The best movies with Takashi Shimura

List of the 10 best movies starring Takashi Shimura, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Kagemusha
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Kagemusha

Role in movie: Taguchi Gyobu
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hen a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.

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Red Beard (Akahige)
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Red Beard (Akahige)

Role in movie: Tokubei Izumiya
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et in feudal times, novice physician, Yuzo Kayama, is sent to a poor infirmary expecting just to visit, but is infuriated to learn he must stay. He tries to provoke his termination, but is foiled by head doctor "Red Beard" (Toshiro Mifune), a man whose methods are as caring as they are unpredictable.

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The Hidden Fortress (Kakushi-toride no san-akunin)
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The Hidden Fortress (Kakushi-toride no san-akunin)

Role in movie: Izumi Nagakura
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ured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.

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Rashomon
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Rashomon

Role in movie: Woodcutter
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n ancient Japan a crime take place as told from three different travelers who have experienced the crime: a man being killed and his wife being raped. Which if any of the stories is true? A Akira Kurosawa film about morals, truth, and communication.

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Sanjuro
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Sanjuro

Role in movie: Kurofuji
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crafty ronin helps a young man and his fellow samurai save his uncle, their lord chamberlain Mutsuta, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt local superintendent.

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Ikiru
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Ikiru

Role in movie: Kanji Watanabe
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anji 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.

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Throne of Blood (Kumonosu-jo)
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Throne of Blood (Kumonosu-jo)

Role in movie: Noriyasu Odagura
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ikio and Washizu are the commanders of the 1st and 2nd Fortress under a local lord, who reigns in the Spiders' Web Castle. After defeating the lord's enemies in battle, they visit the fortress. Washizu, driven by his wife, conspires and murders the lord, becoming lord of the castle. But his evil deeds come back to haunt him.

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High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku)
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High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku)

Role in movie: Chief of Investigation Section
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n executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

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Yojimbo (Yojinbo)
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Yojimbo (Yojinbo)

Role in movie: Tokuemon, sake brewer
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he incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade twice, by Sergio Leone and Walter Hill, this exhilarating genre-twister remains one of the most influential and entertaining films of all time.

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Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai)
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Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai)

Role in movie: Kambei Shimada
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veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.

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Takashi Shimura

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Takashi Shimura ( March 12, 1905 – February 11, 1982) was a Japanese actor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Takashi Shimura, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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