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Superman (1978)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Superman (1978)

Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, young Clark discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the villainous Lex Luthor, while, as novice reporter Clark Kent, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane (Read More)

Themes:evil,  radiation,  adoption,  superhero,  funeral,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:rooftop,  farm,  desert,  cemetery
Characters:photographer,  alien,  teenager
Period:1950s,  1940s,  1960s,  1970s
Story:reporter,  planet,  flying superhero,  female newspaper reporter,  newspaper reporter,  newspaper photographer,  alien superhero,  dam burst,  glowing crystal,  hoover dam,  exploding planet,  fainting woman,  flying man,  struck by lightning,  suntan pantyhose,  character appears on front page of a newspaper,  newspaper man,  newspaper editor,  television reporter,  superhero origin,  caped superhero,  news reporter,  female reporter,  san francisco california,  origin of hero,  good versus evil,  human alien,  helicopter accident,  alien contact,  criminal,  killed by a train,  reference to george armstrong custer,  color in character's name,  catching someone who falls,  fortress of solitude,  trapped in a mirror,  san andreas fault,  metropolis the city,  super genius,  police surveillance,  extraterrestrial human,  extraterrestrial man,  control panel,  water boy,  telephone pole,  guided missile,  shot back to back,  bullet catching,  cruise missile,  falling from a window,  secret hideout,  time reversal,  great plains,  secret headquarters,  exploding gasoline station,  reboot of series,  mother son hug,  x ray vision,  hyper speed,  news crew,  kryptonite,  foundling,  rocket launching,  airforce one,  reference to peter pan,  red cape,  indoor swimming pool,  year 1948,  surrogate family,  supernova,  yelling for help,  sequel mentioned during end credits,  year 1966,  deus ex machina,  telephone box,  foster parent,  year 1978,  dual identity,  high school football,  mugger,  nuclear missile,  laser beam,  toupee,  jewel thief,  superhuman,  super speed,  midwest,  convoy,  earth viewed from space,  invulnerability,  north pole,  fictional city,  revolving door,  meteorite,  screaming woman,  nuclear weapons,  villain arrested,  catastrophe,  globe,  golden gate bridge,  crime fighter,  avalanche,  subterranean,  christ allegory,  kansas,  galaxy,  hold up,  famous score,  statue of liberty new york city,  mugging,  airplane accident,  sunrise,  dam,  crystal,  comic relief,  world domination,  idealism,  telephone booth,  megalomaniac,  super strength,  machine,  assumed identity,  first date,  video surveillance,  alley,  sidekick,  female stockinged feet,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  heroism,  flat tire,  imprisonment,  secret identity,  dc comics,  loss of husband,  balcony,  hologram,  time lapse photography,  space travel,  thunderstorm,  super villain,  school bus,  yacht,  reverse footage,  damsel in distress,  innocence,  camera shot of feet,  earthquake,  compassion,  murder of a police officer,  journalism,  police chase,  american football,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  barn,  fainting,  female stockinged legs,  flying,  sabotage,  nerd,  disaster,  heart attack,  first part,  loss of father,  hairy chest,  long take,  convertible,  lightning,  product placement,  mission,  prologue,  library,  transformation,  pantyhose,  spaceship,  outer space,  man with glasses,  trial,  subway,  army,  disguise,  california,  based on comic book,  native american,  orphan,  newspaper,  manhattan new york city,  urban setting,  death of father,  rural setting,  falling from height,  cat,  rescue,  hero,  helicopter,  high school,  swimming pool,  shootout,  prison,  train,  based on play,  coming of age,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  interview,  police

Man Of Steel (2013)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

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 and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:adoption,  superhero,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:farm,  desert,  cemetery
Characters:alien
Story:flying superhero,  newspaper reporter,  alien superhero,  exploding planet,  flying man,  planet,  newspaper editor,  caped superhero,  news reporter,  female reporter,  origin of hero,  good versus evil,  human alien,  alien contact,  hero,  catching someone who falls,  metropolis the city,  extraterrestrial human,  extraterrestrial man,  guided missile,  exploding gasoline station,  reboot of series,  x ray vision,  red cape,  surrogate family,  foster parent,  super speed,  superhuman,  earth viewed from space,  invulnerability,  fictional city,  christ allegory,  kansas,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  super strength,  assumed identity,  heroism,  imprisonment,  secret identity,  dc comics,  hologram,  space travel,  school bus,  damsel in distress,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  barn,  flying,  first part,  product placement,  spaceship,  outer space,  man with glasses,  army,  based on comic book,  orphan,  newspaper,  reporter,  criminal,  death of father,  falling from height,  rescue,  helicopter,  shootout,  coming of age,  explosion,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  interview

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Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)
Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-fi

Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)

