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Japanese films have a rich history stemming from the kinetoscope's introduction to Japanese filmmakers in the late 1890s. Since then, Japanese cinema has come a long way, and Japan has the fourth largest number of feature films produced in the entire world. 

One of the biggest contributions to film history made by Japan is obviously the cult-classic horror film Godzilla. On this list of Japanese movies on Hulu, we have the original film and two of its sequels, Godzilla vs. Megalon and Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster. Also on Hulu is the Japanese cinematic masterpiece In the Realm of the Senses. Starring Eiko Matsuda as Sada Abe, a prostitute-turned-maid who is molested by her boss, In the Realm of the Senses. is one of the most provocative, sexually explicit Japanese films of the 1970s. And don’t miss the fascinating documentary Message from Hiroshima, which explores the aftermath of the dropping of the atomic bomb.

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Ikiru is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Ikiru

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Seven Samurai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Seven Samurai Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijirō Tōno Seven Samurai is a 1954 Japanese Jidaigeki adventure film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film takes place in 1587 during the Warring States Period of Japan. It follows ...more

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Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu

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Ninja Scroll is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Ninja Scroll Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri, Takeshi Aono Ninja Scroll is a 1993 Japanese animated action thriller film written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. The critically acclaimed film was theatrically released on June 5, 1993, and received a ...more

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Yojimbo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Yojimbo Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai Yojimbo is a 1961 jidaigeki film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It tells the story of a rōnin, portrayed by Toshiro Mifune, who arrives in a small town where competing crime lords vie for ...more

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In the Realm of the Senses is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
In the Realm of the Senses Taiji Tonoyama, Tatsuya Fuji, Meika Seri In the Realm of the Senses is a 1976 French-Japanese art film directed by Nagisa Oshima. It is a fictionalised and sexually explicit treatment of an incident from 1930s Japan, that of Sada Abe. ...more

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Onibaba is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Onibaba Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Kei Sato Onibaba is a 1964 Japanese historical drama horror film. It was written and directed by Kaneto Shindo. The film is set during a civil war in the fourteenth century. Nobuko Otowa and Jitsuko ...more

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Message from Hiroshima is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Message from Hiroshima George Takei

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Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Aya Hirano Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess is a 2012 Japanese animated fantasy action film based on the shōnen manga and anime series Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima. It was directed by Masaya Fujimori, ...more

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Gintama: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Gintama: The Movie Rie Kugimiya, Koyasu Taketo, Kenichi Suzumura Gintama: The Movie is a 2010 sci-fi animated film written by Gyo Yamatoya and directed by Shinji Takamatsu.

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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Tamio Ōki, Eri Sendai, Yoshisada Sakaguchi Jin-Roh, also known as Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade in its American release, is a 1999 Japanese animated feature film directed by Hiroyuki Okiura. The film is the third adaptation of Mamoru Oshii's ...more

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Destroy All Monsters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Destroy All Monsters Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara, Akira Kubo Destroy All Monsters, released in Japan as Kaijū Sōshingeki, is a 1968 Japanese science fiction Kaiju film produced by Toho. The ninth entry in the original Godzilla series, it stars Akira Kubo, ...more

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Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster Hideyo Amamoto, Akihiko Hirata, Kumi Mizuno Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster ゴジラ・エビラ・モスラ 南海の大決闘 Gojira, Ebira, Mosura Nankai no Daikettō) is a 1966 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed by Jun Fukuda with special ...more

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Godzilla vs. Megalon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Godzilla vs. Megalon Yutaka Hayashi, Robert Dunham, Katsuhiko Sasaki Godzilla vs. Megalon is a 1973 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed and co-written by Jun Fukuda with special effects by Teruyoshi Nakano, the film starred Katsuhiko ...more

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Fate/stay night: Unlimited Bla... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Ayako Kawasumi, Tomokazu Seki, Jōji Nakata Fate/stay night the Movie: Unlimited Blade Works is a 2010 Japanese anime fantasy action film directed by Yuji Yamaguchi. The movie was released in Japan on January 23, 2010 on 12 screens and ...more

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Mardock Scramble: The First Co... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression Megumi Hayashibara, Norio Wakamoto, Kazuya Nakai Mardock Scramble: The First Compression is the first film in Mardock Scramble anime film trilogy released on November 11, 2010 in Japan, directed by Susumu Kudo and written by Tow Ubukata.

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Planzet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Planzet Junko Takeuchi, Mamoru Miyano, Yusaku Yara Planzet is a 2010 Japanese computer animated film written and directed by Jun Awazu.

