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The Best Japanese Romance Movies

Updated July 20, 2021 1.1k votes 87 voters 3.3k views69 items

Ready to fall in love? We've compiled this list of the best Japanese romance movies of all time. Some you may have heard of before while others are more of hidden gems, but among the Japanese romance films on this list, you're bound to find something to watch during your next date night with that special someone.

From Japanese romantic comedies that will put smiles on your faces to Japanese romance dramas that may not always have the happy ending you're looking for, this is the most eclectic list you'll find for this genre. Along with the title of the movie, you'll also find valuable information like who directed and starred in these Japanese love movies. 

We've included plenty of live-action films, like Crying Out Love in the Center of the World, which is a bit more on the melodramatic side. There's also beloved anime like Whisper of the Heart if you prefer the medium of animation. 

You may just find your new favorite love on this list. Plenty of these movies can be found on streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu, and you can always purchase a digital copy if you so choose. After taking a look at these Japanese rom-coms, you may just find your next obsession.