1950 NR 1h 28m Blu-ray / DVD

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1950 NR 1h 28m Blu-ray / DVD
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Considered one of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's masterpieces, this Oscar-winning crime drama unfolds as four witnesses to a rape and murder report their versions of the attack, leaving the viewer to decide what really happened.
Blu-ray DVD
Full Screen 1.33:1
Japanese: Dolby Digital Mono
Full Screen 1.33:1
Japanese: PCM Mono
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Toshirô Mifune
  • Machiko Kyô
  • Masayuki Mori
  • Takashi Shimura
  • Minoru Chiaki
  • Kichijiro Ueda
  • Noriko Honma
  • Daisuke Katô
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age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Rashomon is a 1950 film directed by Akira Kurosawa that is regarded by many as being one of his greatest films. This movie is a psychologically and morally complex tale of a trial to determine who is at fault for the murder of a man and the rape of a woman. The rape is not depicted onscreen, but is discussed openly. The murder is rendered somewhat realistic, though without gratuitous bleeding or goriness. There is also a suicide by stabbing, as well as talk of attempted suicide. The intensity of the emotions depicted as each person gives their side of the events, along with the complexity of the themes of the movie, make this best for mature teens and older.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Sword fighting and a killing. The film revolves around a bandit on trial for raping a young woman. A man commits suicide. Talk of attempted suicide.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

All characters are shown to have some level of sinister motivations.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Mention is made of trading in a sword in exchange for liquor.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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