Top Akira Kurosawa movies(based on popularity,ratings,box office)

as Director
Shichinin no samurai (Seven Samurai) movie poster
1. Shichinin no samurai (Seven Samurai)
Seven Samurai are hired by a village to protect the crops from bandits, Samurai win the fight, yet they lose
Year:1954, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Katô, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama, Action
Rashomon (the castle gate) movie poster
2. Rashomon (the castle gate)

Year:1950, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Masayuki Mori, Minoru Chiaki, Machiko Kyô, Kichijirô Ueda
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama, Crime
Ikiru (To Live) movie poster
3. Ikiru (To Live)

Year:1952, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Haruo Tanaka, Bokuzen Hidari, Shin'ichi Himori, Miki Odagiri
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama
Yojimbo movie poster
4. Yojimbo

Year:1961, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Daisuke Katô, Seizaburô Kawazu, Yôko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada
Language:Japanese
Category:Action, Adventure
Dersu Uzala movie poster
5. Dersu Uzala

Year:1975, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Yuri Solomin, Suimenkul Chokmorov, Maksim Munzuk, Svetlana Danilchenko, Vladimir Kremena, Dmitri Korshikov
Language:Russian
Category:Drama, Adventure
Ran movie poster
6. Ran

Year:1985, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Tatsuya Nakadai, Mieko Harada, Jinpachi Nezu, Akira Terao, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Daisuke Ryû
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama, Action
Kumonosu-jô (Throne of Blood) movie poster
7. Kumonosu-jô (Throne of Blood)

Year:1957, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Akira Kubo, Isuzu Yamada, Hiroshi Tachikawa
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama
Sanjuro movie poster
8. Sanjuro

Year:1962, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Reiko Dan
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama, Action
Kagemusha movie poster
9. Kagemusha

Year:1980, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Tatsuya Nakadai, Hideji Ôtaki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Daisuke Ryû, Masayuki Yui
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama, War
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (The Hidden Fortress) movie poster
10. Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (The Hidden Fortress)

Year:1958, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Kamatari Fujiwara, Susumu Fujita, Minoru Chiaki, Misa Uehara
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama, Action
Tengoku to jigoku (High and Low) movie poster
11. Tengoku to jigoku (High and Low)

Year:1963, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai, Isao Kimura, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama, Thriller
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (The Bad Sleep Well) movie poster
12. Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (The Bad Sleep Well)

Year:1960, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Kô Nishimura, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama, Thriller
Red Beard movie poster
13. Red Beard

Year:1965, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yûzô Kayama, Reiko Dan, Miyuki Kuwano
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama
Madadayo movie poster
14. Madadayo

Year:1993, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Hisashi Igawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuo Matsumura, Akira Terao, Masayuki Yui, Jôji Tokoro
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama
Nora inu (Stray Dog) movie poster
15. Nora inu (Stray Dog)

Year:1949, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eiko Miyoshi, Keiko Awaji, Noriko Honma, Noriko Sengoku
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama, Thriller
Dreams movie poster
16. Dreams

Year:1990, Director:Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda
Cast:Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi, Mieko Harada, Akira Terao, Mitsunori Isaki, Toshihiko Nakano
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama, Fantasy
Yoidore tenshi (Drunken Angel) movie poster
17. Yoidore tenshi (Drunken Angel)

Year:1948, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Chieko Nakakita, Michiyo Kogure, Noriko Sengoku, Reisaburô Yamamoto
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama, Thriller
Dodes\
18. Dodes'ka-den

Year:1970, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Kin Sugai, Junzaburô Ban, Yûko Kusunoki, Yoshitaka Zushi, Shinsuke Minami, Toshiyuki Tonomura
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama
Donzoko (The Lower Depths) movie poster
19. Donzoko (The Lower Depths)

Year:1957, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Toshirô Mifune, Kamatari Fujiwara, Kyôko Kagawa, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Ganjirô Nakamura
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama
Hakuchi (The Idiot) movie poster
20. Hakuchi (The Idiot)

Year:1951, Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Masayuki Mori, Yoshiko Kuga, Setsuko Hara, Chieko Higashiyama
Language:Japanese
Category:Drama






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