Movies like Superman II

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Superman II (1980)
 6.8
 87K
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 make himself human in order to get closer to Lois, realizes he has a responsibility to save the planet.
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, suspenseful, light, earnest, entertaining, comic
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, secret identity, superhuman powers, good versus evil, niagara falls, loss of virginity, criminal, adventure, flying man, world domination, megalomaniac, solitude, fighting crime, save the day, save the world, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, undercover, space and aliens, criminal's revenge, evil alien ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, idaho, houston texas, france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...

Most similar movies to Superman II

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, comic and serious films with plots about escapades, good versus evil, heroes, superhero, imaginary, rivalry and superhuman powers mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Superman II: Superman (1978), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Superman III (1983), Spider-Man (2002), Man of Steel (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, exciting, feel good, suspenseful, epic
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, space and aliens, superhuman powers, secret identity, world domination, self sacrifice, mission, adventure, save the day, fighting crime, save the world, heroic mission ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 143K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Switzerland, Canada
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 ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, double life, secret identity, nuclear missile, sabotage, crime fighter, galaxy, criminal, north pole, adventure ...
Time: year 1978, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1966
Place: midwest, new york, usa, california, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, nuclear missile, catholic school, laboratory, u.s. army, newspaper editor, volcanic eruption, mountain, convertible, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, exciting, suspenseful, touching, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, vigilantism, fighting crime, heroes, experiment, double life, protector, imaginary, scientist, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 57K
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, surprise ending, buddy comedy ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, super computer, flying man, megalomaniac, adventure, urban, master villain, secret identity, hacking, identity crisis, superhuman powers, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: colombia, italy, arizona, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 615K
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: teens, boys' night, kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, master villain, good versus evil, transformation, imaginary, double life, disguise, experiment, secret identity, fighting crime, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 623K
Man of Steel (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the world, double life, adventure, alien invasion, danger, space and aliens, undercover, expedition, fate of humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, photojournalist, jealousy, disguise, secret identity, doctor, death, tentacle, super villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 1.1M
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, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, good versus evil, heroes, save the world, heroic mission, alien invasion, imaginary, monster, giant, teleportation, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, battleship, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 614K
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, spy, scientist, androids and robots ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, moscow russia, washington d.c., new york, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 246K
Green Lantern (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For centuries, a small but powerful force of warriors called the Green Lantern Corps has sworn to keep intergalactic order. Each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, comic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, alien, transformation, good versus evil, adventure, secret identity, supernatural ability, mad scientist, escapades, father son relationship, one man army, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1991, year 1993 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 440K
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, revenge, double life, spider, amnesia, forgiveness, sand, good versus evil, rivalry, friendship, butler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroism, soldier, adventure, scientist, patriotism, courage, senator, top secret, artifact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s, year 1942, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, big ben london, alps, norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, sentimental, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, genetic engineering, superhuman powers, vigilante, experiment, double life, secret identity, social outcast, serum, reboot, masked vigilante, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 106K
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
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, teenage love, secret identity, good versus evil, friendship, danger, double life, heroes, friends, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, man versus machine, save the world, imaginary, supernatural ability, superhero team, master villain, a.i., androids and robots, good versus evil, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, eastern europe, oslo norway, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 2.8
 10K
Steel (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, secret identity, superhuman powers, fighting crime, crimes, escapades, heroes, undercover, heroic mission, good versus evil, military, soldier ...
Time: 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 516K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, comic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, good versus evil, heroic mission, rescue, supernatural, adventure, master villain, danger, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, near future, 1940s ...
Place: usa, poland, u.s. capitol building, manhattan new york city, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 256K
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, crimes, heroes, time travel, save the world, save the day, speed, superhuman speed, imaginary, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Superman Returns (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, gloomy, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, secret identity, double life, invulnerability, transformation, good versus evil, flying man, megalomaniac, responsibility, adventure, self sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 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, surprise ending, awful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, imaginary, teleportation, adventure, transformation, portal, telekinesis, superhero team, superhuman powers, body horror, fighting crime, escapades ...
Time: year 2007, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, pentagon, panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 810K
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, terrorism, weapon system, heroes, androids and robots, millionaire, danger, technology, good versus evil, assistant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, middle east, afghanistan, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, invisibility, adventure, superhuman powers, heroic mission, transformation, escapades, heroes, benign alien, wedding, airplane ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, shanghai china, greenland, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 3.7
 211K
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, 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, 1990s, twentieth century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 44K
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, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: emperor, superhero, mad scientist, deception, prince, scientist, solar eclipse, sword and planet, outer space, race against time, space travel, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, future, 80s
Place: dungeon, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, soldier, shield, political thriller, good versus evil, adventure, disguise, deception, mission, gadget, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: superhero, superhuman powers, justice, good versus evil, save the world, batman, heroes, dark hero, master villain, flying man, death of protagonist, fight to the death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1981, year 1918, 2010s
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, tijuana mexico, washington d.c., africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 649K
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: China, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Style: exciting, witty, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, hotshot hero, superhuman powers, millionaire, androids and robots, terrorist, explosion, good versus evil, deception, president, gadget, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: tennessee, usa, malibu california, washington d.c., pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
X-Men: First Class (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, superhero, superhuman powers, mutant, cia, supernatural, save the day, escapades, team, cold war, nuclear threat, russian ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1944 ...
Place: battleship, usa, mine, poland, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.4
 16K
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, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: superhero, laser, magic, secret identity, power, love potion, gardener, teenage girl, occult, adventure, good versus evil, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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