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Kamui (2009)
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Kamui (2009)
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: exciting, rough, epic, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, survival, adventure, heroes, good versus evil, rebellion, on the run, human spirit, fugitives, obsessive quest, hopes, danger, master warrior, chases and races, rebelliousness, redemption, escapades, rivalry, tough heroes, ninja, shark attack, sword fight
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and rough films with plots about heroes, martial arts, master warrior, escapades, rivalry, danger and adventure mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Kamui: The Invincible Armour (1977), Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989), Clan of the White Lotus (1980), Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973), The Blade (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Invincible Armour (1977)
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, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, assassin, kung fu, dishonesty, heroes, one man army, on the run, false accusation, rivalry, track down, tough heroes ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This 26th film installment of the Zatoichi series sees Shintaro Katsu return to this classic role after a 10 year hiatus. The blind masseur Ichi gets caught between rival Yakuza clans.
Style: rough, exciting, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, crimes, master warrior, escapades, adventure, crime, lone wolves, rivalry, gory, heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shaolin practitioners and brothers Wu and Hung kill the merciless Pai Mei. However, Pai Mei's even more merciless brother White Lotus takes revenge; killing most of the Shaolin disciples, including Wu and Hung's girlfriend, leaving only ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, danger, vengeance, revenge, shaolin, kung fu classic, kung fu
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zatoichi, the famed blind swordsman, returns to his home village for the first time in many years. He is befriended by Omiyo, who had the same wet-nurse as Zatoichi. He also encounters a boyhood friend, Shinbei, who now is wealthy and appears not to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, one man army, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, gangsters, moral dilemma, homecoming, samurai, village, lone wolves, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Blade (1995)
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 ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, orphan, danger, woman in danger, tough heroes, righting the wronged, kidnapping, love triangle, rescue, crimes, lone wolves, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
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: exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, power relations, tough heroes, rivalry, rebelliousness, captivity, vengeance, heroes, political unrest, daring rescue, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: rough, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, one man army, deadly, heroes, gangsters, rivalry, village, wrestling, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Bronson Lee, Champion (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: This is the third and final film of the ZA KARATE trilogy. Tadashi Yamashita reprises his role as the Karate World Champion. Local Japanese karate schools are not happy that a Chinese master will take over the Japanese karate organization and will ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: martial arts, escapades, adventure, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, hopes, ambition, danger, farm, martial arts tournament, karate ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, ohio, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Fury of the Shaolin Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A government law officer is dispatched to bring his brother's killers to justice. On his bloody mission, untold assassins are thrown at him, but to no avail. One by one they are done away with in a most militant style.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin monk, danger, rivalry, escapades, lone wolves, master warrior, one man army, vengeance, heroes, kung fu fighting, martial artist ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005)
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: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female killer, martial arts, master warrior, superhuman powers, master villain, partners against crime, chase, rivalry, military, danger, battles, tough heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: captivating, exciting, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: snake, katana, village, samurai, rescue, danger, confined, heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, deadly, martial arts ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: rough, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, chess, sword, friendship, rivalry, one man army, martial arts, woman in danger, island, danger, self defense, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
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, village, sword fight, gold, spy, lone wolves, adventure, parents and children, hopes, escapades, tough heroes ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Blades of Blood (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the 16th century in Chosun dynasty, HWANG Jung-hak and LEE Mong-hak create the “Grand Alliance” with the united dream of a better world. While the new leader LEE dreams of eradicating this world of all its corruption and becoming king ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, assassination attempt, master warrior, adventure, state affairs, escapades, politics, political unrest, royal family, rivalry, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sukeban Deka The Movie (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the events of the TV series, the 18 year old Yoko Godai has abandoned her special agent Saki Asamiya name to return to her normal life, and is now studying for college entrance exams. However, she accidentally bumps into a young man named ...
Style: rough, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: deadly, heroes, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, undercover, fighting crime, high school, gang, society, high school life, rivalry, soldier ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
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: captivating, exciting, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: samurai, crimes, lone wolves, escapades, kidnapping, danger, family in danger, martial arts, one man army, village, master warrior, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he proves with just the help of his friend Chung-Chieng, when ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, danger, heroes, gory, rivalry, disability, violence, revenge, heroic bloodshed, fortress, war violence ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
Story: To free his girlfriend from her contract with a greedy madam, Shang Li (Don Wong) teams up with a cold-blooded thief called the Sparrow (Chiang-lung Wen) to hijack a large shipment of silver. But when the heist suddenly goes bad, Shang Li finds ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heist, prostitute, kung fu, crimes, wrongfully committed, adventure, escapades, confined, battles, daring rescue, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Zatoichi: The Last (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan, France
Story: A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.
Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, stylized, serious ...
Plot: humble, deadly, heroes, samurai, village, homecoming, escapades, adventure, martial arts, lone wolves, master warrior, forced into action ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Deadly Duo (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The plot involves patriots during the Sung Dynasty and their attempts to rescue a kidnapped prince from Ching troops who have invaded the north of China. The patriots are led by Ti Lung who recruits a mysterious but seemingly superhuman fighter ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, buddies, heroes, partners, danger, rebellion, escapades, master warrior, daring rescue, heroic mission, friends, palaces castles and temples ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Protector 2 (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kham is the last in long line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand's war elephants. Traditionally, only the perfect elephants could successfully help defend the throne, after his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants, Kham ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, master warrior, protagonist as suspect, crimes, escapades, on the run, daring rescue, chases and races, tough heroes, heroes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Challenge of the Masters (1976)
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: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, tough heroes, battles, injustice, ambition, murder, contests and competitions, hopes, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, South Africa
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, manhunt, ninja, good versus evil, terrorism, vengeance, island, rivalry, kidnapping, heroes, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, japan, asia, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story (1977)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Li plays a young kung fu expert (and waiter) who is trying to live peacefully in San Francisco with his marital arts-challenged friend. But they run afoul of some American thugs, and the fight is on...right!
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, adventure, crimes, tough heroes, righting the wronged, heroes, rivalry, fistfight, actor, kung fu, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Blind Swordsman Samaritan (1968)
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, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: yakuza, sword, dishonesty, deadly, martial arts, redemption, lone wolves, gangsters, heroes, injustice, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: [Period covered: 1575-1681] Fist film in the Shinobi series starring Raizo Ichikawa. Warlord Oda Nobunaga seeks to unite a fractured Japan, a young man trained in the arts of ninjitsu is manipulated by a ninja master into attempting to assassinate ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Plot: assassination, samurai, religions or cults, battles, adventure, master warrior, escapades, crimes, state affairs, undercover, attic, martial arts ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: epic, realistic, captivating, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, heroes, dishonesty, cult, rivalry, escapades, lone wolves, deadly, gory, danger, drifter ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, kung fu, police investigation, rivalry, heroes, deadly, psychopath, master warrior, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, protecting from truth, master warrior, escapades, mental illness, one man army, lone wolves, adventure, buried truth, village, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Merantau Warrior (2009)
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
Plot: martial arts, violence, protector, human trafficking, journey, young heroes, escapades, life is a bitch, master warrior, rivalry, chase, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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