Movies like Ninja Scroll

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Ninja Scroll (1993)
 7.9
 31K
Ninja Scroll (1993)
Original name: 獣兵衛忍風帖
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 possibly his life.
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, serious, surreal, suspenseful, bloody, interesting, dark, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ninja, martial arts, master warrior, supernatural, violence, monster, village, gold, good versus evil, duel, megalomaniac, demon, vengeance, transformation, adventure, ghost, heroes, mercenary, blind character, drifter, rebel, danger, heroic mission, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Ninja Scroll

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, danger, adventure, escapades, rivalry, violence and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Ninja Scroll: Sword of the Stranger (2007), Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003), Afro Samurai (2007), Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009), Samurai Champloo (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful, touching
Plot: swordsman, samurai, immortality, emperor, human animal relationship, adventure, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, curses spells and rituals, palaces castles and temples, sacrifice ...
Place: feudal japan, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Guts, an immensely strong sword-for-hire, has little direction in his life, simply fighting one battle after the next. However, this all changes suddenly when he meets and is bested by Griffith, a beautiful and charismatic young man who leads the ...
Style: serious
Plot: mercenary, duel, sword fight, blood, gore, danger, rivalry, military, rage, supernatural ability, heroes, battles ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Fourteen years after defeating the immortal warrior Himuro Genma and thwarting the Shogun of the Dark's evil plans, Kibagami Jubei continues to roam all over Japan as a masterless swordsman. During his journey, he meets Shigure, a priestess who ...
Plot: magical sword, martial arts, forest, demon, impalement, ninja, robot, engagement, electricity, supernatural power, legendary hero, black eye ...
Place: feudal japan, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 14K
Afro Samurai (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Story: A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.In the Afro Samurai world there are many headbands and they signify the best fighters in the world. If a person should hold number 1, they are ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, death, african american, danger, martial arts, vengeance, sexual activity, warrior, imaginary, escapades, adventure, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: feudal japan, japan
⇓ 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: futuristic, stylized, surreal, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, vengeance, hip hop, martial arts, heroes, criminal's revenge, rivalry, mortal combat, danger, coincidence, crimes, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Samurai Champloo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets ...
Style: exciting, thought provoking, atmospheric, captivating, ethnic humor ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, friendship, obsessive quest, danger, on the road, master warrior, pride and honor, search for father, hip hop, road trip ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sword for Truth (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adult, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shurannosuke Sakaki is a masterless samurai with a razor-sharp katana and a cold-hearted personality. Whenever you see the mark of two crossed scythes on his back, death is sure to follow. Because of his exceptional swordsmanship, Shurannosuke is ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: samurai, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, imaginary, battle zone, master warrior, escapades, curses spells and rituals, rescue, military, rivalry, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: D has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a woman, Charlotte Elbourne. D's orders are strict - find Charlotte, at any cost. For the first time, D faces serious competition. The Markus Brothers, a ...
Style: gothic, stylized, gloomy, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: vampire, immortality, kidnapping, werewolf, mercenary, race against time, rescue, master warrior, bounty hunter, gory, danger, monster ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, adventure, master warrior, danger, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, in the woods, demon, wolf, prince, wilderness, feral child ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: semi serious, exciting, intense, clever, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, street fighter, undercover, rivalry, heroes, superior, escapades, danger, master villain, heroic mission, chases and races ...
