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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

Votes: 199,565

2. 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

Votes: 87,006

3. Yojimbo (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

Votes: 62,747

4. 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

Votes: 15,796

6. Aru yo no tonosama (1946)

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Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Hideko Takamine, Susumu Fujita, Denjirô Ôkôchi

Votes: 5

7. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 35,072

8. 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

Votes: 10,119

9. 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

Votes: 17,233

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

Votes: 24,410

11. The Life of Oharu (1952)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

8.2
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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

Votes: 3,503

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

Votes: 21,102

13. 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

Votes: 6,104

14. Zoku ningen kakumei (1976)

159 min

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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Daisaku Ikeda | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Teruhiko Aoi, Michiyo Aratama, Junko Natsu

Votes: 9

15. Kagemusha (1980)

PG | 162 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.

Writers: Masato Ide, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Jinpachi Nezu

Votes: 21,184

16. Kwaidan (1964)

Not Rated | 183 min | Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Lafcadio Hearn | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 8,866

17. Aika (1951)

110 min

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

Votes: 8

18. Oda Nobunaga (1940)

91 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Chiezo Kataoka, Takashi Shimura, Eiji Takagi, Goro Abe

Votes: 6

19. 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

Votes: 1,415

20. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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

Votes: 9,745

21. 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

Votes: 5,759

22. 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.

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

Votes: 3,876

23. Kedamono no yado (1951)

85 min

7.8
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Writers: Shinya Fujiwara, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Tatsuyasu Osone | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Keiko Kishi, Kôji Tsuruta, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 17

24. Aoi shinju (1951)

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Writer: Ishirô Honda | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yuriko Hamada, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Ryô Ikebe, Kokuten Kôdô

Votes: 8

25. Minato e kita otoko (1952)

88 min | Drama

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

Votes: 8

26. Chûji uridasu (1935)

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Writer: Mansaku Itami | Director: Mansaku Itami | Stars: Shinobu Araki, Ryonosuke Azuma, Tokuma Dan, Kensaku Haruji

Votes: 5

27. Brand of Evil (1964)

133 min | Drama, Crime

7.8
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A Japanese detective, Kikuchi, is framed for a murder and sent to prison. When he is paroled, he joins a private detective agency to investigate his case and investigates Mitsue Takazawa, ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Sakae Hirosawa, Hiromichi Horikawa | Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Michiyo Aratama, Kyôko Kishida, Keiji Sada

Votes: 5

28. 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

Votes: 1,278

29. 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, Rokkô Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 414

30. Chikemuri Takadanobaba (1937)

57 min | Comedy

7.7
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Directors: Hiroshi Inagaki, Masahiro Makino | Stars: Tsumasaburô Bandô, Tokuma Dan, Komako Hara, Shunzaburo Iba

Votes: 36

31. Shin Abashiri Bangaichi (1968)

94 min

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Writers: Hajime Itô, Akira Murao | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Ken Takakura, Tatsuya Mihashi, Hiroyuki Nagato, Rin-Ichi Yamamoto

Votes: 9

32. The Quiet Duel (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

Votes: 1,592

33. Sanshiro Sugata (1965)

159 min | Action, Drama

7.6
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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

Votes: 260

34. Otoko arite (1955)

109 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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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

Votes: 9

35. Kiken na eiyu (1957)

94 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Kimiyuki Hasegawa, Eizo Sugawa | Director: Hideo Suzuki | Stars: Shintarô Ishihara, Yôko Tsukasa, Eitarô Ozawa, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 5

36. Datsugoku (1950)

Drama

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

Votes: 5

37. Love Never Fails (1955)

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Writers: Ichirô Ikeda, Shirô Toyoda | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Akira Kubo, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Kyôko Aoyama, Fubuki Koshiji

Votes: 5

38. Godzilla (1954)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Writers: Takeo Murata, Ishirô Honda, Shigeru Kayama | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 16,762

39. 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

Votes: 2,846

40. Muteki (1952)

99 min | Drama

7.5
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A Japanese woman, the mistress of an American, falls in love with her servant.

Writers: Jiro Osaragi, Senkichi Taniguchi, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Toshirô Mifune, Bob Booth, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 6

41. Tora-san's Love Call (1971)

113 min | Comedy

7.5
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Writers: Yoshitaka Asama, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Junko Ikeuchi, Mari Okamoto

Votes: 39

42. Oshidori utagassen (1939)

69 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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Writer: Koji Edogawa | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Chiezo Kataoka, Ryôsuke Kagawa, Takashi Shimura, Mitsuru Toyama

Votes: 93

43. Kyatsu o nigasuna (1956)

7.5
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Writers: Takeo Murata, Hideo Suzuki | Director: Hideo Suzuki | Stars: Isao Kimura, Keiko Tsushima, Takashi Shimura, Sônosuke Sawamura

Votes: 11

44. Shûbun (1950)

105 min | Drama

7.4
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A celebrity photograph 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

Votes: 1,955

45. I Live in Fear: Record of a Living Being (1955)

103 min | Drama

7.4
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An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Fumio Hayasaka, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 2,405

46. Osaka Elegy (1936)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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A young woman becomes a mistress of her boss in order to support her family.

Writers: Tadashi Fujiwara, Kenji Mizoguchi, Saburo Okada, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Seiichi Takegawa, Chiyoko Ôkura, Shinpachirô Asaka

Votes: 1,118

47. Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

7.4
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Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.

Writers: Kinya Naoi, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Kayo Mikimoto, Kyôsuke Machida, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 560

48. Spring Awakens (1947)

89 min

7.4
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Writers: Mikio Naruse, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Tatsuya Ishiguro, Haruko Sugimura, Yoshiko Kuga, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 56

49. Nusumareta koi (1951)

102 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Kon Ichikawa, Jiro Kagami, Natto Wada | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Michiko Kato, Asami Kuji, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 7

50. Structure of Hate (1961)

96 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Seichô Matsumoto, Tokuhei Wakao | Director: Hideo Suzuki | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Michiyo Aratama, Akihiko Hirata, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 5