Superheroes The Best '90s Superhero Movies  

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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 '90s Superhero Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based upon the Batman character appearing in comics published by DC Comics. It is the second installment of ...more

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Blade is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords Blade is a 1998 American vampire superhero action film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, loosely based on the Marvel Comics character Blade. Snipes plays Blade, a human-vampire hybrid ...more

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The Crow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd The Crow is a 1994 American fantasy action film directed by Alex Proyas, written by David J. Schow and John Shirley, and starring Brandon Lee in his final film appearance. Based on James ...more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 1990 American live-action film, and the first film adaptation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. It was directed by Steve Barron and released on ...more

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The Mask is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
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 '90s Superhero Movies
Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo, Melinda Clarke Spawn is a 1997 American supernatural superhero film loosely based on the comic book of the same name, by Todd McFarlane and published by Image Comics. Directed and co-written by Mark A.Z. ...more

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The Mask of Zorro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas The Mask of Zorro is a 1998 American swashbuckler film based on the Zorro character created by Johnston McCulley. It was directed by Martin Campbell and stars Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, ...more

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is an American live action children's television series that premiered on August 28, 1993, on the Fox Kids weekday afternoon block. The show is about a group of ...more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
teddybear1029 added Kevin Nash, Frank Welker, David Warner Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is a 1991 American live-action film. It is the sequel to the 1990 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Secret of the Ooze was then ...more

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Batman Forever is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the third installment of the initial ...more

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Darkman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Bruce Campbell Darkman is a 1990 American superhero action film directed and co-written by Sam Raimi. It is based on a short story Raimi wrote that paid homage to Universal's horror films of the 1930s. The ...more

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Judge Dredd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, James Earl Jones Judge Dredd is a 1995 American science fiction action film directed by Danny Cannon, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, Rob Schneider, Armand Assante, and Max von Sydow. The film is ...more

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Mystery Men is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Ben Stiller, Tom Waits, Hank Azaria Mystery Men is a 1999 American superhero comedy film directed by Kinka Usher and written by Neil Cuthbert and Bob Burden, loosely based on Burden's Flaming Carrot Comics, and starring Hank ...more

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The Rocketeer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin The Rocketeer is a 1991 American period superhero film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and based on the character of the same name created by comic book writer/artist Dave Stevens. Directed by ...more

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Tank Girl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Naomi Watts, Ice-T, Iggy Pop Tank Girl is a 1995 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Rachel Talalay, loosely based on Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett's comic series of the same name, which originated in ...more

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The Phantom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kristy Swanson, Billy Zane The Phantom is a 1996 American superhero film directed by Simon Wincer. Based on Lee Falk's comic strip The Phantom, the film stars Billy Zane as a seemingly immortal crimefighter and his battle ...more

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The Shadow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Alec Baldwin, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry The Shadow is a 1994 American superhero film, directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Ian McKellen, Peter Boyle, Jonathan Winters and Tim Curry. It ...more

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Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Broderick, Andy Dick Inspector Gadget is a 1999 live-action action-comedy film loosely based on the 1983 animated cartoon series of the same name. It starred Matthew Broderick as the title character, along with ...more

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Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Jet Li, Dwight Schultz, John DiMaggio Black Mask is a 1996 Hong Kong action film starring Jet Li, Lau Ching-Wan, Karen Mok and Anthony Wong. It was directed by Daniel Lee and produced by Tsui Hark and his production company Film ...more

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Blankman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Jason Alexander, Damon Wayans, Arsenio Hall Blankman is a 1994 American superhero comedy-parody film directed by Mike Binder and starring Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier. It was written by Wayans and J. F. Lawton, whose biggest success ...more

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The Meteor Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle The Meteor Man is a 1993 American superhero comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Robert Townsend with supporting roles done by Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Robert Guillaume, James ...more

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The Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '90s Superhero Movies
Rebecca Staab, Alex Hyde-White, Jay Underwood The Fantastic Four is an unreleased independent superhero film completed in 1994. Executive produced by low-budget specialist Roger Corman and Bernd Eichinger, the film was based on Marvel ...more