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The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite superhero films that were released in the 1990s.

The '90s introduced the world to what would eventually become a dark and gritty superhero movie renaissance. These are the best 1990s superhero movies, ranked from best to worst by users who know what they're talking about. These films range from the aforementioned dark and gritty dramas, to slapstick comedies, and everything in between. Many of the greatest 90s superhero movies have gone down as some of the greatest movies of all time, or as some of the most influential movies of all time at the very least.

What films are featured on this best 90s superhero movies list? Tim Burton's Batman sequel, Batman Returns, was dark, imaginative, and funny. Michael Keaton reprised his role as the Caped Crusader, while Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer provided complex versions of The Penguin and Catwoman, respectfully. Blade was another great superhero movie that was released in the 1990s.

Sometimes these movies were also comedies, as proven by films like The Mask and Blankman. Other good films worth a watch that are featured on this top 1990s superhero movies list include The Crow, Judge Dredd, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Do you have a favorite superhero movie from the 90s? Or a favorite comic book from the 90s? Give the best films a thumbs up to make sure they end up at the top of this list and please add any great movies you think belong on this list.
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Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito
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Blade is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords
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The Crow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas
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The Mask is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey, Ben Stein
The Mask is a 1994 American fantasy slapstick action comedy film based on a series of comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. This film was directed by Chuck Russell, and produced by Dark ...more

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Spawn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo, Melinda Clarke
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The Mask of Zorro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas
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Mighty Morphin Power Ran... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
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Batman Forever is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey
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Darkman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Bruce Campbell
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Judge Dredd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, James Earl Jones
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Mystery Men is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Ben Stiller, Tom Waits, Hank Azaria
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The Rocketeer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin
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Tank Girl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Naomi Watts, Ice-T, Iggy Pop
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The Phantom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kristy Swanson, Billy Zane
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The Shadow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Alec Baldwin, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry
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Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Broderick, Andy Dick
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Batman: Mask of the Phan... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
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Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
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Blankman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
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The Meteor Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
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The Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s
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