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1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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98 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: 253,266 | Gross: $0.27M

2. 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: 20,557

3. 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.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

Votes: 8,253

4. 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

5. Yojimbo (1961)

Not Rated | 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: 83,180

6. 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: 48,253 | Gross: $0.06M

7. 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: 12,590

8. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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96 Metascore

In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Votes: 86,504 | Gross: $3.52M

9. Sanjuro (1962)

Not Rated | 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: 22,898

10. Throne of Blood (1957)

Not Rated | 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: 35,501

11. 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: 26,545

12. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Approved | 151 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: 8,312

13. 500,000 (1963)

97 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

8.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 35

14. 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: 25,911

15. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 12,010

16. 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.

Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi, Mieko Harada

Votes: 19,781 | Gross: $1.96M

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.

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

Votes: 7,625

18. Ame agaru (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.

Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Akira Terao, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Shirô Mifune, Fumi Dan

Votes: 3,225

19. The Human Revolution (1973)

G | 160 min

7.8
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Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Shinsuke Ashida, Michiyo Aratama, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 17

20. 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 »

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

Votes: 23

21. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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In 1941, as Japan prepares to open its war against the USA with a pre-emptive strike on Pearl Harbor, a series of American mistakes threatens to inadvertently aggravate its effectiveness.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 27,057 | Gross: $29.55M

22. 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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura, Shinsuke Minami

Votes: 4,935

23. 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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyôko Kagawa, Ganjirô Nakamura

Votes: 3,863

24. 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

25. Maadadayo (1993)

134 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuo Matsumura, Hisashi Igawa, George Tokoro, Masayuki Yui

Votes: 4,111 | Gross: $0.05M

26. Ikimono no kiroku (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: 3,187

27. Nippon ichi no iro otoko (1963)

93 min | Comedy, Musical

7.4
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Director: Kengo Furusawa | Stars: Hitoshi Ueki, Reiko Dan, Yumi Shirakawa, Mitsuko Kusabue

Votes: 7

28. Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî (1991)

PG | 98 min | Drama

7.3
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Three generations' responses to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Sachiko Murase, Richard Gere, Hisashi Igawa, Narumi Kayashima

Votes: 5,224 | Gross: $0.52M

29. 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.

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

Votes: 10

30. Seishoku no ishibumi (1978)

153 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Shirô Moritani | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Shima Iwashita, Tomokazu Miura, Kin'ya Kitaôji

Votes: 5

31. Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen (1971)

149 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Tetsurô Tanba, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 209

32. Amida-do dayori (2002)

127 min | Drama

7.1
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An urban Japanese couple decide to move to the country.

Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Akira Terao, Kanako Higuchi, Shoji Arano, Hisashi Igawa

Votes: 126

33. Kurosawa Akira: Tsukuru to iu koto wa subarashii (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: 95

34. Haru kuru oni (1989)

137 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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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 »

Director: Akira Kobayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Masaru Matsuda, Sachiko Wakayama, Sakae Takita

Votes: 12

35. 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 »

Director: Kirio Urayama | Stars: Ken Tanaka, Tomohiro Tanabe, Kenji Matsuda, Haruhiko Urayama

Votes: 11

36. Kaikyô (1982)

142 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Director: Shirô Moritani | Stars: Ken Takakura, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Tomokazu Miura, Naoko Ôtani

Votes: 23

37. Zoku sararîman Chûshingura (1961)

110 min | Comedy

6.4
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Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Daisuke Katô, Keiju Kobayashi, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 7

38. Shachô sandaiki (1958)

86 min

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

Votes: 8

39. Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen (1974)

88 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.1
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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 »

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Toshio Kurosawa, Kaoru Yumi, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 193

40. Tôkyô-wan enjô (1975)

100 min | Thriller

5.9
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Director: Katsumune Ishida | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Hiroshi Fujioka, Jô Shishido, Kei Satô

Votes: 28

41. Maboroshi no mizuumi (1982)

164 min

5.9
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Director: Shinobu Hashimoto | Stars: Reiko Nanjo, Daisuke Ryû, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Hatsunori Hasegawa

Votes: 23

42. Kaigun tokubetsu nenshô-hei (1972)

127 min | Drama, War

5.8
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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Takeo Chii, Katsuhiko Sasaki, Rentarô Mikuni, Mayumi Ogawa

Votes: 6

43. 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 »

Directors: Shirô Moritani, Andrew Mayer | Stars: Lorne Greene, Keiju Kobayashi, Rhonda Leigh Hopkins, Hiroshi Fujioka

Votes: 266

44. Aruhi watashi wa (1959)

105 min

5.1
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Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Misa Uehara, Akira Takarada, Ken Uehara, Sadako Sawamura

Votes: 8

45. Beast Alley (1965)

142 min | Drama

4.7
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Director: Eizô Sugawa | Stars: Junko Ikeuchi, Keiju Kobayashi, Eitarô Ozawa, Ryô Ikebe

Votes: 14

46. 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.

Directors: Katsumune Ishida, John A. Bushelman | Stars: Hiroshi Fujioka, Midori Kanazawa, K Amoha, Willy Dorcey

Votes: 19

47. 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 »

Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Asami Kuji, Machiko Kitagawa, Shin Tokudaiji

49. Shôsetsu Yoshida gakko (1983)

132 min

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

50. All is Well (1955)

93 min | Drama

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Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Asami Kuji, Akira Takarada, Yôko Tsukasa