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List Rules Only movies featuring Samurai.

A list of the best samurai movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This samurai movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about samurai are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about samurai you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous samurai movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these samurai movie titles for more information about the films.

List items include Ran, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best samurai movies?" and "What is the greatest samurai movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular samurai movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these samurai movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good samurai movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Benjamin Dunn added Seven Samurai Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijirō Tōno

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Benjamin Dunn added Yojimbo Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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Benjamin Dunn added Rashomon Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Machiko Kyō

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Milo added Sanjuro Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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Milo added The 47 Ronin Daisuke Katō, Mieko Takamine, Kan'emon Nakamura

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Benjamin Dunn added Harakiri Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurō Tamba, Akiji Kobayashi

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Benjamin Dunn added 13 Assassins Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

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Benjamin Dunn added Ran Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima, Jinpachi Nezu

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Benjamin Dunn added Kagemusha Tatsuya Nakadai, Kenichi Hagiwara, Kaori Momoi

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DavidGreene added The Twilight Samurai Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Tetsurō Tamba

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Milo added The Sword of Doom Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yūzō Kayama

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Milo added Zatōichi Beat Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Akira Emoto

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Milo added Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx Akiji Kobayashi, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Shin Kishida

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Benjamin Dunn added The Last Samurai Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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Milo added Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril Asao Koike, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Shin Kishida

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Milo added Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance Taketoshi Naitô, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshi Katō

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Milo added Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades Shintaro Katsu, Jun Hamamura, Tomisaburo Wakayama

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Milo added Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Land of Demons Taketoshi Naitô, Hideji Otaki, Tomisaburo Wakayama

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Benjamin Wright added The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail Takashi Shimura, Yasuo Hisamatsu, Susumu Fujita

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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo

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Milo added G.I. Samurai Sonny Chiba, Kenzo Karawasaki, Asao Koike

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Le Samouraï Alain Delon, François Périer, Cathy Rosier