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Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)
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Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)
Original name: るろうに剣心
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father opened the Kamiya Kasshin-ryu, a kendo school located in Tokyo and Kaoru is now an instructor there. Kaoru then invites Kenshin to stay at her dojo. Their relationship develops further, but Kenshin is still haunted by his violent past...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, heroes, drifter, swordsman, one man army, katana, drug lord, mercenary, massacre, shogun, military, servant, assassin, japanese culture, escapades, vegetarian, mansion, ronin, explosion, police station, fan, priest, attempted murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan

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Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Kenshin has settled into his new life with Kaoru and his other friends when he is approached with a request from the Meiji government. Makoto Shishio, a former assassin like Kenshin, was betrayed, set on fire and left for dead. He survived, and is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ambition, good versus evil, katana, political unrest, rivalry, one man army, katana sword, survival, graphic violence, master warrior, blind ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, hong kong
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Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, heroes, good versus evil, master warrior, one man army, state affairs, samurai era, graphic violence, ronin, samurai sword, violence, flashback ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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Blade of the Immortal (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, UK, South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, exciting, jidai geki ...
Plot: samurai, shogun, immortality, ronin, katana, killer, revenge, hand to hand combat, martial arts, fistfight, soldier, one man army ...
Place: japan
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Zatoichi (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Zatôichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatôichi discovers a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, atmospheric, harsh, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gang, master warrior, geisha, sword fight, good versus evil, vengeance, one man army, mob boss, blind character, protector ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 ...
Style: stylized, epic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, shogun, battles, martial arts, adventure, ronin, master warrior, exile, heroes, rivalry, chosen one, samurai sword ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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13 Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, intense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, massacre, samurai sword, battles, duel, sword fight, battle, swordsman, martial arts, suicide, mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 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, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, lone wolves, drifter, heroes, ronin, decapitation, blood splatter, female ninja, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Azumi (2003)
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: rough, serious, breathtaking, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, martial arts, assassination, good versus evil, vengeance, survival, adventure, deadly, danger, elimination, introspection, visceral ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Zatoichi is mentored by the blind leader of a secret organization as he contends with both the Yakuza and a jealous husband.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, exciting, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ronin, katana, good versus evil, gangsters, rivalry, adventure, danger, crimes, master warrior, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, rough, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, master warrior, heroes, contests and competitions, adventure, rivalry, fugitives, on the run, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
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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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, one man army, martial arts, sword fight, heroes, dishonesty, village, mental illness, conspiracy, hidden truth, graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Zatoichi's Spurting Blood Road (1967)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ichi is staying at an inn when a woman dies. Her dying wish is that Ichi take her son to his father, an artist living in a nearby town. After arriving in the town, Ichi finds out that the father has been forced by a local boss to create illegal ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, sword, katana, undercover, lone wolves, confined, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, escapades, deadly, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur and master swordsman. Zatoichi targets a yakuza-controlled village, because war with a neighbouring town's smaller gang is brewing.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: samurai, ronin, gang war, heroes, martial arts, sword fight, bet, drifter, master warrior, rivalry, lone wolves, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Zatoichi's Cane-sword (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Zatoichi comes upon the town of Tonda, overrun by gangsters. Using one of his favorite techniques, Zatoichi proceeds to win 8 ryo in a rigged gambling game. Of course, the local gangsters attempt to kill him, and the adventure begins. It turns out a ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, martial arts, village, one man army, crimes, lone wolves, master warrior, escapades, deadly, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
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Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Zatoichi comes upon a dying man who asks him to give a bag of money to "Taichi". Zatoichi has no idea who this is but when he comes upon a small town harassed by gangsters, he finds that "Taichi" was the man's young son. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, graphic violence, deadly, gangsters, one man army, escapades, master warrior, adventure, heroes, lone wolves, crimes, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
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, suspenseful, rough, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, drifter, heroes, one man army, kung fu, duel, gore, sword, blood splatter, decapitation ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, chess, sword, deadly, heroes, hopes, master warrior, danger, adventure, lone wolves, one man army, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Our hero Zatoichi sails to one of the distant islands to begin a pilgrimage to a total of 88 Shinto shrines.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, village, graphic violence, one man army, heroes, deadly, lone wolves, hopes, destiny, self discovery, martial arts, introspection ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kidnapping, murder, graphic violence, crimes, one man army, confined, escapades, deadly, redemption, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Blind swordsman Zatoichi, jailed briefly, is implored by another prisoner to aid him in proving his innocence of a crime for which he is sentenced to death. Zatoichi is reluctant to get involved, because he knows how often such involvement has led ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, village, corruption, lone wolves, confined, life is a bitch, dishonesty, one man army, heroes, hopes, adventure, escape ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Even though Gennosuke and Oboro are from rival ninja villages, they are secretly in love. At an annual conference with the Lord, it is dictated that a competition--a fight to the death--will take place between the five best shinobi from each ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, tragic love, love and romance, imaginary, state affairs, supernatural ability, battles, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, adventure, forbidden love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman returning home with her baby. When gangsters mistake her for Zatoichi and kill her, Zatoichi determines to escort the baby to its father. He gains the reluctant help of a young pick pocket ...
Style: emotional, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, danger, deadly, chases and races, adventure, babies and infants, master warrior, prostitute, death of mother, motherhood, assassin, murderer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ichi travels to the village of Itakura to pay his respects at the grave of Kichizo, a man he killed two years ago. When some tax money is stolen while in transit to the governor he is accused and sets out to find the money and clear his name.
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, village, heist, yakuza, corruption, adventure, obsessive quest, dishonesty, deadly, heroes, life is a bitch, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, supernatural, danger, escapades, rivalry, lone wolves, heroes, deadly, family relations, gory, strong violent content ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, assassination attempt, crimes, rivalry, confined, danger, master warrior, deadly, escapades, one man army, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman looking for her father, a village leader who has disappeared. As he helps her investigate the disappearance, Zatoichi also becomes involved with another young woman who is trying to help her ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, village, new year's eve, sword, deadly, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, one man army, crimes, society, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Itinerant masseur and master swordsman, the blind Zatoichi, is near the village of his teacher, Hikonoichi, so he decides to visit. He learns of Hikonoichi's recent robbery and murder and the imprisonment of his virginal daughter, Osayo, in a ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, stylized, rough, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, murder, village, katana, dishonesty, danger, heroes, adventure, confined, escapades, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, swordsman, rivalry, master warrior, gangsters, good versus evil, escapades, gang, adventure, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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The Bushido Blade (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, crime, master warrior, military, crimes, escapades, adventure, destiny, heist, political unrest, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: asia, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Samurai Marathon (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The American imperialists are at the door and intruding on Japan. To assess and train his troops the lord of the land announces a marathon through the land crisscrossing shores, forests and the mountain. The shogunate in Edo was not approving and ...
Style: tense, intense, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: samurai, marathon, princess, cheating, swordsman, edo period, missing person, japanese woman, government, identification, betrayal, american soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: japan, asia
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