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Death of a Tea Master (1989)
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Death of a Tea Master (1989)
Original name: Sen no Rikyu: Honkakubô ibun
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Years after the death of legendary tea master Rikyu, his disciple Honkakubo attempts to resolve the mystery of the master's death.
Style: jidai geki
Plot: suicide
Time: 16th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out jidai geki, serious, realistic and captivating films with plots about suicide, samurai, politics, murder, death, flashback and warrior mostly in Drama, History and Action genres. Some movies like Death of a Tea Master: Samurai Banners (1969), Rikyu (1989), The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka (1967), Meera (1979), The Conspirator (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Samurai Banners (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces Takeda to kill the lord of neighboring Suwa and take his wife ...
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Plot: samurai, war, military, betrayal, politics, state affairs, power relations, fall in love, dishonesty, intrigue, heroes, master warrior ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
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Rikyu (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord, unifying the country. Rikyu, through the tea ceremony and ...
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Time: 16th century
Place: japan, china, korea, asia
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The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka (1967)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The disturbing story of a physician who conducted the first operation with general anaesthetic, and the women in his life who are both so determined to win his love that they volunteer as subjects for his experiments
Style: jidai geki
Plot: anesthetic, loyalty, human experiment, husband wife relationship, rivalry, cancer, medical, loss of eyesight, feud, mother son relationship
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: japan
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Meera (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Meera is a 1979 Hindi language film by Gulzar. The film is based on the life of Meera, a Hindu saint-poet who renounced princely comforts in pursuit of her love for Lord Krishna.
Plot: loyalty, tragedy, suicide, hindu, saint, historical event, poison, marriage
Time: 16th century
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The Conspirator (1961)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young lord Saburo Nobuyasu struggles to find comfort in life. His arranged marriage to Tokuhime, daughter of one-time family enemy Oda Nobunaga, provides little happiness. His manipulative mother adds further complications through her constant ...
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The Sea and Poison (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Fueled: The Man They Called Pirate (Japanese: 海賊とよばれた男 Hepburn: Kaizoku to yobareta otoko) is a best selling Japanese historical novel by Naoki Hyakuta. As of January 2014, it had sold over 1,700,000 copies.[1] In April 2013, it won ...
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Two Lines in Small Font (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, East Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 154 min.
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The Scarlet Camellia (1964)
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Near the end of the nineteenth century, as the balance of power shifts from Shogunate towards the Emperor, Japan restlessly awaits the dawning of a new age. But not all are content...The Shinsengumi, a small army of samurai, farmers and peasants, ...
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Duration: 55 min.
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Duration: 100 min.
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