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The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

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

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    Katie Holmes, Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale

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  3. 3
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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    ranked low on reranks Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, January Jones

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    added by ScrewTimTebow Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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  8. 8
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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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  10. 10
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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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  11. 11
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    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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  12. 12
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    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson

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    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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  14. 14
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    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Dormer, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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    Olivia Munn, Kate Mara, Bill O'Reilly

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  18. 18
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    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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    added by Kelly28 Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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  20. 20
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    Selma Blair, John Hurt, Ron Perlman

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  21. 21
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    Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton

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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords

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  23. 23
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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito

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    Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner

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  25. 25
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    often listed Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Jon Polito

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  27. 27
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    ranked low on reranks Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman

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  28. 28
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    added by akkithedude Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

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  29. 29
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Nicolas Cage, Lyndsy Fonseca, Chloë Grace Moretz

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  30. 30
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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle

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  31. 31
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    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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  32. 32
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    Seth MacFarlane, Selma Blair, Jimmy Kimmel

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    ranked low on reranks Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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  34. 34
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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

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  35. 35
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    often listed Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner

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  37. 37
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    Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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  38. 38
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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman

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    ranked low on reranks & added by gschwayze Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova

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  40. 40
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    Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas, Skeet Ulrich

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  41. 41
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    Jensen Ackles, Neil Patrick Harris, Kelly Hu

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  42. 42
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    ranked low on reranks Guardians of the Galaxy

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  43. 43
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    Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

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  44. 44
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    Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey, Ben Stein

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    Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field

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  46. 46
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    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf

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    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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    Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Clint Howard

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    Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos

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    Michael McKean

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