1,474,674 Alexander Morton, Orlando Bloom, | Director: | With representations of all of these approaches on this list, here are the Top 10 Anime Action Movies. Charles Laughton, Votes: | ToshirÃ´ Mifune, Orlando Bloom, Japanese sword making goes beyond the traditional Katana. Arnold Schwarzenegger, 105 min Stars: 102 min Professional swordsman Dave Rawlings broke down 10 sword fights in movies and TV, critiquing their realism and technique. | Lured by gold, two greedy peasants unknowingly escort a princess and her general across enemy lines. | Gross: John Milius If you enjoyed watching giant robots wield giant swords in Pacific Rim, our list of the best sword movies you probably haven't seen should be right up your alley. $17.22M, R Dominic West, Votes: Takashi Shimura, | Gross: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. $3.98M, PG | Director: | Director: And with a sword that has started to lose its edge, it's hard to cut people in the next battle Action, Adventure, Drama. Action, Adventure, Drama. 162 min Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. Takashi Shimura, The basic concept behind Japanese Sword Fighting, and indeed most Japanese martial arts in general, is the principle of one strike - one kill. Director: Set short term goals in Quentin Tarantino | However, meh plot, R Director: Douglas Camfield Masayo Banri, 391,511 In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. | Gross: | Gross: Tatsuya Nakadai, | Gross: Uma Thurman, | Gross: Mandy Patinkin, Charlize Theron, Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart. Max von Sydow, | Tell us what you think about this feature. 141 min 95 min Action, Adventure, History. Michael Hordern, PG | Anthony Andrews, When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. 272,432 Yôsuke Eguchi, TV-MA | Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. Action, Biography, Drama. | Gross: $37.60M, PG-13 Sophie Marceau, RyÃ´ko Ema, 93 min | Ziyi Zhang, 110 min | ToshirÃ´ Mifune, Action, Drama, Romance. Ridley Scott A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Brian Helgeland | Stars: 139 min ShintarÃ´ Katsu, 120 min | Hideo Gosha Director: Stars: | Gross: It is basically learning a foreign language (Japanese to be precise), so you don't have to feel bad if you cannot tell your Kashira from your Kissaki.. (butt cap to the tip to translate!). | | | A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation. 47,036 85 min An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers. Ang Lee 729,761 Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. $34.97M, R MikijirÃ´ Hira, Ian McKellen, Not Rated Elijah Wood, Dina Meyer, | Gore Verbinski Orlando Bloom, | Action, Adventure, Drama. | | | Director: Odachi Sword The Odachi is a very large two-handed Meiko Kaji, Keishi Ohtomo Japanese katana are made to withstand hitting off each other, but after fighting a great number of opponents the blade can get dented. 133 min | | Gross: EijirÃ´ TÃ´no, | 128 min we have put together an updated list of Top 10 Sword and Sorcery Anime that shine a spotlight on that anime which strike a balance with the plot, character, and fantasy elements. Director: | When Prince Fabious's bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous. | Stars: Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom. Rufus Sewell, Kristen Stewart, 125 min | | Director: Action, Drama. | Gross: Maarten Stevenson, | Geoffrey Rush, Ikki Sawamura, Votes: Adventure, Drama, History. Action, Drama. Gerard Butler, Director: Action, Drama. | The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying Knight must cooperate to stop an evil King, who was given partial immortality. Simon Shepherd, 179 min A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. James Larkin, Votes: Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely. Adventure, Biography, Drama. Akira Kurosawa 55,561 The 15 Best Movie Sword Fights Sword fights have been in movies for as long as there have been movies. Peter Jackson Many people consider them one of the finest examples of artistry in steel. 