Movies like Top Knot Detective

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Top Knot Detective (2017)
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Top Knot Detective (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of how a failed Japanese samurai series, became an instant cult classic.
Plot: samurai, tv show, monster, ninja, murder, wandering
Place: australia, japan

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Most similar movies to Top Knot Detective

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and exciting films with plots about samurai, rivalry, heroes, martial arts, jidai geki, master warrior and katana sword mostly in Drama, Action and History genres. Some movies like Top Knot Detective: Shogun's Shadow (1989), Ninja 6: The Last Iga Spy (1965), Mumon (2017), The Hidden Blade (2004), Samurai Assassin (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shogun's Shadow (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his younger son Tokumatsu. One day, he orders Takechiyo to an initiation rite in Yedo (today's Tokio). Takechiyo lives far away under the surveillance of ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts
Time: 17th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ninja 6: The Last Iga Spy (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: [Period covered: 1637-1651] This is one of the most complicated plots of any of the Shinobi no Mono films! This film tells the story of Saizo’s son, Kirigakure Saisuke, who after seeing his father die at the Battle Of Shimabara, grows up to be an ...
Plot: ninja, samurai sword, samurai, japanese history, samurai era
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.2
 2K
Mumon (2017)
Genre: Action, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Raised suckling poison arrows among the sparring Iga ninja factions, Mumon (Satoshi Ohno, of idol group Arashi) is a carefree 16th-century mercenary. When the ninja council makes a power play to defeat the young Nobukatsu Oda struggling to step into ...
Plot: samurai, ninja, humanity, love, katana, army, katana sword, scheme, warlord
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Near the end of the nineteenth century, as the balance of power shifts from Shogunate towards the Emperor, Japan restlessly awaits the dawning of a new age. But not all are content...The Shinsengumi, a small army of samurai, farmers and peasants, ...
Plot: samurai, japanese culture, warrior, samurai era, japanese history, katana sword, sword fight, jidai geki, samurai warrior
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy, stylized
Plot: samurai, family life, vengeance, martial arts, politics, lone wolves, heroes, state affairs, love and romance, family in crisis, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: realistic, captivating, gloomy, bleak, rough ...
Plot: samurai, assassination, sword fight, redemption, ruler, tragic hero, deadly, lone wolves, state affairs, hopes, ambition, ronin ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.
Style: realistic, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, heroes, good versus evil, ronin, samurai sword, one man army, state affairs, dojo, katana sword, katana, flashback ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
3 Acts of Murder (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1928 Arthur Upfield, Australia’s premier crime writer, plotted the perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee. Meanwhile, one of his friends, stockman Snowy Rowles, put the scheme into deadly effect, even before the book was published. ...
Plot: murder, investigation, camel, truck, missing person
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Legend of Ben Hall (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Ben Hall is drawn back into bushranging by the reappearance of his old friend John Gilbert. Reforming the gang, they soon become the most wanted men in Australian history.
Plot: revisionist history, australian
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Cat Samurai Goes to Southern Island (2015)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Edo period. Once a famous swordsman, Kyutaro Madarame, aka “Madara the Devil,” is now a masterless samurai. When a white cat called Tamanojo appears before Kyutaro, the encounter changes him forever. Starring Kazuki Kitamura. This ...
Plot: cat, samurai, ronin
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 505
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, shogun, employer employee relationship, premarital sex, katana sword, master, jidai geki, ninja, japanese girl, female ninja, betrayal, murder ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
 2K
Kill! (1968)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In this pitch-black action comedy by Kihachi Okamoto, a pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute. One, previously a farmer, longs to become a noble samurai. The other, ...
Style: realistic, dark humor, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, betrayal, ronin, teachers and students, hopes, gang, vengeance, small town, rivalry, leadership, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 1830s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, rivalry, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, dishonesty, betrayal, assassination, ninja, martial arts, shogun, dark hero ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Zatôichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatôichi discovers a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, geisha, violence, blood, bet, massacre, mob boss, village, duel, gang, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Bushido Blade (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, heist, destiny, political unrest, military life, battles, rivalry, military, state affairs, escapades, master warrior, crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, one man army, assassin, mercenary, escapades, heroes, master warrior, drifter, drug lord, katana, swordsman, explosion ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1800s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Ninja 4: Siege (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: [Period covered: 1614-1615] 4th film in the shinobi no mono series Tokugawa Ieyasu is now the ruler of all Japan. But one last loose thread must be tied up before his domination is complete -- the destruction of the Toyotomi clan, now beseiged in ...
Plot: ninja, samurai, siege, samurai era, japanese history
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 1K
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: dark humor, serious, atmospheric
Plot: samurai, revenge, introspection, moral dilemma, martial arts, village, master warrior, vengeance, rivalry, dealing with death, heroes, village life
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 8.2
 100K
The Bodyguard (1961)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, mercenary, lone wolves, small town, betrayal, village, duel, gang, torture, escape, revolver, ronin ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Dry Blade (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1873, Emperor Meiji abolished the rights of the samurai in favor of a modern, westernized military. With intentions to launch a bloody crusade against the government, warrior Endo Tadaoki (Henry Lee) gathers his remaining men to prepare for one ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, sword, fight, katana, temple, ninja, brothel, knife
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 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: tense, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, bounty hunter, tough heroes, lone wolves, one last job, redemption, vengeance, human nature, hopes, isolation, aging, law enforcement ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 1K
Stone (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this classic Aussie counterculture flick, an undercover narc named Stone (Ken Shorter) is dispatched to infiltrate a satanic biker gang after one of its members witnesses a political assassination -- and the killer decides to take out the whole ...
Style: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, exploitation, law enforcement, master criminal, danger, drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, tough law enforcer, crime, criminal's revenge, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the fifth film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto is challenged by five warriors, each has one fifth of Ogami's assassin fee and one fifth of the information he needs to complete his assassination.
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, crimes, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, parents and children, heroes, deadly, dishonesty, gory, family relations ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.5
 226
Revenge (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This tragic drama shows a young man fettered by Bushido, the way of the Samurai, who tried to escape the chains of his position, but was being forced to die. When the Tokugawa Shogunate ruled the land, Tatsuno castle in Wakisaka Clan's home of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: samurai, injustice, vengeance, politics, rivalry, duel, jidai geki, revenge
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 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, captivating, stylized, epic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, treasure, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, betrayal, battles, society, social differences, treason, rivalry, master villain ...
Time: 15th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 15K
Bad Genius (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Lynn, a brilliant student, after helping her friends to get the grades they need, develops the idea of starting a much bigger exam-cheating business.
Plot: high school, father daughter relationship
Place: thailand, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Conspirator (1961)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young lord Saburo Nobuyasu struggles to find comfort in life. His arranged marriage to Tokuhime, daughter of one-time family enemy Oda Nobunaga, provides little happiness. His manipulative mother adds further complications through her constant ...
Plot: hate, hara kiri, childlessness, murder, suicide, samurai
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.1
 28K
Sanjuro (1962)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Toshiro Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Kurosawa's tightly paced, beautifully composed "Sanjuro." In this companion piece and sequel to "Yojimbo," jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, corruption, rescue, small town, betrayal, danger, dishonesty, naivete, drifter, duel, one against many ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Shadow Hunters 2: Echo of Destiny (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The great Daimyo enlists the aid of the three Shadow Hunters in ensuring the delivery of an illegal cannon in this sequel to Toshio Masuda's bloody adaptation of the manga by Takao Saito. Despite the Shadow Hunters's remarkable skill, this ...
Plot: katana sword, female ninja, manhunt, samurai, duel, gore, ninja, jidai geki, samurai warrior, violence
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 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: epic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, martial arts, seppuku, vengeance, battles, society, redemption, righting the wronged, heroic mission, dishonesty, human nature ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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