Rank The Akira Kurosawa Films

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I was curious to see what Kurosawa film was the most popular and to see which one I haven't seen that I should!
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There's still quite a few I haven't seen, but the eight films I have seen from him are all amazing and highly recommended. This is how I'd rank them, from favorite to least favorite:

  1. Seven Samurai
  2. Ran
  3. High and Low
  4. Red Beard
  5. Yojimbo
  6. Throne of Blood
  7. Rashomon
  8. Dodes'ka-den



For me that's how I'd rank them. (I'd have to rewatch Kagemusha and Ran)

1. Ikiru
2. Rashomon
3. Seven Samurai
4. The Bad Sleep Well
5. Yojimbo
6. The Hidden Fortress
7. Kagemusha
8. Ran



1. High & Low (1963)
2. Ikiru (1952)
3. Seven Samurai (1954)
4. Dersu Uzala (1975)
5. Ran (1985)
6. Yojimbo (1961)
7. The Idiot (1951)
8. Kagemusha (1980)
9. Dreams (1990)
10. Rhapsody in August (1991)
11. Rashomon (1950)

I'd also recommend After The Rain (1999) which was the film he was making when he died.



Seven Samurai

Rashomon

Ikiru

Rhapsody in August

Red Beard

High & Low

Sanjuro

Throne of Blood

Yojimbo

The Hidden Fortress

Drunken Angel

I Live in Fear

Madadayo

One Wonderful Sunday

The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tails

Scandal

The Bad Sleep Well

Ran

Kagemusha

The Lower Depths

Sanshiro Sugata Part 2

Stray Dog

Dodes’ka-den

Dreams

Sanshiro Sugata

The Most Beautiful



1. Seven Samurai
2. High and Low
3. Ikiru
4. Ran
5. Yojimbo
6. Rashomon
7. Sanjuro
8. Stray Dog
9. Hidden Fortress

The top 4 are all about tied for me, but everything I've seen has been great. I'm really looking forward to seeing Red Beard and Throne of Blood. I'm impressed by the Gunslinger's thoroughness!



I haven't seen most of these in a long while so their rankings are pretty random. The first couple are pretty solid though.

Rashomon
Seven Samurai
High and Low
Dersu Uzala
Ran
Throne of Blood
The Hidden Fortress
Ikiru
Red Beard
Yojimbo
Stray Dog
I Live in Fear
Sanshiro Sugata
No Regrets for Our Youth
Sanjurō
Scandal
Dodesukaden
Dreams
Sanshiro Sugata Part II
Kagemusha
The Bad Sleep Well
Drunken Angel



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The ones I have seen:

1. Rashomon
2. Ikiru
3. The Throne of Blood
4. Dreams
5. Ran
6. The Hidden Fortress
7. Scandal
8. Yojimbo
9. Kagemusha
10. Sanjuro
11. Seven Samurai
12. Drunken Angel





I'll go with this dozen. Today, anyway...

1. Rashomon
2. Ikiru
3. High & Low
4. RAN
5. Seven Samurai
6. Stray Dog
7. Throne of Blood
8. Yojimbo
9. The Bad Sleep Well
10. Dersu Uzala
11. Scandal
12. Drunken Angel
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Rashomon
Ikiru
Seven Samurai
High and Low
Red Beard
I Live In Fear
One Wonderful Sunday
Throne of Blood
Stray Dog
No Regrets For Our Youth
Drunken Angel
The Lower Depth
The Idiot
The Hidden Fortress
Dersa Uzala
Dreams



1. Ran
2. Ikiru
3. Red Beard
4. High and Low
5. I Live in Fear
6. No Regrets for Our Youth
7. Dreams
8. The Bad Sleep Well
9. The Idiot
10. Seven Samurai

11. Sanjuro
12. Kagemusha
13. Rhapsody in August
14. Dersu Uzala
15. Yojimbo
16. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
17. The Quiet Duel
18. Drunken Angel
19. Throne of Blood
20. The Lower Depths

21. The Hidden Fortress
22. The Most Beautiful
23. Madadayo
24. Dodes'ka-den
25. Sanshiro Sugata
26. Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two
27. Stray Dog
28. Rashomon
29. Scandal
30. One Wonderful Sunday



I just started diving into his filmography a couple of years ago, but this is what I've seen...

  1. Ran
  2. Throne of Blood
  3. Rashomon
  4. Yojimbo
  5. Seven Samurai

All great, though. The "gaps" between each are minimal.
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Seven Samurai
Ran
Rashomon
Throne of Blood
Ikiru
Red Beard
Dersu Uzala
Yojimbo
High and Low
The Hidden Fortress
The Bad Sleep Well
Sanjuro
Kagemusha
I Live in Fear
Stray Dog
Madadayo
Dreams
The Lower Depths
The Quiet Duel
Drunken Angel
The Idiot
Rhapsody in August
One Wonderful Sunday
Scandal
No Regrets for Our Youth
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
The Most Beautiful
Sanshiro Sugata
Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two
Dodes'ka-den
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Agree with the ratings although not a bit fan of it.