Feudal japan movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant feudal japan movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with feudal japan, samurai, heroes, sword fight, rivalry, vengeance, katana, sword, violence and martial arts plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in Japan, USA, UK and other countries.
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feudal japan movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as feudal japan: Ran (1985), Kagemusha (1980), Ninja Girl & Samurai Master (2016), Jin (2009), Samurai Rebellion (1967), Return of Daimajin (1966), Batman Ninja (2018), Shogun (1980), Sword of the Stranger (2007), Love and Honour (2006).

List of feudal japan movies

 8.2
 118K
Ran (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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: greed, feudal japan, betrayal, vengeance, samurai, seppuku, insanity, murder, destiny, suicide, warrior, funeral ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.0
 33K
Kagemusha (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 162 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, battles, battle, japanese history, feudal japan, warlord, lookalikes, war, mistaken identity, state affairs, switching roles, disorder ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Ninja Girl & Samurai Master (2016)
Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
Duration: 4 min.
TV show
Story: The anime centers on a young female ninja named Chidori, whose dream is to help the Warring States-era warlord Oda Nobunaga to achieve his goals.
Style: captivating, tense, absurd, seinen
Plot: ninja, military, martial arts, feudal japan, ninjitsu, female ninja, fighting the system, travel, samurai, fight, ninja master, ninja warrior ...
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 7.6
 614
Jin (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: semi serious, medical drama, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: time travel, medical profession, feudal japan, saving a life, time traveler, changing the future, hospital, fiance fiancee relationship, doctor, surgery, time portal, romance ...
Time: 1860s
Place: tokyo, 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, stylized, emotional, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, injustice, family relations, rebelliousness, master warrior, kidnapping, ruler, heroes, fighting the system, parents and children, revenge ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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 ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: feudal japan, giant monster, revenge, monster, dynamite, violence, rage, combat, river, statue
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 5.6
 19K
Batman Ninja (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
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, ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, exciting, tense, psychotronic
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, martial arts, battles, ninja, batman, time travel, masked superhero, butler, fistfight, hand to hand combat, sword fight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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 7.9
 4K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 159 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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, saga
Plot: samurai, politics, battles, feudal japan, shogun, betrayal, society, master warrior, danger, state affairs, war, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: japan, portugal
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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, adventure, samurai, emperor, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, sacrifice, palaces castles and temples, curses spells and rituals, human animal relationship, immortality ...
Place: japan
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Love and Honour (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.
Style: psychological, serious, epic, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, social differences, romance, hopes, rivalry, society, blind character, vengeance, political unrest, master warrior, feudal japan, poisoning ...
Place: japan, asia
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The Hidden Blade (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in 19th Century Japan a young samurai who finds himself in love with a farm girl leaves his home to begin a new life. He has to take stock of his new life when he is put to the test and ordered to kill a traitor who just happens to be his ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, caste system, politics, love and romance, family life, vengeance, martial arts, social class, sword fight, honor, edo period, revenge ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, asia
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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, rivalry, loss of son, down on your luck, revenge, hara kiri, ronin, code of honor, seppuku ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
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: breathtaking, stylized, atmospheric, touching, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: samurai, talking animals, creativity, magic, sword, storytelling, origami, adventure, strong female character, friendship, imagination, destiny ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, obsessive quest, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, chase, mysterious character, chases and races, imaginary, wanted, master criminal, adventure ...
Time: future, ancient history, 2000s
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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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles also assist a small village in an uprising.
Style: humorous, feel good, stylized, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, ninja, martial arts, superhero, master warrior, rescue, good versus evil, heroes, teleportation, vigilantism, anthropomorphic animal, adventure ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1500s, 1900s, 90s ...
Place: japan, asia, new york
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The Twilight Samurai (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the ...
Style: tense, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, poverty, friendship, duel, social differences, love and romance, selflessness, struggle, fall in love, pride and honor, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.6
 1K
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 ...
Style: jidai geki
Plot: hotel, stolen money, feudal japan, edo period, boss, tavern, father daughter relationship, criminal, money, prostitute, drunkenness, servant ...
Place: japan
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 8.1
 36K
Sanjuro (1962)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, corruption, rescue, small town, betrayal, dishonesty, danger, naivete, drifter, anti heroes, duel ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.2
 116K
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, exciting, suspenseful ...
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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 6.6
 2K
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, captivating, humorous
Plot: samurai, revenge, introspection, moral dilemma, heroes, rivalry, dealing with death, dark humor, village, martial arts, vengeance, master warrior ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
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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, betrayal, samurai, martial arts, reform, ronin, gambling, vengeance, shogun, innocence lost, uninhibited rivalry, tragic love ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: japan
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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, ronin, exile, feudal japan, japanese new wave, coffin, blood, violence, filicide, tattoo, severed arm ...
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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.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: samurai, sword fight, giant monster, witch, feudal japan, monster, capture, earthquake, mountain, statue, evil man, priestess ...
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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, serious, sexy, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: samurai, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), martial arts, torture, anti hero, graphic violence, heroes, anti heroes, crimes, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia
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Into the Badlands (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, captivating, tense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, warrior, adventure, murder, danger, heroes, death, post apocalypse, master warrior, vengeance, betrayal, brutality ...
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The Dagger of Kamui (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Young Jiro finds his mother and sister murdered at home; falsely accused, he flees to a new life and trains to be an assassin.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: murder, revenge, treasure, samurai, old west, kidnapping, vengeance, chases and races, deadly, heroes, criminal heroes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, usa
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 7.8
 1K
Katanagatari (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: light, exciting, humorous, captivating, seinen ...
Plot: ninja, martial arts, samurai, sword, journey, brother sister relationship, beauty, japanese culture, responsibility, tragedy, anti war, fencing ...
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 6.3
 153K
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: stylized, epic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, shogun, martial arts, battles, adventure, ronin, master warrior, exile, heroes, rivalry, chosen one, samurai sword ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Samurai Champloo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets ...
Style: exciting, thought provoking, captivating, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, danger, pride and honor, katana, friendship, master warrior, obsessive quest, hip hop, on the road, journey ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, okinawa japan
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