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Superman Returns (2006)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Superman Returns (2006)

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space. (Read More)

Themes:superhero,  monster
Characters:villain,  warrior,  alien
Story:giant monster,  alien monster,  super villain,  alien invasion,  action hero,  one man crusade,  heat vision,  urban combat,  christ figure,  keysi fighting method,  dual identity,  spin off from film,  christ allegory,  cape,  urban decay,  super strength,  secret identity,  dc comics,  fighting game,  damsel in distress,  action game,  giant,  villainess,  spin off,  flying,  love interest,  based on film,  uniform,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  urban setting,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

Hulk (2003)
Action, Sci-fi

Hulk (2003)

Bruce Banner, a brilliant scientist with a cloudy past about his family, is involved in an accident in his laboratory causing him to become exposed to gamma radiation and Nanomeds (A tiny life-form that is supposed to heal wounds but has killed everything with which they have made contact). Confused and curious about his survival, Banner discovers that since the accident, whenever he becomes angry he transforms into a giant green monster destroying everything in sight in an act of fury. Bruce's mysterious past and the answer to why the radiation had this effect becomes revealed to him as his Birth Father David Banner intervenes with hopes to continue experimenting on him. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  superhero
Characters:villain,  warrior
Story:super villain,  action hero,  spin off from film,  super strength,  fighting game,  action game,  giant,  spin off,  based on film,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  hero,  fistfight,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

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Van Helsing (2004)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Van Helsing (2004)

Van Helsing is in the world to rid all evil, even if not everyone agrees with him. The Vatican sends the monster hunter and his ally, Carl, to Transylvania. They have been sent to this land to stop the powerful Count Dracula. Whilst there they join forces with a Gypsy Princess called Anna Valerious, who is determined to end an ancient curse on her family by destroying the vampire. They just don't know how! (Read More)

Themes:monster,  superhero
Characters:warrior
Story:giant monster,  super villain,  action hero,  spin off from film,  fighting game,  action game,  villainess,  spin off,  flying,  based on film,  one against many,  one man army,  tough guy,  hero,  martial arts,  character name in title

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:superhero
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:alien invasion,  action hero,  hero,  christ allegory,  cape,  super strength,  secret identity,  dc comics,  damsel in distress,  villainess,  flying,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  violence

Thor (2011) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006)
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:superhero,  monster
Characters:warrior,  villain
Story:giant monster,  super villain,  action hero,  hero,  cape,  super strength,  giant,  flying,  one man army,  based on comic book,  brawl,  tough guy,  fistfight,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

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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". This is why Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006). (Read More)

Themes:superhero,  monster
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:giant monster,  action hero,  heat vision,  christ allegory,  cape,  urban decay,  super strength,  secret identity,  dc comics,  damsel in distress,  flying,  love interest,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

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:superhero,  monster
Characters:alien,  warrior
Story:giant monster,  super villain,  action hero,  super strength,  secret identity,  giant,  villainess,  one against many,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  violence

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

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:monster
Characters:warrior
Story:super villain,  action hero,  villainess,  spin off,  love interest,  one against many,  one man army,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

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Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)

Batman, the costumed crime-fighter who prowls the night skies in Gotham City, soon finds there's another vigilante in town knocking off prominent mob figures. Despite the scythe-like blade for a hand, a mechanical voice and the cloud of smoke that follows the figure wherever it goes, the police and outraged officials mistake the homicidal crusader for Batman himself and demand that the city's longtime hero be brought to justice. Meanwhile, Andrea Beaumont returns to town. She is the lost love of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire playboy who is Batman's alter ego, and was an integral part of Wayne's decision ten years earlier to don the cape and cowl. Now, she is back in his life and is no less a disruption than the return of his old archenemy, The Joker, who has a stake in seeing the annihilation of this new vigilante, whoever it proves to be. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:warrior
Story:super villain,  action hero,  one man crusade,  keysi fighting method,  cape,  urban decay,  secret identity,  dc comics,  villainess,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  urban setting,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:superhero
Characters:warrior
Story:super villain,  action hero,  cape,  urban decay,  secret identity,  dc comics,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  urban setting,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Depicting the events after the Gamma Bomb. 'The Incredible Hulk' tells the story of Dr Bruce Banner, who seeks a cure to his unique condition, which causes him to turn into a giant green monster under emotional stress. Whilst on the run from military which seeks his capture, Banner comes close to a cure. But all is lost when a new creature emerges; The Abomination. This is why The Incredible Hulk (2008) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006). (Read More)

Themes:monster,  superhero
Characters:villain,  warrior
Story:super villain,  action hero,  spin off from film,  giant,  spin off,  love interest,  based on film,  one against many,  one man army,  rescue,  hero,  martial arts

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Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Quantum Of Solace (2008)

