Movies like Superman Returns

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Superman Returns (2006)
 6.0
 276K
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 planet forever, as well as ridding himself of the Man of Steel.
Style: exciting, serious, melancholic, suspense, intense, sentimental, gloomy, suspenseful, surprise ending, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, secret identity, double life, superhero, super strength, save the world, transformation, self sacrifice, reporter, good versus evil, invulnerability, adventure, world domination, imaginary, helicopter, rescue, destruction, master villain, hopes, megalomaniac, responsibility, murder, adaptation, end of the world, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to Superman Returns

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, psychotronic, serious and surprise ending films with plots about superhero, heroes, good versus evil, rivalry, super villain, superhuman powers and imaginary mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Superman Returns: Superman (1978), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Hulk (2003), Spider-Man (2002), X-Men (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 166K
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, year 1966 ...
Place: new york, midwest, usa, california, kansas ...
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100%
 7.3
 566K
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, science ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 258K
Hulk (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.
Style: intense, serious, exciting, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, chase, superhero, experiment gone awry, adventure, dark hero, genetics, mutant, transformation, mad scientist, anger, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1960s, 80s ...
Place: san francisco, california, new york, south america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 713K
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: teens, boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, super villain, superhuman powers, courage, transformation, experiment, heroes, secret identity, experiment gone awry, escapades, undercover, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 586K
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, supernatural, rescue, superhero, heroic mission, danger, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, 2000s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york, mississippi, poland, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 526K
X2 (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, serious, stylized, psychotronic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, super powers, mutant, mind control, good versus evil, evil man, scientist, assassination attempt, dark hero, bigotry ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, near future
Place: usa, boston, washington d.c., canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, suspenseful, serious, 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%
 7.6
 320K
The Flash (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, heroes, supernatural power, speed, time travel, good versus evil, adventure, secret identity, save the world, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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 7.5
 119K
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, super powers, heroes, danger, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, imaginary, teamwork, monster, alien invasion, heroic mission, save the world, partners, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, russia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, mutant, supernatural ability, good versus evil, superhuman powers, changing the past or future, superhero, heroes, danger, teamwork, time paradox, team ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2020s ...
Place: usa, china, moscow russia, washington d.c., new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: supernatural ability, mutant, superhuman powers, superhero, death, teamwork, capture, master villain, danger, president, good versus evil, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa, new york, san francisco, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, space and aliens, secret identity, save the world, niagara falls, good versus evil, nuclear, world domination, megalomaniac, super strength, criminal ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, idaho, france, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 726K
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, save the world, space and aliens, secret identity, double life, imaginary, family relations, superhuman, alien invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, invisibility, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, transformation, scientist, wedding, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, shanghai china, los angeles, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Style: comic, suspense, surprise ending, intense, entertaining ...
Plot: super strength, superhero team, apocalypse, mutant, superhero, transformation, world domination, immortality, superhuman, comics, heroes, battlefield ...
Time: 80s, future, 2010s, year 1983
Place: egypt, poland, cairo egypt, west berlin west germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, psychotronic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, superhero, supernatural power, heroes, genetically altered, experiment, rage, scientist, army, good versus evil ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa, nigeria, vietnam, canada, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 318K
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, imaginary, good versus evil, invisibility, radiation, transformation, space station, friendship, dna, scientist ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 1.4M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
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: dark, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, double life, secret identity, good versus evil, batman, heroes, haunted by the past, disguise, fighting crime, undercover, crime fighter, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: usa, africa, himalaya, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 115K
Supergirl (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them. The Danvers teach her to be careful with her powers, until ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, emotional, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, strong female character, superheroine, secret identity, super powers, save the day, heroes, danger, superhuman powers, undercover, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego ...
Style: comic, reboot, psychotronic, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: supernatural power, superhero, teenage superhero, teenager, super powers, technology, costumed hero, best friend, spider man character, mentor, school, teenage life ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., berlin germany, brooklyn new york city, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, mutant, supernatural power, superhero, superhuman powers, teenage superhero, supernatural, genetics, team, superhuman, save the day, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944 ...
Place: oxford university, usa, eastern europe, poland, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, teenage superhero, secret identity, super villain, good versus evil, transformation, genetic engineering, experiment, vigilante, mad scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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, good versus evil, fighting crime, protector, vigilantism, save the day, double life, imaginary, teenage life, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, spacecraft, space travel, teamwork, space and aliens, superhero, warrior, reluctant partners, save the world ...
Time: future, year 2014, 80s, 2010s, year 1988
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 273K
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, superhuman powers, adventure, chosen one, immortal, super powers, escapades, alien, transformation, protector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1991, 1990s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 350K
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, secret identity, heroes, psychopath, millionaire, disfigurement, district attorney, dual identity ...
Time: 80s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, future
Place: usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 3.8
 240K
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, twentieth century, year 1997, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, feel good, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, teenage superhero, supernatural power, spider man character, double life, superhuman powers, heroes, teenage boy, technology, tough guy, martial arts, teenage life ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 977K
Iron Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
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, witty, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, technology, adventure, heroes, prodigy, self sacrifice, weapon system, millionaire, good versus evil, intelligence, terrorism, androids and robots ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, malibu california, usa, middle east, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%