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7.50/10
4,045 Votes
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Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.

  • Country: Japan, United States of America, New Zealand
  • Duration: 154 min.
  • Language: English, Japanese

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Like #1

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

7.90/10
11,078 Votes
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An assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 111 min.
  • Language: English, Japanese, French

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Like #2

Zatoichi (2003)

7.30/10
433 Votes
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Zatoichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatoichi discovers a remote mountain village at the mercy of Ginzo, a ruthless gang-leader. Ginzo disposes of anyone who gets in his way, especially after hiring the mighty samurai ronin, Hattori, as a bodyguard. After a raucous night of gambling in town, Zatoichi encounters a pair of geishas--as dangerous as they are beautiful--who've come to avenge their parents' murder. As the paths of these and other colorful characters intertwine, Ginzo's henchmen are soon after Zatoichi. With his legendary cane sword at his side, the stage is set for a riveting showdown.

  • Country: Japan
  • Duration: 111 min.
  • Language: Japanese

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Like #3

Seven Samurai (1954)

8.40/10
1,772 Votes
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A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.

  • Country: Japan
  • Duration: 207 min.
  • Language: Japanese

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Like #4

The Twilight Samurai (2002)

7.80/10
143 Votes
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Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the beautiful Tomoe, a childhood friend, comes back into he and his daughters' life, but as the Japanese feudal system unravels, Seibei is still bound by the code of honor of the samurai and by his own sense of social precedence. How can he find a way to do what is best for those he loves?

  • Country: Japan
  • Duration: 129 min.
  • Language: Japanese

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Like #5

47 Ronin (2013)

6.00/10
2,330 Votes
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Kai—an outcast—joins Oishi, the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honour to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 119 min.
  • Language: English, Japanese

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Like #6

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

8.10/10
9,689 Votes
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As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 169 min.
  • Language: Czech, German, English, French

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

8.10/10
7,650 Votes
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WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

  • Country: Australia, United States of America
  • Duration: 139 min.
  • Language: Japanese, English

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Rurouni Kenshin: Origins (2012)

7.50/10
280 Votes
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Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father opened the Kamiya Kasshin-ryu, a kendo school located in Tokyo and Kaoru is now an instructor there. Kaoru then invites Kenshin to stay at her dojo. Their relationship develops further, but Kenshin is still haunted by his violent past...

  • Country: Japan
  • Duration: 134 min.
  • Language: Japanese

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Throne of Blood (1957)

8.00/10
363 Votes
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Returning to their lord's castle, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit's prophecy comes true, Washizu's scheming wife, Asaji, presses him to speed up the rest of the spirit's prophecy by murdering his lord and usurping his place. Director Akira Kurosawa's resetting of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films.

  • Country: Japan
  • Duration: 108 min.
  • Language: Japanese

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Like #10

Blood Diamond (2006)

7.50/10
4,504 Votes
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An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.

  • Country: Germany, United States of America
  • Duration: 143 min.
  • Language: Afrikaans, English

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Like #11

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

6.40/10
9,561 Votes
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Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard, Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 136 min.
  • Language: English, Spanish

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Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014)

7.70/10
196 Votes
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Kenshin has settled into his new life with Kaoru and his other friends when he is approached with a request from the Meiji government. Makoto Shishio, a former assassin like Kenshin, was betrayed, set on fire and left for dead. He survived, and is now in Kyoto, plotting with his gathered warriors to overthrow the new government. Against Kaoru's wishes, Kenshin reluctantly agrees to go to Kyoto and help keep his country from falling back into civil war.

  • Country: Japan
  • Duration: 138 min.
  • Language: Japanese

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Like #13

13 Assassins (2010)

7.30/10
587 Votes
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A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.

  • Country: Japan, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 141 min.
  • Language: Japanese

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Like #14

Rashomon (1950)

8.20/10
1,036 Votes
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Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, "Rashomon" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife.

  • Country: Japan
  • Duration: 88 min.
  • Language: Japanese

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Like #15

Harakiri (1962)

8.30/10
318 Votes
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Aging samurai Hanshiro Tsugumo arrives at the home of Kageyu Saito and asks to commit a ritual suicide on the property, which Saito thinks is a ploy to gain pity and a job. Saito tells Tsugumo of another samurai, Motome Chijiiwa, who threatened suicide as a stratagem, only to be forced to follow through on the task. When Tsugumo reveals that Chijiiwa was his son-in-law, the disclosure sets off a fierce conflict.

  • Country: Japan
  • Duration: 135 min.
  • Language: Japanese

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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

7.10/10
255 Votes
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In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had surprised the Americans, covers the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged America into the Second World War.

  • Country: Japan, United States of America
  • Duration: 144 min.
  • Language: English, Japanese

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Like #17

Kagemusha (1980)

7.90/10
305 Votes
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Akira Kurosawa's lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When Shingen dies, his generals reluctantly agree to have the impostor take over as the powerful ruler. He soon begins to appreciate life as Shingen, but his commitment to the role is tested when he must lead his troops into battle against the forces of a rival warlord.

  • Country: Japan
  • Duration: 180 min.
  • Language: Japanese

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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

7.50/10
919 Votes
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Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating himself into the French nobility.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 131 min.
  • Language: Spanish, English

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Like #19

You Only Live Twice (1967)

6.60/10
1,083 Votes
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A mysterious spacecraft captures Russian and American space capsules and brings the two superpowers to the brink of war. James Bond investigates the case in Japan and comes face to face with his archenemy Blofeld.

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Duration: 117 min.
  • Language: English, Japanese, Russian

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Like #20

Yojimbo (1961)

8.20/10
675 Votes
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A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

  • Country: Japan
  • Duration: 110 min.
  • Language: Japanese

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