The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made Films
0Ultimate List
originally by  tags 61,144 votes 3,792 voters 102,242 views 73 items f p @

The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

List Criteria: Superhero movies only, please. Not supernatural or comic-book-like movies.

What are the worst superhero movies ever made? This list includes some of the most horrible attempts to bring to life favorite superheroes on the big screen. For that matter, many of the bad superhero movies listed here are without a doubt among the worst movies of all time, period. Disagree? Totally fine, just vote down the films you actually liked. Also, please add any horrible superhero movies that might be missing, and re-rank this list in any order you want.

And yes, if you see any of the newer superhero movie releases (including Man of Steel and James Mangold's The Wolverine), feel free to include them here if you thought they were terrible.

The worst superhero movies have you leaving the theater scratching your head, wondering why, WHY Hollywood got it so wrong. Can anyone argue that the Fantastic Four movies should have been way better than they were (they were awful, just dreadful)? Sure, sometimes Hollywood gets it right, as evidenced by this list of the best superhero movies ever made, but for every great superhero film, there are a slew of equally horrible ones.

Any list of truly awful superhero movies should include two of the worst offenders: Catwoman and Batman & Robin. Even with Halle Berry poured into a skin-tight, super-hot leather outfit, the movie still sucked. And Batman & Robin might have had some George Clooney action going on, but even the mighty Clooney couldn't save this train wreck of a film.

You'll notice some oldies listed among these awful superhero movies, too, and be warned: In some cases, you've likely forgotten all about these bad films. It's a self-preservation thing. You just want to erase these movies from your mind and forget that they ever happened. Apologies for the trauma.

Oh, and let's discuss horrible sequels and reboots: For whatever reason, some of the suckiest superhero movies ever made also have sequels, or someone decides to reboot them because they weren't bad enough to begin with. After suffering through The Punisher, did movie goers really need more punishment with The Punisher: War Zone? Yeah, some of these films are definitely among the worst movie sequels of all time.

