``Rashomon,'' 1950, first Japanese film to win an Academy Award. ``Ikiru,'' 1952, contemporary story of the last days in a man's life.

``The Seven Samurai,'' 1954, Oscar winner; remade as Hollywood western ``The Magnificent Seven.''

``Throne of Blood,'' 1957, adaptation of ``Macbeth.''

``Yojimbo,'' 1961, remade as ``A Fistful of Dollars'' by Sergio Leone.

``Dodes'ka-den,'' 1970, contemporary story of a poor Tokyo neighborhood.

``Dersu Uzala the Hunter,'' 1975, Oscar winner; Soviet-Japanese coproduction.

``Ran,'' 1985, adaptation of ``King Lear.''

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