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
    + 3792
    - 1698

    Katie Holmes, Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale

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  3. 3
    + 3480
    - 1633

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

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  4. 4
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    - 2049

    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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  5. 5
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    ranked low on reranks Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, January Jones

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  6. 6
    + 3206
    - 1514

    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
    + 1943
    - 1369

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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  9. 9
    + 1956
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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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  10. 10
    + 1891
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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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  11. 11
    + 1982
    - 1230

    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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  12. 12
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    - 1311

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

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  13. 13
    + 1923
    - 1148

    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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  14. 14
    + 1752
    - 1171

    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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  15. 15
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    - 1051

    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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    Olivia Munn, Kate Mara, Bill O'Reilly

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  18. 18
    + 1089
    - 243

    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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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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    - 999

    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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  22. 22
    + 1281
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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords

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  23. 23
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    - 971

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito

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  24. 24
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    - 55

    Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman

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  25. 25
    + 1267
    - 710

    Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner

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  26. 26
    + 1071
    - 905

    often listed Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

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  27. 27
    + 873
    - 734

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

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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
    + 909
    - 562

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle

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  30. 30
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    - 257

    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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  31. 31
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    - 37

    ranked low on reranks Guardians of the Galaxy

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  32. 32
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    - 2072

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

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  33. 33
    + 690
    - 396

    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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  34. 34
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    Seth MacFarlane, Selma Blair, Jimmy Kimmel

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  35. 35
    + 950
    - 911

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

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  36. 36
    + 813
    - 947

    often listed Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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  37. 37
    + 921
    - 804

    Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner

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  38. 38
    + 921
    - 898

    Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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  39. 39
    + 788
    - 842

    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman

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  40. 40
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    ranked low on reranks & added by gschwayze Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova

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  41. 41
    + 722
    - 689

    Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas, Skeet Ulrich

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  42. 42
    + 597
    - 533

    Jensen Ackles, Neil Patrick Harris, Kelly Hu

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  43. 43
    + 614
    - 657

    Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

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  44. 44
    + 629
    - 654

    Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey, Ben Stein

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  45. 45
    + 365
    - 288

    Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field

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  46. 46
    + 360
    - 384

    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf

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  47. 47
    + 471
    - 569

    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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  48. 48
    + 488
    - 595

    Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Clint Howard

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  49. 49
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    - 745

    Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos

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  50. 50
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