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1. Diamond Ninja Force (1988)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
We begin with Shô Kosugi demonstrating the use of a katana, saying nothing about the film he is introducing. When Gordon is taking his girlfriend's picture in Hong Kong, several Caucasian ... See full summary »
2. Shogun Assassin (1980)
R | 85 min | Action, Adventure
When the wife of the Shogun's Decapitator is murdered and he is ordered to commit suicide by the paranoid Shogun, he and his four-year-old son escape and become assassins for hire, embarking on a journey of blood and violent death.
3. Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)
Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Drama
Ishikawa Goemon (Ichikawa Raizo), a talented young ninja, becomes ensnared in a twisted scheme to assassinate Oda Nobunaga, an evil warlord bent on ruling feudal Japan with an iron fist. ... See full summary »
4. Revenge of the Ninja (1983)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds... See full summary »
Votes: 3,590 | Gross: $10.33M
5. American Ninja (1985)
R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
American soldier, obviously very skilled in martial arts, single-handedly takes on mercenaries in the Philippines.
Votes: 11,603 | Gross: $10.50M
7. Goemon (2009)
128 min | Action, Drama, History
Based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the tale of Robin Hood, this ninja thriller follows the exploits of Goemon Ishikawa (Yôsuke Eguchi), who leaves his fighting clan after its chief... See full summary »
8. Azumi (2003)
Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage assassin girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart.
10. Ninja III: The Domination (1984)
R | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
An evil ninja attempts to avenge his death from beyond the grave, by possessing an innocent woman's body.
Votes: 3,040 | Gross: $7.61M
11. Five Element Ninjas (1982)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama
A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He finds help in the form of a new teacher (who knows Ninjitsu) and new brothers. Together... See full summary »
12. Zombie vs. Ninja (1989)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Ethan, a young man, is beaten while his father is killed by a group of thieves. With the help of an undertaker, Ethan trains in kung fu by fighting the dead. Meanwhile, an American Ninja, ... See full summary »
14. Chung gik yan je (2006)
Not Rated | 94 min | Action
A super cute Ninja works with her masterto protecta street musiciannamed Copy. Evil mastermindBrian suspects that Copy holds the key to opening a mysterious red box that contans jinrui that is a substance that cures any disease.
15. The Black Ninja (2003 Video)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Comedy
Infamous defense attorney Malik Ali's haunted past causes him to double as a vigilante ninja, defending the cities worst thugs by day and battling them by night. While protecting a ... See full summary »
16. Afro Ninja (2009 Video)
Unrated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
This homage to martial arts legend Jim Kelly is based on a hugely successful Youtube video. Reggie's got a dead end job, a cruel boss, and no real propsects. Until, that is, he uncovers a ... See full summary »
17. Cyber Ninja (1988)
Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A man's body and soul are stolen and used as part of a demon castle. What's left becomes Cyber Ninja. He teams up with the chi students whose cyber-earmuffs show matching red symbols. They ... See full summary »
20. The Shogun's Samurai (1978)
130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »
21. Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980)
R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that ... See full summary »
22. A Force of One (1979)
PG | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the detectives of an undercover police unit are being mysteriously killed by a martial artist, a professional kickboxer is hired to assist them.
Votes: 2,732 | Gross: $20.17M
23. Iga ninpôchô (1982)
R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A fortuneteller prophesizes that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the ... See full summary »
25. The Hunted (1995)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Paul is on a business trips to Nagoya, as a computer-chip executive from New York, when he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman. Later, he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,058 | Gross: $6.61M
26. Hong men jue e zhe (1985)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Sewage workers Jack and Charlie get involved in an international Asian gang war when Jack helps the boss of a Shanghai gang against one of his rebellious underlings. This underling then ... See full summary »
30. The Princess Blade (2001)
R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In the near future, Japan is ruled once more by a monarchy. But, rebels opposed to this rule seek to overthrow the government. The House of Takemikazuchi, a band of assassins is hired by ... See full summary »
34. Clash of the Ninjas (1986)
90 min | Action, Crime
An evil corporation it out to harvest organs from live people and smuggle them into the country. It is up to our hero to find out who is behind this illegal operation and put an end to the ... See full synopsis »
36. Samurai Spy (1965)
Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Drama
The legendary samurai Sasuke Sarutobi gets caught in a web of political intrigue, deception and espionage during the early 17th century.
