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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    James McTeigue Year of Release: 2009

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    most listed Isaac Florentine Year of Release: 2009

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    Sam Firstenberg Year of Release: 1983

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    Sam Firstenberg Year of Release: 1985

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    Sam Firstenberg Year of Release: 1984

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    Paul W. S. Anderson Year of Release: 1995

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    Menahem Golan Year of Release: 1981

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    William Friedkin Year of Release: 1995

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    Sam Firstenberg Year of Release: 1987

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    Eric Karson Year of Release: 1980

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    Rob Bowman Year of Release: 2005

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    added by JoePerrillo Kazuaki Kiriya best ninja movie out there. only competition is ninja assassins. if u havent seen goemon. u ...

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    new! & added by merebethplumo Ten Shimoyama A clash between two ninja clans, Iga and KougaDate ...

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    ranked high on reranks Robert Clouse Year of Release: 1985

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    added by MehmetAltıok The Super Ninja Wu Kuo Jen

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    added by drunken.brother Shinsuke Sato

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