20 Essential Films From The Japanese New Wave

A list created by sleestakk

The Japanese New Wave or ‘Nuberu Bagu’ was a film movement that occurred in Japan from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s and completely changed the way the world previously saw Japanese cinema. These are listed in reverse order as presented in the article here:

Read more:

Saw this in my TL and realized that many of these I still haven’t seen despite owning a few. Thought this would be another good set of films to tackle.

Movies on 20 Essential Films From The Japanese New Wave List
RankTitleDirector(s)Year Released
1A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu EraYuzo Kawashima1957
2A Wife ConfessesYasuzô Masumura1961
3God Speed You! Black EmperorMitsuo Yanagimachi1976
4Punishment RoomKon Ichikawa1956
5Woman in the DunesHiroshi Teshigahara1964
6Branded to KillSeijun Suzuki1967
7Intentions of MurderShōhei Imamura1964
8Thirst for LoveKoreyoshi Kurahara1967
9A Fugitive from the PastTomu Uchida1965
10Crazed FruitKô Nakahira1956
11Go, Go Second Time VirginKōji Wakamatsu1969
12Pale FlowerMasahiro Shinoda1964
13Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the StreetsShūji Terayama1971
14The Battle Front for the Liberation of Japan – Summer in SanrizukaShinsuke Ogawa1968
15Death by HangingNagisa Ōshima1968
16Funeral Parade of RosesToshio Matsumoto1969
17MandaraAkio Jissoji1971
18Bad BoysSusumu Hani1961
19The Naked IslandKaneto Shindō1960
20Eros + MassacreYoshishige Yoshida1969