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  1. Akira Kurosawa Filmography's icon

    Akira Kurosawa Filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 262:8. The full list of the 32 films directed by Akira Kurosawa
  2. Donald Richie's A Hundred Years of Japanese Film's icon

    Donald Richie's A Hundred Years of Japanese Film

    Favs/dislikes: 60:0. Called "the dean of Japan's arts critics" by Time magazine, Richie takes us from the inception of Japanese cinema at the end of the nineteenth century, through the achievements of Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu, then on to the notable works of contemporary filmmakers. This revised edition includes analyses of the latest trends in Japanese cinema, such as the revival of the horror genre, and introduces today's up-and-coming directors and their works. This list is from the 'Selective Guide to Dvds and Videos' included at the back of the book, where Richie provided capsule reviews of the major subtitled Japanese films commercially available in DVD and VHS formats.
  3. Asia Shock: Horror and Dark Cinema from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand's icon

    Asia Shock: Horror and Dark Cinema from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand

    Favs/dislikes: 54:0. A viewer's guide to accompany the book of the same name by Patrick Galloway. The list features every title reviewed in the book, in the order in which they appear. Please note: Because Galloway includes a review of the American remake of Ringu, I have included it on the list, even though it is obviously not an Asian movie.
  4. Kinema Junpo Annual Top 10s's icon

    Kinema Junpo Annual Top 10s

    Favs/dislikes: 48:0. Each year, Kinema Junpo magazine publishes a list of the top 10 Japanese films of the year. This is not the complete list because some of the films are missing from IMDb. You can see a longer list and rankings for each year at the [url=http://www.rinkworks.com/checklist/list.cgi?u=crimsong&U=crimsong&p=kinemajunpotop10s]list source[/url].
  5. MyAnimeList: Top 50 Standalone Films's icon

    MyAnimeList: Top 50 Standalone Films

    Favs/dislikes: 45:0. Top 50 standalone films taken from MyAnimeList.net's rankings. No previous knowledge necessary to enjoy these.
  6. The 50 Best Asian Horror Films of the New Millennium’s First Decade's icon

    The 50 Best Asian Horror Films of the New Millennium’s First Decade

    Favs/dislikes: 28:0. (3 are missing due to them not being on here as of yet). #37. Prayer Beads (2004) #4. Midnight Ballad for Ghost Theater (2006) #33. Memory (2008)
  7. 100 Anime (BFI Screen Guides)'s icon

    100 Anime (BFI Screen Guides)

    Favs/dislikes: 26:0. This list is from Philip Brophy's book [url=http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_178.html]100 Anime[/url] (2005). "100 Anime is an exploration of the wonderfully complex and beautifully disorienting world of Japanese animation - anime. This expansive and mind-blowing book delves deep into the chaos of meaning gorged by anime's mutation of Eastern/Western themes, images and sounds." This is not a list of the "100 Greatest Anime." Some of the titles were selected in order to analyze Japanese pop culture and to show how vast the world of anime is. The list is in alphabetical order. Missing from IMDb: SD Gundam (1988)
  8. Cinemaya's Greatest Asian Films's icon

    Cinemaya's Greatest Asian Films

    Favs/dislikes: 26:0. In 1998, Cinemaya asked 34 critics (mostly Asian critics) to list their 10 favorite Asian films. Cinemaya published all of these lists in issue #41 of the magazine. #1 Tokyo Story appeared on 20 of the lists. This is a list of films that appeared on at least 2 lists. See [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AhCbA3xledPhdGNGLXJ5VmtlZl94R015NDNwWEgxbnc]this spreadsheet[/url] for vote counts. 6 of the critics listed "The Apu Trilogy" without specifying an individual film, so I counted each trilogy vote as a vote for all 3 films. You can see some of the top 10 lists in this [url=http://books.google.com/books?id=lZZ-mxaqP6IC&pg=PT416]Google book preview[/url].
  9. A Guide to Pinky Violence's icon

