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Top Ten Samurai Films

 Top Ten Samurai Films

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Of all the archetypes in cinema the Samurai stands shoulder to shoulder with greats such as the Cowboy, the Gladiator and the Soldier. With a rigid code of honor and conduct it’s easy to see the appeal the Samurai has with the masses. While the history of the Samurai film does date back to the silent film era, it was Akira Kurosawa who brought the genre as much notoriety as the Western or a swashbuckling Pirate film. Themes of duty, revenge, honor, a changing in times and so much more run deep in the films of the Samurai. What really makes the Samurai stand apart from all those other archetypes is, for the Samurai warrior, an honorable death is the ultimate end goal. To die with honor in the service of one’s master is the top of the mountain for these warriors. I present to you now my top ten list of what I believe are the best Samurai films ever made. Let’s take a look: