Worst Superhero Movies

The Top Ten

1 Batman & Robin

You know what's interesting? We can blame both of the Schumacher movies on the box office failure of Batman Returns, if Batman Returns was a box office hit and people responded positively to it, the studio would never have kicked Tim Burton off the franchise and Schumacher would never have been brought on board, so yeah, the failure of Batman Returns is the main cause of this disaster

Batman and Robin looks weird with nipples on their suit.

George clooney amazing actor. But playing as a batman.

As Mr. Freeze would say, it's so bad that it's FROZEN in place at #1. - Ashes

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2 Catwoman

How to make a terrible superhero movie: Take a step forward by making a female-led superhero movie, then take eight steps back by having her do battle against MOISTURIZER. I mean, this movie doesn't even honor its source material. Catwoman's name isn't even Selina Kyle! I hope they someday make a good Catwoman movie that actually has to do with its source material.

This movie is just unbelievably terrible, I can't even explain it. All that you have to is watch it, it has to be seen to believe. Not only is it the worst superhero movie I have ever seen, but it is the 5th worst movie I have ever seen.

The second I saw Catwoman's top, I knew it would suck. She was almost as bad as Chase Meridian, A.K. A Dr. Cleavage.

Horrible - Croy987

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3 Fantastic Four (2015)

This movie was by far the worst superhero movie that I've seen. Fantastic 4 was so dark, gritty, and boring that it almost made me fall asleep watching it. There are really no good qualities of this movie and it makes the 2005 Fantastic 4 look like a masterpiece. - rapaddict97

What a mess! A step by step guide for how to make a movie about people with super powers boring and lame.

It's hard to think of any enjoyable moments from this film. It was so bleak and boring. - BKAllmighty

The plot of this thing is basically ‘make this machine and go inside’. No seriously, it is, they might as well rename the movie that. The action altogether lasts at most half an hour. And don’t get me started on the boss fight. Or the ending. Seriously, either make the film longer, or cut down the make the machine things. And why would they be content with their powers straight after getting them. Not just the worst superhero movie but also my personal least favourite movie ever (tied with another superhero film that I won’t mention for now) as well as what I feel is the worst structured/written film I’ve seen. - PageEmperor

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4 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

What a horrible movie, I loved the first 2 superman movies, but then the 3rd one came out and I said "please don't tell me you're going this route" and then this steaming pile of crap came out, it's so cheap that they use the same shot of superman flying for every flying scene, also, nuclear man? Really? What kind of dumbass villain is that?

Remember when you were watching your favorite Superman movie and you heard about this, watched it and was disgusted at the awful quality? Yeah, me too. - naFrovivuS

It's really bad if the first few seconds of the movie gave me nasty headaches. And it didn't stop until the end credits began rolling

Those flying sequences were amazing.

Yes, that was sarcasm. - Ashes

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5 Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

It wasn't that bad. It wasn't the greatest movie ever, but it's nowhere near as horrible as everybody says it is. I would give it a C+ grade.

This was absolutely terrible. It should be way higher up.

Very very boring

It makes Wonder Woman look like a third wheeler 😂 - DijaUnicorn

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6 Elektra

It's not that bad, definitely better than fantastic four (2015).

Hey look! The spinoff nobody asked for! - Solarian

Gotta admit, that kiss scene was hot! - Daviddv0601

This movie is terrible it should be 1 but they have Fantastic Four which is a terrific movie up there. It is just stupid

7 Green Lantern

Nah this movie wasn't as bad as everyone says.

Better than Batman & Robin

I love Hal Jordan Green Lantern. This though. THIS was an ABORTION

This is worse than Howard the duck you gotta be kidding me - Dvafan2

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8 Howard the Duck

It was the wrong time to make this movie, considering it relies heavily on special effect, now with the success of all their other movies, if done right, I think Marvel could make a good movie out of this character, or at least make him a side character, his design in GOTG was great. And even if he only said 3 lines they sounded like they were something iron man would say. But if they're gonna make a movie about him, make it about him fighting against his villain not just living a normal life in the human world, cause we don't wanna rehash this crappy movie again, seriously, the 80's was a crappy time for movies based on cartoons, ex. Masters of the universe, and for comic book movies, ex. This movie

Wait this isn't no one this is one of the worst movies they could not make a hulk or iron man movie no it had to be one of marvels worst Howard the duck leave this in the 80s this is worse than batman and robin see this and batman and robin this movie is way worse just everything went wrong in Howard the duck - Dvafan2

There Are Uncensored Duck Boobs In The Beginning

That's Disgusting

This was made the same people who made star wars. why did they make this we will never know

