The Most Terrifying Japanese Horror Movies of All Time

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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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    Itou Misaki, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama

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    Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yūko Takeuchi

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    Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi, Ren Osugi

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    Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hitomi Kuroki

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    Kou Shibasaki, Anna Nagata, Renji Ishibashi

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    Noriko Sakai, Yui Ichikawa, Ayumu Saito

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    Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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  9. 9
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    Maria Takagi

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    Kimiko Yo, Ryo Ishibashi, Akaji Maro

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  11. 11
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    Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyoko Fukada, Miki Nakatani

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    Chiaki Kuriyama, Takashi Matsuyama, Taro Suwa

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  13. 13
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    Hiromi Kurosawa, Shun Oguri, Karina Nose

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  14. 14
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    Bai Ling, Lee Byung-hun, Miriam Yeung

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  15. 15
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    Yōko Maki, Kōichi Satō, Shirô Sano

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    Shinya Tsukamoto, Tadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima

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    Saaya Irie, Miki Mizuno, Eriko Sato

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    Shigeo Osako, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Tsugumi Nagasawa

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    Kōji Yakusho, Ren Osugi, Masato Hagiwara

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    Maki Horikita, Noriko Sakai, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

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    Eihi Shiina, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura

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    Renji Ishibashi, Show Aikawa, Shôhei Hino

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    Billy Drago, Youki Kudoh, Toshie Negishi

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    Fujiko, Mai Takahashi, Masumi Miyazaki

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    Shinya Tsukamoto, Hitomi, Yoshio Harada

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    Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi, Yōko Minamida

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    P.o.v a Cursed Film is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Terrifying Japanese Horror Movies of All Time

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    P.o.v a Cursed Film

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    Akari Hayami, Miku Ueno, Eriko Kazuto

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    Fumi Nikaido, Hideaki Ito, Takayuki Yamada

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    Eimei Esumi, Nakamura Kichiemon II, Mutsuhiro Toura

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    Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Kei Sato

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    Shinya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Tomorowo Taguchi

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    Mao Inoue, Asaka Seto, Kumiko Aso

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    Masami Kosaka, Toshiya Agata, Leni Ito

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    Fujiko, Kenichi Endō, Shungiku Uchida

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    One Missed Call 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Terrifying Japanese Horror Movies of All Time

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    Renji Ishibashi, Asaka Seto, Peter Ho

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    Seance is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Terrifying Japanese Horror Movies of All Time

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    Kōji Yakusho, Ren Osugi, Show Aikawa

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    Shinya Tsukamoto, Ayumu Saito, Shun Sugata

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    Tales of Terror: Haunted Apart... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Terrifying Japanese Horror Movies of All Time

    Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment Mei Kurokawa

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    Chiaki Kuriyama, Ren Osugi, Taro Suwa

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    Versus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Terrifying Japanese Horror Movies of All Time

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    Hideo Sakaki, Tak Sakaguchi, Kenji Matsuda

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    Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Terrifying Japanese Horror Movies of All Time

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    Ren Osugi, Taro Suwa, Eun-Kyung Shin

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    Taro Suwa, Denden, Megumi Kagurazaka

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    Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Ryo Kase

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    Chiaki Kuriyama, Ren Osugi, Megumi Sato

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  48. 48
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    Maki Horikita, Fumina Hara, Mayuka Suzuki

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    Hiromi Kurosawa, Kōji Shiraishi, Takuji Suzuki

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    Renji Ishibashi, Masahiko Nishimura, Shinobu Otake

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