Ninja movies are about as cool as life can get. Any ninja movie is a good one. Ninjas in general are just awesome to watch on screen, regardless of script, storyline or acting ability. Lets get started.
Pretty much one of the coolest ninja movies ever, it's superb. The cinematography, acting and screenplay just work so perfectly together, it's hard to find a better one. 13 Assassins has some incredible fight scenes, enough to make you wish you were like them, a cool ninja. But alas that dream will never be! At least you get to watch it though and marvel at the ninja awesomeness. If you're a ninja fan but haven't had time to check out 13 Assassins yet, I strongly urge you - check out the '13 Assassins' trailer below!
I feel 'Shinobi' is slightly underrated, for me, it's probably my favourite ninja movie. For a number of reasons, mainly because they're all pretty much bad ass and have unique skills and powers which just emphasises the awesomeness of ninjas but also it's got a really gripping story that keeps you captivated throughout the parts where the ninjas aren't actually fighting or doing cool ninja flips! It also has a great love story. Think Romeo and Juliet except with ninjas, samurai swords and ninja stars! Sounds kinda cool right? Well, correct. It is.
Now lets get one thing straight, he might be American but he certainly has the ninja spirit, Ghost Dog, the name in itself is pretty epic. So along with that and awesome ninja moves you better believe Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is worth a watch, it might even be worth a few watches. If you're a little tired of the old Japanese classics Ghost Dog is the way forward! At least for a little while until you come back to your senses.
Another Americanised movie, however, Ninja Assassin is pretty awesome. It has a ninja...who's an assassin. I think that's pretty much all us ninja fans need! Ninja Assassin doesn't really compete with some of the other classics, however it holds it's own right to be at least held in the same breath as the others. For me, Ninja Assassin is cool, it's got some amazing fight scenes, the story isn't too bad and it makes ninjas look pretty awesome.
In a lot of peoples opinion, Seven Samurai is regarded as one of the best ninja movies of all time, perhaps even THE best. Considering how old it is, in my opinion it started a legacy for every other ninja movie to follow and try and match, some have and most haven't. Seven Samurai indeed paved the way and it really is that good, it's one that you can watch again and again and keep viewing it until you ninja yourself out. Which is, lets face it. NEVER! It's the definition of ninja greatness. The ninja monarchy.
The Twilight Samurai is a gripping, amazing, wonderful movie. It's poetic in a lot of sense and makes viewing an absolute joy. I had heard great things about 'The Twilight Samurai' however, wasn't entirely sure what to expect. I got a cross between a movie that was better than I thought it was going to be but also a lot smarter. I often find with Japanese movies the scripts are normally better and more well thought out, it's about creating a movie that has substance and not just something that is visually appealing. The Twilight Samurai is without a doubt one of the coolest ninja movies ever.