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Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)
 7.4
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Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)
Original name: るろうに剣心
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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, stylized, realistic, tense, captivating, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, katana, heroes, drifter, swordsman, one man army, massacre, drug lord, shogun, mercenary, japanese culture, medieval, fight, drugs, drug dealer, military, servant, warrior, criminal, protector, redemption, confronting the past, bandit ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, ancient china, tokyo, kyoto japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and captivating films with plots about samurai, katana, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, escapades and sword fight mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins: Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021), Blade of the Immortal (2017), Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning (2021), Zatoichi (2003), 47 Ronin (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: stylized, intense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, katana, fight, sword fight, survival, martial arts, assassin, redemption, ambition, good versus evil, samurai era, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, hong kong, tokyo, asia, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, samurai era, fight, martial arts, good versus evil, heroes, master warrior, medieval, ronin, one man army, showdown, hitman ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, Kenshin and his allies face their strongest enemy yet: his former brother-in-law Enishi Yukishiro and his minions, who've vowed their revenge.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, epic
Plot: swordsman, katana, fight, master warrior, destruction, medieval, combat, changing lives, escapades, confronting the past, adventure, warrior ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, exciting, suspense, epic ...
Plot: samurai, ronin, revenge, shogun, katana, one against many, one man army, immortality, massacre, swordsman, soldier, martial arts ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Kenshin Himura goes up against mysterious weapons dealer Enishi. He controls the underworld of China. The secret of Kenshin Himura’s "Jujishou" is also revealed.
Style: captivating, tense, epic
Plot: samurai, one man army, fight, crime boss, secret, medieval, outlaw gang, fight for supremacy, mystery, battles, gang leader, smuggling ...
Time: 1860s
Place: china, japan, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: humorous, atmospheric, exciting, harsh, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, geisha, gang, vengeance, violence, good versus evil, revenge, protector, blind character ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 160K
47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 128 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, martial arts, adventure, ronin, battles, shogun, beast, medieval, master warrior, heroes, exile, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, ancient china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, ninja, graphic violence, lone wolves, gangsters, master warrior, one man army, escapades, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, yakuza, village, self defense, escapades, one man army, love and romance, hopes, adventure, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, suspenseful, rough, emotional, serious ...
Plot: samurai, babies and infants, master warrior, adventure, motherhood, prostitute, death of mother, murderer, assassin, martial arts, ninja, wanderer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, graphic violence, rivalry, crimes, assassination attempt, one man army, confined, heroes, escapades, master warrior, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 65K
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: unusual plot structure, suspense, intense, epic, visually appealing ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, samurai sword, martial arts, sword fight, massacre, seppuku, swordsman, battles, shogun, assassin, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hidden Blade (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in 19th Century Japan a young samurai who finds himself in love with a farm girl leaves his home to begin a new life. He has to take stock of his new life when he is put to the test and ordered to kill a traitor who just happens to be his ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, romantic, epic ...
Plot: samurai, caste system, love and romance, politics, family life, vengeance, martial arts, medieval, ninja, love, edo period, winter ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, sword fight, one man army, criminal, yakuza, hidden truth, graphic violence, conspiracy, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
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: atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, unusual plot structure, affectionate ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, ninja, fight, martial artist, female ninja, lone wolves, assassin, survival, dark hero ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: breathtaking, intense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ninja, survival, vengeance, assassination, visceral, brutality, good versus evil, female assassin, teenage girl, adventure ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, ancient china, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: samurai, war, warrior, pride and honor, human spirit, courage, self discovery, battles, sword fight, katana, loyalty, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, pacific ocean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 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: art house, realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ronin, sword fight, medieval, showdown, tough guy, blind man, gambler, katana, ninja, exploitation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, unusual plot structure, affectionate, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, ninja, kung fu, assassin, master warrior, cult, violence, gunfight, martial artist, villain, decapitation ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, gangsters, village, graphic violence, heroes, master warrior, one man army, adventure, escapades, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, medieval, ninja, ancient, murder, kidnapping, graphic violence, master warrior, gangsters, one man army, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, ninja, katana, sword, graphic violence, wrestling, lone wolves, master warrior, adventure, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: captivating, exciting, stylized, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ninja, master warrior, tragic love, love and romance, state affairs, supernatural ability, martial arts, forbidden love, battles, heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, sword, last wish, confined, master warrior, one man army, gangsters, escapades, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: exciting, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, mafia, ronin, katana, imperialism, lone wolves, gangsters, crimes, master warrior, adventure, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Samurai Banners (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces Takeda to kill the lord of neighboring Suwa and take his wife ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, war, military, betrayal, politics, state affairs, power relations, dishonesty, intrigue, heroes, master warrior, fall in love ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: exciting, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: swordsman, samurai, martial arts, medieval, female nudity, exploitation, ninja, ancient, samurai era, graphic violence, village, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, revenge, superhero, fight, ancient, supernatural, assassin, strong violent content, master warrior, lone wolves, rivalry ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ninja, katana, murder, village, sword, graphic violence, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, new year's eve, sword, ninja, village, missing person, corporate crimes, murder, social differences, gangsters, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%