Takashi Shimura

Kagemusha
8.0
HD

Kagemusha

1980  

Kagemusha

Akira Kurosawa’s lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order ...
Sanjuro
8.1
HD

Sanjuro

1962  

Sanjuro

Toshiro Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Kurosawa’s tightly paced, beautifully composed “Sanjuro.” In ...
Yojimbo
8.3
HD

Yojimbo

1961  

Yojimbo

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the ...
The Bad Sleep Well
8.1
HD

The Bad Sleep Well

In this loose adaptation of “Hamlet,” illegitimate son Kôichi Nishi climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and ...
Throne of Blood
8.1
SD

Throne of Blood

Returning to their lord’s castle, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part ...
Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
6.6
SD

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.
Godzilla
7.6
SD

Godzilla

1954  

Godzilla

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk near Odo Island. An expedition to the island led by paleontologist ...
Seven Samurai
8.7
HD

Seven Samurai

A samurai answers a village’s request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai ...
Ikiru
8.3
HD

Ikiru

1952  

Ikiru

Mr. Watanabe suddenly finds that he has terminal cancer. He vows to make his final days meaningful. His attempts to communicate his anguish to ...
The Idiot
7.4
SD

The Idiot

1951  

The Idiot

Kameda, who has been in an asylum on Okinawa, travels to Hokkaido. There he becomes involved with two women, Taeko and Ayako. Taeko comes to love ...
Rashomon
8.3
HD

Rashomon

1950  

Rashomon

Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, “Rashomon” is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the ...