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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 108
    - 26

    Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yutaka Matsushige

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 81
    - 26

    Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi, Ren Osugi

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 72
    - 30

    Noriko Sakai, Chiharu Niiyama, Yui Ichikawa

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 64
    - 25

    added by galenandrews Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 58
    - 26

    Kou Shibasaki, Anna Nagata, Renji Ishibashi

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 59
    - 27

    Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hitomi Kuroki

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 46
    - 21

    Pulse

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 20
    - 3

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

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 22
    - 5

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

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 30
    - 13

    Maria Takagi

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  12. 12
    + 37
    - 19

    Kimiko Yo, Ryo Ishibashi, Rolly Teranishi

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 35
    - 23

    Kyoko Fukada, Hiroyuki Sanada, Masahiro Motoki

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 25
    - 14

    Reincarnation

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 21
    - 12

    added by galenandrews Kiyohiko Ozaki, Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 25
    - 17

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

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  17. 17
    + 16
    - 9

    added by RussellBrill Moon Geun-young, Im Soo-jung, Yeom Jeong-ah

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  18. 18
    + 16
    - 9

    Spiral

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 16
    - 10

    Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Kei Sato

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 18
    - 12

    Renji Ishibashi, Show Aikawa, Shôhei Hino

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 19
    - 13

    Kōji Yakusho, Ren Osugi, Masato Hagiwara

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 22
    - 16

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

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 15
    - 10

    Eihi Shiina, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura

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  24. 24
    + 7
    - 2

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

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  25. 25
    + 18
    - 13

    Kōichi Satō, Shirô Sano, Mari Hoshino

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  26. 26
    + 19
    - 15

    Shinya Tsukamoto, Ayumu Saito, Shun Sugata

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  27. 27
    + 16
    - 12

    Mao Inoue, Asaka Seto, Kumiko Aso

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  28. 28
    + 11
    - 7

    Hitomi, Shinya Tsukamoto, Yoshio Harada

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  29. 29
    + 7
    - 3

    added by RussellBrill Youki Kudoh, Billy Drago, Toshie Negishi

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  30. 30
    + 11
    - 8

    added by galenandrews Fujiko, Kenichi Endō, Shungiku Uchida

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  31. 31
    + 6
    - 3

    added by JohnnyGuerrero Ju-Rei Eriko Kazuto, Miku Ueno

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  32. 32
    + 11
    - 9

    Ring O: Birthday

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  33. 33
    + 9
    - 7

    Fujiko, Mai Takahashi, Masumi Miyazaki

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 9
    - 7

    Schoolgirl Apocalypse Rino Higa, Max Mackenzie, Mai Tsujimoto

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  35. 35
    + 8
    - 6

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

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 8
    - 6

    Eimei Esumi, Nakamura Kichiemon II, Mutsuhiro Toura

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  37. 37
    + 8
    - 6

    added by JohnnyGuerrero Maki Horikita, Noriko Sakai, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 7
    - 5

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

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  39. 39
    + 5
    - 3

    added by JohnnyGuerrero Chiaki Kuriyama, Ren Osugi, Taro Suwa

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 7
    - 6

    Maki Horikita, Fumina Hara, Mayuka Suzuki

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  41. 41
    + 7
    - 6

    Tadanobu Asano, Mikako Ichikawa, Nao Ōmori

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 6
    - 5

    The Last Supper Hiroki Matsukata, Masaya Kato, Fumina Hara

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 11
    - 11

    added by galenandrews Shinya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Tomorowo Taguchi

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 4
    - 4

    Nightmare Detective 2 Ryuhei Matsuda

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 10
    - 11

    Kazue Fukiishi, Ken Mitsuishi, Yuriko Yoshitaka

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  46. 46
    + 5
    - 6

    Premonition

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  47. 47
    + 2
    - 4

    The Black House Renji Ishibashi, Masahiko Nishimura, Shinobu Otake

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 4
    - 7

    Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 4
    - 7

    added by galenandrews Kumi Mizuno, Hideyo Amamoto, Kenji Sahara

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 4
    - 7

    Chiaki Kuriyama, Ren Osugi, Megumi Sato

    ) open
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