The Best Ninja Movies of All Time Films

The Best Ninja Movies of All Time

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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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    Ninja Assassin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time


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

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    Ninja is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time

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

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    Revenge of the Ninja is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time


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

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    American Ninja is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time


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

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    Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time


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

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    Ninja III: The Domination is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time


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

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    Enter the Ninja is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time


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

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    Ninja II Scott Adkins

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    The Warrior's Way is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time

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

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    American Ninja 2: The Confront... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time


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

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    The Octagon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time


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

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    Shinobi: Heart Under Blade is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time

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

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    Shinobido is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time

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    Shinobido Naoko Ken

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    Goemon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time

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    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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    You Only Live Twice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time


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

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    Shaolin vs. Ninja is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time

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    Alexander Lou, Alan Chui Chung San, Chi Ping Chang

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    Pray for Death is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time

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    Pray for Death Sho Kosugi, Kane Kosugi, Parley Baer

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    Kill and Kill Again is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time

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    Anneline Kriel, Bill Flynn, Ken Gampu

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    The Hunted is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time


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

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    DOA: Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time


    Jaime Pressly, Kevin Nash, Sarah Carter Year of Release: 2005

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    The Princess Blade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time

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    Yumiko Shaku, Yōko Maki, Hideaki Ito

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    Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time

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    Talisa Soto, Ray Park, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Year of Release: 1997

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    Elektra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time


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

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