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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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99 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 228,313 | Gross: $0.27M

2. Aru heishi no kake (1970)

Drama

8.6
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U.S. Army Captain Clark Allen gains attention by walking back and forth, the length of Japan, gambling with U.S. servicemen in order to raise funds to rebuild an orphanage. Suspicious of ... See full summary »

Directors: Keith Larsen, Koji Senno, Nobuaki Shirai | Stars: Dale Robertson, Yûjirô Ishihara, Frank Sinatra Jr., Dina Merrill

Votes: 5

3. The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1981 TV Special)

8.6
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Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Edward Asner, Shirley MacLaine, Mason Adams, Jed Allan

Votes: 22

4. Be Happy, These Two Lovers (1957)

97 min | Romance

8.6
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Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Yumi Shirakawa, Keiko Tsushima, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 5

5. High and Low (1963)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 18,159

6. Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

8.4
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The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

Votes: 7,348

7. Eagle of the Pacific (1953)

119 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, a brilliant tactician, is a loyal subject of the emperor, despite his grave misgivings about leading Japan's navy into war with the United States. He ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi, Masao Shimizu, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 15

8. Nippon no don: Yabohen (1977)

141 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Shin Saburi, Hiroki Matsukata, Kyôko Kishida, Midori Kanazawa

Votes: 11

9. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 102,196

10. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 73,769

11. Red Beard (1965)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama

8.3
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In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Reiko Dan

Votes: 11,283

12. Shogun (1980)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1980)

Adventure, Drama, History

8.3
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Anjin-san's assimilation of Japanese ways is evident in his exemplary conduct. Toranaga decides to return the Erasmus to Anjin-san. Mariko tells Father Alvito of a plot to murder a Christian lord on the Council of Regents.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 69

13. Shogun (1980)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1980)

Adventure, Drama, History

8.3
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Treachery, tragedy and turns of events occur. Toronaga becomes SHOGUN after the defeat of Lord Ishido. Mariko is killed in the final battle at Osaka Castle. Heartbroken, but resolute, Blackthorne begins construction of another ship.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 68

14. Shogun (1980 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 9,058

15. Sanjuro (1962)

Unrated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yûnosuke Itô

Votes: 20,299

16. The Life of Oharu (1952)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

8.2
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Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 4,069

17. Shogun (1980)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1980)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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Set in early 17th-century Japan, shipwrecked English navigator John Blackthorne finds intrigue and culture shock in a feudal society that puts a premium on honor. A rival Lord sentences Blackthorne to death.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 89

18. Shogun (1980)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1980)

Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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After Lord Toronaga rescues Blackthorn from prison, he enlists him as his aide and names him, 'Anjin-san'. Mariko is directed to tutor Anjin-san in the language and customs of Japan.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 79

19. Shogun (1980)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1980)

Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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Blackthorne and Mariko begin a romance; Toronaga continues to build his army for a battle with Ishido. Anjin-san proves his mettle during an earthquake and is honored by Toranaga for bravery. Mariko's husband Buntaro, arrives in Anjiro.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 71

20. Throne of Blood (1957)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

8.1
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A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 31,652

21. The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara

Votes: 23,959

22. The Sword of Doom (1966)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Drama

8.1
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Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Naitô

Votes: 6,728

23. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Approved | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 7,308

24. V.I.P.-Schaukel (1971– )

60 min | Documentary

8.1
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Stars: Margret Dünser, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, Carroll Righter

Votes: 69

25. Shag (1978)

139 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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The film is a lighthearted story of four teenage girlfriends of various temperaments who escape from their parents for a few days in 1963 for an adventure in Myrtle Beach... See full synopsis »

Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Wakako Sakai, Mika Matsushita, Kin'ya Kitaôji

Votes: 7

26. 500,000 (1963)

97 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

8.0
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During the Second World War, Takeichi Matsuo had participated in hiding a huge cache of gold in the Phillippine mountains. Years after the war, he is kidnapped by Mitsura and Keigo Gunji, ... See full summary »

Director: Toshirô Mifune | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Mihashi, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Mie Hama

Votes: 34

27. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 10,948

28. Shogun (1980 TV Movie)

125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 3,371

29. Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante) (1962)

