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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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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 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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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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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 6 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 superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into ...more

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X-Men 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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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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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Unbreakable is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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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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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 10 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 II: The Golden A... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane, Jimmy Kimmel
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Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Blade II is listed (or ranked) 14 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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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Superman Returns is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth
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Hancock is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf
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Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 19 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) 20 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds
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Zoom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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Courteney Cox, Kate Mara, Chevy Chase
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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash
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Fantastic Four: Rise of ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans
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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell
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