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A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story (2013)
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A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story (2013)
Original name: 武士の献立
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set within the Kaga Domain in the Edo Period. Oharu is an excellent cook and recognized for her skills. Due to her cooking talents, she marries Yasunobu, who is an heir in the Funaki family. The Funaki family serves as the cook for the Kaga Domain. Nevertheless, Yasunobu himself is a terrible cook. With the help of Oharu's mother-in-law Mitsuru, she begins to teach Yasunobu how to cook.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: samurai, cooking, world, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, cooking and food, couples, master and servant, unfulfilled love, society, unfulfillment, love, chef, friendship, food, kitchen, unrequited love, female friendship, beach, orphan, maid, exile, female protagonist, rebellion, marriage proposal ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, feudal japan, cross country

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and touching films with plots about society, samurai, couples, heroes, jidai geki, love and romance and couple relations mostly in Drama, History and Action genres. Some movies like A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story: The Twilight Samurai (2002), Samurai Rebellion (1967), The Hidden Blade (2004), 47 Samurai (1962), Double Suicide (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Twilight Samurai (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense, emotional ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, widower, poverty, duel, childhood sweetheart, couple relations, friendship, teacher, daughter, sword, mission of murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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95%
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: talky, realistic, emotional, tense, serious ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, parents and children, kidnapping, injustice, society, family relations, master warrior, rebelliousness, fighting the system, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Hidden Blade (2004)
Genre: Action, 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Plot: samurai, martial arts, vengeance, friendship, family life, heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, family in crisis, revolution, politics, love and romance ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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47 Samurai (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka, whose title was Kōzuke no suke. The ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, martial arts, seppuku, lone wolves, vengeance, master warrior, redemption, heroic mission, military life, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 18th century, middle ages, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Double Suicide (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Successful and married with children, paper-mill owner Jihei knows better than to contradict the strict social and moral codes of 18th-century Japan. But when he meets the lovely courtesan Koharu, he becomes a man obsessed. Koharu returns his love, ...
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: prostitute, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, impossible love, love triangle, tragic love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, power relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Kenshin Samurai X (2012)
Genre: Action, 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 ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, swordsman, heroes, one man army, escapades, drifter, mercenary, drug lord, japanese culture, poisoning, cooking ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Rikyu (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord, unifying the country. Rikyu, through the tea ceremony and ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: samurai, political unrest, politics, heroes, war, military, state affairs, clergy, rise to the top, battles, ambition, society ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia, china, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Style: talky, bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, down on your luck, life is a bitch, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, society, loss of daughter, in-laws, loss of son, katana, seppuku ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Harakiri (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri.
Style: bleak, talky, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, ronin, seppuku, vengeance, life is a bitch, down on your luck, heroes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Love Letters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: United States Senator, Andrew Ladd, revisits his life after a woman he loved, but only wrote letters to, dies. Having met as children the two grow apart as he enters politics and she aspires to be an artist. While success follows him, she has a more ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: love, senator, fall in love, romance, best friends, prodigy, crumbling marriage, looking for love, love affair, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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We of the Never Never (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the well-loved Australian classic by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn, this is the remarkable true story of Jeannie Gunn, a woman who fought to overcome sexual and racial prejudice amid the harsh beauties of the outback. Leaving her Melbourne existence for ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, adventure, culture clash, farm, australian outback, wilderness, fish out of water, hopes, society, friends, idealism, couple relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Time That Remains (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, Belgium, France, Palestine
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.[Synopsis from the director, courtesy of Cannes Film Festival] : "The Time That Remains" is a semi biographic film, in four historic episodes, about a ...
Style: touching, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, family life, parents and children, political unrest, society, state affairs, family relations, wartime life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment
Time: contemporary, 40s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, racism, bus, human spirit, hopes, society, couples, power relations, life is a bitch, friends, segregation, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, rough, realistic ...
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Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sentimental, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: slavery, colony, half sister, plantation, slave auction, first love, marriage, master and servant, estate, interracial relations, society, power relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: latin america, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Young Catherine (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, stylized
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Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
That Night in Varennes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
Plot: royal family, escape attempt, french revolution, aristocracy, stagecoach, womanizer, revolution, intrigue, political unrest, adventure, politics, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Harem Suare (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Turkey
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A story of the impossible love between one of the Sultan's concubines and one of his eunuchs in a harem at the end of the Ottoman Empire.
Style: serious, sexual, captivating, realistic
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Time: 1900s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
When the Last Sword is Drawn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kanichiro Yoshimura is a Samurai and Family man who can no longer support his wife and children on the the low pay he receives from his small town clan, he is forced by the love for his family to leave for the city in search of higher pay to support ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, heroes, life is a bitch, tragic hero, human spirit, political unrest, hopes, society, state affairs, unfulfillment, changing lives, emperor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 353
Adopt a Sailor (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, witty ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Mansfield Park (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: stylized, witty, realistic, romantic, semi serious ...
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Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
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Silence (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and search for their mentor.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: clergy, culture clash, religions or cults, society, human nature, fish out of water, danger, disorder, life is a bitch, religion, christianity, belief in god ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Barber of Siberia (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, France, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant. On her travels, she meets two men who would change her life ...
Style: epic, emotional, romantic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: couple relations, love triangle, unfulfilled love, exile, romance, soldier, love affair, love story, military officer, destiny, life philosophy, military academy ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, siberia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: Fifth film in the series. When Kyoshiro, in a moment of weakness, saves the life of a woman being attacked on the road, he quickly finds himself entangled in a conspiracy involving a corrupt chamberlain, a wily merchant, the survivors of a pirate ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: pirate, samurai, danger, dishonesty, escapades, heroes, rivalry, samurai sword, knife fight, sword duel, ronin, samurai warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: gloomy, serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: couple relations, life is a bitch, urban, unfulfillment, couples, parents and children, death in the family, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, social decay, dull life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 21K
Little Boy (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: usa, japan, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 435
Sekigahara (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the year 1600, a battle determines the future ruler for Japan and the beginning of the rise of the Tokugawa shogunate.
Style: based on true events
Plot: samurai, employee, japanese girl, female ninja, shogun, japanese history, premarital sex, katana sword, slave, slavery, battle, letter ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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