Movies and TV shows like The Greatest American Hero

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The Greatest American Hero
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, superhuman powers, desert, adventure, high school, heroic mission, good versus evil, heroes, secret identity, 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 Spectacular Spider-Man
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
USA
23 min.
 8.1
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
Action, Sci-Fi, Western, Adventure, Comedy
USA
45 min.
 8.4
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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 heroes, escapades, adventure, danger, good versus evil, rivalry and imaginary mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Greatest American Hero: Superboy (1988), Cutie Honey: Live Action (2004), Mom and Dad Save the World (1992), Zoom (2006), Redboy 13 (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
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, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, adventure, superhuman powers, romance, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, love and romance, journalism, rivalry, master villain ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
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Superboy
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
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System:   94%
    User:   90%
 
Cutie Honey: Live Action
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
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 ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   91%
 
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Mom and Dad Save the World
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, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, good versus evil, parody, fish out of water, stupidity, anti heroes, suburbs, chase, sexualized violence, brutality, dialogue ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   87%
 
 4.3
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Zoom
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: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, family, kids and family, chase, master villain, adventure, high school, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, young heroes, mentor, rescue ...
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System:   84%
    User:   92%
 
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Redboy 13
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: prodigy, secret agents, adventure, young heroes, save the day, heroic mission, danger, heroes, youth, good versus evil, mad scientist, master villain ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   69%
 
The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space
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, humorous, offbeat, exciting
Plot: outer space, save the day, distant planet, mistaken identity, good versus evil, adventure, escapades, heroes, rivalry, disorder, space and aliens, master villain ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   82%
 
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My Science Project
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project for Michael's class, and discover a strange glowing orb which absorbs electricity. When the orb begins to blend past, present, and future, its up to Michael and Ellie to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, light, idiotic
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: adventure, high school, science, time travel, school, androids and robots, college, dinosaur, alien, mad scientist, changing the past or future, police investigation ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   67%
 
The Return of Swamp Thing
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: mad scientist, superhero, monster, laboratory, deadly creature, comics, immortality, camp, master villain, secret identity, alter ego, fight scenes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   71%
 
 6.5
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Flash Gordon
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.
Style: futuristic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, mad scientist, superhero, space opera, outer space, emperor, evil alien, camp, alien, master villain, teleportation, mars ...
Time: 1930s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   80%
 
Ben 10: Race Against Time
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: semi serious, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: androids and robots, adventure, master villain, superhero, superhuman powers, family, young heroes, good versus evil, rescue, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   81%
 
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, futuristic, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, space travel, survival, space opera, maze, good versus evil, post apocalyptic, androids, first contact, adventurer, mars, androids and robots ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   66%
 
Power Rangers DinoThunder
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, superhuman powers, danger, adventure, escapades, heroes, family, imaginary, partners, rivalry, androids and robots, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   68%
 
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Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Buzz Lightyear of Star Command is an American animated science fiction/adventure/comedy series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The series originally aired on UPN and ABC from October 2000 to January 2001 as part of Disney's One ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: outer space, androids and robots, adventure, master villain, odd couple, superhero, unlikely partners, good versus evil, daring rescue, save the world, heroic mission, parallel world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   77%
 
Birds of Prey
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: master villain, secret identity, superhero, adventure, superhuman powers, fighting crime, good versus evil, superheroine, crimes, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   69%
 
Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation
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: martial arts, master villain, adventure, master warrior, superhero, young heroes, fighting crime, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   83%
 
Spaced Invaders
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, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: alien, adventure, alien invasion, halloween, small town, aliens, androids and robots, anti heroes, first contact, benign alien, weapons, mars ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   57%
 
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Supersonic Man
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, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, space and aliens, supernatural, evil alien, master villain, superhuman powers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   66%
 
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Unidentified Flying Oddball
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A NASA spacecraft proves Einstein right when, travelling faster than light, it ends up near King Arthur's Camelot. On board are big-hearted Tom Trimble and Hermes, the look-alike robot he built. Tom immediately makes friends with pretty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, androids and robots, benign alien, young heroes, time travel, family, changing the past or future, save the world, friendship, alien encounter, heroic mission, space travel ...
Place: connecticut, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   58%
 
My Secret Identity
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, 1990s, twentieth century ...
Place: north dakota, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   56%
 
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Sky High
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, high school, family, friendship, coming of age, teacher, transformation, bullying, superhuman powers, teenagers, supernatural ability, mad scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   79%
 
Monsters vs. Aliens
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
Story: Inspired by DreamWorks Animation's 2009 blockbuster feature film, this new series follows the further adventures of the beloved monsters- B.O.B., the gelatinous blob without a brain; Link, the prehistoric fish-man; Dr. Cockroach, the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good, witty
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, adventure, superhuman powers, good versus evil, family, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, mutant, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   64%
 
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion
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, fighting crime, parody, heroes, master villain, good versus evil, superhuman powers, crimes, imaginary, rivalry, red cape, robot ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   56%
 
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Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
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: exciting, serious, feel good, suspenseful, epic
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, adventure, space and aliens, superhuman powers, save the day, fighting crime, save the world, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   78%
 
The Spectacular Spider-Man
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The Spectacular Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the superhero character published by Marvel Comics and developed for television by Greg Weisman and Victor Cook. In terms of tone and style, the series is based primarily ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, serious, stylized
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, high school, superhuman powers, adventure, fighting crime, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, youth ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   63%
 
The High Crusade
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medieval crusaders from the 13th century are captured by aliens. However, this can not stop them to conquer the Holy Land.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: changing the past or future, distant planet, adventure, alien encounter, spacecraft, space travel, space wars, time travel, nothing goes right, alien, knight, fish out of water ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: jerusalem, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   72%
 
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Zorro
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A newly arrived governor finds his province under the control of the corrupt Colonel Huerta. To avoid assassination by Huerta, he pretends to be weak and indecisive so Huerta will believe he poses no threat. But secretly he masquerades as Zorro, and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, folk hero, lone wolves, master villain, secret identity, master warrior, superhero, sword duel, masked vigilante, vigilantism, daring rescue, fighting crime ...
Place: california, europe, spain, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   50%
 
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, 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, offbeat, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, mad scientist, alien, chase, superhero, cult, heroic mission, time travel, aliens, chases and races, space and aliens, desert ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: new jersey, asia, hong kong, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   74%
 

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Doctor Who
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Seventh Doctor becomes the Eighth. And on the streets of San Francisco – alongside new ally Grace Holloway - he battles the Master.
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, future, 1990s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   61%
    User:   63%
 
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Monster High
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two high school goofs steal an explosive device from another world that has been hidden on earth, and an alien named Mr. Armageddon is sent to retrieve it from them.
Style: semi serious, humorous, scary, exciting
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, save the world, drugs/alcohol, good versus evil, strong sexual content, danger, deadly, youth, space and aliens, supernatural, evil alien, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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System:   61%
    User:   68%
 
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