5 Japanese movies that every movie buff should watch

There are several amazing Japanese movies you can binge-watch. Check out the list of 5 movies that every movie buff should watch.
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Ever since things took a dramatic turn for Japanese Cinema in 1997 with Shohei Imamura’s The Eel, there has been no looking back. Over the years, many heart-warming and gut-wrenching stories have been produced that can inspire you, break your heart and sometimes makes you question reality. Japanese writers and directors have a knack for striking your nerve and introduce you to some of the finest art forms.

As a movie buff myself, I am trying to explore more of different cinemas during this pandemic. And I can say that Japanese Cinema is a class apart. If you haven’t explored these movies yet, I’d recommend you to do so. So, today I am sharing a list of 5 Japanese movies you should watch. It was difficult to pin down the best, so I have narrowed my search to movies that released after 2015 and if there is international streaming availability.

Without further ado, here is the list of 5 Japanese movies on Netflix to get you started.

A Silent Voice (2016)

This movie follows a young boy who gets a new classmate who is deaf and bullies her mercilessly. Years later, he sets out to make amends to her. This movie can be difficult for those who have suffered from a traumatic experience. It is one of best anime movies I have seen so far.

Shoplifters (2018)

A family of shoplifters who is trying to make ends meet find a five-year-old Yuri on the streets and brings her home. Despite the hardships, they are happy until an unforeseen incident puts their bond to test. It is a slow-pace so you have to be patient with this one. However, it does leave you questioning a lot of things in life.

37 Seconds (2020)

A young woman suffers from cerebral palsy. This story revolves around her dream of becoming a manga artist and her obligations towards her family. It takes you on a journey of the protagonist who is on the path of self-discovery and you feel her every emotion. This is a movie you shouldn’t miss.

In This Corner of the World (2016)

A spirited young woman of 18 marries into a family living outside of Hiroshima during World War II. It presents a historically realistic narrative and shows a different side of the war. This story teaches you to find the courage and strength to fight the worst.

Blade of the Immortal (2017)

A highly skilled samurai named Manji becomes cursed with immortality, promises to help a young woman avenge the death of her parents. Things take a turn when they end up in a bloody battle with a ruthless warrior. This one is not for the weak hearted! But if you’re into bloody Japanese movies – this one is for you.

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Anonymous 1 month ago

Okay. It seems like you have watched only the movies available in Netflix. Japan has 12 oscars+2 honorary oscars+48 nominations. Their movies are on a whole different level. Especially horror. They explore and challenge morals to the fullest in their movies. I dare say that Japan has the best movies after USA. Even Japanese animes are really good. The anime master hayao Miyazaki's movies are considered to be some of the best movies ever made. He is one of the 2 Japanese directors(other is the legendary Akira Kurosawa) to win the honorary oscar. Takaashi miike, the director of blade of immortal directed a total of 103 movies. I can go on and on and on to brag about their movies.

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