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What are the best Akira Kurosawa movies?

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  1. 1Seven Samurai

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    Seven Samurai is a drama film directed and written by Akira Kurosawa. It was first released on April 26, 1954, by The Criterion Collection. It starred Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, and Keiko Tsushima.

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  1. 2Yojimbo

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    Yojimbo is an action Japanese movie directed by Akira Kurosawa. It was first released in September 1961, by The Criterion Collection. It starred Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, and Yoko Tsukasa.

  2. 3Rashomon

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    Rashomon is a period film in 1950 by Akira Kurosawa. Based on the short story "In a Grove" by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, the film is about four people recalling their different versions of a man’s untimely death.

  1. 4Ran

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    Ran is a tragic period movie in 1985 by Akira Kurosawa. Deriving from King Lear by William Shakespeare and taking inspiration from  the life of daimyō Mōri Motonari, the film is about the downfall of warlord Hidetora Ichimonji.

  2. 5Throne of Blood

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    Throne of Blood is a samurai film in 1957 by Akira Kurosawa. An adaptation of Macbeth by William Shakespeare and influenced by Noh theater, the film is about warlord Taketoki Washizu taking over Spider's Web Castle after betraying his sovereign.

  3. 6The Hidden Fortress

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    The Hidden Fortress is a period film in 1958 by Akira Kurosawa. The film is about two peasants accompanying a couple across an enemy territory. Unknown to them, they are a general and a princess in disguise. 
  4. 7Dreams

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    Dreams is a  magical realism film from 1990. Akira Kurosawa collaborated with George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and Steven Spielberg. The film has 8 parts depicting Kurosawa's dreams influenced by Japanese folklore.

  5. 8Kagemusha

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    Kagemusha is a period drama film in 1980 by Akira Kurosawa. Taking inspiration from the life of  Takeda Shingen, the film is about a petty thief recruited by the Takeda clan to impersonate as their daimyō.

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    July 5, 2018
    "This is a mouth-watering, visual experience. There's Van Gogh, a nuclear holocaust, forest spirits and the beautiful countryside. So this is what's inside the head of Akira Kurosawa. I'm surpirsed that he teamed up with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola."
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    Dreams
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    July 5, 2018
    "This is the best samurai movie ever. It's so great, even America adapted it into a cowboy movie called The Majestic Seven. It's about 7 cool samurais defeating an army of bandits. This is a definite samurai mouvie!"
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    Seven Samurai
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    July 5, 2018
    "Have you ever heard of the Rashoumon Effect? This film introduced that concept where an event occurs but people have different interpretations about it. Rashoumon is a great cinematic experience for intellects."
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    Rashomon
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    July 5, 2018
    "The ironic part of this film is that the thief has more honor than the warlord's stupid son. A good entry-level movie for anyone wanting to watch samurai movies."
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    Kagemusha
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    July 5, 2018
    "This was a nice adaptation of King Lear. It's hard to imagine a Scotish story turned into a Japanese Feudal era story. The reinterpretation was phenomenal!"
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    Ran
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    July 5, 2018
    "A must watch film for film majors. I watched this for a class requirement and wow, this is great! I learned more techniques from the master Akira Kurosawa."
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    The Hidden Fortress
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    July 5, 2018
    "A Fistful of Dollars was inspired by this samurai flick! It's a samurai caught in a gang war. Akira Kurosawa really knows his samurai history."
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    Yojimbo
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    July 5, 2018
    "It's just Macbeth in feudal Japan. What makes it terrific is the Noh Theatre-inspired visuals."
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    Throne of Blood
This list is about What are the best Akira Kurosawa movies
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Seven Samurai Movies 17 Paid
2YojimboMovies 14 Paid
3RashomonMovies 12 Paid
4RanMovies 11 Paid
5Throne of BloodMovies 9 Paid
6The Hidden FortressMovies 7 Paid
7DreamsMovies 4 Paid
8KagemushaMovies 2 Paid
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