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Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning (2021)
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Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning (2021)
Original name: るろうに剣心 最終章 The Beginning
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Kenshin Himura goes up against mysterious weapons dealer Enishi. He controls the underworld of China. The secret of Kenshin Himura’s "Jujishou" is also revealed.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: secret, samurai, bandit, fight, gang, arms dealer, fighting crime, gang war, showdown, criminal gang

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Most similar movies to Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, exciting, realistic and serious films with plots about samurai, martial arts, master warrior, katana, heroes, crimes and escapades mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning: The Tale of Zatoichi (1962), Enforcement (2020), Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967), Killing (2018), Zatoichi on the Road (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, Kenshin and his allies face their strongest enemy yet: his former brother-in-law Enishi Yukishiro and his minions, who've vowed their revenge.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: destruction, fight, swordsman, combat, character change, warrior, battles, changing lives, confronting the past, showdown, life, adventure ...
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95%
Rupinder Gandhi the Gangster..? (2015)
Genre: Action
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: With the local police force unwilling to deal with crime, a college student and his gang take it upon themselves to mete out justice in their own way.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: gangsters, gang, lynching, organized crime, gang of outlaws, criminal, gang war, criminal gang, street gang, criminal justice, crimes, bandit ...
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76%
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: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: samurai, ronin, heroes, gang war, martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, rivalry, lone wolves, crimes, escapades, gang ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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70%
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Enforcement (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The exact details of what took place while Talib Ben Hassi was in police custody remain unclear. Police officers, Jens and Mike, are on routine patrol in Svalegården's ghetto when news of Talib's death comes in over the radio, igniting ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: police partner, police officer, patrol, trapped, struggle for survival, riot, urban ghetto, partners, criminal gang, civil unrest, crimes, showdown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, suspense, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: yakuza, samurai, gambling, jail, crimes, adventure, rivalry, small town, dishonesty, martial arts, village, murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, heroes, good versus evil, master warrior, one man army, state affairs, samurai era, graphic violence, ronin, samurai sword, katana sword, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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55%
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Killing (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Set during the Edo period, the film follows the life of a ronin (Sosuke Ikematsu) and those around him.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, exciting
Plot: samurai, ronin, revenge, swordsman, gang, recruitment, battles, fight, bandit, village, massacre, murder ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, village, self defense, graphic violence, one man army, heroes, deadly, lone wolves, destiny, self discovery, martial arts, introspection ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Rurouni Kenshin Part II: 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, ambition, good versus evil, katana, political unrest, rivalry, one man army, katana sword, survival, master warrior, blind ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: saga, serious, cult film
Plot: martial arts, gang war, sword, murder, samurai, danger, master and servant, kidnapping, heroic mission, master warrior, daring rescue, escapades ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Bala Ko... Bahala Sa 'yo (2001)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Story: Jeric Raval is Dias Del Fuego. An anti-organized crime cop who does the beat with a dark side of the law demeanor. The kind that loves to fight fire with fire and that which keeps the violent underworld under check. After being meted an indefinite ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: police officer, extortion, tough cop, organized crime, fighting crime, syndicate, partners against crime, gang, crime boss, criminal, crimes, bandit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic ...
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 ⇓
44%
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Xtreme (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two years after the murder of his son and father, a retired hitman sets in motion a carefully crafted revenge plan against the killer: his own brother.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: revenge, martial arts, murder, vendetta, killer, hitman, vengeance, crimes, sword fight, murderer, criminal gang, bandit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, chess, sword, adventure, deadly, heroes, hopes, master warrior, lone wolves, one man army, escapades, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, village, corruption, life is a bitch, dishonesty, one man army, heroes, master warrior, escapades, confined, lone wolves, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Dry Blade (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1873, Emperor Meiji abolished the rights of the samurai in favor of a modern, westernized military. With intentions to launch a bloody crusade against the government, warrior Endo Tadaoki (Henry Lee) gathers his remaining men to prepare for one ...
Style: captivating
Plot: samurai, fight, sword fight, power struggle, adventure, battles, revenge, search, ninja, knife, temple, katana ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, swordsman, martial arts, master warrior, gangsters, good versus evil, escapades, gang, heroes, rivalry, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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42%
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Speed Kills (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Speedboat racing champion and multimillionaire Ben Aronoff leads a double life that lands him in trouble with the law and drug lords.
Style: captivating, based on true events, tense, suspense, cynical
Plot: drug smuggling, drugs, lovers, criminal gang, mafia, showdown, danger, crime, crimes, bandit, criminal, race against time ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: saga, atmospheric, semi serious, scary, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, crimes, escapades, golden years, prostitute, rivalry, gangsters, gang, lone wolves, hopes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, master warrior, lone wolves, deadly, heroes, dishonesty, protecting from truth, buried truth, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shogun's Shadow (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his younger son Tokumatsu. One day, he orders Takechiyo to an initiation rite in Yedo (today's Tokio). Takechiyo lives far away under the surveillance of ...
Plot: samurai, fight, martial arts
Time: 17th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: samurai, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, danger, master warrior, save the day, heroes, rivalry, deadly, escapades, crimes, lone wolves ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Honor (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a world where street gangs collide with the law, neighborhood friends, Raymond and Gabriel, must decide which side of the battle to join. This will be the ultimate fight - the one for power, family, and HONOR.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: streetfighting, gang, crimes, friendship, urban ghetto life, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, organized crime, showdown, underground fighting, gang war, underground tournament ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, drifter, heroes, one man army, swordsman, katana, drug lord, mercenary, massacre, shogun ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, martial arts, village, adventure, one man army, crimes, lone wolves, master warrior, escapades, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 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, martial artist, female ninja, decapitation, blood splatter ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, friends, deadly, gangsters, one man army, escapades, master warrior, adventure, heroes, lone wolves, crimes, wisdom of life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Evidam Swargamanu (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 'Ividam Swargamanu' concerns the story of a hard-working farmer known as Mathews and his fight against a land mafia which tries to take over his farmland
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: farmer, farm, lawyer, land grab, land rights, landowner, showdown, fighting crime, fight, life is a bitch, mafia, family relations ...
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