The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made Films
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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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  2. 2
    + 4089
    - 1845

    Katie Holmes, Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale

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  3. 3
    + 3788
    - 1741

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

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  4. 4
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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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  5. 5
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    - 1528

    Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, January Jones

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  6. 6
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    added by ScrewTimTebow Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale

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  7. 7
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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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  9. 9
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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
    + 2400
    - 1390

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

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  13. 13
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    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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  14. 14
    + 1910
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    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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  15. 15
    + 2036
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    Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Dormer, Tommy Lee Jones

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  16. 16
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    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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  17. 17
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    - 286

    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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  18. 18
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    Olivia Munn, Kate Mara, Bill O'Reilly

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  19. 19
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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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    Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman

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  22. 22
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    often listed Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton

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  23. 23
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    - 1093

    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords

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  24. 24
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

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  25. 25
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    - 1034

    often listed Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito

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  26. 26
    + 1418
    - 782

    Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner

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  27. 27
    + 1148
    - 951

    often listed Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

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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
    + 949
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Jon Polito

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  30. 30
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Nicolas Cage, Lyndsy Fonseca, Chloë Grace Moretz

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  31. 31
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    ranked low on reranks Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle

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  32. 32
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    - 321

    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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  33. 33
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    - 432

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

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  34. 34
    + 1036
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    Seth MacFarlane, Selma Blair, Jimmy Kimmel

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  35. 35
    + 1026
    - 956

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

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  36. 36
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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  37. 37
    + 971
    - 843

    Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner

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  38. 38
    + 990
    - 976

    Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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  39. 39
    + 839
    - 888

    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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  41. 41
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    Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas, Skeet Ulrich

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  42. 42
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    Jensen Ackles, Neil Patrick Harris, Kelly Hu

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  43. 43
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    ranked low on reranks Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan

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  44. 44
    + 680
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    Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

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  45. 45
    + 688
    - 704

    Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey, Ben Stein

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  46. 46
    + 415
    - 424

    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf

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  47. 47
    + 443
    - 357

    Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field

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  48. 48
    + 553
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    often listed Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos

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  49. 49
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    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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  50. 50
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    Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Clint Howard

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