Hara kiri movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant hara kiri movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric and bleak films and TV shows about / with hara kiri, samurai, suicide, seppuku, decapitation, violence, death, sword, murder and katana plots mostly in Drama, Action and War genres shot in Japan, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as hara kiri: Harakiri (1962), Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011), The Last Samurai (2003), Ran (1985), Machete (2010), Harold and Maude (1971), The ABCs of Death (2012), The House Where Evil Dwells (1982), My Way (2011), Samurai Rauni (2016).

List of hara kiri movies

 8.6
 57K
Harakiri (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
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: tense, disturbing, bleak, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, poverty, revenge, sword fight, vengeance, seppuku, courage, life & death, tragedy, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, feudal japan, revenge, life is a bitch, society, vengeance, rivalry, loss of son, down on your luck, winter, medieval, hara kiri ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, war, courage, warrior, human spirit, pride and honor, katana, self discovery, martial arts, military, dignity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, san francisco, tokyo
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 8.2
 126K
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: visually appealing, atmospheric, cerebral, epic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, greed, vengeance, feudal japan, shakespeare, medieval, castle, betrayal, war, insanity, cavalry, nihilism ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 6.6
 198K
Machete (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
Style: brutal, stylized, humorous, harsh, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, corruption, mexican, tough guy, vengeance, machete, vigilante, sword fight, priest, immigrants, senator, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, austin texas
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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: feel good, funny, depressing, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, suicide, death, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, existentialism, eccentricity, depression, funeral, misfit, dysfunctional family, life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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The ABCs of Death (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An ambitious anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational ABC books, the motion picture is comprised of 26 individual chapters, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, scary, stylized ...
Plot: murder, survival, brutality, nightmare, zombie, violence, insanity, animal cruelty, adaptation, runaway, violent, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, japan, mexico city, vancouver
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The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan, USA
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, scary, bleak, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, murder, love affair, samurai, adultery, family in danger, family problems, infidelity, afterlife, female nudity, curse ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
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 7.6
 12K
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: tense, serious, rough, captivating, epic ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, military life, life is a bitch, battles, captivity, occupation, recruit, soldier, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 1930s, 20th century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, france, russia ...
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 5.8
 547
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: surrealism, samurai, a vision, violent behavior, murder, fistfight, burial, hara kiri, arson, dance performance, ninja master, seppuku ...
Place: finland
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The Assassination of Ryoma (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Story of the last three days in the life of Sakamoto Ryoma (1836-1867), imperial loyalist who tried to unite the Choshu and Satsuma clans and prepared the way for the Meiji Restoration (1868).
Style: jidai geki, weird
Plot: samurai, nudity (full frontal - brief), topless woman, cemetery, geisha, sex, female nudity, hara kiri, prostitute, sword fight, rain, conspiracy ...
Time: 1860s
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The Conspirator (1961)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young lord Saburo Nobuyasu struggles to find comfort in life. His arranged marriage to Tokuhime, daughter of one-time family enemy Oda Nobunaga, provides little happiness. His manipulative mother adds further complications through her constant ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, childlessness, hara kiri, hate, murder, mistress
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 7.1
 916
Assassination (1964)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: samurai, flashback, rebel army, scheming, assassination, diary, revolt, emperor, hara kiri, isolation, selfishness, honor ...
Time: 1850s, 19th century
Place: japan
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Beautiful Mystery (1983)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shinohara, a young bodybuilder, joins a para-military sect in northern Japan. His instructor, Takizawa, takes a liking to the new recruit. After an early “special” training session the two develop a lasting and loving relationship. ...
Plot: gay, lgbtq, nationalism, gay asian, gay interest, military training, rape, military, soldier, love, workout, sex ...
