Superman in film

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1. Superman (1948)

Approved | 244 min | Sci-Fi

Superman comes to Earth as a child and grows up to be his home's first superhero with his first major challenge being to oppose The Spider Lady.

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr | Stars: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Tommy Bond, Carol Forman

Votes: 863

2. Atom Man vs. Superman (1950)

Approved | 252 min | Sci-Fi

Superman battles Lex Luthor who is using a teleportation device and a new identity as Atom Man in his criminal plans.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Lyle Talbot, Tommy Bond

Votes: 578

3. Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When underground beings explore the surface world from a deep oil well and inadvertantly cause a panic, only Superman can prevent a tragedy.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Jeff Corey, Walter Reed

Votes: 1,562

4. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 149,690 | Gross: $134.22M

5. Superman II (1980)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

87 Metascore

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Directors: Richard Lester, Richard Donner | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty

Votes: 92,022 | Gross: $108.19M

6. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 60,480 | Gross: $59.95M

7. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

24 Metascore

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 40,050 | Gross: $15.68M

8. Superman Returns (2006)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

Superman returns to Earth after spending five years in space examining his homeworld Krypton. But he finds things have changed while he was gone, and he must once again prove himself important to the world.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden

Votes: 262,067 | Gross: $200.08M

9. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure

55 Metascore

Clark Kent is an alien who as a child was evacuated from his dying world and came to Earth, living as a normal human. But when survivors of his alien home invade Earth, he must reveal himself to the world.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

Votes: 655,074 | Gross: $291.05M

10. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

44 Metascore

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 585,295 | Gross: $330.36M

11. Justice League (2017)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

45 Metascore

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his new-found ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller

Votes: 339,700 | Gross: $229.02M

12. Superman (1941)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Short, Action

The Man of Steel fights a mad scientist who is destroying Metropolis with an energy cannon.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 2,551

13. The Mechanical Monsters (1941)

Approved | 11 min | Animation, Short, Action

Superman battles a criminal mastermind and his robot army.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck

Votes: 1,030

14. Billion Dollar Limited (1942)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Superman battles train robbers seeking to steal a billion dollars worth of gold.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 664

15. The Arctic Giant (1942)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Superman versus a thawed-out Tyrannosaurus.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 674

16. The Bulleteers (1942)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Action

Superman versus extortionists with a super-powerful rocket car.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 627

17. The Magnetic Telescope (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

When police interfere with a reckless scientist's experiment, it creates a deadly meteor shower only Superman can stop.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 611

18. Electric Earthquake (1942)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Superman versus a fanatical extortionist with an earthquake machine.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 569

19. Volcano (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Superman must face the threat of an erupting volcano.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 534

20. Terror on the Midway (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

When the circus' animals escape and threaten disaster, Superman must take action.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 521

21. Japoteurs (1942)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Action

Superman vs. Japanese spies hijacking a new super-bomber.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 537

22. Showdown (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Crime

A crook dressed as Superman commits a series of robberies. The real Superman must work fast to counter the bad publicity.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 464

23. Eleventh Hour (I) (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, War

While Clark Kent is in wartime Japan, Superman becomes a saboteur.

Directors: Dan Gordon, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 469

24. Destruction Inc. (1942)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Action

Superman versus saboteurs at the Metropolis Munitions Plant.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 471

25. The Mummy Strikes (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short

While investigating an egyptologist's mysterious death, Superman must battle dangerous mummies.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 479

26. Jungle Drums (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Thriller

Superman vs. a secret Nazi outpost disguised as a jungle temple.

Directors: Dan Gordon, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 448

27. The Underground World (1943)

8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Lois Lane and an explorer set out on an expedition through an underground cavern and discover a race of hawk-men. When these creatures prepare a ritual sacrifice for the adventurous pair, Superman comes to the rescue.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 425

28. Secret Agent (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short

Superman battles saboteurs determined to stop a lady double agent from getting important documents to Washington D.C.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 419

29. Supergirl (1984)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

42 Metascore

After losing a powerful orb, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Hart Bochner

Votes: 17,120 | Gross: $13.60M



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