Is there solace in revenge? Bond and "M" sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene's way. "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale? (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:action hero,  keysi fighting method,  spin off from film,  love interest,  based on film,  one against many,  one man army,  brawl,  tough guy,  hero,  fistfight,  martial arts,  violence

Spider-man 2 (2004) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006)
Action, Adventure

Spider-man 2 (2004)

Peter Parker is an unhappy man: after two years of fighting crime as Spider-Man, his life has begun to fall apart. The girl he loves is engaged to someone else, his grades are slipping, he cannot keep any of his jobs, and on top of it, the newspaper Daily Bugle is attacking him viciously, claiming that Spider-Man is a criminal. He reaches the breaking point and gives up the crime fighter's life, once and for all. But after a failed fusion experiment, eccentric and obsessive scientist Dr. Otto Octavius is transformed into super villain Doctor Octopus, Doc Ock for short, having four long tentacles as extra hands. Peter guesses it might just be time for Spider-Man to return, but would he act upon it? (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:villain,  warrior
Story:super villain,  hero,  action hero,  secret identity,  flying,  based on film,  one against many,  one man army,  brawl,  tough guy,  fistfight,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

Ghost Rider (2007)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Ghost Rider (2007)

When the motorcyclist Johnny Blaze finds that his father Barton Blaze has a terminal cancer, he accepts a pact with the Mephistopheles, giving his soul for the health of his beloved father. But the devil deceives him, and Barton dies in a motorcycle accident during an exhibition. Johnny leaves the carnival, his town, his friends and his girlfriend Roxanne. Years later Johnny Blaze becomes a famous motorcyclist, who risks his life in his shows, and he meets Roxanne again, now a TV reporter. However, Mephistopheles proposes Johnny to release his contract if he become the "Ghost Rider" and defeat his evil son Blackheart, who wants to possess one thousand evil souls and transform hell on earth. (Read More)

Themes:superhero,  monster
Story:giant monster,  action hero,  spin off from film,  fighting game,  action game,  spin off,  based on film,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  brawl,  tough guy,  hero,  fistfight,  character name in title,  violence

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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,  monster
Characters:alien,  warrior
Story:giant monster,  hero,  action hero,  christ allegory,  super strength,  giant,  flying,  one against many,  based on comic book,  rescue,  beating,  surprise ending,  character name in title

Iron Man 2 (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Iron Man 2 (2010)

With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts, and James "Rhodey" Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances - and confront powerful enemies. This is why Iron Man 2 (2010) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006). (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:warrior
Story:super villain,  action hero,  spin off from film,  fighting game,  action game,  spin off,  flying,  love interest,  tough guy,  hero,  martial arts,  violence

The Marine (2006) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Marine (2006)

John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged--against his will--from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when a group of murderous diamond thieves on the run led by a merciless criminal named Rome has kidnapped his wife and John goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission. (Read More)

Characters:villain,  warrior
Story:action hero,  damsel in distress,  villainess,  one against many,  one man army,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  martial arts,  violence

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Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Characters:warrior
Story:action hero,  urban decay,  damsel in distress,  one against many,  one man army,  urban setting,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  violence

Hancock (2008)
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
Characters:villain
Story:action hero,  super strength,  secret identity,  flying,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince before The Golden Army can destroy humanity's existence. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Story:super villain,  action hero,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  brawl,  hero,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

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The Medallion (2003) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy

The Medallion (2003)

Eddie, an indomitable Hong Kong cop, is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers after a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion. Eddie enlists the help of British Interpol agent Nicole to determine the secret of the medallion and face down the evil Snakehead who wants to use its magical powers for his own nefarious plans. This is why The Medallion (2003) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006). (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:action hero,  flying,  one against many,  one man army,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  martial arts,  violence

Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:warrior,  villain
Story:action hero,  christ allegory,  damsel in distress,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

Batman Begins (2005)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Batman Begins (2005)

When his parents are killed, billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne relocates to Asia where he is mentored by Henri Ducard and Ra's Al Ghul in how to fight evil. When learning about the plan to wipe out evil in Gotham City by Ducard, Bruce prevents this plan from getting any further and heads back to his home. Back in his original surroundings, Bruce adopts the image of a bat to strike fear into the criminals and the corrupt as the icon known as 'Batman'. But it doesn't stay quiet for long. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:villain,  warrior
Story:super villain,  action hero,  keysi fighting method,  urban decay,  dc comics,  flying,  love interest,  based on film,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  urban setting,  brawl,  tough guy,  hero,  fistfight,  martial arts,  character name in title

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Gods Of Egypt (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:warrior
Story:giant monster,  action hero,  christ allegory,  cape,  super strength,  giant,  flying,  love interest,  one against many,  one man army,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  violence

Batman Returns (1992) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006)
Action, Adventure

Batman Returns (1992)

