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40 Great Movies With Super-powered Characters!

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We’ve taken a moment to highlight 40 great examples of movies about supernaturally powered people. While doing that, we excluded fantasy movies like LOTR or HP, as they have their own universes where 'superpowers' are considered 'normal', which makes it another category. Enjoy!

1. I Am Number Four (2011) | IMDb: 6.1

1. I Am Number Four (2011) | IMDb: 6.1

I Am Number Four (2011)

Extraordinary teen John Smith is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity and moving from town to town with his guardian Henri, John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events-his first love, powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

2. Jumper (2008) | IMDb: 6.0

2. Jumper (2008) | IMDb: 6.0

Jumper (2008)

David Rice is a high school student in Ann Arbor, abandoned by his mother at five, living with his callous, alcoholic father, enamored with Millie, a fellow student, and picked on by at least one classmate. On a winter's day, while about to drown, he discovers he can transport himself instantaneously to anyplace on earth...

3. Powder (1995) | IMDb: 6.5

3. Powder (1995) | IMDb: 6.5

Powder (1995)

When Sheriff Barnum investigates the death of an elderly rural resident, he discovers a teenage grandson living in the basement. Raised by his grandparents, he has experienced the world only through books, never leaving the family farm. He is sent to a state home for boys where he has trouble fitting in socially. His odd appearance and unusual abilities cause the small town residents to fear and ridicule him. However, not all are afraid. Some begin to view his potential and gifts with wonderment.

4. Constantine (2005) | IMDb: 6.9

4. Constantine (2005) | IMDb: 6.9

Constantine (2005)

An ex-legend of exorcism, John Constantine finds a new mission about a dangerous sacred object that has been stolen. A woman meets Constantine, the exorcist, and asks him to help her solving the mystery about her twin sister who, according to her knowledge of her relative, would have never killed herself.

5. Daredevil (2003) | IMDb: 5.4

5. Daredevil (2003) | IMDb: 5.4

Daredevil (2003)

Fate deals young orphan Matt Murdock a strange hand when he is doused with hazardous waste. The accident leaves Matt blind but also gives him a heightened 'radar sense' that allows him to 'see' far better than any man. Years later Murdock has grown into a man and becomes a respected criminal attorney. But after he's done his 'day job,' Matt takes on a secret identity as 'The Man Without Fear,' Daredevil, the masked avenger that patrols the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen and New York City to combat the injustice that he cannot tackle in the courtroom.

6. Fantastic Four (2005) | IMDb: 5.7

6. Fantastic Four (2005) | IMDb: 5.7

Fantastic Four (2005)

Four astronauts have their lives changed forever, when they end up being hit by a cloud of cosmic radiation. Reed Richards now has the ability to stretch his body like elastic. Sue Storm (Alba) is now the invisible woman. Johnny Storm becomes the human touch and Ben Grimm becomes the 'Thing', a man made out of rock. But there is one problem. The journey's sponsor, Victor Von Doom has also been affected and with full power, and is a dangerous force that needs to be stopped before it's too late.

7. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) | IMDb: 6.0

7. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) | IMDb: 6.0

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

8. The Dark Knight (2008) | IMDb: 9.0

8. The Dark Knight (2008) | IMDb: 9.0

The Dark Knight (2008)

The follow-up to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective. But soon the three find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.

9. Hellboy (2004) | IMDb: 6.8

9. Hellboy (2004) | IMDb: 6.8

Hellboy (2004)

In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the cause of good rather than evil.

10. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) | IMDb: 5.8

10. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) | IMDb: 5.8

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

Two soldiers stationed in Kazahkstan are ordered to transport special warheads created by MARS, an arms' manufacturer controlled by James McCullen. When they are attacked by thieves, they are saved by a top secret, international special forces unit known as 'G.I. Joe.' The leader of G.I. Joe, General Abernathy, is on the trail of the thieves: an evil organization called 'Cobra.' While Duke and Ripcord train to join the Joes, McCullen is secretly working for Cobra and plotting to recapture his metal-eating 'Nanomite' warheads.

11. Wanted (2008) | IMDb: 6.7

11. Wanted (2008) | IMDb: 6.7

Wanted (2008)

A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps.

12. Hancock (2008) | IMDb: 6.5

12. Hancock (2008) | IMDb: 6.5

Hancock (2008)

The powerful superhero John Hancock has become a joke because of his alcoholism and clumsiness. He has also become the most hated man in Los Angeles. Though he has saved many lives, he also destroyed a lot of property, costing the city millions every time he goes into action. When he saves the life of PR expert Ray Embrey from an oncoming train, the executive is thankful and believes he can restore Hancock's image as a true superhero.

13. The Avengers (2012) | IMDb: 8.2

13. The Avengers (2012) | IMDb: 8.2

The Avengers (2012)

Nick Fury is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., an international peace-keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster.

14. The Matrix (1999) | IMDb: 8.7

14. The Matrix (1999) | IMDb: 8.7

The Matrix (1999)

In the near future, a computer hacker named Neo discovers that all life on Earth may be nothing more than an elaborate facade created by a malevolent cyber-intelligence, for the purpose of placating us while our life essence is 'farmed' to fuel the Matrix's campaign of domination in the 'real' world. He joins like-minded Rebel warriors Morpheus and Trinity in their struggle to overthrow the Matrix.

