List of American superhero films

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

DC and Marvel[edit]

Independents[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Live-action feature films[edit]

Year Film Publisher Director Distributor Worldwide gross Notes
1932 Tarzan the Ape Man[1] A.C. McClurg W. S. Van Dyke Loews Cineplex Entertainment Theatrical ($2.8,000,000) Film featuring the character Tarzan.
1937 The Shadow Strikes Street & Smith Lynn Shores Grand National Films Inc. Film featuring The Shadow character.
1938 International Crime Charles Lamont Film featuring The Shadow character.
1945 Dick Tracy Detroit Mirror William Berke RKO Pictures Film featuring the character Dick Tracy.
1946 The Shadow Returns Street & Smith Phil Rosen, William Beaudine Monogram Pictures Part of The Shadow franchise.
Behind the Mask Phil Karlson Film featuring The Shadow character.
Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Detroit Mirror Gordon Douglas, James Anderson RKO Pictures Film featuring the character Dick Tracy
The Missing Lady Street & Smith Phil Karlson Monogram Pictures Part of The Shadow franchise.
1947 Dick Tracy's Dilemma Detroit Mirror John Rawlins RKO Pictures Film featuring the character Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome Part of the Dick Tracy franchise.
1956 The Lone Ranger WXYT (AM) Stuart Heisler Warner Bros. Theatrical ($1,550,000) Film based on The Lone Ranger television series.
1958 The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold Lesley Selander Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (United Artists) Sequel to The Lone Ranger.
Invisible Avenger Street & Smith James Wong Howe, Ben Parker, John Sledge Republic Pictures Part of The Shadow franchise.
1966 Rat Pfink a Boo Boo Original Ray Dennis Steckler Craddock Films
The Wild World of Batwoman Jerry Warren ADPProductions Film unrelated to the Batman franchise.
1967 Fearless Frank Philip Kaufman Trans American Films
1970 Hercules in New York[2] Arthur Allan Seidelman RAF Industries Theatrical ($300,000)
1975 Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze Street & Smith Michael Anderson Warner Bros. Film based on the pulp comic Doc Savage.
Dolemite[3] Original D'Urville Martin Dimension Pictures Theatrical ($12,000,000)
1976 The Human Tornado[3] Cliff Roquemore Sequel to Dolemite.
1977 Abar, the First Black Superman Frank Packard Mirror Releasing A blaxploitation film
Exo-Man Richard Living Universal Pictures (NBC)
1977 Star Wars[4] George Lucas Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($775.8,000,000)
1978 Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park Gordon Hessler Hanna-Barbera, Universal Pictures (NBC) Television film
Based on the rock band Kiss, and not on pre-existing comic
1980 Hero at Large Martin Davidson Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Theatrical ($15,934,737)
Flash Gordon King Features Syndicate Mike Hodges Universal Pictures Theatrical ($27,107,960) Based on the comic strip by Alex Raymond
Super Fuzz Original Sergio Corbucci Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (AVCO Embassy)
The Empire Strikes Back[4] Irvin Kershner Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($549,000,000) Sequel to Star Wars
1981 Condorman Charles Jarrott Walt Disney Pictures Theatrical ($4,500,000)
The Cannonball Run[5] Hal Needham Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($160,000,000) Actor Dom DeLuise plays superhero Captain Chaos.
Raiders of the Lost Ark[6] Steven Spielberg Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($389.9,000,000) Film featuring the character Indiana Jones
Zorro, The Gay Blade Argosy Peter Medak Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) $5.1,000,000) Film featuring the character Zorro.
The Legend of the Lone Ranger WXYT (AM) William A. Fraker Universal Pictures Theatrical ($12,617,845) Film based on the Lone Ranger radio show.
Tarzan, the Ape Man[1] A.C. McClurg John Derek United Artists Theatrical ($36.5,000,000) Film featuring the character Tarzan.
1982 The Beastmaster[7] Original Don Coscarelli Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Theatrical ($14.1,000,000)
Conan the Barbarian[8] Weird Tales John Milius Universal Pictures Theatrical ($79.1,000,000) Film featuring the character Conan the Barbarian.
Return of the Jedi[4] Original Richard Marquand Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($475.1,000,000) Sequel to The Empire Strikes Back
Swamp Thing Vertigo/DC Wes Craven Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Embassy) Theatrical ($2.5,000,000)
1984 The Toxic Avenger Original Lloyd Kaufman Troma Entertainment Theatrical ($800,000)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension W. D. Richter Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox), Sherwood Productions Theatrical ($6,254,148)
The Brother from Another Planet John Sayles Cinecom Theatrical ($4,000,000)
Cannonball Run II[5] Hal Needham Warner Bros. Theatrical ($56.3,000,000) Dom Deluise reprises his role as superhero Captain Chaos.
Ghostbusters[9] Ivan Reitman Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($295.2,00,000)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom[6] Steven Spielberg Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($333.1,000,000) Sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Conan the Destroyer[8] Weird Tales Richard Fleischer Universal Pictures ($31,000,000) Sequel to Conan the Barbarian.
Sheena[10] Fiction House John Guillermin Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($5,778,353) Film featuring the character Sheena, Queen of the Jungle
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes[1] A.C. McClurg Hugh Hudson Warner Bros. Theatrical ($45.9,000,000) Film featuring the character Tarzan.
1985 Red Sonja Oriental Stories Richard Fleischer Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Theatrical ($6.9,000,000) Film featuring the character Red Sonja
American Ninja Original Sam Firstenberg The Cannon Group, Inc. Theatrical ($10,499,694)
Weird Science EC Comics John Hughes Universal Pictures Theatrical ($38.9,000,000| Film based on the comic book magazine Weird Science
1986 The Wraith Original Mike Marvin New Century Vista Film Company Theatrical ($3,500,000)
Eliminators[11] Peter Manoogian Empire International Pictures Theatrical ($4,601,256)
Captain EO[12] Francis Ford Coppola Walt Disney Pictures Theatrical ($23.7,000,000) Film based on an attraction at Disneyland.
Kung Fu: The Movie[13] Richard Lang Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Television Studios) Continuation of the television series Kung Fu
1987 RoboCop Paul Verhoeven Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Orion Pictures) Theatrical ($53,424,681)
Masters of the Universe Mattel Gary Goddard Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (The Cannon Group, Inc.) Theatrical ($17,000,000) Based on a toy franchise and television series of the same name
The Spirit Register and Tribune Syndicate Michael Schultz Walt Disney Pictures (ABC) Television film
The film served as a pilot for a planned TV series.
The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman Original Ray Austin Universal Pictures (NBC) Continuation of the television series The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation Sam Firstenberg The Cannon Group, Inc. Theatrical ($4,000,000) Part of the American Ninja film series.
1988 The Wizard of Speed and Time Mike Jittlov Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment Theatrical ($1,535,000) Film based on a short film.
1989 The Return of Swamp Thing Vertigo/DC Jim Wyrnorski Millimeter Films, Warner Bros.
Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman Original Alan J. Levi Universal Pictures (NBC) Continuation of the television series The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman
The Toxic Avenger Part II Lloyd Kaufman Troma Entertainment Theatrical ($792,966) Sequel to 1984's The Toxic Avenger
The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie Theatrical ($363,561) Sequel to 1989's The Toxic Avenger Part II
Ghostbusters II[9] Ivan Reitman Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($215.4,000,000) Sequel to Ghostbusters.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade[6] Steven Spielberg Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($474.2,000,000) Part of the Indiana Jones franchise.