Place: japan
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 6.0
 16
Balawis (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Story: 1996 horror directed by Maurice Carvajal
Plot: creature feature, dog, gay, hara kiri, monster, jungle, treasure hunt, dragon, treasure hunter, campfire
Time: 1940s
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 8.1
 524K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA, UK, China
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, sentimental, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, conscientious objector, soldier, religion, american soldier, u.s. army, bible, father son relationship, pacifism, u.s. military, military ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, okinawa japan, japan, tennessee, usa
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 6.2
 161K
47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 128 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: stylized, epic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, adventure, ronin, shogun, medieval, battles, beast, exile, rivalry, heroes, master warrior ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, ancient china
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P.O.E. Poetry of Eerie (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 15 international directors reunite to re-tell Edgar Allan Poe's most popular terror tales.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: murder, mystery, death, terror, hanged girl, hara kiri, masquerade, castle, night, chess, sea, infection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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: surreal, rough, bloody, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, mad scientist, mutant, supernatural, fighting crime, female warrior, dark humor, crimes, monster, body horror, revenge ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 4.9
 2K
Riverworld (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Welcome to Riverworld, a place of strange, watery beauty and the current abode of a fascinating cast of the recently (and not-so-recently) dead. It certainly isn't Heaven, but it just might be Hell.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: afterlife, samurai, heroes, obsessive quest, survival, supernatural, escapades, distant planet, mysterious planet, reincarnation, quantum physics, struggle for survival ...
Time: future
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To End All Wars (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 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: harsh, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, pow, escape, jungle, military, prisoners of war, captivity, survival, prisoner of war camp, war crime, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century, year 1942
Place: japan, asia, scotland, hawaii, poland ...
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Five Fingers of Death (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young boxer joins a martial arts school to increase his skill so he can enter a martial arts competition. he leaves the school when he hears that a local gangster is terrorizing the town. he comes to the aid of a young singer and brings on the ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu classic, exploitation, medieval, fight, samurai, martial arts tournament, competition, power relations, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: china, asia
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 8.1
 13K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 547 min.
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Story: An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.
Style: atmospheric, epic, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, shogun, jesuit, martial arts, intrigue, leadership, interracial relations, historical event, white man asian woman relationship, ancient, battles, heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, portugal, asia
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 6.2
 46K
Rising Sun (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 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: suspense, exciting, intense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, police investigation, surveillance, corruption, mystery, police, murder mystery, partners, playboy, society, buddy cop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, los angeles, usa, tokyo, san francisco
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Prisoners of the Sun (1990)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On an obscure Pacific Island just north of Australia, the Japanese Empire has operated a prisoner of war camp for Australian soldiers. At the close of World War II, the liberated POWs tell a gruesome tale of mass executions of over eight hundred ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, courtroom drama, courtroom, prisoner of war camp, war crime, prisoners of war, island, murder, army investigation, legal, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: asia, indonesia, australia, 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, atmospheric, psychedelic, cerebral ...
Plot: suicide, art, friendship, rebellion, nationalism, radical, emperor, writers, political unrest, tragic hero, state affairs, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo, kyoto japan
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
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, psychological, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: world war two, pow, war crime, prison, anti war, christmas, war, samurai, japanese occupation, imperial japan, prisoner of war camp, british ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1936 ...
Place: asia, tokyo, japan, australia, indonesia
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When the Last Sword is Drawn (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 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, realistic, captivating, bleak, serious ...
Plot: samurai, japanese history, human spirit, political unrest, tragic hero, life is a bitch, emperor, state affairs, hopes, unfulfillment, martial arts, medieval ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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 7.5
 66K
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: suspense, unusual plot structure, intense, visually appealing, harsh ...
Plot: samurai, samurai sword, sword fight, warrior, seppuku, violent, battles, martial arts, revenge, massacre, shogun, swordsman ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time they will be collected. The village leaders convene to ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, humorous, cerebral ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, military, anti war, wartime life, village, confined, rebellion, rebelliousness, captivity, oppression, social relations ...
Time: 1940s
Place: china, japan, asia
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