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My Favourite Japanese Movies

Again a terribly difficult selection process.

  1. Ring, The (Ringu) (1998)
  2. Grudge, The (Ju-On) (2004)
  3. Kiki's Delivery Service (Majo no Takkyubin) (1989)
  4. Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen) (1983)
  5. Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka) (1988)
  6. Akira (SE) (1987)
  7. Death Note (Desu nôto) (2006)
  8. Audition, The (Ôdishon) (2001)
  9. Godzilla (Gojira) (1954)
  10. Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Tenkû no Shiro Rapyuta) (1986)

Japanese Movies that I have watched

Bizarrely, my movie collection has US Films, then UK and then Japanese (beating Australian Films by 1).

  • Adventures of Milo and Otis, The (Koneko monogatari) (1989)
  • Akira (SE) (1987)
  • Alive (DC) (2002)
  • Appleseed (Appurushîdo) (2004)
  • Audition, The (Ôdishon) (2001)
  • AvN:Alien vs Ninja (2010)
  • Barefoot Gen 2 (Hadashi no Gen 2) (1986)
  • Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen) (1983)
  • Big Tits Zombie (aka Big Tits Dragon) (Kyonyû doragon: Onsen zonbi vs sutorippâ) (2010)
  • Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)
  • Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)
  • Castle of Cagliostro (Lupin the Third), The (Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro) (SE) (1979)
  • Cat Returns, The (Neko No Ongaeshi) (2002)
  • Chanbara Beauty (Oneechanbara: The Movie) (2008)
  • Dark Water (Honogurai Mizu no Soko Kara) (2002)
  • Death Note 2: The Last Name (Desu nôto 2) (2006)
  • Death Note (Desu nôto) (2006)
  • Death Trance (2005)
  • Dororo (2007)
  • Eye, The (Gin gwai) (2002)
  • Final Fantasy VII: The Advent Children (2004)
  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence ( Inosensu: Kôkaku kidôtai) (2004)
  • Ghost in the Shell (Kôkaku kidôtai) (1995)
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society (Kôkaku kidôtai) (2006)
  • Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The (Toki o kakeru shôjo) (2006)
  • Godzilla (Gojira) (1954)
  • Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters (Kaijû sôshingeki) (1968)
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (1956)
  • Gothic and Lolita Psycho (Gosurori shokeinin) (2010)
  • Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka) (1988)
  • Grudge 2, The (Ju-On 2) (2003)
  • Grudge, The (Ju-On) (2004)
  • Hell Girl (aka The Girl from Hell) (Jigoku shôjo): Series 1 (2005)
  • Howl's Moving Castle (Hauru no ugoku shiro) (2004)
  • In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
  • Infection (Kansen) (2004)
  • Jin Roh - The Wolf Brigade (Jin-Rô) (SE) (1998)
  • Junkers Come Here (1995)
  • Kagemusha: The Shadow Warrior (1980)
  • Kiki's Delivery Service (Majo no Takkyubin) (1989)
  • Lady Death: The Motion Picture (2004)
  • Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Tenkû no Shiro Rapyuta) (1986)
  • Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
  • L: Change the World (2008)
  • Metropolis (Metoroporisu) (2001)
  • Millennium Actress (Sennen joyû) (2003)
  • My Neighbour Totoro (Tonari no Totoro) (1988)
  • My Neighbours the Yamadas (Hôhokekyo tonari no Yamada-kun) (1999)
  • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no tani no Naushika) (1984)
  • Ninja Resurrection (Makai tenshô: Jigoku-hen) (1999)
  • Ninja Scroll (Jûbei ninpûchô) (10th Av) (1993)
  • Ocean Waves (aka I Can Hear the Sea) (Umi ga kikoeru) (1993)
  • On Your Mark (1995)
  • Onibaba (1964)
  • Only Yesterday (Omohide Poro Poro) (1991)
  • Origin: Sprits of the Past (Gin-iro no kami no Agito) (2006)
  • Panda! Go Panda! (Panda kopanda) (1972)
  • Paprika (2006)
  • Perfect Blue (1997)
  • Pom Poko (Heisei Tanuki Gassen Pompoko) (1994)
  • Ponyo (Aka Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea) (Gake no ue no Ponyo) (2008)
  • Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) (1992)
  • Premonition (Yogen) (2004)
  • Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1997)
  • Pulse (Kairo) (2001)
  • Ran (1985)
  • Reincarnation (Rinne) (2005)
  • Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)
  • Ring 0: Birthday (Ringu 0: Baasudei) (2000)
  • Ring 2 (Ringu 2) (1999)
  • Ring, The (Ringu) (1998)
  • Robo-Geisha (2009)
  • Serial Experiments Lain: Volume 1 (1998)
  • Serial Experiments Lain: Volume 2 (1998)
  • Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) (1954)
  • Sinking of Japan, The (Nihon chinbotsu) (2006)
  • Sky Crawlers, The (Sukai Kurora) (2008)
  • Spiral (Rasen), The (1998)
  • Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi) (2001)
  • Spriggan (Supurigan) (1998)
  • Steamboy (Suchîmubôi) (DC) (2004)
  • Stranger from Afar (Marebito), The (2004)
  • Suicide Club (Jisatsu sâkuru) (2001)
  • Tales from Earthsea (Gedo senki) (2006)
  • Testuo - The Iron Man (1989)
  • Tokyo Godfathers, The (2003)
  • Tokyo Gore Police (Tôkyô Zankoku Keisatsu) (2008)
  • Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (Legend of the Demon Womb) (1993)
  • Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (Parts 1 to 3 Uncut) (1993)
  • Vampire Hunter D (Banpaia hantâ D) (SE) (1985)
  • Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
  • Van Helsing: The London Assignment (2004)
  • Versus (2000)
  • Weatherwoman (Otenki-oneesan) (1996)
  • Wicked City (Yôjû toshi) (SE) (1987)
  • X (1996)

