The Works of the Sensei
Modern Restoration (1980s-present)

These listings represent my personal collection and films I have seen. This is not meant as a comprehensive census of all known jidai-geki, but the list is always growing and maybe I'll get there eventually.

KagemushaAkira Kurosawa (1980)
Flames of Blood – Tai Kato (1981)
Ninja Hunt – Tetsuya Yamauchi (1982)
Assassination OrdersEiichi Kudo (1984)
RanAkira Kurosawa (1985)
Chushingura: Vendetta of Obligation – Toshio Masuda & Buichi Saito (TV movie, 1985)
Gonza the Spearman – Masahiro Shinoda (1986)
Shinsengumi – Yuichi Harada & Toshio Masuda (1987)
Sanada Yukimura – (TV series, 1989)
Shintaro Katsu's ZatoichiShintaro Katsu (1989)

Ronin Gai – Kazuo Kuroki (1990)
Saito Dosan: Rage of PowerEiichi Kudo (1991)
Takeda Shingen – Sadao Nakajima (TV movie, 1991)
47 Ronin – Kon Ichikawa (1994)
East Meets WestKihachi Okamoto (1995)
Misty – Kenki Saegusa (1995)
Samurai Fiction – Hiroyuki Nakano (1998)
Shinsengumi: A History in BloodEiichi Kudo & Akinori Matsuo (1998)
Owls' Castle – Masahiro Shinoda (1999)
After the Rain – Takashi Koizumi (1999)

Dora-Heita – Kon Ichikawa (2000)
Vengeance for SaleKihachi Okamoto (2001)
Red Shadow – Hiroyuki Nakano (2001)
Genji: A Thousand Year Love – Tonko Horikawa (2001)
The Twilight Samurai – Yoji Yamada (2002)
The Sea Is Watching – Kei Mumai (2002)
When the Last Sword Is Drawn – Yojiro Takita (2003)
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi – Takeshi Kitano (2003)
Love and War of a Samurai – Mitsuo Kurotsuchi (2003)
Kill Bill Vol. 1 – Quentin Tarantino (2003, honorary chambara)
The Hidden Blade – Yoji Yamada (2004)
The Samurai I Loved – Mitsuo Kurotsuchi (2005)
Shinobi: Heart Under Blade – Ten Shimoyama (2005)
Hana: The Tale of a Reluctant Samurai – Hirokazu Koreeda (2005)
Princess Raccoon – Seijun Suzkui (2005)

Legend of Seven Monks – Kenji Tanigaki (2006)
O'oku – Toru Hayashi (2006)
Love and Honor – Yoji Yamada (2006)
Sakuran – Mika Ninagawa (2007)
Three for the Road – Hideyuki Hirayama (2007)
Tsubaki Sanjuro – Yoshimitsu Morita (2007)
Ichi – Fumihiko Sori (2008)
Yamazakura – Tetsuo Shinohara (2008)
Castle Under Fiery Skies – Mitsutoshi Tanaka (2009)
Goemon – Kazuaki Kiriya (2009)
Tajomaru: Avenging Blade – Hiroyuki Nakano (2009)
13 Assassins – Takashi Miike (2010)
A Boy and His Samurai – Yoshihiro Nakamura (2010)
The Lady Shogun and Her Men – Fuminori Kaneko (2010)
The Last Chushingura – Shigemichi Sugita (2010)
The Sakurada Gate Incident – Junya Sato (2010)
Scabbard Samurai – Hitoshi Matsumoto (2010)
Sword of Desperation – Hideyuki Hirayama (2010)
Zatoichi: The Last – Junji Sakamoto (2010)
Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai – Takashi Miike (2011)
Rurouni Kenshin – Keishi Ohtomo (2012)

= Designated masterpieces and classics

Cinema