At this point in time, there is simply no bigger type of movie event than a superhero movie. Over the past decade, heroes originating in comic books have come to dominate the box office. With franchises like the X-Men, the DC Expanded Universe, and especially the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there is just no safer bet for a movie studio than a superhero movie. But with so many superhero movies being produced these days, it can be hard to catch up with all of them. Thankfully, there are plenty of superhero movies on Netflix you can watch.
Netflix's deal with Disney includes Marvel movies, but only those released beginning in 2016. That's why you'll find last year's biggest movie, Captain America: Civil War, but you won't come across older flicks like Guardians of the Galaxy. But Netflix has plenty of animated offerings from Marvel, as well as movies starring heroes from many different comic book brands like DC, Dark Horse, Vertigo, Rebellion Developments, IDW, Mirage Studios, and even some original creations. So take a look below at the following 26 superhero movies you can watch on Netflix, and see if you become motivated enough to save the world when you're done.
1'Captain America: Civil War'
2016's biggest blockbuster for a reason: It's awesome.
I'll just say this: It's much better than the 2015 reboot.
3'Batman: The Movie'
The Dark Knight was a little different back in the 1960s.
4'Superman: The Movie'
The first superhero blockbuster.
Many fans consider this to be the best of the Superman movies.
Whatever happened to Brandon Routh, anyway?
Probably the weirdest superhero ever made, but what else would you expect from Guillermo del Toro.
This 2007 animated film is profoundly better than the current live action franchise.
Thomas Jane had just one chance to play Marvel's most violent antihero, but he became a fan favorite in the role.
The MCU version won't be on Netflix until later this year, but this surprisingly good animated version should hold you over until then.
This dark '90s film has an even darker legacy: Star Brandon Lee was accidentally killed on set during production.
12'Justice League: War'
The DCEU may be a mess, but DC's animated films over the past few years have been consistently great.
13'V For Vendetta'
Probably the most relevant superhero for today's political climate.
14The 'Antboy' Trilogy
It's Denmark's first superhero movie franchise!
15'Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell'
Hulk, Doctor Strange, and a bunch of monsters team up in Marvel's newest animated film.
16'Son Of Batman'
Did you know Batman had a son? Now you do!
This Canadian indie effort has "cult film" written all over it.
18'Ultimate Avengers' & 'Ultimate Avengers 2'
Before the Avengers made their big screen debut, Marvel produced these familiar-looking animated films.
If you want to stay ahead of the curve, watch this, as rumor has it that its story will be adapted in Thor: Ragnarok.
Cheesy '90s action movie fans, unite!
21'The Invincible Iron Man'
This animated telling of Iron Man's origin was released just one year before Robert Downey Jr. changed the character forever.
22'Thor: Tales Of Asgard'
This straight-to-video flick was timed to capitalize on Thor's theatrical release in 2011.
If you like your superhero movies dark, violent, and satirical, you should enjoy this film, which was written and directed by James Gunn, the guy behind Guardians of the Galaxy.