7 Movies Like "I Am Number Four"

Updated on July 19, 2016
7 Movies Like I Am Number Four
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.


1. Chronicle

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.


2. Hancock

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.


3. Jumper

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.


4. Push

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.


5. Divergent

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.

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      I will try and watch all of them. I really like sci-fi movies so they all sound good to me.

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