Origin story movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant origin story movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, serious, entertaining, visually appealing, humorous and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with origin story, heroes, danger, death, escapades, rivalry, violence, superhero, murder and good versus evil plots mostly in Adventure, Action and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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origin story movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as origin story: Perry Mason (2020), Smallville (2001), Pennyworth (2019), Joker (2019), Neverland (2011), Gotham (2014), Scoob! (2020), Elizabeth (1998), The Last Legion (2007), Easter (2019).

List of origin story movies

 7.6
 11K
Perry Mason (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, confusing ...
Plot: lawyer, investigation, origin story, perry mason, private detective, false accusation, murder, legal action, dishonesty, police corruption, righting the wronged, religions or cults ...
Time: 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.5
 115K
Smallville (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, 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: secret identity, superhero, superhuman powers, teenage love, good versus evil, friendship, double life, alien, danger, secret, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: kansas
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 8.0
 7K
Pennyworth (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The origin story of Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce's billionaire father, in 1960s London.
Style: exciting, tense, bleak
Plot: cia agent, secret society, crime, murder, coup d'etat, good versus evil, origin story, loss of loved one, ex special forces, violence, crimes, chase ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, britain, east end london, london
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 8.5
 885K
Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Style: suspense, thought provoking, atmospheric, bleak, cynical ...
Plot: mental illness, insanity, psychological trauma, villain, psycho, social decay, social problems, mental patient, evil clown, bad attitude, clown, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2010s, year 1981
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 6.4
 10K
Neverland (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets. Now, they've been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook to snatch a priceless, some believe, magical ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, adventure, imaginary kingdom, mysterious place, orphan, danger, young heroes, fairy, native, escapades, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century, 18th century
Place: london
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 7.8
 209K
Gotham (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: super villain, batman, police corruption, corruption, crime, police station, police detective, mafia, crimes, friendship, gang war, organized crime ...
Place: new jersey
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 5.7
 16K
Scoob! (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang team-up with various Hanna-Barbera characters to save the world from the evil Dick Dastardly.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: scooby doo, friendship, heroes, talking animals, dog, monster, friends, chase, investigation, crimes, amateur detective, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: venice beach california, california, romania, athens greece, greece
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 7.4
 92K
Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: stylized, realistic, factual, epic, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, queen elizabeth i, royal court, british history, british royal family, political intrigue, politics, rise to the top, treason, monarchy, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, paris france ...
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The Last Legion (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, France, Slovakia, Tunisia, Italy, Bulgaria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, stylized, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, emperor, adventure, king arthur, soldier, battles, young heroes, danger, loss of parents, loss of parent, excalibur ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 18th century
Place: rome italy, europe, england, britain, paris france ...
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Easter (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Easter is a five story-arc opera about the coming-of-age of juking. The first of its tales aptly deals with contemporary civil unrest with foci on the interrelationships between law enforcement in communities it serves, and corruption within the ...
Style: based on true events, allegory, suspense, slang, intense
Plot: drug lord, christmas, dawn, deal, hat, manipulation, dance, merchant, love story, architect, baseball cap, ethnic slur ...
Time: renaissance, 2010s, 80s, 70s
Place: morocco, philadelphia, panama, maryland, pennsylvania ...
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 8.0
 888K
Deadpool (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new ...
Style: exciting, dark humor, comic, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, anti hero, superhuman powers, revenge, anti heroes, dark hero, mutant, supernatural ability, imaginary, immortality, self healing, weapons ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, monster, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, imaginary, superhuman powers, master villain, cold war, secret identity, cartoon violence, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 60s, year 1953 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., tokyo
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 5.6
 14
The Mad Monk (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two shot on video short stories of the macabre.
Style: anthology
Plot: origin story, mascot, organist, falling from height, medicine, ranch, debt, accidental death, husband wife relationship, back from the dead, curse, death of son ...
Place: mexico
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Garfield: His 9 Lives (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Garfield plays multiple roles including ancient Egyptian royalty, a fairyland kitten, a movie 'stunt cat" and more!
Style: anthology
Plot: love, astronaut, friendship, mother, caveman, studio, death, second chance, escape, king, pharaoh, angel ...
Time: 80s, 70s, future, prehistory, prehistoric times ...
Place: egypt, europe, africa, north africa
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 5.9
 100K
Power Rangers (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our ...
