Most Popular Superhero Origin Movies and TV Shows
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1. Aquaman (2018)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.
Votes: 297,585 | Gross: $335.06M
2. Glass (2019)
PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.
Votes: 156,888 | Gross: $111.04M
3. Watchmen (2009)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Votes: 460,492 | Gross: $107.51M
4. Deadpool (2016)
R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A wisecracking mercenary gets experimented on and becomes immortal but ugly, and sets out to track down the man who ruined his looks.
Votes: 837,906 | Gross: $363.07M
6. Spider-Man (2002)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
Votes: 649,492 | Gross: $403.71M
7. Wonder Woman (2017)
PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Votes: 500,700 | Gross: $412.56M
9. Man of Steel (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 655,112 | Gross: $291.05M
10. Doctor Strange (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
Votes: 533,484 | Gross: $232.64M
11. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 585,344 | Gross: $330.36M
12. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.
Votes: 532,521 | Gross: $262.03M
13. Fantastic Four (2015)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Votes: 141,980 | Gross: $56.12M
14. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 149,702 | Gross: $134.22M
16. Daredevil (2003)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Crime
A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.
Votes: 199,174 | Gross: $102.54M
17. Superhero Movie (2008)
PG-13 | 75 min | Action, Comedy
Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.
Votes: 60,436 | Gross: $26.64M
18. Max Steel (2016)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The adventures of teenager Max McGrath and his alien companion, Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.
Votes: 17,141 | Gross: $3.82M
20. The Scribbler (I) (2014)
R | 88 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A young woman is facing her destructive multiple personalities using an experimental new procedure known as "The Siamese Burn."
21. Code Name: Dynastud (2018)
Not Rated | 94 min | Action
In the year 2024, homosexuality has been outlawed by an extreme right-wing government. Only one extraordinary man can stop this wave of terror and repression, a superhero for our troubled times.
22. Faith (VII)
Action, Drama | Announced
Faith Herbert, a jubilant, geeky teen who also has telekinetic superpowers.
A Dark Knight: The Fear Reaper
TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Gordon is forced to face his inner demons when he tries to bring in Jonathan Crane to prove that the GCPD is still powerful.
TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In the season finale, a boxed-in Fisk and a desperate Murdock, Foggy, and Karen are forced to play their end games.
Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul
TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama
With the deadly virus spreading throughout the city, the search for the antidote continues, as Fish Mooney, The Riddler and Penguin reveal plans of their own. Bruce meets Ra's Al Ghul and ... See full summary »
22 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Hoping to impress Lana, a fellow student invents an energy capsule that makes him a superhero, but he is unable to control his new found powers.