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1. Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)

Unrated | 83 min | Action

7.9
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The story of a Ronin (i.e. a masterless samurai) who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures.

Writers: Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Fumio Watanabe, Tomoko Mayama, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi

Votes: 4,612

2. The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur who also happens to be a master swordsman.

Writers: Minoru Inuzuka, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Masayo Banri, Ryûzô Shimada, Hajime Mitamura

Votes: 3,376

3. Gate of Hell (1953)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting.

Writers: Kan Kikuchi, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Masaichi Nagata | Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isao Yamagata, Yatarô Kurokawa

Votes: 2,047

4. Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)

94 min | Action

6.8
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Hanzo Itami is an incorruptible Edo officer who learns that an infamous killer has fled from his island prison. Hanzo begins tracking him down using his unorthodox interrogation techniques.

Writers: Kazuo Koike, Takeshi Kanda | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yukiji Asaoka, Mari Atsumi, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 1,186

5. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)

Unrated | 81 min | Action, Drama

8.1
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In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's ... See full summary »

Writers: Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Akiji Kobayashi, Minoru Ôki

Votes: 3,579

6. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

7.8
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In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.

Writers: Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Gô Katô, Yûko Hama, Isao Yamagata

Votes: 2,943

7. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)

45 min | Action, Drama

8.3
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Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs.

Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shintarô Akatsuki, Renji Ishibashi, Keizô Kanie

Votes: 113

8. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Fifth film in the Lone Wolf & Cub Series. 5 warriors challenge Ogami to duels. Each has 1/5th of Ogami's assassin fee and 1/5 of the information he needs to complete his assassination. His ... See full summary »

Writers: Kazuo Koike, Tsutomu Nakamura | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Michiyo Ohkusu, Akihiro Tomikawa, Shingo Yamashiro

Votes: 2,372

9. Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

7.6
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Cowritten by star Shintaro Katsu, this adventure pits Zatoichi against one of his most diabolical foes: a blind yakuza boss whose reign of terror and exploitation has made him nearly mythic... See full summary »

Writers: Shintarô Katsu, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Reiko Ôhara, Pîtâ, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 792

10. Satan's Sword (1960)

106 min | Action

7.0
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Writers: Teinosuke Kinugasa, Kaizan Nakazato | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Kôjirô Hongô, Tamao Nakamura, Fujiko Yamamoto

Votes: 94

11. The Last Samurai (1974)

159 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Toranosuke Sugi, a brave and loyal Samurai, fights to practice and preserve his master's teachings amid a civil war. With friends on both side will he cave to temptation, or stand on principle and for freedom?

Writers: Shôtarô Ikenami, Takeo Kunihiro, Kenji Misumi | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Ken Ogata, Masaomi Kondô, Teruhiko Saigô

Votes: 227

12. Zatôichi chikemuri kaidô (1967)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

7.7
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After an artist is threatened by the yakuza into creating valuable but highly illegal pornography, the law aims to execute him. Zatoichi, having been honor bound to protect the man and his family, must now run against the law.

Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Jûshirô Konoe, Miwa Takada, Yukiji Asaoka

Votes: 730

13. Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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When Zatoichi witnesses the murder of a young mother he promises to deliver the baby to the father. Along the way he gains the help of a reluctant criminal.

Writers: Seiji Hoshikawa, Kan Shimozawa, Tetsurô Yoshida | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Nobuo Kaneko, Gen Kimura, Ikuko Môri

Votes: 965

14. Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do with It) (2008)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.1
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Tale of vengeance -- outlaw style -- as Red Pierre hunts down legendary gunman Bob McGurk to avenge the murder of his Mother and Father.

Writers: Max Brand, Lance Doty | Director: Lance Doty | Stars: John Doman, Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Hephner, Tamara Hope

Votes: 255

15. Return of Daimajin (1966)

79 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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Giant statue exacts revenge upon those who conquer its worshippers.

Writer: Tetsurô Yoshida | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Kôjirô Hongô, Shiho Fujimura, Tarô Marui, Takashi Kanda

Votes: 380

16. Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

7.5
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A samurai with a high skill in chess makes friends with Zatoichi, who finds that things become peculiar in his presence.

Writers: Daisuke Itô, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Mikio Narita, Chizu Hayashi, Kaneko Iwasaki

Votes: 819

17. Samaritan Zatoichi (1968)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

7.4
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Zatoichi is tricked by a crime gang into killing a man. Realizing his mistake, he sets out to protect the dead man's sister, who is conflicted in accepting his help.

Writers: Kiyokata Saruwaka, Kan Shimozawa, Hisashi Sugiura, Tetsurô Yoshida | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yoshiko Mita, Makoto Satô, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 646

18. Ken (1964)

94 min | Drama

7.5
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Writers: Kazuo Funabashi, Yukio Mishima | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Yûsuke Kawazu, Hisaya Morishige, Akio Hasegawa

Votes: 163

19. Ken ki (1965)

83 min

7.2
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Hanpei is an orphan mistreated by other vassals of the manor. He loves flowers and is named the castle gardener. One day in the forest he meets a samurai who teaches him his technique. To ... See full summary »

Writers: Seiji Hoshikawa, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Michiko Sugata, Kei Satô, Ryûtarô Gomi

Votes: 173

20. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Adventure (1964)

83 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Seiji Hoshikawa, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Kôichi Aihara, San'emon Arashi, Shinjirô Asano

Votes: 145

21. Kiru (1962)

71 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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A samurai seeks revenge and redemption after his family is executed by a rival clan.

