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Love and Honour (2006)
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Love and Honour (2006)
Original name: 武士の一分
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.
Style: psychological, epic, serious
Plot: samurai, vengeance, heroes, blind character, hopes, fish, master warrior, social differences, society, glory, political unrest, rivalry, master and servant, poisoning, romance, warrior, being followed, jidai geki
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and captivating films with plots about samurai, heroes, rivalry, vengeance, master warrior, society and martial arts mostly in Drama, Action and Romance genres. Some movies like Love and Honour: The Sea Is Watching (2002), The Twilight Samurai (2002), The Hidden Blade (2004), Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011), After the Rain (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, prostitute, samurai, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, fall in love, unfulfilled love, romance, village life, couples, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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100%
The Twilight Samurai (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the ...
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: samurai, poverty, duel, sword fight, childhood sweetheart, widower, friendship, grief, friends, goodhearted, pride and honor, widow widower ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Hidden Blade (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in 19th Century Japan a young samurai who finds himself in love with a farm girl leaves his home to begin a new life. He has to take stock of his new life when he is put to the test and ordered to kill a traitor who just happens to be his ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: samurai, friendship, vengeance, family life, politics, rivalry, love and romance, heroes, family in crisis, state affairs, lone wolves, martial arts ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Style: realistic, talky, tense, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: samurai, life is a bitch, heroes, down on your luck, rivalry, loss of daughter, in-laws, loss of son, vengeance, society, one against many, katana sword ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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After the Rain (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of travelers is stranded in a small country inn when the river floods during heavy rains. As the bad weather continues, tensions rise amongst the travelers trapped at the inn. Ihei Misawa is a ronin, a samurai without a master, whose skills ...
Style: captivating, stylized, atmospheric, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ronin, social misfits, duel, social awkwardness, misfit, redemption, mercenary, gory, humble, lone wolves, hopes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 1K
Hana (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a poor district of Edo lives a young samurai named Soza. He has been sent by his clan to avenge the death of his father. He isn't an accomplished swordsman however, and he prefers sharing the life of the residents, teaching the kids how to ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, serious
Plot: samurai, revenge, martial arts, vengeance, village, master warrior, heroes, dealing with death, village life, rivalry, moral dilemma, introspection
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.7
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47 Samurai (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka, whose title was Kōzuke no suke. The ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, martial arts, seppuku, vengeance, introspection, human nature, society, battles, righting the wronged, frame up, redemption ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Legend of Eight Samurai (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The evil Hikita clan rises from the dead to fulfill a curse on the Satomi clan by restoring the face of their warlord by using the skin of Princess Shizu. In the process of trying to capture her, the clan murders her entire family, but Princess ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, righting the wronged, palaces castles and temples, military, rivalry, danger, heroes, legends and myths, battles, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Incident at Blood Island (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the Edo period, a nameless ronin accepts an assignment to go to a mountain pass and wait. Near the pass he stops at an inn where a collection of characters gather, including a gang set on stealing shogunate gold that's soon to come over the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, samurai, martial arts, ronin, heroes, gang, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, master warrior, lone wolves, ambush ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Kenshin has settled into his new life with Kaoru and his other friends when he is approached with a request from the Meiji government. Makoto Shishio, a former assassin like Kenshin, was betrayed, set on fire and left for dead. He survived, and is ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, rivalry, political unrest, good versus evil, ambition, one man army, heroes, blind ambition, state affairs, master warrior, ronin, dojo ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Shogun's Samurai (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and birthmark which undermine his respect. Iemitsu and his brother ...
