Search results for "Akira Kurosawa"
The Hidden Fortress

The Hidden Fortress

The Hidden Fortress
IMDb: 8.1
139

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 tribe members hiding…

High and Low

High and Low

High and Low
IMDb: 8.7
142

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

The Bad Sleep Well

The Bad Sleep Well

The Bad Sleep Well
IMDb: 8.1
151

A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father’s staged suicide.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Idiot

The Idiot

The Idiot
IMDb: 7.3
166

Kameda, who has been in an asylum on Okinawa, travels to Hokkaido. There he becomes involved with two women, Taeko and Ayako. Taeko comes to love Kameda, but is loved…

Genre: Drama, Romance
Ikiru

Ikiru

Ikiru
IMDb: 8.3
143

Mr. Watanabe suddenly finds that he has terminal cancer. He vows to make his final days meaningful. His attempts to communicate his anguish to his son and daughter-in-law lead only…

Genre: Drama
Dreams

Dreams

Dreams
IMDb: 7.3
119

A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Kagemusha

Kagemusha

Kagemusha
IMDb: 8.1
160

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
Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala
IMDb: 7.5
141

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

Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai
IMDb: 8.7
207

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 six others to help him teach…

Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood
IMDb: 8.1
108

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 the spirit’s prophecy comes true, Washizu’s…

Genre: Drama, History
Ran

Ran

Ran
IMDb: 8.2
162

In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how their new-found power will corrupt them.

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Yojimbo
IMDb: 8.3
110

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 local gambling trade. Taking the…

Sanjuro

Sanjuro

Sanjuro
IMDb: 8.2
96

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

Rashômon

Rashômon

Rashômon
IMDb: 8.3
88

Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, “Rashomon” is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and…

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery