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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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    Linh Dan Pham, Adriana Altaras, Ben Miles Year of Release: 2009

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    Scott Adkins, Miles Anderson, Atanas Srebrev Year of Release: 2009

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  3. 3
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    Virgil Frye, John LaMotta, Sho Kosugi Year of Release: 1983

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  4. 4
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    Steve James, Don Stewart, Tadashi Yamashita Year of Release: 1985

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    Christopher Lambert, Trevor Goddard, Bridgette Wilson Year of Release: 1995

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    James Hong, Sho Kosugi, Jordan Bennett Year of Release: 1984

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

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    Gary Conway, Jeff Celentano, Steve James Year of Release: 1987

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  9. 9
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    Chuck Norris, Art Hindle, Yuki Shimoda Year of Release: 1980

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

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    Terence Stamp, Jason Isaacs, Goran Višnjić Year of Release: 2005

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    added by PeterSacristan
    Shinobido Naoko Ken

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    added by merebethplumo
    Renji Ishibashi, Erika Sawajiri, Toshiya Nagasawa A clash between two ninja clans, Iga and KougaDate Released: September 15, 2005

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    added by JoePerrillo
    Hashinosuké Nakamura, Mayu Tsuruta, Masatō Ibu 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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    Ninja II Scott Adkins

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    Yōko Maki, Hideaki Ito, Yoichi Numata

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