Kinema Junpo's Best Ten Japanese Films (1926-2020)

Updated February 4, 2021

  • Wife of a Spy

    1

  • Labyrinth of Cinema

    2

  • True Mothers

    3

  • Underdog

    4

  • The Real Thing

    5

  • 37 Seconds

    6

  • The Voice of Sin

    7

  • A Beloved Wife

    8

  • Living In Your Sky

    9

  • On the Edge of Their Seats

    10

  • It Feels So Good

    11

  • Another World

    12

  • From Miyamoto to You

    13

  • A Girl Missing

    14

  • Listen to the Universe

    15

  • Farewell Song

    16

  • One Night

    17

  • What Is Love?

    18

  • Randen: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram

    19

  • To the Ends of the Earth

    20

  • Shoplifters

    21

  • The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine

    22

  • And Your Bird Can Sing

    23

  • Asako I & II

    24

  • The Blood of Wolves

    25

  • Lying to Mom

    26

  • Killing

    27

  • My Friend

    28

  • Every Day a Good Day

    29

  • The Chaplain

    30

  • The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue

    31

  • Hanagatami

    32

  • Ah, Wilderness: Part 1

    33

  • Ah, Wilderness: Part 2

    34

  • Dear Etranger

    35

  • Before We Vanish

    36

  • Bangkok Nites

    37

  • Side Job

    38

  • The Third Murder

    39

  • Birds Without Names

    40

  • Close-Knit

    41

  • In This Corner of the World

    42

  • Shin Godzilla

    43

  • Harmonium

    44

  • Destruction Babies

    45

  • The Long Excuse

    46

  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle

    47

  • Her Love Boils Bathwater

    48

  • Creepy

    49

  • Over the Fence

    50

  • Rage

    51

  • Three Stories of Love

    52

  • Fires on the Plain

    53

  • Happy Hour

    54

  • Our Little Sister

    55

  • Journey to the Shore

    56

  • Gonin Saga

    57

  • This Country’s Sky

    58

  • Solomon's Perjury 2: Judgment

    59

  • Solomon's Perjury 1: Suspicion

    60

  • Nagasaki: Memories of My Son

    61

  • Being Good

    62

  • Rolling

    63

  • The Light Shines Only There

    64

  • 0.5 mm

    65

  • Pale Moon

    66

  • Seven Weeks

    67

  • Our Family

    68

  • The Little House

    69

  • My Man

    70

  • 100 Yen Love

    71

  • The Voice of Water

    72

  • The Tale of Nishino

    73

  • A Samurai Chronicle

    74

  • Pecoross' Mother and Her Days

    75

  • The Great Passage

    76

  • The Devil's Path

    77

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    78

  • Backwater

    79

  • Like Father, Like Son

    80

  • The Wind Rises

    81

  • The Ravine of Goodbye

    82

  • Tamako in Moratorium

    83

  • Flashback Memories 3D

    84

  • Our Homeland

    85

  • The Kirishima Thing

    86

  • Outrage Beyond

    87

  • The Terminal Trust

    88

  • The Drudgery Train

    89

  • Chronicle of My Mother

    90

  • The Cowards who Looked to the Sky

    91

  • Key of Life

    92

  • The Land of Hope

    93

  • Dreams for Sale

    94

  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky

    95

  • Wolf Children

    96

  • Fly with the Gold

    97

  • Himizu

    98

  • The Samurai That Night

    99

  • Kotoko

    100