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

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

List is made up of a variety of films, including Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread and Terror Beneath the Sea.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Sonny Chiba movies?" and "What are the greatest Sonny Chiba roles of all time?"

Movie fans who love Sonny Chiba have also been known to enjoy films starring Toshiro Mifune and Shintaro Katsu.

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The Street Fighter Sonny Chiba, Yutaka Nakajima, Tony Cetera The Street Fighter, literally Clash, Killer Fist!, is a Japanese martial arts film released in 1974 and produced by Toei Company Ltd. It was released in the US by New Line Cinema and became one ...more

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Shogun's Samurai 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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Samurai Reincarnation Sonny Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ken Ogata Samurai Reincarnation is a 1981 film starring Sonny Chiba and directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The film was based on the novel Makai Tensho. The film was nominated for three 'Awards of the Japanese ...more

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G.I. Samurai Sonny Chiba, Kenzo Karawasaki, Asao Koike G.I. Samurai is a 1979 Japanese feature length film focusing on the adventures of a modern day Japan Ground Self-Defense Force team that accidentally travels in time to the Warring States ...more

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The Street Fighter's Last Revenge Sonny Chiba, Reiko Ike, Bruce Li The Street Fighter's Last Revenge is a 1974 martial arts film and the third in a series starting with The Street Fighter starring Sonny Chiba. The film is currently in public domain.

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Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino Kill Bill: Vol. 1 is a 2003 action film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

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Executioner Sonny Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada, Yasuaki Kurata

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Champion of Death Sonny Chiba, Mikio Narita, Yumi Takigawa Champion Of Death, also known as Karate Bullfighter, is a Japanese martial arts film made by the Toei Company in 1975. It was the first in a trilogy of films based on the manga Karate Baka ...more

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Return of the Street Fighter Sonny Chiba, Shingo Yamashiro, Masafumi Suzuki Return of the Street Fighter is a 1974 martial arts film and the second in a series starting with The Street Fighter starring Sonny Chiba. In this sequel, Martial artist Takuma Tsurugi returns ...more

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Shogun's Ninja Sonny Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tetsurō Tamba Shogun's Ninja is an action adventure drama film directed by Noribumi Suzuki.

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Sister Street Fighter Sonny Chiba, Hiroshi Miyauchi, Etsuko Shihomi Sister Street Fighter is a spin-off of The Street Fighter. The plot revolves around Lǐ Hóng-Lóng, the female martial artist of the title. When her brother Lǐ Wàn-Qīng is ...more

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Killing Machine Sonny Chiba, Asao Koike, Kei Sato

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Immortal Combat Roddy Piper, Sonny Chiba, Tommy Lister Immortal Combat is a 1994 buddy action film. The plot involves an East-meets-West buddy scenario similar to what the Rush Hour franchise became, starring martial artist Sonny Chiba, wrestler ...more

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The Storm Riders Shu Qi, Sonny Chiba, Anthony Wong The Storm Riders is a 1998 Hong Kong film based on the manhua series Fung Wan by artist Ma Wing-shing. Directed by Andrew Lau, it starred Ekin Cheng as Wind and Aaron Kwok as Cloud. The plot ...more

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Ninja Wars 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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Bushido Blade James Earl Jones, Toshiro Mifune, Sonny Chiba The Bushido Blade is a 1981 film, directed by Tom Kotani. Sonny Chiba, Toshiro Mifune, Mako, Laura Gemser and James Earl Jones appear in this movie. This was Richard Boone's last film

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Message from Space Vic Morrow, Sonny Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada Message from Space is a film directed by Kinji Fukasaku, one of the co-directors of Tora! Tora! Tora!. The film stars Sonny Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi, and in a rare foreign film appearance, Vic ...more

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Legend of the Eight Samurai 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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Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima Sonny Chiba, Bunta Sugawara, Kunie Tanaka Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima is a 1973 Japanese yakuza film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. It is the second film in a five-part series that Fukasaku made in a span ...more

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Dragon Princess Sonny Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi Karate master Kazuma gets severely beaten and crippled by nefarious rival Nikaido. Kazuma trains his loyal daughter Yumi in the martial arts so she can exact a harsh revenge on Nikaido and his ...more

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Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon Sonny Chiba, Jerry Ito, Etsuko Shihomi Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon is a 1977 action movie starring Sonny Chiba as the international assassin Golgo 13. It was the second live-action movie based on the Golgo 13 manga.

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Aces: Iron Eagle III Louis Gossett, Jr., Fred Thompson Aces: Iron Eagle III is a 1992 American action film directed by John Glen and is the third installment of the Iron Eagle film series, with Louis Gossett, Jr. reprising his role as Col. Charles ...more

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Virus George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, Glenn Ford Virus — literally "Day of Resurrection" — is a 1980 post-apocalyptic science fiction movie directed by Kinji Fukasaku and based on a 1964 novel written by Sakyo Komatsu. It starred ...more

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Karate Kiba Sonny Chiba, Adolph Caesar, Etsuko Shihomi Karate Kiba or Bodyguard Kiba is a martial-arts film starring Sonny Chiba, released in 1973 and based on an action manga by Ikki Kajiwara. A recut version was released in the U.S. in 1976 as The ...more

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Body Count Brigitte Nielsen, Jan-Michael Vincent, Robert Davi Body Count is a 1995 action thriller film written by Henry Madden and directed by Talun Hsu.

