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The Greatest American Hero (1981)
 7.3
 4K
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: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: alien encounter, superhero, secret identity, adventure, special agents, heroes, desert, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroic mission, imaginary, high school, escapades, rivalry, space and aliens, alien, teacher, alien contact, flying, costume, school teacher, shrinking, suit, miniaturization, fbi agent
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 humorous, semi serious, exciting and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about heroes, escapades, adventure, danger, imaginary, rivalry and good versus evil mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Comedy 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 DinoThunder (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, danger, young heroes, superhuman powers, youth, radiation, disorder, family relations, undercover, mad scientist, adventure, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s, year 1990 ...
Place: north dakota, usa, canada
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100%
 6.2
 1K
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, secret identity, imaginary, danger, good versus evil, youth, young heroes, escapades, love and romance, adventure, heroes, teenage life ...
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.
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, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, adventure, rivalry, imaginary, superhuman powers, danger, fall in love, save the world, journalism, newspaper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Power Rangers R.P.M (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
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, stylized, humorous, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: superhero, adventure, secret identity, save the world, rivalry, good versus evil, computer virus, world domination, escapades, superhuman powers, battles, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, exciting, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, race against time, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, family, rescue, danger, androids and robots, save the world, master villain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, light
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, martial arts, mutant, good versus evil, friendship, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, master warrior, rescue, save the day, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, superhero, power rangers, danger, imaginary, computer genius, teenage life, superhuman powers, escapades, save the world, androids and robots ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 22 min.
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: stylized, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, super sentai
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: power rangers, adventure, young heroes, escapades, teenage life, danger, superhuman powers, good versus evil, partners, save the world, rivalry, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: space and aliens, alien encounter, rivalry, good versus evil, save the day, heroes, escapades, dishonesty, adventure, master villain, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 6K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: secret identity, superhero, fighting crime, adventure, danger, save the day, chases and races, rivalry, good versus evil, crimes, escapades, superhuman speed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
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, super sentai
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: good versus evil, rivalry, adventure, escapades, secret identity, partners, danger, heroes, superhuman powers, chases and races, young heroes, save the day ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: semi serious, stylized, humorous, captivating
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, adventure, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroic mission, vengeance, danger, crimes, chases and races, gang, female fighter, transformation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ 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, captivating, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: power rangers, superhero, good versus evil, heroes, adventure, samurai, save the world, heroic mission, superhuman powers, supernatural, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: save the world, laser, adventure, family relations, disorder, suburban life, suburbs, parents and children, rivalry, imaginary, space and aliens, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: offbeat, humorous, sitcom
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, chase, special agents, space and aliens, alien encounter, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, chases and races, disorder, dating, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.2
 787
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: suspenseful, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: superhero, supernatural, save the world, imaginary, evil alien, rivalry, space and aliens, good versus evil, master villain, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: adventure, fighting crime, superheroine, secret identity, good versus evil, crimes, fictional reality, vengeance, undercover, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 2K
My Hero (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, heroic mission, adventure, superhuman powers, secret identity, romance, british humour, love and romance, escapades, imaginary, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: feel good, humorous, not serious, captivating, saga
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, heroes, fighting crime, superhero spoof, rivalry, superhuman powers, master villain, crimes, parody, henchman, imaginary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, resistance, apocalypse, adventure, evil alien, save the world, good versus evil, heroic mission, alien encounter, heroes, chaos, alien invasion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 19K
Zoom (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage superhero, superhero, save the world, good versus evil, family, friendship, danger, young heroes, adventure, supernatural ability, rivalry, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.3
 883
Level Up (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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, captivating, tense, semi serious
Audience: kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, youth, danger, best friends, parallel world, escapades, rivalry, imaginary, high school, video game, arcade game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, touching, tense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: astronaut, adventure, save the world, fighting crime, adventurer, a.i., good versus evil, space travel, survival, master villain, space and aliens, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, offbeat, semi serious, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: alien, halloween, martian, misunderstanding, adventure, catastrophe, disorder, friendship, time travel, space travel, alien encounter, technology gone awry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, not serious, light, offbeat, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: ufo, imaginary, benign alien, adventure, space travel, outer space, alien, satire, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, mysterious planet ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 300K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural power, heroes, good versus evil, speed, time travel, adventure, secret identity, save the world, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 2.9
 860
Illegal Aliens (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three aliens morph into super-hot babes and arrive to protect the earth from the intergalactic forces of evil. Guided by Syntax, their holographic mentor, these Illegal Aliens are willing to use every trick in the book and every sexy outfit in their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, save the world, evil alien, benign alien, space and aliens, alien encounter, time travel, androids and robots, escapades, master villain, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.2
 347
Santos (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, Spain, Chile
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Salvador Santos (Javier Gutiérrez), obeso, casi calvo y con 33 años, no parece la persona adecuada para vestirse de héroe. Pero no tiene otra opción, especialmente desde que un extraño viajero interdimensional le advierte que su mejor amigo, el ...
Style: humorous, futuristic, semi serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: superhero, parody, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, rivalry, heroes, save the world, self discovery, couple relations, danger, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Galactica 1980 (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious, saga
Plot: invisibility, androids and robots, escapades, save the world, adventure, man versus machine, changing the past or future, imaginary, space and aliens, danger, heroes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Power-Packed Adventure! Action-Packed Fun! A time in the future. The space colony Terra Venture journeys beyond Earth in search of new worlds. Peace reigns throughout the cosmos...or does it? Far away, in a strange galaxy, the evil Scorpius attacks ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, outer space, family, escapades, heroes, master villain, imaginary, secret identity, androids and robots, danger, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%