Top 10 awesome movies like Zatoichi's Conspiracy that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Zatoichi's Conspiracy 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 Kimiyoshi Yasuda, Shintarô Katsu and Yukiyo Toake . Here goes the list -

  1. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Villainy
  2. Zatoichi and the Chess Expert
  3. Zatoichi Challenged
  4. Shôrinji kenpô
  5. Machibuse
  6. Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku
  7. Zatoichi's Cane Sword
  8. Zatoichi's Vengeance
  9. Samurai Saga
  10. Shinobi no mono: Shin kirigakure Saizô
  1. 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

  2. Zatoichi and the Chess Expert

    Zatoichi and the Chess Expert

    A samurai with a high skill in chess makes friends with Zatoichi, who finds that things become peculiar in his presence.

    This movie, created by Kenji Misumi, Shintarô Katsu and Mikio Narita, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Adventure | Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Video and Apple Itunes.

  3. 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.

  4. Shôrinji kenpô

    Shôrinji kenpô

    Sonny Chiba plays the character referred to as "Mr Soh", who is based on the true life founder of Shorinji Kempo, Doshin So. Mr Soh has been acting as a secret agent in Manchuria during the Japanese occupation. He is first seen spying on a meeting of Chinese soldiers as they plan a surprise ambush on the retreating Japanese Army. He is discovered and has to fight his way out, using fists, feet and then a machine gun. He rushes to inform the Japanese commanders of the plot, but is horrified to learn that Japan has done the unthinkable by surrendering unconditionally. Soh returns to his homeland to find a ravaged land of beaten people. Victimised by gangsters, occupation forces and corrupt local officials, the poor and the disenfranchised have lost the will to fight back. Using his "Shao Lin" skills (subtitle translation of Shorinji Kempo), he regularly champions the weak and teaches the black market thugs the error of their ways, becoming a regular guest at the local prison. He is seen to assist a former soldier, Otaki, who is seeking his lost wife at the bottom of a bottle, a fallen woman (Kiku) who has turned to prostitution after suffering rape by Russian soldiers, her little brother Kimio who gets injured by some American G.I.s who subsequently try to flee from accident. The Prison Governor warns him that the US Administration will not be so tolerant now that he has "crippled" the troops, suggesting a likely death sentence. He helps him to "escape" the jail and Soh leaves town in a hurry, pausing only to give advice to the band of orphans that he has befriended. Soh leaves the city of Osaka (central Japan) to go to the rural island of Shikoku where he finds a similar situation. He determines to bring new hope to the locals by teaching his martial arts skills to a growing band of followers. He gathers the loafers, ruffians and aimless, teaches them Shorinji Kempo (referred to as "Shao Lin" in subtitles) to build them up to be stronger physically and mentally. He meets some new characters, who he soon enlists in his school; Tomoda the young ex-soldier and his sister Miho. When the noodle-stall girl Noriko is raped by a gang of yakuza thugs, Soh and Tomoda dish out some rough justice (with some sharp scissors to one of the miscreant's tenderest flesh). Later, Tomoda and Miho are attacked and Tomoda has his arm cut off with a katana (Samurai sword). Soh avenges that with a visit to the local yakuza boss that leaves the boss with a dislocated arm and his minion missing a digit. Otaki, the former drunken soldier from Osaka joins the group, then in an emotional scene, discovers his wife is alive but has re-married after he was reported dead in the war. When the small-time local yakuza gangs are joined by familiar faces from Osaka seeking to expand their activities, it is time for action with a capital A. Before the final climactic face-off between Soh's students and the yakuza mob, there is time for Soh to receive an urgent message to see Kiku in Osaka. He returns to find the orphans caring for a terminally ill Kiku, who had turned to prostitution to help support them all. Soh experiences an epiphany and comes to recognise that "Strength and Compassion must be together" (Riki Ai Funi). In a typically cinematic finale, Soh's friend Otaki dies is killed by yakuza thugs paid to clear the honest poor from land to be used to build brothels and gambling dens. Soh goes on a final rampage to clear the yakuza right out of town forever. The epilogue reveals how Soh's school has flourished and spread across Japan (circa 1975), with scenes filmed at the organisations magnificent headquarters still based in the town of Tadotsu.

    This movie, created by Noribumi Suzuki, Shinichi Chiba and Yutaka Nakajima, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Drama

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  5. Machibuse

    Machibuse

    Sent on a secret mission, a ronin must discover who his friends are and who must die.

    This movie, created by Hiroshi Inagaki, Toshirô Mifune and Yûjirô Ishihara, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Drama

  6. Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku

    Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku

    Generel Sanada, seeking retribution for the murder of his father and a lost battle, both conceived by the Shogun, devises a series of brilliant plans to thwart the Shogun's overwhelming strength.

    This movie, created by Sadao Nakajima, Hiroki Matsukata and Minori Terada, scores 6.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Drama

  7. 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.

  8. Zatoichi's Vengeance

    Zatoichi's Vengeance

    Promising to make a delivery for a dying man, the blind swordsman Zatoichi comes across the usual crime gangs but also meets a blind monk who brings into question his use of violence.

    This movie, created by Tokuzô Tanaka, Shintarô Katsu and Shigeru Amachi, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Adventure | Drama

    You can watch this on Apple Itunes and Amazon Video.

  9. 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

  10. Shinobi no mono: Shin kirigakure Saizô

    Shinobi no mono: Shin kirigakure Saizô

    The dream of Tokugawa Ieyasu has come true: together with his son Hidetada he rules all over Japan.

    This movie, created by Kazuo Mori, Raizô Ichikawa and Shiho Fujimura, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Drama

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