Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »

Yojimbo (Yôjinbô) (1961)

8.3 Rating
(462 ratings)
8.3 IMDB rating
Your Rating:

Add to favorites
Directed by

Starring (View all)
Toshirô Mifune Toshirô Mifune
Sanjuro Kuwabatake / The Samurai
Tatsuya Nakadai Tatsuya Nakadai
Unosuke - Gunfighter
Daisuke Katô Daisuke Katô
Inokichi - Ushitora's Rotund Brother
Seizaburô Kawazu Seizaburô Kawazu
Seibê - Brothel Operator
Takashi Shimura Takashi Shimura
Tokuemon - Sake Brewer
Hiroshi Tachikawa Hiroshi Tachikawa

Written by
Akira Kurosawa Akira Kurosawa
Ryûzô Kikushima Ryûzô Kikushima


224 votes
IMDb Top 250 [Official] (252 items)
list by Prelude
Published 9 years, 7 months ago 28 comments
144 votes
Maybe not the best Films, but my favorites (196 items)
list by Drako Z
Published 5 years, 7 months ago 17 comments
111 votes
A Movie A Year following IMDB ratings (85 items)
list by johanlefourbe
Published 1 year, 7 months ago 40 comments
111 votes
My Top Movies (199 items)
list by AgentLexi
Published 8 years ago 26 comments
107 votes
Finnish translations (174 items)
list by Kankku
Published 7 years, 3 months ago 57 comments

View all Yojimbo lists (228 more)

Yojimbo Videos

Yojimbo - Original 1961 Trailer

36 Views, 1 votes

Added 2 years ago

View all Yojimbo videos

Cover art, photos and screenshots

5 votes
4 votes
3 votes
3 votes
2 votes

View all Yojimbo pictures (26 more)



8 years, 9 months ago at Feb 18 14:39
1 vote
Toshirô Mifune stars as a wandering Samurai with dazzling sword skills in this classic feudal Japanese film from Akira Kurosawa. After arriving in a new town that is ravaged by two warring criminal gangs, the samurai swiftly demonstrates his proficiency with a blade and becomes desired property for both gangs. Instead of joining either team, the cunning samurai pits both gangs against each other ... read more

A classic

2 years, 6 months ago at May 23 8:55
1 vote
I can’t believe I haven’t seen any movies directed by Akira Kurosawa for such a long time. A few years ago, I was doing a good job and ended up watching 13 of his movies but, by now, it has been almost 10 years since I saw another one of his movies. It is a real shame but maybe I will pick it up again later on. Anyway, this flick is probably one of his most famous ones and therefore I was real... read more


5 years, 9 months ago at Mar 10 16:48
1 vote
Brilliant acting by Mifune and veiled anti-capitalist themes make this a masterpiece of the "Samurai Movie" sub-genre. There are so many tensions: corruption vs morality, greed vs self-sacrifice, samurai order vs gangster chaos, even the sword vs the gun. It's hardly a surprise when the streets are eventually filled with dead bodies!

The directing by Kurosawa is geared towards build... read more
View all Yojimbo reviews (2 more)
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.
Release date: 13 September 1961
UPC: 037429141328
Tags: Samurai (23), Action (20), Japan (17), Japanese (16), 1961 (12), 1960s (12), Drama (11), Foreign (11), Comedy (10), Double Cross (9), Crime (9), Ronin (9), Murder (8), Betrayal (7), Assault (6), Mercenary (6), Tavern (6), Severed Arm (6), Arson (5), Ravaged Town (5)
My tags: Add tags
Add to list
Not interested

Add Review

English only, other review rules - Big post screen

Update feed

moviebuff added this to a list 1 week, 2 days ago
DavisChan added this to a list 2 weeks ago
Leviathan added this to a list 1 month, 3 weeks ago
BEST 5 BY YEAR (460 movies items)
Drako Z added this to a list 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Drako's Top 5 per Year (223 movies items)
Fabocco added this to a list 2 months, 3 weeks ago
VierasTalo added this to a list 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Film Journal 2K16 (237 movies items)
moviebuff added this to a list 5 months ago
SwornShadow added this to a list 5 months, 1 week ago
tatig added this to a list 5 months, 3 weeks ago
rewster added this to a list 5 months, 3 weeks ago
blue_skies added this to a list 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Movies seen in 2016 (140 movies items)

"18.04. Blu-ray, 1st viewing DIRECTED BY Akira Kurosawa "

imanshole added this to a list 9 months ago

Insert image

drop image here
(or click)
or enter URL:
 link image?  square?

Insert video

Format block