Movies like Zatoichi Live

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Zatoichi Live (2008)
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Zatoichi Live (2008)
Original name: 座頭市
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Takashi Miike directs a stage version of Zatoichi, the tale of the blind swordsman.
Plot: stage play, filmed play

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and captivating films with plots about samurai, martial arts, heroes, escapades, lone wolves, adventure and master warrior mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Zatoichi Live: Dead or Alive 2 (2000), 13 Assassins (2010), The Gin Game (1981), Hunter in the Dark (1979), Bandit vs. Samurai Squad (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dead or Alive 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends. Together they take a break from killing and visit the small island they once called home. After reflecting on their past lives they decided to ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, contemplative
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, shooting, hitman, yakuza, friends, criminal heroes, danger, drug dealing, buddies, crimes, gangsters, orphan ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
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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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, intense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, massacre, samurai sword, battles, duel, sword fight, battle, swordsman, martial arts, suicide, mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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80%
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The Gin Game (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in an old folks home, senior citizen Weller Martin (Hume Cronyn) has the disease of Old Age, meets an old woman named Fonsia Dorsey (Jessica Tandy) who's diabetic. They both discuss issues such as society, the hospitals, money, families, ...
Plot: filmed play, theatre play, elderly, retirement home, wife and husband lead actors
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69%
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 ⇓
60%
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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: suspenseful, bleak, stylized, rough, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, society, gangsters, adventure, fighting crime, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, master warrior, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: japan
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60%
Bandit vs. Samurai Squad (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, heroes, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, adventure, samurai, law enforcement, criminal heroes, vengeance, martial arts, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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
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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: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, danger, master warrior, save the day, heroes, rivalry, deadly, escapades, crimes, lone wolves ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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 ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
60%
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, rough, stylized, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, rivalry, conspiracy, strong violent content, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, assassination, betrayal, dishonesty, orchestral, ninja ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a local gambling house kidnaps some peasants because they failed to pay their debts, a rival gambling house pays their debts and sets them free.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: yakuza, samurai, gambling, jail, crimes, adventure, rivalry, small town, dishonesty, martial arts, village, mob boss ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
60%
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kidnapping, murder, graphic violence, crimes, one man army, confined, escapades, deadly, redemption, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: katana, snake, master warrior, one man army, dishonesty, crimes, samurai, gangsters, manipulation, graphic violence, vengeance, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
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Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman looking for her father, a village leader who has disappeared. As he helps her investigate the disappearance, Zatoichi also becomes involved with another young woman who is trying to help her ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, village, new year's eve, sword, deadly, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, one man army, crimes, society, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Zatoichi on the Road (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zatoichi is sworn to protect the life of a young girl and without any real allies finds himself in the middle of a bloody turf war.
Style: serious, saga, cult film
Plot: martial arts, murder, gang war, sword, samurai, danger, master and servant, kidnapping, heroic mission, master warrior, daring rescue, escapades ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Blind Swordsman Samaritan (1968)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zatoichi is forced to kill a young man who owes a debt to a yakuza boss. Moments later, his sister Osode arrives with the money she earned (prostituting herself) to pay his debts. The bosses true motives are revealed and he attempts to steal Osode ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: yakuza, sword, village, graphic violence, escapades, dishonesty, lone wolves, danger, redemption, martial arts, woman in danger, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
60%
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, ronin, katana, good versus evil, gangsters, rivalry, adventure, danger, crimes, master warrior, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
60%
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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 ⇓
60%
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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, assassination attempt, crimes, rivalry, confined, danger, master warrior, deadly, escapades, one man army, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
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60%
Zatoichi's Cane-sword (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Zatoichi comes upon the town of Tonda, overrun by gangsters. Using one of his favorite techniques, Zatoichi proceeds to win 8 ryo in a rigged gambling game. Of course, the local gangsters attempt to kill him, and the adventure begins. It turns out a ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, martial arts, village, one man army, crimes, lone wolves, master warrior, escapades, deadly, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
60%
Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman returning home with her baby. When gangsters mistake her for Zatoichi and kill her, Zatoichi determines to escort the baby to its father. He gains the reluctant help of a young pick pocket ...
Style: emotional, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, danger, deadly, chases and races, adventure, babies and infants, master warrior, prostitute, death of mother, motherhood, assassin, murderer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ichi travels to the village of Itakura to pay his respects at the grave of Kichizo, a man he killed two years ago. When some tax money is stolen while in transit to the governor he is accused and sets out to find the money and clear his name.
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, village, heist, yakuza, corruption, adventure, obsessive quest, dishonesty, deadly, heroes, life is a bitch, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
60%