Movies Directed By Akira Kurosawa

List of all movies directed by Akira Kurosawa, listed alphabetically. These popular films directed by Akira Kurosawa include trailers of the movies when available. This collection includes some of the best movies directed by Akira Kurosawa, so use the list to find some movies you haven't already seen. From Akira Kurosawa's studio films to Akira Kurosawa's independent films, this Akira Kurosawa filmography includes movies from all genres.

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  • Dersu Uzala
    Maxim Munzuk, Yuri Solomin, Vladimir Kremena
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
    "Dersu Uzala" is epic in form yet intimate in scope. Set in the forests of Eastern Siberia at the turn of the century, it is a portrait of the friendship that grows between an aging hunter and a ...more

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  • Dodes'ka-den
    Kin Sugai, Shinsuke Minami, Yûko Kusunoki
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
    Dodes'ka-den is a 1970 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa and based on the Shūgorō Yamamoto book Kisetsu no nai machi.
  • Dreams
    Martin Scorsese, Chishū Ryū, Hisashi Igawa
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirō Honda
    Dreams is a 1990 magical realism film based on actual dreams the film's director, Akira Kurosawa, claimed to have had repeatedly. It was the first film where he was the sole author of the script. It ...more
  • Drunken Angel
    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eitarō Shindō
    • Released: 1948
    • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
    Drunken Angel is a 1948 Japanese yakuza film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It is notable for being the first of sixteen film collaborations between director Kurosawa and actor Toshiro Mifune.
  • The Idiot
    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Setsuko Hara
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
    The Idiot is a 1951 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
  • High and Low
    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
    High and Low is a 1963 police procedural crime drama film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai and Kyōko Kagawa. The film is loosely based on King's Ransom, by Ed ...more