The Best Black Superhero Movies

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Vote up your favorite movies featuring Black superheroes.

In 2018, the superhero movie Black Panther defied all odds by bringing in over $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office and nabbing an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. However, there is a long history of excellent Black superhero movies that paved the way for the new Marvel franchise. Some are funny, some are plain silly, and some are totally epic. Here are the greatest black superhero movies. 

This list of Black superhero movies also includes films that feature African American superheroes along with superheroes of other races. That is why films like Iron Man and X-Men also make the cut.

Following the enormous success of Black Panther, we should expect to see many more films with Black superheroes that hopefully have that perfect blend of popcorn entertainment and artistic merit. Make your voice heard. Vote up your favorite Black superhero films to make sure that make it to the top of the list.

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  • Black Panther
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    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Ryan Coogler
  • Blade
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    Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Stephen Norrington
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
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    Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
  • Blade II
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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Spawn
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    John Leguizamo, Michael Jai White, Martin Sheen
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Mark A.Z. Dippe
  • The Meteor Man
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    Robert Townsend, Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Robert Townsend
  • Hancock
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    Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Peter Berg
  • Iron Man
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    Robert Downey, Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Blade: Trinity
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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: David S. Goyer
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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    Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • The Incredibles
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    Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Brad Bird
  • X-Men
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    Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
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    Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Blankman
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    Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Mike Binder
  • Iron Man 2
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    Robert Downey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Steel
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    Shaquille O'Neal, Judd Nelson, Ray J
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
  • Suicide Squad
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    Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: David Ayer
  • Justice League
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    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Catwoman
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    Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Pitof
  • Abar: Black Superman
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    Tobar Mayo, Tony Rumford, Rupert Williams
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Frank Packard
  • Fantastic Four
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    Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Josh Trank