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Superhero films

A superhero film, superhero movie or superhero motion picture is a film that is focused on the actions of one or more superheroes: individuals who usually possess superhuman abilities relative to a normal person and are dedicated to protecting the public. These films typically feature action, adventure, fantasy or science fiction elements, with the first film of a particular character often including a focus on the origin of their special powers and their first confrontation with their most famous supervillain or archenemy.

1930’s Superhero Series

1940’s Superhero Films

YearFranciseFilm
1944MarvelCaptain America5.5/10

1960’s Superhero Films

1960’s Superhero TV Series

1970’s Superhero Films

YearFranchiseFilm
19733 Supermen and Mad Girl
1974DC ComicsWonder Woman (1974)
1975Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
1975The Super Inframan
1978MarvelDr. Strange
1978DC ComicsSuperman
1979The Return of Superman

1970’s Superhero TV Series

1980’s Superhero Films

YearFilmIMDbRotten Tomatoes
1980DC ComicsSuperman II6.8/1087%
1982DC ComicsSwamp Thing5.4/1067%
1983DC ComicsSuperman III5/1026%
1984DC ComicsSupergirl4.4/109%
1986MarvelHoward the Duck4.7/1015%
1987DC ComicsSuperman IV: The Quest for Peace3.7/1011%
1988MarvelThe Incredible Hulk Returns5.8/1050%
1989DC ComicsThe Return of Swamp Thing4.7/1044%
1989DC ComicsBatman 7.5/1071%
1989MarvelThe Punisher 5.7/1028%

1980’s Superhero TV Series

1981 – 1983 The Greatest American Hero

1990’s Superhero Films

YearFilmIMDbRotten Tomatoes
1990MarvelCaptain America3.2/107%
1990Darkman
1991The Guyver5/10
1991The Rocketeer 6.5/1065%
1992DC ComicsBatman Returns7/1080%
1992Doctor Mordrid5.6/10
1994The Shadow
1995DC ComicsBatman Forever5.4/1039%
1995Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie5.2/1037%
1995Black Scorpion (film)
1996The Phantom4.9/1043%
1997DC ComicsBatman & Robin3.7/1011%
1997Steel2.8/1012%
1997Image ComicsSpawn 5.3/1018%
1998MarvelBlade 7.1/1055%
1999Mystery Men6.1/1061%

1990’s Superhero TV Series

1993 – 1997 Lois and Clark ( The new Adventures of Superman)

2000’s Superhero Films

2010’s Superhero Films

2010’s Superhero Series

  • 2015 – 2018 Marvel – Daredevil (TV series)
  • 2017 – 2019 Marvel – The Punisher (TV series)
  • 2019 – The Boys 

2020’s Superhero Films

2020’s Superhero Series

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