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1. Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari (1964)

99 min

7.0
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Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Junko Fuji, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Isao Kimura, Takeya Nakamura

Votes: 69

2. Revenge (1964)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Tetsurô Tanba, Yoshiko Mita, Takahiro Tamura

Votes: 192

3. Tange Sazen: Hien iaigiri (1966)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Loyal samurai Samanosuke is attacked, mutilated, and left for dead while carrying out a mission for his clan. He recovers but has lost an eye and an arm. Taking a new identity as Tange ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Bin Amatsu, Keiko Awaji, Takuya Fujioka, Kiyoshi Hitomi

Votes: 243

4. 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?

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Ken Ogata, Takahiro Tamura, Teruhiko Saigô

Votes: 248

5. Kill! (1968)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Etsushi Takahashi, Yuriko Hoshi, Tadao Nakamaru

Votes: 2,051

6. Ôoku (2006)

History

6.7
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Nothings more tragically mesmerizing than scandal behind castle walls amongst power-hungry, back-stabbing, sex-starved wives and concubines.

Ooku also known as Oh-Oku: The Women of the Inner... See full synopsis »

Director: Tôru Hayashi | Stars: Yukie Nakama, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yûko Asano, Yumi Asô

Votes: 159

7. Ryômaden (2010– )

Drama, History

8.3
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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, successful business industrialist, mogul, & founder of Mitsubishi ... See full summary »

Stars: Masaomi Kondô, Masaharu Fukuyama, Jeffrey Rowe, Andrez Bergen

Votes: 105

8. Ninjô kami fûsen (1937)

86 min | Drama

7.9
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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.

Director: Sadao Yamanaka | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Kan'emon Nakamura, Tsuruzô Nakamura, Chôemon Bandô

Votes: 1,364

9. Gate of Hell (1953)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance

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

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isao Yamagata, Yatarô Kurokawa

Votes: 2,387

10. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

8.4
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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.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 11,347

11. Taira Clan Saga (1955)

108 min | Drama

7.5
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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. But because the high courtiers dislike career ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Narutoshi Hayashi, Raizô Ichikawa, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 718

12. Miyamoto Musashi (1961)

110 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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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.

Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Akiko Kazami, Wakaba Irie, Isao Kimura

Votes: 167

13. Ichimei (2011)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

7.4
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Munetaka Aoki, Naoto Takenaka, Hikari Mitsushima

Votes: 6,030 | Gross: $0.06M

14. Sword of the Beast (1965)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Mikijirô Hira, Gô Katô, Shima Iwashita, Toshie Kimura

Votes: 1,984

15. Chiyari Fuji (1955)

94 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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A samurai travels to Edo with his two servants. On their way, they meet many people and encounter great injustice.

Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Chizuru Kitagawa, Yuriko Tashiro

Votes: 387