Superheroes are characters that have always been a beloved favorite since the moment they were introduced. The first of the most popular superheroes in today’s media were typically depicted first in the comic book medium but have since moved on to become television shows and movies. In this article, you will discover seven of the best superhero movies on Netflix to reignite the passion you felt for these superhuman entities as a child. So kick back and enjoy the following list of some of the best films surrounding these incredible characters that Netflix currently has to offer.
1. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
|Release Date on Netflix||December 25, 2016|
|Director||Anthony Russo and Joe Russo|
|Runtime||2 hours 27 minutes|
|IMDb Rating||7.9 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||90%|
|Streaming on||Netflix United States|
A well-loved film, Captain America: Civil War is a shoe-in for our list of the seven best superhero movies on Netflix. This film centers around Captain America, played by Chris Evans, and Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr. Their characters end up going head to head over some political discourse that ends up driving the team of Avengers in half. The behavior of this group leads to much collateral damage and eventually forces Black Widow and Hawkeye to choose a side.
– The actors who were finalists for Spider-Man were made to do separate screen tests with Downey Jr. and Evans to discern who had the most chemistry with these characters.
– Sebastian Stan sent Downey Jr. a video of him working out next to a decapitated Iron Man head, saying that he was looking forward to their scene together.
2. The Punisher (2004)
|Release Date on Netflix||December 11, 2011|
|Runtime||2 hours 4 minutes|
|IMDb Rating||6.5 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||29%|
|Streaming on||Netflix United States, Netflix Canada, Netflix Netherlands, Netflix Brazil, Netflix Sweden, Netflix Denmark, Netflix Finland, Netflix Norway, Netflix Australia, Netflix New Zealand, Netflix United Kingdom, Netflix Austria and Netflix France|
Though it does not have a high rating on Rotten Tomatoes, The Punisher is a cult classic. This film follows an FBI undercover agent who goes rogue and becomes a vigilante assassin. He is determined to take out the businessmen whose corruption caused the death of his entire family.
– The Punisher is based on a comic book and was the first adaptation since fellow comic book film Blade (1998) to get an R rating.
– Kevin Nash was accidentally stabbed by Thomas Jane during their knife fight.
3. Fantastic Four (2005)
|Release Date on Netflix||October 13, 2014|
|Runtime||1 hour 46 minutes|
|IMDb Rating||7.9 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||27%|
|Streaming on||Netflix United States, Netflix France, Netflix Netherlands, Netflix Sweden, Netflix Denmark, Netflix Brazil, Netflix Finland, Netflix Norway, Netflix Germany, Netflix Austria and Netflix Australia|
Even with its less than impressive Rotten Tomatoes score, Fantastic Four is a popular film that deserves a spot on our article about the best superhero movies on Netflix. This film follows a gang of astronauts who gain superhuman powers after exposure to cosmic radiation. These astronauts have to use these powers to fight the evil Doctor Von Doom.
– Jessica Alba went through a kidney infection while she filmed Fantastic Four and almost passed out while filming the scene in the space station.
4. Hellboy (2004)
|Release Date on Netflix||June 24, 2012|
|Director||Guillermo del Toro|
|Runtime||2 hours 2 minutes|
|IMDb Rating||6.8 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||81%|
|Streaming on||Netflix United States, Netflix Canada, Netflix Netherlands, Netflix Sweden, Netflix Denmark, Netflix Finland, Netflix Brazil, Netflix Norway, Netflix Australia, Netflix New Zealand, Netflix Germany and Netflix Austria|
Listed as one of the best comic book movies of all time by Paste Magazine, Hellboy, played by Ron Perlman, is a story about a demon who was raised from his years as an infant after being conjured and then rescued from the Nazis. He grows up to become a combatant against dark forces.
– When they met to discuss the film, the director, Guillermo del Toro and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola decided to say at once their choice for the role of Hellboy, and at the same time, they both said Ron Perlman.
5. The Flash (2014)
|Release Date on Netflix||October 6, 2015|
|Director||Dermott Downs, Ralph Hemecker, Jesse Warn, and Glen Winter and many others|
|IMDb Rating||8.1 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||94%|
|Streaming on||Netflix United States, Netflix Brazil, Netflix Sweden and Netflix Norway|
In this television series, Grant Gustin plays Barry Allen, a man who awakens from his coma after being struck by lightning only to realize that he’s been given a superpower: super speed. He then becomes the Flash and works to combat crime in Central City.
– The number “52” shows up in the first season during every single episode.
– Henry Allen, Barry Allen’s father, is played by the man who played Barry Allen in The Flash (1990), John Wesley Shipp.