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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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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The Curse Maria Takagi

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Suicide Club Kimiko Yo, Ryo Ishibashi, Akaji Maro

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Ring 2 Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyoko Fukada, Miki Nakatani

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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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Reincarnation Hiromi Kurosawa, Shun Oguri, Karina Nose

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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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Infection Yōko Maki, Kōichi Satō, Shirô Sano

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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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Imprint Billy Drago, Youki Kudoh, Toshie Negishi

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

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Nightmare Detective Shinya Tsukamoto, Hitomi, Yoshio Harada

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Strange Circus Fujiko, Mai Takahashi, Masumi Miyazaki

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Kuroneko Eimei Esumi, Nakamura Kichiemon II, Mutsuhiro Toura

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Visitor Q Fujiko, Kenichi Endō, Shungiku Uchida

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Kaidan Mao Inoue, Asaka Seto, Kumiko Aso

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

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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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Seance Kōji Yakusho, Ren Osugi, Show Aikawa

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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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Uzumaki Ren Osugi, Taro Suwa, Eun-Kyung Shin

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Versus Hideo Sakaki, Tak Sakaguchi, Kenji Matsuda

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Retribution Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Ryo Kase

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Shikoku Chiaki Kuriyama, Ren Osugi, Taro Suwa

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Cold Fish Taro Suwa, Denden, Megumi Kagurazaka

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

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Occult Hiromi Kurosawa, Kōji Shiraishi, Takuji Suzuki

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The Black House Renji Ishibashi, Masahiko Nishimura, Shinobu Otake

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Exte Chiaki Kuriyama, Ren Osugi, Megumi Sato