Top 10 awesome movies like Zatoichi and the Chess Expert that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Zatoichi and the Chess Expert 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 Kenji Misumi, Shintarô Katsu and Mikio Narita . Here goes the list -

  1. Zatoichi Challenged
  2. The Tale of Zatoichi
  3. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Villainy
  4. Zatoichi's Cane Sword
  5. Zatoichi's Revenge
  6. The Sword of Doom
  7. Zatoichi's Pilgrimage
  8. Samurai Assassin
  9. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
  10. Shôgun Iemitsu no ranshin - Gekitotsu
  1. Zatoichi Challenged

    Zatoichi Challenged

    After an artist is threatened by the yakuza into creating valuable but highly illegal pornography, the law aims to execute him. Zatoichi, having been honor bound to protect the man and his family, must now run against the law.

    This movie, created by Kenji Misumi, Shintarô Katsu and Jûshirô Konoe, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Drama | Adventure

    You can watch this on Apple Itunes and Amazon Video.

  2. 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 Amazon Video and Apple Itunes.

  3. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Villainy

    Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Villainy

    This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the hero involved when as an act of vengeance a band of samurai whose master was unceremoniously assassinated by agents of the clan, when he sought justice and better conditions for the citizens, takes shape. The city shall burn alongside the wealth of the greedy rich.

    This movie, created by Kenji Misumi, Raizô Ichikawa and Shigeru Amachi, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Drama

  4. Zatoichi's Cane Sword

    Zatoichi's Cane Sword

    Zatoichi, while fighting off the usual group of gangsters, meets the apprentice of the swordsman who created his blade, who relays bad news about the sword.

    This movie, created by Kimiyoshi Yasuda, Shintarô Katsu and Shiho Fujimura, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Adventure | Drama

    You can watch this on Apple Itunes and Amazon Video.

  5. Zatoichi's Revenge

    Zatoichi's Revenge

    After Zatoichi learns of his sensei's murder he uncovers a horrible conspiracy involving the local government and crime family.

    This movie, created by Akira Inoue, Shintarô Katsu and Norihei Miki, scores 7.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Adventure | Drama

    You can watch this on Apple Itunes.

  6. 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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  7. Zatoichi's Pilgrimage

    Zatoichi's Pilgrimage

    Zatoichi's trek through 88 temples to atone for his violent past is interrupted as he stumbles into a village terrorized by a violent yakuza boss.

    This movie, created by Kazuo Ikehiro, Shintarô Katsu and Michiyo Ohkusu, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Adventure | Drama

    You can watch this on Apple Itunes and Amazon Video.

  8. Samurai Assassin

    Samurai Assassin

    February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled ...

    This movie, created by Kihachi Okamoto, Toshirô Mifune and Keiju Kobayashi, scores 7.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Adventure | Drama

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  9. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

    Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

    Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.

    This movie, created by Kazuki Ohmori, Kosuke Toyohara and Anna Nakagawa, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Adventure | Drama

    You can watch this on Directv.

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  10. Shôgun Iemitsu no ranshin - Gekitotsu

    Shôgun Iemitsu no ranshin - Gekitotsu

    Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his younger son Tokumatsu. One day, he orders Takechiyo to an initiation rite in Yedo (today's Tokio). Takechiyo lives far away under the surveillance of Hotta Masamori, head of the Skura clan, where he was also raised. Hotta does suspect some kind of treachery, but he can not ignore the direct command of the Shogun. Therefore, he starts on his travel with Takechiyo and seven accompanying samurais. A large army under the command of Iba Shoemon, a vassal of the Shogun, attacks their night camp in the vicinity of a copper mine. Hotta dies in this first battle, but Takechiyo and the samurai manage to escape. They are chased by the army, and several skirmishes between the small force and the larger army follow.

    This movie, created by Yasuo Furuhata, Ken Ogata and Norihito Arai, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Adventure | Drama

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