Superhero Film List

Superheroes on Film and Television

Batman | Superman | The Flash | Green Lantern | Justice League | Other DC Universe | Captain America | Iron Man | Hulk | Thor | The Avengers | Spider-Man | X-Men | Fantastic Four | Other Marvel Universe | Miscellaneous

DC UNIVERSE

Batman

“Batman” (US-1943; serial [260 min. (15 episodes)]; dir. Lambert Hillyer)
“Batman and Robin” (US-1949; serial [263 min. (15 episodes)]; dir. Spencer Gordon Bennet)
“Batman” (US-1966/1968; TV series, live action [30 min (120 episodes)]; dir. Oscar Rudolph et. al.)
Batman: The Movie (US-1966; live action; dir. Leslie H. Martinson)
Batman (US/UK-1989; live action; dir. Tim Burton)
Batman Returns (US/UK-1992; live action; dir. Tim Burton)
Batman Forever (US/UK-1995; live action; dir. Joel Schumacher)
Batman & Robin (US/UK-1997; live action; Joel Schumacher)
Batman Begins (US/UK-2005; live action; dir. Christopher Nolan)
The Dark Knight (US/UK-2008; live action; dir. Christopher Nolan)
The Dark Knight Rises (US/UK-2012; live action; dir. Christopher Nolan)

“Batman: The Animated Series” (US-1992/1995; TV series, animation [22 min (85 episodes)]; dir. various)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (US-1993; animation [76 min.]; dir. Eric Radomski, Bruce W. Timm)
Batman & Mr Freeze: SubZero (US-1998; animation [70 min.]; dir. Boyd Kirkland)
The Batman/Superman Movie: World’s Finest
(US-1998; animation [64 min.]; dir. Toshihiko Masuda) — from Superman (1996-2000, episodes 1-3 of Season 2)
“Batman Beyond” (US-1999/2001; TV series, animation [30 min (52 episodes)]; dir. various)
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (US-2000; animation [74/77 min.]; dir. Curt Geda) — uncut version preferred
Batman: The Mystery of the Batwoman (US-2003; animation [75 min.]; dir. Curt Geda, Tim Maltby)
“The Batman” (US-2004/2008; animation [30 min. (65 episodes)]; dir. Brandon Vietti and various)
“Batman: The Brave and the Bold” (US-2008/present; animation; [30 min. (56 episodes)]; dir. Ben Jones and various)
Batman: Gotham Knight (US/Japan/South Korea-2008; animation [75 min.]; dir. Yasuhiro Aoki and Yuichiro Hayashi ["In Darkness Dwells"], Futoshi Higashide ["Crossfire"], Toshiyuki Kubooka ["Working Through Pain"], Hiroshi Morioka ["Field Test"], Jong-Sik Nam ["Deadshot"], Shoujirou Nishimi ["Have I Got a Story For You"])
Batman: Under the Red Hood (US-2010; animation [75 min.]; dir. Brandon Vietti)
Batman: Year One (US-2011; animation [64 min.]; dir. Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (US-2012; animation [76 min.]; dir. Jay Oliva)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (US-2013; animation [76 min.]; dir. Jay Oliva)
“Beware the Batman: Shadows of Gotham” (US-2013- ; TV series [22 min. (13+ episodes)]; dir. Sam Liu, Curt Geda, Rick Morales et al.)
LEGO Batman: The Movie — DC Super Heroes Unite! (US-2013; stop-motion animation [71 min.]; dir. Jon Burton)
Son of Batman (US-2014; animation [74 min.]; dir. Ethan Spaulding)

“The Batman/Superman Hour” (US-1968/1969; animation [60 min/30 min. (17 episodes)]; dir. various)
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (US-2009; animation [67 min.]; dir. Sam Liu)
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (US-2010; animation [70 min.]; dir. Lauren Montgomery)
Batman vs. Superman (US-2015; [in development]; dir. Zack Snyder) — includes Wonder Woman

