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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Ninja II Scott Adkins

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    Shinobido Naoko Ken

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

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    Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston

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

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

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    Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence, Lois Maxwell Year of Release: 1967

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

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    Anneline Kriel, Bill Flynn, Ken Gampu

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

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

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    Yumiko Shaku, Yōko Maki, Hideaki Ito

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