9. Ghost Dog, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
It may be a modern crime movie, but the main character is a sword-swinging samurai in heart and mind. Jim Jarmusch, who wrote the film for Forest Whitaker, once remarked, "The scene when [Forest] works out with swords on the roof, that was something I wanted him to do, but I thought that he'd have to train to do that. But he already knew that stuff, and his way of using the guns as an extension of his body, in a way you'd use a sword in martial arts, came from him… He brought a lot of beautiful things to the film." When you finish Ghost Dog's final scene, you'll believe it.