Tarzan in Manhattan[1] A.C. McClurg Michael Schultz Paramount Pictures (CBS) Film featuring the character Tarzan.
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt Original Cedric Sundstrom The Cannon Group, Inc. Theatrical ($902,152) Part of the American Ninja franchise.
1990 Dick Tracy Detroit Mirror Warren Beatty Walt Disney Pictures (Touchstone Pictures) Theatrical ($162,000,000.7) Film based on the comic Dick Tracy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mirage Studios Steve Barron Warner Bros. (New Line Cinema) Theatrical ($201,965,915)
RoboCop 2 Original Irvin Kershner Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Orion Pictures) Theatrical ($45,681,173) Sequel to a 1987 film
Darkman Sam Raimi Universal Pictures Theatrical ($48,878,502)
Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. Michael Herz Troma Entertainment
1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Mirage Studios Michael Pressman Warner Bros. (New Line Cinema) Theatrical ($78,656,813) Sequel to a 1990 film
The Rocketeer Pacific Comics Joe Johnston Walt Disney Pictures Theatrical ($62,000,000)
Suburban Commando[14] Original Burt Kennedy Warner Bros. (New Line Cinema) Theatrical ($8,000,000) Film starring Hulk Hogan.
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation Cedric Sundstrom The Cannon Group, Inc. / MGM Home Entertainment / Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Part of the American Ninja film series.
Knight Rider 2000[15] Alan J. Levi NBC Film based on the television series Knight Rider
Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time[7] Sylvio Tabet Warner Bros. (New Line Cinema) Theatrical ($869,325) Sequel to The Beastmaster
Dollman Albert Pyun Paramount Pictures (Paramount Home Entertainment) A Full Moon Features film.
The Guyver Tokuma Shoten / Kadokawa Shoten Screaming Mad George, Steve Wang Warner Bros. (New Line Cinema) Theatrical ($3,000,000) Film based on the manga Bio Booster Armor Guyver by Yoshiki Takaya.
1992 Doctor Mordrid Original Albert Band, Charles Band Full Moon Entertainment Direct-to-video
Based on an old Doctor Strange script
3 Ninjas[16] Jon Turteltaub Walt Disney Pictures (Touchstone Pictures) Theatrical ($29,000,000)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer[17] Fran Rubel Kuzui Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($16.6,000,000) Film that inspired the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Army of Darkness[18] Sam Raimi Universal Pictures Theatrical ($21.5,000,000) Part of the Evil Dead franchise.
Universal Soldier[19] Roland Emmerich Sony Pictures (TriStar Pictures) Theatrical ($95,000,000)
1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Mirage Studios Stuart Gillard Warner Bros. (New Line Cinema) Theatrical ($42,273,609)5 Sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
The Meteor Man Original Robert Townsend Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Theatrical ($8,023,147)
Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Rocky Morton, Annabel Jankel Walt Disney Pictures (Hollywood Pictures) Theatrical ($38.9,000,000) Film based on the Super Mario video game.
RoboCop 3 Original Fred Dekker Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Orion Pictures) Theatrical ($10,696,210) Sequel to 1990's RoboCop 2
Full Eclipse Richard Christian Matheson, Michael Reaves Warner Bros. (HBO)
Dollman vs. Demonic Toys Charles Band Paramount Pictures (Paramount Home Entertainment) Theatrical ($350,000) A Full Moon Features crossover.
3 Ninjas Knuckle Up[16] Shin Sang-ok Sony Pictures (TriStar Pictures) Theatrical ($407,618) Part of the 3 Ninjas film series.
Surf Ninjas Neal Israel Warner Bros. (New Line Cinema) ($4.9,000,000)
American Ninja V Bobby Jean Leonard The Cannon Group, Inc. / Warner Bros. Part of the American Ninja film series.
1994 The Crow Caliber Comics Alex Proyas Paramount Pictures (Miramax) Theatrical ($144,693,129)
Double Dragon Technōs Japan James Yukich Universal Pictures (Gramercy Pictures) Theatrical ($4.2,000,000) Film based on the Double Dragon video game series.
Street Fighter Capcom Steven E. de Souza Universal Pictures Theatrical ($99.4,000,000) Film based on the Street Fighter video game franchise.
Bionic Ever After? Original Steven Stafford Paramount Pictures (CBS) Continuation of the television series The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.
Shrunken Heads[20] Richard Elfman Paramount Pictures (Paramount Home Entertainment) Theatrical ($800,000) A Full Moon Features film.
Guyver: Dark Hero Tokuma Shoten / Kadokawa Shoten Steve Wang Warner Bros. (New Line Cinema) Sequel to The Guyver.
The Shadow Street & Smith Russell Mulcahy Universal Pictures Theatrical ($48,063,435)
Blankman Original Mike Binder Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($7,941,977)
3 Ninjas Kick Back[16] Charles T. Kanganis Sony Pictures (TriStar Pictures) Theatrical ($11,798,854) Part of the 3 Ninjas film series.
Pocket Ninjas Donald G. Jackson, David Huey, Dave Eddy Universal Pictures (Universal Music Distribution)
Dark Angel: The Ascent[21] Linda Hassani Full Moon Features
Hercules and the Amazon Women[2] Bill L. Norton Universal Television Part of the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys franchise.
Hercules and the Lost Kingdom[2] Harley Cokeliss
Hercules and the Circle of Fire[2] Doug Lefler
Hercules in the Underworld[2] Bill L. Norton
Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur[2] Josh Becker
Knight Rider 2010[15] Sam Pillsbury NBCUniversal Syndication Studios Television film based on the television series Knight Rider.
1995 Darkman II: The Return of Durant Bradford May Universal Pictures (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) Direct-to-video
Sequel to 1990's Darkman
Mortal Kombat Midway Games Paul W.S. Anderson Warner Bros. (New Line Cinema) Theatrical ($122.2,000,000) Film based on the Mortal Kombat video game franchise.
Judge Dredd Rebellion Developments Danny Cannon Walt Disney Pictures (Hollywood Pictures) Theatrical ($113,493,481)
Fist of the North Star[22] Shueisha Tony Randel First Look Studios Theatrical ($6.6,000,000 Film based on the manga Fist of the North Star
Black Scorpion Original Jonathan Winfrey Showtime Television film
Highlander II: The Quickening[23] Russell Mulcahy Westinghouse Broadcasting Theatrical ($15.6,000,000) Sequel to Highlander
Baywatch the Movie: Forbidden Paradise[24] Douglas Schwartz Artisan Entertainment Part of the Baywatch franchise.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Bryan Spicer Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($66,433,194) Based on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series
Characters created by Saban Entertainment
The Demolitionist Robert Kurtzman Two Moon Releasing Theatrical ($1,000,000)
The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space Max Tash MCA Television / Starz / Telvan Productions
1996 The Phantom Strip Simon Wincer Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($17,323,326)
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die Original Bradford May Universal Pictures (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) Direct-to-video
Sequel to 1995's Darkman II: The Return of Durant
Forest Warrior Aaron Norris Warner Bros. (Turner Entertainment) Film starring Chuck Norris.
Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus[7] Gabrielle Beaumont Universal Pictures (NBCUniversal Syndication Studios) Part of The Beastmaster film series.
The Crow: City of Angels Caliber Comics Tim Pope Paramount Pictures (Miramax) Theatrical ($17,917,287) Sequel to 1994 film
Vampirella Warren Publishing Jim Wynorski Concorde Pictures [25]
Night Hunter Original Rick Jacobson
1997 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Midway Games John R. Leonetti Warner Bros. (New Line Cinema) Theatrical ($51.3,000,000) Sequel to Mortal Kombat
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie Original Shuki Levy and David Winning Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($8,363,899) Prequel to 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
Orgazmo Trey Parker Universal Pictures Theatrical ($602,302)
1998 Star Kid Manny Coto Lionsgate Films (Trimark Pictures) Theatrical ($7,029,025)
The Mask of Zorro Martin Campbell Sony Pictures (TriStar Pictures) Theatrical ($250,288,523)
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain[16] Sean McNamara Theatrical ($375,805) Part of the 3 Ninjas film series.
The Chosen One: Legend of the Raven[26] Lawrence Lanoff Troma Entertainment
Chameleon Stuart Cooper Paramount Pictures (CBS Media Ventures)
Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms[19] Jeff Woolnough Showtime Networks Part of the Universal Soldier franchise.
Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business[19]
1999 Inspector Gadget David Kellogg Walt Disney Pictures Theatrical ($134,403,112) Based on the 1983 TV series of the same name
The Matrix[27] The Wachowskis Warner Bros. Theatrical ($466,000,000.6)
Universal Soldier: The Return[19] Mic Rogers Sony Pictures (TriStar Pictures) Theatrical ($10.7,000,000) Part of the Universal Soldier franchise.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace[4] George Lucas Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($1.027,000,000) Prequel to the original Star Wars films.
Alien Arsenal David DeCoteau Full Moon Features Loose remake of the film Laserblast.
Chameleon II: Death Match Craig R. Baxley, Russell King Paramount Pictures (CBS Media Ventures) Sequel to Chameleon
2000 Up, Up and Away Robert Townsend Walt Disney Pictures (Disney Channel) Television film
The Crow: Salvation Caliber Comics Bharat Nalluri Dimension Films Direct-to-video
Sequel to 1996's The Crow: City of Angels
Knights of Justice Big Bang Comics Phillip Cable Television film
The Specials Original Craig Mazin Fluid Entertainment, Regent Entertainment Theatrical ($13,276)
Charlie's Angels[28] McG Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($264.1,000,000) Film based on the television series Charlie's Angels.
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 Walt Disney Pictures (Touchstone Pictures) Theatrical ($248,118,121)
Pitch Black[29] David Twohy Universal Pictures (Focus Features) Theatrical ($53.2,000,000)
Chameleon 3: Dark Angel John Lafia Paramount Pictures (CBS Media Ventures) Final installment of the Chameleon film trilogy.
Highlander: Endgame[23] Doug Aarniokoski Miramax Theatrical ($15.8,000,000) Part of the Highlander franchise.
2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Eidos Simon West Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($247.7,000,000) Film based on the Tomb Raider video game franchise.
The One Original James Wong Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures), Revolution Studios Theatrical ($72,689,126)
Cornman: American Vegetable Hero Barak Epstein WorldWide International Picture Studios Homage/Parody of superhero movies.
The Double-D Avenger William Winckler Bio-Tide Films, Elite Entertainment, King Records, William Winckler Productions
Earth vs. the Spider[30] Scott Ziehl Sony Pictures (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) Horror parody of Spider-Man.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Kevin Smith Paramount Pictures (Miramax) Theatrical ($33.8,000,000) Parody featuring the characters Jay and Silent Bob.
Spy Kids[31] Robert Rodriguez Dimension Films Theatrical ($147.9,000,000)
Pootie Tang[32] Louis C.K. Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($3.3,000,0000 Film adapted from a sketch by The Chris Rock Show.
The Animal Luke Greenfield Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($84.7,000,000)
2002 Terror Toons Joe Castro Brain Damage Films Theatrical ($2,300)
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams[31] Robert Rodriguez Dimension Films Theatrical ($119.7,000,000) Sequel to Spy Kids.
The Tuxedo[33] Kevin Donovan DreamWorks Pictures Theatrical ($104.4,000,000)
Undercover Brother[34] Malcolm D. Lee Universal Pictures Theatrical ($41.6,000,000)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones[4] George Lucas Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($653.8,000,000) Part of the Star Wars franchise.
Saint Sinner Clive Barker Joshua Butler Universal Pictures (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) Film based on a short story by Clive Barker.
2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen America's Best Comics Stephen Norrington Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($179.3,000,000) Film based on the comic book The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Medallion[35] Original Gordon Chan Sony Pictures (TriStar Pictures) & (Screen Gems) Theatrical ($34.3,000,000)
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle[28] McG Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($259.2,000,000) Sequel to Charlie's Angels
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Eidos Jan de Bont Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($160.1,000,000) Sequel to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
Inspector Gadget 2 Original Alex Zamm Walt Disney Pictures Direct-to-video sequel to 1999's Inspector Gadget
The Lone Ranger WXYT (AM) Jack Bender Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Television) Part of the Lone Ranger franchise.
Chimera CrossGen Jeff Sheetz Independent
SpiderBabe Original Johnny Crash E.I. Independent Erotic parody of Spider-Man.
The Black Ninja[36] Clayton Prince MTI Home Video, Singa Home Entertainment Independent film by actor Clayton Prince.
Ultrachrist! Kerry Douglas Dye LeisureSuit Media
The Matrix Reloaded[27] The Wachowskis Warner Bros. Theatrical ($741.,000,000.8) Sequel to The Matrix.
The Matrix Revolutions[27] Theatrical ($427,000,000.3) Part of The Matrix franchise.
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over[31] Robert Rodriguez Dimension Films Theatrical ($197,000,000) Part of the Spy Kids film series.
Kill Bill: Volume 1[37] Quentin Tarantino Paramount Pictures (Miramax) Theatrical ($180.9,000,000)
Underworld[38] Len Wiseman Sony Pictures (Screen Gems) Theatrical ($95.7,000,000)
Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding[24] Douglas Schwartz 20th Television Part of the Baywatch franchise.
2004 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Bob Clark Sony Pictures (Triumph Films) Theatrical ($9,219,388) Sequel to 1999's Baby Geniuses
Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes Mike Donahue Ariztical Entertainment
Comic Book: The Movie Mark Hamill Paramount Pictures (Miramax) Mockumentary about a comic book fan.
Van Helsing[39] Constable & Robinson Stephen Sommers Universal Pictures Theatrical ($300.2,000,000) Film based on different classic horror movie franchises.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse[38] Capcom Alexander Witt Sony Pictures (Screen Gems) Theatrical ($129.3,000,000) Part of the Resident Evil film series.
Kill Bill: Volume 2[37] Original Quentin Tarantino Paramount Pictures (Miramax) Theatrical ($152.2,000,000) Sequel to Kill Bill: Volume 1.
