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The top 100 Japanese movies of all time as chosen by the Kinema Junpo magazine.

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  1. 1 +3

    Tôkyô monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Tokyo Story, in 26 top lists Check
  2. 2 -1

    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 31 top lists Check
  3. 3 -1

    Ukigumo

    1955 — a.k.a. Floating Clouds, in 6 top lists Check
  4. 4 +1

    Bakumatsu taiyôden

    1957 — a.k.a. A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era, in 4 top lists Check
  5. 5 +3

    Jingi naki tatakai

    1973 — a.k.a. Battles Without Honor and Humanity, in 2 top lists Check
  6. 6 +3

    Nijûshi no hitomi

    1954 — a.k.a. Twenty-Four Eyes, in 3 top lists Check
  7. 7 -1

    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 33 top lists Check
  8. 8 +54

    Tange Sazen yowa: Hyakuman ryô no tsubo

    1935 — a.k.a. Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo, in 6 top lists Check
  9. 9 +6

    Taiyô wo nusunda otoko

    1979 — a.k.a. The Man Who Stole the Sun, in 1 top list Check
  10. 10 +16

    Kazoku gêmu

    1983 — a.k.a. The Family Game, in 2 top lists Check
  11. 11 new

    Nora inu

    1949 — a.k.a. Stray Dog, in 7 top lists Check
  12. 12 +49

    Taifû kurabu

    1985 — a.k.a. Typhoon Club, in 1 top list Check
  13. 13 -2

    Ikiru

    1952, in 22 top lists Check
  14. 14 new

    Suzaki Paradaisu: Akashingô

    1956 — a.k.a. Suzaki Paradise Red Light, in 3 top lists Check
  15. 15 +30

    Tengoku to jigoku

    1963 — a.k.a. High and Low, in 13 top lists Check
  16. 16 -13

    Kiga kaikyô

    1965 — a.k.a. A Fugitive from the Past, in 4 top lists Check
  17. 17 -3

    Seppuku

    1962 — a.k.a. Harakiri, in 13 top lists Check
  18. 18 -11

    Akai satsui

    1964 — a.k.a. Intentions of Murder, in 3 top lists Check
  19. 19 new

    Tôkyô orinpikku

    1965 — a.k.a. Tokyo Olympiad, in 5 top lists Check
  20. 20 +7

    Suna no utsuwa

    1974 — a.k.a. The Castle of Sand, in 1 top list Check
  21. 21 +54

    Seishun no satetsu

    1974, in 1 top list Check
  22. 22 new

    Kaze no tani no Naushika

    1984 — a.k.a. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, in 10 top lists Check
  23. 23 -5

    Ninjô kami fûsen

    1937 — a.k.a. Humanity and Paper Balloons, in 4 top lists Check
  24. 24 -4

    Yôjinbô

    1961 — a.k.a. Yojimbo, in 19 top lists Check
  25. 25 +10

    Kenka erejî

    1966 — a.k.a. Fighting Elegy, in 2 top lists Check
  26. 26 -5

    Kamata kôshinkyoku

    1982 — a.k.a. Fall Guy, in 2 top lists Check
  27. 27 new

    3-4 x jûgatsu

    1990 — a.k.a. Boiling Point, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 28 -18

    Ugetsu monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Ugetsu, in 23 top lists Check
  29. 29 +25

    Chikamatsu monogatari

    1954 — a.k.a. The Crucified Lovers, in 8 top lists Check
  30. 30 +35

    Nogiku no gotoki kimi nariki

    1955 — a.k.a. She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum, in 3 top lists Check
  31. 31 new

    Nagareru

    1956 — a.k.a. Flowing, in 3 top lists Check
  32. 32 new

    Hakuôki

    1959 — a.k.a. Samurai Vendetta, in 2 top lists Check
  33. 33 new

    Koroshi no rakuin

    1967 — a.k.a. Branded to Kill, in 8 top lists Check
  34. 34 -9

    Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari

    1979 — a.k.a. Vengeance Is Mine, in 9 top lists Check
  35. 35 +72

    Tsigoineruwaizen

    1980 — a.k.a. Zigeunerweisen, in 4 top lists Check
  36. 36 new

    Ojôsan kanpai

    1949 — a.k.a. Here's to the Girls, in 1 top list Check
  37. 37 +13

    Anjô-ke no butôkai

    1947 — a.k.a. The Ball at the Anjo House, in 3 top lists Check
  38. 38 new

    Banshun

    1949 — a.k.a. Late Spring, in 13 top lists Check
  39. 39 -7

    Mata au hi made

    1950 — a.k.a. Till We Meet Again, in 2 top lists Check
  40. 40 -28

    Saikaku ichidai onna

    1952 — a.k.a. The Life of Oharu, in 11 top lists Check
  41. 41 new

    Chiyari Fuji

    1955 — a.k.a. A Bloody Spear on Mount Fuji, in 3 top lists Check
  42. 42 new

    Donzoko

    1957 — a.k.a. The Lower Depths, in 2 top lists Check
  43. 43 +36

    Harikomi

    1958 — a.k.a. The Chase, in 1 top list Check
  44. 44 new

    Ukikusa

    1959 — a.k.a. Floating Weeds, in 10 top lists Check
  45. 45 new

    Ohayô

    1959 — a.k.a. Good Morning, in 7 top lists Check
  46. 46 new

    Dokuritsu gurentai

    1959 — a.k.a. Desperado Outpost, in 1 top list Check
  47. 47 new

    Otôto

    1960 — a.k.a. Younger Brother, in 2 top lists Check
  48. 48 -20

    Seishun zankoku monogatari

    1960 — a.k.a. Naked Youth, in 3 top lists Check
  49. 49 new

    Shitoyakana kedamono

    1962 — a.k.a. The Graceful Brute, in 2 top lists Check
  50. 50 new

    Jingi naki tatakai: Dairi sensô

    1973 — a.k.a. Proxy War, in 1 top list Check
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