Ultimate List of Superhero Films

If anything is to be said about the films of the last decade (and before), it is that super hero films have ruled the box offices. Looking back over the years you can follow the transformation of comic book characters who were less well received due to insufficient movie making technology as they grew into the largest box office draws ever in move history. We have come a long way when we look at past versions of Superman, Batman, Hulk and various other characters and super hero teams. It wasn’t too long ago that I remember the unveiling of Sid and Marty Krofft style-series like “Shazam!”, “Electra Woman and Dyna Girl” and several other made for TV hero movies as being the best there was to offer.

Who can forget the “bam, boom, bang” of retro Batman series shows? Or the Lou Ferigno versions of Hulk?

Well, we here at HorrorNews.net love our superhero movies! In fact it is safe to say that they rank among absolute favorites whether horror rooted or not. With that said, I wanted to make an area where we could list all the hero films created that came to theaters (and even a handful of ones that were limited to TV only).

For reviews, we are still playing catch up, but you’ll find many of these titles being re-watched and reviewed to add to our collective. As of this page, there is already word of several more hero film realizations in production (not to mention the ever popular box office draws of Marvel Universe films).

DC of course has their Superman and Batman base characters which despite being reinvented several times with several actors doesn’t deter from movie watchers arriving in droves to see their heroes on screen.

Those from younger generations should feel thankful. We didn’t have the privilege of seeing such intense FX-rooted comic book characters like “The Avengers” getting proper interpretation on the movie screen.

A great example can be found in the hard to find TV realization of “The Justice League of America” that still used editing overlays to produce effects. Want to get a slice of real retro hero action? Then you’ll want to seek out a copy of “Legends of the Superheroes” to compare to.

For the purpose of this list we have limited the choices to mostly superhero’s that appear within the Marvel and DC comics universe. A few exceptions such as Spawn, The Crow, Constantine, and handful of important other films have also been added.

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1944:
Captain America

1975:
Wonder Woman (Pilot film for series)

1978:
Superman
Dr. Strange

1979:
Legends of the Superheroes (TV 2 Part Special)

1980:
Superman 2

1982:
Swamp Thing

1983:
Superman 3

1984:
Supergirl

1986:
Howard the Duck

1987:
Superman 4: The Quest for Peace

1989:
The Punisher
Batman
The Return of the Swamp Thing

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1990:
Captain America

1992:
Batman Returns

1994:
The Fantastic Four
The Shadow
The Crow

1995:
Batman Forever

1996:
The Crow: City of Angels
The Phantom
Generation X (1996) (TV Movie)

1997:
Batman and Robin
The Justice League of America (TV movie)
Spawn

1998:
Blade

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2000:
The Crow: Salvation
X-men

2002:
Blade 2
Spider-man

2003:
Daredevil
X2 (X-men United)
Hulk
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

2004:
Hellboy
Spider-man 2
The Punisher
Blade: Trinity
Catwoman

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2005:
Batman Begins
Man-Thing
Fantastic Four
V for Vendetta
Elektra
The Crow: Wicked Prayer
Constantine

2006:
X-Men: The Last Stand
Superman Returns
Aquaman (un-aired TV movie pilot)

2007:
Spider-Man 3
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Ghost Rider

2008:
Iron Man
The Incredible Hulk
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
The Dark Knight
Punisher: War Zone
The Spirit

2009:
Watchmen
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The Phantom

2010:
Iron Man 2
Jonah Hex
Kick-Ass

2011:
The Green Hornet
Thor
X-men: First Class
Green Lantern
Captain America: The First Avenger

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2012:
The Avengers
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Dark Knight Rises
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

2013:
Iron Man 3
Man of Steel
The Wolverine:
Thor The Dark World
Kick-Ass 2

2014:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Guardians of the Galaxy

Top List of Superhero Films

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