10 Must-See Japanese films

Japanese cinema is one of my very favourite national cinemas, for its richness, variety and mix of style with philosophy. I will quite possibly write an essay about the Japanese New Wave once I’m done with the Iranian cinema one, but in the meantime here’s a link to a list of 10 fantastic Japanese films I wrote as a contributor to another site:


Cutting down to 10 was a painful process, and I’m not too happy having no Mizoguchi or Oshima on there, but it’s still a good eclectic list! Check it out and check out the site, and most importantly check out those films if you haven’t seen them!


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