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Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked  

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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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Superman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
Superman is a 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and stars Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, ...more

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Superman II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
Superman II is a 1980 British-American superhero film directed by Richard Lester. It is a sequel to the 1978 film Superman and stars Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp, Ned Beatty, ...more

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more

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Superman: The Animated S... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
Superman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics flagship character, Superman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on The ...more

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Justice League Unlimited... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
Justice League Unlimited was an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on Cartoon Network. Featuring a wide array of superheroes from the DC Comics ...more

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Lois & Clark: The Ne... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is a live-action American television series based on the characters in Superman and Action comics. Lois & Clark starred Dean Cain as ...more

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Adventures of Superman ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Superman: Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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 ...more
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Superman Returns is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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All-Star Superman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Batman v Superman: Dawn ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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The Batman Superman Movi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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 ...more
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Superman/Batman: Apocaly... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Superman/Batman: Public ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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 ...more
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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Superman: Brainiac Attac... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
Superman: Brainiac Attacks is a 2006 direct-to-video animated film with production designs based on Superman: The Animated Series from Warner Bros. Animation, on aired a part of the Toonami ...more
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Superman vs. The Elite ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Batman: The Brave and th... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Justice League: Doom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Batman: The Dark Knight ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Justice League Action is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Justice League: Crisis o... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Version of Superman You Can Watch, Ranked
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