Movies and TV shows like Black Lightning

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Black Lightning (2018)
 6.3
 16K
Black Lightning (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural power, electricity, good versus evil, one man army, masked superhero, killings, neo noir, villain, urban, fighting crime, fight scenes, super powers, gang, sister sister relationship, street gang, african american, politician, single father, vigilante, vigilantism, ex husband ex wife relationship, school principal, high school ...
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Black Lightning

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and stylized films and TV series with plots about superhero, heroes, escapades, superhuman powers, imaginary, rivalry and fighting crime mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Black Lightning: The Flash (2014), Arrow: Blood Rush (2013), NightMan (1997), Daredevil (2015), Luke Cage (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, crimes, heroes, danger, speed, time travel, save the world, superhuman speed, save the day, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Arrow: Blood Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 1 min.
Story: A six episode mini series broadcast online alongside Arrow. Felicity meets Roy and has a special mission for him.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, heroes, fighting crime, urban, rivalry, escapades, crimes, undercover, prodigy, blonde woman, mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 515
NightMan (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Night Man is an American action/adventure/sci-fi series that aired in syndication from September 15, 1997 to May 17, 1999. The series is loosely based on a comic book published by Malibu Comics and was created by Steve Englehart and developed for ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, rivalry, danger, jazz, heroes, fighting crime, escapades, superhuman powers, imaginary, adventure, jazz musician, policewoman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 331K
Daredevil (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, good versus evil, fighting crime, secret identity, lawyer, heroes, danger, superhuman powers, crimes, undercover, daredevil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 105K
Luke Cage (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, master villain, superhuman powers, good versus evil, fighting crime, danger, crimes, save the day, escapades, african american, violence, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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 ⇓
76%
 6.8
 6K
Powers (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, superhero, heroes, law enforcement, fighting crime, supernatural, superhuman powers, police detective, danger, youth, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Incredible Hulk (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character, the Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, and Jack Colvin as Jack McGee. In ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, sentimental, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, scientist, false accusation, experiment gone awry, tough guy, uncontrollable, save the day, adventure, mutant, antidote, unstoppable ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 8K
The Cape (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: "The Cape" is a drama series following Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. He is forced into hiding, leaving behind his wife Dana and son, Trip. Fueled ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, crimes, corrupt law enforcer, honest law enforcer, undercover, presumed dead, secret identity, vigilantism, rivalry, ex law enforcer, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
 326
Black Scorpion (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Black Scorpion is an action-crime TV series that aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2001 and in Canada on Space in 2002. The series is based on two Roger Corman movies, Black Scorpion, and the sequel Black Scorpion II: Aftershock. The show focuses on a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, superheroine, secret identity, imaginary, workplace situations, escapades, crime, crimes, superhuman powers, fighting crime, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.5
 27K
The Gifted (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A suburban couple's ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, superhero, super powers, supernatural ability, parents and children, teamwork, good versus evil, social misfits, hunted, family, prejudice, supernatural power ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhero, superheroine, woman in a wheelchair, escapades, adventure, master villain, crimes, oracle, birds, society, rivalry, superhuman powers ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 578
M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: M.A.N.T.I.S. is an American science fiction television series that aired for one season on the Fox Network between August 1994 and March 1995. The original two-hour pilot was produced by Sam Raimi and developed by Sam Hamm. It stars actor Carl ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: superhero, disability, crimes, criminal heroes, society, heroes, fighting crime, african american, scientist, paraplegic
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, captivating, tense, comic, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, strong female lead, superheroine, secret identity, fighting crime, good versus evil, superhuman powers, adventure, heroic mission, danger, righting the wronged, master villain ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 295
Super Force (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Super Force is an action-adventure TV series about a former astronaut who uses an advanced combat suit and motorcycle to fight crime in the city of Metroplex during the year 2020. Among the features of the suit were enhanced strength and armament, ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: superhero, secret identity, rivalry, astronaut, vengeance, vigilantism, heroes, fighting crime, superhuman powers, escapades, vigilante, motorcycle
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting, tragic ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, one man army, love interest, undercover, experiment gone awry, adventure, fall in love, superhuman powers, master villain, chases and races, escapades, crimes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 100K
Iron Fist (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Danny Rand resurfaces 15 years after being presumed dead. Now, with the power of the Iron Fist, he seeks to reclaim his past and fulfill his destiny.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, fighting crime, heroes, crimes, save the day, danger, rivalry, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Marvel's The Defenders (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist join forces to take on common enemies as a sinister conspiracy threatens New York City.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: strong female lead, masked superhero, superhero team, superhuman powers, good versus evil, violence, heroic mission, master villain, superhero, partnership, fighting crime, crimes ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg, which was the series's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, undercover, adventure, investigation, superior, crimes, androids and robots, chases and races, escapades, surgery, espionage, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret identity, superhero, fighting crime, danger, save the day, chases and races, adventure, crimes, good versus evil, urban, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Tomorrow People (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teleportation, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, psychic, supernatural, youth, telekinesis, young heroes, good versus evil, rivalry, track down, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
No Ordinary Family (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After their plane crashes into the Amazon River, each member of the Powell family starts to show signs of new, unique and distinct super powers.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: family, superhero, superhuman powers, scientist, teenage life, family life, supernatural ability, imaginary, district attorney, vigilantism, heroes, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 26K
Knight Rider (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Michael Long, an undercover police officer, is shot while investigating a case and left for dead by his assailants. He is rescued by Wilton Knight, a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor who arranges life-saving surgery, including a new face and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, tense, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, a.i., fighting crime, chases and races, adventure, heroic mission, working undercover, talking car, lone hero, partners, armored vehicle, car ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.0
 176K
Jessica Jones (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, private detective, superhero, imaginary, investigation, danger, violence, lawyer, good versus evil, master villain, mind control, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 4K
Mutant X (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mutant X is a science fiction television series that debuted on October 6, 2001. The show was created by Avi Arad, and it centers around Mutant X, a team of "New Mutants" who possess extraordinary powers as a result of genetic engineering. ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, genetic engineering, martial arts, superhero, good versus evil, superhuman, chases and races, imaginary, superhuman powers, hunt down, escapades, secret agents ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Bionic Woman (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After fully recovering from her near fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, androids and robots, superhuman powers, investigation, danger, escapades, undercover, government facility, ex athlete, government agency, chases and races, female protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.7
 375K
Arrow (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, double life, fighting crime, undercover, vigilantism, righting the wronged, millionaire, martial arts, rivalry, young man, masked vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Green Hornet (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A newspaper publisher and his Asian valet/martial arts expert battle crime as the feared Green Hornet and Kato. After Bruce Lee's untimely death in 1973, and the global success of 'Enter The Dragon', two 90-minute feature films were ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, secret identity, fighting crime, friendship, undercover, crimes, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, justice, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 108K
Smallville (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Smallville is an American television series developed by writers/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. It is based on the DC Comics character Superman, originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series follows the adventures of Clark ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, secret identity, teenage love, good versus evil, friendship, danger, double life, secret, escapades, rivalry, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: martial arts, superhero, good versus evil, partners, secret identity, rivalry, danger, save the world, teenage life, heroes, imaginary, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%