Movies and TV shows set in feudal japan

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in feudal japan ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, stylized, exciting, realistic, atmospheric and captivating films and TV shows about / with samurai, sword fight, sword, violence, heroes, vengeance, martial arts, blood, rivalry and master warrior plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in Japan, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as feudal japan: Return of Daimajin (1966), Revolt (1985), Shogun (1980), Inn of Evil (1971), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), Sanjuro (1962), Into the Badlands (2015), The Bodyguard (1961), Kagemusha (1980), Hana (2006).

List of movies set in feudal japan

Lupin the Third: The Elusive Fog (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the ocean floor, Lupin is once again seeking a treasure hoping to get on Fujiko's good side. As Zenigata chases them on sea and land, people around the gang begin to vanish mysteriously. The fog rolls in and Mamo Kyosuke appears in a burst ...
Style: captivating, exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, mysterious character, criminal heroes, chase, ancient mystery, dishonesty, obsessive quest, partners, master criminal, law enforcement, cons and scams ...
Time: future, ancient history
Place: feudal japan, asia, japan
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Return of Daimajin (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The tyrannical Lord Danjo Mikoshiba covets the rich, fertile lands surrounding Lake Yakumo. During a memorial ceremony for the late Chigusa lord, Mikoshiba launches an attack, overthrowing the honorable Lord Juro. Just when all seems lost, Daimajin ...
Plot: giant monster, monster, river, violence, dynamite, statue, revenge
Place: feudal japan
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 8.2
 98K
Revolt (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how their new-found power will corrupt them.
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, greed, vengeance, samurai, insanity, revenge, chaos, funeral, murder, rivalry, throne, arranged marriage ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.9
 4K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: samurai, politics, war, state affairs, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, escapades, interracial relations, survival, culture clash, danger ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan, portugal
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 7.5
 349
Inn of Evil (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story takes place in feudal Japan, when any commerce with the rest of the world was strictly prohibited. An idealist suddenly appears in an isolated inn (the one that the title refers to), the head-quarters of a group of smugglers, with stolen ...
Plot: stolen money, boss, bribe, servant, money, father daughter relationship, sake, tavern, life, self sacrifice, prostitute, drunkenness ...
Place: feudal japan, japan
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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, atmospheric, breathtaking, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: samurai, magic, storytelling, origami, creativity, adventure, sword, guitar, strong female character, friendship, imagination, destiny ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan, feudal japan
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 8.1
 27K
Sanjuro (1962)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Toshiro Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Kurosawa's tightly paced, beautifully composed "Sanjuro." In this companion piece and sequel to "Yojimbo," jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: samurai, corruption, rescue, duel, small town, sword fight, betrayal, rivalry, small town life, heroes, dishonesty, running ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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Into the Badlands (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.
Style: exciting, stylized, tense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, warrior, adventure, rivalry, murder, danger, death, chase, vengeance, blood, fantasy world ...
Place: feudal 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, stranger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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 8.0
 28K
Kagemusha (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.
Style: epic, captivating, bleak, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battle, lookalikes, war, state affairs, switching roles, disorder, mistaken identity, emperor, military, ruler, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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 6.8
 1K
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
Plot: samurai, revenge, rivalry, dealing with death, village life, master warrior, village, heroes, introspection, moral dilemma, vengeance, martial arts
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
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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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, samurai, martial arts, strangulation, vengeance, reform, shogun, ronin, gambling, righting the wronged, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: japan, feudal japan
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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, talky, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, ruler, injustice, rebelliousness, society, parents and children, master warrior, life is a bitch, family relations, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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 8.2
 316
Jin (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Jin is a Japanese television drama series, first broadcast on TBS in 2009 and a second season in 2011. It is based on the Japanese manga series, Jin, written by Motoka Murakami. It was one of the most popular dramas of the year and won many major ...
Plot: time travel, medical profession, prostitute, japanese woman, red light district, hospital, brother sister relationship, samurai, surgeon, surgery, fiance fiancee relationship, physician ...
Time: 1860s
Place: feudal japan, 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, adventure, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, curses spells and rituals, palaces castles and temples, sacrifice ...
Place: feudal japan, japan
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 7.9
 13K
