Movies starring Takashi Shimura

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Bad Sleep Well, The

More than twenty years after the deaths of director Akira Kurosawa and actor Toshiro Mifune, the names remain entwined. For nearly two decades, the pair combined to make some of the best Japanese movies to hit the world stage. And, although Ku...

Run Time: 2:31
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Thriller
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyoko Kagawa, ...
Godzilla

The original Godzilla (or Gojira, as its die-hard adherents refer to it), released in Japan during 1954, officially ushered in the Japanese movie monster craze that would, in due time, become a subgenre all to itself. When the film reached U.S. shor...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Ishirô Honda
Cast: Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochi, Akihiko Hirata, ...
Ikiru

Those who know Akira Kurosawa only for his samurai movies (a genre that includes his most famous titles) may be surprised when exposed to the “other side” of his work – less ostentatious films like Red Beard, High and Low, and (most nota...

Run Time: 2:23
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-06-06
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Drama
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Takashi Shimura, Shin’ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka, ...
Rashomon

It wouldn't be a stretch to name legendary Japanese film maker Akira Kurosawa as one of the ten greatest motion picture directors of all time. Kurosawa's brilliant work speaks for itself, and, with over five decades of movie making to his credit, ...

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, ...
Seven Samurai

The most popular cinematic export from Japan is inarguably the samurai movie. Whole books have been devoted to the genre, and more than one mail-order video business has made a tidy profit shipping samurai tapes and DVDs around the world. The mos...

Run Time: 3:27
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ADVENTURE
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Keiko Tsushima, ...