Kinema Junpo: 105 Greatest Japanese Films (2009 Edition)

There were 199 films included in the 2009 edition of the list, but #106 through #199 were all tied with less votes than the first 105. In keeping the list at around 100, those films have been removed but can be found here.

Also, why there are 107 films on a 105 film list: The Human Condition is counted as one film by Kinema Jumpo, but as three films by IMDb.
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1.
Tokyo Story (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
2.
Floating Clouds (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A tragic social drama set in post war Japan and concerns a lonely women trying to find purpose and stability in a devastated Tokyo. (123 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
3.
The Sun Legend of the End of the Tokugawa Era (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the last days of the Shogunate, a resourceful grifter seeks to outwit competing prostitutes, rebellious samurai and other inhabitants of a brothel in order to survive the hardened times. (110 mins.)
 
4.
Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During the violent chaos of post-War Japanese black market, a young gangster called Shozo Hirono has to keep up with the rapid shifts of power between unscrupulous bosses. (99 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
5.
Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future. (156 mins.)
 
6.
Rashomon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
7.
Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man gets rid of a cheap pot without knowing it contains a map to a treasure. As word spreads, many join in hunting it. (92 mins.)
Director: Sadao Yamanaka
“ Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo ” - lifeasfiction
 
8.
The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A high school science teacher builds an atomic bomb and uses it to extort the nation, but cannot decide what he wants. Meanwhile, a determined cop is catching up to him, as is radiation poisoning. (147 mins.)
 
9.
The Family Game (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone;... (107 mins.)
 
10.
Seven Samurai (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
11.
Stray Dog (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol. (122 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
12.
Typhoon Club (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(115 mins.)
Director: Shinji Sômai
 
13.
Ikiru (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
14.
Suzaki Paradise Red Light (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A couple stand indecisively on a bridge in Asakusa. Tsutae and Yoshiji have lost confidence and passion... (81 mins.)
“ Suzuki Paradise: Red Light ” - lifeasfiction
 
15.
High and Low (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
16.
A Fugitive from the Past (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Three thieves escape from a heist, one of them killing the other two. He is sheltered by a prostitute and sought after by the police, but only after ten years his true motivation unravels. (183 mins.)
Director: Tomu Uchida
 
17.
Harakiri (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn. (133 mins.)
 
18.
Intentions of Murder (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A housewife living under her tyrannical husband has her life stressfully turned upside down after getting raped by a burglar. (150 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
19.
Tokyo Olympiad (1965 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Ichikawa's cameras follow the 1964 Summer Olympics from opening to closing ceremonies. Sometimes he focuses on spectators... (170 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
20.
The Castle of Sand (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Detectives investigate the murder of an old man found in a Tokyo rail yard. (143 mins.)
 
21.
Seishun no satetsu (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(85 mins.)
“ Bitterness of Youth ” - lifeasfiction
 
22.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (117 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
23.
Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The lives of two slum neighbors, one of a happy-go-lucky gambler and the other of a poor ronin, converge when the two get involved with the affairs of a powerful samurai official and his gangsters. (86 mins.)
Director: Sadao Yamanaka
 
24.
Yojimbo (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
25.
Fighting Elegy (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In Okayama in the mid-1930s, Kiroku attends high school and boards with a Catholic family whose daughter... (86 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
26.
Fall Guy (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(109 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ Fall Guy ” - lifeasfiction
 
27.
Boiling Point (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two disquieted junior baseball players seek revenge on the local yakuza for attacking their coach. (96 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
28.
Ugetsu (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
29.
The Crucified Lovers (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Ishun is a wealthy, but unsympathetic, master printer who has wrongly accused his wife and best employee of being lovers. To escape punishment, the accused run away together, but Ishun is certain to be ruined if word gets out. (102 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
30.
She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An old man, being rowed along a river, sees a field of daisies (or Wild Chrysanthemums, as they are described in the title... (100 mins.)
“ She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum ” - lifeasfiction
 
31.
Flowing (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo... (117 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
“ Flowing ” - lifeasfiction
 
32.
Samurai Vendetta (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Tange Tenzen and Nakayama Yasubei are honorable samurai living in an era of corrupt officials and treacherous clans... (109 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Mori
 
33.
Branded to Kill (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, putting him into conflict with his treacherous wife, with a mysterious woman eager for death and with the phantom-like hit-man known only as Number One. (91 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
34.
Vengeance Is Mine (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the lam. (140 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
35.
Tsigoineruwaizen (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A surreal period film following an university professor and his eerie nomad friend as they go through loose romantic triangles and face death in peculiar ways. (144 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
“ Zigeunerweisen ” - lifeasfiction
 
