Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked

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Vote up your favorite renditions of the Man of Steel!

Superman is arguably the most recognizable superhero on the planet. There's iconic, there's legendary, and then there's Superman.

As such, there are many different variations of the character and dozens of formats the character has been utilized in. Be it dramatic TV interpretations of his youth, short animated series, or the multitude of versions in theaters, Superman always finds a way onto our screens, in one way or another.

We've decided to compile some of our favorites here. Do you like the Smallville more than Lois & Clark? Is Superman: The Animated Series your favorite cartoon or do you secretly love Krypto the Superdog? When it comes to the ultimate Supes actor, are you all about Christopher Reeve or are you worried about the loss of Henry Cavill?

Here's your chance to see where it all lines up. What are the greatest interpretations of Superman ever? Vote up your favorites!

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  • Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El (Marlon Brando) sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent ...more
  • Superman (Christopher Reeve) foils the plot of terrorists by hurtling their nuclear device into outer space, but the bomb's shock waves free the Kryptonian villain General Zod (Terence Stamp) and his ...more
  • Clark Kent explores his dual identities as superhero and reporter.
  • Superman battles evil while trying to conceal his alter ego, Clark Kent.
  • Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. It is part of the DC animated universe. The show was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It is ...more
  • Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and others join forces to battle crime.
  • With the imminent destruction of Krypton, their home planet, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and his wife seek to preserve their race by sending their infant son to Earth. The child's spacecraft lands at the ...more
  • Superman (James Denton) ponders his future after a rescue mission to the sun exposes him to radiation.
  • The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest is a 1997 animated feature comprised of the Superman: The Animated Series 3-part episode "World's Finest" released on VHS and DVD. It depicts the first ...more
  • Vandal Savage uses stolen information from Batman's secret files to mastermind a plan to exterminate the Justice League.
  • A new Dark Knight protects the Gotham of the future.
  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is a 2009 original direct-to-video animated superhero film adaptation of "Public Enemies"—the opening story arc of DC Comics' Superman/Batman—which focuses on Superman ...more
  • Superman: Doomsday is a 2007 American direct-to-video animated superhero film, adapted from the popular DC Comics storyline. The film is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for ...more
  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is a 2010 direct-to-video animated superhero film based on the Superman/Batman comic storyline "The Supergirl from Krypton" and is a sequel to Superman/Batman: Public ...more
  • The Death of Superman is a 2018 American animated direct-to-video superhero film directed by Sam Liu and James Tucker, and produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. Based on the ...more
  • Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam is a 2010 short animated film, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos and written by Michael Jelenic, featuring George Newbern and Jerry O'Connell reprising their ...more
  • The lives of teenage heroes as members of a covert operation team: Young Justice.
  • Superman: Red Son is a 2020 American direct-to-video animated superhero film directed by Sam Liu and is based on the Elseworlds comic book mini-series of the same name, created by Mark Miller. After ...more
  • A newspaper reporter hides his true identity from his lady co-worker.
  • Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work ...more
  • A good version of Lex Luthor from a parallel Earth comes to the Justice League's dimension for help to fight their evil counterparts.
  • Gotham City's finest superhero is back, and he's teaming up with some of DC Comics greatest heroes.
  • It's been nearly two years since Superman's (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry ...more
  • Superman vs. The Elite is an animated superhero film based on "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?," the story published in the comic book Action Comics #775. The movie was ...more
  • The adventures of the crime-fighting Man of Steel.