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 serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric and rough films and TV shows about / with seppuku, samurai, revenge, violence, hara kiri, suicide, heroes, blood, death and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in Japan, USA, UK and other countries.
seppuku movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as seppuku: Revolt (1985), Harakiri (1962), 13 Assassins (2010), 47 Samurai (1962), Rising Sun (1993), Scabbard Samurai (2010), The Cowra Breakout (1984), My Way (2011), Samurai Rauni (2016), Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011).

List of seppuku movies

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, samurai, insanity, warrior, chaos, murder, funeral, arranged marriage, loyalty, siege ...
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, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, ronin, seppuku, vengeance, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, loss of daughter, loss of son ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, 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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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, vengeance, society, introspection, human nature, military life, political unrest, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 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: realistic, serious, twists and turns, gloomy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, racism, fish out of water, senator, police, journalist, wheelchair, restaurant, party, whodunit, bulletproof vest, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 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: realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: samurai, heroes, obsessive quest, disorder, escapades, anti heroes, human spirit, redemption, one last chance, family relations, one more chance, village ...
Place: asia, japan
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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, mass suicide, seppuku, drawing, hanging, sake, bayonet, farm, wristwatch, cave, escape, massacre ...
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, scroll, monster rape, flashback, cross, princess, marriage proposal, blood, sexual fantasy, moaning, squid, female nudity ...
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, tense, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: confined, german, military life, squad, battles, uninhibited rivalry, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, captivity, recruit, occupation ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: korea, russia, mongolia, normandy, france
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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, bounty, burial, drunkard, ninja master, dance performance, mother, drunk, remorse, arson, decapitation ...
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: stylized, emotional, bleak, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, heroes, in-laws, vengeance, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, loss of son, rivalry, loss of daughter, katana sword, revenge ...
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, torture, selfishness, seppuku, hara kiri, ronin, scheming, rebel army, flashback, samurai, assassination, isolation ...
Time: 1850s, 19th century
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, ring, japanese soldier, japanese army, bayonet, hand grenade, martial arts, friendship, fortress, flag, 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: ronin, sword fight, katana, samurai, snowing, snow, gate, seppuku, assassination, historical event, point of view, xenophobia ...
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: inspirational, touching, based on true events, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: war, bible, conscientious objector, violence, courage, survival, father son relationship, world war two, life & death, soldier, gore, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, usa
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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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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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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: realistic, epic, rough, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: romance, adventure, escapades, state affairs, love and romance, master warrior, rivalry, treasure hunt, chases and races, adventurer, dishonesty, royal family ...
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: realistic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, shogun, treasure hunt, danger, vengeance, gang, samurai, heroes, deadly, battles, military ...
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: atmospheric, serious, psychological, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage life, young people, ghost, cancer, funeral, sadness, death of parent, romance, book ...
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, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: mercenary, pirate, arms dealer, femme fatale, mafia, kidnapping, danger, adventure, crimes, hostages, abandoned, disorder ...
Place: asia, japan, thailand
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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: rough, offbeat, disturbing, surreal, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, freak, mad scientist, head wound, revenge, blood splatter, police chief, rivalry, imaginary, crimes, future dystopia, escapades ...
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: jungle, redemption, war crime, soldier, military, teacher, traitor, corporal punishment, captivity, war, prison, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: scotland, japan, asia, thailand, india ...
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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: martial arts, revenge, massacre, village, kung fu, racism, child murder, blood, burial at sea, pickpocket, katana sword, kendo ...
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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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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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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: realistic, offbeat, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: emperor, rebellion, radical, friendship, obsession, suicide, nationalism, gay, society, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, writer's life ...
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, 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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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, bleak, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, state affairs, life is a bitch, changing lives, unfulfillment, hopes, society, political unrest, human spirit, heroes, emperor, duel ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hard man Ricky is incarcerated in a futuristic prison where ultra-violence is his only means of survival in the corrupt, sadistic system. He must battle his way quite literally 'through' the feared 'gang of four', and undergo ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, megalomaniac, knocked out, death, violence, animal abuse, superhuman powers, heroes, fighting the system, society, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia
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