Origin of hero movies and TV shows – page 3

List of origin of hero movies

 6.3
 203K
Uncharted (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake uncovers the location of the legendary El Dorado. With the help of his mentor and an ambitious journalist he works to uncover its secrets while surviving on an island filled with pirates, mercenaries, and a ...
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, psychotronic, visually appealing, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, archaeology, treasure hunter, jungle, adventure, tough guy, artifact, adventurer, shipwreck, heroes, betrayal ...
Time: future, year 2006, 2000s, 2020s
Place: new york, barcelona, the philippines, boston, spain
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 8.7
 1.9M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, surreal, mind bending, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: distopia, artificial intelligence, martial arts, cyberpunk, philosophy, alternate reality, virtual reality, post apocalypse, gunfight, hacker, existentialism, fight ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: los angeles
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The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his life ...
Style: romantic, intense, stylized, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: superhero, texas ranger, heroes, crimes, adventure, violence, murder, justice, horse, indians, death, doctors ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1870s, 1860s
Place: texas, austin texas, california, usa
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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
Style: exciting, psychotronic, humorous, tense, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, female warrior, violence, betrayal, tough girl, superhero team, superheroine, female assassin, anti heroine, revenge, police ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: new jersey, sicily
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The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Queen Seondeok is a 2009 South Korean historical drama, starring Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung, Uhm Tae-woong, Park Ye-jin, Kim Nam-gil and Yoo Seung-ho. It chronicles the life of Queen Seondeok of Silla. It aired on MBC from May 25 to December 22, 2009 ...
Style: epic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, tense
Plot: power struggle, political intrigue, royal family, empire, prophecy, murder, political leader, palace, queen, cross dressing, rise to power, sword fight ...
Time: 7th century, ancient times
Place: korea
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 5.7
 331K
Fantastic Four (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a space voyage, four scientists are altered by cosmic rays: Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch his body; Sue Storm can become invisible; Johnny Storm controls fire; and Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong … thing. Together, ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, slasher, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, supernatural ability, dna, flying, superhuman powers, good versus evil, brother sister relationship, space adventure, transformation, teleportation, marriage proposal, teenage girl ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Six Flying Dragons (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: “Six Flying Dragons” is a Period drama depicts the ambitions and success stories of 6 people around Prince Lee Bang Won. This drama also depicts the ideological and political conflict between Prince Lee Bang Won and Jung Do Jeon who is the man ...
Style: exciting, enigmatic, tense, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, tragedy, betrayal, ambition, political corruption, martial arts, traitor, treason, joseon dynasty, political intrigue, government corruption, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: After the events of Justice League: War, Ocean Master and Black Manta have declared a war against the surface in retaliation of the aftermath of Apokoliptian-tyrant Darkseid's planetary invasion. Queen Atlanna seeks out her other son, Ocean ...
Style: light, exciting, captivating, entertaining, disturbing ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: superhero, justice league, atlantis, superhero team, superman character, good versus evil, revenge, fight, teenager, chase, destiny, monster ...
Place: athens greece, atlantic ocean, maine
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 7.3
 766K
Black Panther (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: King T'Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, stylized, intense, slasher ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: superhero, martial arts, good versus evil, loss of father, warrior, chase, king, black hero, tragic villain, strong female character, technology, african ...
Time: future, year 1992, 2010s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: africa, nigeria, oakland california, london, south korea
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 6.6
 161K
Puss in Boots (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: talking animals, cat, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, good versus evil, magic, talking cat, happy ending, escapades, sword fight, save the day ...
Time: 2010s, year 2011
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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Canada, India, USA, Japan, Thailand, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.
Style: road movie, serious, suspenseful, sexy, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: revenge, martial arts, superhero, good versus evil, vengeance, master warrior, heroic mission, battles, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, mortal combat, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: asia, thailand, san francisco, bangkok thailand, hong kong
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, terrorism, surveillance, secret agents, terrorist, spy, conspiracy, race against time, murder, political conspiracy, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: russia, london, new york, big ben london, manhattan new york city ...
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The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land, two renegades—Eric the Huntsman, who aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna in Snowwhite and the Huntsman, and his forbidden lover, Sara—set out to stop them.
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, absurd, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: strong female lead, love, magic, evil queen, sorceress, snow white, female warrior, good versus evil, runaway, witch, medieval, supernatural ...
Place: egypt
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Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, epic, entertaining ...
Plot: superhero, disagreement, ex soldier, heroes, tony stark character, civil war, supernatural power, super powers, brainwashing, teenage hero, escape, chase ...
