Movies and TV shows like Smallville

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Smallville (2001)
 7.5
 115K
Smallville (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Smallville is an American television series developed by writers/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. It is based on the DC Comics character Superman, originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series follows the adventures of Clark Kent, who resides in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas, during the years before he becomes Superman. The first four seasons focus on Clark and his friends' high school years. After season five, the show ventured into more adult settings, eventually focusing on his career at the Daily Planet, as well as introducing other DC comic book superheroes and villains.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: secret identity, superhero, superhuman powers, teenage love, good versus evil, friendship, double life, alien, danger, secret, earth, escapades, rivalry, prophecy, heroes, undercover, small town, first love, megalomaniac, superhuman speed, teenage life, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, super powers, meteor shower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: kansas

Most similar movies to Smallville

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and stylized films and TV series with plots about heroes, superhero, superhuman powers, danger, rivalry, imaginary and good versus evil mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Smallville: The Flash (2014), Kyle XY (2006), Supergirl (2015), Superman (1978), Man of Steel (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 301K
The Flash (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural power, heroes, good versus evil, speed, time travel, adventure, secret identity, save the world, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.5
 28K
Kyle XY (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A suburban family that takes in a mysterious teen naive to the world around him. As Kyle begins to show signs of brilliance, solving the mystery of his origin and potential abilities becomes the family's mission.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, experiment, teenage life, self discovery, mysterious character, teenage love, genius, teaching the ways of the world, supernatural, foster child, cloning, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
 109K
Supergirl (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them. The Danvers teach her to be careful with her powers, until ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, emotional, light, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, strong female character, secret identity, superheroine, superhuman powers, alien race, super strength, imaginary, good versus evil, super powers, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.3
 157K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, feel good ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, save the world, heroes, double life, megalomaniac, crime fighter, good versus evil, adventure, danger, self sacrifice, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, year 1948, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, midwest, usa, california, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.0
 682K
Man of Steel (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation ...
Style: comic, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, adventure, save the world, secret identity, flying man, double life, imaginary, family relations, superhuman, alien invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, kansas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 97K
Superman II (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by Gen. Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to ...
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, secret identity, save the world, niagara falls, good versus evil, nuclear, megalomaniac, world domination, super strength, criminal, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is a live-action American television series based on the characters in Superman and Action. Lois & Clark starred Dean Cain as Superman/Clark Kent and Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane, and aired on ABC ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, undercover, journalism, newspaper, good versus evil, romance, fall in love, adventure, rivalry, superhuman powers, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Superman Returns (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Superman returns to discover his 5-year absence has allowed Lex Luthor to walk free, and that those he was closest to felt abandoned and have moved on. Luthor plots his ultimate revenge that could see millions killed and change the face of the ...
Style: exciting, serious, melancholic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, secret identity, double life, superhero, save the world, transformation, self sacrifice, reporter, good versus evil, adventure, world domination, invulnerability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 3K
Jake 2.0 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jake 2.0 is an American science fiction television series originally broadcast on UPN in 2003. The series was canceled on January 14, 2004 due to low ratings, leaving four episodes unaired in the United States. In the United Kingdom, all the ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious
Plot: nanotechnology, superhuman powers, superhuman, rivalry, government agency, undercover, computer genius, infected, computer system, computer virus, computers and web, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, high school, chosen one, vampire slayer, vampire human love, supernatural ability, supernatural romance, double life, prophecy, monster, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
 62K
Titans (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (formerly Batman's first Robin) form to combat evil and other perils.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero team, superhero, secret identity, supernatural ability, superheroine, friendship, danger, villain, road trip, fight scenes, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 7K
Wonder Woman (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor (both Sr. & Jr.), the show originally aired ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, exciting, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, strong female lead, superhuman powers, good versus evil, secret identity, superheroine, amazon, fighting crime, adventure, heroic mission, working undercover, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 227K
