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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: 228,394 | Gross: $0.27M

2. 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

3. Aoi shinju (1951)

8.5
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Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yuriko Hamada, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Ryô Ikebe, Kokuten Kôdô

Votes: 6

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.

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

Votes: 18,167

5. 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

6. Kedamono no yado (1951)

85 min

8.4
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Director: Tatsuyasu Osone | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Keiko Kishi, Kôji Tsuruta, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 14

7. Zoku ningen kakumei (1976)

159 min

8.4
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Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Teruhiko Aoi, Michiyo Aratama, Junko Natsu

Votes: 8

8. 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: 102,244

9. 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: 73,796

10. 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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 42,090 | Gross: $0.06M

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: 11,285

12. Aru yo no tonosama (1946)

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

Votes: 6

13. 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: 20,309

14. 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

15. 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: 31,666

16. 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: 23,966

17. 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: 7,310

18. 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.

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

Votes: 23,454

19. Kwaidan (1964)

Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 10,123

20. Kyatsu o nigasuna (1956)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Director: Hideo Suzuki | Stars: Isao Kimura, Keiko Tsushima, Takashi Shimura, Sônosuke Sawamura

Votes: 10

21. Bijo to touzoku (1952)

80 min | Adventure

8.0
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The picture belongs to the jidai gekki (historic) genre. It is a powerful story of violence and eroticism, picturing a world at once sordid and poetic, with two central themes which ... See full summary »

Director: Keigo Kimura | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Rentarô Mikuni, Minoru Chiaki

Votes: 7

22. Sangyo supai (1968)

90 min | Action, Thriller

8.0
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Director: Eiichi Kudô | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Reiko Ônobuta, Kyôsuke Machida, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 6

23. 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: 10,956

24. Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka (1965)

105 min | Drama, War

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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

25. Jirochô sangokushi: kaitô-ichi no abarenbô (1954)

103 min | Action, Drama

7.9
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Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Akio Kobori, Hisaya Morishige, Kyôko Aoyama, Michitarô Mizushima

Votes: 12

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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: 4,170

29. 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

30. Chûji uridasu (1935)

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Director: Mansaku Itami | Stars: Shinobu Araki, Ryônosuke Azuma, Tokumaro Dan, Kensaku Haruji

Votes: 5

31. Chikemuri Takadanobaba (1937)

57 min | Comedy

7.8
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Directors: Hiroshi Inagaki, Masahiro Makino | Stars: Tsumasaburô Bandô, Tokumaro Dan, Komako Hara, Shunzaburo Iba

Votes: 34

32. 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

33. 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: 459

34. Sanshiro Sugata (1965)

159 min | Action, Drama

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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

35. Elegy (1951)

110 min

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

Votes: 7

36. Point and Line (1958)

85 min | Mystery

7.7
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Beginning with the Parthenon and ancient Greek architecture, the episode explores the basic geometric concepts of points, lines, planes and angles including narrower topics such as points ... See full summary »

Director: Tsuneo Kobayashi | Stars: Hiroshi Minami, Isao Yamagata, Mieko Takamine, Yoshi Katô

Votes: 17

37. Oshidori utagassen (1939)

69 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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Oharu is in love with ronin who lives next door, but he is being pursued by two of the town beauties. To make things even more difficult for Oharu, her father is obsessed with antiques, ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Ryôsuke Kagawa, Takashi Shimura, Mitsuru Toyama

Votes: 97

38. The Family (1974)

211 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Shin Saburi, Yumeji Tsukioka, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Yamamoto

Votes: 29

39. Tetsuwan tôshu Inao monogatari (1959)

Comedy

7.6
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Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tatsuyoshi Ehara, Kamatari Fujiwara, Toshiko Higuchi, Yuriko Hoshi

Votes: 8

40. Love Never Fails (1955)

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

Votes: 5

41. Sanjusan go sha otonashi (1955)

Action

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Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yôko Tsukasa, Akihiko Hirata, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 7

42. Sanjûrokunin no jôkyaku (1957)

96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Keiko Awaji, Chikage Ôgi, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 5

43. Godzilla (1954)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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78 Metascore

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

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 18,832 | Gross: $0.01M

44. 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

45. 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

46. Sararîman Chûshingura (1960)

100 min | Comedy

7.5
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Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Daisuke Katô, Keiju Kobayashi, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 10

47. The Idiot (1951)

166 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 3,240

48. I Live in Fear (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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 2,772

49. Scandal (1950)

Approved | 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.

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

Votes: 2,327

50. 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.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Seiichi Takegawa, Chiyoko Ôkura, Shinpachirô Asaka

Votes: 1,317