Place: japan, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Demon City Shinjuku (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Kyoya's father was a great warrior, killed at the hands of the diabolical psychic, Rebi Ra, who has now opened a portal to hell in the city of Shinjuku. It falls to Kyoya to finish what his father started and battle his way through demons, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic
Plot: good versus evil, sword, demon, imaginary, adventure, escapades, master warrior, heroic mission, master villain, samurai, supernatural, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.3
 55K
Naruto (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it's nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, friends, good versus evil, training, warrior, young heroes, danger, heroes, supernatural ability, village, adventure, master warrior ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, 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: serious, dark, sinister, macabre, biting
Plot: good versus evil, military, danger, blood, demon, imaginary kingdom, rivalry, supernatural, battles, vengeance, heroes, supernatural ability ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 3K
Spriggan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An elite superhuman agent must stop a foreign military unit from seizing control of an ancient artifact that holds the key to ultimate power.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, car chase, danger, save the world, adventure, haunted by the past, adventurer, race against time, world domination, undercover, mind game, superhero ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, pentagon, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 2K
X (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story takes place in 1999, the Year of Destiny, and the beginning of the end of the world. The future of the universe rests on one young man, Kamui Shiro, who must destroy either the Dragons of Earth or the Dragons of Heaven - two opposing ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: good versus evil, destiny, apocalypse, save the world, society, chaos, supernatural, rivalry, heroes, adventure, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Demons that once almost destroyed the world, are revived by someone. To prevent the world from being destroyed, the demon has to be sealed and the only one who can do it is the shrine maiden Shion from the country of demons, who has two powers; one ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: ninja, destiny, priestess, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, rivalry, heroes, supernatural ability, danger, chosen one, young heroes, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gaea is a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi Kanzaki helps aid the young Prince Van as they embark upon a journey to fight the Black Dragon ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, dark, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, mecha, teen angst, unrequited love, tragic hero, tragic villain, adventure, high school, dragon, coming of age, supernatural, heroic mission ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inuyasha and his brother, Sesshomaru, each inherited a sword from their father after his death. However, their father had a third sword, named Sounga, that he sealed away. Seven hundreds years after his death, Sounga awakens and threatens ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, escapades, imaginary, siblings relations, family relations, danger, imaginary kingdom, adventure, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, young heroes, master warrior ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One peaceful day on Earth, two remnants of Frieza's army named Sorbet and Tagoma arrive searching for the Dragon Balls with the aim of reviving Frieza. They succeed, and Frieza subsequently seeks revenge on the Saiyans.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, rivalry, danger, adventure, master warrior, master villain, supernatural, heroes, supernatural ability, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Fist of the North Star (1986)
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 ...
Style: rough, futuristic, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, martial arts, chaos, tragic hero, vengeance, rivalry, blood, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, adventure, imaginary ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two years have passed since the final battle with Sephiroth. Though Midgar, city of mako, city of prosperity, has been reduced to ruins, its people slowly but steadily walk the road to reconstruction. However, a mysterious illness called Geostigma ...
Style: clever, stylized, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deadly, motorcycle chase, warrior, rescue, danger, enemy, androids and robots, adventure, heroic mission, plague, creature, explosion ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 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
Plot: gore, blood, imaginary kingdom, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, curses spells and rituals, military, rivalry, supernatural, vengeance, good versus evil, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: InuYasha is a half-demon who was trapped in the Legendary Tree and was set free by Kagome, a girl who traveled 500 years through time. This time, both of them will have to face Menomaru, a Chinese demon whose father, known as Hyoga, came 300 years ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, demonic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: time travel, danger, good versus evil, demon, monster, sword, heroic mission, adventure, supernatural ability, master villain, curses spells and rituals, quest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 8.5
 22K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman" looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed "the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield." Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and ...
Style: epic, exciting, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, supernatural, vengeance, danger, one man army, supernatural ability, heroes, battles, mercenary, destiny, master warrior, military ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Karakura Town, unidentifiable spirits begin appearing en mases. While attempting to deal with these strange souls, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki meet Senna, a mysterious shinigami who wipes out most of them. Senna refuses to answer any ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: vengeance, kidnapping, ghost, rivalry, collision, samurai, real world, supernatural ability, adventure, escapades, mystery, danger ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: exciting, touching, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: idealism, samurai, redemption, immortality, revenge, society, battles, chases and races, love and romance, master warrior, vengeance, ghost ...
Time: future, 22nd century, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, humorous, stylized, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, martial arts, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, dragon, imaginary, supernatural, chaos, heroes, alien encounter, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie - Poltergeist Report (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the Spirit World is flooded due to an unusual rainfall which overflows the River Sanzu (aka the River Styx), Lord Koenma senses an extremely powerful enemy. He entrusts Death God Botan, to deliver to Spirit Detective Yusuke, a mysterious item ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rivalry, ghost, good versus evil, heroic mission, anti heroes, escapades, imaginary, adventure, afterlife, danger, heroes, kidnapping ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Rurouni Kenshin: Requiem for the Ishin Patriots (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
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: exciting, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, adventure, heroic mission, crimes, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, battles, righting the wronged, hopes, vigilantism, haunted by the past ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Dagger of Kamui (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young Jiro finds his mother and sister murdered at home; falsely accused, he flees to a new life and trains to be an assassin.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: murder, treasure, revenge, heroes, deadly, destiny, hitman, danger, woman in danger, battles, samurai, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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