Time: future, year 1991, 2010s, 90s
Place: africa, eastern europe, vienna, usa, moscow russia ...
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 5.7
 65K
Pan (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: pirate, magic, childhood, fantasy world, adventure, orphan, mischievous children, heroes, child in peril, treasure hunt, flying, young heroes ...
Time: future, 1940s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: london, vietnam
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Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: As the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps faces a battle with an ancient enemy, Hal Jordan prepares new recruit Arisia for the coming conflict by relating stories of the first Green Lantern and several of Hal's comrades.
Style: harsh, exciting, stylized, serious, light ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, transformation, good versus evil, save the world, adventure, heroic mission, supernatural ability, supernatural, recruit, escapades, rivalry, magical ring ...
Place: new jersey
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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: teens, boys' night, family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: superhero, super powers, good versus evil, revenge, spider man character, teenager, superhuman powers, spider, mad scientist, vigilantism, heroes, mutant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, drug addiction, hypnosis, kidnapping, private detective, cocaine, friendship, baron, railway, investigation, chase, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: vienna, 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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: sherlock holmes, murder, friendship, private detective, adventure, mystery, teenager, boarding school, investigation, amateur detective, high school friend, riddles and clues ...
Time: 19th century, future, 80s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, london, egypt, europe, big ben london ...
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X-Men: First Class (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, intense, humorous, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, mutant, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, supernatural power, vengeance, supernatural, tough guy, genetics, adventure, superhuman, teenage superhero ...
Time: 60s, future, 1940s, year 1944, year 1962 ...
Place: poland, eastern europe, usa, turkey, moscow russia ...
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 7.3
 419K
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, psychological, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, plot twist, invulnerability, twists and turns, train crash, self discovery, father son relationship, supernatural ability, mystery, villain, a vision, supernatural power ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 60s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.0
 638K
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: entertaining, exciting, humorous, visually appealing, spiritual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: alien, robot, car, alien invasion, good versus evil, transforming robot, military, androids and robots, giant robots, save the world, transformation, man versus machine ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2000s, 1890s ...
Place: california, washington d.c., los angeles, usa, plymouth ...
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The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Powerpuff Girls Movie tells the origin story of how the Powerpuff Girls were created and how they came to be the defenders of Townsville. It was the first Hanna-Barbera/Cartoon Network Studios theatrical feature film since 1993's Once Upon ...
Style: humorous, satirical, intense, witty, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, monkey, heroic mission, adventure, fighting crime, young heroes, villain, youth, rescue, rivalry, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, tokyo, usa
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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, light, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, monster, heroes, batman, justice league, superman character, heroic mission, adventure, master villain, cold war, cartoon violence, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, tokyo, washington d.c.
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 5.6
 33K
Death Race 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the world's most dangerous prison, a new game is born: Death Race. The rules of this adrenaline-fueled blood sport are simple, drive or die. When repentant convict Carl Lucas discovers there's a price on his head, his only hope is to ...
Style: bloody, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, prison, contests and competitions, car race, street racing, car, survival, death, brutality, twists and turns, warden, heroes ...
Time: future
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 6.4
 65K
Darkman (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dr. Peyton Westlake is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes ...
Style: suspense, atmospheric, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: revenge, scientist, monster, gangsters, disfigurement, helicopter, superhero, experiment, rivalry, crimes, secret identity, heroes ...
Time: future, 80s, 90s, year 1989, year 1990
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.5
 185K
The Crow (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, superhero, halloween, goth, vengeance, good versus evil, vigilantism, murder, afterlife, violence, justice, vigilante ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit
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 3.4
 120K
Catwoman (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Liquidated after discovering a corporate conspiracy, mild-mannered graphic artist Patience Phillips washes up on an island, where she's resurrected and endowed with the prowess of a cat -- and she's eager to use her new skills ... as a ...
Style: exciting, sexy, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: superhero, tough girl, superheroine, female fighter, masked superhero, heroes, female protagonist, one woman army, uncover truth, superhuman powers, supernatural, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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 6.3
 169K
Beowulf (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 6th-century Scandinavian warrior, Beowulf embarks on a mission to slay the manlike ogre Grendel, a descendant of Cain.
Style: epic, adult animation, fairy tale, dark fantasy, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: viking, mythology, monster, dragon, good versus evil, heroic mission, legends and myths, magic, beast, escapades, adventure, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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 6.3
 215K
Tomb Raider (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, rescue, treasure hunt, jungle, chase, tough girl, peril, female fighter, father daughter relationship, legend, heroine ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: hong kong, united kingdom, england, britain, east asia ...
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