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, monster, ninja, murder, wandering, tv show
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 serious, realistic, jidai geki and stylized films with plots about samurai, rivalry, sword fight, martial arts, ninja, violence and heroes mostly in Action, Drama 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), The Bushido Blade (1981). 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, fight, 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, samurai sword, japanese history, samurai era
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.1
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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: ninja, samurai, warlord, scheme, love, army, humanity, katana sword, katana
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, ...
Style: jidai geki
Plot: samurai, japanese culture, japanese history, samurai warrior, sword fight, warrior, samurai era, katana sword
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, kyoto 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: sentimental, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, family life, vengeance, politics, love and romance, martial arts, caste system, heroes, rivalry, bittersweet, friendship, family in crisis ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, military, master warrior, crime, escapades, adventure, rivalry, state affairs, heroes, crimes, destiny, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: samurai, cat, ronin, edo period
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, rich and poor, betrayal, social differences, heroes, rivalry, battles, revenge, robin hood, treasure, murder ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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 western, australian
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, camel, investigation, missing person, truck, writers
Time: year 1929
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: samurai, assassination, sword fight, ambition, hopes, state affairs, deadly, tragic hero, lone wolves, graphic violence, conspiracy, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, siege, samurai, samurai era, japanese history
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, serious, dark humor, jidai geki
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, betrayal, ronin, dishonesty, master warrior, heroes, anti heroes, gang, crimes, hopes, leadership ...
Time: 60s, 1830s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.1
 31K
Sanjuro (1962)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, corruption, rescue, small town, betrayal, danger, dishonesty, drifter, naivete, anti heroes, anti hero ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, humorous, atmospheric, harsh, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gang, violence, good versus evil, gang war, vengeance, one man army, mob boss, blind character, protector, geisha ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, bleak, rough, stylized, serious ...
Plot: samurai, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, conspiracy, strong violent content, orchestral, state affairs, betrayal, dishonesty, assassination, political unrest, ninja ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: temple, knife, samurai, sword, ninja, fight, brothel, sword fight, katana
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, martial arts, drifter, heroes, one man army, swordsman, mercenary, japanese culture, drug lord, massacre, katana ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 8.7
 37K
Harakiri (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
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, tense, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, vengeance, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, hara kiri, sword fight, one against many, standoff ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 246
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, politics, rivalry, injustice, vengeance, duel, revenge
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sword of Desperation (2010)
Genre: Action, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A talented but troubled Edo Period swordsman, Kanemi Sanzawmon. Three years earlier, Kanemi killed a woman, Renko, the corrupt mistress of the powerful daimyo Tabu Ukyou. Unexpectedly, Kanemi received a lenient sentence for his crime and is allowed ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, jidai geki, tense ...
Plot: samurai, assassination plot, devotion, master warrior, intrigue, rivalry, betrayal, under the surface, haunted by the past, death of wife, murder, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 1K
Stone (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 126 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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, exploitation, tough law enforcer, deadly, crimes, politics, law enforcement, assassination, master criminal, danger, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, bounty hunter, human nature, vengeance, hopes, redemption, one last job, isolation, aging, tough heroes, anti hero ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: epic, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, conspiracy, strong violent content, crimes, deadly, master warrior, heroes, hitman, drifter, family relations, gory ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ...
Style: jidai geki
Plot: gun, duel, samurai, ninja, samurai warrior, manhunt, violence, katana sword, gore, female ninja
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: childlessness, suicide, samurai, hara kiri, hate, murder, mistress
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Kenshin has settled into his new life with Kaoru and his other friends when he is approached with a request from the Meiji government. Makoto Shishio, a former assassin like Kenshin, was betrayed, set on fire and left for dead. He survived, and is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, good versus evil, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, one man army, katana sword, survival, graphic violence, master warrior, blind ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Killing (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Set during the Edo period, the film follows the life of a ronin (Sosuke Ikematsu) and those around him.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, exciting
Plot: samurai, ronin, swordsman, revenge, gang, massacre, village, bandit, murder, edo period, political unrest, war ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Punk Samurai Slash Down (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Junoshin Kake is a ronin. To get hired by the Kurokaze Han, he lies and tells them that a religious group is trying to destroy them. He gets hired by the Kurokaze Han, but they learn that Junoshin Kake lied. Junoshin Kake is given the death sentence ...
Plot: east asian woman, beggar, samurai, murder, ronin, resurrection, japanese woman, cult, lord
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Sleepy Eyes of Death 2: Sword of Adventure (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Wandering samurai Nemuri Kyoshiro (Raizô Ichikawa) finds a bulls-eye on his back after befriending the shogunate's tightfisted financial adviser, Asahina, who's earned the wrath of the shogun's self-indulgent daughter for cutting off ...
Plot: assassin, bureaucrat, samurai, katana sword, violence, ninja, sword fight, martial arts
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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