Thunderbirds[40] Jonathan Frakes Universal Pictures Theatrical ($28.3,000,000) Film based on the television series Thunderbirds
The Chronicles of Riddick[29] David Twohy Theatrical ($115.8,000,000) Sequel to Pitch Black.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow[41] Kerry Conran Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($58,000,000)
2005 The Crow: Wicked Prayer Caliber Comics Lance Mungia Dimension Films Direct-to-video
Sequel to 2000's The Crow: Salvation
Painkiller Jane Event Comics Sanford Bookstaver Universal Pictures (Universal Television) Film based on the comic book series Painkiller Jane.
BloodRayne Majesco Entertainment Uwe Boll Boll KG Productions Theatrical ($3.7,000,000) Film based on the BloodRayne video game franchise.
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D Original Robert Rodriguez Dimension Films, Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($69,425,967)
The Legend of Zorro Martin Campbell Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($142,400,065) Sequel to the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro
Sky High Mike Mitchell Walt Disney Pictures Theatrical ($86,369,815)
Æon Flux Karyn Kusama Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($52,000,000.3) Film based on the animated series Æon Flux.
Die You Zombie Bastards! Caleb Emerson Image Entertainment Theatrical ($86,369,815)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith[4] George Lucas Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($868.4,000,000) Part of the Star Wars franchise.
Serenity[42] Joss Whedon Universal Pictures Theatrical ($40.4,000,000) Continuation of the television series Firefly
Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire[43] Aaron Norris CBS Media Ventures Continuation of the original television series Walker, Texas Ranger.
2006 Gargantarama AC Comics Direct-to-video
First superhero film with a giant female monster, since Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Lightspeed POW! Entertainment Don E. FauntLeRoy Nu Image Television film
Created by Stan Lee
DOA: Dead or Alive Tecmo Corey Yuen Dimension Films Theatrical ($7.7,000,000) Film based on the 'Dead or Alive video game franchise.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend Original Ivan Reitman Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($60,984,606)
Ultraviolet Kurt Wimmer Sony Pictures (Screen Gems) Theatrical ($31,070,211)
Special Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore Magnolia Pictures 2006 U.S. limited release
Zoom Peter Hewitt Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($12,506,362)
Underworld: Evolution[38] Len Wiseman Sony Pictures (Screen Gems) Theatrical ($113.4,000,000) Part of the Underworld film series.
2007 Bunny Whipped Rafael Riera ThinkFilm Direct-to-video
Underdog Frederik Du Chau Walt Disney Pictures Theatrical ($65,270,477)
El Muerto Los Cornex Brian Cox Peninsula Films, Three Lion Productions
Ben 10: Race Against Time Original Alex Winter Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Television) Television film
Based on the Cartoon Network series
Gardener of Eden Kevin Connolly Virtual Studios
The Gene Generation Pearry Reginald Teo Lionsgate Films
The Junior Defenders Keith Spiegel Warner Bros. Theatrical ($172,000)
Highlander: The Source[44] Brett Leonard Lionsgate Films Theatrical ($213,205) Part of the Highlander franchise.
Transformers Hasbro Michael Bay Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($709,000,000.7) Film based on the Transformers franchise.
Resident Evil: Extinction[38] Capcom Russell Mulcahy Sony Pictures (Screen Gems) Theatrical ($147.7,000,000) Part of the Resident Evil film series.
2008 Jumper Original Doug Liman Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($222,231,186)
Superhero Movie Craig Mazin Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Theatrical ($71,237,351)
Hancock Peter Berg Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($624,386,746)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull[6] Steven Spielberg Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($790.7,000,000) Part of the Indiana Jones franchise.
The Spirit Register and Tribune Syndicate Frank Miller Lionsgate Films Theatrical ($39,031,337)
Ninjas vs. Zombies Original Justin Timpane First of an independent film series.
The Adventures of Food Boy Dane Cannon Cold Spark Films
Knight Rider[45] Steve Shill NBCUniversal Syndication Studios Film based on the television series Knight Rider
Speed Racer[46] Shueisha The Wachowskis Warner Bros. Theatrical ($93.9,000,000) Film based on the Speed Racer franchise.
2009 Push Original Paul McGuigan Lionsgate Films (Summit Entertainment) Theatrical ($48,858,618)
Super Capers Ray Griggs Lionsgate Films (Roadside Attractions) Theatrical ($30,955)
Defendor Peter Stebbings Sony Pictures (Sony Pictures Classics), Darius Films, Alliance Films Theatrical ($44,462) A Canadian-American film
Paper Man Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney MPI Media Group Theatrical ($13,514) Actor Ryan Reynolds plays imaginary superhero Captain Excellent.
Black Dynamite[47] Scott Sanders Apparition, Sony Pictures (Destination Films) Theatrical ($296,557) Parody of blaxploitation films co-written and starring actor Michael Jai White.
Ben 10: Alien Swarm Alex Winter Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Television) Television film
Based on the Cartoon Network series
Wolvesbayne[48] Griff Furst Active Entertainment
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li Capcom Andrzej Bartkowiak Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($12.8,000,000) Film based on the Street Fighter video game franchise.
Dragonball Evolution[49] Shueisha James Wong Theatrical ($58.2,000,000) Film based on the Dragon Ball franchise.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Hasbro Michael Bay Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($836,000,000.3) Sequel to Transformers
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra[50] Stephen Sommers Theatrical ($302.5,000,000) Film based on the toyline G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans[38] Original Patrick Tatopoulos Sony Pictures (Screen Gems) Theatrical ($91.4,000,000) Prequel to Underworld.
Tekken Bandai Namco Entertainment Dwight H. Little Lionsgate Films (Anchor Bay Entertainment) Theatrical ($1.7,000,000) Film based on the Tekken video game franchise.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration[19] Original John Hyams Sony Pictures (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) Theatrical ($844,000) Part of the Universal Soldier franchise.
Princess of Mars[51] A.C. McClurg Mark Atkins The Asylum Film based on the novel A Princess of Mars.
2010 Super Original James Gunn IFC Films, StudioCanal Theatrical ($593,933) IFC's most successful VOD film so far[52]
Ghost of Garganta AC Comics Direct-to-video, Sequel to a 2006 film
The King of Fighters SNK Gordon Chan Arclight Films, Micott & Basara Theatrical ($2,307,613) Fim based on The King of Fighters video game franchise.
Boy Wonder Original Michael Morissey Lightning Entertainment
The A-Team[53] Joe Carnahan Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($177.2,000,000) Film based on the television series The A-Team.
The Last Airbender[54] M. Night Shyamalan Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($319.7,000,000) Film based on the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender.
2011 The Green Hornet Holyoke Publishing, NOW Comics Michel Gondry Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($227,817,248)
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night[22] Sergio Bonelli Editore Kevin Munroe Freestyle Releasing Theatrical ($5.8,000,000) Film based on the comic Dylan Dog
I Am Number Four HarperCollins D.J. Caruso Walt Disney Pictures (Touchstone Pictures) Theatrical ($149,878,437) Based on the comic of the same name
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Hasbro Michael Bay Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($1,000,000.124) Part of the Transformers film series.
Conan the Barbarian[8] Weird Tales Marcus Nispel Lionsgate Films Theatrical ($63,000,000.3) Film featuring the character Conan the Barbarian.
BloodRayne: The Third Reich Majesco Entertainment Uwe Boll Phase 4 Films Theatrical ($10,,000,000) Third installment of the BloodRayne film series.
