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53 Best Movies In Japanese

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Popular + Japanese

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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Millennium Actress (2001)
7.9

An elderly actress recounts her life through films

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Asako I & II (2018)
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8.0

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

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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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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.

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In This Corner of the World (2016)
7.0

War-torn Hiroshima through the eyes of an everyday but spirited young woman

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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

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Happy Old Year (2019)
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8.0

An elaborate Thai drama about the cost of going full Marie Kondo

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Lady Vengeance (2005)
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8.1

Truth-seeking and revenge fuel this Korean classic

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