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Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)
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Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)
Original name: 忍びの者
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 the warlord before he completes his task.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, jidai geki
Plot: ninja, assassination, samurai, adventure, martial arts, crimes, prostitute, gang, heroes, battles, religions or cults, love affair, danger, master warrior, dishonesty, escapades, deadly, rivalry, attic, undercover, state affairs, espionage, pregnancy, cat, assassin ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Ninja, a Band of Assassins

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about heroes, escapades, martial arts, samurai, master warrior, adventure and rivalry mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Ninja, a Band of Assassins: Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005), Samurai Spy (1965), Ichi (2008), Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989), Azumi (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, a person who shows a remarking resemblance with former ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, superhuman powers, danger, rivalry, tough heroes, samurai, chases and races, chase, good versus evil, escapades, master villain, partners against crime ...
Place: japan
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Samurai Spy (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Years of warfare end in a Japan unified under the Tokugawa shogunate, and samurai spy Sasuke Sarutobi, tired of conflict, longs for peace. When a high-ranking spy named Tatewaki Koriyama defects from the shogun to a rival clan, however, the world of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
Plot: espionage, samurai, chases and races, deadly, crimes, lone wolves, war, assassination, gang, secret agents, heroes, adventure ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Fifth film in the series. When Kyoshiro, in a moment of weakness, saves the life of a woman being attacked on the road, he quickly finds himself entangled in a conspiracy involving a corrupt chamberlain, a wily merchant, the survivors of a pirate ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: samurai, pirate, heroes, escapades, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, katana sword, drifter, swordsman, sword duel, samurai sword ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Ichi (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ichi is a blind entertainer that travels the countryside with her traditional Japanese guitar and walking stick. She’s in search for the kind man that brought her up as a child, but because of her beauty she encounters problems every step of the ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, blind woman, samurai, ninja, heroes, danger, crimes, escapades, vengeance, rivalry, gang, female killer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, swordsman, gangsters, good versus evil, escapades, gang, heroes, danger, master warrior, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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88%
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Azumi (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is Azumi, the ...
Style: rough, serious, breathtaking, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, martial arts, assassination, good versus evil, vengeance, survival, elimination, adventure, deadly, danger, introspection, visceral ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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100%
Zatoichi's Cane-sword (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Zatoichi comes upon the town of Tonda, overrun by gangsters. Using one of his favorite techniques, Zatoichi proceeds to win 8 ryo in a rigged gambling game. Of course, the local gangsters attempt to kill him, and the adventure begins. It turns out a ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, martial arts, village, one man army, crimes, lone wolves, master warrior, escapades, deadly, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, homecoming, adventure, deadly, forced into action, village, blind man, save the day, murder, protector, massacre ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, martial arts, dishonesty, deadly, master warrior, hopes, moral dilemma, homecoming, village, escapades, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to repay a debt, now feels further indebted. He commits himself to use his amazing sword skills to help the ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, assassination attempt, crimes, rivalry, confined, danger, master warrior, deadly, escapades, one man army, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Zatoichi on the Road (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zatoichi is sworn to protect the life of a young girl and without any real allies finds himself in the middle of a bloody turf war.
Style: serious, saga, cult film
Plot: martial arts, gang war, sword, murder, samurai, danger, master and servant, kidnapping, heroic mission, master warrior, daring rescue, escapades ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Itinerant masseur and master swordsman, the blind Zatoichi, is near the village of his teacher, Hikonoichi, so he decides to visit. He learns of Hikonoichi's recent robbery and murder and the imprisonment of his virginal daughter, Osayo, in a ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, stylized, rough, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, murder, village, katana, dishonesty, danger, heroes, adventure, confined, escapades, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Zatoichi comes upon a dying man who asks him to give a bag of money to "Taichi". Zatoichi has no idea who this is but when he comes upon a small town harassed by gangsters, he finds that "Taichi" was the man's young son. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, graphic violence, deadly, gangsters, one man army, escapades, master warrior, adventure, heroes, lone wolves, crimes, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
Story: To free his girlfriend from her contract with a greedy madam, Shang Li (Don Wong) teams up with a cold-blooded thief called the Sparrow (Chiang-lung Wen) to hijack a large shipment of silver. But when the heist suddenly goes bad, Shang Li finds ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heist, prostitute, kung fu, gang, adventure, master criminal, rivalry, master warrior, dishonesty, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Sukeban Deka The Movie (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the events of the TV series, the 18 year old Yoko Godai has abandoned her special agent Saki Asamiya name to return to her normal life, and is now studying for college entrance exams. However, she accidentally bumps into a young man named ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: escapades, crimes, siblings relations, high school life, daring rescue, juvenile delinquency, heroes, adventure, terrorism, rivalry, soldier, high school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspenseful, rough, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, violence, drifter, heroes, one man army, gore, sword, blood splatter, decapitation, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: katana, snake, lone wolves, adventure, rivalry, fugitives, manipulations, danger, gangsters, samurai, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, stylized, rough, sexy ...
