Swordsman movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant swordsman movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, captivating, serious, stylized, tense and entertaining films and TV shows about / with swordsman, heroes, sword, sword fight, fight, rivalry, murder, adventure, violence and escapades plots mostly in Action, Adventure and Drama genres shot in Japan, USA, UK and other countries.
swordsman movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as swordsman: Sword of the Stranger (2007), An Empress and the Warriors (2008), 13 Assassins (2010), Sword Master (2016), Swordsman of Siena (1962), Killing (2018), Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989), Samurai Marathon (2019), Dororo (2019), Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko (2018).

List of swordsman movies

Sword of the Stranger (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pursued by formidable Chinese assassins, young Kotaro and his dog run into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving the dog from a poison attack, but chaos erupts when the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful, touching
Plot: swordsman, adventure, samurai, master warrior, emperor, escapades, sacrifice, curses spells and rituals, human animal relationship, immortality, lone wolves, little boy ...
Place: japan
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An Empress and the Warriors (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, tense, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, swordsman, empress, state affairs, adventure, political unrest, martial arts, dishonesty, assassination, daring rescue, leadership, battle zone ...
Place: ancient china, asia, china
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Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, drifter, martial arts, heroes, one man army, swordsman, katana, drug lord, mercenary, massacre, shogun ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto 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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, intense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, samurai sword, massacre, battles, swordsman, sword fight, duel, martial arts, suicide, mission, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Sword Master (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Weary of the bloodshed and violence from the martial arts world, a powerful swordsman banishes himself to the humble life a vagrant, wandering the fringes of society. But his violent past refuses to let him go quietly. The master swordsman must ...
Style: exciting, light, psychotronic, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: chinese, swordsman, martial arts, violence, master warrior, supernatural ability, journey, illness, warrior, prostitute, brothel, heroes ...
Place: china
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Swordsman of Siena (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 16th-century Spanish overlord hires Thomas Stanswood (Stuart Granger) to protect his, less than eager, fiancee (Sylva Koscina) from rebels. Thomas finds himself drawn to both the fiancee and the rebels side.
Plot: swordsman, swashbuckler, sword, duel, love interest, sword fight, bodyguard, fencing, evil man, adventurer, male female relationship, adventure hero ...
Time: 16th century
Place: italy
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Killing (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Set during the Edo period, the film follows the life of a ronin (Sosuke Ikematsu) and those around him.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, exciting
Plot: samurai, ronin, revenge, swordsman, gang, massacre, village, fight, battles, murder, edo period, political unrest ...
Place: japan
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, swordsman, martial arts, graphic violence, village, rivalry, good versus evil, master warrior, gang, heroes, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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Samurai Marathon (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The American imperialists are at the door and intruding on Japan. To assess and train his troops the lord of the land announces a marathon through the land crisscrossing shores, forests and the mountain. The shogunate in Edo was not approving and ...
Style: bloody, suspense, intense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, marathon, swordsman, princess, edo period, samurai era, murderer, spy, japanese woman, chase, rivalry, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: japan, asia
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Dororo (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son's organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, demon, friendship, curse, adventure, losing-it hero, supernatural, ronin, supernatural power, virgin sacrifice, uncover truth, society ...
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Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: There's an evil creature called Aratama that attacks people, and a group of Miko has been exorcising those creatures using swords since olden times. Those who wear uniforms and swords are called Toji, who are officially called Tokubetsu Saishi ...
Style: captivating, tense, entertaining
Plot: swordsman, supernatural, protector, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, magical power, female warrior, priestess, women, school, magical, heroine ...
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Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, Kenshin and his allies face their strongest enemy yet: his former brother-in-law Enishi Yukishiro and his minions, who've vowed their revenge.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: swordsman, master warrior, destruction, katana, combat, fight, changing lives, escapades, confronting the past, adventure, warrior, character change ...
Place: japan
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Milady and the Three Musketeers (2004)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Milady De Winter, a beautiful femme fatale without scruples, plays with the feelings of her suitors. And sometimes very dangerously.
Style: entertaining, tense, captivating
Plot: musketeer, swordsman, sword duel, sword fight, love and romance, french soldier, teamwork, palace intrigue, heroes, king of france, friends, public service ...
Place: paris france
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The Musketeers (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 17th century Paris, musketeers Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan are members of an elite band of soldiers who fight for what is just. They are heroes in the truest and most abiding sense – men that can be trusted and believed in to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspense
Plot: musketeer, swords and armor, adventure, heroic mission, king, sword fight, state affairs, partners, escapades, good versus evil, duel, queen ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
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Kemonozume (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Creatures known as Shokujinki have been secretly living alongside humans for hundreds of years. Though they may look like humans, Shokujinki are able to transform into uncontrollable beasts with gigantic claws and consume humans to survive. The ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: swordsman, forbidden love, star crossed lovers, conspiracy, relationships, assassination plot, couple relations, male female relationship, fall in love, battles, in love, monster ...
