Movies like Samurai Rebellion

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Samurai Rebellion (1967)
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Samurai Rebellion
Original name: 上意討ち 拝領妻始末
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, captivating, serious, melancholic, reflective, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, tragedy, sword fight, family drama, parents and children, mentor, sacrifice, culture clash, relationships, storytelling, injustice, violent, character study, society, life & death, visceral, runaway, beautiful scenery, family relations, crime gone awry, family, fight scenes, violence, secrets ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, feudal japan
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Red Beard
Drama
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The Bodyguard
Action, Drama, Thriller
Japan
110 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, reflective, serious and enigmatic films with plots about culture clash, mentor, brutality, storytelling, runaway, childhood and dialogue mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Samurai Rebellion: Harakiri (1962), The Twilight Samurai (2002), Rhapsody in August (1991), Red Beard (1965), Tokyo Sonata (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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.
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The Twilight Samurai
Genre: Drama, History
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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: atmospheric, realistic, tense, emotional, serious ...
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Rhapsody in August
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: talky, emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
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Place: japan, hawaii, asia, tokyo, usa
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Red Beard
Genre: Drama
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Story: Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard. Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but ...
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The Bodyguard
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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 ...
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    User:   60%
 
The Sword of Doom
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Country: Japan
Duration: 119 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, epic ...
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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    User:   50%
 
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Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, reflective, talky ...
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Time: 1950s
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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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, vengeance, assassin, hitman, sword fight, violence, father son relationship, lone wolves, adventure, gory, cult ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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    User:   47%
 
The Ballad of Narayama
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the ...
Style: bleak, serious, meditative, gloomy, realistic ...
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    User:   45%
 
An Actor's Revenge
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Country: Japan
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Revolt
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Nobody Knows
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
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Style: bleak, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: innocence lost, childhood, loneliness, realism, family life, children, siblings relations, mentor, greed, runaway, crime gone awry, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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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
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Pelle the Conqueror
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, stylized, serious, melancholic ...
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Scenes from a Marriage
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
Story: Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage. He is a college professor, she a divorce lawyer. They say that they are happily married - unlike their friends Katarina and Peter ...
Style: talky, realistic, tense, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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Five Easy Pieces
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: realistic, road movie, intellectual, serious, sincere ...
Plot: road trip, dysfunctional family, working class, rebellion, on the road, rebelliousness, existentialism, hitchhiker, social misfits, character study, obsession, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Rabbit Hole
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: marriage, memory, redemption, tragedy, death, parallel universe, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, relationships, depression, life & death, couple relations ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, melancholic, reflective, meditative ...
Plot: samurai, teacher, death, family relations, fascism, golden years, mentor, life & death, loneliness, relationships, existentialism, life philosophy ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, hong kong
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The Indian Runner
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: small town, violence, death, childhood, blood, suicide, nudity (full frontal - brief), human nature, brothers, violent, siblings relations, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa, vietnam, asia, nebraska
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Man of Marble
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Man of Marble is a Polish film about a student making a film about a bricklayer who was once idolized. She interviews people who knew him and finds old footage that lead to an unfolding mystery that causes her producer to cancel the project.
Style: emotional, serious, meditative, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, human nature, censorship, fighting the system, brutality, politics, prison, pornography, ambition, runaway, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
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    User:   27%
 
The Edge of Heaven
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's ...
Style: touching, realistic, intellectual, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: prison, german, immigrants, destiny, death, tragedy, parents and children, funeral, loneliness, complex characters, relationships, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey, hamburg germany
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The Great Santini
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: military, dysfunctional family, military base, parents and children, family drama, character study, wartime, coming of age, hopes, family, culture clash, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: spain
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    User:   37%
 
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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.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
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Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, feudal japan
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System:   31%
    User:   32%
 

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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Country: Canada, UK
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