The Last Samurai
December 2003

In the face of an enemy, in the heart of one man, lies the soul of a warrior.

74% audience score from 3,002 votes

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Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.
This film cost $140 million and has so far returned $457 million.
Runtime is 154 mins.
  • Drama
  • Action
  • War
  • History
Cast & Crew
  • Japan
  • Loss of loved one
  • War crimes
  • Sense of guilt
  • Swordplay
  • General
  • Samurai
  • War veteran
  • Katana
  • Sword
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