Movies and TV shows like The Greatest American Hero

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The Greatest American Hero (1981)
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The Greatest American Hero (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The chronicles of  teacher Ralph Hinkley's adventures after a group of aliens gives him a red suit that gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately, Ralph, who hates wearing the suit, immediately loses its instruction booklet, and thus has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error, often with comical results.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: alien encounter, superhero, secret identity, adventure, special agents, heroes, desert, escapades, rivalry, high school, good versus evil, superhuman powers, heroic mission, space and aliens, alien, teacher, alien contact, school teacher, flying, fbi agent, shrinking, imaginary, costume, miniaturization, suit
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Greatest American Hero

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, semi serious, humorous and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about adventure, escapades, heroes, imaginary, danger, superhero and good versus evil mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Greatest American Hero: My Secret Identity (1988), Superboy (1988), Power Rangers R.P.M (2009), Ben 10: Race Against Time (2007), Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Secret Identity (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: My Secret Identity was a Canadian television series starring Jerry O'Connell and Derek McGrath. Originally broadcast from October 9, 1988 – May 25, 1991 on CTV in Canada, the series also aired in syndication in the United States. The series ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, family relations, disorder, radiation, mad scientist, young heroes, youth, save the day, escapades, undercover, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1988, year 1991 ...
Place: north dakota, usa, canada
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Superboy (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Superboy is a half-hour live-action television series based on the fictional DC Comics comic book character Kal-El's early years as Superboy. The show ran from 1988–1992 in syndication. It was renamed The Adventures of Superboy at the start ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, secret identity, adventure, heroes, good versus evil, youth, escapades, rivalry, young heroes, love and romance, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is a live-action American television series based on the characters in Superman and Action. Lois & Clark starred Dean Cain as Superman/Clark Kent and Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane, and aired on ABC ...
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, journalism, undercover, newspaper, good versus evil, romance, superhuman powers, rivalry, adventure, fall in love, save the world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Power Rangers R.P.M (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: In the near future, the mysterious and sinister Venjix Computer Network is attempting to conquer and lay ruin to the entire planet. Mankind has retreated into environmentally-shielded domed cities to protect against the pollution and machines ...
Style: serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: power rangers, superhero, good versus evil, rivalry, secret identity, adventure, computer virus, chaos, supernatural, partners, escapades, battles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The forces of evil are attempting to recapture a human-inhabited Earth-like planet that has been liberated by rebels. The son of one of the rebel leaders, an electronic genius, searches the galaxy for a hero and finds Captain Zoom, star of a 1950s ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, parody, offbeat
Plot: fish out of water, heroic mission, alien encounter, outer space, tv show, mistaken identity, space wars, heroes, escapades, master villain, dishonesty, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Ben 10: Race Against Time (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: "Ben 10: Race Against Time" has Ben back in his hometown of Bellwood. Even though he's back in school and leaving his hero adventures behind him, it seems that Ben will be facing his greatest challenge yet.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, race against time, heroic mission, young heroes, adventure, save the world, master villain, androids and robots, rescue, rivalry, superhuman powers ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation is an American live-action television series produced by Saban Entertainment, which ran on the Fox Kids network from 1997 to 1998. The short-lived series was based loosely from Mirage Studios' Teenage Mutant ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, light
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, martial arts, heroes, adventure, master warrior, rescue, good versus evil, mutant, friendship, heroic mission, master villain, secret identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Five teenagers must locate and secure ancient relics with unbelievable power, while at the same time stop a demonic corporation who want the relics for their power.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, captivating, super sentai
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: power rangers, good versus evil, secret identity, adventure, save the day, young heroes, rivalry, heroes, superhuman powers, escapades, partners, corporate crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Fifteen years into the future, Earth has welcomed alien beings to live with humans. But peace is short lived, as a planet conquering alien force turns its destructive attention to Earth! Evil and smart, they seem unstoppable. Only the Power Rangers ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: power rangers, adventure, young heroes, good versus evil, rivalry, save the world, teenage life, partners, escapades, curses spells and rituals, superhero, superhuman powers ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Flash (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The Flash is a 1990 American television series that starred John Wesley Shipp as the superhero, the Flash, and co-starred Amanda Pays. The series was developed from the DC Comics characters by the writing team of Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo, and ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, tense, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: secret identity, superhero, fighting crime, save the day, adventure, superhuman powers, escapades, good versus evil, crimes, rivalry, superhuman speed, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Masked Rider (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Masked Rider is an American adaptation of the Japanese television series Kamen Rider Black RX, the ninth in a line of series in the popular Kamen Rider Series franchise. It was produced by Saban and aired on FOX part of the Fox Kids program block ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, benign alien, good versus evil, rivalry, heroes, youth, alien encounter, alien, superhero, morphing, imaginary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, superhero, experiment gone awry, disorder, couple relations, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Cutie Honey (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Honey's uncle gets kidnapped by the evil criminal gang known as "Panther Claw," she must use her magical powers of transformation (fueled by love) to save him. Meanwhile the same crime group has been responsible for a number of ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, superhuman powers, vengeance, crimes, gang, female fighter, transformation, androids and robots, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Power Rangers Samurai (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A new generation of Power Rangers must master the mystical and ancient Samurai Symbols of Power which give them control over the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, and Earth. Under the guidance of their all-knowing mentor and the aid of their ...