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K Project (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shiro is an easygoing teenager content with just being a student—until his seemingly perfect life is halted when a bloodthirsty clan, glowing red with fire, attempts to kill him in the streets. Unbeknownst to Shiro, he is suspected of murdering a ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, captivating, twists and turns, tense
Plot: gang, rivalry, amnesia, murder mystery, super strength, swordsman, investigation, murder, crimes, uncover truth, heroes, escapades ...
Place: japan
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Furious (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story of a legendary battle, where seventeen fearless warriors defend their land against an army of thousands well-trained soldiers. In 13th-century Mongol warrior hordes and their leader, Batu Khan, control most of the known world. As the Mongols ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, tense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fight scenes, murder, friendship, heroes, heroic mission, beautiful scenery, fire, children, love, medieval, swordsman, life is a bitch ...
Time: 13th century
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, breathtaking, heroic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, warrior, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friendship, battles, elf, creature, magical, wizards, sorcerer, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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Highlander: Endgame (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Immortals Connor and Duncan Macleod join forces against a man from Connor's distant past in the highlands of Scotland, Kell, an immensely powerful immortal who leads an army of equally powerful and deadly immortal swordsmen and assassins. No ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, melancholic, dark fantasy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, immortality, supernatural ability, sword fight, vengeance, adventure, supernatural, rivalry, heroic mission, heroes, martial arts, brother brother relationship ...
Time: middle ages, 2000s, 18th century, 16th century, 17th century ...
Place: scotland, ireland, new york, europe, usa ...
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The Roving Swordsman (1983)
Genre: Action, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Traveling swordsman Shen Sheng-yi (Ti Lung) and his lady friend match wits and swords with the last surviving member of the once great Murung family who is determined to rule the martial world by stealing plans to crafting firearms.
Plot: martial arts, maze, kidnapping, fencing, swordsman, disguise, mirror, mirror ball, dynamite, hall of mirrors
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Red Sun Rising (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Thomas Hoshino (Willson) is a tough Japanese detective, who lost his partner by a deadly Yakuza killer Jaho (Lew). He tracks down the killer and his master to Los Angeles, where he teams up with Det. Karen Ryder (Farrell). Soon they discover that ...
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, cult film
Plot: yakuza, fistfight, police shootout, swordsman, fast draw, bar fight, police officer, maverick cop, buddy cop, brawl, gunfight, policewoman ...
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Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, epic, captivating ...
Plot: knight, mythology, king arthur, witch, arthurian legend, adventure, good versus evil, holy grail, legends and myths, folk hero, sword fight, magic ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, future
Place: england, europe, britain
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword ...
Style: epic, suspense, psychotronic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Plot: king arthur, knight, warrior, chosen one, camelot, excalibur, throne, mentor, sword, courage, resistance, king ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london
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The Musketeer (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Peter Hyams's adaptation of the famous Alexander Dumas story The Three Musketeers, the young D'Artagnan seeks to join the legendary musketeer brigade and avenge his father's death - but he finds that the musketeers have been ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: musketeer, good versus evil, rescue, betrayal, conspiracy, vengeance, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, haunted by the past, rivalry, intrigue ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, hong kong
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By the Sword (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students, the school, and its maestro, they learn that there's more to him than meets the eye. He gains (or regains?) his fencing skills and his ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fencing, sword, swordsman, sword duel, redemption, vengeance, rivalry, contests and competitions, school, revenge, sword fight, duel ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Shanghai Knights (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The dynamic duo of Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon return for another crazy adventure. This time, they're in London to avenge the murder of Chon's father, but end up on an even bigger case. Chon's sister is there to do the same, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, murder, good versus evil, adventure, friends, partners, vengeance, crimes, odd couple, revenge, cowboy, imperialism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: china, new york, england, nevada, asia ...
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, warrior, battles, siege, war, sword fight, king, christianity, crusade, crusader, medieval, military ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, holy land, middle east, england, israel ...
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Seven Swords (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China, South Korea
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, epic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, leadership, samurai, emperor, vengeance, good versus evil, rivalry, frame up, mercenary, village, heroes ...
Time: 17th century, contemporary, middle ages
Place: china, ancient china
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Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zatoichi, the famed blind swordsman, returns to his home village for the first time in many years. He is befriended by Omiyo, who had the same wet-nurse as Zatoichi. He also encounters a boyhood friend, Shinbei, who now is wealthy and appears not to ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, martial arts, samurai, swordsman, heroes, master warrior, dishonesty, crimes, adventure, escapades, hopes, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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Barbie and the Three Musketeers (2008)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Join Barbie™ as Corinne™, a young country girl headed to Paris to pursue her big dream – to become a female musketeer! Never could she imagine she would meet three other girls who secretly share the same dream! Using their special talents, the ...
Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: barbie, friends, musketeer, partners, adventure, honor, friendship, teamwork, good versus evil, strong female lead, girl power, swordsman ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
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