15. Phenomenon (1996) | IMDb: 6.4

15. Phenomenon (1996) | IMDb: 6.4

Phenomenon (1996)

George Malley owns the local auto repair shop in a small California town. After celebrating his birthday with friends at the local bar/hang-out, George heads for home. He pauses to watch a strange light in the sky, then collapses for a few seconds in the middle of the deserted street. In the days and weeks that follow, George finds his IQ and consciousness expanding dramatically, and develops telekinetic abilities.

16. Man Of Steel (2013) | IMDb: 7.3

16. Man Of Steel (2013) | IMDb: 7.3

Man of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

17. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) | IMDb: 6.8

17. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) | IMDb: 6.8

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

At the outset of World War II, Steve Rogers wants nothing more than to join the army. The only problem is that he can't pass the physical. He's tried several times under different names without success. Dr. Abraham Erskine notes his eagerness and recruits him for an experimental project. Rogers is soon transformed, both mentally and physically, into a super soldier where he eventually faces off against the Nazi organization Hydra and its head, known as Red Skull.

18. Spawn (1997) | IMDb: 5.2

18. Spawn (1997) | IMDb: 5.2

Spawn (1997)

An assassin named Al Simmons is double-crossed and murdered by his evil boss Jason Wynn. Al makes a deal with the devil and returns to earth as Spawn to see his wife. He is ordered by the devil's minion, The Clown, to kill Wynn. Wynn has made a deal with the clown too and is suppose to destroy the world with a deadly virus that will help start Armageddon and allow Hell to attack Heaven. Spawn must choose between Good & Evil.

19. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) | IMDb: 6.2

19. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) | IMDb: 6.2

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.

20. Iron Man (2008) | IMDb: 7.9

20. Iron Man (2008) | IMDb: 7.9

Iron Man (2008)

Billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist? All this and more sums up Tony Stark. After a weapons presentation in Iraq, Stark gets himself captured, resulting in him having a chest filled with shrapnel. Needing to escape, he miniaturizes it and dons a suit of armor. This results in the birth of the Armored Avenger Iron Man. Once returned safely, Stark works to perfect his design and uses it to protect all mankind. This activity catches the eye of a mysterious organization known as SHIELD. On the other hand, the chairman of Stark Industries discovers this and has plans of his own for Tony's work.

21. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) | IMDb: 6.6

21. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) | IMDb: 6.6

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

Set in the mystical lands of Persia, a rogue prince and a mysterious princess race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time -- a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

22. Kick-Ass (2010) | IMDb: 7.8

22. Kick-Ass (2010) | IMDb: 7.8

Kick-Ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training.

23. Resident Evil (2002) | IMDb: 6.7

23. Resident Evil (2002) | IMDb: 6.7

Resident Evil (2002)

A virus has escaped in a secret facility called 'The Hive,' turning the staff into hungry zombies and releasing the mutated Lab 'Animals' that they were studying. The complex computer shuts down the base to prevent infection. The parent corporation sends in an elite military unit, where they meet Alice, who is suffering from amnesia due to exposure to nerve gas. The military team must shut down the computer and get out, fighting their way past zombies, mutants, and the computer itself, before the virus escapes and infects the rest of the world. Alice must also come to terms with her slowly-returning memories.

24. X-Men (2000) | IMDb: 7.4

24. X-Men (2000) | IMDb: 7.4

X-Men (2000)

In a world where both Mutants and Humans fear each other, Marie, better known as Rogue, runs away from home and hitches a ride with another mutant, known as Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine. Charles Xavier, who owns a school for young mutants, sends Storm and Cyclops to bring them back before it is too late. Magneto, who believes a war is approaching, has an evil plan in mind, and needs young Rogue to help him.

25. Spider-Man (2002) | IMDb: 7.3

25. Spider-Man (2002) | IMDb: 7.3

Spider-Man (2002)

On a school field trip, Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically modified spider. He wakes up the next morning with incredible powers. After witnessing the death of his uncle, Parker decides to put his new skills to use in order to rid the city of evil, but someone else has other plans. The Green Goblin sees Spider-Man as a threat and must dispose of him. Even if it means the Goblin has to target Parker's Aunt (Harris) and the girl he secretly pines for.

26. Superman (1978) | IMDb: 7.4

26. Superman (1978) | IMDb: 7.4

Superman (1978)

Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, young Clark discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the villainous Lex Luthor, while, as novice reporter Clark Kent, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane.

27. The Incredible Hulk (2008) | IMDb: 6.9

27. The Incredible Hulk (2008) | IMDb: 6.9

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Depicting the events after the Gamma Bomb. 'The Incredible Hulk' tells the story of Dr Bruce Banner, who seeks a cure to his unique condition that causes him to turn into a giant green monster under emotional stress. Whilst on the run from the military, which seeks his capture, Banner comes close to a cure. But all is lost when a new creature emerges: The Abomination.

