Movies like Superman 1978

If you like "Superman" you are looking for exciting, suspenseful and serious movies about / with superhuman powers, superhero, save the world, space and aliens, heroes, double life and megalomaniac themes of Action, Adventure and Drama genre shot in USA or UK.
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Superman (1978)
 7.3
 166K
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, feel good, epic, surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, save the world, space and aliens, heroes, double life, megalomaniac, secret identity, journalist, crime fighter, good versus evil, adventure, self sacrifice, danger, save the day, selflessness, undercover, newspaper, father son relationship, master villain, criminal, north pole, galaxy, super strength, sabotage ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1966 ...
Place: new york, midwest, usa, california, san francisco, manhattan new york city, kansas ...

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Most similar movies to Superman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic and serious films with plots about superhero, heroes, adventure, rivalry, escapades, imaginary and superhuman powers mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Superman: Smallville (2001), Batman (1989), Man of Steel (2013), The Avengers (2012), Batman & Robin (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: superhero, secret identity, superhuman powers, teenage love, good versus evil, double life, friendship, superman character, super powers, heroes, danger, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 ⇓
100%
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Canada, France
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, feel good, suspenseful, serious, 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 ⇓
100%
 6.8
 103K
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, cult film ...
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 ⇓
50%
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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, convertible, alter ego, nuclear, nuclear threat, good versus evil, secret identity, nuclear missile, great wall of china, u.s. army, newspaper editor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: italy, russia, new york, 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: exciting, humorous, entertaining, feel good, captivating ...
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 ⇓
100%
 5.0
 68K
Superman III (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, exciting, buddy comedy, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, megalomaniac, super computer, bowling alley, bowling, adventure, good versus evil, secret identity, master villain, urban, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: arizona, kansas, colombia, italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 350K
Batman (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker, who has seized control of Gotham's underworld.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, dark ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, double life, good versus evil, batman, masked villain, secret identity, heroes, psychopath, millionaire, disfigurement, district attorney, dual identity ...
Time: 80s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, future
Place: usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 726K
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, adventure, good versus evil, 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 ⇓
100%
 8.0
 1.3M
The Avengers (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. ...
Style: exciting, heroic, suspenseful, captivating, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, imaginary, teamwork, monster, alien invasion, heroic mission, save the world, partners, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, russia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.8
 240K
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: teens, date night, boys' night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: superhero, double life, good versus evil, secret identity, crime fighter, fighting crime, undercover, superhuman powers, rivalry, crimes, crime, super vehicle ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1997, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 21K
Supergirl (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense, cult film ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids, boys' night
Plot: superhero, laser, good versus evil, secret identity, race against time, teenage girl, megalomaniac, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, magic, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 713K
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, courage, transformation, experiment, heroes, secret identity, experiment gone awry, escapades, undercover, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 518K
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The seemingly invincible Spider-Man goes up against an all-new crop of villains – including the shape-shifting Sandman. While Spider-Man’s superpowers are altered by an alien organism, his alter ego, Peter Parker, deals with nemesis Eddie Brock ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, double life, super powers, friendship, jealousy, heroes, amnesia, spider man character, transformation, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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: entertaining, exciting, suspenseful, heroic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, super powers, superhuman powers, teenage superhero, secret identity, super villain, good versus evil, transformation, genetic engineering, experiment, vigilante, mad scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 566K
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: teens, kids, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, super villain, 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 ⇓
37%
 7.6
 320K
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, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman ...
Style: comic, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: super strength, superhuman powers, batman, superhero, good versus evil, dark hero, superman character, save the world, vigilante, super powers, super speed, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1918, year 1981, 2010s
Place: usa, kansas, tijuana mexico, africa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Fantastic Four return to the big screen as a new and all powerful enemy threatens the Earth. The seemingly unstoppable 'Silver Surfer', but all is not what it seems and there are old and new enemies that pose a greater threat than the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, save the world, invisibility, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, transformation, scientist, wedding, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, shanghai china, los angeles, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Incredible Hulk (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, scientist, superhuman powers, false accusation, experiment gone awry, uncontrollable, antidote, unstoppable, mutant, danger, adventure, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego ...
Style: comic, reboot, psychotronic, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: supernatural power, superhero, teenage superhero, teenager, super powers, technology, costumed hero, best friend, spider man character, mentor, school, teenage life ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., berlin germany, brooklyn new york city, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Superman: Requiem (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When the Man of Steel is rendered almost powerless by an evil mastermind, he must find a way to prove to the world that he is still a super man.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: superhero, super strength, reporter, superman character, lex luthor character, love, galaxy, secret identity, heroes, alien, female reporter, adventure hero ...
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 115K
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 ⇓
32%
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The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During the critical experiment that would rid David Banner of the Hulk,a spy sabotages the laboratory. Banner falls in love with the spy, Jasmin, who performs missions only because her sister is being held hostage by Jasmin's superiors. Banner ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, heroes, superhero, love interest, one man army, fighting crime, master villain, adventure, crimes, imaginary, undercover, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On the run again, Dr. David Banner is jailed for assault after interrupting a mugging. Blind attorney Matt Murdock enlists Banner's help in locating the muggers because he believes they work for his longtime foe, Fisk, the head of an ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, secret identity, transformation, crime fighter, daredevil, organized crime, witness, mob hit, adventure, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Predominantly set during World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, ...
Style: exciting, heroic, psychotronic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, courage, superhuman powers, heroism, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, danger, army, disney, super soldier, one man army ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1942, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, italy, alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 53K
Flash Gordon (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.
Style: cult film, futuristic, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: space opera, emperor, outer space, mad scientist, superhero, heroes, race against time, good versus evil, dungeon, world domination, battles, laser ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 19K
Krrish (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In Singapore, Krishna is forced by circumstances to use his superpowers and become a masked superhero named Krrish, before getting drawn towards his lost legacy.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, atmospheric
Plot: superhero, save the world, good versus evil, secret identity, megalomaniac, self discovery, adventure, undercover, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural, fall in love ...
Place: singapore, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 977K
Iron Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Style: exciting, witty, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, technology, adventure, heroes, prodigy, self sacrifice, weapon system, millionaire, good versus evil, intelligence, terrorism, androids and robots ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, malibu california, usa, middle east, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, teenage superhero, supernatural power, spider man character, double life, superhuman powers, heroes, teenage boy, technology, tough guy, martial arts, teenage life ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%