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Assassination (1964)
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Assassination (1964)
Original name: 暗殺
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Assassination begins with the events of 1853 when "four black ships" anchored at Edo Bay, sparking civil unrest and the major political manoeuvring that saw the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. At a time when assassination had become a disturbing political tool, Shinoda's film follows Hachiro Kiyokawa (Tetsuro Tamba), an ambitious, masterless samurai whose allegiances drift dangerously between the Shogunate and the Emperor.
Plot: japanese new wave, samurai, torture, emperor, honor, diary, isolation, assassination, flashback, selfishness, sword, revolt, samurai sword, rebel army, ronin, seppuku, scheming, hara kiri
Time: 1850s, 19th century
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and suspenseful films with plots about samurai, heroes, rivalry, martial arts, master warrior, crimes and sword mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Assassination: Harakiri (1962), Three Outlaw Samurai (1964), Sword of the Beast (1965), Revenge (1964), Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, ronin, seppuku, vengeance, life is a bitch, down on your luck, heroes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate, in hopes of coercing from him a reduction in taxes. Shiba takes up their fight, joined by two renegades from the ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: samurai, change of heart, bribery, kidnapping, shame, peasant, murder, ronin, katana, betrayal, abduction, crimes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Sword of the Beast (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Legendary swordplay filmmaker Hideo Gosha’s Sword of the Beast chronicles the flight of the low-level swordsman Gennosuke, who kills one of his ministers as part of a reform plot. His former comrades then turn on him, and this betrayal so shakes ...
Style: rough, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, shogun, gambling, ronin, vengeance, samurai, betrayal, reform, strangulation, gang, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: samurai, vengeance, rivalry, injustice, politics, revenge, jidai geki, duel
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zatoichi, the famed blind swordsman, returns to his home village for the first time in many years. He is befriended by Omiyo, who had the same wet-nurse as Zatoichi. He also encounters a boyhood friend, Shinbei, who now is wealthy and appears not to ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, gangsters, village, master warrior, conspiracy, swordsman, corruption, samurai, moral dilemma, homecoming, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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.
Plot: samurai, sword, swordsman, ronin, japanese woman, katana, japanese girl, brunette, battle
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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
Plot: samurai, betrayal, martial arts, ronin, lone wolves, master warrior, katana sword, bandit, sword fight, ambush, samurai sword, heroes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 1K
Samurai Spy (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Years of warfare end in a Japan unified under the Tokugawa shogunate, and samurai spy Sasuke Sarutobi, tired of conflict, longs for peace. When a high-ranking spy named Tatewaki Koriyama defects from the shogun to a rival clan, however, the world of ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: samurai, espionage, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, crimes, danger, war, heroes, rivalry, gang, lone wolves ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Sword of Doom (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopathic samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.
Style: bleak, stylized, tense, serious, epic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, psychopath, nihilism, vengeance, crimes, deadly, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight, opponent ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, samurai era, japanese history
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Geisha Assassin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: One rainy night in the Edo period, Kotono (a geisha) confronts samurais who killed her father. The samurais attack her one after another, but she fights hard against samurais with her sword. Kotono tries to chase the samurais who scramble to escape. ...
Plot: tongue in cheek, geisha, female martial artist, sword fight, sword, samurai, samurai sword, duel, japanese woman, schlock, female ninja, revenge ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, samurai sword, heroes, good versus evil, one man army, state affairs, ronin, katana, violence, dojo, flashback ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious, gloomy, rough, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, assassination, lone wolves, tragic hero, redemption, ambition, deadly, hopes, state affairs, ruler, search for father ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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13 Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, massacre, suicide, warrior, martial arts, violence, assassination, assassin, mission, swords and armor, seppuku, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
Style: talky, stylized, clever, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, blood, violence, gore, yakuza, sword fight, sword, kung fu, duel, decapitation, blood splatter ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This 26th film installment of the Zatoichi series sees Shintaro Katsu return to this classic role after a 10 year hiatus. The blind masseur Ichi gets caught between rival Yakuza clans.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gory, master warrior, adventure, village, crime, swordsman, crimes, rivalry, gang, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Zatoichi is mentored by the blind leader of a secret organization as he contends with both the Yakuza and a jealous husband.
Style: serious, exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, ronin, master warrior, one man army, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, gangsters, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur and master swordsman. Zatoichi targets a yakuza-controlled village, because war with a neighbouring town's smaller gang is brewing.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword fight, ronin, lone wolves, master warrior, criminal, heroes, rivalry, gang, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 95K
The Bodyguard (1961)
Genre: Action, 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: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, small town, betrayal, mercenary, ronin, bodyguard, revolver, duel, torture, escape, anti heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: emotional, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: prostitute, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, impossible love, love triangle, tragic love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, power relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hanzo the Razor: The Snare (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Against the backdrop of the Edo treasury devaluing currency and driving many into poverty, Hanzo Itami enforces the law without regard to status. He shows inadequate respect to the treasurer, who wants him dead.
Style: serious, sexual, offbeat, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, anti heroes, strong sexual content, gory, martial arts, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, political corruption ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 2K
Goyokin (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.
Style: serious, bleak, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, martial arts, save the day, uninhibited rivalry, redemption, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 131
She and He (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As her husband Eiichi becomes more entangled in his life as businessman, Naoko looks for ways to expand her own life even as her husband's life shrinks in scope and intimacy. She finds new interests, new love, and a greater sense of her place ...
Plot: bourgeoisie, japanese new wave, self discovery, poverty, husband wife relationship, compassion, japanese woman, japanese man
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, bleak, realistic, 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 ⇓
47%
Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: [Period covered: 1575-1681] Fist film in the Shinobi series starring Raizo Ichikawa. Warlord Oda Nobunaga seeks to unite a fractured Japan, a young man trained in the arts of ninjitsu is manipulated by a ninja master into attempting to assassinate ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: samurai, assassination, adventure, master warrior, martial arts, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, gang, prostitute ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hunter in the Dark (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan conflict. Tanigawa quickly rises in stature in the clan, but ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, samurai, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, fighting crime, heist, revolution, religions or cults ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Challenge (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who follows the traditional path of the samurai and the other a businessman. At ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword fight, aikido, adventure, gang, gangsters, master warrior, samurai sword, track down, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Zatoichi: The Last (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan, France
Story: A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, samurai, homecoming, village, heroes, adventure, lone wolves, deadly, escapades, forced into action, humble ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Zatoichi makes friends with a dangerous chess player, while fending off angry yakuza and bloodthirsty relatives out for revenge, and trying to save a sick child. Meanwhile, his luck with dice is turning.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, sword, chess, adventure, master warrior, martial arts, friendship, island, woman in danger, righting the wronged, danger, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, murder, hara kiri, hate
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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