List your favorite Kurosawa movies in order of preference. Feel free to give reasons for your order, and number of "stars" you feel each film deserves. For me: 1. Ran. Just incredible film making! To me, this is Kurosawa's culmination of all the great things in his prior movies. 2. Seven Samurai What needs to be said? 3. Yojimbo A Samurai for hire? Cool! 4. Sanjuro See Yojimbo! These two are on very equal footing. Sanjuro may belong in the number 3 spot if I did this list from scratch tomorrow! 5. Red Beard Great story telling. Probably better character development than many of his other movies. I would give all of the above movies 5/5 Stars (I am use to using the Netflix rating scale, sorry)! These are the only ones I have seen. I am still waiting for Netflix to send me Rashomon but it is constantly out of stock! I truly believe that Akira Kurosawa is one of the best directors of all time. His compositions are simply amazing!