10 movies similar to Venom

Long gone are the days when only positive characters were popular with viewers, as evidenced by Venom and films like it.

The plot focuses on an ordinary guy who got into an unpleasant situation and eventually gained superhuman abilities. Subsequently, an amazing gift is not always used by the hero in a positive way. So, in which picture can you see a similar story?

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Deadpool (2016)

Wade, upon learning that he has a terminal illness, agrees to participate in an experimental program. The guy is promised that this experience will be positive for him: he will be healed of ailments. Subsequently, Wade learns that he was endowed with incredible powers for unseemly purposes.

Deadpool is a lot like a Tom Hardy blockbuster. In both cases, we are talking about a fighter for the truth, who turned out to be a participant in a painful experiment. As a result, the heroes get amazing powers that help them radically and bloodily deal with the bad guys. In addition, without the acquired gift, they will no longer be able to exist.

Original title:
Deadpool

Cast:
Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 8.0

Age limit:
18+

Suicide Squad (2016)

In the list of films similar to Venom, it is impossible not to mention the fantastic film by David Ayer, which brought together a whole company of charismatic villains. In the center of the event are several characters who became famous as negative heroes, but are now forced to save the world from death.

Like Hardy’s character, some of the characters in the story have acquired unusual abilities against their will. Similarly, possessing new forces, they direct them not only in a positive direction, but also do not disdain cruel murders. Also, the heroes of both films in a similar way have to take on the mission of protecting humanity from a certain threat.

Original title:
Suicide Squad

Cast:
Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
16+

Upgrade (2018)

Near future. The world is dependent on high technology, but Gray opposes these trends. One day, bandits attack him, and after this skirmish, the guy remains paralyzed. It seems that now only the latest novelty of technology can help.

There is a similarity in healing with the help of third-party power: as the symbiote instantly healed Eddie from fractures, so the artificial intelligence managed to put Gray on his feet. Both characters were at first somewhat negative about the “additional” entities, but in the end they realized that without them they no longer see themselves. In each of the films, new opportunities are used for retribution.

Original title:
Upgrade

Cast:
Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen

Country:
Australia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
18+

I, Robot (2004)

Despite the fact that Will Smith’s character didn’t carry a very unusual Alter Ego in his body, this film is similar to Venom (2018) in many other ways.

The action takes place in the near future. Mankind can no longer do without robots and uses them in many household chores. Police officer Snoops is against the introduction of technology on such a scale, but others do not understand his concerns.

As in the film with Tom Hardy, the main character will have to act in conjunction with a non-human entity. Forced partners need to uncover a large-scale conspiracy despite hostility towards each other.

Original title:
I, Robot

Cast:
Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk

Country:
USA, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.1

Age limit:
12+

Robocop (2014)

Robocop can be safely called the prototype of many modern superheroes, including Venom. In the story, Alex, one of Detroit’s best cops, dies after meeting with a gang of mafiosi. Experimental doctors create a cyborg using the brain and organs of the deceased. Now Robocop has to protect the city from crime.

The similarity of these two fantastic films is indisputable. The protagonist fights evil in an atypical guise and is forced to act without the support of the team. In addition, both characters did not seek these changes, but are now ready to apply them for revenge.

Original title:
RoboCop

Cast:
Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 6.2

Age limit:
12+

Lucy (2014)

Student Lucy contacts the mafia, and now she is forced to carry out dangerous tasks for criminals. During the next transportation of the drug, the substance accidentally enters her body, and she begins to feel superhuman strength in herself.

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“Lucy” is quite justifiably on the list of films similar to “Venom”, because, like Eddie, the main character can no longer exist without the changes that have occurred to her. She gained amazing abilities and now does not restrain her cruelty to negative heroes.

Original title:
Lucy

Cast:
Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
18+

Tuxedo (2002)

Ordinary taxi driver Jimmy Tong becomes the personal assistant of a mysterious agent. Suddenly, Devlin is attacked, and he ends up in a coma. Tong accidentally puts on the boss’s tuxedo, and realizes that this thing gives incredible opportunities to its owner.

At some points, the plot of “The Tuxedo” is undoubtedly similar to “Venom”. A key character unexpectedly gains amazing powers, fights dangerous conspirators, and has an uneven relationship with a girl he likes.

Original title:
The Tuxedo

Cast:
Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Isaacs

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 5.4

Age limit:
12+

Hulk (2003)

According to the plot of “Hulk” in 2003, a young scientist Bruce Banner accidentally becomes a victim of some scientific experiment. Since then, falling into a state of extreme stress, he can turn into a huge green creature, destroying everything in its path.

The plot of the picture in some moments is similar to the story of Venom. The protagonist of the film also becomes a terrible monster against his will, and only in exceptional cases can suppress the violent impulses of his Alter Ego. In addition, changes in the personality of the character occurred as a result of some laboratory experiments.

Original title:
Hulk

Cast:
Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 5.6

Age limit:
12+

Wolverine: Immortal (2013)

Getting acquainted with a selection of films like “Venom”, one cannot help but pay attention to the history of the mutant who glorified Hugh Jackman. Like Eddie, Wolverine was once an ordinary guy who faced big problems. As a result, he gained incredible abilities that help him in the fight against evil.

Despite the obvious benefit from the activities of Wolverine, like Venom, he cannot be called an exclusively positive savior: he is distinguished by noticeable cruelty towards enemies and almost no compassion for them. Also in both films, the gift of regeneration is similarly mentioned, allowing mutants to quickly recover from serious injuries.

Original title:
The Wolverine

Cast:
Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Svetlana Khodchenkova

Country:
USA, UK, Australia, Japan

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
12+

Hancock (2008)

Among the films reminiscent of Venom is the creation of Peter Berg, which focused on a guy with superpowers. Like the famous symbiote, Hancock is devoid of excessive seriousness and often his heroism turns into destruction for the city.

It is almost impossible for each of the characters to inflict fatal injuries, in the past they experienced a difficult separation, and in the present they are trying to benefit society, although they cannot do without excesses.

Original title:
Hancock

Cast:
Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
12+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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