Japanese TV

I don't think I've ever watched any Japanese TV Shows.

Japanese Films I have yet to Watch

  1. (Maruhi) shikijô mesu ichiba (1974)
  2. 13 Assassins (2010)
  3. 47 Ronin, The (1962)
  4. 5 Centimetres Per Second (2007)
  5. 8000 Miles (2009)
  6. A2 (2001)
  7. Adrift in Tokyo (2007)
  8. After the Rain (1999)
  9. Air Doll (2009)
  10. Akai tori nigeta? (1973)
  11. Akame 48 Waterfalls (2003)
  12. Akazukinchan kiotsukete (1970)
  13. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)
  14. All Around Us (2008)
  15. All Under the Moon (1993)
  16. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
  17. Aru koroshiya (1967)
  18. Assassination (Ansatsu) (1964)
  19. Attacked Woman (Yarareta onna) (1981)
  20. Bad Sleep Well, The (1960)
  21. Ball at the Anjo House, The (1947)
  22. Bare Essence of Life Ultra-Miracle Love Story (2009)
  23. Big Time Gambling Boss (1968)
  24. Blood and Bones (2004)
  25. Bloody Spear on Mount Fuji (1955)
  26. Blue Spring (2001)
  27. Boiling Point (1990)
  28. Boy's Choir (2000)
  29. Boys on the Run (2010)
  30. Branded to Kill (1967)
  31. Break Through! (2004)
  32. Bright Future (2003)
  33. Burmese Harp, The (1956)
  34. Burst City (Bakuretsu toshi) (1982)
  35. Cafe Isobe (2008)
  36. Canary (2005)
  37. Capricious Young Man (1936)
  38. Carmen Comes Home (1951)
  39. Caterpillar (2010)
  40. Charisma 1999)
  41. Chase, The (1958)
  42. Chicken Is Barefoot (2004)
  43. Chief of the South Pole, The (Nankyoku ryôrinin) (2009)
  44. Cold Fish (2010)
  45. Colt Is My Passport, A (1967)
  46. Confessions (2010)
  47. Conflagration (1958)
  48. Crazed Fruit (aka Crazy Fruit) (1981)
  49. Crowd of Three, A (2010)
  50. Crows Zero (2007)
  51. Crucified Lovers, The (1954)
  52. Cruel Story of Youth (1960)
  53. Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
  54. Cure (1997)
  55. Cyborg Girl (2008)
  56. Daichi no komoriuta (1976)
  57. Dear Doctor (2009)
  58. Demon, The (Kaoyaku) (1971)
  59. Departures (2008)
  60. Detroit Metal City (2008)
  61. Devil's Ballad, The (1977)
  62. Diary of Chuji's Travels, A (1927)
  63. Dodes'ka-den (1970)
  64. Dog in a Sidecar (2007)
  65. Doing Time (2002)
  66. Dokuritsu gurentai (1959)
  67. Dolls (2002)
  68. Don't Laugh at My Romance (2007)
  69. Double Suicide (Shinjû: Ten no amijima) (1969)
  70. Drunken Angel (1948)
  71. Early Spring (1956)
  72. Early Summer (1951)
  73. Eki Station (1981)
  74. Elegant Life of Mr. Everyman, The (1963)
  75. End of Summer, The (1961)
  76. Equinox Flower (1958)
  77. Errance (1973)
  78. Eureka (2000)
  79. Face (2000)
  80. Fall Guy (1982)
  81. Family Game, The (1983)
  82. Fighting Elegy (1966)
  83. Fires on the Plain (1959)
  84. First Gas Human, The (1960)
  85. Floating Clouds (1955)
  86. Floating Weeds (1959)
  87. Flowing (1956)
  88. Foreign Duck, the Native Duck and God, The (2007)
  89. Foundry Town (1962)
  90. Fugitive from the Past, A (1965)
  91. Funeral, The (Ososhiki) (1984)
  92. GS Wonderland (2008)
  93. Gakko III (1998)
  94. Ghost of Yotsuya, The (1959)
  95. Go (2001)
  96. Go Go Second Time Virgin (Yuke yuke nidome no shojo) (1969)
  97. Good Morning (1959)
  98. Graceful Brute, The (1962)
  99. Graduates, The (2007)
  100. Graveyard of Honour (Kurenai no nagareboshi) (1967)
  101. Hachigatsu no nureta suna (1971)
  102. Hakai (1962)
  103. Hakkodasan (1977)
  104. Hakuôki (1959)
  105. Hakucyu no syugeki (1970)
  106. Hana and Alice (2004)
  107. Hanging Garden (2005)
  108. Happy Flight (2008)
