Top 100 Original Superhero/Comic Book Type Films

by muybueno16 | created - 01 Jan 2019 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Some of these are also similar to manga/anime or shows like Heroes and X-Men.

Powers, The Old Guard, The Boys and Painkiller Jane are also rather loose but because they originated as comics, they are excluded.

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1. Fearless (2004 TV Movie)

37 min | Action, Drama

A girl without the gene for fear becomes an FBI agent.

Director: Blair Hayes | Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Bianca Lawson, Eric Balfour, Erich Anderson

Votes: 165

2. Momentum (2003 TV Movie)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A man with telekinetic abilities meets a group of people with similair powers.

Director: James Seale | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Teri Hatcher, Grayson McCouch, Michael Massee

Votes: 806

3. Push (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

36 Metascore

Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Camilla Belle, Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, Colin Ford

Votes: 106,158 | Gross: $31.81M

4. Sleight (2016)

R | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents' passing, and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in... See full summary »

Director: J.D. Dillard | Stars: Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Storm Reid, Donzaleigh Abernathy

Votes: 7,918 | Gross: $3.85M

5. Hancock (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

49 Metascore

Hancock is a superhero whose ill-considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head

Votes: 446,341 | Gross: $227.95M

6. City Under Siege (2010)

110 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When circus clown Sunny gets transformed into a super-powered mutant, he finds himself pitted against his fellow performers, who were altered in the same accident, and who are now using their powers to wreak havoc around the city.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Qi Shu, Jing Wu, Jingchu Zhang

Votes: 851

7. Alphas (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Alphas is a science fiction drama focusing on a team that investigates people with supernatural abilities.

Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 27,718

8. The Darkest Minds (2018)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

39 Metascore

Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.

Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson | Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Bradley Whitford, Harris Dickinson

Votes: 28,455 | Gross: $12.70M

9. Unbreakable (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Spencer Treat Clark

Votes: 388,775 | Gross: $95.01M

10. Glass (2019)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy

Votes: 210,447 | Gross: $111.05M

11. Jake 2.0 (2003–2004)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Jake Foley is a computer technician for the N.S.A., who secretly longs for a chance to work in the field. Circumstance puts him in a top secret laboratory, in the middle of a shoot-out ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Gorham, Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, Judith Scott, Keegan Connor Tracy

Votes: 3,377

12. Chronicle (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

69 Metascore

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

Votes: 240,232 | Gross: $64.58M

13. Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)

55 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A violent, guitar-playing, electrically charged boxer faces off against an electronic wizard half-merged with a metallic Buddha.

Director: Gakuryû Ishii | Stars: Yoshiki Arizono, Tadanobu Asano, Masakatsu Funaki, Masatoshi Nagase

Votes: 2,208

14. Darklight (2004 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Captured by a secret society known as the Faith and mentally controlled with a powerful spell, ancient demoness Lilith now lives as a young woman with no memory of her ageless past.

Director: Bill Platt | Stars: Shiri Appleby, Richard Burgi, John de Lancie, David Hewlett

Votes: 1,056

15. Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002– )

Not Rated | 168 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A young woman who has the ability to start fires with her mind, must now face the trauma of her childhood by battling with a group of very talented children and their cruel leader, John Rainbird.

Stars: Marguerite Moreau, Malcolm McDowell, Dennis Hopper, Danny Nucci

Votes: 2,698

While it follows the premise of the original Stephen King adaptation, it also is done in a style like similar films and shows around the same time (X-Men, Dark Angel, The One).

16. Painkillers (2015)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Marines sent on a classified mission to Afghanistan find themselves trapped in a military hospital with no memory of how they got there.

Director: Peter Winther | Stars: Tahmoh Penikett, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Colm Feore, Erica Durance

Votes: 620

17. Guardians (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple Soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.

Director: Sarik Andreasyan | Stars: Anton Pampushnyy, Sanjar Madi, Sebastien Sisak, Alina Lanina

Votes: 11,812

18. Beyond the Edge (2018)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Contemporary Moscow. A talented gambler gathers a team of people with supernatural powers to win big at a casino. But they find a much stronger mystical rival.

Directors: Aleksandr Boguslavskiy, Francesco Cinquemani | Stars: Milos Bikovic, Antonio Banderas, Lyubov Aksyonova, Yuriy Chursin

Votes: 2,799

19. No Ordinary Family (2010–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The Powells are a typical American family living in Pacific Bay, California, whose members gain special powers after their plane crashes in the Amazon.

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Kay Panabaker, Jimmy Bennett

Votes: 16,117

20. The 4400 (2004–2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

As the reappearance of 4,400 missing persons on a single day confounds the global community, federal agents on the case slowly discover the ways in which the victims have been changed.

