Movies like 47 Samurai

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47 Samurai
Original name: 忠臣蔵 花の巻・雪の巻
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 ronin avenged their master's honor after patiently waiting and planning for over a year to kill Kira. In turn, the ronin were themselves forced to commit seppuku for committing the crime of murder.
Style: atmospheric, epic, serious, realistic, melancholic, breathtaking, reflective, colourful, cerebral, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, vengeance, sword fight, martial arts, lone wolves, master warrior, storytelling, sacrifice, childhood, wartime, bollywood, culture clash, twists & turns, redemption, life & death, betrayal, heroic mission, mentor, literature, seppuku, military life, fantasy world, death, destiny ...
Time: 18th century, middle ages, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Kagemusha
Drama, History, War
Japan, USA
180 min.
 8.0
The Twilight Samurai
Drama, History
Japan
129 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, breathtaking and stylized films with plots about culture clash, vengeance, storytelling, brutality, heroes, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Action and History genres. Some movies like 47 Samurai: The Sword of Doom (1966), Harakiri (1962), Kagemusha (1980), The Twilight Samurai (2002), The Warrior (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Sword of Doom
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopathic samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.
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Plot: samurai, vengeance, sword fight, martial arts, master warrior, assassination, visceral, insanity, brutality, violent, crimes, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Harakiri
Genre: Action, 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 ...
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 8.0
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Kagemusha
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.
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The Twilight Samurai
Genre: Drama, History
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 ...
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The Warrior
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, scenic ...
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Style: emotional, realistic, compassionate, serious, melancholic ...
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The Emperor and the Assassin
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Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, breathtaking, stylized ...
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    User:   54%
 
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Style: epic, stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious ...
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    User:   50%
 
 8.3
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The Bodyguard
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, dark humor, serious ...
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System:   52%
    User:   52%
 
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, exciting, breathtaking, rough ...
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    User:   47%
 
 7.2
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Style: stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric, colourful ...
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    User:   43%
 
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Taboo
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Country: Japan, France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai ...
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Plot: samurai, homosexuality, gay, political unrest, sword fight, art, obsession, vengeance, gender, stylish, culture clash, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, spain
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System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
Warriors of Heaven and Earth
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, breathtaking ...
Plot: martial arts, desert, adventure, vengeance, sword fight, lone wolves, kung fu, fight scenes, weapons, master warrior, brutality, gunfight ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
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System:   49%
    User:   55%
 
 8.2
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Sanjuro
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Toshiro Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Kurosawa's tightly paced, beautifully composed "Sanjuro." In this companion piece and sequel to "Yojimbo," jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, enigmatic, reflective ...
Plot: samurai, corruption, betrayal, sword fight, violence, brutality, anti heroes, storytelling, lone wolves, visceral, gunfight, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   56%
 
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Samurai Rebellion
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: talky, realistic, tense, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, tragedy, sword fight, family drama, parents and children, mentor, sacrifice, culture clash, relationships, storytelling, injustice ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
 7.6
 57K
13 Assassins
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, assassination, violence, gory, assassin, death, sword fight, blood, massacre, suicide, warrior ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, submarine, anti war, wartime, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, courage, battles, dialogue, catastrophe, aviation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, europe, germany ...
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    User:   36%
 
 7.6
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Iron Monkey
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iron Monkey is a Hong Kong variation of Robin Hood. Corrupt officials of a Chinese village are robbed by a masked bandit known as "Iron Monkey", named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Governor forces a traveling physician ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, secret identity, violence, master warrior, fight scenes, weapons, good versus evil, ninja, storytelling, dialogue, mentor ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
The Last Samurai
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: realistic, epic, stylized, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: samurai, war, culture clash, friendship, courage, sacrifice, sword fight, rebellion, destiny, civil war, redemption, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, pacific ocean
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System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the fourth film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin and battles Retsudo, head of the Yagyu clan, and his son Gunbei.
Style: stylized, serious, bloody, breathtaking, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, vengeance, assassin, hitman, sword fight, violence, father son relationship, lone wolves, adventure, cult, gory ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
 7.7
 10K
Lady Snowblood
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, gory, murder, samurai, assassination, vigilantism, violence, blood, rape, prison, martial arts ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
 7.6
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Fist of Legend
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: exciting, serious, breathtaking, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, kung fu, sword fight, brutality, violence, fight scenes, death, master warrior, mentor, revenge, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
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System:   39%
    User:   47%
 
 6.6
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MacArthur
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, island, politics, president, soldier, wartime, death, weapons, daring rescue, mentor, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: japan, australia, asia, korea, the philippines ...
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System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
 7.4
 40K
Red Cliff
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, vengeance, beautiful scenery, soldier, adventure, civil war, brutality, tragic hero, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
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System:   37%
    User:   43%
 

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