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1. The Wolverine (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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60 Metascore

Logan, a.k.a, The Wolverine, is sent into modern-day Japan to meet an acquaintance who wants to offer him thanks. However, Logan gets convoluted into a battle where has to face not only a deviant atrocity and lethal samurai steel but also his own immortality.

Writers: Mark Bomback, Scott Frank | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

2. 47 Ronin (2013)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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.

Writers: Chris Morgan, Hossein Amini, Walter Hamada | Director: Carl Rinsch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano

3. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Drama

8.7
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99 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

4. Ronin (1998)

R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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67 Metascore

A freelancing former US intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians.

Writers: J.D. Zeik, David Mamet | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård

5. 13 Assassins (2010)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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87 Metascore

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Writers: Kaneo Ikegami, Daisuke Tengan | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Ikki Sawamura

6. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama

8.4
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

7. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.

Writers: Takeshi Kitano, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Yui Natsukawa, Michiyo Ôkusu

8. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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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

9. Afro Samurai (2007 TV Mini-Series)

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

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

Creator: Takashi Okazaki | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Phil LaMarr, Yuri Lowenthal, Greg Eagles

10. Shogun Assassin (1980)

R | 85 min | Action, Adventure

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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.

Writers: Robert Houston, Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, David Weisman, Bobby White | Director: Robert Houston | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Ôki, Shôgen Nitta

11. Harakiri (1962)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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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.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba

12. The Killer Elite (1975)

PG | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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Mike Locke, who works for a private security firm affiliated with the CIA, is betrayed by his partner and left apparently crippled for life.

Writers: Marc Norman, Stirling Silliphant, Robert Syd Hopkins | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill, Bo Hopkins

13. Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 101 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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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.

Writers: Eric S. Calderon, Leo Chu, Eric Garcia, Yasuyuki Muto, Takashi Okazaki | Director: Fuminori Kizaki | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Lucy Liu, Mark Hamill, Grey DeLisle

14. The 47 Ronin (1941)

241 min | Action, Drama, History

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In 1701, Lord Takuminokami Asano has a feud with Lord Kira and he tries to kill Kira in the corridors of the Shogun's palace. The Shogun sentences Lord Asano to commit suppuku and deprives ... See full summary »

Writers: Kenichiro Hara, Seika Mayama, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa, Tokusaburo Arashi

15. Sanjuro (1962)

Unrated | 96 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Akira Kurosawa, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yûnosuke Itô

16. The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur who also happens to be a master swordsman.

Writers: Minoru Inuzuka, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Masayo Banri, Ryûzô Shimada, Hajime Mitamura

17. Shimokita Glory Days (2006– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Sora Aoi, Yuma Asami, Manami Hashimoto, Honoka

18. Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama

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Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate, in hopes of coercing from him a reduction in taxes. Shiba takes up ... See full summary »

Writers: Keiichi Abe, Hideo Gosha, Eizaburo Shiba | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Isamu Nagato, Mikijirô Hira, Miyuki Kuwano

19. Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma (1972)

Unrated | 81 min | Action, Drama

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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

20. Samurai Assassin (1965)

122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Jiromasa Gunji | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Yûnosuke Itô

21. Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma (1972)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

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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

22. Kill! (1968)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

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Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up a local officials complex game of murder and betrayal.

Writers: Kihachi Okamoto, Akira Murao, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Etsushi Takahashi, Yuriko Hoshi, Tadao Nakamaru

23. Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (1988–1989)

39 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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After a thousand years of exile, Talpa, ruler of the Netherworld, returns to claim the Earth as his own. The only thing that can stop him and his minions are five young men and their mystical suits of armor.

Stars: Paul Dobson, Michael Donovan, Jason Gray-Stanford, Matt Hill

24. Sword of the Beast (1965)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Drama

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A fugitive samurai encounters a married couple who steal mountain gold for their clan. Upon hearing that the clan is going to betray and kill them, the samurai decides to fight for them.

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

25. After the Rain (1999)

91 min | Drama

7.9
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Ihei Misawa and his wife Tayo, stranded by rains at a country inn, bring a great deal of happiness to the other residents of the inn by means of Ihei's generosity and good spirit. Ihei is a... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Akira Terao, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Shirô Mifune, Fumi Dan

26. Masterless (2015)

85 min | Drama, Fantasy | Post-production

Kane Madison is an architect working in Los Angeles while his doppelganger-like spirit, an eighteenth century Ronin, wanders a parallel netherworld of masked demons and Japanese swordsmen. ... See full summary »

Writer: Craig Shimahara | Director: Craig Shimahara | Stars: Adam LaVorgna, James C. Burns, Lucas Elliot Eberl, Toshi Toda

27. The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959)

76 min | Horror

7.3
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The ghost of a samurai's wife takes revenge on her husband.

Writers: Masayoshi Ônuki, Yoshihiro Ishikawa, Nanboku Tsuruya | Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Shigeru Amachi, Noriko Kitazawa, Katsuko Wakasugi, Shuntarô Emi

28. Ichi (2008)

R | 120 min | Action

6.7
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Ichi is a blind woman who roams about town with her shamisen (a three-stringed Japanese guitar), but she has exceptional sword skills with which she fights off yakuza and other villains.

