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The Shogun Assassins (1979)
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The Shogun Assassins (1979)
Original name: 真田幸村の謀略
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 148 min.
Story: This is a film about a real person. Sanada Yukimura fought a war against Tokugawa Ieyeasu. In the beginning the film shows Yukimura fighting to defend the Osaka Castle. He used very unconventional methods, wich were not approved by the other defenders. When the Osaka campaign was lost, Sanada is shown dedicating all his efforts to assassinate the shogun Ieyeasu. There are several attempts one more interesting than the other. There is also magic ( Ninja employed by Sanada). There is a lot of first class action.The film is bound to interest all viewers that like "Samurai" films.
Style: jidai geki
Plot: martial arts, samurai, ninja, magic, monkey, assassin, battles, drugs, castle, meteorite, ronin, shogun, assassination, battle
Time: 17th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and stylized films with plots about samurai, martial arts, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, ronin and ninja mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Shogun Assassins: The Shogun's Samurai (1978), Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962), Incident at Blood Island (1970), Ninja 6: The Last Iga Spy (1965), The Sword of Doom (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, conspiracy, strong violent content, orchestral, assassination, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, ninja ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, jidai geki
Plot: assassination, ninja, samurai, dishonesty, state affairs, adventure, deadly, rivalry, gang, heroes, undercover, prostitute ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: samurai, katana sword, violence, ninja, sword fight, martial arts, assassin, bureaucrat
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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
Plot: samurai, betrayal, ronin, martial arts, mountain, dishonesty, gang, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, lone wolves, crimes ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 ⇓
64%
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, epic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, nihilism, psychopath, master warrior, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, graphic violence, atrocity, opponent, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: stylized, talky, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, blood, violence, one man army, heroes, drifter, sword fight, duel, blood splatter, yakuza ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Shogun's Ninja (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that two daggers are the key to the hiding place of the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shogun, ninja, ninja master, treasure hunt, political unrest, heroic mission, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, graphic violence, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ⇓
46%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's secrets to the Shogunate.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, master warrior, martial arts, lone wolves, blood, heroes, drifter, female ninja, blood splatter, decapitation, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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 ⇓
43%
 6.4
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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, political unrest, edo period, war ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, strangulation, reform, betrayal, samurai, gambling, ronin, vengeance, shogun, vigilantism, hitman, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 61K
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, intense, suspense ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, battles, massacre, duel, samurai sword, battle, martial arts, suicide, mission, violence, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
Plot: espionage, samurai, adventure, gang, crimes, chases and races, secret agents, heroes, assassination, lone wolves, escapades, deadly ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, cult film
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Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: stylized, offbeat, rough, sexual, serious ...
Plot: samurai, fighting the system, dishonesty, crimes, state affairs, investigation, anti heroes, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
39%
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 784
Assassination (1964)
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 ...
Plot: japanese new wave, assassination, torture, honor, diary, hara kiri, decapitated head, scheming, rebel army, revolt, samurai sword, isolation ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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: dark humor, realistic, serious, jidai geki
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, betrayal, ronin, vengeance, heroic mission, lone wolves, leadership, hopes, dishonesty, small town, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 1830s
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: beggar, samurai, murder, ronin, resurrection, japanese woman, cult, lord, east asian woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, swordsman, crime, gang, deadly, escapades, danger, lone wolves, rivalry, good versus evil, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Blade of the Immortal (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan, UK, South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, jidai geki
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Sleepy Eyes of Death 9: Trail of Traps (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Son of the Black Mass returns in this ninth installment in Daiei's longstanding Nemuri Kyoshiro series. This time Raizo Ichikawa as Nemuri is called to see that a gold statuette of the Virgin Mary gets safe passage to Kyoto from the prying ...
Plot: figurine, ronin, duel, trap, bandit, samurai, christian, religion, virgin mary, virgin
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, exciting, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, ronin, good versus evil, master warrior, one man army, escapades, danger, heroes, adventure, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 74
Ninja Kill (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Story: An army of evil purple ninjas do battle with sadistic yellow ninja to stop an assassination plot.
Plot: martial arts, ninja, politics, assassination, sword fight, farmer, assassination plot, car chase, fight, senator, politician
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 249
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, serious, realistic, exciting, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, rivalry, politics, injustice, vengeance, revenge, duel
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Shinobi 4: A Way Out (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The country of Iga is deep in the throws of war. With smaller villages falling one by one, the largest families are in position to vie for their share of the power. Sankai of Minamiyama has his sinister eyes fixed – not only on total control of ...
Plot: ninja, fight, swordsman, sword, violence, blood
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: captivating, epic, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, one man army, heroes, hitman, drifter, assassin, dishonesty, danger, escapades, lone wolves, crimes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, a person who shows a remarking resemblance with former ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female killer, martial arts, assassin, escapades, master warrior, rivalry, chase, superhuman powers, chases and races, undercover, adventure, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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