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.