Movies like American Samurai

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American Samurai (1992)
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American Samurai (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a father passes on the traditional family sword to one of his two adopted sons, the other--in a fit of jealous rage--joins a yakuza drug smuggling mob. When the other son decides to find him and set things straight, things don't seem to go as smoothly as he planned, and a misunderstanding leads the stepbrothers into a Turkish arena to battle swordsmen from around the world.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, vengeance, culture clash, uninhibited rivalry, gangsters, contests and competitions, siblings relations, father son relationship, sword fight, jealousy, one man army, heroes, adoption, rivalry, ninja, air disaster, kung fu, karate, gladiator, female nudity, journalist, warrior ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, istanbul turkey, turkey

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Most similar movies to American Samurai

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, master warrior, crimes, heroes, vengeance and fistfight mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like American Samurai: Shootfighter II (1996), The Executioner (1974), Fist 2 Fist (2011), American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), Street Warrior (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nick and Ruben are hoodwinked into a "shootfighter" (no-holds-barred, to the death) martial arts match by the evil Mr. Lee, who has a grudge against world shootfighter champ(and teacher of Nick and Ruben) Shingo.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, graphic violence, strong violent content, stash, adventure, buddies, crimes, ambition, contests and competitions, master warrior, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the fourth film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin and battles Retsudo, head of the Yagyu clan, and his son Gunbei.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, female killer, hitman, assassin, disgraced, drifter, family relations, rivalry, lone wolves, escapades, heroes ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shootfighter II (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this martial-arts actioner, Miami mobsters find themselves in mortal danger after an angry police chief hires the world's most vicious fighters and uses them to launch a city-wide vendetta
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, working undercover, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, ambition, contests and competitions, crimes, master warrior, law enforcement, graphic violence, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: stylized, talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, drifter, heroes, one man army, decapitation, kung fu, duel, sword, sword fight, yakuza ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Executioner (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, vengeance, crimes, leadership, law enforcement, drug dealing, rivalry, tough heroes, hitman, stoners ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Fist 2 Fist (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Still haunted by his failure to prevent the murder of a young couple years earlier, a mixed martial arts teacher must confront the skeleton in his closet when the boy who was orphaned by the killing shows up at his door.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, fight, haunted by the past, redemption, moral dilemma, ambition, rivalry, crimes, tough guy, martial arts, martial arts training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%
 4.4
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Street Warrior (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An Iraqi war vet returns home to find that his brother is in a coma from participating in an illegal underground fight club.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gladiator, contests and competitions, rivalry, vigilantism, tough heroes, deathtrap, crimes, underground fighting, underground tournament, cage fighting, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
American Kickboxer (1991)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kickboxing champion B.J. is jailed for an accidental murder thanks to the testimony of his arch-nemesis Denard. A year later, B.J. is released and then challenged by Denard for $100,000. Will B.J. accept and get even with Denard?
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kickboxing, martial arts, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, beefcake martial arts, vengeance, graphic violence, wrestler ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
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Kung Fu Killer (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 176 min.
Story: China is in unrest, as the Republic falls prey to Warlords like Kahn Xin, who holds an entire province hostage to the opium trade—and destroys all who oppose him. Only the revered Wudang monks dare stand in Kahn’s way in order to protect the ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, revenge, martial arts, escapades, track down, tough heroes, race against time, rivalry, crimes, heroes, master warrior, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ex-kickboxing champion turned sports photographer Max Havoc again finds himself in Guam on a publicity photo shoot. Max's helpful ways land him in the lives of the vacationing sisters Jane and Christy Goody who have acquired a rare jade dragon, ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious
Plot: martial arts, chase, heroes, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, kickboxing, violence, martial artist, fistfight, love interest, warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
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To Be the Best (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eric Kulhane, a member of the U.S. Kickboxing Team, lets his quick temper and obsessive love for beautiful Cheryl make him the perfect target for blackmail. In order to stop ruthless gambler from rigging the World Championship and killing Cheryl, ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kickboxing, tough heroes, criminal heroes, betrayal, crimes, contests and competitions, master warrior, rivalry, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
34%
 4.6
 1K
