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This a list of Superhero films produced by American film studios from 1941 to the present.

1941-1991[edit]

Year Film Director Distributor
1941 The Adventures of Captain Marvel William Witney, John English Republic Pictures
1942 Spy Smasher William Witney Republic Pictures
1943 Batman Lambert Hillyer Columbia Pictures
1948 Superman Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr Columbia Pictures
1949 Batman and Robin Spencer Gordon Bennet Columbia Pictures
1950 Atom Man vs. Superman Spencer Gordon Bennet Columbia Pictures
1951 Superman and the Mole Men Lee Sholem Lippert Pictures Inc.
1966 Batman Leslie H. Martinson 20th Century Fox
1978 Superman Richard Donner Warner Bros.
1980 Superman II Richard Lester, Richard Donner Warner Bros.
1983 Superman III Richard Lester Warner Bros.
1984 Supergirl Jeannot Szwarc TriStar Pictures, Warner Bros.
1986 Howard the Duck Willard Huyck Universal Studios
1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Sidney J. Furie Warner Bros.
1989 Batman Tim Burton Warner Bros.
1989 The Punisher Mark Goldblatt Artisan Entertainment
1990 Captain America Albert Pyun 21st Century Film Corporation
1990 Darkman Sam Raimi Universal Studios
1990 Dick Tracy Warren Beatty Touchstone Pictures
1991 The Rocketeer Joe Johnston Walt Disney Pictures

1992-present[edit]

The following is a list of superhero films in recent history. Superhero films had a massive surge in the late 20th/early 21st centuries. Many were commercially successful.

Animated[edit]

Year Film Director Distributor Notes
1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Eric Radomski, Bruce Timm Warner Bros.
1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Boyd Kirkland Warner Bros.
2000 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Curt Geda Warner Bros.
2003 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Curt Geda, Jennifer Graves, Tim Maltby Warner Bros.
2004 The Incredibles Brad Bird Pixar Animation Studios
Walt Disney Pictures
2005 The Batman vs. Dracula Michael Goguen Warner Bros.
2007 Hellboy: Sword of Storms Phil Weinstein, Tad Stones IDT Entertainment
2007 Hellboy: Blood and Iron Victor Cook, Tad Stones IDT Entertainment
2008 Batman: Gotham Knight Numerous; see article. Warner Bros.

Live Action[edit]

Year Film Director Distributor Notes
1992 Batman Returns Tim Burton Warner Bros.
1994 The Fantastic Four Oley Sassone Constantin Film
1994 Darkman II: The Return of Durant Bradford May Universal Studios
1995 Batman Forever Joel Schumacher Warner Bros.
1995 Power Rangers: The Movie Bryan Spicer 20th Century Fox
1996 Barb Wire David Hogan PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films
1996 The Phantom Simon Wincer Paramount Pictures
1996 Darkman III: Die, Darkman, Die Bradford May Universal Studios
1997 Spawn Mark A.Z. Dippé New Line Cinema
1997 Batman and Robin Joel Schumacher Warner Bros.
1997 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie David Winning 20th Century Fox
1997 Steel Kenneth Johnson Warner Bros. Box office flop
1998 Blade Stephen Norrington New Line Cinema
1999 Mystery Men Kinka Usher Universal Pictures Comedy film
2000 X-Men Bryan Singer 20th Century Fox
2000 The Specials Craig Mazin Regent Entertainment Comedy film
2002 Blade II Guillermo Del Toro New Line Cinema
2002 Spider-Man Sam Raimi Columbia Pictures
2003 Daredevil Mark Steven Johnson 20th Century Fox
2003 X2: X-Men United Bryan Singer 20th Century Fox
2003 Hulk Ang Lee Universal Studios
2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Stephen Norrington 20th Century Fox
2004 Hellboy Guillermo Del Toro Columbia Pictures
2004 The Punisher Jonathan Hensleigh Lionsgate Films
2004 Spider-Man 2 Sam Raimi Columbia Pictures
2004 Catwoman Jean-Christophe "Pitof" Comar Warner Bros.
2004 Blade: Trinity David S. Goyer New Line Cinema
2005 Batman Begins Christopher Nolan Warner Bros.
2005 Fantastic Four Tim Story 20th Century Fox
2005 Sky High Mike Mitchell Walt Disney Pictures
2005 Elektra Rob Bowman 20th Century Fox
2005 V for Vendetta James McTeigue Warner Bros.
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Brett Ratner 20th Century Fox
2006 Superman Returns Bryan Singer Warner Bros.
2006 Zoom Peter Hewitt Sony Pictures
2007 Ghost Rider Mark Steven Johnson Columbia Pictures
2007 Spider-Man 3 Sam Raimi Columbia Pictures
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Tim Story 20th Century Fox
2008 Superhero Movie Craig Mazin Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Spoof film
2008 Iron Man Jon Favreau Paramount Pictures
2008 The Incredible Hulk Louis Leterrier Universal Studios
2008 Hancock Peter Berg Columbia Pictures
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army Guillermo Del Toro Universal Studios
2008 The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan Warner Bros.
2008 Punisher: War Zone Lexi Alexander Lionsgate Films
2008 The Spirit Frank Miller Lionsgate Films
2009 Watchmen Zack Snyder Warner Bros.

Upcoming[edit]

Year Film Director Distributor
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Gavin Hood 20th Century Fox
2010 Iron Man II Jon Favreau Paramount Pictures
2010 Green Lantern Martin Campbell Warner Bros.
2010 Jonah Hex Jimmy Hayward Warner Bros.
2010 Green Hornet Michel Gondry Columbia Pictures
2011 Superman: Man of Steel Mark Miller Warner Bros.
2011 Batman 3 Christopher Nolan Warner Bros.
2011 Spider-Man 4 Sam Raimi Columbia Pictures
2011 Thor Kenneth Branagh Paramount Pictures
2011 The First Avenger: Captain America Joe Johnston Paramount Pictures
2012 The Avengers Justin Theroux Paramount Pictures

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