Heroes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, atmospheric, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, psychic, superhero, save the world, teleportation, stopped time, heroes, heroic mission, danger, good versus evil, supernatural, villain ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, good versus evil, superhuman powers, superhero, fighting crime, vigilantism, protector, double life, save the day, imaginary, teenage life, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 115K
Luke Cage (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, african american, good versus evil, superhuman powers, crimes, save the day, danger, fighting crime, escapades, master villain, death, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 112K
Iron Fist (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Danny Rand resurfaces 15 years after being presumed dead. Now, with the power of the Iron Fist, he seeks to reclaim his past and fulfill his destiny.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, super powers, superhuman powers, crimes, heroes, good versus evil, fighting crime, hand to hand combat, save the day, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Chloe King is looking forward to celebrating her birthday with her friends and single mother, just like every other year... that is until she starts developing heightened abilities and discovers she's being pursued by a mysterious figure. Chloe ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, high school, life turned upside down, teenage life, superhuman powers, chase, youth, supernatural power, disorder, imaginary, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 355K
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, secret identity, good versus evil, fighting crime, danger, superhuman powers, undercover, lawyer, daredevil, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 679K
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, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, super villain, experiment, experiment gone awry, good versus evil, double life, courage, transformation, imaginary, fighting crime, spider ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.3
 8K
Stargirl (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Courtney Whitmore, a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl, discovers her step-father has a secret: he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. "Borrowing" the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, she becomes the unlikely inspiration for ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, talky, light
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superheroine, superhero, heroine, heroes, superhero team, super strength, teenager, save the world, superhuman powers, good versus evil, bravery, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 92K
Misfits (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm, they discover that they have developed superpowers.
Style: witty, cynical, exciting, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, youth, friends, swearing, anti heroes, supernatural, imaginary, misfit, juvenile delinquent, superhuman powers, teenage life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Birds of Prey (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Huntress, Dinah, Oracle are determined to carry on Batman's fight for justice against the ruthless criminals of New Gotham City.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, adventure, fighting crime, secret identity, good versus evil, undercover, fictional reality, vengeance, danger, escapades, crimes, imaginary ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 6K
Powers (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, supernatural ability, heroes, imaginary, supernatural, superhuman powers, law enforcement, fighting crime, police detective, life is a bitch, youth, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, touching, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage love, youth, young heroes, danger, friendship, supernatural, supernatural romance, good versus evil, heroes, teenage life, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Kryptonian villain General Zod (Terence Stamp) and his henchmen are accidentally freed from their outer-space imprisonment and threaten Earth with destruction, just as Superman (Christopher Reeve) decides to renounce his superpowers for his new ...
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, space and aliens, save the world, secret identity, self sacrifice, mission, nuclear, criminal, super strength, world domination, exile ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 631
NightMan (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Night Man is an American action/adventure/sci-fi series that aired in syndication from September 15, 1997 to May 17, 1999. The series is loosely based on a comic book published by Malibu Comics and was created by Steve Englehart and developed for ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, imaginary, adventure, danger, fighting crime, rivalry, escapades, heroes, jazz, super strength, jazz singer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 125
Split (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Ella Rosen who discovers her identity, as a half-vampire, half-human, when she starts at Green High whose principal is secretly the head of 'The Order of the Blood' an order which is devoted to cleansing the world of vampires.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, teenage love, good versus evil, love triangle, friendship, high school life, supernatural romance, youth, high school, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 4K
Mutant X (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mutant X is a science fiction television series that debuted on October 6, 2001. The show was created by Avi Arad, and it centers around Mutant X, a team of "New Mutants" who possess extraordinary powers as a result of genetic engineering. ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, superhero, good versus evil, superhuman, genetic engineering, heroic mission, supernatural ability, adventure, experiment gone awry, danger, save the world, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 78K
Sky High (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: young heroes, high school, friendship, superhero, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, coming of age, parents and children, best friends, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Five teenagers must locate and secure ancient relics with unbelievable power, while at the same time stop a demonic corporation who want the relics for their power.
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, super sentai
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: good versus evil, save the day, young heroes, secret identity, adventure, rivalry, heroes, partners, danger, escapades, chases and races, superhuman powers ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%