Akira Kurosawa's 100 Favorite Movies

Before his death in 1998, famed Japanese director, Akira Kurosawa discussed his top 100 films with his daughter, Kazuo. Kurosawa limited himself to one title per director, giving a unique perspective on the best world directors and his personal favorites.

This list and discussion was published in Chapter 3 of A DREAM IS A GENIUS, ISBN 4-16-355570. Edited by Bungeishunju. © 1999 Translated by Noriyo Hoozawa-Arkenau, "Please excuse any errors, English is not Mr Hoozawa-Arkenau's native tongue. [...] I hope that readers will still enjoy Kurosawa's comments."
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  • Broken Blossoms
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • The Gold Rush
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Morocco
  • The Congress Dances
  • The 3 Penny Opera
  • Lover Divine
  • The Thin Man
  • Our Neighbor, Miss Yae
  • Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo
  • Capricious Young Man
  • Grand Illusion
  • Stella Dallas
  • Composition Class
  • Earth
  • Ninotchka
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part I
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot
  • My Darling Clementine
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Big Sleep
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • The Blue Mountains: Part I
  • The Third Man
  • Late Spring
  • Orpheus
  • Carmen Comes Home
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Thérèse Raquin
  • The Life of Oharu
  • Journey to Italy
  • Godzilla
  • La Strada
  • Floating Clouds
  • Pather Panchali
  • Daddy Long Legs
  • The Proud Ones
  • A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era
  • The Young Lions
  • Les Cousins
  • The 400 Blows
  • Breathless
  • Ben-Hur
  • Younger Brother
  • The Long Absence
  • Stowaway in the Sky
  • Purple Noon
  • Zazie dans le Métro
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Any Number Can Win
  • The Birds
  • Red Desert
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • M*A*S*H
  • Johnny Got His Gun
  • The French Connection
  • The Spirit of the Beehive
  • Solaris
  • The Day of the Jackal
  • Conversation Piece
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Sandakan No. 8
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Travelling Players
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Lullaby of the Earth
  • Annie Hall
  • An Unfinished Piece for Player Piano
  • Padre Padrone
  • Gloria
  • A Distant Cry from Spring
  • La traviata
  • Fanny & Alexander
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • The King of Comedy
  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
  • The Killing Fields
  • Stranger Than Paradise
  • A Summer at Grandpa's
  • Paris, Texas
  • Witness
  • The Trip to Bountiful
  • When Father Was Away on Business
  • The Dead
  • Where Is My Friend's House?
  • Bagdad Cafe
  • The Whales of August
  • Running on Empty
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Buddies
  • La Belle Noiseuse