Superman does a lot in his newest adventure. Archvillain Lex Luthor, determined to make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants, creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel: the radiation-charged Nuclear Man. The two super-powered foes clash in an explosive screen extranvaganza that sees Superman save the Statue of Liberty, repulse a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna, rebuild the demolished Great Wall of China and perform many more spetactular feats. (Read More)

Themes:radiation,  superhero
Locations:rooftop,  farm
Characters:photographer,  teenager
Story:flying superhero,  newspaper reporter,  newspaper photographer,  flying man,  character appears on front page of a newspaper,  newspaper editor,  caped superhero,  san francisco california,  good versus evil,  human alien,  fortress of solitude,  metropolis the city,  extraterrestrial human,  extraterrestrial man,  x ray vision,  kryptonite,  airforce one,  nuclear missile,  earth viewed from space,  fictional city,  revolving door,  villain arrested,  nuclear weapons,  golden gate bridge,  christ allegory,  statue of liberty new york city,  crystal,  comic relief,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  secret identity,  dc comics,  space travel,  super villain,  school bus,  journalism,  planet,  barn,  flying,  convertible,  product placement,  spaceship,  outer space,  man with glasses,  subway,  disguise,  based on comic book,  newspaper,  reporter,  criminal,  shootout,  train,  explosion,  character name in title

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:superhero,  funeral,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:rooftop,  farm,  desert,  cemetery
Characters:photographer,  alien
Story:flying superhero,  female newspaper reporter,  newspaper reporter,  alien superhero,  flying man,  newspaper editor,  superhero origin,  caped superhero,  female reporter,  origin of hero,  good versus evil,  human alien,  metropolis the city,  extraterrestrial human,  extraterrestrial man,  bullet catching,  hyper speed,  x ray vision,  kryptonite,  red cape,  nuclear missile,  super speed,  invulnerability,  fictional city,  meteorite,  crime fighter,  christ allegory,  subterranean,  super strength,  heroism,  secret identity,  dc comics,  school bus,  reverse footage,  damsel in distress,  journalism,  blockbuster,  planet,  flying,  disaster,  long take,  lightning,  product placement,  prologue,  transformation,  spaceship,  outer space,  army,  disguise,  based on comic book,  orphan,  newspaper,  reporter,  criminal,  death of father,  falling from height,  rescue,  hero,  helicopter,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  interview

Superman II (1980) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Superman II (1980)

Picking up where "Superman: The Movie" left off, three criminals, General Zod ('Terence Stamp' (qv)), Ursa, ('Sarah Douglas (I)' (qv)), and Non ('Jack O'Halloran (I)' (qv)) from the planet Krypton are released from the Phantom Zone by a nuclear explosion in space. They descend upon Earth where they could finally rule. Superman, meanwhile, is in love with Lois Lane ('Margot Kidder' (qv)), who finds out who he really is. Lex Luthor ('Gene Hackman' (qv)) escapes from prison and is determined to destroy Superman by joining forces with the three criminals. (Read More)

Themes:radiation,  evil,  superhero,  escape
Characters:alien
Story:planet,  flying superhero,  newspaper reporter,  alien superhero,  glowing crystal,  flying man,  newspaper man,  outer space,  good versus evil,  human alien,  criminal,  prison,  fortress of solitude,  trapped in a mirror,  super genius,  extraterrestrial human,  extraterrestrial man,  control panel,  shot back to back,  hyper speed,  sequel mentioned during end credits,  laser beam,  super speed,  invulnerability,  north pole,  fictional city,  crime fighter,  crystal,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  super strength,  machine,  secret identity,  dc comics,  balcony,  hologram,  damsel in distress,  journalism,  blockbuster,  flying,  product placement,  mission,  transformation,  man with glasses,  based on comic book,  newspaper,  reporter,  manhattan new york city,  falling from height,  helicopter,  explosion,  new york city,  character name in title,  police

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Superman III (1983)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

Superman III (1983)

Wealthy businessman Ross Webster ('Robert Vaughn (I)' (qv))discovers the hidden talents of Gus Gorman ('Richard Pryor' (qv)), a mischievous computer genius. Ross decides to abuse his talents, in a way to help Webster with his plans for economic control. When the man of steel interferes, something must be done about Supes. When Gus' synthetic Kryptonite fails to kill Superman, it turns him in an evil incarnation of his former self. The tar-laced Kryptonite pits man against himself, setting up the Clark vs. Superman battle. This is why Superman III (1983) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978). (Read More)

Themes:evil,  superhero
Locations:rooftop
Characters:photographer
Story:flying superhero,  newspaper reporter,  newspaper photographer,  kryptonite,  flying man,  newspaper man,  human alien,  extraterrestrial human,  extraterrestrial man,  x ray vision,  yelling for help,  laser beam,  super speed,  earth viewed from space,  revolving door,  kansas,  statue of liberty new york city,  megalomaniac,  super strength,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  dc comics,  planet,  flying,  convertible,  product placement,  man with glasses,  subway,  disguise,  based on comic book,  falling from height,  helicopter,  high school,  train,  explosion,  character name in title

Power Rangers (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world.

