Movies like Fist of the North Star

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Fist of the North Star (1986)
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Fist of the North Star (1986)
Original name: 北斗の拳
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a nuclear holocaust tears the world apart, mankind is forced to the harshness of not only the oppression of others who are much more powerful, but the dead earth which seems to be getting worse with every passing moment. But a savior has risen from the ashes, a man who will defeat those who would torment the weak and make the world a livable place once more. A man named Kenshiro...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, futuristic, stylized, bloody, cult film, adult animation
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, heroes, anti hero, chaos, rivalry, tragic hero, anti heroes, wrestler, murder, samurai, vengeance, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, adventure, androids and robots, desert, save the world, life is a bitch, danger, society, heroic mission, imaginary, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 80s, near future

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Most similar movies to Fist of the North Star

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, violence, escapades, danger, rivalry, battles and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Fist of the North Star: Vampire Hunter D (1985), Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009), Tekken: The Motion Picture (1998), Ninja Scroll (1993), Ark (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fist of the North Star (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the remaining supply food and water left. Kenshiro, successor to an ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, future dystopia, superhuman powers, vengeance, chaos, nuclear holocaust, danger, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, adventure, tragic hero ...
Time: future, 80s, near future
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New Fist of the North Star (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: In the 21st century, a nuclear war turned most of the Earth's surface into a desert wasteland, which also resulted in the contamination of the Earth's water supply. A man named Sanga has built the fortified haven of the "Last ...
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, rivalry, nuclear holocaust, superhuman powers, chaos, heroic mission, adventure, danger, imaginary, escapades, murder ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A year has passed since Guts parted ways with the Band of the Hawks. Meanwhile, his former mercenary group is plotting a rescue mission to save an imprisoned Griffith.
Style: adult animation, serious, dark, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: battles, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, witchcraft, demon, strength, supernatural ability, heroes, imaginary, supernatural, escapades, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Vampire Hunter D (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a far-future time ruled by the supernatural, a young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.
Style: gothic, exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: vampire, mysterious character, good versus evil, vampire slayer, supernatural ability, supernatural, escapades, ghost, danger, gory, chaos, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Afro Samurai avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. The sparks of violence dropped along Afro’s bloody path now burn out of control – and ...
Style: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, hate, master warrior, crimes, escapades, adventure, lone wolves, supernatural, criminal's revenge, mortal combat ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Kenshiro (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film's story is a prequel to the Fist of the North Star depicting the one year interval between Kenshiro's defeat at the hands of Shin and their later battle. Unlike the others in the series this film has a completely original ...
Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, suspenseful, splatter
Plot: martial arts, post apocalypse, wrestler, nuclear holocaust, warrior, one against many, heroes, good versus evil, brother vs brother, battles, friendship, love ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Tekken: The Motion Picture (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 57 min.
Story: All of your favorite Tekken characters are here as they battle their way through each other to win the Iron Fist tournament, where fighters of unequaled strength from around the world gather to test their strength in the gladitorial arena. Of ...
Style: serious, captivating, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, graphic violence, imaginary, danger, rivalry, tough heroes, vengeance, violence, fight, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Fist of the North Star: Legend of Raoh - Chapter of Fierce Fight (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A film adaptation of the Last Nanto General story arc from the manga, depicting the final battle between Kenshiro and Raoh that led to Kenshiro becoming the successor of Hokuto Shinken. Some events from the manga / anime have been excluded from the ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, captivating, splatter
Plot: post apocalypse, martial arts, wrestler, nuclear holocaust, warrior, friendship, supernatural power, good versus evil, one against many, battles, fight, brother vs brother ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: As Goku investigates the destruction of the Southern Galaxy, Vegeta is taken to be King of the New Planet Vegeta, and to destroy the Legenday Super Saiyan, Brolly.
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, heroes, father son relationship, martial artist, super villain, androids and robots, superhuman powers, good versus evil, master villain, adventure, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: It has been thirteen years since the Androids began their killing rampage and Son Gohan is the only person fighting back. He takes Bulma's son Trunks as a student and even gives his own life to save Trunks's. Now Trunks must figure out a ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, martial arts, battles, genocide, alternate timeline, androids, dragon, superhero, good versus evil, distopia, teacher student relationship, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Fist of the North Star: Legend of Raoh - Chapter of Death in Love (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A film adaptation of the Holy Emperor story arc, which primarily depicted the conflict between Kenshiro and Souther. New characters Reina, one of Raoh's army officers who falls in love with him, and her brother Soga, Raoh's advisor, play ...
Style: suspense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: post apocalypse, wrestler, nuclear holocaust, one against many, supernatural power, heroes, fight, warrior, brother vs brother, emperor, superhuman powers, friendship ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Ninja Scroll (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and ...
Style: exciting, epic, serious, stylized, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ninja, martial arts, master warrior, heroes, graphic violence, duel, supernatural, demon, good versus evil, monster, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, ancient times
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Riki-Oh 2: Child of Destruction (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Riki finds himself in the town of Misaki, dotted with illegal nuclear power plants and run by a religious fanatic military organization called "God's Judgment." He is taken prisoner and made to fight in gladiatorial matches in a ...
Style: seinen, bloody
