The Best Hiroyuki Sanada Movies  

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List of the best Hiroyuki Sanada movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Hiroyuki Sanada'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 Hiroyuki Sanada movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Hiroyuki Sanada movies will be at the top of the list. Hiroyuki Sanada has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Hiroyuki Sanada movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Hiroyuki Sanada films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Hiroyuki Sanada role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Hiroyuki Sanada performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The Last Samurai and The Wolverine are included on this list along with many more.

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Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Tetsurō Tamba
The Twilight Samurai or Tasogare Seibei is a 2002 Japanese film directed by Yoji Yamada. Set in mid-19th century Japan, a few years before the Meiji Restoration, it follows the life of Seibei ...more
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Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall
The Last Samurai is a 2003 American epic film directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Logan. The film stars Tom Cruise, who also co-produced, as well ...more
The Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hiroyuki Sanada Movies
Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima
The Wolverine is a 2013 American superhero film directed by James Mangold, based on the Marvel Comics superhero. When Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is ...more
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Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Mark Strong
Sunshine is a 2007 British science fiction thriller film directed by Danny Boyle. The film was adapted from a screenplay written by Alex Garland about the crew of a spacecraft on a dangerous ...more
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Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg
The City of Your Final Destination is a novel by American writer Peter Cameron. Most of the story takes place in a small town in Uruguay. The novel's beginning and ending chapters taking place ...more
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Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker
Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film and the first installment in the Rush Hour series, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. It was followed by ...more
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Keanu Reeves, Rinko Kikuchi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
47 Ronin is a 2013 American fantasy action film depicting a fictional account of the forty-seven Ronin, a real-life group of masterless samurai in 18th-century Japan who avenged their lord, in ...more
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Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Kōichi Satō
Rasen is a sequel to the movie Ring. It is directed by Jōji Iida and is based on the novel Spiral by Kōji Suzuki. Ring and its sequel Rasen were released in Japan at the same time. The studio ...more
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Sonny Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hiroko Yakushimaru
Legend of the Eight Samurai is a 1983 Japanese historical martial arts fantasy film, directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The script is adapted from a 1982 novel Shin Satomi Hakkenden by Toshio Kamata, a ...more
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Hiroyuki Sanada, Hwang Jang-lee, Conan Lee
Ninja in the Dragon's Den is a 1982 Hong Kong martial arts film written, choreographed and directed by Corey Yuen in his directorial debut, and starring Conan Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada and Hwang Jang
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Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård
The Railway Man is a 2013 British–Australian-made war film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. It is an adaptation of the bestselling autobiography of the same name by Eric Lomax, and stars Colin ...more
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Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yūko Takeuchi
Ring is a 1998 Japanese mystery thriller film directed by Hideo Nakata, adapted from the novel Ring by Kôji Suzuki, which in turn draws on the Japanese folk tale Banchō Sarayashiki. The ...more
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Ralph Fiennes, Vanessa Redgrave, Natasha Richardson
The White Countess is a 2005 drama film directed by James Ivory. The screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro focuses on a disparate group of displaced persons attempting to survive in Shanghai in the late
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Cecilia Cheung, Hiroyuki Sanada, Nicholas Tse
The Promise is a 2005 Chinese epic fantasy film directed by Chen Kaige, starring Jang Dong-gun, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cecilia Cheung and Nicholas Tse. It is loosely adapted from The Kunlun Slave, a ...more
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Sarah Shahi, Jackie Chan, Roman Polanski
Rush Hour 3 is a 2007 martial arts/action-comedy-Adventure film, and the third and final installment in the Rush Hour series, starring Jackie Chan as Inspector Lee and Chris Tucker as Detective ...more
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Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman
Speed Racer is a 2008 American sports action film based on the Japanese anime and manga series of the same name by Tatsunoko Productions. The film was written and directed by The Wachowskis, and ...more
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Sonny Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada, Akira Nakao
Ninja Wars is a 1982 action adventure fantasy film, written by Ei Ogawa and Futaro Yamada and directed by Kosei Saito.
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Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyoko Fukada, Miki Nakatani
Ring 2, directed by Hideo Nakata, is the sequel to the Japanese horror film, Ring. Ring was originally a novel written by Koji Suzuki; its sequel, Rasen, was also adapted into a movie as the ...more
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Executioner Sonny Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada, Yasuaki Kurata
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Hero Interview Hiroyuki Sanada, Yōsuke Eguchi, Masato Hagiwara
Hero interview is a 1994 romance film written by Shinji Nojima and directed by Michio Mitsuno.
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Murder on D Street Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyusaku Shimada, Yumi Yoshiyuki
Murder on D Street is a 1998 Japanese film directed by Akio Jissoji based on a novel by Edogawa Rampo.
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Tadanobu Asano, Hiroyuki Sanada, Eiji Okuda
Nemuranai Machi: Shinjuku Same, which is known in English as The City That Never Sleeps: Shinjuku Shark is a 1993 Japanese film, which was directed by Yōjirō Takita. The movie stars Hiroyuki ...more
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Hiroyuki Sanada, Takeshi Aono, Kaneto Shiozawa
The Dagger of Kamui is a Japanese novel series by Tetsu Yano released by Kadokawa Shoten from 1984 to 1985. The series was adapted in 1985 into an anime film directed by Rintaro and animated by ...more
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Toshiro Mifune, Sonny Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada
Shogun's Samurai, also known as "The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy" and "Intrigue of the Yagyu Clan", is a 1978 Japanese historical martial arts period film, directed by Kinji ...more
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First Love Hiroyuki Sanada, Mieko Harada, Rena Tanaka
First Love is a 2000 romance film directed by Tecuo Šinohara.