Ikiru (1952)

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Wins 66%
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Have It At #1

257
Have It In Their Top 20

Directed By Akira Kurosawa Starring Takashi Shimura  •  Shin'ichi Himori  •  Haruo Tanaka  •  Minoru Chiaki  •  Miki Odagiri Genres Drama  •  Foreign Language Film  •  Medical Drama  •  Psychological Drama Studios &
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Release Info October 9, 1952
B&W  •  143 minutes NR Rated NR
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Comments (9)

 
kanedryhurst

kanedryhurst on 2/4/2014 Reply  · 

One of the most human and affectionate movies I have seen.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/20/2014 Reply  · 

This is one of those films that's ranked very high on flickchart but it seems to be one of those ones that is on a lot of people's list of shame I recently watched and it's one of those films that people need to check out it's such a great film but the one problem I had with it is that the third act was kind of boring but other than that it's great check it out

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 10/12/2014 Reply  · 

Seems like no one has seen this

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

Great movie but Flickchart has rated this very high. Too high.

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PFV

PFV on 4/17/2016 Reply  · 

This is my favorite movie, and even I have no idea how it got so high in the global rankings.

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eaglesflyhigh

eaglesflyhigh on 1/15/2017 Reply  · 

A Great Kurosawa film but way overrated. Flickchart has it as Kurosawa's best, while I think it barely makes the top 5. The cheesy acting and dialog, especially by secondary characters drag it down for me.

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