Origin of hero movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant origin of hero movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, psychotronic, surprise ending, serious, entertaining and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with origin of hero, good versus evil, murder, superhero, chase, rescue, death, violence, heroes and falling from height plots mostly in Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as origin of hero: Batman: Year One (2011), Ichi the Killer: Episode 0 (2002), Shazam! (2019), Robin Hood (2018), Doctor Strange (2016), The Legend (2007), Gotham (2014), Lastikman (2003), The Lone Ranger (2003), Psychokinesis (2018).

List of origin of hero movies

Batman: Year One (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Two men come to Gotham City: Bruce Wayne after years abroad feeding his lifelong obsession for justice and Jim Gordon after being too honest a cop with the wrong people elsewhere. After learning painful lessons about the city's corruption on ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, police corruption, origin of hero, danger, good versus evil, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, escapades, justice, gadget ...
Time: 80s
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Ichi the Killer: Episode 0 (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: A masochistic mobster meets his match in the dark streets of Tokyo. His nemesis, Ichi, is a psychopathic killer with an unrelenting thirst for bloodshed. A horrifying secret burns in his mind, and his hands deal death without mercy. At last, the ...
Style: adult animation, disturbing
Plot: psychopath, origin of hero, good versus evil, violence, yakuza, pain, training, desperation, hysteria, cruelty, anti hero, nosebleed ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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 7.1
 245K
Shazam! (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.
Style: entertaining, captivating, surprise ending, psychotronic, whimsical
Plot: super powers, superhero, magic, costumed hero, superhuman powers, wizards, teenage boy, secret identity, adventure, foster home, origin of hero, teenage hero ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, year 1974
Place: philadelphia
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 62K
Robin Hood (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Croatia, France, Hungary
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, scenic ...
Plot: robin hood, archer, thief, heroes, bow and arrow, origin of hero, money, friendship, crossbow, hoodie, medieval, sheriff ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, arabia
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 7.5
 585K
Doctor Strange (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
Style: breathtaking, witty, colourful, entertaining, comic ...
Plot: magic, sorcerer, supernatural power, good versus evil, fantasy world, superhero, wizards, time loop, mentor, teleportation, fight scenes, doctor ...
Time: year 2016, year 2017, 2010s
Place: new york, london, hong kong, nepal, mount everest
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 8.1
 163
The Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: This drama portrays the life of the 19th king of Goguryeo, Hwanwoong, who was sent from the heavens to make the world a better place. He falls in love with Saeoh and gives her the joojak necklace; however, Kajin becomes jealous since Saeoh has given ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, epic, political drama
Plot: power struggle, warrior, good versus evil, rivalry, love triangle, father son relationship, destiny, conspiracy, politics, origin of hero, rise to power, murder ...
Time: prehistory
Place: korea
Is relevant ?
 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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 6.3
 55
Lastikman (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young Hilario was nearby a rubber tree when it was struck by a meteorite. This incident gave Hilario the powers of elasticity and morphing. To honor his dead parents he vowed to use his powers for good. Hilario grows up and becomes Professor Larry, ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, captivating
Plot: superhero, super villain, secret identity, crime fighter, parody, origin of hero, rescue, love interest, superhuman powers, laboratory, nerd, werewolf ...
Place: the philippines
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The Lone Ranger (2003)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This version takes a look at the character in the years before he became a legend. It all begins with the introduction of Luke Hartman, a 20-year old Boston law student who witnesses the murder of his brother, a Texas Ranger. He himself is wounded ...
Style: rough, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: good versus evil, crimes, escapades, vengeance, murder, teenage life, injustice, legends and myths, origin of hero, masked hero, death of brother, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, boston
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Psychokinesis (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ordinary guy suddenly finds he has superpowers he can use to help his spirited daughter and the people around them, but he also runs into trouble in the process.
Style: captivating, tense, entertaining, feel good, light
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: telekinesis, father daughter relationship, superhero, supernatural power, security guard, restaurant, origin of hero, fighting crime, transformation, adaptation, adventure, korean ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul, south korea
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 4.0
 61
Ang Panday (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The movie’s plot revolves around Flavio’s daring rescue of his lady love Maria (played by Iza Calzado) from Lizardo. The hero of the story is assisted by his friends Bugoy, Emelita, and Marcos
Style: semi serious, stylized, exciting, captivating, reboot
Plot: magic, good versus evil, heroes, damsel in distress, rescue, forced marriage, origin of hero, sword and sorcery, blacksmith, swordsman, violence, volcano ...
