Seppuku movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant seppuku movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, bleak, suspenseful and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with seppuku, samurai, hara kiri, death, revenge, suicide, blood, violence, heroes and katana sword plots mostly in Drama, Action and Comedy genres shot in Japan, USA, UK and other countries.
seppuku movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as seppuku: 13 Assassins (2010), Revolt (1985), Harakiri (1962), 47 Samurai (1962), Rising Sun (1993), Scabbard Samurai (2010), 47 Ronin (2013), Harold and Maude (1971), The Cowra Breakout (1984), My Way (2011).

List of seppuku movies

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: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, massacre, suicide, warrior, martial arts, violence, assassination, assassin, mission, swords and armor, seppuku, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, samurai, hopelessness, ruins, power, gun, blood, seppuku, castle ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo
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Harakiri (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri.
Style: bleak, talky, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, ronin, seppuku, vengeance, life is a bitch, down on your luck, heroes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
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47 Samurai (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka, whose title was Kōzuke no suke. The ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, martial arts, seppuku, lone wolves, vengeance, master warrior, redemption, heroic mission, military life, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 18th century, middle ages, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Rising Sun (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Conner and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Conner has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, gloomy, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, fish out of water, whodunit, bulletproof vest, restaurant, wheelchair, party, journalist, police, crime, police investigation, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, japan, tokyo, san francisco
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Scabbard Samurai (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Nomi Kanjuro (Takaaki Nomi) is a master less samurai on the run after throwing away his sword for good. He has with him his headstrong 9-year-old daughter Tae (Sea Kumada). A bounty is soon placed on Nomi Kanjuro and 3 assassins go after the score. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: samurai, anti heroes, village, redemption, seppuku, parents and children, heroes, family relations, goofy hero, single parent, obsessive quest, human spirit ...
Place: asia, japan
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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: serious, exciting, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, chosen one, ronin, revenge, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, adventure, samurai sword, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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Harold and Maude (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is ...
Style: dark humor, touching, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, depression, age difference, coming of age, obsession, cemetery, banjo, unlikely couple, misfit, youth, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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The Cowra Breakout (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: In August 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war at the Australian POW camp at Cowra stage a mass breakout. Four guards are killed in the escape, and 231 prisoners die by wounds sustained or suicide, while 334 prisoners are recaptured over the ...
Plot: diary, christmas, world war two, mass suicide, seppuku, bayonet, sake, farm, wristwatch, machine gun, drawing, hanging ...
Place: australia
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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, female full frontal nudity, princess, pill, tied up, popularity, resurrection, moaning, scroll, squid, sexual fantasy, flashback ...
Place: feudal japan
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My Way (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Jun-shik, who works for Tatsuo’s grandfather’s farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, dreams about participating in the Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims to become a marathon runner, so the two become rivals. But the war ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: wartime life, war, military, life is a bitch, soldier, uninhibited rivalry, captivity, military life, battles, confined, rivalry, occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1944
Place: korea, russia, mongolia, france, normandy
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Samurai Rauni (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Villagers are afraid of Samurai Rauni Reposaarelainen, who keeps them on their toes every day. When someone places a bounty on Rauni's head, he goes after this mysterious person.
Style: tragicomedy
Plot: samurai, surrealism, revenge, funeral, rape, death, funeral procession, geisha, violence, decapitation, katana, arson ...
Place: finland
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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: talky, bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, down on your luck, life is a bitch, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, society, loss of daughter, in-laws, loss of son, katana, seppuku ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
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Assassination (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Assassination begins with the events of 1853 when "four black ships" anchored at Edo Bay, sparking civil unrest and the major political manoeuvring that saw the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. At a time when assassination had become a ...
Plot: japanese new wave, hara kiri, seppuku, assassination, isolation, ronin, scheming, rebel army, emperor, diary, flashback, torture ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: japan
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7-Man Army (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1933, 20,000 Japanese soldiers and 50 tanks invaded the Pa Tou Lou Tzu, a strategic key point of the Great Wall. With only seven men stationing, these heroes took on the entire army for five days before succumbing. Director Chang Cheh recreated ...