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9 Steel

This is an example of DC having a character who's a major ripoff of a marvel character, seriously this guy ripped off iron man in every way, and he even rips off robocop, it's so weird how the majority of the worst comic book movies ever are DC movies. Catwoman, Batman and Robin, Superman returns, Batman forever, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman, Batman Begins, Batman Returns, and Steel, Marvel had a few bad ones but there were only 4 of them. Elektra, Daredevil, Howard the Duck and Ghost Rider Spirit Of Vengeance. That's all. And I'm so sick of the way they make black people talk, newflash movie studios, just because someone is black doesn't mean they talk like rappers, plus it takes like 30 minutes before he becomes the superhero, also this is the most pathetic superhero on the face of the earth, he can't run after a car, he gets beat up multiple times in the movie, he has a hard time climbing a ladder, he has no idea how to use his weapons and he doesn't know how to ...more

I'm not defending Steel by the way, I hate it as much as everybody else does. - HarryPotter12

The steel from the comics is not pathetic but the one from the movie is pathetic

DC has officially shown us the most pathetic superhero on the face of the earth

Then you've clearly never heard of Arm fall off boy who is a real superhero - Jordan01

10 Suicide Squad

If you think that critics are giving the movie bad reviews because they're Marvel fanboys, then you have no understanding of the word criticism. It's a bit ironic to be so sore about the critics being sore, isn't it?

No plot, worst villain, worst cast, worst music, photography, etc etc - Ale9991

Worst DC movie ever... They ruined Harley Quinn... And the joker. Not only that, choppy editing and a bad plot

But they aren't superHEROES. - Ashes

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The Contenders

11 Daredevil

It's just so generic

Ben affleck always has to ruin everything - Dvafan2

I thought it was pretty good

Best marvel movie

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12 Ghost Rider (2007)

What person looked at Johnny blaze and thought "Nicholas cage is the man for THIS role" - Jackamalio

I don't think this one was bad at all, the sequel was a lot worse and should be higher on this list

No its sequel was bad - Dvafan2

Cage seems to have 2 performances that he gives, the ‘I’m gonna act as over the top and goofy as possible’ performance or the “I don’t give a crap, I just want a paycheck” performance

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13 The Amazing Spider-Man 2

This was noticeably just made for money and sequels, they marketed Rhino, even though he's in this movie around five minutes, tried to rush the Green Goblin and had God awful CGI to Electronic, Slams that together with no real motives at all and bad directing and you'll get this piece of crazy movie.

I think this movie was alright, but the only thing I hated about it was Electro's death. He had POTENTIAL to be a reformed villain, yet the writers just killed him off the storyboard. He just wanted to be respected. And his death wasn't even done in a good way. He just died, a few seconds of him laying on the ground and that was it. I'm disappointed. - MillieTrina_Prower

I don't know anyone who wasn't totally disappointed with this film. One of my best friends, who thought the 2012 film was the best of the series, absolutely hated it. I know the negotiations are just in the early stages but I seriously hope Sony gives Spider-Man back to Marvel. - BKAllmighty

This was okay. Not amazing, but deserves more respect than it gets. Quite underrated in my opinion. - Solarian

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14 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

It would Have at least been an ok movie if it wasn't for that annoying editing, like who thought that was a good idea, the most used one is for no reason the film speeds up for 2 second, but the worst was when he gets shot by a rocket and that causes him to float in the air and spin around, what were they thinking? And ghost rider is barely in this movie, in the first movie he was in it a lot, but in this movie he gets his powers taken away, why? We want to see ghost rider, this is one of the worst comic book movies of all time

Did Marvel and Cage just get drunk 1 day and decide to make this movie?

Ghost rider was actually ok. This atrocity, however, is a dark mark on marvel.

This is the epitome of sequels that should never have been greenlit. This movie just shouldn't exist. - Solarian

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15 Hulk

I HATE THIS MOVIE! First off, the cgi, is HORRIBLE, hulk looks more confused than angry, 2nd off, why does hulk sound like someone smacking on their food and makng noises, 3rd, HULK BARELY DOES ANYTHING! Seriously all he does is either stand there or destroy stuff for no reason, 4th, what is up with the acting, 5th, why does hulk look like Shrek? 6th, the music is ANNOYING. 6th, barely has a villain, and OBVIOUSLY they know nothing about the hulk comics because if they did, then they would know that the obsorbng man is NOT Bruce's father, they would know it's Brian Banner, and they stated that hulk was created by Bruce's father? This movie is all types of DUMB! - GamingGoku757

Hulk? More like Sulk! (I can't believe Any lee did this)

This movie is release in wrong time Cg is not ready for it - Thirdwind

16 Fantastic Four

This movie deserves more respect even if this is not a masterpiece - Olive855

The 2015 one makes this one look like Citizen Kane

This film pretty much just tried rely on having Jessica Alba strip every 10 minutes

I have to agree. The 2015 version was waaay worse - TheLastSiren

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17 Supergirl

Supergirl looks like superman with photoshop hair and boobs, we're in for a good movie.

