Movies like Sword of the Stranger

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Sword of the Stranger (2007)
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Sword of the Stranger (2007)
Original name: ストレンヂア -無皇刃譚-
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pursued by formidable Chinese assassins, young Kotaro and his dog run into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving the dog from a poison attack, but chaos erupts when the assassins find Kotaro, and No Name must face his past before a horrible fate is met again.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful, touching
Plot: swordsman, samurai, immortality, emperor, human animal relationship, adventure, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, sacrifice, curses spells and rituals, palaces castles and temples, little boy, kidnapping, stranger, espionage, friendship, dog, heroes, politics, obsessive quest, danger, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, rivalry ...
Place: feudal japan, japan

Most similar movies to Sword of the Stranger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and suspenseful films with plots about danger, escapades, heroes, adventure, rivalry, imaginary and master warrior mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Sword of the Stranger: Ninja Scroll (1993), Samurai Champloo (2004), Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009), One Piece: Strong World (2009), Sword for Truth (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ninja Scroll (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and ...
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, surreal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, ninja, supernatural, violence, gold, duel, monster, village, good versus evil, megalomaniac ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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86%
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Guts, an immensely strong sword-for-hire, has little direction in his life, simply fighting one battle after the next. However, this all changes suddenly when he meets and is bested by Griffith, a beautiful and charismatic young man who leads the ...
Style: serious
Plot: mercenary, duel, sword fight, gore, blood, imaginary, adventure, recruit, heroes, supernatural ability, battles, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Samurai Champloo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets ...
Style: exciting, thought provoking, atmospheric, captivating, ethnic humor ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, friendship, obsessive quest, danger, on the road, master warrior, pride and honor, search for father, hip hop, road trip ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rurouni Kenshin: Requiem for the Ishin Patriots (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Shigure Takimi watched his friends and family get slashed down in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of desparate ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, good versus evil, rivalry, vigilantism, martial arts, redemption, danger, righting the wronged, battles, vengeance, superhero, haunted by the past ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, scenic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, family, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, in the woods, birds, owl, heroes, animal life, imaginary, queen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Afro Samurai avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. The sparks of violence dropped along Afro’s bloody path now burn out of control – and ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, surreal, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, vengeance, hip hop, martial arts, escapades, rivalry, danger, coincidence, mortal combat, heroes, master warrior, lone wolves ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
One Piece: Strong World (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 20 years after his escape from Impel Down, the legendary pirate Shiki, the Golden Lion, reappears causing massive upheaval to the Marines. During his long seclusion, he was able to come up with a scheme to bring the World Government to his knees. On ...
Style: offbeat, exciting, serious
Plot: pirate, confined, escapades, master villain, imaginary, adventure, kidnapping, good versus evil, save the world, world domination, danger, uninhibited rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A young boy is saved from death at the hands of bandits by a passing swordsman. The swordsman offers to take the boy in as his apprentice and renames him "Kenshin". After years of training, Kenshin abandons his master to join the growing ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, redemption, revolution, idealism, tragedy, treason, rebelliousness, heroes, political unrest, haunted by the past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sword for Truth (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adult, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shurannosuke Sakaki is a masterless samurai with a razor-sharp katana and a cold-hearted personality. Whenever you see the mark of two crossed scythes on his back, death is sure to follow. Because of his exceptional swordsmanship, Shurannosuke is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting
Plot: samurai, adventure, curses spells and rituals, escapades, danger, battle zone, heroic mission, imaginary, rescue, good versus evil, supernatural, heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Arjun: The Warrior Prince (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Legend knows him as an archer of unwavering focus, the soldier who fought a battle in his own heart before taking up arms against his enemy. This is the untold story of Arjun, hero of the Mahabharata. A precocious talent plunged from boyhood and ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, master warrior, heroes, one man army, rivalry, birds, danger, legends and myths, escapades, mythology, indian war, storyteller ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Blade of the Immortal (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Blade of the Immortal is a Japanese manga series by Hiroaki Samura. The series is set in Japan during the mid-Tokugawa Shogunate period and follows the cursed samurai Manji, who has to kill 1000 evil men in order to regain his mortality. The manga ...
Style: rough, tense, captivating, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, vengeance, battles, redemption, nun, heroes, obsessive quest, danger, healing power, rivalry, group of criminals, poisoning ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The Band of the Hawk participates in the Midland war campaign. On the bloody battlefield, they conquer decisive victories that lead them to Doldrey, an old fortress that will decide the outcome of the war.
Style: serious
Plot: gore, blood, master warrior, supernatural, military, rivalry, supernatural ability, heroes, battles, vengeance, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Demons that once almost destroyed the world, are revived by someone. To prevent the world from being destroyed, the demon has to be sealed and the only one who can do it is the shrine maiden Shion from the country of demons, who has two powers; one ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: ninja, destiny, priestess, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, palaces castles and temples, rivalry, save the world, danger, chosen one, legends and myths, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Samurai 7 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Samurai 7 is a 2004 anime TV series, produced by Gonzo and based on Akira Kurosawa's highly regarded 1954 movie Seven Samurai. The series was directed by Toshifumi Takizawa and its music was composed by Kaoru Wada and Eitetsu Hayashi. There are ...
Style: epic, futuristic, stylized, serious
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, imaginary, heroic mission, hopes, adventure, danger, village, lone wolves, chaos and mayhem, androids and robots ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Munich, Germany, 1923. Two years have passed since Edward Elric was dragged from his own world to ours, leaving behind his country, his friends and his younger brother, Alphonse. Stripped of his alchemical powers, he has been all this time ...
