Director’s Cut | Ranking Akira Kurosawa

One of the most influential directors of all time, Akira Kurosawa’s works are celebrated pieces of art amongst film aficionados and some of the highest rated pieces of cinema.

With this in mind, an Akira Kurosawa film marks a pinnacle of cinema many director’s hope to reach but so few have managed so far.

Here is my ranking of Akira Kurosawa’s directed features.

This list is purely subjective and my opinion only.

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  • Rashomon

    1

  • Seven Samurai

    2

  • The Hidden Fortress

    3

  • Yojimbo

    4

  • Ran

    5

  • High and Low

    6

  • Throne of Blood

    7

  • Ikiru

    8

  • One Wonderful Sunday

    9

  • The Bad Sleep Well

    10

  • Kagemusha

    11

  • Red Beard

    12

  • Dersu Uzala

    13

  • Dreams

    14

  • Dodes'ka-den

    15

  • Drunken Angel

    16

  • Stray Dog

    17

  • Sanjuro

    18

  • The Idiot

    19

  • Madadayo

    20

  • Sanshiro Sugata

    21

  • No Regrets for Our Youth

    22

  • I Live in Fear

    23

  • Scandal

    24

  • The Quiet Duel

    25

  • The Most Beautiful

    26

  • Rhapsody in August

    27

  • The Lower Depths

    28

  • The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    29

  • Sanshiro Sugata Part Two

    30