The Best Samurai Movies Films

The Best Samurai Movies

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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.
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    Seven Samurai is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Seven Samurai Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijirō Tōno

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    Yojimbo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Yojimbo Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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    Rashomon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Rashomon Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Machiko Kyō

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    Sanjuro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Sanjuro Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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    Daisuke Katō, Mieko Takamine, Kan'emon Nakamura

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    Ran is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Ran Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima, Jinpachi Nezu

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    13 Assassins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    13 Assassins Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

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    Harakiri is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Harakiri Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurō Tamba, Akiji Kobayashi

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    Kagemusha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Kagemusha Tatsuya Nakadai, Kenichi Hagiwara, Kaori Momoi

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    The Twilight Samurai is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    The Twilight Samurai Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Tetsurō Tamba

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    Zatōichi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Beat Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Akira Emoto

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    The Sword of Doom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yūzō Kayama

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart a... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx Akiji Kobayashi, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Shin Kishida

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart i... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril Asao Koike, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Shin Kishida

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Ve... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance Taketoshi Naitô, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshi Katō

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    The Last Samurai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    The Last Samurai Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart t... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades Shintaro Katsu, Jun Hamamura, Tomisaburo Wakayama

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart i... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Land of Demons Taketoshi Naitô, Hideji Otaki, Tomisaburo Wakayama

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    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samu... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo

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    Le Samouraï is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

    Le Samouraï Alain Delon, François Périer, Cathy Rosier

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    G.I. Samurai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    G.I. Samurai Sonny Chiba, Kenzo Karawasaki, Asao Koike

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