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1. 47 Ronin (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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28 Metascore

A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

Director: Carl Rinsch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 117,931 | Gross: $38.30M

2. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama

8.3
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96 Metascore

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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Votes: 78,632 | Gross: $3.52M

3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Stuart Wilson, Sab Shimono

Votes: 25,305 | Gross: $42.66M

4. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."

Stars: Kazuya Nakai, Ginpei Sato, Ayako Kawasumi, Steve Blum

Votes: 24,487

5. Afro Samurai (2007 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 125 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Phil LaMarr, Yuri Lowenthal, Greg Eagles

Votes: 11,751

6. Onibaba (1964)

Unrated | 103 min | Horror

8.0
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Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Satô, Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 10,768

7. Shogun Assassin (1980)

R | 85 min | Action, Adventure

7.4
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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.

Directors: Robert Houston, Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Ôki, Shôgen Nitta

Votes: 7,857

8. Shogun (1980 TV Movie)

125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 3,423

9. Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 97 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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When his father's body is stolen from its grave, Afro takes up his sword again to tear through an army of deadly foes led by a sadistic leader.

Director: Fuminori Kizaki | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Lucy Liu, Mark Hamill, Grey Griffin

Votes: 6,720

10. Basilisk: Kôga ninpô chô (2005– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession Tokugawa ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Bailey, Nana Mizuki, Kôsuke Toriumi, Troy Baker

Votes: 2,612

11. Journey of Honor (1991)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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In the 17th century Japan is divided between two forces. The eastern army lead by the Warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu and the western army which fights for Toyotomi's clan. Despite wining a recent ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Shô Kosugi, David Essex, Kane Kosugi, Christopher Lee

Votes: 265

12. Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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After more than four hundred years of war between the Shinobi warriors of the Manjidani Koga and Tsubagakure Iga clans, the Lord Hattori Hanzou decrees that they must live in peace. Both ... See full summary »

Director: Ten Shimoyama | Stars: Yukie Nakama, Joe Odagiri, Tomoka Kurotani, Erika Sawajiri

Votes: 10,954

13. Katanagatari (2010– )

50 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Kyotoryuu, the legendary sword fighting stance is passed down from father to son. Shichika and his sister Nanami are the sole remaining descendants of theYasuri household and Shichika alone... See full summary »

Stars: Yoshimasa Hosoya, Yukari Tamura, Masako Ikeda, Haruka Tomatsu

Votes: 544

14. Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)

85 min | Drama, Horror

6.6
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The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head and... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Fumio Watanabe, Reiko Mikasa

Votes: 203

15. Kaidan (2007)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.3
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Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kumiko Asô, Takaaki Enoki, Leona Hirota, Teisui Ichiryûsai

Votes: 850

16. A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story (2013)

122 min | Drama, History

6.8
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During the Edo Period of Japan, an excellent cook marries the heir to a renowned cooking family. However, her husband is a terrible chef. With the help of her new mother-in-law, she begins to teach him the ways of the culinary arts.

Director: Yûzô Asahara | Stars: Aya Ueto, Kengo Kôra, Kimiko Yo, Riko Narumi

Votes: 239

17. Onimusha 3: Demon Siege (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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Jacques Blanc (Reno) is a solider in present day Paris, Samanosuke is a warrior in feudal Japan. Both men have one goal: destroy the demons plaguing their time.

Director: Minoru Nakai | Stars: Robin Atkin Downes, Jean Reno, Paul Mercier, Amber Hood

Votes: 540

18. Return of Daimajin (1966)

79 min | Drama, Fantasy

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

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

Votes: 383

19. Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937)

86 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 1,217

20. Samurai (2002)

R | 90 min | Action

3.4
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Half a century ago, a Japanese family summoned a demon known as Kodeni to dispose of its adversaries. Once the killing was done, the family was cursed. Now, Tokyo Police Inspector Fujiwara ... See full summary »

Director: Giordano Gederlini | Stars: Cyril Mourali, Maï Anh Le, Yasuaki Kurata, Saïd Serrari

Votes: 609

21. Afro Samurai (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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In this video game adaption of the already popular anime. You can now control the emotionless Afro Samurai as he kills various cyborgs, assassins, and ninjas to become Number 1.

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kelly Hu, Ron Perlman, S. Scott Bullock

Votes: 279

22. Ôkami (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.2
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A cel-shaded action game set in feudal Japan, in which the wolf deity Amaterasu defends the land from evil forces.

Director: Hideki Kamiya

Votes: 760

23. Revenge (1964)

104 min | Drama

7.4
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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, Takahiro Tamura, Tetsurô Tanba, Yoshiko Mita

Votes: 180

24. Tenchu (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure

8.3
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Play either male ninja Rikimaru or female ninja Ayame to take on a series of missions to prove your skills as a ninja.

