Multiple sequels, too many prequels, gritty reboots, body armor, tangled storylines, entire worlds tinted blue and orange or garish, muddy gray, and endless CGI fights bookending three lines of dialogue meant to replace character development — it's enough to make even the biggest comic book film fans exhausted. If you find you're suffering from Superhero Movie Fatigue Syndrome™, it's time to try something different — and no, that doesn't mean giving the genre up, just trying out some new options. Here are 15 underrated superhero movies streaming right now, flicks you probably missed while watching Avengers: Infinity War on repeat.
Before Marvel's Cinematic Universe started taking over screens a decade ago, superhero movies were far more hit-and-miss. Exceptions usually included directors' passion projects, or indie films with distinct stylization and unique visual flair. These movies were very into individually adapting the "comic book" style to the big screen, before the current standardized look became the norm. In the decades between 1978's Superman and the recent gritty versions of that hero's story, plenty of films took potshots at the idealism and heroics of straightforward superheroes. Many of the films below did just that, and are absolutely worth checking out next time you need a new movie to watch.