturing

    67

  • Yakuza Graveyard

    68

  • Doberman Cop

    69

  • House

    70

  • Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron

    71

  • The Shogun's Samurai

    72

  • G.I. Samurai

    73

  • Hunter in the Dark

    74

  • The Man Who Stole the Sun

    75

  • Resurrection of the Golden Wolf

    76

  • Crazy Thunder Road

    77

  • Samurai Reincarnation

    78

  • Burst City

    79

  • Fall Guy

    80

  • Onimasa: A Japanese Godfather

    81

  • Roaring Fire

    82

  • Space Adventure Cobra

    83

  • Golgo 13: The Professional

    84

  • Kabamaru the Ninja Boy

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  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

    86

  • The Mosquito on the Tenth Floor

    87

  • Ryuji

    88

  • Angel's Egg

    89

  • Night on the Galactic Railroad

    90

  • Tampopo

    91

  • Typhoon Club

    92

  • Death Powder

    93

  • Death Shadows

    94

  • Fist of the North Star

    95

  • Love City

    96

  • To Sleep So as to Dream

    97

  • Black Magic M-66

    98

  • The Drifting Classroom

    99

  • The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

    100