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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, imaginary, supernatural ability, state affairs, adventure, heroes, battles, uninhibited rivalry, forbidden love, supernatural, dishonesty, tribe, elimination, martial arts, ninja, romance, superhuman powers, duel, unfulfillment, corrupted ruler, rivalry, love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan

Most similar movies to Shinobi: Heart Under Blade

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, adventure and battles mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Shinobi: Heart Under Blade: 47 Ronin (2013), Out Live (2000), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), The Storm Warriors (2009), Painted Skin (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 119 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: stylized, epic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, shogun, battles, master warrior, adventure, martial arts, exile, heroes, samurai sword, rivalry, chosen one, escapades ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
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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, exciting, stylized, emotional, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, love triangle, forbidden love, crimes of passion, lovers reunited, uninhibited rivalry, romance, redemption, unfulfilled love, hopes, rivalry, true love ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, vengeance, sword fight, love and romance, theft, warrior, mentor, adventure, mountain, sword, heroine ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, epic, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, master warrior, graphic violence, mountain, battles, friends, imaginary, escapades, good versus evil, supernatural ability, rivalry ...
Place: ancient china, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 4K
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: rough, atmospheric, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, escapades, good versus evil, deadly creature, uninhibited rivalry, martial arts, ghost, love and romance, danger, supernatural ability, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rurouni Kenshin: 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, suspense, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, heroes, good versus evil, master warrior, one man army, state affairs, samurai era, graphic violence, ronin, samurai sword, dojo, katana ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5K
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, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, rich and poor, betrayal, social differences, heroes, rivalry, battles, revenge, robin hood, treasure, murder ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, atmospheric, emotional, intense, colourful ...
Plot: tragic love, warrior, swords and armor, martial arts, romance, emperor, heroine, adventure, tragic event, resistance, mission, deception ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 2K
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: captivating, exciting, stylized, epic, serious ...
Plot: legends and myths, martial arts, ghost, supernatural, heroes, reincarnation, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, rivalry, adventure, magic, demon ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 4K
Jade Warrior (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Finland, Netherlands, China, Estonia
Duration: 110 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: serious, exciting, epic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, reincarnation, danger, supernatural, adventure, rivalry, supernatural ability, good versus evil, escapades, curses spells and rituals, destiny, imaginary ...
Place: finland, china, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized, tense ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, betrayal, adventure, fall in love, tragic love, martial arts, supernatural ability, heroes, good versus evil, love and romance, frame up, crimes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, martial arts, homecoming, deadly, adventure, forced into action, village, blind man, save the day, murder, protector, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, entertaining, tense ...
Plot: sword and sorcery, good versus evil, adventure, curses spells and rituals, love affair, escapades, master warrior, supernatural, legends and myths, love and romance, imaginary, supernatural ability ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kenshin Samurai X (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, drifter, heroes, one man army, swordsman, mercenary, japanese culture, drug lord, massacre, katana ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, intense, suspense ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, battles, massacre, duel, samurai sword, battle, martial arts, suicide, mission, violence, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bride with White Hair (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
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 ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, martial arts, supernatural, tragic hero, good versus evil, love and romance, escapades, vengeance, wizards and magicians, tragic love, love affair, dragon ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, romance, fall in love, master warrior, unfulfillment, adventure, love, kung fu, martial arts training, mentor, rivalry, vengeance ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, captivating, exciting, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, pirate, imaginary, danger, good versus evil, battles, wizards and magicians, vengeance, adventure, master warrior, head of state, supernatural ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 7K
Veer (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Circa 1920 British India, Pindari leader, Prithvi Singh, narrates his story to a Report from London Times about betrayal and deceit at the hands of the British and Madhavgarh's Raja Gyanendra Singh which led to the massacre of 4500 Pindaris. ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, epic, realistic ...
Plot: battles, bollywood, fight for supremacy, war, military, state affairs, rivalry, heroes, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, conquering, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Hidden Blade (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in 19th Century Japan a young samurai who finds himself in love with a farm girl leaves his home to begin a new life. He has to take stock of his new life when he is put to the test and ordered to kill a traitor who just happens to be his ...
Style: sentimental, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, family life, vengeance, love and romance, politics, martial arts, caste system, rivalry, heroes, bittersweet, friendship, family in crisis ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Legend of the Red Reaper (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: For a thousand years, the Reapers guarded mankind from the demons that wait in the dark. Now, at the beginning of a new age, the Reapers are betrayed and slaughtered. Only one Reaper remains - Red, and she's out to exact revenge.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: dark fantasy, supernatural romance, adventure, save the world, supernatural, good versus evil, forbidden love, betrayal, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 474
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: stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, crimes, daring rescue, good versus evil, heroes, master warrior, adventure, twins, escapades, danger, rivalry, rescue ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Legend of Eight Samurai (1983)
Genre: 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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, princess, blood, bow and arrow, hopes, zombie, adventure, supernatural, imaginary ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, jidai geki
Plot: assassination, ninja, samurai, dishonesty, state affairs, adventure, deadly, rivalry, gang, heroes, undercover, prostitute ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, supernatural, master warrior, lone wolves, danger, escapades, rivalry, deadly, strong violent content, uninhibited rivalry, cult ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rurouni Kenshin: 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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, good versus evil, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, one man army, katana sword, survival, graphic violence, master warrior, blind ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Shogun's Samurai (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and birthmark which undermine his respect. Iemitsu and his brother ...
Style: epic, bleak, rough, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, conspiracy, strong violent content, orchestral, assassination, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, ninja ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 645
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shogun, ninja, ninja master, treasure hunt, political unrest, heroic mission, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, graphic violence, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 4K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, saga
Plot: samurai, politics, battles, shogun, society, adventure, master warrior, betrayal, heroes, escapades, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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