Movies like Superman Returns

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Superman Returns (2006)
 6.1
 256K
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 planet forever, as well as ridding himself of the Man of Steel.
Style: exciting, gloomy, serious, suspenseful, sentimental, epic, intense, comic, sexy, melancholic ...
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, reporter, master villain, save the world, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, undercover, world domination, media sensation, newspaper, ex couple relations ...
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 heroes, good versus evil, superhero, escapades, rivalry, imaginary and superhuman powers mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Superman Returns: Spider-Man (2002), Smallville (2001), Superman (1978), Man of Steel (2013), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
100%
 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%
 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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 5.7
 290K
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, serious, stylized, comic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: supernatural ability, superhero, invisibility, radiation, superhuman powers, laboratory, space station, transformation, imaginary, marriage proposal, flying, mask ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
46%
 8.3
 1.1M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure
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, serious, bleak, suspense, dark ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, good versus evil, heroes, haunted by the past, undercover, batman, vigilantism, master villain, justice, disguise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, himalaya, africa, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
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 ⇓
38%
 5.3
 193K
Daredevil (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: He dwells in a world of eternal night, but the blackness is filled with sounds and scents, tastes and textures that most cannot perceive. Although attorney Matt Murdock is blind, his other four senses function with superhuman sharpness. By day, ...
Style: exciting, stylized, comic, dark, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, vigilantism, martial arts, supernatural ability, vengeance, boxing, fighting crime, blindness, organized crime, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
36%
 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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, secret identity, superhuman powers, good versus evil, niagara falls, loss of virginity, criminal, adventure, flying man, megalomaniac, world domination, solitude ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france, washington d.c., idaho ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.0
 636K
Thor (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, imaginary kingdom, immortality, legends and myths, protector, warrior, adventure, rivalry, betrayal, mythology, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, scandinavia, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
 6.0
 21K
The Shadow (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the 1930's comic strip, puts the hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, monk, invisibility, adventure, vigilante, heroic mission, hypnosis, superhuman powers, danger, undercover ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, tibet, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
 2.2
 4K
The Pumaman (1980)
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: semi serious, exciting, offbeat, suspenseful, idiotic ...
Plot: superhero, adventure, master villain, superhuman powers, mad scientist, save the world, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%