|Mainichi Film Award for Best Film|
|Awarded for||Best Film of the year|
A list of the winners of the Award for Best Film at the Mainichi Film Award .
|1946||Aru yo no Tonosama||Teinosuke Kinugasa|
|1947||Ima Hitotabi no||Heinosuke Gosho|
|1948||Drunken Angel||Akira Kurosawa|
|1949||Late Spring||Yasujirō Ozu|
|1950||Until We Meet Again||Tadashi Imai|
|1953||An Inlet of Muddy Water||Tadashi Imai|
|1954||Twenty-Four Eyes||Keisuke Kinoshita|
|1955||Floating Clouds||Mikio Naruse|
|1956||Mahiru no ankoku||Tadashi Imai|
|1957||The Rice People||Tadashi Imai|
|1958||The Ballad of Narayama||Keisuke Kinoshita|
|1959||Kiku to Isamu||Tadashi Imai|
|1960||Her Brother||Kon Ichikawa|
|1961||A Soldier's Prayer||Masaki Kobayashi|
|1963||High and Low||Akira Kurosawa|
|1964||Woman in the Dunes||Hiroshi Teshigahara|
|1965||Red Beard||Akira Kurosawa|
|1966||Shiroi Kyotou||Satsuo Yamamoto|
|1967||Samurai Rebellion||Masaki Kobayashi|
|1968||The Profound Desire of the Gods||Shohei Imamura|
|1969||Double Suicide||Masahiro Shinoda|
|1972||Shinobu Kawa||Kei Kumai|
|1973||Tsugaru Jongarabushi||Kōichi Saitō|
|1974||Castle of Sand||Yoshitaro Nomura|
|1975||The Fossil||Masaki Kobayashi|
|1976||Fumou Chitai||Satsuo Yamamoto|
|1977||The Yellow Handkerchief||Yoji Yamada|
|1978||The Incident||Yoshitaro Nomura|
|1979||Ah! Nomugi Toge||Satsuo Yamamoto|
|1981||Muddy River||Kōhei Oguri|
|1982||Fall Guy||Kinji Fukasaku|
|1983||Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence||Nagisa Oshima|
|1984||W's Tragedy||Shinichiro Sawai|
|1986||Umi to Dokuyaku||Kei Kumai|
|1987||A Taxing Woman||Juzo Itami|
|1988||My Neighbor Totoro||Hayao Miyazaki|
|1989||Black Rain||Shohei Imamura|
|1990||Childhood Days||Masahiro Shinoda|
|1991||My Sons||Yoji Yamada|
|1992||Sumo Do, Sumo Don't||Masayuki Suo|
|1993||All Under the Moon||Yoichi Sai|
|1994||A Dedicated Life||Kazuo Hara|
|1995||A Last Note||Kaneto Shindo|
|1996||Shall We Dance?||Masayuki Suo|
|1997||Princess Mononoke||Hayao Miyazaki|
|1998||Begging for Love||Hideyuki Hirayama|
|2001||Spirited Away||Hayao Miyazaki|
|2002||The Twilight Samurai||Yoji Yamada|
|2003||Akame 48 Waterfalls||Genjiro Arato|
|2004||Blood and Bones||Yoichi Sai|
|2007||I Just Didn't Do It||Masayuki Suo|
|2009||Shizumanu Taiyō||Setsurō Wakamatsu|
|2012||A Terminal Trust||Masayuki Suo|
|2013||The Great Passage||Yuya Ishii|
|2014||My Man||Kazuyoshi Kumakiri|
|2015||Three Stories of Love||Ryōsuke Hashiguchi|
|2016||Shin Godzilla||Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi|
|2019||Listen to the Universe||Kei Ishikawa|
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