Superman Movies In Order with Timeline

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Superman movies in order. In 1938, The Superman character first time in appearing in a DC Comics publications of a superhero and him debuted in cinemas in a series of animated short films beginning in 1941. After Lippert Pictures company made the first Superman movie named Superman and the Mole Men in 1951 and also It is a first feature film based on DC Comics character.

However, In 1974, Ilya Salkind, Alexander Salkind, and Pierre Spengler purchased the Superman film rights, and then Richard Donner was hired to direct the film. After the filming Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980).

After, Richard Lester as the director of Superman III (1983) and also Salkinds produce a spin-off film Supergirl in 1984. then selling the rights to Cannon Films and made Superman IV in 1987. Warner Bros. acquired the rights in 1993.

Over eleven years later, Warner Bros. hired Bryan Singer in 2004 and make Superman homage sequel named Superman Return release in 2006. but Warner Bros. disappointed with the financial performance of Superman Return and cancel to make his sequel.

As well as, The film series was rebooted with Man of Steel in 2013 to directed by Zack Snyder. then financial success after Zack Snyder directs movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 and Justice League 2017.

Superman movies in order

Superman Movies in Order to Watch

Let’s talk about superman movies in order, list is below

Superman (1978)

It is the first installment of the Superman film series and also begins parts of the story.

In Fact, Superman financial success of worldwide box office earning $300 million made and it is the second highest grossing film in release of the year.

Movie Details

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Rating: 7.3

Superman II (1980)

It is the second installment of the Superman film series and also a sequel of Superman 1978.

The movie received positive reviews with earning $190 million against a lower budget of $54 million.

Movie Details

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Rating: 6.8

Superman III (1983)

It is the third installment of the Superman film series and also a sequel of Superman II 1980.

Interesting things is the movie is 12th highest grossing of 1983 in North America because of Superman III grossed total of $80 million worldwide.

Movie Details

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot kidder, Richard Pryor

Rating: 5.0

Superman IV (1987)

It is the fifth installment of the Superman film series and also a sequel of Superman III 1983.

The movie received positive review but it is grossed a total of a worldwide box office to $36.7 million.

Movie Details

Genre: Action, Adventure, Family

Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Rating: 3.7

Superman Return (2006)

It is the sixth installment of the Superman film series and also a homage sequel of Superman (1978) & Superman II (1980).

Movie Details

Genre: Action, Adventure

Stars: Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey

Rating: 6.0

Man of Steel (2013)

It is reboot of the Superman film series and also first installment of DC Extended Universe.

The movie is positive review with earning in box office of $668 million worldwide.

Movie Details

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon

Rating: 7.0

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

It is the second installment of DC Extended Universe and Also a follow-up to Man of Steel 2013.

Movie Details

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Stars: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams

Rating: 6.5