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Akira Kurosawa

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The Bad Sleep Well
8.0
Movie

The Bad Sleep Well

In this loose adaptation of "Hamlet," illegitimate son Kôichi Nishi climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and marries the ...
Ran
8.2
Movie

Ran

1985

Ran

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. ...
Kagemusha
8.0
Movie

Kagemusha

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 ...
High and Low
8.4
Movie

High and Low

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Sanjuro
8.1
Movie

Sanjuro

Toshiro Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Kurosawa's tightly paced, beautifully composed "Sanjuro." In this companion piece ...
Yojimbo
8.2
Movie

Yojimbo

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the ...
The Hidden Fortress
8.1
Movie

The Hidden Fortress

Japanese peasants Matashichi and Tahei try and fail to make a profit from a tribal war. They find a man and woman whom they believe are simple ...
Throne of Blood
8.1
Movie

Throne of Blood

Returning to their lord's castle, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of ...
Seven Samurai
8.6
Movie

Seven Samurai

A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers ...
Ikiru
8.3
Movie

Ikiru

1952

Ikiru

Kanji Watanabe is a middle-aged man who has worked in the same monotonous bureaucratic position for decades. Learning he has cancer, he starts to ...
Rashomon
8.2
Movie

Rashomon

Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, "Rashomon" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of ...
Drunken Angel
7.7
Movie

Drunken Angel

The chaotic worlds of the Yakuza and an alcoholic doctor collide in this film noir classic from Akira Kurosawa. Gangster Toshiro Mifune visits ...