The Best Ninja Movies of All Time Films

The Best Ninja Movies of All Time

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List Criteria: Films about or featuring ninja characters

A list of the best Ninja Movies. In the United States, Ninja movies surged in popularity in the early 1980's and have been with us ever since. We believe we've thought of them all, but if you think we missed one feel free to add it to the list yourself. Ninjas were the covert agents of feudal Japan. They were assassins and spies. Ninjas date back to at least the 1300's, although the word "shinobi" (another word for ninja) did not begin to appear until the 1400's. Ninjutsu is an even later word. Since espionage was considered dishonorable in Japanese cultures, ninjas were shrouded in mystery to help keep their employers identities a secret. Ninjas have been used in popular culture for centuries, appearing in countless folktales. Today, Ninja Films continue that tradition.


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    Ninja Assassin


    Naomie Harris, Rain, Lee Joon Year of Release: 2009

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    Ninja

    most listed
    Scott Adkins, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Garrick Hagon Year of Release: 2009

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    - 141
    Revenge of the Ninja


    Professor Tanaka, Sho Kosugi, Virgil Frye Year of Release: 1983

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    + 156
    - 134
    Mortal Kombat


    Bridgette Wilson, Frank Welker, Talisa Soto Year of Release: 1995

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  5. 5
    + 175
    - 157
    American Ninja


    Michael Dudikoff, Tadashi Yamashita, Steve James Year of Release: 1985

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    + 127
    - 135
    Ninja III: The Domination


    James Hong, Sho Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey Year of Release: 1984

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    - 115
    Enter the Ninja


    Franco Nero, Christopher George, Sho Kosugi Year of Release: 1981

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    - 7
    No image

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    Ninja II Scott Adkins

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    Shinobido

    added by PeterSacristan
    Shinobido Naoko Ken

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    - 18
    The Warrior's Way

    added by MohamedIbrahim
    Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston

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    - 73
    Shinobi: Heart Under Blade

    added by merebethplumo
    Yukie Nakama, Erika Sawajiri, Laura Bailey A clash between two ninja clans, Iga and KougaDate Released: September 15, 2005

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    + 65
    - 77
    Goemon

    added by JoePerrillo
    Erika Toda, Masatō Ibu, Ryoko Hirosue best ninja movie out there. only competition is ninja assassins. if u havent seen goemon. u shud do that rite now...

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    - 106
    The Octagon


    Chuck Norris, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Carter Year of Release: 1980

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    - 120
    American Ninja 2: The Confrontation


    Michael Dudikoff, Gary Conway, Steve James Year of Release: 1987

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  15. 15
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    - 0
    Kill and Kill Again

    added by Mrhighroller
    Anneline Kriel, Bill Flynn, Ken Gampu

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    - 19
    You Only Live Twice


    Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence, Lois Maxwell Year of Release: 1967

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    - 122
    The Hunted


    Johnny Cash, Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro Year of Release: 1995

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    + 13
    - 22
    DOA: Dead or Alive


    Jaime Pressly, Kevin Nash, Sarah Carter Year of Release: 2005

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    - 33
    Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

    about to drop off
    Talisa Soto, Ray Park, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Year of Release: 1997

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    - 84
    The Princess Blade

    added by drunken.brother
    Yumiko Shaku, Yōko Maki, Hideaki Ito

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    - 135
    Elektra


    Jennifer Garner, Jason Isaacs, Terence Stamp Year of Release: 2005

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