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. Superhero movies have never been so popular, but some are better than others. Our picks are all excellent, action-packed, and full of strong role models. These men and women are sure to save the day and beat the bad guys when it really counts. From The Incredibles to Black Panther, 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.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Batkid Begins Movie Poster Image
Tremendously heartwarming, positive docu for all ages.
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(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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DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis Movie Poster Image
Super-brave, super-capable girls win the day and sell toys.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Incredibles Movie Poster Image
Top-notch, action-packed fun for the entire family.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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The Lego Batman Movie Movie Poster Image
Clever, creative, action-packed adventure/toy ad.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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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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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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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Movie Poster Image
Excellent, intense adventure has thrills, humor, heart.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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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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Captain Marvel Movie Poster Image
Powerful female superhero story has some violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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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.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Aquaman Movie Poster Image
Underwater origin story has lots of comic book action.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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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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Spider-Man: Far from Home Movie Poster Image
Fun, fast-paced sequel has some dark, dizzying violence.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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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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Batman Ninja Movie Poster Image
Anime Batman time-travels to ancient Japan; lots of action.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Black Panther Movie Poster Image
Masterful Marvel film has depth, diversity -- and violence.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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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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Shazam! Movie Poster Image
Superhero comedy is charming, with some scary/violent parts.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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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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Thor: Ragnarok Movie Poster Image
Funniest Thor movie has tons of style, plenty of violence.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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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 Woman: Bloodlines Movie Poster Image
Action-packed tale has powerful women, violence, cursing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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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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Avengers: Infinity War Movie Poster Image
Intense violence, strong messages in shocking Marvel epic.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Avengers: Endgame Movie Poster Image
Intense but satisfying finale is an epic gift to MCU fans.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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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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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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Justice Society: World War II Movie Poster Image
Superhero and war violence in DC Comics animated movie.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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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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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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Superman: Unbound Movie Poster Image
Superman fights, learns life lessons in animated thriller.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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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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The Wolverine Movie Poster Image
Thrilling, action-packed adventure treads dark waters.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Archenemy Movie Poster Image
Lots of violence, language in atypical superhero tale.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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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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Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Movie Poster Image
Violent and profane, but themes of teamwork, friendship.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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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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