Movies like The Shadow

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The Shadow (1994)
 6.1
 24K
The Shadow (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the 1930's comic strip, puts the hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's minds", the Shadow comes blazing to the city's rescue with explosive results.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, neo noir, entertaining, tense, stylized, serious, gothic, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, adventure, good versus evil, secret identity, monk, invisibility, atomic bomb, danger, heroic mission, undercover, vigilante, escapades, hypnosis, immortality, superhuman powers, alter ego, heroes, kidnapping, comics, transformation, mad scientist, fall in love, dark hero, crimes, supernatural ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, asia, tibet

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Most similar movies to The Shadow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and stylized films with plots about rivalry, heroes, superhero, good versus evil, mentor, escapades and dialogue mostly in Action, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Shadow: The Phantom (1996), Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Ghost Rider (2007), The Phantom (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.0
 33K
The Phantom (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.
Style: light, humorous, entertaining, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, jungle, secret identity, adventure, good versus evil, phantom, escapades, masked hero, comic hero, heroes, one man army, alter ego ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 343K
Batman (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker, who has seized control of Gotham's underworld.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, dark ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, double life, good versus evil, batman, district attorney, psychopath, millionaire, disfigurement, secret identity, heroes, dual identity, crime fighter ...
Time: 80s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, future
Place: usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When gigantic robots attack New York City, "Sky Captain" uses his private air force to fight them off. His ex-girlfriend, reporter Polly Perkins, has been investigating the recent disappearance of prominent scientists. Suspecting a link ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, exciting ...
Plot: steampunk, danger, robot, heroic mission, save the world, good versus evil, heroes, kidnapping, mad scientist, adventure, killer robot, transformation ...
Time: future, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: himalaya, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, nepal, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: To prevent a world war from breaking out, famous characters from Victorian literature band together to do battle against a cunning villain.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: steampunk, adventurer, superhero, save the world, vampire, secret service, adventure, immortality, heroic mission, danger, alternate reality, good versus evil ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s
Place: venice, europe, siberia, berlin germany, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 278K
Batman Returns (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin - a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt ...
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, gothic, intense ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: villain, dark hero, double life, millionaire, superhero, super villain, good versus evil, corruption, vigilante, superhuman powers, crime fighter, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 226K
Ghost Rider (2007)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a ...
Style: comic, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: demon, superhero, deal with the devil, dark hero, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, chases and races, motorcycle, good versus evil, supernatural ability, escapades, redemption ...
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 2K
The Phantom (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: Before Superman, Spider-Man, and Batman, there was The Phantom, the greatest legend in the annals of 20th century comic-book crime fighting. Now, the immortal superhero returns to strike terror in the hearts of villains around the world - and to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, fighting crime, adventure, secret identity, escapades, danger, rivalry, undercover, heroic mission, vigilante, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 11K
Black Mask (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chui Chik tries to lead a quiet life as a librarian. However, he is really a former test subject for a highly secretive supersoldier project and the instructor of a special commando unit dubbed "701." The 701 squad is used for many ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, heroes, secret identity, good versus evil, police, fistfight, soldier, undercover, danger, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Crow: Salvation (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living to solve the murder of a young woman that he was wrongly accused of killing. Alex follows the crow into the police department's evidence room, where he discovers that Lauren was killed by a group ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, electric chair, tragic hero, afterlife, murder, martial arts, vigilantism, false accusation, superhero, death, revenge ...
Time: 2000s, 1990s, 90s
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 238K
Batman Forever (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The Dark Knight of Gotham City confronts a dastardly duo: Two-Face and the Riddler. Formerly District Attorney Harvey Dent, Two-Face believes Batman caused the courtroom accident which left him disfigured on one side. And Edward Nygma, ...
Style: stylized, comic, light, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, psychologist, batman, partner, secret identity, millionaire, district attorney, crimes, fighting crime, superhuman powers, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Fists of Righteous Harmony (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of centuries-old crime fighters known as the FISTS become modern day motorcycle riding superheroes by using spectecular ninja techniques to battle the forces of evil. The Dark Monk (their arch nemesis) has resurfaced from the criminal ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, manhunt, undercover, adventure, government agency, danger, one man army, master criminal, vigilantism, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 111K
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For nine generations an evil sorcerer has been victorious in hand-to-hand battle against his mortal enemies. If he wins a tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, desolation and evil will reign over the multiverse forever. To save Earth, three warriors must ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, warrior, adventure, tournament, save the world, heroic mission, sorcerer, island, mortal combat, monster, world domination ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: hong kong, los angeles, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Peter Parker is an outcast high schooler abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic, comic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, teenage superhero, superhuman powers, secret identity, super powers, good versus evil, transformation, genetic engineering, experiment, vigilante, mad scientist, super villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 88K
Elektra (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: superheroine, supernatural, adventure, female assassin, good versus evil, master warrior, martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, danger, vigilante, graphic violence, youth ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.9
 11K
Steel (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Justice. Safe streets. Payback. Metallurgist John Henry Irons (O'Neal) vows to claim them all when a renegade military reject (Judd Nelson) puts new superweapons in dangerous hands. Helped by an electronics wiz (Annabeth Gish) and an ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, gang, military, soldier, fighting crime, secret identity, superhuman powers, escapades, crimes, good versus evil, undercover ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.6
 366K
Daredevil (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, vigilantism, fighting crime, secret identity, good versus evil, heroic mission, danger, superhuman powers, undercover, blindness, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 248K
Van Helsing (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Romania
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster ...
