Movies like Revolt 1985

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Revolt (1985)
 8.2
 98K
Revolt (1985)
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how their new-found power will corrupt them.
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, emotional, rough, gloomy, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, greed, vengeance, samurai, insanity, revenge, warrior, suicide, loyalty, throne, murder, siege, funeral, chaos, arranged marriage, rivalry, gun, power, ruins, hopelessness, blood, castle, seppuku, chaos and mayhem, war ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, realistic and atmospheric films with plots about betrayal, rivalry, vengeance, heroes, sword fight, storytelling and death mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Revolt: Harakiri (1962), Kagemusha (1980), Gladiator (2000), The Bodyguard (1961), Sanjuro (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, down on your luck, life is a bitch, in-laws, hypocrisy, heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
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100%
 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, state affairs, switching roles, disorder, mistaken identity, emperor, military, ruler, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.2M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: warrior, vengeance, roman empire, courage, master warrior, pride and honor, emperor, tragic hero, heroes, freedom, slavery, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: spain, north africa, dungeon, rome italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, mercenary, lone wolves, small town, betrayal, duel, torture, escape, revolver, bodyguard, ronin, stranger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 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, rivalry, small town life, heroes, dishonesty, running ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, nihilism, psychopath, master warrior, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, opponent, atrocity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.6
 58K
13 Assassins (2010)
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: stylized, epic, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, massacre, suicide, swordsman, mission, martial arts, swords and armor, assassination, violence, assassin, explosion ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 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: atmospheric, epic, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, martial arts, seppuku, vengeance, redemption, human nature, introspection, society, rivalry, military, lone wolves ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, rough, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, blood, violence, drifter, duel, yakuza, villain, blood splatter, gore, martial artist, decapitation ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.7
 2K
Goyokin (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.
Style: captivating, tense, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: samurai, vengeance, rivalry, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, master warrior, save the day, lone wolves, haunted by the past, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 17th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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: exciting, captivating, epic, serious, inter cultural ...
Plot: warrior, samurai, self discovery, courage, master warrior, friendship, battles, swords and armor, human spirit, military life, dignity, pride and honor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.8
 34K
Hamlet (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: prince, shakespeare, betrayal, murder, ghost, drowning, poisoning, actor, haunted by the past, funeral, royal family, couples ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, king, warrior, siege, war, military, christianity, army, muslim, self sacrifice, adventure ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, palestine ...
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58%
 7.6
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Kill! (1968)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In this pitch-black action comedy by Kihachi Okamoto, a pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute. One, previously a farmer, longs to become a noble samurai. The other, ...
Style: realistic, dark humor, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Style: stylized, realistic, epic, captivating, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
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47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, exciting, realistic ...
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: touching, exciting, romantic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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56%
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, stylized, serious, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Hunter in the Dark (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan conflict. Tanigawa quickly rises in stature in the clan, but ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: religions or cults, heist, martial arts, samurai, revolution, betrayal, rivalry, society, dishonesty, fighting crime, gangsters, adventure ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.7
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Lady Snowblood (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.8
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Hamlet (1990)
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Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in five parts, five seasons that are part of the Chinese almanac. The story takes place in the jianghu, the world of the martial arts. Ouyang Feng has lived in the western desert for some years. He left his home in White Camel ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, epic, serious ...
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Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
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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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
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Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: To be or not to be, etc.
Style: psychological, gloomy, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, haunted by the past, ghost, tragic love, uncover truth, dealing with death, unfulfillment, state affairs, unfulfilled love, parents and children, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: anti war, human nature, haunted by the past, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, battles, society, memory, post war, grandmother, elderly ...
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
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Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: warrior, betrayal, tragic hero, courage, army, mythology, forbidden love, ancient, heroes, sword fight, heroic, war ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
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Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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