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The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

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

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    The Dark Knight

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    100
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    X-Men: First Class

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    88
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    added by: ScrewTimTebow
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    Spider-Man 2

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    76
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    X2

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    75
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    Spider-Man

    2002 More
    75
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    X-Men

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    Batman

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    74
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    The Incredibles

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    Thor

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    Watchmen

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    V for Vendetta

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    Superman

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    Iron Man 2

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    Hellboy

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    Batman Returns

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    Blade

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    Superman II

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    The Matrix

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    added by: akkithedude
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    The Crow

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    Sin City

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    Men in Black

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    Unbreakable

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    Iron Man 3

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    RoboCop

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    X-Men: The Last Stand

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    X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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    Kick-Ass

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    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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    Blade II

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    Despicable Me

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    Ghostbusters

    1984 More
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    Batman: Under the Red Hood

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    The Iron Giant

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    Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

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    The Mask

    1994 More
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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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    Hancock

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