Movies like Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

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Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (1980)
 7.7
 12K
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (1980)
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 love, Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). This alternate version of the film is based on footage shot by director Richard Donner before being replaced on the project, and it includes material not seen in the film's original 1980 release.
Style: exciting, feel good, serious, suspenseful, epic
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, space and aliens, self sacrifice, mission, secret identity, superhuman powers, world domination, adventure, crimes, evil alien, heroes, earth, save the world, love and romance, villain, exile, good versus evil, evil, double life, sacrifice, reporter, danger, conquering, nuclear, heroic mission ...
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and comic films with plots about imaginary, heroes, rivalry, superhero, good versus evil, escapades and adventure mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut: Superman II (1980), Superman (1978), Supergirl (2015), Superman Returns (2006), Man of Steel (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Superman II (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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, feel good, serious, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, superhuman powers, niagara falls, good versus evil, megalomaniac, world domination, criminal, adventure, solitude, save the world, media circus ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, france, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 7.3
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Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Switzerland, Canada, Panama
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, feel good ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, secret identity, double life, save the world, megalomaniac, crime fighter, good versus evil, adventure, self sacrifice, heroes, danger ...
Time: year 1966, year 1978, 1950s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: new york, midwest, usa, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 97K
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, emotional, light, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, secret identity, good versus evil, superhuman powers, super strength, strong female character, imaginary, alien monster, alien, sister sister relationship, alien race ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, ridiculous, awful ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, alter ego, nuclear threat, secret identity, good versus evil, laboratory, convertible, catholic school, u.s. army, newspaper editor, volcanic eruption, nuclear missile ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: italy, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Superman Returns (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, melancholic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: secret identity, superhuman powers, superhero, double life, transformation, self sacrifice, reporter, invulnerability, good versus evil, destruction, world domination, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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42%
 7.1
 639K
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, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the world, adventure, secret identity, double life, family relations, alien invasion, flying man, destruction, newspaper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 59K
Superman III (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, buddy comedy, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, megalomaniac, bowling alley, super computer, adventure, secret identity, good versus evil, urban, rivalry, danger, undercover, man versus machine ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: kansas, arizona, italy, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 1.2M
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, suspenseful, humorous, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the world, heroic mission, imaginary, giant, monster, alien invasion, teamwork, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, battleship, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.3
 631K
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, suspenseful, sentimental, comic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, transformation, good versus evil, master villain, experiment, disguise, double life, imaginary, guilt, secret identity, evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
 271K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, good versus evil, crimes, heroes, save the world, danger, adventure, speed, time travel, superhuman speed, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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31%
 7.3
 478K
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, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, scientist, double life, mad scientist, good versus evil, defamation, student, doctor, death, tentacle, super villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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31%
 3.9
 286
Atomic Rulers (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Super criminals are planning to infiltrate Earth with mass nuclear destruction! Only Starman can defend civilization by thwarting evil!
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, orphan, alien invasion, chases and races, imaginary, save the world, rivalry, apocalypse, martial arts, chaos, evil alien, alien encounter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: comic, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, emotional ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, transformation, superhuman powers, good versus evil, experiment, mad scientist, genetic engineering, fighting crime, love and romance, vigilante, villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, touching ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, superhuman powers, vigilantism, heroes, fighting crime, experiment, scientist, double life, protector, transformation, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 250K
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: exciting, suspenseful, comic, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, transformation, adventure, secret identity, supernatural ability, alien, mad scientist, chosen one, pilot, father son relationship, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK
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, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, invisibility, good versus evil, transformation, adventure, interrogation, mask, explosion, helicopter, satellite, surfboard, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, japan, china, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ben 10: Alien Swarm (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ben tenison is back in this all new Comedy Central, Movie, Based on the current Alien Force story. Alien swarm picks up with Ben 10 as a full fledged plumber but he's about to leave the ranks to do what he believes is right.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary, escapades, young heroes, adventure, space and aliens, master villain, androids and robots, superhuman powers, friends, rivalry, save the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.4
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Supergirl (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: laser, superhero, magic, megalomaniac, race against time, good versus evil, secret identity, gardener, love potion, power, teenage girl, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.5
 45K
Flash Gordon (1980)
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, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: emperor, mad scientist, superhero, good versus evil, outer space, space travel, race against time, sword and planet, deception, prince, solar eclipse, scientist ...
Time: 1930s, future, 80s
Place: dungeon, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: semi serious, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: race against time, secret identity, superhero, master villain, heroic mission, androids and robots, escapades, superhuman powers, family, young heroes, space and aliens, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dragonball: Evolution (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.
Style: feel good, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, martial arts, dragon, good versus evil, superhuman powers, adventure, legends and myths, danger, revenge, evil alien, rivalry, young heroes ...
Time: future
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28%
 6.2
 454K
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The seemingly invincible Spider-Man goes up against an all-new crop of villains – including the shape-shifting Sandman. While Spider-Man’s superpowers are altered by an alien organism, his alter ego, Peter Parker, deals with nemesis Eddie Brock ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, butler, friendship, rivalry, self sacrifice, jealousy, amnesia, spider, sand, forgiveness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 19K
Defender (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: After defeating the villainous Dr. Siddhant Arya, and bringing his father Rohit back from the dead, Krrish continued fighting against evil and saving innocent lives.Now Krishna is living a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, supernatural ability, chaos, supernatural, bollywood, danger, world domination, save the world, rivalry, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Predominantly set during World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, semi serious, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, courage, superhuman powers, heroism, one man army, soldier, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, army, patriotism, scientist ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1942
Place: usa, new york, alps, big ben london, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.2
 16K
Wing Commander (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hollywood version of the popular video game series "Wing Commander". Unlike other video games to feature film transitions, series creator Chris Roberts was heavily involved in the film's creation. This is the story of Christopher ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, space travel, space opera, spacecraft, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, alien encounter, save the world, danger, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On the run again, Dr. David Banner is jailed for assault after interrupting a mugging. Blind attorney Matt Murdock enlists Banner's help in locating the muggers because he believes they work for his longtime foe, Fisk, the head of an ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret identity, superhero, mob hit, organized crime, transformation, dual identity, daredevil, crime fighter, witness, injustice, disorder, fighting crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, rivalry, danger, fall in love, superhuman powers, imaginary, adventure, save the world, journalism, newspaper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During the critical experiment that would rid David Banner of the Hulk,a spy sabotages the laboratory. Banner falls in love with the spy, Jasmin, who performs missions only because her sister is being held hostage by Jasmin's superiors. Banner ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, tragic ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, one man army, love interest, superhuman powers, master villain, chases and races, imaginary, laboratory, rivalry, experiment gone awry, escapades, fall in love ...
Time: 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 528K
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, exciting, suspenseful, comic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, superhero, good versus evil, heroic mission, supernatural, rescue, heroes, adventure, danger, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, 1940s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, u.s. capitol building, canada, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 838K
Iron Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, humorous, witty, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, technology, adventure, prodigy, heroes, terrorism, good versus evil, weapon system, millionaire, androids and robots, self sacrifice, assistant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, middle east, malibu california, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%