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, martial arts, master warrior, ninja, violence, supernatural, demon, good versus evil, vengeance, megalomaniac, gold, duel, monster, village, transformation, cult, adventure, sexual abuse, bondage, tragedy, rescue, cruelty, 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, danger, escapades, adventure, rivalry, good versus evil and violence mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Ninja Scroll: Sword of the Stranger (2007), Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003), Samurai Champloo (2004), Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009), Afro Samurai (2007). 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: samurai, immortality, lone wolves, master warrior, adventure, emperor, palaces castles and temples, escapades, human animal relationship, curses spells and rituals, sacrifice, little boy ...
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: good versus evil, gore, surrealism, strangulation, sexual abuse, violence, death, stabbed to death, parasite, falling from height, martial arts, magical sword ...
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, atmospheric, ethnic humor ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, adventure, obsessive quest, on the road, danger, friendship, master warrior, pride and honor, road trip, search for father, hip hop ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
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, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, hip hop, vengeance, martial arts, criminal's revenge, adventure, lone wolves, master warrior, crimes, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 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, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, vengeance, sexual activity, danger, african american, death, androids and robots, adventure, master warrior, deadly, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: feudal japan, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, blood, gore, 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: exciting, captivating, stylized, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, princess, heroic mission, danger, in the woods, demon, wolf, feral child, heroes, friendship ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, serious, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: vampire, immortality, bounty hunter, kidnapping, master warrior, gory, race against time, rescue, werewolf, mercenary, adventure, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: samurai, adventure, master warrior, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, rescue ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, street fighter, adventure, androids and robots, master villain, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, chases and races ...
Place: japan, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, serious, futuristic
Plot: demon, sword, good versus evil, ghost, adventure, master villain, master warrior, samurai, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, race against time, haunted by the past, heroic mission, chases and races, escapades ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, pentagon, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, biting, macabre, dark, sinister
Plot: blood, demon, imaginary kingdom, danger, good versus evil, military, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, mercenary, sword fight, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious, absurd ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, adventure, master villain, master warrior, danger, rivalry, supernatural ability, heroes, supernatural, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, young heroes, good versus evil, training, warrior, supernatural ability, adventure, danger, heroes, village, master warrior ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: tragic villain, tragic hero, mecha, unrequited love, teen angst, good versus evil, adventure, androids and robots, master villain, supernatural ability, high school, future dystopia ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: adventure, danger, heroes, androids and robots, plague, rescue, heroic mission, deadly, enemy, motorcycle chase, warrior, wheelchair ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: good versus evil, master warrior, adventure, supernatural ability, young heroes, heroic mission, parallel world, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, youth ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 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: serious, stylized, 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 ⇓
46%
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: priestess, ninja, imaginary kingdom, destiny, palaces castles and temples, adventure, heroic mission, protection, bodyguard, demon, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: bleak, serious, futuristic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, blood, vengeance, chaos, tragic hero, rivalry, desert, adventure, lone wolves, rescue, survival ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: ghost, adventure, samurai, supernatural ability, heroes, supernatural, vengeance, kidnapping, mystery, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, 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%
Movie in collections
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, master warrior, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, mercenary, demon, sword fight, imaginary kingdom, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: time travel, martial arts, master warrior, good versus evil, adventure, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, alien encounter, imaginary kingdom, danger, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, suspenseful, epic, touching, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, immortality, samurai, idealism, redemption, good versus evil, master warrior, new love, chase, obsessive quest, vengeance, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 22nd century, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, serious, sinister, macabre, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, master warrior, supernatural, vengeance, danger, heroes, supernatural ability, mercenary, imaginary kingdom, one man army, military, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: time travel, master villain, monster, sword, quest, demon, adventure, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.4
 39K
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, villain, megalomaniac, warrior, master villain, adventure, revenge, wanderer ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, adventure, master warrior, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, haunted by the past, coming of age, danger, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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