Director: Takuma Endo | Stars: Paul Lucas, Terry Osada, Takeshi Kuwabara, Yumiko Yasuoka

Votes: 190

25. Watari, Ninja Boy (1966)

83 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Director: Sadao Funatoko | Stars: Yoshinobu Kaneko, Chiyoko Honma, Fuyukichi Maki, Kunio Murai

Votes: 62

26. The Yotsuda Phantom (1949)

85 min | Horror

7.1
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Iemon Tamiya is an impovershed masterless samurai who craves a better life, which he cannot have because of his marriage to Oiwa, who is completely devoted to her husband

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Ken Uehara, Hisako Yamane, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 79

27. The Detective Memoirs of Chief Straw Hat Luffy (2005 TV Movie)

42 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.5
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It's the Fuedal Era in Japan. And all the characters you know and love are living in their own different life styles of this time period. Nami(Onami) & Sanji run their own restaurant called... See full summary »

Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Jin Domon, Moriya Endo, Masato Heiya

Votes: 93

28. Legend of Black Lotus (2016)

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

After a Queen has a vision that she will give birth to a great warrior who will unite the divided kingdom she is shocked when she gives birth to a girl...who is black! The King condemns the... See full summary »

29. Samurai (2009 TV Movie)

History

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Mark Ducascos journeys to Japan to learn what it means to be a samurai and to learn about the most popular, and much mythicized, samurai of all time Miyamoto Musashi.

Director: Andrew Piddington | Star: Mark Dacascos

Votes: 33

30. Hyouge Mono (2011– )

Animation, Comedy, History

7.9
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The Sengoku Period (Period of Warring States). Sasuke Furuta, he was a vassal of Nobunaga Oda, and was fascinated with the world of the Chanoyu (the tea ceremony). This story is his stormy life.

Stars: Rikiya Koyama, Kôji Ohkura, Masashi Ebara, Nobuo Tanaka

Votes: 23

31. Akadô Suzunosuke (1972–1973)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, History

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Stars: Keiko Yamamoto, Kurumi Kobato, Shingo Kanemoto, Ichirô Nagai

32. Anime ganbare Goemon (1997–1998)

30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

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Stars: Yasunori Matsumoto, Tomoko Kojima, Ken'ichi Ogata, Aya Hisakawa

33. Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins (2000 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure

8.2
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Stars: Rino Romano, Debi Mae West, David Moore, Paul Eiding

Votes: 124

34. Lupin III: Elusiveness of the Fog (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

6.5
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35 years after the encounter of Mamo Kyosuke.

Director: Toshihiko Masuda | Stars: Makio Inoue, Akira Ishida, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Kan'ichi Kurita

Votes: 79

35. Clockwork Fighters (2000–2001)

PG-13 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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During the 19th Century in Japan, clockwork dolls are very common for festivals and entertainment. But when the Western world comes to introduce its invention of steam engines, clockwork dolls will be more than handcrafted machines.

Stars: Michael C. Pizzuto, Masako Ebisu, Haruna Ikezawa, Kazuhiko Inoue

Votes: 6

36. Ninja Cadets! (1996 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 60 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

4.6
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During Japan's feudal era, there is a war between two ninja clans: the Byakuro and the Kabusu. Then, one night, the Kabusu stage a fierce attack on the Byakuro castle in hopes of kidnapping... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Cox, Sandy Fox, Hiroko Konishi, Ken'ichi Suzumura

Votes: 10

37. Xrizantema yarpagi (1989)

15 min | Animation, Short, Romance

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38. Left Fencer (1969 TV Movie)

Action, Drama, History

7.2
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One-eyed, one-armed swordswoman O-kin lives in the small town. She is a great fighter and owns a very rare sword named ""The Drenched Swallow". Local daimyo wants to take it for himself. ... See full summary »

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Michiyo Ohkusu, Kôjirô Hongô, Takashi Kanda, Asao Koike

Votes: 20

39. Kuizu: Tonosama no Yabô (1991 Video Game)

History

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40. Gun-dou Musashi (2006– )

Animation, Action, Fantasy

6.5
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Monkey Punch recreates Miyamoto Musashi in his own version. This Musashi uses both a sword and a pair of pistols to fight off supernatural enemies.

Stars: Keiko Nemoto, Daisuke Kirii, Rintarou Nishi, Kôsei Hirota

Votes: 13

41. Ninja Commando (1992 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.2
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Three ninjas travel through time to fight an evil corporation.

Director: Tsutomo Maruyama

Votes: 11

42. Booby Kids (1987 Video Game)

Action, Family

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43. KiKi KaiKai (1986 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy

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Director: Mikio Hatano

44. Ninpû Kamui gaiden (1969– )

24 min | Animation, Adventure

6.7
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Star: Kôji Nakata

Votes: 7

45. Izumo (1991 Video)

90 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Nozomu Sasaki, Toshihiko Seki, Hiromi Tsuru

Votes: 6

46. Ninja: Shadow of Darkness (1998 Video Game)

Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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A ninja living in Feudal Japan goes on a mission to save the world from dark forces.

Votes: 12

47. Sengoku (1991 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy

8.0
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Directors: Moonmin, Tama

Votes: 5

48. Kid Niki: Radical Ninja (1986 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

6.4
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Votes: 13

49. Ninja Hayate (1984 Video Game)

Animation, Action, Fantasy

8.0
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Animated game similar to Dragon's Lair. In feudal Japan, young ninja Hayate must battle all sorts of monsters and avoid all sorts of traps to reach the palace where evil samurai mage holds the princess he loves.

Votes: 5

50. Blood Warrior (1994 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy

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