Movies like Superman Returns

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Superman Returns (2006)
 6.1
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Superman Returns
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 planet forever, as well as ridding himself of the Man of Steel.
Style: exciting, gloomy, serious, suspenseful, sentimental, intense, comic, sexy, melancholic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, adventure, transformation, master villain, secret identity, comics, alter ego, childhood, superhuman powers, dialogue, vigilante, good versus evil, dark hero, solitude, save the world, technology, storytelling, destiny, invulnerability, mentor, danger, catastrophe, family, escapades, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to Superman Returns

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and comic films with plots about mentor, dialogue, adventure, catastrophe, escapades, rivalry and heroes mostly in Adventure, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Superman Returns: Spider-Man (2002), Fantastic Four (2005), Man of Steel (2013), Superman (1978), Spider-Man 2 (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.3
 615K
Spider-Man
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, comic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, transformation, vigilante, genetics, violence, chase, comics, master villain, secret identity, alter ego, mythology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.7
 290K
Fantastic Four
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, serious, stylized, comic, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, adventure, transformation, good versus evil, invisibility, radiation, master villain, space station, comics, alter ego, heroine in tight suit, fight scenes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   100%
 
 7.1
 623K
Man of Steel
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: exciting, epic, serious, stylized, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, alien invasion, adventure, good versus evil, military, chase, apocalypse, master villain, alien, dark hero, fight scenes, mythology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   50%
 
 7.3
 143K
Superman
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, epic, serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: superhero, adventure, good versus evil, space travel, alien, transformation, catastrophe, master villain, alter ego, comics, mythology, secret identity ...
Time: year 1978, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1966
Place: california, new york, usa, midwest, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   100%
 
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, adventure, transformation, good versus evil, benign alien, chase, invisibility, comics, alter ego, heroine in tight suit, master villain, dark hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, egypt, japan, greenland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   100%
 
 7.3
 478K
Spider-Man 2
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, serious, sentimental, sincere, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, mad scientist, friendship, transformation, violence, revenge, chase, redemption, scientist, dark hero, master villain, comics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   68%
 
The Amazing Spider-Man
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, vigilante, transformation, vigilantism, mad scientist, good versus evil, chase, revenge, genetic engineering, master villain, secret identity, comics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   100%
 
 6.2
 440K
Spider-Man 3
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, comic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: superhero, revenge, transformation, storytelling, master villain, alter ego, comics, dark hero, chase, vigilante, redemption, secret identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   56%
 
 7.4
 516K
X-Men
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, stylized, serious, comic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, adventure, good versus evil, prejudice, mutant, dark hero, violence, comics, master villain, fight scenes, superhuman powers, alter ego ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, near future, 1940s ...
Place: usa, poland, u.s. capitol building, mississippi, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   47%
 
 4.9
 30K
The Phantom
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, entertaining, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, superhero, adventure, island, secret identity, master villain, comics, vigilante, spelling bee, mythology, immortality, alter ego ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
 7.0
 614K
Iron Man 2
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, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, technology, revenge, adventure, good versus evil, arms dealer, androids and robots, military, weapons, murder, comics, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, washington d.c., moscow russia, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   56%
 
The Incredible Hulk
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Scientist Bruce Banner scours the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, military, chase, adventure, transformation, on the run, dark hero, superhuman powers, father daughter relationship, scientist, comics, alter ego ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, brazil, latin america, usa, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
X-Men: The Last Stand
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
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: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, mutant, betrayal, mentor, superhuman powers, comics, chase, alter ego, fight scenes, supernatural ability, genetics, apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
Highlander: Endgame
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Immortals Connor and Duncan Macleod join forces against a man from Connor's distant past in the highlands of Scotland, Kell, an immensely powerful immortal who leads an army of equally powerful and deadly immortal swordsmen and assassins. No ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, melancholic, sequel to cult film
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: immortality, vengeance, sword fight, mentor, gory, master warrior, revenge, martial arts, violence, supernatural ability, fight scenes, ninja ...
Time: middle ages, 1990s, 18th century, 16th century, 17th century ...
Place: europe, ireland, scotland, usa, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   50%
 