Priest[55] Daewon C.I. Scott Stewart Sony Pictures (Screen Gems) Theatrical ($78.3,000,000) Film based on the comic Priest.
Pizza Man Original Joe Eckardt Lionsgate Films (Anchor Bay Entertainment) Theatrical ($3,000,000)
Immortals Tarsem Singh Relativity Media, Universal Pictures Theatrical ($226,000,000.5) Film featuring characters from Greek mythology.
All Superheroes Must Die Jason Trost Image Entertainment Also known as Vs
Sequel All Superheroes Must Die 2: The Last Superhero was released in 2016.
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World[31] Robert Rodriguez The Weinstein Company Theatrical ($85.6,000,000) Part of the Spy Kids film series.
Cross[56] Patrick Durham Sony Pictures First of an independent film series.
2012 Chronicle Josh Trank Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($126,636,097)
Dredd Rebellion Developments Pete Travis Lionsgate Films Theatrical ($41,467,606) Reboot of the Judge Dredd film franchise
Underworld: Awakening[38] Original Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein Sony Pictures (Screen Gems) Theatrical ($160.1,000,000) Part of Underworld
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter[57] Grand Central Publishing Timur Bekmambetov Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($116.4,000,000) Film based on the novel Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.
Resident Evil: Retribution[38] Capcom Paul W.S. Anderson Sony Pictures (Screen Gems) Theatrical ($240.2,000,000) Part of the Resident Evil film series.
John Carter[51] A.C. McClurg Andrew Stanton Walt Disney Pictures Theatrical ($284.1,000,000) Film based on A Princess of Mars.
Somebody's Hero Original Darin Beckstead Amazon Studios
Avenging Force: The Scarab Standard Comics Brett Kelly Dudez Productions Direct-to-video
Elf-Man Original Ethan Wiley Lionsgate Films (Anchor Bay Entertainment) Direct-to-video
A Christmas superhero comedy film
Alter Egos Jordan Galland Phase 4 Films, SModcast Film is distributed by the podcast, SModcast, co-hosted by Kevin Smith.
The Amazing Bulk Lewis Schoenbrun Wild Eye Releasing Theatrical ($14,000) Mockbuster of the film The Incredible Hulk.
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning[19] John Hyams Foresight Unilimite, Magnolia Pictures Theatrical ($1.4,000,000) Part of the Universal Soldier franchise.
2013 Atlantic Rim Jared Cohn The Asylum Direct-to-video
A mockbuster ripoff to Pacific Rim
Super Buddies Robert Vince Walt Disney Pictures (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) Direct-to-video
Seventh installment in the Air Buddies franchise
Sparks Chris Folino, Todd Burows Sideshow Productions
The Hunters Arc Entertainment Nisha Ganatra Raindance Entertainment / Eh-Okay Entertainment Productions Film based on the graphic novel Mirror Mirror by Joshua Williamson.
The Lone Ranger WXYT (AM) Gore Verbinski Walt Disney Pictures Theatrical ($260,000,000.5) Film based on the Lone Ranger radio show.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation[50] Hasbro Stephen Sommers Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($302.5,000,000) Sequel to G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.
Bounty Killer Kickstart Comics Henry Saine Arc Entertainment Film based on a graphic novel.
Riddick[29] Original David Twohy Universal Pictures Theatrical ($98.3,000,000) Part of The Chronicles of Riddick franchise.
2014 RoboCop José Padilha Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($242,688,965) First reboot to the RoboCop franchise
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mirage Studios Jonathan Liebesman Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($485,004,754) Reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise
Birdman Original Alejandro González Iñárritu Walt Disney Pictures (Searchlight Pictures) Theatrical ($103,000,000.2)
Hercules Radical Studios Brett Ratner Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($(244.8,000,000} Film based on the graphic novel Hercules
I, Frankenstein Kevin Grevioux Stuart Beattie Lionsgate Films Theatrical ($76.8,000,000) Film based on a digital-only graphic novel.
Transformers: Age of Extinction Hasbro Michael Bay Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($1,000,000.104) Part of the Transformers film series.
Android Cop Original Mark Atkins The Asylum Mockbuster of Robocop
Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge Bandai Namco Entertainment Wych Kaosayananda Crystal Sky Pictures Theatrical ($9,240) Prequel of the Tekken film.
2015 American Hero Original Nick Love Screen Media Theatrical ($1,000,000)
Avengers Grimm Jeremy M. Inman The Asylum Mockbuster of the film Avengers: Age of Ultron and the television series Once Upon a Time.
Lazer Team Matt Hullum Rooster Teeth Theatrical ($1,600,000) Co-produced by YouTube Red and Fullscreen Films
Star Wars: The Force Awakens[4] J.J. Abrams Walt Disney Pictures (Lucasfilm) Theatrical ($2.068,000,000) Part of the Star Wars franchise.
2016 Code 8 Jeff Chan Short film, released on YouTube
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Mirage Studios Dave Green Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($245,623,848) Sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Hectic Knife Original Greg DeLiso Troma Entertainment a Superhero parody
Max Steel Mattel Stewart Hendler Open Road Films Theatrical ($6,272,403) Live-action reboot of the toyline franchise
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter[38] Capcom Paul W.S. Anderson Sony Pictures (Screen Gems) Theatrical ($312.2,000,000) Part of the Resident Evil film series.
The Legend of Tarzan[1] A.C. McClurg David Yates Warner Bros. Theatrical ($356.7,000,000) Film featuring the character Tarzan.
All Superheroes Must Die 2: The Last Superhero[58][59][60] Original Jason Trost Sequel to 2011's All Superheroes Must Die, released on YouTube[61]
Underworld: Blood Wars[38] Anna Foerster Sony Pictures (Screen Gems) Theatrical ($81.1,000,000) Part of the Underworld film series.
Ghostbusters: Answer the Call[9] Paul Feig Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($229.1,000,000) Reboot of Ghostbusters.
2017 Split M. Night Shyamalan Universal Pictures Theatrical ($276,921,998) Standalone sequel to 2000's Unbreakable
Co-produced with Blumhouse Productions
Power Rangers Hasbro Dean Israelite Lionsgate Films Theatrical ($142,099,154) Reboot of the Power Rangers film franchise
Transformers: The Last Knight Michael Bay Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($605,000,000.4) Part of the Transformers film series.
Ghost in the Shell[62] Kodansha Rupert Sanders Theatrical ($169.8,000,000) Film based on the Ghost in the Shell franchise.
Sleight Original J. D. Dillard WWE Studios, BH Tilt Theatrical ($3,989,705) Co-produced with Diablo Entertainment
The VelociPastor[63] Brendan Steere Wild Eye Releasing
Lazer Team 2 Matt Hullum and Daniel Fabelo Rooster Teeth Theatrical ($19,996) Co-produced by YouTube Red and Fullscreen Films
Sign Gene Emilio Insolera Pluin Productions Theatrical ($25,000)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi[4] Rian Johnson Walt Disney Pictures (Lucasfilm) Theatrical ($1.333,000,000,000) Part of the Star Wars franchise.
Baywatch[24] Seth Gordon Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($177.9,000,000) Film based on the television series Baywatch.
2018 Tomb Raider Eidos Roar Uthaug Warner Bros. Theatrical ($274.7,000,000) Film based on the Tomb Raider video game franchise.
