Most Popular Chambara Movies and TV Shows
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1. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."
2. Lupin the 3rd (1971–1972)
TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The adventures of the master thief Lupin III and his cohorts as they dive into various escapades, all the while in pursuit by the tenacious Inspector Zenigata.
4. Heaven and Earth (1990)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 16th century Japan, two samurai engage in massive battles across the countryside; one attempting to conquer and the other attempting to defend his land while repressing his love for a woman after taking a vow of celibacy.
Votes: 874 | Gross: $0.31M
6. The Ninja Wars (1982)
R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A fortuneteller prophesizes that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the ... See full summary »
7. Hanzo the Razor: The Snare (1973)
Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Drama
During the currency devaluation by the Edo treasury, officer Hanzo deals with a temple priestess who sells her pupils as prostitutes, and a notorious thief who plans to rob the mint.
8. Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Chinese Jade (1963)
Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Drama
Nemuri Kyoshiro, a youthful and cynical ronin with unparalleled skill, is approached by both sides in a game of corruption, ambition, and double crosses. The leader of the Kaga clan, who ... See full summary »
9. Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold? (1974)
Not Rated | 84 min | Action
After extracting information by raping a ghost, Hanzo uncovers a plot among high officials to steal the shogunate's gold and loan it out to the poor.
10. Nemuri Kyôshirô: Joyôken (1964)
87 min | Action, Drama
This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the quite reluctant hero refuse to come to the assistance of a Japanese Christian in an age of both proselytizing and persecution, but later ... See full summary »
13. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Satan (1965)
75 min | Action, Drama
Tsurumatsu, a young boy, is supposed to be a new Lord but he's not really interested, he would rather be a carpenter. So he gets kidnapped and it's up to Nemuri Kyoshiro to save him.
14. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965)
83 min | Action, Drama
This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the red-haired swordsman on his way to the city of Edo when he comes across the scene of a woman in the midst of a knife fight with a man. When... See full summary »
16. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Adventure (1964)
Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Drama
This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series sees the orphan swordsman wander into a town and stumble upon the opportunity to conduct righteous deeds. With the smaller acts of kindness aside ... See full summary »
17. Blindsided (II) (2016)
Walter, a blind man, goes to the grocery store to buy some apples to make his favorite desert, an apple pie. But while at the store, the shopkeeper is shaken down by a trio of thugs, and Walter steps to defend his friend.
18. Satan's Sword II (1960)
90 min | Drama, Action
Ryunosuke awakens in the forest having no more idea what happened that previous night, as he'd been drunk & hallucinatory. He is surrounded by corpses & can surmise it's his own handiwork.
19. Nemuri Kyôshirô: Engetsugiri (1964)
86 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
The shogun's illegitimate son decapitates a peasant which draws in nomadic Nemuri Kyoshiro into more sword-fighting adventures when he's blamed for the beheading.
20. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Villainy (1966)
79 min | Action, Drama
This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the hero involved when as an act of vengeance a band of samurai whose master was unceremoniously assassinated by agents of the clan, when he ... See full summary »
22. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Hell Is a Woman (1968)
85 min | Action, Drama
Two devious retainers are competing to take control of a fief when the current Lord dies, but involving Kyoshiro in the conflict against his will is the textbook example of a bad idea - ... See full summary »
24. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Castle Menagerie (1969)
82 min | Action, Drama
Just when you think Kyoshiro's life can't get any stranger, someone starts running around raping and murdering, and leaving notes proudly proclaiming that he did it. Tracking down the real ... See full summary »
26. Sleepy Eyes of Death: A Trail of Traps (1967)
88 min | Action, Drama
This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the hero talked into escorting a precious religious artifact to Kyoto, Japan. A sect of Christian swordsmen are lying in wait to steal the ... See full summary »
27. Sleepy Eyes of Death: In the Spider's Lair (1968)
81 min | Action, Drama
This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series finds the anti-hero in an area where the locals are oppressed, suppressed and held against their wills. Part of the coercive forces trace back to ... See full summary »
30. Chambara: The Art of Japanese Swordplay (2015)
84 min | Documentary
Veteran director Nakajima Sadao examines the appeal, background, Japanese context and transition of chambara, or period sword fighting and samurai, films in Kyoto. Not only interviews with ... See full summary »