Top 25 X-Men/Heroes Knock-Offs

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1. Fearless (2004 TV Movie)

Drama, Action

A girl without the gene for fear becomes an FBI agent.

Director: Blair Hayes | Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Bianca Lawson, Eric Balfour, Erich Anderson

Votes: 166

2. Momentum (2003 TV Movie)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A man with telekinetic abilities meets a group of people with similair powers.

Director: James Seale | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Teri Hatcher, Grayson McCouch, Michael Massee

Votes: 784

3. Push (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

36 Metascore

Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Camilla Belle, Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, Colin Ford

Votes: 100,925 | Gross: $31.81M

4. Sleight (2016)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents' passing, and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in... See full summary »

Director: J.D. Dillard | Stars: Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Storm Reid, Donzaleigh Abernathy

Votes: 7,154 | Gross: $3.85M

5. Hancock (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

49 Metascore

Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head

Votes: 414,280 | Gross: $227.95M

6. City Under Siege (2010)

110 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When circus clown Sunny gets transformed into a super-powered mutant, he finds himself pitted against his fellow circus performers who were altered in the same accident, and who are now using their powers to wreck havoc around the city.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Qi Shu, Jing Wu, Jingchu Zhang

Votes: 808

7. Alphas (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Alphas is a science fiction drama focusing on a team that investigates people with supernatural abilities.

Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 26,548

8. The Darkest Minds (2018)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

39 Metascore

Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.

Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson | Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Bradley Whitford, Harris Dickinson

Votes: 22,220 | Gross: $12.70M

9. Unbreakable (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Spencer Treat Clark

Votes: 355,167 | Gross: $95.01M

10. Glass (2019)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy

Votes: 144,457 | Gross: $111.04M

11. Powers (2015–2016)

TV-MA | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner.

Stars: Sharlto Copley, Susan Heyward, Noah Taylor, Eddie Izzard

Votes: 5,892

12. Painkiller Jane (2007– )

44 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Jane Vasco is a DEA agent recruited by a covert government agency that hunts genetically enhanced individuals. She discovers that she can heal rapidly from any injury and begins to investigate the source of her powers.

Stars: Kristanna Loken, Noah Dalton Danby, Stephen Lobo, Sean Owen Roberts

Votes: 2,824

An actual comic, this adaptation carries much of the same X-Men themes.

13. Jake 2.0 (2003–2004)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Jake Foley is a computer technician for the N.S.A., who secretly longs for a chance to work in the field. Circumstance puts him in a top secret laboratory, in the middle of a shoot-out ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Gorham, Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, Judith Scott, Keegan Connor Tracy

Votes: 3,216

14. Chronicle (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

69 Metascore

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

Votes: 229,939 | Gross: $64.58M

15. Suicide Squad (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

40 Metascore

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis

Votes: 536,764 | Gross: $325.10M

While the comic itself could be argued as similar as well, the movie’s focus itself is also similar to X-Men.

16. Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)

55 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A violent, guitar-playing, electrically charged boxer faces off against an electronic wizard half-merged with a metallic Buddha.

Director: Gakuryû Ishii | Stars: Yoshiki Arizono, Tadanobu Asano, Masakatsu Funaki, Masatoshi Nagase

Votes: 2,011

17. Darklight (2004 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Inspired by an ancient myth, Darklight stars Shiri Appleby as the immortal Lilith, long hunted by a secret society known as the Faith. Her true nature concealed by a powerful spell, Lilith ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Platt | Stars: Shiri Appleby, Richard Burgi, John de Lancie, David Hewlett

Votes: 1,024

18. Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002– )

Not Rated | 168 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A young woman who has the ability to start fires with her mind, must now face the trauma of her childhood by battling with a group of very talented children and their cruel leader, John Rainbird.

Stars: Marguerite Moreau, Malcolm McDowell, Dennis Hopper, Danny Nucci

Votes: 2,608

While it follows the premise of the original Stephen King adaptation, it also is done in a style like similar films and shows around the same time (X-Men, Dark Angel, The One).

19. Painkillers (2015)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Marines sent on a classified mission to Afghanistan find themselves trapped in a military hospital with no memory of how they got there.

Director: Peter Winther | Stars: Tahmoh Penikett, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Colm Feore, Erica Durance

Votes: 563

20. Painkiller Jane (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Jane, a young soldier, is exposed to a biochemical weapon that endows her with self-healing powers. She uses her abilities to fight crime while eluding the military.

Director: Sanford Bookstaver | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Eric Dane, Richard Roundtree, Venus Terzo

Votes: 962

21. Guardians (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi

During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple Soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.

Director: Sarik Andreasyan | Stars: Anton Pampushnyy, Sanjar Madi, Sebastien Sisak, Alina Lanina

Votes: 9,962

22. Painkiller Jane

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | Announced

A police officer gains supernatural powers after she's exposed to chemical weapons during a botched undercover operation.

23. Beyond the Edge (2018)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Contemporary Moscow. A talented gambler gathers a team of people with supernatural powers to win big at a casino. But they find a much stronger mystical rival.

Directors: Aleksandr Boguslavskiy, Francesco Cinquemani | Stars: Lyubov Aksyonova, Maksim Al-Names, Anastasiya Anikhovskaya, Sergey Astakhov

Votes: 2,133

24. The Boys (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.

Stars: Karl Urban, Chace Crawford, Jennifer Esposito, Dominique McElligott

Votes: 21

25. The Suicide Squad (2021)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

Plot is unknown.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Joel Kinnaman, Storm Reid



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