Writers: Kan Shimozawa, Taeko Asano | Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Haruka Ayase, Shidô Nakamura, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Takao Ohsawa

29. Kozure ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru (1972)

Unrated | 83 min | Action, Drama

8.0
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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

30. Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

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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

31. Machibuse (1970)

117 min | Action, Drama

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In the Edo period, a nameless ronin accepts an assignment to go to a mountain pass and wait. Near the pass he stops at an inn where a collection of characters gather, including a gang set ... See full summary »

Writers: Kyu Fujiki, Ichirô Miyagawa, Hideo Oguni, Hajime Takaiwa | Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûjirô Ishihara, Ruriko Asaoka, Shintarô Katsu

32. Samurai Spy (1965)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Drama

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The legendary samurai Sasuke Sarutobi gets caught in a web of political intrigue, deception and espionage during the early 17th century.

Writers: Yoshiyuki Fukuda, Koji Nakada | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Hiroshi Aoyama, Jun Hamamura, Osamu Hitomi, Minoru Hodaka

33. Samurai Reincarnation (1981)

122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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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)

Writers: Kinji Fukasaku, Tatsuo Nogami, Fûtarô Yamada | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kenji Sawada, Akiko Kana, Ken Ogata

34. Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937)

86 min | Drama

7.8
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Writer: Shintarô Mimura | Director: Sadao Yamanaka | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Kan'emon Nakamura, Tsuruzo Nakamura, Chôemon Bandô

35. Afro Samurai (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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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.

Creator: Takashi Okazaki | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kelly Hu, Ron Perlman, S. Scott Bullock

36. Samurai Wolf (1966)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Writers: Hideo Gosha, Kei Tasaka | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Isao Natsuyagi, Ryôhei Uchida, Junko Miyazono, Tatsuo Endô

37. Assassination (1964)

104 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Ryôtarô Shiba, Nobuo Yamada | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Eiji Okada, Eitarô Ozawa, Isao Kimura

38. Yotsuya kaidan (1965)

105 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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A samurai warrior is haunted by the spirit of his first wife.

Writers: Toshio Yasumi, Nanboku Tsuruya | Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mariko Okada, Junko Ikeuchi, Mayumi Ôzora

39. Sakurada Gate Incident (2010)

137 min | History

6.1
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The Sakurada Gate Incident recounts the story of Mito Domain Samurai coming off house arrest named Seki Tetsunosuke (played by Osawa Takao). He along with other prominent Mito Clansmen are ... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Yoshimura, Itaru Era, Jun'ya Satô | Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Kyoko Hasegawa, Minosuke Bandô, Akira Emoto

40. Karate Warriors (1976)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

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A karate fighter and a samurai join opposing gangs to take them down from the inside.

Writer: Tatsuhiko Kamoi | Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Akane Kawasaki, Akiko Koyama, Hideo Murota

41. Crest of Betrayal (1994)

106 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.7
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Writers: Kinji Fukasaku, Motomu Furuta | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kôichi Satô, Saki Takaoka, Keiko Oginome, Renji Ishibashi

42. Predator: Concrete Jungle (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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As you play a fearsome Predator, you must travel from the 1930's to 2030 in order to seek revenge on a crime empire and it's leader who seeks to conquer all Predators.

Stars: Aimée Leigh, Sarah Brown, Tasia Valenza, Giselle Loren

43. Elia Cmiral: Part 1 (2014)

57 min | Documentary

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Documentary charting the career of the Czech composer Eli Cmiral in the Mecca of the American film industry in Hollywood. The documentary is a reflection of the individual fates of Czech ... See full summary »

Writers: Kanka Petr, Martin Polak | Director: Petr Kanka | Stars: Elia Cmiral, Sachiko Cmiral, Juraj Herz, Adam Klemens

44. 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, Kô Nishimura

45. Samurai Wolf II (1967)

72 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Writers: Hideo Gosha, Noribumi Suzuki, Kei Tasaka, Kiyoko Ôno | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Isao Natsuyagi, Ichirô Nakatani, Bin Amatsu, Yûko Kusunoki

46. Otsuyu: Kaidan botan-dôrô (1998)

Horror

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Wife in former life plagues husband as ghost in the present.

Writers: Yuka Honcho, Arlen Tarlofsky | Director: Masaru Tsushima | Stars: Scott Cargle, Jeff Gimble, Tristan Goddard, Alvaro J. Gonzalez

47. Ronin Boys (2005)

87 min | Action

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Evan's tame corporate days are over. Newly initiated into a powerful society of Asian Mobsters, Evan Young is suddenly embroiled in a world of fast money and fast times. His friend and ... See full summary »

Writer: Cliff Tang | Director: Ole Schell | Stars: Danton Mew, Cliff Tang, Allen Theosky Rowe, Owen Thomas

48. Hibari torimonocho: Kanzashi koban (1958)

85 min | Adventure, Musical

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Director: Tadashi Sawashima | Stars: Hibari Misora, Kôtarô Satomi, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Juro Hoshi

49. Ronin Guys (2005)

43 min | Short, Action, Crime

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A hitman who wants out of the business accepts his last job, but soon he and his partner know that it isn't so easy.

Writer: Hiroshi Ishikawa | Director: Hiroshi Ishikawa | Stars: Ryo Aibara, Norihiro Kubota, Mio Kurabayashi, Yuki Okumura