Favorite Japanese films and directors

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Favorite Japanese films and directors

Postby jason » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:48 pm

Here are my all-time favorite Japanese films...

Juzo Itami
Tampopo (1985)
A Taxing Woman (1987)

Yoji Yamada
The Twilight Samurai (2002)
The Hidden Blade (2004)

Takeshi Kitano
Zatoichi (2003)

Nagisa Oshima
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

Akira Kurosawa
Seven Samurai (1954)

Kenji Mizoguchi
A Geisha, aka Gion Bayashi (1953)

Masayuki Suo
Shall We Dance? (1996)

Hayao Miyazaki
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
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Re: Favorite Japanese films and directors

Postby kenji » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:23 am

Ah ha, a subject close to my heart.

Sansho the Bailiff (Mizoguchi)
Maborosi (Koreeda)
Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
Late Spring (Ozu)
Tokyo Story (Ozu)
Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (Mizoguchi)
Tales of the Taira Clan ( Mizoguchi)
The Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi)
Ugetsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi)
Sound of the Mountain (Naruse)
Ornamental Hairpin (Shimizu)
The Human Condition (Kobayashi)
Floating Clouds (Naruse)
My Neighbour Totoro (Miyazaki)
The End of Summer (Ozu)
Early Summer (Ozu)
Kwaidan (Kobayashi)
Tokyo Twilight (Ozu)
Eureka (Aoyama)
Hidden Fortresss (Kurosawa)
Miss Oyu (Mizoguchi)
Howl's Moving Castle (Miyazaki)
The Only Son (Ozu)
Ai no Corrida (Oshima)
Japanese Girls at the Harbour (Shimizu)
Harakiri (Kobayashi)
Repast (Naruse)
Princess Raccoon (Suzuki)
Snake of June (Tsukamoto)
The Eel (Imamura)
After the Rain (Koizumi)
The Loyal 47 Ronin (Mizoguchi)
High and Low (Kurosawa)
Osaka Elegy (Mizoguchi)
Red Angel (Masumura)
Woman of the Dunes (Teshigahara)
Pistol Opera (Suzuki)
Early Spring (Ozu)
A Geisha (Mizoguchi)
Onibaba (Shindo)
Humanity and Paper Balloons (Yamanaka)
The Idiot (Kurosawa)
Chikamatsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi)
The Water Magician (Mizoguchi)
A Taxing Woman (Itami)
Twilight Samurai (Yamada)
Branded to Kill (Suzuki)
Throne of Blood (Kurosawa)
Hana-bi (Kitano)
Manji (Masumura)

well, so many wonders....!
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Re: Favorite Japanese films and directors

Postby zivojin panahi » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:13 am

No leftovers for us, Kenji? Kidding. :D

I also like the following:


The Man Who Left His Will on Film (Nagisa Oshima)
Boy (Oshima)
Death By Hanging (Oshima)
Cruel Story of Youth (Oshima)
Nobody Knows (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (Kazuo Hara)
Kuroneko (Kaneto Shindo)
Fires on the Plain (Kon Ichikawa)
The Burmese Harp (Ichikawa)
The God Suzaku (Naomi Kawase)
Typhoon Club (Shinji Somai)
Strait of Hunger (Tomu Uchida)
Hell (Nobuo Nakagawa)
Flowing (Mikio Naruse)
Wife Be Like Rose (Naruse)
Scattered Clouds (Naruse)
Lightning (Naruse)
The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (Yasujiro Ozu)
The Downfall of Osen (Kenji Mizoguchi)
Blind Beast (Yasuzo Masumura)
Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (Shuji Terayama)
Pastoral: To Die in The Country (Terayama)
A Page of Madness (Teinosuke Kinugasa)
24 Eyes (Keisuke Kinoshita)
Black Rain (Shohei Imamura)
Insect Woman (Imamura)
Ballad of Narayama (Imamura)
Coup D'Etat (Yoshishige Yoshida)
Eros + Massacre (Yoshida)
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