Movies like Kamui

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Kamui (2009)
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Kamui
Original name: カムイ 外伝
Genre: Action, 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 must die as Ninja. This brings him to constantly fight for his life against other Ninjas who trie to kill him and hide the secrets within. He does not trust, and he does not love. Showing weakness leads to immediate death. An incident brings him to an old fisherman's village, where he finally starts to feel trust and affection towards other people. However, his pursuers where just minutes away from setting up a huge trap on Kamui...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, fugitives, master warrior, adventure, on the run, human spirit, rebelliousness, redemption, tough heroes, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, obsessive quest, survival, chases and races, hopes, rebellion, shark attack, ninja, sword fight
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
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The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
Action, Drama
Hong Kong
98 min.
 7.5
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
Action, Adventure, Drama
Japan
81 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and rough films with plots about martial arts, heroes, master warrior, rivalry, escapades, crimes and danger mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Kamui: Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989), The Blade (1995), The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984), The Invincible Armour (1977), American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Blade
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man adopted by a renowned swordsmith, discovers that his real father was killed by a powerful bandit called Lung. Leaving to seek revenge, he runs foul of a group of vicious desert scum, losing his right arm in the process. After being ...
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Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
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The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Yangs are betrayed by a government official conspiring with the Mongols. All of the Yang family males except the 4th, 5th, and 6th brothers are killed. Fu Sheng loses his mind after the death of his family, while the other brother, takes refuge ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, vengeance, rebelliousness, danger, heroes, rivalry, daring rescue, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, captivity, political unrest ...
Place: asia, china
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System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
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The Invincible Armour
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that means the expert can withstand anything. However, Hwang is ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
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American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt
Genre: Action, Drama
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Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no choice but to fight the Cobra and his bands of ...
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Audience: boys' night, teens
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Zatoichi and the Fugitives
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Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, adventure, village, master warrior, samurai, moral dilemma, homecoming, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   77%
 
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Azumi
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: stylized, epic, serious, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   61%
 
Zatoichi and the Chess Expert
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   57%
 
Merantau Warrior
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the community's young men that will see him ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   66%
    User:   54%
 
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   70%
 
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    User:   48%
 
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
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: stylized, atmospheric, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gory, blood, assassin, sword fight, violence, brutality, ninja, lone wolves, adventure, cult ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   54%
 
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Goyokin
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: lone wolves, martial arts, samurai, save the day, uninhibited rivalry, redemption, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
The Blind Swordsman Samaritan
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zatoichi is forced to kill a young man who owes a debt to a yakuza boss. Moments later, his sister Osode arrives with the money she earned (prostituting herself) to pay his debts. The bosses true motives are revealed and he attempts to steal Osode ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: adventure, master warrior, martial arts, samurai, village, redemption, woman in danger, injustice, righting the wronged, yakuza, sword, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
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, clever, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gory, cult, assassin, blood, violence, lone wolves, father son relationship, stylish, vengeance, ninja ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to repay a debt, now feels further indebted. He commits himself to use his amazing sword skills to help the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, gangsters, martial arts, village, master warrior, family in danger, kidnapping, confined, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
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    User:   54%
 
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Ichi
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ichi is a blind entertainer that travels the countryside with her traditional Japanese guitar and walking stick. She’s in search for the kind man that brought her up as a child, but because of her beauty she encounters problems every step of the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, samurai, gory, village, good versus evil, danger, heroes, rivalry, gang, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   58%
 
The Challenge
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who follows the traditional path of the samurai and the other a businessman. At ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, adventure, gang, gangsters, master warrior, sword fight, track down, vengeance, aikido, vigilantism, redemption ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   52%
 
New Tale of Zatoichi
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gangsters, adventure, village, master warrior, kidnapping, vengeance, confined, murder, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
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System:   53%
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Warriors of Heaven and Earth
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, breathtaking ...
Plot: martial arts, desert, adventure, vengeance, sword fight, lone wolves, kung fu, fight scenes, weapons, master warrior, brutality, gunfight ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   45%
 
Azumi 2: Death or Love
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, a person who shows a remarking resemblance with former ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, good versus evil, master villain, master warrior, partners against crime, samurai, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: With a price on his head, Ichi seeks tranquillity in a favorite village. Since his last visit, it has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro, the son of a merchant rumored to have stolen gold from the shogunate. The boss has hired Yojimbo as his hard-drinking ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic
Plot: samurai, martial arts, good versus evil, crime, village, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, vengeance, righting the wronged, gold, sword fight ...
Place: asia, japan
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System:   51%
    User:   57%
 
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The Warrior
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, desert, war, survival, samurai, kung fu, violence, sword fight, betrayal, master warrior, adventure, fight scenes ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, korea, japan ...
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System:   49%
    User:   57%
 
The Shaolin Temple
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor who killed his father. ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, adventure, obsessive quest, vengeance, heroic mission, tough heroes, escapades, kung fu, heroes, rivalry, track down ...
Place: asia, china
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System:   47%
    User:   40%
 

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Challenge of the Masters
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Wong family kung fu school gets smacked around by a rival school. Wong Fei-hong gets fed up with the abuse and goes to learn from his fathers master. After one of the rival schools members kills some of the towns people Wong Fei-hong becomes ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, school, master warrior, one man army, track down, kung fu, vengeance, vigilantism, murder, righting the wronged, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
Sword of the Beast
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Legendary swordplay filmmaker Hideo Gosha’s Sword of the Beast chronicles the flight of the low-level swordsman Gennosuke, who kills one of his ministers as part of a reform plot. His former comrades then turn on him, and this betrayal so shakes ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, gang, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, righting the wronged, crimes, samurai, gambling, shogun, ronin, betrayal ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
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