Stars: Jacqueline McKenzie, Joel Gretsch, Patrick John Flueger, Conchita Campbell

Votes: 42,425

21. Touch (2012–2013)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A widower struggling to raise his emotionally challenged son discovers that he can predict events before they happen.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lukas Haas

Votes: 41,721

22. Samurai Girl (2008)

Drama

A teenage girl tries to balance a normal life as the adopted daughter of wealthy parents with the Samurai traditions of her ancestors.

Stars: Jamie Chung, Brendan Fehr, Saige Thompson, Kyle Labine

Votes: 1,427

23. Chuck (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Vik Sahay

Votes: 127,619

24. Powerless (2017)

21 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Follow the staff of an insurance company, specialising in products to protect defenseless bystanders from the collateral damage of Superheroes and Supervillains.

Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk, Ron Funches

Votes: 6,527

25. RoboCop (1987)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox

Votes: 234,297 | Gross: $53.42M

26. RoboCop: Prime Directives (2001)

R | 375 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

Thirteen years after the original Robocop, Delta City, considered to be "The Safest Place On Earth!", has become a futuristic city owned and operated by OCP, and RoboCop, Alex Murphy has ... See full summary »

Stars: Page Fletcher, Maurice Dean Wint, Maria del Mar, Anthony Lemke

Votes: 2,336

27. RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 216,829 | Gross: $58.61M

28. Demolition Man (1993)

R | 115 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

34 Metascore

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 159,899 | Gross: $58.06M

29. Darkman (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

65 Metascore

A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake

Votes: 58,936 | Gross: $33.88M

30. Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996 Video)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Horror

When he double-crosses a drug kingpin, Darkman must free himself of his remote-control clutches.

Director: Bradford May | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Arnold Vosloo, Darlanne Fluegel, Roxann Dawson

Votes: 3,562

31. The Expendables (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

45 Metascore

A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren

Votes: 326,777 | Gross: $103.07M

32. The Expendables 2 (2012)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

51 Metascore

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Votes: 292,866 | Gross: $85.02M

33. The Expendables 3 (2014)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

35 Metascore

Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 170,128 | Gross: $39.32M

34. The Expendables 4

Action, Adventure, Thriller | Announced

The plot is unknown.

Star: Sylvester Stallone

35. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

When a beautiful stranger leads computer hacker Neo to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth--the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,687,496 | Gross: $171.48M

36. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

R | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Freedom fighters Neo, Trinity and Morpheus continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army, unleashing their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 518,485 | Gross: $281.49M

37. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 450,359 | Gross: $139.31M

38. The Matrix 4 (2021)

Action, Sci-Fi | Post-production

The plot is currently unknown.

Director: Lana Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Priyanka Chopra, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jonathan Groff

39. The Sentinel (1996–1999)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

In the jungles of Peru, the fight for survival heightened his senses. Now, Detective Jim Ellison is a sentinel in the fight for justice. Anthropologist Blair Sandburg works side by side with Jim, helping him develop these senses.

Stars: Richard Burgi, Garett Maggart, Bruce A. Young, Ken Earl

Votes: 2,102

40. The Pretender (1996–2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A specially gifted man, with the ability to instantly master any skill, escapes from a secret testing facility and travels the country taking on different jobs and helping strangers while hiding from his kidnappers.

Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries

Votes: 14,835

41. The A-Team (2010)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

47 Metascore

A group of Iraq War veterans look to clear their name with the U.S. Military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Jessica Biel

Votes: 246,402 | Gross: $77.22M

42. The A-Team (1983–1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz, Dirk Benedict

Votes: 34,490

43. The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After fully recovering from her nearly fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.

Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Ford Rainey

Votes: 6,304

44. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

After a severely injured test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear-powered bionic limbs and implants, he serves as an intelligence agent.

Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Lindsay Wagner

Votes: 9,599

45. Bionic Woman (2007)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A reimagining of the popular 1970s TV series about a female athlete who is given bionic strength.

Stars: Michelle Ryan, Miguel Ferrer, Molly Price, Lucy Hale

Votes: 7,929

46. Viper (1994–1999)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

In the near future, an organized crime group known as the "Outfit" has become a major force in America. Engineer Julian Wilkes develops a high-tech crime-fighting vehicle called the Viper, ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Nipote, Heather Medway, J. Downing, Jeff Kaake

Votes: 1,578

47. M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994–1995)

60 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A paralyzed African-American scientist builds a powerful exo-skeleton in order to walk again, and uses his new abilities to fight crime.

Stars: Carl Lumbly, Roger Rees, Chris Gartin, Galyn Görg

Votes: 649

48. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4