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Superman

“Superman” (US-1941/1943; animated series [10 min. (17 cartoons)]; creator: Dave Fleischer):

  • Superman (a.k.a. The Mad Scientist) (26 September 1941)
  • The Mechanical Monsters (28 November 1941)
  • Billion Dollar Limited (9 January 1942)
  • The Arctic Giant (27 February 1942)
  • The Bulleteers (27 March 1942)
  • The Magnetic Telescope (24 April 1942)
  • Electric Earthquake (15 May 1942)
  • Volcano (10 July 1942)
  • Terror on the Midway (28 August 1942)
  • Japoteurs (18 September 1942)
  • Showdown (16 October 1942)
  • Eleventh Hour (20 November 1942)
  • Destruction, Inc. (25 December 1942)
  • The Mummy Strikes (19 February 1943)
  • Jungle Drums (26 March 1943)
  • The Underground World (18 June 1943)
  • Secret Agent (30 July 1943)

Superman and the Mole Men (US-1951; dir. Lee Sholem)
“Superman”
(US-1952/1958; TV series; live action [30 min. (104 episodes)]; writers: Roy Chanslor, Jay Morton)
Superman: The Movie (US-1978; dir. Richard Donner)
Superman II (US-1980; dir. Richard Lester, Richard Donner uncredited, see Donner cut)
Superman III (US-1983; dir. Richard Lester)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
(US-1987; dir. Sidney J. Furie)
“Superboy” (US-1988/1992; live action; TV series [30 min. (100 episodes); dir. various)
"Superman" (US-1996/2000; TV series, animation [30 min. (54 episodes)]; dir. various)
“Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” (US-1993/1997; TV series, live action [45 min (88 episodes)]; dir. various)
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (US-1996; animation [64 min.]; dir. Curt Geda, Scott Jeralds, Dan Riba, Bruce W. Timm) — from Superman (1996-2000, episodes 1-3 of Season 1)
“Smallville” (US-2001/2011; TV series, 10 Seasons; live action [45 min. (217 episodes)]; created by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar)
Superman: Brainiac Attacks (US-2003; animation [76 min.]; dir. Curt Geda)
Superman Returns (US-2006; live action; dir. Bryan Singer)
All-Star Superman (US-2011; animation [76 min.]; dir. Sam Liu)
Superman vs The Elite (US-2012; animation [76 min.]; dir. Michael Chang)
Superman: Unbound (US-2013; animation [75 min.]; dir. James Tucker)
Man of Steel (US-2013; live action; dir. Zack Snyder)

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The Flash

“The Flash” (US-1990-1991; [60 min. (22 episodes)]; dir. various)
The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster (US-1991; dir. Danny Bilson) — edited from The Flash episodes: 11: “The Trickster” and 21: “Revenge of the Trickster”
The Flash (US-2013; short [14.05 min]; live action; fan film; dir. Shawn Shaman) — view
“The Flash” (US-2014; TV series; live action; dir. David Nutter)
The Flash (US-2016; [in development]; live action; dir. ?)

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Green Lantern

Green Lantern: First Flight (US-2009; animation [77 min.]; dir. Lauren Montgomery)
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
(US-2011; animation [84 min.]; dir. Chris Berkeley, Lauren Montgomery, Jay Oliva)
Green Lantern
(US-2011; live action; [114 min./123 min. extended cut]; dir. Martin Campbell)
“Green Lantern: The Animated Series” (US-2011- ; [25 min.]; dir. Sam Liu, Rick Morales)
Green Lantern 2 (US-201?; in development?]

