Movies like Shogun Assassin

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Shogun Assassin (1980)
 7.3
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Shogun Assassin (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
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: bloody, atmospheric, stylized, road movie, macabre, brutal, enigmatic, breathtaking, dark, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, samurai, female ninja, kung fu, female nudity, shogun, violence, exploitation, violent, cult, master warrior, assassin, death, betrayal, murder, sword fight, father son relationship, assassination, revenge, catastrophe, superhero, gangsters, demon, fight ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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Most similar movies to Shogun Assassin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, martial arts, rivalry, samurai, master warrior, sword fight and katana mostly in Action, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Shogun Assassin: Lady Snowblood (1973), 13 Assassins (2010), The Return of Masseur Ichi (1962), Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964), 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: 81 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: atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, unusual plot structure, affectionate ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, ninja, fight, martial artist, female ninja, lone wolves, assassin, survival, dark hero ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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, splatter, colourful, affectionate, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ninja, breast feeding, revenge, lone wolves, assassin, cult, violence, vengeance, dark hero, sword ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, australia, tokyo, asia
⇓ 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, unusual plot structure, affectionate, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, ninja, kung fu, assassin, master warrior, cult, violence, gunfight, martial artist, villain, decapitation ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, revenge, superhero, fight, ancient, supernatural, assassin, strong violent content, master warrior, lone wolves, rivalry ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ninja, assassin, superhero, fight, ancient, kung fu, heroes, one man army, drifter, hitman ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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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: suspenseful, exciting, melancholic, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, female killer, childbirth, prison, samurai, revenge, female assassin, murder, rape, female protagonist, female warrior ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: unusual plot structure, suspense, intense, epic, visually appealing ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, samurai sword, martial arts, sword fight, massacre, seppuku, swordsman, battles, shogun, assassin, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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100%
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: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, sword fight, one man army, criminal, yakuza, hidden truth, graphic violence, conspiracy, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: captivating, suspenseful, rough, emotional, serious ...
Plot: samurai, babies and infants, master warrior, adventure, motherhood, prostitute, death of mother, murderer, assassin, martial arts, ninja, wanderer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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, affectionate, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, assassin, hitman, kung fu, violence, sword fight, death, culture clash, sacrifice, father son relationship, violent ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: breathtaking, intense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ninja, survival, vengeance, assassination, visceral, brutality, good versus evil, female assassin, teenage girl, adventure ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, ancient china, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: stylized, absurd, serious, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, samurai, assassin, good versus evil, martial arts, forest, kung fu, heroes, sword fight, violence, desert, fight ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: jidai geki, realistic, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, samurai, ninja master, revenge, ancient, shogun, master warrior, warlord, graphic violence, battles, military ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, parody, melancholic, visually appealing, allegory ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kung fu, sword, sword fight, revenge, ninja, irreverent, violence, brutality, gangsters, adoption ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Kamui (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: exciting, epic, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, redemption, human spirit, heroes, rebellion, rivalry, tough heroes, rebelliousness, on the run, obsessive quest, survival ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: disturbing, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: samurai, sexploitation, martial arts, investigation, medieval, rape, torture, superhero, revenge, ancient, nudity (full frontal - brief), feudal japan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Rurouni Kenshin Part II: 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, intense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, katana, fight, sword fight, survival, martial arts, assassin, redemption, ambition, good versus evil, samurai era, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, hong kong, tokyo, asia, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Princess Blade (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 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, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, martial arts, vengeance, sword fight, samurai, rebellion, adventure, leadership, heroic mission, escapades, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Red Shadow (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The secret warriors of feudal Japan were the Ninja. Sent on impossible missions, the Ninja were trained to work in shadows, gather information and defeat the enemy to build a world of peace. Red Shadow, Blue Shadow and Aska are neophyte ninjas under ...
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, humorous
Plot: ninja, martial arts, love triangle, assassination, adventure, master warrior, sword fight, heroes, superhero, samurai, vengeance, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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, suspense, brutal, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, samurai, murder, vengeance, assassin, violence, survival, brutality, revenge, sword fight, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, medieval, fight, exploitation, martial arts, graphic violence, rivalry, assassination, escapades, adventure, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, exciting, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, kung fu, kung fu classic, fight, samurai, ninjitsu, ancient, exploitation, monster, betrayal, ambush ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, chess, martial arts, ancient, ninja, sword, graphic violence, self defense, righting the wronged, friends, lone wolves, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: exciting, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, mafia, ronin, katana, imperialism, lone wolves, gangsters, crimes, master warrior, adventure, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, medieval, ninja, ancient, murder, kidnapping, graphic violence, master warrior, gangsters, one man army, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, ninja, katana, sword, graphic violence, wrestling, lone wolves, master warrior, adventure, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
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Pathfinder (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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: harsh, stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: viking, native american, sword fight, indians, master warrior, vengeance, battles, native americans, adventure, winter, medieval, torture ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 72K
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, intense, brutal, bloody, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, one man army, vengeance, assassin, assassination, kung fu, revenge, fight, sword fight, one against many, ninjitsu ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: japan, china, osaka japan, berlin germany, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, samurai, snake, katana, ninja, ancient, vengeance, kidnapping, village, escapades, gangsters, fugitives ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Mexico
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: dark fantasy, epic, stylized, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, barbarian, cult, snake, slavery, good versus evil, warlord, sword fight, mythology, medieval, gladiator, magic ...
Time: 80s, stone age, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%