Plot: soldier, bayonet, flag, japanese soldier, fortress, flashback sequence, sino japanese war, friendship, ring, japanese army, tank, revenge ...
Time: 1930s
Place: china
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Sakurada Gate Incident (2010)
Genre: History
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A film about the assination of Ii Naosuke at the gate of Edo castle in 1860 by ronin from the mito domain.
Plot: point of view, ronin, gate, snowing, japanese history, snow, historical event, assassination, xenophobia, seppuku, government official, katana ...
Time: 1860s
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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: touching, inspirational, based on true events, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: war, bible, conscientious objector, courage, violence, survival, world war two, father son relationship, life & death, prejudice, soldier, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: japan, usa
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: ghost, haunted house, samurai, murder, possession, adultery, witch, love affair, gory, duel, ghost story, sex ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia
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The King Maker (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the ient in an effort to find a man who murdered his father and, with luck, like many of their compatriots, to make his fortune. A vicious storm in the Indian ...
Style: serious, rough, epic, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: adventurer, adventure, master warrior, legend, intrigue, romance, manhunt, treasure hunt, political unrest, chases and races, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
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Shogun's Ninja (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that two daggers are the key to the hiding place of the ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, adventure, samurai, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, escapades, heroes, rivalry, gang, master warrior, treasure hunt ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
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Restless (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A powerful and emotional coming of age story, this remarkable tale is told with honesty and originality that will leave audiences moved. In the film, two outsiders, both shaped by the circumstances that have brought them together, forge a deep and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, melancholic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, funeral, ghost, book, death of parent, sadness, romance, young people, teenage life, fighting illness, pilot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Black Lagoon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. It has been published in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X since 2002, and nine collected volumes have been released so far. It was later adapted into an anime ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: mercenary, arms dealer, femme fatale, crimes, hostages, pirate, kidnapping, danger, adventurer, ship, outlaw, tropical island ...
Place: asia, thailand, japan
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Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in a future-world vision of Tokyo where the police have been privatized and bitter self-mutilation is so casual that advertising is often specially geared to the "cutter" demographic, this is the story of samurai-sword-wielding Ruka ...
Style: semi serious, disturbing, dark humor, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, revenge, head wound, blood splatter, police chief, freak, gory, vengeance, future dystopia, crime, deadly ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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To End All Wars (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: jungle, redemption, soldier, teacher, corporal punishment, traitor, war, captivity, military, war crime, prison, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: scotland, japan, asia, thailand, burma ...
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The Screaming Tiger (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rare was the film in 1973 that incorporated the star's name in the title. One of the few such films was Screaming Ninja, aka Wang Yu, King of Boxing. The story is set in China in the early 1900x. Essentially playing an extension of himself, ...
Plot: revenge, massacre, martial arts, kung fu, village, child murder, racism, seppuku, judo, waterfall, blood, train ...
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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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense, emotional ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, widower, poverty, duel, childhood sweetheart, couple relations, friendship, teacher, daughter, sword, mission of murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, yakuza, samurai sword, samurai, rescue, vengeance, crime, gang, partners against crime, culture clash, tough law enforcer, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, asia, usa, japan
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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the ...
Style: surreal, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, nationalism, gay, obsession, friendship, rebellion, radical, emperor, writer's life, friends, coup d'etat, patriotism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, mount fuji
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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, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: soldier, pow, war, samurai, anti war, captivity, confined, military, life is a bitch, society, brutality, british ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1946, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, indonesia, australia, tokyo
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When the Last Sword is Drawn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kanichiro Yoshimura is a Samurai and Family man who can no longer support his wife and children on the the low pay he receives from his small town clan, he is forced by the love for his family to leave for the city in search of higher pay to support ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, heroes, life is a bitch, tragic hero, human spirit, political unrest, hopes, society, state affairs, unfulfillment, changing lives, emperor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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