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Seven Samurai | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 95%  Seven Samurai  207 min,  [Adventure, Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [19 Nov 1956]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, Metacritic 98/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations.
Actors:  Keiko Tsushima, Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Yukiko Shimazaki
Plot:  A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Writer:  Akira Kurosawa (screenplay), Shinobu Hashimoto (screenplay), Hideo Oguni (screenplay)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
Ran | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 91%  Ran  162 min,  R,  [Action, Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [01 Jun 1985]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 96%, Metacritic 96/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 21 nominations.
Actors:  Akira Terao, Daisuke Ryû, Jinpachi Nezu, Tatsuya Nakadai
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Akira Kurosawa (screenplay), Hideo Oguni (screenplay), Masato Ide (screenplay), William Shakespeare (play)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan, France    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Ikiru | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 91%  Ikiru  143 min,  [Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [25 Mar 1956]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins.
Actors:  Haruo Tanaka, Minoru Chiaki, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Takashi Shimura
Plot:  A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.
Writer:  Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
Rashomon | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 91%  Rashomon  88 min,  [Crime, Drama, Mystery]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [26 Dec 1951]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune
Plot:  A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.
Writer:  Ryûnosuke Akutagawa (stories), Akira Kurosawa (screenplay), Shinobu Hashimoto (screenplay)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
Yojimbo | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 90%  Yojimbo  110 min,  [Action, Drama, Thriller]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [13 Sep 1961]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 97%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Eijirô Tôno, Isuzu Yamada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa
Plot:  A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.
Writer:  Akira Kurosawa (story), Akira Kurosawa (screenplay), Ryûzô Kikushima (screenplay)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Bad Sleep Well | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 90%  The Bad Sleep Well  151 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Drama, Thriller]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [22 Jan 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  3 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Kyôko Kagawa, Masayuki Mori, Tatsuya Mihashi, Toshirô Mifune
Plot:  A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.
Writer:  Hideo Oguni, Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima, Shinobu Hashimoto
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
The Hidden Fortress | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 90%  The Hidden Fortress  126 min,  [Adventure, Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [06 Oct 1960]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  4 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Kamatari Fujiwara, Minoru Chiaki, Misa Uehara, Susumu Fujita, Toshirô Mifune
Plot:  Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.
Writer:  Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
High and Low | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  High and Low  143 min,  [Crime, Drama, Mystery]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [26 Nov 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 94%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada
Plot:  An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Writer:  Hideo Oguni (screenplay), Ryûzô Kikushima (screenplay), Eijirô Hisaita (screenplay), Akira Kurosawa (screenplay), Evan Hunter (novel)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Throne of Blood | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  Throne of Blood  110 min,  [Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [22 Nov 1961]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 98%, External Reviews
Awards:  3 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Akira Kubo, Isuzu Yamada, Minoru Chiaki, Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Hideo Oguni (screenplay), Shinobu Hashimoto (screenplay), Ryûzô Kikushima (screenplay), Akira Kurosawa (screenplay)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
Drunken Angel | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  Drunken Angel  102 min,  UNRATED,  [Crime, Drama, Romance]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [30 Dec 1959]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  4 wins.
Actors:  Michiyo Kogure, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune
Plot:  A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.
Writer:  Keinosuke Uekusa, Akira Kurosawa
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
Stray Dog | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  Stray Dog  122 min,  [Crime, Drama, Mystery]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [31 Aug 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 95%, External Reviews
Awards:  4 wins.
Actors:  Eiko Miyoshi, Keiko Awaji, Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune
Plot:  During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.
Writer:  Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
Kagemusha | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 83%  Kagemusha  162 min,  PG,  [Drama, History, War]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [10 Oct 1980]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 87%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Jinpachi Nezu, Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Masato Ide, Akira Kurosawa
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Red Beard | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  Red Beard  185 min,  [Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [19 Dec 1968]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 77%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Reiko Dan, Toshirô Mifune, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yûzô Kayama
Plot:  In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.
Writer:  Masato Ide (screenplay), Hideo Oguni (screenplay), Ryûzô Kikushima (screenplay), Akira Kurosawa (screenplay), Shûgorô Yamamoto (short story collection "Akahige shinryô tan")
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
Scandal | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 79%  Scandal  105 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [17 Jul 1964]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, External Reviews
Actors:  Noriko Sengoku, Shirley Yamaguchi, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Katsuragi
Plot:  A celebrity photograph sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.
Writer:  Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa
Language:  Japanese, English    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
One Wonderful Sunday | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 79%  One Wonderful Sunday  108 min,  [Drama, Romance]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [01 Jun 1982]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 wins.
