Samurai era movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant samurai era movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, realistic and rough films and TV shows about / with samurai era, samurai, heroes, sword fight, rivalry, violence, master warrior, martial arts, katana sword and samurai sword 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 samurai era: Ninja 6: The Last Iga Spy (1965), Ninja 4: Siege (1964), 47 Ronin (2013), The Twilight Samurai (2002), Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962), 13 Assassins (2010), 13 Assassins (1963), Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014), An Actor's Revenge (1963), Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989).

List of samurai era movies

Ninja 6: The Last Iga Spy (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: [Period covered: 1637-1651] This is one of the most complicated plots of any of the Shinobi no Mono films! This film tells the story of Saizo’s son, Kirigakure Saisuke, who after seeing his father die at the Battle Of Shimabara, grows up to be an ...
Plot: ninja, samurai, samurai sword, samurai era, japanese history
Place: japan
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 7.1
 170
Ninja 4: Siege (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: [Period covered: 1614-1615] 4th film in the shinobi no mono series Tokugawa Ieyasu is now the ruler of all Japan. But one last loose thread must be tied up before his domination is complete -- the destruction of the Toyotomi clan, now beseiged in ...
Plot: ninja, siege, samurai, samurai era, japanese history
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 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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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: samurai, cooking, society, couples, world, cooking and food, unsupportive spouse, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, master and servant, couple relations, marriage proposal ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, cross country, feudal japan
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The Twilight Samurai (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
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, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: samurai, poverty, duel, sword fight, childhood sweetheart, widower, friendship, friends, widow widower, pride and honor, selflessness, reluctant ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Near the end of the nineteenth century, as the balance of power shifts from Shogunate towards the Emperor, Japan restlessly awaits the dawning of a new age. But not all are content...The Shinsengumi, a small army of samurai, farmers and peasants, ...
Plot: samurai, japanese culture, samurai era, japanese history, sword fight, warrior, samurai warrior, jidai geki, katana sword
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: japan
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Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: [Period covered: 1575-1681] Fist film in the Shinobi series starring Raizo Ichikawa. Warlord Oda Nobunaga seeks to unite a fractured Japan, a young man trained in the arts of ninjitsu is manipulated by a ninja master into attempting to assassinate ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: assassination, samurai, heroes, love affair, dishonesty, deadly, espionage, martial arts, attic, master warrior, escapades, state affairs ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan, asia
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Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A young boy is saved from death at the hands of bandits by a passing swordsman. The swordsman offers to take the boy in as his apprentice and renames him "Kenshin". After years of training, Kenshin abandons his master to join the growing ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, redemption, revolution, idealism, tragedy, treason, rebelliousness, heroes, political unrest, haunted by the past ...
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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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Izo: The World Can Never Be Changed (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Izo is an assassin in the service of a Tosa lord and Imperial supporter. After killing dozens of the Shogun's men, Izo is captured and crucified. Instead of being extinguished, his rage propels him through the space-time continuum to ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, afterlife, assassin, symbolism, sword, violence, massacre, sex, murder, danger, vengeance, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
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 7.6
 682
13 Assassins (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, epic, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, samurai, escapades, adventure, state affairs, rivalry, assassination, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, heroes, against the odds, samurai era ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
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Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Kenshin has settled into his new life with Kaoru and his other friends when he is approached with a request from the Meiji government. Makoto Shishio, a former assassin like Kenshin, was betrayed, set on fire and left for dead. He survived, and is ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, one man army, blind ambition, master warrior, state affairs, ambition, rivalry, heroes, political unrest, good versus evil, katana, ronin ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
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An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, revenge, samurai, disorder, obsessive quest, gender bending, partners, dishonesty, loss of fortune, parents and children, fall in love, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, heroes, good versus evil, samurai sword, one man army, state affairs, violence, ronin, flashback, katana, dojo ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia
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Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This 26th film installment of the Zatoichi series sees Shintaro Katsu return to this classic role after a 10 year hiatus. The blind masseur Ichi gets caught between rival Yakuza clans.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, stylized, tense ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gang, village, lone wolves, master warrior, crime, escapades, deadly, heroes, gory, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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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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