  109. Harakiri (1962)
  110. Harmful Insect (2001)
  111. Heaven's Story (2010)
  112. Here's to the Girls (1949)
  113. Hero Show, The (2010)
  114. Hibotan bakuto: oryû sanjô (1970)
  115. Hidden Blade, The (2004)
  116. Hidden Fortress, The (1958)
  117. High and Low (1963)
  118. Himatsuri (1985)
  119. Hinokio: Inter Galactic Love (2005)
  120. Hito mo arukeba (1960)
  121. Hito-kiri Yota: Kyoken San-kyodai (1972)
  122. House (1977)
  123. Hula Girls (2006)
  124. Human Bullet, The (1968)
  125. Human Condition I: No Greater Love, The (1959)
  126. Human Condition II: Road to Eternity, The (1959)
  127. Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer, The (1961)
  128. Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937)
  129. Hush! (2001)
  130. Hyaku hachi (2008)
  131. I Are You, You Am Me (1982)
  132. I Just Didn't Do It (2006)
  133. I Was Born, But... (1932)
  134. I, the Executioner (1968)
  135. Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke (1965)
  136. Iden & Tity (2003)
  137. Idiot, The (1951)
  138. Ikiru (1952)
  139. Insect Woman, The (1963)
  140. Intentions of Murder (1964)
  141. Inujini sesi mono (1986)
  142. Jûsan-nin no shikaku (1963)
  143. Japan's Longest Day (1967)
  144. Jingi naki tatakai: Dairi sensô (1973)
  145. Jingi no hakaba (1975)
  146. Jirochô sangokushi: seizoroi Shimizu Minato (1953)
  147. Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2003)
  148. Ju-on (2002)
  149. Juvenile (Jubunairu) (2000)
  150. Judo Saga (1943)
  151. Juvenile Jungle (1956)
  152. Kamikaze Girls (2004)
  153. Kaza-hana (2000)
  154. Kids Return (1996)
  155. Kikujiro (1999)
  156. Kill! (1968)
  157. Kiru (1962)
  158. Kisaragi (2007)
  159. Kiss, The (2007)
  160. Kuroi junin no onna (1961)
  161. Kuruizaki sanda rodo (1980)
  162. Kwaidan (1964)
  163. La maison de Himiko (2005)
  164. Last War, The (1961)
  165. Late Autumn (1960)
  166. Late Spring (1949)
  167. Letters, The (2006)
  168. Life of Oharu, The (1952)
  169. Lightning (1952)
  170. Linda Linda Linda (2005)
  171. Little Girl Who Conquered Time, The (1983)
  172. Live Tape (2009)
  173. Love Exposure (2008)
  174. Love Hotel (1985)
  175. Lower Depths, The (1957)
  176. Madadayo (1993)
  177. Makioka Sisters, The (1983)
  178. Man Who Stole the Sun, (Taiyô wo nusunda otoko) (1979)
  179. Mata au hi made (1950)
  180. Matsuri no junbi (1975)
  181. Memories of Matsuko (2006)
  182. Mesunekotachi no yoru (1972)
  183. Milkwoman, The (2005)
  184. Morning Schedule, The (1972)
  185. Mother (1952)
  186. Muddy River (Doro no kawa) (1981)
  187. Muhomatsu no issho (1943)
  188. My First Love Affair (1955)
  189. Nijûshi no hitomi (1954)
  190. Nippon-koku Furuyashiki-mura (1984)
  191. No More Comics (1986)
  192. Nobody Knows (2004)
  193. Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)
  194. Off-Balance (2001)
  195. Ohikkoshi (1993)
  196. One Million Yen Girl (2008)
  197. Otoko wa tsurai yo (1969)
  198. Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro wasurenagusa (1973)
  199. Outrage (2010)
  200. Pale Flower (1964)
  201. Pavillion Salamandre, The (2006)
  202. Pingu-Pongu (2002)
  203. Pitfall (1962)
  204. Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
  205. Rain of Light (2001)
  206. Ramblers (2003)
  207. Rashômon (1950)
  208. Reason, The (2004)
  209. Red Beard (1965)
  210. Red Lion (Akage) (1969)
  211. Reipu 25-ji: Bôkan (1977)
  212. Rengo kantai (1981)
  213. Rhapsody in August (1991)
