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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    the people's #1 &most listed
    The Dark Knight

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    100
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    added by: ScrewTimTebow
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    Spider-Man 2

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    added by: Kelly28
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    Superman II

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    The Crow

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    62
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    added by: akkithedude
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    Iron Man 3

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    Men in Black

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    Kick-Ass

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    X-Men: The Last Stand

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    The Wolverine

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    added by: gschwayze
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    Fantastic Four

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    50
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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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