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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.

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

Votes: 226,736

2. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama

8.3
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96 Metascore

Set in Japan in the 16th century (or so), an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them, or cause them to turn on each other...and him...

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide, William Shakespeare | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Votes: 76,895

3. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, 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.

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

Votes: 73,183

4. 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: 41,682

5. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.

Writers: Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Gordon W. Prange, Ladislas Farago | Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 24,779

6. 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.

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

Votes: 31,256

7. 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: 23,314

8. 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: 23,823

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: 20,144

10. Akira Kurosawa's 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: 18,079

11. 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: 18,006

12. 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: 11,197

13. 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: 4,783

14. 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.

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

Votes: 7,232

15. 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.

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

Votes: 7,296

16. 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.

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

Votes: 10,871

17. 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.

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

Votes: 6,670

18. Dodes'ka-den (1970)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

7.5
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Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura, Shinsuke Minami

Votes: 4,409

19. 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, Hisashi Igawa, Jôji Tokoro, Masayuki Yui

Votes: 3,436

20. 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.

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

Votes: 3,399

21. 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.

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

Votes: 2,736

22. After the Rain (1999)

91 min | Drama

7.8
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During a downpour, a generous ronin and his supporting wife are stranded at a country inn. The ronin comes to the attention of a lord who wants to hire him as an instructor for his men, who treat the ronin with disrespect.

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

Votes: 2,935

23. Tidal Wave (1973)

PG | 82 min | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama

5.6
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Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Sakyo Komatsu, Andrew Mayer | Directors: Shirô Moritani, Andrew Mayer | Stars: Lorne Greene, Keiju Kobayashi, Rhonda Leigh Hopkins, Hiroshi Fujioka

Votes: 229

24. Letter from the Mountain (2002)

127 min | Drama

6.9
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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: 111

25. Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen (1974)

88 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Professor Nishiyama, after studying and interpreting the prophecies of Nostradamus, realizes that the end of the world is at hand. Unfortunately, nobody listens to him until it is too late.... See full summary »

Writers: Michel de Nostredame, Tsutomu 'Ben' Goto, Toshio Yasumi, Yoshimitsu Banno | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Toshio Kurosawa, Kaoru Yumi, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 181

26. Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen (1971)

149 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Tetsurô Tanba, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 182

27. 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 »

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

Votes: 34

28. The Human Revolution (1973)

G | 160 min

7.8
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Daisaku Ikeda | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Shinsuke Ashida, Michiyo Aratama, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 17

29. Tôkyô-wan enjô (1975)

100 min | Thriller

6.0
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Writers: Toshio Masuda, Mitsuji Tanaka, Yasuko Ôno | Director: Katsumune Ishida | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Hiroshi Fujioka, Jô Shishido, Kei Satô

Votes: 24

30. The Gate of Youth (1975)

188 min | Drama

6.8
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Mainly the story of Shinsuke and his stepmother, ranging from Shinsuke's infanthood to his mid-teens. Coal workers and the mines dominate nearly every aspect of the life of the characters. ... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Hayasaka, Hiroyuki Itsuki, Kirirô Urayama | Director: Kirirô Urayama | Stars: Ken Tanaka, Tomohiro Tanabe, Kenji Matsuda, Haruhiko Urayama

Votes: 11

31. Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create (2002– )

33 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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An in depth look at the making of Kurosawa's films.

Stars: Yû Fujiki, Bokuzen Hidari, Hisashi Inoue, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 87

32. Zoku shachô yôkôki (1962)

91 min | Comedy

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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Asami Kuji, Daisuke Katô, Keiju Kobayashi

33. Man Against Man (1960)

116 min | Crime, Drama

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Kikumori runs a cabaret on the docks, while his friend Kaji operates transport boats. When a gang of drug dealers tries to force the pair to cooperate in a smuggling scheme, conflict arises... See full summary »

Writers: Ichirô Ikeda, Ei Ogawa | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Ryô Ikebe, Takashi Shimura, Yûzô Kayama

34. Aruhi watashi wa (1959)

105 min

5.1
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Yôjirô Ishizaka | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Misa Uehara, Akira Takarada, Ken Uehara, Sadako Sawamura

Votes: 8

35. The Demon Comes in Spring (1989)

137 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Island villagers find a young woman and young man swept ashore near their remote village in northeastern Japan. The two have tried to escape the girl's enforced marriage to another man, in ... See full summary »

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Tokuhei Suchi | Director: Akira Kobayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Masaru Matsuda, Sachiko Wakayama, Sakae Takita

Votes: 9

36. Young Girls in Love (1986)

98 min

7.1
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The story of a young girl's first love is told from the heroine's point of view. Surrounded by various people, she finally begins to awaken to her own feelings as a woman.

