The Best Superhero Movies By Genre

The Best Superhero Movies By Genre

The Best Superhero Movies By Genre

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the original Blade on August 21, 1998. The film kicked off the modern era of superhero films (or at least Marvel films), and also deftly combined comic book stylings with horror. Hence, ComingSoon.net is finding the Best Superhero Movies By Genre, and you can check out our list in the gallery below!

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A lot of audiences don’t realize this, but “superhero” is not a genre, it’s just a character type. “Comic Book” isn’t a genre either, it’s just a medium, hence why you don’t hear comic book movies like Ghost World discussed too often in relation to Thor: The Dark World. Despite not being based on comics, movies like RoboCop and Darkman are superhero movies, but their genre is sci-fi action or horror film. A superhero movie can literally be any genre, which is something we try to explore in this list.

Even within the Blade trilogy you see a genre shift in each one, with the horror being dominant in the first, and slowly shifting towards action in the second and third films. Each film in Marvel’s Captain America trilogy explored a different genre, with the first being primarily a war movie, the second a paranoid thriller and the third being more a globetrotting action adventure.

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What genres have the worlds of superheroes overlooked? What is your favorite genre to see superheroes in? Let us know in the comments below!

Best Horror Superhero Movie: Blade
  • Best Comedic Superhero Movie: Deadpool
  • Best Sci-Fi Superhero Movie: Superman
  • Best Western Superhero Movie: The Mask of Zorro
  • Best War Superhero Movie: Wonder Woman
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