Where To Watch Every Superman Movie in Order

Clark Kent (a.k.a. Superman) will return to the big screen in 2025 in James Gunn’s Superman, which will also kickstart the new cinematic DC Universe (DCU) after the recent closure of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). However, the Kryptonian hero has been appearing in films for over 82 years now. For viewers looking to catch up with his entire cinematic history before the start of the new Superman era, here’s where to watch every Superman movie in order.

DC Comics created Superman in 1938. He hails from the planet Krypton and boasts powers like super strength, laser beam eyes, and flight. The hero made his big screen debut in 1941 when he appeared in 17 theatrical animated shorts from Paramount Pictures.

By 1948, he appeared in live-action for the first time in the serial Superman, which became the most profitable movie serial at the time. In the original serial and sequel, Atom Man vs. Superman, Superman’s actor, Kirk Alwyn, was credited only as Superman to allow young viewers to believe he was real.

However, these early movies were limited significantly by the technology at the time. Hence, many feel the first film to come close to capturing the scale of this hero was when Warner Bros. took over the film rights and made Superman (1978). Christopher Reeve portrayed Kent and, to this day, is considered the best Superman actor. The movie was one of the first to create a realistic illusion of flight through wind machines, blue screens, and wiring work. The film received three direct sequels, each introducing iconic Superman characters like Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Lana Lang, and General Zod.

Unfortunately, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace was such a financial and critical failure that another Superman movie wouldn’t be made until Superman Returns in 2006, when Brandon Routh took over as the titular hero. While it was an improvement over Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Warner Bros. still wasn’t pleased with its box office performance.

Hence, the most recent iteration of Superman, portrayed by Henry Cavill, was born with Man of Steel. The movie also marked the first time Superman joined a cinematic universe as it kickstarted the DCEU. The next film Cavill appeared in was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which saw the hero crossover with Ben Affleck’s Batman. Superman would go on to appear in Justice League and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, but the DCEU quickly became plagued with critical and commercial flops and a lack of connectivity, leading to the universe closing out with Aquaman and the Last Kingdom.

Soon, David Corenswet’s Superman will kick off a new DCU in 2025. Before then, here’s where to watch every Superman movie in release date order from oldest to newest.

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  1. Superman

    Superman

    1948

    IMDB 6.9

    #1

    Kirk Alyn sets the heroic standard for generations to come - as Superman, the Man of Steel - in these fun, multichapter cliffhanger adventures. The 15-chapter Superman from 1948 spans our hero's first arrival on Earth to his alter-ego as reporter Clark Kent of The Daily Planet alongside Lois Lane (Noel Neill) through his battle with the sinister Spider Lady and her "relativity reducer ray." Next, while the real world faced the dawn of the nuclear age, Metropolis's caped hero faced that menace and more in the 15-chapter Atom Man vs. Superman. Is archvillain Lex Luthor behind both the UFO and the atomic bomb that threatens to level Metropolis? Of course not. He claims to be a simple television repairman! Before George Reeves starred in the classic 1950s television series, these Superman serials truly started the superhero craze and set the bar for all future portrayals of the Man of Steel.

  2. Atom Man vs. Superman

    #2

    Superman battles Lex Luthor, who is using a teleportation device and a new identity as Atom Man in his criminal plans.

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  3. Superman and the Mole-Men

    #3

    Reporters Clark Kent and Lois Lane arrive in the small town of Silsby to witness the drilling of the world's deepest oil well. The drill, however, has penetrated the underground home of a race of small, furry people who then come to the surface at night to look around. The fact that they glow in the dark scares the townfolk, who form a mob, led by the vicious Luke Benson, intent on killing the strange people. Only Superman has a chance to prevent this tragedy.

  4. Superman

    Superman

    1978

    IMDB 7.4 (187k)

    #4

    Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.

  5. Superman II

    Superman II

    1980

    IMDB 6.8 (114k)

    #5

    Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by General Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human in order to get closer to Lois, realizes he has a responsibility to save the planet.

  6. Superman III

    Superman III

    1983

    IMDB 5.0 (74k)

    #6

    Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. Between rekindling romance with his high school sweetheart and saving himself, Superman must contend with a powerful supercomputer.

  7. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

    #7

    With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. Using a strand of Superman's hair, Luthor synthesizes a powerful ally known as Nuclear Man and ignites an epic battle spanning Earth and space.

  8. Superman Returns

    Superman Returns

    2006

    IMDB 6.1 (291k)

    #8

    Superman returns to discover his 5-year absence has allowed Lex Luthor to walk free, and that those he was closest to felt abandoned and have moved on. Luthor plots his ultimate revenge that could see millions killed and change the face of the planet forever, as well as ridding himself of the Man of Steel.

  9. Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

    #9

    Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

  10. Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    2013

    IMDB 7.1 (811k)

    #10

    A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

  11. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    #11

    Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

  12. Justice League

    Justice League

    2017

    IMDB 6.1 (478k)

    #12

    Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble a team of metahumans consisting of Barry Allen, Arthur Curry and Victor Stone to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and the Parademons who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth.

  13. Zack Snyder's Justice League

    #13

    Determined to ensure Superman's ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions.

  14. Superman

    #14

    Superman, a cub reporter in Metropolis, embarks on a journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent.

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