Movies and TV shows like Smallville

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Smallville (2001)
 7.5
 108K
Smallville (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, teenage love, secret identity, good versus evil, friendship, danger, double life, alien, escapades, rivalry, superhuman speed, secret, undercover, small town, earth, megalomaniac, first love, high school, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, x ray vision, prophecy, farm, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: kansas

Most similar movies to Smallville

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about heroes, imaginary, danger, superhuman powers, superhero, escapades and rivalry mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Smallville: Kyle XY (2006), The Flash (2014), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996), Superman Returns (2006), Man of Steel (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 27K
Kyle XY (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, gloomy, atmospheric, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, secret, teenage life, experiment, self discovery, mysterious character, fish out of water, cloning, teaching the ways of the world, supernatural, teenage love, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 271K
The Flash (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, crimes, heroes, speed, time travel, save the world, superhuman speed, save the day, supernatural power, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, suspenseful, captivating, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, double life, chosen one, supernatural, high school, teenage love, vampire slayer, teenager, small town, good versus evil, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: california, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Superman Returns (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, superhero, secret identity, invulnerability, double life, transformation, self sacrifice, reporter, good versus evil, master villain, save the world, world domination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 639K
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: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, adventure, save the world, secret identity, master villain, family relations, alien invasion, flying man, double life, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.4
 77K
Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The story of Stargate SG-1 begins about a year after the events of the feature film, when the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of such devices on a multitude of planets. SG-1 is an ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ancient mystery, space travel, space and aliens, time travel, parallel world, master villain, military, save the world, cult, wormhole, changing the past or future, alien planet ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 90K
Supergirl (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, emotional, light, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, female protagonist, secret identity, good versus evil, superhuman powers, sister sister relationship, super strength, strong female character, alien, imaginary, supervillain, alien race ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, friendship, teenage love, danger, supernatural, young heroes, youth, teenage life, good versus evil, space and aliens, heroes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, africa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 146K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Switzerland, Canada, Panama
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, serious, feel good, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, secret identity, north pole, criminal, sabotage, nuclear missile, crime fighter, galaxy, adventure, megalomaniac, good versus evil ...
Time: year 1978, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1966
Place: midwest, new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 631K
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, sentimental, suspenseful, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, master villain, good versus evil, transformation, imaginary, double life, disguise, experiment, secret identity, villain, goblin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.6
 217K
Heroes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, save the world, superhero, teleportation, heroic mission, danger, family relations, villain, secret, good versus evil, politician, psychic ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.3
 478K
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Peter Parker is going through a major identity crisis. Burned out from being Spider-Man, he decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, which leaves the city suffering in the wake of carnage left by the evil Doc Ock. In the meantime, Parker still ...
Style: exciting, sincere, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, scientist, double life, tentacle, super villain, doctor, death, mad scientist, good versus evil, defamation, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, high school, superhuman powers, life turned upside down, supernatural ability, teenage life, chase, chases and races, mysterious character, disorder, youth, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 86K
Misfits (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm, they discover that they have developed superpowers.
Style: witty, cynical, humorous, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anti heroes, supernatural ability, youth, misfit, teenage life, friends, superhuman powers, imaginary, twentysomething life, juvenile delinquent, supernatural, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 315K
Daredevil (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
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, realistic, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, good versus evil, secret identity, lawyer, danger, fighting crime, crimes, superhuman powers, heroes, daredevil, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 3K
Wolfblood (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Being a teenager is hard enough. Being a Wolfblood teenager is ten times more complicated. 14 year old Maddy loves her abilities - heightened senses, being faster, stronger and more graceful - but hates the secrets that come with them.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, superhuman powers, supernatural, teenage life, danger, human becomes animal, young heroes, classmates, school, teenage love, supernatural ability, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, good versus evil, adventure, superhuman powers, rivalry, master villain, fall in love, danger, imaginary, flying man, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Incredible Hulk (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character, the Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, and Jack Colvin as Jack McGee. In ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, sentimental, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, scientist, false accusation, adventure, mutant, uncontrollable, danger, save the day, experiment gone awry, life is a bitch, antidote ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 962
Superboy (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Superboy is a half-hour live-action television series based on the fictional DC Comics comic book character Kal-El's early years as Superboy. The show ran from 1988–1992 in syndication. It was renamed The Adventures of Superboy at the start ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, adventure, secret identity, teenage life, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, youth, young heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 81K
Riverdale (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: captivating, biting, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, investigation, friendship, teenage life, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children, murder, crimes, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 90K
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, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, secret identity, superhuman powers, good versus evil, criminal, loss of virginity, niagara falls, adventure, world domination, megalomaniac, solitude, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, houston texas, france, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 375K
Arrow (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, fighting crime, undercover, double life, vigilantism, millionaire, righting the wronged, masked vigilante, rivalry, martial arts, young man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 6K
Powers (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: supernatural ability, superhero, superhuman powers, fighting crime, law enforcement, life is a bitch, youth, danger, destiny, rivalry, heroes, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Bionic Woman (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After fully recovering from her near fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, superhuman powers, androids and robots, secret identity, danger, investigation, escapades, government agency, chases and races, superheroine, undercover, female protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.7
 27K
Young Justice (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Teenage superheroes strive to prove themselves as members of the Justice League.
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, comic, serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, adventure, good versus evil, superhuman powers, rivalry, adolescence, superhero team, fighting crime, courage, heroes, heroine, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 102K
Luke Cage (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, master villain, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the day, danger, fighting crime, crimes, escapades, african american, violence, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 36K
Torchwood (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who. Torchwood follows the exploits of a small team of alien ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: special agents, supernatural, paranormal investigation, heroic mission, homosexual, adventure, alien encounter, investigation, save the world, heroes, alien, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, comic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, experiment, secret identity, transformation, mad scientist, fighting crime, love and romance, vigilante, genetic engineering, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
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: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, space and aliens, secret identity, superhuman powers, world domination, self sacrifice, mission, adventure, save the day, fighting crime, save the world, heroic mission ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Tomorrow People (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, superhuman powers, teleportation, youth, supernatural, psychic, young heroes, good versus evil, friendship, danger, rivalry, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%