Movies like Ninja Scroll

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Ninja Scroll (1993)
 7.9
 30K
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: exciting, epic, stylized, serious, surreal, suspenseful, bloody, interesting, dark, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, ninja, violence, supernatural, transformation, demon, good versus evil, vengeance, megalomaniac, gold, duel, monster, village, cult, adventure, cruelty, bondage, tragedy, rescue, sexual abuse, heroic mission, danger, escapades ...
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, adventure, escapades, rivalry, danger, master warrior and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Ninja Scroll: Samurai Champloo (2004), Afro Samurai (2007), Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009), Sword of the Stranger (2007), Sword for Truth (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking, ethnic humor ...
Plot: samurai, obsessive quest, martial arts, adventure, on the road, master warrior, danger, friendship, pride and honor, road trip, search for father, hip hop ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 13K
Afro Samurai (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
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, serious, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, vengeance, sexual activity, african american, androids and robots, adventure, master warrior, danger, deadly, escapades, bar ...
Time: future
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, hip hop, vengeance, martial arts, criminal's revenge, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, crimes, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, captivating
Plot: samurai, dog, swordsman, espionage, emperor, immortality, palaces castles and temples, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, human animal relationship, escapades ...
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Sword for Truth (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, 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: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: samurai, adventure, master warrior, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, rescue ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, gore, blood, sword fight, duel, battle zone, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, demon, imaginary kingdom, danger ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: emotional, exciting, atmospheric, captivating, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, in the woods, adventure, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, heroes, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, obsessive quest, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The Meiji Era was one of great renewal for Japan, where swords and killing were outlawed. However, many survivors from the time of Revolution still live, lurking in the shadows and waiting for a chance to use their killing blades again. Only Kenshin ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious
Plot: samurai, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, innocence, romance, escapades, rivalry, betrayal, battles, society, reconciliation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, martial arts, adventure, master warrior, pacifism, superhero, fighting crime, vengeance, heroic mission, political unrest, good versus evil ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
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, atmospheric, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: vampire, master warrior, werewolf, mercenary, bounty hunter, kidnapping, gory, danger, race against time, rescue, immortality, funeral ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.2
 37K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The show revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a good-hearted 15-year-old high school student who carries the undesired ability to see spirits. Others in his family (two sisters and his father) carry this ability to some extent as well. One evening, he ...
Style: exciting, comic, entertaining, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, ghost, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, teenage life, supernatural, destiny, danger, imaginary, life after death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, adventure, androids and robots, master villain, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, chases and races ...
Place: japan, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.2
 52K
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, training, good versus evil, warrior, young heroes, supernatural ability, creature, heroes, supernatural, danger, imaginary ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.4
 37K
Samurai Jack (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Made by Genndy Tartakovsky, this animated series tells the story of a great warrior displaced to the distant future by the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. The world has become a bleak place under the rule of Aku, segregated into fantastic tribes and ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, good versus evil, time travel, destiny, villain, megalomaniac, warrior, master villain, adventure, revenge ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 3K
Samurai 7 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Samurai 7 is a 2004 anime TV series, produced by Gonzo and based on Akira Kurosawa's highly regarded 1954 movie Seven Samurai. The series was directed by Toshifumi Takizawa and its music was composed by Kaoru Wada and Eitetsu Hayashi. There are ...
Style: futuristic, epic, serious, stylized
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, androids and robots, lone wolves, village, adventure, countryside, fighting crime, rescue, redemption, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, master warrior, adventure, young heroes, heroic mission, parallel world, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, youth ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: ghost, adventure, samurai, supernatural ability, heroes, supernatural, vengeance, mystery, kidnapping, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Street Fighter Alpha: Generations (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: When Ryu returns to pay homage to his deceased mentor, Gouken, he is tormented by disturbing memories of his master's killer (Gouki). In a quest to become a true martial arts master, he sets out to hone his street fighting skills and deliver ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, street fighter, master warrior, adventure, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, haunted by the past, coming of age, danger, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, sinister, dark, biting, macabre
Plot: imaginary kingdom, blood, demon, danger, good versus evil, military, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, mercenary, sword fight, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Demon City Shinjuku (1988)
Genre: Animation, 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: futuristic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: sword, demon, good versus evil, adventure, ghost, master villain, master warrior, samurai, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, good versus evil, superhuman powers, adventure, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, alien encounter, imaginary kingdom, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, priestess, ninja, destiny, palaces castles and temples, adventure, heroic mission, bodyguard, demon, protection, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, bleak, futuristic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, blood, vengeance, chaos, tragic hero, rivalry, desert, lone wolves, adventure, rescue, survival ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, superhero, master villain, adventure, master warrior, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: murder, treasure, revenge, criminal heroes, village, old west, adventure, master warrior, samurai, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Naruto Shippuden (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend Uchiha Sasuke from the grips of the snake-like Shinobi, ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, master warrior, friendship, team, young heroes, villain, good versus evil, mission, adventure, heroes, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: stylized, serious, futuristic, suspenseful
Plot: apocalypse, good versus evil, destiny, master villain, save the world, future dystopia, heroic mission, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, save the world, danger, car chase, adventure, master villain, superhero, superhuman powers, race against time, haunted by the past, heroic mission, chases and races ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, pentagon, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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: humorous, exciting, stylized, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, master villain, vengeance, master warrior, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: exciting, semi serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, rivalry, ghost, danger, adventure, escapades, heroes, imaginary, supernatural, anti heroes, redemption, afterlife ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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