    A Guide to Pinky Violence

    Favs/dislikes: 24:0. "Pinky Violence" refers to a genre of Japanese action cinema which began in the late 1960's and continued through the mid 1970's. Typically featuring a young female protagonist, these films often told stories of revenge or gangland violence. Despite the word "pinky", these films were not usually softcore (although a couple of titles toe the line). While certainly characterized by considerable nudity as a means of luring in a waning cinema audience, sex scenes were limited, typically in furtherance of the plot, and extremely mild in comparison to the "Roman Porno" line being produced at Nikkatsu. Instead, the focus is on wild, outrageous action, colorful direction and a spirit of youthful energy. The genre primarily refers to a line of films released by Toei (one of Japan's major studios), however two series from rival series mirror the sensibilities enough that they are often included: Toho's "Rica" series, and Nikkatsu's "Stray Cat Rock" films. This list is based on the list suggested by KamuiX in his article "The World of Pinky Violence, An Intro." It is grouped by series, rather than chronology, with stand-alone films appearing at the bottom of the list. IMDB's coverage of Japanese films is not always great. The following films should be on this list, but lack an imdb entry: Zubekô banchô: Tôkyô nagaremono (AKA Delinquent Girl Boss 2) Terrifying Girls' High School 4: Animal Courage All three films in "Joshi Gakuen" series Bankaku Rock Hell's Angels: Crimson Roar
  10. Eigahiho's Top 100 Japanese Films of the 21st Century's icon

    Eigahiho's Top 100 Japanese Films of the 21st Century

    Favs/dislikes: 23:0. This list is from a [url=http://www.amazon.co.jp/映画秘宝EX-ゼロ年代日本映画100-洋泉社MOOK-映画秘宝-EX/dp/4862487173]book[/url] published by Eigahiho in 2011.
  11. Japanese Film-Noir's icon

    Japanese Film-Noir

    Favs/dislikes: 18:5. This list is the complete list of films shown as the San Sebastian Film Festival in 2008 http://www.sansebastianfestival.com/in/seccion.php?ano=2008&ap=4&id=972&ck=5617
  12. Art Theatre Guild of Japan (ATG)'s icon

    Art Theatre Guild of Japan (ATG)

    Favs/dislikes: 17:0. Art Theatre Guild (ATG) was a film production company in Japan that started in 1961 and ran through to the mid-1980s, releasing mostly Japanese New Wave films. ATG began as an independent agency which distributed foreign films in Japan. With the decline of the major Japanese film studios in the 1960s, an "art house" cinema group formed around ATG and the company moved into distributing Japanese works rejected by the major studios. By 1967 ATG was assisting with production costs for a number of new Japanese films. ([url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Theatre_Guild]Wikipedia)[/url] Associated filmmakers: [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director:susumu+hani]Susumu Hani[/url], [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director:akio+jissoji]Akio Jissoji[/url], [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director:kazuo+kuroki]Kazuo Kuroki[/url], [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director:toshio+matsumoto]Toshio Matsumoto[/url], [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director:nagisa+oshima]Nagisa Oshima[/url], [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director:masahiro +shinoda]Masahiro Shinoda[/url], [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director:shuji+terayama]Shuji Terayama[/url] See also: [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/japanese+new+wave/zeppo/]Japanese New Wave[/url]
  13. Diskuterfilm.com's Top 50 Films from Japan (2010)'s icon

    Diskuterfilm.com's Top 50 Films from Japan (2010)

    Favs/dislikes: 17:0. Diskuterfilm.com's Top 50 Films from Japan. Made in 2010.
  14. Most International Industry Awards's icon

    Most International Industry Awards

    Favs/dislikes: 17:0. Below are the films that have won over five "industry awards," defined as those awards selected by professionals in the movie business. I limited the pool of film industry bodies to those from the following countries: Australia (AACTA, formerly AFI), China (Golden Horse & Golden Rooster), France (Cesar), Germany (Lola), Great Britain (BAFTA), Italy (Donatello), India (Lotus), Japan (Awards of the Japanese Academy), Mexico (Ariel), Russia (Nika), Sweden (Guldbagge), and the United States (Oscar). All titles are sorted first by total, then by year of release. The leader (at 23) is "The Last Emperor" with 9 Oscars, 9 Donatellos, 3 BAFTAs, 1 Cesar, and an award from the Japanese Academy.
  15. Multiple Best Picture Honors's icon

    Multiple Best Picture Honors

    Favs/dislikes: 17:0. These are the films that have won more than one best picture award, usually by winning Best Picture in its country of origin, then Best Foreign Film in another. For the sake of this list, I limited the list of recognized industry bodies to those from Australia, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. In the interest of including all continents, I have made two exceptions to the industry award rule for the Gramado & Ouagadougou Film Festivals. I included award categories for feature-length animation, but omitted shorts and documentaries. I also included variations on Best Film and Best Foreign Film, such as BAFTA's Outstanding British Film, the Hong Kong award for Best Asian Film, and the Donatello for Best European Film. All titles are sorted first by number of honors, then year of release. The leader (with 7) is Pedro Almodovar's "All About My Mother", which won the Goya for Best Film plus the Oscar, BAFTA, Cesar, Lola, Donatello, and Guldbagge awards for Best Foreign Film.
  16. My Personal Toplist of Japanese Films's icon

