5 Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

No Comments
Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2

Comic book films may be a regular attraction at the box office these days, but not all superhero adventures are created equal. Here are five of the best films in the genre thus far. For the record, we're limiting this list to just one entry per character/team.

Superman: The Movie (1978)

Ned Beatty, Christopher Reeve and Gene Hackman in Superman The Movie

Ned Beatty, Christopher Reeve and Gene Hackman in Superman The Movie

Director Richard Donner laid the foundation for all other superhero films to follow with this bright adventure starring Christopher Reeve in the title role. More than simply the Man of Steel's first true big-screen feature, this film established many of the genre's tropes and set the stage for Batman's ascension to box office success more than a decade later. Even after actors like Brandon Routh and Henry Cavill have donned that signature blue-and-red outfit, Reeve's interpretation stands out as the most iconic. From its John Williams score to supporting turns by Gene Hackman and Margot Kidder, Superman: The Movie made audiences believe a man could fly. Along the way, it invented modern superhero cinema.

Next »

Previous Post
5 Best Superhero Movie Themes
Next Post
5 Most Disappointing Superhero Films Ever Made
[Find Us On Facebook]
[Popular]
Menu

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

We use Google Tag Manager to monitor our traffic and to help us AB test new features.

Decline all Services
Accept all Services