Style: reboot, surprise ending, colourful, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: superhero team, superhero, good versus evil, transformation, monster, teenage superhero, power rangers, giant creature, mentor, giant robots, teenager, high school ...
Time: prehistory, year 2017, quarry, 2010s, prehistoric times
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 7.3
 679K
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, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, super villain, experiment, experiment gone awry, good versus evil, double life, courage, transformation, imaginary, fighting crime, spider ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Halo: The Fall of Reach (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
TV show
Story: Relive the origin of the legendary Master Chief and the Spartan program in this three-part animated adaptation of one of Halo's most beloved stories. Kidnapped as children and conscripted into a brutal military training and augmentation ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Plot: death, soldier, terrorism, survival, terrorist attack, military, battles, investigation, space and aliens, imaginary, danger, distant planet ...
Time: future
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Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: When they can no longer stomach the ever-growing weed of suburban crime, Jay and Silent Bob take on the mantles of costumed avengers Bluntman and Chronic, smashing the super-villains they accidentally create! Can the Doobage Duo save their beloved ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, exciting, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, parody, superhero, buddies, disorder, escapades, fighting crime, rivalry, crimes, silly humor, friends, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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Dracula: The Impaler (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Seven high-school friends begin their Euro-trip at the actual castle of Vlad the Impaler where he supposedly sold his soul to the devil over 500 years earlier, but the decrepit castle's past envelopes them in a bloody ritual.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Plot: vampire, danger, supernatural, dracula, sex scene, ritual, nightmare, deal with the devil, high school, gory, palaces castles and temples, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, transylvania, europe
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Justice League: War (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The world is under attack by an alien armada led by the powerful Apokoliptian, Darkseid. A group of superheroes consisting of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and Shazam must set aside their differences and gather ...
Style: comic, serious, exciting, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero team, superhero, save the world, superhuman speed, space and aliens, chases and races, battlefield, superhuman powers, escapades, danger, batman, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, new jersey
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Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with superhuman powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, save the world, good versus evil, imaginary, save the day, danger, fighting crime, superhuman powers, batman, master villain, adventure, heroic mission ...
Place: kansas
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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: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, comic, reboot ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, secret identity, good versus evil, transformation, experiment, mad scientist, genetic engineering, fighting crime, love and romance, imaginary, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 5.6
 2K
Witchblade (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini's main goal in life was to bring down Tommy Gallo, the hitman who killed her father, her best friend, and eventually her partner. While chasing down one of Gallo's thugs, she acquires the Witchblade, an ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, tv series pilot
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: destiny, adventure, superhero, fighting crime, self discovery, imaginary, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, vengeance, police detective, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.
Style: epic, saga, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: space wars, apprentice, prophecy, outer space, good versus evil, space opera, sword fight, creature, warrior, training, heroes, queen ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s
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 5.8
 2K
The Specials (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: America's 7th Best Superhero Team, the Specials, are a group of geeks and oddballs. We get to see one day in their lives as fan and new member Nightbird joins the group, just in time for the group to get a new line of action figures. But the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: superhero, parody, secret identity, superhuman powers, good versus evil, adventure, ambition, escapades, imaginary, danger, goofy hero, secretary ...
Time: 2000s
Place: california
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The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming follows the exciting life of a dashing young Ian Fleming, the mastermind behind the highly successful James Bond books and movies.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: espionage, secret agents, spy, british secret service, escapades, journalism, danger, undercover, adventure, chases and races, heroes, government agency ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, ussr, jamaica
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 5.3
 18K
My Girl 2 (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do and essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realises she knows very little about her. She manages to get ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, self discovery, family relations, mortician, family, parents and children, death in the family, friends, dealing with death, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pennsylvania
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Kermit's Swamp Years (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: At 12 years old, Kermit the Frog and best friends Goggles and Croaker travel outside their homes in the swamps of the Deep South to do something extraordinary with their lives.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: swamp, family, escapades, friendship, rescue, danger, best friends, confined, young heroes, heroes, dissection, friends who live together ...
Place: usa
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 7.9
 926K
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, adventure, heroes, prodigy, weapon system, self sacrifice, good versus evil, intelligence, terrorism, millionaire, androids and robots ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, malibu california, usa, middle east, las vegas ...
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 7.5
 841
I Was Nineteen (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted with the dilemma of having to fight men from the very ...
Plot: soviet, murder, young man, communism, tank, deserter, youth, army, patriotism, invasion, rape, battle ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: east germany, gdr, german democratic republic, berlin germany
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