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Justice League

“Justice League” [called "Justice League Unlimited" from Season 3] (US-2001/2006; animation [30 min. (63 episodes)]; created by Gardner Fox)
Justice League: The New Frontier (US-2008; animation [75 min.]; dir. Dave Bullock)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (US-2010; animation [75 min.]; dir. Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery)
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (US-2013; animation [75 min.]; dir. Jay Oliva)
JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (US-2014; animation [53 min.]; dir. Giancarlo Volpe]
Justice League: War (US-2014; animation [79 min.]; dir. Jay Oliva)
Justice League: Mortal (US-201?; [in development?]; dir. George Miller)

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Other DC Universe

Swamp Thing (US-1982; live action; dir. Wes Craven)
Return of the Swamp Thing (US-1989; live action; dir. Jim Wynorski)
“Swamp Thing” (US-1990/1993; TV series [; dir. Tom Blomquist, Chuck Bowman)
“Swamp Thing” (US-1991; animation; TV series [30 min. (5 episodes)]; dir. Chuck Patton)

Wonder Woman (US-1974; live action [73 min.]; dir. Vincent McEveety)
“Wonder Woman”
(US-1975-1979; TV series, live action [60 min. (60 episodes)]; creator: William M. Marston)
Wonder Woman
(US-2009; animation [75 min.]; dir. Lauren Montgomery)
“Wonder Woman”
(US-2011; Tv series pilot [42 min.], live action; dir. Jeffrey Reiner)

“Birds of Prey” (US-2002/2003; TV series; live action [60 min. (14 episodes)]; dir. various)
Catwoman
(US/Australia-2004; live action; dir. Pitof)
Constantine
(US-2005; dir. Francis Lawrence)
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
( (US-2006; animation [75 min.]; dir. Michael Chang, Ben Jones, Matt Youngberg)
Jonah Hex (US-2010; live action; dir. Jimmy Hayward)
“Young Justice” (US-2010-2013; TV series, animation [30 min. (46 episodes)]; dir: Jay Oliva and Michael Chang)
“Arrow” (US-2012- ; TV series, live action [45 min.]; dir. various)

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MARVEL UNIVERSE

Captain America

Captain America [aka The Return of Captain America] (US-1944; live action; serial [  dir. Elmer Clifton, John English)
“Captain America” (US-1966; animation, TV series [13 episodes]; creators: Jack Kirby, Joe Simon)
Captain America (US-1979; live action; dir. Rod Holcomb)
Captain America II: Death Too Soon (US-1979; live action; dir. Ivan Nagy)
Captain America (US/Yugoslavia-1990; live action; dir. Albert Pyun)
Captain America: The First Avenger (US-2011; live action; dir. Joe Johnston)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (US-2014; live action; dir. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo)

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Iron Man

The Invincible Iron Man (US-2007; animation [83 min.]; dir. Patrick Archibald, Jay Oliva, Frank Paur (supervising)
Iron Man (US-2008; live action; dir. Jon Favreau)
“Iron Man: Armored Adventures” (Canada/US-2008-2012; animation; TV series [30 min. (52 episodes)]; dir. various)
Iron Man 2 (US-2010; live action; dir. Jon Favreau)
Iron Man: Extremis” (US-2010; animation/digital comic [6 episodes]; dir. various)
“Iron Man” (US/Japan-2011-2012; TV series, animation [25 min. (15 episodes)]; dir. Yûzô Satô)
Iron Man 3 (US/China-2013; live action; dir. Shane Black)
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (Japan-2013; animation [88 min.]); dir. Hiroshi Hamazaki)

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Hulk

“Hulk” (US-1966; animation [24 episodes]; part of “Marvel Superheroes” series; [5 min.]; writers: Ralph Bakshi, Jack Kirby and others)
The Incredible Hulk (US-1977; live action; dir. Kenneth Johnson)
The Incredible Hulk: Death in the Family (US-1977; live action; dir. Alan J. Levi)
“The Incredible Hulk” (US-1978/1982; TV series; live action [60 min. (5 seasons, 87 episodes)]; dir. various)
The Incredible Hulk Returns (US-1988; live action; dir. Nicholas Corea, Bill Bixby (uncredited))
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (US-1989; live action; dir. Bill Bixby)
The Death of the Incredible Hulk (US-1990; live action; dir. Bill Bixby)
“The Incredible Hulk” (US-1996/1997; animation; TV series [; creators: Jack Kirby, Stan Lee)
Hulk (US-2003; live action; dir. Ang Lee)
The Incredible Hulk (US-2008; live action; dir. Louis Leterrier)
Hulk Vs. [US-2009; animation [78 min.]; dir. Sam Liu, Frank Paur)
Planet Hulk (US-2010; animation [81 min.]; dir. Sam Liu)
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” (US-2013- ); animation; TV series; dir. various)

