Movies like Black Lion

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Black Lion (1992)
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Black Lion (1992)
Original name: Kuro no shishi
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The year is 1580. Using an army of soldiers equipped with sophisticated weaponry, Nobunaga Oda is on the verge of ruling Japan with an iron fist. One of his enforcers is Ginnai Doma - a fallen samurai reborn into an indestructible killing machine. As Ginnai continues his killing spree on ninjas and those who oppose Nobunaga's rule, Shishimaru of the Iga Ninja - going against the Koga Ninja's plans - pursues a one-man vendetta to avenge the deaths of his comrades and kill the immortal warrior.
Plot: ninja, samurai, violence, gore, shot in the forehead

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Most similar movies to Black Lion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, captivating and serious films with plots about ninja, martial arts, master warrior, danger, violence, adventure and heroes mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Black Lion: Band of Ninja (1967), Ninja Resurrection (1997), Ninja Boy (1983), Ninja Scroll (1993), Checkered Ninja (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Band of Ninja (1967)
Genre: Animation, Action, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young boy joins a band of ninja during a peasant uprising, all depicted through an experimental form of filming pages from the original manga set to sound.
Style: jidai geki
Plot: ninja, abortion, poisoning, battle, class struggle, quicksand, farmer, loss of father, orphan, decapitation, violence, massacre ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Naruto is thrilled when he is sent on a mission to protect his favorite actress, Yukie Fujikaze, on the set of her new movie, The Adventures of Princess Gale. But when the crew ventures out to film in the icy, foreboding Land of Snow, Yukie ...
Style: semi serious, captivating
Plot: ninja, adventure, heroic mission, rivalry, supernatural, escapades, master villain, danger, imaginary, heroes, chases and races, martial arts
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Ninja Resurrection (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: Ninja Resurrection takes place in the Tokugawa era, at a time when Christians in Japan were being persecuted. The leader of the Shimabara Rebellion, Amakusa Shirō, hoped to resist the government forces attacking Christians like him but is ...
Plot: ninja, satan, murder, extreme violence, guts, religion, death, violence, rape, blood, sword, gore ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Ninja Boy (1983)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of Saizou, Kabamaru's horribly strict grandfather and iga ninja-sensei (teacher), an old lady Ran Akoko claims that she received a letter from him asking her to take care of his grandson. So Kabamaru runs off with Lady Akoko to ...
Plot: ninja, teenage girl, school, schoolboy, schoolgirl, teenager
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Naruto Uzumaki, Kakashi Hatake, Sakura Haruno, and Rock Lee are assigned to protect the prince of the Land of the Moon, Michiru, during his world trip; other escorts had been hired, but quit due to being treated poorly. The Land of the Moon is a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Plot: ninja, foe turned friend, heroic mission, friendship, heroes, supernatural ability, good versus evil, adventure, master warrior, friends, martial arts, royal family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Naruto Shippûden The Movie: Bonds (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious group of ninjas makes a surprise attack on the Konohagakure, which takes great damage. The nightmare of another Shinobi World War could become a reality. Sasuke, who was still a missing nin from Konoha trying to kill his brother, ...
Plot: ninja, friendship, supernatural power, super strength, fight, demon, martial arts, hate, betrayal, katana, surrealism, falling from height ...
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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, serious, epic, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, samurai, master warrior, supernatural, demon, violence, duel, graphic violence, heroes, good versus evil, monster ...
Time: middle ages, ancient times
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Checkered Ninja (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A possessed Ninja doll teams up with a teenage boy to avenge the murder of a poor child factory worker.
Style: suspense, humorous, contemplative, captivating, exciting
Plot: ninja, doll, teenage boy, teenager, best friend, bully, revenge, computer animation, unlikely friendships, supernatural being, friendship between boys, supernatural power ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Wrath of the Ninja: The Yotoden Movie (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The year is 1580, and the unholy armies of Lord Nobunaga Oda spread across Japan, murdering all who oppose them. Narrowly escaping the slaughter of her clan, a young ninja steals into the shadows. She is the last of her kind, and the dagger she ...
Plot: torso cut in half, sword and sorcery, evil, forest, trap, fight, female ninja, demon, battle, violence, running, death ...
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61%
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Katanagatari (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: The historical epic centers on Shichika Yasuri, the seventh generational head of the Kyotō-ryū school of martial arts in medieval Japan. He and his older sister Nanami live on an isolated island, until a military advisor named Togame tells him of ...
Style: exciting, humorous, light, captivating, ecchi ...
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Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, exciting, serious
Plot: murder, old west, revenge, treasure, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, destiny, village life, woman in danger, chases and races, heroes, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, usa, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sixteen years ago, a mysterious masked ninja unleashes a powerful creature known as the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox on the Hidden Leaf Village Konoha, killing many people. In response, the Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze and his wife Kushina Uzumaki, the ...
Style: captivating, light, exciting, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: ninja, fight, teenager, love, village, shuriken, friendship, adventure, rivalry, warrior, danger, good versus evil ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Boruto: Naruto the Movie (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Boruto is the son of the 7th Hokage Naruto who completely rejects his father. Behind this, he has feelings of wanting to surpass Naruto, who is respected as a hero. He ends up meeting his father's friend Sasuke, and requests to become... his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting
Plot: ninja, teacher, trap, training, teamwork, friendship, heroes, battles, father son relationship, competition, contest, interview ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Assigned on a mission to capture Mukade, a missing-nin, Naruto Uzumaki sets out for the once glorious historic ruins of "Ouran", where he pursues and corners the rouge ninja. Mukade's goal is revealed to be a dormant leyline within ...
Style: exciting, light, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
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Ninja Cadets (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In feudal Japan, Sakura, Matsuri and four of the pair's Ninja Cadet companions from the Byakuro clan get their first mission: To sneak inside the Byakuro Castle and steal a secret scroll from the Kabusu clan. The result is an action-packed ...
Plot: explosion, red hair, running, monster, attack, fire, violence, demons, ninja, tough girl, water, creature ...
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Audience: pre-teens
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
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Firebird: Daybreak Chapter (1978)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This extraordinarily complex film is not only a send-up of every samurai film ever made, it is also an extrapolation of the value of life. The Yamatai, represented by Prince Susano-O and elderly advisor Sumuke, hire Yumihiko of Matsuro to hunt the ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Sakura Wars (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Street Fighter Alpha: Generations (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
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Style: serious
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