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1. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world.

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 28,576

2. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

Votes: 328,551 | Gross: $111.11M

3. 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: 121,431 | Gross: $38.30M

4. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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98 Metascore

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

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 239,876 | Gross: $0.27M

5. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 156,976 | Gross: $9.93M

6. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 72,274 | Gross: $3.30M

7. Jûsan-nin no shikaku (2010)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

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

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Ikki Sawamura

Votes: 52,353 | Gross: $0.80M

8. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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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.

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

Votes: 77,777

9. Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996–1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.

Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, Richard Cansino, Dean Wein, Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Votes: 12,240

10. The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara

Votes: 25,093

11. Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen (1999– )

Not Rated | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity.

Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, Junko Iwao, Nozomu Sasaki, Masami Suzuki

Votes: 8,830

12. Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Fantasy, Romance

4.3
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Deceived that he had won the Prize, Connor MacLeod awakens from a peaceful life when an entombed immortal magician comes seeking the Highlander.

Director: Andrew Morahan | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Mario Van Peebles, Deborah Kara Unger, Mako

Votes: 16,726 | Gross: $13.83M

13. Sanjuro (1962)

Unrated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yûnosuke Itô

Votes: 21,406

14. Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)

Unrated | 83 min | Action

7.9
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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.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Fumio Watanabe, Tomoko Mayama, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi

Votes: 4,958

15. The Sword of Doom (1966)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Drama

8.1
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Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Naitô

Votes: 7,144

16. Samurai X: Reflection (2001– )

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

8.2
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Kenshin and Kaoru are married. Kenshin leaves Kaoru with their son, Kenji, to lead a revolution in China. But both of them suffer from a seemingly incurable disease. 15 years later, Kenshin... See full summary »

Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, Miki Fujitani, Mîna Tominaga, Yûji Ueda

Votes: 2,804

17. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)

Unrated | 81 min | Action, Drama

8.1
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Trailed by a clan of female ninja, Ogami is paid to assassinate a clan traitor accompanied by three killers known as the Gods of Death.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Akiji Kobayashi, Minoru Ôki

Votes: 3,848

18. Chûshingura (1962)

207 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Chûsha Ichikawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Akira Takarada

Votes: 1,595

19. Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007 Video)

Unrated | 85 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

6.9
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An anime continuation of the HIGHLANDER saga, following immortal Colin MacLeod's quest for revenge in the future.

Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takuji Endo, Hiroshi Hamazaki | Stars: Alistair Abell, Debi Mae West, Nolan North, Scott McNeil

Votes: 2,984

20. Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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The Mystery Inc. crew travels the globe on a transcontinental treasure hunt to solve a series of ancient riddles. Scooby-Doo and Shaggy are indoctrinated by an unlikely Sword Master.

Director: Christopher Berkeley | Stars: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle

Votes: 1,107

21. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Five warriors challenge Ogami to duels. Each holds a part of information needed to complete the assassination of a mad clan leader.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Michiyo Ohkusu, Akihiro Tomikawa, Shingo Yamashiro

Votes: 2,549

22. Miyamoto Musashi (1954)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.6
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Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentarô Mikuni, Kurôemon Onoe

Votes: 6,019

23. Kozure Okami: Jigoku e ikuzo! Daigorô (1974)

Unrated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out.

Director: Yoshiyuki Kuroda | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Junko Hitomi, Gorô Mutsumi

Votes: 2,347

24. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Gô Katô, Yûko Hama, Isao Yamagata

Votes: 3,170

25. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.8
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Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

Votes: 4,348

26. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)

Unrated | 81 min | Action

7.7
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Ogami is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin. Gunbei Yagyu, an enemy samurai, happens upon Ogami's son, and sees his chance for revenge.

Director: Buichi Saitô | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Yoichi Hayashi, Michi Azuma, Akihiro Tomikawa

Votes: 2,751

27. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.5
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Musashi Miyamoto returns to Kyoto after years of absence. After a series of fights against the Yoshioka School, he challenges its master to a duel.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

Votes: 4,366

28. The Shogun's Samurai (1978)

130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata, Teruhiko Saigô

Votes: 1,249

29. Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (1988–1995)

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

Votes: 519

30. Sengoku jieitai (1979)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to become the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôsei Saitô | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Jun Etô, Moeko Ezawa, Ryô Hayami

Votes: 710

31. Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku (2004 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Director: Dominick Meissner | Stars: Mako, Phil LaMarr, Jeff Bennett, Jennifer Hale

Votes: 50

32. 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)

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kenji Sawada, Akiko Kana, Ken Ogata

Votes: 620

33. Duel to Death (1983)

R | 86 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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The best sword master from China vs the best sword master from Japan. Who will win?