Actors:  Atsushi Watanabe, Chieko Nakakita, Isao Numasaki, Zekô Nakamura
Plot:  Yuzo and his fiancée Masako spend their Sunday afternoon together, trying to have a good time on just thirty-five yen. They manage to have many small adventures, especially because Masako's...
Writer:  Akira Kurosawa, Keinosuke Uekusa
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
The Lower Depths | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 77%  The Lower Depths  137 min,  [Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [01 Oct 1957]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 80%, External Reviews
Awards:  5 wins.
Actors:  Ganjirô Nakamura, Isuzu Yamada, Kyôko Kagawa, Toshirô Mifune
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Maxim Gorky (play), Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 77%  The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail  59 min,  [Adventure, Drama, Thriller]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [28 Feb 1960]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, External Reviews
Actors:  Denjirô Ôkôchi, Ken'ichi Enomoto, Masayuki Mori, Susumu Fujita
Plot:  A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.
Writer:  Nobumitsu Kanze (play), Akira Kurosawa, Gohei Namiki (play)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
Dersu Uzala | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  Dersu Uzala  142 min,  G,  [Adventure, Biography, Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [20 Dec 1977]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 69%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins.
Actors:  Maksim Munzuk, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulev, Yuriy Solomin
Plot:  The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter.
Writer:  Akira Kurosawa (screenplay), Yuriy Nagibin (screenplay), Vladimir Arsenev (novel)
Language:  Russian, Chinese    Country:  Soviet Union, Japan    More Info:  IMDB
The Idiot | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  The Idiot  166 min,  [Drama, Romance]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [30 Apr 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 78%, External Reviews
Actors:  Masayuki Mori, Setsuko Hara, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Kuga
Plot:  A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.
Writer:  Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel), Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
The Quiet Duel | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 75%  The Quiet Duel  95 min,  [Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [30 Nov 1979]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  Kenjirô Uemura, Miki Sanjô, Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune
Plot:  A surgeon gets syphilis from a patient when he cuts himself during an operation. The doctor's life is destroyed, but unlike the patient, he doesn't destroy others along with him.
Writer:  Kazuo Kikuta (play), Akira Kurosawa, Senkichi Taniguchi
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
I Live in Fear | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  I Live in Fear  103 min,  [Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [25 Jan 1967]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 70%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Eiko Miyoshi, Minoru Chiaki, Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune
Plot:  An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.
Writer:  Shinobu Hashimoto, Fumio Hayasaka (story), Akira Kurosawa (story), Hideo Oguni
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
Dreams | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Dreams  119 min,  PG,  [Drama, Fantasy]  [Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda]  [24 Aug 1990]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 59%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations.
Actors:  Akira Terao, Mieko Harada, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi
Plot:  A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Writer:  Akira Kurosawa
Language:  Japanese, French, English    Country:  Japan, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Sanshiro Sugata | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Sanshiro Sugata  79 min,  [Action, Adventure, Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [28 Apr 1974]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Denjirô Ôkôchi, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki
Plot:  Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life.
Writer:  Akira Kurosawa, Tsuneo Tomita (novel)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
Those Who Make Tomorrow | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Sekigawa, Kajirô Yamamoto | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Those Who Make Tomorrow  82 min,  [Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Sekigawa, Kajirô Yamamoto]  [02 May 1946]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Hideko Takamine, Kenji Susukida, Masayuki Mori, Susumu Fujita
Plot:  Two sisters, one a dancer and the other a script supervisor at a big movie studio, become embroiled in union activities when a strike is called in sympathy with striking railroad workers, ...
Writer:  Yûsaku Yamagata, Kajirô Yamamoto
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Dodes'ka-den | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Dodes'ka-den  140 min,  [Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [17 Oct 1974]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 57%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins.
Actors:  Kin Sugai, Shinsuke Minami, Toshiyuki Tonomura, Yoshitaka Zushi
Plot:  Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.
Writer:  Akira Kurosawa (screenplay), Hideo Oguni (screenplay), Shinobu Hashimoto (screenplay), Shûgorô Yamamoto (novel)
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB
Rhapsody in August | Movie Details for Director Akira Kurosawa | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  Rhapsody in August  98 min,  PG,  [Drama]  [Akira Kurosawa]  [20 Dec 1991]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 57%, External Reviews
Awards:  5 wins & 6 nominations.
Actors:  Hisashi Igawa, Narumi Kayashima, Richard Gere, Sachiko Murase, Tomoko Ôtakara
Plot:  Three generations' responses to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
Writer:  Kiyoko Murata (novel), Akira Kurosawa
Language:  Japanese    Country:  Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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