List of American superhero films

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This is a list of superhero films produced by American film studios by year to the present.

Live-action[edit]

Year Film Publisher Director Distributor Worldwide gross Notes
1920 The Mark of Zorro Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Fred Niblo/Theodore Reed United Artists A silent film based on the 1919 Zorro story "The Curse of Capistrano".
1925 Don Q, Son of Zorro Donald Crisp The sequel to the 1920 silent film The Mark of Zorro.
1936 The Bold Caballero Wells Root Republic Pictures The first talking Zorro movie.
1937 Zorro Rides Again William Witney A 12-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Zorro literary character.
1938 The Spider's Web Popular Publications James W. Horne/Ray Taylor Columbia Pictures A 15-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Spider pulp magazine character.
1939 Zorro's Fighting Legion Grosset & Dunlap, et al. William Witney/John English Republic Pictures A 12-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Zorro literary character.
1940 The Mark of Zorro Rouben Mamoulian 20th Century Fox A remake of the 1920 film.
The Shadow Street & Smith James W. Horne Columbia Pictures A 15-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Shadow classic radio series and pulp magazine character.
Mysterious Doctor Satan Original William Witney/John English Republic Pictures A 15-chapter black-and-white serial.
The Green Hornet Holyoke Publishing/NOW Comics Ford Beebe/Ray Taylor Universal Studios A 13-chapter black-and-white serial based on the Green Hornet radio series.
1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel Fawcett Comics William Witney/John English Republic Pictures A 12-chapter black-and-white serial adapted from the Captain Marvel comic book character.
The Green Hornet Strikes Again! Holyoke Publishing/NOW Comics Ford Beebe/John Rawlins Universal Studios A 15-chapter black-and-white serial based on the Green Hornet radio series.
1943 Batman DC Comics Lambert Hillyer Columbia Pictures A 15-chapter black-and-white serial adapted from the Batman comic book character.
The Masked Marvel Original Spencer Gordon Bennet Republic Pictures A 12-chapter black-and-white serial.
1944 Captain America Marvel Comics Elmer Clifton/John English A 15-chapter black-and-white serial film loosely based on the Captain America comic book character.
1947 Son of Zorro Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Spencer Gordon Bennet/Fred C. Brannon A 13-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Zorro literary character.
1948 Superman DC Comics Spencer Gordon Bennet/Thomas Carr Columbia Pictures A 15-chapter black-and-white serial film based on the Superman comic book character.
1949 Batman and Robin Spencer Gordon Bennet A 15-chapter black-and-white serial adapted from the Batman comic book character.
Ghost of Zorro Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Fred C. Brannon Republic Pictures A 12-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Zorro literary character.
1950 Atom Man vs. Superman DC Comics Spencer Gordon Bennet Columbia Pictures A 15-chapter black-and-white serial film based on the Superman comic book character.
1951 Superman and the Mole Men Lee Sholem Lippert Pictures Basis for the Adventures of Superman TV series.
1958 The Sign of Zorro Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Lewis R. Foster/Norman Foster Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures This film was edited from eight episodes of the Disney hit TV series.
1966 Batman DC Comics Leslie H. Martinson 20th Century Fox $1,700,000 (estimated USA/Canada rentals)[1] Based on the Batman TV series.
1974 The Mark of Zorro Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Don McDougall ABC A remake of the 1940 movie made into a TV movie.
1977 Abar, the First Black Superman Original Frank Packard Mirror Releasing
Spider-Man Marvel Comics E. W. Swackhamer CBS Television film
1978 Dr. Strange Philip DeGuere Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park Hanna-Barbera Gordon Hessler NBC Based on the rock band Kiss.
Superman DC Comics Richard Donner Warner Bros. $300,218,018
1979 Captain America Marvel Comics Rod Holcomb CBS Television film
Captain America II: Death Too Soon Ivan Nagy Sequel to 1979's Captain America.
1980 Hero at Large Original Martin Davidson Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $15,934,737
Superman II DC Comics Richard Lester Warner Bros. $108,185,706 Sequel to 1978's Superman.
