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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, village, vengeance, heroes, village life, moral dilemma, master warrior, dealing with death, introspection, rivalry
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 atmospheric films with plots about samurai, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, martial arts, sword fight and lone wolves mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Hana: Samurai Rebellion (1967), Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011), After the Rain (1999), 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: tense, talky, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, ruler, injustice, rebelliousness, society, parents and children, master warrior, life is a bitch, family relations, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: samurai, life is a bitch, loss of daughter, society, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, loss of son, down on your luck, in-laws, katana, one against many ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: captivating, stylized, serious, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ronin, redemption, mercenary, rainy, gory, humble, heroes, misfit, social awkwardness, hopes, lone wolves ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: realistic, dark humor, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, betrayal, ronin, rivalry, gang, righting the wronged, vengeance, small town, leadership, small town life, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 1830s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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, vengeance, redemption, human nature, introspection, society, rivalry, military, lone wolves ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, ronin, lone wolves, adventure, crimes, imperialism, escapades, gangsters, master warrior, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, semi serious, atmospheric
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, golden years, hopes, heroic mission, prostitute, righting the wronged, gang, village, village life, escapades ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: captivating, exciting, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, crimes, master warrior, adventure, gangsters, escapades, heroes, deadly, last wish, village, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, epic, psychological
Plot: samurai, social differences, master warrior, romance, hopes, master and servant, poisoning, fish, society, rivalry, vengeance, glory ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: realistic, tense, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, adventure, crime, lone wolves, gory, heroes, deadly, gangsters, escapades, crimes, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, rivalry, master warrior, lone wolves, crimes, heroes, dishonesty, gang, bandit ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword fight, ronin, rivalry, gang war, drifter, bet, heroes, gang, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: captivating, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, master warrior, gangsters, chases and races, contests and competitions, rivalry, village, lone wolves, escapades ...
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, nihilism, psychopath, master warrior, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, opponent, atrocity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: tense, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, poverty, duel, sword fight, childhood sweetheart, widower, friendship, selflessness, glory, reluctant, heroes, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: Fifth film in the series. When Kyoshiro, in a moment of weakness, saves the life of a woman being attacked on the road, he quickly finds himself entangled in a conspiracy involving a corrupt chamberlain, a wily merchant, the survivors of a pirate ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: pirate, samurai, escapades, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, violence, swordsman, ronin, samurai sword, sword duel ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, seppuku, ronin, vengeance, down on your luck, life is a bitch, in-laws, hypocrisy, heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: stylized, serious, sentimental, gloomy, realistic
Plot: samurai, love and romance, state affairs, family in crisis, lone wolves, politics, martial arts, friendship, rivalry, family life, heroes, vengeance ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 7.6
 214
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: samurai, vengeance, politics, rivalry, injustice, duel, revenge, jidai geki
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, stylized, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, unfulfillment, society, political unrest, human spirit, heroes, changing lives, life is a bitch, state affairs, hopes, emperor, duel ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, kidnapping, martial arts, murder, adventure, love and romance, confined, master warrior, crimes, heroes, gangsters, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: exciting, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, village, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, one man army, adventure, buried truth, master warrior, protecting from truth, mental illness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, humorous, offbeat, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gambling, sword, vengeance, heroes, opponent, adventure, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, rivalry ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, gangsters, track down, gory, heroes, pregnancy, crimes, lone wolves, rivalry, escapades ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sexual, offbeat, rough, serious, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, law enforcement, heroes, political corruption, fighting the system, dishonesty, deadly, gory, strong sexual content, martial arts, investigation, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, stylized, realistic
Plot: samurai, martial arts, village, spy, gold, sword fight, crime, escapades, lone wolves, parents and children, crimes, chases and races ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, stylized, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, lone wolves, gangsters, escapades, master warrior, crimes, hopes, one man army, adventure, homecoming, village, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, rough, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: samurai, village, destiny, self defense, master warrior, escapades, lone wolves, one man army, martial arts, heroes, deadly, island ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, humorous, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, violence, revenge, blood, bet, mob boss, dancer, disfigurement, duel, gang, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 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: epic, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, family relations, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, crimes, parents and children, heroes, deadly, dishonesty, gory ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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