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Zatoichi the Fugitive
Original name: 座頭市兇状旅
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: samurai, martial arts, fugitives, adventure, village, gangsters, master warrior, vengeance, chases and races, katana, sword, crimes, deadly, heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, one man army, contests and competitions, on the run, escapades, wrestling, katana sword, sword fight
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
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Zatoichi's Spurting Blood Road
Drama, Adventure, Action
Japan
87 min.
 7.6
Zatoichi's Cane-sword
Action, Adventure, Drama
Japan
93 min.
 7.7
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Most similar movies to Zatoichi the Fugitive

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and exciting films with plots including samurai, heroes, escapades, master warrior, martial arts, deadly and lone wolves themes mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Zatoichi the Fugitive: New Tale of Zatoichi (1963), Zatoichi's Spurting Blood Road (1967), Adventures of Zatoichi (1964), Zatoichi's Cane-sword (1967), Zatoichi's Revenge (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Zatoichi and the Fugitives
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: fugitives, adventure, martial arts, gangsters, village, master warrior, samurai, rescue, kidnapping, snake, katana, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, one man army, manipulations, vengeance, escapades, knife throwing, katana sword, severed arm, sword fight, bullet
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
New Tale of Zatoichi
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: samurai, martial arts, adventure, gangsters, master warrior, village, kidnapping, vengeance, confined, murder, crimes, deadly, heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, one man army, redemption, fall in love, escapades, love and romance, dice, sword cane, katana sword, blind man, flute, tattoo, katana, sword, sword fight, stabbed in the back
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   90%
 
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Zatoichi's Spurting Blood Road
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: samurai, adventure, gangsters, martial arts, hostages, village, master warrior, getting home, working undercover, katana, sword, confined, crimes, deadly, heroes, hopes, undercover, lone wolves, one man army, secret agents, escapades, last wish, pottery, katana sword, sword fight, pornography
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   92%
 
Adventures of Zatoichi
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: samurai, adventure, gangsters, martial arts, village, master warrior, missing person, crimes, deadly, new year's eve, sword, dishonesty, heroes, lone wolves, one man army, social differences, corporate crimes, murder, escapades, society, new year, dice, drunk, drunkard, kite, blindness, father figure, katana, gambling
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   100%
 
Zatoichi's Cane-sword
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: samurai, adventure, gangsters, martial arts, village, master warrior, political intrigue, political unrest, crimes, heroes, state affairs, lone wolves, one man army, redemption, friendship, deadly, escapades, friends, masseur, dice, innkeeper, mob, blind man, maid, katana, sword, gangster, death
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   85%
 
Zatoichi's Revenge
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: samurai, master warrior, adventure, martial arts, village, uncover truth, vengeance, captivity, woman in danger, katana, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, dishonesty, heroes, sword, life is a bitch, lone wolves, one man army, prostitute, political corruption, escapades, masseur, dice, masseuse, blind man, corrupt businessman, embezzlement, brothel, corruption, revenge, conspiracy
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   84%
 
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: samurai, adventure, gangsters, martial arts, master warrior, village, family in danger, kidnapping, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, one man army, assassination attempt, escapades, masseuse, fireworks, katana, gang
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   85%
 
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Zatoichi's Vengeance
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: samurai, adventure, gangsters, martial arts, master warrior, village, introspection, moral dilemma, friendship, crimes, heroes, friends, lone wolves, one man army, vengeance, deadly, escapades, last wish, wise man, wisdom of life, katana sword, katana, sword, sword fight
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   86%
 
Zatoichi and the Chess Expert
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: samurai, master warrior, adventure, martial arts, island, friendship, woman in danger, righting the wronged, danger, sword, deadly, heroes, hopes, rivalry, friends, lone wolves, one man army, vengeance, escapades, chess, self defense, yakuza, katana sword, fight, sword fight
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   67%
 
Zatoichi and the Doomed Man
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: samurai, master warrior, adventure, martial arts, village, wrongfully committed, righting the wronged, dishonesty, corruption, heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, lone wolves, one man army, false accusation, confined, deadly, escapades, masseuse, katana sword, blind man, katana, fight, sword, sword fight
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   79%
 
