7 Movies Like "I Am Number Four"
I Am Number Four is an American teen action, sci-fi film about an alien named Number Four who disguises as a teenager with supernatural abilities to escape his interstellar hunters threatening to end his life. The movie is adapted from the novel written by Pittacus Lore and directed by D.J. Caruso. It stars Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer and Dianna Agron. Released on February 18, 2011, I Am Number Four grossed over 700 million dollars in the U.S. cinema alone.
Here are movies like “I Am Number Four” that will bring you into the world of ordinary beings with extraordinary abilities.
Release Date: February 3, 2012
Director: Josh Trank
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan
Shy teenager Andrew Detmer’s life is not easy. He is being bullied, he has no friends in school, and above all, he is living a gloomy life with his sick mother and cold-hearted, alcoholic father. To capture his everyday misery, Andrew decides to buy a camera. One night, his cousin Matt Garetty invites him and another friend to a party, where they have unlocked something incredible underground. It gives them telekinetic abilities, and Andrew is the most powerful. But while their superpowers create extraordinary things, the skills also make the boys dangerous when controlled impulsively.
Release Date: July 2, 2008
Director: Peter Berg
Cast: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman
Despite being a powerful superhero, John Hancock is being hated by everyone in Los Angeles. He is alcoholic, and his behavior is uncoordinated. He has saved a lot of lives, but has also destroyed many properties amounting to millions of dollars every time. Only one person has ever believed in his ability: Ray Embrey, a public relations expert whose life he has saved from an approaching train. Thankful for Hancock’s rescue, Embrey plans to reestablish his superhero image. Then, Embrey introduces Hancock to his son Aaron, who happens to be Hancock’s fan, and wife Mary. But it looks like Mary wants Hancock to stay away from her family.
Release Date: February 14, 2008
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell
High school student David Rice has been living with his alcoholic, heartless father since his mother abandons him when he is five. He is secretly infatuated with Millie, and is being picked on by one of his classmates. One winter day, he discovers something incredible about himself: he has the ability to transport to any place. Running away from home, he goes to New York and steals money from a bank. A group of government trackers try to arrest him, but he is quick to escape. After eight years, the trackers, now being led by the evil Roland, plot a way to capture him, willing to exploit every person close to him for his bitter arrest.
Release Date: February 6, 2009
Director: Paul McGuigan
Cast: Camilla Belle, Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans
In Hong Kong, Nick Gant, the "mover," is asked by Cassie Holmes, the "watcher," to track down and get Kira Hollies, the "pusher". Kira has been a prisoner of the Division, a ghostly U.S. government organization, and has just fled. The Division has an evil mission to seize young Americans with supernatural abilities. Through the help of their fellow mystical beings, the three American ex-pats reunite, employing their different skills to be able to break free from the organization, particularly from the evil "pusher" Henry Carver.
Release Date: March 21, 2014
Director: Neil Burger
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
Tris Prior is living in a society separated into five factions, each representing a distinct virtue. Teenagers like her have to choose whether to remain in their faction or to move to another. Everyone is surprised by Tris’ choice, which requires intensive physical and mental training. But Tris finds out that she will never fit into any faction – because she is Divergent. Being as such is dangerous, equating to death, and Tris has to keep it a secret. But when conflicts begin to destroy her seemingly calm society, she realizes that her secret might just save everyone around her… but it might destroy her, too.
6. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Release Date: August 21, 2013
Directors: Harald Zwart
Cast: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan
Clary Fray is not just an ordinary teenager; she is a descendant of Shadowhunters, a confidential group of young half-angel combatants whose mission is to defend the human world from the devil forces. When her mother suddenly disappears, Clary discovers her true identity, and joins the forces of a team of Shadowhunters. United as one, they set off to Downworld, the risky alternate New York City. There, they must fight against the forces of vampires, werewolves, warlocks, demons and other terrible creatures.
7. The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Release Date: July 14, 2010
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina
In Manhattan, there lives a modern-day master sorcerer named Balthazar Blake. He is trying to protect the city from his cunning and evil enemy, Maxim Horvath. Upon realizing that it will be impossible for him to defend the city on his own, Balthazar asks Dave Stutler to be his apprentice. The reluctant, average-looking young man has hidden but promising potentials. Balthazar gives his protégé a crash course on the art and science of magic. The unlikely allies work their best to defeat Morgana le Fey, the evil sorceress, and keep the world away from darkness. While Balthazar almost has it all, all David needs is courage to become The Sorcerer's Apprentice.