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Thor

“The Mighty Thor” (Canada-1966; animation; TV series [13 episodes]); creator: Larry Lieber)
Thor (US-2011; live action; dir. Kenneth Branagh)
Thor: Tales of Asgard (US-2011; animation [77 min.]; dir. Sam Liu)
Thor and Loki: Blood Brothers” (US-2011; animation [motion comic]; dir. Mark Cowart, Joël Gibbs)
Thor: The Dark World (US-2013; live action; dir. Alan Taylor)

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The Avengers

Ultimate Avengers (US-2006; animation [72 min.]; dir.  Curt Geda, Steven E. Gordon, Bob Richardson)
Ultimate Avengers II (US-2007; animation [73 min.]; dir. Will Meugniot, Dick Sebast, Bob Richardson)
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow” (US-2008; animation [78 min.]; dir. Jay Oliva, Gary Hartle)
“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” (US-2010-2012; animation; TV series [30 min. (52 episodes); dir. Frank Paur, Ciro Nieli, Vinton Heuck, Sebastian Montes et al.)
The Avengers [aka Marvel's The Avengers] (US-2012; live action; dir. Joss Whedon)
“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” (US-2013-  ; animation; TV series [30 min. (22 episodes); dir. various)
"Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher" (US/Japan-2014; animation [83 min.]; dir. Kenichi Shimizu)
The Avengers: Age of Ultron (US-2015; live action; dir. Joss Whedon)

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Spider-Man

“Spider-Man” (US/Canada-1967/1970; animation; TV series [15/30 min. (52 episodes)]; dir. various
“The Amazing Spider-Man” (US-1977/1979; live action; TV series [
“Spider-Man” (US-1978; animation; TV series)
Spider-Man Strikes Back (US-1979; edited from 1978 Spider-Man TV series, “The Deadly Dust” episodes 1 and 2; dir. Ron Satlof)
“Spider-Man” (US-1981-/1982; animation; TV series [26 episodes]; dir. Don Jurwich)
“Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” (US-1981/1983; animation; TV series [22 min. (24 episodes)]; dir. various)
“Spider-Man” (US-1994/1998; animation; TV series [
Spider-Man (US-2002; live action; dir. Sam Raimi)
“Spider-Man” (US-2003; animation; TV series [30 min. (13 episodes)]; dir. various)
Spider-Man 2 (US-2005; live action; dir. Sam Raimi) – also Spider-Man 2.1 Re-cut version
Spider-Man 3 (US-2007; live action; dir. Sam Raimi)
The Amazing Spider-Man (US-2012; live action; dir. Marc Webb)
Ultimate Spider-Man” (US-2012- ; animation, TV series [25 min.]; dir. Alex Soto et al.)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro (US-2014; live action; dir. Marc Webb)

