20 Movies Like Hachi

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Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai
Seven Samurai
Internet Movie Database: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 98/100
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Runtime: 207 min
Genre: Action, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 5 wins & 9 nominations total
Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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The Seven Samurai is a classic Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It tells the story of a group of seven samurai who are hired by a village to protect them from bandits, showcasing themes of honor, sacrifice, and the complexities of human nature.

Yojimbo

Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 93/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 5 wins & 2 nominations total
Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima
Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Yojimbo” is a Japanese samurai film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It tells the story of a wandering ronin who becomes embroiled in a violent power struggle between two rival gangs in a small town, using his cunning and skill to manipulate the situation for his own benefit.

Rashomon

Rashomon
Rashomon
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 98/100
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Runtime: 88 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 5 nominations total
Writer: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto
Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Rashomon” is a 1950 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It explores the subjectivity of truth through the conflicting testimonies of four characters involved in a murder and rape case, ultimately challenging the notion of objective reality.

Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood
Throne of Blood
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 4 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryûzô Kikushima
Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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Throne of Blood is a Japanese film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. It follows the story of a warrior who becomes consumed by ambition and betrayal as he rises to power, ultimately leading to his tragic downfall.

Ran

Ran
Ran
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 97/100
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Runtime: 160 min
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 30 wins & 23 nominations total
Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide
Actors: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan, France
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The Ran movie is a Japanese epic drama directed by Akira Kurosawa. It tells the story of an aging warlord who divides his kingdom among his three sons, leading to a brutal power struggle and the downfall of his family.

Sanjuro

Sanjuro
Sanjuro
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Akira Kurosawa
Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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The Sanjuro movie is about a wandering samurai who becomes entangled in a power struggle between two rival factions in a small town. He uses his wit and swordsmanship to navigate the treacherous situation and bring justice to the town.

The Hidden Fortress

The Hidden Fortress
The Hidden Fortress
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: 4 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto
Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“The Hidden Fortress” is a 1958 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It follows two bumbling peasants who become embroiled in a conflict between warring clans and find themselves tasked with protecting a princess and her hidden fortune as they navigate treacherous terrain and enemy territory.

Kagemusha

Kagemusha: The Shadow Warrior
Kagemusha: The Shadow Warrior
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 162 min
Genre: Drama, History, War
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 20 wins & 5 nominations total
Writer: Masato Ide, Akira Kurosawa
Actors: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan, United States
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“Kagemusha” is a historical drama directed by Akira Kurosawa. Set in 16th-century Japan, it tells the story of a thief who is chosen to impersonate a powerful warlord to maintain stability and protect the clan’s legacy during a time of political turmoil.

Ikiru

Ikiru
Ikiru
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 92/100
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Runtime: 143 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award6 wins & 2 nominations total
Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
Actors: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori
Language: Japanese, Latin, English, French
Country: Japan
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“Ikiru” is a Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa that tells the story of a middle-aged bureaucrat who, upon discovering he has terminal cancer, seeks meaning and purpose in his remaining days. Through his journey, he strives to make a positive impact on the lives of others and find fulfillment in his own existence.

High and Low

High and Low
High and Low
Internet Movie Database: 8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 143 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 3 wins & 3 nominations
Writer: Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Eijirô Hisaita
Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“High and Low” is a 1963 Japanese crime drama directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film follows a wealthy businessman who becomes embroiled in a kidnapping case when his chauffeur’s son is mistakenly taken, leading him to make a moral decision that could potentially save a life.

Dreams

Dreams
Dreams
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Awards: 3 wins & 12 nominations
Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda
Actors: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi
Language: Japanese, French, English
Country: Japan, United States
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“Dreams” is a 1990 film directed by Akira Kurosawa, consisting of eight vignettes that explore various themes and emotions through surreal and fantastical narratives. Each segment delves into different dreams and their impact on the human experience, ranging from personal introspection to societal reflection.

Stray Dog

Stray Dog
Stray Dog
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Awards: 4 wins
Writer: Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa
Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji
Language: Japanese, French
Country: Japan
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“Stray Dog” is a documentary film that follows the journey of a former soldier named Ron “Stray Dog” Hall, as he copes with the aftermath of war and tries to find purpose and redemption in his life. Through intimate and honest storytelling, the film explores themes of trauma, resilience, and the complexities of American identity.

The Bad Sleep Well

The Bad Sleep Well
The Bad Sleep Well
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
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Runtime: 151 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 3 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: Hideo Oguni, Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa
Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“The Bad Sleep Well” is a Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It is a gripping crime drama that follows a young man seeking revenge against a corrupt corporate executive, using intricate schemes and manipulation to expose the truth and bring justice to those involved.

Red Beard

Red Beard
Red Beard
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 185 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 11 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Masato Ide, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima
Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Red Beard” is a 1965 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It tells the story of a young doctor who learns valuable life lessons and experiences personal growth while working in a clinic under the guidance of a compassionate and wise senior doctor known as Red Beard.

Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala
Dersu Uzala
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
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Runtime: 142 min
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 8 wins & 1 nomination total
Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Yuriy Nagibin, Vladimir Arsenev
Actors: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov
Language: Russian, Chinese
Country: Soviet Union, Japan
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“Dersu Uzala” is a 1975 Soviet-Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. The movie tells the story of a Russian explorer and his friendship with a nomadic hunter in the Siberian wilderness, exploring themes of nature, humanity, and cultural differences.

Harakiri

Harakiri
Harakiri
Internet Movie Database: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 133 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 9 wins & 3 nominations
Writer: Yasuhiko Takiguchi, Shinobu Hashimoto
Actors: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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The movie “Harakiri” is a Japanese samurai film set in the 17th century, depicting a ronin (masterless samurai) who seeks to perform a ritual suicide known as harakiri to protest against the dishonorable treatment of samurai by a powerful clan. The story delves into themes of honor, loyalty, and the oppressive feudal system, exploring the consequences of challenging societal norms.

The Sword of Doom

The Sword of Doom
The Sword of Doom
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Action, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto, Kaizan Nakazato
Actors: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yûzô Kayama
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“The Sword of Doom” is a Japanese samurai film that follows the story of Ryunosuke, a skilled but morally corrupt swordsman who becomes entangled in a series of violent encounters, leading to a path of destruction and chaos. As he navigates the dark side of his own nature, Ryunosuke’s actions have devastating consequences for those around him.

The Twilight Samurai

The Twilight Samurai
The Twilight Samurai
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 38 wins & 9 nominations total
Writer: Shûhei Fujisawa, Yôji Yamada, Yoshitaka Asama
Actors: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“The Twilight Samurai is a Japanese historical drama film set in the late 19th century, following the story of a low-ranking samurai who finds himself caught between duty and love. As he navigates the changing times and societal expectations, he must confront his own inner conflicts and make difficult choices that will shape his destiny.”

13 Assassins

13 Assassins
13 Assassins
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 141 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: 15 wins & 28 nominations
Writer: Kaneo Ikegami, Shoichirou Ikemiya, Daisuke Tengan
Actors: Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan, United Kingdom
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“13 Assassins” is a Japanese samurai film set in the 19th century, where a group of skilled warriors is assembled to take down a sadistic and powerful lord. They engage in a thrilling and intense battle to protect their country from his tyranny.

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 154 min
Genre: Action, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 20 wins & 67 nominations total
Writer: John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz
Actors: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly
Language: English, Japanese
Country: United States, New Zealand, Japan
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“The Last Samurai is a historical drama film set in the late 19th century, following the story of an American military officer who is captured by samurai warriors in Japan and becomes immersed in their culture, ultimately questioning his own beliefs and values.”

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