Movies like American Ninja

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American Ninja (1985)
 5.5
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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, cult film, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, soldier, military, heroes, master warrior, chase, one man army, confined, danger, heroic mission, mortal combat, woman in danger, daring rescue, kidnapping, military base, warrior, ninjitsu, rescue, sword, rebel, fight scenes, lone hero, runaway, adventure ...
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, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, heroes, hand to hand combat, rivalry, martial arts, fistfight and tough guy mostly in Action, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like American Ninja: The Octagon (1980), Avenging Force (1986), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Missing in Action (1984), Bridge of Dragons (1999). 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, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, one man army, heroes, soldier, mortal combat, rescue, deadly, danger, kidnapping, best friend, 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, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, master warrior, heroes, good versus evil, terrorism, mortal combat, tough heroes, one man army, fight, acrobat, battles ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, usa, japan, caribbean
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, soldier, master warrior, battles, ex soldier, deadly, danger, mortal combat, graphic violence, fight to the death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, heroes, rescue, soldier, hostage, gunfight, martial arts, drug cartel, race against time, deadly, escapades, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: latin america, miami, rio de janeiro, south america
⇓ 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, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, master warrior, heroes, chase, kidnapping, martial arts, save the day, adventure, one man army, rivalry, master villain, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 5K
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, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, terrorism, martial arts, good versus evil, undercover, master warrior, danger, heroic mission, adventure, one man army, secret agents, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: south america, paris france, mexico, los angeles
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, rescue, survival, kidnapping, adventure, one man army, race against time, save the day, deadly, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, chase, heroes, one man army, pow, vietnam veteran, soldier, rambo, swat team, tough heroes, behind enemy lines, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, arizona, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, heroes, missing, missing in action, martial arts, heroic mission, military life, rescue, adventure, one man army, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, saigon
⇓ 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: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, military, soldier, battles, general, mercenary, master warrior, danger, good versus evil, heroic mission, coldhearted, adoption ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 122K
Rambo III (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure
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: swat team, one man army, heroes, military base, kidnapping, freedom fighter, rambo, danger, heroic mission, captivity, behind enemy lines, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, betrayal, bar fight, father daughter relationship, revenge, terrorist, mercenary, weapon system, ira, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 768
U.S. Seals II (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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, crimes, daring rescue, heroes, race against time, military, master warrior, danger, soldier, heroic mission, military base ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 14K
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, baroque ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: musketeer, rescue, betrayal, kingdom, vengeance, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, haunted by the past, danger, intrigue, escapades ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, intense, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kidnapping, kung fu, heroes, jungle, graphic violence, daring rescue, danger, martial artist, kickboxing, fistfight ...
Time: 80s
Place: cambodia, asia, bangkok thailand, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 16K
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, heroes, battles, military, heroic mission, save the day, danger, war, adventure, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, frogman, 90s
Place: middle east, beirut lebanon, lebanon, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, heroes, soldier, stewardess, hijacking, airplane, adventure, airplane hijack, bishop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, beirut lebanon, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, one man army, heroes, military, soldier, super soldier, super strength, superhuman, danger, superhuman powers, tough heroes, battles ...
Time: 2000s, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: virginia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, military base, soldier, military life, terrorism, rivalry, undercover, gang, secret agents, heroic mission, working undercover, missing person ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: military, adventure, heroic mission, danger, tough heroes, daring rescue, save the day, against the odds, one man army, flying, justice, revolution ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 147K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, commando, father, mercenary, heroes, danger, gunfight, hostage, vengeance, machismo, warrior ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, twentieth century
Place: latin america, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, crimes, crime, family, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, jamaica, west indies, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Colonel James Braddock is told that his Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, danger, heroes, vietnam veteran, rescue mission, vengeance, orphanage, confined, tough heroes, against the odds, clergy, escapades ...
Time: 80s, year 1975, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, cambodia, saigon, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Expendables 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Germany, Bulgaria
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, suspenseful, rough, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, battles, partners, heroes, rescue mission, cia, commando, mission, terrorism, mercenary, rescue, revolver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2014, 80s
Place: bucharest, new york, moscow russia, wyoming, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, island, woman in danger, betrayal, danger, race against time, tough heroes, profanity, graphic violence, confined, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, frogman, 1990s
Place: caribbean, seattle, washington d.c., france, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, rivalry, danger, battles, terrorism, kidnapping, survival, prison, escapades, serial killer, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, heroes, fight, heroic mission, rivalry, danger, save the day, deadly, righting the wronged, tough heroes, environmentalism, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 91K
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, helicopter, desert, terrorism, race against time, betrayal, danger, explosion, gunfight, chases and races, escapades, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, manhunt, chase, survival, swamp, psychopath, rifle, violence, military, gunfight, exploding body, rapist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, vigilantism, violence, heroes, one man army, rescue, armored car, profanity, vigilante, cold war, martial arts, christmas ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa, everglades, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%