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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.

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  • 1
    Samurai Rebellion
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    Samurai Rebellion

    Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai

    Released1967

    Directed byMasaki Kobayashi

    Samurai Rebellion is a 1967 Japanese film directed by Masaki Kobayashi. Its original Japanese... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Seven Samurai
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    Seven Samurai

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1954

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

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  • 3
    Yojimbo
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    Yojimbo

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1961

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

    Yojimbo is a 1961 jidaigeki film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It tells the story of a... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 4
    Rashomon
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    Rashomon

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1950

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

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  • 5
    Duel at Ganryu Island
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    Duel at Ganryu Island

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1956

    Directed byHiroshi Inagaki

    Samurai III: Duel At Ganryu Island is a 1956 color Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 6
    The Sword of Doom
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    The Sword of Doom

    Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai

    Released1966

    Directed byKihachi Okamoto

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  • 7
    Hell in the Pacific
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    Hell in the Pacific

    Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune

    Released1968

    Directed byJohn Boorman

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  • 8
    Duel At Ichijoji Temple
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    Duel At Ichijoji Temple

    Toshiro Mifune, Akihiko Hirata

    Released1955

    Directed byHiroshi Inagaki

    Duel at Ichijoji Temple is a color 1955 Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    The Hidden Fortress
    42
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    The Hidden Fortress

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1958

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

    The Hidden Fortress is a 1958 jidaigeki film directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Shōgun
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    Shōgun

    Orson Welles, Richard Chamberlain

    Released1980

    Directed byJerry London

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  • 11
    Sanjuro
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    15

    Sanjuro

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1962

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

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  • 12
    Samurai Assassin
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    Samurai Assassin

    Toshiro Mifune, Hideyo Amamoto

    Released1965

    Directed byKihachi Okamoto

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  • 13
    Throne of Blood
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    Throne of Blood

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1957

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

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  • 14
    Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
    31
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    Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo

    Toshiro Mifune, Shintaro Katsu

    Released1970

    Directed byKihachi Okamoto

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  • 15
    High and Low
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    8

    High and Low

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1963

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

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  • 16
    Red Beard
    31
    10

    Red Beard

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1965

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

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  • 17
    Drunken Angel
    25
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    Drunken Angel

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1948

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

    Drunken Angel is a 1948 Japanese yakuza film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It is notable for... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    Grand Prix
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    Grand Prix

    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint

    Released1966

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

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  • 19
    The Lower Depths
    25
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    The Lower Depths

    Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada

    Released1957

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

    The Lower Depths is a 1957 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, based on the play The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    Stray Dog
    24
    5

    Stray Dog

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1949

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

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  • 21
    Shogun's Samurai
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    6

    Shogun's Samurai

    Toshiro Mifune, Sonny Chiba

    Released1978

    Directed byKinji Fukasaku

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  • 22
    The Idiot
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    The Idiot

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1951

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

    The Idiot is a 1951 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. The movie is based on the novel... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    The Bad Sleep Well
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    The Bad Sleep Well

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1960

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

    The Bad Sleep Well is a 1960 film directed by the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. It was the... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    I Live in Fear
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    I Live in Fear

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1955

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

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  • 25
    Musashi Miyamoto
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    Musashi Miyamoto

    Toshiro Mifune, Akihiko Hirata

    Released1954

    Directed byHiroshi Inagaki

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