My Japanese Cinema

Since i turn 30 this year i thought i make a list for a national cinema that is closely tied to my love of films. It started when i was a little kid in germany with anime shows that were german-japanese co-productions, then as a young kid/teenager watching anime films late at night on tv or seeing j-horror films with friends and then culminating at the ripe age of 18 when i first watched seven samurai, a film that made me want to explore the history of japanese cinema. An obsession that is still ongoing.

  • Maple Leaf Viewing
  • Matsumoto Fragment
  • The Dull Sword
  • A Page of Madness
  • Crossroads
  • Fighting Friends
  • A Straightforward Boy
  • Flunky, Work Hard!
  • No Blood Relation
  • Apart From You
  • Every-Night Dreams
  • Street Without End
  • A Story of Floating Weeds
  • Three Sisters with Maiden Hearts
  • The Actress and the Poet
  • Wife! Be Like a Rose!
  • Five Men in a Circus
  • An Inn in Tokyo
  • The Girl in the Rumor
  • Osaka Elegy
  • Man of the House
  • The Road I Travel with You
  • The Only Son
  • Sisters of the Gion
  • Morning's Tree-Lined Street
  • A Woman's Sorrows
  • Avalanche
  • Humanity and Paper Balloons
  • The Masseurs and a Woman
  • Tsuruhachi and Tsurujiro
  • The Whole Family Works
  • Sincerity
  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
  • Travelling Actors
  • Ornamental Hairpin
  • Hideko the Bus Conductress
  • The 47 Ronin
  • Sanshiro Sugata
  • Miyamoto Musashi
  • The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
  • Sanshiro Sugata Part Two
  • Record of a Tenement Gentleman
  • Spring Awakens
  • Drunken Angel
  • Flame of My Love
  • The Quiet Duel
  • Late Spring
  • Stray Dog
  • Scandal
  • The Angry Street
  • White Beast
  • Rashomon
  • Portrait of Madame Yuki
  • Dancing Girl
  • Carmen Comes Home
  • Ginza Cosmetics
  • Repast
  • Okuni and Gohei
  • The Life of Oharu
  • Mother
  • Ikiru
  • Lightning
  • Hokusai
  • Husband and Wife
  • Ugetsu
  • Wife
  • Anatahan
  • Brother and Sister
  • Tokyo Story
  • Sound of the Mountain
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Seven Samurai
  • Late Chrysanthemums
  • Woman of Rumor
  • Godzilla
  • Floating Clouds
  • Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji
  • Godzilla Raids Again
  • Princess Yang Kwei Fei
  • I Live in Fear
  • Sudden Rain
  • The Burmese Harp
  • Early Spring
  • A Wife's Heart
  • Crazed Fruit
  • Flowing
  • Throne of Blood
  • Ikebana
  • Untamed Woman
  • Kisses
  • The Lower Depths
  • The Blue Sky Maiden
  • I Am Waiting
  • Black River
  • Danger Stalks Near
  • Rusty Knife
  • Underworld Beauty
  • Little Peach
  • Giants and Toys
  • Summer Clouds