  214. Robot Contest (2003)
  215. Sâdo (1978)
  216. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)
  217. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)
  218. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
  219. Samurai Rebellion (1967)
  220. Sanjuro (1962)
  221. Sanrizuka: Heta buraku (1973)
  222. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
  223. Sawako Decides (2010)
  224. Sayonara Color (2005)
  225. Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo (1935)
  226. Scandal (1950)
  227. Scene at the Sea, A (1991)
  228. Seisaku no tsuma (1965)
  229. Seishun dendekedekedeke (1992)
  230. Seishun no satetsu (1974)
  231. Seven Samurai (1954)
  232. Shônen (1969)
  233. Shall We Dance? (1996)
  234. Shi no toge (1990)
  235. Shikisoku Generation, The (2009)
  236. Shin Zatôichi monogatari (1963)
  237. Shindô (2007)
  238. Shinjuku midaregai: Ikumade matte (1977)
  239. Shiranui Sea, The (1975)
  240. Shonben raidâ (1983)
  241. Shoujo shofu: kemonomichi (1980)
  242. Shukujo wa nani o wasureta ka (1937)
  243. Singing Lovebirds (1939)
  244. Sisters of the Gion (1936)
  245. Sketches of Kaitan City (2010)
  246. Something Like It (1981)
  247. Sonatine (1993)
  248. Sono hi no mae ni (2008)
  249. Still Walking (2008)
  250. Story of Floating Weeds, A (1934)
  251. Story of the Last Chrysanthemum, The (1939)
  252. Stranger of Mine, A (2005)
  253. Stray Dog (1949)
  254. Street of Joy (Akasen tamanoi: Nukeraremasu) (1974)
  255. Street of Shame (Akasen chitai) (1956)
  256. Story of a Prostitute (Shunpu den) (1965)
  257. Summer Days with Coo (Kappa no ku to natsu yasumi) (2007)
  258. Sun Legend of the End of the Tokugawa Era, The (1957)
  259. Suna no utsuwa (1974)
  260. Suspect X (2008)
  261. Suzaki Paradise Red Light (1956)
  262. Sway (2006)
  263. Swing Girls (2004)
  264. Sword of Doom, The (1966)
  265. Sword of the Beast (Kedamono no ken) (1965)
  266. Taifu Club (1985)
  267. Tarnished Code of Yakuza (1973)
  268. Tennen kokekkô (2007)
  269. Tenshi no harawata: Akai inga (1981)
  270. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
  271. Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
  272. Throne of Blood, The (1957)
  273. Tokiwa-so no seishun (1996)
  274. Tokyo Drifter (1966)
  275. Tokyo Sonata (2008)
  276. Tokyo Story (1953)
  277. Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
  278. Tokyo Twilight (1957)
  279. Tony Takitani (2004)
  280. Tsigoineruwaizen (1980)
  281. Tsuma wa kokuhaku suru (1961)
  282. Twilight Samurai, The (2002)
  283. Ugetsu monogatari (1953)
  284. Umi to dokuyaku (1986)
  285. Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)
  286. United Red Army (2007)
  287. Vengeance is Mine (1979)
  288. Villain (2010)
  289. Violence Without a Cause (1969)
  290. Violent Cop (1989)
  291. Ware maboroshi no sakana o mitari (1950)
  292. Washi to taka (1957)
  293. Watashi no yasashikunai senpai (2010)
  294. Waterboys (2001)
  295. Welcome to the Quiet Room (2007)
  296. What the Snow Brings (2005)
  297. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)
  298. Whispering of the Gods, The (2005)
  299. Who's Camus Anyway (2005)
  300. Wolf Girl (2005)
  301. Woman in the Dunes (1964)
  302. Yami no kodomo-tachi (2008)
  303. Yearning (1964)
  304. Yojimbo (1961)
  305. Yoru o kakete (2002)
  306. Younger Brother (1960)
  307. Youth Killer, The (1976)
  308. Zatôichi monogatari (1962)
  309. Zero Focus (Zero no shôten) (2009)
  310. Zoku Zatôichi monogatari (1962)