Movies like Shogun Assassin

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Shogun Assassin (1980)
 7.4
 10K
Shogun Assassin (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Shogun who grew paranoid as he became senile sent his ninjas to kill his samurai. They failed but did kill the samurai’s wife. The samurai swore to avenge the death of his wife and roams the countryside with his toddler son in search of vengeance.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, rough, offbeat, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, samurai, martial arts, heroes, lone wolves, female ninja, master warrior, revenge, gory, cult, survival, adventure, youth, family relations, parents and children, babies and infants, danger, family problems, death in the family, strong violent content, single parent, escapades, countryside, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Shogun Assassin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and stylized films with plots about heroes, martial arts, rivalry, master warrior, samurai, sword fight and violence mostly in Action, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Shogun Assassin: Lady Snowblood (1973), 47 Ronin (2013), The Warrior's Way (2010), 13 Assassins (2010), Azumi (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's secrets to the Shogunate.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, master warrior, martial arts, lone wolves, blood, heroes, drifter, female ninja, blood splatter, decapitation, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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100%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this first film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, adapted from the manga by Kazuo Koike, we are told the story of the Lone Wolf and Cub's origin. Ogami Itto, the official Shogunate executioner, has been framed for disloyalty to the Shogunate ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, martial arts, drifter, anti heroes, anti hero, gory, assassin, cult, strong violent content, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, blood, violence, one man army, heroes, drifter, sword fight, duel, blood splatter, yakuza ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 12K
Lady Snowblood (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female assassin, vengeance, murder, female killer, martial arts, childbirth, vigilantism, samurai, track down, danger, assassination, child birth ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 144K
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%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the fourth film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin and battles Retsudo, head of the Yagyu clan, and his son Gunbei.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, female killer, hitman, assassin, master warrior, disgraced, cult, parents and children, strong violent content, family relations, drifter ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Warrior's Way (2010)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Western
Country: New Zealand, South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Asian assassin (Dong-gun Jang) is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Also starring Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston, Tony Cox and Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, light, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, good versus evil, small town, martial arts, forest, desert, heroes, deception, revenge, secret hideout, escapades, danger ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the fifth film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto is challenged by five warriors, each has one fifth of Ogami's assassin fee and one fifth of the information he needs to complete his assassination.
Style: captivating, epic, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, one man army, heroes, hitman, drifter, assassin, dishonesty, danger, escapades, lone wolves, crimes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: 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 ⇓
43%
 7.6
 61K
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 ⇓
40%
 6.8
 14K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
37%
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A film adaptation of the classic sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. A horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. As the sole survivor of the childhood ...
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, barbarian, slavery, good versus evil, gladiator, escapades, cult, obsessive quest, danger, vengeance, heroic mission, sword fight ...
Time: stone age, ancient history, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 14K
American Ninja (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a ...
Style: exciting, serious, entertaining, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, soldier, heroes, master warrior, military base, heroic mission, daring rescue, one man army, sword fight, kidnapping, military ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 5K
The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, murder, martial arts, danger, master warrior, hitman, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, mysterious character, deadly, ninja ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Princess Blade (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Yuki is the last surviving royal of the House of Takemikazuchi or Takemikazuchi no Hime (たけみかずち の ひめ), who live in a futuristic post-apocalyptic isolationist world where they use their skills as former Mikado guards to become ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, samurai, martial arts, vengeance, leadership, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Samurai Fiction (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Three centuries ago, a precious sword has been stolen by Kazamatsuri -- the sword, which historic and symbolic value is priceless for the clan (Shogun Tokugawa donated it to clan 80 years before that, at the same time that he established them as the ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gambling, sword, adventure, rivalry, lone wolves, escapades, opponent, heroes, aging, anti war ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fearless Edo-period police inspector Hanzo Itami, nicknamed The Razor, has developed his own unique way of extracting information for his inquiries. His first adventure sees him investigating his superior officer's mistress, whom he suspects of ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, sexual, sexy, serious ...
Plot: samurai, investigation, martial arts, nudity (full frontal - brief), torture, deadly, anti heroes, law enforcement, master warrior, rivalry, crimes, anti hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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13 Assassins (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.
Style: rough, suspenseful, epic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, state affairs, assassination, adventure, heroes, escapades, deadly, rivalry, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, master warrior, chases and races, adventure, babies and infants, deadly, death of mother, prostitute, motherhood, assassin, murderer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Five Element Ninjas (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young martial artist seeks revenge on the ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, betrayal, kung fu, escapades, danger, deadly, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, master warrior, rivalry, strong violent content ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 67K
Ninja Assassin (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ninja Assassin follows Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, ninja, martial arts, assassination, vengeance, haunted by the past, punishment, secret movement, gang, insubordination, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: china, asia, osaka japan, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
American Samurai (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a father passes on the traditional family sword to one of his two adopted sons, the other--in a fit of jealous rage--joins a yakuza drug smuggling mob. When the other son decides to find him and set things straight, things don't seem to go ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, vengeance, culture clash, uninhibited rivalry, gory, adventure, contests and competitions, gangsters, deadly, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, escapades, hopes, master warrior, deadly, rivalry, danger, one man army, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, one man army, martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, escapades, heroes, dishonesty, adventure, lone wolves, graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 42K
Pathfinder (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: viking, vikings, vengeance, master warrior, battles, danger, deadly, adventure, gory, native american, savagery, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, jungle, kidnapping, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, danger, obsessive quest, graphic violence, vengeance, daring rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: cambodia, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, exciting, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, ronin, good versus evil, master warrior, one man army, escapades, danger, heroes, adventure, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kidnapping, murder, adventure, master warrior, one man army, heroes, deadly, escapades, lone wolves, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.2
 8K
Red Scorpion (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, South Africa, Namibia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Russian KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban allies are killing and repressing the locals, so he switches sides and helps the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, chase, assassination, soldier, agent, adventure, one man army, state affairs, politics, rebellion, military, mission of murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%