1981 Condorman Original Charles Jarrott Walt Disney Pictures
Zorro, The Gay Blade Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Peter Medak 20th Century Fox
1982 Swamp Thing DC Comics Wes Craven Embassy Pictures
1983 Superman III Richard Lester Warner Bros. $70,656,090 Sequel to 1980's Superman II.
1984 The Toxic Avenger Original Lloyd Kaufman Troma Entertainment $800,000
Supergirl DC Comics Jeannot Szwarc TriStar Pictures, Warner Bros. $14,296,438 Spin-off of 1978's Superman.
1986 Howard the Duck Marvel Comics Willard Huyck Universal Studios $37,962,774
1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace DC Comics Sidney J. Furie Warner Bros. $15,681,020 Sequel to 1983's Superman III.
1988 The Incredible Hulk Returns Marvel Comics Nicholas Corea NBC Television film Based on The Incredible Hulk TV series.
1989 The Toxic Avenger Part II Original Lloyd Kaufman Troma Entertainment $792,966 Sequel to 1984's The Toxic Avenger.
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk Marvel Comics Bill Bixby NBC Television film Sequel to 1988's The Incredible Hulk Returns.
The Return of Swamp Thing DC Comics Jim Wynorski Millimeter Films $192,816 Sequel to 1982's Swamp Thing.
Batman Tim Burton Warner Bros. $411,348,924
The Punisher Marvel Comics Mark Goldblatt Artisan Entertainment Direct-to-video
The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie Original Lloyd Kaufman Troma Entertainment $363,561 Sequel to 1989's The Toxic Avenger Part II.
1990 The Death of the Incredible Hulk Marvel Comics Bill Bixby NBC Television film Sequel to 1989's The Trial of the Incredible Hulk.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mirage Studios Steve Barron New Line Cinema $201,965,915
Darkman Original Sam Raimi Universal Studios $48,878,502
Captain America Marvel Comics Albert Pyun 21st Century Film Corporation $675,437
1991 The Guyver Chuang Yi Steve Wang New Line Cinema
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Mirage Studios Michael Pressman New Line Cinema $78,656,813 Sequel to 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The Rocketeer Pacific Comics Joe Johnston Walt Disney Pictures $62,000,000
1992 Batman Returns DC Comics Tim Burton Warner Bros. $266,822,354 Sequel to 1989's Batman.
1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Mirage Studios Stuart Gillard New Line Cinema $42,273,609 Sequel to 1991's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.
The Meteor Man Original Robert Townsend Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $8,023,147
1994 The Fantastic Four Marvel Comics Oley Sassone Constantin Film Unreleased
Guyver: Dark Hero Chuang Yi Steve Wang New Line Cinema Direct-to-video Sequel to 1991's The Guyver.
The Crow Caliber Comics Alex Proyas Miramax $144,693,129
The Shadow Street & Smith Russell Mulcahy Universal Studios $48,063,435
The Mask Dark Horse Comics Chuck Russell New Line Cinema $351,583,407
Blankman Original Mike Binder Columbia Pictures $7,941,977
1995 Tank Girl Dark Horse Comics Rachel Talalay United Artists $4,064,495
Darkman II: The Return of Durant Original Bradford May Universal Studios Direct-to-video Sequel to 1990's Darkman.
Batman Forever DC Comics Joel Schumacher Warner Bros. $336,529,844 Sequel to 1992's Batman Returns.
Judge Dredd Time Inc. UK Danny Cannon Hollywood Pictures $113,493,481
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Original Bryan Spicer 20th Century Fox $66,433,194 Based on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series.
Characters created by Saban Entertainment.
Black Scorpion Jonathan Winfrey Showtime Television film
1996 The Phantom Various Simon Wincer Paramount Pictures $17,323,326
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die Original Bradford May Universal Studios Direct-to-video Sequel to 1995's Darkman II: The Return of Durant.
The Crow: City of Angels Caliber Comics Tim Pope Miramax $17,917,287 Sequel to 1994's The Crow.
1997 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie Original Shuki Levy and David Winning 20th Century Fox $8,363,899 Based on the Power Rangers Turbo TV series.
Characters created by Saban Entertainment.
Black Scorpion II: Aftershock Jonathan Winfrey Showtime Television film Sequel to 1995's Black Scorpion.
