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: samurai, stage play, filmed play

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Most similar movies to Zatoichi Live

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and cult film films with plots about samurai, martial arts, master warrior, heroes, escapades, adventure and lone wolves mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Zatoichi Live: Zatoichi's Spurting Blood Road (1967), Adventures of Zatoichi (1964), Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963), The Return of Masseur Ichi (1962), Zatoichi's Cane-sword (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, sword, last wish, confined, master warrior, one man army, gangsters, escapades, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, yakuza, village, self defense, escapades, one man army, love and romance, hopes, adventure, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, new year's eve, sword, ninja, village, missing person, corporate crimes, murder, social differences, gangsters, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, ninja, katana, sword, graphic violence, wrestling, lone wolves, master warrior, adventure, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, mafia, ronin, katana, imperialism, lone wolves, gangsters, crimes, master warrior, adventure, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, sword fight, one man army, criminal, yakuza, hidden truth, graphic violence, conspiracy, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, gangsters, village, graphic violence, heroes, master warrior, one man army, adventure, escapades, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, samurai, snake, katana, ninja, ancient, vengeance, kidnapping, village, escapades, gangsters, fugitives ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 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: art house, realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ronin, sword fight, medieval, showdown, tough guy, blind man, gambler, katana, ninja, exploitation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ninja, katana, murder, village, sword, graphic violence, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ancient, ninja, graphic violence, lone wolves, gangsters, master warrior, one man army, escapades, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, medieval, ninja, ancient, murder, kidnapping, graphic violence, master warrior, gangsters, one man army, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: semi serious, atmospheric, scary, saga, cult film
Plot: samurai, ancient, animal abuse, yakuza, katana, martial arts, righting the wronged, prostitute, crimes, gang, heroes, escapades ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, chess, martial arts, ancient, ninja, sword, graphic violence, self defense, righting the wronged, friends, lone wolves, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: samurai, martial arts, ancient, ninja, sword, gang war, murder, rivalry, rescue, heroes, daring rescue, escapades ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ninja, corruption, village, escape, graphic violence, heroes, confined, escapades, master warrior, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 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, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword fight, gold, spy, ninja, ancient, village, parents and children, redemption, vengeance, righting the wronged ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, yakuza, ninja, corruption, village, heist, swordsman, graphic violence, master warrior, life is a bitch, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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: captivating, suspenseful, rough, emotional, serious ...
Plot: samurai, babies and infants, master warrior, adventure, motherhood, prostitute, death of mother, murderer, assassin, martial arts, ninja, wanderer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, graphic violence, rivalry, crimes, assassination attempt, one man army, confined, heroes, escapades, master warrior, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, yakuza, ancient, ninja, sword, graphic violence, gangsters, lone wolves, dishonesty, master warrior, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Zatoichi is a blind massage therapist and swordsman who finds out that something troubling is taking place on the outskirts of town. After discovering who the guilty parties are -- an accomplished Chinese martial artist named Wang Kang and his ...
Style: serious, cult film
Plot: martial arts, samurai, katana, kung fu, yakuza, exploitation, ninja, ancient, escapades, rivalry, adventure, lone wolves ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, mind bending ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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.
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Time: 19th century, 1840s
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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, ...
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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, serious ...
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Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 726
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: jidai geki, realistic, serious, exciting, stylized ...
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Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Kamui (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: KAMUI is a Ninja on the run from the world of Ninja bound by rules in search of true freedom. However, he is burdened with the fate, where it is not allowed to take the secret of their powers outside of the tribe -- if you are born as Ninja, you ...
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense, semi serious ...
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Time: 19th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, bleak ...
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Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%