SF for the Discerning Viewer #7 - Superheroes

A Listmania! list by Jack Cade (New York, NY)
 
Superman - The Movie
1.  Superman - The Movie DVD ~ Christopher Reeve
The list author says:
  "1978.  The first truly good superhero film done. Attains a rare atmosphere of empathetic good."
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Superman II
2.  Superman II DVD ~ Ned Beatty
The list author says:
  "1980.  Well done, but Superman doesn't beat up guys in diners.  Terence Stamp's voice is amazing."
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Batman (1989)
3.  Batman (1989) 
The list author says:
  "1989.  First dark superhero movie.  Great production design.  The action is dated but the performances are not.  Keaton did very well and Nicholson stole the film."
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Batman Returns (1992)
4.  Batman Returns (1992) 
The list author says:
  "1992.  Even darker and weirder than the first.  But too many villians and not enough Batman.  Still, a quality film.  Don't get me started on Schumacher's nipple Batmans..."
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Batman - Mask of the Phantasm
5.  Batman - Mask of the Phantasm DVD ~ Kevin Conroy
The list author says:
  "1993.  I'd easily put this over the two Schumacher Batmans.  Dark and moody.  Well done."
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Blade
6.  Blade DVD ~ Wesley Snipes
The list author says:
  "1998.  Everyone forgets this came out a full year before The Matrix.  Groundbreaking and damn cool."
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Batman Beyond: Season 1 (DC Comics Classic Collection)
7.  Batman Beyond: Season 1 (DC Comics Classic Collection) DVD ~ Will Friedle
The list author says:
  "1999.  An aging Bruce Wayne passes on the mantle of the Bat to a new hero.  These are very well done.  A surprise and even better than the Batman Animated Series, which were pretty good."
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Unbreakable
8.  Unbreakable DVD ~ Bruce Willis
The list author says:
  "2000.  A great "reality" take on superheroes.  Very well done."
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X-Men (Widescreen Edition)
9.  X-Men (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Patrick Stewart
The list author says:
  "2000.  Bryan Singer brings a new level of cool and understatment to traditional heroes."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (764 customer reviews)

Justice League: Season 1 (DC Comics Classic Collection)
10.  Justice League: Season 1 (DC Comics Classic Collection) DVD ~ George Newbern
The list author says:
  "2001.  These are all done in 2-episode arcs.  Very good writing here and also top notch vocal talent.  Season 2 gets even better."
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Blade II (New Line Platinum Series)
11.  Blade II (New Line Platinum Series) DVD ~ Wesley Snipes
The list author says:
  "2002.  Del Toro injects some horror into Blade.  Great action sequences.  And Ron Perlman!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 customer reviews)

Spider-Man (Widescreen Special Edition)
12.  Spider-Man (Widescreen Special Edition) DVD ~ Tobey Maguire
The list author says:
  "2002.  After 30 years of waiting, Sam Raimi makes a fun character-grounded film."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,307 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

X2: X-Men United (Two-Disc Widescreen Edition)
13.  X2: X-Men United (Two-Disc Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Patrick Stewart
The list author says:
  "2003.  Singer again.  More of the (good) same."
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Hulk (Special Edition)
14.  Hulk (Special Edition) DVD ~ Eric Bana
The list author says:
  "2003.  Everyone hated this but I think Ang did something interesting here.  Not for everyone, but I think it's a very well crafted and thought through film."
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Hellboy (Director's Cut)
15.  Hellboy (Director's Cut) DVD ~ Ron Perlman
The list author says:
  "2004.  Del Toro again.  Not amazing, but well done."
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Spider-Man 2 (Widescreen Special Edition)
16.  Spider-Man 2 (Widescreen Special Edition) DVD ~ Tobey Maguire
The list author says:
  "2004.  A good follow-up with a continuing emphasis on character rather than spectacle."
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Batman Begins (Single-Disc Widescreen Edition)
17.  Batman Begins (Single-Disc Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Christian Bale
The list author says:
  "2005.  I think was the best superhero movie done to date."
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Ultimate Avengers - The Movie
18.  Ultimate Avengers - The Movie DVD ~ Justin Gross
The list author says:
  "2006.  Call me crazy, but this movie was a lot of fun and the final Hulk fight was pretty damn awesome.  UA2, not so much."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Spider-Man 3 (2-Disc Special Edition)
19.  Spider-Man 3 (2-Disc Special Edition) DVD ~ Tobey Maguire
The list author says:
  "2007.  This was really fun.  I thought it was an improvement over SM2."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (634 customer reviews) | 34 customer discussions

Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme
20.  Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme DVD ~ Bryce Johnson
The list author says:
  "2007.  First-rate film here.  Great direction, story, vocal-talent.  Marvel is on quite a roll with these."
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Iron Man (Ultimate 2 Disc Edition)
21.  Iron Man (Ultimate 2 Disc Edition) DVD ~ Robert Downey Jr.
The list author says:
  "2008.  Not in the same league with Batman Begins and X-Men, but a lot of fun with Downey stealing the show."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,678 customer reviews) | 56 customer discussions

The Incredible Hulk (Widescreen Edition)
22.  The Incredible Hulk (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Edward Norton
The list author says:
  "2008.  Didn't reach for much but didn't disappoint.  A decent B-Movie much like Downey Jr.'s Iron Man."
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The Dark Knight (Two-Disc Special Edition)
23.  The Dark Knight (Two-Disc Special Edition) DVD ~ Christian Bale
The list author says:
  "2008.  Quite an intense and very well done film but I still stand by the first one."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,410 customer reviews)

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (Two-Disc Special Edition)
24.  Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (Two-Disc Special Edition) DVD ~ Kevin Conroy
The list author says:
  "2009.  Very well done."
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Planet Hulk
25.  Planet Hulk DVD ~ Greg Johnson
The list author says:
  "2010.  Solid little film, probably the best version of Hulk (including the two films)."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

Batman: Under the Red Hood [Blu-ray]
26.  Batman: Under the Red Hood [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Bruce Greenwood
The list author says:
  "2010.  Solid."
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Iron Man 2 [HD]
27.  Iron Man 2 [HD] DVD Robert Downey Jr.
The list author says:
  "2010.  Pretty good."
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Superman/Batman: Apocalypse [Blu-ray]
28.  Superman/Batman: Apocalypse [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Kevin Conroy
The list author says:
  "2010.  More of a Supergirl movie, but solid."
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Thor (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
29.  Thor (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) DVD ~ Chris Hemsworth
The list author says:
  "2011.  Was well done!  Confounded my expectations."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,420 customer reviews) | 15 customer discussions

X-Men: First Class (+ Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
30.  X-Men: First Class (+ Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] DVD ~ James McAvoy
The list author says:
  "2011.  Very well done, if not quite on the level of the first two X-Men movies.  Far superior to X-Men 3 and the Wolverine film, however."
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Captain America: The First Avenger (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
31.  Captain America: The First Avenger (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) DVD ~ Chris Evans
The list author says:
  "2011.  One of the better comic book films to come along in quite awhile.  Captured the essense of Cap IMHO."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,035 customer reviews) | 15 customer discussions

All-Star Superman [Blu-ray]
32.  All-Star Superman [Blu-ray] DVD ~ James Denton
The list author says:
  "2011.  One of the better Superman stories.  Should be adapted to live-action."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Chronicle (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo +Digital Copy)
33.  Chronicle (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo +Digital Copy) DVD ~ Michael B. Jordan
The list author says:
  "2012.  I was pretty well blown away by this film.  It really is a fresh take on filmed superheros. There are many scenes in this film that you've never seen before. Very impressive."
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Marvel's The Avengers (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
34.  Marvel's The Avengers (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging) DVD ~ Robert Downey Jr.
The list author says:
  "2012.  Was a hell of a lot of fun. A great ride.  Best moment: Galaga."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7,781 customer reviews) | 23 customer discussions

Justice League: Doom [Blu-ray]
35.  Justice League: Doom [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Kevin Conroy
The list author says:
  "2012.  Solid."
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The Dark Knight Rises [Blu-ray]
36.  The Dark Knight Rises [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Christian Bale
The list author says:
  "2012.  Not quite up to Dark Knight's standard, but a solid finish to the trilogy."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,658 customer reviews) | 29 customer discussions

Iron Man 3 (plus bonus features) [HD]
37.  Iron Man 3 (plus bonus features) [HD] DVD Robert Downey Jr.
The list author says:
  "2013."
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Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (With Bonus Features) [HD]
38.  Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (With Bonus Features) [HD] DVD Justin Chambers
The list author says:
  "2013."
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Man of Steel (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet)
39.  Man of Steel (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet) DVD ~ Henry Cavill
The list author says:
  "2013.  Flawed, but I liked it."
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