Movies and TV shows like Black Lightning

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Black Lightning (2018)
 6.4
 14K
Black Lightning
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, superhuman powers, good versus evil, masked superhero, one man army, electricity, supernatural power, fight scenes, killings, fighting crime, urban, super powers, villain, neo noir, african american, african american protagonist, crime fighter, divorced parents, high school principal, alter ego, detective inspector, single father, ex husband ex wife relationship, secret identity ...
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Black Lightning

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and stylized films and TV series with plots about heroes, superhero, escapades, danger, imaginary, crimes and superhuman powers mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like Black Lightning: The Flash (2014), The Incredible Hulk (1978), Arrow (2012), Daredevil (2015), Powers (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.0
 256K
The Flash
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: surprise ending, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, superhuman speed, save the world, good versus evil, speed, save the day, end of the world, time travel, supernatural power, crime fighter, monster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   79%
 
The Incredible Hulk
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, sentimental, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, scientist, uncontrollable, one against many, tough guy, anger, adventure, mutant, danger, false accusation, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   83%
 
 7.7
 362K
Arrow
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, masked vigilante, fighting crime, double life, heroes, martial arts, righting the wronged, undercover, arrow, crime fighter, billionaire, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   54%
 
 8.7
 297K
Daredevil
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: serious, stylized, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: daredevil, superhero, master villain, fighting crime, secret identity, lawyer, crime boss, vigilantism, good versus evil, crimes, escapades, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   57%
 
 6.8
 6K
Powers
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, superhero, fighting crime, crimes, ambitious, friendship, good versus evil, law enforcement, escapades, life is a bitch, hand to hand combat, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   52%
 
Arrow: Blood Rush
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: twists and turns, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fighting crime, urban, escapades, heroes, superhero, prodigy, vigilantism, crimes, rivalry, undercover, woman with glasses, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   61%
 
 7.5
 94K
Luke Cage
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, save the day, danger, fighting crime, crimes, african american, violence, death, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   56%
 
 6.7
 91K
Iron Fist
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, martial arts, heroes, fighting crime, good versus evil, crimes, save the day, super powers, danger, escapades, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   48%
 
 6.5
 86K
Supergirl
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, emotional, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, female protagonist, super strength, strong female character, superhuman powers, secret identity, alien race, supervillain, alien, alien monster, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   49%
 
The Tomorrow People
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, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, teleportation, young heroes, youth, friendship, danger, rivalry, track down, chases and races, escapades, mind control, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
The Death of the Incredible Hulk
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tragic ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, master villain, laboratory, superhuman powers, fighting crime, experiment gone awry, mutant, love interest, one man army, danger, escapades ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
 8.1
 161K
Jessica Jones
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: private detective, superhero, super powers, investigation, master villain, good versus evil, female protagonist, danger, crime, crimes, sister sister relationship, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
 7.0
 18K
Intelligence
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A drama centered on a high-tech intelligence operative who is enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain, and the director of the elite government cyber-security agency who supports him.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, heroes, computers and web, life risking, hi-tech, espionage, secret agents, inventions and discoveries, fellow agent, friendship, working undercover, computer system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
 6.9
 25K
Knight Rider
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, stylized, tense, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: a.i., fighting crime, car chase, chases and races, talking car, adventure, partners, armored vehicle, gunfight, weapons, lone hero, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Agent Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) puts together a team of agents to investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, government agency, adventure, special agents, save the day, danger, heroes, master villain, good versus evil, scientist, pilot, hi-tech ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
The Six Million Dollar Man
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, exciting, suspenseful, tense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, adventure, androids and robots, superhuman powers, chases and races, escapades, investigation, crimes, superior, government agency, espionage, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
 8.3
 21K
Spider-Man
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, was an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man. The show ran on Fox Kids from November 19, 1994, to January 31, 1998. The producer/story editor ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, master villain, secret identity, superhuman powers, fighting crime, good versus evil, imaginary, friendship, heroic mission, mutant, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
 7.6
 215K
Heroes
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, villain, supernatural ability, heroic mission, danger, hopes, changing the past or future, family relations, brother brother relationship, friendship, save the world, serial killer ...
Time: 2000s, future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
The Bionic Woman
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, superhuman powers, androids and robots, superheroine, female protagonist, secret identity, danger, investigation, escapades, teacher student relationship, spy, teacher ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
Marvel's The Defenders
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: superhuman powers, good versus evil, masked superhero, violence, heroic mission, master villain, super powers, strong female lead, fighting crime, crimes, daredevil, bloody violence ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
 6.9
 24K
Heroes Reborn
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers. Epic adventures await ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, save the world, good versus evil, danger, changing the past or future, superhero, heroic mission, time travel, villain, serial killer, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
 3.7
 211K
Batman & Robin
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Along with crime-fighting partner Robin and new recruit Batgirl, Batman battles the dual threat of frosty genius Mr. Freeze and homicidal horticulturalist Poison Ivy. Freeze plans to put Gotham City on ice, while Ivy tries to drive a wedge between ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: superhero, batman, dark hero, alter ego, secret identity, comics, vigilante, master villain, transformation, superhuman powers, good versus evil, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, twentieth century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
 7.3
 26K
Alphas
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Five ordinary people with superhuman physical and mental abilities are brought together to form one extraordinary team of Alphas. Operating within the U.S. Department of Defense, the team investigates cases that point to others with Alpha abilities.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, government agency, investigation, danger, crimes, mind control, experiment, enemy, mentor, violence, heroes, fellow agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
 5.1
 1K
Three Inches
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Walter Speckman is a nobody, until one day he is struck by lightning and gains the ability to move any object with his mind... but only for 3 inches at a time. A recruiter who knows of super-powered individuals finds Walter and offers him the chance ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, rescue, heroic mission, danger, supernatural, friendship, hospital, heroes, imaginary, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series picks up four years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John and Sarah Connor trying to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, terminator, man versus machine, heroes, fugitives, changing the past or future, danger, parents and children, computer system, unstoppable, fate of humanity, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
 7.3
 5K
The Flash
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, tense, captivating, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, superhuman speed, adventure, save the day, danger, chases and races, urban, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
 7.6
 438K
Watchmen
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: stylized, suspense, bleak, serious, dark ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, teleportation, vigilantism, vigilante, alternate reality, violence, male nudity, dark hero, brutality, moral ambiguity, gore, nuclear war ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1969, year 1940, year 1985 ...
Place: usa, vietnam, russia, antarctica, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
 5.8
 8K
The Cape
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, urban, vigilantism, crimes, heroes, rivalry, undercover, frame up, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
 7.6
 151K
The Crow
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, vengeance, good versus evil, vigilante, afterlife, love, supernatural, back from the dead, murder, vigilantism, violence, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   30%
 
 8.4
 67K
Legion
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: David Haller, AKA Legion, is a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the ...
Style: tense, suspense, exciting, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: reality vs fantasy, supernatural power, schizophrenia, psychological thriller, superhero, mutant, telekinesis, memory, unreliable narrator, friendship, escapades, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   36%
 
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