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Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari (1964)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Tai Katô
 
2.
Revenge (1964)
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After killing a high-ranking officer in an illegal duel, a low-ranking samurai is declared insane and challenged to a fixed duel by the vengeful clan to which his dead opponent belonged to. (104 mins.)
Director: Tadashi Imai
 
3.
The Secret of the Urn (1966)
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Loyal samurai Samanosuke is attacked, mutilated, and left for dead while carrying out a mission for his clan... (91 mins.)
Director: Hideo Gosha
 
4.
The Last Samurai (1974)
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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? (159 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
 
5.
Kill! (1968)
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Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up in a local official's complex game of murder and betrayal. (115 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
 
7.
Ryômaden (2010 TV Series)
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1880's Meiji Japan. It is almost twenty years since the end of the Samurai Era in Japan, one time Tosa Clansman...
 
8.
Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937)
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The lives of two slum neighbors, one of a happy-go-lucky gambler and the other of a poor ronin, converge when the two get involved with the affairs of a powerful samurai official and his gangsters. (86 mins.)
Director: Sadao Yamanaka
 
9.
Gate of Hell (1953)
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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting. (89 mins.)
 
10.
Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
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In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression. (124 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
11.
Taira Clan Saga (1955)
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Special Forces commander Captain Tadamori returns to Kyoto after successfully defeating the uprising of pirates in the western sea of Japan... (108 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
12.
Zen and Sword (1961)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Tomu Uchida
 
13.
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
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An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord. (128 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
14.
Sword of the Beast (1965)
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After killing a counselor of his clan, a fugitive samurai befriends a couple poaching the shogun's gold in the mountains. (85 mins.)
Director: Hideo Gosha
 
15.
Chiyari Fuji (1955)
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A samurai travels to Edo with his two servants. On their way, they meet many people and encounter great injustice. (94 mins.)
Director: Tomu Uchida