Higher Power Original Matthew Charles Santoro Magnet Releasing Co-produced with Di Bonaventura Pictures and Defy Media
Avengers Grimm: Time Wars Maximilian Elfeldt The Asylum Sequel to Avengers Grimm. Mockbuster of the film Avengers: Infinity War and the television series Once Upon a Time.
The Darkest Minds Jennifer Yuh Nelson Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($41,142,379) Based on a novel of the same name
Co-produced with 21 Laps Entertainment
Bumblebee Hasbro Travis Knight Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($468,000,000) Spin-off from the Transformers film series.
Accident Man Apocalypse Ltd Jesse V. Johnson Sony Pictures (Destination Films) Film based on the Accident Man comic strip.
2019 Glass Original M. Night Shyamalan Walt Disney Pictures (Buena Vista International), Universal Pictures Theatrical ($246,999,039) Sequel to 2000's Unbreakable and 2017's Split
Co-produced with Blumhouse Productions
Alita: Battle Angel[64] Shueisha Robert Rodriguez Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($405,000,000) Film based on the manga Battle Angel Alita.
Kim Possible Original Adam Stein, Zach Lipovsky Walt Disney Pictures (Disney Channel) Live-action adaptation of the animated series Kim Possible.
Fast Color Julia Hart Lionsgate Films (Codeblack Films) Theatrical ($76,916) Co-produced with LD Entertainment and Original Headquarters
El Chicano Ben Hernandez Bray Briarcliff Entertainment Theatrical ($1,404,646) The film has been called the "first Latino superhero movie"
Co-produced with WarParty Films
Brightburn David Yarovesky Sony Pictures (Screen Gems) Theatrical ($32,893,421) Co-produced with Stage 6 Films, Troll Court Entertainment and The H Collective
A superhero horror film
Freaks Adam Stein, Zach Lipovsky Well Go USA Entertainment Theatrical ($335,050) Co-produced with Amazing Incorporated and Wise Daughter Films
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Kevin Smith Saban Films Theatrical ($4,691,248) Parody featuring the characters Jay and Silent Bob
Sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Undercover Brother 2[34] Leslie Small Universal Pictures (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) Sequel to Undercover Brother.
Charlie's Angels[28] Elizabeth Banks Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($73.3,000,000) Part of the Charlie's Angels franchise.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker[4] J.J. Abrams Walt Disney Pictures (Lucasfilm) Theatrical ($1.074,000,000,000) Part of the Star Wars franchise.
2020 Sonic the Hedgehog Sega Sammy Group Jeff Fowler Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($320,954,026) Hybrid film with both live-action and animation
Based on a franchise of the same name
Co-produced with Sega and Original Film
Bloodshot Valiant Comics David S.F. Wilson Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($33,502,835) Based on a character of the same name
Co-produced with Original Film
Project Power Original Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost Netflix Co-produced with Screen Arcade and Supermarché
Secret Society of Second-Born Royals Anna Mastro Walt Disney Pictures (Disney+) Produced by Disney Channel
Archenemy Adam Egypt Mortimer RLJE Films Theatrical ($136,240) Co-produced with Voltage Pictures and SpectreVision
We Can Be Heroes Robert Rodriguez Netflix Co-produced with Double R Productions
2021 Flora & Ulysses Candlewick Press Lena Khan Walt Disney Pictures (Disney+) Based on a children's novel of the same name
Lazarus Original R.L. Scott Samuel Goldwyn Films Co-produced with Phoenix Rising Films, Overdog Entertainment and Wonder Studios
Mortal Kombat Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Simon McQuoid Warner Bros. (New Line Cinema) Theatrical ($83.7,000,000) Film based on the Mortal Kombat video game franchise.
Thunder Force Original Ben Falcone Netflix Co-produced with On the Day Productions
Snake Eyes[50] Hasbro Robert Schwentke Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Theatrical ($36,871,324) Prequel to G.I. Joe
Co-produced with Skydance Media, Entertainment One and Di Bonaventura Pictures
Ghostbusters: Afterlife[9] Original Jason Reitman Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Theatrical ($204.4,000,000) Continuation of the original Ghostbusters films.
The Matrix Resurrections[27] Lana Wachowski Warner Bros. Theatrical ($156,000,000.6) Part of The Matrix franchise.
2022 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sega Sammy Group Jeff Fowler Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($29,800,000) Hybrid film with both live-action and animation
Sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog
Co-produced with Sega & Original Film
Corrective Measures Original Sean O'Reilly Tubi
Firestarter[65] Viking Press Keith Thomas Universal Pictures Theatrical ($14.9,000,000) Adaptation of the novel Firestarter by Stephen King.

Upcoming[edit]

Year Film Publisher Director Distributor Notes
2022 Secret Headquarters Original Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman Paramount Pictures (Paramount+) Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Samaritan Mythos Comics Julius Avery United Artists Releasing, Amazon Studios Produced by Balboa Productions
Teen Wolf: The Movie Original Russell Mulcahy Paramount Pictures (Paramount+) Based on the TV series Teen Wolf
The Toxic Avenger Macon Blair Legendary Entertainment Reboot of the same name
Rebel's Run Arkhaven Comics Scooter Downey Viral Films Media Based on the characters of Arkhaven Comics
2023 Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Hasbro Steven Caple Jr. Paramount Pictures Part of the Transformers film series.
TBA Masters of the Universe Mattel Aaron and Adam Nee Netflix, Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Based on a franchise of the same name
Reboot of the same name
The Crow Caliber Comics Rupert Sanders Sony Pictures Reboot of the same name
Co-produced with Davis Films, The Electric Shadow Company, Hassell Free Productions and 30West
Incorruptible Boom! Studios Jeymes Samuel Netflix
Irredeemable
Untitled Bloodshot Sequel Valiant Comics TBA TBA Sequel to Bloodshot
Harbinger Wes Ball Paramount Pictures Based on the comic book of the same name
Produced by Original Film and DMG Entertainment
Harbinger Wars TBA TBA A crossover between Harbinger and Bloodshot
Faith Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Based on the comic book of the same name
Produced by Original Film and DMG Entertainment
Shadowman Reginald Hudlin Hivemind
Painkiller Jane Dynamite Entertainment TBA Lotus Entertainment Reboot of the same name
Django/Zorro TBA Crossover sequel to Django Unchained & The Legend of Zorro
Black Black Mask Studios TBA Warner Bros. Produced by Studio 8
Green Hornet and Kato Holyoke Publishing, NOW Comics Leigh Whannell Universal Pictures Reboot of the same name
Co-produced with Amasia Entertainment
Gundam Bandai Namco Holdings Jordan Vogt-Roberts Netflix Based on a character of the same name
Produced by Legendary Pictures
ThunderCats Original Adam Wingard Warner Bros. Based on the television series of the same name
Hercules Guy Ritchie Walt Disney Pictures Reboot of the same name
Produced by AGBO
Untitled Snake Eyes follow-up film Hasbro TBA Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer a follow-up to Snake Eyes
Co-produced with Skydance Media, Entertainment One and Di Bonaventura Pictures
RoboCop Returns Original Abe Forsythe United Artists Releasing Second reboot to the RoboCop franchise
Untitled Hancock Sequel Peter Berg Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Sequel to Hancock
Untitled Chronicle Sequel TBA Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Studios) Sequel to Chronicle
Co-produced with Davis Entertainment
Mega Man Capcom Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman Netflix Based on a video game franchise of the same name
Produced by Chernin Entertainment
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Ubisoft TBA TBA Based on a video game of the same name
Turok Western Publishing Based on a fictional character
My Hero Academia Shueisha Shinsuke Sato and Craig Gillespie Based on a manga of the same name
Co-produced with Legendary Entertainment and Toho Pictures
One-Punch Man Justin Lin Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) Based on a manga of the same name
Co-produced with Arad Productions and Perfect Storm Entertainment
Tiger & Bunny Bandai Namco Holdings TBA Open Road Films Based on a franchise of the same name
Co-produced with Imagine Entertainment and Bandai Namco Arts
Astro Boy Kobunsha Warner Bros. Based on a manga of the same name
Co-produced with New Line Cinema and Animal Logic
Overwatch Activision Blizzard TBA Based on a video game of the same name
Co-produced with Activision Blizzard Studios
Miraculous Original Jeremy Zag Lionsgate Films Based on an animated series
Co-produced with TF1 Studios, Skydance Media, Cross Creek Pictures, and ZAG Inc.