Why isn't this higher? There's nothing good about it.

The reboot series is better

It was'nt really a gender-swapped superhero it was technically Superman's cousin. By the way, that DC Superhero Girls was plain awful.

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18 Superman Returns

It wasn't that bad, Kevin spacey did a great job as lex Luthor. It wasn't phenomenal or anything, but it was pretty good.

What what, this is thirteen on best, this is one of the best. I'm sorry you want explosions and punching, then sod off and watch mos. Plus no violence in superman one and it gets love.

Really? This movie is kindof boring but is not a bad movie. It had like 78% or something on rotten tomatoes for crying out loud. It does not deserve to be placed with these other truly bad movies in the top 10

Better than superman 4

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19 X-Men Origins: Wolverine

A horrible movie that butchered 2 of the greatest X-Men characters ever, Deadpool and Gambit

It's good until half of the movie, the second half is awful - Ale9991

So bland and boring

THIS FILM IS GONE WRONG - toshdeluxe

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20 Man of Steel

Bad screenplay, bad actor (including Henry Cavill and Amy Adams), poor OST, not soul. I prefer Superman Returns to this thing. They don't Know how show to superman in the cinema. I mean, Superman Lives not y yes for man of steel. I think what is the different between man of steel and superman lives? Nothing, the screenplays about two movies were destroy the history about superman. I think so.

I Like This Movie

It's not your typical marvel movie but it's way better than all of them, heck it's box office destroyed most of Phase one's. people don't see how realistic it would be if superman actually came to this world, because this movie clearly proves it. Beautiful Soundtrack and not to mention the next two movies B.V.S and Suicide Squad destroyed the first 3 marvel movies so imagine how great the future DC movies will be

This was a good movie. I mean, it could have used more substance, but it was still pretty enjoyable. - Solarian

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21 Batman Forever

Should be higher on the list, only saved by the fact that Batman & Robin was even worse.

I'm sure it's nowhere near as bad as Batman and Robin. - Solarian

This was a little...

It's not that bad. It's just more comical. This movie is the reason I love superheroes so much. Let me tell you the cycle:

I love Jim Carrey because he's my favourite comedian > Jim Carrey is the Riddler > The Riddler became my favourite Batman villain > I got Batman: Arkham City because it has the Riddler in it > I read Riddler comics > Then I gave Batman: The Animated Series a shot > I love Batman and his rogues gallery > Batman was in Justice League: The Animated Series > I watched it and now love DC superheroes > I watched the New 52 movies > Now I am a major fan of superhero movies. - Daviddv0601

22 Captain America

Batman and robin was bad, but it was bad in a fun way.

This is just disappointingly bad

The Reboot Was Better Then This Piece Of Crap

I didn't know that the reboot was a reboot this movie was so bad (yet it made a reference).

Let's just forget this film exists, okay? - Solarian

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23 Captain America (1990)

This one is on here twice

24 Spider-Man 3

Hey Spider-Man 3 is not that bad sure it's not as good as the other ones and yes emo Peter Parker. But come on can you at least give it a bit of credit.

I don't understand the hate this movie gets. I mean it could have been better. Venom was done bad, but other than that I thought it was very good. It had cool action scenes, it was the darkest one, and it even had some funny moments. It was good.

Leave it alone, it was great. The people who vote for it are Garfield fools

I hate Spider-Man 3 AND the Andrew Garfield movies. Spider-Man 2 was excellent and Spider-Man 1 was good, but Homecoming is the best Spider-Man movie and Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. What did you think of Homecoming and Tom Holland? - NickWillems

The Amazing Spider-Man films are way worse than this. - OnyxDash

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25 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Come on guys, even though the first one was bad, this one is actually really good

I just hate what they did to galactus, seriously, that wasn't galactus it was a storm cloud

I hate them all! Their asss! Their not heroes! I want Luigi to kick their ass hard as he can!

Some people forget, this movie was meant for kids. it wasn¨t meant to be taken that seriously.

26 Hulk (2003)

This one is on here twice

27 Jonah Hex
28 The Spirit
29 Batman

What? This movie is awesome!

What? This was a great movie!