Style: serious, exciting, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: power rangers, good versus evil, heroes, superhero, samurai, heroic mission, adventure, save the world, battles, teenage life, superhuman powers, escapades ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Supersonic Man (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A masked superhero (Michael Coby) with a private-eye disguise thwarts a madman's (Cameron Mitchell) death-ray plot.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, parody, psychotronic ...
Plot: superhero, benign alien, space and aliens, evil alien, supernatural, master villain, rivalry, heroes, supernatural ability, save the world, escapades, superhuman powers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: An eccentric scientist and his partner, veteran Power Ranger Dr. Tommy Oliver, have created Dinosaur like robots called Bio Zords. After their laboratory is attacked by the evil Mesogog, Tommy narrowly escapes and retreats to the nearby city of ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: power rangers, martial arts, superhero, good versus evil, monster, heroes, partners, young heroes, superhuman powers, androids and robots, save the world, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
They Came from Outer Space (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: They Came from Outer Space is an American science fiction comedy series that aired in syndication from October 1990 to March 1991. The series was created by Tom McLoughlin.
Style: humorous, sitcom, offbeat
Plot: fish out of water, disorder, alien encounter, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, special agents, space and aliens, misfit, chase, dating, corvette, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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My Hero (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: My Hero is a BBC sitcom created by Paul Mendelson. The programme ran for six series, first broadcast in February 2000, and concluding in September 2006. The series follows the antics of the dim-witted superhero "Thermoman", portrayed by ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: superhero, save the world, adventure, heroic mission, superhuman powers, secret identity, romance, heroes, love and romance, escapades, space and aliens, shop owner ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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V: The Final Battle (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 272 min.
TV show
Story: A small group of human resistance fighters fight a desperate guerrilla war against the genocidal extra-terrestrials who dominate Earth.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, apocalypse, resistance, adventure, evil alien, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, good versus evil, chaos, heroes, alien invasion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hard Time on Planet Earth is an American science fiction series that aired on CBS as a midseason replacement in 1989. Airing for 13 episodes, the series starred Martin Kove and was created by Jim and John Thomas. Scheduled opposite NBC's ...
Style: serious, surreal, exciting, offbeat
Plot: warden, alien, society, benign alien, alien encounter, misfit, disorder, space and aliens, androids and robots, hopes, getting home, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Agent Carter (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, female agent, special agents, heroes, tough girl, undercover, heroic mission, save the world, adventure, escapades, graphic violence, good versus evil ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Level Up (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Level Up was a live-action television series that is broadcast on Cartoon Network. A film with the same title, which served as a pilot for the series, premiered on November 23, 2011. The series premiered on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 8 p.m. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, tense, captivating, semi serious
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, best friends, parallel world, youth, escapades, high school, rivalry, video game, chase, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios. The series ran for two seasons between 1979–1981, and the feature-length pilot episode for the series was released as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, touching, tense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, good versus evil, time travel, astronaut, space travel, fighting crime, survival, save the world, a.i., adventure, adventurer, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Galactica 1980 (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Galactica 1980 is a science fiction television series, and a spin-off from the original Battlestar Galactica television series. It was first broadcast on the ABC network in the United States from January 27 to May 4, 1980. It was later shown in ...
Style: serious, saga, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: invisibility, androids and robots, space and aliens, heroes, rivalry, adventure, save the world, escapades, survival, society, changing the past or future, man versus machine ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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41%
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Wonder Woman (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor (both Sr. & Jr.), the show originally aired ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, touching, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhero, superheroine, good versus evil, secret identity, strong female lead, amazon, superhuman powers, female warrior, fighting crime, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Birds of Prey (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Huntress, Dinah, Oracle are determined to carry on Batman's fight for justice against the ruthless criminals of New Gotham City.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, supernatural power, interracial relations, villain, gotham city, heroes, good versus evil, adventure, secret identity, fighting crime, master villain, society ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
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40%
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Zoom (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jack Shepard is an out-of-shape auto shop owner, far removed from the man who once protected the world's freedom. Reluctantly called back into action by the government, Jack is tasked with turning a ragtag group of kids with special powers into ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: teenage superhero, superhero, good versus evil, save the world, family, space travel, friendship, alien encounter, supernatural ability, rescue, young heroes, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Tick (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a super villain. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero.
Style: parody, absurd, humorous, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: super villain, superhero, super powers, teenager, rivalry, friendship, obsession, justice, investigation, escapades, adventure, super strength ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mac and Me (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) escaping from nefarious NASA agents, is befriended by a young boy in a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family from whom he has been separated.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, psychotronic, ridiculous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: nasa, alien encounter, friendship, family relations, single parent, extraterrestrial, adventure, family, benign alien, disorder, space and aliens, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Power Rangers Jungle Fury (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Casey, Theo and Lily are at a loss when Camille, Dai Shi's second in command, employs the powerful Pangolin to launch an assault against the city in preparation for the resurrection of Carnisoar, the Sky Overlord. When they realize that the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: good versus evil, power rangers, martial arts, androids and robots, secret identity, save the day, escapades, chaos, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, rivalry, heroes ...
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