Untitled Power Rangers Reboot Hasbro Jonathan Entwistle Netflix Reboot to Power Rangers
Co-produced by Paramount Pictures and Entertainment One

Movie serials[edit]

Year Serial Publisher Director Distributor Notes
1936 Flash Gordon King Features Syndicate Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor Universal Pictures A 13-chapter serial based on the Flash Gordon comic strip character
1937 Dick Tracy Detroit Mirror Alan James, Ray Taylor Republic Pictures A 15-chapter serial based on the comic strip Dick Tracy.
1938 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars King Features Syndicate Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill, Frederick Stephani Universal Pictures A 15-chapter serial based on the Flash Gordon comic strip character
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
Dick Tracy Returns Detroit Mirror William Witney, John English Republic Pictures Film featuring the comic character Dick Tracy.
The Lone Ranger WXYT (AM) A 15-chapter serial based on the Lone Ranger character.
1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Dick Tracy's G-Men Detroit Mirror A 15-chapter serial featuring the character Dick Tracy.
1940 The Green Hornet Holyoke Publishing, NOW Comics Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor Universal Pictures A 13-chapter black-and-white serial based on the Green Hornet radio series
Mysterious Doctor Satan Original William Witney, John English Republic Pictures A 15-chapter black-and-white serial.
The Shadow Street & Smith James W. Horne Columbia Pictures A 15-chapter seriesl featuring The Shadow character.
1941 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! Holyoke Publishing, NOW Comics Ford Beebe, John Rawlins Universal Pictures A 15-chapter black-and-white serial based on the Green Hornet radio series
The Spider Returns Popular Publications James W. Horne Columbia Pictures 15-chapter serial based on the Spider pulp comics.
Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc. Detroit Mirror William Witney, John English Republic Pictures A 15-chapter serial featuring the character Dick Tracy.
1943 The Masked Marvel Original Spencer Gordon Bennet A 12-chapter black-and-white serial

Animated[edit]

Year Film Publisher Director Distributor Worldwide gross Notes
1978 Star Wars Holiday Special[4] Original Steve Binder 20th Television Part of the Star Wars franchise.
1982 Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All Danilo Bruni Filmation Television film
Based on the series of the same name
Mighty Mouse in the Great Space Chase Various Paramount Pictures (CBS Television Distribution) Based on the character of the same name
1985 The Secret of the Sword Atlantic Releasing Theatrical ($6,500,000) Based on the two characters.
He-Man & She-Ra: A Christmas Special Bob Forward, Don Heckman Westinghouse Broadcasting
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer Kimio Yabuki Warner Bros. Theatrical ($4,000,000.9) Part of the Rainbow Brite media franchise.
1986 The Adventures of the American Rabbit Fred Wolf, Nobutaka Nishizawa Clubhouse Pictures Theatrical ($1,268,443)
GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Ray Patterson, Don Lusk, Alan Zaslove Theatrical ($1.3,0000,0000) Film featuring two Tonka toylines.
The Transformers: The Movie Hasbro Nelson Shin De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Theatrical ($5.000,000.8) Film based on The Transformers television series.
1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie[50] Don Jurwich Celebrity Home Entertainment Continuation of the television series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
1988 BraveStarr: The Movie Original Tom Tataranowicz Taurus Entertainmen Based on the toy franchise of the same name
1993 Jonny's Golden Quest Don Lusk, Paul Sommer Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Television Distribution) Television film
Based on the character of the same name
1995 Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber Insects Mario Piluso Television film
Based on the character of the same name
1997 Hercules[2] John Musker, Ron Clements Walt Disney Pictures Theatrical ($252,000,000.7) Film featuring the character Heracles.
1998 Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus[2] Lynne Naylor Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Part of the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys franchicse.
1999 The Iron Giant[66] Faber and Faber Brad Bird Warner Bros. Theatrical ($31.3,000,000) Film based on the novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.
Tarzan[1] A.C. McClurg Kevin Lima, Chris Buck Walt Disney Pictures Theatrical ($448.2,000,000) Film featuring the character Tarzan.
Hercules: Zero to Hero Original Bob Kline, Tad Stones, Phil Wenstein Walt Disney Pictures (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) Sequel to Hercules.
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Tad Stones Part of the Toy Story franchise.
2002 The Powerpuff Girls Movie Craig McCracken Warner Bros. Theatrical ($16,426,471) Based on The Powerpuff Girls TV series
Inspector Gadget's Last Case Michael Maliani DIC Entertainment Television film
Based on the character of the same name
Groove Squad Patrick A. Ventura A made-for-TV film that once aired on Nickelodeon
2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Steve Loter Walt Disney Pictures (Buena Vista Television) Part of the Kim Possible franchise.
The Animatrix[27] Various Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) Part of The Matrix franchise.
Those Who Walk in Darkness Grand Central Publishing Lightyear Entertainment Film based on the novel Those Who Walk in Darkness by John Ridley.
G.I. Joe: Spy Troops[50] Hasbro Dale Carman Paramount Pictures (Paramount Home Entertainment) Part of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero franchise.
2004 The Big Superhero Wish Original Gary Conrad, Sarah Frost Paramount Pictures (Nickelodeon) Television special
A special to The Fairly Oddparents
The Incredibles Brad Bird Walt Disney Pictures Theatrical ($631,442,092) Made by Pixar
Lady Death: The Movie Chaos! Comics Andy Orjuela A.D. Vision Film based on the comic book Lady Death by Brian Pulido.
Max Steel: Endangered Species Mattel Sean Frewer Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Television) Part of the Max Steel franchise.
Van Helsing: The London Assignment[39] Constable & Robinson Sharon Bridgeman Universal Pictures (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) Prequel to the film Van Helsing
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury[29] Original Peter Chung Part of The Chronicles of Riddick franchise.
G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom[50] Hasbro Dale Carman Paramount Pictures (Paramount Home Entertainment) Sequel to G.I. Joe: Spy Troops.