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Tokyo Drifter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Tokyo Drifter Eimei Esumi, Tamio Kawaji, Eiji Gō Tokyo Drifter is a 1966 yakuza film directed by Seijun Suzuki. The story follows Tetsuya Watari as the reformed yakuza hitman "Phoenix" Tetsu who is forced to roam Japan avoiding ...more

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Himiko is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Himiko Kenzo Karawasaki, Rentarō Mikuni, Jun Hamamura Himiko is a 1974 Japanese drama film directed by Masahiro Shinoda. It was entered into the 1974 Cannes Film Festival Feature Film Competition.

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Vexille is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Vexille Meisa Kuroki, Akio Ōtsuka, Toshiyuki Morikawa Vexille is a 2007 Japanese CGI anime film, written, directed, and edited by famed Ping Pong director Fumihiko Sori, and features the voices of Meisa Kuroki, Yasuko Matsuyuki, and Shosuke ...more

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Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed S... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman Shintaro Katsu, Jimmy Wang, Michie Terada Zatoichi and the One-Armed Swordsman, also known as Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman, is a 1971 Hong Kong and Japanese wuxia/chambara crossover film directed by Chinese film director Hsu ...more

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Sword Art Online Extra Edition is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Sword Art Online Extra Edition Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Ayana Taketatsu

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Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie:... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa Nana Mizuki, Rie Kugimiya, Toshio Furukawa Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist, is on the other side of the gate. He has befriended someone who resembles his brother, Al, and has met a gypsy resembling Rose. He finds out that the ...more

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Asylum Session is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Asylum Session

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The Legend of Heroes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Legend of Heroes

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House is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
House

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Overcoming Ace's Death! Luffy'... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
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Sincere Heart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Sincere Heart

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Blue Gender: The Warrior is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Blue Gender: The Warrior Laura Bailey, Houko Kuwashima, Chuck Huber

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Mazinkaizer SKL is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Mazinkaizer SKL Kikuko Inoue, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Banjō Ginga Mazinkaizer SKL is a Japanese OVA spinoff of Go Nagai's Mazinkaiser, which was in itself a spinoff of Mazinger Z. The first episode was released on November 27, 2010 and was first screened on ...more

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Trigun: Badlands Rumble is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Trigun: Badlands Rumble Maaya Sakamoto, Hiromi Tsuru, Johnny Yong Bosch Trigun: Badlands Rumble is a 2010 Japanese animated action comedy film by Madhouse. It is based on the Trigun manga, written by Yasuhiro Nightow.

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Ten Nights of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Ten Nights of Dreams Mikako Ichikawa, Sadao Abe, Kyôko Koizumi Ten Nights of Dreams is a film adaptation of a series of short stories written by Soseki Natsume. The film was released in 2007 with each story directed by different directors.

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Gamera, Super Monster is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Gamera, Super Monster Toshie Takada, Keiko Kudo, Yaeko Kojima Gamera: Super Monster, a 1980 kaiju film, was the final entry in the Shōwa Gamera series, and the last Gamera film written by Nisan Takahashi and directed by Noriaki Yuasa. It relied heavily on ...more

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Patlabor: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Patlabor: The Movie Megumi Hayashibara, Toshio Furukawa, Koyasu Taketo Patlabor: The Movie is a 1989 anime film directed by Mamoru Oshii, with an original story by Headgear. It was produced by Studio Deen with the help of IG Tatsunoko, Bandai Visual and ...more

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One Way Ticket For Love is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
One Way Ticket For Love

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Tokyo Gore Police is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Tokyo Gore Police Eihi Shiina, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura Tokyo Gore Police is a 2008 Japanese-American film co-written, edited, and directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura and stars Eihi Shiina as Ruka, a vengeful police officer. Tokyo Gore Police was ...more

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Loups=Garous is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Loups=Garous Marina Inoue Loups=Garous is a 2010 animated science fiction film. It was directed by Junichi Fujisaku and produced by Production I.G and TransArts. The movie was released on August 28, 2010. Features music ...more

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Fafner: Heaven and Hell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Fafner: Heaven and Hell

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Armitage III is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
Armitage III Kiefer Sutherland, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Berkley Armitage III is a 1995 cyberpunk original video animation series. It centers on Naomi Armitage, a highly advanced "Type-III" android. In 1997 the series was then edited into a film ...more

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The Oil Merchant's Wife is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Japanese Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Oil Merchant's Wife