In the sewers of gotham city to the rooftops of the gotham city the penguin wants to know where he came from well in his villain ways catwoman plans to kill rich man of gotham max shreak but as he battles with millionaire Bruce Wayne both ladies men have their own secrets Bruce Wayne is back as Bat man trying to stop the penguin Max is helping penguin steal gotham city while selina Kyle/catwoman tries to help penguin not knowing her man murder target also her murder is helping him but all four men have their goals taking gotham from crime winning gotham city assassination for two men and more money to be gotham citys number one rich man. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:villain
Story:super villain,  action hero,  cape,  dc comics,  damsel in distress,  villainess,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  brawl,  tough guy,  hero,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Through contact with a mysterious substance, called Ooze, 4 little turtles in the canalization of New York mutate to giant turtles. They can speak, walk upright and love pizza. The wise rat Splinter becomes their mentor and educates them to Ninja fighters. Their arch-enemy is the bad, bad guy Shredder, who struggles to gain power over the world. Of course the ninja turtles will do everything to stop him. This is why Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006). (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:villain,  warrior
Story:action hero,  urban decay,  secret identity,  giant,  based on comic book,  brawl,  tough guy,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  martial arts,  violence

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Blade II (2002)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade II (2002)

A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community. The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Now their quickly expanding population threatens the existence of vampires, and soon there won't be enough humans in the world to satisfy their bloodlust. Blade, Whistler (Yes, he's back) and an armory expert named Scud are curiously summoned by the Shadow Council. The council reluctantly admits that they are in a dire situation and they require Blade's assistance. Blade then tenuously enters into an alliance with The Bloodpack, an elite team of vampires trained in all modes of combat to defeat the Reaper threat. Blade's team and the Bloodpack are the only line of defense which can prevent the Reaper population from wiping out the vampire and human populations. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:warrior
Story:super villain,  action hero,  super strength,  spin off,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  brawl,  hero,  fistfight,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

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. (Read More)

Themes:superhero,  monster
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:giant monster,  alien monster,  action hero,  cape,  super strength,  giant,  flying,  based on comic book,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  violence

Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006)
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:superhero
Characters:warrior
Story:super villain,  action hero,  super strength,  secret identity,  dc comics,  villainess,  love interest,  one against many,  based on comic book,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

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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:superhero
Characters:villain
Story:super villain,  action hero,  christ allegory,  cape,  secret identity,  dc comics,  flying,  love interest,  based on comic book,  tough guy,  surprise ending,  character name in title,  violence

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 Returns (2006). (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:villain,  warrior
Story:super villain,  hero,  action hero,  dual identity,  christ allegory,  cape,  urban decay,  secret identity,  dc comics,  damsel in distress,  flying,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  urban setting,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  violence

Masters Of The Universe (1987)
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? (Read More)

Themes:superhero,  monster
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:super villain,  action hero,  cape,  damsel in distress,  villainess,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  violence

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Jupiter Ascending (2015) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006)
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:monster
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:action hero,  christ allegory,  damsel in distress,  flying,  love interest,  one against many,  one man army,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

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
Characters:villain
Story:super villain,  action hero,  rescue,  cape,  secret identity,  dc comics,  villainess,  flying,  one against many,  brawl,  tough guy,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

X-men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Two mutant brothers, Logan and Victor, born 200 years ago, suffer childhood trauma and have only each other to depend on. Basically, they're fighters and killers, living from war to war through U.S. history. In modern times, a U.S. colonel, Stryker, recruits them and other mutants as commandos. Logan quits and becomes a logger, falling in love with a local teacher. When Logan refuses to rejoin Stryker's crew, the colonel sends the murderous Victor. Logan now wants revenge. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero,  spin off from film,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  tough guy,  hero,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

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I, Frankenstein (2014)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

I, Frankenstein (2014)

Dr Victor Frankenstein dies frozen to death and the creature buries him at the cemetery of his family. However he is attacked by demons but he kills one of them and Gargoyles save him and take him to a Cathedral where the Gargoyles Order gathers. The Queen of the Gargoyles Leonore keeps Dr. Frankenstein's journal together with the treasures of the Order and gives the name of Adam to the creature. Then she explains to Adam that there is an ancient war between the Gargoyles that are angels and demons under the command of the Prince Naberius. She also invites Adam to join the Gargoyles in the war against demons, but Adam prefers to isolate in a remote place. Two hundred years later, Adam returns and finds a modern society. Soon he learns that Naberius has the intention of creating an army of soulless corpses to be possessed by demons. The scientist Terra is researching a process to create life and Naberius is seeking Dr Frankenstein's journal to help Terra and raise his army. This is why I, Frankenstein (2014) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero,  cape,  super strength,  secret identity,  one man army,  based on comic book,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

