Movies like Harakiri

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Harakiri (1962)
 8.6
 55K
Harakiri (1962)
Original name: 切腹
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
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: tense, bleak, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic, melancholic, disturbing, talky, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, vengeance, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, hara kiri, sword fight, japanese culture, duel, loss of daughter, showdown, life & death, ronin, seppuku, tragedy, courage, death of son, one against many, heroes, graphic violence, down on your luck, loss of child ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Harakiri

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and captivating films with plots about samurai, martial arts, sword fight, heroes, vengeance, rivalry and master warrior mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Harakiri: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011), Samurai Rebellion (1967), The Sword of Doom (1966), Kwaidan (1964), 47 Samurai (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Style: serious, tense, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: samurai, life is a bitch, society, vengeance, rivalry, loss of son, down on your luck, feudal japan, revenge, hara kiri, ronin, seppuku ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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100%
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, injustice, family relations, rebelliousness, master warrior, kidnapping, ruler, parents and children, fighting the system, heroes, revenge ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, psychopath, nihilism, master warrior, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, opponent, uninhibited rivalry, atrocity, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 18K
Kwaidan (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, ghost, monk, spirit, supernatural, blind character, secret identity, escapades, heroes, materialism, naval battle, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 17th century, middle ages, 13th century, 11th century ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: epic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: samurai, seppuku, battles, martial arts, vengeance, society, redemption, revenge, dishonesty, rivalry, righting the wronged, human nature ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 65K
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, intense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, samurai sword, massacre, swordsman, battles, sword fight, duel, martial arts, suicide, mission, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, suspenseful, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, heroes, one man army, drifter, martial artist, villain, decapitation, kung fu, duel, sword ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, lone wolves, martial artist, female ninja, drifter, heroes, decapitation, ronin, survival ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Twilight Samurai (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the ...
Style: tense, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, childhood sweetheart, poverty, friendship, duel, samurai era, love and romance, selflessness, struggle, social differences, pride and honor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
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Kagemusha (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 162 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, battles, warlord, japanese history, lookalikes, war, feudal japan, disorder, switching roles, state affairs, mistaken identity, emperor ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
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Revenge (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This tragic drama shows a young man fettered by Bushido, the way of the Samurai, who tried to escape the chains of his position, but was being forced to die. When the Tokugawa Shogunate ruled the land, Tatsuno castle in Wakisaka Clan's home of ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, injustice, politics, rivalry, vengeance, duel, revenge, feudal japan
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bandit vs. Samurai Squad (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: religions or cults, heist, cons and scams, martial arts, vengeance, crimes, adventure, law enforcement, betrayal, samurai, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, betrayal, gangsters, rivalry, master warrior, fighting crime, crimes, society, dishonesty, martial arts, heist ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sword of the Beast (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Legendary swordplay filmmaker Hideo Gosha’s Sword of the Beast chronicles the flight of the low-level swordsman Gennosuke, who kills one of his ministers as part of a reform plot. His former comrades then turn on him, and this betrayal so shakes ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: samurai, betrayal, martial arts, reform, strangulation, gambling, ronin, shogun, beast, vengeance, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Rurouni Kenshin Part II: 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, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, katana, ambition, good versus evil, rivalry, political unrest, master warrior, heroes, one man army, samurai era, survival, martial arts ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, obsession, revenge, sword fight, actor's life, love and romance, partners, rivalry, gender, hidden identity, crimes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 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: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, crimes, rivalry, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, heroes, save the day, martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: exciting, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, swordsman, martial arts, graphic violence, village, rivalry, good versus evil, master warrior, gang, heroes, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 128 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, stylized, epic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, shogun, battles, adventure, ronin, master warrior, exile, heroes, samurai sword, rivalry, half breed ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, ronin, assassination, sword fight, redemption, ruler, state affairs, lone wolves, ambition, tragic hero, hopes, conspiracy ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 1K
Killing (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Set during the Edo period, the film follows the life of a ronin (Sosuke Ikematsu) and those around him.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, exciting
Plot: samurai, ronin, revenge, swordsman, gang, massacre, village, fight, battles, murder, edo period, political unrest ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 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: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: samurai, ronin, gang war, heroes, martial arts, sword fight, graphic violence, bet, drifter, escapades, crimes, gang ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, heroes, one man army, drifter, hitman, assassin, cult, parents and children, countryside, lone wolves, rivalry ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: captivating, exciting, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, battles, self discovery, human spirit, pride and honor, courage, katana, loyalty, emperor, war, japanese army ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: japan, asia, san francisco, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 3K
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, serious, parody, jidai geki
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, betrayal, martial arts, ronin, gang, dishonesty, master warrior, hopes, rivalry, leadership, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 1830s, 19th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, one man army, martial arts, sword fight, hidden truth, graphic violence, conspiracy, dishonesty, escapades, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Geisha Assassin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: One rainy night in the Edo period, Kotono (a geisha) confronts samurais who killed her father. The samurais attack her one after another, but she fights hard against samurais with her sword. Kotono tries to chase the samurais who scramble to escape. ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: female ninja, exploitation, sword fight, geisha, female martial artist, duel, japanese woman, samurai, revenge, parent child relationship, female protagonist, vengeance ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Rurouni Kenshin 3: 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: stylized, exciting, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, samurai era, good versus evil, heroes, master warrior, one man army, ronin, state affairs, showdown, hitman, battles, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: samurai, homecoming, martial arts, forced into action, adventure, village, blind man, save the day, protector, murder, rivalry, massacre ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, female killer, hitman, assassin, rivalry, lone wolves, escapades, heroes, adventure, crimes, master warrior ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%