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 6.4
 219K
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, buddy comedy, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: horse, native american, cowboy, adventure, texas ranger, escapades, escape, lawyer, vengeance, fighting crime, danger, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s, 20th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, san francisco
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 6.9
 355K
Aquaman (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Style: exciting, epic, twists and turns, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: supernatural power, demi god, atlantis, superhero, mythology, underwater, ocean, warrior, superhuman powers, rescue, super powers, shark ...
Time: 2010s, year 1985, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: atlantic ocean, sicily italy, sicily, maine, sahara desert ...
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the "classic Spider-Man mold", Miles Morales must juggle his high school life with his status as a superhero. Until he learns by Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man, that there is a multiverse, called the "Spider-Verse", in ...
Style: colourful, light, exciting, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, african american, alternate universe, teenage superhero, multiverse, teenager, physics, spider, father son relationship, justice, friendship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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 6.7
 351K
Venom (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: China, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti hero, supernatural power, super powers, alien monster, superhero, alien, tough guy, experiment gone awry, super villain, laboratory, mutation, alien life-form ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco, malaysia
Is relevant ?
 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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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword ...
Style: epic, suspense, stylized, surprise ending, intense ...
Plot: king arthur, knight, warrior, mentor, chosen one, courage, rescue, prophecy, sword and fantasy, destiny, camelot, one against many ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 540K
Wonder Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, surprise ending, entertaining, intense ...
Plot: superheroine, adventure, justice, female warrior, good versus evil, chosen one, fight scenes, princess, superhero, island, strong female lead, greek mythology ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: ottoman empire, big ben london, london, belgium, paris france ...
Is relevant ?
 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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Superhero Movie (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The team behind Scary Movie takes on the comic book genre in this tale of Rick Riker, a nerdy teen imbued with superpowers by a radioactive dragonfly. And because every hero needs a nemesis, enter Lou Landers, aka the villainously goofy Hourglass.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, superhero, secret identity, superhero spoof, goofy hero, anti heroes, experiment gone awry, good versus evil, nothing goes right, superhuman powers, save the world, anti hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Concerned about his friend's cocaine use, Dr. Watson tricks Sherlock Holmes into travelling to Vienna, where Holmes enters the care of Sigmund Freud. Freud attemts to solve the mysteries of Holmes' subconscious, while Holmes devotes ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, offbeat, clever, psychological ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, hypnosis, redemption, obsession, friendship, kidnapping, investigation, private detective, chase, drug abuse, addiction, cure ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london, istanbul turkey
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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by ...
Style: clever, realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friendship, investigation, rivalry, danger, private detective, amateur detective, mastermind, adventure, mystery, friends, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 80s ...
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, egypt
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 382K
Unbreakable (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead – and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, bleak, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, a vision, superhero, self discovery, villain, invulnerability, plot twist, train crash, mystery, conflict, good versus evil, comics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.0
 591K
Transformers (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: giant robots, robot, man versus machine, androids and robots, good versus evil, alien, danger, chaos, transformation, save the world, computer cracker, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 19th century, 1890s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, washington d.c., pentagon
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 7.3
 157K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland
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, feel good ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, save the world, heroes, double life, megalomaniac, crime fighter, good versus evil, adventure, danger, self sacrifice, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, year 1948, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, midwest, usa, california, kansas ...
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Superman Returns (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, secret identity, double life, superhero, save the world, transformation, self sacrifice, reporter, good versus evil, adventure, world domination, invulnerability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is ...
Style: saga, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, army, space wars, alien race, outer space, good versus evil, space opera, sword fight, mentor, attack, senator, assassination attempt ...
Time: future, 2000s
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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
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 63K
Spawn (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After being murdered by corrupt colleagues in a covert government agency, Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) makes a pact with the devil to be resurrected to see his beloved wife Wanda (Theresa Randle). In exchange for his return to Earth, Simmons ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dark fantasy, supernatural, deal with the devil, superhero, danger, good versus evil, devil, back from the dead, anti heroes, betrayal, death, vengeance ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: north korea, hong kong
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 69K
Solomon Kane (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A nomadic 16th century warrior, condemned to hell for his brutal past, seeks redemption by renouncing violence, but finds some things are worth burning for as he fights to free a young Puritan woman from the grip of evil.
Style: gothic, rough, bleak, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, sword and sorcery, dark fantasy, supernatural, gothic horror, danger, sorcerer, heroes, tough heroes, witch, adventure, murder ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, north africa
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