Samurai sword movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant samurai sword movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful and rough films and TV shows about / with samurai sword, samurai, sword fight, martial arts, katana sword, violence, heroes, rivalry, murder and sword plots mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres shot in Japan, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as samurai sword: 47 Ronin (2013), Geisha Assassin (2008), The Master Gunfighter (1975), Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991), Little Big Soldier (2010), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), 13 Assassins (2010), Curdled (1996), The Challenge (1982), Six-String Samurai (1998).

List of samurai sword movies

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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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Geisha Assassin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: One rainy night in the Edo period, Kotono (a geisha) confronts samurais who killed her father. The samurais attack her one after another, but she fights hard against samurais with her sword. Kotono tries to chase the samurais who scramble to escape. ...
Plot: female ninja, japanese woman, tongue in cheek, geisha, exploitation, revenge, female martial artist, schlock, samurai sword, sword, samurai, duel ...
Place: japan
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The Master Gunfighter (1975)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Don Santiago (Richard Angarola) is a vicious man who helps provoke an Indian massacre that will allow him to steal the Indians' land and claim it as his own. However, his son-in-law, Finley (Tom Laughlin), is an expert hand with both guns and ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, old west, outlaw gang, samurai sword, small western town, criminal heroes, lone wolves, master warrior, teachers and students, anti heroes, crimes ...
Place: mexico
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Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, martial arts, rescue, samurai, gang, partners, tough law enforcer, crime, partners against crime, law enforcement, chases and races, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, asia, japan, usa
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Little Big Soldier (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a farmer forced into conscription, who has been looking to get out of the army ever since. His great chance arrives when he stumbles upon a wounded general from an enemy state, and he kidnaps him, intending to claim credit for the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, martial arts, dark hero, escape, pow, rivalry, survival, adventure, horse, prince, anti war, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: dark humor, rough, exciting, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, journey, danger, martial arts, warrior, mentor, squad, peril, organized crime, duel, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, asia, japan, pasadena california, tokyo
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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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Curdled (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gabriella, a Columbian immigrant, is obsessed with understanding violent crime. The current string of murders by "The Blue Blood Killer" of affluent Miami socialites provides her with fodder for her scrapbook of death. She lands a job with ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, blood, cleaning lady, bakery, samurai sword, decapitation, dangerous attraction, obsession, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, colombia, florida, usa
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The Challenge (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who follows the traditional path of the samurai and the other a businessman. At ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, aikido, martial arts, sword fight, redemption, heist, vigilantism, rivalry, against the odds, supernatural ability, track down, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, usa
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Six-String Samurai (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world where the Russians have taken over a nuked USA and Elvis is king of Lost Vegas, Buddy is a '50s rocker and wandering warrior rolled into one, too-cool package. Armed with his six-string in one hand and his sword in ...
Style: stylized, surreal, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: desert, martial arts, cannibalism, samurai, apocalypse, cold war, orphan, cult, on the road, society, danger, gang war ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: las vegas
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Super Dark Times (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: murder, adolescence, youth, marijuana, sword, nightmare, high school, coming of age, christmas, samurai sword, insomnia, accidental killing ...
Time: 1990s, year 1996, year 1995
Place: new york
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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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Moon Over Tao: Makaraga (1997)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A retired warrior comes to see his former lord and learns that someone is making indestructible swords from some unknown metal. He is sent together with a swordsman to investigate the source. Along the way they meet a young girl working as a ...
Plot: bandit, samurai sword, katana, katana sword, martial arts, buddhist monk, meteor, alien, samurai, sword fight, monster, telepathy ...
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Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Wild Dance of Kyoto (2013)
Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
Story: When Chizuru Yukimura comes to Edo-period Kyoto searching for her missing father, she witnesses a bloody murder by crazed members of the Shinsengumi - the shogunate's secret police and supposed peacekeepers. Taken into custody after seeing ...
Plot: demon, japanese history, mythology, sword fight, vampire, samurai sword
Place: japan
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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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Blind Woman's Curse (1970)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Akemi is a dragon tattooed leader of the Tachibana Yakuza clan. In a duel with a rival gang Akemi slashes the eyes of an opponent and a black cat appears, to lap the blood from the gushing wound. The cat along with the eye-victim go on to pursue ...
