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Samurai Rebellion (1967)
 8.4
 9K
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
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: tense, talky, stylized, emotional, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, heroes, family relations, fighting the system, parents and children, injustice, ruler, life is a bitch, master warrior, society, rebelliousness, kidnapping, unrequited love, honor, servant, unhappy ending, daughter, father son relationship, flashback, shot to death, katana sword, hierarchy, jidai geki, clan ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and bleak films with plots about samurai, vengeance, mentor, heroes, runaway, storytelling and childhood mostly in Drama, Action and History genres. Some movies like Samurai Rebellion: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011), Harakiri (1962), Red Beard (1965), The Twilight Samurai (2002), The Sword of Doom (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, in-laws, life is a bitch, vengeance, loss of daughter, rivalry, heroes, loss of son, down on your luck, society, jidai geki, one against many ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
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95%
 8.7
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Harakiri (1962)
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 ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, seppuku, ronin, vengeance, in-laws, heroes, life is a bitch, down on your luck, hypocrisy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 8.3
 14K
Red Beard (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 185 min.
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 ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: clinic, intern, samurai, doctor, teenage life, heroes, power relations, society, human nature, generation gap, doctors and patients, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: stylized, talky, clever, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, blood, violence, drifter, kung fu, duel, sword fight, villain, yakuza, martial artist, decapitation ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Twilight Samurai (2002)
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 ...
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, poverty, duel, sword fight, childhood sweetheart, widower, friendship, couples, reluctant, heroes, glory, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, rough, epic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, nihilism, psychopath, master warrior, vengeance, deadly, opponent, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, atrocity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Rhapsody in August (1991)
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: emotional, psychological, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: anti war, human nature, haunted by the past, siblings relations, family relations, parents and children, society, battles, memory, post war, grandmother, war crime ...
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.1
 27K
Sanjuro (1962)
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, exciting, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: samurai, corruption, rescue, duel, small town, sword fight, betrayal, master warrior, small town life, dishonesty, heroes, running ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, revenge, samurai, actor's life, friends, rivalry, friendship, vengeance, hidden identity, gender, loss of fortune, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, stylized, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ronin, redemption, mercenary, social misfits, rainy, hopes, lone wolves, social awkwardness, misfit, humble, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 95K
The Bodyguard (1961)
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: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, mercenary, lone wolves, small town, betrayal, duel, torture, escape, bodyguard, revolver, ronin, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 4K
Not Yet (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This film tells the story of professor Uehida Hyakken-sama (1889-1971), in Gotemba, around the forties. He was a university professor until an air raid, when he left to become a writer and has to live in a hut. His mood has hardly changed, not by ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, unfulfillment, writer's life, golden years, teachers and students, curses spells and rituals, family relations, reunion, youth, teacher, death, elderly ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, hong kong, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Blue Kite (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: labor camp, revolution, politics, rebellion, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations, life is a bitch, state affairs, innocence lost, society, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1950s
Place: china, asia, california, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Samurai Assassin (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled Japan for 300 years. They suspect a traitor in their midst, ...
Style: gloomy, rough, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: samurai, assassination, sword fight, state affairs, hopes, lone wolves, deadly, ruler, tragic hero, redemption, ambition, flashback ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
Style: gloomy, touching, stylized, emotional, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, family business, human nature, uncontrollable, parents and children, unfulfillment, love and romance, family relations, dishonesty, couples, sake ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, serious, atmospheric
Plot: samurai, revenge, moral dilemma, introspection, heroes, village, vengeance, dealing with death, village life, master warrior, martial arts, rivalry
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, samurai, martial arts, ronin, dishonesty, crimes, master warrior, lone wolves, heroes, rivalry, gang, bandit ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's secrets to the Shogunate.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword fight, blood, drifter, decapitation, female ninja, blood splatter, ronin, martial artist, master warrior, lone wolves ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
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, gloomy, realistic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: village, aging, elderly, left to die, family life, life is a bitch, down on your luck, village life, family relations, golden years, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: rough, exciting, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, crimes, master warrior, escapades, adventure, crime, lone wolves, rivalry, gory, heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, curses spells and rituals, state affairs, master warrior, escapades, lone wolves, heroic mission, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
When the Last Sword is Drawn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kanichiro Yoshimura is a Samurai and Family man who can no longer support his wife and children on the the low pay he receives from his small town clan, he is forced by the love for his family to leave for the city in search of higher pay to support ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, political unrest, human spirit, heroes, tragic hero, society, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, changing lives, unfulfillment, duel ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: childhood, architect, boy, family reunited, couple relations, social differences, introspection, moral dilemma, human nature, society, identity crisis, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Samurai Banners (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces Takeda to kill the lord of neighboring Suwa and take his wife ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: samurai, betrayal, politics, heroes, fall in love, dishonesty, military, rivalry, intrigue, love and romance, war, power relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
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Revenge (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This tragic drama shows a young man fettered by Bushido, the way of the Samurai, who tried to escape the chains of his position, but was being forced to die. When the Tokugawa Shogunate ruled the land, Tatsuno castle in Wakisaka Clan's home of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: samurai, vengeance, politics, rivalry, injustice, duel, revenge, jidai geki
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 28K
Kagemusha (1980)
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, captivating, bleak, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battle, lookalikes, war, switching roles, state affairs, disorder, mistaken identity, emperor, military, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, rivalry, heroes, political unrest, good versus evil, one man army, blind ambition, master warrior, state affairs, ambition, ronin, katana ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sword of the Beast (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Legendary swordplay filmmaker Hideo Gosha’s Sword of the Beast chronicles the flight of the low-level swordsman Gennosuke, who kills one of his ministers as part of a reform plot. His former comrades then turn on him, and this betrayal so shakes ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, strangulation, vengeance, reform, samurai, betrayal, gambling, shogun, ronin, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 5K
Dodes'ka-den (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s film follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as their circumstances are, each of them—the homeless father and son ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, touching, gloomy, reflective ...
Plot: poverty, slum, redemption, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, family relations, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, rich and poor, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 21K
Nobody Knows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: bleak, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: innocence lost, childhood, responsibility, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family relations, young kid, irresponsible, survival, society, negligence, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%