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Hana (2006)
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Hana (2006)
Original name: 花よりもなほ
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a poor district of Edo lives a young samurai named Soza. He has been sent by his clan to avenge the death of his father. He isn't an accomplished swordsman however, and he prefers sharing the life of the residents, teaching the kids how to write etc. When he finally finds the man he is looking for, he will have to decide whether he follows the way of the samurai or chooses peace and reconciliation.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, serious
Plot: samurai, revenge, martial arts, master warrior, village, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, dealing with death, introspection, moral dilemma, village life
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and captivating films with plots about samurai, heroes, master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, rivalry and lone wolves mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Hana: Samurai Rebellion (1967), After the Rain (1999), Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011), Kill! (1968), 47 Samurai (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: talky, realistic, emotional, tense, serious ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, parents and children, kidnapping, injustice, society, family relations, master warrior, rebelliousness, fighting the system, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
After the Rain (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of travelers is stranded in a small country inn when the river floods during heavy rains. As the bad weather continues, tensions rise amongst the travelers trapped at the inn. Ihei Misawa is a ronin, a samurai without a master, whose skills ...
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ronin, gory, lone wolves, master warrior, heroes, social misfits, redemption, hopes, misfit, humble, social awkwardness ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Style: talky, bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, down on your luck, life is a bitch, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, society, loss of daughter, in-laws, loss of son, katana, seppuku ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ronin, betrayal, anti heroes, small town, gang, lone wolves, master warrior, vengeance, heroic mission, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s, 1830s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 2K
47 Samurai (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka, whose title was Kōzuke no suke. The ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, martial arts, seppuku, lone wolves, vengeance, master warrior, redemption, heroic mission, military life, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 18th century, middle ages, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 ⇓
69%
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: atmospheric, semi serious, scary
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, lone wolves, village, adventure, master warrior, heroic mission, righting the wronged, crimes, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Love and Honour (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.
Style: epic, serious, psychological
Plot: samurai, master warrior, social differences, romance, political unrest, heroes, master and servant, vengeance, hopes, rivalry, society, poisoning ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, gangsters, village, master warrior, introspection, moral dilemma, friendship, crimes, heroes, friends ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
60%
The Twilight Samurai (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense, emotional ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, widower, poverty, duel, childhood sweetheart, couple relations, friendship, teacher, daughter, sword, mission of murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
54%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Plot: samurai, martial arts, vengeance, friendship, family life, heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, family in crisis, revolution, politics, love and romance ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, fugitives, adventure, village, gangsters, master warrior, vengeance, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, stylized, atmospheric, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, violence, revenge, blood, master warrior, village, sword, geisha, gory, good versus evil, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, village, criminal, sword fight, dishonesty, heroes, lone wolves, one man army, mental illness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have followed him home.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, murder, kidnapping, gangsters, adventure, master warrior, village, vengeance, confined, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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 ⇓
49%
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, village, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, island, introspection, self discovery, fall in love, destiny, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
47%
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An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, revenge, samurai, sword fight, vengeance, suicide, performance, japanese culture, katana sword, gender bending, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: atmospheric, semi serious
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, adventure, lone wolves, gory, track down, escapades, heroes, rivalry, babies and infants, gangsters ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to repay a debt, now feels further indebted. He commits himself to use his amazing sword skills to help the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, gangsters, martial arts, village, master warrior, family in danger, kidnapping, confined, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, village, katana, murder, adventure, master warrior, martial arts, sword, uncover truth, vengeance, captivity, woman in danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: stylized, semi serious, realistic
Plot: samurai, martial arts, village, spy, sword fight, gold, crime, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, vengeance, righting the wronged ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Samurai Fiction (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Three centuries ago, a precious sword has been stolen by Kazamatsuri -- the sword, which historic and symbolic value is priceless for the clan (Shogun Tokugawa donated it to clan 80 years before that, at the same time that he established them as the ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, offbeat, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, gambling, vengeance, adventure, lone wolves, master warrior, family conflict, treasure, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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