Best Superhero Movies for Kids

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... some of our favorite superhero movies! If you're looking for a great family movie for your comic book lover, then this list is for you. It seems like there's a new superhero remake every other year -- and some are better than others -- but our picks are excellent, action-packed, and full of strong role models. These men (and women) in tights are sure to save the day and beat the bad guys when it really counts. From The Incredibles to The Dark Knight, there's something here for every superhero-loving kid, tween, and teen.

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Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel Movie Poster Image
Hilarious movie combines the best of two cartoon worlds.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Powerpuff Girls Movie Movie Poster Image
Funny, exciting, and involving.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Superman: Last Son of Krypton Movie Poster Image
A smart, charismatic Superman retelling.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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Batkid Begins Movie Poster Image
Tremendously heartwarming, positive docu for all ages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Big Hero 6 Movie Poster Image
Awesome origin story is action-packed, deals with grief.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Incredibles Movie Poster Image
Top-notch, action-packed fun for the entire family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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The Lego Batman Movie Movie Poster Image
Clever, creative, action-packed adventure/toy ad.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Adventures of Batman and Robin: The Penguin Movie Poster Image
Action-packed and true to the source.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Batman vs. Two-Face Movie Poster Image
Clever animated throwback to '60s Batman has some violence.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Sky High Movie Poster Image
Cartoony high school superhero drama; OK for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Stan Lee's Mighty 7: Beginnings Movie Poster Image
Unlikely hero team has positive social messages for kids.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Superman: The Movie Movie Poster Image
Super-nostalgic superhero adventure still soars.
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(Release Year: 1978)
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Superman II Movie Poster Image
Witty, action-packed superadventure with big themes.
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(Release Year: 1981)
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Antboy Movie Poster Image
Some iffy humor in quirky Danish tween superhero movie.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Legends of the Knight Movie Poster Image
Stirring docu sees superhero as powerful motivator for good.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Poster Image
Diverse, entertaining reboot has some language, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Spider-Man Movie Poster Image
Fun movie, but may be too intense for younger kids.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Spider-Man 2 Movie Poster Image
A popcorn pleasure with heart, soul, and insight.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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X-Men Movie Poster Image
Comic-book adaptation has brains, brawn, and style.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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All-Star Superman Movie Poster Image
Violence and minor sensuality in reflective Superman tale.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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The Amazing Spider-Man Movie Poster Image
Action-packed series reboot has lots to offer Spidey fans.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Ant-Man Movie Poster Image
Clever, funny, cool Marvel movie has lots of sci-fi action.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Doctor Strange Movie Poster Image
Mysticism, humor, and action surround unique Marvel hero.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Movie Poster Image
Fun musical adventure includes some innuendo and a death.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Poster Image
Marvel's sci-fi adventure has it all: laughs, action, charm.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Poster Image
Lots of laughs, thrills, tunes in slightly lesser sequel.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Superman Returns Movie Poster Image
Thrilling but violent, tense return for the Man of Steel.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Wonder Woman Movie Poster Image
Engaging, entertaining, empowering superhero adventure.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines Movie Poster Image
Inspiring docu explores female heroes in comics, real life.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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X2: X-Men United Movie Poster Image
Fun but violent sequel has peril, cursing.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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The Avengers Movie Poster Image
Heroes work together in explosive comic-book adventure.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Batman Begins Movie Poster Image
Smart and entertaining, but also very violent.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Batman vs. Robin Movie Poster Image
Excellent tale with disturbing imagery, frequent violence.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Captain America: Civil War Movie Poster Image
Intense, entertaining adventure is a great threequel.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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DCU: Son of Batman Movie Poster Image
Violent and noir-ish Batman is engaging but cynical.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Green Lantern: First Flight Movie Poster Image
Dark animated superhero yarn will entertain older viewers.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Hancock Movie Poster Image
Has action, heart, but superhero is an alcoholic.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Iron Man Movie Poster Image
Great action, lots of style, some iffy stuff.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Iron Man 2 Movie Poster Image
Downey whips out the big guns, sexy banter in fun sequel.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Justice League: Gods and Monsters Movie Poster Image
Engaging noir tale is dark and violent; some cursing, nudity
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Superman vs. the Elite Movie Poster Image
Strong violence countered by positive messages, good story.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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X-Men: Apocalypse Movie Poster Image
Superhero-size violence, fab effects in '80s-set threequel.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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X-Men: Days of Future Past Movie Poster Image
Time-traveling superhero sequel has lots of action violence.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Movie Poster Image
Extremely violent animated addition to the Batman story.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Movie Poster Image
Extremely violent, ambiguous end to animated Batman saga.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Batman Returns Movie Poster Image
A darkly violent take on the comic-book hero.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Superman: Unbound Movie Poster Image
Superman fights, learns life lessons in animated thriller.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Wolverine Movie Poster Image
Thrilling, action-packed adventure treads dark waters.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Dark Knight Movie Poster Image
Excellent sequel much darker, more violent than the first.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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The Dark Knight Rises Movie Poster Image
Bale's final Batman is as gritty and dark as the first two.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Logan Movie Poster Image
Poignant, grown-up, very violent superhero movie.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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