Movies and TV shows like The Greatest American Hero

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The Greatest American Hero (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: alien encounter, superhero, secret identity, superhuman powers, desert, adventure, high school, heroic mission, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, space and aliens, special agents, escapades, imaginary, shrinking, miniaturization, flying, alien contact, fbi agent, suit, alien, teacher
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, exciting and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about escapades, heroes, adventure, imaginary, danger, rivalry and good versus evil mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Greatest American Hero: Superboy (1988), My Secret Identity (1988), Mom and Dad Save the World (1992), Zoom (2006), Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.4
 932
Superboy (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, secret identity, adventure, superhuman powers, teenage life, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, youth, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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: semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, journalism, undercover, newspaper, adventure, superhuman powers, romance, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 20 min.
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, martial arts, master villain, adventure, master warrior, young heroes, fighting crime, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
My Secret Identity (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, mad scientist, adventure, secret identity, laboratory, superhuman powers, young heroes, teenage life, escapades, heroes, imaginary, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, twentieth century, 1990s ...
Place: north dakota, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emperor Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make Marge his before blowing up the Earth. The Emperor and other inhabitants of his planet are somewhat less than bright, and Dick begins ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, idiotic, absurd, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, laser, good versus evil, fish out of water, suburbs, anti heroes, evil alien, family, race against time, save the world, alien encounter, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.3
 17K
Zoom (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, 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, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: superhero, kids and family, family, adventure, master villain, chase, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, young heroes, rescue, save the world, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, superhuman powers, danger, escapades, adventure, heroes, family, imaginary, partners, rivalry, androids and robots ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Power Rangers R.P.M (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: exciting, serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, superhuman powers, adventure, good versus evil, save the world, legends and myths, danger, heroes, imaginary, partners, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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They Came from Outer Space (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, offbeat
Plot: fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world, alien encounter, space and aliens, disorder, special agents, chase, teenage life, chases and races, misfit, brother brother relationship, dating ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Would-be superhero, Ed Gruberman, who possesses no super powers must join a team of misfit heroes-in-training known as The Super Capers. Having only faith, Gruberman must travel through time to uncover an evil plot involving some gold bullion, a ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, fighting crime, parody, heroes, master villain, superhuman powers, crimes, imaginary, rivalry, red cape, robot ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Power Rangers Jungle Fury (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, superhuman powers, adventure, save the day, legends and myths, heroes, chaos, androids and robots, ghost, secret identity, social misfits ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Birds of Prey (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Huntress, Dinah, Oracle are determined to carry on Batman's fight for justice against the ruthless criminals of New Gotham City.
Style: semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superheroine, superhero, master villain, secret identity, adventure, superhuman powers, fighting crime, good versus evil, crimes, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 6K
Wonder Woman (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, secret identity, superheroine, undercover, island, adventure, superhuman powers, fighting crime, heroic mission, good versus evil, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, exciting
Plot: save the day, outer space, mistaken identity, distant planet, good versus evil, adventure, escapades, heroes, rivalry, disorder, space and aliens, master villain ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Spaced Invaders (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crew of Martians overhears a radio broadcast of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" coming from Earth, and, thinking the Martian fleet is attacking Earth, they land their broken-down ship in a backwater mid-American town. As luck ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: alien, misunderstanding, martian, adventure, androids and robots, anti heroes, benign alien, goofy hero, save the world, friendship, alien encounter, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
 15K
Batman (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It stars Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City. It aired on ABC for three ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, master villain, estate, adventure, fighting crime, crimes, crime, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Cutie Honey: Live Action (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: stylized, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, master villain, superhero, superhuman powers, vengeance, adventure, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, offbeat, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, swamp, mad scientist, laboratory, deadly creature, master villain, secret identity, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, zombie, fighting crime, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.3
 5K
The Flash (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
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, captivating, tense, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, adventure, save the day, danger, urban, chases and races, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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 ⇓
52%
 3.1
 643
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, suspenseful
Plot: superhero, benign alien, adventure, parody, death ray, superhero spoof, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, space and aliens, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: semi serious, offbeat, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: astronaut, adventure, a.i., adventurer, androids and robots, master villain, master warrior, save the world, survival, alien encounter, heroic mission, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
V: The Final Battle (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 272 min.
Story: A small group of human resistance fighters fight a desperate guerrilla war against the genocidal extra-terrestrials who dominate Earth.
Style: futuristic, epic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: resistance, alien, alien invasion, good versus evil, adventure, evil alien, visitor, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse, space and aliens, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.9
 49
Redboy 13 (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A minor masterpiece of the surreal--Austin Chronicle__Redboy 13 is a cold war movie spoof with a Jame Bondian atmosphere. Roy Brown plays Redboy 13, an adolescent agent called from retirement for one last assignment. Evil is up to its old tricks in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, prodigy, secret agents, young heroes, adventure, save the day, heroic mission, danger, heroes, youth, good versus evil, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Ben 10: Race Against Time (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, race against time, androids and robots, adventure, master villain, superhuman powers, family, young heroes, good versus evil, rescue, save the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Meteor Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One night Jefferson Reed gets hit in the chest by a souped-up chunk of meteor. So he can fly, but he's scared of heights. He can master the information in any book ... for about fifteen minutes. Now his friends and family want him to protect ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, anti heroes, street gang, music teacher, fighting crime, escapades, heroes, disorder, family, gang, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 90K
Supergirl (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, light, entertaining, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, female protagonist, secret identity, good versus evil, superhuman powers, strong female character, super strength, alien, sister sister relationship, supervillain, alien race, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 32 min.
Story: An Earth Man and his alien friend escape an exploding Earth, and set forth on an odd adventure across the universe with a known fugitive. Based on the book by Douglas Adams, the dialog follows the book closely. This was originally a 6-part series ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, not serious, based on radio show ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, ufo, space travel, benign alien, imaginary, outer space, spacecraft, cult, friendship, alien, meaning of life, end of the world ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Power Rangers Samurai (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, save the world, adventure, danger, escapades, family, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, samurai, superhuman powers ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 2K
RoboCop (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: RoboCop: The Series is a 1994 television series based on the film of the same name. It stars Richard Eden as the title character. Made to appeal primarily to children and young teenagers, it lacks the graphic violence that was the hallmark of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, androids and robots, fighting crime, adventure, superhuman powers, future dystopia, escapades, weapon system, dishonesty, rivalry, society, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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