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, secret identity, teenage love, good versus evil, friendship, danger, double life, secret, escapades, rivalry, alien, undercover, superhuman speed, small town, first love, megalomaniac, earth, prophecy, high school, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, x ray vision, teenage life, farm ...
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 imaginary, heroes, danger, superhero, superhuman powers, rivalry and good versus evil mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Smallville: Kyle XY (2006), The Flash (2014), Superman Returns (2006), Superman (1978), Supergirl (2015). 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: suspenseful, serious, entertaining, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: secret, supernatural ability, experiment, self discovery, teenage life, mysterious character, teaching the ways of the world, teenage love, cloning, fish out of water, family life, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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, danger, speed, time travel, save the world, superhuman speed, save the day, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: secret identity, superhuman powers, superhero, double life, transformation, self sacrifice, reporter, invulnerability, good versus evil, destruction, world domination, master villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspenseful, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, secret identity, double life, megalomaniac, crime fighter, good versus evil, adventure, danger, self sacrifice, heroes, save the day ...
Time: year 1966, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, year 1978
Place: new york, midwest, usa, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 97K
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, secret identity, good versus evil, superhuman powers, super strength, strong female character, imaginary, alien monster, alien, sister sister relationship, alien race ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspenseful, stylized, comic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the world, adventure, secret identity, double life, family relations, master villain, alien invasion, flying man, destruction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
⇓ 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, humorous, cynical, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, youth, anti heroes, misfit, friends, teenage life, superhuman powers, juvenile delinquent, supernatural, imaginary, twentysomething life, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, supernatural, high school, chosen one, teenage love, monster, good versus evil, small town, vampire slayer, teamwork ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 19th century ...
Place: california, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
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: suspenseful, exciting, enigmatic, captivating, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, life turned upside down, high school, teenage life, superhuman powers, chase, mysterious character, youth, high school life, disorder, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, villain, heroic mission, danger, family relations, secret, politician, good versus evil, psychic, hopes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, danger, teenage love, friendship, youth, young heroes, supernatural, heroes, good versus evil, teenage life, space and aliens, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, africa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 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, suspenseful, sentimental, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, master villain, transformation, experiment, double life, disguise, imaginary, guilt, secret identity, evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 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, parallel universe, wormhole, save the world, cult, master villain, megalomaniac, changing the past or future ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, near future ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, suspenseful, serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, secret identity, superhuman powers, niagara falls, good versus evil, world domination, megalomaniac, criminal, loss of virginity, adventure, solitude, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, france ...
⇓ 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, classmates, double life, young heroes, teenage love, school, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, good versus evil, adventure, superhuman powers, rivalry, adolescence, courage, fighting crime, heroes, heroine, leader, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious, tense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, superhero, heroes, law enforcement, fighting crime, supernatural, superhuman powers, police detective, danger, youth, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 6K
Wonder Woman (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, comic, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, strong female lead, superheroine, secret identity, fighting crime, good versus evil, superhuman powers, adventure, heroic mission, danger, righting the wronged, master villain ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
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, androids and robots, superhuman powers, investigation, danger, escapades, undercover, government facility, ex athlete, government agency, chases and races, female protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Birds of Prey (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Huntress, Dinah, Oracle are determined to carry on Batman's fight for justice against the ruthless criminals of New Gotham City.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhero, superheroine, woman in a wheelchair, escapades, adventure, master villain, crimes, oracle, birds, society, rivalry, superhuman powers ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: feel good, exciting, serious, suspenseful, epic
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, space and aliens, mission, secret identity, self sacrifice, superhuman powers, world domination, evil alien, criminal's revenge, selflessness, fighting crime, heroes ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 105K
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, fighting crime, danger, crimes, save the day, escapades, african american, violence, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 515
NightMan (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, rivalry, danger, jazz, heroes, fighting crime, escapades, superhuman powers, imaginary, adventure, jazz musician, policewoman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 71K
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, humorous, not serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, friendship, high school, superhuman powers, good versus evil, supernatural ability, young heroes, heroes, best friends, parents and children, coming of age, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: An eccentric scientist and his partner, veteran Power Ranger Dr. Tommy Oliver, have created Dinosaur like robots called Bio Zords. After their laboratory is attacked by the evil Mesogog, Tommy narrowly escapes and retreats to the nearby city of ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: martial arts, superhero, good versus evil, partners, secret identity, rivalry, danger, save the world, teenage life, heroes, imaginary, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: teleportation, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, psychic, supernatural, youth, telekinesis, young heroes, good versus evil, rivalry, track down, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 100K
Iron Fist (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, fighting crime, heroes, crimes, save the day, danger, rivalry, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 39K
Titans (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (formerly Batman's first Robin) form to combat evil and other perils.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero team, superheroine, superhero, secret identity, villain, road trip, friendship, supernatural ability, fight scenes, possessed girl, brutality, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 4K
Mutant X (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, genetic engineering, martial arts, superhero, good versus evil, superhuman, chases and races, imaginary, superhuman powers, hunt down, escapades, secret agents ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 114
Split (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 25 min.
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, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, teenage love, love triangle, high school, high school life, supernatural, love and romance, best friends, good versus evil, friends, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%