Movies like 13 Assassins

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13 Assassins (2010)
 7.5
 65K
13 Assassins (2010)
Original name: 十三人の刺客
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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, intense, unusual plot structure, suspense, visually appealing, tense, harsh, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, samurai sword, massacre, battles, swordsman, sword fight, duel, martial arts, suicide, mission, uninhibited rivalry, swords and armor, self sacrifice, against the odds, state affairs, seppuku, shogun, assassin, assassination, code of honor, ronin, violence, samurai era, violent ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to 13 Assassins

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, realistic and exciting films with plots about samurai, heroes, martial arts, violence, master warrior, katana and sword fight mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like 13 Assassins: Shogun Assassin (1980), The Last Samurai (2003), The Sword of Doom (1966), The Shogun's Samurai (1978), 300 (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rurouni Kenshin Part II: 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: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, katana, ambition, good versus evil, rivalry, political unrest, master warrior, heroes, one man army, samurai era, survival, martial arts ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, hong kong
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100%
 7.4
 941
13 Assassins (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, rivalry, assassination, escapades, adventure, heroes, state affairs, graphic violence, against the odds, uninhibited rivalry, katana ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, drifter, heroes, one man army, decapitation, kung fu, duel, sword, sword fight, yakuza ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shogun Assassin (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Shogun who grew paranoid as he became senile sent his ninjas to kill his samurai. They failed but did kill the samurai’s wife. The samurai swore to avenge the death of his wife and roams the countryside with his toddler son in search of ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, female ninja, samurai, martial arts, shogun, lone wolves, heroes, master warrior, revenge, cult, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations ...
Time: 15th century, 19th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: captivating, exciting, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, battles, self discovery, human spirit, pride and honor, courage, katana, honor, loyalty, emperor, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, san francisco, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, psychopath, nihilism, master warrior, vengeance, opponent, uninhibited rivalry, atrocity, crimes, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized, serious ...
Plot: samurai, rivalry, shogun, dishonesty, assassination, betrayal, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, strong violent content, conspiracy, ninja ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 802K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, exciting, heroic, rough, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, battles, courage, sword fight, war, human spirit, army, legends and myths, soldier, ancient, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 716
Shogun's Ninja (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that two daggers are the key to the hiding place of the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shogun, ninja, ninja master, battles, graphic violence, military, gang, state affairs, rivalry, treasure hunt ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Even though Gennosuke and Oboro are from rival ninja villages, they are secretly in love. At an annual conference with the Lord, it is dictated that a competition--a fight to the death--will take place between the five best shinobi from each ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, samurai, tragic love, love and romance, state affairs, supernatural ability, battles, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, forbidden love, dishonesty, supernatural ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, warrior, tragic love, swords and armor, romance, emperor, heroine, adventure, sword fight, tragic event, resistance, mission ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, lone wolves, martial artist, drifter, heroes, decapitation, female ninja, ronin, survival ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 49K
Zatoichi (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Zatôichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatôichi discovers a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, atmospheric, harsh, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gang, master warrior, sword fight, geisha, good versus evil, vengeance, one man army, mob boss, protector, blind character ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, drifter, martial arts, heroes, one man army, swordsman, katana, drug lord, mercenary, massacre, shogun ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, one man army, martial arts, sword fight, dishonesty, escapades, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, heroes, hidden truth, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Rurouni Kenshin 3: 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, captivating, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, samurai era, good versus evil, heroes, ronin, master warrior, one man army, state affairs, hitman, showdown, battles, protector ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)
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, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, female killer, hitman, assassin, disgraced, drifter, family relations, rivalry, lone wolves, escapades, heroes ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 2K
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: epic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: samurai, seppuku, martial arts, battles, vengeance, society, redemption, revenge, dishonesty, rivalry, human nature, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this first film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, adapted from the manga by Kazuo Koike, we are told the story of the Lone Wolf and Cub's origin. Ogami Itto, the official Shogunate executioner, has been framed for disloyalty to the Shogunate ...
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, martial arts, drifter, assassin, cult, strong violent content, family relations, exile, treason, social relations, disgraced ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, swordsman, martial arts, graphic violence, village, rivalry, good versus evil, master warrior, gang, heroes, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 38K
Sanjuro (1962)
Genre: Action, 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, realistic, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, corruption, rescue, small town, betrayal, dishonesty, naivete, drifter, duel, one against many, police investigation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.6
 54K
Harakiri (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
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: tense, bleak, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, vengeance, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, hara kiri, sword fight, japanese culture, duel ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: samurai, ronin, heroes, martial arts, gang war, sword fight, escapades, crimes, gang, lone wolves, rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, martial arts, village, graphic violence, heroes, master warrior, one man army, adventure, escapades, state affairs, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 15K
Azumi (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is Azumi, the ...
Style: serious, rough, breathtaking, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, martial arts, assassination, good versus evil, vengeance, survival, adventure, introspection, elimination, visceral, mass murder, assassin ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out.
Style: serious, stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, supernatural, strong violent content, master warrior, lone wolves, rivalry, heroes, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, cult ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the fifth film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto is challenged by five warriors, each has one fifth of Ogami's assassin fee and one fifth of the information he needs to complete his assassination.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, drifter, hitman, heroes, one man army, assassin, family relations, lone wolves, rivalry, dishonesty, escapades ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, master warrior, escapades, adventure, heroes, state affairs, military, rivalry, crimes, heist, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.2
 121K
Yojimbo (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, sword fight, ronin, gang, lone wolves, small town, betrayal, rivalry, deception, massacre, torture ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspenseful, rough, emotional, serious ...
Plot: samurai, babies and infants, master warrior, adventure, prostitute, death of mother, motherhood, assassin, murderer, youth, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%