Ronin movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ronin movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, jidai geki and captivating films and TV shows about / with ronin, samurai, katana, katana sword, heroes, sword fight, martial arts, rivalry, sword and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in Japan, UK, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ronin: Killing (2018), 47 Ronin (2013), Dororo (2019), Yojimbo (1961), Blade of the Immortal (2017), God of War (2017), The Tale of Zatoichi (1962), Incident at Blood Island (1970), Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009), Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress (2012).

List of ronin movies

 6.4
 863
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, swordsman, revenge, gang, village, bandit, massacre, murder, political unrest, edo period, danger ...
Place: japan
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 6.3
 152K
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: stylized, epic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, shogun, battles, martial arts, adventure, ronin, master warrior, exile, heroes, rivalry, chosen one, samurai sword ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.4
 8K
Dororo (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son's organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones ...
Style: captivating, exciting, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, demon, curse, ronin, adventure, friendship, violence, supernatural, danger, losing-it hero, uncover truth, swordsman ...
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 8.2
 114K
Yojimbo (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, village, escape, deception ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Blade of the Immortal (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, UK, South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, exciting, jidai geki ...
Plot: samurai, shogun, immortality, ronin, katana, killer, revenge, hand to hand combat, martial arts, fistfight, soldier, one man army ...
Place: japan
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 6.4
 2K
God of War (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the 16th century, pirates rule the Chinese coastline, pillaging the small villages and terrorizing the citizens. When maverick leader Commander Yu enlists the help of a sharp young general, they devise a plan to defeat the pirates. A violent ...
Style: captivating, exciting
Plot: pirate, ronin, kingdom, martial arts, japanese man, samurai, squad, protection, kung fu, katana, massacre, violence ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ancient china
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: samurai, ronin, gang war, heroes, martial arts, sword fight, bet, drifter, master warrior, rivalry, lone wolves, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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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, katana, dishonesty, gang, heroes, rivalry, mountain, master warrior, lone wolves ...
Place: japan, asia
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Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Afro Samurai avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. The sparks of violence dropped along Afro’s bloody path now burn out of control – and ...
Style: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, hate, master warrior, crimes, escapades, adventure, lone wolves, supernatural, criminal's revenge, mortal combat ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Family, Fantasy, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Kyokutei Bakin's classic Japanese epic novel Nansou Satomi Hakkenden, eight samurai serve the Satomi clan during Japan's tumultuous Sengoku (Warring States) era. The Edo-era samurai are the reincarnations of the spirits that Princess ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, semi serious, fairy tale
Plot: legend, supernatural, supernatural romance, ronin, drag, hunter, samurai, werewolf, disguise, adventure, half human, heroic mission ...
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Snow on The Blades (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan, Cyprus
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At Sakurada Gate in 1860, the shogun’s chief minister and his retinue of bodyguards are ambushed and annihilated. Bearing the responsibility and shame for this failure is Shimura Kingo, master swordsman and chief of the guard. Forbidden to take ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: pursuit, murderer, murder, vengeance, chase, samurai, minister, obsession, shogun, ronin, destiny, security guard ...
Time: 19th century
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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: tense, serious, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, vengeance, life is a bitch, society, loss of son, rivalry, down on your luck, revenge, hara kiri, ronin, code of honor, seppuku ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
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 3.6
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Masterless (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kane Madison is an architect working in Los Angeles while his doppelganger-like spirit, an eighteenth century Ronin, wanders a parallel netherworld of masked demons and Japanese swordsmen. When tragedy strikes, Kane embarks on a journey of faith ...
Style: christian film
Plot: demon, samurai, ronin, sword, martial arts, sword fight, katana, christian, faith, katana sword, bible, architect ...
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 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: serious, realistic, jidai geki, parody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, betrayal, ronin, small town, vengeance, heroic mission, anti hero, heroes, lone wolves, small town life, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1830s
Place: japan
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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, serious, exciting, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ronin, katana, good versus evil, gangsters, rivalry, adventure, danger, crimes, master warrior, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
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 8.6
 46K
Harakiri (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
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, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, vengeance, society, rivalry, life is a bitch, hara kiri, sword fight, one against many, standoff ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
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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: captivating, gloomy, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: samurai, assassination, sword fight, ronin, tragic hero, hopes, lone wolves, state affairs, redemption, deadly, ambition, conspiracy ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate, in hopes of coercing from him a reduction in taxes. Shiba takes up their fight, joined by two renegades from the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, jidai geki
Plot: change of heart, bribery, betrayal, samurai, katana, abduction, hostage, kidnapping, murder, infamy, peasant, ronin ...
Place: japan
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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.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, lone wolves, drifter, heroes, ronin, decapitation, blood splatter, female ninja, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: strangulation, martial arts, betrayal, samurai, reform, ronin, gambling, vengeance, shogun, innocence lost, uninhibited rivalry, tragic love ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: japan
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After the Rain (1999)
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 ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, serious, jidai geki
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, rain, ronin, social awkwardness, duel, mercenary, rainy, gory, redemption, humble, hopes, lone wolves ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
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 7.6
 63K
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, intense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, massacre, samurai sword, battles, duel, sword fight, battle, swordsman, martial arts, suicide, mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.4
 3K
Dororo (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The hero, Hyakkimaru is a wandering "demon hunter" whose extra body parts -- 48 to be exact -- were grafted onto his head and trunk by a herb doctor who discovered him as an infant, in a process that echoes "Frankenstein" and ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, exciting, dark fantasy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, martial arts, shaman, good versus evil, adventure, destiny, danger, rivalry, curse, decapitation, katana, katana sword ...
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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, graphic violence, master warrior, blind ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, hong kong
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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, violence, flashback ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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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, swordsman, one man army, katana, drug lord, mercenary, massacre, shogun ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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 8.0
 2K
Demons (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Gengobe Satsuma, an exiled samurai cast out as an Asano clan retainer is given a second chance to join his brothers in arms to become the 48th Ronin against the Shogunate. His faithful servant gathers the 100 ryo required for his acceptance. Gengobe ...
Plot: geisha, samurai, exile, ronin, feudal japan, japanese new wave, blood, sword, tattoo, filicide, poisoning, throat slitting ...
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The Shogun Assassins (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 148 min.
Story: This is a film about a real person. Sanada Yukimura fought a war against Tokugawa Ieyeasu. In the beginning the film shows Yukimura fighting to defend the Osaka Castle. He used very unconventional methods, wich were not approved by the other ...
Style: jidai geki
Plot: ninja, martial arts, battle, assassination, drugs, monkey, assassin, meteorite, samurai, ronin, castle, magic ...
Time: 17th century
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Sleepy Eyes of Death 9: Trail of Traps (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Son of the Black Mass returns in this ninth installment in Daiei's longstanding Nemuri Kyoshiro series. This time Raizo Ichikawa as Nemuri is called to see that a gold statuette of the Virgin Mary gets safe passage to Kyoto from the prying ...
Plot: figurine, virgin mary, duel, virgin, bandit, trap, religion, ronin, christian, samurai
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Sakurada Gate Incident (2010)
Genre: History
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A film about the assination of Ii Naosuke at the gate of Edo castle in 1860 by ronin from the mito domain.
Plot: xenophobia, assassination, point of view, historical event, snow, sword fight, snowing, seppuku, samurai, manifesto, edo period, japanese history ...
Time: 1860s
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