InuYasha (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Kagome Higurashi is a modern day young girl who lives with her family by the old Higure shrine. Unbeknownst to Kagome, she is the reincarnation of priestess Kikyo and posseses the "Jewel of Four Souls" (the Shikon jewel). One ill-fated ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: journey, creature, monk, disguise, mission, adventure, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, escapades, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, feudal 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, samurai, exile, ronin, severed arm, sword, coffin, throat slitting, poisoning, violence, tattoo, japanese new wave ...
Place: feudal japan
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Majin the Monster of Terror (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord.
Plot: sword fight, samurai, giant monster, witch, monster, prayer, brother, mask, village, rescue, mountain, evil man ...
Place: feudal japan
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Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fearless Edo-period police inspector Hanzo Itami, nicknamed The Razor, has developed his own unique way of extracting information for his inquiries. His first adventure sees him investigating his superior officer's mistress, whom he suspects of ...
Style: realistic, sexual, offbeat, serious, stylized
Plot: samurai, investigation, martial arts, torture, rivalry, gory, dishonesty, heroes, law enforcement, deadly, strong sexual content, crimes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, japan, feudal japan
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Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Fourteen years after defeating the immortal warrior Himuro Genma and thwarting the Shogun of the Dark's evil plans, Kibagami Jubei continues to roam all over Japan as a masterless swordsman. During his journey, he meets Shigure, a priestess who ...
Plot: magical sword, martial arts, forest, demon, impalement, ninja, robot, engagement, electricity, supernatural power, legendary hero, black eye ...
Place: feudal japan, japan
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Princess Sakura: Forbidden Pleasures (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: One evening, Princess Sakura (Kyoko Hinami) is attacked by a man. At that time, the Princess could not see his face. and only sees a tattoo on his body. Because of that that night, Princess Sakura falls in love with the man. In order to find the man ...
Plot: japanese culture, sexual fantasy, flashback, princess, cross, blood, marriage proposal, pill, resurrection, popularity, tied up, torture ...
Place: feudal japan
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Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A peasant woman is banished from her village and makes a deal with the devil to gain magical powers.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: loss of innocence, pact with the devil, plague, village, dream, beauty, feminism, baron, rape and revenge, nipple, orgy, happiness ...
Time: middle ages
Place: feudal japan
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 5.6
 14K
Batman Ninja (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gorilla Grodd's time displacement machine transports many of Batman's worst enemies to feudal Japan —along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, ...
Plot: batman, giant robot, sword fight, bat, sword, samurai, katana, time travel, long haired male, whip, spear, explosion ...
Place: japan, feudal japan
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Yuki – The Snow Fairy (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Up in Heaven, Yuki’s grandparents decide that, having turned thirteen years old, she must go down to Earth to a village that is torn by bandits and intervene to save its people. However if she does not succeed within one year she will become as ...
Plot: samurai, japanese soldier, deity, female protagonist, good versus evil
Place: feudal japan, japan
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 7.9
 31K
Ninja Scroll (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and ...
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, surreal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ninja, martial arts, master warrior, supernatural, violence, duel, gold, monster, village, good versus evil, megalomaniac ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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Watari, Ninja Boy (1966)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In old Japan, the legend of the ninja lives on in Watari, the Ninja Boy, a motion picture like no other. This is the story of a young boy with almost mystical powers. His skills in ninjutsu are beyond the imagination as he infiltrates the rival ...
Plot: duel, desertion, tragic love, rebellion, intrigue, ninja, castle, historical event, avalanche, capital punishment, trap, magic ...
Place: feudal japan
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Shogun's Joys of Torture (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: One of the most famous of cult director Ishii Teruo's films. A young magistrate recalls three tales of heinous crimes committed by women and brutal punished that ensued. Not for the faint of heart.
Plot: monastery, burned alive, kidnapping, accident, justice, torture, jealousy, obedience, suffering, punishment, tattoo, waterfall ...
Time: 1600s
Place: feudal japan, dungeon, japan
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 4.1
 15
Ninja Cadets (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In feudal Japan, Sakura, Matsuri and four of the pair's Ninja Cadet companions from the Byakuro clan get their first mission: To sneak inside the Byakuro Castle and steal a secret scroll from the Kabusu clan. The result is an action-packed ...
Plot: water, explosion, fire, violence, monsters, ninja, demon, tough girl, good versus evil, running, blood, female ninja ...
Place: japan, feudal japan
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Journey of Honor (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The son of a besieged Shogun in war-torn 17th century Japan travels to Spain to buy weaponry from the king.
Plot: king, army, fight, missionary, loss of family, ship, sword fight, duel, battlefield, evil man, sword, samurai ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: spain, feudal japan, morocco, japan, dungeon
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 931
Katanagatari (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The historical epic centers on Shichika Yasuri, the seventh generational head of the Kyotō-ryū school of martial arts in medieval Japan. He and his older sister Nanami live on an isolated island, until a military advisor named Togame tells him of ...
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, light
Plot: martial arts, japanese culture, journey, sword, samurai, ninja, beauty, brother sister relationship, responsibility, swordsman, long hair
Place: feudal japan
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