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, gory, crime, village, crimes, rivalry, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, good versus evil, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes, samurai era, swordsman, yakuza, facial scar, blindness, katana, sword, sword fight, jail, blood splatter, gambling, female nudity, violence, blood
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   76%
 
The Blind Swordsman Samaritan
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Style: serious, rough, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: master warrior, adventure, martial arts, samurai, village, redemption, woman in danger, injustice, righting the wronged, yakuza, sword, danger, dishonesty, heroes, gangsters, lone wolves, deadly, escapades, life is a bitch, coldhearted, protection, masseuse, remorse, swordsman, prostitution, blind man, debt, sword fight, death of brother
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   66%
 
Zatoichi's Conspiracy
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: martial arts, adventure, gangsters, master warrior, village, samurai, moral dilemma, homecoming, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, hopes, swordsman, corruption, conspiracy, lone wolves, one man army, escapades
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   74%
 
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Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, emotional, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: samurai, master warrior, adventure, martial arts, village, obsessive quest, track down, false accusation, injustice, yakuza, corruption, chases and races, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, escapades, heroes, swordsman, lone wolves, one man army, heist, deadly, remorse, corrupt official, drum, blind man, thief, katana, gold, whip, battle, gambler, taxes, horse
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   73%
 
The Return of Masseur Ichi
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, village, dishonesty, heroes, lone wolves, one man army, mental illness, deadly, escapades, sword fight, criminal, protecting from truth, buried truth, sword cane
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   75%
 
Fight, Zatoichi, Fight
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Style: serious, rough, emotional, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: samurai, babies and infants, master warrior, adventure, danger, deadly, heroes, assassin, youth, lone wolves, chases and races, escapades, wanderer, yakuza, masseuse, swordsman, gambler, pickpocket, diaper, fatherhood, motherhood, breast feeding, child, debt, katana, orphan, death of mother, prostitute, baby
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   52%
 
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, one man army, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, ronin, katana, gangsters, lone wolves, vengeance, crimes, danger, escapades, imperialism, katana sword, sword
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   61%
 
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, adventure, introspection, island, village, self discovery, fall in love, destiny, heroes, hopes, love and romance, lone wolves, one man army, deadly, escapades, self defense, pilgrimage, katana sword, criminal gang, blind man, katana, gang, sword, sword fight, coward, death of brother
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   53%
 
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Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic
Plot: samurai, martial arts, crime, good versus evil, village, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, vengeance, righting the wronged, gold, sword fight, spy, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, rivalry, gang, redemption, parents and children, chases and races, escapades, hopes, masseur, undercover, mistress, crossover, blind man, bodyguard, katana, sword
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   40%
 
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, rough, bloody, bleak, exciting, realistic, breathtaking, enigmatic, surreal, tense, melancholic, reflective, ironic, suspenseful, dark humor, harsh, talky, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gory, blood, assassin, sword fight, violence, brutality, ninja, lone wolves, adventure, cult, father son relationship, violent, dark hero, vengeance, fight scenes, stylish, gunfight, weapons, master warrior, complex characters, death, childhood, life & death, father-son relationship, mentor, visceral, countryside, revenge, hitman, assassins, assassination, survival, brothers, life philosophy, culture clash, parents and children, dialogue, betrayal, danger, character study, female ninja, ronin, martial artist, decapitation, blood splatter, deadly, women, storytelling
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
The Tale of Zatoichi
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: samurai, martial arts, lone wolves, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, gang, ronin, sword fight, crimes, escapades, criminal, bet, drifter, gang war, kendo, katana sword, sword duel, katana, sword, gambler, violence
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
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Ichi
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, samurai, gory, village, good versus evil, danger, heroes, rivalry, gang, vengeance, crimes, deadly, escapades, humble, female killer, opponent, bloody spray, body mutilation, kimono, ronin, jidai geki, japanese woman, swordswoman, stabbed in the foot, body count, slashing, killed with a sword, blind girl, leg wound, tragic event, loss of family, tragic hero, morality, spitting blood, blindness, blind woman, finger cut off, ninja, tragedy, forest, blood spatter, campfire, violence against women, spear, covered in blood, dismemberment, attempted rape, severed arm, sword
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   36%
 
