Movies like The Spirit

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The Spirit (2008)
 4.8
 59K
The Spirit (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Down these mean streets a man must come. A hero born, murdered, and born again. A Rookie cop named Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces from the shadows of Central City. The Octopus, who kills anyone unfortunate enough to see his face, has other plans; he is going to wipe out the entire city.
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, serious, gloomy, comic, cult film, visually appealing, idiotic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: secret identity, heroes, superhero, good versus evil, fighting crime, back from the dead, crimes, crime, vigilantism, female assassin, police officer killed, crime fighter, burglar, neo noir, mask, frog, existentialism, ghost, supernatural, graphic violence, urban, imaginary, escapades, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to The Spirit

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and stylized films with plots about rivalry, heroes, superhero, crimes, gun, dialogue and fight scenes mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Spirit: Daredevil (2015), The Crow: Salvation (2000), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), The Crow: City of Angels (1996), The Dark Knight (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
95%
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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: electric chair, afterlife, murder, false accusation, good versus evil, supernatural, death, tragic hero, death row, dark hero, vengeance, fighting crime ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 2000s
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, distopia, vengeance, anti hero, anti heroes, betrayal, twins, dominatrix, murder, heroes, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: afterlife, murder, superhero, supernatural, vigilantism, tragic hero, heroes, good versus evil, crow, duel, tattoo, dark hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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 9.0
 2.3M
The Dark Knight (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, batman, good versus evil, organized crime, double life, rivalry, super villain, psychopath, moral dilemma, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officer, Lt. Paul Cutler, is sent to train the Detroit S.W.A.T. team on new anti-terrorism and homeland security techniques. Cutler has a hard time settling into his assignment as he locks horns with his new captain and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, swat, fighting crime, daring rescue, law enforcement, rivalry, crime, deadly, crimes, criminal's revenge, hitman, basic training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.9
 73K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, drug lord, violence, police brutality, gunfight, corruption, crimes, crime, police investigation, revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.7
 87K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: superheroine, adventure, female assassin, supernatural, master warrior, martial arts, good versus evil, danger, uninhibited rivalry, graphic violence, destiny, vengeance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: ...
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, tough guy, dark hero, superhero, tough heroes, vigilantism, vanity, vengeance, vigilante, rivalry, escapades, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.5
 8K
Sparks (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A masked vigilante who discovers the dark side to heroism. Going after the nation's most notorious super criminal leaves Sparks' life and reputation in ruins.
Style: exciting, captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, imaginary, good versus evil, heroic mission, youth, rivalry, vigilantism, superhuman powers, serial killer, escapades, neo noir, unstoppable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.5
 252K
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After Kick-Ass’ insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, he joins a patrol led by the Colonel Stars and Stripes. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist — reborn as The Mother Fucker — only the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, henchman, vigilante, crime fighter, partners, double life, vigilantism, vengeance, crimes, loss of parent, geek, reluctant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 21K
The Punisher (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner believes Castle ...
Style: serious, stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, mafia, murder, anti heroes, anti hero, heroes, superhero, crimes, crime, police officer, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 2.8
 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: suspenseful, exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, gang, military, soldier, heroic mission, secret identity, escapades, crimes, undercover, superhuman powers, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
 328K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: serious, rough, brutal, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, one man army, lone hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, gunfight, lone wolves, tough heroes, black ops, heroes, cia, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 8.0
 735K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, dark, bleak, surreal, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, dark hero, crimes, vengeance, justice, distopia, social decay, crime, torture, tough heroes, gory, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 20th century, 90s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, devil, supernatural ability, motorcycle, supernatural, unstoppable, dark hero, skeleton, anti hero, anti heroes, child in peril, on the run ...
Place: eastern europe, usa, europe, romania, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.4
 58K
Darkman (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dr. Peyton Westlake is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: disfigurement, vengeance, mask, gangsters, vigilantism, secret identity, danger, crimes, heroes, rivalry, experiment, anti hero ...
Time: year 1989, year 1990, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.1
 23K
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 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, tense, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, adventure, good versus evil, secret identity, monk, invisibility, atomic bomb, heroic mission, undercover, danger, vigilante, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, asia, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Green Hornet (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), the heir to the largest newspaper fortune in Los Angeles, is a spoiled playboy who has been, thus far, happy to lead an aimless life. After his father (Tom Wilkinson) dies, Britt meets Kato (Jay Chou), a resourceful company ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, martial arts, car chase, secret identity, gangsters, violence, partners against crime, fighting crime, revenge, vigilantism, irresponsible, inheritance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.4
 110K
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, superhero, tough girl, imaginary, vigilantism, female fighter, superhuman powers, one woman army, supernatural, uncover truth, righting the wronged, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 408
Black Scorpion (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Black Scorpion is an action-crime TV series that aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2001 and in Canada on Space in 2002. The series is based on two Roger Corman movies, Black Scorpion, and the sequel Black Scorpion II: Aftershock. The show focuses on a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superheroine, superhero, secret identity, female protagonist, vigilantism, superhuman powers, fighting crime, good versus evil, police detective, escapades, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.0
 2K
Cross (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Given incredible power by an ancient Celtic Cross. Callan continues to fight evil... Now, joined by a team of weapons experts, Callan battles an unstoppable empire in Los Angeles.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, fighting crime, good versus evil, superhero, save the day, supernatural, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, escapades, evil empire, vigilantism, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.7
 356K
Wanted (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father – who Wesley never knew – belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts Wesley into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and turns avenger.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, mentor, femme fatale, supernatural, life turned upside down, strong female lead, gunfight, good versus evil, secret movement, escapades, trap, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 3.8
 232K
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: stylized, exciting, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: superhero, double life, batman, secret identity, good versus evil, crime fighter, undercover, fighting crime, superhuman powers, super vehicle, rivalry, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, year 1997, 1990s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, India, USA, Japan, Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, road movie, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, good versus evil, revenge, master warrior, street fighter, battles, heroic mission, adventure, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, mortal combat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: asia, thailand, hong kong, bangkok thailand, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
 137K
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: swat, police brutality, tough law enforcer, sniper, law enforcement, partners, crime, crimes, swat team, siege, master criminal, basic training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 221K
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, dark hero, deal with the devil, supernatural, superhero, curses spells and rituals, chases and races, escapades, good versus evil, motorcycle, supernatural ability, redemption ...
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.6
 164K
The Crow (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.
Style: gothic, cult film, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, halloween, vigilantism, afterlife, supernatural, goth, dark fantasy, superhero, vigilante, murder, back from the dead, dark hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, corruption, heroes, vengeance, violence, partners, crimes, danger, vigilantism, deadly, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.5
 37K
Whiteout (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The only U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, Carrie Stetko will soon leave the harsh environment behind for good – in three days, the sun will set and the Amundsen-Scott Research Station will shut down for the long winter. When a body is ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, isolation, murder, uncover truth, corpse, survival, crimes, military base, betrayal, snowstorm, doctor, plane crash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1957, 1950s, 50s
Place: antarctica, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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