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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, serious, captivating, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: love and romance, master warrior, imaginary, martial arts, tragic love, samurai, supernatural ability, state affairs, adventure, supernatural, heroes, battles, superhuman powers, duel, tribe, dishonesty, unfulfillment, corrupted ruler, uninhibited rivalry, elimination, romance, rivalry, female ninja, forbidden love, 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 epic films with plots about martial arts, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, good versus evil, escapades and adventure 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: epic, exciting, emotional, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, unfulfillment, love triangle, politics, political unrest, love affair, crimes of passion, rivalry, redemption, uninhibited rivalry, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
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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: stylized, serious, exciting, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, partners, supernatural ability, heroes, imaginary, escapades, friends, master villain, good versus evil, martial arts, supernatural, battles ...
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, vengeance, master warrior, love and romance, theft, mentor, sword, adventure, warrior, disguise, duel, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
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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, stylized, epic, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, society, treasure, betrayal, assassination, homeless, heroes, deadly, rivalry, treason, social differences ...
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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, escapades, master warrior, gory, dishonesty, heroes, deadly, supernatural ability, deadly creature, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance, imaginary ...
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: touching, serious, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: betrayal, tragic love, martial arts, sword fight, fall in love, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, adventure, life is a bitch, master warrior, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
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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: epic, captivating, exciting, bleak, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, legends and myths, reincarnation, rivalry, escapades, adventure, parents and children, supernatural ability, heroes, ghost, supernatural, obsessive quest ...
Time: ancient history
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: epic, exciting, atmospheric, serious, stylized
Plot: martial arts, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, adventure, master warrior, fall in love, tragic love, heroes, sword fight, kung fu ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, romance, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, escapades, master warrior, imaginary, heroic mission, tragic hero, supernatural, wizards and magicians, tragic love ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, supernatural, martial arts, gory, family relations, parents and children, lone wolves, master warrior, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, cult, danger ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: exciting, captivating, epic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary, escapades, master and servant, master warrior, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, adventure, curses spells and rituals, superhuman powers, love and romance, heroes ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, rivalry, heroes, political unrest, good versus evil, one man army, blind ambition, master warrior, state affairs, ambition, ronin, katana ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 433
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, twins, danger, kidnapping, good versus evil, master warrior, daring rescue, heroic mission, escapades, crimes, adventure, rivalry ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: exciting, captivating, epic, stylized, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, pirate, state affairs, master warrior, master villain, adventure, danger, heroes, head of state, battles, supernatural, imaginary ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 134K
47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, ronin, revenge, chosen one, heroes, master warrior, exile, martial arts, samurai sword, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, military, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, righting the wronged, battles, danger, escapades, heroic mission, adventure, daring rescue ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ 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: stylized, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, tragic hero, love affair, leadership, supernatural ability, supernatural romance, fall in love, heroes, rivalry, battles, twins ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, epic, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, island, heroes, dishonesty, wooing, power relations, teachers and students, love and romance, family relations, vengeance ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: exciting, serious, stylized, based on legend
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, monk, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, master warrior, love and romance, heroes, fall in love, deadly, rivalry, martial arts, deadly creature ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, offbeat, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, state affairs, rivalry, fighting the system, heroes, deadly, gory, dishonesty, strong sexual content, martial arts, investigation, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Plot: assassination, samurai, religions or cults, battles, adventure, master warrior, escapades, crimes, state affairs, undercover, attic, martial arts ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: stylized, serious, sentimental, gloomy, realistic
Plot: samurai, state affairs, vengeance, heroes, family life, family in crisis, love and romance, lone wolves, politics, martial arts, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, good versus evil, heroes, samurai sword, one man army, state affairs, dojo, katana, flashback, violence, ronin ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 594
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, shogun, deadly, heroes, political unrest, treasure hunt, danger, vengeance, samurai, battles, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: rough, exciting, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, crimes, master warrior, escapades, adventure, crime, lone wolves, rivalry, gory, heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, stylized, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, political unrest, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, assassination, shogun, martial arts, violence, blood ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: exciting, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, one man army, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, gangsters, moral dilemma, homecoming, samurai, village, lone wolves, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 929
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: rough, realistic, epic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, obsessive quest, heroes, human spirit, good versus evil, on the run, survival, danger, rebellion, redemption, tough heroes, hopes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, emotional, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword, romance, adventure, love and romance, heroes, warlord, female warrior, redemption, fight, love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, rough, epic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, nihilism, psychopath, master warrior, vengeance, deadly, opponent, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, atrocity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%