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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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    Minoru Chiaki, Eijirō Tōno, Makatari Fujiwara

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  2. 2
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    Kō Nishimura, Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Fujita

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    Machiko Kyō, Minoru Chiaki, Toshiro Mifune

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    Keiju Kobayashi, Akihiko Hirata, Tatsuya Nakadai

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    Akira Terao, Mansai Nomura, Mieko Harada

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    Kōji Yakusho, Hiroki Matsukata, Seiyo Uchino

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    Mieko Takamine, Utaemon Ichikawa, Chojuro Kawarasaki

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    Tetsurō Tamba, Rentarō Mikuni, Tatsuya Nakadai

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  9. 9
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    Akira Emoto, Michiyo Okusu, Al Kitago

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  10. 10
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    Tsutomu Yamazaki, Mitsuko Baisho, Kaori Momoi

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    Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, Seizō Fukumoto

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    Tetsurō Tamba, Rie Miyazawa, Toshinori Omi

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    Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Izumi Ayukawa

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    Tomisaburo Wakayama, Hiroshi Tanaka, Michie Azuma

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    Tomisaburo Wakayama, Fumio Watanabe, Taketoshi Naitô

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    Shintaro Katsu, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Ichirô Nakaya

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    Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yūzō Kayama

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    Tomisaburo Wakayama, Michiyo Okusu, Hideji Otaki

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    Forest Whitaker, Isaach de Bankolé, Richard Portnow

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    Isao Natsuyagi, Kenzo Karawasaki, Haruki Kadokawa

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    Alain Delon, François Périer, André Salgues

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