If you still haven't seen any of Kurosawa's movies, I highly reccomend almost all of them. Virtually every video store at least has a copy of The Seven Samurai. Many have more of his films just because they inspired other films and people want to see the originals. Kurosawa has actually done a couple of films based on Shakespeare plays, so if you are a Shakespeare fanatic, you should check them out too. The first Shakespeare-inspired movie he made, Throne of Blood (Kumonosu jo, 1957) is based on Shakespeare's Macbeth. The second, and most recent and successful (and pretty long) adaptation is called Ran (1985), and it is based on the King Lear story. Instead of daughters, however, the Lear figure has three sons (it would be impossible in feudal Japan for women to inherit any kind of power). The pictures themselves make the film worth seeing. It really shows Kurosawa's dedication to the beauty of the images, and not just the plot and dialogue (this is a trait that probably comes from silent films, when there was no dialogue, so the beauty of the image was relied upon for viewer interest and entertainment). Both of these Shakespear adaptations are excellent; everyone should see them if they have a chance. On the other hand, if you're more of a fan of Dostoyevsky, Kurosawa has made a film based on his book called The Idiot (Hakuchi, 1951). If you can see any of Kurosawa's movies, you're probably in for a treat. Kurosawa is a great writer and director, and his stamp on a film really means something.A final note: If you don't see anything below the picture on the left, your browser is probably not java-enabled, which is a problem. Most browsers are now, but if you have an older version of Netscape or something you may not be able to see it. If you can't, I'd reccomend downloading the most recent version of Netscape by clicking on the link below.