50 favourite Japanese films

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  • 1.Sansho the Bailiff (Mizoguchi)
  • 2.Maborosi (Kore-eda)
  • 3.Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
  • 4.Tokyo Story (Ozu)
  • 5.Tales of the Taira Clan (Mizoguchi)
  • 6.Late Spring (Ozu)
  • 7.Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (Mizoguchi)
  • 8.Ugetsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi)
  • 9.The Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi)
  • 10.Tokyo Twilight (Ozu)
  • 11.Hidden Fortress (Kurosawa)
  • 12.The Loyal 47 Ronin (Mizoguchi)
  • 13.Early Summer (Ozu)
  • 14.Kwaidan (Kobayashi)
  • 15.The Human Condition (Kobayashi)
  • 16.Eureka (Aoyama)
  • 17.My Neighbour Totoro (Miyazaki)
  • 18.Miss Oyu (Mizoguchi)
  • 19.High and Low (Kurosawa)
  • 20.Humanity and Paper Balloons (Yamanaka)
  • 21.Ai no Corrida (Oshima)
  • 22.Woman of the Dunes (Teshigahara)
  • 23.Early Spring (Ozu)
  • 24.Rashomon (Kurosawa)
  • 25.Onibaba (Shindo)
  • 26.Throne of Blood (Kurosawa)
  • 27.Red Angel (Masumura)
  • 28.The Eel (Imamura)
  • 29.Twilight Samurai (Yamada)
  • 30.Hana-Bi (Kitano)
  • 31.After the Rain (Koizumi)
  • 32.The End of Summer (Ozu)
  • 33.Kiki's Delivery Service (Miyazaki)
  • 34.Chikamatsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi)
  • 35.Branded to Kill (Suzuki)
  • 36.Audition (Miike)
  • 37.Yang Kwei Fei (Mizoguchi)
  • 38.Vengeance is Mine (Imamura)
  • 39.Twenty Four Eyes (Kinoshita)
  • 40.Grave of the Fireflies (Takahata)
  • 41.Red Beard (Kurosawa)
  • 42.Osaka Elegy (Mizoguchi)
  • 43.Spirited Away (Miyazaki)
  • 44.Ran (Kurosawa)
  • 45.Lady of Musashino (Mizoguchi)
  • 46.After Life (Kore-eda)
  • 47.The Burmese Harp (Ichikawa)
  • 48.Kikujiro (Kitano)
  • 49.Five Women around Utamaro (Mizoguchi)
  • 50.Nobody Knows (Kore-eda)
Author Comments: 

Not forgetting Zatoichi, Ring, Battle Royale, Sonatine, Ballad of Narayama, An Actor's Revenge, Firs on the Plain, Ikiru, Yojimbo...

O.K, my list isn't very balanced, misses out some fine/ famous directors and films altogether (mainly through ignorance) and won't appeal much to fans of manga, animé and modern gross-out splatter; but i hope it'll encourage some exploration, esp-ecially of older masterpieces.