Movies like After the Rain 1999

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After the Rain (1999)
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After the Rain (1999)
Original name: 雨あがる
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 with a sword make him a valuable employee but whose brutal honesty and lack of social graces prevent him from staying with one master for too long. One night, Ihei impulsively offers to buy food and drink for the guests at a hotel; he doesn't have the money to pay, and to raise cash he concocts a scheme to take on anyone brave enough to fight him for a prize. Ihei's fighting skills impress Lord Shigeaki, who offers him a position as fencing master in his court. Ihei gratefully accepts, but when Shigeaki challenges him to a fight, Ihei beats the Lord decisively. Ihea is certain that he's managed to throw another opportunity away when a band of mercenaries attacks him, and his skills as a swordsman are put to the ultimate test.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, stylized, jidai geki
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, rain, ronin, heroes, mercenary, misfit, hopes, duel, rainy, social misfits, redemption, humble, gory, lone wolves, social awkwardness, master warrior, sword, river, blood, husband wife relationship, katana
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and captivating films with plots about samurai, heroes, master warrior, sword fight, martial arts, katana and katana sword mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like After the Rain: Samurai Rebellion (1967), Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011), When the Last Sword is Drawn (2002), Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989), Hana (2006). 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, stylized, emotional, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, injustice, family relations, rebelliousness, master warrior, kidnapping, heroes, fighting the system, parents and children, ruler, revenge ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo
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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: serious, bleak, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: samurai, vengeance, life is a bitch, society, loss of son, rivalry, down on your luck, revenge, hara kiri, code of honor, seppuku, ronin ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
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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, bleak, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: samurai, japanese history, political unrest, human spirit, life is a bitch, tragic hero, duel, emperor, state affairs, unfulfillment, hopes, suicide ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, tense ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, swordsman, gang, rivalry, lone wolves, gangsters, good versus evil, crime, master warrior, escapades, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hana (2006)
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 ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, dark humor, captivating, humorous
Plot: samurai, revenge, heroes, rivalry, introspection, moral dilemma, village, dealing with death, martial arts, village life, vengeance, master warrior ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Bodyguard (1961)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ronin, mercenary, sword fight, gang, lone wolves, anti heroes, small town, betrayal, duel, torture, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: samurai, ronin, heroes, martial arts, gang war, sword fight, graphic violence, escapades, rivalry, crimes, master warrior, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, serious, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, ronin, danger, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, imperialism, one man army, master warrior, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, betrayal, ronin, martial arts, mountain, dishonesty, gang, heroes, rivalry, crimes, lone wolves, master warrior ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rurouni Kenshin: 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: exciting, stylized, 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, violence, flashback ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, gangsters, undercover, lone wolves, confined, master warrior, escapades, deadly, adventure, hostage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, stylized, rough, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, state affairs, heroes, anti heroes, master warrior, fighting the system, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: saga, semi serious, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, crimes, heroes, pregnancy, track down, gory, lone wolves, rivalry, hopes, babies and infants ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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.
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Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, vengeance, woman in danger, righting the wronged, self defense, friends, friendship, island, martial arts, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love and Honour (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 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: psychological, serious, epic, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, social differences, hopes, romance, blind character, vengeance, political unrest, society, rivalry, master warrior, heroes, master and servant ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, self defense, graphic violence, one man army, heroes, deadly, lone wolves, destiny, self discovery, martial arts, introspection ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: scary, semi serious, atmospheric, saga, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, heroes, lone wolves, gangsters, golden years, prostitute, master warrior, crimes, righting the wronged, hopes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, rivalry, on the run, adventure, crimes, contests and competitions, deadly, gangsters, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, adventure, one man army, hopes, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, life is a bitch, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Not Yet (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This film tells the story of professor Uehida Hyakken-sama (1889-1971), in Gotemba, around the forties. He was a university professor until an air raid, when he left to become a writer and has to live in a hut. His mood has hardly changed, not by ...
Style: emotional, contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: samurai, world war two, writer's life, unfulfillment, youth, family relations, reunion, curses spells and rituals, teachers and students, golden years, teacher, death ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, hong kong, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 3K
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, serious, dark humor, jidai geki
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, betrayal, ronin, lone wolves, anti heroes, hopes, master warrior, leadership, heroes, gang, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 1830s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, rough, epic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, psychopath, nihilism, master warrior, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, atrocity, opponent, rivalry, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, graphic violence, heroes, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, escapades, deadly, gangsters, one man army, crimes, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Samurai Assassin (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled Japan for 300 years. They suspect a traitor in their midst, ...
Style: gloomy, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, assassination, sword fight, tragic hero, hopes, deadly, lone wolves, graphic violence, ambition, state affairs, conspiracy, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kidnapping, murder, graphic violence, deadly, lone wolves, adventure, heroes, rivalry, redemption, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, revenge, samurai, sword fight, family relations, disorder, loss of fortune, friends, haunted by the past, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, epic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, drifter, hitman, heroes, one man army, assassin, gory, family relations, conspiracy, strong violent content, escapades ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.4
 17K
Red Beard (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard. Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, compassionate, poignant ...
Plot: intern, clinic, samurai, doctor, parents and children, doctors and patients, teenage life, hopes, society, heroes, human nature, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%