36.
Ojôsan kanpai (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Goro is not Keizo's real brother, though he call Keizo "aniki" (brother). Goro was an orphan whose parents were killed in the war, and was raised and trained by Keizo. (89 mins.)
“ Here's to the Girls ” - lifeasfiction
 
37.
Anjô-ke no butôkai (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After Japan's loss in the war, the wealthy, cultured, liberal Anjo family have to give up their mansion and their way of life... (89 mins.)
“ The Ball at the Anjo House ” - lifeasfiction
 
38.
Banshun (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father. (108 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
39.
Till We Meet Again (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The hero Saburo (Okada Eiji) is obstructed by a series of events from meeting Keiko (Kuga Yoshiko), his fiancee. (110 mins.)
Director: Tadashi Imai
 
40.
The Life of Oharu (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society. (148 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
41.
Chiyari Fuji (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A samurai travels to Edo with his two servants. On their way, they meet many people and encounter great injustice. (94 mins.)
Director: Tomu Uchida
“ A Bloody Spear on Mount Fuji ” - lifeasfiction
 
42.
The Lower Depths (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family. (137 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
43.
The Chase (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Harikomi is an atypical film noir with a social background. It tells the story of two detectives of Tokyo that, on the trail of a murderer, they have to faced with Sadako that will end up questioning their role of police officers and men. (116 mins.)
 
44.
Floating Weeds (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous. (119 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
45.
Good Morning (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two boys begin a silence strike to press their parents into buying them a television set. (94 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
46.
Dokuritsu gurentai (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When Sergeant Okubo's brother is murdered at a Japanese outpost in Northern China during the Second World War... (109 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
“ Desperado Outpost ” - lifeasfiction
 
47.
Younger Brother (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Set in 1926 when Japanese tradition was much stronger, this standard drama looks at the inner workings of a small family, especially the relationship between a sister and brother. (98 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
“ Her Brother ” - lifeasfiction
 
48.
Cruel Story of Youth (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Kiyoshi is a brooding young man who treats women solely as objects. Makoto is a young woman who is just reaching her sexual awakening... (96 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
49.
The Graceful Brute (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(96 mins.)
“ The Graceful Brute ” - lifeasfiction
 
50.
Proxy War (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Yakuza boss Shozo Hirono must choose his alliances carefully as the local gangster family affiliations prove themselves to be wildly unstable, causing gang conflicts to slowly escalate. (119 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Proxy War ” - lifeasfiction
 
51.
The Wanderers (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Follows the fluctuating fortunes of three friends in feudal Japan who are ronin: masterless warriors... (96 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
52.
The Youth Killer (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Though his parents help him run the family business, Jun still feels persecuted by their love; when they bar him from meeting with his girlfriend, tensions increase. (132 mins.)
 
53.
Muddy River (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In post-War Japan, a boy from a noodle store-owning family befriends a neighboring boy living in poverty. (105 mins.)
Director: Kôhei Oguri
 
54.
The Funeral (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack... (124 mins.)
Director: Jûzô Itami
“ The Funeral ” - lifeasfiction
 
55.
Himatsuri (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The villagers in a beautiful remote area of Japan are divided into the woodsmen, who worship the mountain goddess... (126 mins.)
“ Fire Festival ” - lifeasfiction
 
56.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
57.
Cure (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done. (111 mins.)
 
58.
Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS... (159 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
59.
I Was Born, But... (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Yoshi family - husband and wife Kennesuke and Haha, a middle manager at an office and a housewife respectively... (100 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
60.
What Did the Lady Forget? (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka... (71 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ What Did the Lady Forget? ” - lifeasfiction
 
61.
Oshidori utagassen (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Oharu is in love with ronin who lives next door, but he is being pursued by two of the town beauties... (69 mins.)
Director: Masahiro Makino
“ Singing Lovebirds ” - lifeasfiction
 
62.
Muhomatsu no issho (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Matsugoro is a poor rickshaw driver whose animated spirit and optimistic demeanor make him a favorite of the town. Matsu helps an injured boy, Toshio, and is hired by the boy's parents. (80 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
 
63.
Carmen Comes Home (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A girl who had left her home village for life in Tokyo returns to her home years later, and evokes a scandal when the locals discover that she's a stripper. (86 mins.)
“ Carmen Comes Home ” - lifeasfiction
 
64.
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan. (208 mins.)
 
65.
The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals. (181 mins.)
 
66.
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival. (190 mins.)
 