Themes:evil,  superhero,  funeral,  escape
Locations:cemetery
Characters:alien,  teenager
Story:origin of hero,  good versus evil,  human alien,  reboot of series,  high school football,  earth viewed from space,  invulnerability,  crystal,  comic relief,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  super strength,  heroism,  secret identity,  hologram,  super villain,  police chase,  planet,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  nerd,  long take,  lightning,  product placement,  mission,  prologue,  transformation,  spaceship,  outer space,  army,  falling from height,  rescue,  hero,  high school,  train,  coming of age,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  bare chested male

Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop,  farm
Characters:alien,  teenager
Story:human alien,  alien contact,  deus ex machina,  earth viewed from space,  kansas,  super strength,  hologram,  space travel,  reverse footage,  damsel in distress,  spacecraft,  barn,  sabotage,  first part,  lightning,  mission,  prologue,  spaceship,  outer space,  cat,  rescue,  helicopter,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  one word title

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Green Lantern (2011) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Green Lantern (2011)

In a mysterious universe, the Green Lantern Corps, an elite defense force of peace and justice have existed for centuries. Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by the Ring, the willpower-fed source of power. Reluctantly at first, he takes on the challenge after the death of Abin Sur, the finest Green Lantern. Putting his self-doubts aside, and spurred on by his sense of duty and love for his beautiful, intellectually equal, colleague, Carol Ferris, he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a powerful, evil being who feeds on fear. Hal Jordan is the universe's last chance, as many Green Lanterns have been killed and the Corps is weakened. And he might just be the right Green Lantern for the duty of keeping the world safe from harm. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  superhero,  escape
Locations:rooftop,  desert
Characters:alien
Story:flying superhero,  flying man,  origin of hero,  good versus evil,  helicopter accident,  alien contact,  superhuman,  subterranean,  airplane accident,  imprisonment,  dc comics,  hologram,  space travel,  super villain,  school bus,  planet,  spacecraft,  flying,  loss of father,  prologue,  library,  transformation,  spaceship,  outer space,  disguise,  based on comic book,  rescue,  helicopter,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male

The Avengers (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

The Avengers (2012)

Nick Fury is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., an international peace-keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster. (Read More)

Themes:superhero,  escape
Characters:alien
Story:flying superhero,  alien superhero,  flying man,  caped superhero,  good versus evil,  human alien,  extraterrestrial human,  extraterrestrial man,  red cape,  nuclear missile,  super speed,  villain arrested,  world domination,  super strength,  hologram,  space travel,  blockbuster,  planet,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  disaster,  first part,  long take,  lightning,  mission,  transformation,  spaceship,  outer space,  army,  disguise,  based on comic book,  manhattan new york city,  falling from height,  rescue,  helicopter,  shootout,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. This is why Rogue One (2016) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Mood:epic
Locations:farm,  desert
Characters:alien
Story:exploding planet,  mission,  good versus evil,  galaxy,  famous score,  dam,  crystal,  comic relief,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  heroism,  hologram,  space travel,  blockbuster,  planet,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  loss of father,  lightning,  prologue,  spaceship,  outer space,  army,  disguise,  criminal,  death of father,  falling from height,  rescue,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  title spoken by character

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Astro Boy (2009)
Action, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Astro Boy (2009)

Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him. (Read More)

Themes:superhero,  escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:alien,  teenager
Story:hero,  origin of hero,  good versus evil,  secret hideout,  x ray vision,  super speed,  fictional city,  villain arrested,  christ allegory,  comic relief,  idealism,  super strength,  heroism,  hologram,  compassion,  flying,  transformation,  army,  based on comic book,  orphan,  falling from height,  rescue,  high school,  coming of age,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male

Superhero Movie (2008) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Superhero Movie (2008)

Themes:superhero,  funeral
Locations:rooftop,  cemetery
Characters:teenager
Story:superhero origin,  mugging,  super strength,  alley,  secret identity,  super villain,  school bus,  flying,  product placement,  orphan,  newspaper,  urban setting,  falling from height,  rescue,  hero,  helicopter,  high school,  father son relationship,  bare chested male

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)

