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, suspenseful, stylized, exciting and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with ronin, samurai, sword, heroes, katana sword, sword fight, martial arts, rivalry, master warrior and violence 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: 47 Ronin (2013), Incident at Blood Island (1970), Masterless (2015), Kill! (1968), The Tale of Zatoichi (1962), The Bodyguard (1961), Harakiri (1962), Three Outlaw Samurai (1964), Sword of the Beast (1965), 13 Assassins (2010).

List of ronin movies

 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: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, heroes, ronin, chosen one, master warrior, shogun, exile, martial arts, samurai sword, danger, revenge ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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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
Plot: samurai, betrayal, martial arts, ronin, rivalry, master warrior, lone wolves, crimes, heroes, dishonesty, gang, bandit ...
Place: asia, japan
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 3.8
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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 ...
Plot: samurai, demon, ronin, faith, sword fight, sword, katana sword, bible, christianity, martial arts, architect, christian
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 7.6
 2K
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, dark humor, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, betrayal, martial arts, ronin, heroic mission, righting the wronged, vengeance, small town, gang, dishonesty, heroes, leadership ...
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
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, ronin, one man army, good versus evil, vengeance, imperialism, rivalry, master warrior, gangsters, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword fight, ronin, heroes, rivalry, gang war, drifter, bet, gang, lone wolves, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
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 8.3
 95K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, mercenary, lone wolves, small town, betrayal, duel, torture, escape, revolver, bodyguard, ronin, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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 8.7
 24K
Harakiri (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
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, talky, tense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, ronin, seppuku, vengeance, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, loss of daughter, loss of son ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
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Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: samurai, bribery, change of heart, katana, betrayal, kidnapping, abduction, peasant, ronin, shame, murder, rivalry ...
Place: japan
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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, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, martial arts, blood, drifter, decapitation, female ninja, blood splatter, ronin, martial artist, master warrior, lone wolves ...
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, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, strangulation, martial arts, samurai, reform, betrayal, gambling, shogun, ronin, danger, rivalry, religions or cults ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: japan, feudal japan
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 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: stylized, epic, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, massacre, suicide, swordsman, mission, martial arts, swords and armor, assassination, violence, assassin, duel ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ronin, gory, heroes, humble, duel, mercenary, redemption, social awkwardness, misfit, rainy, social misfits ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
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 8.2
 1K
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, ronin, exile, samurai, sword, severed arm, coffin, throat slitting, poisoning, japanese new wave, blood, tattoo ...
Place: feudal japan
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Sword of the Stranger (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pursued by formidable Chinese assassins, young Kotaro and his dog run into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving the dog from a poison attack, but chaos erupts when the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful, touching
Plot: swordsman, samurai, immortality, emperor, human animal relationship, master warrior, adventure, lone wolves, escapades, curses spells and rituals, sacrifice, palaces castles and temples ...
Place: feudal japan, japan
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 7.9
 2K
Death Frenzy (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Story: Shigurui is a manga series written by Norio Nanjo and illustrated by Takayuki Yamaguchi, based on the first chapter of the novel Suruga-jō Gozen Jiai by Norio Nanjō. An animated television adaptation, based on the first 32 chapters of the manga, ...
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, samurai, championship, matchmaking, disability, rivalry, contests and competitions, bodies, master warrior, mortal combat, vicious, gory ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
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 6.6
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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.
Plot: samurai, katana, sword, japanese girl, japanese woman, ronin, swordsman, battle, brunette
Place: japan
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Punk Samurai Slash Down (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Junoshin Kake is a ronin. To get hired by the Kurokaze Han, he lies and tells them that a religious group is trying to destroy them. He gets hired by the Kurokaze Han, but they learn that Junoshin Kake lied. Junoshin Kake is given the death sentence ...
Plot: japanese woman, ronin, lord, resurrection, murder, cult, samurai, beggar
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Blade of the Immortal (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama
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 ...
Plot: katana, samurai, rape, girl, candle, revenge, massacre, breakfast, hat, long hair, cane, barricade ...
Place: japan
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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: virgin mary, religion, christian, virgin, trap, duel, samurai, ronin, bandit
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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: stylized, emotional, bleak, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, heroes, in-laws, vengeance, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, loss of son, rivalry, loss of daughter, katana sword, revenge ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
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Illusion of Blood (1965)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The ghost of a samurai's wife takes revenge on her husband.
Plot: husband murders wife, spirit, ghost story, face ripped off, skin ripping, jidai geki, ronin, death, revenge, murder, ghost, samurai
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Karate Warriors (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The fourth and final film in the "Street Fighter" series, where Tsurugi protects a little boy while coping with rival gangs.
Plot: yakuza, karate, martial arts, gang war, revenge, duel, fistfight, fight, sword, samurai sword, kung fu, martial artist ...
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Assassination (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Assassination begins with the events of 1853 when "four black ships" anchored at Edo Bay, sparking civil unrest and the major political manoeuvring that saw the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. At a time when assassination had become a ...
Plot: japanese new wave, torture, selfishness, seppuku, hara kiri, ronin, scheming, rebel army, flashback, samurai, assassination, isolation ...
Time: 1850s, 19th century
Place: japan
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An Amorous Woman of the Tang Dynasty (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eddie Fong makes his directorial debut with this acclaimed and pointedly feminist period erotic drama about an independent woman born in conservative times. Taoist priestess Yu Hsuan-chi (Pat Ha Man-chik) longs for the sort of earthy experience that ...
Plot: sex scene, bisexual woman, ronin, female nudity, sex, bare breasts, lesbian, lesbian sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbian interest, lesbian relationship, maid ...
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Snow on The Blades (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan, Cyprus
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 ...
Plot: kimono, quest, samurai, shogun, snow, ronin, assassin, assassination
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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: ronin, sword fight, katana, samurai, snowing, snow, gate, seppuku, assassination, historical event, point of view, xenophobia ...
Time: 1860s
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
Style: suspense, futuristic, exciting, epic, tragic ending ...
Plot: rebellion, space travel, space battle, war, star wars, resistance, redemption, good versus evil, survival, space opera, supernatural power, female fighter ...
Time: future
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Samurai Reincarnation (1981)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After surviving the slaughter of many Christians 350 years ago, a samurai denounces God for ignoring the pleas of believers. He sells his soul to Satan and receives the power to resurrect the dead to join him in a murderous rampage.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, supernatural, martial arts, afterlife, good versus evil, undead, violence spree, escapades, deal with the devil, heroes, deadly, supernatural ability ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
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The Cat Samurai Goes to Southern Island (2015)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Edo period. Once a famous swordsman, Kyutaro Madarame, aka “Madara the Devil,” is now a masterless samurai. When a white cat called Tamanojo appears before Kyutaro, the encounter changes him forever. Starring Kazuki Kitamura. This ...
Plot: cat, samurai, ronin
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