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Vin Diesel, Bow Wow, Amber West The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is a 2006 American action film directed by Justin Lin, produced by Neal H. Moritz and written by Chris Morgan. It is the third installment of The Fast and ...more

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Karate Bearfighter Sonny Chiba, Tetsurō Tamba, Etsuko Shihomi Karate Bearfighter is a Japanese martial arts film made by Toei Company in 1975 and directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi. It is the second installment of a trilogy of films based on the manga Karate ...more

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Born to Be King Shu Qi, Sonny Chiba, Roy Cheung Born to Be King is a 2000 Hong Kong film directed by Andrew Lau predecessor of Goodbye Mr. Cool successor of the movie theaters arm of the Young and Dangerous film series.

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Deadly Outlaw: Rekka Sonny Chiba, Tetsurō Tamba, Kenichi Endō Deadly Outlaw: Rekka is a 2002 Japanese yakuza film directed by Takashi Miike starring Riki Takeuchi and Sonny Chiba.

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Karate for Life Sonny Chiba Karate for Life is a 1977 Japanese martial arts film about the martial arts master Mas Oyama starring Sonny Chiba.

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Doberman Deka is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sonny Chiba Movies
Doberman Deka Sonny Chiba Doberman Deka is a hardboiled manga series written by Buronson and drawn by Shinji Hiramatsu. It was serialized in the Weekly Shōnen Jump manga anthology from 1975 throughout 1979 and was ...more

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The Fall of Ako Castle Toshiro Mifune, Sonny Chiba, Tetsurō Tamba The Fall of Ako Castle is a 1978 Japanese historical martial arts period film, directed by Kinji Fukasaku. It depicts the story of the Forty-seven Ronin. The film is one of a series of period ...more

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The Triple Cross Sonny Chiba, Kirin Kiki The Triple Cross is a 1992 Japanese film, directed by Kinji Fukasaku.

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Invasion of the Neptune Men Sonny Chiba, Tatsuo Umemiya, Johji Oka Uchu Kaisokusen, known as Invasion of the Neptune Men in the United States, is a tokusatsu SF/superhero film produced by Toei Company Ltd. in 1961. The movie starred then 22-year old Sonny Chiba ...more

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Fall Guy Keiko Matsuzaka, Morio Kazama, Mitsuru Hirata Fall Guy is a 1982 Japanese film directed by Kinji Fukasaku, art direction by Akira Takahashi. Among many awards, it was chosen as the Best Film at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony. "Kamata ...more

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Bullet Train is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sonny Chiba Movies
Bullet Train Sonny Chiba, Tetsurō Tamba, Kei Yamamoto Super Express bullet train to explode if it starts to travel below 80 km/h -- the source of inspiration for the movie "Speed". The film was later shortened and reissued internationally ...more

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The Return of the Sister Street Fighter Sonny Chiba, Yasuaki Kurata, Etsuko Shihomi The Return of the Sister Street Fighter is a 1975 Japanese martial arts film sequel to Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread.

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Survive Style 5+ Vinnie Jones, Sonny Chiba, Tadanobu Asano Survive Style 5+ is a 2004 Japanese film directed by Gen Sekiguchi. It stars Tadanobu Asano, Kyōko Koizumi, Reika Hashimoto, Jai West, Sonny Chiba and Vinnie Jones.

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Sister Street Fighter: Hanging... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sonny Chiba Movies
Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread Sonny Chiba, Yasuaki Kurata, Hideo Murota Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread is a Japanese martial arts film sequel to Sister Street Fighter.

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Sushi Girl Mark Hamill, Danny Trejo, Tony Todd Sushi Girl is an American crime film directed by Kern Saxton, starring Tony Todd, Mark Hamill, Noah Hathaway, Sonny Chiba and Cortney Palm. Tony Todd also served as a executive producer. It ...more

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Wandering Detective: Black Wind in the Harbor Sonny Chiba, Takashi Kanda, Shigemi Kitahara Wandering Detective: Black Wind in the Harbor is the second film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The film is a follow up to Wandering Detective: Tragedy in Red Valley.

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Wandering Detective: Tragedy in Red Valley Sonny Chiba, Takashi Kanda, Harumi Sone Wandering Detective: Tragedy in Red Valley is the first film to be directed by Kinji Fukasaku and the starring is Sonny Chiba. The film is black and white and the audio is mono. The film is ...more

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The Executioner II: Karate Inferno Sonny Chiba, Tetsurō Tamba, Hideo Murota

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Sure Death 4: Revenge Sonny Chiba Sure Death 4: Revenge is a film directed by Kinji Fukasaku.

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The Bloody Fists Sonny Chiba, Chan Sing The Bloody Fists, aka Deadly Buddhist Raiders or Death Beach, is a 1972 Hong Kong action movie directed by See-Yuen Ng and starring Chen Siu Sing and Kuan Tai Chen. The memorable fight scenes ...more

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The Legend of the Flying Swordsman Sonny Chiba, Dave Wong, Gigi Lai

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Yakuza deka Sonny Chiba, Tetsurō Tamba Yakuza deka is a Japanese film released in 1970. The film stars Sonny Chiba.

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Fighting Fist Sonny Chiba, Ken Lo, Sibelle Hu

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Terror Beneath the Sea is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sonny Chiba Movies
Terror Beneath the Sea Sonny Chiba, Franz Gruber, Mike Daneen

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Old Skool Killaz: Sword of the Master Sonny Chiba