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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    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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    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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    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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    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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    Daisuke Katō, Mieko Takamine, Kan'emon Nakamura

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

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    Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

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

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    Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima, Jinpachi Nezu

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

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    Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurō Tamba, Akiji Kobayashi

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

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    Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Tetsurō Tamba

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

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    Tatsuya Nakadai, Kenichi Hagiwara, Kaori Momoi

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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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    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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    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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    Taketoshi Naitô, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshi Katō

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart t... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Shintaro Katsu, Jun Hamamura, Tomisaburo Wakayama

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

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    Taketoshi Naitô, Hideji Otaki, Tomisaburo Wakayama

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    The Last Samurai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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

    Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo

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    G.I. Samurai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

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    Sonny Chiba, Kenzo Karawasaki, Asao Koike

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    Le Samouraï is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Samurai Movies

    Alain Delon, François Périer, Cathy Rosier

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