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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: 189,770

2. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, War

8.3
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90 Metascore

An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.

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

Votes: 63,853

3. Yôjinbô (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: 59,100

4. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.4
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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: 32,988

5. 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: 23,335

6. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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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

Votes: 22,274

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: 20,503

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: 20,372

9. 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: 16,392

10. 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: 16,272

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: 15,084

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: 9,742

13. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 9,378

14. Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, History

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: 6,235

15. 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: 5,753

16. 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: 5,471

17. 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: 4,263

18. Dodes'ka-den (1970)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 3,813

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, Kyôko Kagawa, Hisashi Igawa, Jôji Tokoro

Votes: 2,995

20. The Lower Depths (1957)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 2,920

21. 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: 2,598

22. 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: 2,321

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 | Director: Shirô Moritani | Stars: Lorne Greene, Keiju Kobayashi, Rhonda Leigh Hopkins, Hiroshi Fujioka

Votes: 216

24. Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen (1971)

149 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Tetsurô Tanba, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 172

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: 172

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

33 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Writers: Yoshinari Okamoto, Masayuki Yui | Director: Yoshinari Okamoto | Stars: Yû Fujiki, Bokuzen Hidari, Hisashi Inoue, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 73

28. 500,000 (1963)

97 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

7.8
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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: 37

29. Tôkyô-wan enjô (1975)

100 min

6.1
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Writers: Toshio Masuda, Mitsuji Tanaka, Yasuko Ôno | Director: Katsumune Ishida | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Hiroshi Fujioka, Jô Shishido, Kei Satô

Votes: 22

30. I Want to Be a Shellfish (1959)

89 min | Drama, War

7.0
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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: 20

31. Lake of Illusions (1982)

164 min

6.1
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Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Shinobu Hashimoto | Stars: Reiko Nanjo, Daisuke Ryû, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Hatsunori Hasegawa

Votes: 20

32. Kaikyô (1982)

142 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Shirô Moritani | Director: Shirô Moritani | Stars: Ken Takakura, Tomokazu Miura, Hisaya Morishige, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 18

33. High Seas Hijack (1977)

95 min | Action, Adventure

4.5
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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

34. The Human Revolution (1973)

G | 160 min

7.9
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Daisaku Ikeda | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Shinsuke Ashida, Michiyo Aratama, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 15

35. Beast Alley (1965)

142 min | Drama

4.7
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Writers: Seichô Matsumoto, Yoshio Shirasaka, Eizo Sugawa | Director: Eizo Sugawa | Stars: Junko Ikeuchi, Keiju Kobayashi, Eitarô Ozawa, Ryô Ikebe

Votes: 13

36. The Gate of Youth (1975)

188 min | Drama

6.6
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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: 12

37. Sararîman Chûshingura (1960)

100 min | Comedy

7.2
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Writers: Yasuo Ihara, Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Daisuke Katô, Keiju Kobayashi, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 11

38. 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

39. Aruhi watashi wa (1959)

105 min

4.9
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Writers: Toshirô Ide, Yôjirô Ishizaka | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Misa Uehara, Akira Takarada, Ken Uehara, Sadako Sawamura

Votes: 9

40. Zoku ningen kakumei (1976)

159 min

8.4
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Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Daisaku Ikeda | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Teruhiko Aoi, Michiyo Aratama, Junko Natsu

Votes: 8

41. Shachô sandaiki (1958)

86 min

5.9
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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Shûe Matsubayashi | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Keiju Kobayashi, Eiko Miyoshi, Izumi Yukimura

Votes: 8

42. Zoku sararîman Chûshingura (1961)

110 min | Comedy

5.7
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Writers: Yasuo Ihara, Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Daisuke Katô, Keiju Kobayashi, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 7

43. Nippon ichi no iro otoko (1963)

93 min | Comedy, Musical

7.9
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Writer: Ryôzô Kasahara | Director: Kengo Furusawa | Stars: Hitoshi Ueki, Reiko Dan, Yumi Shirakawa, Mitsuko Kusabue

Votes: 7

44. Young Girls in Love (1986)

98 min

7.2
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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: 6

45. Aogeba tôtoshi (1966)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Zenzô Matsuyama | Director: Minoru Shibuya | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Akiko Nomura, Etsuko Ichihara, Kei Tani

46. Otoko tai otoko (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

47. Kaigun tokubetsu nenshô-hei (1972)

127 min | Drama, War

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Writer: Naoyuki Suzuki | Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Takeo Chii, Katsuhiko Sasaki, Rentarô Mikuni, Mayumi Ogawa

48. Tenka taihei (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

50. 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