Top 100 Japanese Movies - Live action edition

All time best Japanese movies. All time best live-action Japanese movies. Anime deserves a separate list, which is here.


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Seven Samurai (1954)

Aka Shichinin no samurai.
A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times.




Rashomon (1950)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa.


Ikiru (1952)

Tôkyô monogatari (1953)

Sanshô dayû (1954)

Kumonosu jô (1957)

Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958)

Yojimbo (1961)

Seppuku (1962)

Sanjuro (1962)

Tengoku to jigoku (1963)

Lady Snowblood (1973)

Bodigaado Kiba (1973)

The Street Fighter (1974) 

Return of the Street Fighter (1974)


The Resurrection of the Golden Wolf (1979)

Shogun Assassin (1980) 

Kaze no tani no Naushika (1984)

Tampopo (1985)

Ran (1985)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa.


Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta (1986)

Hotaru no haka (1988) 

Akira (1988) 


Tonari no Totoro (1988)


Violent Cop (1989)


Kôkaku kidôtai (1995)


Shall We Dansu? (1996)



Perfect Blue (1997)


Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

After Life (1998) 

Brother (2000) 

Koroshiya 1 (2001)


Suicide Club (2001) 

Visitor Q (2001) 


Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)


Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004)


Paprika (2006) 


Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)


Okuribito (2008)

Love Exposure (2008)



THE BORROWERS 2010


CONFESSIONS 2010


KISEKI aka I WISH 2011

LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE (ABBAS KIAROSTAMI, 2012)


THE LAND OF HOPE 2012
 

Like Father, Like Son (2013)



13 ASSASSINS


TOKYO Family 2013


THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA
ISAO TAKAHATA, 2013


WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE 2014

OUR LITTLE SISTER 2015


THE BOY AND THE BEAST 2015


MISS HOKUSAI  2015

HAPPY HOUR 2015

HARMONIUM


Kimi no na wa (2016)

AFTER THE STORM 2016


Koe no katachi (2016)


ONE CUT OF THE DEAD 2017


Shoplifters (2018)

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