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My list of favorite Japanese movies, divided in categories:

Classic:

Rashomon - Rashōmon - 羅生門 (1950)

Tokyo Story - Tôkyô monogatari -東京物語 (1953)

Seven Samurai - Shichinin no Samurai - 七人の侍 (1954)

Demon Woman - Onibaba - 鬼婆 (1964)

Woman in the Dunes - Suna no onna - 砂の女 (1964)

Empire des Senses - Ai no corrida - 愛のコリーダ (1976)

Empire of Passion - Ai no bōre - 愛の亡霊 (1978)

Kagemusha - Kagemusha - 影武者 (1980)

The Ballad of Narayama - Narayama Bushiko - 楢山節考 (1983)

Ran - Ran - 乱 (1985)

Madadayo - Madadayo - まあだだよ (1993)

Taboo - Gohatto - 御法度 (1999)

Zatoichi - Zatōichi - 座頭市 (2003)

The Taste of Tea - Cha no Aji - 茶の味 (2003)

Modern:

Tampopo – Tampopo - タンポポ (1985)

Rhapsody in August - Hachigatsu no rapusodī - 八月の狂詩曲 (1991)

Shall We Dance? - Shall We Dansu? - Shall We ダンス? (1996)

Fireworks - Hana-bi - はなび (1997)

Brother (2000)

Nobody Knows - Dare mo shiranai - 誰も知らない (2004)

Memoires of a Geisha (2005)

Out of category:
Returner - リターナー (2002)

The Mourning Forest – Mogari no mori – 殯の森 (2007)