Contemporary Japanese cinema: starter kit

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A list of 100 films from the past 25 years that should function as a good starter kit for people who want to explore Japanese cinema.

The list is a mix of personal preference, critical darlings, future classics and hidden gems.

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    2000, in 0 top lists Check
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    Ai no mukidashi

    2008 — a.k.a. Love Exposure, in 3 top lists Check
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    Aoi haru

    2001 — a.k.a. Blue Spring, in 2 top lists Check
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    Avalon

    2001, in 0 top lists Check
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    Batoru rowaiaru

    2000 — a.k.a. Battle Royale, in 9 top lists Check
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    Blame!

    2017, in 0 top lists
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    Boku to tsuma no 1778 no monogatari

    2011 — a.k.a. 1,778 Stories of Me and My Wife, in 0 top lists Check
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    Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru

    2007 — a.k.a. 5 Centimeters Per Second, in 1 top list Check
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    Casshern

    2004, in 0 top lists Check
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    Cha no aji

    2004 — a.k.a. The Taste of Tea, in 2 top lists Check
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    Colonel Panics

    2016, in 0 top lists
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    Crazy Samurai Musashi

    2020, in 0 top lists
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    Daiteiden no yoru ni

    2005 — a.k.a. Until the Lights Come Back, in 0 top lists Check
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    Deddo ribusu

    2004 — a.k.a. Dead Leaves, in 2 top lists Check
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    Disutorakushon beibîzu

    2016 — a.k.a. Destruction Babies, in 0 top lists Check
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    Electric Dragon 80.000 V

    2001, in 0 top lists Check
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    Funuke domo, kanashimi no ai wo misero

    2007 — a.k.a. Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers!, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gangu shuriya

    2002 — a.k.a. Toy Reanimator, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gantz: O

    2016, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gekijouban Mozu

    2015 — a.k.a. Mozu the Movie, in 0 top lists Check
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    Genius Party Beyond

    2008, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gerumaniumu no yoru

    2005 — a.k.a. The Whispering of the Gods, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gokudô daisenso

    2015 — a.k.a. Yakuza Apocalypse, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gureitofuru deddo

    2013 — a.k.a. Greatful Dead, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gusha no bindume

    2004 — a.k.a. Hellevator, in 0 top lists Check
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    Hakuchi

    1999 — a.k.a. Hakuchi: The Innocent, in 0 top lists Check
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    Herutâ sukerutâ

    2012 — a.k.a. Helter Skelter, in 0 top lists Check
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    Heruzu enjueruzu

    2008 — a.k.a. Hells, in 0 top lists Check
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    High & Low: The Movie

    2016, in 0 top lists
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    Hikari

    2017 — a.k.a. Radiance, in 0 top lists
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    Himitsu: The Top Secret

    2016, in 0 top lists Check
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    HK: Hentai Kamen - Abnormal Crisis

    2016 — a.k.a. Hentai Kamen: The Abnormal Crisis, in 0 top lists Check
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    Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy

    2019, in 0 top lists
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    Ihatôbu gensô, Kenji no haru

    1996, in 0 top lists Check
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    In za pûru

    2005 — a.k.a. In the Pool, in 0 top lists Check
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    Iya monogatari: Oku no hito

    2013 — a.k.a. The Tale of Iya, in 1 top list Check
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    Jin-Rô

    1999 — a.k.a. Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, in 1 top list Check
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    Kaguyahime no monogatari

    2013 — a.k.a. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, in 4 top lists Check
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    Kaijû no kodomo

    2019 — a.k.a. Children of the Sea, in 0 top lists
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    Kanojo ga sono na wo shiranai toritachi

    2017 — a.k.a. Birds Without Names, in 0 top lists
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    Kashikoi inu wa hoezuni warau

    2012 — a.k.a. Shady, in 0 top lists Check
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    Kemonogare orera no saru to

    2001 — a.k.a. Getting Wild with Our Monkey, in 0 top lists Check
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    Kikujirô no natsu

    1999 — a.k.a. Kikujiro, in 5 top lists Check
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    Kiraware Matsuko no isshô

    2006 — a.k.a. Memories of Matsuko, in 1 top list Check
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    Kirishima, bukatsu yamerutteyo

    2012 — a.k.a. The Kirishima Thing, in 0 top lists Check
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    Kizumonogatari: I Tekketsu-hen

    2016 — a.k.a. Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu, in 0 top lists Check
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    Koe no katachi

    2016 — a.k.a. A Silent Voice, in 3 top lists Check
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    Kôhî jikô

    2003 — a.k.a. Café Lumière, in 4 top lists Check
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    Kono sekai no katasumi ni

    2016 — a.k.a. In This Corner of the World, in 2 top lists Check
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    Kurôn wa kokyô wo mezasu

    2008 — a.k.a. The Clone Returns Home, in 0 top lists Check
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