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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: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: samurai, cooking, couple relations, cooking and food, world, society, couples, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, master and servant, unsupportive spouse, 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, jidai geki, heroes, love and romance and unfulfillment 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), Double Suicide (1969), 47 Samurai (1962), The Hidden Blade (2004). 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: tense, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, poverty, duel, sword fight, childhood sweetheart, widower, friendship, selflessness, glory, reluctant, heroes, couples ...
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: tense, talky, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, ruler, injustice, rebelliousness, society, parents and children, master warrior, life is a bitch, family relations, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: realistic, serious, stylized, emotional
Plot: prostitute, society, tragic love, social differences, power relations, rebellion, impossible love, fighting the system, couples, love triangle, unfulfillment, rich and poor ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, vengeance, redemption, human nature, introspection, society, rivalry, military, lone wolves ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: stylized, serious, sentimental, gloomy, realistic
Plot: samurai, love and romance, state affairs, family in crisis, lone wolves, politics, martial arts, friendship, rivalry, family life, heroes, vengeance ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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, assassin, one man army, mercenary, master warrior, escapades, heroes, drug lord, drifter, swordsman, fan, servant ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized
Plot: battles, war, rise to the top, state affairs, samurai, political unrest, heroes, clergy, society, politics, ambition, military ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, korea, china, asia
⇓ 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: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: samurai, life is a bitch, loss of daughter, society, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, loss of son, down on your luck, in-laws, katana, one against many ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 8.7
 24K
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, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, seppuku, ronin, vengeance, down on your luck, life is a bitch, in-laws, hypocrisy, heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 624
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: love, senator, friendship, lifestyle, tragic love, best friends, politics, couples, love affair, looking for love, friends, prodigy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, sentimental
Plot: prostitute, friendship, samurai, village, unfulfilled love, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, romance, hopes, village life, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: disorder, wilderness, friendship, society, misfit, social differences, against the odds, fish out of water, idealism, farm, culture clash, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, friendship, bus, segregation, master and servant, couples, human spirit, power relations, friends, society, injustice, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: gloomy, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, romance, family gatherings, unfulfilled love, family in crisis, unfulfillment, fall in love, human nature, aging ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
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Harem Suare (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Turkey
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sexual, captivating
Plot: opera, couples, master and servant, sexual relations, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, interracial relations, society, palaces castles and temples, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 1900s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: gloomy, rough, captivating, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Time That Remains (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, Belgium, France, Palestine, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: offbeat, psychological, touching, biting, realistic ...
Plot: wartime life, state affairs, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, political unrest, politics, family relations, society
Time: contemporary, 40s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, stylized, bleak, serious, realistic ...
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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That Night in Varennes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: royal family, revolution, womanizer, stagecoach, aristocracy, french revolution, escape attempt, fugitives, daring rescue, adventure, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
After the Rain (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: captivating, stylized, serious, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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, stylized, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: love and romance, royal family, royal court, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, dishonesty, head of state, political intrigue, ambition ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
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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, captivating, bleak, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battle, lookalikes, war, state affairs, switching roles, disorder, mistaken identity, emperor, military, ruler, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Over Sarith En Caesar (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
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Time: 18th century
Place: latin america, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 458
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, japanese history, shogun, master, slave, slavery, letter, betrayal, murder ...
Place: japan
⇓ 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: love triangle, couple relations, exile, unfulfilled love, romance, soldier, love affair, love story, military academy, self sacrifice, cadet, destiny ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, siberia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mansfield Park (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Mansfield Park, poverty-stricken Fanny Price is sent away to live with her wealthy uncle and aunt at Mansfield Park. As she struggles to adapt to her new lifestyle she begins to attract the attentions of suitors, learning about the sexual ...
Style: realistic, stylized, witty, romantic, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, estate, society, social differences, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, family relations, romance, unfulfilled love, couples, hypocrisy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last September (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: soldier, unfulfillment, tragic love, social differences, society, power relations, coming of age, infidelity, love triangle, intrigue, politics, love and romance ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: emotional, touching, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
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Place: japan, tokyo, asia, hong kong, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Enchanted April (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.
Style: sentimental, touching, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, vacation, romance, self discovery, lifestyle, social differences, society, opposites attract, family relations, friends, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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