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Zatoichi: The Last (2010)
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Zatoichi: The Last (2010)
Original name: 座頭市 THE LAST
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, tense, rough, bleak, suspenseful, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, homecoming, adventure, village, forced into action, blind man, save the day, medieval, murder, protector, gang, massacre, rivalry, one man army, heroes, graphic violence, master warrior, escapades, lone wolves, humble, masseur, asian, blindness, blind character ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Zatoichi: The Last

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and stylized films with plots about samurai, martial arts, heroes, escapades, master warrior, adventure and deadly mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Zatoichi: The Last: The Return of Masseur Ichi (1962), Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973), Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964), New Tale of Zatoichi (1963), Zatoichi's Revenge (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Return of Masseur Ichi (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Returning to the village where a year before he had killed Hirate, a much-admired opponent, Zatoichi encounters another swordsman and former rival in love: his own brother. He must face in combat not only the pursuing retainers but his own ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, sword fight, one man army, criminal, yakuza, hidden truth, conspiracy, graphic violence, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zatoichi, the famed blind swordsman, returns to his home village for the first time in many years. He is befriended by Omiyo, who had the same wet-nurse as Zatoichi. He also encounters a boyhood friend, Shinbei, who now is wealthy and appears not to ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, conspiracy, swordsman, corruption, graphic violence, heroes, master warrior, dishonesty, crimes, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This 26th film installment of the Zatoichi series sees Shintaro Katsu return to this classic role after a 10 year hiatus. The blind masseur Ichi gets caught between rival Yakuza clans.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, swordsman, medieval, yakuza, female nudity, ninja, ancient, exploitation, graphic violence, village, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to repay a debt, now feels further indebted. He commits himself to use his amazing sword skills to help the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, graphic violence, rivalry, crimes, assassination attempt, one man army, confined, heroes, escapades, master warrior, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have followed him home.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, medieval, ancient, ninja, murder, kidnapping, graphic violence, master warrior, gangsters, one man army, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Itinerant masseur and master swordsman, the blind Zatoichi, is near the village of his teacher, Hikonoichi, so he decides to visit. He learns of Hikonoichi's recent robbery and murder and the imprisonment of his virginal daughter, Osayo, in a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ninja, katana, murder, village, sword, graphic violence, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Our hero Zatoichi sails to one of the distant islands to begin a pilgrimage to a total of 88 Shinto shrines.
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, yakuza, village, self defense, escapades, one man army, love and romance, hopes, adventure, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman looking for her father, a village leader who has disappeared. As he helps her investigate the disappearance, Zatoichi also becomes involved with another young woman who is trying to help her ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, new year's eve, ninja, village, missing person, murder, social differences, gangsters, master warrior, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Blind swordsman Zatoichi, jailed briefly, is implored by another prisoner to aid him in proving his innocence of a crime for which he is sentenced to death. Zatoichi is reluctant to get involved, because he knows how often such involvement has led ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ninja, corruption, village, escape, graphic violence, heroes, confined, escapades, master warrior, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, snake, katana, ninja, ancient, vengeance, village, kidnapping, escapades, gangsters, fugitives ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After arriving in the town of Shimonita, Ichi finds that a price has been put on his head by a local yakuza boss. He's drawn into a trap, but after hearing of the slaying of a former love, Ichi furiously fights his way through the entire clan ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ninja, ancient, sword, katana, graphic violence, wrestling, lone wolves, master warrior, adventure, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman returning home with her baby. When gangsters mistake her for Zatoichi and kill her, Zatoichi determines to escort the baby to its father. He gains the reluctant help of a young pick pocket ...
Style: captivating, rough, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Plot: samurai, babies and infants, master warrior, adventure, motherhood, prostitute, death of mother, martial arts, murderer, assassin, ninja, yakuza ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, chess, martial arts, ninja, ancient, sword, graphic violence, friends, self defense, righting the wronged, lone wolves, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Zatoichi's Spurting Blood Road (1967)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ichi is staying at an inn when a woman dies. Her dying wish is that Ichi take her son to his father, an artist living in a nearby town. After arriving in the town, Ichi finds out that the father has been forced by a local boss to create illegal ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, last wish, confined, master warrior, one man army, gangsters, escapades, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Zatoichi's Cane-sword (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Zatoichi comes upon the town of Tonda, overrun by gangsters. Using one of his favorite techniques, Zatoichi proceeds to win 8 ryo in a rigged gambling game. Of course, the local gangsters attempt to kill him, and the adventure begins. It turns out a ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, gangsters, village, graphic violence, heroes, master warrior, one man army, adventure, escapades, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Zatoichi comes upon a dying man who asks him to give a bag of money to "Taichi". Zatoichi has no idea who this is but when he comes upon a small town harassed by gangsters, he finds that "Taichi" was the man's young son. ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, ninja, graphic violence, lone wolves, gangsters, master warrior, one man army, escapades, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Blind Swordsman Samaritan (1968)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zatoichi is forced to kill a young man who owes a debt to a yakuza boss. Moments later, his sister Osode arrives with the money she earned (prostituting herself) to pay his debts. The bosses true motives are revealed and he attempts to steal Osode ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, yakuza, ancient, ninja, sword, graphic violence, gangsters, lone wolves, dishonesty, master warrior, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ichi travels to the village of Itakura to pay his respects at the grave of Kichizo, a man he killed two years ago. When some tax money is stolen while in transit to the governor he is accused and sets out to find the money and clear his name.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, yakuza, ninja, corruption, village, heist, swordsman, graphic violence, master warrior, life is a bitch, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Duration: 128 min.
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Style: exciting, epic, captivating, suspense, tense ...
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Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a local gambling house kidnaps some peasants because they failed to pay their debts, a rival gambling house pays their debts and sets them free.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense, semi serious ...
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
Style: bloody, stylized, talky, affectionate, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
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Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, cult film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action
Country: Japan
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49%
The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur and master swordsman. Zatoichi targets a yakuza-controlled village, because war with a neighbouring town's smaller gang is brewing.
Style: art house, realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Samurai Spy (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Years of warfare end in a Japan unified under the Tokugawa shogunate, and samurai spy Sasuke Sarutobi, tired of conflict, longs for peace. When a high-ranking spy named Tatewaki Koriyama defects from the shogun to a rival clan, however, the world of ...
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hunter in the Dark (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan conflict. Tanigawa quickly rises in stature in the clan, but ...
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13 Assassins (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hanzo the Razor: The Snare (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized ...
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