38. Deadly Life of a Ninja (1983)
88 min | Comedy, Action
A man receives a Ninjitsu death threat and needs to enlist in the aid of someone trained in the art of the Ninja to catch the would be assassin.
39. Nine Deaths of the Ninja (1985)
R | 94 min | Action, Thriller
Two anti-terrorist agents are assigned to free a busload of American schoolchildren in the Philippines who are taken hostage by terrorists.
40. Ninjas vs. Vampires (2010)
Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Ninjas battle Vampires for the fate of the world in this all new Action-Horror-Comedy from the creators of 2010's cult smash, "Ninjas Vs Zombies"! Moments after down-on-his-luck Aaron is ... See full summary »
41. Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure
The story of a Ronin (i.e. a masterless samurai) who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures.
42. Tasogare Seibei (2002)
129 min | Drama, History
As the feudal Japan era draws to a close, a widower samurai experiences difficulty balancing 2 young daughters, an aged mother, clan loyalties, and the sudden reappearance of his childhood sweetheart.
43. Kakushi ken oni no tsume (2004)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, History
During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,182 | Gross: $0.04M
45. Harakiri (1962)
Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.
49. Akô-jô danzetsu (1978)
159 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
This is the story of "The Forty-Seven Ronin." Based on historical events in 1701 -- 1702, the movie tells the tale of the Asano clan's downfall and the revenge of its former samurai on the ... See full synopsis »
50. Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Not Rated | 128 min | Drama
The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
53. Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Chinese Jade (1963)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama
Nemuri Kyoshiro, a youthful and cynical ronin with unparalleled skill, is approached by both sides in a game of corruption, ambition, and double crosses. The leader of the Kaga clan, who ... See full summary »
54. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Adventure (1964)
Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Drama
This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series sees the orphan swordsman wander into a town and stumble upon the opportunity to conduct righteous deeds. With the smaller acts of kindness aside ... See full summary »
55. Nemuri Kyôshirô: Engetsugiri (1964)
86 min | Drama, Mystery
Kyoshiro demonstrates his skill by slicing the clothes from the body of a female opponent, and gets involved in a plot that could spell his doom!
56. Nemuri Kyôshirô: Joyôken (1964)
87 min | Drama
This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the quite reluctant hero refuse to come to the assistance of a Japanese Christian in an age of both proselytizing and persecution, but later ... See full summary »
57. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965)
This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the red-haired swordsman on his way to the city of Edo when he comes across the scene of a woman in the midst of a knife fight with a man. When... See full summary »
58. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Satan (1965)
75 min | Action, Drama
Tsurumatsu, a young boy, is supposed to be a new Lord but he's not really interested, he would rather be a carpenter. So he gets kidnapped and it's up to Nemuri Kyoshiro to save him.
60. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Villainy (1966)
79 min | Action, Drama
This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the hero involved when as an act of vengeance a band of samurai whose master was unceremoniously assassinated by agents of the clan, when he ... See full summary »
61. Sleepy Eyes of Death: A Trail of Traps (1967)
88 min | Action, Drama
This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the hero talked into escorting a precious religious artifact to Kyoto, Japan. A sect of Christian swordsmen are lying in wait to steal the ... See full summary »
62. Sleepy Eyes of Death: In the Spider's Lair (1968)
81 min | Drama
This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series finds the anti-hero in an area where the locals are oppressed, suppressed and held against their wills. Part of the coercive forces trace back to ... See full summary »
65. Ran (1985)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.
Votes: 89,785 | Gross: $3.52M
66. Miyamoto Musashi (1961)
110 min | Action, Drama, History
The film begins when the legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi is still named Shinmen Takezo. After being on the losing side of the Battle of Sekigahara, Takezo and his friend manage to escape and come across a young woman and her mother.
