The Best Akira Kobayashi Movies  

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List of the best Akira Kobayashi movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Akira Kobayashi's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Akira Kobayashi movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Akira Kobayashi movies will be at the top of the list. Akira Kobayashi has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Akira Kobayashi movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Akira Kobayashi films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Akira Kobayashi role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Akira Kobayashi performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

With films ranging from Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Hiroshima Deathmatch to Three Seconds Before the Explosion, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

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Kanto Wanderer Akira Kobayashi, Chieko Matsubara
Kanto Wanderer is a 1963 Japanese yakuza film directed by Seijun Suzuki and starring Akira Kobayashi, Chieko Matsubara, Daizaburo Hirata and Hiroko Itō. It was a programme picture produced by ...more
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Rusty Knife Yujiro Ishihara, Akira Kobayashi, Toshio Takahara
Rusty Knife is a 1958 action Japanese film directed by Toshio Masuda. Rusty Knife was part of the Nikkatsu film studio's wave of Japanese noir films, made in order to compete with popular ...more
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Akira Kobayashi, Hideki Takahashi
Our Blood Will Not Forgive is a 1964 Japanese film by the noted filmmaker Seijun Suzuki. It stars Akira Kobayashi and Hideki Takahashi as two brothers who seek revenge on the yakuza for the ...more
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The Flower and the Angry Waves Akira Kobayashi, Osamu Takizawa, Chieko Matsubara
The Flower and the Angry Waves is a 1964 Japanese film directed by Seijun Suzuki.
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Masumi Okada, Kazuo Kumakura, Taiji Tonoyama
Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate is a 1957 black-and-white Japanese film comedy directed by Yuzo Kawashima with a screenplay by Kawashima, Shōhei Imamura and Keiichi Tanaka. It was voted ...more
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The Rambling Guitarist Nobuo Kaneko, Ruriko Asaoka, Akira Kobayashi
The Rambling Guitarist is a 1959 Japanese western film written by Gan Yamazaki and directed by Buichi Saito.
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Young Breasts Akira Kobayashi, Sachiko Hidari, Hideaki Nitani
Young Breasts is a 1958 Japanese juvenile delinquent film directed by Seijun Suzuki for the Nikkatsu Corporation. Akira Kobayashi stars as a young hoodlum who tries to go straight after falling ...more
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Father of the Kamikaze Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Kōji Tsuruta
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The Rambler Rides Again Nobuo Kaneko, Ruriko Asaoka, Akira Kobayashi
The Rambler Rides Again is a 1960 Japanese Western film written by Gan Yamazaki and directed by Buichi Saito.
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Akira Kobayashi, Chieko Matsubara
Black Tight Killers, also known as If You Touch Me Danger is a 1966 Japanese film directed by Yasuharu Hasebe and based on the novel 三重露出 by Michio Tsuzuki.
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This Day's Life Masahiko Tsugawa, Yujiro Ishihara, Nobuo Kaneko
This Day's Life is a 1957 black and white Japanese film drama directed by Tomotaka Tasaka.
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Three Seconds Before the Explosion Kazuo Kitamura, Akira Kobayashi, Hideki Takahashi
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Sonny Chiba, Bunta Sugawara, Kunie Tanaka
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima is a 1973 Japanese yakuza film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. It is the second film in a five-part series that Fukasaku made in a span ...more