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Two Cineasts Presents: East Asian Films Ranked

West Asian and North African List ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง etc.
Northern European List ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ etc.
Soviet/Russian and Eastern European List ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ etc.
Southern European List ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ etc.
Western European List ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท etc.
Only movies, short films and mini-series we've actually seen. No films with English (or other languages that aren't considered to be spoken in these regions) as the main language, for example movies like Bong Joon-ho's Okja or Akira Kurosawa's Dersu Uzala.
Look at the notes to see which country the film is from.

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  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

    1

  • Harakiri

    2

  • The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer

    3

  • Seven Samurai

    4

  • The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

    5

  • High and Low

    6

  • Ran

    7

  • Rashomon

    8

  • Yojimbo

    9

  • The Face of Another

    10

  • Nausicaรค of the Valley of the Wind

    11

  • Kagemusha

    12

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    13

  • Late Spring

    14

  • Grim

    15

  • Princess Mononoke

    16

  • Tokyo Story

    17

  • Ugetsu

    18

  • Ikiru

    19

  • Throne of Blood

    20

  • Floating Weeds

    21

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    22

  • Kwaidan

    23

  • Samurai Rebellion

    24

  • An Autumn Afternoon

    25

  • Spirited Away

    26

  • Street of Shame

    27

  • Departures

    28

  • Akira

    29

  • Ghost in the Shell

    30

  • The Raid 2

    31

  • Paprika

    32

  • When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    33

  • Early Summer

    34

  • The Hidden Fortress

    35

  • Sanjuro

    36

  • The Life of Oharu

    37

  • Tokyo Twilight

    38

  • Late Autumn

    39

  • Red Beard

    40

  • Memories of Murder

    41

  • The Crucified Lovers

    42

  • A Taxi Driver

    43

  • The Handmaiden

    44

  • The Bad Sleep Well

    45

  • The Sword of Doom

    46

  • Women of the Night

    47

  • From Up on Poppy Hill

    48

  • Parasite

    49

  • Oldboy

    50

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    51

  • Whisper of the Heart

    52

  • Your Name.

    53

  • I Was Born, But...

    54

  • In This Corner of the World

    55

  • Dreams

    56

  • Cowboy Bebop

    57

  • Shoplifters

    58

  • Happy Hour

    59

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    60

  • RRR

    61

  • Castle in the Sky

    62

  • A Letter to Momo

    63

  • Porco Rosso

    64

  • The Secret World of Arrietty

    65

  • Ponyo

    66

  • Kung Fu Hustle

    67

  • Burning

    68

  • Jallikattu

    69

  • Like Someone in Love

    70

  • The Age of Shadows

    71

  • Tokyo Godfathers

    72

  • The Naked Island

    73

  • Her Love Boils Bathwater

    74

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    75

  • Sisters of the Gion

    76

  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

    77

  • Osaka Elegy

    78

  • Record of a Tenement Gentleman

    79

  • Lightning

    80

  • The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice

    81

  • The Raid

    82

  • Princess Yang Kwei Fei

    83

  • The Sun

    84

  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

    85

  • Miss Oyu

    86

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    87

  • The Wind Rises

    88

  • The Good, The Bad, The Weird

    89

  • Stray Dog

    90

  • Passing Fancy

    91

  • Sweet Bean

    92

  • Only Yesterday

    93

  • Drunken Angel

    94

  • Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War

    95

  • My Neighbors the Yamadas

    96

  • A Geisha

    97

  • The Housemaid

    98

  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

    99

  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

    100