iCM Forum's Top 250 Highest Rated Japanese Films

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Our highest rated feature films from Japan with 5+ votes from IMDb vote histories provided by 57 members. Ties are sorted by highest number of votes.

Includes movies, TV movies and video. Includes documentary.

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Thanks to themagician for creating the original versions of these lists.

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  1. 1 +2

    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 36 top lists Check
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    Seppuku

    1962 — a.k.a. Hara-Kiri, in 16 top lists Check
  3. 3 -2

    Chibusa yo eien nare

    1955 — a.k.a. The Eternal Breasts, in 2 top lists Check
  4. 4 +1

    Suna no onna

    1964 — a.k.a. Woman in the Dunes, in 22 top lists Check
  5. 5 -1

    Tengoku to jigoku

    1963 — a.k.a. High and Low, in 16 top lists Check
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    Ningen no jôken

    1959 — a.k.a. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love, in 12 top lists Check
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    Ningen no jôken

    1961 — a.k.a. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer, in 12 top lists Check
  8. 8 -

    Ran

    1985, in 25 top lists Check
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    Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

    2001 — a.k.a. Spirited Away, in 39 top lists Check
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    Banshun

    1949 — a.k.a. Late Spring, in 16 top lists Check
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    Ikiru

    1952, in 25 top lists Check
  12. 12 +1

    Tôkyô monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Tokyo Story, in 27 top lists Check
  13. 13 +1

    Hotaru no haka

    1988 — a.k.a. Grave of the Fireflies, in 21 top lists Check
  14. 14 +1

    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 34 top lists Check
  15. 15 +1

    Onibaba

    1964, in 13 top lists Check
  16. 16 +1

    Ningen no jôken

    1959 — a.k.a. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity, in 11 top lists Check
  17. 17 -5

    Koibumi

    1953 — a.k.a. Love Letter, in 1 top list Check
  18. 18 new

    Mizu no onna

    2002 — a.k.a. Woman of Water, in 1 top list Check
  19. 19 -1

    Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu

    1967 — a.k.a. Samurai Rebellion, in 8 top lists Check
  20. 20 +2

    Tonari no Totoro

    1988 — a.k.a. My Neighbor Totoro, in 23 top lists Check
  21. 21 -2

    Kaguya-hime no monogatari

    2013 — a.k.a. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, in 8 top lists Check
  22. 22 +3

    Yôjinbô

    1961 — a.k.a. Yojimbo, in 19 top lists Check
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    Sanshô dayû

    1954 — a.k.a. Sansho the Bailiff, in 21 top lists Check
  24. 24 -4

    Umimachi Diary

    2015 — a.k.a. Our Little Sister, in 1 top list Check
  25. 25 -1

    Soshite chichi ni naru

    2013 — a.k.a. Like Father, Like Son, in 3 top lists Check
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    Nobi

    1959 — a.k.a. Fires on the Plain, in 6 top lists Check
  27. 27 +1

    Himeanôru

    2016 — a.k.a. Himeanole, in 1 top list Check
  28. 28 +3

    Ugetsu monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Ugetsu, in 25 top lists Check
  29. 29 +1

    Kumonosu-jô

    1957 — a.k.a. Throne of Blood, in 16 top lists Check
  30. 30 -9

    Kamome shokudô

    2006 — a.k.a. Kamome Diner, in 1 top list Check
  31. 31 +3

    Maboroshi no hikari

    1995 — a.k.a. Maborosi, in 2 top lists Check
  32. 32 +14

    Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki

    1960 — a.k.a. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs, in 8 top lists Check
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    Netemo sametemo

    2018 — a.k.a. Asako I & II, in 1 top list
    Check
  34. 34 +1

    An

    2015 — a.k.a. Sweet Bean, in 1 top list Check
  35. 35 +10

    Ai no mukidashi

    2008 — a.k.a. Love Exposure, in 3 top lists Check
  36. 36 -9

    Nogiku no gotoki kimi nariki

    1955 — a.k.a. She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum, in 3 top lists Check
  37. 37 +3

    Entotsu no mieru basho

    1953 — a.k.a. Where Chimneys Are Seen, in 2 top lists Check
  38. 38 -2

    Mononoke-hime

    1997 — a.k.a. Princess Mononoke, in 18 top lists Check
  39. 39 +4

    Tanin no kao

    1966 — a.k.a. The Face of Another, in 7 top lists Check
  40. 40 +4

    Akai tenshi

    1966 — a.k.a. The Red Angel, in 3 top lists Check
  41. 41 +11

    Akibiyori

    1960 — a.k.a. Late Autumn, in 3 top lists Check
  42. 42 -5

    Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru

    1960 — a.k.a. The Bad Sleep Well, in 3 top lists Check
  43. 43 -5

    Gûzen to sôzô

    2021 — a.k.a. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, in 3 top lists
    Check
  44. 44 -3

    Yôtô monogatari: hana no Yoshiwara hyakunin-giri

    1960 — a.k.a. Hero of the Red Light District, in 1 top list Check
  45. 45 -13

    Midareru

    1964 — a.k.a. Yearning, in 5 top lists Check
  46. 46 +3

    Kakushi-toride no san-akunin

    1958 — a.k.a. The Hidden Fortress, in 9 top lists Check
  47. 47 -8

    Okaasan

    1952 — a.k.a. Mother, in 3 top lists Check
  48. 48 -

    Umi yori mo mada fukaku

    2016 — a.k.a. After the Storm, in 1 top list Check
  49. 49 -2

    Yukinojô henge

    1963 — a.k.a. An Actor's Revenge, in 7 top lists Check
  50. 50 +49

    Dorosute no hate de bokura

    2020 — a.k.a. Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes, in 3 top lists
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