Style: gothic, exciting, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: werewolf, vampire, curses spells and rituals, dark fantasy, adventure, supernatural, vampire hunter, human versus monster, good versus evil, heroes, dracula, deadly creature ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 15th century
Place: transylvania, vatican, europe, romania, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the devil resurfaces with aims to take over the world in human form, Johnny Blaze reluctantly comes out of hiding to transform into the flame-spewing supernatural hero Ghost Rider -- and rescue a 10-year-old boy from an unsavory end.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: devil, superhero, supernatural ability, dark hero, unstoppable, supernatural, motorcycle, heroes, anti hero, biker, loner, vengeance ...
Place: eastern europe, usa, europe, romania, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Fantastic Four return to the big screen as a new and all powerful enemy threatens the Earth. The seemingly unstoppable 'Silver Surfer', but all is not what it seems and there are old and new enemies that pose a greater threat than the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, save the world, invisibility, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, transformation, scientist, wedding, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, shanghai china, los angeles, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.8
 237K
Batman & Robin (1997)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Along with crime-fighting partner Robin and new recruit Batgirl, Batman battles the dual threat of frosty genius Mr. Freeze and homicidal horticulturalist Poison Ivy. Freeze plans to put Gotham City on ice, while Ivy tries to drive a wedge between ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: superhero, double life, good versus evil, secret identity, crime fighter, fighting crime, undercover, superhuman powers, rivalry, crimes, crime, super vehicle ...
Time: 20th century, twentieth century, 1990s, 90s, year 1997
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 208K
Daredevil (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: He dwells in a world of eternal night, but the blackness is filled with sounds and scents, tastes and textures that most cannot perceive. Although attorney Matt Murdock is blind, his other four senses function with superhuman sharpness. By day, ...
Style: exciting, stylized, comic, dark, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret identity, superhero, supernatural ability, blindness, vigilantism, martial arts, good versus evil, blind character, vengeance, boxing, superhuman powers, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation cannot come quickly enough. Peter has not forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s ...
Style: serious, stylized, intense, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, superhuman powers, fighting crime, protector, vigilantism, double life, save the day, imaginary, teenage life, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, mutant, supernatural ability, good versus evil, superhuman powers, changing the past or future, superhero, heroes, danger, teamwork, time paradox, team ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2020s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, china, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 3.4
 113K
Catwoman (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Liquidated after discovering a corporate conspiracy, mild-mannered graphic artist Patience Phillips washes up on an island, where she's resurrected and endowed with the prowess of a cat -- and she's eager to use her new skills ... as a ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: masked superhero, tough girl, superhero, vigilantism, one woman army, imaginary, uncover truth, female fighter, superhuman powers, supernatural, female protagonist, righting the wronged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 699K
Spider-Man (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers.
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, super villain, superhuman powers, transformation, experiment, heroes, secret identity, courage, experiment gone awry, escapades, undercover, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a character created by Robert E. Howard, this fast-paced, occasionally humorous sequel to Conan the Barbarian features the hero (Arnold Schwarzenegger) as he is commissioned by the evil queen Taramis (Sarah Douglas) to safely escort a teen ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, barbarian, imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, rescue, warrior, heroic mission, master warrior, imaginary, danger, heroes ...
Time: stone age, ancient history, 80s, year 1984, twentieth century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.2
 39K
Red Sonja (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She raids the city Hablac and kills the keeper of a talisman that gives her great power. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, adventure, vengeance, good versus evil, obsessive quest, murder, heroic mission, supernatural, crimes, rivalry, master warrior, danger ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Crow: City of Angels (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After Ashe and his little son are murdered violently for no reason by Judah's men, he returns from the dead to take revenge. One after one, Judah's people face the power of the dark angel. The second film based on James O'Barr's ...
Style: gothic, stylized, atmospheric, neo noir, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, supernatural, afterlife, tragic hero, good versus evil, vigilantism, murder, heroes, crow, tattoo, duel, dark hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 310K
Hellboy (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: demon, monster, supernatural ability, supernatural, adventure, superhero, good versus evil, heaven and hell, undercover, danger, superhuman powers, anti hero ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 20th century, 21st century, 40s
Place: new york, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 763K
Thor (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, epic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, immortality, mythology, warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, god, protector, norse mythology, exile ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 10th century, 2010s
Place: new mexico, scandinavia, usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%