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Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)
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Shinobi: Heart Under Blade
Original name: Shinobi
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Even though Gennosuke and Oboro are from rival ninja villages, they are secretly in love. At an annual conference with the Lord, it is dictated that a competition--a fight to the death--will take place between the five best shinobi from each village. Gennosuke and Oboro's love is made even more impossible when they each got picked as the leader of the five to represent their respective villages.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, love and romance, romance, rivalry, unfulfillment, adventure, tragic love, samurai, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, battles, forbidden love, dishonesty, imaginary, state affairs, supernatural, tribe, duel, elimination, corrupted ruler, female ninja, ninja ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
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Japan
 8.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and epic films with plots about heroes, rivalry, master warrior, martial arts, escapades, adventure and danger mostly in Action, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Shinobi: Heart Under Blade: Basilisk (2005), The Storm Warriors (2009), The Bride with White Hair (1993), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Painted Skin (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Basilisk
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession of a scroll. The prize: the annihilation of the other and the staunch ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tragic love, martial arts, adventure, battles, heroes, love and romance, rivalry, state affairs, ninja, female ninja, love affair, romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, feudal japan
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The Storm Warriors
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wind and Cloud find themselves up against a ruthless Japanese warlord intent on invading China.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, exciting
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Place: asia, china
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The Bride with White Hair
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The sensitive swordsman Cho Yi-Hang is tired of his life. He is the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang clan throne and the unsure commander of the clan's forces in a war against foreign tribes and an evil cult. One day, he meets the beautiful ...
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
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Painted Skin
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: Painted Skin is based on one of Pu Songling's classic short stories in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Zhou Xun stars as Xiao Wei, a fox spirit that feasts on human hearts in order to maintain her lovely, youthful appearance. When ...
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Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
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Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic
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Time: ancient history
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Shogun
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Duration: 125 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
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Rurouni Kenshin: Requiem for the Ishin Patriots
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
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Place: asia, japan
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The Assassin's Blade
Genre: Action, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
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