27. The Last Samurai (2003)
Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Shin Koyamada, Tony Goldwyn, Masato Harada
Like Dances with Wolves before it and Avatar more recently, The Last Samurai shows you can always count on the white savior to help preserve the native culture his people are destroying. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) is a washed-up ex-military American drunk in Japan with no apparent purpose in life until he's taken in by a clan and lays his life on the line to preserve the Samurai way of life. Fuck a bow of courtesy, we feel like head-butting someone.