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1. 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

2. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 124 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

3. 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

4. Shogun (1980 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

5. Shogun (1980 TV Movie)

125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.8
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An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.

Writers: James Clavell, Eric Bercovici | Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

6. The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)

TV-G | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.5
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Townsend Harris is sent by President Pierce to Japan to serve as the first U.S. Consul-General to that country. Harris discovers enormous hostility to foreigners, as well as the love of a ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Grayson, Ellis St. Joseph | Director: John Huston | Stars: John Wayne, Eiko Ando, Sam Jaffe, Sô Yamamura

7. Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, History

8.4
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The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

8. Horny House of Horror (2010 Video)

75 min | Comedy, Horror

4.4
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The film is about three men, Nakazu (Yuya Ishikawa), Toshida (Wani Kansai) and Uno (Toushi Yanagi) who enter a brothel in Japan to allow Nakazu to have the experience paying for sex before ... See full summary »

Writer: Jun Tsugita | Director: Jun Tsugita | Stars: Asami, Yûya Ishikawa, Wani Kansai, Miyavi Matsunoi

9. Snow on the Blades (2014)

Action, Drama, History

6.5
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Shimura Kingo fails his duty to protect the life of the Shogun's chief minister, and spends his life tracking down the assassins. However, all but one of the assassins die before Kingo can reach them. Still, Kingo presses on.

Writer: Jirô Asada | Director: Setsurô Wakamatsu | Stars: Kiichi Nakai, Hiroshi Abe, Ryôko Hirosue, Masahiro Takashima

10. Samurai Fiction (1998)

111 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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A noble young samurai searches for a thief who has stolen a precious treasure and killed one of his clansmen and meets an older samurai who tries to deter him from the violence of revenge.

Writers: Hiroyuki Nakano, Hiroshi Saitô | Director: Hiroyuki Nakano | Stars: Morio Kazama, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Tomoyasu Hotei, Tamaki Ogawa

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 »

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

12. The Bushido Blade (1981)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, History

5.3
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A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.

Writer: William Overgard | Director: Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Richard Boone, Toshirô Mifune, Mike Starr, Timothy Patrick Murphy

13. Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that ... See full summary »

Writers: Fumio Kônami, Ichirô Ôtsu | Director: Noribumi Suzuki | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Shin'ichi Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi, Yuki Ninagawa

14. Ryômaden (2010– )

Drama, History | Active

8.8
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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

15. The Lady Shogun and Her Men (2010)

Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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In the year 1716 a mysterious epidemic strickens the country of Japan, dropping the population of men to 1/4th of its prior state... See full synopsis »

Writers: Fumi Yoshinaga, Natsuko Takahashi | Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Kazunari Ninomiya, Hiroshi Tamaki, Maki Horikita

16. Kumokiri Nizaemon (1978)

163 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.

Writers: Kaneo Ikegami, Shôtarô Ikenami | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita, Kôshirô Matsumoto, Takashi Yamaguchi

17. Pokémon Apokélypse (2010)

3 min | Short

7.5
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Set in the near future, Pokemon battles have been outlawed and forced underground where they resemble dog fights. Crime Syndicate, Team Rocket threatens Misty and Professor Oak forcing Ash ... See full summary »

Writers: Lee Majdoub, Kial Natale | Director: Kial Natale | Stars: Jason Lee Fraser, Lee Majdoub, Kial Natale, Gharrett Patrick Paon

18. Atsuhime (2008– )

Drama

8.7
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Atsuhime (Princess Atsu) is the story of the real life Princess Atsu of the Satsuma Domain of Japan during the final years of the Tokugawa Shogunate. In a move to influence the Shogunate ... See full summary »

Stars: Takehiro Hira, Marina Kozawa, Hiroki Miyake, Aoi Miyazaki

19. Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku (1979)

148 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Writers: Kazuo Kasahara, Isao Matsumoto, Sadao Nakajima | Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Hiroki Matsukata, Minori Terada, Teruhiko Aoi, Guts Ishimatsu

20. The Lightning Tree (2010)

133 min | Romance

6.4
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The mentally troubled son of a shogun falls for a girl who's been raised in the mountains.

Writers: Masato Kato, Sachiko Tanaka, Mari Ueza | Director: Ryuichi Hiroki | Stars: Yû Aoi, Masaki Okada, Kengo Kôra, Jun Murakami

21. The Shogunate's Harem (1986)

115 min | Drama, Comedy, Adventure

6.8
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Genshiro must find the mother of the late Shoguns child and abort it to save his love.

