Graveyard Shift 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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231 69
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Audition Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi, Ren Osugi

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184 63
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galenandrews added Battle Royale Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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165 55
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Dark Water Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hitomi Kuroki

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155 51
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One Missed Call Kou Shibasaki, Anna Nagata, Renji Ishibashi

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169 63
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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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86 32
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The Curse Maria Takagi

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

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

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Ring 2 Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyoko Fukada, Miki Nakatani

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70 34
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Three... Extremes Bai Ling, Lee Byung-hun, Miriam Yeung

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64 31
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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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52 26
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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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galenandrews added Tetsuo: The Iron Man Shinya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Tomorowo Taguchi

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29 14
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RussellBrill added Imprint Billy Drago, Youki Kudoh, Toshie Negishi

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Tokyo Gore Police Eihi Shiina, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura

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

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Strange Circus Fujiko, Mai Takahashi, Masumi Miyazaki

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galenandrews added House Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi, Yōko Minamida

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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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Kuroneko Eimei Esumi, Nakamura Kichiemon II, Mutsuhiro Toura

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funny252 added P.o.v a Cursed Film

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Marebito Shinya Tsukamoto, Ayumu Saito, Shun Sugata

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

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

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galenandrews added Visitor Q Fujiko, Kenichi Endō, Shungiku Uchida

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

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

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22 16
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Nightmare Detective Shinya Tsukamoto, Hitomi, Yoshio Harada

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abyx added Versus Hideo Sakaki, Tak Sakaguchi, Kenji Matsuda

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Retribution Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Ryo Kase

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15 10
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JohnnyGuerrero added Ju-Rei: The Uncanny Akari Hayami, Miku Ueno, Eriko Kazuto

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abyx added Seance Kōji Yakusho, Ren Osugi, Show Aikawa

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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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Occult Hiromi Kurosawa, Kōji Shiraishi, Takuji Suzuki

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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