Most Underrated Comic Book Movies

Let's talk about those comic book films which were completely overlooked and underrated!

The Top Ten

1 Watchmen Watchmen Product Image

It would have been a box-office Smash if it came out today, how on Earth did Jackie Earle Haley not even get nominated for an Academy Award for his role of Rorschach, but Oh My God that performance gave me chills!

This movie is VERY underrated, the acting is phenomenal and is 10 times better than any of todays superhero movies.

Everything is perfect from start to end better than that hulk

Love this movie. Well acted, written, shot, directed and with heavy thematic substance to boot as well. It's the sort of movie that isn't made much these days, and we're all the poorer for it. Forget the MCU and The Dark Knight. THIS is the best superhero film of all time. - Mrveteran

2 Hulk Hulk Product Image

I think this film was real underrated masterpiece. Eric Bana and Jennifer Connelly did a very good job. The effects looked stunning, the storyline included many dramatic but very nice moments - Alexandr

By far the best hulk! Why is this so hated? This movie holds my favorite. superhero movie moment ever, the tank in the desert. - 331433

This one was great! There was a couple of goofs here and there, but overall, this doesn't deserve the hate it got.


3 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Product Image

I would feel okay if it had mixed reviews rather than negative

This is what I mean by Zack Snyder doing scene after scene randomly. Batman v Superman had one of the most razzie wins with Hillary's America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party. Even Suicide Squad won an oscar. Batman V Superman never did. And Jesse Eisenberg deserves a razzie

I'd say this is about even with Civil War. This feels darker, yet CW more balanced. Both overstuffed, but both good enough for me.

4 Spider-Man 3 Spider-Man 3 Product Image

Agreed. Hugely underrated. Found it to be a satisfying closure to the trilogy with enough action, character and story to keep you entertained. Sure it was overstuffed but it was well written enough to give each element enough screentime, and at least developed it's three villains somewhat (unlike the overrated Scott Pilgrim which couldn't do the job with 7). It's a great finisher to an excellent trilogy. - Mrveteran

I preferred this to Spider Man 2, one of the most overrated films of all time. In this the effects were better, and everything felt more exciting. Otherwise, I'd take Amazing Spider Man films and Spider Man 1 any day.

I admit some parts are weird ( dance scenes, crowd reactions...) but overall it was an action packed entertaining movie with heart and with symbiote being a great obstacle for peter both mentally and physical and sandman story was great too, very touching..

The villains and characters helped make the film strong on my opinion. - BoltMarksman

5 Punisher (2004) Punisher (2004) Product Image

I Don't Why People Criticize This Movie So Much What Do They Criticize it for, The Movie Had Great Action Scenes,Thomas Jane Was The Perfect Casting Choice for The Punisher and Best of all it had a KILLER SOUNDTRACK - s646451

6 Daredevil Daredevil Product Image

Dark, edgy, with great direction, and stayed true to the source material.

I enjoyed this to an extent

7 Batman Returns Batman Returns Product Image

Honestly, I think this is the greatest Batman movie ever. Seriously, and Michael Keaton is the best Batman ever and Michelle Pfeiffer shines as Catwoman - Alexandr

By far the best superhero movie! Everything is just perfect... The music, sets, acting, cinematography, atmosphere... The's a lot more than you can say about the messy Nolan trilogy! If you want the true dark knight tune here... It doesn't get any better than this!

Honestly, I just watched this masterpiece and it’s one of my favourite movies ever. - BlazingParasol

What about the first batman? Jeez, what is up with American audiences? One the joker is dead, you kind of have to scrape the bottom of the barrel.

8 Batman Forever Batman Forever Product Image
9 X-Men: The Last Stand X-Men: The Last Stand Product Image

No, really don't think so. Start was good, but then when Singer left everything went downhill. Only slight saving graces were Grammar's Beast, Wolverine and Iceman.

Much better than people give it credit for.

10 Hellboy Hellboy Product Image

"Hellboy" is one of those rare movies that's not only based off of a comic book, but also feels like a comic book.

The Contenders

11 Dredd Dredd Product Image

A more faithful adaptation of Judge Dredd than the 1995 Sylvester Stallone version. It could've done better at the box office if the screenings weren't limited to 3D-only.

Oh of my favourites

12 The Shadow The Shadow Product Image

The Shadow is one of the best super-hero films ever made. A sleek, noir adventure full of action, intrigue, truly evil villians, and one bombshell of a heroine. the Shadow is not one to be missed. - Alexandr

An absolutely brilliant movie and totally underrated. A perfect 10/10. Simply one of the best movies ever made. A masterpiece of art.

13 Green Lantern Green Lantern Product Image

This is really good! - sonictiger

14 Blade Blade Product Image
15 X-Men Origins: Wolverine X-Men Origins: Wolverine Product Image
16 Fantastic Four (2015) Fantastic Four (2015) Product Image

This is a grossly misunderstood movie. It is not as bad as everyone thinks. I mean come on. Some people think the originals are better. The thing looks quite good and there are some solid performances in there

OH...MY...GOSH! Why is this awful film on here? - BoltMarksman

I'm sorry but no this one sorta left out way too much and left the comics completely

17 Spawn Spawn Product Image

The movie is dark, funny and interesting as hell. Visual effects were great too - Alexandr

18 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Product Image

This is an awesome movie. - PeeledBanana

19 Iron Man 2 Iron Man 2 Product Image

It wasn't awful, just not great either. Kind of a dumb fun movie. First one far superior.


Not as good the original but still a fun film. One of the complaints people gave this film was that it was to sad to see Tony be an alcoholic but that’s a key part of the character, and had to be done in one of the films.

It’s great peoples

20 Batman Begins Batman Begins Product Image
21 Suicide Squad Suicide Squad Product Image
22 Blade Trinity Blade Trinity Product Image

Reynolds brought great comic relief to the movie that contrary to popular belief, was great for the movie. Blade sticks to his cold hearted and unemotional ways while someone else brings a little comedy to the show. Jessica Biel was great as always - Alexandr

23 The Punisher (1989) The Punisher (1989) Product Image

OK, Dolph Lundgren isn't superb actor but he did a phenomenal job here. He's definitely the best actor who played Punisher. And the movie was great but still very underrated - Alexandr

24 V for Vendetta V for Vendetta Product Image

Better than the book
Should have stolen Oscar instead of "the departed"

A great comic book movie with a good message.

25 Elektra Elektra Product Image

Jennifer Garner is great action star. This overlooked film can prove it. She is great in fight scenes plus beautiful locations - Alexandr

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