Samurai Cinema

Like the American western, the samurai film lends itself to tales of loyalty, revenge, romance, fighting prowess, and the decline of a traditional way of life.

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Spine # Title Director Country Year
2 Seven Samurai Seven Samurai Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1954
302 Harakiri Harakiri Masaki Kobayashi Japan, 1962
280 The Sword of Doom The Sword of Doom Kihachi Okamoto Japan, 1966
The Complete Lady Snowblood The Complete Lady Snowblood    
52 Yojimbo Yojimbo Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1961
53 Sanjuro Sanjuro Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1962
679 Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman    
841 Lone Wolf and Cub Lone Wolf and Cub    
190 Throne of Blood Throne of Blood Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1957
116 The Hidden Fortress The Hidden Fortress Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1958
267 Kagemusha Kagemusha Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1980
The Samurai Trilogy The Samurai Trilogy    
596 Three Outlaw Samurai Three Outlaw Samurai Hideo Gosha Japan, 1964
138 Rashomon Rashomon Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1950
584 Kuroneko Kuroneko Kaneto Shindo Japan, 1968
226 Onibaba Onibaba Kaneto Shindo Japan, 1964
310 Samurai Rebellion Samurai Rebellion Masaki Kobayashi Japan, 1967
313 Kill! Kill! Kihachi Okamoto Japan, 1968
312 Samurai Spy Samurai Spy Masahiro Shinoda Japan, 1965
311 Sword of the Beast Sword of the Beast Hideo Gosha Japan, 1965
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1945
Sanshiro Sugata Sanshiro Sugata Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1943
Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1945