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List of the best Toshiro Mifune movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Toshiro Mifune'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 Toshiro Mifune movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Toshiro Mifune movies will be at the top of the list. Toshiro Mifune has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Toshiro Mifune movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Toshiro Mifune films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Shinsengumi and Yojimbo are included on this list along with many more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Toshiro Mifune movies?" and "What are the greatest Toshiro Mifune roles of all time?"

Steven Spielberg and Akira Kurosawa both worked with Toshiro Mifune over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Toshiro Mifune was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Jean Gabin and Peter Ustinov in terms of fame and success.

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijirō Tōno Seven Samurai is a 1954 Japanese Jidaigeki adventure film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film takes place in 1587 during the Warring States Period of Japan. It follows ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai Yojimbo is a 1961 jidaigeki film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It tells the story of a rōnin, portrayed by Toshiro Mifune, who arrives in a small town where competing crime lords vie for ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Machiko Kyō Rashomon is a 1950 Japanese period drama film directed by Akira Kurosawa, working in close collaboration with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa. It stars Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyō, Masayuki Mori ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai Sanjuro is a 1962 black-and-white Japanese samurai film directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune. It is a sequel to Kurosawa's 1961 Yojimbo. Originally an adaptation of the Shūgorō ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai 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

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Isuzu Yamada Throne of Blood is a 1957 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film transposes the plot of William Shakespeare's play Macbeth to feudal Japan, with stylistic elements drawn from Noh

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Kinuyo Tanaka Red Beard is a 1965 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa about the relationship between a town doctor and his new trainee. The film was based on Shūgorō Yamamoto's short story collection, ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Makatari Fujiwara The Hidden Fortress is a 1958 jidaigeki film directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune as General Makabe Rokurōta and Misa Uehara as Princess Yuki.

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eitarō Shindō 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.

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Toshiro Mifune, Akihiko Hirata, Rentarō Mikuni Miyamoto Musashi is a 1954 color Japanese film by Hiroshi Inagaki starring Toshiro Mifune. It is the first film of Inagaki's Samurai Trilogy of historical adventures. The film is adapted from ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Etsuko Ichihara Samurai Rebellion is a 1967 Japanese film directed by Masaki Kobayashi. Its original Japanese title is Jōi-uchi: Hairyō tsuma shimatsu, which translates approximately as "Rebellion: Result ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji Stray Dog is a 1949 Japanese police procedural film noir directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura. The film is considered a precursor to the contemporary police ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Chishū Ryū The Bad Sleep Well is a 1960 film directed by the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. It was the first film to be produced under Kurosawa's own independent production company. It was entered into ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Rentarō Mikuni Samurai III: Duel At Ganryu Island is a 1956 color Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki starring Toshirō Mifune. It is the third film of the Samurai Trilogy. The film is adapted from Eiji ...more

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Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda Midway, released in the United Kingdom as Battle of Midway and in the US on video as The Battle of Midway, is a 1976 Technicolor war film directed by Jack Smight and produced by Walter Mirisch ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yūzō Kayama The Sword of Doom, is a jidaigeki film released in 1966. It was directed by Kihachi Okamoto and stars Tatsuya Nakadai. It was based on the serial novel of the same title by Kaizan Nakazato.

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Toshiro Mifune, Akihiko Hirata, Rentarō Mikuni Duel at Ichijoji Temple is a color 1955 Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki starring Toshiro Mifune. It is the second film of the Samurai Trilogy. The film is adapted from Eiji Yoshikawa's ...more

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Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune Hell in the Pacific is a 1968 World War II film starring Lee Marvin and Toshirō Mifune, the only two actors in the entire film. It was directed by John Boorman.

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Orson Welles, Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune Shōgun is an American television miniseries based on the international bestselling 1975 novel of the same name by James Clavell, who also was the executive producer of the miniseries. It was ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Hideyo Amamoto, Akihiko Hirata Samurai Assassin is a 1965 Japanese movie directed by Kihachi Okamoto and starring Toshiro Mifune, Koshiro Matsumoto, Yunosuke Ito, and Michiyo Aratama. Samurai Assassin is set in 1860, ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Kinuyo Tanaka The Life of Oharu 西鶴一代女, Saikaku Ichidai Onna, "Saikaku's Amorous Woman" is a 1952 historical fiction black-and-white film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi starring Kinuyo Tanaka as Oharu, ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Sonny Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada Shogun's Samurai, also known as "The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy" and "Intrigue of the Yagyu Clan", is a 1978 Japanese historical martial arts period film, directed by Kinji ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Shintaro Katsu, Shin Kishida Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo is a drama, action and adventure film directed by Kihachi Okamoto.

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Setsuko Hara 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.

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Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyōko Kagawa The Lower Depths is a 1957 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, based on the play The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky. The film's setting was changed to Edo-period Japan.