100 min | Drama

7.9
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Animas Trujano is a colorful but irresponsible Indian in a small Mexican village. He hopes above all things someday to be chosen mayordomio of his village, a place of great honor usually ... See full summary »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Columba Domínguez, Flor Silvestre, Pepe Romay

Votes: 287

30. My Wonderful Yellow Car (1953)

83 min

7.9
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Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Hisako Yamane, Sô Yamamura, Fubuki Koshiji

Votes: 21

31. Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka (1965)

105 min | Drama, War

7.9
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In 1943, the Aleutian island of Kiska was fortified by a small contingent of Japanese soldiers. When word arrived of an impending attack by an overwhelming force of Americans, the Japanese ... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Sô Yamamura, Makoto Satô, Tadao Nakamaru

Votes: 19

32. All About Marriage (1958)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Izumi Yukimura, Michiyo Tamaki, Michiyo Aratama, Ken Uehara

Votes: 14

33. Tora-san Goes North (1987)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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Tora-san, the näive and romantic peddler, returns once more to his home in Hokkaido where, as usual, he falls in love with a lovely young lady. The girl this time is Rinko Ueno, who has ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Keiko Takeshita, Masami Shimojô

Votes: 45

34. Drunken Angel (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 6,727

35. 47 Samurai (1962)

207 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Chûsha Ichikawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Akira Takarada

Votes: 1,540

36. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.8
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Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

Votes: 4,167

37. The Man Who Came to Port (1952)

88 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Hiroshi Koizumi, Asami Kuji

Votes: 8

38. Downtown (1957)

57 min | Drama

7.8
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A young woman whose husband has died in the war loses her will to live, sinking deeper and deeper into depression and isolation. A gentle workman falls in love with her and helps her to find new life.

Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Toshirô Mifune, Haruo Tanaka, Jun Tatara

Votes: 5

39. Samurai Assassin (1965)

122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Yûnosuke Itô

Votes: 1,438

40. Japan's Longest Day (1967)

157 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Seiji Miyaguchi, Rokkô Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 458

41. Sanshiro Sugata (1965)

159 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of ... See full summary »

Director: Seiichirô Uchikawa | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Eiji Okada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 270

42. Jakoman and Tetsu (1949)

91 min | Drama

7.7
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In a village subsisting on it herring fishery, a one-eyed criminal named Jakoman terrorizes the inhabitants. One of them, the son of the head of one of the fish companies by the name of ... See full summary »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Yuriko Hamada, Sen Hara

Votes: 24

43. Kanketsu Sasaki Kojirô: Ganryû-jima kettô (1951)

98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Master swordsman Kojiro Sasaki is not content with the knowledge of his own power and constantly seeks to impress it upon others. Another great samurai swordsman, Musashi Miyamoto, has ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Tomoemon Otani, Toshirô Mifune, Hisako Yamane, Shin Tokudaiji

Votes: 22

44. Elegy (1951)

110 min

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Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ken Uehara, Mieko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 7

45. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (I) (1954)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.6
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Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentarô Mikuni, Kurôemon Onoe

Votes: 5,757

46. The Rickshaw Man (1958)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A poor rickshaw driver finds himself taking care of a young woman and her son after the woman's husband dies suddenly.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 489

47. The Lower Depths (1957)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

7.5
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In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyôko Kagawa, Ganjirô Nakamura

Votes: 3,435

48. The Quiet Duel (1949)

95 min | Drama

7.5
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A surgeon gets syphilis from a patient when he cuts himself during an operation. The doctor's life is destroyed, but unlike the patient, he doesn't destroy others along with him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Miki Sanjô, Kenjirô Uemura

Votes: 1,898

49. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.5
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Musashi Miyamoto returns to Kyoto after years of absence. After a series of fights against the Yoshioka School, he challenges its master to a duel.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

Votes: 4,174

50. Love and Faith (1978)

154 min | Drama

7.5
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Sen Rikyu is a ceremonial tea master who advises warlord Hideyoshi in sixteenth-century feudal Japan. His daughter, the beautiful Lady Ogin, has an unrequited love for Lord Ukon, who has ... See full summary »

Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Ryôko Nakano, Kichiemon Nakamura, Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 22