Bloodfist (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: To avenge the brutal murder of his brother, Jake Ray journeys to the Philippines, where his search for truth finds him battling both in and out of the ring. But the weapons are always the same: bare fists, bare feet. And the rules never change: last ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, siblings relations, righting the wronged, against the odds, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, karate ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sticks of Death (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man masters the ancient art of arnis with the help of his grandfather to get revenge on a group of crooks who attempted to beat him to death.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, contests and competitions, adventure, vengeance, cons and scams, murder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
American Shaolin (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may learn the Shaolin form of fighting. The film then veers into ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxer, master warrior, vengeance, escapades, misfit, contests and competitions, fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This 26th film installment of the Zatoichi series sees Shintaro Katsu return to this classic role after a 10 year hiatus. The blind masseur Ichi gets caught between rival Yakuza clans.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, swordsman, martial arts, graphic violence, village, rivalry, good versus evil, master warrior, gang, heroes, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After arriving in the town of Shimonita, Ichi finds that a price has been put on his head by a local yakuza boss. He's drawn into a trap, but after hearing of the slaying of a former love, Ichi furiously fights his way through the entire clan ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, sword, wrestling, lone wolves, master warrior, adventure, one man army, contests and competitions, gangsters, on the run ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Challenge (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who follows the traditional path of the samurai and the other a businessman. At ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, aikido, martial arts, samurai sword, battles, righting the wronged, track down, supernatural ability, contests and competitions, hopes, gang ...
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's secrets to the Shogunate.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, lone wolves, martial artist, drifter, heroes, decapitation, female ninja, ronin, survival ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Angry Tiger (1973)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong, Thailand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chang Chen-Wai, a martial arts expert who runs a jade-importing business, follows his missing brother to Thailand and learns he has been murdered. Chang vows revenge.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, working undercover, missing person, vengeance, master warrior, heroes, athlete's life, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, fistfight, brawl ...
Time: 70s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
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Hard Justice (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When A.T.F. agent Nick Adams (David Bradley) goes undercover in a prison to unravel the mystery of a fellow agents death there. Warden Pike (Charles Napier) and his pet goons are involved in all kinds of corrupt activities; dope dealing and gun ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, prison, police detective, investigation, government agency, leadership, rivalry, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, master criminal, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 1K
Tiger Claws (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The police does not know what to do. They have to deal with a serial killer who aims at martial arts masters. One after another is killed in the same brutal way. This may be a chance for detective Linda Masterson to work on her first murder case. ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, crimes, murder, police detective, tough heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, master warrior, master criminal, police investigation, one woman army ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, vengeance, kung fu classic, humiliation, folk hero, good versus evil, rage, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Balance of Power (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A martial arts expert who runs a dojo for under-privileged kids from a dilapidated warehouse is shaken down by gangsters demanding protection money. Then when one of his students is gunned down in the street by the gang, he swears revenge. Meanwhile ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, dojo, wrestler, urban ghetto, tough heroes, power relations, graphic violence, master warrior, heroes, master criminal, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Blackbelt (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Don "The Dragon" Wilson is back and forced to take on the greatest legends of the martial arts world. Wilson fights off all comers while defending rock superstar Shanna (Deirdre Imershein) against the insane attacks of a fanatical veteran ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, martial arts, serial killer, murder, stalking, vietnam war, investigation, one man army, psychopath, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.6
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Out for Blood (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lawyer's family is murdered by drug smugglers, and he is beaten and left for dead, but survives although in a coma. When he awakes he only has a partial memory of what happened. In order to find out the real story, he trains with a karate ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, drug dealing, murder, martial arts, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police investigation, life is a bitch, society, investigation, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, blacksmith, gold, female martial artist, femme fatale, village, heroes, good versus evil, lone hero, gang war, heroic mission, folk hero ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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City of Fear (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, UK, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When reporter Steve Roberts acts on a call from his good friend, Charlie, urging him to report on a hot scientific story in Bulgaria, he ends up in a world of disappearance, death and deception.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: amateur detective, vengeance, murder, crimes, gangsters, journalism, rivalry, intrigue, dishonesty, drug dealing, organized crime, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have followed him home.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, kidnapping, martial arts, murder, graphic violence, master warrior, gangsters, one man army, rivalry, lone wolves, confined, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%