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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.
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    Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Missy Peregrym

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman

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    Jennifer Garner, Jason Isaacs, Terence Stamp

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    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

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    Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow

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    Jackson Rathbone, Nicola Peltz, Seychelle Gabriel

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    Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds

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    Pamela Anderson, Lil' Kim, Tracy Morgan

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    Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Angela Bassett

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    Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell

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    Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Chris Evans

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    Megan Fox, Michael Fassbender, John Malkovich

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    Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos

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    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana

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    Eva Mendes, Nicolas Cage, Rebel Wilson

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett, Jr., Jeroen Krabbé

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    George J. Lewis, John Davidson, Dick Purcell

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    Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

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    Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey

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    Rebecca Staab, Alex Hyde-White, Michael Bailey Smith

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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    added by wiabux Shaquille O'Neal, Judd Nelson, Ray J

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    Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Edward Furlong

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    Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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    added by Logan2011 Richard Pryor, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

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    Martin Sheen, Frank Welker, John Leguizamo

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    Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Zhang Ziyi, Chris Evans

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    added by ChangesDownClub Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kristy Swanson, Billy Zane

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    added by rahulmishra84474 Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum

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    Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Lisa Edelstein

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    added by ajfavs98 Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle

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    Lee Meriwether, Adam West, Cesar Romero

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    added by Fendarr Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova

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    Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale

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