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, adventure, samurai, emperor, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, sacrifice, curses spells and rituals, palaces castles and temples, human animal relationship, immortality, little boy, kidnapping, stranger, espionage, friendship, feudal japan, dog, heroes, politics, obsessive quest, danger, chaos and mayhem, political unrest ...
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Sword of the Stranger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, stylized and captivating films with plots about danger, heroes, adventure, escapades, rivalry, imaginary and master warrior mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Sword of the Stranger: Ninja Scroll (1993), Dororo (2019), Samurai Champloo (2004), Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006), Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009). 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: exciting, epic, serious, stylized, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ninja, martial arts, master warrior, heroes, graphic violence, duel, supernatural, demon, good versus evil, monster, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, ancient times
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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100%
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 9K
Dororo (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son's organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones ...
Style: captivating, exciting, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, demon, ronin, curse, friendship, adventure, violence, supernatural, danger, losing-it hero, uncover truth, swordsman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Samurai Champloo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, captivating, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, danger, pride and honor, katana, friendship, master warrior, obsessive quest, hip hop, on the road, journey ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Karakura Town, unidentifiable spirits begin appearing en mases. While attempting to deal with these strange souls, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki meet Senna, a mysterious shinigami who wipes out most of them. Senna refuses to answer any ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Plot: escapades, danger, adventure, vengeance, ghost, mystery, supernatural, samurai, rivalry, supernatural ability, kidnapping, heroes ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, hate, master warrior, crimes, escapades, adventure, lone wolves, supernatural, criminal's revenge, mortal combat ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rurouni Kenshin: Requiem for the Ishin Patriots (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, War
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: stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, redemption, haunted by the past, vengeance, vigilantism, heroic mission, martial arts, political unrest, superhero, crimes, danger ...
Time: ancient times
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 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, manga
Plot: battles, danger, good versus evil, vengeance, rivalry, imaginary, heroes, graphic violence, adventure, escapades, curses spells and rituals, military ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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, captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: duel, mercenary, battles, vengeance, heroes, good versus evil, supernatural ability, supernatural, adventure, danger, military, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.2
 164K
Beowulf (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 6th-century Scandinavian warrior, Beowulf embarks on a mission to slay the manlike ogre Grendel, a descendant of Cain.
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, legends and myths, dragon, monster, heroic mission, good versus evil, sin, tragic hero, magic, viking, escapades, beast ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Balsa the spearwoman is a wandering warrior, who takes on the task of saving lives, in atonement for a past sin. On her journey, she happens to save a prince, and is tasked with becoming his bodyguard. And he is going to need one, for his own ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: heroic mission, redemption, haunted by the past, deadly, supernatural ability, master warrior, adventure, emperor, escapades, evil force, lifesaver, parents and children ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, 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: adult animation, serious, dark, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: battles, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, witchcraft, demon, strength, supernatural ability, heroes, imaginary, supernatural, escapades, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blade of the Immortal (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: serious, tense, exciting, captivating, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, danger, obsessive quest, rivalry, adventure, battles, superhuman powers, master warrior, imaginary, poisoning, heroes, healing power ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
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31%
 6.9
 1K
Short Peace (2013)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 68 min.
Story: A four-film omnibus that features four short anime films all themed around Japan.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: soldier, royal family, ghost, rivalry, escapades, danger, curses spells and rituals, heroes, imaginary, traveler, samurai, demon ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, enigmatic, captivating, political
Audience: teens
Plot: alchemy, rivalry, adventure, danger, escapades, society, rebellion, body swapping, curses spells and rituals, chases and races, track down, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
TV show
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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: master warrior, samurai, hopes, heroes, revolution, redemption, martial arts, idealism, tragedy, treason, heroic mission, haunted by the past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Prophecy (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a Japanese city haunted by nature spirits and demons, a secret war is raging between the renegade demon Eko and a spectral warrior known as the Karas. Eko has mechanized himself and his followers to defend against the unearthly fury of the Karas; ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, vampire, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, apocalypse, battles, chaos, danger, rivalry, supernatural, supernatural ability ...
Place: japan, europe, asia, tokyo, czech republic ...
