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Members voted on 20 - 30 films, with the first film counting for the most points (25), then each subsequent film worth less points (19, 18, 17...down to 1 for the rest). For lists that didn't have 20 eligible films in total, only 1 point was counted per film.

In the event of ties, the film with more votes was placed ahead. In the event two films had the same number of points and voters, the film with more high-scoring votes would be placed ahead.

A mix of poster art will be posted for the top 50--some classic art, some newer art--whichever I thought would best represent each title. I resized them this time in the hopes they would be easier to view/scroll.
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The List
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  1. Seven Samurai (1954)
  2. OldBoy (2003)
  3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  4. Harakiri (1962)
  5. I Saw the Devil (2010)
  6. Memories of Murder (2003)
  7. Akira (1988)
  8. Yojimbo (1961)
  9. Ran (1985)
  10. Rashomon (1950)
  11. In the Mood for Love (2000)
  12. Hard Boiled (1992)
  13. Chungking Express (1994)
  14. Woman in the Dunes (1964)
  15. Spirited Away (2001)
  16. The Killer (1989)
  17. Battle Royale (2000)
  18. Infernal Affairs (2002)
  19. Ikiru (1952)
  20. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
  21. Throne of Blood (1957)
  22. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
  23. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
  24. Hero (2002)
  25. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  26. A Better Tomorrow (1986)
  27. A Bittersweet Life (2005)
  28. Stalker (1979)
  29. Princess Mononoke (1997)
  30. Tokyo Story (1953)
  31. Onibaba (1964)
  32. Ip Man (2008)
  33. Red Cliff (2008-2009)
  34. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (2003)
  35. The Raid: Redemption (2011)
  36. The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
  37. House of Flying Daggers (2004)
  38. The Hidden Fortress (1958)
  39. Audition (1999)
  40. The Handmaiden (2016)
  41. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
  42. The Chaser (2008)
  43. 2046 (2004)
  44. 13 Assassins (2010)
  45. High and Low (1963)
  46. Love Exposure (2008)
  47. Godzilla (1954)
  48. Kuroneko (1968)
  49. Eros + Massacre (1969)
  50. House (1977)

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Statistics
Number of films nominated: 551
Voters: 44
Country with the most winning films: Japan
Most votes for a single film: 28
Most first-place votes for a single film: 9
Lowest ranking for a winning film: 7th place (
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Ties broken: 6
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  • 50th place (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind vs House)
  • 46th, 45th, and 44th place (Love Exposure vs High and Low vs 13 Assassins)
  • 42nd and 41st place (The Chaser vs Kung Fu Hustle)
  • 36th and 35th place (The Raid 2 vs The Raid: Redemption)
  • 33rd and 32nd place (Red Cliff vs Ip Man)
  • 30th and 29th place (Onibaba vs Princess Mononoke)


Films by country
Japan: 27
Hong Kong: 13
China: 8
South Korea: 8
Indonesia: 2
Russia: 1
Joint productions with non-Asian countries: 5

Films by Label
Available from the Criterion Collection: 21
Available from Arrow: 3
Available from BFI (UK): 6
Available from Eureka / Masters of Cinema (UK): 5

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Most represented director:
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Runner-ups: 106 - 51
  • Swades: We the People
  • Exiled
  • Taifu Club
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
  • The Road Home
  • Dark Water
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • Ip Man 2
  • The Secret World of Arrietty
  • A Separation
  • Kikujiro
  • Happy Together
  • Three Outlaw Samurai
  • In the Realm of the Senses
  • Lady Snowblood
  • Kagemusha
  • Dreams (Akira Kurosawa’s)
  • Vampire Hunter D
  • The Host (Gwoemul)
  • Survive Style 5+
  • The Human Condition III: A Soldier’s Prayer
  • The Mirror (Zerkalo)
  • Face of Another
  • Samurai Rebellion
  • Pather Panchali
  • Ichi the Killer
  • Why Don’t You Play in Hell?
  • Pulse
  • Mother (Madeo)
  • Sunny
  • Violent Cop
  • Hana-bi
  • An Autumn Afternoon
  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Tampopo
  • Pasoral: To Die in the Country
  • Time
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Your Name.
  • Sanjuro
  • Raise the Red Lantern
  • Solaris
  • Shaolin Soccer
  • Ugetsu
  • Branded to Kill
  • Kwaidan
  • Sword of Doom
  • City of Life and Death
  • Fallen Angels
  • The Wailing
  • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
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Seen 14 of the Runner Ups so far, a lot of films are in my current collection and watch list.
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I've only seen six out of that selection. Should I be ashamed?
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The runner-up list is already filled with some excellent stuff; you could make a top 50 list out of that alone.
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Seen 50/56 of the runner-ups. Just missing a couple of films!

