The Best Ninja Movies of All Time Films
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The Best Ninja Movies of All Time

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

    ) open buy @ amazon
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    most listed Scott Adkins, Garrick Hagon, Tsuyoshi Ihara Year of Release: 2009

    ) open buy @ amazon
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    Sho Kosugi, Professor Tanaka, Virgil Frye Year of Release: 1983

    ) open buy @ amazon
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    Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Tadashi Yamashita Year of Release: 1985

    ) open buy @ amazon
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    Frank Welker, Bridgette Wilson, Talisa Soto Year of Release: 1995

    ) open buy @ amazon
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    James Hong, Sho Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey Year of Release: 1984

    ) open buy @ amazon
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    Franco Nero, Christopher George, Sho Kosugi Year of Release: 1981

    ) open buy @ amazon
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    Michael Dudikoff, Gary Conway, Steve James Year of Release: 1987

    ) open buy @ amazon
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    Chuck Norris, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Carter Year of Release: 1980

    ) open buy @ amazon
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    Johnny Cash, Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro Year of Release: 1995

    ) open buy @ amazon
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    Jennifer Garner, Jason Isaacs, Terence Stamp Year of Release: 2005

    ) open buy @ amazon
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    added by JoePerrillo Erika Toda, Susumu Terajima, Yƍsuke Eguchi best ninja movie out there. only competition is ninja assassins. if u havent seen goemon. u shud do that rite now...

    ) open buy @ amazon
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    new! & added by PeterSacristan Naoko Ken

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

    ) open buy @ amazon
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    added by drunken.brother Yumiko Shaku, Hideaki Ito, Yutaka Matsushige

    ) open buy @ amazon
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