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, fairy tale, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, adventure, good versus evil, supernatural, monster, apocalypse, anti heroes, steampunk, mythology, dark fantasy, magic, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
Masters of the Universe
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, adventure, chase, palaces castles and temples, master villain, transformation, heroic mission, danger, camp, mentor, destiny ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
Avengers: Age of Ultron
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, stylized, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, technology, end of the world, robot, arms dealer, apocalypse, transformation, a.i., comics, fight scenes, mythology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, oslo norway, eastern europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
 4.3
 135K
Fantastic Four
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, awful, idiotic, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, teleportation, transformation, comics, superhuman powers, adventure, fighting crime, dialogue, telekinesis, portal, escapades, natural disaster ...
Time: year 2007, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, pentagon, panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
 5.6
 246K
Green Lantern
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: serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, comic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, alien, good versus evil, adventure, transformation, alien invasion, mad scientist, secret identity, comics, genocide, mythology, aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1991, 1990s, year 1993 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
 2.2
 4K
The Pumaman
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Low-budget superhero flick about a young man given a mystical medallion by a South American shaman, in order to become a puma- empowered champion like his father before him. In trying to locate the young man initially, the shaman has the nasty habit ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, offbeat, suspenseful, idiotic ...
Plot: superhero, adventure, mad scientist, master villain, god, alien, mentor, superhuman powers, first contact, teleportation, dialogue, save the world ...
Time: 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
 5.4
 213K
Batman Forever
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The Dark Knight of Gotham City confronts a dastardly duo: Two-Face and the Riddler. Formerly District Attorney Harvey Dent, Two-Face believes Batman caused the courtroom accident which left him disfigured on one side. And Edward Nygma, ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, date night
Plot: superhero, crime, batman, vigilante, dark hero, revenge, master criminal, psychologist, alter ego, bank robbery, master villain, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
Thor: The Dark World
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, adventure, sacrifice, betrayal, chase, transformation, end of the world, teleportation, magic, dark fantasy, master villain, mythology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, london, dungeon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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: exciting, dark, comic, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, batman, dark hero, fight scenes, comics, superhuman powers, justice, save the world, heroes, weapons, good versus evil, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1918, year 1981, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., tijuana mexico, u.s. capitol building, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   100%
 
Green Lantern: First Flight
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: superhero, adventure, good versus evil, betrayal, alien, master villain, torture, protagonist as suspect, mythology, comics, fight scenes, mentor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Capt. Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's half brother who kidnaps three diplomats and hijacks the Enterprise in his obsessive search for God.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space opera, adventure, space travel, star trek, outer space, daring rescue, first contact, spacecraft, desert, aliens, god, obsessive quest ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
 4.4
 16K
Supergirl
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, awful, ridiculous ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, adventure, magic, witch, mentor, alter ego, secret identity, laser, transformation, chase, comics, superhuman powers ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
 7.4
 14K
Wonder Woman
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength: Princess Diana. When an Army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor, crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, comic, light ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, adventure, vengeance, betrayal, island, master villain, fight scenes, mythology, firefly, revenge, superhuman powers, ancient mystery ...
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
 7.5
 463K
X-Men 2
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Professor Charles Xavier and his team of genetically gifted superheroes face a rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment led by Col. William Stryker. Storm, Wolverine and Jean Grey must join their usual nemeses – Magneto and Mystique – to unhinge ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, intense, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, adventure, good versus evil, teleportation, mutant, dark hero, mentor, violence, school, master villain, comics, fight scenes ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, near future, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
Stargate: Continuum
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, cerebral, interesting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, space travel, adventure, alien, space opera, parallel universe, first contact, evil alien, clones, aliens, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 1930s, year 1939, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
 6.5
 44K
Flash Gordon
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: adventure, mad scientist, superhero, space opera, outer space, emperor, evil alien, camp, alien, master villain, teleportation, mars ...
Time: 1930s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
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