Ten best from that bunch:
The Face of Another (1966), Pastoral: To Die in the Country (1974), Andrei Rublev (1966) An Autumn Afternoon (1962), The Mirror (1975), Solaris (1972), The Color of Pomegranates (1969), Ugetsu (1953), Pather Panchali (1955) and The Sword of Doom (1966).

So there is actually some great stuff in there between the lesser ones.
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So there is actually some great stuff in there between the lesser ones.
Yep. I think I'll miss this one's inclusion the most:

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* I hope these pics are showing up okay for everybody--I've been linking them from OneDrive, and although they do show up for me I wasn't sure if they'd be visible to everybody. If they aren't coming up, I'll come up with an alternate solution tonight.

50: ハウス | Hausu (House, 1977)
49 Points | 8 Votes | Highest Ranking: 1st (1 Time)



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Directed by: Nobuhiko Obayashi
Starring: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba, Ai Matsubara, Mieko Sato, Eriko Tanaka

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49. エロス+虐殺 | Erosu purasu gyakusatsu (Eros + Massacre, 1969)
50 Points | 2 Votes | Highest Ranking: 1st (2 Times)



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Starring: Mariko Okada, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Yuko Kusunoki

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I can't see the pictures, but I'd say the list started off with a bang - the first is the movie that got me into movies and the second is my favorite movie. I was unsure if the latter would make it, so I'm pretty happy about this!
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I knew "Oh no, there goes Tokyo" from Shin Godzilla had to be included, and sure enough.

Nicely done.

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[Show spoiler]50: ハウス | Hausu (House, 1977)
49 Points | 8 Votes | Highest Ranking: 1st (1 Time)



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Directed by: Nobuhiko Obayashi
Starring: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba, Ai Matsubara, Mieko Sato, Eriko Tanaka

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49. Eros + Massacre (1969)
50 Points | 2 Votes | Highest Ranking: 1st (2 Times)



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Starring: Mariko Okada, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Yuko Kusunoki
They aren't showing up for me, either. I'd suggest just hosting them on Imgur or somesuch.

Either way, both very good and deserving! Eros + Massacre just barely missed out on making my list. Some might find it sinful that I'd rank something like, say, Godzilla vs. Gigan above it, but I am what I am and I like what I like and I like it on the back of a motorbike.
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I generated the image URLs the proper way and re-linked them, so in theory the posters should appear now. The gif on the OP will need to be linked from somewhere else though. I might look into Imagur later (never used it before), but if all else fails I always have my blog (which I've used before successfully).
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Ah yeah, they show up now.
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I generated the image URLs the proper way and re-linked them, so in theory the posters should appear now. The gif on the OP will need to be linked from somewhere else though. I might look into Imagur later (never used it before), but if all else fails I always have my blog (which I've used before successfully).
Poster images are coming through now.

Good start to the list.
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49. Eros + Massacre (1969)
50 Points | 2 Votes | Highest Ranking: 1st (2 Times)
The best movie ever made! Here are some nice screenshots:







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The best movie ever made!
See, I knew that guy who told me it was The Dark Knight was wrong.
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48. 藪の中の黒猫 | Yabu no naka no kuroneko (Kuroneko, 1968)
52 Points | 7 Votes | Highest Ranking: 7th (2 Times)



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Directed by: Kaneto Shindo
Starring: Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa, Kei Sato

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47. ゴジラ | Gojira (Godzilla, 1954)
53 Points | 8 Votes | Highest Ranking: 3rd (1 Time)



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I just watched all three of The Human Condition trilogy over the last three nights. Absolutely magnificent filmmaking. It's an emotionally exhausting watch, but totally worth it's over nine and a half hour combined run time. Would have easily made my list.
My Top 20 Films
1. Spirited Away 2. Princess Mononoke 3. Red Cliff 4. Memories of Murder 5. Battle Royale 6. The Dark Knight 7. Beauty and the Beast (1991) 8. Jurassic Park 9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) 10. Seven Samurai 11. Finding Nemo 12. Vertigo 13. Inception 14. Casablanca 15. My Neighbor Totoro 16. The Lion King 17. A Bittersweet Life 18. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 19. Life Is Beautiful 20. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
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