Movies like The Dry Blade

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The Dry Blade (2012)
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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 last honorable battle against the emperor and regain the supremacy of the samurai. As fellow warrior Kido Masahide (Vint Carmona) refuses to join the war, he and his wife are brutally murdered at the hands of Endo's blade before being robbed of their family swords. When Kido's only son (Michael Nosé) is also pressured to join Endo's forces, he instead chooses a fatal confrontation with his parents' assailant. Suffering from a rare medical condition that renders his skin allergic to water, Ken embarks on his quest to find a sword and avenge his family's death.
Style: captivating
Plot: samurai, fight, sword fight, power struggle, adventure, battles, search, revenge, ninja, sword, brothel, knife, temple, katana
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to The Dry Blade

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films with plots about sword fight, samurai, katana, martial arts, sword, heroes and katana sword mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Dry Blade: Geisha Assassin (2008), The Challenge (1982), Killing (2018), The Last Samurai (2003), Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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. ...
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: female ninja, geisha, sword fight, duel, japanese woman, samurai, revenge, exploitation, female protagonist, parent child relationship, vengeance, ninja ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, sword fight, aikido, martial arts, tough law enforcer, contests and competitions, chases and races, danger, rivalry, master warrior, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
One Armed Swordsman Against Nine Killers (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Watch WANG YU as a one-armed savior battling the local goons in this martial arts classic. He has some rather amazing moves up his sleeve.
Plot: revenge, martial arts, kung fu, sword fight, fight, art, blood, falling from height, violence, temple, brothel, impalement ...
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75%
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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: captivating, tense, psychological, exciting
Plot: samurai, ronin, swordsman, revenge, gang, village, bandit, massacre, murder, political unrest, edo period, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized, epic ...
Plot: warrior, samurai, battles, self discovery, pride and honor, human spirit, courage, war, loyalty, friendship, japanese history, honor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, san francisco, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, swordsman, rivalry, master warrior, gangsters, good versus evil, escapades, gang, adventure, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, battles, crime, master warrior, military, crimes, escapades, adventure, destiny, heist, political unrest, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: asia, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, chess, sword, deadly, heroes, hopes, master warrior, danger, adventure, lone wolves, one man army, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, suspense, tense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, betrayal, social differences, rich and poor, heroes, rivalry, battles, katana, robin hood, revenge, treasure ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Sweet Girl (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A devastated husband vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: protector, murder investigation, father daughter relationship, fight, family relations, lynching, murder, battles, revenge, single father, fighting crime, life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
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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, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, shogun, battles, martial arts, adventure, ronin, master warrior, exile, heroes, rivalry, chosen one, samurai sword ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Blind swordsman Zatoichi, jailed briefly, is implored by another prisoner to aid him in proving his innocence of a crime for which he is sentenced to death. Zatoichi is reluctant to get involved, because he knows how often such involvement has led ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, village, corruption, lone wolves, confined, life is a bitch, dishonesty, one man army, heroes, hopes, adventure, escape ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no choice but to fight the Cobra and his bands of ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, heroes, good versus evil, master warrior, terrorism, mortal combat, tough heroes, one man army, fight, battles, showdown ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, asia, japan, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Zatoichi at Large (1972)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Blind masseur and master swordsman Zatoichi finds a robbed and fatally wounded pregnant woman, whose baby he delivers before she dies. He takes the baby in search of its father and finds the child's aunt, who is about to be forced into ...
Style: semi serious, saga, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, heroes, crimes, rivalry, escapades, gory, gangsters, hopes, pregnancy, track down ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Zatoichi's Spurting Blood Road (1967)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ichi is staying at an inn when a woman dies. Her dying wish is that Ichi take her son to his father, an artist living in a nearby town. After arriving in the town, Ichi finds out that the father has been forced by a local boss to create illegal ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, sword, katana, undercover, lone wolves, confined, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, escapades, deadly, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After arriving in the town of Shimonita, Ichi finds that a price has been put on his head by a local yakuza boss. He's drawn into a trap, but after hearing of the slaying of a former love, Ichi furiously fights his way through the entire clan ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, master warrior, heroes, contests and competitions, adventure, rivalry, fugitives, on the run, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Return of Masseur Ichi (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Returning to the village where a year before he had killed Hirate, a much-admired opponent, Zatoichi encounters another swordsman and former rival in love: his own brother. He must face in combat not only the pursuing retainers but his own ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, one man army, martial arts, sword fight, heroes, dishonesty, village, mental illness, conspiracy, hidden truth, graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, captivating, epic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, psychopath, nihilism, master warrior, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, opponent, atrocity, rivalry, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: samurai, ronin, gang war, heroes, martial arts, sword fight, bet, drifter, master warrior, rivalry, lone wolves, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, suspenseful, rough, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, drifter, heroes, one man army, kung fu, duel, gore, sword, blood splatter, decapitation ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Zatoichi comes upon a dying man who asks him to give a bag of money to "Taichi". Zatoichi has no idea who this is but when he comes upon a small town harassed by gangsters, he finds that "Taichi" was the man's young son. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, graphic violence, deadly, gangsters, one man army, escapades, master warrior, adventure, heroes, lone wolves, crimes, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: scary, atmospheric, semi serious, saga, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, escapades, golden years, prostitute, rivalry, gangsters, gang, lone wolves, righting the wronged, crimes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, lone wolves, drifter, heroes, ronin, decapitation, blood splatter, female ninja, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Our hero Zatoichi sails to one of the distant islands to begin a pilgrimage to a total of 88 Shinto shrines.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, village, graphic violence, one man army, heroes, deadly, lone wolves, hopes, destiny, self discovery, martial arts, introspection ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Itinerant masseur and master swordsman, the blind Zatoichi, is near the village of his teacher, Hikonoichi, so he decides to visit. He learns of Hikonoichi's recent robbery and murder and the imprisonment of his virginal daughter, Osayo, in a ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, stylized, rough, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, murder, village, katana, dishonesty, danger, heroes, adventure, confined, escapades, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, sword fight, ninja, martial arts, samurai, violence, katana sword, katana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
42%
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: With a price on his head, Ichi seeks tranquillity in a favorite village. Since his last visit, it has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro, the son of a merchant rumored to have stolen gold from the shogunate. The boss has hired Yojimbo as his hard-drinking ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, village, spy, gold, sword fight, heroes, crime, master warrior, lone wolves, crimes, adventure ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Journey of Honor (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The son of a besieged Shogun in war-torn 17th century Japan travels to Spain to buy weaponry from the king.
Plot: fight, king, army, ship captain, duel, ship, musket, father daughter reunion, death of wife, harem, sword fight, honor ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: spain, japan, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, society, rivalry, life is a bitch, hara kiri, sword fight, one against many, standoff ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%