Movies like Goemon

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Goemon (2009)
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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 containing untold powers.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, epic, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, rich and poor, betrayal, social differences, heroes, battles, rivalry, robin hood, revenge, treasure, murder, danger, crimes, chase, war, treason, homeless, legends and myths, master warrior, society, heroic mission, imaginary, deadly, assassination ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia

Most similar movies to Goemon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, exciting and realistic films with plots about master warrior, martial arts, heroes, rivalry, samurai, escapades and danger mostly in Action, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Goemon: Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005), Kenshin Samurai X (2012), Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989), Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014), 47 Samurai (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Even though Gennosuke and Oboro are from rival ninja villages, they are secretly in love. At an annual conference with the Lord, it is dictated that a competition--a fight to the death--will take place between the five best shinobi from each ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, samurai, tragic love, love and romance, imaginary, state affairs, supernatural ability, battles, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, heroes, forbidden love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Kenshin Samurai X (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, drifter, heroes, one man army, swordsman, mercenary, japanese culture, drug lord, katana, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, exciting, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, escapades, heroes, gang, village, good versus evil, deadly, lone wolves, crime, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Kenshin has settled into his new life with Kaoru and his other friends when he is approached with a request from the Meiji government. Makoto Shishio, a former assassin like Kenshin, was betrayed, set on fire and left for dead. He survived, and is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, one man army, ambition, good versus evil, political unrest, rivalry, katana sword, survival, graphic violence, master warrior, blind ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: epic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, battles, martial arts, seppuku, vengeance, redemption, society, heroic mission, rivalry, dishonesty, righting the wronged ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, epic, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, nihilism, psychopath, master warrior, vengeance, atrocity, graphic violence, deadly, rivalry, opponent, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, rough, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, blood, violence, drifter, heroes, one man army, sword fight, good versus evil, martial artist, gore ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Zatoichi: The Last (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan, France
Story: A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: samurai, homecoming, martial arts, village, adventure, deadly, forced into action, blind man, save the day, murder, protector, massacre ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Gojoe: Spirit War Chronicle (2000)
Genre: Action, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Benkei, a master fighter and killer, vows never to take another life after his conversion to Buddhism. His faith in pacifism, however, is shaken and ultimately broken by the attacks from a trio of fighters known only as "the demons". ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, surprise ending
Plot: samurai, martial arts, danger, supernatural, vengeance, good versus evil, military, battles, adventure, supernatural ability, imaginary, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, exciting, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, rivalry, strong violent content, orchestral, uninhibited rivalry, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, assassination, conspiracy, betrayal, ninja ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: [Period covered: 1575-1681] Fist film in the Shinobi series starring Raizo Ichikawa. Warlord Oda Nobunaga seeks to unite a fractured Japan, a young man trained in the arts of ninjitsu is manipulated by a ninja master into attempting to assassinate ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, jidai geki
Plot: assassination, ninja, samurai, dishonesty, prostitute, rivalry, gang, battles, religions or cults, heroes, deadly, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Sword of Desperation (2010)
Genre: Action, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A talented but troubled Edo Period swordsman, Kanemi Sanzawmon. Three years earlier, Kanemi killed a woman, Renko, the corrupt mistress of the powerful daimyo Tabu Ukyou. Unexpectedly, Kanemi received a lenient sentence for his crime and is allowed ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, jidai geki, tense ...
Plot: samurai, assassination plot, devotion, master warrior, rivalry, betrayal, intrigue, under the surface, haunted by the past, death of wife, murder, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Lost Bladesman (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During the warring period of the three kingdoms, ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country, general Cao Cao (Jiang Wen), the real power behind the Emperor, enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land, Guan Yu (Donnie Yen). However, ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, warlord, rivalry, martial arts, master warrior, love and romance, heroes, danger, forbidden love, military, war, poisoning ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 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, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, cult, countryside, heroes, crimes, escapades, lone wolves, rivalry, conspiracy, strong violent content, family relations ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, village, new year's eve, sword, gangsters, escapades, master warrior, crimes, lone wolves, martial arts, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
An Empress and the Warriors (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.
Style: epic, stylized, captivating, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, empress, swordsman, martial arts, adventure, state affairs, deadly, political unrest, danger, battle zone, daring rescue, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, chases and races, contests and competitions, gangsters, rivalry, on the run, vengeance, village, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: samurai, kidnapping, martial arts, murder, one man army, redemption, love and romance, heroes, master warrior, confined, village, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, supernatural, martial arts, cult, danger, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, master warrior, parents and children, lone wolves, escapades, strong violent content ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Swordsman (1990)
Genre: Action, History
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. It is based on the novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer by Jinyong.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, adventure, state affairs, master warrior, rivalry, school, samurai, escapades, heroes, obsessive quest, danger, deadly ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, tense, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, vengeance, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, hara kiri, sword fight, japanese culture, standoff ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Black Belt (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in 1932, amid the rise of militarism after the establishment of the Manchukuo colony in Northeast China, the story centers on a trio of karateka. Studying under their aging master in a small dojo in the woods of central Kyushu, Choei, Taikan and ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: karate, martial arts, heroes, soldier, martial arts tournament, vengeance, rivalry, battles, uninhibited rivalry, military, betrayal, against the odds ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Tsunami Warrior (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History
Country: Thailand
Duration: 154 min.
Story: As sea pirates threaten to invade their kingdoms, three queens of Langkasuka must band together to defend their lands and peoples.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: pirate, martial arts, danger, battles, wizards and magicians, imaginary, good versus evil, supernatural, vengeance, master villain, adventure, master warrior ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: disturbing, realistic, exciting, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, village, murder, katana, deadly, dishonesty, graphic violence, vengeance, master warrior, uncover truth, lone wolves, political corruption ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: epic, stylized, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, battles, adventure, shogun, martial arts, heroes, exile, samurai sword, danger, ronin, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sword of the Beast (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Legendary swordplay filmmaker Hideo Gosha’s Sword of the Beast chronicles the flight of the low-level swordsman Gennosuke, who kills one of his ministers as part of a reform plot. His former comrades then turn on him, and this betrayal so shakes ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: strangulation, reform, betrayal, martial arts, samurai, shogun, ronin, gambling, vengeance, master warrior, hopes, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sword of the Assassin (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Nguyen Vu is the sole survivor of his family who was executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out to bring justice and clear his family name.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, royal family, frame up, state affairs, corrupted ruler, empress, rivalry, vengeance, false accusation, conspiracy, danger, graphic violence ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, shogun, ninja, ninja master, graphic violence, treasure hunt, danger, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: atmospheric, serious, exciting, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ronin, katana, escapades, adventure, crimes, rivalry, master warrior, gangsters, lone wolves, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: rough, serious, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, crimes, heroes, gangsters, escapades, lone wolves, master warrior, adventure, family in danger, martial arts, one man army, confined ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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