2005 Mucha Lucha!: The Return of El Maléfico Original Ron Hughart Warner Bros. Direct-to-video
Based on the show of the same name
Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever Ezekiel Norton DIC Entertainment Direct-to-video
Part of the Inspector Gadget franchise
Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama Steve Loter Walt Disney Pictures (Buena Vista Television) Part of the Kim Possible franchise.
The Golden Blaze Bryon E. Casrson Kidtoon Films
Tarzan II A.C. McClurg Brian Smith Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Sequel to Tarzan.
Max Steel: Forces of Nature Mattel Sean Sullivan Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Television) Part of the Max Steel franchise.
2006 Max Steel: Countdown
2007 Mosaic POW! Entertainment Roy Allen Smith Lionsgate Films (Anchor Bay Entertainment) Direct-to-video
Created by Stan Lee
TMNT Mirage Studios Kevin Munroe Warner Bros., The Weinstein Company Theatrical ($95,608,995) Alternative sequel to 1991's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
The Condor POW! Entertainment Steven E. Gordon Lionsgate Films (Anchor Bay Entertainment) Direct-to-video
Created by Stan Lee
Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix Original Sebastian O. Montes III, Scooter Tidwell Warner Bros. (Cartoon Network Studios) Television film
Based on Ben 10 TV series
Phantom Planet Butch Hartman Paramount Pictures (Nickelodeon) The series finale to Danny Phantom
Veritas, Prince of Truth Arturo Ruiz-Esparza Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, Lightyear Entertainment
Max Steel: Dark Rival Mattel William Lau Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Television) Part of the Max Steel franchise.
2008 Turok: Son of Stone Valiant Comics Curt Geda, Dan Riba, Frank Squillace, Tad Stones Classic Media Direct-to-video
Kung Fu Panda[67] Original John Stevenson, Mark Osborne Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($631,000,000.7) Made by Dreamworks Animation
Bolt Chris Williams Walt Disney Pictures Theatrical ($310,000,000)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars[4] Dave Filoni Warner Bros. Theatrical ($68.3,000,000) Part of the Star Wars franchise.
2009 Garfield's Pet Force Andrews McMeel Universal Mark A.Z. Dippé, Kyung Ho Lee Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) Direct-to-video
Based on the comic strip of the same name
Astro Boy Various David Bowers Lionsgate Films (Summit Entertainment) Theatrical ($44,093,014) Imagi Animation Studios film loosely based on the manga series of the same name
Monsters vs. Aliens Original Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($381.5,000,000) Made by Dreamworks Animation
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto MVCreations Rob Zombie Lionsgate Films (Anchor Bay Entertainment) Theatrical ($10,000,000) Film based on the comic by Rob Zombie.
Turtles Forever Mirage Studios Roy Burdine
Lloyd Goldfine
4Kids Entertainment Television film
Crossover event, between the 1987 series and 2003 series
2010 Megamind Original Tom McGrath Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($317,415,120) Made by DreamWorks Animation
Despicable Me Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin Universal Pictures Theatrical ($543.2,000,000)
Kung-Fu Magoo Andres Couturier Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment Theatrical ($2.6,000,000) Film featuring the animated character Mr. Magoo.
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2[67] Jennifer Yuh Nelson Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($665.7,000,000) Made by Dreamworks Animation
Sequel to Kung Fu Panda.
2012 Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens Victor Cook Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Television) Television film
Based on Ben 10 TV series
The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse Dynamite Entertainment Justin Paul Ritter Shoreline Productions [68]
Rise of the Guardians William Joyce Peter Ramsey Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($306,000,000.9} Made by Dreamworks Animation
Film based on the book The Guardians of Childhood.
2013 Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie Original Steve Stark Phase 4 Films Theatrical ($69,000) Adaptation from the comic book Bluntman and Chronic by Kevin Smith, originally from his film Chasing Amy.
Despicable Me 2 Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin Universal Pictures Theatrical ($970.8,000,000) Sequel to the film Despicable Me.
Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising Hasbro Duane Capizzi, Marsha Griffin, Steven Melching Entertainment One Conclusion of the Transformers: Prime television series.
Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Original Michael Goguen Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) Part of the Scooby-Doo franchise.
2014 Stan Lee's Mighty 7: Beginnings Pow! Entertainment Lee Ningning Cinedigm, PGS Entertainment Aired on Hub Network
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Nickelodeon Paul Tibbitt Paramount Pictures Theatrical ($323,436,538) Hybrid film with both live-action and animation
Based on the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series
Sequel to The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Barbie in Princess Power Mattel Ezekiel Norton Universal Pictures Limited theater release/widespread video release
First superhero film with a solo female lead released in theaters since Elektra
Minions Original Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda Theatrical ($1,159,398,397) Spin off to the film Despicable Me.
Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) Direct-to-video
Second superhero film based on rock band Kiss, crossover with Scooby-Doo franchise
Sanjay's Super Team Sanjay Patel Walt Disney Pictures
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3[67] Jennifer Yuh Nelson Walt Disney Pictures (20th Century Fox) Theatrical ($521.1,000,000) Made by Dreamworks Animation
Third intallment of the Kung Fu Panda film series.
2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Scholastic Corporation David Soren Theatrical ($125,364,252) Made by Dreamworks Animation
Despicable Me 3 Original Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda Universal Pictures Theatrical ($1.035,000,000) Third installment of the Despicable Me film series.
2018 Incredibles 2 Brad Bird Walt Disney Pictures Theatrical ($1,242,693,333) Sequel to Pixar's The Incredibles
Henchmen Adam Wood Entertainment One Theatrical ($1,469) Limited theater release
Based on the short film Henchmen: Ill Suited
2020 Scoob! Hanna-Barbera Tony Cervone Warner Bros. Theatrical ($24,900,000) Made by Warner Animation Group
Reboot to the Scooby-Doo Franchise
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Ethan Spaulding Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) Film based on the Mortal Kombat video game franchise.
Ben 10 Versus the Universe: The Movie Original Henrique Jardim and John McIntyre Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Television) Theatrical ($50,743) Television film, released theatrically in UAE
Based on Ben 10 TV series
2021 Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Ethan Spaulding Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) Sequel to the film Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge.
2022 Lightyear Original Angus MacLane Walt Disney Pictures Theatrical ($20,700,000) Made by Pixar
Prequel to Toy Story
Minions: The Rise of Gru Kyle Balda Universal Pictures Theatrical ($4,082,593) Sequel to Minions
Spin off to the film Despicable Me.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie Mirage Studios Andy Suriano
Ant Ward
Netflix Based on Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Co-produced by Nickelodeon Movies

Upcoming[edit]

Year Film Publisher Director Distributor Notes
2023 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Mirage Studios Jeff Rowe Paramount Pictures Co-produced by Nickelodeon Movies and Point Grey Pictures
Made by Paramount Animation
PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie Spin Master Cal Brunker Based on PAW Patrol
Sequel to PAW Patrol: The Movie
Co-produced by Nickelodeon Movies
TBA Master Original Peter Ramsey TBA Co-produced with Steamroller Studios and Pop Willy Productions
Relatively Super[69] Sonny Dyon QiCo Films Television film
Super Day Care[70] TBA Skydance Media Co-production with Outlier Society Productions
Legion of 5[71] POW! Entertainment Rainmaker Entertainment
Mighty Mouse Terrytoons Paramount Pictures Based on the Mighty Mouse TV series
Made by Paramount Animation

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