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
    + 7010
    - 1910

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

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  2. 2
    + 4383
    - 1982

    Ken Watanabe, Gary Oldman, Linus Roache

    ) open buy at  
  3. 3
    + 4077
    - 1841

    Robert Downey Jr., Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau filmography

    ) open buy at  
  4. 4
    + 4475
    - 2264

    Robert Downey Jr., Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård

    ) open buy at  
  5. 5
    + 4280
    - 1636

    Jennifer Lawrence, Oliver Platt, Rade Šerbedžija

    ) open buy at  
  6. 6
    + 3801
    - 1740

    added by ScrewTimTebow
    Tom Conti, Gary Oldman, Linus Roache

    ) open buy at  
  7. 7
    + 2653
    - 1941

    Alfred Molina, Kirsten Dunst, Donna Murphy

    ) open buy at  
  8. 8
    + 2319
    - 1541

    Bruce Davison, Brian Cox, Hugh Jackman

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  9. 9
    + 2292
    - 1435

    Jim Norton, Stanley Anderson, Kirsten Dunst

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  10. 10
    + 2307
    - 1325

    Bruce Davison, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry

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  11. 11
    + 2341
    - 1391

    Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton, Billy Dee Williams

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  12. 12
    + 2611
    - 1471

    Holly Hunter, Mark Andrews, Brad Lewis

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  13. 13
    + 2241
    - 1342

    Rene Russo, Adriana Barraza, Stellan Skarsgård

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  14. 14
    + 2040
    - 1347

    Jackie Cooper, Trevor Howard, Terence Stamp

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  15. 15
    + 2207
    - 1225

    Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci

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  16. 16
    + 1626
    - 335

    Gary Sinise, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ed Brubaker

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  17. 17
    + 2190
    - 1461

    Matt Frewer, Jackie Earle Haley, Rob LaBelle

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  18. 18
    + 793
    - 152

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

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  19. 19
    + 1906
    - 1348

    Robert Downey Jr., Paul Bettany, Christiane Amanpour

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  20. 20
    + 1661
    - 1165

    John Hurt, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor

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  21. 21
    + 1618
    - 1079

    added by Kelly28
    Irrfan Khan, Rhys Ifans, Campbell Scott

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  22. 22
    + 1523
    - 1055

    William Hurt, Robert Downey Jr., Bill Bixby

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  23. 23
    + 1454
    - 1172

    Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords, Wesley Snipes

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  24. 24
    + 1464
    - 1107

    often listed
    Christopher Walken, Vincent Schiavelli, Michael Keaton

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  25. 25
    + 1553
    - 857

    Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane

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  26. 26
    + 1233
    - 1018

    often listed
    Jackie Cooper, Terence Stamp, Valerie Perrine

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  27. 27
    + 793
    - 360

    added by akkithedude
    Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster

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  28. 28
    + 324
    - 57

    Bradley Cooper, Benicio del Toro, Vin Diesel

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  29. 29
    + 1005
    - 855

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

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  30. 30
    + 1752
    - 2192

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

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  31. 31
    + 877
    - 480

    Will Smith, Vincent D'Onofrio, Tommy Lee Jones

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  32. 32
    + 754
    - 376

    Rene Russo, Christopher Eccleston, Stellan Skarsgård

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  33. 33
    + 1126
    - 704

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

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  34. 34
    + 1100
    - 973

    John Hurt, Selma Blair, Jimmy Kimmel

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  35. 35
    + 1089
    - 1015

    Eamonn Walker, Robin Wright, Samuel L. Jackson

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  36. 36
    + 954
    - 1086

    Vinnie Jones, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Hugh Jackman

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  37. 37
    + 686
    - 365

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

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  38. 38
    + 1032
    - 893

    Stacy Keach, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

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  39. 39
    + 1065
    - 1028

    Dominic Monaghan, Asher Keddie, Hugh Jackman

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  40. 40
    + 898
    - 939

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

    ) open buy at  
  41. 41
    + 741
    - 768

    Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman

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  42. 42
    + 702
    - 610

    Jason Isaacs, Jensen Ackles, Bruce Timm

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  43. 43
    + 803
    - 822

    James Saito, Judith Hoag, Skeet Ulrich

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  44. 44
    + 736
    - 751

    Ben Stein, Reg E. Cathey, Joely Fisher

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  45. 45
    + 462
    - 470

    Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton, Keanu Reeves

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  46. 46
    + 509
    - 413

    Marton Csokas, Campbell Scott, Felicity Jones

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  47. 47
    + 608
    - 869

    Laurie Holden, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis

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  48. 48
    + 547
    - 671

    Thomas Jane, Laura Harring, Ben Foster

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  49. 49
    + 414
    - 333

    Ariel Winter, Michael McKean, Peter Weller

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  50. 50
    + 541
    - 681

    Alan Arkin, Rick Overton, Billy Campbell

    ) open buy at  
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