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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    Misaki Ito, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama

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    Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yutaka Matsushige

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    Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi, Ren Osugi

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    Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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    Noriko Sakai, Chiharu Niiyama, Yui Ichikawa

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    Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hitomi Kuroki

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    Kou Shibasaki, Anna Nagata, Renji Ishibashi

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    Pulse

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    Kang Hye-jung, Choi Min-sik, Oh Dal-su

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    Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Cheon Ho-Jin

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    Maria Takagi

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    Kimiko Yo, Ryo Ishibashi, Rolly Teranishi

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    Kyoko Fukada, Hiroyuki Sanada, Masahiro Motoki

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    Reincarnation

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

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    Moon Geun-young, Im Soo-jung, Yeom Jeong-ah

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    Renji Ishibashi, Show Aikawa, Shôhei Hino

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

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    Grotesque Shigeo Osako, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Tsugumi Nagasawa

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    Eihi Shiina, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura

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    Kōji Yakusho, Ren Osugi, Masato Hagiwara

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    Kōichi Satō, Shirô Sano, Mari Hoshino

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    Kiyohiko Ozaki, Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi

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    Hitomi, Shinya Tsukamoto, Yoshio Harada

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    Youki Kudoh, Billy Drago, Toshie Negishi

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    Ring O: Birthday

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    Spiral

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    Fujiko, Mai Takahashi, Masumi Miyazaki

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    Maki Horikita, Noriko Sakai, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

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    Fujiko, Kenichi Endō, Shungiku Uchida

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    Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Kei Sato

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    Mao Inoue, Asaka Seto, Kumiko Aso

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    Ju-Rei Eriko Kazuto, Miku Ueno

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    Shinya Tsukamoto, Ayumu Saito, Shun Sugata

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    Eimei Esumi, Nakamura Kichiemon II, Mutsuhiro Toura

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    Lesson of the Evil Hideaki Ito, Takayuki Yamada, Daniel Genalo

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    Nightmare Detective 2 Ryuhei Matsuda

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    Chiaki Kuriyama, Takashi Matsuyama, Taro Suwa

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    Shinya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Tomorowo Taguchi

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

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    Chiaki Kuriyama, Ren Osugi, Taro Suwa

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    Kazue Fukiishi, Ken Mitsuishi, Yuriko Yoshitaka

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    Schoolgirl Apocalypse Rino Higa, Max Mackenzie, Mai Tsujimoto

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    Tadanobu Asano, Mikako Ichikawa, Nao Ōmori

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    Maki Horikita, Fumina Hara, Mayuka Suzuki

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    The Last Supper Hiroki Matsukata, Masaya Kato, Fumina Hara

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    Kōji Yakusho, Ryo Kase, Tsuyoshi Ihara

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    Naoto Takenaka, Tetsurō Tamba, Keiko Matsuzaka

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    Kirara Yugao

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