Movies and TV shows like Black Lightning

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Black Lightning (2018)
 6.4
 15K
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, electricity, supernatural power, masked superhero, one man army, 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, masked vigilante ...
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, danger and crimes mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like Black Lightning: The Flash (2014), Arrow: Blood Rush (2013), Luke Cage (2016), The Incredible Hulk (1978), Supergirl (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 256K
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, crimes, heroes, time travel, save the world, save the day, speed, superhuman speed, imaginary, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: stylized, twists and turns, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, fighting crime, urban, escapades, heroes, prodigy, vigilantism, crimes, rivalry, undercover, arrow, bow and arrow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.5
 97K
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, save the day, danger, fighting crime, crimes, escapades, african american, violence, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, sentimental, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, scientist, false accusation, adventure, mutant, uncontrollable, danger, save the day, experiment gone awry, life is a bitch, antidote ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 90K
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, light, entertaining, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, female protagonist, secret identity, good versus evil, superhuman powers, strong female character, super strength, alien, sister sister relationship, supervillain, alien race, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.7
 315K
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, stylized, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, good versus evil, secret identity, lawyer, danger, fighting crime, crimes, heroes, undercover, superhuman powers, daredevil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
 362K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, fighting crime, double life, vigilantism, millionaire, righting the wronged, undercover, rivalry, martial arts, young man, masked vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, fighting crime, law enforcement, police detective, superhero, crimes, villain, superhuman powers, heroes, supernatural, friendship, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, urban, fighting crime, vigilantism, crimes, heroes, rivalry, undercover, frame up, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, tragic ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, love interest, superhero, good versus evil, master villain, adventure, laboratory, alter ego, superhuman powers, fighting crime, experiment gone awry, mutant ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 94K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, martial arts, superhuman powers, heroes, fighting crime, good versus evil, crimes, save the day, danger, escapades, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 307
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: serious, stylized, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, superheroine, secret identity, crime, female protagonist, female police officer, police officer, vigilante, dirty cop, based on movie, superhuman powers, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 24K
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: twists and turns, exciting, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, mutant, super powers, family relations, parents and children, supernatural ability, teamwork, hunted, on the run, ostracism, good versus evil, secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, adventure, androids and robots, superhuman powers, chases and races, escapades, investigation, crimes, government agency, superior, espionage, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 568
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: superhero, crimes, fighting crime, disability, criminal heroes, heroes, society, african american, scientist, paraplegic
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 490
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, jazz, adventure, superhuman powers, fighting crime, danger, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, jazz musician, policewoman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: stylized, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: masked superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, violence, strong female lead, super powers, master villain, heroic mission, male objectification, daredevil, bloody violence, partnership ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superheroine, superhero, master villain, secret identity, adventure, superhuman powers, fighting crime, good versus evil, crimes, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
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: supernatural ability, superhuman powers, psychic, teleportation, supernatural, youth, mutant, good versus evil, young heroes, danger, rivalry, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 5K
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: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, adventure, save the day, danger, urban, chases and races, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
 165K
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: private detective, imaginary, superhero, female protagonist, lawyer, investigation, danger, drunk, violence, super powers, adventure, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, secret identity, superheroine, undercover, island, adventure, superhuman powers, fighting crime, heroic mission, good versus evil, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: family, superhero, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, family life, heroes, imaginary, vigilantism, couple relations, teenage life, district attorney, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 438K
Watchmen (2009)
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: bleak, twists and turns, suspense, comic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, parallel world, save the world, superhuman powers, investigation, good versus evil, human nature, uncover truth, alternate reality, hidden identity, vigilantism, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, russia, afghanistan, vietnam, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 106K
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
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, teenage love, secret identity, good versus evil, friendship, danger, double life, heroes, friends, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 2.8
 10K
Steel (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Justice. Safe streets. Payback. Metallurgist John Henry Irons (O'Neal) vows to claim them all when a renegade military reject (Judd Nelson) puts new superweapons in dangerous hands. Helped by an electronics wiz (Annabeth Gish) and an ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, superhuman powers, fighting crime, crimes, escapades, heroes, undercover, heroic mission, good versus evil, military, soldier ...
Time: 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 25K
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, stylized, suspenseful, tense, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: a.i., fighting crime, car chase, chases and races, adventure, talking car, heroic mission, working undercover, armored vehicle, partners, friendship, lone hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 3K
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, good versus evil, martial arts, superhuman, superhero, genetic engineering, adventure, government agency, experiment, master villain, secret agents, superhuman powers ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 143K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Switzerland, Canada
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, serious, feel good, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, double life, secret identity, nuclear missile, sabotage, crime fighter, galaxy, criminal, north pole, adventure ...
Time: year 1978, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1966
Place: midwest, new york, usa, california, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.3
 13K
Titans (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (formerly Batman's first Robin) form to combat evil and other perils.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, exciting, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: superheroine, superhero, superhero team, secret identity, villain, friendship, supernatural ability, road trip, fight scenes, possessed girl, brutality, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%