Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Neal Peters Collection

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

Domestic lifetime gross (adjusted for inflation, 2014)$367,500

Famous quote: "What's the use of worrying about your beard when your head's about to be taken?" — Gisaku

It's the only Japanese film on the list and later was remade as The Magnificent Seven, a Western with Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson.

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