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Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)
 7.0
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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: serious, stylized, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, love and romance, imaginary, martial arts, tragic love, samurai, supernatural ability, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, forbidden love, heroes, romance, rivalry, adventure, unfulfillment, superhuman powers, battles, dishonesty, supernatural, tribe, duel, elimination, corrupted ruler, love, ninja ...
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 suspenseful films with plots about heroes, martial arts, master warrior, rivalry, escapades, adventure and good versus evil mostly in Action, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Shinobi: Heart Under Blade: Out Live (2000), The Storm Warriors (2009), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Goemon (2009), Painted Skin (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, stylized, epic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, forbidden love, love affair, romance, love triangle, true love, lovers reunited, political unrest, love and romance, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ 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: epic, serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, supernatural ability, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, master villain, battles, escapades, imaginary ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, enigmatic ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, theft, love and romance, vengeance, sword, mentor, adventure, good versus evil, warrior, sword fight, female martial artist ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
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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: serious, exciting, epic, captivating, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, master warrior, war, rich and poor, ninja, sword, katana, heroic mission, legends and myths, battles, heroes ...
Time: 15th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.4
 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, serious, exciting, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, gory, deadly creature, martial arts, ghost, master warrior, supernatural ability, heroic mission, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ 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: serious, stylized, touching, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, martial arts, adventure, sword fight, fall in love, supernatural ability, tragic love, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, traitor, master warrior, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bride with White Hair 2 (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: For ten years, Cho has been in the snow of Mount Shin Fung waiting for a rare flower to blossom that will cure his wife who, back in Chung Yuan, is slowly killing all of the members of the Eight Big Clans. Something Cho did to her early in their ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tragic hero, romance, vengeance, tragic love, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, escapades, heroes ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: stylized, serious, epic, exciting, atmospheric
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, fall in love, tragic love, adventure, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, heroes, kung fu, sword fight ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, supernatural, lone wolves, gory, cult, master warrior, assassin, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, escapades, heroes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, adventure, gory, master warrior, martial arts, daring rescue, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: stylized, serious, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: adventure, folk hero, master warrior, battle, love, black magic, evil plot, supernatural ability, legends and myths, heroes, imaginary, master and servant ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 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: stylized, serious, exciting, based on legend
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, monk, master warrior, martial arts, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, imaginary, deadly creature, wizards and magicians, fall in love, deadly ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: stylized, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, one man army, blind ambition, political unrest, good versus evil, ambition, state affairs, ronin, dojo ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 575
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: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, adventure, samurai, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, escapades, heroes, rivalry, gang, master warrior, treasure hunt ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, martial arts, good versus evil, adventure, palaces castles and temples, ghost, master warrior, supernatural ability, daring rescue, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Brave Archer (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Guo Jing and Yang Kang are the sons of two rebels. The rebels are killed by imperial soldiers and the boys are rescued by six pugilists later. The pugilists agree to separate the two boys, tutor them separately in martial arts, and let them meet ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, island, parents and children, teachers and students, heroes, rivalry, power relations, betrayal, vengeance, wooing ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Bride with White Hair (1993)
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 ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, surreal, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, master warrior, adventure, vengeance, romance, love affair, heroic mission, good versus evil, fall in love, heroes, love and romance ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, stylized, epic, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, pirate, master villain, adventure, good versus evil, vengeance, wizards and magicians, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, head of state ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.7
 916
Kamui (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: KAMUI is a Ninja on the run from the world of Ninja bound by rules in search of true freedom. However, he is burdened with the fate, where it is not allowed to take the secret of their powers outside of the tribe -- if you are born as Ninja, you ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, fugitives, master warrior, adventure, on the run, human spirit, rebelliousness, redemption, tough heroes, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: samurai, assassination, adventure, master warrior, martial arts, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, gang, prostitute ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, gory, village, crime, swordsman, crimes, rivalry, gang, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, samurai sword, heroes, good versus evil, one man army, state affairs, violence, flashback, katana, ronin, dojo ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Style: stylized, serious, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword, romance, heroes, adventure, warlord, female warrior, love and romance, redemption, power, love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
Hanzo the Razor: The Snare (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Against the backdrop of the Edo treasury devaluing currency and driving many into poverty, Hanzo Itami enforces the law without regard to status. He shows inadequate respect to the treasurer, who wants him dead.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, offbeat, rough ...
Plot: samurai, strong sexual content, gory, anti heroes, martial arts, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, political corruption ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zatoichi, the famed blind swordsman, returns to his home village for the first time in many years. He is befriended by Omiyo, who had the same wet-nurse as Zatoichi. He also encounters a boyhood friend, Shinbei, who now is wealthy and appears not to ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, gangsters, village, master warrior, corruption, conspiracy, swordsman, samurai, moral dilemma, homecoming, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Plot: samurai, martial arts, vengeance, friendship, family life, heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, family in crisis, revolution, politics, love and romance ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, village, criminal, sword fight, dishonesty, heroes, lone wolves, one man army, mental illness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have followed him home.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, murder, kidnapping, gangsters, adventure, village, master warrior, vengeance, confined, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Swordsman (1990)
Genre: Action, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. It is based on the novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer by Jinyong.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, adventure, school, royal family, escapades, heroes, rivalry, samurai, obsessive quest, danger, deadly ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: epic, serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, reincarnation, adventure, master warrior, martial arts, supernatural ability, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, imaginary, supernatural, ancient mystery ...
Place: finland, asia, china, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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