films The Best Ninja Movies of All Time  

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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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Ninja Assassin Naomie Harris, Rain, Lee Joon - Year of Release: 2009

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Revenge of the Ninja Professor Tanaka, Sho Kosugi, Virgil Frye - Year of Release: 1983

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

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

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

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Ninja II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time
Ninja II Scott Adkins

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Ninja III: The Domination James Hong, Sho Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey - Year of Release: 1984

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Enter the Ninja Franco Nero, Christopher George, Sho Kosugi - Year of Release: 1981

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The Warrior's Way Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston

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Pray for Death Sho Kosugi, Kane Kosugi, Parley Baer

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American Ninja 2: The Confrontation Michael Dudikoff, Gary Conway, Steve James - Year of Release: 1987

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

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

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Goemon Erika Toda, Masatō Ibu, Ryoko Hirosue - 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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Shinobido Naoko Ken

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Shaolin vs. Ninja Alexander Lou, Alan Chui Chung San, Chi Ping Chang

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You Only Live Twice Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence, Lois Maxwell - Year of Release: 1967

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

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DOA: Dead or Alive Jaime Pressly, Kevin Nash, Sarah Carter - Year of Release: 2005

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Kill and Kill Again Anneline Kriel, Bill Flynn, Ken Gampu

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Kill or Be Killed James Ryan, Norman Combes

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The Princess Blade Yumiko Shaku, Yōko Maki, Hideaki Ito

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Mumon:the Land of Stealth (shi... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time
Mumon:the Land of Stealth (shinobi No Kuni)

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