Punisher: War Zone (2008) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

Frank Castle, the ex-military man whose family was killed by criminals, who became a vigilante known as the Punisher, goes after a whole mob family and gets everyone except enforcer Billy Russoti. He tracks Russoti down and chases him into a vat that is used for crushing bottles. Frank turns on the crusher hoping it would take care of him but it doesn't. He survives but sustains very severe injuries that even with plastic surgery his face looks like a jigsaw puzzle. So he decides to adopt the name Jigsaw. Frank who killed one of Russoti's people who unknown to him is an undercover Fed, decides to pack it in. But when he learns Russoti didn't die and is looking for the money he entrusted to the Fed and will go looking for it at his home which means his family is in danger. So Frank tries to save them. But Russoti wants revenge on Frank so he breaks out his brother who is so crazed that he is committed to an asylum, to deal with him. And also another Fed who's a friend of the man Frank killed wants him too. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:warrior
Story:super villain,  action hero,  one man crusade,  urban decay,  one against many,  one man army,  based on comic book,  urban setting,  tough guy,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

Superhero Movie (2008)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Superhero Movie (2008)

Themes:superhero
Story:super villain,  super strength,  secret identity,  flying,  urban setting,  brawl,  rescue,  hero

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:monster
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero,  christ allegory,  super strength,  giant,  one against many,  one man army,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

Megamind (2010)
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:superhero
Characters:villain,  alien
Story:super villain,  cape,  flying,  love interest,  hero,  surprise ending,  character name in title

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006)
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. This is why Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006). (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:villain,  warrior,  alien
Story:super villain,  action hero,  super strength,  giant,  based on comic book,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  violence

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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,  monster
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:super villain,  alien invasion,  action hero,  super strength,  giant,  one against many,  based on comic book,  urban setting,  brawl,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  martial arts,  violence

Catwoman (2004)
Action, Crime

Catwoman (2004)

Catwoman is the story of shy, sensitive artist Patience Philips, a woman who can't seem to stop apologizing for her own existence. She works as a graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a mammoth cosmetics company on the verge of releasing a revolutionary anti-aging product. When Patience inadvertently happens upon a dark secret her employer is hiding, she finds herself in the middle of a corporate conspiracy. What happens next changes Patience forever. In a mystical twist of fate, she is transformed into a woman with the strength, speed, agility and ultra-keen senses of a cat. With her newfound prowess and feline intuition, Patience becomes Catwoman, a sleek and stealthy creature balancing on the thin line between good and bad. Like any wildcat, she's dangerous, elusive and untamed. Her adventures are complicated by a burgeoning relationship with Tom Lone, a cop who has fallen for Patience but cannot shake his fascination with the mysterious Catwoman, who appears to be responsible for a string of crime sprees plaguing the city. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:villain,  warrior
Story:super villain,  urban decay,  dc comics,  based on comic book,  urban setting,  brawl,  fistfight,  martial arts,  character name in title

The Phantom (1996)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The Phantom (1996)

Four hundred years ago, a young boy witnessed his father's death during an attack on their ship by the bloodthirsty Sengh Brotherhood. He was washed ashore on Bengalla Island where he swore to devote his life to bring down piracy, greed, cruelty and injustice. He became The Phantom, a masked avenger whose role was passed down for father to son, leading people to believe in an immortal figure called "The Ghost Who Walks". The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York City to prevent a power-hungry businessman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Story:action hero,  one against many,  one man army,  brawl,  tough guy,  hero,  fistfight,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

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Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:warrior
Story:giant monster,  action hero,  super strength,  giant,  one against many,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  violence

The Amazing Spider-man (2012)
Action, Adventure

The Amazing Spider-man (2012)

Peter Parker (Garfield) is an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero. This is why The Amazing Spider-man (2012) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:villain
Story:action hero,  fighting game,  action game,  flying,  one man army,  based on comic book,  brawl,  tough guy,  hero,  fistfight,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

Enemy Mine (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:alien,  warrior
Story:alien monster,  action hero,  one against many,  one man army,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  violence

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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:superhero
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:super villain,  action hero,  rescue,  cape,  one man army,  brawl,  tough guy,  hero,  fistfight,  martial arts,  character name in title

Rambo III (1988) is one of the best movies like Superman Returns (2006)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo III (1988)

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:action hero,  rescue,  one against many,  one man army,  brawl,  tough guy,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

Batman & Robin (1997)
Action, Sci-fi

Batman & Robin (1997)

Batman and Robin are back working side-by-side to stop the villains of Gotham City, but is there tension appearing between them, especially when one villainess who calls herself Poison Ivy can make anyone fall in love with her...literally. Along with Poison Ivy, the icy Mr. Freeze is freezing anything which gets in his way from achieving his goal. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:villain
Story:villainess,  super villain,  action hero,  super strength,  dc comics,  based on comic book,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence

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