2000s The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s  

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The new millennium saw a resurgence of the superhero movie, and towards the tail end of the 2000s, superhero movies had all but taken over. These are the very best 2000s superhero movies, ranked from best to worst by fans of caped crusaders all over the world. These movies came to us from a variety of source material with a truly diverse spectrum of heroes. Some of these great 00s superhero films feature a team of heroes working together, while others revolve around one man's quest to save the world. Many of the greatest 2000s superhero movies have of course spawned billion dollar franchises and have changed the face of cinema forever.

What movies should you find on this best 00s superhero movies list? When thinking about great superhero films of the 2000s, Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight has to be near the top. Christian Bale's Batman was mysterious and strong and the supporting cast of Gary Oldman, Heath Ledger, and Michael Caine, only added to the drama. X-Men is also a popular superhero movie that was released in the 2000s.

The 2009 film The Watchmen flipped the script on superhero movies when popular masked crusaders were pitted as criminals. Other good films on the top 2000s superhero movies list include Hellboy, Iron Man, and Spider-Man.

Out of all of these great movies, which 00s superhero movie do you think is the best? Be sure to vote up your favorites and see if your favorite super hero movie can climb to the top of this list.
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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more

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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. While struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man, Peter ...more

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark (Robert ...more

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. When bitten by a genetically modified spider, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), a nerdy, ...more

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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the sixth film produced by Pixar ...more

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X-Men 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
CosmicCastaway added Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf Constantine is a 2005 American supernatural action-thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence as his feature film directorial debut, starring Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, with Rachel Weisz, ...more

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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton The Incredible Hulk is a 2008 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character the Hulk, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the second ...more

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and ...more

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Superman Returns is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth Superman Returns is a 2006 American superhero film directed and produced by Bryan Singer. It is based on the DC Comics character Superman and serves as an homage sequel to the motion pictures ...more

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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Malin Ã…kerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup Watchmen is a 2009 American neo-noir superhero film directed by Zack Snyder and starring Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Patrick ...more

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Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman Hellboy is a 2004 American supernatural superhero film, starring Ron Perlman and directed by Guillermo del Toro. The film is loosely based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Hellboy: Seed of ...more

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics' fictional character Wolverine, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the fourth installment in the X-Men film ...more

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane, Jimmy Kimmel Hellboy II: The Golden Army is a 2008 American supernatural superhero film based on the fictional character Hellboy created by Mike Mignola. The movie was written and directed by Guillermo del ...more

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Unbreakable is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Teddy Filli III added Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright Unbreakable is a 2000 American superhero drama film written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. The film tells the story of ...more

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Blade II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series, ...more

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
NateBoxOfficeNBO added Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell Daredevil is a 2003 American neo-noir superhero film written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson. Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the film stars Ben Affleck as Matt ...more

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Hancock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman Hancock, formerly known as John Hancock and Tonight, He Comes, is an superhero film directed by Peter Berg and starring Will Smith, Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron. Will Smith portrays an old ...more

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Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson Ghost Rider is a 2007 American supernatural superhero film written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson. Based on the character of the same name which appeared in Marvel Comics, the character's ...more

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Hulk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana Hulk is a 2003 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name. Ang Lee directed the film, which stars Eric Bana as Dr. Bruce Banner, as well as Jennifer ...more

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X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team introduced in Marvel Comics. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the third installment in the X-Men ...more

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
teddybear1029 added John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash The Punisher is a 2004 American comic book vigilante action film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, starring Thomas Jane as the antihero Frank Castle / The Punisher and John ...more

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Si... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is a 2007 superhero film directed by Tim Story, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only ...more

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X2: Wolverine's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Mark Hamill X2: Wolverine's Revenge is a video game released in 2003 to coincide with the release date of the film X2. Revenge was the first home console title to feature the Marvel Comics superhero ...more

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Blade: Trinity is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H Blade: Trinity is a 2004 American vampire superhero action film written, produced and directed by David S. Goyer who also wrote the screenplays to Blade and Blade II, and also produced by and ...more

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The League of Extraordinary Ge... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Sean Connery, Peta Wilson, Shane West The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, also promoted as LXG, is a 2003 superhero film loosely based on the first volume of the comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan ...more

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Superhero Movie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Pamela Anderson, Lil' Kim, Kevin Hart Superhero Movie is a 2008 American comedy spoof film written and directed by Craig Mazin, produced by David Zucker and Robert K. Weiss, and starring Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Christopher ...more