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1. Mute Samurai (1973–1974)
Episode: The Dangerous Highway

Action

An entire village is held hostage by brigands who have taken over the water supply during a terrible drought. Led by a beautiful woman, these vicious killers can only be stopped by one man, the 'Silent Samurai' Kiichi Hogan.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Yûko Hama, Tomisaburô Wakayama

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

15 min | Short, Action, Adventure

5.6
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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: 33

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

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.0
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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: 267

4. The Last Samurai (1974)

159 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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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: 231

5. 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: 112

6. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)
Episode: The Kannon Statue That Was Tied (1974)

Action, Drama

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A roadside statue of some significance needs to be moved. Its popularity means that there's lots of money to be made in its new location. Two different bosses want their territories to be its new home and they'll do anything to get it.

Director: Kenji Misumi

7. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)
Episode: Traveling Alone (1974)

Action, Drama

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Zatoichi returns to the home village that he left many years ago. The head priest there convinces him to end his violent ways and become a priest instead. Will his many enemies leave him in peace?

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Ganjirô Nakamura, Akira Nakao, Muga Takewaki

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: 2,310

9. Sakura no Daimon (1973)

88 min | Action, Drama

9.0
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Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Michi Higashi, Tomoko Mayama

Votes: 5

10. 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: 41

12. Hissatsu shiokinin (1973– )

46 min | Action, Drama

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

13. Hissatsu shikakenin (1972–1973)
Episode: Jigoku bana (1973)

Action

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Writers: Tetsurô Abe, Shôtarô Ikenami | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Ken Ogata, Taisaku Akino, Yumi Kanai, Saburô Ukita

14. Hissatsu shiokinin (1973– )
Episode: Ningen no kuzu ya oharai (1973)

Action, Drama

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Writer: Tatsuo Nogami | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Masaya Oki, Yumiko Nogawa, Yuriko Mishima

15. Hissatsu shikakenin (1972–1973)
Episode: Shikakenin okite ni chôsen! (1973)

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Writers: Takeo Kunihiro, Shôtarô Ikenami | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Yoichi Hayashi, Ken Ogata, Hiroyuki Ôta, Rumi Matsumoto

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

Unrated | 83 min | Action, Drama

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: 4,491

17. 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: 1,167

18. 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: 3,512

19. 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: 2,874

20. 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

21. Hissatsu shikakenin (1972–1973)
Episode: Aki kaze futari tabi (1972)

Action

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Writers: Tetsurô Abe, Shôtarô Ikenami | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Ken Ogata, Yoichi Hayashi, Akiji Kobayashi, Kensaku Hara

22. Hissatsu shikakenin (1972–1973)
Episode: Jigoku gokuraku kami hitoe (1972)

Action

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Writers: Takayuki Yamada, Shôtarô Ikenami | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Yoichi Hayashi, Ken Ogata, Taisaku Akino, Hiroyuki Ôta

23. Hissatsu shikakenin (1972–1973)
Episode: Koroshi no okite (1972)

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Writers: Kaneo Ikegami, Shôtarô Ikenami | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Ken Ogata, Yoichi Hayashi, Taisaku Akino, Rumi Matsumoto

24. Hissatsu shikakenin (1972–1973)
Episode: Shikakerareta shikakenin (1972)

Action

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Writers: Tetsurô Abe, Shôtarô Ikenami | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Yoichi Hayashi, Ken Ogata, Hiroyuki Ôta, Rumi Matsumoto

25. Kitsune no kureta akanbô (1971)

89 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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Writer: Santaro Marune | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Naoko Ôtani, Ichirô Nakatani, Shin Kishida

Votes: 5

26. Woman Gambler's Iron Rule (1971)

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Director: Kenji Misumi | Star: Kyôko Enami

27. Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

7.5
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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: 781

28. Devil's Temple (1969)

76 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Jun'ichirô Tanizaki | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Hideko Takamine, Michiyo Aratama, Kei Satô

Votes: 61

29. Shirikurae Magoichi (1969)

95 min | Action

6.7
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Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Ryôtarô Shiba | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Komaki Kurihara, Kôjirô Hongô, Katsuo Nakamura

Votes: 29

30. 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: 631

31. Nihiki no yojimbo (1968)

81 min

6.5
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Writers: Hideo Ando, Hisashi Sugiura | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tôru Abe, Miyoko Akaza, Hiroko Hasegawa, Kôjirô Hongô

Votes: 8

32. Tomuraishi tachi (1968)

89 min

8.1
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Writers: Giichi Fujimoto, Akiyuki Nosaka | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yûnosuke Itô, Arihiro Fujimura, Takuya Fujioka

Votes: 9

33. Zatôichi chikemuri kaidô (1967)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

7.6
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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: 721

34. Namida gawa (1967)

79 min | Drama

8.2
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Writers: Shûgorô Yamamoto, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shiho Fujimura, Kiku Wakayagi, Rokkô Toura, Kamatari Fujiwara

Votes: 11

35. Yuki no mosho (1967)

92 min

6.0
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Writers: Mitsuko Mizuashi, Toshio Yasumi | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Toyoto Fukuda, Tamao Nakamura, Chiaki Tsukioka

Votes: 9

36. Return of Daimajin (1966)

79 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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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: 368

37. 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: 61

38. Yoidore hakase (1966)

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

39. Shojo ga mita (1966)

84 min | Drama, Mystery

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Writers: Kazuro Funabashi, Mitsuro Kotaki | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Ohkusu, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Gô Amaha

40. Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

7.4
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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: 798

41. Ken ki (1965)

83 min

7.1
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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

42. 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, Sanae Nakahara, Michiko Sugata

Votes: 96

43. 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

44. 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: 935

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

83 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Seiji Hoshikawa, Renzaburô Shibata | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Kôichi Aihara, San'emon Arashi, Shinjirô Asano

Votes: 149

46. On the Road Forever (1964)

89 min | Action

6.4
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Writer: Seiji Hoshikawa | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Eiko Taki, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Jun Fujimaki

Votes: 33

47. Ken (1964)

94 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Kazuro Funabashi, Yukio Mishima | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Yûsuke Kawazu, Hisaya Morishige, Akio Hasegawa

Votes: 166

48. 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

49. Kyojin Ôkuma Shigenobu (1963)

Action

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Writer: Fuji Yahiro | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Ken Utsui, Kôjirô Hongô, Jun Fujimaki, Eiji Funakoshi

50. 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: 13