Writer: Kazuki Ohmori | Director: Kazuki Ohmori | Stars: Yuki Saitô, Haruko Sagara, Mamiko Takai, Toshirô Yanagiba

Votes: 7

37. The Black Fury (1954)

114 min | Crime, Drama

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A narcotics investigator for the harbor police, Eiichi Tsuda, is driven by thoughts of vengeance for the overdose death of his brother and the subsequent decline and death of their mother. ... See full summary »

Writers: Teruaki Miyata, Hideo Oguni, Tatsuo Takano | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Asami Kuji, Machiko Kitagawa, Shin Tokudaiji

38. All is Well (1955)

93 min | Drama

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Writers: Keita Genji, Noriyuki Yata | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Asami Kuji, Akira Takarada, Yôko Tsukasa

39. High Seas Hijack (1977)

95 min | Action, Adventure

4.4
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Terrorists hijack an oil tanker and threaten to blow it up unless Japan meets their demands.

Writers: Toshio Masuda, Koji Tanka, Yasuko Ôno | Directors: Katsumune Ishida, John A. Bushelman | Stars: Hiroshi Fujioka, Midori Kanazawa, K Amoha, Willy Dorcey

Votes: 17

40. I Want to Be a Shellfish (1959)

89 min | Drama, War

7.6
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On a post-war peaceful day in Japan, Toyomatsu Shimizu, a barber as well as a good father and husband, is suddenly arrested by the Prefectural Police as a war criminal and sued for murder. ... See full summary »

Writers: Tetsutarô Katô, Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Shinobu Hashimoto | Stars: Furankî Sakai, Michiyo Aratama, Kumi Mizuno, Daisuke Katô

Votes: 23

41. Rainy Night Duel (1956)

96 min | Action, Drama

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Masahiko Koseki, a judo master, gets in several fights as a result of protecting a young woman. Despite his success, Koseki is expelled from his judo school because of his propensity for ... See full summary »

Writers: Takeo Matsuura, Akira Shimomura, Senkichi Taniguchi, Gan Yamazaki | Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shin Saburi, Akio Kobori, Kyôko Kagawa

42. Seniors, Juniors, Co-Workers (1959)

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Writer: Tsutomu Sawamura | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Daisuke Katô, Akira Kubo, Asami Kuji, Mitsuko Kusabue

43. Kaikyô (1982)

142 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Shirô Moritani, Takashi Iwakawa | Director: Shirô Moritani | Stars: Ken Takakura, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Tomokazu Miura, Naoko Ôtani

Votes: 20

44. Zoku sararîman Chûshingura (1961)

110 min | Comedy

6.4
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Writers: Yasuo Ihara, Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Daisuke Katô, Keiju Kobayashi, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 7

45. Shachô sandaiki (1958)

86 min

6.2
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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Shûe Matsubayashi | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Keiju Kobayashi, Eiko Miyoshi, Izumi Yukimura

Votes: 8

46. Sararîman Chûshingura (1960)

100 min | Comedy

7.5
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Writers: Yasuo Ihara, Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Daisuke Katô, Keiju Kobayashi, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 10

47. Shôsetsu Yoshida gakko (1983)

132 min

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Writer: Shirô Moritani | Director: Shirô Moritani | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Shinsuke Ashida, Eitarô Ozawa, Ken Mitsuda

48. Three Dolls from Hong Kong (1959)

98 min | Comedy

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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Reiko Dan, Sonomi Nakajima, Noriko Shigeyama, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

49. All is Well, Part2 (1955)

78 min

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Writers: Keita Genji, Toshi Kumano, Dai Nishijima | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Asami Kuji, Akira Takarada, Shûji Sano