Movies like Book of Swords

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Book of Swords (1996)
 4.8
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Book of Swords (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, South Korea
Story: An Asian cop returns to Chicago to revenge his brother's death, only to come up against a psycho threesome on a killing spree.
Plot: video game, martial arts, ninja, vengeance, warrior, book, chosen one, legend, good versus evil, swordsman, duel, death of brother, interracial friendship, interracial couple, fighting style, flashback, brother brother relationship, revenge, three brothers, sword fight, death of friend, sword and sorcery, sword, samurai sword, disarming someone ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and rough films with plots about martial arts, sword fight, violence, kung fu, duel, disarming someone and hand to hand combat mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Book of Swords: Ninja Strike Force (1988), Ninja III: The Domination (1984), The Swordmates (1969), The Hunted (1995), Geisha Assassin (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ninja Strike Force (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: From the VHS Box: The Ninja world is set ablaze when the mystical "Spirit Sword" is stolen by the Black Ninja Cal, giving its possessor the ultimate power of destruction. When the leades of the five most powerful clans are murdered, the ...
Plot: swordsman, duel, magic, fistfight, gunfight, sword fight, black belt, mask, kendo, stylized violence, martial artist, kung fu classic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ninja III: The Domination (1984)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A female aerobic instructor is possessed by an evil spirit of a fallen ninja when coming to his aid. The spirit seeks revenge on those who killed him and uses the female instructor's body to carry out his mission. The only way the spirit will ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, revenge, one man army, supernatural, danger, vengeance, good versus evil, master criminal, master warrior, fighting crime, vigilantism ...
Time: 80s
Place: phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Swordmates (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Ming dynasty traitors have sent a secret message in a jade goddess statuette, containing their plans of treason to help tribal warlords usurp power from the Ming government. The message and statue being intercepted, powerful swordsmen (and a ...
Plot: fighting style, martial arts, sword duel, warrior, violence, swordsman, kung fu, sword fight, kung fu fighting, kung fu classic, katana sword, martial artist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 4K
The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, good versus evil, murder, on the run, rivalry, danger, vengeance, crime, master warrior, hitman, ninja ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Geisha Assassin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: One rainy night in the Edo period, Kotono (a geisha) confronts samurais who killed her father. The samurais attack her one after another, but she fights hard against samurais with her sword. Kotono tries to chase the samurais who scramble to escape. ...
Plot: tongue in cheek, geisha, female martial artist, sword fight, sword, samurai, samurai sword, duel, japanese woman, schlock, female ninja, revenge ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Zombie vs. Ninja (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ethan, a young man, is beaten while his father is killed by a group of thieves. With the help of an undertaker, Ethan trains in kung fu by fighting the dead. Meanwhile, an American Ninja, Dragon, must fend off against the thieves and their ninja ...
Plot: ninja, martial arts, martial artist, kung fu classic, masked hero, hand to hand combat, brawl, katana sword, mask, kung fu, fistfight, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 21K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, good versus evil, rivalry, folk hero, heroes, society, kung fu, sword fight, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Clutch of Power (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rogue swordsman known as "Soul of the Sword" kills the father of a young Kung Fu expert, who teams up with a Drunken Monk to put an end to Soul of the Sword’s reign of terror, and thwart the Mongol invasion.
Plot: revenge, duel, kung fu, sword fight, martial artist, martial arts, kung fu classic
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Secret Ninja, Roaring Tiger (1982)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dragon Kong, a victor of a millionaire's martial-arts contest, is about to begin the most dangerous mission of his life. For his prize, the millionaire's ravishing daughter Susan, has been stolen - kidnapped by a Ninja sect headed by Tiger ...
Plot: action violence, hand to hand combat, violence, fight, fistfight, kung fu, duel, martial arts, brawl, fighting style, katana sword, kung fu classic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 216
Ring of Steel (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A champion fencer accidentally kills an opponent in a match. Disgraced, he is blackballed from the fencing community, until a mysterious stranger saves his life one night from a gang of muggers. He soon finds himself caught up in the world of ...
Plot: underground fighting, fencing, one man army, one against many, fight to the death, sword duel, gladiator, redemption, swashbuckler, martial arts, disarming someone, accidental death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.7
 325
The Swordsman (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cop and accomplished fencer Andrew is assigned to protect archaeologist and museum curator Julie Wilkins, the only witness to the theft of the legendary sword of Alexander the Great. Andrew has recurring dreams about two men having a sword fight in ...
Plot: taking off shirt, immortality, woman in underwear, rapier, sword and fantasy, sword duel, warrior, martial arts, supernatural, swashbuckler, male objectification, swordsman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Thor the Conqueror (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After both his parents are brutally murdered by his fathers rival Gnut and his men the new born Thor is placed in hiding by the physical embodiment of the god Teisha. Raised in secret under the guidance of Teisha, Thor comes to maturity and goes on ...
Plot: childbirth, viking, sword and fantasy, shot with an arrow, tough guy, blindness, strongman, snake, white horse, monsters, arrow in back, muscleman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.8
 446
Steele Justice (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Steele is ex-cop and Vietnam vet who is determined to bring down Kwan, former South Vietnamese general and now rich and powerful drug lord.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, crimes, vietnam veteran, cocaine, rivalry, best friends, pets, alcohol abuse, against the odds, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Fist of the Warrior (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: First-class assassin Lee Choe (Pak) has spent years working for the mob. When his handler turns on him by killing his girlfriend and framing him for the murder, Lee stops at nothing to seek revenge. He fights back with a vengeance and violently ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, redemption, betrayal, police corruption, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, lone wolves, master criminal, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 4K
Swordsman II (1992)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jet Li plays Ling, a student from the Blue Mountain school of martial arts, who, along with fellow students and Kiddo, find themselves embroiled in a country-wide political/clan war with the Highlander clan in the forefront of the battle.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, good versus evil, master warrior, adventure, rescue, village, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (1989)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: kingdom, battle, magic, chosen one, fictional war, sword and fantasy, martial arts, sword duel, tough guy, violence, disarming someone, sword and sandal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Ultimate Ninja (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A twenty year old feud between Ronald, a benevolant village leader and Roger, an evil tyrant, leaves Ronald dead and Roger running the village with an evil bunch of ruffians. Ronald's three children have been split up and are now young adults. ...
Plot: axe, ninja warrior, ninja master, martial arts, warrior, brawl, disarming someone, ninja, hand to hand combat, martial arts training, revenge, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Snake-Crane Secret (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Snake and Crane Secret is a fast paced martial arts action film about a familys battle for survival. A family tries to uphold their honor while keeping their Sacred Kung Fu book from getting into the wrong hands. A tale of deceit mistrust and ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, master warrior, adventure, cult, heroic mission, tough heroes, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Karate Warriors (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The fourth and final film in the "Street Fighter" series, where Tsurugi protects a little boy while coping with rival gangs.
Plot: yakuza, karate, gang war, martial arts, revenge, karate chop, ronin, black belt, bar brawl, karate kick, swordsman, warrior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
Style: talky, stylized, clever, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, blood, violence, gore, yakuza, sword fight, sword, kung fu, duel, decapitation, blood splatter ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Ninja Mission (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: CIA, KGB and the amazing ninja masters are all in the center of Russia where the Swedish nuclear professor Karl Markov have invented a new kind of nuclear technology. Markov's invention can change the balance of power in the world. All want ...
Plot: terrorist, katana sword, martial artist, secret mission, hostess, commando, karate, winter, kendo, violence, gun, helicopter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Enter the Ninja (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After completing his training of ninjutsu within Japan, an American Vietnam veteran by the name of Cole (Franco Nero) visits his war buddy Frank Landers (Alex Courtney) and his newly wed wife Mary Ann Landers (Susan George), who are the owners of a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, ninja, death, violence, gunfight, fight, chase, mafia, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 14K
Azumi (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is Azumi, the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassination, martial arts, assassin, samurai, good versus evil, vengeance, master warrior, adventure, katana, mass murder, mission of murder, village ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Revenge of the Ninja (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds out that his friend has betrayed him, Cho must prepare for ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, ninja, sword fight, kung fu, sword duel, kidnapping, adventure, gory, good versus evil, criminal's revenge, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no choice but to fight the Cobra and his bands of ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, ninja, manhunt, terrorism, good versus evil, adventure, master villain, master warrior, island, vengeance, one man army, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, usa, caribbean, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Tai-Chi Master (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Falsely accused for cheating in a martial arts competition, two boyhood friends are banished from their Shaolin Temple and go their separate ways. As adults, they join opposing sides in a civil war. When one betrays the other, they settle their ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, monk, army, rebel, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, heroic mission, buddhism, emperor, monastery, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 244
True Vengeance (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An ex-naval intelligence officer is forced to assassinate a CEO when his daughter is kidnapped by the Yakuza.
Plot: yakuza, assassination, daughter, martial arts, topless, sword duel, jungle warfare, blood splatter, mafia, disarming someone, hand to hand combat, pistol ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 4K
The Octagon (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Scott James, a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds out that his ruthless arch-nemesis, McCarn , is involved with the stealthy ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, ninja, one man army, assassination, good versus evil, danger, terrorism, undercover, criminal's revenge, adventure, lone wolves, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: south america, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 114
Sword of Honor (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Officer Johnny Lee sets out to avenge his partner's mysterious death. With the help of his partner's sister and an ancient sword, Lee becomes a one man deadly strike force. Stars Steven Vincent Leigh, Sophia Crawford.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fighting crime, crime, vengeance, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, heist, murder, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 134K
47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, chosen one, ronin, revenge, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, adventure, samurai sword, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%