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Top 10 Japanese Movies Of All Time | Rashomon | Seven Samurai | High And Low | Japanese Cinema

Japanese cinema had been pretty much written off by critics by the early 1990s. Then 1997 saw a dramatic turn in its fortunes, with international festival awards for Shohei Imamura’s The Eel, Naomi Kawase’s Suzaku and Takeshi Kitano’s Hana-bi. Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke became the highest-grossing movie ever released in Japan, while Masayuki Suo’s Shall We Dance? became the highest-grossing Asian movie ever released in America.

Here’s our pick of the lot :
1. Battles Without Honor And Humanity
2. Like Father, Like Son
3. Confessions
4. Mishima
5. Nobody Knows
6. The Human Condition Trilogy
7. High and Low
8. Harakiri
9. Rashomon
10. Seven Samurai

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