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The best superhero movies to see on Netflix


Amongst original Tv series, drama, comedies and brand-new horrors, Netflix has become a great hub for superhero movies. Check out with us the best superhero movies to watch on Netflix.

Superman Returns, 2006

Cast: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

Director: Bryan Singer

The film is the story of Superman’s return after a 5-year absence from earth: will Loise Lane be waiting for him or will she have moved on with her new life? What will Lex Luthor’s new infernal plan be to destroy the world? If you haven’t watched it yet, Superman Returns is one of the best superhero movies, a must-see on Netflix, one of the classics in this genre.

Sin City, 2005

Cast: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis

Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez

Not a children’s kind of superhero movie: Sin City tells the story of 3 characters fighting against corruption in Basin City. Violence and brutal crime give Sin City a unique feel, one that resembles 1994 The Crow: the dark and dreary scenes, plus a stellar cast, make it a one-to-watch amongst the best superhero movies on Netflix.

Fantastic Four, 2015

Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan

Director: Josh Trank

From Marvel Comics, Fantastic Four is a great ensemble of characters, 4 outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which transforms their physical form in disruptive ways: the Invisible Woman, The Human Torch, the monstrous Thing and Mister Fantastic are the stars of this superhero movie that you can appreciate on Netflix.

Captain America: Civil War, 2016

Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Captain America and Ironman are allies, but something goes wrong in the delicate balance that keeps these superheroes united. Based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name, it is a sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, and on top of that, it is also the thirteenth instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Hellboy, 2004

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Cast: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair

Amongst best superhero movies, Hellboy falls in the supernatural action-thriller category. Based on Dark Horse Comics work Hellboy: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola it follows the story of a demon who grows up as a defender against the forces of darkness, after he was raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis. A sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, will be released on July 11, 2008.

Batman, The Movie, 1966

Cast: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether

Director: Leslie H. Martinson

Believe it or not, it all started back in 1966 with Batman, The Movie: that was the moment in which cinema changed forever, understanding that cinema lovers needed a superhero. That’s when superhero franchise movie found their beginning: when the black and red duo was kicking and punching to try and stop some supervillains triggering a secret device that can dehydrate people in a flash.  Now, decades later, you can watch this 1966 classic superhero movie in Netflix.

Barbarella, 1986

Director: Roger Vadim

Cast: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg

Starring a young Jane Fonda, Barbarella is one of those classic superhero movies you should watch at least once in your life: she is an astronaut from the 41st century trying to stop evil scientist Durand Durand:  based on the French comic of the same name, it is directed by Fonda’s husband Roger Vadim. We wonder how it happened that the opening shots are an anti-grav striptease?

The Crow, 1994

Director: Alex Proyas

Cast: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis

We know what you are saying: what’s The Crow got with superhero movies? Well, Brandon Lee’s character is in fact an avenger for justice, as he comes back after death to find his and his girlfriend’s killer thanks to the guide of a crow. Plus, it is based on a comic book like most superhero films –  James O’Barr’s 1989 comic book.

The Punisher

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh

Cast: Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Samantha Mathis

An anti-hero movie is what The Punisher actually is, where an undercover FBI agent becomes a vigilante assassin planning to get back at the businessman who caused his entire family to be brutally killed. Amongst Marvel superhero films, this is the one you should not watch with the kids.

V for Vendetta

Director: James McTeigue

Cast: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves

If you still don’t know what Bonfire Night is, it is time you watched this futuristic version of Guy Fawkes and how he tries to destroy the British Government in a dark and hard to place on the timeline London: if this doesn’t sound as the classic superhero movie, with superpowers to defeat evil monsters, it is because you have never really understood anything about politics.

Hulk, Where Monsters Dwell, 2016

Director: Mitch Schauer

Cast: Fred Tatasciore, Liam O’Brien, Jesse Burch

The Hulk is one of the most iconic characters out Marvel’s comics and movies: in this recent version, will Doctor Strange, the Hulk and the Howling Commandos be able to the Halloween Nightmare scheme or all night dreamers will be turned into monsters?