The best movies tagged with samurai

List of the 10 best films tagged with samurai, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
13 Assassins (Jusan-nin no shikaku)
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13 Assassins (Jusan-nin no shikaku)

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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.

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Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Ruroni Kenshin: Densetsu no saigo-hen)
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Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Ruroni Kenshin: Densetsu no saigo-hen)

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hishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.

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47 Samurai (Chushingura)
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47 Samurai (Chushingura)

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he story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka, whose title was Kōzuke no suke. The ronin avenged their master's honor after patiently waiting and planning for over a year to kill Kira. In turn, the ronin were themselves forced to commit seppuku for committing the crime of murder.

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Kwaidan (Kaidan)
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Kwaidan (Kaidan)

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collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

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Samurai Rebellion (Joi-uchi: Hairyo tsuma shimatsu)
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Samurai Rebellion (Joi-uchi: Hairyo tsuma shimatsu)

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he 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.

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Kagemusha
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Kagemusha

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hen a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.

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Chûshingura 1/47 (Chushingura 1/47)
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Chûshingura 1/47 (Chushingura 1/47)

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uring Japan's feudal period, a noble lord was treacherously killed by a rival. His 47 samurai retainers took their revenge on their master's killer after scattering into society for several years, so as not to be detected. Having completed their task, all 47 then committed ritual suicide. This series, of which this TV movie is the pilot, follows the adventures of one of these samurai as he patiently waits for the chance to fulfill his destiny.

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Harakiri (Seppuku)
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Harakiri (Seppuku)

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eace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri.

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The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei)
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The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei)

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eibei 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?

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Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai)
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Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai)

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veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.

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