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 stylized, serious, exciting, realistic, atmospheric and tense films and TV shows about / with samurai, sword fight, heroes, sword, violence, master warrior, vengeance, rivalry, martial arts and katana sword 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), Sanjuro (1962), Into the Badlands (2015), The Bodyguard (1961), Kagemusha (1980), Hana (2006), Sword of the Beast (1965), Samurai Rebellion (1967), Jin (2009).

List of movies set in feudal japan

Lupin the Third: The Elusive Fog (2007)
Genre: Animation, 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, criminal heroes, adventure, master criminal, ancient mystery, crime, chase, treasure hunt, cons and scams, heist, chases and races, crimes ...
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, violence, statue, river, dynamite
Place: feudal japan
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 8.2
 95K
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, revenge, chaos and mayhem, samurai, hopelessness, power, ruins, gun, blood, castle ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.2
 25K
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, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, corruption, small town, rescue, duel, anti heroes, betrayal, lone wolves, blood, temple, master warrior ...
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, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, warrior, adventure, chase, rivalry, master warrior, blood, murder, danger, fantasy world, gunfight ...
Place: feudal japan
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 8.3
 92K
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: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, small town, betrayal, bodyguard, ronin, revolver, mercenary, duel, torture, escape, anti heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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 8.0
 27K
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, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: samurai, battle, doppelganger, war, warlord, army, emperor, switching roles, mistaken identity, battles, dishonesty, heroes ...
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: serious, atmospheric, dark humor
Plot: samurai, revenge, martial arts, master warrior, village, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, dealing with death, introspection, moral dilemma, village life
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, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, gambling, ronin, shogun, vengeance, samurai, betrayal, reform, strangulation, gang, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry ...
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: talky, realistic, emotional, tense, serious ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, parents and children, kidnapping, injustice, society, family relations, master warrior, rebelliousness, fighting the system, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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 8.2
 298
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, doctor, prostitute, hospital, surgeon, surgery, brother sister relationship, samurai, changing the future, saving a life, fiance fiancee relationship ...
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, serious, captivating
Plot: samurai, dog, swordsman, espionage, emperor, immortality, palaces castles and temples, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, human animal relationship, escapades ...
Place: feudal japan
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 7.9
 12K
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: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: supernatural ability, monk, disguise, creature, journey, master warrior, adventure, young heroes, parallel world, heroic mission, danger, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
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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: throat slitting, violence, coffin, blood, geisha, poisoning, tattoo, severed arm, sword
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: samurai, giant monster, witch, sword fight, monster, sister, statue, katana sword, drinking, warning, shrine, earthquake ...
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: sexual, serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized
Plot: samurai, investigation, martial arts, torture, gory, anti heroes, strong sexual content, shogun, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, japan, feudal japan
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Samurai Champloo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking, ethnic humor ...
Plot: samurai, obsessive quest, martial arts, adventure, on the road, master warrior, danger, friendship, pride and honor, road trip, search for father, hip hop ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal 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, aphrodisiac, monster rape, vengeance, blood splatter, torture, flashback, princess, marriage proposal, cross, jealousy, male nudity ...
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: pact with the devil, loss of innocence, wedding, deal with the devil, rape, tax collector, devil, nipple, bathing, injustice, female protagonist, servant ...
Time: middle ages
Place: feudal japan
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 5.6
 12K
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, bird, masked man, night, monkey, ninja, flute, castle, masked superhero, butler, samurai, time travel ...
Place: feudal japan, 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, good versus evil, female protagonist, deity
Place: japan, feudal japan
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 7.9
 30K
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: exciting, epic, stylized, serious, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, ninja, violence, supernatural, transformation, demon, good versus evil, vengeance, megalomaniac, gold ...
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: murder, revenge, boy, conspiracy, desertion, tragic love, rebellion, ninja magic, female ninja, shuriken, intrigue, capital punishment ...
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: praying, tied up, skin, death by drowning, sexual assault, stabbed with a sword, death penalty, burning, stabbed with a spear, death sentence, sexual torture, geisha ...
Time: 1600s
Place: dungeon, japan, feudal japan
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 4.2
 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: blood, running, good versus evil, fire, violence, monsters, female ninja, flame, red hair, tough girl, explosion, water ...
Place: feudal japan, 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, musket, harem, warrior, chess, martial arts, samurai, evil man, battlefield, duel ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: spain, japan, dungeon, morocco, feudal japan
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 8.0
 873
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 ...
Plot: martial arts, japanese culture, journey, swordsman, sword, long hair, samurai, ninja
Place: feudal japan
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 6.3
 131K
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: serious, epic, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, chosen one, master warrior, revenge, heroes, ronin, shogun, impossible love, half breed, suicide, samurai sword ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set within the Kaga Domain in the Edo Period. Oharu is an excellent cook and recognized for her skills. Due to her cooking talents, she marries Yasunobu, who is an heir in the Funaki family. The Funaki family serves as the cook for the Kaga Domain. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: samurai, cooking, world, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, cooking and food, couples, master and servant, unfulfilled love, society, unfulfillment, travel ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, feudal japan, cross country
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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: futuristic, stylized, surreal, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, hip hop, vengeance, martial arts, criminal's revenge, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, crimes, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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