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The Best Samurai Movies

List Criteria: Only movies featuring Samurai.

A list of the best samurai movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This samurai movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about samurai are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about samurai you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous samurai movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these samurai movie titles for more information about the films.

List items include Ran, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best samurai movies?" and "What is the greatest samurai movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular samurai movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these samurai movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good samurai movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

The Best Samurai Movies Films
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    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijirō Tōno

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    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Machiko Kyō

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    Daisuke Katō, Mieko Takamine, Kan'emon Nakamura

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    Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

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    Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima, Jinpachi Nezu

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    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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    Tatsuya Nakadai, Kenichi Hagiwara, Kaori Momoi

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    Beat Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Akira Emoto

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    Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Tetsurō Tamba

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    Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yūzō Kayama

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    Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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    Akiji Kobayashi, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Shin Kishida

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    Asao Koike, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Shin Kishida

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    Taketoshi Naitô, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshi Katō

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    Shintaro Katsu, Jun Hamamura, Tomisaburo Wakayama

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    Taketoshi Naitô, Hideji Otaki, Tomisaburo Wakayama

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    Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sonny Chiba, Kenzo Karawasaki, Asao Koike

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    Alain Delon, François Périer, Cathy Rosier

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