50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films Films
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50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films

50 Classic Chambara and Jidaigeki style samurai films. Of course there are countless more but this is a good place to start for anyone interested in this genre. I intend to do more films in groups of 50 in the future until someday I can compile most if not all of these amazing films.

- Stephen Clark
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    1962

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    Seppuku 1962

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    1969 Gosha knocks it out of the park in this tale of an honorable samurai at odds with his former ...

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    1961

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    1967

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    1966 Imagine your favorite action movie, then take out all the cheesy one-liners ("Asta la ...

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    1965 February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to ...

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    1968 In this pitch-black action comedy by Kihachi Okamoto, a pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen ...

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    1972 Fourth chapter in the great franchise and (in my opinion) the best film in the series. Ogami ...

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    1972 Kozure Okami:Sanzu no Kawa no Ubaguruma/Lone Wolf & Cub:Baby Cart at the River Styx(1972) ...

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    1973 Five swordsmen hire Ogami, each revealing a portion of his mission as they are defeated in ...

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    1973

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    1974

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    1957

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    1964

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    1966 The Betrayal is one of Tokuzo Tanaka's masterpieces during his time as one of Daiei films top ...

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    1965 This early Hideo Gosha jidai-geki that was released by Criterion opens quite abruptly with a ...

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    Tenchu (Hitokiri) 1969

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    1972 The third Baby Cart film is probably my favorite one. Ogami Itto dispatches of a group of ...

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    1966

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    1972

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    Sword Devil 1965

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Ronin Called Nemuri 1968

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    Samurai Wolf 1966

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    Sasaki Kojiro 1967

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    1970

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    new! 1974 The Last Samurai is a 1974 film by Kenji Misumi of Lone Wolf and Cub Fame.

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    Shinobi No Mono 1962

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Mysterious Sword of Kyoshiro 1965

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Human Tarantula 1968

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Castle Managerie 1969

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Swordsman and the Pirate 1965

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: Nemuri Kyoshiro at Bay 1964

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: Adventure of Nemuri Kyoshiro 1964

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Sword that Saved Edo 1966

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Mask of the Princess 1966

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: Enter Nemuri Kyoshiro, the Swordsman 1963

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: A Trail of Traps 1967

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    Destiny's Son 1962

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    Samurai Wolf 2 1967

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    Under The Banner of Samurai 1969

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    Warring Clans 1963

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    Satans Sword 1960

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    Satans Sword: Final Chapter 1961

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    Shingo's Challenge 1961

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    Satans Sword: Dragon God 1960

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    The Ambitious 1970

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