Seven Samurai (1954)

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

Red Beard (1965)

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

High and Low (1963)

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

Scandal (1950)

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Yoko Katsuragi, Takashi Shimura

Ichiro (Toshiro Mifune) is a young painter on holiday in the mountains. By chance he meets Miyako (Yoshiko Yamaguchi) - a famous singer who is staying... Read more

The Idiot (1951)

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Masayuki Mori, Toshiro Mifune, Setsuko Hara, Yoshiko Kuga, Takashi Shimura

Based on Dostoyevsky's classic novel of love and murder, adapted by Kurosawa himself, the story tells of Kameda, a former soldier whose wartime experi... Read more

Drunken Angel (1948)

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

Takashi Shimura plays an alcoholic doctor trying to bring about both spiritual and physical recovery of the human debris living in the yakuza-infested... Read more

Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Director: John Boorman
Starring: Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune

Two men, one American, one Japanese confront each other on a deserted Pacific Island during World War II.A gripping film, well executed with dynamic p... Read more

Zatoichi 20: Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Starring: Shintaro Katsu, Toshiro Mifune

Two of Japan's legendary actors star in this classic tale of greed and misfortune. Zatoichi the Blind Masseur (Shintaro Katsu) revisits a village he h... Read more

Samurai Pirate (1963)

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Tadao Nakamaru, Mie Hama, Kumi Mizuno, Ichiro Arishima

In this Japanese adventure, a brave sailor (Toshiro Mifune) called Sinbad (in the English version) is shipwrecked in a strange part of the world and f... Read more

I Live In Fear (1955)

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

The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki

Kurosawa takes the conventional Japanese period film and combines it with fairytale elements, the result is an energetic and brilliant farce. Toshiro... Read more

Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasa

Toshiro Mifune stars as Isaburo Sasahara, an aging swordsman living a quiet life until his clan lord orders that his son marry the lords mistress, wh... Read more

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Rentaro Mikuni, Kaoru Yachigusa, Kuroemon Onoe, Mariko Okada, Mi...

Hiroshi Inagaki's acclaimed Samurai Trilogy is based on the novel that has been called Japan's "Gone with the Wind". This sweeping saga of the legenda... Read more

The 47 Ronin ( aka Chushingura ) (1962)

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Starring: Yuzo Kayama, Koshiro Matsumoto, Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Mihashi, Yosuke Natsuki,...

One of the most retold stories in Japanese cinema is this historical samurai saga set at the turn of the 18th century, in which 47 loyal ronin seek ve... Read more

The Life of Oharu (1952)

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ichiro Sugai

A poignant, exquisitely filmed portrait of a woman in feudal Japan who, after disgracing the honor of her samurai father, is sold into prostitution. "... Read more

The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Takeshi Kato, Masayuki Mori

Reflecting his fondness for American crime films and motifs this stylish Akira Kurosawa thriller stars Toshiro Mifune and delves into corporate corrup... Read more

Yojimbo (1961)

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Eijiro Tono, Seizaburo Kawazu, Toshiro Mifune

Kurosawa's first full-length comedy. Toshiro Mifune is the unemployed samurai warrior who comes to a small village torn apart by two warring factions... Read more

Sanjuro (1962)

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Toshiro Mifune, Yuzo Kayama

The hero of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo' returns to help a group of very earnest, very green, very young samurai get their clan rid of corruption. As in 'Yoji... Read more

Samurai Assassin (1964)

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Ito Yonosuke, Eijiro Tono

Based loosley on true events, the great Toshiro Mifune plays a masterless samurai in 1860 as the rule of the shogun is coming to an end. A few disgru... Read more

Throne of Blood (1957)

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

Kurosawa's version of 'Macbeth' spares no effort in creating an atmosphere of obsessive madness and supernatural compulsion. The black and white contr... Read more

Princess From The Moon (1987)

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Ayako Wakao, Yasuko Sawaguchi

A poor bamboo cutter and his wife witness a mysterious light in the sky crashing into the nearby forest. Investigating the strange occurence, the bamb... Read more

The Lower Depths (1957)

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

Shogun (1980)

Director: Jerry London
Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune, Yoko Shimada

From best-selling author James Clavell comes this sweeping, award-winning story of love and war, set against the spectacular background of feudal Japa... Read more

Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Mariko Okada, Koji Tsurata

After years on the road establishing his reputation as Japan's greatest fencer, Takezo returns to Kyoto. Otsu waits for him, yet he has come not for h... Read more

Rashomon (1950)

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

Daredevil in the Castle (1961)

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Kyoko Kagawa, Yuriko Hoshi, Yoshiko Kuga, Isuzu Yamada, Yosuke N...

