My Favorite Akira Kurosawa Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Ran (1985)

2.   High and Low (1963)

3.   Seven Samurai (1954)

4.   Ikiru (1952)

5.   Red Beard (1965)

6.   Throne of Blood (1957)

7.   Rashomon (1950)

8.   Yojimbo (1961)

9.   The Hidden Fortress (1958)

10. Stray Dog (1949)

11. Madadayo (1993)

12. Kagemusha (1980)

13. Drunken Angel (1948)

14. Sanjuro (1962)

15. Dersu Uzala (1975)

16. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

17. I Live in Fear (1955)

18. Does’ka-den (1970)

19. The Idiot (1951)

20. The Lower Depths (1957)

21. Scandal (1950)

22. The Quiet Duel (1949)

23. One Wonderful Sunday (1947)

24. No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)

25. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail (1945)

26. Sanshiro Sugata (1943)

27. Sanshiro SUgata Part II (1945)

28. The Most Beautiful (1944)

29. Rhapsody in August (1991)

30. Dreams (1990)
(a.k.a. Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams)

4 thoughts on “My Favorite Akira Kurosawa Films

  1. Hi. Interesting ranking…..I mostly agree with you. I think High and Low and Red Beard are among his best. I would rank Rhapsody in August much lower, and Scandal, No Regrets of Our Youth and One Wonderful Sunday higher, but that’s just a matter of taste. I found the end of One Wonderful Sunday very moving…………..thanks for sharing the list

  2. High and Low and Red Beard are most certainly great films. Scandal, No Regrets for Our Youth and One Wonderful Sunday are great as well. I will say it was hard for me when it came to ranking Rhapsody in August, Dreams, Scandal, No Regrets for Our Youth and One Wonderful Sunday because (like all of Kurosawa’s work) they are all so masterful. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

    P.S. I have just updated my ranking 🙂

  3. I would always place ‘Dersu Uzala’ high on my own list. Such an underrated gem of a film.
    I also rate his historical epics high, so Ran, Kagemusha, Throne of Blood, etc would be in my top five. In fact, Kagemusha is in my personal top ten of all films.

    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Your rankings are especially interesting as well. Kurosawa can do both big and small films with perfect results. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

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