Writers: Renzaburô Shibata, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Mayumi Nagisa, Masayo Banri

Votes: 245

22. Mute Samurai (1973–1974)

Action

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A master swordsman, Kiichi Hogan, wanders Japan in search of the Spanish swordsman who murdered his parents and slashed his throat 18 years before. Renouncing any normal life the samurai ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Yûko Hama, Shintarô Katsu, Yoshiko Nakada

Votes: 40

23. Sakura no Daimon (1973)

88 min | Action, Drama

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Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Michi Higashi, Tomoko Mayama

Votes: 6

24. Shaka (1961)

139 min | Drama

6.4
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Writer: Fuji Yahiro | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Kôjirô Hongô, Charito Solis, Shintarô Katsu, Machiko Kyô

Votes: 35

25. Little Red Riding Hood (I) (2009 Video)

15 min | Short, Action, Adventure

5.4
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A satirized version of the iconic fairy tale retold with more than a few "twists". Little Red Riding Hood is sent out on an errand by her domineering mother to bring her ailing Grandmother ... See full summary »

Writer: J.L. Carrozza | Director: J.L. Carrozza | Stars: Charli Henley, David Luce, Jonathan Daire, Neil Cicierega

Votes: 30

26. Shinsengumi Chronicles (1963)

93 min

7.0
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As change sweep Japan, an honest man joins the Shinsengumi out of respect for their leader and because he wants to live and die as a samurai. However, as his involvement goes, reality and idealism come into deadly conflict.

Writers: Kan Shimozawa, Seiji Hoshikawa | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Shigeru Amachi

Votes: 93

27. Devil's Temple (1969)

76 min | Drama

7.5
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Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Jun'ichirô Tanizaki | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Hideko Takamine, Michiyo Aratama, Kei Satô

Votes: 67

28. Satan's Sword II (1960)

Drama, Action

7.0
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Writer: Kaizan Nakazato | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Kôjirô Hongô, Tamao Nakamura, Fujiko Yamamoto

Votes: 68

29. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965)

Drama

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Writers: Seiji Hoshikawa, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Tamao Nakamura, Michiko Sugata, Sanae Nakahara

Votes: 98

30. Yotsuya kaidan (1959)

84 min | Horror

6.0
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Writer: Fuji Yahiro | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Yasuko Nakada, Yôko Uraji, Mieko Kondô

Votes: 30

32. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Villainy (1966)

79 min | Drama

6.9
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Writers: Daisuke Itô, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shigeru Amachi, Shiho Fujimura, Kentarô Kudô

Votes: 63

33. Hissatsu shikakenin (1972–1973)

46 min | Action

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"Shikakenin", they have a double life and live inconspicuously in Edo. Baian Fujieda is an acupuncturist. Sanai Nishimura is a masterless samurai. They believe that Otowaya-Han'emon who is ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Ogata, Gorô Mutsumi, Sô Yamamura, Yoichi Hayashi

34. On the Road Forever (1964)

89 min | Action

6.7
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Writer: Seiji Hoshikawa | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Eiko Taki, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Jun Fujimaki

Votes: 31

35. Hissatsu shiokinin (1973– )

46 min | Action, Drama

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Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yumiko Nogawa, Makoto Fujita, Takayuki Akutagawa

36. Namida gawa (1967)

79 min | Drama

7.9
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Writers: Shûgorô Yamamoto, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shiho Fujimura, Kiku Wakayagi, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Rokkô Toura

Votes: 12

37. Daibutsu kaigen (1952)

129 min

7.6
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Writers: Teinosuke Kinugasa, Ryuichiro Yagi | Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Shinobu Araki, Kôtarô Bandô, Kazuo Hasegawa, Sumiko Hidaka

Votes: 9

38. Woman Gambler's Iron Rule (1971)

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Director: Kenji Misumi | Star: Kyôko Enami

39. Muhômatsu no isshô (1965)

96 min | Adventure, History

7.7
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Writers: Mansaku Itami, Shunsaku Iwashita | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Ineko Arima, Ken Utsui, Tôru Abe

Votes: 6

40. Nyokei kazoku (1963)

111 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Toyoko Yamasaki, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Machiko Kyô, Jirô Tamiya, Miwa Takada

Votes: 16

41. The Ghost-Cat Cursed Wall (1958)

88 min | Horror

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Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Chieko Murata, Mieko Kondô, Akio Kobori

42. Kagerô-gasa (1959)

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Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Michiyo Aratama, Ganjirô Nakamura

43. Tomuraishi tachi (1968)

89 min | Drama

7.7
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Writers: Giichi Fujimoto, Akiyuki Nosaka | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yûnosuke Itô, Arihiro Fujimura, Takuya Fujioka

Votes: 11

44. Maiko to ansatsusha (1963)

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Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Michiko Ai, Shinobu Araki, Saburô Date, Hiroshi Dômoto

45. Momotarô-zamurai (1957)

87 min

6.8
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Writers: Kiichirô Yamate, Fuji Yahiro | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Yôko Uraji, Seizaburô Kawazu, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 11

46. Yuki no mosho (1967)

92 min

6.1
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Writers: Mitsuko Mizuashi, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Toyoto Fukuda, Tamao Nakamura, Chiaki Tsukioka

Votes: 8

47. Yoidore hakase (1966)

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Writer: Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Kyôko Enami, Chizuru Hayashi, Tetsuko Kobayashi

48. Budda (1962)

Adventure

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Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Kôjirô Hongô, Charito Solis, Shintarô Katsu, Machiko Kyô

50. Shirikurae Magoichi (1969)

95 min | Action

6.9
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Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Ryôtarô Shiba | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Komaki Kurihara, Kôjirô Hongô, Katsuo Nakamura

Votes: 28