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, epic, serious, captivating, stylized and tense films and TV shows about / with swordsman, sword, sword fight, heroes, medieval, fight, rivalry, warrior, murder and martial arts plots mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres shot in Japan, UK, USA and other countries.
swordsman movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as swordsman: On The Edge (2020), Sword of the Stranger (2007), An Empress and the Warriors (2008), Swordsman of Siena (1962), The Musketeer (2001), By the Sword (1991), 13 Assassins (2010), The Duellists (1977), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), The Legend of Zorro (2005).

List of swordsman movies

On The Edge (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film's two main protagonists are Russia's best saber fencers. One of them has long been in the limelight, the other only recently made it into the national team and has been winning almost every tournament since. The two athletes begin ...
Style: captivating, serious, uplifting, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: fencing, swordsman, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, rivalry, professional rivalry, sport, ambition, professional sports, rivals, hopes ...
Place: moscow russia, russia
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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: anime, exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: samurai, swordsman, master warrior, little boy, emperor, escapades, sacrifice, curses spells and rituals, feudal japan, stranger, kidnapping, friendship ...
Place: japan
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Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter Part I - The Final (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
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, tense, captivating, epic, anime ...
Plot: swordsman, master warrior, medieval, katana, fight, destruction, combat, confronting the past, showdown, haunted by the past, escapades, lifestyle change ...
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: martial arts, betrayal, swordsman, state affairs, political unrest, leadership, uninhibited rivalry, assassination, daring rescue, dishonesty, battle zone, empress ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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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, fencing, swashbuckler, historical event, sword, sword fight, bodyguard, duel, love interest, evil man, adventurer, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: italy
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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, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: musketeer, betrayal, vengeance, swordsman, rescue, conspiracy, righting the wronged, heroic mission, sword fight, escapades, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, hong kong, france, europe
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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, rough, sincere, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fencing, swordsman, sword, sword fight, suspense, sport, sword duel, redemption, vengeance, contests and competitions, rivalry, fight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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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, anime, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, heroes, drifter, katana, japanese culture, massacre, swordsman, shogun, one man army, fight ...
Time: 1860s, 1870s, 19th century
Place: japan, ancient china, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
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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: unusual plot structure, intense, visually appealing, harsh, tense ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, samurai sword, warrior, seppuku, battles, martial arts, revenge, fight, massacre, shogun, swordsman ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Duellists (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including ...
Style: visually appealing, realistic, stylized, colourful, enigmatic ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sword duel, fencing, swordsman, sword fight, military, nude, napoleonic era, medieval, cossack, adaptation, existentialism ...
Time: 19th century, regency period, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, canada, europe
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Style: atmospheric, epic, stylized, breathtaking, colourful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, adult
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, fight, kung fu, master warrior, female martial artist, sword, tough girl, warrior, monastery, heroine, unspoken love ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 17th century
Place: china, beijing china, hong kong, india, tokyo ...
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The Legend of Zorro (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Having spent the last 10 years fighting injustice and cruelty, Alejandro de la Vega is now facing his greatest challenge: his loving wife Elena has thrown him out of the house! Elena has filed for divorce and found comfort in the arms of Count ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, sword fight, zorro, swashbuckler, heroes, folk hero, swordsman, old west, good versus evil, tough guy, heroic mission, spy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: california, mexico, las vegas, los angeles, usa ...
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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: serious, tense, rough, bloody, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, children, swordsman, friendship, murder, heroes, heroic mission, fire, beautiful scenery, love, russian history, fight scenes ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
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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, entertaining, stylized, psychotronic, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: king arthur, medieval, excalibur, knight, warrior, legend, mythology, wizards, throne, camelot, mentor, tyrant ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london
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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: tense, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, swordsman, medieval, yakuza, female nudity, exploitation, warrior, ninja, ancient, graphic violence, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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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, exciting, psychological
Plot: samurai, ronin, revenge, swordsman, gang, fight, village, massacre, battles, murder, political unrest, edo period ...
Place: japan
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Blade of the Immortal (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, UK, South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her ...
Style: captivating, anime, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, shogun, ronin, martial arts, sword fight, one man army, katana, massacre, swordsman, soldier, swashbuckler ...
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, fairy tale
Plot: musketeer, swordsman, sword duel, sword fight, heroes, palace intrigue, teamwork, french soldier, love and romance, royal palace, public service, friendship ...
Time: 17th century
Place: paris france
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Willow (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and ...
Style: fairy tale, epic, exciting, scenic, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: monster, sword and sorcery, magic, prophecy, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, queen, baby, black magic, transformation, heroic mission, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, future, 80s
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Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Meiji Era was one of great renewal for Japan, where swords and killing were outlawed. However, many survivors from the time of Revolution still live, lurking in the shadows and waiting for a chance to use their killing blades again. Only Kenshin ...
Style: anime, exciting, manga, serious, stylized
Audience: kids
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, swordsman, bully, superhero, serial killer, sword fight, battles, innocence, mercy, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
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The Princess Bride (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, feel good, entertaining, affectionate ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: pirate, love and romance, true love, princess, imaginary kingdom, revenge, sword fight, save the princess, friendship, prince, swashbuckler, obstacle ...
Time: middle ages, victorian era, 15th century
Place: canada
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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: anime, tense, captivating, entertaining
Plot: swordsman, supernatural, female warrior, priestess, protector, good versus evil, magical power, wizards and magicians, competitor, magic, heroine, women ...
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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: fairy tale, epic, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: knight, arthurian legend, sword fight, king arthur, mythology, medieval, good versus evil, battles, legends and myths, magic, sword, legend ...
Time: middle ages, future, 5th century
Place: england, europe, britain
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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: intense, bloody, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: samurai, marathon, spy, rescue, princess, rivalry, swordsman, edo period, imperialism, samurai era, japanese woman, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: japan, asia
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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, epic, fairy tale ...
Plot: musketeer, heroic mission, swords and armor, state affairs, sword fight, king, partners, escapades, good versus evil, medieval, swordsman, suspense ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
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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: serious, exciting, rough, scenic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, leadership, samurai, heroic mission, good versus evil, vengeance, rivalry, emperor, mercenary, frame up, kung fu, medieval ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: china, ancient china
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Yojimbo (1961)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant ...
Style: cynical, thought provoking, exciting, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, small town, bodyguard, betrayal, gang, martial arts, rivalry, gang war, ronin, gangsters, mercenary ...
Time: 19th century, future, 1860s, 18th century
Place: japan, india, tokyo, asia
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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, stylized, psychotronic, light, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, violence, chinese, master warrior, medieval, supernatural ability, journey, warrior, illness, brothel, heroes, prostitute ...
Place: china
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Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to ...
Style: exciting, emotional, captivating, romantic, dramatic ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, sword fight, revenge, rape, graphic violence, medieval, life philosophy, pregnant from rape, against the odds, folk hero, happy ending ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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Highlander (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, sincere, atmospheric, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, sword fight, mentor, magic, medieval, supernatural, good versus evil, fight scenes, sword, immortal, sword and sorcery, cult ...
Time: 80s, middle ages, 16th century, 20th century, 1780s ...
Place: scotland, usa, scottish highlands, europe, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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