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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, husband, father in law, wife, japanese woman, mother in law, japanese man, intrigue, katana, brunette, samurai era, husband wife reunion, cookery, kimono, lord ...
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 serious, realistic, stylized and captivating films with plots about samurai, heroes, society, jidai geki, culture clash, rivalry and redemption 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), Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011), 47 Samurai (1962), Kenshin Samurai X (2012). 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, childhood sweetheart, widower, couple relations, poverty, duel, friendship, mission of murder, daughter, sword, teacher ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 ⇓
70%
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: bleak, talky, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, down on your luck, life is a bitch, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, society, loss of daughter, in-laws, loss of son, katana sword, seppuku ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.8
 2K
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, royal family ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, stylized, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, japanese culture, heroes, one man army, escapades, drifter, mercenary, drug lord, japanese girl, japanese woman, garden ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Plot: samurai, martial arts, vengeance, friendship, family life, heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, family in crisis, revolution, politics, love and romance ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.7
 23K
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, seppuku, ronin, vengeance, life is a bitch, down on your luck, heroes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.0
 27K
Kagemusha (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: samurai, battle, doppelganger, war, warlord, army, emperor, switching roles, mistaken identity, battles, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Samurai Assassin (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled Japan for 300 years. They suspect a traitor in their midst, ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, assassination, lone wolves, tragic hero, redemption, ambition, deadly, hopes, state affairs, ruler, scheming ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 505
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, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: samurai, political unrest, politics, heroes, military, war, state affairs, clergy, rise to the top, battles, ambition, society ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia, china, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, bleak, 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 ⇓
43%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, stylized
Plot: prostitute, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, impossible love, love triangle, tragic love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, power relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
After the Rain (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of travelers is stranded in a small country inn when the river floods during heavy rains. As the bad weather continues, tensions rise amongst the travelers trapped at the inn. Ihei Misawa is a ronin, a samurai without a master, whose skills ...
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ronin, master warrior, gory, lone wolves, heroes, social misfits, redemption, hopes, misfit, humble, social awkwardness ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Bushido Blade (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, heist, adventure, military life, crime, political unrest, battles, heroes, military, state affairs, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: asia, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 4K
Not Yet (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This film tells the story of professor Uehida Hyakken-sama (1889-1971), in Gotemba, around the forties. He was a university professor until an air raid, when he left to become a writer and has to live in a hut. His mood has hardly changed, not by ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, family relations, golden years, writer's life, teachers and students, curses spells and rituals, reunion, unfulfillment, youth, teacher, death, thief ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 6K
Taboo (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Japan, France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, samurai, homosexuality, political unrest, gender, friends, heroes, military, state affairs, friendship, military life, emperor ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, sincere, serious, 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 ⇓
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
Plot: friendship, prostitute, samurai, romance, fall in love, village, love and romance, couples, social relations, friends, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, semi serious, dark humor, 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 ⇓
32%
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Hana (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a poor district of Edo lives a young samurai named Soza. He has been sent by his clan to avenge the death of his father. He isn't an accomplished swordsman however, and he prefers sharing the life of the residents, teaching the kids how to ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, dark humor
Plot: samurai, revenge, martial arts, master warrior, village, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, dealing with death, introspection, moral dilemma, village life
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Over Sarith En Caesar (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A story about two half-sisters life in the eighteenth century Suriname. There is Lynda, a white colonial and slave owner, and her slave Mini-Mini's. While Lynda is slowly embittered by the hard life in the colony, Mini-Mini gets a chance at ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: slavery, colony, half sister, plantation, first love, slave auction, marriage, master and servant, estate, interracial relations, society, power relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: latin america, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 5K
Goemon (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Follow the infamous ninja bandit named Ishikawa Goemon (Yosuke Eguchi) in an epic story. One night while looting treasure from Nanban (Southern Barbarians), Goemon finds a mysterious box hidden inside a secret grave. A forgotten relic from the past ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, captivating, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, rich and poor, war, ninja, sword, katana, heroic mission, legends and myths, battles, heroes ...
Time: 15th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year-old daughter. Gradually, he comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, so he arranges a marriage for her.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, touching
Plot: single parent, romance, aging, human nature, redemption, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, unfulfilled love, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: pirate, samurai, danger, dishonesty, escapades, heroes, rivalry, knife fight, samurai sword, sword duel, drifter, biracial ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, adventure, farm, culture clash, australian outback, wilderness, fish out of water, hopes, society, friends, idealism, couple relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 2K
Unforgiven (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in Hokkaido, Japan in the 1880s. Jubei Kamata (Ken Watanabe), who is on the side of the Edo shogunate government, kills many people. His name is infamous in Kyoto. When the battle at Goryoukaku is about to be finished, Jubei disappears. 10 years ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: samurai, bounty hunter, lone wolves, shogun, redemption, misfit, anti heroes, aging, vengeance, human nature, isolation, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, touching, stylized
Plot: royal family, love and romance, royal court, palaces castles and temples, couple relations, political intrigue, russian history, state affairs, head of state, intrigue, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 405
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, katana sword, premarital sex, master, jidai geki, employee, japanese history, japanese girl, female ninja, shogun, battle, murder ...
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⇓ 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: clergy, culture clash, religions or cults, society, human nature, fish out of water, danger, disorder, life is a bitch, belief, oppression, martyr ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ...
Plot: spirituality, family, small town, war, wartime life, against the odds, youth, family relations, parents and children, small town life, kids in trouble, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: usa, japan, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%