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Films by Akira Kurosawa

also part of: Top 10 Akira Kurosawa Movies
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    1Seven Samurai (1954)
    Great movie that show how much of a master storyteller Kurosawa was, as well as serving as the template for many other movies.
    The best "eastern"...sorry... western ever and no guns needed.
    Great film but overly long
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  • 2Rashomon (1950)
    Defines the question 'what is truth?' as well as also serving as the template for many other similar movies like it.
  • 3Ran (1985)
    One of the best Shakespeare's adaptations, Kurosawa observers what human chaos is....that's what Ran means "chaos"
  • 4Yojimbo (1961)
    Has a very obvious western influence, punchy dialogue, and great action. Yojimbo, from it's first tracking shot to it's last lines of punchy dialogue, serves as an early, and excellent, example of an action film. This one's truly an example of how thoughtfully Kurosawa caries about a story.
  • 5Throne of Blood (1957)
    Sure, it's an adaption of Macbeth... but Toshiro Mifune's excellent performance, the moody cinematography, and chilling final scene inspired awe in me. A brilliant film on it's own; it can be unfair that people just consider it a 'good Macbeth adaption'
  • 6Ikiru (1952)
  • 7Kagemusha (1980)
  • 8The Hidden Fortress (1958)
  • 9High & Low (1963)
  • 10Dersu Uzala (1975)
  • 11Dreams
  • 12Sanjuro
  • 13The Bad Sleep Well suggested bynutso42
  • 14Red Beard
  • 15yojimbo suggested byMillad Bahrami
  • 16dodeskaden suggested byMillad Bahrami

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