Director: Siu-Tung Ching | Stars: Norman Chu, Damian Lau, Flora Cheung, Paul Chang

Votes: 1,426

34. Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf (2009)

92 min | Action, Western

4.7
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Blind Swordsman vs. Seven Assassins. A classic tale of revenge.

Director: Kurando Mitsutake | Stars: Kurando Mitsutake, Jeffrey James Lippold, Domiziano Arcangeli, Megan Hallin

Votes: 504

35. Afro Samurai (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

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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: 286

36. Sengoku jieitai 1549 (2005)

119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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An accident during tests of an anti-plasma artificial magnetic shield at Japan's Ground Self Defense Force East Fuji practice range sends the 3rd Special Experimental Company, under Colonel... See full summary »

Director: Masaaki Tezuka | Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Kyôka Suzuki, Haruka Ayase, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 465

37. Blood Beat (1983 Video)

85 min | Horror

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A woman who lives in deer-hunting country in rural Wisconsin is possessed by the spirit of a Japanese samurai warrior.

Director: Fabrice A. Zaphiratos | Stars: Helen Benton, Terry Brown, Dana Day, James Fitzgibbons

Votes: 187

38. Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor (1969)

122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Feudal Japan. Kamo Serizawa and Isami Kondo turn a collection of student fencers into a band of assassins known as the Shinsen Group, devoted to the Tokugawa shogunate and to an elegant ... See full summary »

Director: Tadashi Sawashima | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 229

39. Forgotten Warrior (1986)

R | 76 min | Action, Sport

4.5
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Steve Parrish (Ronald Marchini) is fighting in Vietnam in 1974. He is injured and after a six-month recovery in a small village, he decides to stay behind and marry a local woman. He ... See full summary »

Directors: Nick Cacas, Charlie Ordoñez | Stars: Ronald L. Marchini, Quincy Frazer, Sam T. Lapuz, Joe Meyer

Votes: 40

40. Village of Eight Gravestones (1977)

151 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Mayumi Ogawa, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yôko Yamamoto

Votes: 180

41. Kanketsu Sasaki Kojirô: Ganryû-jima kettô (1951)

98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Master swordsman Kojiro Sasaki is not content with the knowledge of his own power and constantly seeks to impress it upon others. Another great samurai swordsman, Musashi Miyamoto, has ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Tomoemon Otani, Toshirô Mifune, Hisako Yamane, Shin Tokudaiji

Votes: 21

42. Yagyû ichizoku no inbô (1978– )

Action

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Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi, Yumi Takigawa, Ryô Tamura

Votes: 13

43. 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: 34

44. Samurai Warriors (2004 Video Game)

T | Action, Fantasy

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Director: Hisashi Koinuma | Stars: Takeshi Kusao, Jûrôta Kosugi, Jôji Nakata, Yûji Ueda

Votes: 47

45. Kage gari: Hoero taihô (1972)

89 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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The second live-action film about the adventures of three ronin: Jubei, Sunlight, and Moonlight, who dedicate their lives to hunt down "shadows", the ninja spies of the Tokugawa shogunate.

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Ryôhei Uchida, Mikio Narita, Tetsurô Tamba

Votes: 50

46. The Martial Arts of Samurai Jack (2006 Video)

15 min | Animation, Short

8.2
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A documentary that links the animated fight choreography in SamuraiJack to real forms of martial arts such as Chinese Wu Shu and Wing Chun.

Votes: 10

47. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965)

Drama

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Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Tamao Nakamura, Michiko Sugata, Sanae Nakahara

Votes: 98

48. Samurai Showdown V Special (2004 Video Game)

Action, Adventure

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Stars: Toshimitsu Arai, Kyôko Hikami, Harumi Ikoma, Shizuka Itô

Votes: 10

49. Samurai (1980 Video Game)

Action

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50. Sengoku Denshô (1991 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy

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Directors: Moonmin, Tama