Superhero movies have a cult fan following across the globe, and the box-office collections that these movies get indicates that superhero movies are here to stay for long. We are going a bit retro and will be looking at a list of superhero movies that were released before 1990. We also include human characters that are considered as superheroes for their brave, heroic deeds. Let’s have a look at top 10 must-watch classic superhero movies.
Swamp Thing is directed by Wes Craven and was released in the year 1982. The star cast of the movie includes Dick Durock, Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, and Nicholas Worth. The film tells the story of scientist Alec Holland who accidentally gets exposed to his experimental chemicals and gets transformed into the monster Swamp Thing. This film may not be a match with the Superman and Batman movies, but it is unique in its way.
The Toxic Avenger
The Toxic Avenger is directed by Lloyd Kaufman & Michel Herz and was released in the year 1984. The star cast of the movie includes Mitch Cohen, Dan Snow, Andree Maranda, Mark Torgl, and Jennifer Prichard. The film is filled with extreme violence, gores, and nudity and therefore it would be hard for many to consider this flick as a typical superhero movie. The movie couldn’t make an impact upon its initial release, but later received a cult fan following.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is directed by W. D. Richter and was released in the year 1984. The star cast of the movie includes Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin, and Christopher Lloyd. The film tells the story of Dr. Buckaroo Banzai, who invents a jet car which can break the speed of time and everything goes wrong. The movie has got many unique characters and of course, the strangest title a movie probably could ever have.
Batman: The Movie
Batman: The Movie is directed by Leslie H. Martinson and was released in the year 1966. The star cast of the movie includes Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Cesar Romero, and Lee Meriwether. This is the very first feature film of Batman and is a continuation of the Batman TV series and maintained the same pattern and comic book stylization throughout the movie. This movie showcased the most enjoyable incarnations of the Batman ever put to screen.
Flash Gordon is directed by Mike Hodges and was released in the year 1980. The star cast of the movie includes Sam J. Jones, Max Von Sydow, Melody Anderson, Brian Blessed, and Ornella Muti. Inspired by the 19th-century Russian novels, the space adventure flick portrays an entirely different version of a superhero. The adventures of Flash Gordon and his friends on planet Mongo won the heart of the audience as well as the critics. A certain level of humorous touch throughout was another highlight of the movie.