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X-Men

Pryde of the X-Men (US-1989; animation; TV pilot [30 min.]; dir. Ray Lee)
“X-Men” (US-1992/1997; animation; TV series [; dir. various)
“X-Men: Evolution” (US-2000/2003; animation; TV series [
X-Men
(US-2000; live action; dir. Bryan Singer) — X-Men 1.5 extended version
X-Men 2 [aka X2] (Canada/US-2003; live action; dir. Bryan Singer)
X-Men, Vol. 1: The Tomorrow People” (US-2003; animation/digital comic [134 min.]; dir. Lani Minella)
X-Men, Vol. 2: Return to Weapon X” (US-2004; animation/digital comic; dir. Lani Minella)
X-Men: The Last Stand (Canada/US/UK-2006; live action; dir. Brett Ratner)
“Wolverine and the X-Men” (US-2008/2009; animation; TV series [22 min. (26 episodes)]; dir. various)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (US-2009; live action; dir. Gavin Hood)
“Marvel Knights: Astonishing X-Men: Gifted” (US-2010; animation/digital comic; dir. Joss Whedon)
Wolverine” (US/Japan-2011; TV series, animation [25 min. (12 episodes)]; dir. Hiroshi Aoyama)
X-Men (US/Japan-2011; TV series, animation [25 min. (12 episodes)]; dir. Fuminori Kizaki)
X-Men: First Class (US-2011; live action; dir. Matthew Vaughn)
“Marvel Knights: Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous” (US-2012; animation/digital comic; dir. John Cassaday)
“Marvel Knights: Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable” (US-2012; animation/digital comic; dir. John Cassaday)
“Marvel Knights: Astonishing X-Men: Torn” (US-2012; animation/digital comic; dir. John Cassaday)
“Marvel Knights: Wolverine vs Hulk” (US-2013; animation/digital comic [67 min.]; dir. Carl Upsdell)
“Marvel Knights: Wolverine: Origin” (US-2013; animation/digital comic; dir. Carl Upsdell, Mauro Casalese, Joe Quesada)
The Wolverine [aka X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2] (US-2013; live action; dir. James Mangold)
“Marvel Knights: Wolverine Vs. Sabretooth” (US-2014; animation/digital comic [66 min.]; dir. various)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (US-2014; live action; dir. Bryan Singer)
Deadpool [aka X-Men Origins: Deadpool] (US-201?; live action [in production?]; dir. Tim Miller)
X-Men: Apocalypse (US-2016; live action [in development]; dir. Bryan Singer)

Generation X (US-1996; live action; TV pilot [87 min.]; dir. Jack Sholder)
“Mutant X” (Canada/US-2001/2004; live action; TV series [60 min. (66 episodes)]; creator Avi Arad; dir. various)

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Fantastic Four

“The Fantastic Four” (US-1978; animation; TV series [30 min. [13 episodes]); dir. various)
Fantastic Four (Germany/US-1994; live action; dir. Oley Sassone)
Fantastic Four (US/Germany-2005; live action; dir. Tim Story) — extended cut available
“Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes” (US-2006; animation; TV series [30 min. (26 episodes)]; dir. various)
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (US/Germany/UK-2007; live action; dir. Tim Story)
The Fantastic Four (US-2015; live action [in development]; dir. Josh Trank)

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Other Marvel Universe

“Silver Surfer” (US-1998; animation; TV series [30 min. (21 episodes)]; dir. various)

The Punisher (Australia/US-1989; live action; dir. Mark Goldblatt)
The Punisher (US/Germany-2004; live action; dir. Jonathan Hensleigh)
Punisher: War Zone (US/Canada/Germany-2008; live action; dir. Lexi Alexander)

Blade (US-1998; live action; dir. Stephen Norrington)
Blade II (US/Germany-2002; live action; dir. Guillermo del Toro)
Blade: Trinity (US-2004; live action; dir. David S. Goyer)
“Blade: House of Chthon” (US-2006; TV series [55 min. (12 episodes)]; dir. various)
“Blade” (US/Japan-2011-2012; TV series, animation [25 min. (12 episodes)]; dir. Mitsuyumi Masuhara)

