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Moon Over Tao: Makaraga (1997)
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Moon Over Tao: Makaraga (1997)
Original name: タオの月
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A retired warrior comes to see his former lord and learns that someone is making indestructible swords from some unknown metal. He is sent together with a swordsman to investigate the source. Along the way they meet a young girl working as a beekeeper. She is later witness to the appearance of three strange females from another dimension. They are searching for a lost weapon that has landed on earth and as one of them lay dying she enlists the girl to help them control the strange beast/weapon. Meanwhile the warrior and the swordsman learn that an old nemesis has created the swords from the shell that surrounded the alien weapon. Soon the alien beast/weapon is awakened and battle for control ensues.
Plot: bandit, alien, martial arts, samurai, monster, sword fight, meteorite, samurai sword, katana, meteor, katana sword, giant monster, telepathy, femme fatale, extraterrestrial, splatter, sword and planet, buddhist monk, sword and sorcery

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and stylized films with plots about martial arts, sword fight, samurai, heroes, rivalry, katana sword and danger mostly in Action, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Moon Over Tao: Makaraga: The Sword of Alexander (2007), Incident at Blood Island (1970), The Ninja Wars (1982), 47 Ronin (2013), Beach of the War Gods (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Sword of Alexander (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Orichalcum is a mystical metal material that gives great powers to the life form that possesses it. Many Eons ago, the Orichalcum was split into three and landed on Earth. The metal then took the form of three relics: Skanda’s Vajra, Jew’s ...
Plot: sword and sorcery, martial arts, sword and planet
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Reborn from Hell II: Jubei's Revenge (1996)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Legendary samurai Jubei Yagyu must face off against a necromancer and his army of the undead in order to rescue Ohiro the young ninja girl from the clutches of Inshun Hozoin, the evil man slated to become lord of darkness on the eve of Armageddon. ...
Plot: ninjitsu, ninja, resurrection, magic mushroom, witchcraft, katana, violence, sword, eyepatch
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Incident at Blood Island (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the Edo period, a nameless ronin accepts an assignment to go to a mountain pass and wait. Near the pass he stops at an inn where a collection of characters gather, including a gang set on stealing shogunate gold that's soon to come over the ...
Style: serious, realistic, jidai geki
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Ninja Wars (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fortuneteller prophesizes that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the insatiably greedy Lord Donjo. Only the ninja Jotaro can stop ...
Style: stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.3
 144K
47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 ...
Style: stylized, epic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, shogun, battles, master warrior, adventure, martial arts, exile, heroes, samurai sword, rivalry, chosen one, escapades ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Beach of the War Gods (1973)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sort of re-telling of Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai”. This time the protagonists are a group of Chinese villagers who must band together to recruit outside help to defend themselves against marauding Japanese pirates demanding protection money. ...
Plot: martial arts, samurai, fencing, war, pirate, sword fight, fight, japanese occupation
Place: japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Battle Wizard (1977)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A brother who loves books and a sister who loves swords must face a yellow-robed warrior, the Red Python, a sinuous snake-charmer, and a silk-masked beauty (who must kill or wed the first man to see her face) before they can bring peace to their ...
Style: psychotronic
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Time: 11th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 2K
Aragami (2003)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Two seriously wounded samurai find refuge from a storm at an isolated temple, the home of a swordsman and a mysterious young woman. One samurai awakes to find that not only has his comrade died, but that his wounds have miraculously healed. He ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, exciting, scary
Plot: samurai, heroic mission, survival, adventure, rivalry, good versus evil, supernatural, heroes, martial arts, friendship, escapades, danger ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dororo (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The hero, Hyakkimaru is a wandering "demon hunter" whose extra body parts -- 48 to be exact -- were grafted onto his head and trunk by a herb doctor who discovered him as an infant, in a process that echoes "Frankenstein" and ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Werewolf Warrior (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A werewolf samurai walks the countryside, finding himself in the middle of a village of monsters who feed on human flesh.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, offbeat
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Samurai Reincarnation (1981)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After surviving the slaughter of many Christians 350 years ago, a samurai denounces God for ignoring the pleas of believers. He sells his soul to Satan and receives the power to resurrect the dead to join him in a murderous rampage.
Style: bleak, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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
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Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: stylized, exciting, suspense, captivating, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Death Trance (2005)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Female Ninjas Magic Chronicles: Legend of Yagyu Part 1 (1998)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
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Bleach (2018)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Japan
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Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fearless Edo-period police inspector Hanzo Itami, nicknamed The Razor, has developed his own unique way of extracting information for his inquiries. His first adventure sees him investigating his superior officer's mistress, whom he suspects of ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, sexual, sexy, serious ...
Plot: samurai, investigation, martial arts, nudity (full frontal - brief), torture, deadly, anti heroes, law enforcement, master warrior, rivalry, crimes, anti hero ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Lost World of Sinbad (1963)
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
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Story: An adventurous and daring sailor sets sail to the castle of an ailing king to stop an evil premier, hungry for power and wealth, from succeeding the throne and marrying the king's beautiful daughter. Along the way, with the help of some ...
Style: psychotronic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: samurai, katana sword, violence, ninja, sword fight, martial arts, assassin, bureaucrat
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Super Stooges vs the Wonder Women (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, Hong Kong, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three men with supernatural powers interfere in a tribal warfare to prevent evil Amazons destroying the inhabitants of a village.
Plot: amazon, sword fight, peplum, super strength, surrealism, superhero, burglar, bandit, supernatural power, kung fu, cult, sword and sorcery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Tiger Claws III (2000)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: surprise ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A strange meteor lands in Japan unleashing hundreds of insect-like "legion" creatures which find their way into Tokyo. When the military fails to control the situation, Gamera shows up to deal with the ever-evolving space adversary.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: deadly, escapades, androids and robots, deadly creature, space and aliens, anti heroes, save the day, good versus evil, heroic mission, alien encounter, space travel, custody ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Zatoichi in Desperation (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zatoichi tries to save a maiden in distress in this sequel to the popular series about a blind samurai swordsman who moonlights as a masseur. Always fighting for the underdog, noble Zatoichi sets out to keep a girl from becoming a prostitute. But he ...
Style: semi serious, scary, saga, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, adventure, golden years, prostitute, gangsters, crimes, lone wolves, gang, master warrior, hopes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 169
Mutant War (1988)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The sequel to 'Galaxy Destroyer' which finds our hero Harry Trent wandering Earth's post-apocalyptic landscape full of mutants, monsters, and fragmented human tribes. Harry's attempt to help a young girl rescue her sisters, leads ...
Plot: post apocalypse, mutant, monster, alien, gang, sword and planet, rescue, blonde, helmet, blonde woman, thin attractive girl, slender attractive woman ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.1
 50
Taven (2015)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A resentful entity continued to reincarnate back to the Saha World in search for his lost love while fighting on a losing battle against the secret guardians of the underworld.
Style: spiritual
Plot: tragic love, martial arts, buddhism, justice, love, evil
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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