Batman & Robin DC Comics Joel Schumacher Warner Bros. $238,207,122 Sequel to 1995's Batman Forever.
Spawn Image Comics Mark A.Z. Dippé New Line Cinema $87,840,042
Steel DC Comics Kenneth Johnson Warner Bros. $1,710,972
1998 Star Kid Original Manny Coto Trimark Pictures $7,029,025
The Mask of Zorro Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Martin Campbell Columbia Pictures $250,288,523
Blade Marvel Comics Stephen Norrington New Line Cinema $131,183,530
1999 Mystery Men Dark Horse Comics Kinka Usher Universal Studios $33,461,011
2000 The Crow: Salvation Caliber Comics Bharat Nalluri Dimension Films Direct-to-video Sequel to 1996's The Crow: City of Angels.
X-Men Marvel Comics Bryan Singer 20th Century Fox $296,339,527
The Specials Original Craig Mazin Here Media $13,276
Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV Lloyd Kaufman Troma Entertainment Sequel to 1989's The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie.
Unbreakable M. Night Shyamalan Touchstone Pictures $248,118,121
2002 Blade II Marvel Comics Guillermo del Toro New Line Cinema $155,010,032 Sequel to 1998's Blade.
Spider-Man Sam Raimi Columbia Pictures $821,708,551
2003 Daredevil Mark Steven Johnson 20th Century Fox $179,179,718
X2: X-Men United Bryan Singer $407,711,549 Sequel to 2000's X-Men.
Hulk Ang Lee Universal Studios $245,360,480
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen DC Comics/WildStorm Stephen Norrington 20th Century Fox $179,265,204
2004 Hellboy Dark Horse Comics Guillermo del Toro Columbia Pictures $99,318,987
The Punisher Marvel Comics Jonathan Hensleigh Lionsgate $54,700,105 Reboot of The Punisher film franchise.
Spider-Man 2 Sam Raimi Columbia Pictures $783,766,341 Sequel to 2002's Spider-Man.
Catwoman DC Comics Pitof Warner Bros. $82,102,379
Blade: Trinity Marvel Comics David S. Goyer New Line Cinema $128,905,366 Sequel to 2002's Blade II.
2005 Elektra Rob Bowman 20th Century Fox $56,681,566 Spin-off of 2003's Daredevil.
Constantine DC Comics/Vertigo Francis Lawrence Warner Bros. $230,884,728
Son of the Mask Dark Horse Comics Lawrence Guterman New Line Cinema $57,552,641 Sequel to 1994's The Mask.
Man-Thing Marvel Comics Brett Leonard Cinemax Direct-to-video
The Crow: Wicked Prayer Caliber Comics Lance Mungia Dimension Films Sequel to 2000's The Crow: Salvation.
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D Original Robert Rodriguez Dimension Films, Columbia Pictures $69,425,967
Batman Begins DC Comics Christopher Nolan Warner Bros. $374,218,673 Reboot of the Batman film franchise.
Fantastic Four Marvel Comics Tim Story 20th Century Fox $330,579,719
Sky High Original Mike Mitchell Walt Disney Pictures $86,369,815
The Legend of Zorro Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Martin Campbell Columbia Pictures $142,400,065 Sequel to 1998's The Mask of Zorro.
2006 V for Vendetta DC Comics/Vertigo James McTeigue Warner Bros. $132,511,035
X-Men: The Last Stand Marvel Comics Brett Ratner 20th Century Fox $459,359,555 Sequel to 2003's X2: X-Men United.
Superman Returns DC Comics Bryan Singer Warner Bros. $391,081,192 Alternative sequel to 1980's Superman II.
Lightspeed Original Don E. FauntLeRoy Nu Image Direct-to-video Created by Stan Lee.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend Ivan Reitman 20th Century Fox $60,984,606
Special Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore Magnolia Pictures 2006 USA limited release.
Zoom Peter Hewitt Sony Pictures Entertainment $12,506,188
2007 Ghost Rider Marvel Comics Mark Steven Johnson Columbia Pictures $228,738,393
Spider-Man 3 Sam Raimi $890,871,626 Sequel to 2004's Spider-Man 2.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Tim Story 20th Century Fox $289,047,763 Sequel to 2005's Fantastic Four.
