Japanese Horror Movies List

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Japanese Horror Movies List

Multiple directors have explored Japanese Horror Movies List. Here are 15 of the best ones.

Perfect Blue (1997)

Perfect Blue
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Satoshi Kon, starring Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura
Rated R

Perfect Blue is a psychological thriller directed by Satoshi Kon and released in 1997. It follows the story of a young pop idol, Mima Kirigoe, who decides to pursue an acting career and leave her singing group behind. As she strives for her new career, her world begins to unravel in a series of terrifying events that blur her sense of reality. As Mima struggles to make sense of it all, she must confront a stalker and the dark secrets of her past that threaten to consume her. The film is a thrilling exploration of the boundaries between reality and fiction, and the consequences of fame and ambition.

Battle Royale (2000)

Battle Royale
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Kinji Fukasaku, starring Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Chiaki Kuriyama
Rated Not Rated

Battle Royale is a Japanese cult classic directed by Kinji Fukasaku and released in 2000. The film is set in a dystopian future where an authoritarian government has created the titular Battle Royale, a deadly game in which a class of 42 ninth-grade students are randomly selected to fight to the death on a deserted island. The students are given weapons and supplies, and must survive the hostile environment and each other in order to be the last one alive and win the game. The film follows the experiences of the unlucky students as they struggle to survive, and explores themes of violence, mortality, and morality. In the end, the only survivor is the main protagonist, Shuya Nanahara.

One Cut of the Dead (2017)

One Cut of the Dead
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Shin'ichirô Ueda, starring Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya
Rated Not Rated

One Cut of the Dead is a 2017 Japanese horror comedy film directed by Shin'ichirô Ueda. The movie follows a film crew shooting a zombie movie in an abandoned water filtration plant. However, things quickly take a turn for the worse when the cast and crew are attacked by real zombies. The film then shifts focus to show the events leading up to the zombie attack, revealing the film crew's struggles with the director's eccentric ideas and the resulting comedic chaos. Ultimately, the film crew must come together to fight off the zombie horde and get the movie in the can. With its clever writing and innovative structure, One Cut of the Dead is a unique take on the zombie genre that has won over audiences around the world.

Cure (1997)

Cure
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Kiyoshi Kurosawa, starring Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa
Rated Not Rated

Audition (1999)

Audition
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Takashi Miike, starring Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura
Rated R

Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)

Noriko's Dinner Table
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Sion Sono, starring Kazue Fukiishi, Tsugumi, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Shirô Namiki
Rated Not Rated

Cold Fish (2010)

Cold Fish
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Sion Sono, starring Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Denden, Asuka Kurosawa, Megumi Kagurazaka
Rated Not Rated

Ichi the Killer (2001)

Ichi the Killer
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Takashi Miike, starring Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ômori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun
Rated R

The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)

The Happiness of the Katakuris
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Takashi Miike, starring Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda, Naomi Nishida
Rated R

Gozu (2003)

Gozu
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Takashi Miike, starring Yûta Sone, Kimika Yoshino, Shôhei Hino, Keiko Tomita
Rated R

Three... Extremes (2004)

Three... Extremes
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Fruit Chan, Park Chan-wook, Takashi Miike, starring Bai Ling, Lee Byung-hun, Kyoko Hasegawa, Pauline Lau
Rated R

Pulse (2001)

Pulse
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Kiyoshi Kurosawa, starring Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Asô, Koyuki, Kurume Arisaka
Rated R

Creepy (2016)

Creepy
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Kiyoshi Kurosawa, starring Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yûko Takeuchi, Toru Baba, Ryôko Fujino
Rated Not Rated

One Missed Call (2003)

One Missed Call
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Takashi Miike, starring Ko Shibasaki, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Kazue Fukiishi, Anna Nagata
Rated R

Marebito (2004)

Marebito
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Takashi Shimizu, starring Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Tomomi Miyashita, Kazuhiro Nakahara, Miho Ninagawa
Rated R

 



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