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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | 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.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

2. Nippon no don: Yabohen (1977)

141 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Writers: Koichi Iiboshi, Kôji Takada | Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Shin Saburi, Hiroki Matsukata, Kyôko Kishida, Midori Kanazawa

3. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Writers: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

4. Yôjinbô (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama

8.4
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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.

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

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.

Writers: Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa, Evan Hunter | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

6. Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, History

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.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

7. 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.

Writers: Masato Ide, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Reiko Dan

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

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Writers: Marty Farrell, Buz Kohan, Robert Kosberg, Norman Martin, David Simon, Rod Warren | Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Edward Asner, Shirley MacLaine, Mason Adams, Jed Allan

9. 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

10. Throne of Blood (1957)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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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.

Writers: Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

11. Sanjuro (1962)

Unrated | 96 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Akira Kurosawa, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yûnosuke Itô

12. 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.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara

13. 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.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Kaizan Nakazato | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Naitô

14. Saikaku ichidai onna (1952)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

8.1
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The tale of a 17th century samurai's daughter.

Writers: Saikaku Ihara, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai, Toshirô Mifune

15. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Not Rated | 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.

Writers: Hideo Oguni, Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima, Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi

16. Aika (1951)

110 min

8.1
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Writers: Hideo Oguni, Kajirô Yamamoto | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ken Uehara, Mieko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura

17. Minato e kita otoko (1952)

88 min | Drama

8.1
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Writers: Ishirô Honda, Shinzo Kajino, Masashige Narusawa | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Hiroshi Koizumi, Asami Kuji

18. Tora-san Goes North (1987)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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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 »

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

19. Shogun (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1980)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.0
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The year is 1598 and English pilot John Blackthorne navigates his Dutch ship Erasmus through the Strait of Magellan... See full synopsis »

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada

20. 47 Samurai (1962)

207 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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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.

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

21. 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 »

Writers: Rogelio Barriga Rivas, Ismael Rodríguez, Ricardo Garibay, Vicente Oroná Jr. | Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Columba Domínguez, Flor Silvestre, Pepe Romay

22. Shogun (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1980)

Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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The next day dawns to the ship close to its destination of Osaka where Rodrigues explains to Blackthorne it is not the home of Toranaga they are going to... See full synopsis »

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada

23. Shogun (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1980)

Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada

24. Shogun (1980 TV Movie)

125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.8
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An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.

Writers: James Clavell, Eric Bercovici | Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

25. Drunken Angel (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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

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

26. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

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

27. Bushido (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.

Writers: Hideji Hôjô, Hiroshi Inagaki, Tokuhei Wakao, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

28. 500,000 (1963)

97 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

7.8
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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 »

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

29. V.I.P.-Schaukel (1971– )

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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Stars: Margret Dünser, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, Carroll Righter

30. Fukeyo haru kaze (1953)

83 min

7.8
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Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Senkichi Taniguchi | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Hisako Yamane, Sô Yamamura, Fubuki Koshiji

31. Shag (1978)

139 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Writers: Takeo Kaneko, Ryûzô Kikushima, Juko Nishimura | Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Wakako Sakai, Mika Matsushita, Kin'ya Kitaôji

32. Shogun (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1980)

Adventure, Drama, History

7.8
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Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada

33. Shogun (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1980)

Adventure, Drama, History

7.8
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Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada

34. 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 »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Jiromasa Gunji | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Yûnosuke Itô

35. 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 »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Soichi Oya | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Seiji Miyaguchi, Rokko Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

36. 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 »

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Tsuneo Tomita | Director: Seiichirô Uchikawa | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Eiji Okada, Takashi Shimura

37. Otoko arite (1955)

109 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Coach Shimamura of the hapless Sparrows baseball team is pleased to obtain a hot new pitcher named Onishi. But when Onishi begins a romantic relationship with the coach's daughter Michiko, ... See full summary »

Writer: Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Yû Fujiki

38. The Lower Depths (1957)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

7.6
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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.

Writers: Maxim Gorky, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyôko Kagawa, Ganjirô Nakamura

39. Shizukanaru kettô (1949)

95 min | Drama

7.6
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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.

Writers: Kazuo Kikuta, Akira Kurosawa, Senkichi Taniguchi | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Miki Sanjô, Kenjiro Uemura

40. Miyamoto Musashi (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.

Writers: Hideji Hôjô, Hiroshi Inagaki, Tokuhei Wakao, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentarô Mikuni, Kuroemon Onoe

41. 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.

Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Mansaku Itami, Shunsaku Iwashita | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Chishû Ryû

42. Strawberry Road (1991)

117 min | Drama

7.6
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Hisa Ishii and his brother Akira emigrate from Japan to the United States. They settle in rural California and start a strawberry farm, slowly integrating themselves into the life of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Yoshimi Ishikawa, Nobuo Yamada | Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Ken Matsudaira, Mako, Mariska Hargitay, Toshirô Mifune

43. Jakoman to Tetsu (1949)

91 min | Drama

7.6
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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 »

Writers: Keizo Kajino, Akira Kurosawa, Senkichi Taniguchi | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Yuriko Hamada, Sen Hara

44. Shitamachi (1957)

57 min | Drama

7.6
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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.

Writers: Fumiko Hayashi, Ryôzô Kasahara, Seiya Yoshida | Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Toshirô Mifune, Haruo Tanaka, Jun Tatara

45. Kono futari ni sachi are (1957)

97 min | Romance

7.6
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Writer: Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Yumi Shirakawa, Keiko Tsushima, Toshirô Mifune

46. Gekiryu (1952)

96 min | Action

7.6
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Writers: Motosada Nishiki, Senkichi Taniguchi | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Asami Kuji, Setsuko Wakayama, Yuriko Tashiro

47. Datsugoku (1950)

Drama

7.6
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Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Mieko Takamine, Takashi Shimura, Eitarô Ozawa, Toshirô Mifune

48. Shûbun (1950)

105 min | Drama

7.5
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A paparazzi photo sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shirley Yamaguchi, Yôko Katsuragi, Noriko Sengoku

49. Hakuchi (1951)

166 min | Drama

7.5
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A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.

Writers: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Kuga

50. 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.

Writers: Hideji Hôjô, Hiroshi Inagaki, Tokuhei Wakao, Eiji Yoshikawa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa