horror movies and TV The Most Terrifying Japanese Horror Movies of All Time  

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List Rules 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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Ju-on: The Grudge Itou Misaki, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama

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Ringu Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yūko Takeuchi

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Audition Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi, Ren Osugi

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One Missed Call Kou Shibasaki, Anna Nagata, Renji Ishibashi

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Dark Water Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hitomi Kuroki

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Battle Royale Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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Ju-on: The Grudge 2 Noriko Sakai, Yui Ichikawa, Ayumu Saito

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Suicide Club Kimiko Yo, Ryo Ishibashi, Akaji Maro

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The Curse Maria Takagi

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Ichi the Killer Shinya Tsukamoto, Tadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima

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Ju-on: The Curse Chiaki Kuriyama, Takashi Matsuyama, Taro Suwa

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Ring 2 Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyoko Fukada, Miki Nakatani

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Three... Extremes Bai Ling, Lee Byung-hun, Miriam Yeung

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

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Reincarnation Hiromi Kurosawa, Shun Oguri, Karina Nose

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Infection Yōko Maki, Kōichi Satō, Shirô Sano

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Grotesque Shigeo Osako, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Tsugumi Nagasawa

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Tokyo Gore Police Eihi Shiina, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura

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Cure Kōji Yakusho, Ren Osugi, Masato Hagiwara

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man Shinya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Tomorowo Taguchi

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Imprint Billy Drago, Youki Kudoh, Toshie Negishi

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Strange Circus Fujiko, Mai Takahashi, Masumi Miyazaki

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Gozu Renji Ishibashi, Show Aikawa, Shôhei Hino

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Premonition Maki Horikita, Noriko Sakai, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

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Onibaba Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Kei Sato

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House Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi, Yōko Minamida

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Uzumaki Ren Osugi, Taro Suwa, Eun-Kyung Shin

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Tales from the Dead Masami Kosaka, Toshiya Agata, Leni Ito

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Lesson of the Evil Fumi Nikaido, Hideaki Ito, Takayuki Yamada

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Nightmare Detective Shinya Tsukamoto, Hitomi, Yoshio Harada

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Kaidan Mao Inoue, Asaka Seto, Kumiko Aso

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One Missed Call 2 Renji Ishibashi, Asaka Seto, Peter Ho

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Marebito Shinya Tsukamoto, Ayumu Saito, Shun Sugata

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Seance Kōji Yakusho, Ren Osugi, Show Aikawa

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Visitor Q Fujiko, Kenichi Endō, Shungiku Uchida

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Kuroneko Eimei Esumi, Nakamura Kichiemon II, Mutsuhiro Toura

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Noriko's Dinner Table Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ken Mitsuishi, Kazue Fukiishi

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Retribution Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Ryo Kase

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

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Versus Hideo Sakaki, Tak Sakaguchi, Kenji Matsuda

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Cold Fish Taro Suwa, Denden, Megumi Kagurazaka

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Shikoku Chiaki Kuriyama, Ren Osugi, Taro Suwa

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The Locker Maki Horikita, Fumina Hara, Mayuka Suzuki

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Occult Hiromi Kurosawa, Kōji Shiraishi, Takuji Suzuki

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Matango Hideyo Amamoto, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara