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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)
 3.9
 4K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, soldier, battles, terrorism, master warrior, ex soldier, graphic violence, danger, mortal combat, deadly, jujitsu, fight to the death, adventure, espionage, crimes, vengeance, gang, heroes, confined, partners, one man army, heroic mission, chases and races, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to American Ninja 4: The Annihilation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about danger, rivalry, heroes, martial arts, crimes, gunfight and fistfight mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like American Ninja 4: The Annihilation: American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), American Ninja (1985), Avenging Force (1986), The Human Shield (1991), Death Before Dishonor (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
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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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, soldier, master warrior, military, heroes, chase, one man army, daring rescue, confined, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
81%
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 ⇓
56%
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The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, state affairs, crimes, adventure, deadly, military, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
American Ninja 5: The Nostradamus Syndrome (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American ninja's wife is held hostage by a sadistic Nazi chemist on an Asian island. He teams up with an African-American ninja to rescue her.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, buddy movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, kidnapping, martial arts, island, ninja master, one man army, buddies, rivalry, escapades, special agents, adventure, race against time ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Death Before Dishonor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, military, kidnapping, terrorism, battles, soldier, one man army, terrorist, isolation, military life, tough heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Rage of Honor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, drug dealing, crimes, undercover, partners, betrayal, crime, deadly, law enforcement, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.4
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Blind Fury (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vengeance, one against many, rescue, gangsters, heroic mission, martial arts, buddies, obsessive quest, crimes, deadly, adventure, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.8
 371
Freedom Strike (1998)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a peace treaty between America and Syria is thwarted, the renegade head of the Syrian army retaliates in a major way. He steals a nuclear weapon that only the Freedom Strike team can stop! Cue an action-packed race against time to save the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, military, terrorism, state affairs, crimes, danger, chases and races, rivalry, confined, heroes, undercover, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: mediterranean sea, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
32%
 4.4
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Crash Dive (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The crew of the nuclear submarine USS Ulysses rescues supposed victims of a boat disaster, but the victims turn out to be terrorists intent on capturing nuclear weapons aboard the sub. Only a former SEAL, now a submarine consultant, can save the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, terrorism, submarine, hijacking, military, race against time, danger, ocean or sea, tough heroes, ocean, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
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Sweepers (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dolph Lundgren is Christian Erickson, a leading demolition expert trained to disarm mine fields in a humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola. His son is killed and he discovers that mines are being planted during the war to kill people in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, bar, chase, one man army, battle, battles, son, vengeance, tough heroes, rescue, race against time, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
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SEAL Team VI (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events: This heroic saga depicts an elite counter-terrorism team's black ops incursion into Iraq four days prior to Operation: Desert Shield and the harrowing consequences its members faced when their covert mission was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
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Crisis (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alex reluctantly collects debts for the mob. Alex has led his brother Tony to believe that he is a shoe-salesman. However Alex's real talents will be desperately needed as the story unfolds. Tony has aligned himself with a group of mercenaries ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, hostage, terrorism, martial arts, chases and races, master and servant, confined, rivalry, danger, siblings relations, deadly, crimes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Running Red (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gregori is an ex-Soviet Commando haunted by the death of his brother, and trying to forget his old life in the US. However, Gregori realizes after he has already started a family of his own that the past is never far behind. A former superior from ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Deadly Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dutton Hatfield, played by Jeff Speakman, is working for the American embassy. He finds himself inside a biochemical weapon laboratory when terrorists headed by Colonel Baron (played by TimeCop villain Ron Silver) take over the place. Baron is ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, terrorism, heroes, one man army, tough heroes, graphic violence, danger, special agents, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, save the day ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Terminal Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of terrorists, led by a Brit and a psycho (in a great performance by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper) take control of the Hoover Dam and demand $25 million or they will kill civilians and dam workers they have taken hostage. But the terrorists ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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In Her Line of Fire (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
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Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the Vice President's plane goes down near a remote Pacific island, he is kidnapped by rebel forces and held for ransom. It is up to his female Secret Service agent and a press secretary to infiltrate the camp and save him.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Back to Back (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target (1998)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The anti-terrorist team Delta Force destroys a billion dollar cocaine stash, to the extreme displeasure of drug cartel leader Umberto Salvatore. To retaliate, he hijacks a stealth submarine and threatens to unleash a biological weapon with the power ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A counterterrorism specialist is assigned by the President to track down a terrorist who is suspected of planning to set off a nuclear device in the U.S.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Defender (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The global war on terror rages on. When a government official goes missing, Lance, a man with an impressive record of service to his country, finds himself protecting the man who embodies everything he has dedicated his life to fight against.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Submerged (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Navy SEALs launch a rescue mission after terrorists plunge a jet carrying a missile-launching computer into the sea.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Russian Specialist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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