Howard the Duck (US-1986; live action; dir. Willard Huyck)
Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
(US-1998; live action; dir. Rod Hardy)
Daredevil
(US-2003; live action; dir. Mark Steven Johnson) – Director’s Cut mandatory!
Elektra (Canada/US-2005; live action; dir. Rob Bowman)
Man-Thing (US/Australia-2005; live action; dir. Brett Leonard)
Doctor Strange (US-2007; animation [95 min.]; dir. Patrick Archibald, Jay Oliva, Dick Sebast)
Ghost Rider
(US-2007; live action; dir. Mark Steven Johnson)
Marvel Knights: Black Panther (US-2009; animation/digital comic [116 min.]; dir. Mark Brooks )
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (US-2012; live action; dir. Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor)
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (US-2013- ; live action; TV series [45 min.]; created by Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon)
Marvel Knights: Inhumans (US-2013; animation/digital comic [132 min.]; dir. Carl Upsdell, Mauro Casalese)
Guardians of the Galaxy (US-2014; live action; dir. James Gunn)
Ant-Man (US-2015; live action; dir. ????)

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MISCELLANEOUS, including some at least vaguely appropriate general comic adaptations

The Crow (US-1994; live action; dir. Alex Proyas)
The Crow: City of Angels (US-1996; live action; dir. Tim Pope)
The Crow: Salvation (Germany/US-2000; live action; dir. Bharat Nalluri)
The Crow: Winged Prayer (US-2005; live action; dir. Lance Mungia)

“Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers” (US-1936; serial [13 chapters]; dir. Frederick Stephani)
Flash Gordon (US-1936/1950; dir. Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill)
“Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars” (US-1938; serial [15 chapters]; dir. Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill)
“Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe” (US-1940; serial [12 chapters]; dir. Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor)
“Flash Gordon” (US/West Germany-1954/1955; TV series [30 min. (39 episodes)]; dir. various)
Flesh Gordon (US-1974; dir. Michael Benveniste, Howard Ziehm) – parody
“Flash Gordon” (US-1979, 1980, 1982; animation; TV series [30 min. (24 episodes)]; dir. various)
Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All (US-1982; animation [95 min.]; dir. ?)
Flash Gordon (US/UK-1980; dir. Mike Hodges)
Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders (Canada-1990; dir. Howard Ziehm) – parody
“Flash Gordon (Canada/France-1996; animation; TV series [30 min. (26 episodes)]; created by David J. Corbett)
“Flash Gordon” (Canada/US-2007/2008; TV series [60 min. (21 episodes)] dir. various)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (US/Czech Republic-2009; dir. Stephen Sommers)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (US-2013; dir. Jon M. Chu)

Hellboy (US-2004; dir. Guillermo del Toro)
Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (US-2006; animation [77 min.]; dir: Phil Weinstein, Tad Stones)
Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (US-2007; animation [77 min.]; dir: Victor Cook, Tad Stones)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (US/Germany-2008; dir. Guillermo del Toro)

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (US-1987-1996; TV series, animation [30 min. (193 episodes)]; creators:  Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Fred Wolf)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out of their Shells Tour (US-1990; animation; dir. Thomas White)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (US/HK-1990; live action; dir. Steve Barron)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Planet of the Turtloids (US-1991; animation; dir. Bill Wolf)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Turtles Awesome Easter (US-1991; animation [66 min.]; dir. Fred Wolf)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (US/UK-1991; live action; dir. Michael Pressman)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (US/UK; live action; dir. Stuart Gillard)
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (US/South Korea-2003-2010; TV series, animation [30 min. (156 episodes)]; creators: Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird)
TMNT [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles] (US-2007; animation; dir. Kevin Munroe)
Turtles Forever (US-2009; animation; dir. Roy Burdine, Lloyd Goldfine)
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (US-2012- ; TV series, animation [24 min. (52 episodes)]; creators: Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (US-2014; live action; dir. Jonathan Liebesman)

The Toxic Avenger (US-1984; live action; dir. Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman (as Samuel Weil))
The Toxic Avenger Part II (US-1989; live action; dir. Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman)
The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (US-1989; live action; dir. Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman)
Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (US-2000; live action; dir. Lloyd Kaufman)

