The Most Terrifying Japanese Horror Movies of All Time Films
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The Most Terrifying Japanese Horror Movies of All Time

List Criteria: Japanese movies in the horror genre only

Are you wondering which Japanese horror films are considered the best by voters like you? Whether you're a huge fan of the Japanese horror movie genre or just beginning to dive into these creepy foreign films, this list (ranked by fans) will let you know which scary flicks are the most popular.

If your particular favorite Japanese horror movie is not at the top of the list, vote it up! Or, if you don’t see your favorite listed, go ahead and add it so that other lovers of Japanese scary movies can enjoy it as well.

Looking for a new scary movie that you haven’t seen yet? With this extensive list you are sure to find something new. Or maybe you're an old pro who wants to relive some of the best horror movie moments. No matter what, this list will help you find what you are looking for (as long as you're looking for awesomely terrifying movies).

Don't be afraid! Check out the list below to find out which fan favorites are considered the best Japanese horror movies.
 

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  1. 1
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    Itou Misaki, Megumi Okina, Yuya Ozeki

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  2. 2
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    Miki Nakatani, Yūrei Yanagi, Kiriko Shimizu

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  3. 3
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    - 30

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    Chiaki Kuriyama, Aki Maeda, Tatsuya Fujiwara

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  4. 4
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    - 38

    Renji Ishibashi, Ryo Ishibashi, Ken Mitsuishi

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  5. 5
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    - 34

    Satoru Jitsunashi, Yuya Ozeki, Noriko Sakai

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  6. 6
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    - 31

    Kiriko Shimizu, Asami Mizukawa, Shigemitsu Ogi

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  7. 7
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    - 31

    Renji Ishibashi, Gorô Kishitani, Shinichi Tsutsumi

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  8. 8
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    Pulse

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  9. 9
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    - 14

    Maria Takagi

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  10. 10
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    - 26

    Masatoshi Nagase, Kimiko Yo, Ryo Ishibashi

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  11. 11
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    Miki Nakatani, Masahiro Motoki, Yūrei Yanagi

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  12. 12
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    Reincarnation

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  13. 13
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    Bai Ling, Miriam Yeung, Lee Byung-hun

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  14. 14
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    Carved: The Slit Mouthed Woman Haruhiko Katô, Kaori Sakagami, Yûto Kawase

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  15. 15
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    Yoshihiro Nishimura, Tak Sakaguchi, Cay Izumi

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  16. 16
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    Masanobu Takashima, Michiko Hada, Yōko Maki

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  17. 17
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    Kōji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, Anna Nakagawa

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  18. 18
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    Renji Ishibashi, Keiko Tomita, Kimika Yoshino

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  19. 19
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    Hiroshi Kuze, Youki Kudoh, Toshie Negishi

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  20. 20
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    Ryuhei Matsuda, Yoshio Harada, Hitomi

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  21. 21
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    Kimiko Ikegami, Ai Matsubara, Haruko Wanibuchi

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  22. 22
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    Grotesque Shigeo Osako, Tsugumi Nagasawa, Hiroaki Kawatsure

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  23. 23
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    Kei Yamamoto, Noriko Sakai, Hiroshi Mikami

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  24. 24
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    - 7

    Sachiko Yamagishi, Mai Takahashi, Issei Ishida

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  25. 25
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    - 10

    Ring O: Birthday

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  26. 26
    + 19
    - 14

    Spiral

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  27. 27
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    - 11

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    Shungiku Uchida, Kenichi Endō, Kazushi Watanabe

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  28. 28
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    - 14

    Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Kei Sato

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  29. 29
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    Mao Inoue, Takaaki Enoki, Kumiko Aso

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  30. 30
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    - 8

    Nobuko Otowa, Mutsuhiro Toura, Kiwako Taichi

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  31. 31
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    Ju-Rei: The Uncanny Eriko Kazuto, Akari Hayami, Miku Ueno

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  32. 32
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    - 1

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    Chiaki Kuriyama, Denden, Yūrei Yanagi

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  33. 33
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    Shun Sugata, Shinya Tsukamoto, Ayumu Saito

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  34. 34
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    - 7

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    Lesson of the Evil Saki Takaoka, Fumi Nikaido, Shōta Sometani

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  35. 35
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    Renji Ishibashi, Kei Fujiwara, Naomasa Musaka

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  36. 36
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    Tales from the Dead Hiro Abe, Masami Kosaka, Toshiya Agata

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  37. 37
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    The Last Supper Masaya Kato, Hiroki Matsukata, Zuki Lee

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  38. 38
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    Nightmare Detective 2 Ryuhei Matsuda, Hatsune Matsushima

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  39. 39
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    Chiaki Kuriyama, Yui Natsukawa, Tomoko Otakara

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  40. 40
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    Naoko Watanabe, Ken Mitsuishi, Kazue Fukiishi

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  41. 41
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    Schoolgirl Apocalypse Rino Higa, Mai Tsujimoto, Max Mackenzie

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  42. 42
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    Ryuhei Matsuda, Tadanobu Asano, Hiroki Narimiya

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  43. 43
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    Fumina Hara, Anna Sakaki, Maki Horikita

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  44. 44
    + 4
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    The Black House Shinobu Otake, Renji Ishibashi, Masahiko Nishimura

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  45. 45
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    - 9

    Ryo Kase, Kōji Yakusho, Manami Konishi

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  46. 46
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    Kirara Yugao

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  47. 47
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    Kiyoshiro Imawano, Keiko Matsuzaka, Tetsurō Tamba

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  48. 48
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    Chiaki Kuriyama, Hikari Mitsushima, Ren Osugi

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  49. 49
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    Hiromi Kurosawa, Shôhei Uno, Takuji Suzuki

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  50. 50
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    Hideyo Amamoto, Kumi Mizuno, Hiroshi Koizumi

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