61 Best Movies From Japan

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61 Best Movies From Japan

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The Red Turtle (2017)

best

8.5

An astonishing, dialogue-free animated fable featuring nature as its only protagonist

Belle (2021)

7.2

An imaginative vision of virtual reality grounded in intense real-world drama

Violet Evergarden: The Movie (2020)

7.0

An unapologetically earnest anime about love in the time of war

Weathering with You (2020)

6.9

A visually dazzling if frustrating teen romance fantasy

A Touch of Sin (2013)

best

8.2

An exploration of violence in capitalist China

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

best

8.6

A heartwrenching look at war and the toll it takes on one's humanity

Maborosi (1995)

best

8.8

Sudden death afflicts Yumiko as she suddenly struggles to cope with her everyday life

A Silent Voice (2016)

best

8.7

A coming-of-age movie that circles around friendship and the atonement of a boy

Ran (1985)

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8.4

Akira Kurosawa’s adaptation of King Lear is an epic historical drama set in sixteenth-century Japan, abundant with blood, betrayal, and battles for ultimate power.

Ringu (1998)

7.5

The iconic but still underseen Japanese horror mystery that's smarter than you remember

Whisper of the Heart (1995)

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8.3

Finds magic in the ordinary every day—and reminds us the most special art is that which comes from the heart

One Cut of the Dead (2017)

7.8

A one-of-a-kind Japanese zombie comedy that takes the genre to another dimension
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