Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954) has been called the most influential Japanese film ever made for its impact on modern day cinema (i.e. Hollywood). You’ll find the film at the top of most critics’ “best-of” lists and on the IKEA shelves of hipster film nerds across the nation, right beside a copy of Kerouac’s On the Road.
We recommend watching this film only if you are a) a film nerd b) Japanese c) have a thing for samurai’s, or d) all of the above. If neither applies to you, I’d probably pass.