The Essential Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa, the great Japanese director, would have turned 100 today. And to mark the occasion, The Guardian has assembled a handy guide to ten key Kurosawa movies. Above, we highlight a clip from Seven Samurai (1954), an enormously influential film both in Japan and abroad. The Guardian guide celebrates this and nine other major Kurosawa films, so it's definitely worth a visit. Meanwhile, you'll conveniently find two important Kurosawa works (Rashomon and Throne of Blood) listed in our collection of Free Online Movies.

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