The Best Samurai Films of All Time

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Seven Samurai 1954, 207 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneMinoru ChiakiTakashi Shimura

Action    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Yojimbo 1961, 110 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneIsuzu YamadaDaisuke Katô

Action    Adventure    Costume Adventure

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Rashômon 1950, 88 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneMachiko KyôMinoru Chiaki

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Ran 1985, 162 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Tatsuya NakadaiAkira TeraoJinpachi Nezu

Action    Based-on-Shakespeare    Drama

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The Last Samurai 2003, 154 min.

Edward Zwick     Starring: Ken WatanabeTom CruiseWilliam Atherton

Drama    Epic    Historical Epic

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The Twilight Samurai 2002, 129 min.

Yôji Yamada     Starring: Nenji KobayashiHiroshi KanbeMiki Itou

Action    Costume Romance    Drama

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