Style: exciting, serious, surprise ending, suspense, interesting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tornado, alchemy, master villain, heroic mission, body swapping, escapades, adventure, danger, rivalry, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations ...
Time: future
Place: munich germany, germany, japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two years after the events of the Fourth Great Ninja War, the moon that Hagoromo Otsutsuki created long ago to seal away the Gedo Statue begins to descend towards the world, threatening to become a meteor that would destroy everything on impact. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting, futuristic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: danger, young lovers, master warrior, escapades, young heroes, adventure, master villain, space and aliens, daring rescue, heroic mission, save the world, good versus evil ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun (1968)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Horus, a kid living in a unnamed Scandinavian/Eastern Europe culture of the Iron Age, recovers the Sword of the Sun from the rock giant Moog and learns from his dying father that he must returns to his ancestral territory. In the process, he defends ...
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: giant, young, young heroes, good versus evil, danger, heroes, obsessive quest, wizards and magicians, odd couple, rivalry, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: ancient history
Place: scandinavia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Jungle Emperor Leo (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tezuka Osamu's most famous work "Jungle Emperor Leo" has been made into an animated version a number of times. In this theater version, Tezuka Osamu was able for the first time to depict the theme that "All life is equal" ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, family, hopes, imaginary kingdom, escapades, imaginary, chase, rivalry, adventure, danger, save the kingdom, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Bionicle: The Legend Reborn (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Once the ruler of an entire universe, the Great Spirit Mata Nui finds himself cast out of his own body, his spirit trapped inside the fabled Mask of Life, hurtling through space. After landing on the far-away planet of Bara Magna, the mask creates a ...
Style: semi serious, exciting
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: battles, heroes, village, samurai, landing, danger, master warrior, adventure, village life, escapades, imaginary, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the land of Orlais, a brash young Seeker—Cassandra—fights to stop a blood-soaked conspiracy. Hidden hands seek to tear apart the realm's most powerful religious order, and as the sinister plot unfolds, Cassandra is accused of treason and ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, exciting
Plot: righting the wronged, supernatural, religions or cults, danger, imaginary kingdom, escapades, deadly creature, imaginary, save the day, master warrior, frame up, supernatural ability ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Dagger of Kamui (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young Jiro finds his mother and sister murdered at home; falsely accused, he flees to a new life and trains to be an assassin.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: murder, treasure, revenge, uninhibited rivalry, master warrior, battles, destiny, hitman, samurai, old west, village, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A year has passed since Guts parted ways with the Band of the Hawks. Meanwhile, his former mercenary group is plotting a rescue mission to save an imprisoned Griffith.
Style: serious, sinister, biting, macabre, dark
Plot: military, good versus evil, danger, demon, blood, imaginary kingdom, supernatural, vengeance, rivalry, battles, heroes, supernatural ability ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The Z Warriors discover an unopenable music box and are told to open it with the dragon balls. The contents turn out to be a warrior named Tapion who had sealed himself inside along with a monster called Hildegarn. Goku must now perfect a new ...
Style: offbeat, exciting, humorous, stylized, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, danger, beast, superhero, battles, heroes, evil alien, save the world, chaos, supernatural, rivalry, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a mysterious prisoner with only a few weeks left on his sentence breaks out of prison in Central City, the Elric brothers attempt to track him down. The search leads them to Table City in the southwestern country of Creta, where Alphonse ...
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, alchemy, urban ghetto life, heroes, track down, rebellion, danger, rivalry, revolution, society, siblings relations, chases and races ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A folklore professor becomes unwittingly possessed by the ancient Japanese demons of Thunder and Lightning. But when The Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense dispatches a team of agents to investigate, a cursed samurai sword sends Hellboy ...
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, samurai, sword, folklore, escapades, master villain, anti heroes, dragon, government agency, heroes, supernatural ability, ghost ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Spriggan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An elite superhuman agent must stop a foreign military unit from seizing control of an ancient artifact that holds the key to ultimate power.
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: save the world, good versus evil, danger, car chase, adventure, adventurer, haunted by the past, rivalry, teenage life, wiretap, heroes, undercover ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, pentagon, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Saiyajin named Turlus has come to Earth in order to plant a tree that will both destroy the planet and give him infinite strength. Son Goku and the Z Warriors cannot let this happen and duke it out with the invaders for the sake of the planet.
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, master villain, master warrior, imaginary kingdom, space and aliens, superhuman powers, superhero, good versus evil, pirate, danger, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
One Piece Film Z (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zephyr, now known as Z, rides the seas with only one goal: Destroy all pirates and their dreams at becoming King of Pirates. When Luffy and his crew encounter him at sea, not only are they utterly defeated by the man with an arm made of Seastone, ...
Style: exciting, serious
Plot: pirate, ship, marines, island, rivalry, navy, danger, imaginary, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, ocean or sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas - The Myth of Hades (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 390 min.
Story: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – The Myth of Hades, also known as simply The Lost Canvas, is a manga written and illustrated by Shiori Teshirogi. It is a spin-off based on the manga series Saint Seiya, which was created, written and illustrated by ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: adventure, master warrior, legends and myths, escapades, rivalry, save the world, reincarnation, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, betrayal, battles, supernatural ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Inuyasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The mysterious island of Houraijima has reappeared after 50 years, and with its reappearance has brought the attack of four gods, the Shitoushin, who have their eyes set on the powers that protect and sustain the island. Now it's up to Inuyasha ...
Style: serious
Plot: island, escapades, adventure, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, danger, violence, fire, demon, child, children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%