The Turtles continue to live in the shadows and no one knows they were the ones who took down Shredder. And Vernon is the one everyone thinks is the one who took Shredder down. April O'Neill does some snooping and learns a scientist named, Baxter Stockman is working for Shredder. He plans to break him out while he's being transported. April tells the turtles who try to stop it but can't. Stockman tries to teleport Shredder but he some how ends up in another dimension and meets a warlord named Krang who instructs Shredder to assemble a teleportation device he sent to Earth a long time ago. He gives Shredder some mutagen which he uses to transform two criminals who were also in the transport with him, Rock Steady and Bebop into mutants. And they set out to find the device. April saw the transformation while investigating Stockman, She would take the mutagen and she would be chased by Shredder's minions, the Foot Clan. He is saved by a man named Casey Jones who was the one who transporting Shredder. The Turtles show up and they try to work together. In the melee the mutagen ends up with the police. Knowing Shredder will try and get it back, April tries to get it first she asks Vern to help. Eventually she and Casey are arrested. The Turtles get the mutagen and Donatello analyzes it learns it could make them human, which he tells Leonardo who tells him to forget it and not to tell the others. But Michelangelo tells Raphael who feels that Leonardo doesn't respect them. (Read More)

Themes:superhero,  escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:alien,  teenager
Story:female reporter,  good versus evil,  alien contact,  subterranean,  statue of liberty new york city,  crystal,  comic relief,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  super strength,  machine,  alley,  heroism,  hologram,  super villain,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  mission,  transformation,  spaceship,  subway,  army,  disguise,  based on comic book,  reporter,  criminal,  urban setting,  falling from height,  rescue,  hero,  helicopter,  coming of age,  new york city,  explosion,  police

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:evil,  superhero,  funeral,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:rooftop,  desert,  cemetery
Story:jewel thief,  character appears on front page of a newspaper,  good versus evil,  fictional city,  crime fighter,  subterranean,  christ allegory,  famous score,  airplane accident,  super strength,  heroism,  imprisonment,  dc comics,  super villain,  school bus,  murder of a police officer,  police chase,  american football,  blockbuster,  sabotage,  product placement,  mission,  man with glasses,  trial,  subway,  army,  disguise,  based on comic book,  orphan,  urban setting,  falling from height,  rescue,  helicopter,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  bare chested male,  police

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. This is why Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978). (Read More)

Themes:superhero,  funeral,  escape
Characters:alien
Story:galaxy,  exploding planet,  good versus evil,  human alien,  sequel mentioned during end credits,  invulnerability,  subterranean,  comic relief,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  super strength,  imprisonment,  hologram,  space travel,  blockbuster,  planet,  spacecraft,  flying,  long take,  prologue,  transformation,  spaceship,  outer space,  based on comic book,  orphan,  falling from height,  rescue,  hero,  shootout,  explosion,  father son relationship,  bare chested male

Megamind (2010) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978)
Action, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Megamind (2010)

After super-villain Megamind (Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Tighten (Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  superhero
Characters:alien
Story:super villain,  news reporter,  female reporter,  good versus evil,  human alien,  super speed,  fictional city,  first date,  sidekick,  hologram,  thunderstorm,  planet,  flying,  lightning,  transformation,  disguise,  reporter,  falling from height,  hero,  prison,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  one word title,  police

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

Tony Stark creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the peacekeeping program becomes hostile, The Avengers go into action to try and defeat a virtually impossible enemy together. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together once again to protect the world from global extinction.

Themes:superhero
Story:flying superhero,  alien superhero,  flying man,  caped superhero,  good versus evil,  human alien,  extraterrestrial human,  extraterrestrial man,  red cape,  super speed,  invulnerability,  fictional city,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  super strength,  heroism,  hologram,  blockbuster,  planet,  barn,  flying,  lightning,  mission,  transformation,  army,  based on comic book,  orphan,  falling from height,  rescue,  new york city,  explosion,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male

San Andreas (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

San Andreas (2015)

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Story:earthquake,  hoover dam,  flying,  rescue,  female reporter,  san francisco california,  california,  helicopter,  san andreas fault,  catastrophe,  golden gate bridge,  dam,  heroism,  flat tire,  damsel in distress,  blockbuster,  disaster,  long take,  product placement,  mission,  reporter,  falling from height,  swimming pool,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  interview

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:evil
Mood:epic
Locations:desert
Characters:alien
Period:1960s
Story:exploding planet,  spacecraft,  good versus evil,  rocket launching,  christ allegory,  airplane accident,  comic relief,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  machine,  space travel,  super villain,  camera shot of feet,  blockbuster,  planet,  sabotage,  convertible,  product placement,  mission,  prologue,  spaceship,  outer space,  disguise,  falling from height,  rescue,  helicopter,  shootout,  explosion,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  police

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Masters Of The Universe (1987) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Masters Of The Universe (1987)

