Akira Kurosawa Movies

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The Magnificent Seven (2016)

7.1

133 min

Country: USA

Genre: Action | Adventure | Western

Release date: September 23, 2016

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Description: Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

Last Man Standing (1996)

6.4

101 min

Country: USA

Genre: Action | Crime | Drama

Release date: September 20, 1996

Director: Walter Hill

Description: A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.

Maadadayo (1993)

7.4

134 min

Country: Japan

Genre: Drama

Release date: March 20, 1998

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Description: Following World War II, a retired professor approaching his autumn years finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war-torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.

Ran (1985)

8.2

162 min

Country: France | Japan

Genre: Action | Drama

Release date: June 01, 1985

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Description: In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.

Kagemusha (1980)

8

162 min

Country: USA | Japan

Genre: Drama | History | War

Release date: October 10, 1980

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Description: A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.

High and Low (1963)

8.4

143 min

Country: Japan

Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery

Release date: November 26, 1963

Director: Akira Kurosawa

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

Sanjuro (1962)

8.2

96 min

Country: Japan

Genre: Action | Crime | Drama

Release date: May 07, 1963

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Description: A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.

Yojimbo (1961)

8.3

110 min

Country: Japan

Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller

Release date: September 13, 1961

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Description: A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Throne of Blood (1957)

8.1

110 min

Country: Japan

Genre: Drama

Release date: November 22, 1961

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Description: A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

The Lower Depths (1957)

7.5

137 min

Country: Japan

Genre: Drama

Release date: October 01, 1957

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Description: In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family.

I Live in Fear (1955)

7.4

103 min

Country: Japan

Genre: Drama

Release date: January 25, 1967

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Description: An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.

Seven Samurai (1954)

8.7

207 min

Country: Japan

Genre: Drama | Adventure

Release date: November 19, 1956

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Description: A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Ikiru (1952)

8.3

143 min

Country: Japan

Genre: Drama

Release date: March 25, 1956

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Description: A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Rashomon (1950)

8.3

88 min

Country: Japan

Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery

Release date: December 26, 1951

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Description: A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Stray Dog (1949)

7.9

122 min

Country: Japan

Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery

Release date: August 31, 1963

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Description: During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

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