Action • R • 1985 • 2 hr 40 min
Akira Kurosawa is one of the best directors of all time, and it’s not particularly close.
Ran is a beautiful, stunning piece of work telling a bloody and sad tale of greed. Lady Kaede is breathtaking! Kurosawa is truly legendary.
Didn't enjoy it as much as I imagined. I can find all its artistry and greatness, as well as acting, but it doesn't fully vibe with my taste
On pure scope and cinematography the film is perfect. While watching the screen you will become mesmerized
King Lear on a grand and sweeping scale. Thoroughly cementing Kurosawa's status as the Shakespeare of cinema
Watching Kurosawa direct colour makes me wish he did it more but the thrilling 3 hours is far more than just visual flare. A perfect movie
Flawless adaptation of Shakespeare's 'King Lear'. The cinematography and direction is mesmerizingly beautiful, contrasting the tragic tale.
Some of the most beautiful war scenes I've ever seen, a must watch for any King Lear fans. Can be a bit slow for some tastes though.
This one takes a lot of patience, which makes sense when adapting Shakespeare into samurai cinema. More of an experience than entertainment
One of Kurosawa's best films, and being one of the greatest directors of all time, it makes it well worth a watch.
A paralysingly beautiful documentary with a global vision—an odyssey through landscape and time—that attempts to capture the essence of life.
A commanding officer defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.
A mother lives quietly with her son. One day, a girl is brutally killed, and the boy is charged with the murder. Now, it's his mother's mission to prove him innocent.
Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, "Rashomon" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife.
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 local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.
Kanji Watanabe is a middle-aged man who has worked in the same monotonous bureaucratic position for decades. Learning he has cancer, he starts to look for the meaning of his life.
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food.