Here are the best Japanese movies of all time that you should watch. From Animated, Realistic, and Monster movies to fantasy movies, we have covered almost all best Japanese Movies.
Godzilla is the first film in the Godzilla film franchise and the Showa film era. The film was made on December 3 1954 by Kinokin Entertainment and grossed over 189 million during its original theatrical run. In 1956 a heavily re-edited and “Americanized” version entitled Godzilla King of the Monsters! was published. In recent years Godzilla has become an international icon of culture. Godzilla first conceived of a kind of special effects called suitmation where a stuntist wearing a suit interacts with miniature sets. It has been known as a cinematic accomplishment and one of the finest monster films ever made.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (2020)
Demonslayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba movie: Mugen Train is a Japanese animated dark fantasy action. Director was Haruo Sotozaki and was written by Ufotable employees. It grossed more than $ 500 million at the international box office. Among its many big-name records it was the highest-grossing anime film of all time. It was announced the second season has been planned for release in 2021. It was released during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suicide Club (2001)
Suicide Club is a 2001 Japanese independent horror film written and directed by Sion Sono. The film explores a wave of seemingly unconnected suicides which strikes Japan and the efforts of the police to determine the reasons behind the strange behavior. Il won the Jury Prize for “Best groundbreaking filmmaker” at the 2003 Fantasia Film Festival. It developed a significant cult following over the years and won the Jury Award at the Fantasia film festival in 2003 for the best ground-breaking feature film. The show gained extensive notoriety from its transgressive subject content and its overall horrendous presentation.
Your Name (2016)
Your Name was the top-grossing Japanese film of the year. The animated short from Makoto Shinkai about two body-swapping teenagers grossed 24 billion yen (about $214 million) Since arriving into cinemas late last August. The film’s theme revolves around a pair of youngsters who live in Tokyo and the other in a village in the rural Gifu Prefecture. Several Japanese traditional threads and embroidery have taken the Instagram scene after being in the core of the story.
Spirited Away (2001)
Hiyao Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away” is by no means the best animation movie John Sutter tells Variety. Miyazaki provides complexity, riches in detail. The painting itself embraces space and is generous. Sutter: Miyazaki takes care of many figures we recognize in the film which are in motion. Is there any movie that shows different types of beings to be portrayed than anything that we’ve ever encountered before? Sutter praised Miyazaki saying that the film is her gift. She is a serious realist and a realist who draws thousands of frames by hand and uses computer screens to accomplish other tasks.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Princess Mononoke is one of my most inventive movies. It tells an epic story located in medieval Japan at the dawn of the Iron Age when some men lived in harmony with nature and other attempts to terrify and overcome it. The drawing is not simplistic but has the same “clear line” complexity employed by the Japanese graphic artists of two centuries ago who have inspired contemporary works such as Herge’s Tintin books. It’s a beautiful grace drawn of great white wolves if they don’t shed their hind legs to shed their fur. Film no longer dwells on violence which makes violent moments especially shocking.
Battle Royale (2000)
Battle Royale is a 2000 Japanese action-thriller film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The movie follows a group of junior high school students forced to fight to the death by the Japanese totalitarian government. Six weeks following its initial release the movie became the highest-grossing Japanese film. It has inspired many media such as animation books and animated books as has film and television. Battle Royale grew to be a cultural phenomenon and is considered one of the most influential movies in recent decades as it has been highly influential in the global popular culture. In 2009 Quentin Tarantino rated Battle Royale as one of the best films he has witnessed in the last 20 years.
Ju-On: The Grudge (2002)
Ju-On: The Grudge is the ultimate supernatural horror film. There have been many Japanese horror movies before and after this one, but this is the one that many people immediately think of when they think of Japanese horror movies. In fact, the movie has been remade several times! However, nothing beats the original version from 2002. The movie is about the curse of the Saeki family murders which occurred because the husband discovered his wife’s infidelity. Those vengeful spirits then haunt anyone who moves into their home and eventually spread to other places that people die. The detectives in this movie quickly realize what has happened and try to lift the curse. Contains some serious jump scares, and it’s not your usual friendly ghost movie.
High&Low The Movie (2016)
High and Low The Movie is a 2016 Japanese action film. It is filmed by Shigeaki Kubo. It’s the first original film within the High&low series. The film continues the stories of the five gangs that control the SWORD neighborhood. The film earned 2.1 billion yen and attracted 1.6 million people. It was released in South Korea on January 12, 2017, and released in Taiwan a day later on January 20, 2017. On July 4 2016 the film’s premiere in Tokyo attracted over 50 people to its stage greeting ceremony to audiences at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A and 12 actors and musicians took to the stage to promote the theatrical release.
13 Assassins (2010)
“13 Assassins” is an ambitious huge budget epic with great visuals and sounds by Takeshi Miike. The movie is set in 1844 towards the end of the medieval Edo period and at a time where true samurai warriors were rare. The care taken with the script and the shot composition is worthy of comparison to Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” The last 45 – minutes are devoted to another creative and ingenious battle scene. Hollywood action directors should examine this film particularly because of how it focuses on the story within the midst of violence writes Tom Charity. There appears to be no hope these two heroes will succeed. They are only 13 and Lord Naritsugu fields at least.
Shoplifters is a Japanese drama film 2018 directed written and produced by Hirokazu Kore-Eda. It’s about a non-biological family with a life in poverty relying on shoplifting. The movie premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 13 2018 and won the Palma d’Or. It was published on June 8 2018 in Japan and the commercial success was critically successful. It won the three Mainichi Film Awards, including Best Film, and was nominated for the Film – Best Foreign Language at both the Academy Awards  and Golden Globes [ 13); the film won.
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
This animated castle titled Howls’ Moving Castle is a spectacular visual illusion… The story opens with Sophie (the voice of Emily Mortimer ), a hatmaker. She sits patiently on her work desk while loud trains roar from her window. Sophie meets a Scarecrow which bounces around from his wooden leg. She leads him to Howl’s Castle. The movie contains wonderful features and discoveries at the point of interest without pause and has an undeniable charm but is disappointing compared to Miyazaki’s recent work. What does this mean to Miyazaki?
The horror movie 1998 in Japan is set on a 1991 novel by Koji Suzuki. It follows a reporter’s investigation of a curse on a cassette recording that will kill viewers after seven days and destroy a television network. The film was an enormous box office success worldwide and the movie was celebrated by critics. The film inspired many successors to the Ring series which popularized J-horror internationally. The 2002 American film The Ring was the only critically successful one of several successful Western remakes of the film. The Ring and its sequel Spiral were released to Japan at the moment, and the sequel Spiral was pushed out in Japan at the time they were released.
Weathering With You (2019)
Makoto Shinkayais latest animated novel-fantasy release in America reveals the same spark of inventiveness and consistency of vision as previously. There were no surprises when “The Count With You” was played with a plausible and simple conclusion. Most of the film’s story is told from Hodaka’s point of view which is a familiar trajectory which is: a boy leaves school to his parents without a plan, quickly runs out of resources, Hodaka also has to work on his own confidence that he could defeat the city’s total indifference. This rich detail of the world may be the thing you’ve said.