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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    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...

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    Naoko Ken

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

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    Scott Adkins

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    Yumiko Shaku, Hideaki Ito, Yutaka Matsushige

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