Top 100 Japanese Films - SCFZ Poll

At the Super Champion Film Zone film forum, we held a poll to discover our community's favourite Japanese films ever made. Participants submitted ballots of up to 100 films each, and those ballots combined to produce the top 100 (well, top 103 because of ties) list below.

We're now holding polls for other countries. Feel free to join us!

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Top ten:
1. Sansho The Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
2. Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953)
3. Woman of the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964)
4. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
5. Ornamental Hairpin (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1941)
6. Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, 1957)
7. Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi, 1962)
8. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
9. An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu, 1962)
10. Humanity and Paper Balloons (Sadao Yamanaka, 1937)

And our previous poll results are here:

France: letterboxd.com/fliptrotsky/list/top-100-french-films-scfz-poll/

USA: letterboxd.com/fliptrotsky/list/top-100-us-films-scfz-poll/

Mexico: letterboxd.com/lencho_o_t_apes/list/scfzs-choice-105-best-mexican-films/

  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Ugetsu
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Tokyo Story
  • Ornamental Hairpin
  • Throne of Blood
  • Harakiri
  • Seven Samurai
  • An Autumn Afternoon
  • Humanity and Paper Balloons
  • Floating Clouds
  • The Life of Oharu
  • Early Summer
  • Tokyo Twilight
  • Late Autumn
  • An Inn at Osaka
  • Spirited Away
  • Mr. Thank You
  • Sound of the Mountain
  • High and Low
  • The End of Summer
  • The Crucified Lovers
  • Two in the Shadow
  • Late Spring
  • The Sword of Doom
  • Street of Shame
  • The Masseurs and a Woman
  • The Only Son
  • Onibaba
  • Early Spring
  • Yearning
  • A Geisha
  • Ikiru
  • Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo
  • When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
  • Drunken Angel
  • An Inn in Tokyo
  • Vengeance Is Mine
  • Red Angel
  • Fires on the Plain
  • Red Beard
  • Flowing
  • Where Chimneys Are Seen
  • Ran
  • Rashomon
  • Samurai Rebellion
  • The Naked Island
  • A Fugitive from the Past
  • Fire Festival
  • Profound Desires of the Gods
  • Yojimbo
  • Linda Linda Linda
  • Summer Clouds
  • Crazed Fruit
  • A.K.A. Serial Killer
  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Lightning
  • The Bad Sleep Well
  • Floating Weeds
  • Portrait of Madame Yuki
  • Kwaidan
  • Repast
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • There Was a Father
  • The Burmese Harp
  • Equinox Flower
  • Stray Dog
  • Children of the Beehive
  • Still Walking
  • Eureka
  • Maborosi
  • Pale Flower
  • A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era
  • A Page of Madness
  • Battle Royale
  • Kuroneko
  • Like Someone in Love
  • Osaka Elegy
  • She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum
  • Pastoral: To Die in the Country
  • Woman of Rumor
  • The Pornographers
  • The Girl in the Rumor
  • The Face of Another
  • The Hidden Fortress
  • Four Seasons of Children
  • Muddy River
  • Boy
  • Late Chrysanthemums
  • Mr. Shosuke Ohara
  • The Idiot
  • The Ballad of Narayama
  • Elegy of the North
  • Death by Hanging
  • Assassination
  • The Heart
  • Pitfall
  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets
  • All About Lily Chou-Chou