Top Ten Ninja Films

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7. Enter the Ninja (1981)

Have to have at least one film that features Sho Kasugi, the lord of all Ninja actors. He starred in Ninja III: Domination, Pray for Death, Revenge of the Ninja and Rage of Honour. He was also in Blind Fury. He'll be in the new Ninja Assassin as Lord Oznu, which is pretty much like getting Charlton Heston in the Planet of the Apes Remake (although hopefully the movie will be better - certainly will have more Ninjas). Enter the Ninja is of course a play on Enter the Dragon, but bears little resemblance in plot or production value. It starred hairy Italian actor Franco Nero (yup!) in the title role.


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6. The Super Ninja (1982)

When it comes to the 'so bad it's good' category, The Super Ninja comes close to providing you with everything you've ever wanted in terribleness. Also known as Five Elements Ninja, it's directed by Kuo-Ren Wu and stars Alexander Lou. Combining elements from bad porn, bad gangster movies, and of course, bad ninja movies, the plot beggars belief in both continuity and logic as five evil ninjas and a host of bad guys ranging from corrupt cops to er... ninjas must eventually bow down before the superior Ninja skills of The Super Ninja."


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5. American Ninja (0%)

Produced by the Cannon Group, who seemed to provide almost every single B-grade action movie for the 80's (including a few A-Grade ones), American Ninja stars another variant of the Ninja format - the 'white' Ninja. Starring the rather impressively named Michael Dudikoff this translation of the Eric Van Lustbader novel (the names just get better and better) it shows that a 'foreign devil' can train well enough to defeat the ordinary Ninja - in this case, Joe Armstrong (name, again!) has to rescue his girlfriend from an evil overlord and his private Ninja army. It spawned four sequels!

Comments

Elias Ruiz

Elias Ruiz

is this list for the best Ninja movies or the worsts? The ones mentioned in the introduction paragraph are so much better... Except for Ninja Scroll, that one's an anime masterpiece.

Dec 18 - 07:55 PM

Red B.

Red Baron

LOL Ninja Scroll YouTube video - "This video has been removed because its content violated YouTube's Terms of Service".

As for the list - I agree with Elias Ruiz. Ninja Scroll and maybe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles if you are a big fan although the film is nothing extraordinary.

Jan 5 - 01:40 PM

Olumide David

Olumide David

Nice one

Nov 29 - 07:30 AM

Madalin Dogaru

Madalin Dogaru

Worst list ever

Dec 22 - 12:45 AM

Richard Brewer

Richard Brewer

Wheres Ip Man??

Jan 2 - 06:29 PM

Gnt Dlcw

Gnt Dlcw

Ip man is not ninja u ignorant fool he is shaolin!

Feb 22 - 12:10 PM

Brandon Ladner

Brandon Ladner

this list is a joke...only 2 good movies on it..Ninja Scroll is epic, and Azumi is good. All the other movies suck, excluding beverly hills ninja and teenage mutant ninja turtles, which are ok..but not good enough to be on a top ten list, and Richard...Ip Man is not a ninja movie...but it is an extremely good martial arts movie

Jan 19 - 05:37 PM

Gnt Dlcw

Gnt Dlcw

azumi is a joke!!!i dont like it a bit

Feb 22 - 12:11 PM

Anthony Oliver

Anthony Oliver

Your English is a joke.

Apr 7 - 05:54 PM

Gnt Dlcw

Gnt Dlcw

you are disgracing the term ninja!

Feb 22 - 12:09 PM

Gnt Dlcw

Gnt Dlcw

Ip man is not ninja u ignorant fool he is shaolin!

Feb 22 - 12:10 PM

Gnt Dlcw

Gnt Dlcw

azumi is a joke!!!i dont like it a bit

Feb 22 - 12:11 PM

Anthony Oliver

Anthony Oliver

Your English is a joke.

Apr 7 - 05:54 PM

Matt Friedman

Matt Friedman

this list favors bad american ninja films from the 1980's ninja boom. shinobi no mono and ninja scroll are the only good things on this list. shinobi no mono 1-8 are awesome films, based on historical events of the warring states period in japan, and the ninja tricks, weapons, tools, strategy/tactics and martial arts were all supervised by Masaaki Hatsumi.

for a fun entry to the list, Akakage/red shadow is fun, in that it doesn't take itself seriously AT ALL.

Mar 31 - 12:43 AM

Anthony Oliver

Anthony Oliver

Your English is a joke.

Apr 7 - 05:54 PM

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