A Personal Toplist of Japanese Cinema

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Created by Mochizuki Rokuro.

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This is my personal toplist of Japanese films. I compiled it from +/- 1400 Japanese feature films and documentaries I watched so far. All titles received a rating of at least 8 out of 10.

The edition presented here is the December 2022-version of this list. It's the 5th update since the original list consisting of 300 titles was published on the Dutch website MovieMeter in June 2015.

These are the fourteen new entries since the previous edition (May 2021):
078 | Confessions of a Dog
121 | The 47 Ronin
172 | Monsters Club
180 | Riverside Mukolitta
187 | True Mothers
198 | Moon Child
203 | Drive My Car
213 | Ora, Ora, Be Goin' Alone
218 | Goodbye, DonGlees!
236 | Remain in Twilight
254 | Miyamoto Musashi
288 | Sketches of Kaitan City
294 | The Family Game
296 | Miyamoto Musashi II - Duel at Ichiyo-ji Temple

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  1. 1 new

    Distance

    2001, in 1 top list Check
  2. 2 new

    Erosu purasu gyakusatsu

    1969 — a.k.a. Eros + Massacre, in 3 top lists Check
  3. 3 new

    Gedo

    1998 — a.k.a. The Outer Way, in 0 top lists Check
  4. 4 new

    Tôkyô boshoku

    1957 — a.k.a. Tokyo Twilight, in 5 top lists Check
  5. 5 new

    Ôinaru gen'ei

    1999 — a.k.a. Barren Illusions, in 0 top lists Check
  6. 6 new

    Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari

    1979 — a.k.a. Vengeance Is Mine, in 11 top lists Check
  7. 7 new

    Tsuitô no zawameki

    1988 — a.k.a. Noisy Requiem, in 1 top list Check
  8. 8 new

    Kamigami no fukaki yokubô

    1968 — a.k.a. Profound Desires of the Gods, in 5 top lists Check
  9. 9 new

    Tôkyô monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Tokyo Story, in 27 top lists Check
  10. 10 new

    Akai satsui

    1964 — a.k.a. Intentions of Murder, in 3 top lists Check
  11. 11 new

    Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Shito shinsei

    1997 — a.k.a. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth, in 0 top lists Check
  12. 12 new

    Tenshi no tamago

    1985 — a.k.a. Angel's Egg, in 4 top lists Check
  13. 13 new

    Dare mo shiranai

    2004 — a.k.a. Nobody Knows, in 8 top lists Check
  14. 14 new

    Vaiburêta

    2003 — a.k.a. Vibrator, in 1 top list Check
  15. 15 new

    Akarui mirai

    2002 — a.k.a. Bright Future, in 2 top lists Check
  16. 16 new

    Soko nomi nite hikari kagayaku

    2014 — a.k.a. The Light Shines Only There, in 1 top list Check
  17. 17 new

    Sho o suteyo machi e deyô

    1971 — a.k.a. Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets, in 4 top lists Check
  18. 18 new

    Kishibe no tabi

    2015 — a.k.a. Journey to the Shore, in 2 top lists Check
  19. 19 new

    Riri Shushu no subete

    2001 — a.k.a. All About Lily Chou-Chou, in 3 top lists Check
  20. 20 new

    Eri Eri rema sabakutani

    2005, in 0 top lists Check
  21. 21 new

    Mujô

    1970 — a.k.a. This Transient Life, in 5 top lists Check
  22. 22 new

    Love & Pop

    1998, in 0 top lists Check
  23. 23 new

    Gururi no koto

    2008 — a.k.a. All Around Us, in 1 top list Check
  24. 24 new

    Jôen

    1967 — a.k.a. The Affair, in 2 top lists Check
  25. 25 new

    Tsigoineruwaizen

    1980 — a.k.a. Zigeunerweisen, in 3 top lists Check
  26. 26 new

    Sharasôju

    2003 — a.k.a. Shara, in 4 top lists Check
  27. 27 new

    Nippon konchûki

    1963 — a.k.a. The Insect Woman, in 9 top lists Check
  28. 28 new

    Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air/Magokoro...

    1997 — a.k.a. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion, in 4 top lists Check
  29. 29 new

    Kumo no mukô, yakusoku no basho

    2004 — a.k.a. The Place Promised in Our Early Days, in 1 top list Check
  30. 30 new

    Minazuki

    1999, in 0 top lists Check
  31. 31 new

    Shussho Iwai

    1971 — a.k.a. The Wolves, in 0 top lists Check
  32. 32 new

    Akunin

    2010 — a.k.a. Villain, in 1 top list Check
  33. 33 new

    Kizzu ritân

    1996 — a.k.a. Kids Return, in 1 top list Check
  34. 34 new

    Kairo

    2001 — a.k.a. Pulse, in 5 top lists Check
  35. 35 new

    Ginga-tetsudô no yoru

    1985 — a.k.a. Kenji Miyazawa's Night on the Galactic Railroad, in 3 top lists Check
  36. 36 new

    Aruitemo aruitemo

    2008 — a.k.a. Still Walking, in 5 top lists Check
  37. 37 new

    Dolls

    2002, in 1 top list Check
  38. 38 new

    Kôkaku Kidôtai

    1995 — a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell, in 11 top lists Check
  39. 39 new

    Hana-bi

    1997 — a.k.a. Fireworks, in 10 top lists Check
  40. 40 new

    Saikaku ichidai onna

    1952 — a.k.a. The Life of Oharu, in 12 top lists Check
  41. 41 new

    Yami no kânibaru

    1981 — a.k.a. Carnival in the Night, in 0 top lists Check
  42. 42 new

    Hana to dotô

    1964 — a.k.a. The Flowers and the Angry Waves, in 0 top lists Check
  43. 43 new

    Taiyô no hakaba

    1960 — a.k.a. The Sun's Burial, in 0 top lists Check
  44. 44 new

    Haze

    2005, in 2 top lists Check
  45. 45 new

    Banshun

    1949 — a.k.a. Late Spring, in 16 top lists Check
  46. 46 new

    Ran

    1985, in 25 top lists Check
  47. 47 new

    Evangelion Shin Gekijôban: Jo

    2007 — a.k.a. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, in 1 top list Check
  48. 48 new

    Tengoku to jigoku

    1963 — a.k.a. High and Low, in 16 top lists Check
  49. 49 new

    Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta

    1986 — a.k.a. Castle in the Sky, in 10 top lists Check
  50. 50 new

    Wandafuru raifu

    1998 — a.k.a. After Life, in 9 top lists Check