Top 10 awesome movies like Shôrinji kenpô that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Shôrinji kenpô and you can't get over how good this movie was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar movies which are created by the likes of Noribumi Suzuki, Shinichi Chiba and Yutaka Nakajima . Here goes the list -

  1. Yamaguchi-gumi gaiden: Kyushu shinko-sakusen
  2. Lone Wolf Isazo
  3. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Castle Menagerie
  4. Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu
  5. The Tale of Zatoichi
  6. Procurer of Hell
  7. The Sword of Doom
  8. Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari
  9. The Assassin
  10. Samurai Saga
  1. Yamaguchi-gumi gaiden: Kyushu shinko-sakusen

    Yamaguchi-gumi gaiden: Kyushu shinko-sakusen

    One of the only pre-1980s yakuza films to be dubbed-into-English.

    This movie, created by Kôsaku Yamashita, Bunta Sugawara and Tsunehiko Watase, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Crime | Drama

    You can watch this on Youtube, Vudu, Google Play Movies, Apple Itunes and Amazon Video.

  2. Lone Wolf Isazo

    Lone Wolf Isazo

    Isazo is a traveling gambler and living legend in the world of Yakuza, known for his swordsmanship and bravery, his impeccable manners, and his brilliant talent in gambling.

    This movie, created by Kazuo Ikehiro, Raizô Ichikawa and Mayumi Ogawa, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Drama

  3. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Castle Menagerie

    Sleepy Eyes of Death: Castle Menagerie

    Just when you think Kyoshiro's life can't get any stranger, someone starts running around raping and murdering, and leaving notes proudly proclaiming that he did it. Tracking down the real culprit willtake him along a twisted trail that involves the Shogun's harem, hidden christians, and positively pregnant politics.

    This movie, created by Kazuo Ikehiro, Raizô Ichikawa and Naoko Kubo, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Drama

  4. Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu

    Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu

    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 treasured gold. Spanning decades, the quest for the missing daggers takes Shiranui through war and ancient tradition.

    This movie, created by Noribumi Suzuki, Shinichi Chiba and Hiroyuki Sanada, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Adventure | Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

  5. The Tale of Zatoichi

    The Tale of Zatoichi

    The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur who also happens to be a master swordsman.

    This movie, created by Kenji Misumi, Shintarô Katsu and Masayo Banri, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Adventure | Drama

    You can watch this on Apple Itunes and Amazon Video.

  6. Procurer of Hell

    Procurer of Hell

    This movie, created by Kihachi Okamoto, Tatsuya Mihashi and Reiko Dan, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Crime | Drama

  7. The Sword of Doom

    The Sword of Doom

    Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.

    This movie, created by Kihachi Okamoto, Tatsuya Nakadai and Michiyo Aratama, scores 8.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Video.

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  8. Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari

    Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari

    A headstrong young man seeks to join the Shinsengumi, but as his determination impresses his superiors, questions begin to arise as to his true identity and intentions.

    This movie, created by Tai Katô, Junko Fuji and Chôichirô Kawarasaki, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Drama

  9. The Assassin

    The Assassin

    Hayata is an undercover cop assigned to infiltrate not one, but two rival Yakuza gangs. Things get complicated when Hayata gets into a relationship with a young schoolteacher, the daughter of a fellow officer who was slain by one of the gangs.

    This movie, created by Ryuichi Takamori, Shinichi Chiba and Ryôhei Uchida, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Crime | Drama

  10. Samurai Saga

    Samurai Saga

    Edmund Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, transplanted to Japan. A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) loves a lady. But she sees him only as a friend, so he helps another man to woo her by giving him the poetry of his own heart.

    This movie, created by Hiroshi Inagaki, Toshirô Mifune and Yôko Tsukasa, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Drama

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