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The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s

Updated March 30, 2019 1.9k votes 265 voters 2.7k views30 items

List RulesVote up your favorite superhero films that were released in the 2000s.

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
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    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2008

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Spider-Man 2

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Iron Man

    Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard

    Released2008

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics... more on Wikipedia
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    Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2005

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics... more on Wikipedia
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    Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Spider-Man

    Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe

    Released2002

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    X-Men 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    X-Men 2

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2003

    Directed byBryan Singer

    X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel... more on Wikipedia
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    The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    The Incredibles

    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter

    Released2004

    Directed byBrad Bird

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    X-Men is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    X-Men

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2000

    Directed byBryan Singer

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    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Si is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Released2007

    Directed byTim Story

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    Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Watchmen

    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino

    Released2009

    Directed byZack Snyder

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    Unbreakable is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Unbreakable

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2000

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Unbreakable is a 2000 American superhero drama film written, produced, and directed by M.... more on Wikipedia
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    Blade II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Blade II

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes

    Released2002

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics... more on Wikipedia
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    The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    The Incredible Hulk

    Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler

    Released2008

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane

    Released2008

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    Hellboy II: The Golden Army is a 2008 American supernatural superhero film based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Hellboy

    John Hurt, Selma Blair

    Released2004

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    Hellboy is a 2004 American supernatural superhero film, starring Ron Perlman and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Spider-Man 3

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2007

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    Hancock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Hancock

    Charlize Theron, Will Smith

    Released2008

    Directed byPeter Berg

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    Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Daredevil

    Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

    Released2003

    Directed byMark Steven Johnson

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    Superman Returns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Superman Returns

    Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey

    Released2006

    Directed byBryan Singer

    Superman Returns is a 2006 American superhero film directed and produced by Bryan Singer. It... more on Wikipedia
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    Constantine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Constantine

    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves

    Released2005

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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    Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Ghost Rider

    Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes

    Released2007

    Directed byMark Steven Johnson

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    The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    The Punisher

    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn

    Released2004

    Directed byJonathan Hensleigh

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    Hulk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Hulk

    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte

    Released2003

    Directed byAng Lee

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    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber

    Released2009

    Directed byGavin Hood

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    Zoom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the 2000s
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    Zoom

    Courteney Cox, Kate Mara

    Released2006

    Directed byPeter Hewitt

    Zoom: Academy for Superheroes is a 2006 American superhero comedy film based upon the... more on Wikipedia
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