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A list of the best Ninja Movies. In the United States, Ninja movies surged in popularity in the early 1980's and have been with us ever since. We believe we've thought of them all, but if you think we missed one feel free to add it to the list yourself. Ninjas were the covert agents of feudal Japan. They were assassins and spies. Ninjas date back to at least the 1300's, although the word "shinobi" (another word for ninja) did not begin to appear until the 1400's. Ninjutsu is an even later word. Since espionage was considered dishonorable in Japanese cultures, ninjas were shrouded in mystery to help keep their employers identities a secret. Ninjas have been used in popular culture for centuries, appearing in countless folktales. Today, Ninja Films continue that tradition.
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Mumon:the Land of Stealth (shi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time
Karashi_LA added Mumon:the Land of Stealth (shinobi No Kuni)

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Ninja Assassin Naomie Harris, Rain, Lee Joon - Year of Release: 2009

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Ninja Scott Adkins, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Garrick Hagon - Year of Release: 2009

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Revenge of the Ninja Professor Tanaka, Sho Kosugi, Virgil Frye - Year of Release: 1983

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American Ninja Michael Dudikoff, Tadashi Yamashita, Steve James - Year of Release: 1985

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Mortal Kombat Bridgette Wilson, Frank Welker, Talisa Soto - Year of Release: 1995

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Ninja III: The Domination James Hong, Sho Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey - Year of Release: 1984

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Enter the Ninja Franco Nero, Christopher George, Sho Kosugi - Year of Release: 1981

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Ninja II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ninja Movies of All Time
mhunter added Ninja II Scott Adkins

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MohamedIbrahim added The Warrior's Way Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston

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The Octagon Chuck Norris, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Carter - Year of Release: 1980

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American Ninja 2: The Confrontation Michael Dudikoff, Gary Conway, Steve James - Year of Release: 1987

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Christian Shewcraft added Pray for Death Sho Kosugi, Kane Kosugi, Parley Baer

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PeterSacristan added Shinobido Naoko Ken

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merebethplumo added Shinobi: Heart Under Blade Yukie Nakama, Erika Sawajiri, Laura Bailey - A clash between two ninja clans, Iga and KougaDate Released:  September 15, 2005

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JoePerrillo added Goemon Erika Toda, Masatō Ibu, Ryoko Hirosue - best ninja movie out there. only competition is ninja assassins. if u havent seen goemon. u shud do that rite now...

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The Hunted Johnny Cash, Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro - Year of Release: 1995

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Christian Shewcraft added Shaolin vs. Ninja Alexander Lou, Alan Chui Chung San, Chi Ping Chang

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You Only Live Twice Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence, Lois Maxwell - Year of Release: 1967

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DOA: Dead or Alive Jaime Pressly, Kevin Nash, Sarah Carter - Year of Release: 2005

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drunken.brother added The Princess Blade Yumiko Shaku, Yōko Maki, Hideaki Ito

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Mrhighroller added Kill and Kill Again Anneline Kriel, Bill Flynn, Ken Gampu

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Don Smith added Kill or Be Killed James Ryan, Norman Combes

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Elektra Jennifer Garner, Jason Isaacs, Terence Stamp - Year of Release: 2005