Movies like Superman

If you like "Superman" you are looking for exciting, serious and feel good movies about / with superhero, superhuman powers, secret identity, criminal, north pole, sabotage and nuclear missile themes of Action, Adventure and Drama genre shot in USA or UK.
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Superman (1978)
 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, epic, light, earnest, humorous, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, secret identity, criminal, north pole, sabotage, nuclear missile, galaxy, crime fighter, adventure, megalomaniac, good versus evil, newspaper, double life, master villain, journalist, save the day, flying man, save the world, unfulfilled love, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, love and romance ...
Time: year 1978, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1966
Place: midwest, new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city, kansas

Most similar movies to Superman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and comic films with plots about superhero, heroes, escapades, good versus evil, rivalry, imaginary and superhuman powers mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Superman: Man of Steel (2013), Batman & Robin (1997), Smallville (2001), Spider-Man (2002), Supergirl (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
100%
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, 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, ridiculous, awful ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, alter ego, secret identity, convertible, volcanic eruption, catholic school, newspaper editor, u.s. army, nuclear missile, laboratory, mountain, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: italy, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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
 4.9
 59K
Superman III (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: 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: stylized, semi serious, exciting, buddy comedy, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, bowling alley, super computer, megalomaniac, adventure, master villain, urban, secret identity, identity crisis, hacking, superhuman powers, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: kansas, arizona, colombia, italy
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
100%
 3.7
 216K
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, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: superhero, crime fighter, double life, good versus evil, secret identity, master villain, superhuman powers, fighting crime, crime, undercover, vigilante, batman ...
Time: 20th century, twentieth century, 1990s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ...
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 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
100%
 4.4
 17K
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, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, laser, magic, secret identity, occult, love potion, power, teenage girl, gardener, adventure, good versus evil, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
40%
 8.2
 1.2M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspense, serious, dark ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, good versus evil, heroes, haunted by the past, undercover, batman, justice, unfulfilled love, vigilante, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, himalaya, africa, tibet
⇓ 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 ⇓
36%
 8.1
 1.2M
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, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, save the world, heroic mission, imaginary, alien invasion, monster, superhero team, giant, teleportation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, battleship, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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 ⇓
34%
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: entertaining, intense, exciting, suspense, comic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: superhero, teenage life, moral dilemma, teenager, arms dealer, school, teenage protagonist, rescue, supernatural power, costumed hero, battle, good versus evil ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 454K
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, serious, sentimental, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, revenge, forgiveness, sand, spider, amnesia, rivalry, friendship, butler, self sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 151 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: suspense, exciting, dark, comic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, good versus evil, superhero, justice, save the world, batman, heroes, master villain, flying man, fight to the death, death of protagonist, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1918, year 1981, 2010s
Place: usa, africa, u.s. capitol building, tijuana mexico, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
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, entertaining, suspenseful, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, heroism, adventure, soldier, courage, heroic mission, good versus evil, one man army, scientist, patriotism, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1942
Place: usa, new york, norway, big ben london, alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK
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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, invisibility, transformation, adventure, satellite, explosion, mask, interrogation, scientist, military, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, japan, china, greenland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.3
 137K
Fantastic Four (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four young outsiders teleport to a dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, adventure, transformation, imaginary, teleportation, superhero team, telekinesis, portal, body horror, save the world, fighting crime, escapades ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, year 2007
Place: usa, pentagon, panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 838K
Iron Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, humorous, witty, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, adventure, prodigy, technology, good versus evil, terrorism, weapon system, heroes, androids and robots, millionaire, comics, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, middle east, afghanistan, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 45K
Flash Gordon (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
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: futuristic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: emperor, mad scientist, superhero, sword and planet, deception, scientist, prince, solar eclipse, outer space, race against time, space travel, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, future, 80s
Place: dungeon, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
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.
Plot: superhero, disguise, reporter, escape, criminal, adoption, newspaper, north pole, planet, secret identity, mission, alien ...
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 528K
X-Men (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Style: serious, exciting, entertaining, suspenseful, comic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, superhero, good versus evil, heroic mission, rescue, adventure, supernatural, danger, heroes, master villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 2000s, near future ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, canada, mississippi, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret identity, dual identity, crime fighter, daredevil, organized crime, transformation, mob hit, witness, superhero, master villain, adventure, alter ego ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, man versus machine, superhero team, good versus evil, save the world, imaginary, supernatural ability, master villain, a.i., androids and robots, tough girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, africa, eastern europe, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 638K
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, revenge, good versus evil, technology, undercover, adventure, secretary, russian, scientist, master villain, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new mexico, moscow russia, washington d.c., new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tragic ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, love interest, superhero, good versus evil, adventure, master villain, laboratory, alter ego, superhuman powers, fighting crime, experiment gone awry, mutant ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
26%