67.
The Human Vapor (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A librarian is subject to a scientific experiment which goes wrong and transforms him into 'The Human Vapour'... (92 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
68.
Sanjuro (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent. (96 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
69.
The Insect Woman (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Life story of a woman born in poverty trying to succeed. Through her many schemes, she faces her ups and downs in a cyclical nature, fueled mostly by self-interest. (123 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
70.
Pale Flower (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A gangster gets released from prison and has to cope with the recent shifts of power between the gangs, while taking care of a thrill-seeking young woman, who got in bad company while gambling. (96 mins.)
 
71.
Yearning (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction. (98 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
72.
Tokyo Drifter (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After his gang disbands, a yakuza enforcer looks forward to life outside of organized crime but soon must become a drifter after his old rivals attempt to assassinate him. (89 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
73.
Japan's Longest Day (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the... (157 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
“ Japan's Longest Day ” - lifeasfiction
 
74.
Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An engineer from Tokyo arrives on a drought-ridden tropical island to drill a well to power a nearby sugar mill. He meets the inbred Futori family, hated by the locals for breaking religious customs. (173 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
75.
The Human Bullet (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During World War II, a Japanese soldier finds himself assigned to a kamikaze mission against a U.S. battleship. (116 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
“ The Human Bullet ” - lifeasfiction
 
76.
Big Time Gambling Boss (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(95 mins.)
 
77.
I, the Executioner (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Tai Katô
 
78.
Boy (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young boy reluctantly aids his swindling father in a threatening scam. (105 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
79.
Double Suicide (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A doomed love between a paper merchant and a courtesan. (142 mins.)
 
80.
Am I Trying (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Tora-San, an itinerant peddler who is thrown out of his father's house twenty years before but reconnects with his aunt, uncle and sister Sakura. Tora wreaks some havoc in their lives, like getting drunk and silly at a marriage meeting. (91 mins.)
Director: Yôji Yamada
 
81.
Take Care, Red Riding Hood (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
(89 mins.)
Director: Shirô Moritani
 
82.
Hibotan bakuto: oryû sanjô (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Oryu searches for a blind girl she left behind but gets involved in a Yakuza turf war. (100 mins.)
Director: Tai Katô
“ Red Peony Gambler: Oryu's Return ” - lifeasfiction
 
83.
Kaoyaku (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(98 mins.)
Director: Shintarô Katsu
 
84.
Wet Sand in August (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
One summer morning, Kiyoshi (Shosuke Hirose) is racing on his bike down the beach. While there, a girl... (92 mins.)
Director: Toshiya Fujita
 
85.
“ Outlaw Killers: Three Mad Dog Brothers ” - lifeasfiction
 
86.
Confidential: Secret Market (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A rough, uncompromising film about a washed-out prostitute going through the hardships of life on the margins of society. (83 mins.)
Director: Noboru Tanaka
“ Secret Chronicle: She Beast Market ” - lifeasfiction
 
87.
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A flamboyant thief and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to. (100 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
88.
Kagemusha (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place. (180 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
89.
Crazy Thunder Road (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When the leader of the once-notorious biker gang of Tokyo falls in love with a barmaid and quickly loses his rebellious ideals... (95 mins.)
Director: Sogo Ishii
“ Crazy Thunder Road ” - lifeasfiction
 
90.
Crazed Fruit (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(85 mins.)
 
91.
Nippon-koku Furuyashiki-mura (1984 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the very heart of the Japanese mountains, Ogawa discovers a village still dealing with the trauma of global warfare and struggling for survival as their children flee for the cities. (210 mins.)
Director: Shinsuke Ogawa
“ A Japanese Village: Furuyashikimura ” - lifeasfiction
 
92.
P. P. Rider (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(118 mins.)
Director: Shinji Sômai
 
93.
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed. (123 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
94.
The Little Girl Who Conquered Time (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A high-school girl acquires the ability to time travel. (104 mins.)
 
95.
Love Hotel (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Muraki is in debt after a business failure. When he is unable to pay his debtors, the loan sharks rape Muraki's wife... (88 mins.)
Director: Shinji Sômai
 
96.
Ran (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
97.
Comic Magazine (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Kinameri is a moderately successful television journalist itching for a big scoop. So when a corrupt local businessman barricades himself in his house, of course he's going to be excited with things picking up. (120 mins.)
Director: Yôjirô Takita
 
98.
Castle in the Sky (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
99.
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal. (67 mins.)
 
100.
Ohikkoshi (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Renko, a girl in the sixth grade, is at first unperturbed by her parents' decision to separate. With the companionship of her boyfriend... (125 mins.)
Director: Shinji Sômai
“ Moving ” - lifeasfiction