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, tense, stylized, captivating, realistic and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with feudal japan, samurai, heroes, sword, martial arts, sword fight, rivalry, katana, vengeance and violence plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in Japan, USA, France and other countries.
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feudal japan movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as feudal japan: Shogun (1980), Ran (1985), Kagemusha (1980), Sword of the Stranger (2007), Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011), Sanadamaru (2016), Ninja Girl & Samurai Master (2016), Bright: Samurai Soul (2021), Samurai Champloo (2004), Batman Ninja (2018).

List of feudal japan movies

 7.8
 5K
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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, saga
Plot: samurai, feudal japan, shogun, jesuit, ancient, battles, politics, emperor, betrayal, heroes, rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, portugal
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 8.2
 125K
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, cerebral, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, greed, feudal japan, betrayal, vengeance, medieval, castle, insanity, war, shakespeare, cavalry, nihilism ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.9
 36K
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, enigmatic, bleak, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, japanese history, war, martial arts, warlord, feudal japan, battles, doppelganger, medieval, death, warrior, culture clash ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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, master warrior, adventure, little boy, emperor, feudal japan, escapades, human animal relationship, sacrifice, curses spells and rituals, immortality ...
Place: japan
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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: serious, tense, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, feudal japan, life is a bitch, society, vengeance, rivalry, loss of son, down on your luck, winter, hara kiri, medieval ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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 7.9
 313
Sanadamaru (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Spanning over 50 episodes, we follow the historical fiction of the Sanada clansmen as they plotted and fought their ways to survive the changing political alliances during the Warring States Period of Japan.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: samurai, feudal japan, struggle for survival, clan, leader, political conspiracy, wartime life, leadership, samurai era, soldier, heroes, wartime ...
Place: japan
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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: tense, captivating, entertaining, feel good, absurd ...
Plot: ninja, martial arts, military, feudal japan, adventure, children, battles, ninja master, faithfulness, fight, travel, ninja warrior ...
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Bright: Samurai Soul (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Izo, a Ronin, and Raiden, an orc, work to bring a young elf girl and the wand she carries to the land of the elves in the north.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, 3d animation
Plot: samurai, elf, feudal japan, fight, adventure, magic, battles, magical, magical object, warrior, wizards and magicians, wizards ...
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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, adult animation ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, master warrior, pride and honor, friendship, katana, on the road, heroes, sword fight, obsessive quest, journey ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, okinawa japan
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 5.6
 20K
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: captivating, exciting, tense, entertaining, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, batman, time travel, ninja, battles, good versus evil, martial arts, feudal japan, time jump, sword fight, butler, fistfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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Love and Honor (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: serious, psychological, epic, romantic, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, blind character, social differences, vengeance, political unrest, romance, society, hopes, rivalry, master warrior, blindness, feudal japan ...
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: stylized, fairy tale, breathtaking, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: magic, samurai, creativity, talking animals, adventure, imagination, fight scenes, friendship, destiny, mythology, family, childhood ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
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 8.2
 233
Atsuhime (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The 47th NHK Taiga Drama is a life story of Princess Atsu, who was born in Kagoshima Prefecture, then called Satsuma, and became the wife of Tokugawa Iesada, the 13th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. She accedes to the highest rank in Ooku, the ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: shogun, female protagonist, princess, politics, royal palace, historical figure, palace intrigue, political unrest, intrigue, revolution, historical character, government ...
Place: japan
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 8.0
 830
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: suspenseful, captivating, semi serious, medical drama
Plot: time travel, medical profession, saving a life, time traveler, fiance fiancee relationship, surgery, hospital, changing the future, doctor, time portal, palace intrigue, romance ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.8
 37K
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, sexy, stylized, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, ninja, demon, supernatural, heroes, transformation, master warrior, good versus evil, graphic violence, duel, ninja warrior ...
Time: middle ages, ancient times
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.9
 19K
Devil Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In medieval times, on a remote plain, a widow and her mother-in-law kill wandering samurai, put their bodies in a hole in the ground and sell their armour and valuables, until the daughter-in-law falls in love with one of their intended victims.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, scary, macabre, disturbing ...
Plot: samurai, swamp, murder, demon, vengeance, survival, pagan, female nudity, sexuality, civil war, nudity (full frontal - brief), running ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles (2022)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A teenage rabbit aspiring to become a real samurai teams up with new warrior friends to protect their city from Yokai monsters, ninjas and evil aliens.
Style: epic, 3d animation
Plot: ronin, feudal japan, katana, samurai, skill, young girl, anthropomorphic cat, fox, animals, hunter, teenage boy, pig ...
Time: future
Place: 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, revenge, father son relationship, violence, kidnapping, injustice, family relations, rebelliousness, master warrior, martial arts, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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, cult film
Plot: monster, giant monster, samurai, feudal japan, revenge, violence, river, rage, combat, statue, dynamite
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The Twilight Samurai (2002)
Genre: Drama, 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, sincere ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, poverty, love, friendship, single father, tragedy, character study, childhood sweetheart, samurai era, love story, assassination ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.5
 2K
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: samurai, hotel, time travel, feudal japan, stolen money, edo period, boss, drunkenness, servant, father daughter relationship, money, empathy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan
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 8.0
 38K
Sanjuro (1962)
Genre: Action, 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, tense, witty, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, corruption, rescue, betrayal, police investigation, one against many, visceral, culture clash, transformation, small town, martial arts ...
Time: 19th century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 8.2
 122K
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: cynical, realistic, atmospheric, bleak, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, small town, betrayal, bodyguard, ronin, mercenary, tough guy, gang war, rivalry, martial arts, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, future, 18th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, humorous
Plot: samurai, revenge, rivalry, introspection, moral dilemma, heroes, dark humor, village, dealing with death, medieval, martial arts, feudal japan ...
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, beast, medieval, swordsman, gambling, kung fu, fencing, ancient, ronin, shogun, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 60s
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 ...
Style: macabre, cult film
Plot: samurai, geisha, time travel, revenge, exile, feudal japan, filicide, poisoning, violence, tattoo, sword, ronin ...
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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, cult film
Plot: giant monster, samurai, monster, warning, shrine, brother, sister, village, rescue, earthquake, mountain, 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: disturbing, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: samurai, sexploitation, martial arts, investigation, medieval, rape, torture, superhero, revenge, ancient, nudity (full frontal - brief), feudal japan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia
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The Hidden Blade (2004)
Genre: 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, romantic, epic ...
Plot: samurai, caste system, love and romance, politics, family life, vengeance, martial arts, medieval, ninja, love, edo period, winter ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, post apocalypse, adventure, warrior, murder, death, heroes, master warrior, betrayal, vengeance, love, brutality ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: southern usa, america, usa
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