Give me some good japanese movies /tv/
Japanese movies are awful because Japanese people overact.
It's like they are crudely trying to mimic human emotion but overdo it by a long shot.
>These are the only three Japanese films I know
The Cowards Who Looked To The Sky
Guilty Of Romance (anything by Sono tbh)
Popular Hits Of The Showa Era
>i think someone is actually going to listen to me if I recommend Ozu or Kurosawa on /tv/
>i recommend entry level shit and then complain about possibly the best living jap director
Pick your poison.
So many rump ravaged weaboos.
Even Japanese people find each other disgusting.
Fuck you, I'll post what I want.
>Grave of the Fireflies
>5 Centimeters Per Second
>The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
>the live action adaptation of death note
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Letters from Iwo Jima (even though it's directed by Clint Eastwood I'd say it counts)
A Taste of Tea (Hideaki Anno has a cameo in this)
If you're counting Letters from Iwo Jima, can I count Jiro Dreams of Sushi?
You have to hand him BR since Fukasaku Sr. is pretty based and it's not the film's fault that hollywood decided films about killing teenagers were all the rage.
But death note really screams "i'm an /a/ reject"
Pretty camp, as you would expect. Perfectly entertaining as long as you know what you're getting into. Nowhere near as remarkable as the original but then sequels hardly ever are.
Appreciate these recs. I'm pretty pleb but I stumbled on Sono and have liked all of his movies that I've seen so far.
He didn't ask for a classic.
People always recommend the same movies over and over...
story of yonosuke
always sunset at third street
I've enjoyed these:
Jiro Dreams of Sushi 2011
Memories of Matsuko 2006
Tokyo Story 1953
High and Low 1963
Pulse 2001 ‘Kairo’
Woman in the Dunes 1964
Love Exposure 2008
Suicide Club 2001
Battle Royale 2000
House 1977 ‘Hausu’
Cold Fish 2010
Kamikaze Girls 2004
Why Don’t You Play in Hell? 2013
Strange Circus 2005
Seven Samurai 1954
Tokyo Sonata 2008
Still Walking 2008
Without Memory 1996
You should also check out
Love & Pop (directed by Hideaki Anno if you're an EVA fag)
Evil Dead Trap (absurdist 80's slasher flick with a killer soundtrack)
Tokyo Decadence (directed by famous author Ryu Murakami a.k.a the good Murakami)
Villain (kinda bleak and might be considered Oscar bait in the west)
The Snow White Murder Case (a semi lighthearted murder mystery full of qts)
That one crushed me. Holy shit it's bleak.
I had to pause it midway through to look up the names, because they all looked the same and I couldn't deal with the flashbacks, but besides that it was great.
In general conversation? Nothing. But seeing as how this board loves to hate on things that might be interpreted as pretentious or trying too hard etc it's easier to dissuade those kind of people with buzzwords.
There are some modern Korean movies that are better than their Japanese counterparts. The production quality is usually higher. But the Japanese Golden Age of Mizoguchi, Ozu, Kobayashi, Teshigahara and Kurosawa among others is beyond compare.
Yes, but for how long?
Koreans are desperate for attention. I wouldn't be surprised if they kill their recent popularity by overusing the drama/revenge genre to stay relevant. Hong Kong style.
I prefer japanese dramas, they're still overacting and they're plague by idols/ham actors like the koreans,but there is always a few decents dramas every year.
Koreans seem to turn everything into soap operas shit
>overusing the drama/revenge genre to stay relevant
They've already been milking it for like 15 years now, doesn't really get old though because they're the best at it. Some of the best gangster films ever are Korean
This dude gives Jackie Chan a run for his money in Roaring Fire.
Pretty good slice-of-life social/commentary from high school. Unique storytelling from several points of view. At first glance it might seem like generic dorama but I promise you it's everything but that.
Pretty good drama with one seriously fucked up family. Violent sex addict dad, one handed divorced mom, girlfriend
getting raped by dad, son lusting for new mom and generally being afraid of being like his dad.
It's hard to describe but it has really nice
comfyatmosphere, great direction, set in 80s I belive.
Pretty good stylish thriller with lots of violence. From the dude who made Confessions. Amazing lead, over-the-top Miike-like stylized brutality, high production values. It's about harboiled cunt ex-cop dad looking for his missing daughter and uncovering her fucked up mysteries.
Pretty good slasher/drama/comedy. Social commentary etc. Something what Sion Sono might've done. Young chick voyeuristically observes old lonely people a goes berserk if they by any chance stop being lonely.
椎名もも [IMBD-032] is a pretty good one, but i must warn you - it's only for patricians.
Pretty good heavy drama about very strange relationship of one unhappy couple that gets involved in investigation of murder of neighbor's kid. One journalists investigates and slowly uncovers that things might not be what they seem and that there's something strange with the couple. Great story, great atmosphere. Might be a little slow for some plebs here but so are most of japanese dramas. This one is definitely worth the watch.
Pretty good crime/drama/with some hints of clever romcom. Told non-lineary from different points of view. You know some shit happens and it somehow clicks together at the end. It's nothing heavy but exceptionally charming and I guarantee you'll enjoy it.