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, bloody, realistic, breathtaking, suspenseful, enigmatic, exciting, atmospheric, disturbing, melancholic, talky, road movie, dark humor, comic, colourful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, gory, martial arts, cult, assassin, vengeance, sword fight, revenge, violence, blood, splatter, lone wolves, dark hero, father son relationship, stylish, gore, violent, fight scenes, master warrior, village, father-son relationship, brutality, assassination, visceral, weapons, life & death, gunfight, assassins, betrayal, childhood, hitman, crimes, gangsters, danger, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, sexualized violence, deadly, gangster, culture clash, heroes, death, ninja, murder, secrets, crime gone awry, art, demons, rivalry
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Style: serious, rough, epic, stylized, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, lone wolves, cult, master warrior, gory, countryside, parents and children, hitman, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, family relations, one man army, assassin, crimes, escapades, drifter, samurai warrior, splatter, dark hero, warrior, decapitation, sword, sword fight, good versus evil, gore, violence
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Style: stylized, talky, clever, serious, bloody, rough, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic, breathtaking, suspenseful, reflective, colourful, exciting, brutal, captivating, tense, dark humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gory, cult, assassin, blood, violence, lone wolves, father son relationship, stylish, vengeance, ninja, father-son relationship, violent, assassins, childhood, gunfight, master warrior, weapons, brutality, assassination, fight scenes, mentor, life & death, storytelling, visceral, secrets, countryside, death, life philosophy, betrayal, pornography, character study, danger, complex characters, drinking, anti-hero, dysfunctional family, chase, deadly, hitman, gangs, classic car, dialogue, revenge, family drama, screwball, heroes, runaway, art
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
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Goyokin
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Style: bleak, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, tense, rough
Plot: lone wolves, martial arts, samurai, save the day, uninhibited rivalry, redemption, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, vengeance, escapades, jidai geki, gold, massacre, fire
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
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13 Assassins
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, epic, captivating, realistic, rough, stylized, exciting
Plot: martial arts, samurai, assassination, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, deadly, heroes, rivalry, against the odds, escapades, state affairs, samurai era, jidai geki, katana sword, violence, death, conspiracy
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
 6.9
 13K
Azumi
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, bloody, rough, suspenseful, intense, brutal, breathtaking, harsh, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassination, martial arts, assassin, vengeance, samurai, sword fight, ninja, survival, violence, blood, revenge, death, master warrior, splatter, fight scenes, assassins, stylish, mentor, violent, gratuitous violence, brutality, dark hero, visceral, adventure, gory, storytelling, weapons, village, kung fu, hitman, destiny, good versus evil, heroic mission, sexualized violence, lone hero, crimes, danger, vigilante, transformation, dialogue, deadly, adaptation, runaway, pornography, sacrifice, redemption, escapades, chase, life philosophy, classic car
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 

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Zatoichi in Desperation
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, scary
Plot: samurai, martial arts, lone wolves, master warrior, adventure, village, heroic mission, righting the wronged, crimes, katana, heroes, rivalry, gang, gangsters, golden years, prostitute, village life, escapades, hopes, katana sword, death of child, sword, sword fight
Place: asia, japan
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System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
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Shogun's Ninja
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, samurai, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, escapades, heroes, rivalry, ninja, gang, master warrior, treasure hunt, vengeance, heroic mission, battles, danger, deadly, military, state affairs, revenge, shogun, ninja warrior, ninja master, seppuku, treasure map, jidai geki, gold mine, archery, trapeze, judo throw, treasure, funeral pyre, kung fu classic, martial artist, kendo, katana sword, judo, flute, fictional war, forest, warrior, hand to hand combat, genocide, monkey, catapult, samurai sword, decapitation, sword fight, suicide, torture
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
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