List of Japanese Samurai Movies

Samurai films were invariably made into the early 1970s and very famous in that time, the popularity of the Samurai Movies still there. Orochi is the first film which made in 1925, the second film made after 12 years that mean in 1937. Historically, the genre is generally set throughout the Tokugawa era (1600–1868), the samurai film centers the end of an total way of life for the samurai, many of the films deal with masterless ronin, or samurai conducting with changes to their status ensuing from a altering the society. The Samurai films enter to theater once in the year or for 2 years from the last decade.

Harakiri

The list of Notable Japanese Samurai Movies

TitleDirectorRelease Date
OrochiBuntaro Futagawa1925
Humanity and Paper BalloonsSadao Yamanaka1937
The 47 RoninKenji Mizoguchi1941
Jakoman and TetsuSenkichi Taniguchi7/11/1949
RashomonAkira Kurosawa8/25/1950
Conclusion of Kojiro Sasaki-Duel at Ganryu IslandHiroshi Inagaki10/26/1951
Vendetta for a SamuraiKazuo Mori1/3/1952
Gate of HellTeinosuke Kinugasa10/31/1953
Seven SamuraiAkira Kurosawa4/26/1954
Samurai Trilogy:

Musashi Miyamoto


Duel at Ichijoji Temple


Duel at Ganryu Island

Hiroshi Inagaki1954

1955


1956

Throne of Blood or Spider Web CastleAkira Kurosawa1/15/1957
The Hidden FortressAkira Kurosawa12/28/1958
Samurai SagaHiroshi Inagaki4/28/1959
The Gambling SamuraiSenkichi Taniguchi3/29/1960
Yojimbo or The BodyguardAkira Kurosawa4/25/1961
Tsubaki Sanjuro or SanjuroAkira Kurosawa1/1/1962
HarakiriMasaki Kobayashi9/16/1962
Three Outlaw SamuraiHideo Gosha1964
Sword of the BeastHideo Gosha1965
Samurai Assassin or SamuraiKihachi Okamoto1965
Sanshiro SugataSeiichiro Uchikiro1965
The Sword of DoomKihachi Okamoto1966
The Adventure of Kigan CastleSenkichi Taniguchi1966
Samurai RebellionMasaki Kobayashi1967
Kill!Kihachi Okamoto1968
Samurai BannersHiroshi Inagaki1969
Red LionKihachi Okamoto1969
Band of AssassinsTadashi Sawashima1969
GoyokinHideo Gosha1969
Hitokiri (Tenchu)Hideo Gosha1969
Watch Out Crimson BatHirokazu Ichimura1969
Mission: Iron CastleKazuo Mori1970
Zatoichi Meets YojimboKihachi Okamoto1970
The AmbitiousDaisuke Itō1970
Incident at Blood PassHiroshi Inagaki1970
Shogun's SamuraiKinji Fukasaku1978
The Fall of Ako CastleKinji Fukasaku1978
KagemushaAkira Kurosawa1980
The Bushido BladeTsugunobu Kotani1981
Legend of the Eight SamuraiKinji Fukasaku1984
RanAkira Kurosawa1985
Shintaro Katsu's ZatoichiShintaro Katsu1989
Heaven and EarthHaruki Kadokawa2/8/1991
47 RoninKon Ichikawa1994
Twilight SamuraiYôji Yamada11/2/2002
When the Last Sword Is DrawnYojiro Takita1/18/2003
ZatoichiBeat Takeshi9/2/2003
The Last SamuraiEdward Zwick11/22/2003
The Hidden BladeYôji Yamada10/30/2004
Love and HonorYôji Yamada12/1/2006
Castle Under Fiery SkiesMitsutoshi Tanaka2009
13 AssassinsTakashi Miike2010
IchimeiTakashi Miike2011
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