Movies like Batman 1989

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Batman (1989)
 7.5
 370K
Batman (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker, who has seized control of Gotham's underworld.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, dark, gothic, stylized, atmospheric, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: double life, superhero, good versus evil, batman, crime fighter, masked villain, psychopath, heroes, district attorney, secret identity, disfigurement, dark hero, justice, crimes, gotham city, millionaire, dual identity, super strength, vigilante, corruption, insanity, butler, rivalry, gadget, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 1920s, 20th century, future, 20s
Place: usa, north america

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Most similar movies to Batman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, psychotronic, serious and surprise ending films with plots about rivalry, heroes, good versus evil, storytelling, dialogue, transformation and mentor mostly in Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Batman: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Dark Knight (2008), The Shadow (1994), Man of Steel (2013), Superman (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 299K
Batman Returns (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin - a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: villain, double life, dark hero, superhero, corruption, good versus evil, super villain, crime fighter, millionaire, vigilante, superhuman powers, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 1.4M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal ...
Style: dark, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, double life, heroes, secret identity, good versus evil, batman, haunted by the past, disguise, crime fighter, justice, undercover, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: usa, himalaya, africa, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, batman, justice, good versus evil, superhero, super strength, dark hero, superman character, save the world, vigilante, super speed, super powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1981, year 1918
Place: usa, kansas, washington d.c., africa, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 250K
Batman Forever (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The Dark Knight of Gotham City confronts a dastardly duo: Two-Face and the Riddler. Formerly District Attorney Harvey Dent, Two-Face believes Batman caused the courtroom accident which left him disfigured on one side. And Edward Nygma, ...
Style: stylized, light, entertaining, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, date night, teens
Plot: superhero, batman, good versus evil, psychologist, partner, secret identity, millionaire, district attorney, crimes, superhuman powers, fighting crime, butler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: entertaining, exciting, sentimental, heroic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, super powers, secret identity, superhuman powers, teenage superhero, good versus evil, double life, transformation, vigilantism, monster, masked vigilante, genetic engineering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 2.6M
The Dark Knight (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, double life, good versus evil, batman, rivalry, organized crime, super villain, psychopath, moral dilemma, dark hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 25K
The Shadow (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the 1930's comic strip, puts the hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, neo noir, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, adventure, good versus evil, secret identity, monk, invisibility, undercover, heroic mission, vigilante, escapades, hypnosis, atomic bomb ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, asia, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 753K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, adventure, good versus evil, secret identity, save the world, double life, space and aliens, alien invasion, family relations, flying man, superhuman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, kansas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 172K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, 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, suspenseful, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, double life, save the world, space and aliens, crime fighter, heroes, megalomaniac, secret identity, journalist, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, year 1978, 60s, year 1948 ...
Place: new york, midwest, usa, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 632K
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, sentimental, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, double life, super villain, teenage hero, scientist, secret identity, mad scientist, disguise, student, good versus evil, spider man character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, usa, plymouth, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 794K
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, psychotronic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, super villain, superhuman powers, courage, secret identity, transformation, double life, heroes, good versus evil, experiment, experiment gone awry, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, plymouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, bleak, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, batman, double life, chaos and mayhem, tragic villain, police detective, nuclear threat, disguise, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, pentagon, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 572K
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, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, double life, good versus evil, super powers, jealousy, heroes, friendship, amnesia, spider man character, transformation, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, plymouth, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.7
 250K
Batman & Robin (1997)
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: teens, boys' night, date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: double life, superhero, good versus evil, crime fighter, secret identity, superhuman powers, rivalry, fighting crime, undercover, alter ego, crimes, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1997
Place: south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 1.0M
Iron Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
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, witty, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, technology, heroes, adventure, prodigy, intelligence, millionaire, self sacrifice, weapon system, assistant, good versus evil, androids and robots ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, malibu california, middle east, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Escape from New York (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, hostage, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, prison, kidnapping, rescue, race against time, lone hero, lone wolves, loner ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1997
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An old flame of Bruce Wayne's strolls into town, re-heating up the romance between the two. At the same time, a mass murderer with an axe for one hand begins systematically eliminating Gotham's crime bosses. Due to the person's dark ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: double life, superhero, vigilantism, good versus evil, secret identity, organized crime, old love, crimes, vengeance, fighting crime, mysterious character, millionaire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Superman Returns (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
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: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, double life, secret identity, superhero, save the world, transformation, self sacrifice, reporter, good versus evil, invulnerability, adventure, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes ...
Style: heroic, exciting, psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, mission, good versus evil, superhuman powers, one against many, soldier, adventure, warrior, super soldier, hi-tech, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 106K
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, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, space and aliens, secret identity, save the world, niagara falls, good versus evil, nuclear, megalomaniac, super strength, criminal, alien superhero ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, idaho, paris france, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 282K
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: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, super strength, alien, superhuman powers, good versus evil, chosen one, space wars, adventure, transformation, humanoid, super powers, pilot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2010s, year 2011 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: suspenseful, semi serious, surprise ending, psychotronic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, alter ego, nuclear, nuclear threat, good versus evil, secret identity, mountain, volcanic eruption, catholic school, newspaper editor, nuclear missile ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, russia, san francisco, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Batman: The Movie (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, parody, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, heroes, rescue, super villain, adventure, missile, black cat, fighting crime, crimes, society, secret identity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, space and aliens, save the world, evil alien, nuclear, self sacrifice, mission, secret identity, super strength, criminal, world domination ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Based on the hit video game series, Batman must find a bomb planted by the Joker while dealing with a mysterious team of villains called, The Suicide Squad.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, batman, brutality, good versus evil, vengeance, crimes, heroes, escapades, master villain, violence, murder, mental institution ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 70K
Superman III (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: semi serious, exciting, stylized, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, megalomaniac, bowling, super computer, adventure, technology gone awry, heroic mission, man versus machine, master villain, secret identity, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: colombia, arizona, kansas, italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 28K
Son of Batman (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Batman learns that he has a violent, unruly pre-teen son with Talia al Ghul named Damian Wayne who is secretly being raised by Ra's al Ghul and the League of Assassins. When Ra's al Ghul apparently dies after a battle with Deathstroke, ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, entertaining, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, father son reunion, batman, secret identity, vengeance, fighting crime, teenage life, crimes, master villain, rivalry, vigilantism, mortal combat ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The human race is threatened by a powerful creature, and only the combined power of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and The Flash can stop it. But can they overcome their differences to thwart this enemy using the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, monster, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, superhuman powers, master villain, cold war, secret identity, cartoon violence, journalist, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1960, year 1954, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 103K
Licence to Kill (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: James Bond and his American colleague Felix Leiter arrest the drug lord Sanchez who succeeds in escaping and takes revenge on Felix and his wife. Bond knows but just one thing: revenge.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, espionage, murder, cia, drug lord, gadget, heroes, secret agents, undercover, british secret service, corruption, secret service ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, florida, latin america, miami, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: heroic, exciting, psychotronic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, courage, heroism, superhuman powers, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, army, one man army, transformation, disney, super soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1942, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, london, north america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%