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The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

Updated September 28, 2020 402.8k votes 28.8k voters 341.0k views97 items

List RulesSuperhero 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,you can rerank these horrible superhero movies in any order you want.

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, 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. It is remembered as one of the worst comic book movies of all time.

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. Yeah, some of these films are definitely among the worst movie sequels of all time.

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    Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Fantastic Four

    Kate Mara, Jamie Bell

    Released2015

    Directed byJosh Trank

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    Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Catwoman

    Halle Berry, Sharon Stone

    Released2004

    Directed byPitof

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    Son of the Mask is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Son of the Mask

    Alan Cumming, Bob Hoskins

    Released2005

    Directed byLawrence Guterman

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  • 4
    Steel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Steel

    Shaquille O'Neal, Judd Nelson

    Released1997

    Directed byKenneth Johnson

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    The Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    The Fantastic Four

    Rebecca Staab, Alex Hyde-White

    Released1994

    Directed byOley Sassone

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  • 6
    Barb Wire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Barb Wire

    Pamela Anderson, Clint Howard

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid Hogan

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    Dragonball Evolution is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Dragonball Evolution

    Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Wong

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    Batman & Robin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Batman & Robin

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney

    Released1997

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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  • 9
    Captain America is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Captain America

    George J. Lewis, John Davidson

    Released1944

    Directed byElmer Clifton, John English

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  • 10
    Krrish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Krrish

    Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta

    Released2006

    Directed byRakesh Roshan

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  • 11
    Star Kid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Star Kid

    Danny Masterson, Joseph Mazzello

    Released1998

    Directed byMichael Bay, Manny Coto

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    Superman IV: The Quest for Pea is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

    Released1987

    Directed bySidney J. Furie

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    Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Supergirl

    Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole

    Released1984

    Directed byJeannot Szwarc

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  • 14
    The Meteor Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    The Meteor Man

    Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones

    Released1993

    Directed byRobert Townsend

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  • 15
    Darkman 3: Die Darkman Die is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Darkman 3: Die Darkman Die

    Arnold Vosloo, Roxann Dawson

    Released1996

    Directed byBradford May

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    Superhero Movie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Superhero Movie

    Pamela Anderson, Lil' Kim

    Released2008

    Directed byCraig Mazin

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    Elektra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Elektra

    Jennifer Garner, Jason Isaacs

    Released2005

    Directed byRob Bowman

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  • 18
    Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

    Amy Jo Johnson, Catherine Sutherland

    Released1997

    Directed byDavid Winning, Shuki Levy

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    Pootie Tang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Pootie Tang

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Bell

    Released2001

    Directed byLouis C.K.

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  • 20
    Ra.One is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Ra.One

    Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan

    Released2011

    Directed byAnubhav Sinha

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    Darkman II: The Return of Dura is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Darkman II: The Return of Durant

    Kim Delaney, Renee O'Connor

    Released1995

    Directed byBradford May

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    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengean is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

    Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba

    Released2011

    Directed byMark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

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    Blankman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Blankman

    Jason Alexander, Damon Wayans

    Released1994

    Directed byMike Binder

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    Captain America is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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    Captain America

    Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin

    Released1990

    Directed byAlbert Pyun

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    "It's A Bird ... It's A Plane  is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made
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