films seen
13/33
average score
1.57*
nationality
Japan - 88 years old
status
R.I.P.
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One of Japan's most lauded and prominent directors. Kurosawa is best know for his samurai films, personally I prefer his crime and drama work. I'm not really a big fan of the man, but he's such a big name there's simply no way past his oeuvre.

Worthy but flawed

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Doomed

by Akira Kurosawa
Also know as: Ikiru
Specifics: Japan [1952] - 143 mins
Genre: Drama
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2.5

Dubious filler

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Dersu Uzala

by Akira Kurosawa
Specifics: Soviet Union, Japan [1975] - 142 mins
Genre: Drama, Adventure
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2.0
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Throne of Blood

by Akira Kurosawa
Also know as: Kumonosu-Jô
Specifics: Japan [1957] - 110 mins
Genre: Drama, Action
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2.0
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Seven Samurai

by Akira Kurosawa
Also know as: Shichinin no Samurai
Specifics: Japan [1954] - 207 mins
Genre: Action, Adventure
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2.0
In the Woods poster

In the Woods

by Akira Kurosawa
Also know as: Rashômon
Specifics: Japan [1950] - 88 mins
Genre: Mystery, Crime
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2.0
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Drunken Angel

by Akira Kurosawa
Also know as: Yoidore-tenshi
Specifics: Japan [1948] - 102 mins
Genre: Drama, Crime
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2.0

Okay film by Akira Kurosawa. I clearly prefer his drama over his genre work, I like his shorter films better than his longer ones and I'll take Shimura over Mifune every time. Hence, this film was pretty easy to get through. Sadly it didn't do a lot more for me. The drama is still a bit overdone and never really gripped me like a drama is supposed to.

Plain forgettable

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Revolt

by Akira Kurosawa
Also know as: Ran
Specifics: Japan, France [1985] - 162 mins
Genre: War
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1.5
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High and Low

by Akira Kurosawa
Also know as: Tengoku to Jigoku
Specifics: Japan [1963] - 143 mins
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
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1.5
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Yojimbo

by Akira Kurosawa
Also know as: Yôjinbô
Specifics: Japan [1961] - 110 mins
Genre: Drama, Action
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1.5
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Stray Dog

by Akira Kurosawa
Also know as: Nora Inu
Specifics: Japan [1949] - 122 mins
Genre: Thriller
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1.5

Big nopes

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Sanjuro

by Akira Kurosawa
Also know as: Tsubaki Sanjûrô
Specifics: Japan [1962] - 96 mins
Genre: Action, Adventure
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1.0

Irritation overload

Dreams poster

Dreams

by Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda
Also know as: Yume
Specifics: Japan, USA [1990] - 119 mins
Genre: Fantasy
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0.5
The Hidden Fortress poster

The Hidden Fortress

by Akira Kurosawa
Also know as: Kakushi-Toride no San-Akunin
Specifics: Japan [1958] - 126 mins
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
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