Movies like Sword of the Stranger

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Sword of the Stranger (2007)
 7.8
 12K
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, serious, captivating
Plot: samurai, swordsman, espionage, dog, emperor, immortality, palaces castles and temples, lone wolves, master warrior, adventure, human animal relationship, escapades, heroes, obsessive quest, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, political unrest, politics, danger, rivalry, state affairs, sacrifice, little boy, kidnapping, kidnap ...
Place: feudal 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 heroes, rivalry, escapades, danger, adventure, imaginary and master warrior mostly in Animation, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Sword of the Stranger: Ninja Scroll (1993), The Dagger of Kamui (1985), Samurai 7 (2004), Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006), Heavenly Sword (2014). 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, stylized, serious, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, ninja, violence, supernatural, transformation, demon, good versus evil, vengeance, megalomaniac, gold ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, gore, blood, sword fight, duel, battle zone, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, demon, imaginary kingdom, danger ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: murder, treasure, revenge, criminal heroes, village, old west, adventure, master warrior, samurai, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: futuristic, epic, serious, stylized
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, androids and robots, lone wolves, village, adventure, countryside, fighting crime, rescue, redemption, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Naruto Uzumaki, Kakashi Hatake, Sakura Haruno, and Rock Lee are assigned to protect the prince of the Land of the Moon, Michiru, during his world trip; other escorts had been hired, but quit due to being treated poorly. The Land of the Moon is a ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: master villain, adventure, master warrior, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ability, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: ghost, adventure, samurai, supernatural ability, heroes, supernatural, vengeance, mystery, kidnapping, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Heavenly Sword (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The film's plot follows that of the game closely. Nariko, a member of an ancient tribe who have guarded an ancient magical sword for thousands of years, is charged with bringing the sword to its destined wielder, a deity reincarnated who will ...
Style: serious, exciting
Plot: master warrior, obsessive quest, vengeance, adventure, destiny, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: master warrior, samurai, martial arts, tragedy, redemption, revolution, idealism, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, hopes, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, hip hop, vengeance, martial arts, criminal's revenge, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, crimes, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sword for Truth (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, 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: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: samurai, adventure, master warrior, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, rescue ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, offbeat, exciting
Plot: pirate, imaginary kingdom, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, supernatural, disorder, master villain, good versus evil, save the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: master warrior, one man army, indian war, mythology, heroes, legends and myths, adventure, danger, escapades, rivalry, birds, storyteller ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, exciting, tense, rough, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, superhuman powers, obsessive quest, redemption, escapades, heroes, rivalry, vengeance, battles ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, martial arts, adventure, master warrior, pacifism, superhero, fighting crime, vengeance, heroic mission, political unrest, good versus evil ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Secret of the Sword (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After experiencing traumatic nightmares of a time now past, the Sorceress summons Prince Adam and Cringer to Castle Grayskull to give Adam a precious, jeweled sword and send the pair to the planet Etheria to investigate its secrets.
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rebellion, swordsman, sword, superhero, adventure, imaginary kingdom, sword and planet, danger, escapades, heroes, family, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: exciting, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: village, androids and robots, master warrior, adventure, samurai, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, betrayal, village life, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: alchemy, tornado, master villain, heroic mission, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: munich germany, germany, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking, ethnic humor ...
Plot: samurai, obsessive quest, martial arts, adventure, on the road, master warrior, danger, friendship, pride and honor, road trip, search for father, hip hop ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, priestess, ninja, destiny, palaces castles and temples, adventure, heroic mission, bodyguard, demon, protection, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, sword fight, mercenary, demon, imaginary kingdom, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to ...
Style: emotional, exciting, atmospheric, captivating, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, in the woods, adventure, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, heroes, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, obsessive quest, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, adventure, chases and races, politics, war, danger, escapades, imaginary, track down, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, vengeance, adventure, escapades, heroes, danger, rivalry, flame, attack, children, sword, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: serious, exciting
Plot: island, ship, pirate, imaginary kingdom, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, ocean or sea, escapades, imaginary, danger, rivalry, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: martial arts, dragon, master warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: young, young heroes, adventure, obsessive quest, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, imaginary, family, odd couple, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: ancient history
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The Meiji Era was one of great renewal for Japan, where swords and killing were outlawed. However, many survivors from the time of Revolution still live, lurking in the shadows and waiting for a chance to use their killing blades again. Only Kenshin ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious
Plot: samurai, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, innocence, romance, escapades, rivalry, betrayal, battles, society, reconciliation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: gloomy, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: master warrior, frame up, imaginary kingdom, danger, dishonesty, escapades, heroes, imaginary, deadly creature, supernatural ability, save the day, religions or cults ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Beyblade: The Movie - Fierce Battle (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Immediately after winning the National Championships, Tyson is challenged by a mysterious boy named Daichi, who is determined to become the next Beyblading champion. But when they battle, their Beyblades awaken ancient dark forces that take human ...
Style: semi serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: prison, young heroes, daring rescue, ship, tournament, adventure, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, dangerous animal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, dark, biting, macabre
Plot: imaginary kingdom, blood, demon, danger, good versus evil, military, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, mercenary, sword fight, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%