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.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Superman: Last Son of Krypton Movie Poster Image
A smart, charismatic Superman retelling.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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Tremendously heartwarming, positive docu for all ages.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Awesome origin story is action-packed, deals with grief.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Top-notch, action-packed fun for the entire family.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Clever, creative, action-packed adventure/toy ad.
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(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.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Clever animated throwback to '60s Batman has some violence.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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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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Super-nostalgic superhero adventure still soars.
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(Release Year: 1978)
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Witty, action-packed superadventure with big themes.
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(Release Year: 1981)
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Some iffy humor in quirky Danish tween superhero movie.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Stirring docu sees superhero as powerful motivator for good.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Diverse, entertaining reboot has some language, violence.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Fun movie, but may be too intense for younger kids.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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A popcorn pleasure with heart, soul, and insight.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Comic-book adaptation has brains, brawn, and style.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Violence and minor sensuality in reflective Superman tale.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Action-packed series reboot has lots to offer Spidey fans.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Clever, funny, cool Marvel movie has lots of sci-fi action.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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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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Marvel's sci-fi adventure has it all: laughs, action, charm.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Lots of laughs, thrills, tunes in slightly lesser sequel.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Thrilling but violent, tense return for the Man of Steel.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Engaging, entertaining, empowering superhero adventure.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Inspiring docu explores female heroes in comics, real life.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Fun but violent sequel has peril, cursing.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Heroes work together in explosive comic-book adventure.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Smart and entertaining, but also very violent.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Excellent tale with disturbing imagery, frequent violence.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Intense, entertaining adventure is a great threequel.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Violent and noir-ish Batman is engaging but cynical.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Dark animated superhero yarn will entertain older viewers.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Has action, heart, but superhero is an alcoholic.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Great action, lots of style, some iffy stuff.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Downey whips out the big guns, sexy banter in fun sequel.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Engaging noir tale is dark and violent; some cursing, nudity
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Strong violence countered by positive messages, good story.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Superhero-size violence, fab effects in '80s-set threequel.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Time-traveling superhero sequel has lots of action violence.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Extremely violent animated addition to the Batman story.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Extremely violent, ambiguous end to animated Batman saga.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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A darkly violent take on the comic-book hero.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Superman fights, learns life lessons in animated thriller.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Thrilling, action-packed adventure treads dark waters.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Excellent sequel much darker, more violent than the first.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Bale's final Batman is as gritty and dark as the first two.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Poignant, grown-up, very violent superhero movie.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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