On the planet Eternia, Skeletor and his dark army overthrow the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull expecting to acquire her power. He-Man, his old friend Duncan "Man-at-Arms" and his daughter Teela are attacked by Skeletor's soldiers and they defeat them. They also rescue their prisoner, the inventor and locksmith Gwildor. He explains that he was lured by Evil-Lyn that used his invention Cosmic Key to open the gates and seize the Castle Grayskull. He-Man and his friends retrieve the prototype of the Cosmic Key trying to release the Sorcereress but they are defeated by Skeletor and his army and Gwildor uses his key to open and portal for them to flee. They come to Earth but lose the key. Meanwhile Julie Winston, who grieves the loss of her parents in a plane crash, and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan find and activate the key, believing it is a foreign musical instrument. On Eternia, Evil-Lyn locates the Cosmic Key and Skeletor sends her with a group of mercenaries and soldiers to vanquish He-man and his friends and bring the key back. Will they succeed? This is why Masters Of The Universe (1987) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978). (Read More)

Themes:evil,  superhero,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:desert,  cemetery
Characters:alien,  teenager
Story:planet,  good versus evil,  human alien,  galaxy,  crystal,  comic relief,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  heroism,  hologram,  super villain,  damsel in distress,  product placement,  transformation,  outer space,  army,  disguise,  based on comic book,  falling from height,  rescue,  hero,  high school,  shootout,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  police

Thor (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Thor (2011)

The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  superhero,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:rooftop,  desert
Story:alien superhero,  origin of hero,  good versus evil,  human alien,  hero,  extraterrestrial human,  extraterrestrial man,  exploding gasoline station,  super strength,  space travel,  super villain,  blockbuster,  planet,  flying,  first part,  lightning,  product placement,  library,  outer space,  army,  based on comic book,  falling from height,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title

Flash Gordon (1980)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Flash Gordon (1980)

Flash Gordon is an American football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr. Hans Zarkov's rocketship along with his beautiful girlfriend Dale Arden. The threesome are drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, ruled by Emperor Ming the Merciless. The evil Ming has been testing Earth with unnatural disasters, and deeming our world a threat to his rule. He also intends to take Dale as his concubine, attempts to execute Flash and intends to destroy Earth. Flash must avoid the amorous attentions of Ming's daughter, and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to rescue Dale and save our world. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  superhero
Characters:alien
Story:american football,  planet,  good versus evil,  human alien,  rescue,  laser beam,  famous score,  megalomaniac,  space travel,  super villain,  earthquake,  spacecraft,  hairy chest,  lightning,  spaceship,  outer space,  man with glasses,  hero,  shootout,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male

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Transformers (2007)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers (2007)

A long time ago, far away on the planet of Cybertron, a war is being waged between the noble Autobots (led by the wise Optimus Prime) and the devious Decepticons (commanded by the dreaded Megatron) for control over the Allspark, a mystical talisman that would grant unlimited power to whoever possesses it. The Autobots managed to smuggle the Allspark off the planet, but Megatron blasts off in search of it. He eventually tracks it to the planet of Earth (circa 1850), but his reckless desire for power sends him right into the Arctic Ocean, and the sheer cold forces him into a paralyzed state. His body is later found by Captain Archibald Witwicky, but before going into a comatose state Megatron uses the last of his energy to engrave into the Captain's glasses a map showing the location of the Allspark, and to send a transmission to Cybertron. Megatron is then carried away aboard the Captain's ship. A century later, Captain Witwicky's grandson Sam Witwicky (nicknamed Spike by his friends) buys his first car. To his shock, he discovers it to be Bumblebee, an Autobot in disguise who is to protect Spike, who possesses the Captain's glasses and the map engraved on them. But Bumblebee is not the only Transformer to have arrived on Earth - in the desert of Qatar, the Decepticons Blackout and Scorponok attack a U.S. military base, causing the Pentagon to send their special Sector Seven agents to capture all "specimens of this alien race." Spike and his girlfriend Mikaela find themselves in the midst of a grand battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons, stretching from Hoover Dam all the way to Los Angeles. Meanwhile, deep inside Hoover Dam, the cryogenically stored body of Megatron awakens. (Read More)

Locations:rooftop,  desert
Characters:alien,  teenager
Story:hoover dam,  origin of hero,  good versus evil,  helicopter accident,  alien contact,  airforce one,  christ allegory,  dam,  comic relief,  world domination,  idealism,  megalomaniac,  heroism,  hologram,  space travel,  super villain,  police chase,  blockbuster,  planet,  first part,  product placement,  prologue,  outer space,  disguise,  reporter,  falling from height,  rescue,  helicopter,  high school,  swimming pool,  shootout,  father son relationship,  one word title,  police

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

Themes:superhero,  escape
Characters:alien
Story:galaxy,  good versus evil,  human alien,  sequel mentioned during end credits,  megalomaniac,  super strength,  hologram,  space travel,  super villain,  blockbuster,  planet,  spacecraft,  first part,  lightning,  spaceship,  outer space,  army,  based on comic book,  orphan,  falling from height,  rescue,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male

4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (2007)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (2007)

Everything seems to be going great for the Fantastic Four. Reed and Sue are finally getting married, and things couldn't seem better. However, when the mysterious Silver Surfer crashes things, they learn that they will have to deal with an old foe, and the powerful planet eating Galactus. This is why 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (2007) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978). (Read More)

Themes:evil,  superhero,  escape
Locations:desert
Characters:alien
Story:exploding planet,  good versus evil,  helicopter accident,  statue of liberty new york city,  hologram,  super villain,  planet,  flying,  transformation,  outer space,  army,  based on comic book,  reporter,  falling from height,  rescue,  helicopter,  new york city,  explosion,  character name in title

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Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  superhero,  escape
Mood:epic
Characters:photographer
Story:origin of hero,  good versus evil,  super speed,  earth viewed from space,  invulnerability,  revolving door,  comic relief,  world domination,  idealism,  megalomaniac,  super strength,  assumed identity,  alley,  heroism,  secret identity,  dc comics,  super villain,  blockbuster,  sabotage,  lightning,  mission,  army,  disguise,  based on comic book,  native american,  falling from height,  rescue,  shootout,  train,  coming of age,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over? (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:desert
Characters:alien,  teenager
Story:exploding planet,  good versus evil,  alien contact,  convoy,  earth viewed from space,  nuclear weapons,  subterranean,  comic relief,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  heroism,  hologram,  space travel,  school bus,  reverse footage,  blockbuster,  planet,  spacecraft,  flying,  disaster,  loss of father,  mission,  spaceship,  outer space,  army,  orphan,  death of father,  falling from height,  rescue,  helicopter,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  father son relationship

Jupiter Ascending (2015) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Mood:epic
Locations:rooftop
Characters:alien
Story:good versus evil,  human alien,  alien contact,  earth viewed from space,  christ allegory,  world domination,  hologram,  space travel,  damsel in distress,  planet,  spacecraft,  flying,  lightning,  product placement,  mission,  prologue,  spaceship,  outer space,  army,  disguise,  falling from height,  rescue,  shootout,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male

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X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  superhero,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:desert
Characters:teenager
Story:origin of hero,  good versus evil,  nuclear missile,  super speed,  invulnerability,  subterranean,  famous score,  dam,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  super strength,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  reverse footage,  camera shot of feet,  earthquake,  blockbuster,  sabotage,  lightning,  product placement,  prologue,  transformation,  outer space,  man with glasses,  disguise,  based on comic book,  orphan,  falling from height,  rescue,  helicopter,  high school,  coming of age,  new york city,  explosion,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  police

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

When the USS Enterprise crew is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our space heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. This is why Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978). (Read More)

Themes:radiation,  funeral
Mood:epic
Characters:alien
Story:san francisco california,  good versus evil,  human alien,  golden gate bridge,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  super strength,  hologram,  space travel,  reverse footage,  blockbuster,  planet,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  disaster,  lightning,  mission,  prologue,  spaceship,  outer space,  death of father,  falling from height,  rescue,  shootout,  explosion,  bare chested male

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:alien,  teenager
Story:good versus evil,  human alien,  alien contact,  world domination,  school bus,  camera shot of feet,  earthquake,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  disaster,  loss of father,  mission,  spaceship,  army,  disguise,  death of father,  cat,  rescue,  helicopter,  high school,  swimming pool,  shootout,  coming of age,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  bare chested male

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Ghostbusters (2016) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop
Story:character appears on front page of a newspaper,  good versus evil,  reboot of series,  reference to peter pan,  revolving door,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  alley,  flying,  product placement,  library,  transformation,  man with glasses,  subway,  army,  reporter,  manhattan new york city,  falling from height,  rescue,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  police

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:escape
Period:1940s
Story:origin of hero,  good versus evil,  reference to peter pan,  subterranean,  christ allegory,  crystal,  comic relief,  heroism,  flying,  prologue,  outer space,  native american,  orphan,  falling from height,  rescue,  hero,  coming of age,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  one word title

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  escape
Locations:rooftop,  cemetery
Story:television reporter,  news reporter,  female reporter,  good versus evil,  invulnerability,  sunrise,  super strength,  reverse footage,  lightning,  product placement,  library,  transformation,  disguise,  death of father,  falling from height,  rescue,  coming of age,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male

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The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. This is why The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978). (Read More)

Themes:evil,  superhero,  funeral,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:rooftop
Story:criminal,  hero,  news reporter,  good versus evil,  dual identity,  fictional city,  villain arrested,  crime fighter,  christ allegory,  famous score,  idealism,  heroism,  secret identity,  dc comics,  super villain,  school bus,  damsel in distress,  police chase,  blockbuster,  flying,  mission,  man with glasses,  trial,  disguise,  based on comic book,  reporter,  urban setting,  falling from height,  rescue,  helicopter,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  interview