Underdog Various Frederik Du Chau Walt Disney Pictures $65,270,477
2008 Jumper Original Doug Liman 20th Century Fox $222,231,186
Superhero Movie Craig Mazin Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $71,237,351
Iron Man Marvel Comics Jon Favreau Paramount Pictures $585,174,222 Start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Wanted Top Cow Productions Timur Bekmambetov Universal Studios $341,433,252
The Incredible Hulk Marvel Comics Louis Leterrier $263,427,551 Reboot of the Hulk film franchise.
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hancock Original Peter Berg Columbia Pictures $624,386,746
Hellboy II: The Golden Army Dark Horse Comics Guillermo del Toro Universal Studios $160,388,063 Sequel to 2004's Hellboy.
The Dark Knight DC Comics Christopher Nolan Warner Bros. $1,004,558,444 Sequel to 2005's Batman Begins.
Punisher: War Zone Marvel Comics Lexi Alexander Lionsgate $10,100,036 Reboot of The Punisher film franchise.
The Spirit DC Comics Frank Miller $39,031,337
2009 Push Original Paul McGuigan Summit Entertainment $48,808,215
Watchmen DC Comics Zack Snyder Warner Bros. $185,258,983
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Marvel Comics Gavin Hood 20th Century Fox $373,062,864 Prequel to the X-Men film trilogy.
Defendor Original Peter Stebbings Sony Pictures Entertainment, Darius Films, Alliance Films $44,462
2010 Kick-Ass Marvel Comics/Icon Comics Matthew Vaughn Lionsgate $96,188,903
Iron Man 2 Marvel Comics Jon Favreau Paramount Pictures $623,933,331 Sequel to 2008's Iron Man.
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Jonah Hex DC Comics Jimmy Hayward Warner Bros. $10,903,312
Super Original James Gunn IFC Films, StudioCanal $327,716 IFC's most successful VOD film so far.[2]
2011 The Green Hornet Holyoke Publishing/NOW Comics Michel Gondry Columbia Pictures $227,817,248
Thor Marvel Comics Kenneth Branagh Paramount Pictures $449,326,618 Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
X-Men: First Class Matthew Vaughn 20th Century Fox $353,624,124 Prequel to the X-Men film trilogy.
Green Lantern DC Comics Martin Campbell Warner Bros. $219,851,172
Captain America: The First Avenger Marvel Comics Joe Johnston Paramount Pictures $370,569,774 Reboot of the Captain America film franchise.
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Vs Original Jason Trost Image Entertainment
Power Rangers Samurai: Clash of the Red Rangers – The Movie Jonathan Tzachor Saban Brands Television film Based on the Power Rangers Samurai TV series.
Characters created by Saban Brands.
2012 Chronicle Josh Trank 20th Century Fox $126,636,097 Superhero movie in the 'found-footage' genre.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Marvel Comics Neveldine/Taylor Columbia Pictures $132,563,930 Sequel to 2007's Ghost Rider.
The Avengers Joss Whedon Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $1,518,594,910 In continuity with 2008's Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, 2010's Iron Man 2,
and 2011's Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Amazing Spider-Man Marc Webb Columbia Pictures $752,216,557 Reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise.
The Dark Knight Rises DC Comics Christopher Nolan Warner Bros. $1,084,439,099 Sequel to 2008's The Dark Knight.
Dredd Rebellion Developments Pete Travis Lionsgate $35,626,525 Reboot of the Judge Dredd film franchise.
2013 Iron Man 3 Marvel Comics Shane Black Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $1,215,439,994 Sequel to 2010's Iron Man 2.
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Man of Steel DC Comics Zack Snyder Warner Bros. $668,045,518 Reboot of the Superman film franchise.
Start of the DC shared film universe.
The Wolverine Marvel Comics James Mangold 20th Century Fox $414,828,246 Sequel to the X-Men film trilogy.
Kick-Ass 2 Jeff Wadlow Universal Studios $60,795,985 Sequel to 2010's Kick-Ass.
Super Buddies Original Robert Vince Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Direct-to-video Seventh installment in the Air Buddies franchise.
Thor: The Dark World Marvel Comics Alan Taylor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $644,783,140 Sequel to 2011's Thor.
