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The Best Toshiro Mifune Movies  

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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. It follows the story of a village of farmers that hire seven ronin to combat bandits ...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 lords vie for supremacy. The ...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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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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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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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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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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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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, Antonio Aguilar, Pepe Romay
Ánimas Trujano is a 1962 Mexican drama film directed by Ismael Rodríguez, based on a novel by Rogelio Barriga Rivas. It stars Toshiro Mifune, Columba Domínguez, Flor ...more
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The Walking Major Toshiro Mifune, Dina Merrill, Frank Sinatra
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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
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Toshiro Mifune, Sonny Chiba, Tetsurō Tamba
The Fall of Ako Castle is a 1978 Japanese historical martial arts period film, directed by Kinji Fukasaku. It depicts the story of the Forty-seven Ronin. The film is one of a series of period ...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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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