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List of All Samurai Cinema Movies

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A list of all the best Samurai movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Find these and other great movies that are currently streaming on the best action movie lists on Amazon Prime and Netflix Instant, as well as the Best Foreign Films on Amazon Prime and the Best Foreign Films on Netflix Instant.

 This Samurai movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of Samurai films also contains Samurai movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This Samurai films list can also be copied to start your own.

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Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Samurai cinema films, including Kenji Mizoguchi and Hiroshi Inagaki.

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Dir. by Akira Kurosawa (1954), starring Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura & Eijirō Tōno

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Dir. by Akira Kurosawa (1950), starring Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura & Machiko Kyō

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Dir. by Akira Kurosawa (1985), starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima & Jinpachi Nezu

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Dir. by Akira Kurosawa (1961), starring Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura & Tatsuya Nakadai

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Dir. by Akira Kurosawa (1957), starring Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura & Isuzu Yamada
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Dir. by Lee Sngmoo (2010), starring Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush & Danny Huston
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Dir. by Akira Kurosawa and Ishirō Honda (1980), starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Kenichi Hagiwara & Kaori Momoi
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Dir. by Akira Kurosawa (1962), starring Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura & Tatsuya Nakadai
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Dir. by Masaki Kobayashi (1967), starring Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai & Etsuko Ichihara
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Dir. by Kenji Misumi (1972), starring Taketoshi Naitô, Tomisaburo Wakayama & Yoshi Katō

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Dir. by Takashi Miike (2010), starring Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho & Goro Inagaki

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Dir. by Kihachi Okamoto (1965), starring Toshiro Mifune, Hideyo Amamoto & Akihiko Hirata

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Dir. by Hiroshi Inagaki (1955), starring Toshiro Mifune, Akihiko Hirata & Rentarō Mikuni
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Dir. by Kihachi Okamoto (1966), starring Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai & Yūzō Kayama

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Dir. by Masaki Kobayashi (1962), starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurō Tamba & Akiji Kobayashi

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Dir. by Kenji Misumi and Robert Houston (1980), starring Tomisaburo Wakayama and Robert Houston
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Dir. by Hiroshi Inagaki (1954), starring Toshiro Mifune, Akihiko Hirata & Rentarō Mikuni
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Dir. by Hiroshi Inagaki (1956), starring Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura & Rentarō Mikuni
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Dir. by Akira Kurosawa (1943), starring Takashi Shimura, Ryūnosuke Tsukigata & Susumu Fujita
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Dir. by Tsugunobu Kotani (1981), starring James Earl Jones, Toshiro Mifune & Sonny Chiba
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Dir. by Kinji Fukasaku (1978), starring Toshiro Mifune, Sonny Chiba & Hiroyuki Sanada
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Dir. by Masahiro Andô (2007), starring Maaya Sakamoto, Naoto Takenaka & Akio Ōtsuka

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Dir. by Yoji Yamada (2002), starring Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa & Tetsurō Tamba

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Dir. by Ryuhei Kitamura (2003), starring Aya Ueto, Shun Oguri & Joe Odagiri

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