Plot: fight, martial arts, tournament, gore, murder, post apocalypse, cyborgs, super strength, violent, stylized violence, star of david, absurd violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Ark (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The population of the planet Alcyone is split in two; the cultures of the Ceveans and the Storrions are locked in eternal war, destroying their home. Led by their priestess Amiel, the Ceveans constructed the Ark in an attempt to flee their world, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, danger, escapades, destiny, a.i., man versus machine, rivalry, save the world, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding ...
Style: psychological, mecha, futuristic, twist ending, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: philosophy, insanity, loneliness, evil alien, youth, apocalypse, space wars, end of the world, catastrophe, rebirth, save the world, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a Kryptonite meteor to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his ‘partner in crime’, Batman. Heroes and villains alike launch a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, talky, comic, atmospheric ...
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, danger, frame up, false accusation, adventure, heroism, save the world, imaginary, save the planet ...
Place: tokyo, new york, japan, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bison, the ruthless leader of the international terrorist organization Shadowlaw, has been desperately searching for the greatest fighter on the planet for years. He finds it in Ryu, a young wanderer who never stays in one place long enough for ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, intense, clever, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, heroes, street fighter, undercover, escapades, danger, imaginary, superior, heroic mission, master villain, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 14 years after third impact, Ikari Shinji awakens to a world he does not remember. He hasn't aged. Much of Earth is laid in ruins, Nerv has been dismantled, and people who he once protected have turned against him. Befriending the enigmatic ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, futuristic ...
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, imaginary, save the world, future dystopia, escapades, danger, life is a bitch, young heroes, society, worldwide chaos, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Appleseed Alpha (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in search of human's future hope, the legendary city of ...
Style: mecha, exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: future, 80s
Place: new york, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, cult film, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, motorcycle gang, experiment, military, hallucination, protest, suprisingly clever, mutation, government corruption, distopia, scientist, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 80s, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Rurouni Kenshin: Requiem for the Ishin Patriots (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Shigure Takimi watched his friends and family get slashed down in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of desparate ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, redemption, haunted by the past, vengeance, vigilantism, heroic mission, martial arts, political unrest, superhero, crimes, danger ...
Time: ancient times
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Under constant attack by monstrous creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind, U.N. Special Agency NERV introduces two new EVA pilots to help defend the city of Tokyo-3: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka ...
Style: mecha, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: giant robots, post apocalypse, apocalypse, giant, good versus evil, imaginary, danger, man versus machine, escapades, evil alien, adventure, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation III: Love is the Pulse of the Stars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Universal Century 0087, Char Aznable has now become the leader of the AEUG. Scirocco, the man from Jupiter, schemes to seize control of the Titans. Haman, the Axis leader, is attempting to restore the Zabi family. Through politics and strategy, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: battles, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, danger, escapades, political unrest, rivalry, space wars, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After the Second Impact, Tokyo-3 is being attacked by giant creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind. The child Shinji's objective is to fight the Angels by piloting one of the mysterious Evangelion mecha units. A remake of the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, saga ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, chaos, angel, battles, pilot, save the world, adventure, supernatural, future dystopia, danger, heroes ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A Super Namekian named Slug comes to invade Earth. But the Z Warriors do their best to stop Slug and his gang.
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, good versus evil, superhero, desire, dragon, alien, adventure, obsessive quest, chases and races, danger ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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X (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kamui Shirou and Fuuma Monou have been best friends ever since they were kids. Fate, however, separates them when Fuuma's mother died under a mysterious circumstances. Fast forward, 6 years later, a 16 year old Kamui has now returned to Tokyo ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: angel, chosen one, childhood sweetheart, adventure, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, save the world, destiny, prophecy, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Band of the Hawk participates in the Midland war campaign. On the bloody battlefield, they conquer decisive victories that lead them to Doldrey, an old fortress that will decide the outcome of the war.
Style: serious, manga
Plot: battles, danger, good versus evil, vengeance, rivalry, imaginary, heroes, graphic violence, adventure, escapades, curses spells and rituals, military ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Strait Jacket (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: It is the world where magic and science coexist. Rayotte Steinberg, a lone wolf "tactical sorcerist", fights against monsters. They used to be human beings, but they had overused forbidden power, "magic", to turn into monsters. ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, danger, escapades, wizards and magicians, plague, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural, chaos, battles, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Riki-Oh: The Wall of Hell (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: The story follows Saiga Riki-Oh, a young man blessed with inhuman strength. After taking revenge against a yakuza boss who was responsible for the death of his girlfriend, he ends up in a maximum security prison owned by a private organization.
Style: seinen, bloody
Plot: gore, prison, martial arts, murder, revenge, fight, post apocalypse, super strength, eyeglasses, rainstorm, butt, gory violence ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Colin MacLeod hunts for the man responsible for the death of his love. He chases the immortal Marcus Octavius across centuries as his quest threatens to take over his life and heart. In his quest, he meets a woman who reminds him of his slain ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, redemption, idealism, samurai, immortality, hopes, battles, revenge, heroic mission, good versus evil, obsessive quest, showdown ...
Time: future, near future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%