I have been watched many of Japanese Cinema (日本映画 Nihon eiga) lately.  Besides a lot of great anime, I have seen:


  1. Seven Samurai (1954)
  2. Throne of Blood (1957)
  3. Ran (1985)
  4. Rashômon (1950)
  5. Harakiri (1962) 
For the live films, I prefer to hear the original Japanese and read the subtitles.  For anime though, I prefer dubbed.  or some reason the voices don't seem to match the character for me, no doubt lost in translation.  If you have not seen a foreign film, I'd encourage you to do so.  Don't be put off by reading the text, it gets easier as you go along.  Any one have some favorite films they care to share?