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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: 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 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, rivalry, escapades, danger and adventure mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Kamui: The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984), The Invincible Armour (1977), Clan of the White Lotus (1980), Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973), Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: rough, serious, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, kung fu, assassin, fugitives, master villain, wanted man, master warrior, one man army, on the run, false accusation, frame up ...
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, rivalry, danger, escapades, heroes, shaolin, kung fu, revenge, kung fu classic
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, gangsters, village, master warrior, conspiracy, corruption, swordsman, samurai, moral dilemma, homecoming, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, gory, village, crime, swordsman, crimes, rivalry, gang, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Fury of the Shaolin Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
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: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, one man army, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, danger, escapades, martial arts training, monk, buddhism ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: epic, rough, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal's revenge, lone wolves, rescue, vengeance, kidnapping, righting the wronged, tough heroes, good versus evil, crimes, danger, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, sword, fugitives, adventure, village, gangsters, master warrior, vengeance, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gory, disability, master warrior, danger, heroes, rivalry, kung fu, heroic bloodshed, innkeeper, war violence, pride ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, adventure, contests and competitions, ambition, danger, escapades, farm, heroes, hopes, fight, karate ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, adventure, heroes, rivalry, righting the wronged, tough heroes, crimes, martial artist, fighting style, movie star, asian man ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 365
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: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, gory, daring rescue, palaces castles and temples, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, buddies, revolution, deadly ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: stylized, serious, epic, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, vengeance, blade, sword fight, escapades, heroes, rivalry, adventure, state affairs, assassination attempt, politics ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
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: serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, adventure, master warrior, obsessive quest, monastery, vengeance, heroic mission, tough heroes, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: katana, snake, fugitives, adventure, martial arts, village, gangsters, master warrior, samurai, rescue, kidnapping, confined ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.8
 2K
Goyokin (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, martial arts, save the day, uninhibited rivalry, redemption, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 575
Shogun's Ninja (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that two daggers are the key to the hiding place of the ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Pai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, kung fu, master villain, master warrior, theatre milieu, one man army, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: manhunt, martial arts, ninja, terrorism, good versus evil, adventure, master villain, master warrior, island, vengeance, one man army, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, usa, caribbean, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, samurai, homecoming, village, heroes, adventure, lone wolves, deadly, escapades, forced into action, humble ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: samurai, assassination, master warrior, adventure, martial arts, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, gang, prostitute ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, female killer, adventure, good versus evil, master villain, assassination, assassin, master warrior, partners against crime, samurai, heroic mission, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, adventure, martial arts, village, master warrior, family in danger, kidnapping, confined, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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5 Masters of Death (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hu Te et al. escape the burning Shaolin temple after the Qing soldiers destroyed it in Shaolin Temple. The group of 5 decide to develop secret codes to identify fellow patriots, enlist those patriots and eventually meet up again to escape to the ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin kung fu, martial arts training, fistfight, master warrior, vengeance, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes, danger, heroes, rivalry, rescue ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, school, master warrior, one man army, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, murder, righting the wronged, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: yakuza, sword, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, samurai, village, redemption, woman in danger, injustice, righting the wronged, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 3K
Ichi (2008)
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: atmospheric, serious, epic, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, master warrior, village, gory, good versus evil, danger, heroes, rivalry, gang, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, kung fu, master warrior, police investigation, deadly, heroes, rivalry, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heist, kung fu, prostitute, adventure, master criminal, master warrior, shaolin kung fu, one man army, daring rescue, track down, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
In Eagle Dragon Fist (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A dishonored student of the Dragon Fist Sect seeks revenge for the death of his teacher.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, village, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, violence spree, danger, antidote, chinese, violence, tough guy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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