Movies like Superman II

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Superman II (1980)
 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 make himself human in order to get closer to Lois, realizes he has a responsibility to save the planet.
Style: exciting, feel good, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film, light, humorous, earnest ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, space and aliens, secret identity, save the world, niagara falls, good versus evil, nuclear, world domination, megalomaniac, criminal, super strength, warner bros, alien superhero, adventure, solitude, crimes, heroes, love and romance, exile, danger, conquering, heroic mission, fighting crime, imaginary ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, brooklyn new york city, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...

Most similar movies to Superman II

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, psychotronic, surprise ending and suspenseful films with plots about superhero, heroes, good versus evil, rivalry, imaginary, escapades and superhuman powers mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Superman II: Superman (1978), Smallville (2001), The Avengers (2012), Superman III (1983), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, feel good, suspenseful, 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%
 7.3
 167K
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 ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, save the world, space and aliens, heroes, double life, megalomaniac, secret identity, journalist, crime fighter, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, year 1948, 1950s ...
Place: new york, midwest, usa, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 121K
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, heroes, danger, super powers, super strength ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychotronic, cult film, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, convertible, alter ego, nuclear, nuclear threat, good versus evil, secret identity, laboratory, mountain, newspaper editor, catholic school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: italy, russia, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 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, monster, imaginary, teamwork, alien invasion, heroic mission, save the world, transformation, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, russia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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, exciting, stylized, cult film, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, megalomaniac, bowling alley, bowling, super computer, warner bros, adventure, imaginary, good versus evil, secret identity, master villain ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: arizona, kansas, new york, italy, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, stylized, intense, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: heroes, superhuman powers, superhero, protector, fighting crime, good versus evil, vigilantism, double life, save the day, imaginary, teenage life, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, save the world, transformation, self sacrifice, reporter, good versus evil, super strength, invulnerability, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
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, suspenseful, serious ...
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 1981, year 1918, 2010s
Place: usa, kansas, washington d.c., africa, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 733K
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, secret identity, save the world, space and aliens, double life, imaginary, family relations, superhuman, alien invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, transformation, invisibility, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, scientist, wedding, humanity in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, shanghai, washington d.c., greenland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 729K
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: family outing, kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, super villain, superhuman powers, transformation, courage, heroes, secret identity, experiment gone awry, experiment, undercover, fighting crime, selflessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 579K
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, spider man character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 353K
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, psychopath, millionaire, disfigurement, district attorney, secret identity, heroes, dual identity ...
Time: 80s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, future
Place: usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 276K
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: comic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, super strength, good versus evil, alien, transformation, superhuman powers, adventure, chosen one, pilot, humanoid, super powers, masked hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2011, 20th century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 54K
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 ⇓
32%
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, humorous, captivating, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, supernatural ability, master villain, man versus machine, save the world, artificial intelligence, female assassin, androids and robots, good versus evil, superhero team, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, oslo norway, eastern europe, africa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: heroic, exciting, psychotronic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, courage, superhuman powers, heroism, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, transformation, danger, army, disney, super soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1942, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, italy, alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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11096
 6.2
 527K
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, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, double life, super powers, heroes, friendship, jealousy, amnesia, spider man character, transformation, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.8
 242K
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, year 1997, 90s, twentieth century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 320K
Fantastic Four (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a space voyage, four scientists are altered by cosmic rays: Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch his body; Sue Storm can become invisible; Johnny Storm controls fire; and Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong … thing. Together, ...
Style: exciting, comic, serious, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: supernatural ability, superhuman powers, superhero, transformation, imaginary, good versus evil, invisibility, radiation, dna, space station, friendship, scientist ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, secret identity, teenage superhero, transformation, super villain, good versus evil, genetic engineering, experiment, vigilante, mad scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 762K
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: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, rivalry, scientist, russian, technology, tough guy, millionaire, revenge, adventure, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: malibu california, monaco, monte carlo, moscow russia, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
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 7.4
 590K
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, comic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, heroes, good versus evil, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, adventure, heroic mission, supernatural, danger, rescue, superhero, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, near future, 1940s ...
Place: usa, mississippi, poland, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural power, mutant, superhero, superhuman powers, teenage superhero, supernatural, tough guy, genetics, team, superhuman, save the day ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1962 ...
Place: oxford university, usa, eastern europe, poland, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men and The Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.
Style: comic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, superhero, death, teamwork, capture, master villain, danger, president, good versus evil, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa, new york, california, washington d.c., san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.2
 159K
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, psychotronic, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero team, transformation, adventure, superhero, teleportation, imaginary, telekinesis, strong female character, superheroine, save the world, alternate dimension, danger ...
Time: year 2015, year 2014, 2010s, 2000s, year 2007
Place: usa, new york, pentagon, panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Masters of the Universe (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The world of Eternia in the aftermath of Skeletor's war on Castle Grayskull, which he has won after seizing Grayskull and the surrounding city using a cosmic key developed by the locksmith Gwildor. The Sorceress is now Skeletor's prisoner ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, battles, danger, superhero, time travel, heroic mission, adventure, space and aliens, save the day, supernatural, transformation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 795K
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: 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, suspenseful, entertaining, intense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, hotshot hero, adventure, vengeance, escapades, danger, rivalry, billionaire, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 90s, year 1999 ...
Place: tennessee, malibu california, california, america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Iceland
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, psychotronic, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, teenage superhero, supernatural power, spider man character, teenage boy, double life, tough guy, superhuman powers, heroes, technology, martial arts, teenage life ...
Time: 2020s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%