TF Top 10……Films Set In Japan From The 1980s & 1990s


These two decades saw the production of a few of my sentimental favourites when it comes to films “set” (but not necessarily filmed!) in Japan. Sadly, there’s no room in the list for ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ (1993) or ‘Bushido Blade‘ (1981) but maybe the latter can feel it’s unfair as I have included a Japanese movie due to the fact that it featured a fairly brief appearance from a Hollywood star!

Hopefully, I’ve been fairly extensive and have reviewed every film set in Japan from that era but no doubt one or two have slipped my attention! Let me know! The tension is probably killing you so lets get started as we count down to the all-important number one at the bottom of this post…

10. The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989) – Read the review here

9. 3 Ninja’s Kick Back (1994) – Read the review here

8. Rhapsody In August (1991) – Read the review here

7. The Challenge (1982) – Read the review here

6. The Hunted (1995) – Read the review here

5. Black Rain (1989) – Read the review here

4. Gung Ho (1986) – Read the review here

3. Tokyo Pop (1988) – Read the review here

2. The Karate Kid Part II (1986) – Read the review here

1. Mr Baseball (1992) – Read the review here

Click here to read ‘TF Top 20……Films Set In Japan From The 2000s’

Click here to read ‘TF Top 10……Films Set In Japan From The 2010s’

Click here to read ‘The Complete A-Z Of Filming Locations On Tokyo Fox’

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2 Responses to TF Top 10……Films Set In Japan From The 1980s & 1990s

  1. Anthony says:

    I am fond of Black Rain because of Takakura Ken, and the fact that I could actually spot some of the landmarks. I don’t know if Osaka has changed much since the mid 90’s, but it will always be a sort of home to me.

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