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

Doomed

by Akira Kurosawa
Also known as
Ikiru
Specifics
Japan [1952] - 143 mins
Genre
Drama
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Doomed poster

Dubious filler

Dersu Uzala

by Akira Kurosawa
Specifics
Soviet Union, Japan [1975] - 142 mins
Genre
Drama, Adventure
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Dersu Uzala poster

Throne of Blood

by Akira Kurosawa
Also known as
Kumonosu-Jô
Specifics
Japan [1957] - 110 mins
Genre
Drama, Action
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Throne of Blood poster

Seven Samurai

by Akira Kurosawa
Also known as
Shichinin no Samurai
Specifics
Japan [1954] - 207 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Seven Samurai poster

In the Woods

by Akira Kurosawa
Also known as
Rashômon
Specifics
Japan [1950] - 88 mins
Genre
Mystery, Crime
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
In the Woods poster

Drunken Angel

by Akira Kurosawa
Also known as
Yoidore-tenshi
Specifics
Japan [1948] - 102 mins
Genre
Drama, Crime
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Drunken Angel poster

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

Revolt

by Akira Kurosawa
Also known as
Ran
Specifics
Japan, France [1985] - 162 mins
Genre
War
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Revolt poster

High and Low

by Akira Kurosawa
Also known as
Tengoku to Jigoku
Specifics
Japan [1963] - 143 mins
Genre
Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
High and Low poster

Yojimbo

by Akira Kurosawa
Also known as
Yôjinbô
Specifics
Japan [1961] - 110 mins
Genre
Drama, Action
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Yojimbo poster

Stray Dog

by Akira Kurosawa
Also known as
Nora Inu
Specifics
Japan [1949] - 122 mins
Genre
Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Stray Dog poster

Big nopes

Sanjuro

by Akira Kurosawa
Also known as
Tsubaki Sanjûrô
Specifics
Japan [1962] - 96 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Sanjuro poster

Irritation overload

Dreams

by Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda
Also known as
Yume
Specifics
Japan, USA [1990] - 119 mins
Genre
Fantasy
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
Dreams poster

The Hidden Fortress

by Akira Kurosawa
Also known as
Kakushi-Toride no San-Akunin
Specifics
Japan [1958] - 126 mins
Genre
Comedy, Adventure
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
The Hidden Fortress poster