Movies and TV shows like Smallville

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Smallville (2001)
 7.5
 119K
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, double life, friendship, heroes, superman character, super powers, danger, alien, secret, super strength, friends, escapades, prophecy, earth, meteorite, undercover, rivalry, teenage superhero, first love, megalomaniac, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: kansas

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Most similar movies to Smallville

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and entertaining films and TV series with plots about heroes, superhero, supernatural power, superhuman powers, danger, imaginary and good versus evil mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Smallville: The Flash (2014), Kyle XY (2006), Superman (1978), Supergirl (2015), Superman II (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 315K
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, heroes, supernatural power, speed, time travel, good versus evil, adventure, secret identity, save the world, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.4
 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, genius, experiment, teenage life, self discovery, mysterious character, teenage love, foster child, teaching the ways of the world, supernatural, cloning, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.3
 162K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland, France
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, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, save the world, space and aliens, heroes, double life, megalomaniac, secret identity, journalist, crime fighter, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, year 1948, 1960s ...
Place: new york, midwest, usa, california, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.2
 114K
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, serious, emotional, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, strong female character, superheroine, secret identity, super powers, save the day, heroes, danger, superhuman powers, undercover, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.8
 100K
Superman II (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada, France
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, space and aliens, secret identity, save the world, niagara falls, good versus evil, nuclear, world domination, megalomaniac, super strength, criminal ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, idaho, france, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 719K
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, space and aliens, secret identity, double life, imaginary, family relations, superhuman, alien invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.7
 71K
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: captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero team, superhero, supernatural ability, secret identity, friendship, superheroine, villain, danger, murder, crimes, vengeance, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ 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: humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, undercover, journalism, newspaper, good versus evil, romance, adventure, rivalry, imaginary, superhuman powers, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Superman Returns (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
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: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, secret identity, double life, superhero, super strength, save the world, transformation, self sacrifice, reporter, good versus evil, invulnerability, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Superman and Lois (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the world's most famous super hero and comic books' most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society.
Style: light, captivating, entertaining
Plot: superhero, superman character, super powers, alien superhero, flying superhero, female journalist, family life, couples, super strength, parenthood, heroes, fatherhood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Roswell, New Mexico (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: He’s an alien who has kept his unearthly ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, suspense, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, love and romance, couple relations, fugitives, supernatural ability, super strength, alien invasion, supernatural power, space and aliens, supernatural, secrets, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 231K
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, save the world, superhero, psychic, teleportation, stopped time, heroes, heroic mission, danger, good versus evil, supernatural, villain ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 11K
Stargirl (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 566 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, light, talky
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superheroine, superhero, superhero team, masked superhero, heroes, heroine, superhuman powers, super strength, teenager, super powers, good versus evil, save the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 7K
Wonder Woman (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, secret identity, strong female lead, superheroine, amazon, female warrior, fighting crime, adventure, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 118K
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, semi serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: super powers, superhero, martial arts, superhuman powers, fighting crime, heroes, good versus evil, crimes, hand to hand combat, save the day, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, computer genius, rivalry, undercover, government agency, infected, computer system, computer virus, computers and web, chases and races ...
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, chosen one, vampire slayer, vampire human love, supernatural romance, supernatural ability, high school, prophecy, monster, good versus evil, double life ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 119K
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, suspenseful, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, super strength, african american, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the day, danger, heroes, crimes, fighting crime, super powers, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, good versus evil, superhuman powers, superhero, fighting crime, protector, vigilantism, save the day, double life, imaginary, teenage life, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, 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, romantic, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, young heroes, teenage love, supernatural, youth, supernatural romance, heroes, danger, friendship, teenage boy, teenage hero, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 441 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, serious, captivating, enigmatic
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural power, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, high school, life turned upside down, teenage life, youth, chase, chases and races, mysterious character, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 371K
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, secret identity, vigilantism, fighting crime, good versus evil, heroic mission, danger, superhuman powers, undercover, blindness, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.2
 95K
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, superhuman powers, friends, teenage life, swearing, anti heroes, heroes, imaginary, friendship, superhero, juvenile delinquent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 131K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, high school, supernatural, supernatural power, teenage love, teenage life, transformation, friends, youth, teen romance, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, mexico, japan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 703K
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 ⇓
16%
 7.3
 557K
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: sincere, exciting, sentimental, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: superhero, super villain, superhuman powers, double life, scientist, secret identity, mad scientist, teenage hero, disguise, student, good versus evil, science ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: TV series centering on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Style: exciting, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: superhero, superhuman, super powers, warrior, violence, tough guy, miraculous event, cyborgs, good versus evil, friendship, heroes, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, fighting crime, law enforcement, police detective, danger, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Canada, France
Duration: 116 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, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, space and aliens, superhuman powers, save the world, evil alien, secret identity, nuclear, self sacrifice, mission, criminal, super strength, world domination ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company jointly announced that Marvel Studios and its President Kevin Feige will produce the third film in the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" series, starring Tom Holland. The film is scheduled to ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, feel good, humorous, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, teenage superhero, spider man character, supernatural power, technology, super villain, superhuman powers, teenage boy, double life, master criminal, teenage life, martial arts ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%