Universal Soldier (US-1992; dir. Roland Emmerich)
Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms (Canada-1998; dir. Jeff Woolnough)
Universal Solder III: Unfinished Business (Canada-1999; dir. Jeff Woolnough)
Universal Soldier: The Return (US-1999; dir. Mic Rodgers)
Universal Soldiers (US-2007; dir. Griff Furst) — an Asylum rip-off
Universal Soldier: Regeneration (US-2009; dir. John Hyams)
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (US-2012; dir. John Hyams)

Zorro (Italy/France-1975; live action; dir. Duccio Tessari)
The Mask of Zorro (US/Germany-1998; live action; dir. Martin Campbell)
The Legend of Zorro (US-2005; dir. Martin Campbell)

Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (US-1966; live action; Ray Dennis Steckler)
Fearless Frank
(US-1969; live action; dir. Philip Kaufman)
Infra-Man
[aka Zhong guo chao ren] (HK-1975; dir. Shan Hua)
Judge Dredd
(US-1975; dir. Danny Cannon)
“The Bionic Woman”
(US-1976-1980; TV series [60 min. (58 episodes); created by Kenneth Johnson)
Abar, the First Black Superman (US-1977; live action; dir. Frank Packard)
Condorman (UK-1981; dir. Charles Jarrott)
The Guyver (US-1991; live action; dir. Screaming Mad George, Steve Wang)
The Rocketeer (US-1991; live action; dir. Joe Johnston)
The Meteor Man (US-1993; live action; dir. Robert Townsend)
Blankman (US-1994; live action; dir. Mike Binder)
Guyver: Dark Hero (US-1994; live action; dir. Steve Wang)
M.A.N.T.I.S.(US-1994; dir. Eric Laneuville)
"M.A.N.T.I.S." (US-1994/1997; TV series [60 min. (22 episodes); dir. created by Sam Hamm, Sam Raimi)
The Mask (US-1994; dir. Chuck Russell (as Charles Russell))
The Shadow (US-1994; live action; dir. Russell Mulcahy)
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (US-1995; dir. Ernest R. Dickerson)
Tank Girl (US-1995; live action; dir. Rachel Talalay)
The Phantom (Australia/US-1996; live action; dir. Simon Wincer)
Spawn (US-1997; live action;  dir. Mark A.Z. Dippé)
"Spawn" [aka Todd McFarlane's Spawn] (US-1997-1999; TV series, animation [30 min. (18 episodes)] dir. various)
Steel (US-1997; live action; dir. Kenneth Johnson)
Mystery Men (US-1999; dir. Kinka Usher)
Spawn 3: Ultimate Battle (US-1999; animation [150 min.]); dir. various) – edited from Spawn (1999, season 3)
The Specials (US-2000; dir. Craig Mazin)
Unbreakable (US-2000; dir. M. Night Shyamalan)
Earth vs. the Spider (US-2001; dir. Scott Ziehl)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (US/UK/Japan/Germany-2001; dir. Simon West)
Pootie Tang (US-2001; dir. Louis C.K.)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (US/Japan/Germany/UK-2003; dir. Jan de Bont)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (US/Germany/Czech Republic/UK-2003; dir. Stephen Norrington)
The Incredibles (US-2004; animation [115 min.]; dir. Brad Bird)
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (US-2005; dir. Robert Rodriguez)
Sin City (US-2005; dir. Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino)
Sky High (US-2005; dir. Mike Mitchell)
V For Vendetta (US/UK/Germany-2005; dir. James McTeigue)
Dark Storm (Canada-2006; dir. Jason Bourque)
“Heroes” (US-2006-2010; TV series, live action [45 min. (78 episodes); dir. various)
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (US-2006; dir. Ivan Reitman)
Special (US-2006; dir. Hal Haberman, Jeremy Passmore)
Zoom (US-2006; dir. Peter Hewitt)
"Bionic Woman" (US-2007; TV series [60 min. (9 episodes); dir. various)
Underdog (US-2007; dir. Frederik Du Chau)
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (US-2008; TV mini-series [42 min.]; dir. Joss Whedon)
Hancock (US-2008; dir. Peter Berg)
Jumper (US/Canada-2008; dir. Doug Liman)
