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Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)
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Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)
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: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, samurai, tragic love, love and romance, supernatural ability, state affairs, heroes, battles, uninhibited rivalry, forbidden love, supernatural, dishonesty, tribe, elimination, ninja, adventure, martial arts, romance, duel, unfulfillment, corrupted ruler, superhuman powers, rivalry, love, violence ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, exciting and captivating films with plots about rivalry, heroes, master warrior, martial arts, escapades, battles and adventure mostly in Action, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Shinobi: Heart Under Blade: 47 Ronin (2013), Out Live (2000), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), The Storm Warriors (2009), 13 Assassins (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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Out Live (2000)
Genre: Drama, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A sweeping, epic tale of a martial arts warrior who attempts to defy a kingdom to be with his love.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, emotional, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, love triangle, forbidden love, crimes of passion, redemption, lovers reunited, uninhibited rivalry, romance, rivalry, politics, political unrest, true love ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
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.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword fight, warrior, female martial artist, qing dynasty, aristocracy, martial artist, duel, vengeance, love and romance, ninja ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
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100%
The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on a weakened empire, war is imminent. To save the victims from their suffering, sorceress Jade Raksha ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, stylized, tense ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, betrayal, adventure, fall in love, martial arts, tragic love, supernatural ability, heroes, good versus evil, frame up, rivalry, love and romance ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Storm Warriors (2009)
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: exciting, stylized, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, supernatural, heroes, good versus evil, master warrior, battles, friends, adventure, partners, rivalry, escapades ...
Place: asia, china, ancient china
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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, samurai sword, massacre, battles, swordsman, sword fight, duel, martial arts, suicide, mission, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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100%
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Goemon (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Follow the infamous ninja bandit named Ishikawa Goemon (Yosuke Eguchi) in an epic story. One night while looting treasure from Nanban (Southern Barbarians), Goemon finds a mysterious box hidden inside a secret grave. A forgotten relic from the past ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, rich and poor, social differences, betrayal, heroes, battles, rivalry, katana, ninja, revenge, robin hood ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia
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67%
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: exciting, stylized, captivating, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, samurai era, good versus evil, heroes, ronin, master warrior, one man army, state affairs, hitman, showdown, battles, protector ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Painted Skin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong, Singapore
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 ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, deadly creature, escapades, good versus evil, heroic mission, ghost, heroes, supernatural ability, master warrior, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, warrior, tragic love, swords and armor, romance, emperor, heroine, adventure, sword fight, tragic event, resistance, mission ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Restless (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his beloved fiancée is killed by demons, Yi Gwak (Woo-sung Jung) joins the royal demon-hunting squad and distinguishes himself as a great hero. And though Yi eventually falls in battle, his adventures are just beginning. His spirit is whisked ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, epic, bleak ...
Plot: legends and myths, martial arts, ghost, reincarnation, heroes, supernatural, rivalry, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, adventure, demon, magic ...
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jade Warrior (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Finland, Netherlands, China, Estonia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thousands of years ago in ancient China, a love struck sword hero fights against his destiny. He wants another chance to be reunited with his loved one and he gets that chance, in a far away place and a far away time, in the cold north, in modern ...
Style: stylized, epic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, martial arts, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, escapades, rivalry, supernatural ability, supernatural, adventure, good versus evil, destiny, heroes ...
Place: finland, china, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Sorcerer and the White Snake is an ancient Chinese fable about a woman demon who falls in love with a mortal is brought to life through the latest advances in CGI and action techniques.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, monk, good versus evil, heroes, escapades, rivalry, deadly creature, martial arts, fall in love, wizards and magicians, demon, giant snake ...
Place: china, asia
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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, adventure, forced into action, village, blind man, save the day, murder, protector, rivalry, massacre ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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Ashura (2005)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Adapted from the successful play, the film takes place in 19th-century Japan, where a war between demons and their slayers is fought. Izumo, a kabuki actor with a demon-slaying past, meets and falls in love with Tsubaki. However, something is not ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized
Plot: samurai, rivalry, good versus evil, fall in love, supernatural, haunted by the past, forced into action, save the world, love and romance, martial arts, heroes, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan
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Legend of Eight Samurai (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The evil Hikita clan rises from the dead to fulfill a curse on the Satomi clan by restoring the face of their warlord by using the skin of Princess Shizu. In the process of trying to capture her, the clan murders her entire family, but Princess ...
Style: serious, dark fantasy
Audience: boys' night
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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 ⇓
28%
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The Ninja Wars (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fortuneteller prophesizes that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the insatiably greedy Lord Donjo. Only the ninja Jotaro can stop ...
Style: serious, stylized, splatter
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, japan
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Arn: The Kingdom at Road's End (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Arn has served his term in the Holy land and returns home to be reunited with his beloved Cecilia. When he returns home, he discovers that political forces tries to separate him and Cecilia - but thanks to queen Blanka they can finally get married. ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: state affairs, war, battlefield, military, escapades, adventure, homecoming, leadership, heroes, forbidden love, heroic mission, battle zone ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
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Zhongkui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal (2015)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Chinese legendary anti-hero Zhong Kui, a young man endowed with mysterious powers who is forced into a battle among the realms of Heaven, Earth and Hell in the course of his attempt to save his countrymen and the woman he loves.
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, tense, entertaining ...
Plot: beast, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, escapades, love and romance, legends and myths, master warrior, love affair, evil plot ...
Place: china
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The Bride with White Hair (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 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 ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, dragon, martial arts, supernatural, vengeance, escapades, love and romance, good versus evil, tragic hero, love affair, fall in love, tragic love ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out.
Style: serious, stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, supernatural, strong violent content, master warrior, lone wolves, rivalry, heroes, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, cult ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shogun, ninja, ninja master, battles, graphic violence, military, gang, state affairs, rivalry, treasure hunt ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, drifter, heroes, one man army, decapitation, kung fu, duel, sword, sword fight, yakuza ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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26%
The Assassin's Blade (2008)
Genre: Action, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This movie is based on the Butterfly Lovers, or Liang Zhu, a Chinese legend about the tragic romance between two lovers, Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai. Retelling the Wuxia version of the story, it was filmed in Shanghai in 2008. The story features ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, romance, master warrior, fall in love, adventure, unfulfillment, love, kung fu, rivalry, mentor, martial arts training, escapades ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Samurai Reincarnation (1981)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After surviving the slaughter of many Christians 350 years ago, a samurai denounces God for ignoring the pleas of believers. He sells his soul to Satan and receives the power to resurrect the dead to join him in a murderous rampage.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, supernatural, good versus evil, heroes, martial arts, undead, deal with the devil, ghost, master villain, supernatural ability, escapades ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: [Period covered: 1575-1681] Fist film in the Shinobi series starring Raizo Ichikawa. Warlord Oda Nobunaga seeks to unite a fractured Japan, a young man trained in the arts of ninjitsu is manipulated by a ninja master into attempting to assassinate ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, ninja, assassination, religions or cults, battles, crimes, adventure, heroes, prostitute, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Tsunami Warrior (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History
Country: Thailand
Duration: 154 min.
Story: As sea pirates threaten to invade their kingdoms, three queens of Langkasuka must band together to defend their lands and peoples.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, pirate, battles, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, vengeance, master warrior, master villain, adventure, head of state, supernatural, magic ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, one man army, martial arts, sword fight, dishonesty, escapades, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, heroes, hidden truth, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, war, military, betrayal, politics, state affairs, power relations, fall in love, dishonesty, intrigue, heroes, master warrior ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%