Movies like 13 Assassins

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13 Assassins (2010)
 7.6
 61K
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, suspense, tense, harsh, atmospheric, rough, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, battles, massacre, duel, samurai sword, battle, martial arts, suicide, mission, violence, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight, swords and armor, against the odds, self sacrifice, state affairs, swordsman, assassin, assassination, seppuku, kimono, code of honor, violent, visceral ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about samurai, heroes, master warrior, martial arts, rivalry, sword fight and katana sword mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like 13 Assassins: Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014), 300 (2006), Shogun's Ninja (1980), House of Flying Daggers (2004), The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, blood, violence, heroes, one man army, drifter, good versus evil, sword fight, duel, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 782
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, rough, captivating, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, samurai, assassination, rivalry, against the odds, deadly, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, state affairs, heroes, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, one man army, ambition, good versus evil, political unrest, rivalry, katana sword, survival, master warrior, heroes, state affairs, blind ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 720K
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, rough, scenic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, battles, courage, army, legends and myths, ancient, heroic mission, human spirit, war, soldier, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 636
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, shogun, ninja, ninja master, vengeance, danger, treasure hunt, political unrest, deadly, samurai, military ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
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, atmospheric, emotional, intense, colourful ...
Plot: tragic love, warrior, martial arts, romance, swords and armor, emperor, heroine, adventure, mission, resistance, tragic event, deception ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, master warrior, martial arts, lone wolves, blood, drifter, heroes, decapitation, good versus evil, female ninja, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Blind Swordsman: 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, one man army, violence, good versus evil, gang war, vengeance, mob boss, geisha, protector, blind character ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Shogun Assassin (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan, USA
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, offbeat, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, samurai, martial arts, heroes, lone wolves, master warrior, revenge, gory, shogun, cult, female ninja, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, epic, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, nihilism, psychopath, master warrior, vengeance, rivalry, atrocity, graphic violence, deadly, uninhibited rivalry, opponent ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, one man army, martial arts, sword fight, heroes, lone wolves, escapades, adventure, master warrior, dishonesty, deadly, conspiracy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Kenshin Samurai X (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
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: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, drifter, heroes, one man army, swordsman, mercenary, japanese culture, drug lord, massacre, katana ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1800s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, martial arts, drifter, anti heroes, anti hero, gory, assassin, cult, exile, master warrior, babies and infants ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, exciting, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, rivalry, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, state affairs, assassination, orchestral, strong violent content, betrayal, conspiracy, dishonesty, ninja ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, revenge, martial arts, battles, seppuku, vengeance, society, redemption, human nature, rivalry, heroic mission, righting the wronged ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 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, atmospheric, captivating, cult film
Plot: samurai, ronin, martial arts, heroes, sword fight, escapades, master warrior, rivalry, graphic violence, drifter, gang war, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, rough, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, village, gangsters, martial arts, redemption, graphic violence, lone wolves, state affairs, master warrior, heroes, escapades, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, samurai, tragic love, love and romance, imaginary, supernatural ability, state affairs, battles, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, heroes, forbidden love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: exciting, tense, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, lone wolves, heroes, crime, escapades, rivalry, gang, crimes, adventure, gangsters, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.7
 36K
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: bleak, tense, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, vengeance, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, hara kiri, sword fight, showdown, one against many ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 14K
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, elimination, deadly, danger, visceral, mass murder, assassin ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, rivalry, wrestling, one man army, vengeance, on the run, graphic violence, village, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 22K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, rage, duel, occupation, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: rough, suspenseful, captivating, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, danger, deadly, master warrior, chases and races, adventure, babies and infants, prostitute, motherhood, death of mother, assassin, murderer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, kidnapping, martial arts, murder, escapades, master warrior, gangsters, love and romance, heroes, fall in love, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, tense, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, vengeance, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, down on your luck, loss of son, hara kiri, one against many, revenge, in-laws, graphic violence ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Zatoichi is mentored by the blind leader of a secret organization as he contends with both the Yakuza and a jealous husband.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, serious, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ronin, katana, vengeance, one man army, imperialism, rivalry, gangsters, escapades, adventure, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Rurouni Kenshin: 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: stylized, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, graphic violence, good versus evil, master warrior, heroes, ronin, samurai sword, one man army, state affairs, katana, katana sword, flashback ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, chess, sword, deadly, righting the wronged, friends, self defense, graphic violence, danger, woman in danger, vengeance, island ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, crimes, escapades, adventure, heroes, gangsters, master warrior, vengeance, one man army, martial arts, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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