Toshiro Mifune plays Mohei, a lone samurai wandering in despair after his family is wiped out. He arrives in Osaka and is taken in by the Toyotomi cl... Read more

Red Sun (1972)

Director: Terence Young
Starring: Charles Bronson, Toshiro Mifune, Ursula Andress, Alain Delon, Capucine

The year is 1871. The Emperor of Japan decides to make a gift of a priceless samurai sword to the President of the United States of America. En route... Read more

The Sword of Doom (1966)

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Yuzo Kayama, Toshiro Mifune, Michiyo Aratama, Yoko Naito

A brutal, amoral samurai, Ryunosuke (played brilliantly by Tatsuya Nakadai) is scheduled to fight an exhibition match. His opponent's wife offers her... Read more

Stray Dog (1949)

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune, Isao Kimura, Keiko Awaji

Early Kurosawa film is a masterful mix of film noir and police thriller in which a rookie detective (Toshiro Mifune) has his pistol stolen, and his se... Read more

Red Lion (1969)

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Shima Iwashita, Etsushi Takahashi, Ito Yonosuke

The always mesmerizing Toshiro Mifune plays an enthusiastic, if dim-witted imperial emissary, sent to break the good news about the fall of the shogun... Read more

The Quiet Duel (1949)

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Kenjiro Uemura, Miki Sanjo, Chieko Nakakita

Toshiro Mifune's second film with director Akira Kurosawa casts him in the role of a young war-time doctor, who accidentally contracts syphillis while... Read more

Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Koji Tsurata, Kaoru Yachigusa, Mariko Okada, Michiko Saga, Takas...

Hiroshi Inagaki's acclaimed Samurai Trilogy is based on the novel that has been called Japan's "Gone with the Wind". This sweeping saga of the legenda... Read more

Samurai Saga (1959)

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Yoko Tsukasa, Akira Takarada, Keiko Awaji, Seizaburo Kawazu

Cyrano de Bergerac is given the Japanese Samurai treatment with the legendary Toshiro Mifune as the large-nosed warrior with a poet's heart. He is ut... Read more

Grand Prix (1966)

Director: John Frankenheimer
Starring: Eva Marie Saint, James Garner, Jessica Walter, Toshiro Mifune, Yves Montand, Bri...

Incredible racing sequences highlight this Oscar-winning lightning-fast drama about the on-, and off-track rivalries of the Grand Prix drivers. With... Read more

The Bushido Blade (1979)

Director: Tom Kotani
Starring: Mayumi Atano, Sonny Chiba, Frank Converse, Laura Gemser, James Earl Jones, Richa...

The Bushido Blade is a national symbol held sacred by the Japanese who have lived by the Samurai tradition for centuries. The old ways are at the hear... Read more

Rikyu (1989)

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Starring: Kyoko Kishida, Rentaro Mikuni, Tsutomu Yamakazi, Yoshiko Mita

Breaking a self-imposed silence in the cinema for seventeen years, Teshigahara Hiroshi made this brilliant comeback with this striking film. Late in t... Read more

Winter Kills (1979)

Director: William Richert
Starring: Richard Boone, Jeff Bridges, Sterling Hayden, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eliz...

A rare example of a film so wild, so utterly rambunctious and so bursting with invention that it defies description. Based on the novel by Richard Con... Read more

Midway (1976)

Director: Jack Smight
Starring: James Coburn, Henry Fonda, Charlton Heston, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mi...

In WWII Midway became famous as the site of the overwhelming victory of American carrier forces which shifted the balance of power in the Pacific. The... Read more

1941 (Theatrical Cut) (1979)

Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Ned...

Steven Spielberg's monumental comedy spectacular, based on a true incident, about the war panic that erupted in Southern California after a Japanese s... Read more