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
    + 6870
    - 1886

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Gary Oldman, Anthony Michael Hall, Heath Ledger

    ) open buy now
  2. 2
    + 4310
    - 1942

    Ken Watanabe, Gary Oldman, Linus Roache

    ) open buy now
  3. 3
    + 4001
    - 1815

    Robert Downey Jr., Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau filmography

    ) open buy now
  4. 4
    + 4380
    - 2238

    Robert Downey Jr., Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård

    ) open buy now
  5. 5
    + 4221
    - 1606

    Jennifer Lawrence, Oliver Platt, Rade Šerbedžija

    ) open buy now
  6. 6
    + 3725
    - 1710

    added by ScrewTimTebow
    Tom Conti, Gary Oldman, Linus Roache

    ) open buy now
  7. 7
    + 2272
    - 1516

    Bruce Davison, Brian Cox, Hugh Jackman

    ) open buy now
  8. 8
    + 2590
    - 1919

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Alfred Molina, Kirsten Dunst, Donna Murphy

    ) open buy now
  9. 9
    + 2237
    - 1415

    Jim Norton, Stanley Anderson, Kirsten Dunst

    ) open buy now
  10. 10
    + 2265
    - 1300

    Bruce Davison, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry

    ) open buy now
  11. 11
    + 2295
    - 1374

    Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton, Billy Dee Williams

    ) open buy now
  12. 12
    + 2552
    - 1452

    Holly Hunter, Mark Andrews, Brad Lewis

    ) open buy now
  13. 13
    + 2204
    - 1317

    Rene Russo, Adriana Barraza, Stellan Skarsgård

    ) open buy now
  14. 14
    + 2009
    - 1323

    Jackie Cooper, Trevor Howard, Terence Stamp

    ) open buy now
  15. 15
    + 2164
    - 1198

    Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci

    ) open buy now
  16. 16
    + 1560
    - 323

    Gary Sinise, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ed Brubaker

    ) open buy now
  17. 17
    + 2145
    - 1444

    Matt Frewer, Jackie Earle Haley, Rob LaBelle

    ) open buy now
  18. 18
    + 1871
    - 1323

    Robert Downey Jr., Paul Bettany, Christiane Amanpour

    ) open buy now
  19. 19
    + 737
    - 130

    ranked low on reranks
    Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman

    ) open buy now
  20. 20
    + 1629
    - 1151

    John Hurt, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor

    ) open buy now
  21. 21
    + 1579
    - 1058

    added by Kelly28
    Irrfan Khan, Rhys Ifans, Campbell Scott

    ) open buy now
  22. 22
    + 1490
    - 1035

    William Hurt, Robert Downey Jr., Bill Bixby

    ) open buy now
  23. 23
    + 1433
    - 1154

    Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords, Wesley Snipes

    ) open buy now
  24. 24
    + 1435
    - 1092

    Christopher Walken, Vincent Schiavelli, Michael Keaton

    ) open buy now
  25. 25
    + 1512
    - 833

    Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane

    ) open buy now
  26. 26
    + 1210
    - 1001

    often listed
    Jackie Cooper, Terence Stamp, Valerie Perrine

    ) open buy now
  27. 27
    + 758
    - 345

    added by akkithedude
    Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster

    ) open buy now
  28. 28
    + 983
    - 842

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Bai Ling, Ernie Hudson, Jon Polito

    ) open buy now
  29. 29
    + 1713
    - 2177

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth McGovern, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    ) open buy now
  30. 30
    + 727
    - 356

    ranked low on reranks
    Rene Russo, Christopher Eccleston, Stellan Skarsgård

    ) open buy now
  31. 31
    + 851
    - 469

    Will Smith, Vincent D'Onofrio, Tommy Lee Jones

    ) open buy now
  32. 32
    + 1094
    - 686

    ranked low on reranks
    Ben Kingsley, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Bettany

    ) open buy now
  33. 33
    + 1080
    - 961

    John Hurt, Selma Blair, Jimmy Kimmel

    ) open buy now
  34. 34
    + 1066
    - 1004

    Eamonn Walker, Robin Wright, Samuel L. Jackson

    ) open buy now
  35. 35
    + 934
    - 1062

    often listed
    Vinnie Jones, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Hugh Jackman

    ) open buy now
  36. 36
    + 1012
    - 885

    Stacy Keach, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

    ) open buy now
  37. 37
    + 1043
    - 1012

    Dominic Monaghan, Asher Keddie, Hugh Jackman

    ) open buy now
  38. 38
    + 654
    - 354

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

    ) open buy now
  39. 39
    + 879
    - 930

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

    ) open buy now
  40. 40
    + 793
    - 804

    James Saito, Judith Hoag, Skeet Ulrich

    ) open buy now
  41. 41
    + 722
    - 754

    Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman

    ) open buy now
  42. 42
    + 684
    - 599

    Jason Isaacs, Jensen Ackles, Bruce Timm

    ) open buy now
  43. 43
    + 719
    - 738

    Ben Stein, Reg E. Cathey, Joely Fisher

    ) open buy now
  44. 44
    + 447
    - 458

    Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton, Keanu Reeves

    ) open buy now
  45. 45
    + 485
    - 395

    Marton Csokas, Campbell Scott, Felicity Jones

    ) open buy now
  46. 46
    + 591
    - 848

    Laurie Holden, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis

    ) open buy now
  47. 47
    + 537
    - 654

    Thomas Jane, Laura Harring, Ben Foster

    ) open buy now
  48. 48
    + 395
    - 324

    Ariel Winter, Michael McKean, Peter Weller

    ) open buy now
  49. 49
    + 528
    - 673

    Alan Arkin, Rick Overton, Billy Campbell

    ) open buy now
  50. 50
    + 263
    - 265

    added by oobug
    Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Ben Stiller

    ) open buy now
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