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1. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.

Writers: Takeshi Kitano, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Yui Natsukawa, Michiyo Ôkusu

Votes: 36,734

2. Dreams (1990)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

Writer: Akira Kurosawa | Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi, Mieko Harada

Votes: 16,391

3. The Twilight Samurai (2002)

129 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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82 Metascore

A 19th-century samurai tries to protect a battered wife.

Writers: Shûhei Fujisawa, Yôji Yamada, Yoshitaka Asama | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Ôsugi

Votes: 16,257

4. Silk (2007)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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39 Metascore

The story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France traveling to Japan for his town's supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out their African supply. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.

Writers: Alessandro Baricco, François Girard, Michael Golding | Director: François Girard | Stars: Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Kôji Yakusho, Sei Ashina

Votes: 8,599

5. Outrage (2010)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.

Writer: Takeshi Kitano | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kippei Shîna, Ryô Kase, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 7,526

6. Still Walking (2008)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.9
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89 Metascore

Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades. Their ... See full summary »

Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda | Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You, Kazuya Takahashi

Votes: 5,977

7. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

7.3
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76 Metascore

An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.

Writers: Kikumi Yamagishi, Yasuhiko Takiguchi | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Munetaka Aoki, Naoto Takenaka, Hikari Mitsushima

Votes: 4,334

8. Rhapsody in August (1991)

PG | 98 min | Drama

7.3
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Three generations' responses to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Writers: Kiyoko Murata, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Sachiko Murase, Richard Gere, Hisashi Igawa, Narumi Kayashima

Votes: 4,262

9. The Hidden Blade (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan ... See full summary »

Writers: Yôji Yamada, Yoshitaka Asama, Shûhei Fujisawa | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 4,217

10. Madadayo (1993)

134 min | Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Following World War II, a retired professor, approaching his autumn years, finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hyakken Uchida | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuo Matsumura, Kyôko Kagawa, Hisashi Igawa, Jôji Tokoro

Votes: 2,993

11. After the Rain (1999)

91 min | Drama

7.9
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Ihei Misawa and his wife Tayo, stranded by rains at a country inn, bring a great deal of happiness to the other residents of the inn by means of Ihei's generosity and good spirit. Ihei is a... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Akira Terao, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Shirô Mifune, Fumi Dan

Votes: 2,597

12. Beyond Outrage (2012)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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53 Metascore

As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West.

Writer: Takeshi Kitano | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Tomokazu Miura, Takeshi Kitano, Ryô Kase

Votes: 2,595

13. The Sea Is Watching (2002)

R | 119 min | Romance, Drama

7.1
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57 Metascore

19th century. Oshin is a prostitute in a brothel of a red-light district. A disgraced samurai, Fusanosuke, rushes in the brothel seeking for a refuge, because he had wounded a powerful ... See full summary »

Writers: Kei Kumai, Akira Kurosawa, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Misa Shimizu, Nagiko Tôno, Masatoshi Nagase, Hidetaka Yoshioka

Votes: 1,306

14. Hana (2006)

127 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A troubled young samurai seeks revenge for the death of his father.

Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda | Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Rie Miyazawa, Arata Furuta, Jun Kunimura

Votes: 878

15. Kaidan (2007)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.4
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Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river ... See full summary »

Writers: Satoko Okudera, Enchô San'yûtei | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kumiko Asô, Takaaki Enoki, Reona Hirota, Teisui Ichiryûsai

Votes: 784

16. The Professor and His Beloved Equation (2006)

117 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.5
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This is the story between single mother housekeeper and mathematics professor,who has a brain damage.

Writers: Takashi Koizumi, Yoko Ogawa | Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Akira Terao, Eri Fukatsu, Takanari Saito, Hidetaka Yoshioka

Votes: 459

17. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Chita Rivera

Votes: 348

18. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Kurosawa (2000)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.6
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Writer: Adam Low | Director: Adam Low | Stars: Akira Kurosawa, Sam Shepard, Paul Scofield, James Coburn

Votes: 343

19. Dear Doctor (2009)

127 min | Drama

7.3
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Writer: Miwa Nishikawa | Director: Miwa Nishikawa | Stars: Tsurube Shôfukutei, Eita, Teruyuki Kagawa, Haruka Igawa

Votes: 340

20. Villon's Wife (2009)

114 min | Drama

7.1
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This enticing period melodrama depicts a long-suffering woman's relationship with her brilliant but self-destructive writer husband in postwar Tokyo. Based on a semi-autobiographical 1947 ... See full summary »

Writers: Osamu Dazai, Yôzô Tanaka | Director: Kichitaro Negishi | Stars: Takako Matsu, Tadanobu Asano, Shigeru Muroi, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 290

21. The Kiyosu Conference (2013)

History

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After the forced suicide of Nobunaga Oda at the Incident at Honno-ji, powerful figures Katsuie Shibata, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Nagahide Niwa and Tsuneoki Ikeda meet to decide on a successor. ... See full summary »

Writer: Kôki Mitani | Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Kôji Yakusho, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Satoshi Tsumabuki

Votes: 227

22. Saigo no Chûshingura (2010)

R | 133 min | Drama

7.3
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An army of loyal samurai plot to revenge their unjustly executed lord.

Writers: Kaneo Ikegami, Tsukasa Ikegami, Yôzô Tanaka | Director: Shigemichi Sugita | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Kôichi Satô, Nanami Sakuraba, Kôji Yamamoto

Votes: 208

23. Kurosawa: The Last Emperor (1999 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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A profile and history of film director Akira Kurosawa.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Mike Hodges, Paul Joyce

Votes: 204

24. Leonie (2010)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Drama

5.3
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40 Metascore

A film about the life and relationships of the early 20th American educator, editor, and journalist Leonie Gilmour, the mother of the acclaimed artist and architect Isamu Noguchi.

Writers: Masayo Duus, Hisako Matsui, David Wiener | Director: Hisako Matsui | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Shidô Nakamura, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 194

25. Dance Subaru (2009)

105 min | Drama

6.1
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A ballerina overcomes the odds to follow her dreams.

Writers: Chi-Ngai Lee, Masahito Soda | Director: Chi-Ngai Lee | Stars: Meisa Kuroki, Ara Go, Yûta Hiraoka, Miku Sano

Votes: 133

26. Letter from the Mountain (2002)

127 min | Drama

6.8
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An urban Japanese couple decide to move to the country.

Writers: Takashi Koizumi, Keishi Nagi | Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Akira Terao, Kanako Higuchi, Shoji Arano, Hisashi Igawa

Votes: 108

27. I Want to Be a Shellfish (2008)

139 min | Drama, War

6.5
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I Want to Be a Shellfish (Watashi wa Kani ni Naritai) is a 2008 Japanese movie based on a Tetsutaro Kato novel and directed by ... See full synopsis »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Tetsutarô Katô | Director: Katsuo Fukuzawa | Stars: Masahiro Nakai, Yukie Nakama, Yuki Shibamoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 67

28. A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies (2000 Video)

81 min | Documentary

7.4
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A Documentary in 10 parts covering the filmmaking of Kurosawa around the theme of making the perfect movie or as he says: A Beautyful Movie.

Writer: Hisao Kurosawa | Director: Hisao Kurosawa | Stars: Akira Kurosawa, Kazuko Kurosawa

Votes: 56

29. A Samurai Chronicle (2014)

129 min | Drama

6.7
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Writers: Rin Hamuro, Motomu Furuta, Takashi Koizumi | Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Jun'ichi Okada, Maki Horikita, Mieko Harada

Votes: 7

30. Costume Designer: The World of Kazuko Kurosawa (2013 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary

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Star: Kazuko Kurosawa