7 Best Japanese Movies You Must Watch

Dreams (1990) - Prime Video Rent

Directed by Akira Kurosawa, this anthology film consists of eight surreal and visually stunning vignettes inspired by the director's own dreams.

Battle Royale (2000) - Prime Video

Directed by Kinji Fukasaku, this Japanese dystopian thriller follows a group of high school students forced to participate in a government- sanctioned game of survival.

Drive My Car (2021) - Prime Video

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, this Japanese drama follows a stage actor who hires a young female chauffeur to drive him to rehearsals, leading to unexpected emotional revelations and connections.

Gojira (1954) - N/A

Directed by Ishiro Honda, this Japanese science fiction film introduces the iconic monster Godzilla.

Nobody Knows (2004) - N/A

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, this Japanese drama follows four siblings who are forced to fend for themselves after their mother abandons them.

One Cut of the Dead (2017) - Prime Video

Directed by Shinichirou Ueda, this Japanese horror-comedy follows a film crew shooting a low-budget zombie movie who find themselves facing real zombies.

Shoplifters (2018) - Prime Video

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, this Japanese drama follows a makeshift family of petty thieves who take in a young girl they find abandoned on the streets.

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