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.

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    Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurō Tamba, Eijirō Tōno Gosha knocks it out of the park in this tale of an honorable samurai at odds with his former ...

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    Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Takashi Shimura

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    Toshiro Mifune, Akihiko Hirata, Eijirō Tōno February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to ...

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    Seppuku

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    Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

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    Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Etsuko Ichihara

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    Taketoshi Naitô, Hideji Otaki, Tomisaburo Wakayama Five swordsmen hire Ogami, each revealing a portion of his mission as they are defeated in ...

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    Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yūzō Kayama Imagine your favorite action movie, then take out all the cheesy one-liners ("Asta la ...

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    Tatsuya Nakadai, Eijirō Tōno, Tadao Nakamaru In this pitch-black action comedy by Kihachi Okamoto, a pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen ...

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    Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Isuzu Yamada

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    Taketoshi Naitô, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshi Katō

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    Eijirō Tōno, Kunie Tanaka, Mikijiro Hira This early Hideo Gosha jidai-geki that was released by Criterion opens quite abruptly with a ...

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    Renji Ishibashi, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Go Kato

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    Meiko Kaji, Kō Nishimura, Miyoko Akaza

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    new! Raizo Ichikawa The Betrayal is one of Tokuzo Tanaka's masterpieces during his time as one of Daiei films top ...

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    Akiji Kobayashi, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Shin Kishida Kozure Okami:Sanzu no Kawa no Ubaguruma/Lone Wolf & Cub:Baby Cart at the River Styx(1972) ...

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    Asao Koike, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Shin Kishida Fourth chapter in the great franchise and (in my opinion) the best film in the series. Ogami ...

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    Tetsurō Tamba, Mikijiro Hira, Kamatari Fujiwara

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    Toshiro Mifune, Shintaro Katsu, Yujiro Ishihara

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    Shintaro Katsu, Jun Hamamura, Tomisaburo Wakayama The third Baby Cart film is probably my favorite one. Ogami Itto dispatches of a group of ...

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    Sword Devil

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Ronin Called Nemuri

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    Shinobi No Mono Kyōko Kishida, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshi Katō

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Sword that Saved Edo

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

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    Toshiro Mifune, Nobuko Otowa, Shima Iwashita

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Mysterious Sword of Kyoshiro

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Castle Managerie

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Swordsman and the Pirate

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: Nemuri Kyoshiro at Bay

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: Adventure of Nemuri Kyoshiro

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    Samurai Wolf 2

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Human Tarantula

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: Enter Nemuri Kyoshiro, the Swordsman

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Mask of the Princess

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: A Trail of Traps

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    Destiny's Son Ichikawa Raizō VIII

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    Satans Sword: Final Chapter

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    Under The Banner of Samurai

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    Shingo's Challenge

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    Satans Sword

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    Warring Clans

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    Satans Sword: Dragon God

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    The Ambitious

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