Since the resurgence of the superhero genre back in the 2000s, superhero movies have become a dime a dozen. While a few are modern-day masterpieces, a few are straight from hell. Here are the 15 worst superhero movies of all time.

15. Thor: The Dark World

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Directed by the talented Alan Taylor, Thor: The Dark World lacked the superhero charm in its search for a more grounded and realistic setting. From a generic villain to a ridiculously predictable plot, Thor 2 actually set back the characters of Thor and Jane for a few years.

14. Green Lantern

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Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, and Mark Strong, Green Lantern suffered from a mediocre plot that was beyond any salvage even by great performances by the lead actors. A boring CGI-fest, Green Lantern is rightfully the butt of all jokes to the point where Deadpool goes back in time in Deadpool 2 to kill Ryan Reynolds before signing up for the movie.

13. Suicide Squad

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Set to expand the DCEU, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is a horrible mess of rushed production, creative differences, and a wafer-thin plot. From Cara Delevinge’s deadpan expressions to forced humor, Suicide Squad is truly a wasted opportunity. Hopefully, we will get the Ayer Cut in the near future to purge this abomination from existence.

12. X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Sophie Turner dazzled for her performance as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, but truth be told, she was a horrible choice for the role of Jean Grey. A disappointingly sub-par superhero movie, Dark Phoenix had so many uninterested actors that the movie felt like a forced conclusion to the X-Men saga.

11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Despite having the beloved Ninja Turtles and the talented Megan Fox, TMNT can be undoubtedly dubbed as the dullest superhero movie in recent times. A travesty of the original source material, TMNT was another wasted opportunity.

10. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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It’s never an easy task to adapt Alan Moore’s work for the big screen. But then, that is no excuse for producing a movie as bad as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Despite having an exciting premise, the movie failed in execution as the plot inexplicably spiraled into a hot mess of absolute lunacy. Sadly, the movie was also the last ever appearance of Sean Connery before his retirement in 2006.

9. Batman & Robin


Directed by Joel Schumacher, Batman & Robin deserves its place among the worst superhero movies of all time for all the reasons. From George Clooney’s infamous Bat-Nipples to Arnold’s ridiculous Mr. Freeze, the sequel to the movie was thankfully canceled.

8. Superman IV: The Quest For Peace

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Riddled with plot holes and generally uninterested actors, Superman IV is a forgettable experience despite having Christopher Reeves in the lead.

7. Elektra

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After the release of Daredevil (2003), Elektra was released starring Jennifer Garner. Despite Garner’s commendable acting chops and a few memorable fighting sequences, the movie had a bland plot that makes it a tiring experience.

6. Spawn

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Filled with gratuitous violence, Spawn is a perfect example of all style and no substance. An over-bearing revenge fantasy at best, Spawn suffers from a forgettable plot and tedious character development.

5. Fant4stic


Josh Trank’s take on the Fantastic Four should serve as a cautionary tale for other filmmakers before approaching the superhero genre. Devoid of any humor, depth, motivations, and overall sense, Fant4stic is an assault on long-time fans of the Fantastic Four.

4. Catwoman

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Halle Berry’s Catwoman is a textbook example of what can go wrong when you stray away from the source material for some quick cash. From completely disregarding Catwoman’s comic-book origin to having absolutely no connection to Batman, Catwoman is beyond any redemption.

3. The New Mutants

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The New Mutants is a perfect tale of don’t judge a book by its cover, or in this case, a movie by its trailer. What was hailed to be the mutants’ foray into the horror genre turned out to be a cringe-fest of predictable plot and unbearable movie experience.

2. Thunder Force

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A shallow and half-hearted attempt at the superhero genre, Thunder Force is a superhero comedy film that is devoid of any humor. A colossal waste of Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer’s acting chops, this movie should serve as a severe symptom of superhero fatigue.

1. Max Steel

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This movie has a distinction of 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Go figure.

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