Plot: samurai, state affairs, anti heroes, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, rivalry, heroes, law enforcement, deadly, master warrior, fighting the system ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kidnapping, murder, deadly, rivalry, heroes, love and romance, lone wolves, gangsters, escapades, confined ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shogun, ninja, ninja master, battles, graphic violence, heroes, state affairs, rivalry, deadly, adventure ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
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58%
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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: stylized, rough, epic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, ninja, human spirit, redemption, heroes, rebellion, rivalry, tough heroes, rebelliousness, survival, on the run, escapades ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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58%
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Zatoichi is mentored by the blind leader of a secret organization as he contends with both the Yakuza and a jealous husband.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, serious, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ronin, katana, good versus evil, gangsters, rivalry, adventure, danger, crimes, master warrior, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After arriving in the town of Shimonita, Ichi finds that a price has been put on his head by a local yakuza boss. He's drawn into a trap, but after hearing of the slaying of a former love, Ichi furiously fights his way through the entire clan ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, master warrior, fugitives, on the run, wrestling, village, vengeance, graphic violence, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman returning home with her baby. When gangsters mistake her for Zatoichi and kill her, Zatoichi determines to escort the baby to its father. He gains the reluctant help of a young pick pocket ...
Style: emotional, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, danger, deadly, chases and races, adventure, babies and infants, master warrior, prostitute, death of mother, motherhood, assassin, murderer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Incident at Blood Island (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the Edo period, a nameless ronin accepts an assignment to go to a mountain pass and wait. Near the pass he stops at an inn where a collection of characters gather, including a gang set on stealing shogunate gold that's soon to come over the ...
Style: serious, realistic, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, betrayal, ronin, martial arts, katana, dishonesty, gang, heroes, rivalry, mountain, master warrior, lone wolves ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman looking for her father, a village leader who has disappeared. As he helps her investigate the disappearance, Zatoichi also becomes involved with another young woman who is trying to help her ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, village, new year's eve, sword, deadly, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, one man army, crimes, society, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Zatoichi makes friends with a dangerous chess player, while fending off angry yakuza and bloodthirsty relatives out for revenge, and trying to save a sick child. Meanwhile, his luck with dice is turning.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, chess, sword, vengeance, woman in danger, escapades, one man army, lone wolves, friendship, island, martial arts, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Puncture Wounds (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After returning home from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, John finds himself struggling with PTSD. What little peace he had managed to build around him is shattered one fateful day when he rescues a local call girl from a group of violent Aryan ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: heroes, gang, crimes, tough heroes, prostitute, explosion, bloody violence, karate, martial arts, gunfight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Zatoichi's Spurting Blood Road (1967)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ichi is staying at an inn when a woman dies. Her dying wish is that Ichi take her son to his father, an artist living in a nearby town. After arriving in the town, Ichi finds out that the father has been forced by a local boss to create illegal ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, sword, katana, undercover, lone wolves, confined, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, escapades, deadly, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Target of Opportunity (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jim Jacobs and Nick Carlton, childhood friends, are CIA operatives on a sting operation in Chechnya. The raid of a rebel militia group goes bad and the entire teams gets wiped out except for Jim and Nick, who manages to save them both. Five years ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, friendship, rescue, adventure, dishonesty, escapades, political intrigue, crimes, danger, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, chechnya, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%