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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Dark Water Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hitomi Kuroki

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One Missed Call Kou Shibasaki, Anna Nagata, Renji Ishibashi

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galenandrews added 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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dafullclip added Ichi the Killer Shinya Tsukamoto, Tadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima

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

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

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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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RussellBrill added Grotesque Shigeo Osako, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Tsugumi Nagasawa

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Cure Kōji Yakusho, Ren Osugi, Masato Hagiwara

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Tokyo Gore Police Eihi Shiina, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura

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RussellBrill added Imprint Billy Drago, Youki Kudoh, Toshie Negishi

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

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Onibaba Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Kei Sato

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Gozu Renji Ishibashi, Show Aikawa, Shôhei Hino

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Strange Circus Fujiko, Mai Takahashi, Masumi Miyazaki

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JohnnyGuerrero added Premonition Maki Horikita, Noriko Sakai, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

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Kaidan Mao Inoue, Asaka Seto, Kumiko Aso

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galenandrews added House Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi, Yōko Minamida

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abyx added Uzumaki Ren Osugi, Taro Suwa, Eun-Kyung Shin

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funny252 added P.o.v a Cursed Film

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

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galenandrews added 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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Kuroneko Eimei Esumi, Nakamura Kichiemon II, Mutsuhiro Toura

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Marebito Shinya Tsukamoto, Ayumu Saito, Shun Sugata

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abyx added Seance Kōji Yakusho, Ren Osugi, Show Aikawa

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

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galenandrews added Visitor Q Fujiko, Kenichi Endō, Shungiku Uchida

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abyx added Versus Hideo Sakaki, Tak Sakaguchi, Kenji Matsuda

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

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dafullclip added Cold Fish Taro Suwa, Denden, Megumi Kagurazaka

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galenandrews added Matango Hideyo Amamoto, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara

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The Locker Maki Horikita, Fumina Hara, Mayuka Suzuki

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JohnnyGuerrero added Shikoku Chiaki Kuriyama, Ren Osugi, Taro Suwa

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Occult Hiromi Kurosawa, Kōji Shiraishi, Takuji Suzuki