iCM Forum's Favourite Japanese Movies Top 200 (2017 edition)

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Japan is of course one of the biggest and most loved movies countries. The land of Ozu, Kurosawa, Mizoguchi and Kobayashi, and so many more. The land of anime, samurai-, horror-, Kaiju- and yakuza movies. In short a land that has something to offer for every type of film buff. These are the 200 favorite Japanese movies as voted for by members of the unofficial iCM Forum.

Thank to RokP for hosting the first edition. Which results can be find here: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+forums+favorite+japanese+movies/rokp/

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  1. 1 -

    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 32 top lists Check
  2. 2 +13

    Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

    2001 — a.k.a. Spirited Away, in 36 top lists Check
  3. 3 +3

    Seppuku

    1962 — a.k.a. Harakiri, in 13 top lists Check
  4. 4 +1

    Tôkyô monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Tokyo Story, in 25 top lists Check
  5. 5 -3

    Suna no onna

    1964 — a.k.a. Woman in the Dunes, in 18 top lists Check
  6. 6 +1

    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 32 top lists Check
  7. 7 -4

    Sanshô dayû

    1954 — a.k.a. Sansho the Bailiff, in 20 top lists Check
  8. 8 +13

    Hotaru no haka

    1988 — a.k.a. Grave of the Fireflies, in 18 top lists Check
  9. 9 +8

    Tonari no Totoro

    1988 — a.k.a. My Neighbor Totoro, in 19 top lists Check
  10. 10 -1

    Tengoku to jigoku

    1963 — a.k.a. High and Low, in 14 top lists Check
  11. 11 -3

    Ikiru

    1952, in 22 top lists Check
  12. 12 -8

    Ningen no jôken

    1959 — a.k.a. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love, in 9 top lists Check
  13. 13 +6

    Mononoke-hime

    1997 — a.k.a. Princess Mononoke, in 17 top lists Check
  14. 14 -1

    Ran

    1985, in 23 top lists Check
  15. 15 -3

    Banshun

    1949 — a.k.a. Late Spring, in 13 top lists Check
  16. 16 -2

    Yôjinbô

    1961 — a.k.a. Yojimbo, in 20 top lists Check
  17. 17 -1

    Ugetsu monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Ugetsu, in 23 top lists Check
  18. 18 -7

    Ningen no jôken

    1961 — a.k.a. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer, in 7 top lists Check
  19. 19 -1

    Kaze no tani no Naushika

    1984 — a.k.a. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, in 8 top lists Check
  20. 20 -10

    Ningen no jôken

    1959 — a.k.a. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity, in 7 top lists Check
  21. 21 +14

    Onibaba

    1964, in 11 top lists Check
  22. 22 -2

    Kumonosu-jô

    1957 — a.k.a. Throne of Blood, in 17 top lists Check
  23. 23 +5

    Nobi

    1959 — a.k.a. Fires on the Plain, in 5 top lists Check
  24. 24 -2

    Kakushi-toride no san-akunin

    1958 — a.k.a. The Hidden Fortress, in 7 top lists Check
  25. 25 +6

    Tsubaki Sanjûrô

    1962 — a.k.a. Sanjuro, in 7 top lists Check
  26. 26 +16

    Biruma no tategoto

    1956 — a.k.a. The Burmese Harp, in 10 top lists Check
  27. 27 +11

    Nora inu

    1949 — a.k.a. Stray Dog, in 7 top lists Check
  28. 28 +9

    Bakushû

    1951 — a.k.a. Early Summer, in 7 top lists Check
  29. 29 -6

    Batoru rowaiaru

    2000 — a.k.a. Battle Royale, in 8 top lists Check
  30. 30 -4

    Hauru no ugoku shiro

    2004 — a.k.a. Howl's Moving Castle, in 16 top lists Check
  31. 31 +14

    Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta

    1986 — a.k.a. Castle in the Sky, in 10 top lists Check
  32. 32 -5

    Akahige

    1965 — a.k.a. Red Beard, in 7 top lists Check
  33. 33 +49

    Ai no mukidashi

    2008 — a.k.a. Love Exposure, in 3 top lists Check
  34. 34 -2

    Hana-bi

    1997 — a.k.a. Fireworks, in 7 top lists Check
  35. 35 -5

    Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu

    1967 — a.k.a. Samurai Rebellion, in 5 top lists Check
  36. 36 +19

    Kagemusha

    1980, in 12 top lists Check
  37. 37 +63

    Kôkaku Kidôtai

    1995 — a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell, in 13 top lists Check
  38. 38 +33

    Hadaka no shima

    1960 — a.k.a. The Naked Island, in 5 top lists Check
  39. 39 +11

    Kaidan

    1964 — a.k.a. Kwaidan, in 12 top lists Check
  40. 40 +8

    Tanin no kao

    1966 — a.k.a. The Face of Another, in 6 top lists Check
  41. 41 -17

    Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki

    1960 — a.k.a. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs, in 6 top lists Check
  42. 42 -3

    Sanma no aji

    1962 — a.k.a. An Autumn Afternoon, in 9 top lists Check
  43. 43 +10

    Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo

    1932 — a.k.a. I Was Born, But..., in 12 top lists Check
  44. 44 +10

    Majo no takkyûbin

    1989 — a.k.a. Kiki's Delivery Service, in 6 top lists Check
  45. 45 -12

    Ôdishon

    1999 — a.k.a. Audition, in 11 top lists Check
  46. 46 -6

    Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru

    1960 — a.k.a. The Bad Sleep Well, in 5 top lists Check
  47. 47 +22

    Doro no kawa

    1981 — a.k.a. Muddy River, in 5 top lists Check
  48. 48 +38

    Dare mo shiranai

    2004 — a.k.a. Nobody Knows, in 4 top lists Check
  49. 49 -8

    Ohayô

    1959 — a.k.a. Good Morning, in 7 top lists Check
  50. 50 +1

    Kurenai no buta

    1992 — a.k.a. Porco Rosso, in 4 top lists Check
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