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, gory, culture clash, uninhibited rivalry, gangsters, contests and competitions, deadly, siblings relations, father son relationship, jealousy, sword fight, one man army, heroes, adoption, rivalry, ninja, air disaster, kung fu, gladiator, karate, warrior ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, turkey, istanbul 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, rough and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, master warrior, heroes, crimes, 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), American Kickboxer (1991). 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: rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, gory, strong violent content, stash, adoption, graphic violence, crimes, ambition, deadly, danger, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, deadly, master warrior, crimes, working undercover, vengeance, danger, ambition, heroes, contests and competitions, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, hitman, vengeance, tough heroes, stoners, danger, law enforcement, crime, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.5
 147
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, fight, redemption, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, ambition, crimes, rivalry, tough guy, martial arts, martial arts training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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 ⇓
40%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, blood, violence, one man army, heroes, drifter, blood splatter, duel, sword, yakuza ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kickboxing, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, beefcake martial arts, vengeance, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, contests and competitions, rivalry, vigilantism, tough heroes, deathtrap, deadly, crimes, underground fighting, underground tournament, cage fighting, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, heroes, crimes, danger, gangsters, chase, rivalry, kickboxing, violence, hand to hand combat, love interest, fistfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
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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: revenge, martial arts, kung fu, escapades, track down, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes, race against time, duel, danger, master warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.6
 262
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: rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kickboxing, gambling, obsession, drug abuse, profanity, strong sexual content, tough heroes, drugs/alcohol, gory, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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: 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 ⇓
34%
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: suspenseful, rough, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, rivalry, on the run, adventure, crimes, contests and competitions, deadly, gangsters, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ 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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, contests and competitions, rivalry, cons and scams, vengeance, criminal heroes, gangsters, danger, heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, siblings relations, foot chase, karate, righting the wronged, against the odds, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ 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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxer, master warrior, escapades, contests and competitions, misfit, vengeance, fish out of water, uninhibited rivalry, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, stylized, tense ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, swordsman, gang, rivalry, lone wolves, gangsters, good versus evil, crime, master warrior, escapades, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Challenge (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 113 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, aikido, martial arts, tough law enforcer, contests and competitions, chases and races, danger, rivalry, master warrior, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 4.2
 74
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, athlete's life, heroes, gangsters, crimes, master warrior, vengeance, missing person, working undercover, fistfight, brawl ...
Time: 70s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 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, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, master warrior, martial arts, lone wolves, blood, heroes, drifter, assassin, blood splatter, martial artist, female ninja ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 380
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, prison, confined, drug dealing, special agents, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, heroes, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 719
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: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, crimes, murder, tough heroes, police detective, police investigation, master criminal, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, contemplative, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, female killer, hitman, assassin, crimes, lone wolves, cult, parents and children, strong violent content, deadly, master warrior ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, wrestler, dojo, criminal's revenge, gangsters, master criminal, heroes, contests and competitions, good versus evil, master warrior, prodigy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 332
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, drug dealing, murder, martial arts, vengeance, working undercover, memory loss, kidnapping, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, false accusation, gang ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 552
Blackbelt (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, martial arts, serial killer, murder, stalking, vietnam war, investigation, one man army, psychopath, vigilantism, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 22K
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: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, rage, duel, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, blacksmith, gold, violence, femme fatale, village, ninja, good versus evil, heroes, gang war, master warrior, folk hero ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kidnapping, murder, graphic violence, deadly, lone wolves, adventure, heroes, rivalry, redemption, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Shadow Boxer (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Chen Wo-Fu plays construction worker Ku Ting, whose skill at "tai chi" (shadow boxing) is as great as his pacifism. But when his girlfriend is raped by vicious gangsters, he shows everyone the true power and beauty of tai chi.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, vengeance, tough heroes, forced into action, graphic violence, gangsters, rivalry, heroes, crimes, one man army, master warrior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%