Total Nerd The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made  

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List Rules Superhero movies only, please. Not supernatural or comic-book-like movies.

What are the worst superhero movies ever made? This list includes some of the most horrible attempts to bring to life favorite superheroes on the big screen. For that matter, many of the bad superhero movies listed here are without a doubt among the worst movies of all time, period. Disagree? Totally fine, just vote down the films you actually liked. Also, please add any horrible superhero movies that might be missing, and re-rank this list in any order you want.

And yes, if you see any of the newer superhero movie releases (including Man of Steel and James Mangold's The Wolverine), feel free to include them here if you thought they were terrible.

The worst superhero movies have you leaving the theater scratching your head, wondering why, WHY Hollywood got it so wrong. Can anyone argue that the Fantastic Four movies should have been way better than they were (they were awful, just dreadful)? Sure, sometimes Hollywood gets it right, as evidenced by this list of the best superhero movies ever made, but for every great superhero film, there are a slew of equally horrible ones.

Any list of truly awful superhero movies should include two of the worst offenders: Catwoman and Batman & Robin. Even with Halle Berry poured into a skin-tight, super-hot leather outfit, the movie still sucked. And Batman & Robin might have had some George Clooney action going on, but even the mighty Clooney couldn't save this train wreck of a film.

You'll notice some oldies listed among these top 10+ awful superhero movies, too, and be warned: In some cases, you've likely forgotten all about these bad films. It's a self-preservation thing. You just want to erase these movies from your mind and forget that they ever happened. Apologies for the trauma.

Oh, and let's discuss horrible sequels and reboots: For whatever reason, some of the suckiest superhero movies ever made also have sequels, or someone decides to reboot them because they weren't bad enough to begin with. After suffering through The Punisher, did movie goers really need more punishment with The Punisher: War Zone? Yeah, some of these films are definitely among the worst movie sequels of all time.
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1
5,710 2,744
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Catwoman Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Missy Peregrym

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2
5,868 3,019
Batman & Robin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Batman & Robin Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman

3
4,344 2,733
Elektra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Elektra Jennifer Garner, Jason Isaacs, Terence Stamp

4
3,883 2,314
Superman IV: The Quest for Pea... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Jim Broadbent

5
3,797 2,027
Barb Wire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Logan2011 added Barb Wire Pamela Anderson, Clint Howard, Tommy Lister

6
3,653 2,175
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Supergirl Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow

7
4,988 2,473
The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
The Last Airbender Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Seychelle Gabriel

8
3,970 2,709
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengean... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds

9
3,454 2,106
Superhero Movie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Superhero Movie Pamela Anderson, Lil' Kim, Kevin Hart

10
4,187 3,503
Green Lantern is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Green Lantern Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Angela Bassett

11
2,944 1,361
Steel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
wiabux added Steel Shaquille O'Neal, Judd Nelson, Ray J

12
3,150 1,573
The Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
The Fantastic Four Rebecca Staab, Alex Hyde-White, Jay Underwood

13
3,099 2,518
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Hulk Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana

14
3,117 2,857
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Daredevil Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell

15
2,820 3,029
Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Fantastic Four Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos

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16
3,163 2,919
Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Spider-Man 3 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

17
2,385 1,916
Jonah Hex is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Jonah Hex Megan Fox, Michael Fassbender, John Malkovich

18
2,370 1,347
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Captain America George J. Lewis, John Davidson, Dick Purcell

19
2,661 2,498
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Si... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Chris Evans

20
2,709 2,319
Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
wiabux added Howard the Duck Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Lea Thompson

21
2,417 2,546
Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Ghost Rider Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson

22
2,268 2,309
Superman Returns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Superman Returns Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

23
2,056 1,938
Tank Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Logan2011 added Tank Girl Naomi Watts, Ice-T, Iggy Pop

24
2,076 1,615
Superman III is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Logan2011 added Superman III Richard Pryor, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

25
2,545 1,007
Son of the Mask is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Son of the Mask Alan Cumming, Bob Hoskins, Ben Stein

26
1,463 606
The Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Ερμιόνη Πότερ added The Fantastic Four Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan

27
2,031 1,931
The Green Hornet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
The Green Hornet Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Seth Rogen

28
1,806 1,345
The Spirit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
The Spirit Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson

29
2,381 2,550
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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30
1,888 2,144
The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
The Punisher Dolph Lundren, Louis Gossett, Jr.

31
1,713 2,412
Spawn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Spawn Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo, Melinda Clarke

32
2,180 2,270
Batman Forever is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Batman Forever Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey

33
2,053 1,618
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

34
1,489 1,431
The Shadow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
wiabux added The Shadow Alec Baldwin, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry

35
1,663 2,375
The League of Extraordinary Ge... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Sean Connery, Peta Wilson, Shane West

36
1,828 1,937
Judge Dredd is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Judge Dredd Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, James Earl Jones

37
2,048 2,400
X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
X-Men: The Last Stand Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

38
1,595 1,264
G.I. Joe: Retaliation is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
rahulmishra84474 added G.I. Joe: Retaliation Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum

39
1,218 1,423
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Jus... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Guest_ffa6cde8-85b0-44f4-bcbb-e8dca2d37059 added Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin

40
1,620 2,457
Hancock is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
sangredeargento added Hancock Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

41
1,615 1,325
The Phantom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
ChangesDownClub added The Phantom Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kristy Swanson, Billy Zane

42
1,770 1,298
R.I.P.D. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
JérémyBernard added R.I.P.D. Ryan Reynolds, Marisa Miller, Jeff Bridges

43
1,553 952
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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44
909 464
Star Kid is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Star Kid Danny Masterson, Joseph Mazzello, Richard Gilliland

45
1,399 2,269
The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
The Punisher John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

46
994 594
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
JoeMacGillis added Zoom Courteney Cox, Kate Mara, Chevy Chase

47
1,085 860
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Corey Feldman, Vivian Wu, Paige Turco

48
1,184 2,412
Hellboy II: The Golden Army is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
ChangesDownClub added Hellboy II: The Golden Army John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane, Jimmy Kimmel

49
856 431
Krrish is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
Cablogula added Krrish Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Rekha

50
1,429 1,598
TMNT is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
TMNT Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patrick Stewart, Chris Evans