    My Personal Toplist of Japanese Films

    Favs/dislikes: 17:0. This is my personal toplist of Japanese films. The version presented here is the June 2017 update of my first toplist, which was exactly 2 years old. I originally made a list consisting of 300 titles and published that one on the toplist forum of the Dutch site www.moviemeter.nl. The 2017 version is a Top 250 and contains 31 new entries: 17/ The Light Shines Only There [2014]; 18/ Journey to the Shore [2015]; 31/ Villain [2010]; 56/ 0.5 mm [2013]; 57/ Samurai [1965]; 60/ That’s It [2015]; 81/ After the Storm [2016]; 87/ Love Hotel [1985]; 89/ Wonderful World End [2015]; 93/ Japanese Girls Never Die [2016]; 104/ Fires on the Plain [1959]; 108/ A Story of Yonosuke [2013]; 134/ Revenge [1964]; 139/ Being Good [2015]; 157/ Yearning [1964]; 158/ Scrap Heaven [2005]; 161/ Petal Dance [2013]; 167/ Hanezu [2011]; 169/ Her Granddaughter [2014]; 170/ The Projects [2016]; 199/ Our Huff and Puff Journey [2016]; 201/ Kabuchiko Love Hotel [2014]; 208/ Au Revoir l’Été [2013]; 209/ To All the Corners of the World [2016]; 214/ The Clone Returns to Homeland [2008]; 226/ Round Trip Heart [2015]; 230 / Three Stories of Love [2015]; 232/ 100-Yen Love [2014]; 241/ Marebito [2004]; 242/ Wild Geese [1953]; 246/ A Bride for Rip Van Winkle [2016]
  17. MyAnimeList: Top 50 Initial Series's icon

    MyAnimeList: Top 50 Initial Series

    Favs/dislikes: 17:1. The top 50 rated anime series that are the beginnings of their respective storylines, as rated at MyAnimeList.net.
  18. Takashi Miike filmography's icon

    Takashi Miike filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 17:0. All films, miniseries and shorts directed by the prolific and controversial Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike (1960-.)
  19. Zatoichi - Complete Filmography's icon

    Zatoichi - Complete Filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 17:0. All movies/series with Zatôichi, the famous blind samurai in the lead. It includes the original 26 movies, the following tv-series, the Kitano remake/tribute and the latest reboot attempt. I decided to leave out the American remake Blind Fury (1989).
  20. Eros Plus Massacre: An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave Cinema's icon

    Eros Plus Massacre: An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 16:0. This list is from the book [url=http://www.amazon.com/Eros-Plus-Massacre-Introduction-Japanese/dp/0253204690]Eros Plus Massacre: An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave Cinema[/url] (1988) by David Desser
  21. Tartan Asia Extreme's icon

    Tartan Asia Extreme

    Favs/dislikes: 14:0.
  22. 100 Years of Japanese Cinema's icon

    100 Years of Japanese Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 13:0. List of movies that was mentioned in BFI documentary project
  23. The Asian Cinema: Spirituality, Violence and Eroticism in the Eastern Films's icon

    The Asian Cinema: Spirituality, Violence and Eroticism in the Eastern Films

    Favs/dislikes: 13:0. This list is from Silvia Rins' book [url=http://www.amazon.com/cine-asiatico-Asian-Cinema-Espiritualiudad/dp/8489564523]El cine asiatico/ The Asian Cinema: Espiritualiudad, violencia y erotismo en el cine oriental/ Spirituality, Violence and Eroticism in the Eastern Films[/url] (2007).
  24. Midnight Eye's Best Japanese Films of the Decade: Midnight Eye Crew (2000-2009)'s icon

    Midnight Eye's Best Japanese Films of the Decade: Midnight Eye Crew (2000-2009)

    Favs/dislikes: 12:1. At the end of the 2000s, the Midnight Eye crew and regular contributors (7 voters in total) each listed their 10 favorite Japanese films of the decade. This is a list of every film that appeared on at least 1 list. #1-2: 5 votes #3: 4 votes #4-7: 3 votes #8-18: 2 votes #19-41: 1 vote
  25. Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves: The Samurai Film Handbook's icon

    Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves: The Samurai Film Handbook

    Favs/dislikes: 12:0. This list is a viewer's guide to Patrick Galloway's book of the same name: "Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves is a critical guide to over 50 top samurai films, including such masterworks as the Oscar-winning Gate of Hell, Yojimbo (remade five times, including A Fistful of Dollars), the influential Lady Snowblood, and newly released hits like Takeshi Kitano's Zatoichi."
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