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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    most listed
    Ninja

    Isaac Florentine More
    88
    Year of Release: 2009
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    Ninja Assassin

    James McTeigue More
    87
    Year of Release: 2009
  3. 3
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    Sam Firstenberg More
    65
    Year of Release: 1983
  4. 4
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    Sam Firstenberg More
    57
    Year of Release: 1985
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    Sam Firstenberg More
    54
    Year of Release: 1984
  6. 6
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    Paul W. S. Anderson More
    52
    Year of Release: 1995
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    William Friedkin More
    50
    Year of Release: 1995
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    Menahem Golan More
    48
    Year of Release: 1981
  9. 9
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    Eric Karson More
    46
    Year of Release: 1980
  10. 10
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    Sam Firstenberg More
    46
    Year of Release: 1987
  11. 11
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    Rob Bowman More
    43
    Year of Release: 2005
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    Kazuaki Kiriya More
    40
    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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    Robert Clouse More
    39
    Year of Release: 1985
  14. 14
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    The Super Ninja

    Wu Kuo Jen More
    37
    added by: MehmetAlt─▒ok
  15. 15
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    Ten Shimoyama More
    36
    added by: merebethplumo
    A clash between two ninja clans, Iga and KougaDate ...
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    Shinsuke Sato More
    32
    added by: drunken.brother
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