Style: epic, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, rivalry, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, assassination, betrayal, dishonesty, political unrest, shogun, martial arts, ninja, violence ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: dramatic, serious, sentimental, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, rivalry, brothel, women, love and romance, mentor, loss of virginity, cinderella story, unfulfilled love, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, destiny ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 2K
Lorna Doone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: revenge, state affairs, love and romance, romance, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, political unrest, forbidden love, love, politics, rivalry, countryside ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Heaven and Earth (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Warlords Kagetora and Takeda each wish to prevent the other from gaining hegemony in feudal Japan. The two samurai leaders pursue one another across the countryside, engaging in massive battles of cavalry and infantry. Younger and less brutal, ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, state affairs, adventure, war, uninhibited rivalry, blind ambition, escapades, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations, rivalry, ambition, master warrior ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: tense, stylized, emotional, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, rebelliousness, injustice, master warrior, family relations, kidnapping, ruler, parents and children, heroes, fighting the system, father son relationship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Zatoichi is mentored by the blind leader of a secret organization as he contends with both the Yakuza and a jealous husband.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, serious
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, ronin, rivalry, danger, one man army, imperialism, gangsters, crimes, adventure, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Picture Bride (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, scenic, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, arranged marriage, friendship, immigrants, culture clash, self discovery, couples, friends, family relations, romance, social differences, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hanzo the Razor: The Snare (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Against the backdrop of the Edo treasury devaluing currency and driving many into poverty, Hanzo Itami enforces the law without regard to status. He shows inadequate respect to the treasurer, who wants him dead.
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: samurai, crimes, heroes, deadly, law enforcement, political corruption, gory, fighting the system, strong sexual content, dishonesty, rivalry, anti heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: Fifth film in the series. When Kyoshiro, in a moment of weakness, saves the life of a woman being attacked on the road, he quickly finds himself entangled in a conspiracy involving a corrupt chamberlain, a wily merchant, the survivors of a pirate ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: pirate, samurai, escapades, heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, danger, sword duel, knife fight, samurai sword, moral dilemma, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Zatoichi makes friends with a dangerous chess player, while fending off angry yakuza and bloodthirsty relatives out for revenge, and trying to save a sick child. Meanwhile, his luck with dice is turning.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, chess, sword, deadly, martial arts, one man army, island, danger, woman in danger, friendship, rivalry, self defense ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
J-Horror Theater Vol. 5 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river will never surface again. 20 Years later, Shinkichi, the ...
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: samurai, murder, supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, dealing with death, grudge, showbiz, destiny, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Bushido Blade (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, escapades, adventure, crime, master warrior, crimes, military life, political unrest, state affairs, heroes, heist, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: asia, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, heroes, master warrior, good versus evil, ronin, samurai sword, one man army, state affairs, katana sword, flashback, katana, dojo ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5K
Goemon (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Follow the infamous ninja bandit named Ishikawa Goemon (Yosuke Eguchi) in an epic story. One night while looting treasure from Nanban (Southern Barbarians), Goemon finds a mysterious box hidden inside a secret grave. A forgotten relic from the past ...
Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, treasure, battles, social differences, society, treason, rivalry, homeless, assassination, betrayal, legends and myths ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Sword of Doom (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopathic samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.
Style: bleak, stylized, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, nihilism, psychopath, master warrior, vengeance, deadly, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, opponent, rivalry, atrocity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 257
The Painting (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Heath Freeman (Tru Calling, ER) heads an all-star cast including Clifton Davis (Any Given Sunday) Ben Vereen (Roots), Stacey Dash (Renaissance Man) and Debbie Allen (Fame) in the period drama Soldier of Change, which resurrects the turmoil and ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, political unrest, interracial relations, love and romance, love affair, rebelliousness, anti war, society, self discovery, vietnam war, racism, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.8
 26K
Harakiri (1962)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri.
Style: bleak, talky, tense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, seppuku, ronin, vengeance, society, loss of daughter, loss of child, in-laws, loss of son ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 4K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: samurai, politics, shogun, ship, rivalry, military, war, adventure, escapades, heroes, interracial relations, heroic mission ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 7K
Oasis (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Oasis is a love story of two young people abandoned by families. A young man released from prison visits the widow of the man he killed drunk-driving. There he meets her daughter, wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy. Will these two lost people find ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: romance, family problems, couples, vengeance, life is a bitch, love and romance, love affair, unlikely couple, criminal heroes, crimes, parents and children, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 485
Why Not? (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The film depicts carnivalesque atmosphere summed up by the cry "Ee ja nai ka" ("Why not?") in Japan in 1867 and 1868 in the days leading to the Meiji Restoration. It examines the effects of the political and social upheaval of ...
Style: dark humor, serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: prostitute, society, samurai, culture clash, rich and poor, heroes, state affairs, fish out of water, japanese american, police, prison, ship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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