67,940 | Lena Headey, | A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. | Stars: | Action, Crime, Thriller. Ridley Scott Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984) The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984) Barbarian Queen (1985) Ladyhawke (1985) Kirk Douglas, 97 min | Director: A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. Kevin Costner, | Keiko Tsushima, | James Mason, With the upcoming release of Warcraft, sword fights have been on our mind., sword fights have been on our mind. Takatoshi Kaneko, Not Rated | Gross: Director: 85 min YÃ´ko Tsukasa, Not Rated | | | Miyuki Kuwano, R NOTE: Only three movies per director were allowed, for that reason some movies of certain directors weren���t mentioned, just take a look at the chosen Kurosawa movies, for example. Morgan Freeman, 61,666 Stars: [ citation needed ] It is an evolution of the art of kenjutsu , and its exercises and practice are descended from several particular schools of swordsmanship. | Stewart Porter, Votes: Handling swords is not an easy thing to master, it takes years of instruction to use one correctly, and even then you will still make some mistakes. Action, Drama, War. Mariko Okada, | Gross: A strikingly beautiful young woman is raised from birth to be a deadly instrument of revenge against the swindlers who destroyed her family. Stars: Director: | | Action, Crime, Drama. 137 min 93 min Director: 117 min A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own. Hajime Mitamura, R | Danny McBride, William Atherton, Votes: | Ian McKellen, $56.57M, Not Rated Director: 132 min Ray McAnally, | Ron Howard | 56,998 Daisuke RyÃ», Votes: YÃ´ko NaitÃ´, R Action, Drama, Thriller. | 128 min | Stars: Rupert Sanders | Drama, History. Action, Adventure, Drama. Warwick Davis, Paul Giamatti, | Gross: 197 min Stars: $4.14M, Not Rated Action, Drama, Thriller. Martin Campbell Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai. | Misa Uehara, Only one nice scene - with naked girl on the snow. Hideo Gosha Eric Bana, Jeremy Irons, | The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic. Rob Reiner The 20 greatest japanese sword actions of Japan by IgorBalashov | created - 15 May 2011 | updated - 24 Feb 2012 | Public Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc Toshie Kimura, Not Rated See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. RentarÃ´ Mikuni, Toshiya Fujita ToshirÃ´ Mifune, How to Master the Japanese Art of the Sword. | | | Shima Iwashita, Edward Zwick | | Stars: Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage assassin girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart. Derek Jacobi, YÃ´ko Tsukasa, Minoru Ãki, | 140 min A Japanese sword (Japanese: ��ユ�����, Hepburn: nihont��) is one of several types of traditionally made swords from Japan.Swords have been made from as early as the Kofun period, though most people generally refer to the curved blades made after the Heian period when speaking of "Japanese swords". Drama. Christopher Adamson, | Gross: 28,084 Here are 15 of our absolute favorites. Action, Adventure, Drama. Rawlings has over 15 years' experience teaching Western Swordsmanship. 170,703 TetsurÃ´ Tanba, R Director: Director: | Jason Flemyng, Here are 30 best anime movies of all time including the latest anime trends. Kenji Misumi | Director: Dennis Quaid, | GÃ´ KatÃ´, $70.10M, R Robert Houston, Director: | | Gross: | | Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England. After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her. Emi Takei, | Julian Glover, Votes: Stars: Johnny Depp, | Stars: Action, Adventure, Drama. Stanley Kubrick Director: An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. Joanne Whalley, Val Kilmer, Kenneth Branagh, Action, Adventure, Drama. Action, Adventure, Drama. Also, the list was written with the intention of adding some diversity to the list, adding Samurai movies, but also comedy-movies, realistic dramas and crime/mystery movies. | Stars: Munetaka Aoki, PG-13 Michael Caton-Jones 954,009 129 min James Purefoy, R 134 min Director: | | Gross: | | Director: 143 min Stars: Director: | Director: ToshirÃ´ Mifune, | | Directors: Action, Drama, History. 96 min Director: Takashi Miike | Minoru Chiaki, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (�����誌�������������若�ゃ����������� 紊���純�����), released in 2001, is the movie adaption of the globally popular anime Cowboy Bebop, which was aired on TV in 1999. Billy Connolly, Daryl Hannah, Votes: RyÃ»zÃ´ Shimada, Director: 12. David O'Hara, Votes: ToshirÃ´ Mifune, | Some modern styles of kendo and iaido that were established in the 20th century also included modern forms of kenjutsu in their curriculum. TomisaburÃ´ Wakayama, Akira Kurosawa 1,331,652 | Gross: Emi Takei, In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique. Stars: 123,740 177,342 Action, Adventure, Drama. Best Anime Movies & Series (Mainly fighting animes) by purpleprinc3 | created - 05 Aug 2012 | updated - 02 Oct 2016 | Public List of my favourite animes over the years, I can't really say which one is best because they all offer something different. Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Stars: Stars: Peter Jackson Yukiko Shimazaki, Votes: Kevin Reynolds $75.60M, R When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw. You can enjoy watching unlimited anime on Netflix all over the world. Hiroshi Inagaki YÃ»nosuke ItÃ´, Not Rated | Michelle Yeoh, 143 min 313,660 | Jean Marsh, Votes: | Eva Green, | Action, Adventure, Drama. $155.33M, Beautiful costumes, set design, and cinematography. | Jonathan English Director: Action, Adventure, Romance. Kenji Misumi A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. KÃ´ji Yakusho, Jim Caviezel, Director: In thirteenth-century England, a Knights Templar and a few of the Barons men fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John. He has been featured in the documentary series "Warriors" and "Bloody Tales of the Tower," and teaches longsword at the London Longsword Academy. Masaki Kobayashi | Kihachi Okamoto Japanese anime is one of the most popular movie genres in the world. Unlike in Hollywood, where there are endless clashes of sword on sword, in real Japanese sword fighting, there is a lot of 'stalking' the opponent, sudden movement, advanced footwork and bod��� GÃ´ KatÃ´, | Roland Joffé Stars: Director: $0.27M, R Laurence Olivier, Shima Iwashita, Akira Kurosawa David Gordon Green Martin Hancock, Votes: Stars: Jerry Zucker Viggo Mortensen, Takashi Miike | Director: Director: Toshio Kurosawa, Kôji Yakusho, 127 min $128.08M, PG-13 I���ve been a huge fan of samurai movies (and Japanese culture in general) for the past 25+ years now, and have watched all the movies listed here (and more). | Adventure, Drama, Romance, Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. 1,631,135 Kayo Matsuo, | Sean Connery, Nicholas Clay, Hiroki Narimiya, Akemi Negishi, Action, Crime, Thriller. Stars: $54.23M, PG-13 Mel Gibson Stars: Action, Drama, Mystery. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. 100,448 Today's big filmy list looks at the best ever Samurai movies. Director: Stars: Eighteenth-century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. But it also adds in a whole set of sword-fighting styles called breath styles ��� and it is an absolute visual delight. | Musashi Miyamoto returns to Kyoto after years of absence. 141 min Director: $30.86M, PG | 131 min In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415. | Director: | | Director: 120 min Tatsuya Nakadai, | Ian McKellen, 96,379 Rob Cohen Chanbara (�����ｃ�潟�����), also commonly spelled "chambara", meaning "sword fighting" movies, denotes the Japanese film genre called samurai cinema in English and is roughly equivalent to Western western (genre) and swashbuckler films. 679,451 These range from the classic 'Easterns' of Akira Kurosawa, to the modern day epics that ��� | Keiko Tsushima, After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight. Adventure, Biography, Drama. Keishi Ohtomo Stars: | Stars: The best movies of 2019 according to top awards. | 137 min Director: Stars: | Gross: Akira Kurosawa | | Action, Drama. Robert De Niro, Director: Orlando Bloom, Votes: An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved. 90,950 Miyoko Akaza, Not Rated Reiko Ike, Stars: | Antonio Banderas, Akira Terao, $94.10M, PG | Stars: Stars: In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. Director: Kamatari Fujiwara, Not Rated | Action, Adventure, Drama. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Keishi Ohtomo 126 min $0.80M, R Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Stars: Antonio Banderas, Action, Adventure, Drama. Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Forced for some time to be a fighting slave, a pagan warrior escapes his captors with a boy and joins a group of Crusaders on their quest to the Holy Land. That is to say, no wasted movement, total focus, and perfect timing to deliver a single, fight ending blow. 207 min Sword And Sandal (26) Good Versus Evil (25) Rescue (25) Torture (25) Napoleonic Wars (24) Severed Head (24) Showdown (24) Sword Duel (24) Bayonet (23) Character Name As Title (23) No Opening Credits (23) Opening Action A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. Director: Kenjutsu (��ｈ��) is the umbrella term for all (ko-bud��) schools of Japanese swordsmanship, in particular those that predate the Meiji Restoration. Ryã´Ko Ema, YÃ´ko Hori meaning the `` way of the country hangs the... 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