Pretty good mystery thriller with some social commentary. Well-written, well acted and 10/10 direction and atmosphere. Feels kinda like Hitchcock. It's about couple of parents and their kids staying together in lakeside cottage as form of training camp so the kids can get into some classy highschool. Then the main hero, one of the dads gets into unenviable situation when he stumbles upon dead body or whatnot and he has to figure what do.
Pretty good mystery. Well actually THE mystery. Mysteries don't really get any better than this. Dispute about inheritance of wealthy family goes all kinds of wrong when strange will of late head of the family is uncovered. Directed by Kon Ichikawa, based on insanely popular series of mystery novels.
This looks great. I wiki'd it and saw it's based on a Keigo Higashino book. While not a movie there's a great 11 episode drama called Thursday Theatre Keigo Higashino Mystery. Each episode is a standalone story and while some episodes are better than others there's a few in there that are excellent. Episodes 7, 8 and 10 in particular.
Pretty good horror. Well actually the best japanese horror ever made. Made by influential japanese horror director Nobuo Nakagawa. Horror genre might have a bad rep but this one is work of art
>Korean or Japanese?
>Wong Kar Wai
Who, by the way, is chinese but that's a minor detail, I guess.
They make very good cop dramas and their average film is a lot more approachable given their sensibilities are very western in comparison. But Japan has one of the best renowned directors/quality films-to-shit in the world. Take >>55081054 for instance. Ask anyone about jap cinema and you'll get one or two of those names. Ask anyone to name you Korean films from before Oldboy and not many people will be able to give you just one.
Pretty good thriller/action with hints of satire where high school chemistry teacher decides to built his own nuclear bomb. Why? Because he can, that's why. He eventually demands that baseball matches are uninterrupted on TV and broadcasted whole and other silly stuff. It's pretty strange movie. Kinda like Taxi Driver but not really. Actually it's written by the brother of the dude who did write the script for Taxi Driver. Catchy as fuck soundtrack. This EVA song is originally from this movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYY6ne9OMGA
I know he's chinese dude, i said asian, since when are chinese not asian? we were already talking about japs and koreans i just tried to bring another asian country to the thread anon
Pretty good sci-fi/horror by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. While Tokyo Sonata, Kairo or Cure are fairly popular here, this one goes unnoticed. It actually is quite similar to Kairo in terms of atmosphere and overall feel. Woman tries to kill herself and falls into coma, her partner has no idea why so he visits her in her mind with the help of some sci-fi neurosurgical procedure. It's psychological drama/romance with horror atmosphere.
Sono is the most interesting director to come out of Japan since Miike.
Maybe it's just me but i kinda feel like Sono is a wackier version of Tarantino and i don't mean that in a positive way. I've seen Suicide Club, Cold Fish and Why don't you play in Hell. I must say i enjoyed them somewhat but nothing too stellar. Maybe i'm missing something since he gets so much praise in these jap threads.
And I'll end my reccomendations with this one. It's Shinji Aoyama's magnum opus. Slow and long as fuck. Shot in sepia tone. Bus driver (one and only Kôji Yakusho) and two middleschoolers are the only one's who survive bus jacking. They can't cope with it and eventually go on road trip together to start over again. It's fucking brilliant, but it's not for everyone.
Oh yeah. They're pretty much mandatory.
I can vouch for some heavy nudity here
Vengeance is mine
Battles without honor and humanity
The Sword of Doom
Sword of the Beast
Lesson of the evil
Once you get past the porn, the movie is actually beautiful.
Kinji Fukasaku's movies (especially the Battles Without Honour and Humanity (1973) and the following stuff in that series)
Takeshi Kitano's movies (Outrage and Beyond Outrage are by far the best recent yakuza movies)
Miike's early stuff
There's plenty of nudity in this. (and most Japanese movies) While I wasn't a huge fan of this movie in particular Takashi Ishii's other stuff is pretty noteworthy.
Gonin is a trip and had Takeshi Kitano in a supporting role as a one eyed gay hitman.
love that too, but dead or alive 1 & 2 are better Miike yakuza films to start with. His Graveyard of Honor remake is great as well. Any Kitano yakuza film is well worth it as well.
Some movies I saw recently and liked:
the sting of death
linda linda linda
pastoral: to die in the country
With beauty and sadness
woman of the lake
a story written in water
evil dead trap
welcome back mr. mcdonald
welcome to the quiet room
Sword of the beast
A man vanishes
A wife confesses
giants and toys
castle of sand
A Fugitive from the Past
Is Tampopo the greatest achievement in film Japan has to offer?
I just recently watched the live action GTO and the overacting is painful to watch... but at the same time it's so comfy that i enjoy it.
I think it's just harder to gauge someones acting if you cannot speak their language, they probably think our shows are overacting.
Speaking of slice of life music films, this is really comfy and surprisingly pretty good.
You don't know shit about Japanese movies if you have never watched Love Exposure.
We wanted normal suggestions. Not fedora core criterion shit.
Vampire girl vs Frankenstein girl
You don't know shit about Japanese movies if you have never watched Vampire girl vs Frankenstein girl.