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List of the best Shintaro Katsu movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Shintaro Katsu's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Shintaro Katsu movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Shintaro Katsu movies will be at the top of the list. Shintaro Katsu has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Shintaro Katsu movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Shintaro Katsu films to end the squabble once and for all.

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This list is made up of films like Zatoichi: Vol. 15: Zatoichi's Cane Sword and Ronin Gai.

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Zatoichi: Vol. 12: Zatoichi and the Chess Expert Shintaro Katsu, Mikio Narita, Takuya Fujioka
Zatoichi and the Chess Expert is a 1965 Japanese chambara film directed by Kenji Misumi and starring Shintaro Katsu as the blind masseur Zatoichi. It was originally released by the Daiei Motion ...more

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Zatoichi: Vol. 18: Zatoichi and the Fugitives Shintaro Katsu, Takashi Shimura, Yumiko Nogawa
Zatoichi and the Fugitives is a 1968 Japanese chambara film directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda and starring Shintaro Katsu as the blind masseur Zatoichi. It was originally released by the Daiei Motion ...more

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Zatoichi: Vol. 17: Zatoichi Challenged Shintaro Katsu, Asao Koike, Yukiji Asaoka

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The Tale of Zatoichi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shintaro Katsu Movies
Shintaro Katsu, Shigeru Amachi, Eijirô Yanagi
The Tale of Zatoichi, directed by Kenji Misumi, is the first film of a classic Japanese samurai drama saga starring Shintaro Katsu as Zatoichi, a character created by Kan Shimozawa.

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Keiko Han, Ryōtarō Okiayu, Kenichi Ogata
Doomed Megalopolis is a supernatural/dark fantasy anime. It is an adaptation of the historical fantasy novel Teito Monogatari by Hiroshi Aramata. The anime is darker, more violent and sexualized ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Shintaro Katsu, Shin Kishida
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo is a drama, action and adventure film directed by Kihachi Okamoto.

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Toshiro Mifune, Shintaro Katsu, Yorozuya Kinnosuke
Machibuse is a 1970 Japanese drama film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki.

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The Blind Menace Shintaro Katsu, Tamao Nakamura, Fujio Suga

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Shintaro Katsu, Jun Hamamura, Tomisaburo Wakayama
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades, is the third in a series of six Japanese martial arts films based on the long-running Lone Wolf and Cub manga series about Ogami Ittō, a wandering assassin ...more

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Zatoichi: Vol. 16: The Outlaw Shintaro Katsu, Rentarō Mikuni, Kō Nishimura
Zatoichi the Outlaw is a 1967 Japanese chambara film directed by Satsuo Yamamoto and starring Shintaro Katsu as the blind masseur Zatoichi. It was originally released by the Daiei Motion Picture ...more

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Zatoichi in Desperation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shintaro Katsu Movies
Zatoichi in Desperation Shintaro Katsu, Asao Koike, Katsuo Nakamura
Zatoichi in Desperation is an action adventure drama film directed by Shintaro Katsu.

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Zatoichi: The Festival of Fire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Shintaro Katsu Movies
Shintaro Katsu, Tatsuya Nakadai, Peter
Zatoichi: The Festival of Fire is a drama film directed by Kenji Misumi.

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Shintaro Katsu, Makatari Fujiwara, Kō Nishimura
Hanzo The Razor: Sword of Justice is the first film in the Hanzo the Razor trilogy. It was released in 1972 and directed by Kenji Misumi.

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Tōkaidō no yarō domo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Shintaro Katsu Movies
Tōkaidō no yarō domo Shintaro Katsu
Tōkaidō no yarō domo is a 1958 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Katsuhiko Tasaka.

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Hanzo the Razor: The Snare is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Shintaro Katsu Movies
Shintaro Katsu, Shin Kishida, Kō Nishimura

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Zatoichi's Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Shintaro Katsu Movies
Zatoichi's Vengeance Shintaro Katsu, Jun Hamamura, Kei Sato
Zatoichi's Vengeance is a 1966 drama film directed by Tokuzo Tanaka.

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Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Shintaro Katsu Movies
Shintaro Katsu, Asao Koike, Kō Nishimura

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Zatoichi: Vol. 19: Samaritan Zatoichi Shintaro Katsu, Machiko Soga, Kō Nishimura

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Shintaro Katsu, Ichikawa Raizō VIII, Saburo Date
Samurai Vendetta is a 1959 Japanese Chambara film directed by Kazuo Mori starring Raizo Ichikawa and Shintaro Katsu, originally released by Daiei Film. It is seen as a depiction of the early ...more

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Hitokiri Yukio Mishima, Shintaro Katsu, Tatsuya Nakadai
Hitokiri is a 1969 Japanese samurai film directed by Hideo Gosha set during the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. It is notable for starring the famous author Yukio Mishima.

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Shintaro Katsu
Zatoichi: Vol. 3: New Tale of Zatoichi is a 1963 action and drama film directed by Tokuzô Tanaka.

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Shintaro Katsu, Hisaya Morishige, Rentarō Mikuni
Zatoichi at Large is a drama, action adventure film directed by Kazuo Mori.

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Shintaro Katsu
Zatoichi is a fictional character featured in one of Japan's longest running series of films and a television series that are both set during the late Edo period. The character, a blind masseur ...more

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Yūkyō Gonin Otoko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shintaro Katsu Movies
Yūkyō Gonin Otoko Shintaro Katsu, Ichikawa Raizō VIII, Kazuo Hasegawa
Yūkyō Gonin Otoko Yūkyō Gonin Otoko is a 1958 Japanese film.

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Shintaro Katsu, Keiko Awaji, Takahiro Tamura
The Hoodlum Soldier is a Japanese film directed by Yasuzo Masumura. The Hoodlum Soldier was the first of a series of nine films that followed two soldiers, Kisaburo Omiya, a former yakuza who ...more