28. Green Lantern (2011) | IMDb: 6.1

28. Green Lantern (2011) | IMDb: 6.1

Green Lantern (2011)

In a mysterious universe, an elite defense force of peace and justice have existed for centuries. Cocky test pilot Hal Jordan acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by 'the Ring,' the willpower-fed source of power, of the Green Lantern Corps. Reluctantly at first, he takes on the challenges these other superheroes face. Putting his self-doubts aside, and spurred on by his sense of duty and love for his beautiful, intellectually equal colleague, Carol Ferris, he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a powerful, evil being who feeds on fear.

29. Underworld (2003) | IMDb: 7.0

29. Underworld (2003) | IMDb: 7.0

Underworld (2003)

A war has been raging between the Vampires and Lycans for centuries, Selene (Beckinsale) is a death dealer, assigned to hunt down and eradicate the last of the Lycans. When she comes across Michael Corvin (Speedman), who holds the key to end the war, she must decide where her allegiances will lie.

30. Thor (2011) | IMDb: 7.0

30. Thor (2011) | IMDb: 7.0

Thor (2011)

The warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin for his arrogance and is sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth.

31. V for Vendetta (2005) | IMDb: 8.2

31. V for Vendetta (2005) | IMDb: 8.2

V for Vendetta (2005)

Tells the story of Evey Hammond and her unlikely but instrumental part in bringing down the fascist government that has taken control of a futuristic Great Britain. Saved from a life-and-death situation by a man in a Guy Fawkes mask who calls himself V, she learns a general summary of V's past and, after a time, decides to help him bring down those who committed the atrocities that led to Britain being in the shape that it is in.

32. Van Helsing (2004) | IMDb: 5.9

32. Van Helsing (2004) | IMDb: 5.9

Van Helsing (2004)

Van Helsing is in the world to rid all evil, even if not everyone agrees with him. The Vatican sends the monster hunter and his ally, Carl, to Transylvania. They have been sent to this land to stop the powerful Count Dracula. Whilst there, they join forces with a Gypsy Princess called Anna Valerious, who is determined to end an ancient curse on her family by destroying the vampire. They just don't know how!

33. Carrie (1976) | IMDb: 7.4

33. Carrie (1976) | IMDb: 7.4

Carrie (1976)

Carrie White is a shy young girl who doesn't make friends easily. After her classmates teased her about her horrified reaction to her unexpected first period, one of them takes pity on her and gets Tommy Ross, her boyfriend and class hunk to invite Carrie to the senior prom. Meanwhile, another girl who has been banned from the prom for her continued aggressive behavior is not as forgiving and plans a prank to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school. What she doesn't realise is that Carrie is... gifted with deadly powers, and you really don't want to make her angry.

34. Carrie (2013) | IMDb: 6.0

34. Carrie (2013) | IMDb: 6.0

Carrie (2013)

An outcast girl named Carietta 'Carrie' White, is constantly bullied everyday by the 'in crowd,' lead by ruthless bully, Chris Hargensen. At home, she is verbally and physically abused by her fanatically religious mother, Margaret White. In school when she has her period, she is bullied by Chris and her peers until it's stopped by Miss Desjardin. That same day, Carrie discovers her gift. One of the girls, Sue Snell, is remorseful of the incident, so she asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to be Carrie's partner for the prom. But on the most meaningful night of her life, she is pushed too far and now the monster has been unleashed.

35. Mortal Kombat (1995) | IMDb: 5.8

35. Mortal Kombat (1995) | IMDb: 5.8

Mortal Kombat (1995)

Based on the popular video game of the same name, 'Mortal Kombat' tells the story of an ancient tournament where the best of the best of different Realms fight each other. The goal - ten wins to be able to legally invade the losing Realm. Outworld has so far collected nine wins against Earthrealm, so it's up to Lord Rayden and his fighters to stop Outworld from reaching the final victory...

36. Watchmen (2009) | IMDb: 7.6

36. Watchmen (2009) | IMDb: 7.6

Watchmen (2009)

In a gritty and alternate 1985, the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown; but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so, discover a deeper and far more diabolical plot.

37. Next (2007) | IMDb: 6.2

37. Next (2007) | IMDb: 6.2

Next (2007)

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret that torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an assumed name in Vegas, performing cheap tricks and living off small-time gambling 'winnings.' But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm.

38. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) | IMDb: 5.9

38. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) | IMDb: 5.9

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

It's the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson's Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they're not happy: Zeus's lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance of Percy's mother. As Percy finds himself caught between angry and battling gods, he and his friends embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief, save Percy's mom, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.

39. Hollow Man (2000) | IMDb: 5.7

39. Hollow Man (2000) | IMDb: 5.7

Hollow Man (2000)

Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his colleagues

40. Chronicle (2012) | IMDb: 7.1

40. Chronicle (2012) | IMDb: 7.1

Chronicle (2012)

Andrew is a troubled but creative teen with a keen visual eye and a high-quality HD camera. He is introverted and socially awkward. Along with his friends, Matt and Steve, they make a discovery that leads them all to acquire powerful telekinetic abilities. They're now capable of, well, almost anything. But things take a dark turn.

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