This was awesome

Not as good as one of Christopher Nolan's masterpieces but all around a damn fine movie.

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30 Dragonball: Evolution

Its an insult to dbz - Dvafan2

Awful, Justice awful. An insult no to only to DB fans, but to anyone who saw this movie!

31 Fantastic Four (1994)

It was never actually released, but those who've seen it at screening confirm it's absolutely torturous. - Solarian

32 The Incredible Hulk

Why is this up here? 1,000000.000000 times better than that piece of HULK garbage in 2003.

This is also one of the most UNDERRATED superhero movies ever. - stinkyjaden

33 Blade Trinity

One of the worst films of all time. OF ALL TIME. - NickWillems

Good, but definitely the weakest of the three. - Mrveteran

34 Judge Dredd
35 Thor: The Dark World

But Loki was hilarious!

36 The Punisher (1989)
37 Green Hornet

Awesome super hero, but Seth Rogen ruined this movie. - Mightyena5875345

38 X-Men: The Last Stand
39 Iron Man 2

Kinda dull, but by no means AWFUL.

Most boring dissapointing superhero film ever

The best out of marvel films. 3rd favorite movie ever.

40 The Shadow
41 Justice League

Imagine the avengers but it got rushed out - Dvafan2

The worst plot ever

Dear god where do I begin


1. This story has awful characters, Wonder Woman is so boring in this film, the flash was beyond annoying, Aqua man and cyborg were beyond flat, Batman was just horrendous.

2 This movie has such a cookie cutter plot that it’s unbelievable

3. Why is Superman stronger than everyone put together

4. What is the point of the flash if Wonder Woman and Superman are shown to have speed comparable to him?

5. The villain, Steppenwolf, is so attrotious that he makes malekith from Thor II look fwscenating and interesting

6. The cgi, good god was it bad

7. The tone flips all over the place, it wants to be light hearted but it also tries to be gritty and falls on its face

8. Henry Cavill’s upper lip

42 Marvel's The Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Avengers age of ultron was that bad but the first was way better

No it wasn't it was actually a good movie, you just hate good movies! - GamingGoku757

Little development, in your face CGI, confusing plot, nauseating camera work, overall terrible overrated and over-anticipated. - naFrovivuS

Iron man by himself could have won, and this movie is like a copy of the cell saga, believe it or not - Ale9991

Why is this here? - Frouze

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43 Deadpool

Deadpool was awesome

It's a goood movie man it should not be on the worst movie list

WHY THE HELL IS THIS ON THE LIST - Batmaniscole

WORST STORYLINE AND NOT FUNNY!

44 Son of the Mask

This will give people nightmares for the rest of their lives.

45 Spawn

Terrible effects, awful jokes, and the worst part about it, it was released the same year Batman and Robin was released. And even worse, this movie was made at a time before the Internet and social media where hardcore comic book fans would completely tear an awful comic movie apart for being so bad.

The cape, enough said

Holy hell, this was awful, I got major nausea from every single effect in this movie, the violator was such a dumb bad guy (and it was John L, Spawn's cape look like crap, the devil looked BEYOND HORRENDOUS, and of course, 1 of the dumbest villain lines in history, "kickstart the apocalypse now"
😩 Why? Just why? And it was John Leguizamo so it's even worse

46 Kick-Ass 2

This piece of crap was so disappointing. Really is just a bad movie and nothing else.

This movie was terrible. Matthew Vaughn even admitted it, yikes! - NickWillems

Such a dissapointment! I loved the first Kick-Ass, my second favourite superhero movie only to The Dark Knight. Kick-Ass 2 pretty much ruined Hit-Girl! Not enough action sequences, either. - NickWillems

Jeff Wide Load is the main reason this sucked

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47 The Amazing Bulk

I want to know why the 1989 Batman is ranked above this. Catwoman or Batman and Robin suck, but watch this, and you will feel sorry for not giving it number 1. - 445956

This movie SUCKS! MS paint background, you can EASILY tell it's green screen, the acting is ATROCIOUS, everythig looks like a little kid did it, and it's just and abomination, then, Bulk himself also looks like an abomination, the CG's TERRIBLE, and bulk is just a plain RIP-OFF of hulk. - GamingGoku757

Why is this not higher?!? It’s terrible! I am glad that the director was a good sport about receiving criticism though, unlike some other directors out there (cough)Derek Savage(cough). That’s the only good thing about this movie, and the movie barely has anything to do with that. - stinkyjaden

48 Superman III
49 Zoom: Academy for Superheroes
50 The Phantom

I can't believe they actually thought they could pull off this movie in the 90's, this looks like it belongs in the 60's

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