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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  1. 1
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    James McTeigue More
    90
    Year of Release: 2009
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    most listed
    Ninja

    Isaac Florentine More
    87
    Year of Release: 2009
  3. 3
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    Sam Firstenberg More
    66
    Year of Release: 1983
  4. 4
    Up 68
    Down 35
    Sam Firstenberg More
    58
    Year of Release: 1985
  5. 5
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    Down 29
    Sam Firstenberg More
    54
    Year of Release: 1984
  6. 6
    Up 57
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    Paul W. S. Anderson More
    53
    Year of Release: 1995
  7. 7
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    William Friedkin More
    50
    Year of Release: 1995
  8. 8
    Up 38
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    Menahem Golan More
    50
    Year of Release: 1981
  9. 9
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    Sam Firstenberg More
    47
    Year of Release: 1987
  10. 10
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    Rob Bowman More
    45
    Year of Release: 2005
  11. 11
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    Eric Karson More
    45
    Year of Release: 1980
  12. 12
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    Kazuaki Kiriya More
    41
    added by: JoePerrillo
    best ninja movie out there. only competition is ninja assassins. if u havent seen goemon. u ... more
  13. 13
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    ranked high on reranks
    Gymkata

    Robert Clouse More
    40
    Year of Release: 1985
  14. 14
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    Ten Shimoyama More
    39
    added by: merebethplumo
    A clash between two ninja clans, Iga and KougaDate ...
  15. 15
    Up 13
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    The Super Ninja

    Wu Kuo Jen More
    38
    added by: MehmetAlt─▒ok
  16. 16
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    Shinsuke Sato More
    36
    added by: drunken.brother
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