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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.

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    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Seiji Miyaguchi

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    Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Isuzu Yamada

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    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki

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    Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima, Daisuke Ryu

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    Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki, Kazue Fukiishi

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    Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Takashi Shimura

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    Daisuke Katō, Mieko Takamine, Seizaburô Kawazu

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    Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurō Tamba, Hisashi Igawa

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    Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Akira Emoto

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    Tatsuya Nakadai, Kenichi Hagiwara, Kaori Momoi

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    Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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    Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Tetsurō Tamba

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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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    Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yūzō Kayama

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    Taketoshi Naitô, Hideji Otaki, Tomisaburo Wakayama

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    Forest Whitaker, Victor Argo, Henry Silva

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