In honor of the movie god's birthday these are five of my favorite films of his
  1. Shichinin no Samurai (Seven Samurai, 1954)
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    Perennial candidate for the greatest film of all time, nbd
  2. Akahige (Red Beard, 1965)
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    In a career built on statements on humanity, this is probably Kurosawa's grandest but yet most intimate reflection
  3. Tengoku to jigoku (High and Low, 1963)
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    A nail-biter of a thriller that is also a testament to the power of cinema. The film's story partially helped Japan reexamine its lax kidnapping laws
  4. Kumonosu-jo (Throne of Blood, 1957)
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    The finest of all Shakespeare adaptations. Applies Macbeth to perfectly represent a real chaotic period of Japanese history. Soaked atmosphere and mood.
  5. Rashomon (1953)
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    Ingenious and inventive storytelling. It's influence spans across many filmmakers.