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Seven Samurai (1954)

8.7/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Yoshio Inaba, Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

One of the most beloved movie epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhab... Read more

I Live In Fear (1955)

7.4/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Eiko Miyoshi, Minoru Chiaki

When a wealthy foundry owner and patriarch decides to move his entire family from Tokyo to Brazil to escape the nuclear holocaust which he believes is... Read more

Sanshiro Sugata (1943)

6.8/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Takashi Shimura, Denjiro Okochi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki, Ryunosuke Tsuki...

Based on a best-seller, the debut film from master auteur, Akira Kurosawa, tells the beginning of Judo in Japan. The eponymous protagonist is on a qu... Read more

Red Beard (1965)

8.3/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Yuzo Kayama, Yoshio Tsuchiya

A testament to the goodness of humankind, Akira Kurosawa's 'Red Beard' chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a c... Read more

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (Blu-ray) (1990)

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Akira Terao, Mieko Harada, Mitsuko Baisho

Eight mesmerising tableaus explore the subconscious at various stages of an elderly mans life in this visually stunning work from the master Japanese... Read more

Dersu Uzala (1975)

8.3/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Yuri Solomon, Maxim Munzuk

Kurosawa's remarkable, personal tale of the friendship between a wise old man and a young Soviet explorer, filmed in the beautiful expanse of Siberia,... Read more

The Lower Depths (1957)

7.5/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Ganjiro Nakamada

Adapted from a play by Maxim Gorky and following the adventures of a boarding home's odd residents, especially the love triangle that develops between... Read more

Rashomon (1950)

8.3/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori

Akira Kurosawa's first huge international success is this superlative study of truth and human nature; four people involved in a rape-murder tell vary... Read more

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Akira Terao, Mieko Harada, Mitsuko Baisho

Eight mesmerising tableaus explore the subconscious at various stages of an elderly mans life in this visually stunning work from the master Japanese... Read more

High and Low (1963)

8.4/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune

Based on an Ed McBain novel, 'High and Low' is a gripping, film noir style thriller. A ruthless kidnapper, aiming to snatch wealthy industrialist Tosh... Read more