Superman series

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1. 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: 150,781 | Gross: $134.22M

2. 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: 92,764 | Gross: $108.19M

3. 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: 60,959 | Gross: $59.95M

4. 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: 40,361 | Gross: $15.68M

5. 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: 263,175 | Gross: $200.08M

6. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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: 659,005 | Gross: $291.05M

7. 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: 590,157 | Gross: $330.36M

8. Suicide Squad (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

40 Metascore

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis

Votes: 554,174 | Gross: $325.10M

9. It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975 TV Movie)

Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

TV adaptation of the campy 1960s Broadway musical about the Man of Steel, his friends, his enemies, and his self-image problems.

Director: Jack Regas | Stars: Kenneth Mars, Loretta Swit, Lesley Ann Warren, David Wayne

Votes: 184

10. 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: 2,575

11. 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: 544

12. 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: 1,587

13. 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: 686

14. 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: 622

15. 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: 436

16. 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: 455

17. 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: 1,049

18. 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: 635

19. 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: 674

20. 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: 579

21. 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: 544

22. 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: 531

23. 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: 471

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: 479

25. 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: 478

26. 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: 487

27. 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: 429

28. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, John Hamilton, Bill Kennedy

Votes: 3,012

29. How It Should Have Ended (2005– )
Episode: How Superman Should Have Ended (2006)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

Add a Plot

Director: Daniel Baxter | Star: Daniel Baxter

Votes: 58

31. Nostalgia Critic (2007– )
Episode: Superman IV (2009)

TV-14 | Comedy

Linkara tries to take over the show, but the Critic steps in angrily and makes them review the movie together...which he instantly regrets upon realizing the movie is Superman IV.

Director: Doug Walker | Stars: Doug Walker, Lewis Lovhaug

Votes: 90

32. Nostalgia Critic (2007– )
Episode: Man of Steel (2013)

TV-14 | 70 min | Comedy

The Nostalgia Critic and Angry Joe team up to review the one superhero movie that half the internet loved and the other half hated: Man of Steel. Critic hates it, Joe loves it, and they go ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Walker | Stars: Doug Walker, Joe Vargas, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz

Votes: 99

33. Nostalgia Critic (2007– )
Episode: Batman vs. Superman (2016)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

The Nostalgia Critic and Angry Joe team up to tear apart a long-awaited crossover movie event that was handled very poorly. Despite each having a different opinion of Batman vs. Superman, ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Walker | Stars: Doug Walker, Joe Vargas, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers

Votes: 98

34. Nostalgia Critic (2007– )
Episode: Superman: The Animated Series (2011)

TV-14 | 19 min | Comedy

Take a look at the origins of the hit cartoon.

Director: Doug Walker | Stars: Doug Walker, Elisa Hansen

Votes: 63

35. Nostalgia Critic (2007– )
Episode: Top 11 Dumbest Superman Moments (2009)

TV-14 | Comedy

The Critic loves the Superman movies...well, two of them...but has to admit they have their fair share of stupidity.

Director: Doug Walker | Star: Doug Walker

Votes: 73

36. Bum Reviews (2008– )
Episode: Man of Steel (2013)

5 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Doug Walker | Star: Doug Walker

Votes: 11

37. Honest Trailers (2012– )
Episode: Superman (1978) (2016)

TV-14 | Comedy

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Star: Jon Bailey

Votes: 51

38. Honest Trailers (2012– )
Episode: Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (2013)

TV-PG | Comedy

Man of Steel may look awesome - but let's not forget where Superman came from... In honor of Superman's return we opened the Honest Trailer Vault to revisit the horrible atrocity that is ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Signore | Star: Jon Bailey

Votes: 61

39. Honest Trailers (2012– )
Episode: Superman Returns (2016)

TV-14 | Comedy

Add a Plot

Star: Jon Bailey

Votes: 52

40. Honest Trailers (2012– )
Episode: Man of Steel (2013)

TV-PG | Comedy

Superman is the hero that every kid looked up to, until Man of Steel made him into a mopey violent a-hole. But hey, at least "he's kinda hot!"

Director: Andy Signore | Star: Jon Bailey

Votes: 66

41. The Cinema Snob (2007– )
Episode: Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (2016)

25 min | Comedy

Time to fire Superman out of a Cannon. That's right, the Snob is back with more Cannon fodder. This one featuring the Man of Steel, in the horrible third sequel in the series. You know the ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Jones | Star: Brad Jones

Votes: 17

43. 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: 345,889 | Gross: $229.02M

45. Justice League Part Two

Action, Sci-Fi | Announced

The plot is unknown.

Stars: Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Joe Manganiello

49. How It Should Have Ended (2005– )
Episode: How Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Should Have Ended (2016)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

As they deal with new allies and new villains, one question remains. Can Batman and Superman put their differences aside to have one more cup of coffee?

Director: Daniel Baxter | Stars: Stephanie Fisher, Tina Alexander, Chris Oldenburg, John Tillman

Votes: 52