Movies like Azumi

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Azumi (2003)
 6.8
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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: rough, serious, breathtaking, intense, realistic, stylized, exciting, epic, suspenseful, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, martial arts, assassination, good versus evil, vengeance, survival, adventure, danger, introspection, elimination, deadly, visceral, mass murder, assassin, brutality, gory, storytelling, female martial artist, ninja, honest, teenage life, crimes, village, mountain, heroes ...
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, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, heroes, sword fight, samurai, deadly and escapades mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Azumi: Ichi (2008), Blood: The Last Vampire (2009), The Princess Blade (2001), Lady Snowblood (1973), Izo (2004). 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, stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, danger, rivalry, heroic mission, tough heroes, chase, good versus evil, escapades, master villain, partners against crime, adventure, battles ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, good versus evil, ambition, katana, rivalry, political unrest, master warrior, heroes, one man army, katana sword, survival, martial arts ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
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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: epic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, blind woman, samurai, ninja, heroes, danger, crimes, escapades, vengeance, rivalry, gang, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, France, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On the surface, Saya is a stunning 16-year-old, but that youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400-year-old "halfling." Born to a human father and a vampire mother, she has for centuries been a loner obsessed with using her ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, brutal, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, martial arts, girl heroine, supernatural, battles, vengeance, imaginary, superhuman powers, good versus evil, track down, violence spree, secret movement ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, post world war two
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Princess Blade (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, martial arts, vengeance, leadership, adventure, heroic mission, rivalry, danger, deadly, escapades, crimes, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 13K
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female assassin, murder, female killer, vengeance, martial arts, childbirth, vigilantism, samurai, danger, track down, assassination, child birth ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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: stylized, talky, rough, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, drifter, heroes, one man army, duel, gore, sword, blood splatter, decapitation, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 5K
Izo (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, disturbing, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, murder, righting the wronged, heroic mission, afterlife, master warrior, danger, deadly, supernatural, rivalry, vigilantism, reincarnation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ninja Assassin (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, France
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, ninja, martial arts, vengeance, assassination, assassin, violence spree, tough guy, mixed martial arts, haunted by the past, punishment, ninja master ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: china, asia, osaka japan, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 155K
47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 128 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: exciting, stylized, epic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, shogun, battles, adventure, ronin, master warrior, exile, heroes, rivalry, escapades, chosen one ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, lone wolves, drifter, heroes, decapitation, blood splatter, female ninja, martial artist, ronin ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 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, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, martial arts, anti heroes, drifter, anti hero, gory, assassin, cult, rivalry, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.7
 90K
Elektra (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA, Switzerland
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: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: superheroine, female assassin, adventure, good versus evil, master warrior, supernatural, martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, danger, vigilante, youth, graphic violence ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, samurai, female ninja, martial arts, shogun, heroes, lone wolves, master warrior, revenge, gory, cult, countryside ...
Time: 1500s, 19th century, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, rough, exciting, serious, jidai geki
Plot: ninja, assassination, samurai, state affairs, undercover, deadly, crimes, danger, adventure, heroes, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 5K
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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, good versus evil, murder, ninja, danger, master warrior, hitman, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 155 min.
Story: It's three years after the events of the original Battle Royale, and Shuya Nanahara is now an internationally-known terrorist determined to bring down the government. His terrorist group, Wild Seven, stages an attack that levels several ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: island, terrorist, survival, vengeance, kidnapping, master warrior, danger, crimes, heroes, chaos, landing, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, afghanistan, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, drifter, hitman, heroes, one man army, assassin, family relations, gory, parents and children, countryside, cult ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, supernatural, master warrior, strong violent content, gory, family relations, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, heroes, lone wolves ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 2K
Death Trance (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In an unknown place and unknown time, a lone Samurai known only as Grave thirsts for the ultimate battle.
Style: semi serious, captivating
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, heroes, destiny, rivalry, danger, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, vampire, samurai, supernatural power ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, gangsters, good versus evil, escapades, gang, heroes, danger, master warrior, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 177K
Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Style: bleak, disturbing, twist ending, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: game of death, death, cruelty, contests and competitions, desperation, survival, island, future dystopia, massacre, teacher, captivity, school class ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 9K
Seven Swords (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China, South Korea
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, leadership, samurai, heroic mission, vengeance, emperor, rivalry, good versus evil, frame up, mercenary, village, heroes ...
Time: 17th century, contemporary, middle ages
Place: china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: suspenseful, rough, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, on the run, fugitives, master warrior, heroes, contests and competitions, wrestling, village, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
27%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kidnapping, murder, escapades, deadly, rivalry, heroes, love and romance, lone wolves, confined, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 704
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, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shogun, ninja, ninja master, battles, heroes, state affairs, rivalry, deadly, adventure, samurai ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 1K
Kamui (2009)
Genre: Action, 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: stylized, rough, epic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, heroes, rebellion, rivalry, human spirit, redemption, good versus evil, escapades, on the run, danger, obsessive quest ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 13K
Versus (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the present where a group of ruthless gangsters, an unknown woman and an escaped convict have met, unwittingly, in The Forest of Resurrection, the 444th portal to the other side. Their troubles start when those once killed and buried in the ...
Style: exciting, scary, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, yakuza, supernatural, on the run, chase, danger, gangsters, hostage, samurai, heroic mission, back from the dead, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, psychopath, nihilism, master warrior, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, atrocity, opponent, graphic violence, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%