Hancock (2008) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

Hancock (2008)

The powerful superhero John Hancock has become a joke because of his alcoholism and clumsiness. He has also become the most hated man in Los Angeles. Though he has saved many lives, he also destroyed a lot of property, costing the city millions every time he goes into action. When he saves the life of PR expert Ray Embrey from an oncoming train, the executive is thankful and believes he can restore Hancock's image as a true superhero. He brings the anti-hero home for dinner and introduces him to his son Aaron, a big fan, and to his wife, Mary. But for some mysterious reason Mary doesn't want Hancock anywhere near her or her family. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Story:news reporter,  catching someone who falls,  super speed,  invulnerability,  super strength,  secret identity,  blockbuster,  flying,  lightning,  product placement,  criminal,  falling from height,  rescue,  hero,  shootout,  prison,  train,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  one word title,  police

Batman: The Movie (1966)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family

Batman: The Movie (1966)

The arch-villains of the United Underworld - the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler and the Catwoman - combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. From his submarine, Penguin and his cohorts hijack a yacht containing a dehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust. The evildoers turn the nine Security Council members in the United World Building into nine vials of multicolored crystals! Batman and Robin track the villains in their Batboat and use Batcharge missiles to force the submarine to surface. (Read More)

Themes:superhero,  escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:teenager
Period:1960s
Story:good versus evil,  rescue,  secret hideout,  secret headquarters,  deus ex machina,  fictional city,  crime fighter,  world domination,  assumed identity,  sidekick,  heroism,  secret identity,  dc comics,  super villain,  yacht,  flying,  long take,  mission,  army,  disguise,  reporter,  criminal,  cat,  helicopter,  explosion,  character name in title,  one word title

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The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

Dr. Helen Benson is summoned to a military facility with several other scientists when an alien spacecraft of sorts arrives in New York City. Aboard is a human-like alien and a giant robot of immense size and power. The alien identifies himself as Klaatu and says he has come to save the Earth. The US military and political authorities see him as a threat however and decide to use so-called intensive interrogation techniques on him but Dr. Benson decides to facilitate his escape. When she learns exactly what he means when he says he is there to save the Earth, she tries to convince him to change his intentions. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:cemetery
Characters:alien
Story:human alien,  alien contact,  christ allegory,  mugging,  murder of a police officer,  spacecraft,  disaster,  heart attack,  product placement,  prologue,  outer space,  manhattan new york city,  death of father,  helicopter,  new york city,  explosion

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:alien
Story:planet,  mission,  good versus evil,  human alien,  subterranean,  famous score,  megalomaniac,  hologram,  space travel,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  long take,  transformation,  spaceship,  outer space,  army,  disguise,  orphan,  falling from height,  rescue,  shootout,  explosion,  bare chested male

The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978). (Read More)

Themes:evil,  escape
Locations:rooftop,  desert,  cemetery
Story:good versus evil,  reboot of series,  subterranean,  comic relief,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  alley,  sidekick,  reverse footage,  lightning,  product placement,  prologue,  transformation,  man with glasses,  subway,  army,  rescue,  helicopter,  shootout,  train,  explosion,  bare chested male,  police

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:funeral,  escape
Story:origin of hero,  good versus evil,  super speed,  christ allegory,  subterranean,  idealism,  super strength,  reverse footage,  blockbuster,  fainting,  sabotage,  loss of father,  transformation,  army,  disguise,  orphan,  death of father,  falling from height,  rescue,  prison,  coming of age,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male

Daredevil (2003)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Daredevil (2003)

Fate deals young orphan Matt Murdock a strange hand when he is doused with hazardous waste. The accident leaves Matt blind but also gives him a heightened "radar sense" that allows him to "see" far better than any man. Years later Murdock has grown into a man and becomes a respected criminal attorney. But after he's done his "day job" Matt takes on a secret identity as "The Man Without Fear," Daredevil, the masked avenger that patrols the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen and New York City to combat the injustice that he cannot tackle in the courtroom. (Read More)

Themes:superhero,  funeral
Locations:rooftop,  cemetery
Characters:teenager
Story:superhuman,  superhero origin,  origin of hero,  good versus evil,  hero,  dual identity,  villain arrested,  crime fighter,  megalomaniac,  secret identity,  super villain,  loss of father,  product placement,  trial,  subway,  based on comic book,  orphan,  reporter,  manhattan new york city,  criminal,  death of father,  falling from height,  helicopter,  prison,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  one word title,  police

Star Trek (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek (2009)

On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his damaged starship in a last stand against a Romulan mining vessel looking for Ambassador Spock, who in this time, has grown on Vulcan disdained by his neighbors for his half-human heritage. 25 years later, James T. Kirk has grown into a young rebellious troublemaker. Challenged by Captain Christopher Pike to realize his potential in Starfleet, he comes to annoy academy instructors like Commander Spock. Suddenly, there is an emergency on Vulcan and the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov and even Kirk himself, thanks to Leonard McCoy's medical trickery. Together, this crew will have an adventure in the final frontier where the old legend is altered forever as a new version of the legend begins. (Read More)

