One of the first adaptations of Supes for the big screen, this was a serial production giving the caped Kryptonian episodeic adventures to delight week after week.
Atom Man vs. Superman
The second serial adventure features Superman taking on a whole new villain for the fate of the city.
Superman and the Mole Men
Another serial adventure, although this one has the distinction of being repurposed as the pilot for Superman's first television series.
The Richard Donner Era
After decades away, Supes is back on the silver screen. Staring Chistopher Reeve in the title roll, this movie proved to audiences that, yes, you really could see a man fly at the theater.
A troubled production that looks to take the work of the 1978 original and expand the adventure out bigger and better. Sadly, director Richard Donner left half-way in, and the final production left a lot to be desired.
You know what Superman needs? A lighter, more comedic tone. No, actually, he doesn't, and this proves why that's a bad idea.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
The last of the Christopher Reeve movies, this ill-fated film has Superman taking on the threat of nuclear weapons. It's also terrible.
Widely considered one of the worst Superman movies, this film does one thing right: it ditches the third and fourth Christopher Reeve films. Sadly, it still tries to be a belated sequel to film we'd last seen twenty years early, staying beholden to material that hadn't really aged well in the interim.
After the relative success of Man of Steel (a film that made good money but didn't seem to really have the backing of critics or fans), DC followed it up with a semi-sequel, semi-crossover, putting in the only character in comics arguably bigger than Superman: the Batman. Sadly, the results were just not good.
The production of Justice League was troubled, with original director Zack Snyder leaving part way in (for family reasons) and Joss Wheddon coming in to do extensive rewrites and re-edits. Although the final film is watchable, it's still not great in comparison to the filmic output of Marvel.
Damien Wayne doesn't play well with others, a trait his father would like to see changed. So he's put on a team with other supepr-powered teens to see if they can work together for once. Probably not, though.
When a movie has a title like this, I think we all know what's coming. Based on the comic series of the same name, this film is only going to end one way, and it won't go well for our titular character.
A review of the first volume of the Chinese Superman in his Rebirth-branded book.
Brightburn: Although the concept of a Superman that goes bad has been done before, this film at least takes the novel approach of going full-out horror with the concept.
Megamind: In 2010, Dreamworks Animation came out with this parody film that, more than anything, really seems to want to poke fun at the classic Richard Donner Superman films from the 1970s.
Arrowverse: With the introduction of Supergirl to the Arrowverse, her cousin, the Man of Steel, has gone on to have a recurring role in the series, even showing up on some of the larger, crossover events of the Multiverse.
Superman on Film: An overview of how Superman has evolved on the silver screen over the years.