What are the best ninja movies?

The "ninja", the silent assassin, the covert spy. Fascination with these mysterious individuals has resulted in TV shows and even movies made about them. If you've wanted to check them out, here are some of the best ones try out first.

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    #1Ninja II

    Ninja II

    Ninja II: Shadows of A Tear is an action, adventure, and thriller ninja movie directed by Isaac Florentine. It starred Scott Adkins, Kane Kosugi, and Mika Hijii. It was released in 2013 as a sequel to the 2009 film, Ninja.


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    Albert Fox
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "Shadows of A Tear is absolutely one of the most insane films I have watched. The fight scenes, the stealth moves, and Scott is severly underrated! Somebody give this man a major picture! A+ for me man! Better than the first!"
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    #2Ninja Assassin

    Ninja Assassin

    Ninja Assassin is a 2009 dark action ninja movie directed by James McTeigue starring Rain, Naomie Harris, and Ben Miles. It's about a man trying to avenge his friend who was executed by the clan that raised them.


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    Lidia Núñez
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "Ninja Assassin is overall a good movie, since the combats and the weapons and everything was really cool but the story was way too typical for me. I would recommend this, but only for those lovers of ninja movies."
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    #33 Ninjas

    3 Ninjas

    3 Ninjas is a 1992 action-adventure comedy ninja movie directed by Jon Turteltaub starring Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, and Max Elliott Slade. It is about three young ninjas and their fight against kidnappers.


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    Michelle Young
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "This movie gave me my dream to become a ninja! :) I remember playing ninja games after watching this! This will be perfect for my nieces and nephews. "


Ninja techniques - or "ninjutsu" - incorporates teachings by Chinese monks? These Chinese monks arrived in Japan in the 1020s. Before then, that have already traveled around the world, in India, Tibet, and China to be more specific. They thought their methods to Japanese warrior monks or "yamabushi". The first known ninja school of sorts would come about during the 12th century. Daisuke Togakure, a disgraced samurai wandered the mountains where he met Kain Doshi. Kain was a Chinese warrior monk that helped him develop a new type of guerrilla warfare. Daisuke's descendants would, later on, create the first-ever ninja school, the Togakureryu. Most ninjas were common villagers and farmers who learned to fight by any means needed. The most famous ninja strongholds were the Iga and Koga Provinces.

The samurai were noble warriors that lived by a strict code called "bushido". They would use the services of ninjas to do their "dirty work". Ninjas were instrumental in various battles from 1336 to the 1600s. When warlord Oda Nobunaga began to reunite Japan, he viewed them as a threat. Hence began his campaign to eradicate the Iga and Koga strongholds. Ninjas may no longer exist today but their ninjutsu and legends live on to this day. They have inspired the creation of various ninja movies, TV shows, and even ninja games. The long and dark history of these silent assassins will live on and will pass down for generations to come.

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    Ninja is a 2009 action ninja movie directed by Isaac Florentine. It starred Scott Adkins, Tsuyoshi Ihara, and Mika Hijiii. A Westerner in Japan is tasked to safeguard an important ninja relic against stealth thieves.


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    Bruce Boyd
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "WOW! Ninja shouldn't be this low on the list! Scott is too good in this film! Watch this guys, and swear, youll come back and upvote this! Ready to get amazed. "
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    #5Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is a 2016 comedy, adventure, and action movie directed by David Green. starred Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and Laura Linney. It is the sequel to the 2014 ninja movie of the franchise.


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    Nick Yao
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "Certified TMNT fan here! Would have liked this movie twice if possible! Want to laugh? Watch Mikey! You enjoy good movie effects? this one has it all for you!"
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    #6Ninja III

    Ninja III

    Ninja III: The Domination is a 1984 action and suspense thriller directed by Sam Firstenberg. It featured Sho Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, and Jodan Bennet. It is about a dead evil ninja who possessed a woman to avenge his death.


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    Reyna Márquez
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "I thought I wouldn't enjoy this but I tried watching it because my hubby recommended it and it was actually good! I mean the start was really meh but the build up was nice. "
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    #7Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an action and comedy movie directed by Jonathan Liebesman. It was released in 2014 and starred Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and William Fichtner. It is about four humanoid turtles that will try to save New York City.


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    David Valdez
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "I thought this would be number one here because it really was a good ninja movie, especially with the graphics for the turtles."
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    #8Beverly Hills Ninja

    Beverly Hills Ninja

    Beverly Hills Ninja is a comedy and action movie directed by Dennis Dugan. It was released in 1997 and starred Chris Farley, Chris Rock, and Robin Shou. It is about an overweight wannabe ninja and his journey to save his brother. 


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    Nick Yao
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "Couldn't be more American!!!! HAHAHA Farley was funny, Rock was funny, but Robin was too serious, maybe its the character but yeah, couldn't find a better funnier ninja movie! Five starss!"
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    #9Five Elements Ninjas

    Five Elements Ninjas

    Five Elements Ninjas or Five Element Ninjas is about a martial artist who wants to seek to avenge his master who was murdered by a ninja. The ninja film is written and directed by Cheh Chang and released on April 21, 1982.


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    Lu Sun
    Written on September 6, 2019
    "Lots of action-packed scenes with the ninjas and definitely a good movie from Cheh chang out of many!!!"
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    #10Heroes of the East

    Heroes of the East

    Heroes of the East alternatively known as Shaolin Challenges Ninja, Challenge Of The Ninja, and Shaolin Vs. Ninja is a movie directed by Chia-Liang Liu and released in 1978. The ninja film stars Chia-Hui Liu, Yuka Mizuno, and Yasuaki Kurata.


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    Ryan Richardson
    Written on September 6, 2019
    "Good old' ninja movie that you must watch. If I only had one movie to watch on this list it would definitely be this one."


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