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Anthony and Joseph Russo $714,766,572 Sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marc Webb Columbia Pictures $708,982,323 Sequel to 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man.
X-Men: Days of Future Past Bryan Singer 20th Century Fox $748,121,534 Sequel to 2011's X-Men: First Class and the X-Men film trilogy.
Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $774,176,600 Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Original Alejandro González Iñárritu Fox Searchlight Pictures $103,200,000
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mirage Studios Jonathan Liebesman Paramount Pictures $483,804,754 Reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise.
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel Comics Joss Whedon Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $1,393,498,417 Sequel to 2012's The Avengers.
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ant-Man Peyton Reed Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Fantastic Four Josh Trank 20th Century Fox Reboot of the Fantastic Four film franchise.
2016 Deadpool Tim Miller Spin-off of the X-Men film series.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice DC Comics Zack Snyder Warner Bros. Follow-up to 2013's Man of Steel.
Reboot of the Batman film franchise.
Captain America: Civil War Marvel Comics Anthony and Joseph Russo Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Sequel to 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
X-Men: Apocalypse Bryan Singer 20th Century Fox Sequel to 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell Mirage Studios Dave Green Paramount Pictures Sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Suicide Squad DC Comics David Ayer Warner Bros. Based on Suicide Squad created by John Ostrander.
Gambit Marvel Comics 20th Century Fox Spin-off of the X-Men film series.
Doctor Strange Scott Derrickson Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
2017 Untitled Power Rangers reboot Original Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz Lionsgate Reboot of the Power Rangers film franchise.
Untitled Wolverine sequel Marvel Comics 20th Century Fox Sequel to 2013's The Wolverine.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 James Gunn Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Sequel to 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy.
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Untitled Fantastic Four sequel 20th Century Fox Sequel to 2015's Fantastic Four.
Wonder Woman DC Comics Patty Jenkins Warner Bros. Based on Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston.
Untitled Spider-Man film Marvel Comics Columbia Pictures, Marvel Studios Reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise.
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Thor: Ragnarok Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Sequel to 2013's Thor: The Dark World.
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Justice League Part One DC Comics Zack Snyder Warner Bros. Sequel to 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
2018 The Flash Based on The Flash created by Gardner Fox.
Avengers: Infinity War, Part I Marvel Comics Anthony and Joseph Russo Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Sequel to 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Black Panther Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Aquaman DC Comics James Wan Warner Bros. Based on Aquaman created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris.
Captain Marvel Marvel Comics Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
2019 Shazam DC Comics Warner Bros.
Avengers: Infinity War, Part II Marvel Comics Anthony and Joseph Russo Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Sequel to 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, Part I.
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Justice League Part Two DC Comics Zack Snyder Warner Bros. Sequel to 2017's Justice League Part One.
Inhumans Marvel Comics Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
2020 Cyborg DC Comics Warner Bros. Based on Cyborg created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez.
Green Lantern Corps Reboot of 2011's Green Lantern.

Animated[edit]

Year Film Publisher Distributor Worldwide gross Notes
1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm DC Comics Warner Bros. $5,617,391 Based on Batman: The Animated Series TV series.
1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Direct-to-video Based on Batman: The Animated Series TV series.
2000 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Based on the Batman Beyond TV series.
2002 The Powerpuff Girls Movie Original $16,426,471 Based on The Powerpuff Girls TV series.
2003 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman DC Comics Direct-to-video Based on The New Batman Adventures TV series.
2004 The Incredibles Original Walt Disney Pictures $631,442,092 Made by Pixar.
2005 The Batman vs. Dracula DC Comics Warner Bros. Direct-to-video Based on The Batman TV series.
2006 Hellboy: Sword of Storms Dark Horse Comics IDT Entertainment Based on the Hellboy Animated TV series.
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie Marvel Comics Lionsgate Made by Marvel Animation.
Superman: Brainiac Attacks DC Comics Warner Bros. Based on Superman: The Animated Series TV series.
Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther Marvel Comics Lionsgate Made by Marvel Animation.
Sequel to Ultimate Avengers: The Movie.
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo DC Comics Warner Bros. Based on the Teen Titans TV series.
