Years' Favourite Superhero filmsby eta95 | created - 09 Feb 2016 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
The best superhero films (I've seen) of each year. With mentions of all the other films of that genre, I've watched in ranked order.
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1. Batman: The Movie (1966)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
The Dynamic Duo faces four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.
2. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.
Votes: 150,207 | Gross: $134.22M
3. Superman II (1980)
PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.
Votes: 92,377 | Gross: $108.19M
5. Batman Returns (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
Batman returns to the big screen when a deformed man calling himself the Penguin wreaks havoc across Gotham with the help of a cruel businessman.
Votes: 257,645 | Gross: $162.83M
6. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin.
Votes: 39,387 | Gross: $5.62M
7. Batman Forever (1995)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
Votes: 223,840 | Gross: $184.03M
8. The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest (1997 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 64 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Joker goes to Metropolis with an offer and plan to kill Superman for Lex Luthor while Batman pursues the clown to Superman's turf.
Batman & Robin
9. Blade (1998)
R | 120 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.
Votes: 231,019 | Gross: $70.09M
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero
10. Unbreakable (2000)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.
Votes: 362,314 | Gross: $95.01M
11. Spider-Man (2002)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
Votes: 651,272 | Gross: $403.71M
12. X2: X-Men United (2003)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When anti-mutant Colonel William Stryker kidnaps Professor X and attacks his school, the X-Men must ally with their archenemy Magneto to stop him.
Votes: 488,758 | Gross: $214.95M
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Hulk Daredevil
13. Hellboy (2004)
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.
Votes: 294,290 | Gross: $59.62M
The Incredibles Spider-Man 2 The Punisher Blade: Trinity
14. V for Vendetta (2005)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
Votes: 967,146 | Gross: $70.51M
Batman Begins Fantastic Four The Batman vs. Dracula
15. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Sci-Fi
The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.
Votes: 460,718 | Gross: $234.36M
Superman Returns Superman: Braniac Attacks Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms
16. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.
Votes: 470,106 | Gross: $336.53M
Superman: Doomsday Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
17. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 2,117,950 | Gross: $534.86M
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Iron Man Hellboy II: The Golden Army Justice League: The New Frontier Hancock Batman: Gotham Knight Superhero Movie The Incredible Hulk
18. Watchmen (2009)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Votes: 461,899 | Gross: $107.51M
Green Lantern: First Flight Defendor X-Men Origins: Wolverine Wonder Woman Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
19. Kick-Ass (2010)
R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
Votes: 503,717 | Gross: $48.07M
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Iron Man 2 Despicable Me Jonah Hex Batman: Under the Red Hood Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
20. X-Men: First Class (2011)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.
Votes: 618,903 | Gross: $146.41M
The Green Hornet Batman: Year One Captain America: The First Avenger Thor Green Lantern
21. The Avengers (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
Votes: 1,203,337 | Gross: $623.36M
The Dark Knight Rises Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1 The Amazing Spider-Man Justice League: Doom
22. The Wolverine (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Wolverine comes to Japan to meet an old friend whose life he saved years ago, and gets embroiled in a conspiracy involving yakuza and mutants.
Votes: 408,376 | Gross: $132.56M
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 2 Despicable Me 2 Thor: The Dark World Man of Steel Lego Batman: The Movie: DC Super Heroes Unite Iron Man 3 Kick-Ass 2
23. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.
Votes: 975,913 | Gross: $333.18M
Batman: Assault on Arkham The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Big Hero 6 X-Men: Days of Future Past Son of Batman
24. Ant-Man (2015)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Votes: 519,967 | Gross: $180.20M
Avengers: Age of Ultron Batman vs. Robin
25. Doctor Strange (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
Votes: 537,327 | Gross: $232.64M
Captain America: Civil War X-Men: Apocalypse Suicide Squad Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Deadpool Batman: Bad Blood
26. Logan (2017)
R | 137 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future where mutants are nearly extinct, an elderly and weary Logan leads a quiet life. But when Laura, a mutant child pursued by scientists, comes to him for help, he must get her to safety.
Votes: 581,768 | Gross: $226.28M
Spider-Man: Homecoming Wonder Woman Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Justice League Thor: Ragnarok The Lego Batman Movie
27. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Votes: 717,126 | Gross: $678.82M
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Aquaman Incredibles 2 Black Panther Ant-Man and the Wasp
28. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Votes: 213,756 | Gross: $388.53M
Avengers: Endgame Captain Marvel Dark Phoenix