Movies and TV shows like Black Lightning

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Black Lightning (2017)
 6.0
 25K
Black Lightning (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: super powers, superhero, electricity, vigilantism, vigilante, secret identity, crime fighter, black superhero, single father, supernatural power, police detective, street gang, masked superhero, good versus evil, one man army, superhuman powers, heroes, killings, villain, fighting crime, fight scenes, detective inspector, lesbian, gang, african american ...
Place: usa, new orleans

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, good versus evil, fighting crime, crimes and superhuman powers mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like Black Lightning: The Flash (2014), The Gifted (2017), Daredevil (2015), Marvel's Runaways (2017), DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 336K
The Flash (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen drama
Plot: superhero, heroes, superhuman powers, supernatural power, speed, secret identity, time travel, good versus evil, adventure, save the day, save the world, multiverse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 34K
The Gifted (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, twists and turns, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: super powers, supernatural power, supernatural ability, mutant, superhero, good versus evil, teamwork, family, superhero team, parents and children, hunted, social misfits ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.6
 417K
Daredevil (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
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, heroes, secret identity, vigilantism, fighting crime, heroic mission, good versus evil, vigilante, superhuman powers, lawyer, corruption, blindness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Marvel's Runaways (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other must unite against a common foe – their parents.
Style: captivating, entertaining, tense, futuristic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, superheroine, superhero team, supernatural ability, youth, friendship, superhero, super villain, parents and children, runaway, good versus evil, high school ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: When heroes alone are not enough ... the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, entertaining, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero team, villain, alternate reality, save the world, adventure, lgbt, superhero, time travel, female warrior, super villain, martial arts, strong female character ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 122K
Supergirl (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, serious, emotional, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, strong female character, superheroine, secret identity, super powers, heroes, superhuman powers, save the day, supernatural power, undercover, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: TV series centering on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Style: exciting, disturbing, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: superhuman, superhero, super powers, superhero team, warrior, tough guy, miraculous event, cyborgs, violence, super villain, heroes, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 7K
The Flash (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: secret identity, superhero, fighting crime, save the day, adventure, superhuman powers, escapades, good versus evil, crimes, rivalry, superhuman speed, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 6K
Powers (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, heroes, superhero, supernatural, superhuman powers, fighting crime, law enforcement, police detective, life is a bitch, youth, destiny, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 113K
Watchmen (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 527 min.
TV show
Story: Television series based on the comic-book 'Watchmen', which was published by DC Comics in 1986 - 1987.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, bleak, suspense
Plot: masked superhero, team, superhero, masked hero, superhero team, heroes, racial tension, racial slur, police officer, racial discrimination, fight, villain ...
Time: year 2019
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Arrow: Blood Rush (2013)
Genre: Short, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 1 min.
TV show
Story: A six episode mini series broadcast online alongside Arrow. Felicity meets Roy and has a special mission for him.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, rivalry, fighting crime, vigilantism, heroes, escapades, prodigy, crimes, undercover, vigilante, one man army, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Marvel's Jessica Jones (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, investigation, private detective, superhero, super powers, lawyer, good versus evil, adventure, escapades, superheroine, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Superman and Lois (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the world's most famous super hero and comic books' most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society.
Style: captivating, light, entertaining
Plot: superman character, superhero, alien superhero, flying superhero, super powers, super strength, family relations, female journalist, couples, parenthood, family life, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 4K
Mutant X (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, superhero, good versus evil, superhuman, genetic engineering, adventure, supernatural ability, heroic mission, save the world, rivalry, undercover, experiment gone awry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 513
Black Scorpion (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
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, suspenseful, rough, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, superheroine, secret identity, female protagonist, fighting crime, good versus evil, superhuman powers, vigilantism, rivalry, undercover, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
 125K
Smallville (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, teen drama
Plot: superhero, secret identity, superhuman powers, double life, teenage love, friendship, good versus evil, superman character, heroes, super powers, teenage superhero, super strength ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 347
Super Force (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: futuristic, serious, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Plot: secret identity, superhero, fighting crime, vigilante, motorcycle, vengeance, vigilantism, astronaut, heroes, escapades, rivalry, superhuman powers ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 127K
Luke Cage (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, african american, good versus evil, superhuman powers, crimes, heroes, fighting crime, save the day, super powers, escapades, super strength, master villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
The Green Hornet (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
TV show
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, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: heroes, vigilantism, superhero, crimes, undercover, fighting crime, friendship, rivalry, justice, organized crime, good versus evil, crime fighter ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Black Mask 2: City of Masks (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Black Mask must stop a group intent on setting off a DNA bomb that could cause mutations to the human race.
Style: stylized, serious, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, heroic mission, secret identity, adventure, fighting crime, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the day, rivalry, save the world, track down ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 734
M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: superhero, disability, fighting crime, crimes, heroes, society, criminal heroes, paraplegic, african american, scientist, black superhero, suit and tie
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 17K
DC's Stargirl (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 566 min.
TV show
Story: Courtney Whitmore, a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl, discovers her step-father has a secret: he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. "Borrowing" the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, she becomes the unlikely inspiration for ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, light, talky
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superheroine, superhero, superhero team, teenager, heroes, heroine, superhuman powers, masked superhero, super powers, super strength, good versus evil, save the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 12K
The Equalizer (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative with a mysterious background, uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, unusual plot structure, disturbing ...
Plot: villain, vengeance, double life, fight scenes, heroes, violence, crimes, mother daughter relationship, society, vigilantism, undercover, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
No Ordinary Family (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, exciting, humorous, enigmatic
Audience: teens
Plot: family, supernatural ability, superhero, superhuman powers, teenage life, parents and children, district attorney, scientist, fighting crime, family life, life turned upside down, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Marvel's The Defenders (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: masked superhero, strong female lead, super powers, superhero team, good versus evil, superhuman powers, heroic mission, master villain, superhero, male objectification, partnership, crimes ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Painkiller Jane (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Painkiller Jane is an American-Canadian science fiction and action television series based on the comic book character of the same name. Airing on the Sci Fi Channel in the US starting April 13, 2007 and Global in Canada, it starred Kristanna Loken ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, disturbing
Plot: superhero, government agency, chaos, adventure, track down, undercover, supernatural power, escapades, heroes, genetically altered, superhuman, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 8K
The Cape (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, fighting crime, secret identity, vigilantism, dishonesty, undercover, rivalry, crimes, frame up, presumed dead, supernatural power, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 34K
Knight Rider (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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, touching, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, talking car, adventure, a.i., fighting crime, heroic mission, working undercover, car, heroes, partners, friendship, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 11K
Sparks (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A masked vigilante who discovers the dark side to heroism. Going after the nation's most notorious super criminal leaves Sparks' life and reputation in ruins.
Style: exciting, neo noir, captivating, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, youth, heroic mission, rivalry, vigilantism, superhuman powers, serial killer, escapades, unstoppable, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 425K
Arrow (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, double life, superhero, rivalry, vigilantism, fighting crime, millionaire, martial arts, undercover, crimes, righting the wronged, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%