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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    Misaki Ito, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama

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  2. 2
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    Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yutaka Matsushige

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  3. 3
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    Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi, Ren Osugi

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  4. 4
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    Noriko Sakai, Chiharu Niiyama, Yui Ichikawa

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  5. 5
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    added by galenandrews Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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  6. 6
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    Kou Shibasaki, Anna Nagata, Renji Ishibashi

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  7. 7
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    Pulse

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  8. 8
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    Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hitomi Kuroki

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  9. 9
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    Kimiko Yo, Ryo Ishibashi, Rolly Teranishi

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  10. 10
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    added by RussellBrill Kang Hye-jung, Choi Min-sik, Oh Dal-su

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  11. 11
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    Maria Takagi

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  12. 12
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    Kyoko Fukada, Hiroyuki Sanada, Masahiro Motoki

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  13. 13
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    added by RussellBrill Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Cheon Ho-Jin

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  14. 14
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    Kōji Yakusho, Ren Osugi, Masato Hagiwara

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  15. 15
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    Reincarnation

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  16. 16
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    Bai Ling, Lee Byung-hun, Yeom Jeong-ah

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  17. 17
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    Carved: The Slit Mouthed Woman Saaya Irie, Miki Mizuno, Eriko Sato

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  18. 18
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    Kōichi Satō, Shirô Sano, Mari Hoshino

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  19. 19
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    added by galenandrews Kiyohiko Ozaki, Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi

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  20. 20
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    new! & added by RussellBrill Moon Geun-young, Im Soo-jung, Yeom Jeong-ah

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  21. 21
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    Renji Ishibashi, Show Aikawa, Shôhei Hino

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  22. 22
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    Hitomi, Shinya Tsukamoto, Yoshio Harada

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  23. 23
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    added by RussellBrill Grotesque Shigeo Osako, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Tsugumi Nagasawa

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  24. 24
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    Shinya Tsukamoto, Ayumu Saito, Shun Sugata

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  25. 25
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    Eihi Shiina, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura

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  26. 26
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    Spiral

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  27. 27
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    Fujiko, Mai Takahashi, Masumi Miyazaki

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  28. 28
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    Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Kei Sato

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  29. 29
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    Eimei Esumi, Nakamura Kichiemon II, Mutsuhiro Toura

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  30. 30
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    Maki Horikita, Fumina Hara, Mayuka Suzuki

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  31. 31
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    added by galenandrews Lesson of the Evil Hideaki Ito, Takayuki Yamada, Daniel Genalo

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  32. 32
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    added by JohnnyGuerrero Ju-Rei Eriko Kazuto, Miku Ueno

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  33. 33
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    added by RussellBrill Youki Kudoh, Billy Drago, Toshie Negishi

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  34. 34
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    Ring O: Birthday

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  35. 35
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    added by galenandrews Fujiko, Kenichi Endō, Shungiku Uchida

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  36. 36
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    Tales From The Dead Masami Kosaka, Toshiya Agata, Leni Ito

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  37. 37
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    The Last Supper Hiroki Matsukata, Masaya Kato, Fumina Hara

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  38. 38
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    added by JohnnyGuerrero Chiaki Kuriyama, Ren Osugi, Taro Suwa

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  39. 39
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    Mao Inoue, Asaka Seto, Kumiko Aso

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  40. 40
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    added by galenandrews Shinya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Tomorowo Taguchi

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  41. 41
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    added by JohnnyGuerrero Maki Horikita, Noriko Sakai, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

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  42. 42
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    Premonition

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  43. 43
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    Nightmare Detective 2 Ryuhei Matsuda

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  44. 44
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    Schoolgirl Apocalypse Rino Higa, Max Mackenzie, Mai Tsujimoto

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  45. 45
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    Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment

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  46. 46
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    Tadanobu Asano, Mikako Ichikawa, Nao Ōmori

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  47. 47
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    Kazue Fukiishi, Ken Mitsuishi, Yuriko Yoshitaka

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  48. 48
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    Kōji Yakusho, Ryo Kase, Tsuyoshi Ihara

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  49. 49
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    added by galenandrews Naoto Takenaka, Tetsurō Tamba, Keiko Matsuzaka

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  50. 50
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    Hide and Go Kill 2

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