Search results for "Akira Kurosawa"
Drunken Angel

Drunken Angel

Drunken Angel
IMDb: 7.7
98

The chaotic worlds of the Yakuza and an alcoholic doctor collide in this film noir classic from Akira Kurosawa. Gangster Toshiro Mifune visits doctor Takashi Shimura, after an unfortunate incident…

Genre: Drama
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail

The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail

The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail
IMDb: 6.7
59

Yoshitsune Minamoto, disguised with his retinue as monks, must make do with a comical porter as their guide through hostile territory en route to safety.

No Regrets for Our Youth

No Regrets for Our Youth

No Regrets for Our Youth
IMDb: 7.1
110

Yukie, the well-bred daughter of a university professor, is shocked when her father is relieved of his post for his political teachings during a purge of anti-militarism in pre-war Kyoto….

Genre: Drama
Stray Dog

Stray Dog

Stray Dog
IMDb: 7.9
122

A bad day gets worse for young detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo’s…

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
I Live in Fear

I Live in Fear

I Live in Fear
IMDb: 7.3
103

Kiichi Nakajima, an elderly foundry owner convinced that Japan will be affected by an imminent nuclear war, resolves to move his family to safety in Brazil. His family decides to…

Genre: Drama
High and Low

High and Low

High and Low
IMDb: 8.4
142

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur’s son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Red Beard

Red Beard

Red Beard
IMDb: 8.4
185

Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic…

Genre: Drama
Dodes’ka-den

Dodes’ka-den

Dodes’ka-den
IMDb: 7.4
140

By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s film follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as…

Genre: Drama
Kagemusha

Kagemusha

Kagemusha
IMDb: 8
180

Akira Kurosawa’s lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When…

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Madadayo

Madadayo

Madadayo
IMDb: 7.3
134

This film tells the story of professor Uehida Hyakken-sama (1889-1971), in Gotemba, around the forties. He was a university professor until an air raid, when he left to become a…

Genre: Drama
Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala
IMDb: 8.3
141

A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the…

Ran

Ran

Ran
IMDb: 8.2
162 min

Together Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa’s late-life masterpiece, a deep…

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Genre: Drama, History
Sanjuro

Sanjuro

Sanjuro
IMDb: 8.1
96 min

Toshiro Mifune swaggers along with snarls to brilliant comic effect in Kurosawa’s tightly paced, superbly written “Sanjuro.” In this companion piece and sequel to “Yojimbo,” jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Yojimbo
IMDb: 8.2
110 min

A nameless ronin, or even samurai with no master, passes a little village in feudal Japan in which two competing businessmen are fighting for control of their neighborhood gaming transaction….

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Genre: Thriller
The Bad Sleep Well

The Bad Sleep Well

The Bad Sleep Well
IMDb: 8.0
151 min

With this free adaptation of “Hamlet,” illegitimate son Kôichi Nishi increases into a high ranking inside a Japanese company and also marries the crippled girl of business president Iwabuchi. In…

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Genre: Drama, Thriller
The Hidden Fortress

The Hidden Fortress

The Hidden Fortress
IMDb: 8.1
126 min

Japanese peasants Matashichi and Tahei try to fail to make a revenue from a tribal battle. They discover a man and girl whom they imagine are easy tribe members hiding…

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Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood
IMDb: 8.1
110 min

Returning to their lord’s fort, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the primary half of the spirit’s prophecy comes true, Washizu’s…

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Genre: History
Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai
IMDb: 8.6
207 min

A samurai solutions a village’s request for cover after he falls on laborious occasions. The city wants safety from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to assist him train…

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Genre: Drama
Ikiru

Ikiru

Ikiru
IMDb: 8.3
143 min

Kanji Watanabe is an midsize guy who has functioned at exactly the exact monotonous bureaucratic place for decades. Learning that he has cancer, he begins to search for the significance…

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Genre: Drama
Rashomon

Rashomon

Rashomon
IMDb: 8.2
88 min

Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of reality, “Rashomon” is possibly the best movie ever to inquire into the doctrine of justice. Through the ingenious use of camera…

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Genre: Drama, Mystery
Dreams

Dreams

Dreams
IMDb: 7.8
119 min

A group of magical tales primarily based upon the precise desires of director Akira Kurosawa.

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Genre: Fantasy