Most Popular Titles With Akira Kurosawa
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1. The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Action, Western | Filming
Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
2. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2015)
TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The Grand Army of the Republic, led by Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and other Jedi Knights, fights the New Droid Army of the Separatists.
3. Seven Samurai (1954)
Unrated | 207 min | Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
4. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western
An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.
5. Rashomon (1950)
Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.
6. Ran (1985)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, War
An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.
7. Yojimbo (1961)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.
8. Ikiru (1952)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.
9. Last Man Standing (1996)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.
10. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
11. Throne of Blood (1957)
Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama
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.
12. Runaway Train (1985)
R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.
13. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
G | 144 min | Drama, History, War
A dramatization of the Japanese attack on 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
14. The Hidden Fortress (1958)
Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama
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.
15. Kagemusha (1980)
PG | 162 min | Drama, History, War
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.
16. Dersu Uzala (1975)
G | 144 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter.
17. High and Low (1963)
Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
18. Sanjuro (1962)
Unrated | 96 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.
19. Red Beard (1965)
Not Rated | 185 min | Drama
In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.
20. Stray Dog (1949)
Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.
23. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
Approved | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.
24. A Little Bit Zombie (2012)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Infected by a virus, a mild mannered HR manager attempts to fulfill his overwhelming desire for brains, all while trying to keep it together so as not to incur the wrath of his bridezilla-to-be.
25. Samurai 7 (2004– )
TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Set in an alternate feudal Japan where mechas and giant airships are a common thing for humans to see. With in this time period is a small village that gets raided by bandits during every ... See full summary »
26. Madadayo (1993)
134 min | Drama
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.
27. Hakuchi (1951)
166 min | Drama
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.
28. The Outrage (1964)
Approved | 96 min | Drama, Western, Crime
Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events.
29. Donzoko (1957)
Not Rated | 137 min | Drama
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.
30. Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
79 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life.
31. Drunken Angel (1948)
Unrated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.
32. Shûbun (1950)
Approved | 105 min | Drama
A celebrity photograph sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.
33. I Live in Fear: Record of a Living Being (1955)
103 min | Drama
An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.
34. Visions of Light (1992)
92 min | Documentary, History
Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »
35. Dodes'ka-den (1970)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama
Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.
36. Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
From TWI STUDIOS ( The fun, friendly makers of: FRANKENPIMP!, VIXEN HIGHWAY 2006: It Came From Uranus, & ACID HEAD: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter ), comes this reimagining /... See full summary »
37. The Outrage (2011)
R | Drama
In this worthy adaptation of the Japanese film "Rashomon," a young monk is left to determine the truth behind three competing perspectives after a bandit's disturbing murder trial.
Writers: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Akira Kurosawa, Kukrit Pramoj, M.L. Pundhevanop Dhewakul | Director: M.L. Pundhevanop Dhewakul | Stars: Mario Maurer, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Ananda Everingham
38. The Quiet Duel (1949)
95 min | Drama
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.
39. One Wonderful Sunday (1947)
108 min | Drama, Romance
Yuzo and his fiancée Masako spend their Sunday afternoon together, trying to have a good time on just thirty-five yen. They manage to have many small adventures, especially because Masako's... See full summary »
40. No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)
110 min | Drama
The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII.
41. Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi (1945)
59 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.
42. Ichiban utsukushiku (1944)
85 min | Drama
During World War II, the management of a war industry of optical instruments for weapons requests an effort from the workers to increase the productivity during four months. The target for ... See full summary »
43. Hidden Fortress: The Last Princess (2008)
118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A princess, along with a general and two commoners evade pursuit of an enemy and his samurai cohorts. The princess and general are caught but are rescued and then destroy the enemy's fort. Set in the warring period of Japan.
45. After the Rain (1999)
91 min | Drama
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.
47. The Sea Is Watching (2002)
R | 119 min | Romance, Drama
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 »
48. China Gate (1998)
175 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
10 old exiled army men decide to free a village from an evil bandit
50. Sanshiro Sugata (1965)
159 min | Action, Drama
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 »