67. Hunter in the Dark (1979)
Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan ... See full summary »
68. Oniwaban (1974)
Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
Deep in the mountains of feudal Japan, a group of children endure cruel and unorthodox training in order to become the Shogunate's most secret and deadly weapons - the Demon Spies! Their ... See full summary »
69. Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken (1971)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Action, Adventure
Two of Japan and China's greatest heroic swordsman find themselves caught in a plot to protect a young child. But will national distrust and simple misunderstanding keep the two kindred spirits apart?
72. Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)
Approved | 87 min | Drama, Adventure, Action
A samurai with a high skill in chess makes friends with Zatoichi, who finds that things become peculiar in his presence.
73. Samaritan Zatoichi (1968)
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Action, Adventure
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.
74. Zatoichi on the Road (1963)
Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Zatoichi promises to deliver a maiden safely home but finds two dangerous gangs have a mysterious interest in the young girl.
77. Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Action, Adventure
Zatoichi tries to unrest the mob rule over a small village all while the gang leader's bodyguard is actually the Yojimbo, secretly taking the gang down from the inside. Will the two heroes realize in time that they are on the same side?
78. New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)
Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Drama
Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have followed him home.
79. Zatôichi (1989)
Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama
Nearing the village of his sensei, Zatoichi decides to pay the teacher a visit, only to learn that he has been murdered and his daughter forced into prostitution. Ichi's investigation into ... See full summary »
80. Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Adventure, Action
A yakuza gang targets the blind masseur Zatoichi after he defeats their group in a wrestling match. Meanwhile a long lost love of Zatoichi's returns to his life.
81. Zatôichi kesshô-tabi (1964)
Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
82. Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)
Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After Zatoichi learns of his sensei's murder he uncovers a horrible conspiracy involving the local government and crime family.
83. Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama
Promising to make a delivery for a dying man, the blind swordsman Zatoichi comes across the usual crime gangs but also meets a blind monk who brings into question his use of violence.
85. Hibotan bakuto (1968)
Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Oryu (Fuji Junko) is invited to stay with a local yakuza boss of a silk farming town. When a rival gang murders the boss Oryu takes it upon herself to protect his business and family.
86. Kagemusha (1980)
PG | 162 min | Drama, History, War
A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.
87. Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku (1979)
148 min | Action, Drama
Generel Sanada, seeking retribution for the murder of his father and a lost battle, both conceived by the Shogun, devises a series of brilliant plans to thwart the Shogun's overwhelming strength.
88. Ninja hicho fukuro no shiro (1963)
91 min | Drama
This is a classic early Japanese Ninja movie. The Iga ninjas are a dying breed as Toyotomis rule allows Japan to experience some peace. Juzo, an Iga ninja who had vowed revenge for the ... See full synopsis »
90. Samurai Reincarnation (1981)
122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
The villain is called Amakusa Shiro Tokaisada. He is actually based on a real christian samurai. The movie was one of the inspirations for the game called 'Samurai Shodown' (actual spelling)
91. Samurai Resurrection (2003)
106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
37,000 Peasants perished in the Shimbara Revolt: among them, the leader of that uprising, Shiro Amakusa. Amakusa is resurrected from hell bent on revenging the death of his fellow comrades ... See full summary »
92. Makai tenshô: The Armageddon (1999)
R | 82 min | Action, Fantasy
An evil sorcerer summons seven legendary Samurai warriors to aid him in his conquest of the world. One valiant warrior stands against them.
94. Tenshi no harawata: Akai kyôshitsu (1979)
79 min | Drama, Thriller
When a writer for a porn magazine, watches a "rape" porn that is set in a school, he becomes obsessed with the lead actress, Nami, and tries to find her. He meets her by chance as he arrives for a shoot at a hotel.
96. Samurai Ayothaya (2010)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Drama, History
Based on a true historic figure during Ayothaya Era, the film depicts the life of Yamada Nagamasa, a Japanese adventurer who gained considerable influence in Thailand and became the ... See full summary »