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The Best Japanese Language Movies On Netflix

Updated November 13, 2020 4.6k votes 2.4k voters 34.3k views19 items

Japanese culture has long pervaded American mainstream cinema. It's not all Harijuku girls and anime, however. Some of the best Japanese language movies are on Netflix, and each category is even more exciting than the last. This list includes many good, thrilling, horrific, and action packed Japanese movies, some of which have even been remade as American hits. 

For those of you with more high-brow tastes, some won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Though it hardly seems possible, there isn’t a single Godzilla movie on this list, but hopefully Netflix will add one someday! Feel free to add any movies that might be missing from this list, and be sure to vote up the best Japanese language films streaming on Netflix.

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    Bleach

    Sota Fukushi, Hana Sugisaki
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    Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse

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    A Silent Voice

    Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami

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    Blame!

    Takahiro Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

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    Expelled from Paradise

    Rie Kugimiya, Shin-ichiro Miki
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    Flavors of Youth

    Taito Ban, Mariya Ise
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    GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle

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    In This Corner of the World

    Rena Nōnen, Yoshimasa Hosoya

    Suzu marries into a family living outside of Hiroshima and quickly settles into her new life, until World War II challenges her ability to survive.

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    The Garden of Words

    Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa
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    Mary and the Witch's Flower

    Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet
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    Mirai

    Moka Kamishiraishi, Haru Kuroki

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    Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

    Ichirō Nagai, Sumi Shimamoto

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    The End of Evangelion

    Megumi Hayashibara, Junko Iwao

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    Tuna Girl

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    The Forest of Love

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    Fullmetal Alchemist

    Ryosuke Yamada, Atomu Mizuishi
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    River's Edge

    Fumi Nikaido, Ryo Yoshizawa

    High schooler Haruna befriends loner Yamada, then is drawn into the tangled relationship between him, a model and the girl who loves him unreasonably.