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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  • Superman
    1
    227 votes
    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 II
    2
    203 votes
    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
  • Smallville
    3
    250 votes
    Clark Kent explores his dual identities as superhero and reporter.
  • Superman battles evil while trying to conceal his alter ego, Clark Kent.
  • The Superman animated cartoons, commonly but somewhat erroneously known as the "Fleischer Superman cartoons" were a series of seventeen animated Technicolor short films, produced by Fleischer Studios ...more
  • Man of Steel
    6
    224 votes
    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