  • 30 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 1453
    - 552

    Frances McDormand, Halle Berry, Frances Conroy

    ) open buy now
  2. 2
    + 1416
    - 572

    George Clooney, Michael Gough, Vivica A. Fox

    ) open buy now
  3. 3
    + 982
    - 468

    Jackie Cooper, Sam Wanamaker, Jim Broadbent

    ) open buy now
  4. 4
    + 975
    - 630

    Terence Stamp, Jason Isaacs, Goran Višnjić

    ) open buy now
  5. 5
    + 886
    - 517

    Peter Cook, Peter O'Toole, Faye Dunaway

    ) open buy now
  6. 6
    + 1105
    - 516

    Jackson Rathbone, Aasif Mandvi, Valentino Rudi

    ) open buy now
  7. 7
    + 922
    - 561

    Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Lambert

    ) open buy now
  8. 8
    + 709
    - 458

    added by Logan2011
    Tony Bill, Victoria Rowell, Pamela Anderson

    ) open buy now
  9. 9
    + 987
    - 742

    Jay O. Sanders, Taika Waititi, Michael Clarke Duncan

    ) open buy now
  10. 10
    + 734
    - 493

    added by wiabux
    Lea Thompson, Jordan Prentice, Virginia Capers

    ) open buy now
  11. 11
    + 827
    - 758

    Ben Affleck, Joe Pantoliano, Jon Favreau filmography

    ) open buy now
  12. 12
    + 741
    - 447

    Lil' Kim, Charlene Tilton, Jeffrey Tambor

    ) open buy now
  13. 13
    + 784
    - 786

    Laurie Holden, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis

    ) open buy now
  14. 14
    + 677
    - 465

    John Malkovich, Tom Wopat, John Gallagher

    ) open buy now
  15. 15
    + 860
    - 647

    Eric Bana, Josh Lucas, Sam Elliott

    ) open buy now
  16. 16
    + 791
    - 714

    Laurence Fishburne, Jessica Alba, Zach Grenier

    ) open buy now
  17. 17
    + 715
    - 591

    Nicolas Cage, Donal Logue, Sam Elliott

    ) open buy now
  18. 18
    + 605
    - 326

    added by wiabux
    Shaquille O'Neal, Judd Nelson, Annabeth Gish

    ) open buy now
  19. 19
    + 881
    - 779

    Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church, Kirsten Dunst

    ) open buy now
  20. 20
    + 610
    - 484

    Barry Otto, Jeroen Krabbé, Dolph Lundren

    ) open buy now
  21. 21
    + 542
    - 472

    added by Logan2011
    Iggy Pop, Naomi Watts, Reg E. Cathey

    ) open buy now
  22. 22
    + 597
    - 332

    George J. Lewis, John Davidson, Dick Purcell

    ) open buy now
  23. 23
    + 623
    - 384

    Rebecca Staab, Alex Hyde-White, Joseph Culp

    ) open buy now
  24. 24
    + 650
    - 598

    Kate Bosworth, Frank Langella, James Marsden

    ) open buy now
  25. 25
    + 646
    - 607

    Tommy Lee Jones, Jon Favreau filmography, Rene Auberjonois

    ) open buy now
  26. 26
    + 544
    - 497

    Edward James Olmos, Christoph Waltz, Edward Furlong

    ) open buy now
  27. 27
    + 488
    - 506

    John Leguizamo, Nicol Williamson, Jack Coleman

    ) open buy now
  28. 28
    + 551
    - 354

    added by Logan2011
    Jackie Cooper, Robert Vaughn, Margot Kidder

    ) open buy now
  29. 29
    + 652
    - 711

    Vinnie Jones, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Hugh Jackman

    ) open buy now
  30. 30
    + 519
    - 372

    Jaime King, Sarah Paulson, Gabriel Macht

    ) open buy now
  31. 31
    + 646
    - 664

    Dominic Monaghan, Asher Keddie, Hugh Jackman

    ) open buy now
  32. 32
    + 570
    - 446

    Diane Lane, Joan Chen, Joanna Miles

    ) open buy now
  33. 33
    + 500
    - 576

    Shane West, Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah

    ) open buy now
  34. 34
    + 547
    - 483

    Dennis Quaid, Marlon Wayans, Christopher Eccleston

    ) open buy now
  35. 35
    + 418
    - 534

    Thomas Jane, Laura Harring, Ben Foster

    ) open buy now
  36. 36
    + 381
    - 413

    added by wiabux
    Alec Baldwin, Jonathan Winters, Peter Boyle

    ) open buy now
  37. 37
    + 476
    - 580

    added by sangredeargento
    Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman

    ) open buy now
  38. 38
    + 385
    - 651

    added by ChangesDownClub
    John Hurt, Selma Blair, Jimmy Kimmel

    ) open buy now
  39. 39
    + 391
    - 256

    added by JérémyBernard
    Mary-Louise Parker, Mike O'Malley, Jeff Bridges

    ) open buy now
  40. 40
    + 421
    - 330

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Samantha Eggar, Billy Zane, Dane Farwell

    ) open buy now
  41. 41
    + 428
    - 435

    Laurence Fishburne, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Smith

    ) open buy now
  42. 42
    + 321
    - 289

    added by rahulmishra84474
    Dwayne Johnson, RZA, Lee Byung-hun

    ) open buy now
  43. 43
    + 250
    - 178
    ) open buy now
  44. 44
    + 444
    - 548

    added by GlassOnion

    ) open buy now
  45. 45
    + 296
    - 405

    Brad Garrett, Dana Delany, Mark Hamill

    ) open buy now
  46. 46
    + 353
    - 407

    added by Owen_Paul_Sloane
    Irrfan Khan, Rhys Ifans, Campbell Scott

    ) open buy now
  47. 47
    + 272
    - 385

    added by Fendarr
    Hugh Jackman, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Tao Okamoto

    ) open buy now
  48. 48
    + 338
    - 439

    Burgess Meredith, Sterling Holloway, Frank Gorshin

    ) open buy now
  49. 49
    + 300
    - 375

    added by ajfavs98
    Ben Kingsley, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Bettany

    ) open buy now
  50. 50
    + 26
    - 43

    added by ajfavs98
    Rene Russo, Christopher Eccleston, Stellan Skarsgård

    ) open buy now
74 +

Something missing? Add it!

items 1 - 50 of 73

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists