Best Superhero Movie Themes

With the popularity of superhero movies reaching an all-time high its no wonder they're getting the best in business to create these brilliant scores! These main themes are the best of the best! Note: For themes that apply to multiple entries please list only the first movie that uses it.

The Top Ten

1 Superman (1978) - John Williams

It's 100 times better than the Man of Steel theme


Everyone knows what it is, when the first note heats.

John Williams is the most amazing musical genius ever!

2 Spider-Man (2002) - Danny Elfman

This is the song that redefined Spider-Man for a new generation that's just as, if not more iconic than his original 1967 cartoon, this is an absolute classic that desserves it ranking and I am very pleased to see my childhood Super-Hero's theme in the top 3, because this song is an absolute masterpiece.

3 Batman (1989) - Danny Elfman
4 The Avengers (2012) - Alan Silverstri

A perfect superhero theme! It fills with you energy! - PVV11

This is the best theme ever! My personal favorite. It brings chills to your spine, whether you're a DC or a Marvel fan or both, there's still nothing else that says, 'saving the world and being a superhero' quite like this one.

5 X2: X-Men United (2003) - John Ottman
6 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - Alan Silvestri

This theme is inspiring. - TheFourthWorld

7 The Dark Knight (2008) - Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
8 Iron Man 3 (2013) - Brian Tyler
9 Man of Steel (2013) - Hans Zimmer
10 Batman Forever (1995) - Elliot Goldenthal

The Contenders

11 Batman Begins (2005) - James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer

I think this one it's the most remarkable, because you automatically you know it's batman.

12 Iron Man (2008) - Ramin Djawadi
13 X-Men Days of Future Past (2014) - John Ottman
14 Doctor Strange (2016) - Michael Giacchino
15 Daredevil (2003) - Graeme Revell
16 X Men: First Class (2011) - Henry Jackman

The Magneto theme is so epic and awesome! - 17nobrien

17 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - Hans Zimmer
18 Thor: The Dark World (2013) - Brian Tyler
19 Iron Man 2 (2010) - John Debney
20 Batman Returns (1992) - Danny Elfman
21 Fantastic Four (2005) - John Ottman
22 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) - Hans Zimmer and The Magnificent Six
23 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Brian Tyler & Danny Elfman
24 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)- Hans Zimmer

The movie wasn't all that great but it surely did a great job of giving the best superhero ever, Spider-Man, a fitting, and awesome score.

25 Wonder Woman (2017) - Rupert Gregson-Williams
26 Spider-man (2004) - Michael Buble
27 Ant-Man (2015) - Christophe Beck
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Top Remixes

1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - Alan Silvestri
2. The Avengers (2012) - Alan Silverstri
3. Ant-Man (2015) - Christophe Beck
1. Batman (1989) - Danny Elfman
2. Superman (1978) - John Williams
3. Spider-Man (2002) - Danny Elfman


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