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Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
Original name: 子連れ狼 子を貸し腕貸しつかまつる
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 by the Yagyu clan, against whom he now is waging a one-man war, along with his infant son, Daigoro.
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bloody, cult film, breathtaking, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, martial arts, anti hero, drifter, anti heroes, gory, assassin, cult, crimes, village, youth, gang, heroes, treason, family relations, parents and children, exile, village life, frame up, babies and infants, danger, master warrior, dishonesty, strong violent content ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, exciting and realistic films with plots about heroes, samurai, master warrior, martial arts, escapades, deadly and katana mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance: Shogun Assassin (1980), Lady Snowblood (1973), Azumi (2003), Ichi (2008), Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, master warrior, martial arts, lone wolves, blood, heroes, drifter, female ninja, blood splatter, decapitation, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, blood, violence, one man army, heroes, drifter, sword, sword fight, duel, blood splatter ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, samurai, martial arts, heroes, lone wolves, female ninja, master warrior, revenge, gory, cult, nudity (full frontal - brief), disgraced ...
Time: 1500s, 15th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, japan
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 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: suspenseful, epic, rough, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, asia
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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, contemplative, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Lady Snowblood (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female assassin, vengeance, murder, female killer, martial arts, childbirth, vigilantism, samurai, track down, danger, assassination, child birth ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, adventure, deadly, danger, introspection, visceral ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ichi is a blind entertainer that travels the countryside with her traditional Japanese guitar and walking stick. She’s in search for the kind man that brought her up as a child, but because of her beauty she encounters problems every step of the ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
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Duration: 84 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
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Country: Japan
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
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