The Spirit (US-2008; dir. Frank Miller)
Superhero Movie (US-2008; dir. Craig Mazin)
Wanted (US/Germany-2008; dir. Timur Bekmambetov)
Black Lightning [aka Chernaya Molniya] (Russia-2009; dir. Dmitry Kiselyov, Aleksandr Voytinskiy)
Defendor (Canada/US/UK-2009; dir. Peter Stebbings)
“Misfits” (UK-2009-2013 ; TV series; live action [60 min. (37 episodes)]; created by Howard Overman)
Paper Man (US-2009; dir. Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney)
The Phantom” (US/Canada-2009; TV mini-series [170 min.]; dir. Paolo Barzman)
Push (US/Canada-2009; dir. Paul McGuigan)
Solomon Kane (France/Czech republic/UK-2009; dir. Michael J. Bassett)
Watchman (US-2009; dir. Zack Snyder) – various cuts
Despicable Me (US-2010; animation; dir. Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud)
Griff the Invisible (Aust-2010; dir. Leon Ford)
Kick-Ass (UK/US-2010; dir. Matthew Vaughn)
The Last Airbender (US-2010; dir. M. Night Shyamalan)
Megamind (US-2010; animation; dir. Tom McGrath)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Canada/US-2010; dir. Chris Columbus)
Red (US-2010; dir. Robert Schwentke)
Scott Pilgrim vs the World (US/UK/Canada/Japan-2010; dir. Edgar Wright)
Super (US-2010; dir. James Gunn)
All Superheroes Must Die [aka Vs.] (US-2011; dir. Jason Trost)
Almighty Thor (US-2011; dir. Christopher Ray) – an Asylum rip-off
“The Cape” (US-2011; TV series, live action [60 min. (10 episodes)]; dir. Tom Wheeler and others)
Green Hornet (US-2011; dir. Michel Gondry)
Chronicle (US-2012; dir. Josh Trank)
Dredd (UK/US/India/South Africa-2012; dir. Pete Travis)
Inseparable (China-2012; dir. Dayyan Eng)
Despicable Me 2 (US-2013; animation; dir. Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud)
“Judge Dredd: Cursed Edge” (UK-2013; TV short [series pilot?]; creators: Carlos Ezquerra, John Wagner)
Kick-Ass 2 (US/UK-2013; dir. Jeff Wadlow)
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (US-2013; dir. Thor Freudenthal)
Red 2 (US/France/Canada-2013; dir. Dean Parisot)
R.I.P.D. (US-2013; dir. Robert Schwentke)
Sparks (US-2013; dir. Todd Burrows, Christopher Folino)
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (US-2014; [in production]; dir. Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez)

see also the Japanese Ultraman series

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3 Responses to Superhero Film List

  1. Jason says:

    Doctor Strange was also in 70s, tv pilot or something like this.
    What about The Crow franchise? 4 films and TV-series.
    Phantom with Billy Zane from Titanic and Tales from the Crypt. Devilknight

    Blade among Malvel films. 3 films and TV-series.

    As I remember there were old movies with Daredevil (he was totaly black like Diabolik) and Thor who appered from some scientist who find his helmet in the mountains. Maybe made for tv old movies, but in live action).

  2. Robert Hood says:

    Jason, I only just noticed your comment with its suggestions (yes, months on! Sorry about the delay…) Thanks for your suggestions. I have a cupboard-full of movies to enter and (as is obvious) haven’t got very far with the non-Marvel and DC entries, or done a thorough sweep of the whole genre (which is bigger than I anticipated). Thor appears in “The Incredible Hulk Returns”, too. I don’t know the one you mention and will have to seek it out. There was also an “unauthorised” Thor movie that came out from the Asylum just before Marvel’s recent Thor hit the screens…

  3. Cam Eleon says:

    You’re missing the syndicated Superboy tv series from I think the early nineties. Great list, though.

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