Movies like Azumi

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Azumi (2003)
 6.9
 14K
Azumi (2003)
Original name: あずみ
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is Azumi, the ultimate assassin.
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bloody, intense, brutal, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassination, martial arts, assassin, samurai, good versus evil, vengeance, master warrior, adventure, mass murder, katana, mission of murder, village, survival, heroic mission, crimes, danger, deadly, escapades, sword fight, heroes, ninja, rivalry, orphan, violence, introspection ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Azumi

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about martial arts, heroes, master warrior, rivalry, sword fight, samurai and escapades mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Azumi: Ichi (2008), Lady Snowblood (1973), Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962), Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014), Shogun Assassin (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, a person who shows a remarking resemblance with former ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, female killer, adventure, good versus evil, master villain, assassination, assassin, master warrior, partners against crime, samurai, heroic mission, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 3K
Ichi (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ichi is a blind entertainer that travels the countryside with her traditional Japanese guitar and walking stick. She’s in search for the kind man that brought her up as a child, but because of her beauty she encounters problems every step of the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, village, gory, good versus evil, danger, heroes, rivalry, gang, vengeance, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 10K
Lady Snowblood (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vengeance, murder, assassination, samurai, martial arts, gory, good versus evil, female killer, hanging, vigilantism, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the fourth film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin and battles Retsudo, head of the Yagyu clan, and his son Gunbei.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, assassin, female killer, vengeance, lone wolves, adventure, cult, gory, master warrior, hitman, crimes ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword fight, blood, lone wolves, female ninja, blood splatter, martial artist, decapitation, ronin, master warrior, gory ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this first film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, adapted from the manga by Kazuo Koike, we are told the story of the Lone Wolf and Cub's origin. Ogami Itto, the official Shogunate executioner, has been framed for disloyalty to the Shogunate ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, lone wolves, gory, assassin, cult, drifter, village, master warrior, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, australia
⇓ 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: samurai, assassination, adventure, master warrior, martial arts, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, gang, prostitute ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: talky, stylized, clever, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, blood, violence, gore, yakuza, sword fight, sword, kung fu, duel, decapitation, blood splatter ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: stylized, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, one man army, blind ambition, political unrest, good versus evil, ambition, state affairs, katana, dojo ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Shogun Assassin (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Shogun who grew paranoid as he became senile sent his ninjas to kill his samurai. They failed but did kill the samurai’s wife. The samurai swore to avenge the death of his wife and roams the countryside with his toddler son in search of ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, revenge, samurai, female ninja, master warrior, gory, cult, vengeance, adventure, lone wolves, shogun ...
Time: 19th century, 1500s, 15th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 134K
47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: serious, exciting, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, chosen one, ronin, revenge, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, adventure, samurai sword, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: stylized, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, supernatural, cult, gory, lone wolves, master warrior, assassin, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, escapades, heroes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 58K
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: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, massacre, suicide, warrior, martial arts, violence, assassination, assassin, mission, swords and armor, seppuku, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 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, serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, cult, lone wolves, master warrior, gory, assassin, countryside, parents and children, hitman, danger, deadly ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 4K
The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, good versus evil, murder, on the run, rivalry, danger, vengeance, crime, master warrior, hitman, ninja ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 594
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, adventure, samurai, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, escapades, heroes, rivalry, gang, master warrior, treasure hunt ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Izo: The World Can Never Be Changed (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Izo is an assassin in the service of a Tosa lord and Imperial supporter. After killing dozens of the Shogun's men, Izo is captured and crucified. Instead of being extinguished, his rage propels him through the space-time continuum to ...
Style: rough, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, symbolism, massacre, sex, violence, murder, assassin, sword, afterlife, master warrior, gory, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, epic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, psychopath, nihilism, vengeance, crimes, deadly, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight, opponent ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, fugitives, adventure, village, gangsters, master warrior, vengeance, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, murder, kidnapping, gangsters, adventure, master warrior, village, vengeance, confined, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gory, master warrior, adventure, village, crime, swordsman, crimes, rivalry, gang, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 41K
Pathfinder (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vikings, battles, torture, master warrior, vengeance, viking, native american, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Princess Blade (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Yuki is the last surviving royal of the House of Takemikazuchi or Takemikazuchi no Hime (たけみかずち の ひめ), who live in a futuristic post-apocalyptic isolationist world where they use their skills as former Mikado guards to become ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, adventure, good versus evil, samurai, future dystopia, heroic mission, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, leadership ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, village, katana, murder, adventure, master warrior, martial arts, sword, uncover truth, vengeance, captivity, woman in danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 64K
Ninja Assassin (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ninja Assassin follows Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, one man army, martial arts, ninja, assassin, revenge, gory, haunted by the past, vengeance, punishment, master warrior, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: china, asia, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.7
 81K
Elektra (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.
Style: atmospheric, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: female assassin, martial arts, master warrior, superheroine, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, one man army, on the run, supernatural, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 21K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, good versus evil, rivalry, folk hero, heroes, society, kung fu, sword fight, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, 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, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, gangsters, village, master warrior, introspection, moral dilemma, friendship, crimes, heroes, friends ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, shaolin kung fu, vengeance, monk, patriotism, master warrior, adventure, tragic hero, teachers and students, government ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 433
The Ninja Wars (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fortuneteller prophesizes that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the insatiably greedy Lord Donjo. Only the ninja Jotaro can stop ...
Style: serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gory, master warrior, adventure, daring rescue, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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