The 50 Best Samurai Films of All Time (by Paste Magazine)

  • The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    1

  • Gate of Hell

    2

  • Rashomon

    3

  • Throne of Blood

    4

  • The Hidden Fortress

    5

  • Ran

    6

  • Heaven and Earth

    7

  • The Master Spearman

    8

  • Kagemusha

    9

  • Legend of the Eight Samurai

    10

  • Harakiri

    11

  • The 47 Ronin

    12

  • 47 Ronin

    13

  • Yojimbo

    14

  • Sanjuro

    15

  • The Tale of Zatoichi

    16

  • Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo

    17

  • An Actor's Revenge

    18

  • Gonza the Spearman

    19

  • Red Beard

    20

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

    21

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

    22

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades

    23

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril

    24

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons

    25

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell

    26

  • Shogun Assassin

    27

  • After the Rain

    28

  • Dora-heita

    29

  • Samurai Assassin

    30

  • Samurai Wolf

    31

  • Goyokin

    32

  • Seven Samurai

    33

  • Zatoichi

    34

  • 13 Assassins

    35

  • Machibuse

    36

  • Sword of the Beast

    37

  • Kill!

    38

  • Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

    39

  • Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple

    40

  • Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island

    41

  • Samurai Rebellion

    42

  • Three Outlaw Samurai

    43

  • The Hidden Blade

    44

  • Samurai Saga

    45

  • Samurai Fiction

    46

  • Sazen Tange and The Secret of the Urn

    47

  • Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji

    48

  • The Sword of Doom

    49

  • Satan's Sword

    50

  • Satan's Sword: The Dragon God

    51

  • Satan's Sword III: The Final Chapter

    52

  • Lady Snowblood

    53

  • Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance

    54

  • Assassination

    55

  • Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor

    56

  • Red Lion

    57

  • When the Last Sword Is Drawn

    58

  • Tenchu!

    59

  • The Twilight Samurai

    60

  • Unforgiven

    61