Lists by mevmijaumau

a list of 417 titles
The Letterboxd version of this list looks much more convenient (and has prettier posters) so here it is: https://letterboxd.com/golubgluhan/list/every-japanese-movie-ive-seen-so-far/

My Top 100 Japanese films:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062171164/

My Bottom 10 (features only):

10. Izo (2004)
9. Sakuran (2006)
8. Kamikaze Girls (2004)
7. Urotsukidôji I: Legend of the Overfiend (1989)
6. Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968)
5. Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (1969)
4. A.K.A. Serial Killer (1969)
3. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
2. Death Powder (1986)
1. Noroi: The Curse (2005)

The following films are not listed on IMDb:

The Midnight Parasites (1972)
Phantom (1975)
Madonna (2005)
Kijû Yoshida - Qu'est-ce qu'un cinéaste? (2008)
Shunga (2009)
 
a list of 100 titles
After seeing about 400 Japanese films, I was a bit disappointed at how most top lists I've seen don't offer much variety or diversity, but instead just list off the most well-known films from the country. So here's a personal list with a short description of each film to explain why I hold it in high regard. I try to stray away from the usual, generic canon while still making the list approachable to newcomers.

Some of these films are sadly very hard to find, so if you're having trouble finding one or more titles, PM me and I'll do my best to help.

Top 5 favorite actors:

5. Toshirô Mifune
4. Kei Satô
3. Rentarô Mikuni
2. Shintarô Katsu
1. Tatsuya Nakadai

Top 5 favorite actresses:

5. Machiko Kyô
4. Sachiko Hidari
3. Hideko Takamine
2. Mariko Okada
1. Meiko Kaji

Top 5 short films:

5. White Hole (1979)
4. Laura (1974)
3. The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (1975)
2. Emotion (1966)
1. The Demon (1972)