Favorite Japanese Films

At the urging of users Colin McEvoy and Skyler Wolf, I have made a list of my favorite Japanese movies. This is fluid, of course, and only includes movies I have seen. If there is a movie I need to watch, make a suggestion. These are in no particular order, I have sorted them by average overall rating, not my rating. Enable notes if you want to see my opinion on each (or don't)

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  • Harakiri
  • Seven Samurai
  • Tokyo Story
  • Ran
  • Love Exposure
  • Yojimbo
  • Rashomon
  • Akira
  • Kagemusha
  • Fires on the Plain
  • Fireworks
  • Maborosi
  • One Cut of the Dead
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • The Taste of Tea
  • Takeshita Performance 2: Godzilla vs Mito Komon
  • Sonatine
  • Linda Linda Linda
  • Kikujiro
  • Fish Story
  • The Tale of Zatoichi
  • Survive Style 5+
  • Confessions
  • Patriotism
  • Audition
  • Kamikaze Girls
  • Dolls
  • Noriko's Dinner Table
  • Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
  • 9 Souls
  • Guilty of Romance
  • Antiporno
  • Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
  • Cold Fish
  • Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
  • Zatoichi
  • Picnic
  • Fuku-chan of FukuFuku Flats
  • 5 Centimeters per Second
  • The Garden of Words
  • Flying Squirrels and the Pyrotechnician
  • Samurai Banners
  • Handshake Event with Walrus
  • Ramen Heads
  • Onara Gorou
  • The Fencing Master
  • 2LDK
  • Arakure Junichi no Namida
  • Salaryman Man
  • Big Man Japan
  • The Matsugane Potshot Affair