The Top 10 Underrated Superhero Films

What exactly is an underrated superhero film? It could be a superhero film that was critically panned, but is in fact pretty good.

Batman: The Movie (1966)

Adam West is still seen as a vaguely embarrassing weird uncle by many current superhero fans. The truth though is that Batman: The Movie is the best superhero movie ever made, and it’s not close.

Superman 2 (1981)

The second classic Superman film is fondly remembered by critics and fans, not least for the wonderful screwball banter between Superman (Christopher Reeves) and Lois Lane (Margot Kidder).

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

As you’re probably aware, Friday the 13th is a horror slasher franchise. It has victims aplenty and a looming villain, but no superheroes.

The Heroic Trio (1993)

Johnnie To’s largely forgotten superhero martial arts masterpiece is a brutal ballet of rustling cloaks, shotgun blasts, and babies who are rescued less often than you might think. 

Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)

 Superhero Jesus loves queer people and will save them all, in a good way. Even turning water into wine isn’t as awesome as that.