In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his armor of fedora and trench coat can protect him. An elegantly stylized masterpiece of cool by maverick director Jean‑Pierre Melville, Le samouraï is a razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology.Le Samouraï featuring Alain Delon and François Périer is streaming with subscription on HBO MAX, streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, and 4 others. It's a crime and drama movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (49,020 votes).
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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).
Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 1 other).
Not available to watch free online.
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
#135 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#165 Ranked in Music Movies
#491 Ranked in Crime Movies
Le Samouraï has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (49,020 votes). The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.