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13 Assassins (1963)
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13 Assassins (1963)
Original name: 十三人の刺客
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: exciting, rough, epic, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, jidai geki
Plot: martial arts, samurai, adventure, heroes, graphic violence, against the odds, escapades, deadly, rivalry, assassination, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, violence, death, conspiracy, katana, samurai era, katana sword
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and stylized films with plots about samurai, master warrior, martial arts, heroes, katana, graphic violence and escapades mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like 13 Assassins: Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963), Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964), Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965), New Tale of Zatoichi (1963), The Shogun's Samurai (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, intense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, massacre, battles, duel, samurai sword, sword fight, battle, martial arts, suicide, mission, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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100%
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: suspenseful, rough, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, rivalry, on the run, adventure, crimes, contests and competitions, deadly, gangsters, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to repay a debt, now feels further indebted. He commits himself to use his amazing sword skills to help the ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, heroes, escapades, rivalry, deadly, assassination attempt, crimes, adventure, gangsters, master warrior, confined, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, chess, sword, vengeance, woman in danger, righting the wronged, self defense, friends, friendship, island, martial arts, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kidnapping, murder, graphic violence, deadly, lone wolves, adventure, heroes, rivalry, redemption, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, conspiracy, strong violent content, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, state affairs, dishonesty, assassination, betrayal, orchestral, ninja ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, graphic violence, heroes, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, escapades, deadly, gangsters, one man army, crimes, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, martial arts, village, crimes, master warrior, state affairs, escapades, one man army, heroes, deadly, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, one man army, martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, dishonesty, village, mental illness, conspiracy, graphic violence, deadly, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Our hero Zatoichi sails to one of the distant islands to begin a pilgrimage to a total of 88 Shinto shrines.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, village, self defense, graphic violence, one man army, heroes, deadly, lone wolves, destiny, self discovery, martial arts, introspection ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Zatoichi's Spurting Blood Road (1967)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ichi is staying at an inn when a woman dies. Her dying wish is that Ichi take her son to his father, an artist living in a nearby town. After arriving in the town, Ichi finds out that the father has been forced by a local boss to create illegal ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, sword, katana, gangsters, undercover, lone wolves, confined, master warrior, escapades, deadly, adventure, hostage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: katana, snake, rescue, heroes, manipulations, rivalry, fugitives, danger, manipulation, graphic violence, vengeance, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Blind swordsman Zatoichi, jailed briefly, is implored by another prisoner to aid him in proving his innocence of a crime for which he is sentenced to death. Zatoichi is reluctant to get involved, because he knows how often such involvement has led ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, village, corruption, adventure, one man army, hopes, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, life is a bitch, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman looking for her father, a village leader who has disappeared. As he helps her investigate the disappearance, Zatoichi also becomes involved with another young woman who is trying to help her ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, village, sword, new year's eve, deadly, one man army, gangsters, escapades, lone wolves, master warrior, adventure, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Itinerant masseur and master swordsman, the blind Zatoichi, is near the village of his teacher, Hikonoichi, so he decides to visit. He learns of Hikonoichi's recent robbery and murder and the imprisonment of his virginal daughter, Osayo, in a ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, stylized, rough, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, murder, village, katana, dishonesty, life is a bitch, danger, escapades, deadly, crimes, confined, prostitute ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: emotional, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, danger, chases and races, deadly, babies and infants, master warrior, adventure, prostitute, motherhood, death of mother, assassin, murderer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Blind Swordsman Samaritan (1968)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zatoichi is forced to kill a young man who owes a debt to a yakuza boss. Moments later, his sister Osode arrives with the money she earned (prostituting herself) to pay his debts. The bosses true motives are revealed and he attempts to steal Osode ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: sword, yakuza, village, life is a bitch, master warrior, adventure, escapades, samurai, redemption, martial arts, woman in danger, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, stylized, tense ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, swordsman, gang, rivalry, lone wolves, gangsters, good versus evil, crime, master warrior, escapades, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ichi travels to the village of Itakura to pay his respects at the grave of Kichizo, a man he killed two years ago. When some tax money is stolen while in transit to the governor he is accused and sets out to find the money and clear his name.
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, village, heist, corruption, yakuza, one man army, life is a bitch, master warrior, chases and races, obsessive quest, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zatoichi, the famed blind swordsman, returns to his home village for the first time in many years. He is befriended by Omiyo, who had the same wet-nurse as Zatoichi. He also encounters a boyhood friend, Shinbei, who now is wealthy and appears not to ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, martial arts, adventure, gangsters, lone wolves, crimes, moral dilemma, homecoming, village, escapades, samurai, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, assassination, sword fight, tragic hero, hopes, deadly, lone wolves, graphic violence, ambition, state affairs, conspiracy, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, katana, ronin, danger, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, imperialism, one man army, master warrior, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shogun, ninja, ninja master, treasure hunt, political unrest, heroic mission, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, battles, graphic violence ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Heaven and Earth (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Warlords Kagetora and Takeda each wish to prevent the other from gaining hegemony in feudal Japan. The two samurai leaders pursue one another across the countryside, engaging in massive battles of cavalry and infantry. Younger and less brutal, ...
Style: epic, cult film, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, katana, japanese history, siblings relations, political intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, strong violent content, family relations, battles, power relations, chaos, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
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40%
Zatoichi: The Last (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, homecoming, adventure, deadly, forced into action, village, blind man, save the day, murder, protector, massacre ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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40%
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, ambition, good versus evil, rivalry, political unrest, one man army, katana, katana sword, survival, master warrior, state affairs, blind ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: exciting, stylized, captivating, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, heroes, good versus evil, master warrior, one man army, state affairs, samurai era, graphic violence, ronin, samurai sword, violence, flashback ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: samurai, ronin, heroes, martial arts, gang war, sword fight, graphic violence, escapades, rivalry, crimes, master warrior, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: fighting crime, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, master warrior, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), martial arts, heist, adventure, samurai, revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, martial arts, anti heroes, drifter, anti hero, gory, assassin, cult, deadly, babies and infants, gang ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%