64 Best Movies In Japanese

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Find the best Japanese-language movies to watch. These movies in Japanese are: highly-rated by critics, highly-rated by viewers, and handpicked by our staff.

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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

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

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)

best

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

Asako I & II (2018)

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8.0

A quietly surreal meditation on love and the people it transforms us into

Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

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8.5

A watercolor, paradisal coming-of-age story about a teenage witch in training
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