Movies like Death of a Tea Master

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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

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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, murder, flashback, heroes, politics and graphic violence mostly in Drama, History and Action genres. Some movies like Death of a Tea Master: Samurai Banners (1969), The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka (1967), The Conspirator (1961), Rikyu (1989), The Sea and Poison (1986). 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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, power relations, politics, war, betrayal, state affairs, military, fall in love, heroes, intrigue, dishonesty, master warrior ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
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95%
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: loyalty, medical, loss of eyesight, husband wife relationship, rivalry, devotion, cancer, anesthetic, feud, mother son relationship, human experimentation
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: japan
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86%
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 ...
Plot: childlessness, suicide, samurai, hara kiri, hate, murder, mistress
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76%
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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 ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: battles, political unrest, society, politics, rise to the top, clergy, samurai, state affairs, war, heroes, military, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, china, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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.
Plot: bomber, world war two, vivisection, torture, air force
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Fueled: The Man They Called 'Pirate' (2016)
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 ...
Plot: world war two, japanese woman, based on a novel, cartel, contamination
Place: iran, japan
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67%
The Floating Castle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the year 1590, the mighty warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi is close to fulfilling his ambition of unifying all of Japan under his banner when he comes across unexpected resistance in the form of a floating fortress known as Oshi Castle. Narita ...
Plot: castle, japanese history
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64%
Two Lines in Small Font (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, East Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film by Melnikov.
Plot: suicide, revolution, research, historian, reputation
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58%
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Oh! The Nomugi Pass (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: The story of the silk industry and the young girls who worked as silk spinners in the early 1900s in Japan. The silk mills were located in Okaya which lies just beyond the Nomugi Pass. The women and girls worked in a hot, humid atmosphere without ...
Plot: pregnancy, teenage sex, sexual harassment, snow, mountain, unplanned pregnancy, teenage girl, leaving home, factory, abusive boss, silk
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Nowhere to Run (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry's married to Marian and things are not going all that well, so he wants out but somehow feels that a divorce is not the answer. After developing a winning blackjack system, he hatches a plan that takes years of preparation: to fake his ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, private detective, suicide, secret
Place: las vegas, san francisco
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52%
Save and Protect (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, West Germany
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Inspired by Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, Sokurov’s Save and Protect recalls the most crucial events of Emma’s decline and fall: affairs with the aristocratic Rodolphe and the student Leon, the humiliation that follows her husband’s botching of ...
Plot: hairy vagina, surrealism, suicide, surgery, infidelity, sex scene, nudity (full frontal - brief), cuckold, male full rear nudity, female nudity, older woman younger man sex, cheating wife ...
Time: 1840s
Place: soviet union
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52%
The Scarlet Camellia (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In this Japanese drama, a young woman begins murdering all those responsible for her ailing father's condition. First she torches her parents' villa, and then slaughters all her lascivious mother's lovers. Because the girl is so ...
Style: jidai geki
Plot: suicide, revenge, presumed dead, biological father, set on fire, alias, mother daughter relationship, scissors, adultery, attempted rape, multiple murder, serial killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor (1969)
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, ...
Style: jidai geki
Plot: samurai, japanese history, japanese culture, samurai era, katana sword, samurai warrior, sword fight, warrior
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: kyoto japan, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Lena: My 100 Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the end of World War II Lena Kuchler arrives at a refuge camp in search of her disappeared family members. But at this place she can get no information in her case but only encounters hungry children.
Plot: gun, jewish, school, religious intolerance, post war, children, world war two
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46%
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Not Reconciled (1965)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Not Reconciled, the title of the Straubs’ first feature-length film, is engraved on their work like an inscription. It is a story about the continuity and collapse of history, the power of suppression, and the terror of reconciliation; loyalty, ...
Plot: nazism, flashback, father son relationship, flash forward
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: samurai, assassination, sword fight, state affairs, deadly, tragic hero, conspiracy, graphic violence, hopes, ambition, lone wolves, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Girls of Nowolipki (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Coming of age story of four girls living in the same poor district of Warsaw just before the outbreak of World War One.
Plot: female director, murder, jealousy, first love, suicide, affair, neighbor, poverty, greed, picnic, friendship
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44%
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Human (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The ship Kaijin Maru is left adrift after losing all means of navigation in a storm. The four people on the ship are becoming increasingly desperate as food and water run out.
Style: suspense
Plot: stranded, murder, shipwreck, fight, storm, ocean, cannibalism, hunger, malnutrition, selfishness, suicide, guilt ...
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44%
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At the Beginning of Glorious Days (1980)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Late 17th century. With no access to the sea, Russia suffers great losses in foreign trade. Peter tries to capture the Turkish fortress of Azov, but with no success: he can win only if he has a fleet. Peter’s ukases provoke the Boyars’ ...
Plot: execution, decapitation, czar, mutiny, imperial russia
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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The Feasts of Valtasar, or The Night with Stalin (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A dance troupe from the autonomous region of Abkhazia in western Georgia perform for Stalin, Lavrentiy Beria, Abkhaz leader Nestor Lakoba, and other high-ranking party officials in the Black Sea coastal town of Gagra.
Plot: josef stalin, stalinism, dictator
Place: soviet union, caucasus, georgia (former ussr)
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42%
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Jani gal (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Iraq, Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Iraqi Kurdish man is released from jail. He has been arrested by mistake when he went to find a midwife to help his pregnant wife, years ago. As he has been arrested during a demonstration the authorities thought he is one of the opposition group ...
Plot: kurd, politics, racism, demonstration, oppression
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: iraq, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 98
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, marriage, suicide, hindu, tragedy, period piece, devotion, historical event, saint, poison
Time: 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 155
The Shadow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from Peyami Safa’s novel Selma and Her Shadow, the movie tells the story of Selma. Selma (Görkem Yeltan) is the ultimate femme fatale whose alluring and seductive nature and irresistible charms exude an aura of death for men.
Plot: cigarette smoking, femme fatale, neo noir, love, poem, murder, woman smoker, suicide
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41%
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Red Beard (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard. Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, compassionate, poignant ...
Plot: intern, clinic, samurai, doctor, family relations, generation gap, human nature, parents and children, doctors and patients, teenage life, power relations, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mother (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The social ferment in late 19th century Russia which led to the 1917 Russian Revolution is movingly portrayed in this lengthy historical drama, which is very faithful to the 1907 novel The Mother by the celebrated Marxist writer Maxim Gorky ...
Plot: assassin, father son relationship, speech, political activist, publishing, secret police, russian history, czar, forced suicide, suicide, jail, informant ...
Place: russia, siberia, ussr
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38%
El carnaval de Sodoma (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Residents of a bordello scurry to put together their outfits for an annual carnival.
Plot: prostitution, suicide, rat, oppression, nightclub, brothel, erotica, opium, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
How to Be Loved (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An actress travels from Warsaw to Paris and during the trip reflects on the last few years of her life. It goes back to the German occupation and her hiding of a fellow actor who has supposedly killed a collaborator. He is weak and a bit cowardly, ...
Plot: airport, flashback, cigarette smoking, theater, murder suspect, tank, cognac, suicide, airplane
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36%
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Marianna Ucria (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Portugal
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sicily 18th century, Marianna Ucria is a 12-year-old deaf-mute from an aristocratic family of Palermo. Aged 13, she is married to a middle-aged uncle, Duca Pietro. She is repulsed by him, but at 16 years she already gives him three daughters. During ...
Plot: deaf mute, sicilian, country estate, death of loved one, loveless marriage, mute, stabbed to death, childhood trauma
Place: palermo italy, sicily, sicily italy, southern italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 275
Mandala (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the differing lives of two Buddhist monks in Korea. By following their lives and their interaction throughout the film, Im creates a contemplation of the nature of individualism, religious belief and enlightenment.
Plot: buddhist, korean, rape, suicide, monk, zen, enlightenment, navel
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: tense, stylized, emotional, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, master warrior, rebelliousness, family relations, injustice, kidnapping, heroes, fighting the system, parents and children, ruler, father son relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%