The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made Films

The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

5 8 of 51
229,657 votes 18,084 voters 393,176 views 168 items tags f p @

List Criteria: Movies about superheroes, including masked vigilantes, costumed crime fighters, and peace protectors

Superhero movies may seem like a current trend, but the truth is, superheroes on film have been around since the beginning of celluloid. Most of the top superhero movies come from the comic giants like DC Movies or Marvel Films. Heroes like Batman, Spiderman, Superman, and Wolverine are all favorite superhero movie characters who have made it from the pages of comics to the big screen time and time again.

Superheroes began in classic American comic books in the 1930s, though their predecessors date back to earlier crime fighters and even mythological superhuman characters, like Zeus and Thor. In the Golden Age of comic books, superheroes frequented the pages of DC Comics, including Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern. In the 1960s, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and Iron Man showed up in the pages of Marvel Comics. More modern superhero stories like Kick-Ass and Watchmen still delight audiences.

Superhero movie serials once played before big features at movie houses. Today, Hollywood turns out giant summer blockbusters that routinely break records and bring in big business for studio execs, costumers, and special effects crews alike. Everyone has a favorite superhero film, and you can add yours to the rankings by voting up an existing item or creating your own full re-rank of your favorite super hero movies.


List Photo: user uploaded image
Collection Photo: user uploaded image
  • 272 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 8116
    - 2108
    The Dark Knight

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

    ;
  2. 2
    + 5066
    - 2277
    Batman Begins


    Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

    ;
  3. 3
    + 4754
    - 2110
    Iron Man


    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

    ;
  4. 4
    + 5242
    - 2517
    The Avengers


    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

    ;
  5. 5
    + 4752
    - 1948
    X-Men: First Class


    Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

    ;
  6. 6
    + 4432
    - 2001
    The Dark Knight Rises

    added by ScrewTimTebow
    Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

    ;
  7. 7
    + 3120
    - 2213
    Spider-Man 2

    often listed
    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

    ;
  8. 8
    + 2718
    - 1660
    Spider-Man


    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

    ;
  9. 9
    + 2701
    - 1779
    X-Men 2


    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

    ;
  10. 10
    + 2713
    - 1518
    X-Men


    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

    ;
  11. 11
    + 2791
    - 1582
    Batman


    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

    ;
  12. 12
    + 3100
    - 1649
    The Incredibles


    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

    ;
  13. 13
    + 2294
    - 470
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier


    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

    ;
  14. 14
    + 2605
    - 1599
    Thor


    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

    ;
  15. 15
    + 2395
    - 1543
    Superman


    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

    ;
  16. 16
    + 2605
    - 1441
    Captain America: The First Avenger


    Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

    ;
  17. 17
    + 2536
    - 1693
    Watchmen


    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

    ;
  18. 18
    + 958
    - 165


    Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan

    ;
  19. 19
    + 1258
    - 306

    ranked low on reranks
    Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    ;
  20. 20
    + 2162
    - 1613
    Iron Man 2


    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

    ;
  21. 21
    + 1912
    - 1374
    Hellboy


    John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman

    ;
  22. 22
    + 1855
    - 1342
    The Amazing Spider-Man

    added by Kelly28
    Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

    ;
  23. 23
    + 1731
    - 1284
    The Incredible Hulk


    Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton

    ;
  24. 24
    + 1731
    - 1295
    Batman Returns


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito

    ;
  25. 25
    + 1660
    - 1352
    Blade


    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

    ;
  26. 26
    + 1871
    - 1066
    Man of Steel


    Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

    ;
  27. 27
    + 1059
    - 503
    The Matrix

    added by akkithedude
    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

    ;
  28. 28
    + 1456
    - 1176
    Superman II


    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp

    ;
  29. 29
    + 1983
    - 2354
    Kick-Ass

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

    ;
  30. 30
    + 1201
    - 1013
    The Crow

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

    ;
  31. 31
    + 1107
    - 613
    Men in Black

    ranked low on reranks
    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

    ;
  32. 32
    + 1353
    - 874
    Iron Man 3


    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley

    ;
  33. 33
    + 1000
    - 530
    Thor: The Dark World


    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

    ;
  34. 34
    + 350
    - 111


    Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Cobie Smulders

    ;
  35. 35
    + 1248
    - 1168
    Unbreakable


    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

    ;
  36. 36
    + 1244
    - 1135
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army


    John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane, Jimmy Kimmel

    ;
  37. 37
    + 887
    - 512
    The Wolverine

    ranked low on reranks & added by gschwayze
    Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

    ;
  38. 38
    + 1200
    - 1007
    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm


    Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner

    ;
  39. 39
    + 1089
    - 1295
    X-Men: The Last Stand

    often listed
    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

    ;
  40. 40
    + 249
    - 62
    Ant-Man

    added by Desertrat89
    Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd

    ;
  41. 41
    + 1200
    - 1220
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine


    Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

    ;
  42. 42
    + 1024
    - 1070
    Blade II


    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

    ;
  43. 43
    + 159
    - 26
    Deadpool

    added by ghost22
    Ryan Reynolds

    ;
  44. 44
    + 857
    - 719
    Batman: Under the Red Hood


    Neil Patrick Harris, Jensen Ackles, Kelly Hu

    ;
  45. 45
    + 872
    - 889
    The Mask


    Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey, Ben Stein

    ;
  46. 46
    + 874
    - 921
    Hancock


    Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

    ;
  47. 47
    + 591
    - 593
    Constantine


    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf

    ;
  48. 48
    + 905
    - 982
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


    Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas

    ;
  49. 49
    + 667
    - 798
    The Punisher


    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

    ;
  50. 50
    + 523
    - 426
    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1


    Ariel Winter, Michael Emerson, Peter Weller

    ;
169 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >