Release Date:5 December 2003 (USA)
Genre:Action | Adventure | Drama | War
Tagline:In the face of an enemy, in the Heart of One Man, Lies the Soul of a Warrior.
Plot:An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
Set in Japan during the 1870s, The Last Samurai tells the story of Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a respected American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's first army in the art of modern warfare. As the Emperor attempts to eradicate the ancient Imperial Samurai warriors in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly government policies, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Samurai, which places him at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his own sense of honor to guide him.
Awards:Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 39 nominations