⇓ 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, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: ninja, demon, priestess, master warrior, heroes, save the world, superhuman powers, supernatural, young heroes, heroic mission, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Naruto, Shikamaru, and Sakura are executing their mission of delivering a lost pet to a certain village. However, right in the midst of things, troops led by the mysterious knight, Temujin, attack them. In the violent battle, the three become ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Plot: ninja, master warrior, young heroes, rescue, heroes, supernatural, heroic mission, danger, good versus evil, adventure, rivalry, imaginary ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The strongest Hunters that once existed in the Hunters Association were split into "light" and "dark", and each walked down their respective paths. The "dark" side begins moving in order to massacre all Hunters! What ...
Style: reboot, semi serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: ambitious, imaginary, good versus evil, friendship, adventurer, team, journey, heroes, virtual reality, mission, friends, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 16K
Afro Samurai (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.In the Afro Samurai world there are many headbands and they signify the best fighters in the world. If a person should hold number 1, they are ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, death, danger, african american, vengeance, deadly, adventure, killings, master warrior, escapades, imaginary, martial arts ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: India, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The sailor is "persuaded" by a princess to help her rescue her kingdom from something fishy.
Style: semi serious, exciting, entertaining, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, rescue, good versus evil, daring rescue, escapades, rivalry, danger, treasure hunt, adventurer, princess, kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Colin MacLeod hunts for the man responsible for the death of his love. He chases the immortal Marcus Octavius across centuries as his quest threatens to take over his life and heart. In his quest, he meets a woman who reminds him of his slain ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, redemption, idealism, samurai, immortality, hopes, battles, revenge, heroic mission, good versus evil, obsessive quest, showdown ...
Time: future, near future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inuyasha and his brother, Sesshomaru, each inherited a sword from their father after his death. However, their father had a third sword, named Sounga, that he sealed away. Seven hundreds years after his death, Sounga awakens and threatens ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, heroic mission, young heroes, adventure, youth, supernatural, danger, master warrior, escapades, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, adventure, rivalry, escapades, danger, good versus evil, heroes, vengeance, fight, older actors younger roles, flame, children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kurapika became a Hunter to take vengeance on the Class-A crime group Phantom Troupe who massacred his clan for their unique eyes. The eyes of the Kurta clan turn scarlet in times of anger or emotional agitation and are considered the most beautiful ...
Style: captivating, exciting, twists and turns, light, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, journey, adventure, ambition, team, escapades, bounty hunter, young heroes, treasure hunt, danger, search, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Digimon Adventure tri. Part 3: Confession (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After seeing Meicoomon's abrupt transformation and killing of Leomon, Agumon and the other Digimon are kept isolated in Koushiro's office in order to prevent them from infection, but signs of infection begin to appear in Patamon.
Style: tense, stylized, captivating, entertaining
Plot: friendship, adventure, save the world, escapades, reunion, friends, parallel world, monster, danger, heroes, imaginary, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Digimon Adventure tri. Part 1: Reunion (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's been six years since that summer adventure when Taichi Yagami and the rest of the DigiDestined crossed over to the Digital World. And nearly three years have passed since the final battle between Hikari Yagami's group and ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: adventure, reunion, save the world, young heroes, friendship, parallel world, imaginary, rivalry, danger, escapades, youth, piloted giant robot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Dagger of Kamui (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 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, exciting, serious
Plot: murder, revenge, treasure, samurai, old west, kidnapping, vengeance, chases and races, deadly, heroes, criminal heroes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Sword for Truth (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, adult animation
Plot: samurai, strong violent content, curses spells and rituals, uninhibited rivalry, rescue, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, escapades, master warrior, heroes, supernatural ...
Time: ancient times
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Legend (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Story of a powerful king Kochadaiiyaan, and so does his Kingdom. But on a fateful day, one of his close friends plots against him and acquires his kingdom, while he was driven away. Kochadaiiyaan gets a baby boy Rana, who grows up to become a ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, entertaining, epic ...
Plot: battles, princess, adventure, leadership, rivalry, good versus evil, military, ruler, ambition, head of state, royal family, kingdom ...
Time: 8th century, ancient history
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%