Movies like American Ninja

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American Ninja (1985)
 5.4
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American Ninja (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a convoy, his platoon is attacked by a group of rebels who try to steal the weapons the platoon is transporting and kidnap the base colonel's daughter.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, entertaining, intense, rough, realistic, surprise ending, psychotronic, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, soldier, heroes, military, master warrior, chase, one man army, confined, mortal combat, woman in danger, daring rescue, heroic mission, kidnapping, military base, warrior, rescue, ninjitsu, sword, rebel, fight scenes, lone hero, runaway, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia

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Most similar movies to American Ninja

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about heroes, fistfight, rivalry, danger, martial arts, tough guy and gunfight mostly in Action, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like American Ninja: Bridge of Dragons (1999), The Octagon (1980), Avenging Force (1986), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Missing in Action (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong saves an old friend from the clutches of "The Lion", an evil super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.
Style: serious, intense, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, one man army, heroes, soldier, rescue, mortal combat, kidnapping, battles, best friend, one against many, ninjitsu ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, master warrior, heroes, good versus evil, one man army, tough heroes, mortal combat, fight, battles, acrobat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, asia, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, soldier, master warrior, terrorism, martial arts, battles, ex soldier, graphic violence, mortal combat, jujitsu, fight to the death, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bridge of Dragons (1999)
Genre: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The tough and cold mercenary Warchild, is working for the man who took care of his war training and upbringing, the greedy General Ruechang. Ruechang is planning to take over the country by marrying Princess Halo. But Halo discovers that Ruechang ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, military, soldier, general, mercenary, coldhearted, master warrior, good versus evil, terrorism, heroic mission, adoption ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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American Ninja 5 (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a scientists daughter is kidnapped, American Ninja, attempts to find her, but this time he teams up with a youngster he has trained in the ways of the ninja.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, master warrior, chase, heroes, kidnapping, martial arts, child martial arts, graphic violence, power relations, mortal combat, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, martial arts, revenge, hostage, undercover, heroes, soldier, gunfight, organized crime, undercover agent, drug cartel, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: latin america, south america, miami, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 6K
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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, good versus evil, master warrior, undercover, adventure, heroic mission, one man army, tough heroes, fighting crime, lone wolves ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, paris france, south america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Avenging Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Matt Hunter was one of the most promising operatives in Army intelligence until his parents were killed by terrorists, and he retired to the family's farm in Louisiana to take care of his 12-year-old sister Sara and their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, terrorism, survival, rescue, kidnapping, adventure, one man army, race against time, save the day, vengeance, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, one man army, chase, helicopter, heroes, torture, pow, soldier, weapons, vietnam veteran, rambo, swat team ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, arizona, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Missing in Action (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, martial arts, one man army, jungle, heroes, rescue, military life, heroic mission, adventure, tough heroes, crimes, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, thailand, saigon, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 72K
Ninja Assassin (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ninja Assassin follows Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, one man army, assassin, martial arts, assassination, vengeance, ninja master, one against many, ninjitsu, violence spree, haunted by the past, punishment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: china, asia, osaka japan, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Ultimate Weapon (1998)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mercenaries, Ben & Vince, are assigned to destroy a stolen military arms cache held by a group of terrorists.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar fight, betrayal, soldier, military, father daughter relationship, revenge, terrorist, mercenary, weapon system, loss of partner, ira, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 130K
Rambo III (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heroes, kidnapping, military base, lone hero, freedom fighter, rambo, swat team, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, captivity, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
 15K
The Musketeer (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Peter Hyams's adaptation of the famous Alexander Dumas story The Three Musketeers, the young D'Artagnan seeks to join the legendary musketeer brigade and avenge his father's death - but he finds that the musketeers have been ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: musketeer, good versus evil, rescue, betrayal, conspiracy, vengeance, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, haunted by the past, rivalry, intrigue ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
U.S. Seals II: The Ultimate Force (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a secret Russian nuclear missile base, an ex-U.S. SEAL member is planning to launch a missile strike on the United States, and the only way to stop him is with the best of the best. Because of a natural gas refinery leak, the newly formed team ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, commando mission, terrorism, daring rescue, race against time, heroes, master warrior, military, soldier, crimes, military base, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 17K
Navy Seals (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During a rescue mission, a team of Navy Seals discover that a terrorist group have access to deadly US built Stinger missiles, and must set out to locate and destroy them before they can be used.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, race against time, battles, heroes, military, heroic mission, war, save the day, adventure, tough heroes, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, usa, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, intense, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, master warrior, kung fu, jungle, heroes, graphic violence, daring rescue, martial artist, kickboxing, fistfight, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: cambodia, asia, bangkok thailand, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, hostage, military, fight, martial arts, soldier, heroes, stewardess, hijacking, rescue mission, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, athens greece, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When terrorists threaten nuclear catastrophe, the world's only hope is to reactivate decommissioned Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux. Rearmed and reprogrammed, Deveraux must take on his nemesis from the original Universal Soldier and a ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, super soldier, military, soldier, heroes, superhuman, one man army, battles, tough heroes, superhuman powers, super strength, chase ...
Time: 2000s, 60s, 80s
Place: virginia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 229K
Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, jungle, warrior, mercenary, sniper, boat, heroes, bomb, torture, soldier, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 158K
Commando (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, one man army, commando, kidnapping, father, gunfight, warrior, heroes, hostage, vengeance, machismo, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: los angeles, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Guilty as Charged (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: US Army Investigator John Murphy (now a Lieutenant, although he was a Major in the previous Base movie) has been sent to look into a series of suspicious deaths that have been going on under the watch of Colonel Strauss. After going undercover and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, military base, soldier, gang, secret agents, terrorism, undercover, rivalry, military life, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 6K
Fire Birds (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A joint task force operation between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Army has been formed to dismantle one of the largest drug cartels operating in South America. Multiple attempts to assault the cartel's mountainous compound ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: military, adventure, heroic mission, tough heroes, save the day, daring rescue, against the odds, one man army, flying, justice, battles, revolution ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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On Deadly Ground (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO, Michael Jennings, is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land, just as long ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, corruption, heroes, martial arts, fight, one man army, rivalry, save the day, heroic mission, tough heroes, environmentalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.3
 1K
Soldier Boyz (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of prisoners are going to Vietnam to rescue the daughter of a V-I.P. The Ones who survive get their freedom back...but hell awaits them.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, soldier, rivalry, military, terrorism, survival, battles, prison, heroic mission, prison life, missing person, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Assault on Devil's Island (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When one of Mike McBride's men goes rogue and takes a group of gymnasts hostage to Devil's Island in exchange for the return of drug lord Carlos Gallindo, the SEALS face their most perilous assignment yet.
Style: sexy, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, island, kidnapping, woman in danger, race against time, betrayal, tough heroes, graphic violence, criminal's revenge, escapades, daring rescue, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, washington d.c., seattle, miami, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 98K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, desert, terrorism, race against time, helicopter, betrayal, gunfight, escapades, crimes, military, rivalry, nuclear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, battles, partners, heroes, cia, commando, rescue, terrorism, mission, rescue mission, hospital, ex military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2014, 80s
Place: new york, north america, usa, bucharest, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Delta Force 3: The Killing Game (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A terrorist places an atom bomb somewhere in an American metropolis. The president of the U.S. has no other choice; he has to call Delta Force.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, terrorism, martial arts, gunfight, terrorist, state affairs, fighting crime, crimes, undercover, adventure, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, miami, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 3K
Deadly Prey (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of sadistic mercenaries led by Col. John Hogan kidnap Michael Danton from his home, and set him loose on the grounds of their secret camp to be used as training for new recruits. Danton has been called the "most perfect killer ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, manhunt, swamp, chase, survival, rapist, psychopath, fistfight, martial arts, mercenary, gunfight, military ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%