The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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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 top 10+ 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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    Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Catwoman Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Missy Peregrym

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    Batman & Robin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Batman & Robin Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman

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    Superman IV: The Quest for Pea... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Jim Broadbent

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    Elektra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Elektra Jennifer Garner, Jason Isaacs, Terence Stamp

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    Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Seychelle Gabriel

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    Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Supergirl Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow

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    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengean... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds

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    Green Lantern is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Green Lantern Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Angela Bassett

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    Barb Wire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    Barb Wire Pamela Anderson, Clint Howard, Tommy Lister

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    Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    Howard the Duck Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Lea Thompson

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    Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Fantastic Four Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos

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    Superhero Movie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Superhero Movie Pamela Anderson, Lil' Kim, Kevin Hart

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    Hulk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Hulk Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana

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    Jonah Hex is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Jonah Hex Megan Fox, Michael Fassbender, John Malkovich

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    Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Daredevil Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell

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    Steel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    Steel Shaquille O'Neal, Judd Nelson, Ray J

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    George J. Lewis, John Davidson, Dick Purcell

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    Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Ghost Rider Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson

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    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Si... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Chris Evans

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    Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Spider-Man 3 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Superman III is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    Superman III Richard Pryor, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

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    The Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    The Fantastic Four Rebecca Staab, Alex Hyde-White, Jay Underwood

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    Tank Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    Tank Girl Naomi Watts, Ice-T, Iggy Pop

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    Dolph Lundren, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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    Superman Returns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Superman Returns Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

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    Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    Spawn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Spawn Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo, Melinda Clarke

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    Batman Forever is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Batman Forever Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey

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    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    X-Men Origins: Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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    Judge Dredd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Judge Dredd Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, James Earl Jones

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    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    The League of Extraordinary Ge... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Sean Connery, Peta Wilson, Shane West

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    The Spirit is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    The Spirit Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson

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    X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    X-Men: The Last Stand Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Son of the Mask is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    Son of the Mask Alan Cumming, Bob Hoskins, Ben Stein

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    Ryan Reynolds, Marisa Miller, Jeff Bridges

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    Hancock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    Hancock Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

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    The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    The Punisher John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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    G.I. Joe: Retaliation is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    G.I. Joe: Retaliation Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum

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    TMNT is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    TMNT Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patrick Stewart, Chris Evans

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    Alec Baldwin, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry

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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field

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    The Phantom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    The Phantom Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kristy Swanson, Billy Zane

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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane, Jimmy Kimmel

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Corey Feldman, Vivian Wu, Paige Turco

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    Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    Iron Man 3 Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

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    The Batman Superman Movie: Wor... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made


    The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Lisa Edelstein

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