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Shogun's Ninja (1980)
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Shogun's Ninja (1980)
Original name: 忍者武芸帖 百地三太夫
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 treasured gold. Spanning decades, the quest for the missing daggers takes Shiranui through war and ancient tradition.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, adventure, samurai, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, escapades, heroes, rivalry, gang, master warrior, treasure hunt, vengeance, heroic mission, battles, danger, deadly, military, state affairs, revenge, treasure, monkey, violence, death, warrior ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Shogun's Ninja

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and stylized films with plots about samurai, heroes, master warrior, martial arts, escapades, adventure and rivalry mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Shogun's Ninja: Legend of Eight Samurai (1983), 47 Ronin (2013), The Ninja Wars (1982), The Shogun's Samurai (1978), Zatoichi's Cane-sword (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Legend of Eight Samurai (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The evil Hikita clan rises from the dead to fulfill a curse on the Satomi clan by restoring the face of their warlord by using the skin of Princess Shizu. In the process of trying to capture her, the clan murders her entire family, but Princess ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, good versus evil, ghost, palaces castles and temples, adventure, master warrior, supernatural ability, daring rescue, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
Place: asia, japan
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95%
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47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: serious, exciting, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, chosen one, ronin, revenge, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, adventure, samurai sword, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: stylized, atmospheric, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword fight, blood, lone wolves, female ninja, blood splatter, martial artist, decapitation, ronin, master warrior, gory ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Ninja Wars (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fortuneteller prophesizes that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the insatiably greedy Lord Donjo. Only the ninja Jotaro can stop ...
Style: serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gory, master warrior, adventure, daring rescue, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Shogun's Samurai (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and birthmark which undermine his respect. Iemitsu and his brother ...
Style: epic, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, rivalry, assassination, betrayal, dishonesty, state affairs, samurai warrior, sword, blood, ninja ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, village, gangsters, adventure, master warrior, political intrigue, political unrest, crimes, heroes, state affairs, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, sword, chess, adventure, master warrior, martial arts, friendship, island, woman in danger, righting the wronged, danger, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, murder, kidnapping, gangsters, adventure, master warrior, village, vengeance, confined, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, fugitives, adventure, village, gangsters, master warrior, vengeance, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, adventure, gangsters, martial arts, village, master warrior, family in danger, kidnapping, confined, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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13 Assassins (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.
Style: serious, suspenseful, epic, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, samurai, assassination, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, adventure, heroes, rivalry, against the odds, escapades, state affairs, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.6
 58K
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: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, massacre, suicide, warrior, martial arts, violence, assassination, assassin, mission, swords and armor, seppuku, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, village, criminal, sword fight, dishonesty, heroes, lone wolves, one man army, mental illness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, gangsters, village, master warrior, introspection, moral dilemma, friendship, crimes, heroes, friends ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, martial arts, fugitives, adventure, gangsters, village, master warrior, samurai, rescue, kidnapping, confined ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, supernatural, cult, gory, lone wolves, master warrior, assassin, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, escapades, heroes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, village, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, island, introspection, self discovery, fall in love, destiny, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, ronin, master warrior, one man army, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, gangsters, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: talky, stylized, clever, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, blood, violence, gore, yakuza, sword fight, sword, kung fu, duel, decapitation, blood splatter ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gory, master warrior, adventure, village, crime, swordsman, crimes, rivalry, gang, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this first film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, adapted from the manga by Kazuo Koike, we are told the story of the Lone Wolf and Cub's origin. Ogami Itto, the official Shogunate executioner, has been framed for disloyalty to the Shogunate ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, lone wolves, gory, assassin, cult, drifter, village, master warrior, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Rurouni Kenshin: 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, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, one man army, blind ambition, political unrest, good versus evil, ambition, state affairs, katana, dojo ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, village, corruption, master warrior, adventure, martial arts, wrongfully committed, righting the wronged, dishonesty, heroes, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, village, katana, murder, adventure, master warrior, martial arts, sword, uncover truth, vengeance, captivity, woman in danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Heaven and Earth (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Warlords Kagetora and Takeda each wish to prevent the other from gaining hegemony in feudal Japan. The two samurai leaders pursue one another across the countryside, engaging in massive battles of cavalry and infantry. Younger and less brutal, ...
Style: epic, rough, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, uninhibited rivalry, battles, adventure, ambition, rivalry, state affairs, war, power relations, master warrior, blind ambition, ego clash ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, rivalry, danger, escapades, heroes, shaolin, kung fu, kung fu classic, revenge
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Challenge (1982)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword fight, aikido, adventure, gang, gangsters, master warrior, samurai sword, track down, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, adventure, master warrior, martial arts, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, gang, prostitute ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, katana, sword, gangsters, adventure, martial arts, hostages, village, master warrior, getting home, working undercover, confined ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: stylized, exciting, epic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassination, martial arts, assassin, samurai, good versus evil, vengeance, master warrior, adventure, katana, mass murder, mission of murder, village ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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