Writers: Mikio Nanbara, Seikô Shimura, Noribumi Suzuki | Director: Noribumi Suzuki | Stars: Kyoko Tsujisawa, Mami Nomura, Yumi Iori, Natsuko Yamamoto

22. Makai tenshô (2003)

106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.2
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37,000 Peasants perished in the Shimbara Revolt: among them, the leader of that uprising, Shiro Amakusa. Amakusa is resurrected from hell bent on revenging the death of his fellow comrades ... See full summary »

Writers: Satoko Okudera, Fûtarô Yamada | Director: Hideyuki Hirayama | Stars: Yôsuke Kubozuka, Kumiko Asô, Tetta Sugimoto, Tomoka Kurotani

23. Yoshitsune (2005– )

Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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Fictionalized account of the last years of Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189), one of the great folk heroes of Japan, and the political intrigues that sealed his fate.

Stars: Mutsumi Fujita, Tatsuo Ito, Noriko Nakagoshi, Ryû Manatsu

24. Pacific Overtures (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Musical

9.1
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Set in 1853 Japan, Pacific Overtures follows the Westernization of Japan, mainly through the story of Kayama, a samurai, and Manjiro, a fisherman. The lives of both men are radically changed by the coming of American ships to Japan.

Writers: John Weidman, Hugh Wheeler | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Mako, Soon-Tek Oh, Yuki Shimoda, Sab Shimono

25. The Castle of Crossed Destinies (2012)

124 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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Writers: Fumi Yoshinaga, Yumiko Kamiyama | Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono, Masaaki Sakai, Masato Sakai

26. American Caesar (1983 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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Explores the life and actions of one of America's military legends. Part 1 follows MacArthur from his days as a forgotten hero soldiering in the Philippines on the eve of Pearl Harbor to ... See full summary »

Stars: John Colicos, John Huston, Douglas MacArthur

27. Ghost of Hanging in Utusunomiya (1956)

80 min | Action

6.7
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Writers: Tetsuji Godo, Katsuyoshi Nakatsu, Hiromichi Takebe | Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Hiroshi Ogasawara, Akemi Tsukushi, Tetsurô Tanba, Konomi Fuji

28. Ôoku: Tanjô - Arikoto · Iemitsu-hen (2012– )

Drama, Sci-Fi

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Stars: Masato Sakai, Mikako Tabe, Kôki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Hirayama

29. Last Ninja 2 (1990 Video Game)

Not Rated | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.5
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With the scrolls now in his possession, The Last Ninja begins training a new order of Ninja. During a training session he is mysteriously transported to New York. The Evil Shogun has returned!

Writer: Mark Cale | Director: Mark Cale

30. Manga Mito Kômon (1981–1982)

30 min | Animation, History

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Stars: Toshiya Sugita, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Masaru Ikeda, Yôko Matsuoka

31. The Shogun (1982 Video Game)

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32. Shogun Warriors (1992 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy

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33. Kazunomiya sama otome (1981 TV Movie)

146 min | Drama, History

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Writers: Sawako Ariyoshi, Koharu Terauchi | Director: Kenji Sawai | Stars: Shinobu Ôtake, Mitsuko Mori, Kimiko Ikegami, Nana Okada

34. Hijikata Toshizô - Shiro no Kiseki (2004 Video)

32 min | Animation, Short, Action

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A biographical sketch of the life and ideals of Hijikata Toshizô, Vice Commander of the Shinsengumi, fighting to uphold the Shogunate during the Meiji revolution.

Writer: Mamiya Fujimura | Director: Chie Uratani | Stars: Tomohisa Asô, Yukitoshi Hori, Naoki Imamura, Tetsu Inada

35. Sengoku (1991 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy

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Directors: Moonmin, Tama

36. Les Temples de Nikko (1911)

Documentary, Short

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37. Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011– )
Episode: Scorpion and Sub Zero: Part 1 (2011)

Action, Crime, Fantasy

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With the Shirai Ryu clan murdered by the hands of Sub-Zero and the Lin Kuei, Hanzo Hasashi has failed to protect his village. With his eternal soul destined to rot in the depths of hell, he is visited by a mysterious sorcerer.

Writer: Kevin Tancharoen | Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Ian Anthony Dale, Kevan Ohtsji, Maurissa Tancharoen, Brandon Nomura

38. Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011– )
Episode: Scorpion and Sub Zero: Part 2 (2011)

Action, Crime, Fantasy

7.7
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Writer: Kevin Tancharoen | Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Ian Anthony Dale, Kevan Ohtsji, Maurissa Tancharoen, Brandon Nomura