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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  1. 1
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    - 8
    Seven Samurai

    added by Benjamin Dunn
    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijirō Tōno

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  2. 2
    + 47
    - 7
    Yojimbo

    added by Benjamin Dunn
    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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  3. 3
    + 39
    - 6
    Rashomon

    added by Benjamin Dunn
    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Machiko Kyō

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  4. 4
    + 40
    - 9
    Ran

    added by Benjamin Dunn
    Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima, Jinpachi Nezu

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  5. 5
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    - 7

    added by Milo
    Daisuke Katō, Mieko Takamine, Kan'emon Nakamura

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  6. 6
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    - 1
    The Twilight Samurai

    added by DavidGreene
    Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Tetsurō Tamba

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  7. 7
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    - 9
    13 Assassins

    added by Benjamin Dunn
    Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

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  8. 8
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    - 4
    Sanjuro

    added by Milo
    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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  9. 9
    + 29
    - 6
    Harakiri

    added by Benjamin Dunn
    Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurō Tamba, Akiji Kobayashi

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  10. 10
    + 27
    - 7
    Kagemusha

    added by Benjamin Dunn
    Tatsuya Nakadai, Kenichi Hagiwara, Kaori Momoi

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  11. 11
    + 28
    - 9
    Zatōichi

    added by Milo
    Beat Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Akira Emoto

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  12. 12
    + 16
    - 4
    The Sword of Doom

    added by Milo
    Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yūzō Kayama

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  13. 13
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    - 4
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

    added by Milo
    Akiji Kobayashi, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Shin Kishida

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  14. 14
    + 43
    - 32
    The Last Samurai

    added by Benjamin Dunn
    Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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  15. 15
    + 13
    - 4
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril

    added by Milo
    Asao Koike, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Shin Kishida

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  16. 16
    + 14
    - 5
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

    added by Milo
    Taketoshi Naitô, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshi Katō

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  17. 17
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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades

    added by Milo
    Shintaro Katsu, Jun Hamamura, Tomisaburo Wakayama

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  18. 18
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    - 5
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Land of Demons

    added by Milo
    Taketoshi Naitô, Hideji Otaki, Tomisaburo Wakayama

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  19. 19
    + 18
    - 25
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo

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  20. 20
    + 1
    - 8
    G.I. Samurai

    added by Milo
    Sonny Chiba, Kenzo Karawasaki, Asao Koike

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  21. 21
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    - 14
    Le Samouraï

    Alain Delon, François Périer, Cathy Rosier

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