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijirō Tōno I Live In Fear is a 1955 Japanese film written and directed by Akira Kurosawa. It was co-written by Shinobu Hashimoto, Fumio Hayasaka, and Hideo Oguni. The story concerned an elderly factory ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Jeff Bridges, Eli Wallach Winter Kills is a 1979 film, directed by William Richert, based on the novel by Richard Condon. Its cast includes Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Richard Boone, Toshirō ...more

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James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Toshiro Mifune Grand Prix is a 1966 American action film with an international cast. The picture was directed by John Frankenheimer with music by Maurice Jarre and stars James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves ...more

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Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd 1941 is a 1979 period comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and featuring an ensemble cast including Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, John ...more

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Death of a Tea Master Toshiro Mifune, Taketoshi Naitô, Eiji Okuda Death of a Tea Master is a 1989 historical drama film written by Yoshikata Yoda and directed by Kei Kumai.

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Toshiro Mifune, Nobuko Otowa, Shima Iwashita Red Lion is a 1969 Japanese film directed by Kihachi Okamoto and starring Toshirō Mifune and Shima Iwashita.

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Toshiro Mifune, Shintaro Katsu, Yorozuya Kinnosuke Machibuse is a 1970 Japanese drama film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki.

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tanie Kitabayashi Scandal is a 1950 film written and directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film stars Toshirō Mifune, Takashi Shimura and Shirley Yamaguchi.

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Toshiro Mifune, Hideyo Amamoto, Akihiko Hirata Life of an Expert Swordsman is a 1959 samurai film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki and starring Toshiro Mifune. Its story is an adaptation of the Edmond Rostand play Cyrano de Bergerac. The film was ...more

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Ursula Andress, Charles Bronson, Alain Delon Red Sun aka Soleil rouge is a Western film with an international cast. It stars U.S.-born actor Charles Bronson, Japanese actor Toshirō Mifune, French actor Alain Delon and Swiss actress Ursula ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Chishū Ryū, Nobuo Nakamura Rickshaw Man is a 1958 color Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki. It tells the story of Muhōmatsu, a rickshaw man, starring Toshiro Mifune who becomes a surrogate father to the child of a ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Chieko Nakakita The Quiet Duel is a 1949 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It was the second of sixteen film collaborations between director Kurosawa and actor Toshiro Mifune.

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Samurai Banners Toshiro Mifune, Akihiko Hirata, Ken Ogata Samurai Banners is a Japanese samurai drama film released in 1969. It was directed by Hiroshi Inagaki and is based on the life of the famous Sengoku-era battle strategist, Yamamoto Kansuke.

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Japan's Longest Day Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Chishū Ryū Japan's Longest Day, also known as The Emperor and the General, is a 1967 movie directed by Kihachi Okamoto. The subject of the majority of the movie is the period between noon on August 14, ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Setsuko Hara Chūshingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki is a 1962 color period drama Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki.

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The Story of Osaka Castle Toshiro Mifune, Kyōko Kagawa, Akihiko Hirata The Story of Osaka Castle is a 1961 color Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki based on historical events taking place in Japan during the beginning of the 17th century. It was also known ...more

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Jennifer Tilly, Donald Sutherland, Toshiro Mifune

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Toshiro Mifune, Scott Glenn, Clyde Kusatsu The Challenge is a 1982 American action film directed by John Frankenheimer and co-written by John Sayles. The film stars Scott Glenn and Toshirō Mifune.

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James Earl Jones, Toshiro Mifune, Sonny Chiba The Bushido Blade is a 1981 film, directed by Tom Kotani. Sonny Chiba, Toshiro Mifune, Mako, Laura Gemser and James Earl Jones appear in this movie. This was Richard Boone's last film

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Omar Sharif, Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bissett Inchon is a 1981 South Korean-American war film about the Battle of Inchon, considered to be the turning point of the Korean War. The film was directed by Terence Young and financed by ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Mie Hama, Hideyo Amamoto The Advenure of Kigan Castle is a 1966 action-adventure film written by Osamu Dazai and Takeshi Kimura and directed by Senkichi Taniguchi.

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Tora-san Goes North Toshiro Mifune, Chieko Baisho, Masami Shimojô Tora-san Goes North aka Torasan, Remind Shiretoke is a 1987 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma, and Keiko Takeshita as his love interest or ...more

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Christopher Lee, Toshiro Mifune, John Rhys-Davies Kabuto is a 1991 action/adventure drama film directed by Gordon Hessler.

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The Sands of Kurobe Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Yujiro Ishihara The Sands of Kurobe is a 1968 Japanese drama film directed by Kei Kumai. It was Japan's submission to the 41st Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Yorozuya Kinnosuke, Rentarō Mikuni Shinsengumi is a 1969 Japanese jidaigeki film. The true story of the end of the Shogunate, the tragedy of the Shinsengumi is one of the best loved stories of Japanese history and has been ...more