Saturday, June 4, 2011

Top 10 Must-See Japanese Films

Seven Samurai

Approaching an entire nation’s cinema can be a daunting challenge. Especially when that nation’s movie history is a hodgepodge of genres and styles like Japan’s is. In the last 100 years or so, Japanese cinema has produced works of great beauty, greater weirdness, and in the process has influenced scores of filmmakers around the world. Any list of ten Japanese films will be by definition, incomplete, but these ten films will give anyone curious about Japanese movies a sampling of what makes its films so well-respected and loved around the world.

10. Nobody Knows

9. Tokyo Olympiad

8. Godzilla

7. Hana-bi (Fireworks)

6. Audition

5. Battle Royale

4. Ring

3. Akira

2. Seven Samurai

1. Tokyo Story

Source: Toptentz


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