Hirohiko Araki's Super-Favorites! Rules of Movies (荒木飛呂彦の超偏愛! 映画の掟 Araki Hirohiko no chō hen'ai! Eiga no okite) is a shinsho (Non-fiction book) published by Shueisha and written by Hirohiko Araki.


In Rules of Movies, Araki takes a closer look at multiple films of various genres; theorizing the conceptual framework behind each and recapturing them from a completely new perspective.

Table of Contents

  1. Best of the Best: HeatW and 96 HoursW.
  2. Classic conditions for a man to cry
  3. Master of Suspense
  4. Love Affair - Erotic Suspense
  5. Eastwood is a genre
  6. This movie, do not underestimate
  7. A Classic Urban Legend is necessary


Araki's Best 20 Suspense Films

  1. HeatW
  2. The Great EscapeW
  3. TakenW
  4. Mystic RiverW
  5. The Unforgiven
  6. PsychoW
  7. Heaven Can Wait
  8. ShrekW
  9. FargoW
  10. Dirty HarryW
  11. The Bourne IdentityW
  12. City of GodW
  13. DuelW
  14. Eyes Wide ShutW
  15. The Butterfly EffectW
  16. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the WorldW
  17. UnfaithfulW
  18. Frost/NixonW
  19. PoundW
  20. WitnessW
  21. Reservoir DogsW (Runner-Up)


  1. 荒木飛呂彦の超偏愛! 映画の掟 (集英社新書) (日本語)

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