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Sanjuro (1962)

8.2/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, 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

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

The Sword of Doom (1966)

8/10
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

The 47 Ronin ( aka Chushingura ) (1962)

7.6/10
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

Mutant Girls Squad (2010)

5.8/10
Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Noboru Iguchi, Tak Sakaguchi
Starring: Naoto Takenaka, Yumi Sugimoto, Yuko Takayama, Suzuka Morita

Rin is a seemingly normal Japanese high school girl, but on her sixteenth birthday, everything in her life changes. After witnessing her mother's face... Read more