Style: psychological, rough, scary, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, yakuza, black cat, sword fight, introspection, lone wolves, chases and races, crimes, violence spree, samurai, gang ...
Time: 20th century
Place: asia, japan
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Prisoner 701 Sasori (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a band of assassins invade the home of their target Hei Tai they find only his lovely, innocent, bride-to-be, Nami and force upon her a cruel dilemma: either she kills her fiancee’s sister or they kill her fiancee. Trapped, and unable to ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: women in prison, revenge, women's prison, fugitives, life turned upside down, prison life, vengeance, rivalry, murder, prison, crimes, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st 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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Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A folklore professor becomes unwittingly possessed by the ancient Japanese demons of Thunder and Lightning. But when The Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense dispatches a team of agents to investigate, a cursed samurai sword sends Hellboy ...
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, samurai, sword, folklore, escapades, master villain, anti heroes, dragon, government agency, heroes, supernatural ability, ghost ...
Place: japan
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Ready Player One (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, epic ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, love, quest, evil corporation, teenage protagonist, friendship, cyberpunk, life, adventure, playing a video game, fight ...
Time: future, 2040s, 80s, near future, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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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, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, vengeance, hip hop, martial arts, escapades, rivalry, danger, coincidence, mortal combat, heroes, master warrior, lone wolves ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin III and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of fake money, the so called "Goat Bills", he decides to track down the counterfeiter responsible - and steal any other treasures ...
Style: stylized, humorous, futuristic, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: treasure, chase, casino, castle, thief, clock tower, adventure, samurai, counterfeit money, criminal heroes, cons and scams, gangsters ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the prompting of his diplomat friend, Alex, writer Ted Fletcher takes his wife, Laura, and daughter, Amy, on an extended working holiday. Alex finds a house for them in Kyoto, Japan, and the Fletchers move in, laughing off rumors that the place ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, samurai, haunted house, murder, love affair, adultery, possession, witch, deadly, heroes, gory, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia
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A Boy and His Samurai (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A samurai from the Edo Period time travels to present day Japan where he meets a divorcee and her son. Soon, he discovers a passion for making pastries.
Plot: baking, samurai, competition, ponytail, manager, alarm clock, confusion, time, bakery, mini dress, milf, contest ...
Place: tokyo, kindergarten
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The Drifting Avenger (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ken, son of a former samurai settles with his family in the west from Japan. Soon his family is killed in front of him by stagecoach robbers, making him aim to get revenge. Marvin an experienced gunman befriends Ken and becomes his mentor.
Plot: pigeon, wound, fistfight, grave, ranch, dragged by a horse, church, samurai sword, cowboy, lynch mob, gunshot, drinking ...
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U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the Vanity Fair article of the same title, a story about a young boy drawn into a web of lies through an online chatroom.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: friendship, social relations, friends, teenage love, computers and web, crimes, murder, teenage life, cyberspace, youth, high school, samurai sword ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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Sword for Truth (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adult, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shurannosuke Sakaki is a masterless samurai with a razor-sharp katana and a cold-hearted personality. Whenever you see the mark of two crossed scythes on his back, death is sure to follow. Because of his exceptional swordsmanship, Shurannosuke is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting
Plot: samurai, adventure, curses spells and rituals, escapades, danger, battle zone, heroic mission, imaginary, rescue, good versus evil, supernatural, heroes ...
Place: japan
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Outlaw Star (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 650 min.
Story: Outlaw Star follows the outlaw Gene Starwind and his eleven year-old business associate, Jim Hawking. Together they run a small jack-of-all-trades business on the backwater planet Sentinel III. After the two take a job as bodyguards for a mysterious ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, exciting, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, outer space, cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, treasure hunt, partners, female partner, obsessive quest, track down, chases and races, space and aliens, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, New Zealand
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: soldier, pow, war, samurai, captivity, anti war, military, society, atrocity, escape attempt, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946, 1940s, year 1942
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
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Dune Warriors (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the end of the world, Earth is a thirsty planet ruled by vicious warlords. One woman is brave enough to fight back; she bands together five warriors to save her town and their precious water
Plot: post apocalypse, heroine, female fighter, fictional war, stylized violence, katana sword, warlord, kendo, chase, soldier, stick fight, ambush ...
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