List of foreign films shot in Japan

Do you know the films made by Americans and other countries that portray or are set in Japan? Want to know if a certain scene was actually recorded in Japan? Want to find western films about Japan? This article will help.

Today we’re going to see a complete list of foreign films that were shot in Japan. japan history, without the lack of expected stereotypes. I hope you like the article.

List of foreign films shot in japan

This photo above belongs to the film Lost in Translation where we have previously written about this film in an article and video by my friend Roberto Pedraça. The film plays a stereotyped vision of Japan by Westerners, but it portrays correctly.


Foreign Films Filmed in Japan

See below for a complete list with the name of the film, year of release, directors and stars of the film.

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3 Ninjas: Kick Back1994Charles T. GanganisVictor Wong and Max Elliot Slade
47 Ronin2013Carl RinschKeanu Reeves and Hiroyuki Sanada
Around the World in Eighty Days1956Michael AndersonDavid Niven and Cantinflas
Atout coeur à Tokyo pour OSS 1171966Michel BoisrondFrederick Stafford and Marina Vlady
Babel2006Alejandro González IñárrituBrad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Gael García Bernal
Back at the Front1952George ShermanTom Ewell and Harvey Lembeck
Black Rain1989Ridley ScottMichael Douglas and Ken Takakura
Blood on the Sun1945Frank LloydJames Cagney and Sylvia Sidney
Bushido Blade1981Shusei KotaniTimothy Patrick Murphy and Frank Converse
Café Lumiere2003Hou Hsiao-hsienYo Hitoto and Tadanobu Asano
Cold Fever1995Friðrik Þór FriðrikssonMasatoshi Nagase and Lili Taylor
Earthquake Bird2019Wash WestmorelandAlicia Vikander and Riley Keough
Emperor2012Peter WebberMatthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones
Enlightenment Guaranteed2000Doris DörrieUwe Ochsenknecht and Gustav-Peter Wöhler
Enter the Void2009Gaspar NoahNathaniel Brown and Paz de la Huerta
Escapade in Japan1957Arthur LubinCameron Mitchell and Jon Provost
Fear and Trembling2003Alain CorneauSylvie Testud and Kaori Tsuji
Godzilla2014Gareth EdwardsAaron Taylor-Johnson and Ken Watanabe
Gung Ho1986Ron HowardMichael Keaton
House of Bamboo1955Samuel FullerRobert Ryan and Robert Stack
Into the Sun2005Christopher MorrisonSteven Seagal and Matt Davis
Isle of Dogs2018Wes AndersonBryan Cranston and Edward Norton
Jack London1943Alfred SantellMichael O'Shea
Japanil Kalyanaraman1985SP MuthuramanKamal Haasan and Radha
Kill Bill vol. 12003Quentin TarantinoUma Thurman and Lucy Liu
Letters from Iwo Jima2006Clint eastwoodKen Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya
Lost in Translation2003Sofia CoppolaBill Murray and Scarlett Johansson
Mastermind1976Alex MarchZero Mostel and Keiko Kishi
Memoirs of a Geisha2005Rob MarshallZhang Ziyi and Gong Li
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters1985Paul SchraderKen Ogata and Masayuki Shionoya
Monster2008Eric ForsbergSarah Lieving and Erin Evans
Mr. Baseball1992Fred SchepisiTom Selleck and Ken Takakura
My Geisha1962Jack CardiffShirley MacLaine and Yves Montand
Navy Wife1956Edward Bernds
Nobody's Perfect  
Alan Rafkin
Okinawa Rendez-vous  
Gordon Chan
Oriental Evil  
George P. Breakston
Rhapsody in August1991Akira KurosawaRichard Gere and Sachiko Murase
Sayonara1957Joshua LoganMarlon Brando and Miiko Taka
Scooby Doo! and the Samurai Sword  
Christopher Berkeley
Shogun1980Jerry LondonRichard Chamberlain and Toshirō Mifune
Stopover Tokyo1957Richard L. BreenRobert Wagner and Joan Collins
Stratosphere Girl2004Matthias X. ObergChloé Winkel
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo2006

The Bad News Bears Go to Japan1978John BerryTony Curtis and Jackie Earle Haley
The Barbarian and the Geisha1958John HustonJohn Wayne and Eiko Ando
The Challenge1982John FrankenheimerScott Glenn and Toshirō Mifune
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift2006Justin LinLucas Black and Bow Wow
The Grudge2004Takashi ShimizuSarah Michelle Gellar and Jason Behr
The Hunted1995JF LawtonChristopher Lambert
The Karate Kid 21986John AvildsenRalph Macchio and Pat Morita
The Last Samurai2003Edward ZwickTom Cruise and Ken Watanabe
The Ramen Girl2009Robert Allan AckermanBrittany Murphy and Sohee Park
The Sea of Trees2015Gus Van SantMatthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe
The Teahouse of the August Moon1956Daniel MannMarlon Brando and Glenn Ford
The Wolverine2013James MangoldHugh Jackman and Hiroyuki Sanada
The Yakuza1975Sydney PollackRobert Mitchum and Ken Takakura
Tokyo Eyes1998Jean-Pierre LimosinShinji Takeda and Hinano Yoshikawa
Tokyo Fiancée2014Belgian and Stefan Liberski
Tokyo Joe1949Stuart HeislerHumphrey Bogart and Alexander Knox
Tokyo Pop1988Fran Rubel KuzuiCarrie Hamilton and Diamond Yukai
Tokyo!2008Michel Gondry Leos Carax and Bong Joon-ho
Log! Log! Log!1970Richard Fleischer and Kinji FukasakuMartin Balsam and Soh Yamamura
Typhon sur Nagasaki1957Yves CiampiJean Marais and Danielle Darrieux
Walk Don't Run (1966
Charles Walters Jim Hutton
Wasabi2001Gérard KrawczykJean Reno and Ryōko Hirosue
Max Ophüls
You Only Live Twice1967Lewis GilbertSean Connery and Akiko Wakabayashi