2007 Mosaic POW! Entertainment Anchor Bay Entertainment Created by Stan Lee.
The Invincible Iron Man Marvel Comics Lionsgate Made by Marvel Animation.
Hellboy: Blood and Iron Dark Horse Comics IDT Entertainment Based on the Hellboy Animated TV series.
TMNT Mirage Studios Warner Bros., The Weinstein Company $95,608,995 Sequel to 1993's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III.
The Condor POW! Entertainment Anchor Bay Entertainment Direct-to-video Created by Stan Lee.
Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme Marvel Comics Lionsgate Made by Marvel Animation.
Superman: Doomsday DC Comics Warner Bros. Loosely based on "The Death of Superman" storyline.
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Based on DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke.
Batman: Gotham Knight Collection of six shorts. Set between 2005's Batman Begins and 2008's The Dark Knight.
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow Marvel Comics Lionsgate Made by Marvel Animation.
2009 Turtles Forever Mirage Studios 4Kids Entertainment Crossover event.
Hulk Versus Marvel Comics Lionsgate Made by Marvel Animation.
Crossover event.
Wonder Woman DC Comics Warner Bros. Loosely based on the plot "Gods and Mortals" written by George Pérez.
Green Lantern: First Flight Adaptation of the DC Comics' Green Lantern mythology written by Alan Burnett.
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Based on the "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" storyline by Jeph Loeb.
2010 Planet Hulk Marvel Comics Lionsgate Made by Marvel Animation.
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths DC Comics Warner Bros. Adapted from an unused movie plot meant to bridge Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.
Loosely based on the "JLA: Earth 2" series by Grant Morrison.
Batman: Under the Red Hood Loosely based on the "Batman: Under the Hood" storyline by Judd Winick.
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Sequel to Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.
Based on "Superman/Batman: The Supergirl from Krypton" storyline by Jeph Loeb.
Megamind Original Paramount Pictures $317,415,120 Made by DreamWorks Animation.
2011 All-Star Superman DC Comics Warner Bros. Direct-to-video Based on the "All-Star Superman" series by Grant Morrison.
Thor: Tales of Asgard Marvel Comics Lionsgate Made by Marvel Animation.
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights DC Comics Warner Bros. Collection of six shorts. Coincided with the release of 2011's Green Lantern.
Batman: Year One Based on the "Batman: Year One" storyline by Frank Miller.
2012 Justice League: Doom Loosely based on the "JLA: Tower of Babel" storyline by Mark Waid.
Superman vs. The Elite Based on the "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?" storyline by Joe Kelly.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 Based on "The Dark Knight Returns" series by Frank Miller.
2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 Based on "The Dark Knight Returns" series by Frank Miller.
Sequel to Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1.
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore Marvel Comics Sony Pictures Entertainment Made by Madhouse.
Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United Marvel Animation Made by Marvel Animation.
Superman: Unbound DC Comics Warner Bros. Based on the "Superman: Brainiac" storyline by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Based on the "Flashpoint" storyline by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert.
2014 Justice League: War Based on "The New 52's Justice League: Origin" storyline by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee.
JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher Marvel Comics Sony Pictures Entertainment Made by Madhouse.
Son of Batman DC Comics Warner Bros. Based on the "Batman and Son" storyline by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert.
Batman: Assault on Arkham Based on the universe of the Batman: Arkham video game franchise. Sequel to 2013's Batman: Arkham Origins and prequel to 2009's Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United Marvel Comics Marvel Animation Made by Marvel Animation.
Big Hero 6 Walt Disney Pictures $652,127,828 Walt Disney Animation Studios film loosely based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name.
2015 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis DC Comics Warner Bros. Direct-to-video Based on The New 52 Aquaman crossover story "Throne of Atlantis" written by Geoff Johns and the sequel to 2014's Justice League: War.
Batman vs. Robin Based on The New 52 "Night of the Owls" storyline written by Scott Snyder.
Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Written by Heath Corson and directed by Butch Lukic.
Justice League: Gods and Monsters This movie is not based on any before written storyline. It will be written and directed by Bruce Timm.
2016 Batman: The Killing Joke Based on "Batman: The Killing Joke" storyline written by Alan Moore.
Batman: Bad Blood
Justice League vs. Titans

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References[edit]

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