Characters:alien,  teenager
Story:san francisco california,  origin of hero,  good versus evil,  human alien,  reboot of series,  supernova,  golden gate bridge,  famous score,  megalomaniac,  loss of husband,  hologram,  space travel,  police chase,  blockbuster,  planet,  spacecraft,  loss of father,  convertible,  product placement,  mission,  spaceship,  outer space,  death of father,  falling from height,  shootout,  explosion,  father son relationship

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Le Cinquieme Element (1997) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Le Cinquieme Element (1997)

In the twenty-third century, the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, who comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect the humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, Earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Element back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists use the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando Major Korben Dallas that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:desert
Characters:alien
Story:exploding planet,  good versus evil,  human alien,  mugging,  space travel,  police chase,  blockbuster,  planet,  spacecraft,  product placement,  mission,  prologue,  spaceship,  outer space,  falling from height,  cat,  rescue,  shootout,  train,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police

Star Wars (1977)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars (1977)

The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy. This is why Star Wars (1977) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978). (Read More)

Themes:evil,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:farm,  desert
Characters:alien
Story:galaxy,  rescue,  exploding planet,  planet,  good versus evil,  famous score,  hologram,  space travel,  reverse footage,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  flying,  sabotage,  mission,  spaceship,  outer space,  disguise,  hero,  shootout,  prison

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? (Read More)

Mood:epic
Locations:desert,  cemetery
Characters:alien,  teenager
Story:good versus evil,  human alien,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  machine,  blockbuster,  long take,  product placement,  mission,  prologue,  library,  outer space,  army,  falling from height,  rescue,  helicopter,  shootout,  coming of age,  explosion,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male

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Titan A.e. (2000)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

Titan A.e. (2000)

In the year 3028 A.D., Earth is being attacked by the Drej, which are aliens made of pure energy! The Drej mother-ship destroys Earth with an energy beam just as hundreds of space vehicles manage to escape with the last of mankind aboard! One of the escapees is Sam's young son Cale, who carries with him a ring given to him by his father. Fifteen years later, Cale works on a salvage station, eking out a rough life and hating his father for having disappeared aboard the Titan so long ago. Without a home planet, surviving humans have been reduced to outer space drifters and are constantly bullied and looked down on by other space-faring races. A human captain named Joseph Korso and his pilot Akima seek out Cale and explain that he must help them find the Titan which contains a mechanism that will create a new Earth and therefore unite all of humanity. Meanwhile, the Drej wants to find the Titan so that they can destroy it. With Korso's help, Cale discovers that the ring his father gave to him contains a genetically encoded map to the Titan, and thus begins his race across the universe with Korso and his ship and crew, including Preed, a wisecracking rat-like humanoid, Gune, an eccentric, green-skinned scientist, and Stith, a tough, hard-as-nails weapons expert who resembles something of a kangaroo. Before long, Cale and Akima finds out that Korso is searching for the Titan in order to hand it over to the Drej. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:alien
Story:exploding planet,  galaxy,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  hologram,  space travel,  american football,  planet,  spacecraft,  loss of father,  mission,  spaceship,  outer space,  orphan,  death of father,  falling from height,  rescue,  helicopter,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  father son relationship,  bare chested male

Men In Black (1997) is one of the best movies like Superman (1978)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Men In Black (1997)

Based off of the comic book. Unbeknownst to other people, there is a private agency code named MiB. This agency is some kind of extra terrestrial surveillance corporation. Then, one of the agency's finest men only going by the name "K" ('Tommy Lee Jones' (qv)) , is recruiting for a new addition to the agency. He has chosen James Edwards ('Will Smith (I)' (qv)) of the N.Y.P.D. Then, one day, a flying saucer crashes into Earth. This was an alien a part of the "Bug" race. He takes the body of a farmer ('Vincent D'Onofrio' (qv)) and heads to New York. He is searching for a super energy source called "The Galaxy". Now, Agents J and K must stop the bug before it can escape with the galaxy. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:alien
Story:character appears on front page of a newspaper,  mission,  good versus evil,  alien contact,  earth viewed from space,  galaxy,  famous score,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  police chase,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  fainting,  flying,  first part,  spaceship,  outer space,  based on comic book,  newspaper,  manhattan new york city,  cat,  hero,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:evil,  escape
Story:origin of hero,  good versus evil,  comic relief,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  heroism,  imprisonment,  time lapse photography,  super villain,  reverse footage,  mission,  prologue,  transformation,  army,  orphan,  rescue,  hero,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male

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